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October 14, 2008

Iran to Obama: We HAVE preconditions

Barack Obama in answer to a question during the July 23, 2007 CNN/YouTube Democratic Debate replied that he would meet without preconditions with the leaders of Iran, among others. To refresh your memory about what Obama said please watch the video HERE. If you still have doubts read the transcript HERE. If you have more doubts, I cant help you but you can get Rick rolled HERE.

Fast forward to the present. Today the Iranian Vice President for Media Affairs, Mehdi Kalhor, said Iran will meet with the USA if TWO preconditions are met:

  1. Every single USA military member must leave the Middle East.
  2. All USA support for Israel must stop.

If you look at the two preconditions from Iran’s point of view they might not seem all that difficult to fulfill:

  1. Obama has said over and over again that he would pull out of Iraq as quickly as possible after being elected and that he would fight Al-Qaida in Afghanistan. After pulling out of Iraq I am not sure how long Obama would fight in Afghanistan because the left-wing of the Democratic Party wants the USA to not fight anywhere and to bring all troops home ASAP. Will Obama go against the wishes of the most vitriolic and opinionated elements in his party that believe terrorists are freedom fighters and that the USA is to blame for 9/11?
  2. Obama has said on several occasions that he supports Israel but in my opinion no one is sure what his exact position is because he has made conflicting pro-con comments about Israel. Just last week, in France, Rev. Jesse jackson said that if elected Obama would distance the US from Israel to which the Obama campaign quickly replied that  Rev. Jackson did not speak for the campaign and that he was mistaken. But other people in and near the Obama campaign have similar negative views of Israel.

Maybe Iran knows something about Obama’s plans that we don’t? Could Iran be thinking that Obama is another Jimmy Carter and that instead of a confrontation he will try appeasement? Nah that sounds like a conspiracy theory. Not possible, right?. On the other hand we have to keep in mind that when Obama was in Iraq he asked the Iraqis to postpone announcing that the war against Al-Qaida had been a success until next year, after the inauguration. In my opinion, to deny Bush the surge achieved victory and hurt Bush’s legacy.

Dear reader I pose a question, did Barack Hussein Obama just get Dixie Chicked by The Islamic Republic of Iran? You make the call. Iranian leaders are not naive or ignorant enough to meet their enemies without preconditions so why should the democratic POTUS wannabe?

September 18, 2008

Paying more taxes is patriotic! So says Joe Biden.

Barack Obama’s running mate, Senator Joe Biden who has been in the Senate since 1972, said today that paying more taxes is patriotic, it’s the right thing to do. Leave it to an out of touch Democratic Senator from a Blue State with high taxes to come up with this quasi communist idea more suited for the 1970’s Jimmy Carter era. Unfortunately for Biden since 5 or 6 years ago the Mainstream Media (MSM) was no longer able to control that only liberal biased news, thought and political opinion was disseminated by TV, cable, talk radio, newspapers, the Internet, etc. So today instead of Biden being painted by the MSM as a wise sage in touch with the country’s needs, he has been made into the political laughing stock of the day.

I am beginning to believe Rush Limbaugh is right on the money and that Obama’s running mate is a walking, talking, unstoppable gaff machine. In fact every time Biden makes a public appearance the Obama campaign should put a microphone in front of him, tape the event, charge a dollar to those that want to view the show live and sell the DVD over the Internet at $ 5 a pop plus $ 3 shipping and handling. Don’t forget to put the Obama logo on the cover. A few days ago Joe wanted a wheelchair-bound man to stand up before a crowd. I thought only the Messiah was able to do that type of miracles and so far Obama has claimed that the seas will stop rising but never said he can make the impaired walk. Imagine what Joe will say tomorrow.

The “pay more taxes is patriotic” comment and it’s justification was made by Biden today in an interview on Good Morning America. But it is not the first time Joe has made a similar comment. The question, in my opinion is, why raise taxes? I believe the answer to the economic dilema is very simple, the House and the Senate should immediately close the purse strings they control and stop thinking about new ways to take our hard earned money while the Federal Government has to learn to live within its means and start spending less of our money.

After listening to Biden’s comments a couple of questions come to mind about what he said. On one hand is Joe Biden trying to imply that America’s middle class is unpatriotic because it doesn’t pay much in taxes? I know he says he will take from the rich and give to the middle class but Barack Obama has voted favorably on bills that tax those with incomes as low as $ 42,000. Lack of consistency there. On the other hand is Biden saying that the top 1% of Americans that pay almost 50% of all taxes are unpatriotic? Joe says that raising the tax rates of the rich to the level they were during President Clinton’s period is about right but he forgets that since Clinton left office both local and state taxes have gone up. So his assertion that even if Federal taxes were raised they would be less than what they were during President Reagan’s term is not true. Another inconsistency. But here’s the kicker: this “patriotic” and “the right thing to do” BS comes from a Senator representing Delaware  that over the last few years has made over $ 2.5 million and donated less than $ 20,000 to charity. I guess it’s do what I say not what I do, right Joe?

Presently Barack Obama is the most liberal Senator in the USA Senate bar none. I now am beginning to understand why he chose Senator Biden to be his running mate: they both believe in higher taxes no matter what. The headlines scream: the country is in economic meltdown! Instead of saying how they are going to fix the problem their solution is: raise taxes. Both Obama and Biden will use any rhetoric to further their quasi communist cause including taking your money away from you, giving that money to the Federal Government so that it can give it away to whomever it wishes. All in the name of helping the poor. Both should move to Venezuela, Bolivia or Cuba because they would feel right at home among others that believe in Liberation Theology.

I have to give Senator Biden some credit though, at least he did not bash Sarah Palin while making his comments. Who knows, Sarah Barracuda might even be merciful with Ol’ Joe during the debate…until she gets fed up with the BS and decides to clean his clock.

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