Sarah’s Skirt Tails

By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Friday, September 12, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Election ’08: Is a dazzling damsel about to save fellow Republicans in distress? Polling finds that Sarah Palin’s energetic message of freedom, and her record fighting corruption, may save GOP congressional candidates.


All year long, Republicans running for Congress have been facing impending disaster. Gallup polling showed collective GOP support in congressional races stagnant at 40%, while Democratic support between 51% and 55%.

But all that changed with the naming of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the national ticket by Sen. John McCain. A new Gallup poll asking voters which party’s candidate they would vote for in their congressional district gave the GOP their first gain all year, up to 45%, while the Democrats’ support has diminished to 48%.

In another hopeful sign for Republicans, a Rasmussen poll shows a recent increase in those identifying themselves as Republican. After hovering below 32% for most of the year, those calling themselves Republicans rose to 33.2% in August, highest since last year. Gallup found that self-identified Republicans rose from 26% just before the GOP convention to 30%, while Democratic identification slipped to 35% from 37%.

Quinnipiac University surveys show Palin has helped McCain peel white women voters away from Obama in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Palin pick has also resulted in what Gallup called “a very substantial jump” in Republicans saying they’re now more enthusiastic about voting in this election.

Rarely, if ever, has a vice-presidential pick had such impact. And no media pundit should be able to get away with claiming it has more to do with style than substance.

McCain likes to think of himself as a maverick. But what could be more rebellious, let alone pit bull-like, than running against your state’s corrupt incumbent governor in your own party’s primary? Or putting the governor’s personal jet on EBay, or signing ethics reform, or getting rid of the governor’s personal chef?

With a sizable majority of Americans demanding more domestic oil production, McCain chose a running mate from the state with the most to drill. Palin could give Obama, Biden and McCain a seminar on accessing oil and gas without devastating the wild.

McCain’s running mate has also electrified the party’s base by living up to the family values she espouses, suspending the state fuel tax and vetoing half a billion dollars in spending — the kinds of things Republicans used to do before they lost their way.


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1. Barrack Hussein Obama was born to Generations of Muslims

2. Barrack Hussein Obama was raised for years in Muslim Nations

3. Barrack Hussein Obama attended Muslim schools, where he was registered as a Muslim

4. Barrack Hussein Obama wants you to believe that his opportunistic conversion to Christianity after being born to generations of Muslims who raised him for years in Muslim nations where he attended Muslim schools has completely eliminated his Islamic Roots and changed his Muslim sympathies.

5. Barrack Hussein Obama’s church of 20 years gave many awards to the radical, anti-white, pro-Islamic, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

6. Barrack Hussein Obama has been praised and endorsed by the Islamic terrorist group Hamas

7. Barrack Hussein Obamahas been praised and endorsed by Palestinian Rashid Khalidi, who also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.

8. Barrack Hussein Obama has praised and endorsed, in his autobiography, the founder first President of Nation of Islam President Malcom X

9. Brother: Muslim ”Barack Obama’s brother Roy opted for Islam over Christianity, as the Senator recounted in his book when describing his 1992 wedding. “The person who made me proudest of all,” Obama wrote, “was Roy. Actually, now we call him Abongo, his Luo name, for two years ago he decided to reassert his African heritage. He converted to Islam, and has sworn off pork and tobacco and alcohol.”Abongo “argues that the black man must “liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture.” He urged his younger brother to embrace his African heritage.

10. Sister: Muslim In an interview with the New York Times, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s younger half sister, told the Times, “I don’t want to deny Islam. I think it’s obviously very important that we have an understanding of Islam … my brother has been a Christian for (only) 20 years.

11. Father: Muslim Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Senior) was born in Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya.

12. Step Father: Muslim Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo ws a devout Muslim and Obama went to Mosque on Fridays with him.

13. Mother: Muslim The evidence seems to quite clearly show that both Ann Dunham and her husband Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo were in fact devout Muslims themselves and they raised their son as such.”

14. Grandfather: lived for a time in Zanzibar, where he converted from Christianity to Islam. He was one of the first Muslim converts in his village.
Grandfather, for whom Obama was given the middle name, Hussein, was “fiercely devoted to Islam.” He had at least 3 wives: Helima, who had no children, Akuma who gave birth to Sarah Obama, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. and Auma Obama.

15. Obama’s teachers and the principal from the 1970’s: Obama actively took part in the Islamic religious lessons during his years at his school in Muslim Indonesia. “I remembered that he had studied “mengaji” (recitation of the Quran)” “The actual usage of the word ‘mengaji’ in Indonesian and Malaysian societies means the study of learning to recite the Quran in the Arabic language rather than the native tongue. “Mengagi” is a word and a term that is accorded the highest value and status in the mindset of fundamentalist societies here in Southeast Asia. To put it quite simply, ‘mengaji classes’ are not something that a non practicing or so-called moderate Muslim family would ever send their child to. To put this in a Christian context, this is something above and beyond simply enrolling your child in Sunday school classes.”

16.The Obama Campaign: told the LA Times he wasn’t a “practicing Muslim.” (3/14/2007). Why didn’t Obama’s campaign just say he wasn’t a “Muslim”?

17. Lebanese Raplph Nader Called Obama Pro-“Palestinian” Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2008) — In remarks made by Ralph Nader on “Meet the Press,” Nader added to the debate on Senator Obama’s views on Israel and the Middle East and raised serious doubts and questions about the true leanings of Senator Obama on these important issues.

During his interview on “Meet the Press,” Nader said that Sen. Obama had reversed his positions on Israel. Nader said Sen. Obama’s “instincts and his knowledge have been censored by himself” and that Sen. Obama was “pro-Palestinian when he was in Illinois before he ran for the state Senate” and “during the state Senate.”

Sen. Obama has caught criticism for pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel statements and sentiments before. In March 2007, Sen. Obama was criticized for saying that “Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinians.” Obama has also been criticized for stocking his campaign with several controversial advisors including Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert Malley, Samantha Power and Susan Rice.

“People should be very skeptical of Barack Obama’s shaky Middle East policies. When a long-time political activist like Ralph Nader, with a well-documented, anti-Israel bias, claims that Senator Obama shares this anti-Israel bias, that is alarming,” said RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks. “If Senator Obama supports Ralph Nader’s policies, which consistently condemn Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorism, and if Sen. Obama has only reversed his positions to run for president, it once again raises serious questions about his grasp of the geo-political realities of the Middle East and puts into doubt his commitment to the safety and security of Israel. These are important questions we in the Jewish community will be asking.”


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What Charlie Gibson said Palin said vs what Palin said

What Charlie Gibson said Palin said vs what Palin said
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin greets dinners at a restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. AFP/obyn Beck

    GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” Are we fighting a holy war?PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote.

    GIBSON: Exact words.

    PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak God’s words. But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side. That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie.

    GIBSON: I take your point about Lincoln’s words, but you went on and said, “There is a plan and it is God’s plan.”

Hussein’s Growing Pattern Of “Disturbia” – With Videos

Obama and Life

Obama and Life

By Miguel A. Guanipa

One clever way to skirt a loaded question is to simply plead ignorance and yield to a higher (and preferably not easily accessible) authority that is deemed more qualified to probe the deeper nuances necessarily inherent in the best possible answer. This is what Obama, the master rhetorician, — who is more and more finding himself having to parse and explain the substance and intent of his once bewitching prose — was allegedly trying to convey, when he responded to a particular question dealing with the issue of abortion, by stating that answering the question was above his pay grade.

Thankfully, Obama did explain later, albeit in no less inscrutable parlance, what his rather glib answer was meant to imply. In doing so, he actually boasted of a certain kind of humility (a virtual impossibility except for those of messianic descent) born of his professed deep devotion to Jesus Christ. A humility — he claimed — that barred him from arriving at a definitive answer to the more substantive matter involving the cosmic junction at which the soul supposedly becomes an integral part of our humanity, and our progressive society so magnanimously confers upon us the status of personhood, thus granting us a claim to the inviolable right to exist.


What Obama implied is that it takes a special kind of arrogance for any mortal to presume that he knows when this spiritual quickening ensues. But it is doubtful that he would be so naïve as to not realize that in the minds of those whom he was catering to with his answer, this divinely appointed moment when the soul enters — and for that matter also departs from the body — should be strictly defined through judicial fiat on a case by case basis, and those thereby authorized to make  such decisions should be allowed some flexibility to prescribe when this momentous fusion — or separation –  transpires, whether it takes place anywhere between the time the ovum is fertilized and the digestive system is no longer able to process solid foods without the aid of a feeding tube.


Needless to say, the very act of aborting a nascent life — or hastening an unscheduled departure from post-natal existence — shows that we have arbitrarily decreed what the cutoff point is, by assuming either the delayed advent or the presumed departure of that entity we call the soul. But since we have not — in reality — been afforded the privilege of knowing when the soul has actually “signed a lease” or crossed the threshold onto its final journey, would it not be better to err on the side of true humility rather than presume on our ignorance and tear down the soul’s physical residence, despite the fact that the latter clearly manifests a host of vital signs? 


I submit that this alleged certainty about the discernible absence of what constitutes the core of our being, which gives us license to safely dispose of that frail shell we call our bodies, is precluded by a similar if not greater arrogance than that which Obama has displayed in his refusal to face the question head on. Thus what he tried to pass as humility and the sensitivity to his hearer’s interest in brevity is nothing more than rank intellectual dishonesty.  


But while Obama may not know at which point the soul enters the human body — which is surprising for a man who claims that soon after he is elected he will assist the almighty in averting the imminent global deluge — he must at least be fully aware of the not so nuanced scientific facts surrounding when life does begin in the womb.  


The fact is that Obama is far from interested in wrestling with the moral conundrum posed by the subject of abortion, and even less interested in allowing this controversial issue to disturb his serenity during campaign season, especially now that his opponent’s running mate has become such a formidable threat against the pro-abortion movement.


Thus the reason why Obama so cunningly tried to sidestep the question, by merely regurgitating pro-choice rhetoric and claiming he was far too humble and not sufficiently qualified to address it, was primarily to avoid offending his base, the majority of which consists of people who believe that children — often referred to in the good book as a blessing from the almighty — can just as easily be viewed as a form of punishment for the unforgivable transgression of an unplanned pregnancy. One would think Obama would pay more than lip service to the faith which he claims warranted the false humility he appealed to as a bona fide disclaimer for not answering the question in the first place.

How McCain is out-strategizing Obama

How McCain is out-strategizing Obama

Thomas Lifson
Michael Barone describes how John McCain has gotten a strategically superior position to the Obama campaign, and the cluelessness of Obama about this situation. He uses the concept of the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act.) Loop, drawing on the work of Charlie Martin published here at AT two weeks ago.

A man of integrity, Barone acknowledges this previous work, something many other mainstream journalists have failed to do when using ideas first published at this site. We already knew Barone was brilliant and insightful, but those qualities are not always as closely associated with grace and honor, as they are with Michael Barone.


Hat tip: Clarice Feldman