Sunday, November 09, 2008

Karl's Weekend Reading

We'll be busy moving our Commie Obama HQ in the coming days. In the meantime, please visit those great blogs in our Blogroll to the left.

Two WSJ editorials from Friday sum up this less than special week:

Obama's Russia Test - Regarding Russia's announcement this week to deploy missiles between NATO members Poland and Lithuania, and the worries that the "Congressional Democrats have given the impression that U.S. support for Poland or NATO aspirants Ukraine and Georgia is negotiable."

[Obama} could help U.S. interests and himself merely by putting on record that an Obama-led America won't be intimidated by threatening outbursts from Russian leaders and will be a reliable partner to its allies in Europe. Any hint of doubt from the next Administration on this point will send shivers through our NATO allies and encourage more bad behavior by Russia and others. The Kremlin is doing Mr. Obama a favor by testing him so early.

Palin and the GOP - a poorly hidden criticism of Palin, and of those who criticize her. We think the Journal is giving too many voters credit for critical analysis of the candidates - thinking Gov. Palin isn't ready for national politics - rather than choosing the guy who promised free stuff and receding oceans. Or maybe we are not ready to read negative opinions about the one candidate that best communicated our frustrations with government and our vision for the future. The WSJ did get these three paragraphs right:

...Mrs. Palin was clearly thrust into the spotlight before she was prepared for the rigors of a national campaign. The McCain camp also did her no favors, initially keeping her under a quarantine that raised the stakes for any media interview she did do. When it finally handed her over to Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric, Mrs. Palin was set up to fail with ground rules that let CBS dribble out her uncertain answers night after night.

The nasty leaks and gossip about Mrs. Palin that are now emerging from sources inside the McCain campaign have the ring of score-settling. Staff aides who mishandled her, or set her up for the Couric embarrassment, are now saying she refused coaching. Perhaps these were the same advisers who told her to cite Alaska's proximity to Russia as a foreign-policy credential.
As for Mrs. Palin's Republican critics, they might consider if they can afford to write off a young leader with such natural political talent. We don't see a large constellation of other GOP stars on the horizon. Mr. McCain was right to understand that his party needs a new generation of leaders who haven't grown comfortable with the perks of Washington. Especially as Democrats once again grow the Beltway, the next GOP leaders will need to make a better case for entrepreneurship and limited government. Mrs. Palin deserves a chance to see if she has the skill and work ethic to become that kind of leader.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wednesday Afternoon Cigar

President-Elect Obama, you can have my Camacho SLR Maduro when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


The election of Barack Obama is "historic" as many of our fellow conservative bloggers posted in a shameful hurried rush.

Yes, the most liberal candidate in the history of the United States is now President Elect. That is historic.

Yes, the candidate that proposes a 25% increase in federal spending, paid for in higher taxes for all, was elected. That is historic.

Yes, the candidate with the most ambitious goals to ignore and override fundamental values written into our Constitution has been elected. That is historic.

Yes, the candidate who will cash out the gains of 232 years of liberty, capitalism, individual initiative, investment risk and spilled blood was elected last night. That is historic.

Obama ran a well organized campaign, put in a maximum effort, and beat McCain-Palin with enough margin to negate the Democratic Party's massive fraud efforts. NOT historic. That is just good campaigning.

If you want to call us racist, get in line. We are a product of the US public school system where we endured years of indoctrination that told us skin color, gender, etc. was to be ignored. That all are equal. Ok - that is what we are doing. Our question to those who want this to be about race is: why weren't you paying attention in public school like we were?

So, while some of our fellow bloggers want to write about race and some "historic" precedent, we'll stick to our assessment methodology that has served us well over the years. We will continue to judge by character, associations, respect for and adherence to the Constitution, and results. Obama is 0-4 in these areas today. Let's see how he does as President.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The News of the Day

Update 10PM: Obama wins, and our Commie Obama Hat Store gets a four-year extension. Stay tuned for our 2008 Election Analysis...

Update 11.5 11am: Found at IBD Editorials: