Monday, November 03, 2008

Reasons Not To Vote For Obama

First, let me start with the question of Obama's citizenship. Attorney Philip J. Berg, during the primary season, filed suit to require Obama to prove he's a natural born citizen of the US, since only that kind of citizen can be president. His efforts were helped (in the public square, not in the courtroom) by reports that Obama's Kenyan grandmother remembered being in the delivery room when Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. was born. In Kenya. To a mother who was legally too young to confer her American citizenship to her new bundle of joy. And unconfirmed reports circulated that an investigator was able to obtain a Kenyan birth certificate for this event, but I can't find any evidence that this was true.

In the end, Berg's case was dismissed. The judge said that voters don't have the legal standing to enforce the constitutional requirements of the presidency against a candidate for that office. I'm presuming, based on some of the wording, that if Obama wins, then maybe voters will be able to sue.

But yesterday Hawaiian officials declared that Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate is genuine, so that issue looks to be moot at this point. But really, there are plenty of other, better, reasons not to vote for Barack Obama.


I know. I know. People on the left don't think this point has any meaning. After all, it's old news. But Barack Obama has more unsavory friends and associates than any three other presidential candidates in the recent past. Does Obama even have any friends who are genuinely nice people?

Racist, anti-(white)American pastor Jeremiah Wright. Anti-(white)American priest Michale Pfleger. Domestic terrorist William Ayers. Convicted felon and Obama fundraiser Tony Rezko. PLO-supporting Khalid Rashidi. Even Michelle Obama's black "separationism" thesis at Princeton.

There's a saying that you know a man by his friends. These are Obama's friends.

Charles Krauthammer had an interesting take on the dismissal of Obama's associations by the liberal press:

Let me get this straight. A couple of agitated yahoos in a rally of thousands yell something offensive and incendiary, and John McCain and Sarah Palin are not just guilty by association -- with total strangers, mind you -- but worse: guilty according to The New York Times of "race-baiting and xenophobia."

But should you bring up Barack Obama's real associations -- 20 years with Jeremiah Wright, working on two foundations and distributing money with William Ayers, citing the raving Michael Pfleger as one who helps him keep his moral compass (Chicago Sun-Times, April 2004) and the long-standing relationship with the left-wing vote-fraud specialist ACORN -- you have crossed the line into illegitimate guilt by association. Moreover, it is tinged with racism.

Exactly. Who you surround yourself with matters, and Obama has surrounded himself for years with angry, America-hating creeps. It raises the serious question of who he will surround himself with during his administration, should he win (God forbid).


Obama wants us to conserve energy, and to do that, he wants "price signals" to make us quit using so much energy. If he artificially inflates the cost of gas and electricity through taxation, then he makes consumers hurt enough to stop driving and to keep the lights off at home.

At the same time, he wants to bankrupt the coal industry with greenhouse gas cap-and-trade fees, so no new coal plants will be built. And he opposes offshore oil drilling, though in August he softened that position to maybe possibly consider it.


Obama is so much in favor of abortion that he does not appear to be on record opposing any kind of abortion for any reason. He supports allowing "aborted" babies that are born alive to die without medical care. He supports partial-birth abortion, the process of delivering the baby in a breech position but leaving the head inside the mother and puncturing the baby's skull to suck out the brain. He has promised Planned Parenthood, "The first thing I will do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act."

The bill would codify the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, into law in all the states. This would overturn state laws that have been passed to limit or delay abortions. Contrary to Mr. Obama's pledges to reduce the number of abortions, he really wants to make them easier to get - while overriding state and federal laws.

Judicial Appointments

Obama believes that condition of a judicial nominee's heart is a more important consideration than his understanding of the law and the Constitution.


Obama wants to raise taxes on the "rich" to give tax breaks to everybody else. Unfortunately, the definition of rich keeps dropping. It started as $250,000 then dropped to $200,000, then Biden said it was $150,000. Then Bill Richardson, while campaigning for Obama, defined rich as people making $120,000. The bottom line is that when Obama says, "rich," if you pay taxes, he's talking about you.

And what does Obama plan to do with his tax increases? He wants to "spread the wealth." Just ask Joe the Plumber. This post at Flopping Aces, including comment #2 and #16, gives real-world examples of the realities of redistributing wealth.

Don't forget, if you oppose higher taxes, Obama thinks you're selfish.

There's much more...

...but I'm running out of time.

DO NOT let the exit polling tomorrow discourage you from voting! It's not as bad as it looks. The exit polling in 2000 showed Al Gore winning Florida, and in 2004 they showed Kerry winning. The Democrats over-poll in exit polling because Republicans don't trust the pollsters and media, and so they decline to talk more than Democrats do. Keep the faith and VOTE MCCAIN/PALIN!


Here's a good summary of Obama's position on many topics, in his own words.


Anonymous said...

More Bad News Today:

Obama McCain Spread

RCP National Average 51.2 44.2 Obama +7.0
Favorable Ratings +17.0 +9.3 Obama +7.7
Intrade Market Odds 90.7 10.0
Electoral College
RCP Electoral Count 278 132 Obama +146
No Toss Up States 338 200 Obama +138

Battleground States
Florida 48.5 46.0 Obama +2.5
North Carolina 47.8 47.8 Tie
Virginia 50.0 45.8 Obama +4.2
Ohio 49.3 45.0 Obama +4.3
Missouri 47.2 47.6 McCain +0.4
Colorado 50.5 45.0 Obama +5.5
Nevada 49.6 43.4 Obama +6.2

LA Times
Nov. 3

Final Rove electoral map sees large Obama win over McCain

Well, the final day before the official presidential voting and the final version of Karl Rove's exclusive national electoral map sees a strong victory for Barack Obama, gaining the most electoral votes since Bill Clinton's lopsided win over Bob Dole in 1996.

According to the research of compiled state polls by Karl Rove & Co., the hypothetical electoral college numbers suggest an Obama win over the Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin of 338 electoral votes to 200.

For the final report, Rove has allocated each state to the candidate leading there in state polls today.

According to these calculations, Obama takes hard-fought Florida. But McCain edges ahead in Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota and North Carolina.

Rove notes that Obama and McCain are in dead heats in North Carolina and Missouri, but the most recent polls over the weekend show a trend toward the Republican ticket. "Florida, too, could end up in McCain’s column," Rove adds, "since he’s benefited from recent movement in the state." But it's not enough for the Arizona senator to capture the necessary 270.

For an explanation of the research methodology and for a chart showing the study's movements week by week since July 1, click on the Read more line below. The Ticket's appreciation to Rove & Co. for its permission to publish these polls simultaneously throughout the recent hotly contested months.

--Andrew Malcolm

The Street.Com
Polls: Obama First, McCain Second

11/03/08 - 05:01 PM EST

Eight national presidential polls released Monday put Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) behind Sen. Barack Obama (D., Ill.) in the race for the White House Tuesday. McCain loses in every poll by an average of more than seven points, confirming predictions by many pundits of a McCain loss in the popular vote.

McCain's only chance for a win would be an unlikely scenario similar to 2000 when President Bush upset Al Gore by winning the electoral college. However, the swing state polls show McCain is in the hole there as well, and any upset scenario forces a focus on the several big states -- Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Ohio has served as an accurate predictor of the presidential race since 1960. Despite McCain focusing on the home state of Joe the Plumber, he has fallen behind in Ohio in most presidential polls. The most favorable poll for McCain, conducted by Fox, has McCain tied with Obama. The poll least favorable to McCain's chances, Quinnipiac, has him down seven points.

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 10:28 AM EST
New poll: Obama leads by 10 points in Pa.
Pittsburgh Business Times
A new poll finds Democrat Barack Obama holding a substantial lead over Republican John McCain in Pennsylvania, as the two candidates campaign down to the wire Monday.

The final pre-election poll from Quinnipiac University shows Obama with a 10-point lead over McCain. Obama leads 52 percent to 42 percent, the poll found, compared to last week's poll, which showed Obama with a slightly larger lead of 11 points, with 53 percent to McCain's 41 percent.

Obama also leads McCain in Ohio by seven percentage points, 50 percent to 43 percent. The other swing state in Quinnipiac's poll, Florida, is still too close to call, the poll found.

The poll surveyed likely voters between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.

Poll Shows Obama Deflected Recent Attacks
Republicans Challenged Democrat on Taxes, Readiness and Crisis Management

Monday, November 3, 2008; Page A09

With one day to go, Democrat Barack Obama appears to have rebuffed recent GOP efforts to label him as "too liberal" or too big a gamble.

The new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll puts Obama well out in front over Republican John McCain and finds that Obama has firmly reestablished his advantage on handling the economy, beaten back a challenge on taxes and has an edge in terms of perceptions about which candidate would better deal with an unexpected major crisis.

November 2, 2008, 7:00 PM
CBS Poll: Obama Maintains 13 Point Lead
Posted by Brian Montopoli| 138

With two days left until the presidential election, Barack Obama continues to lead John McCain by 13 points among likely voters, 54 percent to 41 percent, a new CBS News poll finds. The margin in the new poll, released Sunday, is identical to that in a CBS News poll released Saturday.

As the number of undecided voters has dwindled, so has the number that says their minds can still change. More than nine in 10 of each candidate’s voters now say they have made up their minds about who to vote for and are not likely to change. Just seven percent of Obama voters and 8 percent of McCain voters say they still might change their minds.

With two days to go, only 8 percent of likely voters are uncommitted – either they have not yet chosen a candidate, or their minds could still change. Nearly all of these uncommitted voters say they plan to vote.

ABC News

Daily Tracking Poll: Not Just Economy and Bush; Palin Is Trouble for McCain Too
Obama Leads McCain 54-43 in Latest ABC News/Washington Post Poll
Nov. 3, 2008
Barack Obama's strong close in the 2008 campaign has been boosted by more than the shell-shocked economy and the Bush legacy. There's also Sarah Palin, and the concern she incites, especially among voters who are worried about John McCain's age.
More PhotosForty-six percent of likely voters now say having Palin on the ticket makes them less likely to support McCain -- up 14 points in just the past month and more than double what it was in early September. And among those who call the candidates' age an important factor in their vote, more, 61 percent, say Palin makes them less likely to back McCain.

Nat Public Radio
All Things Considered, November 2, 2008 · The final Pew Research Center poll of the 2008 presidential election gives Barack Obama a 49 to 42 percent lead over his rival, John McCain. Though still a significant lead, it's suddenly a much tighter race than Obama's 15-point lead from last week.

There are two things closing the gap, says Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center. First, McCain has made some gains among whites, independents and middle-income voters. But the other boost he's enjoying comes from narrowing the pool of responses from registered voters to likely voters.

Typically, Republican voters tend to vote more regularly than some Democratic voting groups — particularly young people and blacks, Kohut says. So while turnout is up among those groups, it's also up across the board — giving Republicans a boost when the poll focuses on likely voters.

It may not be as strong as a week ago, but Obama's lead in the Pew poll agrees with several national polls that have him ahead by a 5-point average.

"This is a pretty substantial lead," Kohut says. "We haven't had a lead for a candidate this substantial since 1996, when President Clinton was leading Sen. Dole in the final weekend of the campaign."

But that's not the only poll data leaning in Obama's favor.
The strength of each candidate's support among likely voters has historically been a significant indicator of a race's outcome. According to the Pew poll, 36 percent of likely voters say they strongly support Obama, while only 24 percent say they are strong supporters of McCain.

"Typically," Kohut says, "if we look back to elections going back to 1960, invariably the candidate with the stronger support wins the election."

SkyePuppy said...


Maybe all that polling in favor of Obama will persuade the Obama supporters not to bother to vote...

janice said...

I agree with Skye, all the victory laps in the media will lead many dems to skip the polls and go right to the party.

I'm not giving up on McCain/Palin. I believe they're gonna pull it out today.

I'm resting with the will of God.