Tuesday, September 30, 2008
WOW, they really hit the nail on the head! I'd like to know where I can get one of these signs, as it describes Mr. Zamba's views perfectly, and I'd love to put one in my yard. I also think a lot of Kerkman supporters would love to get one of these signs to put in their yards.
I agree with Congressman Paul Ryan on Jay Weber's shot that no Republican input will be necessary to pass the next bill on Thursday or Friday. There will be no taxpayer protection. There will be all kinds of goodies added for groups like ACORN. The Democrats will probably pass the original legislation that they had before John McCain forced the House Republicans into Nancy Pelosi's process.
Chances are pretty good that this will cost the taxpayers a minimum of $700 billion. The Democrats will fall in line behind their leader Nancy Pelosi. Sure she will go off on the Republicans calling them unpatriotic and stuff, but clearly she is going to do that anyway.
I say, let her and her Democrats stand with the President holding the bag on $700 billion in giveaways to Wall Street. That bill will be loaded with additional giveaways to the folks
Bipartisan legislation? Nancy Pelosi does not need bipartisan legislation, all she needs is her partisan buddies and George Bush and she has those already.
Let the Democrats take responsibility for destroying America's economy, because that is where the blame lies.
Kinda funny that it is now the Democrats that are saddled with GW instead of the conservatives.
New York Times had this to say in 1999 about Freddie, Frannie, Bill Clinton, Franklin Raines(Obama adviser)
In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980's.This article is dated exactly 9 years ago to today's date- September 30, 1999.
Here we are 9 years later getting ready to bail out the government for their massive mistake. I know that the folks in Washington have managed to point to Wall Street as the creator of this problem.
As you can see, Wall Street is not entirely to blame here.
Democrats for years
were resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was President to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Don't believe me?
From his own mouth:
Hearings were held in 2004 to expose the practices that have now destroyed our credit markets.
The Democrats allowed this to happen even as they were warned over and over and over again.
Notice who is speaking at the very end of this and who he points the finger of blame towards:
Get rid of the credit cards, your no longer may use them.
Clearly, that is what America is telling their legislative leaders.
I am all for that.
I am 100% opposed to handing over a blank check to Wall Street.
I am equally opposed to doing nothing.
Doing nothing means ever single American must toss their credit cards and pay for everything in cash.
That means everything. Car repairs? You need cash. Small business owners need to make payroll? You need cash.
Your taxes are coming due in a couple of months. You better have cash.
Instead of working out a plan where we could lend our government the money, instead the ultimate power grab took place.
President Bush, along with the Democrats, put together a plan that would raid the pockets of every single American for $700 billion.
Yes, the Democrats were part of the massive bailout plan that empowered the government to take $700 billion. They can continue to deny it, but the American people will eventually figure it out.
So, what happened to the House Republican plan that would not only infuse the money(capital) into Wall Street that it needs to survive, but also keep the taxpayers from having to foot the bill for this?
Let Wall Street bail itself out with perhaps a loan from taxpayers?
Now that is a novel thought.
Aides to Mr. Obama said he had not directly reached out to try to sway any House Democrats who opposed the measure. But where Mr. McCain had accused Mr. Obama of taking a hands-off approach to the financial crisis, Democratic advisers said they believed that Mr. McCain now had a role in the legislation’s failure.
The New York Times, of course, blames McCain anyway even though they did admit that McCain was at least in contact with the House Republicans.
We are facing the largest financial crisis in America since the Great Depression and Barack Obama has done nothing to aid in fixing that crisis.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Nancy- it was your job to get this to pass, not GW or the Republicans:
You control the HOUSE and the SENATE, not the Republicans.
For days, you have been harping on John McCain to force the Republicans to back this plan.
But this plan did not need any Republican support to pass.
The Democrats did not need one single Republican vote to get this to pass in either chamber of the Congress.
All they needed was the Democrats to vote for this.
Now, total failure by both houses of Congress.
Barack Obama, you have been screaming and yelling that McCain should get no credit for the bailout. All of your ideas were the ideas embraced by this “bi-partisan” bill.
Well, Barack- great leadership skills there. Your “bi-partisan” bill just failed. Rejected by not only Republicans, but Democrats too.
Speaking of which- most of America rejected your “bi-partisan” bill also.
People keep saying that this is Bush’s failure.
Bush cannot write the legislation or pass the legislation, only Congress can and that is controlled by the Democrats.
Perhaps now, some reforms can be built into the bailout plan instead of just a bailout.
No problems were fixed with this stop gap bill.
To every American that has a credit card, it is time to toss them out. Own a home, pay off your mortgage immediately.
America wanted this bailout plan to fail, now it is time to own up.
It is not fair, it is not right, but I still would do it.
This is a tough one.
The American people do not want this.
Still, tens of thousands will lose jobs. Millions more Americans will struggle just to keep their heads above water.
Doing nothing is not an option.
Not bailing out the credit markets is not an option.
Worse yet, our leaders have not explained very well the affects on all of America if this does not pass.
To add insult to injury, the real cause of this failure has yet to be discussed in the public domain.
Sure, Barack Obama and his liberal cronies are screaming at John McCain and the Republicans for this failure. But is that the truth? Is it the fault of John McCain and the Republicans for this credit mess?
Of course it is not the fault of John McCain and the Republicans, although they did not do much to stop it.
In the 1990’s, Bill Clinton mandated giving bad loans to people with bad credit. For years, many took advantage of this even as Democrats and Republican regally claimed “the highest home ownership in history”.
Everyone for the last 12 years that stuck their hands out for a home loan, pretty much got one.
Who cares- give them the money.
Worse yet- anyone raising alarm bells that this was a problem in the last 12 years was shot down. These people challenging the wisdom of the low income or high-risk loans were immediately labeled as racist or “against poor people”.
How many times did you hear “Those rich Republicans do not care working class people!”?
The politicians can act innocent in all of this, but the real truth is they futzed with the free market and mandated giving out the bad loans.
When it came time to pay the piper, the politicians all claim innocence.
I could go on, but there will be a time for every single politician, like Barney Frank and Barack Obama will have to face the music.
Who knows? Barack Obama may actually be president at the time he forced to explain his involvement with this credit crisis.
Currently, Tony Rezko is cooperating with the government to save his own skin. Should be interesting to find out how and where he got the millions of dollars in tax dollars and millions more in low interest loans. The money and the loans was supposed to go to help those in need. Instead, Rezko lined the pockets of the politicians giving him those millions, like Obama and Blagojevich.
The idea that Obama is not somehow connected to this mess is laughable, even as they accuse Blagojevich being connected.
Does that mean Democrats are solely responsible?
No, of course not.
Somewhere in the midst of all of this- each and every American will have to face a few hard facts.
We, as Americans, have stopped working for what we want out of life. Instead of spending 5 years working and saving for a new car, we borrow the money. Want a boat? Just borrow the money.
There was a time in our history that we were patient and were willing to work hard for what we wanted. Now, we believe that we are owed the extras in life and we will borrow the money to get it.
We are a credit card society and we are shocked that our credit has dried up.
It was bound to happen sooner or later.
We can blame Democrats, we can blame Republicans, we can blame Wall Street, but Main Street has also got to take some blame for this too.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Here's a story printed in the Milwaukee Journal in 2001
Crooning for love, laughsClick here for more ...
Services dress the part to deliver singing telegrams
By EVE MANSKE
A firefighter is napping in the station when he's awakened by a pounding on the door. He gets up, groggily opens the door, and is greeted by a man dressed as Cupid, sitting atop a circus elephant.
A dream? No, a singing telegram.
"The girl who sent that one really wanted a skywriter, but we just couldn't get one in time," says Larry Zamba, owner of a Union Grove singing telegram service called WOW! "We thought of sending a belly dancer on top of a camel, but the circus didn't have one. . . . So we got an elephant for a 150 bucks. It was great."
For Valentine's Day, some people opt for something out of the ordinary to surprise that certain someone. A singing telegram, Zamba says, sometimes does the trick.
"We get all kinds of requests around Valentine's Day," says Zamba, whose company usually sees a surge in business around February. "Cupids, barbershop quartets, marriage proposals. . . Sometimes a simple 'I love you' can be enough."
A man that owned and delivered risque telegrams? This is the best the Democrats can give us as a candidate? What other items in his past is Mr. Zamba not telling us about? Is he a good representation of the people of the 66th district? Is this the guy we want representing us in Madison? (No that's not Austin Powers, that's Larry Zamba.)
Friday, September 26, 2008
Americans do not want to bail out Wall Street. Not even now. Not even after the President's speech or the faked "deal" from the Democrats.
Remember this moment- currently it is only the House Republicans and John McCain that are standing with the majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents who do not want this thing.
Eventually something will have to happen.
An Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll shows little public support for President Bush's proposed $700 billion federal bailout of the financial industry.
Only 30 percent say they support Bush's package. The president says the bailout is urgently needed, but it has run aground after House Republicans rebelled. Another 45 percent oppose Bush's plan, while 25 percent are unsure. There is solid opposition among, Democrats and independents.
The same survey shows little expectation a bailout will work. It also shows most want Friday night's to go on as scheduled. Republican candidate said Friday he would attend, after initially saying he wouldn't unless agreement was reached on a rescue plan.
They just do not want to do it.
Period. End of story.
Every single legitimate poll taken on this issue has proven that the American people do not want to do this.
President Bush wants to give Wall Street $700 billion with the Treasury department’s oversight.
Americans-Republicans, Democrats and Independents do not like this idea.
Just yesterday, the Democratic leadership with a couple of weakling Republicans in the Senate triumphantly declared a deal had been reached.
And deal that, oh by the way, gives $700,000,000,000 to Wall Street. (This is precisely what the American people- Republicans, Democrats and Independents do not want)
Sure, the Democrats deal does give more power to some Washington bureaucrats with the idea of oversight.
Still, the Democrats deal does nothing more than simple give $700,000,000,000 to Wall Street. But, hey don’t worry about it, the Dems plan on capping executives pay.
This is the Dems plan that gives $700,000,000,000:
Basically, the Democrats are putting lipstick on President Bush’s plan.
The principles the Democrats said had been agreed upon call for Congress to make
$250 billion available immediately with $100 billion available, if needed,
without requiring additional congressional approval, said two senior Democratic
aides familiar with the negotiations. The second half of $350 billion would then
become available by a special approval of Congress.
compensation, the draft would require limits on compensation for executives of
any company participating in the bailout. These caps would apply for as long as
the company is in the program. This would include some language to limit excess
Treasury would also get an equity stake in the companies
being helped by the bailout, though what type remains to be worked out.
Even the unions were out protesting giving $700,000,000,000 to Wall Street.
Now the media, along with some screeching Democrats are lambasting John McCain and the House Republicans because their “deal” fell though.
Since the American people do not want this deal in the first place, I say, let John McCain and the House Republicans take the hit from the media and the goofy Democrats that continue to insist of giving money to Wall Street.
The American people are smarter than the media and the Democrats want to give them credit for.
After all, the American people- Democrats, Republicans and Independents are standing with John McCain and the House Republicans. Like the American people, these Republican leaders do not want to just give $700,000,000,000 to the Wall Street fat cats.
Now, a loan?????? This is a different story altogether. Currently, that is what House Republicans are looking for.
The American people do support a loan, a rescue plan- not a bailout plan.
What does Barack Obama want????
He wants his debate and he wants it now! To hell with the country!
Let’s see- a plan to rescue the entire the economy from the greatest disaster since the Great depression or a political debate.
Which is more important?
Per Obama- it is the debate.
The American people have been ignored in this process until yesterday.
Isn’t it pathetic that the American people have to stand against the President of the United States and the Democrats that are supporting his bailout plan (with a couple of their own revisions)?
Somewhere at the end of this, Wall Street will get the money they need to survive and not send us into another Great Depression.
Will it be a loan? Will it be a payout?
My guess is a combo of both.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
We have yard signs, bumper stickers, campaign buttons and t-shirts.
Stop on by and let us know what your need.
Kenosha GOP Victory Center
5901 75th Street (located in the strip mall next to the Speedway on Hwy 50- across from Pick n Save)
See you there.
That is…until the President called…
When the President calls, suddenly Obama is jumping on his plane and going back to Washington to actually work on the problem facing the country.
When McCain calls, Obama is not interested in doing his job in Washington. President calls, now that gets Obama’s attention. Makes you wonder which one of them is really the Bushbot, huh?
I thought you could multitask Obama? Why didn’t you just blow the President off and just tell him that if he really needs you to give you a call?
How has Obama shown any kind of leadership and any kind of judgment on this issue at all?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
First, Biden dared Obama to take his guns from him.
Then, Biden spoke out against the ridiculous computer email ad.
Of course, we have the whole AIG thing where the Obama camp insisted that McCain was against the AIG bailout before he was for it. Problem was, Biden had the same stance as McCain.
And then the whole coal debate between the two of them. The official Obama stance is for clean coal until Joe Biden spoke out against any coal plants in the US.
Yep- Obama and Biden should definetly debate these issues, especially since they are running on the same ticket.
In the meantime, the grownups can get some work done in Washington to do their jobs and take care of the people that elected them to begin with.
(See- I told you my campaign against Obama and Biden would continue)
John McCain is right and he is attempting to reach a solution by next Monday morning. We cannot let this thing fester beyond Monday.
I think that this is even a smarter move than voting against the garbage the Democrats are trying to force down everyone’s throat. (I am no happier with Bush’s garbage either)
I cannot believe that it is John McCain that is forcing both sides of the aisle to sit down and work this out. Of course, this is not the first time McCain has forced both sides to sit down.
Good for him.
We absolutely cannot tack a bunch of garbage onto the rescue bill. Americans cannot afford it.
We cannot buy up all of those cars that folks are defaulting on, nor all of the student loans.
However, doing nothing will collapse.
We are a credit society. Banks cannot lend money they do not have. People cannot get to work, purchase food and other items when the banks have no money.
Shelter(as in homes) is a basic necessity of life.
Millions without jobs., without homes, without food… All because of greedy people on Wall street and in Washington.
I do not think every person quite understands this yet.
Gridlock in Washington, which is what we have right now, does not fix the problem.
John McCain and Barack Obama can go back to beating the crud out of each other on Monday.
In the mean time, I do not suspend my campaign against Senator Obama and Senator Biden.
PS: Edited to add... I just assumed Obama would go along with the plan to suspend the debate and the campaigns for a couple of days until everything is decided on. McCain did invite Obama to join him.
However, there is a hiccup. Obama's campaign is not sure they want to suspend the debate. I guess we will wait and see.
We have heard the same ol’ same ol’ same ol’ out of the Democrats (and Barack Obama) since last week. They were going to pass a piece of legislation that will help “Main Street” not “Wall Street”. Or they continue to promise they will not “Give a blank check to Wall Street”.
Still, here we sit, almost a week later and the Democrats are still playing footsies with the legislation.
So what is the hold up???
They are waiting on John McCain, apparently.
The Democrats are promising that if McCain does not vote FOR their notion of what a government bailout should be, then none of the Democrats will either.
That is right, folks. The Dems are demanding that John McCain vote for their version of the bailout plan.
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports: If Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain doesn't vote for the Bush administration's $700 billion economic bailout
plan, some Republican and Democratic congressional leaders tell ABC News the
plan won't pass.
Now, why would the Democrats do that? (The Republicans don't need to vote for this- it can pass without them. Remember, they are the minority)
Well, the answer is simple enough. The Democrats need John McCain to provide them with political cover.
Here is why-
If John McCain comes out against this- his conservative base will see him as not pandering to a new form of socialist government. Government taking over for business is not the answer for many in the super conservative base.
If McCain comes out against this, a piece of legislation that Washington is desperate to pass right now- John McCain will be seen as challenging the Washington establishment that got them into this mess.
If McCain comes out against this, a piece of legislation that Wall Street is desperate to have passed, John McCain will be seen as challenging the corrupt Wall Street abusers.
Clearly, the Bush administration is desperate to get this rammed though right away and they have made no secret about doing so. The White House wants it and they want it now. Seperating himself from George Bush is a great thing for John McCain to do.
This is all well and good. McCain gets to endear himself to his conservative base that are clearly in a panic that socialism will run amok if the bailout legislation is passed. McCain is then seen as a true maverick willing to take on the corruption in Washington, Wall Street and the White House.
John McCain has made it pretty clear what he is looking for out of this piece of legislation. He wants student loans and house loans protected. He wants more oversight and more accountability. He also wants to protect the taxpayers from massive CEO payments to a failed company the taxpayers will have to pay for.
The problem the Democrats have right now is that they have to climb into bed with George Bush and the White House in order to get a rescue bill. Democrats are demanding John McCain climb into bed with them and the President also.
The President has done his part and the Democratic leadership in Congress seems to be frozen with fear. The Democrats are in charge and must show signs of working with the White House in order to get this problem fixed NOW.
All the Democrats can think about is whether or not this makes their Presidential candidate look good or bad. The economy is an afterthought.
Clearly, Barack Obama is hiding in plain site on this one. Never saying one way or the other what he would like to do. Clearly he is frozen in place also. Just waiting for someone to tell him what to vote for or against. I guess Harry Reid will get back to him when he feels like it.
As Main Street flounders, the folks in Washington are humming and hawing on what to do. The Dems do not want to give up talking points to McCain but the truth is, this is their job to handle.
The Democrats are in charge. Clearly they have no idea how to handle this crisis.
How do we know this?
Cause Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told us so.
I think it is a riot that the Dems are demanding this of John McCain.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Maybe I should have personally gone to the Obama event yesterday and welcomed him to Wisconsin.
4 days later for Barack Obama at the same venue. 6,000
Now, in the big picture, all of this means very little. McCain had this very problem a few months ago.
It is nice to see that the enthusiasm gap for the candidates has disappeared.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I bet this is not a place that the good senator from Illinois planned on visiting so often before his great presidential coronation.
After all, just two short months ago, Senator Obama had an insurmountable 13 to 16 point lead in polling in this state. This was a state that Obama did not have to really worry about. It was solidly in Obama’s corner.
Today, the numbers range from 1% to a 3% advantage for Barack Obama.
So let me just say to the Obama team, welcome back.
Sorry that we cannot make it easy for the Senator, but there are still plenty of conservatives in this state willing to fight against tax increases, stand against government mandated socialist medical care and the stand against Obama and Biden’s politics of personal destruction.
We will fight for every vote in this state.
So welcome back, Senator Obama. My guess is that you will need many more trips to this state if you plan on holding it.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
In fact right in the middle of the mess this week, Rasmussen ran a poll asking Americans if the government should bail out failing financial companies. Only 7% of Americans believe that we should.
Yet, I believe that most Americans understand that we have no choice but to support another bailout plan. That does not mean we have to like it.
Still, even with this latest bailout, the Washington fat cats insist on adding to the burden of everyday Americans by adding a few bonus checks to the pile of money we are already giving away.
Rumor has it that there are some Democrats trying to use this bailout to not only stabilize the markets but also they want to add a couple more of their pet projects to the deal.
Social spending and infrastructure funds. The most liberal Democrats are pushing to have an — with unemployment extensions, infrastructure spending and aid to states — tacked on to the bill. But (D-Calif.) is trying to get her caucus to hold off, fearing it could delay the critical Treasury package, according to Democratic aides.
Loading this rescue plan up with tons of pork for the Roadbuilders and such is absolutely the wrong direction to go.
It is bad enough that we have to do this, but then having these liberals shake us down for even more money for pet projects is beyond ludicrous.
No Democrat or Republican should be allowed to add any useless garbage to this bailout bill.
Get it done and let's move on.
By the way, wasn't Barack Obama part of the crowd of liberal democrats attempting to add an economic stimulus package to this plan???
Why, yes he is...
Barack Obama today endorsed moves in Washington to give the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve broad authority to stabilize the credit markets, but said those actions should be accompanied by a second stimulus package aimed at relieving burdens on families affected by the current economic slump.
And this man wants to be president???? Even Nancy Pelosi is having fight off liberal Obama and his free money cohorts in Congress.
This should be a bipartisan effort that both sides agree on, but I have a feeling that is not the direction we are heading.
PS. Everyone does realize that there is no such thing as a government bailout, right? Government has no money. You have money and they will take it and give it the the greedy fat cats to bail them out.
I have had it with the government elitist that keep stealing out money, promising to be responsible with it and then proceed to rip us off.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I received this e-mail about his campaign. (This isn't the entire e-mail.)
I know Larry reads this blog, as he has posted to the comments before. BUT, he has yet to post any comments on how he will fix any of the supposed problems that in our government.
From Larry:Yet any time he is called out on his stances on this blog, he remains silent.
Well Larry, I have a few questions.
How are you going to solve the problems of the banks failing?
How is the failure of AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc. your opponent's fault?
How is the economy hanging by a thread, and what are YOU going to do about it?
We have the HIGHEST unemployment rates since the Great Depression? Really?
I don't know where you get your facts from, but unemployment is at 6.1% nationally, and in June 2008 (the most current month I could find) Wisconsin's unemployment was at 4.6%. Well below the national average. Where were you in the late 70s and early 80s when unemployment was at 8-9% and sometimes even over 10%. You should have laid off the drugs back then and paid attention.
How has our Constitution (and yes, it should be capitalized) been shredded?
While looking at your "crates" of so-called problems, I notice the typical far-left liberal talking points.
Since when do we have no health care?
What taxes are unfair?
No jobs? Really?
Who is to blame for high college tuition?
Energy policy? What is your energy policy? I know it involves not drilling for more oil ...
Shrinking middle class? Please explain
Unfunded schools? Where do my tax dollars go?
And I see you threw in the liberal favorite -- Big oil. How you going to fix that, Larry?
“Hang tight, I am working on a plan.”
Just because Barack Obama ran off to Hollywood to party with his rich friends as he pocketed $11 million in campaign funds does not mean that he does not care about the little people.
Just because Barack Obama has pocketed oodles of dollars for his campaign from his Wall Street buddies, Lehman Bros. Associates and Fannie Mae insiders does not mean that he doesn’t feel the pain of the working class that have been screwed by these very same people.
Just because Barack Obama spent the last week beating and bashing on McCain, running off to Hollywood and offering no solutions of his own does not mean that he is not working on a plan.
Not to worry America, Obama has got you covered.
As soon as his team of advisers comes up with a plan, and his team of advisers explain how the plan works, he will be more than happy to spout their ideas and their talking points to America.
Of course, his campaign team will need to get “the plan” loaded up on a teleprompter first, but don’t worry- “the plan is coming”!!!
Remember..."We are the ones we have been waiting and waiting and waiting for".
I know the major portion of the crisis might be over with by the time you’re hear “the plan”, but hey you cannot say Barack Obama did not try.
Barack Obama finally decides maybe he needs some expert help for the financial crisis:
Barack Obama turned to a team of advisers that shaped America's economy in
happier days to fashion fresh ideas for calming the stomach-churning financial
crisis that has thundered from Wall Street to Main Street.
Some of the most respected names in the business world were pitching in
Friday, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett, former Federal Reserve
Chairman Paul Volcker, former Treasury secretaries Robert Rubin, Lawrence
Summers and Paul O'Neill and Laura Tyson, former head of the Council of Economic
Advisers under President Clinton.
Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, was to meet with advisers
in Coral Gables, Fla., on the campus of the University of Miami and then
announce his new proposals. Buffett and O'Neill and perhaps others were to
participate by way of a telephone conference call.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
He is suggesting that the SEC chairman be fired and I agree. This was a problem that the SEC saw coming and did nothing to stop the current crisis.
"The chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the president and, in my view, has betrayed the public's trust," McCain told the crowd at a rally in this battleground state. "If I were president today, I would fire him."
McCain is also suggesting some possible solutions to avoid this in the future:
In his speech in Cedar Rapids, McCain proposed creating a trust to work with the private sector and regulators to identify mortgage and financial institutions that are weak and to take measures to strengthen them.
"Today we need a plan that doesn't wait until the system fails," the senator said. "For troubled institutions, this will provide an orderly process through which to identify bad loans and eventually sell them."
Depending on the details of this type of plan, this could work. Forcing the institutions to regulate themselves and when they show signs of failure, they will be forced under some government regulations and guidelines and forced to pay the money back that is needed to bail them out.
Obama's plan besides insulting John McCain???
Obama, stopping at a restaurant in Bernalillo, N.M., outside of Albuquerque, deflected a reporter's question about whether Cox should be fired, saying he would be talking about the economy later in the day. Obama campaign adviser Linda Douglass said, "What we ought to do is fire the economic policies of George Bush."
How is Obama going to change anything if he has offers no solutions to a major crisis like this one?
I am guessing that Obama is stumped like the rest of the Democratic leadership. Just ask Senate Majority leader Harry Reid:
One reason, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday, is that ``no one knows what to do'' at the moment.
Yep- those Democrats are quite the leaders, huh?
"GOP Senator: A 'stretch to say Palin is qualified"
So Hagel has done it again.
The biggest problem is that Hagel has been like this for years and is supportive of Barack Obama, not John McCain. Hagel even traveled to Iraq with the Presidential Candidate with no foreign policy experience. Of course, he does not dare comment on the PRESIDENTIAL candidates as it relates to experience, instead he slashes the woman on the ticket.
I wonder if Hagel realizes yet that he is being used and abused by the Democrats yet?
Of course it is just fine to disagree even with people in your own party, but the media sticks a mic in face and Hagel spouts the liberal talking points.
Perhaps it was because I read the newspaper during my lunch hour at work (I work in Illinois) ever-single day, but I have seen these same campaign tactics at of Barack Obama. Obama has done this before and clearly he has again, employed his normal campaign tactics to win an election.
Vile, despicable campaign shenanigans are the norm when it comes to the Barack Obama campaigns.
In 2004, Barack Obama, along with the media and a liberal judge, destroyed a man’s life in order to win an election.
For the sole purpose of winning an election, Barack Obama exposed the sexual practices of his opponent in the 2004 election.
Seriously, Barack’s accomplices in the media demanded that the contentious divorce records for Republican candidate for US Senate, Jack Ryan, should be public knowledge. So all too willing media accomplices then challenged sealed divorce records and exposed them for all the world to see. The media then proceeded to expose all of the sexual practices of Jack Ryan and his former wife for all the world to see. Very strange stuff his wife said he was into.
In complete and utter humiliation, Jack Ryan withdrew from the senate race leaving Obama to run for US Senate virtually unchallenged.
Of course, Obama “defended” Ryan’s right to privacy in public just like he is defending Sarah Palin’s, but let’s be honest, Barack is was cheering the media on then, just like he is now.
The Obama campaign may claim innocence, but why would anyone believe him after the history of personal destruction against his opponents.
By the way, as the NRO points out today, Obama also has a history of destroying his Illinois opponents also.
Winning an honest and fair election based solely on the issues is not Barack Obama’s style.
You thought hacking the governor’s email was bad, just you wait.
Clearly Obama has no problem with his people breaking the law and crawling though the sludge in order for his political opponents to be damaged. He has had his people do it before and he appears to be all to happy to have it done again.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of
the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain
for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN.
The announcement will take place at a news conference on Capitol Hill, just blocks away from the DNC headquarters. Forester will “campaign and help him through the election,” the spokesman said of her plans to help the Republican presidential
Forester was a major donor for Clinton earning her the title as a
Hillraiser for helping to raise at least $100,000 for the New York Democratic
senator’s failed presidential bid.
This is not the first time we have heard this.
I know the liberal elitists and feminists continue to tell everyone that there is no way that any of the Hillary supporters will ever support the McCain/Palin ticket. Clearly this is proof that the elitists and the Obama supporters are wrong.
I watch it happen in our campaign offices every single day. This is particularly true since the addition to Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket. Although a majority of those folks switching sides are woman, it is not 100 % women. There have been some men also. Senator McCain’s service to his country is a real draw for many men in the US.
I have worked on many campaigns and I have to admit, this one has been the most fun. The volunteers are great and so much fun to be around.
The energy in the office is so positive and upbeat, it is contagious.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Bring on the the Obama "Toaster" tax plan:
Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) said on NBC’s “Today” show: “Our tax plan would take that tax cut of another $130 billion that John [McCain] wants to give to people making over $250,000 next year, not let it go forward and give it to the middle class — the very people who desperately need it to stay in their homes, to buy food, to take care of the gas, to fill up their tank, to be able to go out and buy a toaster, to employ people.”
The McCain campaign’s Joe Pounder (“his real name,” as The New Yorker recently put it) crowed in his morning e-mail to reporters: “[D]id you catch Joe Biden saying this morning that their tax cut will allow Americans to buy a ‘toaster’? Nothing says a sound economic plan like ‘buying a toaster.’”
Cool- I cannot wait to hear the toaster plan.
I cannot wait for the Palin/Biden debate.
The reporter stated:
WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq,
Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his
demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in
"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after
the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington,"
Zebari said in an interview.
The Obama camp is stating that this is really what happened:
In fact, Obama had told the Iraqis that they should not rush through a
"Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of US forces until after
President George W. Bush leaves office, she said.
Isn't this the same thing?
Barack Obama overstepped his bounds while traveling his world concert tour. He decided that the Iraqis should wait for him to be in office and not worry about coming together with the US on a drawing down troops in Iraq.
How bogus is this?
He tells America he wants the troops out ASAP, but then attempts to delay the agreement process to withdraw troops from Iraq.
Hat Tip: Hot Air
Unbeknownst to most of America, this joke of an investigation into “trooper gate” is finally being revealed.
Only Amanda Carpenter from Townhall has been making any waves into how this entire investigation has been conducted.
Let us start with the fact the person accusing Governor Palin of abuse of power is buddies with the people heading the investigation.
I should say.
Next, those conducting the investigation are very vocal Barack Obama supporters. In fact, when the Republicans in the legislature attempting to get the Obama supporters removed from this investigation, the person heading the investigation (another Obama supporter) turned them down.
On top of this, the Obama supporters have already promised an “October surprise” proving they have already determined the outcome.
Also, remember that “subpoena” for Todd Palin? Turns out that the “investigators” manipulated the list of subpoenaed names. The Democrats and Barack Obama have been tampering with the investigation.
They are so desperate to destroy Governor Sarah Palin that they are willing do whatever it takes, including manipulate the process, to make that happen.
Barack Obama and the Democrats have their hands all over this investigation and now they are attempting to make hay over the fact that the Governor is now refusing to cooperate.
They are so desperate to destroy Governor Sarah Palin that they are willing do whatever it takes, including manipulate the process, to make that happen.
This entire investigation was a joke from the beginning. Even the Safety Commissioner Mike Monegan stated that he was never told to fire the state trooper, but he said he was contacted a lot by the governor’s team. So what!
Over and over again this particular state trooper was in trouble. From drinking in a squad car to tazering his stepson, the governor’s nephew, this state trooper wreaked havoc in the lives of the people around him. When he began to threaten the lives of the governor’s family that should have been the breaking point for the Safety Commissioner.
The state trooper was even investigated and all of the allegations were substantiated. The trooper was suspended for his actions.
Now it turns out that the real last straw, according to emails, the Safety Commissioner, against the will of the governor, decided to take a state paid trip to Washington DC to beg for earmarked money from Senator Ted Stevens. Not a wise move. Anyone believing that it is wise to pack your bags and head to Washington in order to work around your boss’ directive is begging to be fired.
Think about it. If you decided that you wanted a raise and you boss had already turned you down and you decided to pack your bags and head to Washington to work around your boss, what would your boss do? You would be fired.
It is unbelievable that the media is so in the tank for Barack Obama that they are willing to allow all of the details to this investigation to go unpublished, even as they keep claiming “troopergate” could be a problem for the governor. Over and over they mention “troopergate” but never give any details. So are you curious as to why that is?
Clearly the media and the Obama campaign do not want you to know the details. If you knew the details then perhaps you would come to a different conclusion than the one they want you to have.
I think it was a very wise move for Governor Palin to refuse to cooperate. Perhaps the truth will finally come out about this incident.
Even better she released the email communications that exonerates her.
Among the e-mails released was one of farewell written by the public safety
commissioner himself, Walt Monegan, when he was fired in July. In it, he
suggested the governor had reason to believe she had lost his support, and urged
his former colleagues to communicate better with her.
"For anyone to lead
effectively they must have the support of their team, and I had waited too long
outside her door for her to believe that I supported her," he wrote. "Please,
choose a different path."
Maybe now the media can face the real truth and stop playing games.
Maybe now the Obama campaign will stop lying to the American people about what really happened and stop trying to manipulate the investigation to create the outcome they want.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The viciousness is just getting worse. It is like the media are now attempting to outnasty each other. If one writes a nasty article, the next one comes along and attempts to top each other.
Bob Herbert, New York Times
While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday
night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the
scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on
the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail.
How is it that this woman could have been selected to be the vice
presidential candidate on a major party ticket? How is it that so much of the
mainstream media has dropped all pretense of seriousness to hop aboard the
bandwagon and go along for the giddy ride?
What we are seeing here is hate filled stammering liberals in both the media and on the Obama campaign trail.
The hatred of the left and the media that espouses their hatred has reached horrifying proportions. It is almost staggering how full of hate they have become now that they realize Barack Obama may not be the next President of the US.
Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times columnist had this to say about Sarah Palin:
Sarah Palin makes me sick. I hate that she was able to steal Barack Obama's mojo just by showing up wearing rimless glasses and a skirt.
I hate that she makes Joe Biden look like John McCain and John McCain look like the maverick he is not.
I hate that Palin reminds me of Susan Sarandon's feisty character in "Thelma & Louise." I loved Sarandon in that movie, yet I couldn't stand Palin's feistiness at the Republican National Convention.
Sarah Palin makes me sick -- not because she may speak in tongues -- but because she is a fast talker.
Not even ABC's Charlie Gibson can slow Palin's mouth.
I disagree with the people who claim Gibson caught her off guard during her interview when he asked her whether she agreed with the "Bush Doctrine."
"In what respect?" Palin fired back without so much as a stutter.
In fact, it was Gibson doing the sputtering as he pressed Palin to answer a question that he didn't seem to know the answer to himself.
It irks me that Palin is being painted as some kind of "New Age Feminist" by the so-called "elite" media.
Palin is a fresh face on a weary campaign trail, and a jack-in-the-box in this election.
But Palin isn't running against Barack Obama. McCain is, and the media seem to have forgotten that.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I suppose he thinks that these kinds of statements will endear him to the American people:
A pretty scathing charge from Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., this morning as he
spoke to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and
assailed Sen. John McCain's, R-Ariz., position on free trade.
"Just ask the machinists in Pennsylvania who build Harley-Davidsons,"
Obama said of McCain's record. "Because John McCain didn’t just oppose the
requirement that the government buy American-made motorcycles, he called Buy
American provisions 'disgraceful.' Just ask the workers across this country who
have seen their jobs outsourced. The very companies that shipped their
jobs overseas have been rewarded with billions of dollars in tax breaks that
John McCain supports and plans to continue.
"So, when American workers hear John McCain talking about putting
'Country First,'" Obama said, "it’s fair to ask –- which country?"
Um ... isn't that pretty much the dictionary definition of questioning
Seriously, does Barack Obama believe that questioning McCain's patriotism and loyalty to his own county is going to win him favors???
John McCain is mocked as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate in a
television commercial out Friday from Barack Obama as the Democrat begins his
sharpest barrage yet on McCain's long Washington career.
This is a joke, right? Is this really the line of attack Barack Obama wants to run against McCain?
“Vote for me, McCain cannot email”
Of course, the media are pumping this out as fast as they can. They are so excited that Barack Obama has come up with a new line of attack. (That does not mean that it is a good or smart line of attack, it is just new.)
Problem is, this is about the goofiest line of attack I have ever seen.
Barack Obama to America:
“Vote for me, McCain wore funny clothes in the 1980’s”
“I mean, how can McCain properly do his job if he does not know how to send a scathing email to Osama Bin Laden hiding in a cave?”
Oh this is funny stuff.
I thought Obama wanted to talk about the issues. After the whole degrading of Sarah Palin during lipstickgate, Obama was highly offended that folks did not want to talk the “issues”.
So is this the issue Obama wants to talk about?
The Obama reality is that he has nothing. There is absolutely no reason to vote for Barack Obama other than the fact that he is a Democrat.
He cannot be counted on the make a tough decision (“present” vote items).
He has no executive experience.
He has no military experience.
He has no foreign policy experience.
He has no national security experience.
He has no economic experience.
He has never negotiated anything.
He has never put together a budget that affects anything outside his own home.
He does have legislative experience; however- that is not the job of a president. Presidents don’t legislate.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I do not care how many different ways the Obama campaign and the media attempt the spin this, the comment was meant to be insulting.
The comment was meant to be insulting and it was insulting. It was meant to be a cheap shot and it was a cheap shot. It was meant to degrade Sarah Palin and it did degrade Sarah Palin.
The idea that this type of comment was not meant to be sexist and degrading is just more bogus lies.
Who is running Barack Obama’s campaign?
The Obama team is now in hysterics accusing the McCain campaign of telling lies, feigning outrage and swift boating him.
Huh? Barack is the victim here???
Everyone knows what Barack Obama was talking about. Everybody knows what Barack was implying.
What did Obama expect to happen if he made this comment?
This was shear stupidity from Obama campaign.
The comment was something a sexist thug would make. Period!
The worst part about all of this is that many women, just like myself, have to relive this insulting stuff from the men we work with at this very moment, as the men are chuckling around the water cooler. Real funny!
Pucker up Barack, you can kiss my rosy red…
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Of course I want to know and I have spoken to many of you about the smoking ban referendum.
The question is- was this a good referendum to put on the ballot?
Normally I try not to use this website as a sounding board for my job as one of Kenosha’s aldermen. That was until I realized that many of my constituents read this page on a pretty regular basis.
There are a ton of reasons why I voted against placing the smoking ban on the ballot this November.
First problem, the referendum will serve no purpose to advance the conversation forward. It is a non-binding referendum. Certainly many folks, myself included, would love to see this as a binding referendum. However, legally we cannot put a binding referendum on the ballot. We currently have a smoking ban ordinance in Kenosha that is more limited than the one being proposed. We cannot place a referendum on the ballot that would directly affect the current city ordinance. Since it is non-binding, this issue is still open to debate and will be debated in the Public Safety and Welfare committee this November, no matter how the referendum turns out.
Second problem, the referendum is too broad. The referendum covers “all workplaces”. The actual referendum reads “Should the Common Council for the city of Kenosha be advised to prohibit smoking at all workplaces?” “All workplaces” include a salesman that works out of his house. So, the government is attempting to ban smoking is a person’s home. “All workplaces” include a farm worker bouncing around on his tractor. A police officer cannot hand a cigarette to a suspect to try and settle them down- that is a workplace also.
This referendum is so broad that I am afraid we (the city council) will learn very little from the outcome. If the referendum fails, does it mean that the folks in the city want no smoking restrictions at all in Kenosha? If it passes, does it mean they only want restrictions at certain workplaces?
What if the vote is close?
See what I mean- this gives us no direction at all.
Lastly- I believe in the rights of every American citizen. For government, at any level, to reach in and try to throttle the rights of citizens on their own private property is absolutely wrong. Law enforcement would not dream of invading a home or business without a search warrant. However, we want to be able to dictate to law abiding private property owners that smoking cannot take place on their property.
Smoking is not illegal. I know plenty of folks do not like the bad habit, but smoking is still not illegal.
The referendum may be able to provide a peek into how the people feel about smoking, but it does little to move the conversation forward.
No matter what the outcome is on November 4th of this referendum, the decisions on how to proceed will still sit in the hands of the City Council’s Public Safety and Welfare Committee. From there the debate continues to the entire City Council.
It is awesome that so many have chosen to jump into the debate and it is great that the people get a chance to speak on this through a referendum. I am very interested to know where the people of Kenosha’s 5th district stand on this issue.
The question that each of us has to answer as we enter into the voting booth on November 4th is whether or not it is appropriate for the city government to reach into private business and homes and dictate whether or not they should be allowed to smoke.
A few months ago, I stood and swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin. I take that oath very seriously.
My district and all those in the city of Kenosha demand that their elected leaders uphold these Constitutions, no matter how anyone personally feels about smoking.
This issue is bigger than whether or not you like cigarette smoke, this is about your rights as an American citizen. Do you support your government intruding on the rights of any private property owner?
Monday, September 08, 2008
Not for Peter Barca. Instead this fundraiser was hosted in Milwaukee, by Mayor Tom Barrett, in a penthouse suite.
Honestly, a penthouse suite in Milwaukee, with Milwaukee's elite, is light years away from truly representing the values of the Kenosha residents. Kenosha is not about penthouse suites, we are blue collar.
Does Peter Barca plan on representing the high rollers of Milwaukee or the people of Kenosha?
Right now Kenosha has a choice between a high roller in Peter Barca or a former police officer Jim Huff.
I say this choice is easy. Kenosha is blue collar.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Clearly Piper Palin has her mother's personality. Did you see that little girl just walk right out onto the world stage completely unafraid, smiling and waving?
Great video on You Tube-
Friday, September 05, 2008
Here she is sweet talking Rep. Samantha Kerkman's children. Needless to say, I had a great viewing position.
Yes- I got to shake hands and get pictures of all of them. Senator McCain, Cindy McCain and Governor Sarah Palin.
Too exhausted to go into any more detail. Taking a nap!
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
McCain's wet nurse
Fertilla de Ville
Blood sport Barbie
These are coming for the folks that believe in diversity. They supposed to be progressive. They are supposed to be feminists.
They are really SEXIST thugs.(Hillary Clinton was right)
Vicki McKenna expounds.
The evening was full of Biden-isms, including the inevitable Obama/Osama slip, made when Biden was discussing the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border "where Obama, Osama Bin Laden lives, and Obama wants to go to get him."
Of course, the talk was when McCain got confused, it was horrible- he cannot even tell the difference between Iraq and Iran, yada yada...
When Joe Biden does it- it is called a Bidenism.
Just read this article and tell me that Joe Biden isn't a rambling mess.
Of course, during that rambling mess, he actually stated that Sarah Palin was qualified. Imagine that.
Think maybe there is some backlash coming????
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
According to the media, there were vetting problems with John McCain’s vice presidency pick.
In reality, the only folks is having problems with the vetting process is the media.
McCain’s team did vet Palin, however the media never vetted Palin.
So, McCain picked someone the media was not familiar with. So what?
What becomes painfully clear is that the media desperately wanted Joe Lieberman and is giving the impression that McCain desperately wanted Lieberman, and was forced to change his mind at the last minute. Therefore, the Palin pick was rushed.
Even if it was true, so what?
I was listening to the idiots on MSNBC last night talk about the vetting process and one guy exclaimed that the FBI had not even done a background check.
The viciousness of the attacks by the media has gone completely beyond respectability.
They cannot get the dirt on the governor, so they proceed to destroy a 17-year-old girl’s life just to get to her mother.
This poor girl and the governor have had to endure being called a whore, a slut and anything else you can imagine on the lefty websites.
Also, the big trooper gate… Turns out, the brother in law was quite a slug and would have been fired by any other state leader in any other state. The slug brother in law, tazed his own son (her nephew), and threatened her family. Now any other state trooper in any other state would have been terminated immediately for threatening to kill the governor. The guy should have been fired and anyone protecting this type of slug should also be fired right along with him.
Her husband got a DUI before they were even married.
Once again, so what?
One thing is clear, the media’s obsession will help Sarah Palin, not hurt her. Sarah Palin is a regular person, just like the rest of us.
Christians are Christians because they are not perfect. Who needs God when you have all of the answers. We are all forgiven, including liberals.