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Poll: Obama Faring Poorly Among Racists

Posted by morganwrites on October 4, 2008

Bigots Oppose Barack by 1,000-to-1 Margin

In a potentially ominous sign for the Democratic nominee, a new poll shows Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) trailing far behind GOP standard bearer Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) among voters who identify themselves as racists.

Pundits and pollsters alike have wondered about the role racists might play in the 2008 presidential contest, but the new survey released today was the first concrete attempt to take the pulse of this key voting bloc.

The poll, conducted by Duh Magazine, suggests that Mr. Obama faces an uphill battle in his effort to win the votes of dyed-in-the-wool bigots.

“We wanted to know, why isn’t Barack Obama closing the deal among racists?” said Charles Plugh, editor-in-chief of Duh. “The answer seems to be because he’s black.”

In a head-to-head match-up, likely bigots chose Sen. McCain over Sen. Obama by a margin of 1,000 to 1, with a majority of racists saying they “strongly disagree” with Sen. Obama’s decision not to be white.

Asked under what conditions they would conceivably vote for a black presidential candidate, 95 percent of racists responded, “Only if he were running against someone from a group I hated even more, such as Arabs.”

Duh editor Plugh says the poll indicates that Sen. Obama “has his work cut out for him” if he is going to make up lost ground among racists.

“Sen. Obama made a choice at the beginning of this campaign to run as a black man,” Mr. Plugh said. “He could change his position on that, but racists might see that as too little, too late.”

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McClintObama Amnesty Plan: 20 million Illegal Alien Voters by 2010

Posted by morganwrites on August 24, 2008

Have GOP Voters forgotten that just a few months ago, John McCain stood hand-in-hand with liberal icon Ted Kennedy pushing for the largest amnesty for illegal aliens in American history? While Rasmussen polling showed that Americans following the legislation very closely opposed it 3 to 1 (69% to 23%), McCain ignored the massive public outcry!

The angry calls rolling into the Senate offices, including John McCain’s, were between 50 and 100 to 1 against McCain and Kennedy’s bill. We know this because we stood outside his door counting calls received by his staff and because other Senators told us the ratios they were receiving. History was made when the Capital phone system shut down, due to overload of calls from angry Americans.

John McCain refused to listen to Americans and went so far as to call members of the Senate who refused to support the McKennedy Amnesty “Racists”! John McCain showed no regard for American voices and instead called those who disagreed with him petty names. Who was John McCain listening to? He was listening to the US Chamber of Commerce and the racist illegal alien support groups like La Raza (The Race) whom he openly coordinated the effort with.

John McCain has illustrated in dramatic fashion that when he feels safe in his office, he couldn’t care less about what a majority of Americans think.

Now, John McCain claims he is listening because he wants to be President in a few months. He says he will “Secure the Border First!” Even if you could trust John McCain, which you cannot, his border security pledge will be quickly reduced to irrelevance, if his desire for Amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens becomes a reality…

Barrack Obama brags about how he worked with Senator McCain for “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” amnesty. If the GOP voters allow McCain to win the primary, they will be denying Americans any real choice against Amnesty in November. Unless an independent candidate enters the race, our choice will be between Clinton, Obama, or McCain all pushing for Amnesty from the White House, just like Bush!

Some conservatives will hold their nose and vote for McCain out of fear of the Democrats, others will go third party. Many conservatives would not vote for McCain at gunpoint!

The Republican Party will not be destroyed, if the McCain, Obama, Clinton Amnesty becomes a reality. Each party will race to replace American voices in their ranks, with the twenty million new voters who were recently illegal aliens. Does this surprise anyone who is knowledgeable about how American homes, jobs, tax dollars, limited health care resources, and finite seats in schools are being given to illegal aliens as well?

Any border security promised by McCain will quickly fade into irrelevance beneath the political weight of America’s new race based voting block of legalized illegal aliens. What hope will Americans have for border security or immigration enforcement once this happens? The answer is clear… NONE!

Seventy Seven percent of Americans oppose licenses for illegal aliens. Under the McClintObama plan, twenty million illegal aliens will be eligible for licenses within a few years.

Over seventy percent of Americans oppose taxpayer benefits and welfare for illegal aliens. Under the McClintObama plan, twenty million illegal aliens will be turned into citizen voters and will be eligible for welfare and all taxpayer benefits.

Over 80 percent of Americans oppose in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Under the McClintObama plan, twenty million legalized illegal aliens will qualify for in-state tuition.

Under the McClintObama plan, employers will only have to worry about hiring the next twenty million illegal aliens flooding the country, in response to the Amnesty provided to the most recent wave.

John McCain supports Amnesty. If you have any doubts, then ask yourself why his campaign has deployed open borders fanatic, Juan Hernandez to secure the Hispanic vote for McCain.

Juan Hernandez is a dual citizen of Mexico and America. He used to work for Mexican President Vicente Fox by reaching out to and organizing illegal aliens from Mexico inside the US. Hernandez is known for his stance called, “Mexico First”. He is a regular on national television, where he flagrantly advocates amnesty and Open Borders with Mexico.

Juan Hernandez is the face of the McCain’s campaign to Hispanic voters and he did a great job delivering the Hispanic vote in Florida to McCain!

There are two main reasons McCain is winning the GOP Primary right now. One is the anti-illegal immigration vote is split up between Romney and Paul, who appear to be sincere in their “No Amnesty” pledges. The anti-illegal immigration vote is also splitting to Mike Huckabee, who truthfully supports Amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, but is a very skillful liar. Huckabee is deceiving voters by mailing out endorsment cards from lone Minuteman Jim Gilchrist. The anti-illegal immigration vote is divided three ways, and the pro-amnesty vote is now collected around John McCain.

The second reason McCain is winning is that many GOP voters don’t know his immigration stances, have forgotten his immigration stances, or have forgiven his immigration stances. They say, “He has changed” or “We have to stop Clinton and Obama”.

John McCain has not changed or he would not have Juan Hernandez out promising Amnesty for illegal aliens. John McCain has not changed or he would not be saying, “Secure the Borders first”, without getting into the part where amnesty is then passed. John McCain has not changed because he recently stated on the national news that he would still vote for his amnesty bill or sign it into law as President!

Do GOP voters really prefer to have one of their own pushing amnesty than a Democrat? I am a Republican, getting closer to independent every day, but I will say that at very least the Democrats are more honest about their pro-amnesty positions than McCain and Huckabee.

What madness, lies, or misinformation would infect the mind of a GOP voter for them to support a man like John McCain, who works openly with ultra-liberal Democrats, almost changed parties to join the Democrats in 2001, and has the worst record on immigration of any of the GOP candidates?

Why would anyone support a man who is so detached from reality that he told a booing crowd of Union workers that they would not pick lettuce for even $50 an hour!?!?!

John McCain says he knows all about securing the border because he is from Arizona. Say what? Has anyone seen the conditions in Arizona lately, where they have declared a state of emergency and fought to pass strict state laws to enforce the immigration laws, which John McCain and his DC insiders refuse to enforce?

There are good reasons why Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingram, Hugh Hewitt, and Michelle Malkin are heavily criticizing John McCain. There are good reasons for Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael to condemn the McCain candidacy. There are good reasons why ALIPAC, NumbersUSA, and almost every other organization in America fighting against Amnesty and illegal immigration, while supporting Border Security, are screaming NO to McCain!

The principles of this nation are at stake. The value of our votes is at stake. The survival of the United States, in its current form, is at stake.

We must stop the McClintObama Amnesty Plan. We must stop twenty million illegal aliens from becoming voters by 2010. We must race against time to warn every GOP voter before Super Tuesday, because we must do all we can to stop John McCain.

No one with any sense can make any sense out of our senseless politicans!

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History and Necessity Unite Bush and McCain

Posted by morganwrites on February 9, 2008

Old Rivals Need Each Other to Unify GOP And Maintain the President’s Iraq Policy

WASHINGTON (TWP)In the same hotel ballroom where conservative activists greeted John McCain with a mix of cheers and boos just 16 hours earlier, President Bush tried to calm his party’s base yesterday. Without naming McCain, Bush assured the group that the eventual Republican nominee will “carry a conservative banner” to the White House.

Eight years after they battled it out for the presidency, Bush and McCain find their fates linked again by history, but this time they are on the same side. With McCain virtually guaranteed the Republican nomination to succeed Bush, they head together into a general election campaign depending on each other. McCain needs the president to help reunite their splintered party, and Bush needs the senator from Arizona to validate his presidency and carry forth its strategy in Iraq.

The latest chapter in their tumultuous relationship will play out over the next nine months against the backdrop of a war that both support, even if the public does not. Whatever their differences over the years on taxes, torture and other issues, they have forged a powerful bond as the two leading champions of the Iraq war and the decision a year ago to send more troops, according to associates of both men.

And while they will continue to disagree at times, that central imperative could link them when voters pass their judgment.

“At times, they were the only two who agreed with the overarching strategy,” said John Weaver, McCain’s former chief strategist, who helped repair the breach between the two men during Bush’s first term. “And so it’s in both of their interests, not just for political reasons, for this journey they’ve been on together to continue.”

Their partnership may help rally conservatives, but it also provides ammunition to liberal foes. Democrats plan to portray a McCain administration as effectively a third Bush term. MoveOn.org, a liberal advocacy group, wasted little time sending members a memo yesterday characterizing McCain as “the man who helped George Bush launch the Iraq war.”

“On just about every major vote on Iraq, McCain has been right there, voting for Bush’s position,” said Eli Pariser, MoveOn’s executive director. “When you look to the future, McCain is more Bush than Bush. He seems determined to keep us there for a long time.”

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Bush will be both a boost for McCain and a drag on him. “He will probably help him where he has weakness with Republicans and probably hurt him with the rest of the country, which wants to move on from George Bush,” Emanuel said.

McCain hopes to fend off the Bush-clone argument with his long-standing reputation as an independent-minded politician willing to fight his president and his party when he disagrees with them. While boasting of his support for the troop buildup in Iraq last year, the candidate regularly reminds audiences that he also criticized Bush’s management of the war and called for Donald H. Rumsfeld’s resignation as defense secretary.

He is “running here to be his own man,” said Charlie Black, a senior McCain strategist who has also been an informal adviser to the Bush White House over the years. “And politics is always about the future and not the past. I’m sure the Democrats will try from time to time to run against President Bush. That won’t work.”

The relationship between Bush and McCain has been at the center of so many dramas that it seemed somehow inevitable that it would come full circle. By many accounts, it took years for the two men to recover from the bruising days of the South Carolina primary in 2000, when the charges and countercharges became increasingly savage and Bush effectively destroyed McCain’s campaign. After Bush took office, McCain fought his tax-cutting proposal and forced him to sign a campaign finance overhaul despite his own reservations.

By the 2004 campaign, the two had reached detente and traveled the country together promoting Bush’s reelection bid. Afterward, with the president’s permission, McCain began lining up Bush advisers and fundraisers for his eventual run. But the senator continued to irritate the president by forging a compromise with Democrats over stalled judicial nominations, fighting the White House on detention and interrogation policies for terrorism suspects, and criticizing Bush’s handling of Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.

Eric Ueland, a top aide to then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), said much of the animosity owed more to staff friction or minor differences that were blown out of proportion. “In some respects, they are very similar,” he said. “Each identifies a goal and is incredibly persistent about pulling off that goal.”

Indeed, statistics compiled by Congressional Quarterly show that McCain voted with Bush about 90 percent of the time in five of the first six years of the president’s tenure. And the two seemed to move closer on major policies, with Bush tackling the congressional pet projects that have long been a McCain target and McCain supporting Bush’s first-term tax cuts being made permanent. They also stood together against fierce opposition to their plan to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and the decision to reinforce troops in Iraq.

“When times got tough in Iraq, and people’s knees could have buckled and people could have gone certain directions, McCain made clear, ‘I’m with you and we’ll die in the last foxhole together if need be,’ ” said Karl Rove, Bush’s former deputy chief of staff. “Rather than draw away from the unpopular strategy, McCain hugged it even tighter.”

Peter Feaver, a former Bush national security aide, said the two men reached their positions out of principle, not friendship. “I suspect the Bush-McCain convergence you see on policy has more to do with them independently confronting the same set of realities and less to do with one persuading or cajoling the other to join their bandwagon,” he said. But he noted that as Bush looks beyond the end of his term, “there is no question that McCain will be the candidate who most shares President Bush’s commitment to winning the Iraq war.”

The president has remained neutral during the nomination battle, but with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s withdrawal Thursday, McCain’s nomination became all but assured, and Bush appeared to begin trying to put the wounds of the primary season behind the Republican Party. “We have had good debates, and soon we will have a nominee who will carry a conservative banner into this election and beyond,” Bush told the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday. “The stakes in November are high. . . . So with confidence in our vision and faith in our values, let us go forward, fight for victory and keep the White House in 2008.”

Bush’s implied endorsement of McCain’s conservative bona fides could help settle doubts within the party. The president has also agreed to give “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace an hour-long interview at Camp David this weekend to talk about the fall campaign. But he plans to wait to begin any overt campaigning. “We are studiously neutral in this race, and that is where we remain today,” White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said yesterday.

While Bush is receiving record-low approval ratings from the general public, he remains popular with the Republican base, a fact that the McCain camp hopes to exploit. “Don’t underestimate the value of a sitting incumbent president on the progress of a campaign,” said Howard Opinsky, a former McCain aide. “When it comes to fund raising, President Bush is still a tremendous draw. When it comes to closing the deal with the party and getting people on board, I think President Bush can be of help.”

But the two camps will have to figure out how to coordinate through November. This will be the first time since 1952 that a president finishing his second term does not have his vice president running to succeed him in the general election, so there will not be anyone representing the campaign’s interests in daily White House planning meetings.

“It’s going to take more of an effort,” said a former administration official. “How do you make sure what the president is going to say is going to comport with what the candidate wants?”

This is just over the top.  I can not believe that our leaders have forgotten the history of the Middle East.  I just might have to post a series of articles regarding the Middle East’s history.  Not the politically correct version, but the actual truth.  Yup, that’s what I’m going to do.  Look for it coming on http://morganwrites.wordpress.com!

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Between Pulpit and Podium, Huckabee Straddles Fine Line

Posted by morganwrites on January 26, 2008

Here’s a story that aired a week ago – sorry, I had more important items to get out and this one just wasn’t that important to me ’cause I think Huckabee as president would do more harm to this country than 911.

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Mike visited a polling place in Columbia , South Carolina.  Whopee!

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Mike Huckabee mentioned his faith only glancingly in his stump speech this week at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C. Discussing presidential decisions that will matter after he is long gone, he added: “By the way, I have made arrangements for what happens after that, and it’s all good. It’s all good.”

No one missed his allusion to the afterlife at North Greenville, a Southern Baptist college, where the college president pulled back Mr. Huckabee to expand on his “salvation experience” as a 10-year-old at summer Bible school.

“I didn’t want to get dirty, because I have never felt so clean in my life,” Mr. Huckabee told a hushed crowd of several hundred.

Between his droll performance and heartfelt encore runs the delicate line that Mr. Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister before becoming governor of Arkansas, walks as he tries to fire up his fellow evangelical Christians to vote for one of their own without unnerving more secular-minded voters.

His advisers say he has counted on the support of existing networks of conservative Christian activists to help propel his shoestring campaign to a victory on Saturday in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, just as they did in the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago.

Evangelicals are expected to make up an even larger share of South Carolina primary voters, and recent polls show Mr. Huckabee locked in a close race with Senator John McCain of Arizona.

“What we didn’t know initially was would all the Christian right activists that Karl Rove built up over the last eight years come to us and give us a ground force, and that is what we have proved over the last several weeks,” said Ed Rollins, Mr. Huckabee’s national chairman. Mr. Rollins described a two-pronged pitch, playing up Mr. Huckabee’s Christian convictions to fellow evangelists and his empathy for working people to more secular voters.

But as Mr. Huckabee has moved to the front of the Republican field and as the race will now quickly move beyond the Bible Belt, his ability to harmonize both elements is under new scrutiny from the liberal and conservative sides of the pew.

Some evangelical observers say they marvel at Mr. Huckabee’s knack for making even the most conservative tenets of orthodox Southern Baptist faith, about creation, the accuracy of the Bible or gender roles, sound downright moderate when he is speaking in television interviews or at public debates.

“He is like Houdini,” said Oran P. Smith, president of a Christian conservative group, the Palmetto Family Council, admiring Mr. Huckabee’s recent defense of an official Southern Baptist statement about the family that he endorsed eight years ago.

The statement said, “A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband,” and “serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.”

Many Southern Baptists understand that to mean that just men are meant to occupy certain leadership roles like church pastor.

But in a debate last week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mr. Huckabee said the position required no subordination at all. It meant, he said, both husbands and wives “mutually showing their affection and submission as unto the Lord.”

“Biblically,” he added, “marriage is a 100-100 deal. Each partner gives 100 percent of their devotion to the other.”

Mr. Smith said, “It was masterful.” He was “still struggling,” Mr. Smith added, to understand just how Mr. Huckabee had put together his answer.

Mr. Huckabee has not always been so graceful. Speaking to a not-particularly religious crowd near Detroit on Monday, before the Michigan primary, he slipped into an argument to amend the Constitution to ban abortion and same-sex marriage, “so it’s in God’s standards, rather than try to change God’s standards.”

“Does it mean that the Constitution does not measure up to God’s standards? Is the Constitution anti-God?” asked Ted Olsen, an influential online commentator for an evangelical standard-bearer, Christianity Today. “Honestly, I’m thinking that this quote probably cost Huckabee more evangelical votes than it won him.”

By Friday morning, Mr. Huckabee had backed away from his comments, saying in an interview with CNN that he understood the Constitution as a “secular document” and had described his support for those amendments “a little more awkwardly than I have in the past.”

In debates and other interviews, Mr. Huckabee has frequently complained he is unfairly singled out for theological questions. “Everybody says religion is off limits, except we always can ask me the religious question,” he said in the recent Republican debate in Myrtle Beach.

And he has deflected some religious questions like his views about the eternity awaiting non-Christians. He has definite views about that, he said, but they are not relevant to public office.

In another debate, though, he interrupted Rudolph W. Giuliani for a chance to answer a religious question.

“Can I help you out, Mayor, on this one?” Mr. Huckabee volunteered.

But although his closing speeches barely mention religion, his final commercials here, on television and Christian radio, have entirely focused on his Christian credentials. “Faith doesn’t just influence me,” Mr. Huckabee says in one commercial. “It defines me.”

He has indeed made an art of escaping politically delicate questions about theology. He has said he favors the biblical account of creation over Darwinian evolution, but he also said he considered the two approaches largely compatible, with God’s potential role limited to the original jump-start, a view many liberal Christians endorse.

“Did he take the rib out of Adam?” Mr. Huckabee told Charlie Rose in an interview. “I have no reason to believe he didn’t. But I don’t know.”

He said there was “a strong body of science that really can put forth the argument for an evolutionary process,” but also “room for believing” in God as “a prime mover” in the process.

Such answers may not be complete statements of Southern Baptist orthodoxy, Mr. Smith of the Palmetto Family Council said, but a fuller statement of a “judgmental” faith is not likely to win Mr. Huckabee many votes outside the evangelical world.

The real question, Mr. Smith added, is, How does he decide when to say, ‘‘I am not going to answer that,’’ and when to do his Houdini routine?

David D. Kirkpatrick reported from Washington, and Michael Powell from South Carolina.

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