Saturday, September 20, 2008

Lines o' the day: Obama votes present on the economy and Iran

I've got several winners. Let's start with The Anchoress:

Obama, Empty suit. Untruthful, blithering empty suit with too many dubious connections. Ask him about the AIG bailout, he votes “present.” If Palin had answered as he did, she’d be excoriated as “stupid” and “not ready.” But he’s The One. Put him in the WH with a Dem controlled Congress and a few judges to name to the SCOTUS and you can just turn out the lights.

Number Two: Iran's president prepares for his visit to New York:

Speaking to reporters at a press conference ahead of his visit to New York, Ahmadinejad also repeated previous anti-Israel comments, calling the Holocaust by Nazi Germany a "fake."

The Iranian President stated that the Jewish state wouldn't survive in any form.

He smirked at a former mantra of the Israeli right of a "Greater" Israel that would include occupied Palestinian territories, saying that while "some say the idea of Greater Israel has expired, I say the idea of a Lesser Israel has expired, too."

Number three: John McCain describes the ramifications of the protest against Iran's nutjob "president" Mahmoud Ahma-asshat (I think that's the way his name is spelled). There's an anti-Iran rally scheduled for Monday and Hillary Clinton was invited. When she found out that Sarah Palin was also invited, she instantly dropped out. Reportedly, the George Soros (a prime backer of and Barack Obama teams then swung into action and pressured the rally organizer to disinvite Palin. John McCain's response?

Regrettably that invitation has since been withdrawn under pressure from Democratic partisans. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Republicans, Democrats and independents alike to oppose Ahmadinejad's goal of a nuclear armed Iran. Senator Obama's campaign had the opportunity to join us. Senator Obama chose politics rather than the national interest.

Number four: EIB describes the ramifications of the botched rally against Ahmedinejad:

...if the Democrat Party and its extreme kook fringe cannot even unify, if we can't stand as one against the threat by Iran, then what the hell can we unify on? Why the hell should we be worried about the crossing the aisle and trying to break bread, make contact, find some sort of commonality with people like this, who would rather embarrass Sarah Palin and deny her a chance to show up and protest Iran or this group, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, what is there that we have in common with these people? How do you compromise with people who hate the country? How do you compromise with people who want this country to lose military conflicts? The Soros crowd, the far left, how do you compromise with them? Why do you want to walk across the aisle and meet 'em halfway or even partial way? Why don't you instead just want to wipe 'em out politically?

Number five: Jennifer Rubin, writing at Pajamas Media:

But Barack Obama may have been the biggest loser on a number of fronts... Obama is after all struggling to overcome skepticism in the Jewish community. His past affiliation with Palestinian groups, his flip-flop on an “Undivided Jerusalem,” his coterie of advisors who have made troubling comments regarding Israel or America Jews have given pause to some Jews, the vast majority of whom have voted Democratic in presidential elections.  The fact that partisan politics by Obama’s allies — and perhaps his own campaign — submarined an event in defense of both U.S. and Israeli interests will not go unnoticed. Many will ask: “Is bumping Palin off the stage more important than standing up to Ahmadinejad?” It seems so.

Number six: Barack Obama's website, describing his tough stance on Iran.

Diplomacy: Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to pressure Iran directly to change their troubling behavior. Obama and Biden would offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization, economic investments, and a move toward normal diplomatic relations. If Iran continues its troubling behavior, we will step up our economic pressure and political isolation. Seeking this kind of comprehensive settlement with Iran is our best way to make progress.

Obama appears to be doing his best to live up to the nom de guerre long assigned to the Democrats: Party of Weakness.

His pathetic, feeble statement is sure to have Mahmoud and Khameini quaking in their boots. No wonder Iran's proxy -- the terrorist group Hamas -- endorsed Obama.

Update: Jewish groups were threatened with the loss of their tax-exempt status if they invited Palin to speak at the anti-Ahmadinejad rally. But ACORN is still tax-exempt?

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