Friday, February 15, 2008

Selling The Sizzle, Not The Steak
And a fetid, putrid slab of meat, at that

I tell ya, fellow Bloglodytes... the more I read about this Barack Hussein Obama, the more amazed I am at the gullibility (read: stupidity) of the American people. I swear to ya, this guy is the Da Vinci Code of American politics. Simply put, much like that book of fairy tales by Dan Brown, Obama just doesn't pass the Google Test.

Here's a few examples;

1. First we have BO slamming NAFTA. According to the NY Times;
Mr. Obama opened his campaign for next week’s Wisconsin primary inside a General Motors plant in Janesville, one day after General Motors Corp. posted a $38 billion loss, the largest ever for a U.S. auto company. He criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed during the Clinton administration, and offered a series of plans to inject more jobs into the economy.And as reported by USA Today;

Obama criticizes Clinton on NAFTA, trade
MARION, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama sharply criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday for her past support of NAFTA, saying the former first lady had changed her mind about the trade agreement only after becoming a presidential candidate.
"I think it's important to note that Senator Clinton was a cheerleader for NAFTA for more than a decade," Sen. Obama said at a news conference where he accepted the endorsement of a regional chapter of the United Auto Workers.But then, as reported by MSNBC, he says that he wants to EXPAND NAFTA. (Scroll down to the 8th and 9th paragraph)

Obama said he would vote for a Peruvian trade agreement next week, in response to a question from a man in Londonderry, NH who called NAFTA and CAFTA a disaster for American workers. He said he supported the trade agreement with Peru because it contained the labor and environmental standards sought by groups like the AFL-CIO, despite the voter’s protests to the contrary.

He also affirmed his support for free trade. “I am not going to say on a blanket basis that I’m going to vote against trade agreements,” Obama said. “We cannot draw a moat around the u.s. economy b/c china is still trading, India is still trading.”
2. And then we have from Bloomberg.com, BO making statements such as;

"It's time to stop spending billions of dollars a week trying to put Iraq back together and start spending the money on putting America back together instead," Obama said.But oddly enough, we have this tasty morsel from The National Ledger;
A nice-sounding bill called the "Global Poverty Act," sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations.

Senator Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has not endorsed either Senator Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But on Thursday, February 14, he is trying to rush Obama’s “Global Poverty Act” (S.2433) through his committee. The legislation would commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends.
OK, seeing that the United States couldn't be generally tagged as an economic poverty stricken nation, I would guess that none of the $845,000,000,000 won't be spent in the good ol' US of A... right? Golly gee, I thought the priority for BO was to "start spending the money on putting America back together instead". Guess not.

3. Lastly, BO stated that he would vote to repeal the Patriot Act, but then voted to extend it. From Fox News;
In a 2003 questionnaire for the Illinois chapter of the National Organization for Women, Obama said he would vote to repeal the Patriot Act. In 2006 Obama voted for the re-drafted version of the Patriot Act that some critics contended made only minor changes to the original law.Everything to everyone.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dymphna said...

Never underestimate the stupidity of the voting public.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Have you heard about BO's latest stunt? I woman pretends to faint or collapse in the midst of a BO rally. BO tells everyone to stand back and give her some air, as he tosses his bottle of water down to someone in the crowd to offer to the woman on the floor. He tells everyone again to stand back so she can get some air, that often that is enough to help someone in such a plight. He might have looked concerned and charitable the first time, but the same act, with the exact same script, has happened at four of his rallies, so far. Between Bill and Hillary and their fake crying and BO with this phony routine, I don't know who is worse.

5:19 PM  

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