Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thank God for Glenn Beck

Mrs. Clinton received another impressive victory last evening in Kentucky, winning with a huge margin and continuing to expose Senator Obama's weaknesses. While he would go on to claim this election is over as he has won a majority of pledged delegates, Mrs. Clinton will surely remain competitive until at least May 31st-what could be the culmination of this seemingly eons long primary election.

May 31st-the day the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC will convene to hear the cases of Florida and Michigan. If the seats are admitted would it completely alter the dynamic of the contest?

That question has become irrelevant; the media has all but written off HRC from any possible chance of winning the nomination for the simple reason that she is not as liberal as Senator Obama. The rhetoric Obama spews relentlessly at every stump speech is exactly in line with the suppression type ideals that the liberal media holds so dear.

So what does all this have to do with Mr. Glenn Beck?

Mr. Beck is one of a mere few professional and credible commentators within CNN. He is not afraid to tackle the larger issues which the rest of the electorate seems to be ignoring. As I mentioned earlier, suppression is a key theme within the Obama camp. This is because BHO is an elitist hypocrite who panders to his liberal base and refuses to engage in real issues. Whenever an attack is hurled his way (he gives us so much material though) he turns his back on the mainstream saying he will not play the "politics of the past".

Just recently on Good Morning America BHO said the following:

"If they (GOP) think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you should be attacking my wife or my family."

Excuse me Senator, but when an individual decides to step into the political arena and deliver stump speeches and town hall meetings, they are certainly open to ridicule and criticism. This man does not want to abide by the rules; and the list of topics which are verboten in this campaign is endless. Here are just a few things BHO has deemed not worthy of discussing...

~Michelle Obama"for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country"
~Relationship with Tony Rezko (Chicago slum lord on trial for fraud and extortion charges)
~Having the wrong Reverend Wright as his mentor (A +20 year companionship)
~Association with Bill Ayers (Terrorist member of Weather Underground)
~His middle name
~Holding him accountable for serious foreign policy gaffes

Also it is commonly held knowledge that this man loves throwing his nearest and dearest under the bus doesn't he? Was it not BHO himself who said this just two short months ago:

"I can no more disown [Rev. Wright] than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother... a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe."

This is a very disturbing trend; one which could hold severe repercussions. Mr. Beck has been referring to Senator Obama as 'Chairman Barack'.

For the sake of this country it is our obligation to the principles of democratic process to ensure these issues are thrust into the spotlight. We know this is a responsibility the liberal media will surely ignore.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yet Another 'Last Stand'

Today voters in West Virginia will go to the polls to add another chapter to this already prolonged primary season. Pundits are labeling this as Mrs. Clinton's "last stand" (I think we've heard them say that before).

Irrefutably, Mrs. Clinton does need to win West Virginia by the huge margins preliminary polls have been showing. The average gap in most polls conducted in the Mountain State has her up by thirty points. One element of the West Virginia primary that goes in her favor is that unaffiliated and independent voters are allowed to endorse a candidate. Registered Republicans are barred from voting but the aforementioned groups, where Mrs. Clinton is gaining in popularity, may participate in the process.

Everyone knows that it is incredibly onerous for Mrs. Clinton to make the argument to the super delegates that she is the more electable of the two remaining dems. However by winning big today, she can exploit a weakness that has been plaguing the wrong Reverend Wright's protégé for months: his weakness in country areas. Rural voters are not saying "Yes We Can" to Senator Obama, they are lining up in droves to oppose his candidacy. Except for the states where there is a significant African American population (North Carolina's 22% for example) Senator Obama continuously comes up short. The task is even more daunting in Appalachia, where Obama's negatives are considerably higher than other regions of the country. Senator Clinton's argument to the DNC has to be that if she loses the nomination then this entire region would convert into 'McCainiacs' come November.

We are getting closer to the end and a growing number of prominent Democrats want to see a conclusion to this chaos by June. A big win tonight and another strong showing next week in Kentucky might provide her with the necessary momentum to last until convention time.

While the Maverick is certainly enjoying the show being put on by these two, he should not bask in it for too long.

Right now either candidate defeats him in a head-to-head match up.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


That is the most accurate characterization of Barack Obama's campaign.

As of this writing, he is holding nearly a twenty point lead in North Carolina and is within five points of Mrs. Clinton in Indiana (In the interests of full disclosure, the state had previously been called for her but is now listed as "too close to call". Either way, very bad news for Hillary's team).

Obama's is a campaign that has been able to shake off scandals and controversies which would have surely dismantled a lesser candidate; yet the "Yes We Can" mantra pioneers on.

Senator Obama is a formidable opponent. The GOP had better be ready to throw everything in their arsenal at him come November.

But not so fast Senator: regardless of the disappointment tonight's contests inevitably bring Mrs. Clinton, the primary season has not yet ended. She will not bow out Wednesday morning in a show of party solidarity the way in which the honorable Governor Romney did nearly three months ago. She will instead relentlessly persist the Democrat Party leadership resolve the gridlock occurring in Michigan and Florida before deciding to get out of the ring.

As I wrote in this very column on February 20th "...never underestimate the lengths the Clinton Machine will go to when it comes to stealing an election".

Those words certainly hold true today.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Advantage: Hillary

Mrs. Clinton's performance in a two-part interview on The O'Reilly Factor was masterful.

She looked completely at ease; a stark contrast to Senator Obama who has been quite defensive as of late. She was comfortable, articulate, and seated across from Mr. O'Reilly, actually came off as a warm individual.

Her answers were brave and adhered to the rules of being inside the "No Spin Zone". Bill confronted her on the issue of sanctuary cities and she stood true to her platform of not cleaning them out; citing instead that it is more important for illegal immigrants to report crimes rather than having the authorities check their visas.

The rogue nation of Iran even denounced her yesterday after her rather intrepid and Reagan-esque remark that if provoked the United States could "obliterate Iran". (This is another example of how unpredictable this election cycle has been; I just compared a member of the Clinton clan to the father of modern conservatism)

In any event the inexperienced politician from Illinois has a lot to fear at this moment. He has lost a sizable lead in North Carolina, a state he was favored to win handedly. And the polls in Indiana are looking pretty grim as well.

Senator Clinton courageously accepted Bill's invitation for an interview. Senator McCain is appearing on Mr. O's program next week; yet Obama has remained conspicuously silent.

What else is the wrong Reverend Wright's protégé hiding?