Monday, October 06, 2008

Obama and the FEC

Not only does Obama have close personal relations with a known, unrepentant terrorist bomber (William Ayers), but it is now coming to light that the Obama campaign appears to be engaging in deliberate criminal activity in an effort to steal the election. See Amanda Carpenter for the details.


Kevin said...

Corruption isn't a big concern for Democrats.

Robert said...

Even though Obama’s links with radical and dangerous leftists abound, it isn’t going to sink his campaign. The media has been in Obama’s pocket since the primaries. They’ve openly destroyed his opponents and in some cases even stand to financially benefit from his victory. Day in and day out the media makes a constant assault against McCain and especially Palin. It appears to be working.

As of this morning, McCain is down 6-8 points depending on the polls. Though McCain has done virtually everything he can to work with the Democrats, it hasn’t helped him. The media blames him for everything that goes wrong and somehow finds something nefarious in his actions. We can draw a conclusion from this: If this were a normal election, Obama’s links to radicals might disqualify him. However, this is far from a normal election and people don’t care about his past. They just want a resolution to the economic crisis.

The Democrats have successfully painted Republicans with the responsibility for our economic woes. Despite the fact that the fault of the problem almost fully lies with the Democrats, the Republicans are still playing as though being bipartisan and non-judgmental will assist them. In the end, they’ve basically accepted the premise the Democrats have made (i.e. the Free Market has failed). The problem is, when they speak about it, they sound like Democrats. They present no alternative line of thinking. Voters look at the two parties, one of which is blaming the other and the other parroting the same points but acting scared of their own shadow. Who looks guilty?

McCain was a horrible choice by the Republicans. His voting history, his “middle of the roads” ideology, and his bipartisan nature have given him no ability to maneuver against Obama. When he attacks Obama, they say, “Why senator, you voted for it too!” If he attempts to move right, they accuse him of flip flopping. The simple fact is, he’s stuck being a shadow of Obama. When an issue comes up like minimum wage, McCain ends up saying, “I agree with increasing it, but I think we just need to increase it less than what Obama says.”

Once you accept the premise, you leave the voter with the question of why they should vote for the guy offering them less. He offers no ideological reason for doing something. McCain (and his clones in Congress) is the precise reason the Republican Party is struggling so much. He’s a moderate with an inability to show a substantive difference between him and his opponent on many topics. He is linked by party to the economic crisis and seems hopelessly unaware of the fact that Democrats aren’t going to work with him. Their idea of bipartisanship is you compromising your ideals to work with them.

In the end, all the yelling and screaming about Obama’s extremist past isn’t going to do anything. Obama is the guy promising a chicken in every pot and McCain is agreeing, he’s just suggesting it be a breast or a thigh instead of the whole chicken.