From the monthly archives:

September 2008

Let’s Not Teach The World To Sing

September 30, 2008

It’s no secret that Barack Obama is trying to overcome the perception that he suffers from a God complex. It’s also no secret that Obama supporters have been known to display cult-like behavior. Maybe some of the One’s followers don’t have enough blood in their Kool-Aid stream, but you’d think that supporters of a candidate [...]

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Obama’s Debate Bounce

September 30, 2008

We could follow hastily concocted debate-night tracking polls or even overanalyze focus groups with minuscule sample sizes; or we could take a look at today’s tracking polls to see where John McCain and Barack Obama stand today relative to where they did before. Today is the day to do this because today is the first [...]

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Newt and Dave Have a Plan

September 30, 2008

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has articulated a very simple immediate solution to the Wall Street crisis: end “mark-to-market” (or fair value) accounting practices which undervalues assets and solve 70% of the crisis today.  That’s why Paulson thinks he can use the $700 billion to buy these assets at 10 cents on the dollar and sell them [...]

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Where Have All the Conservatives Gone?

September 30, 2008

I enjoy reading National Review’s The Corner.  It is a great blog with some great contributors, from K-Lo, to The Great One (Mark Levin).  For the past two days, however, reading some of the contributors on the Corner has gotten my blood boiling.  From Rich Lowry and his friends, to Victor Davis Hanson, Ramesh Ponnuru, Peter Wehner, and Jim [...]

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Blame the Democrats for Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac

September 30, 2008

  These are your culprits, America,  The Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis is the fault of the Democrats.  It all started with the Community Redevelopment Act of 1975, which was desinged to force banks to give low-income housing to those who could not afford it.  For the first 20 years of its existence, however, it was not highly enforced.  Author Dan [...]

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Pulpit Freedom Sunday Sparks an Old Controversy

September 29, 2008

Yesterday was “Pulpit Freedom Sunday:” a time when 32 pastors across 22 states decided to test the separation between church and state against the IRS and judicial interpretation that certain speech is political, and thereby if spoken forom the pulpit would risk the tax-exempt status of the church in question.  The Alliance Defense Fund want to get the [...]

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Bailout Fails — What Next?

September 29, 2008

The proposed $700 Billion Bailout failed to pass today, 207 for, 226 against.  In reaction, the DOW dropped 700+ points, before rallying again to around  a 300-point drop for the day, and is now bouncing between a 300 and 600 point drop.  As expected, the majority of conservatives opposed the bill (66 for, 132 against) but [...]

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Let the Private Sector Fix the Economy

September 29, 2008

Hat tip to MrsSal for finding this one.  With the $700 Billing Bailout package looming, the Boston Globe reports today that investment firms such as Bain Capital want a chance to bid on the distressed assets that the government is planning to “bail out.“  From the article:  Boston’s Bain Capital and Bank of New York [...]

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The Bailout Draft Fiasco

September 28, 2008

No real down-home American can stomach the $700 billion Wall Street bailout suggestion of Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson so rumor has it Congress has a draft bill going around which will do something different: $250 billion immediately + $100 billion a bit later + $350 billion thereafter = Ok… carry the one… all right…  $700 billion?!? [...]

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Evaluating SNL Political Satire

September 28, 2008

I am not one opposed to political satire, whether it be against my own candidate or the opposition, when it is done well.  For example, I thought the first SNL skit two weeks ago of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin was hilariously funny.  This week, however, I thought that the SNL skit at the top of [...]

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McCain Supporters in Manhattan

September 28, 2008

They’re open-minded. They’re peaceful. They’re intellectual. They’re tolerant. At least that’s what liberals tell us all the time. Kudos to those McCain supporters who recently put liberals’ self-proclaimed virtues to the test by merely walking through the streets of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Here are the results. Charming.

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WARNING: ACORN Voter Fraud Alert

September 28, 2008

The community organization ACORN ( Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ) has had a real pattern of voter fraud through a history of sketchy registration practices and embezzlement.  They are die-in-the-wool Democrats rooting for Barack Obama obviously.  ACORN also has successfully gotten their hands into a Congressional slush fund designed to hook up low-income people with risky home-loans.  Believe it [...]

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Congress Needs to Go

September 27, 2008

With the current mess that is the Democrat-controlled congress, and still living in the shadows of what was a dysfunctional Republican congress just two years ago, The Anchoress posted today an old column that was written back in the 1980s by Charlie Reese, entitled The 545 people responsible for all U.S. Woes.  In it, he writes about [...]

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Is America Shifting Left?

September 27, 2008

Michael Barone makes the case in a recent article that this coming election may be an inflection point in American politics, much as the 1930s when there was a shift towards the idea that government could solve problems, and again in the 1980s when there was a shift to the idea that government is the problem.  [...]

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McCain’s Debate Win

September 27, 2008

Focus groups are a double edged sword. On the one hand, focus groups are more useful than properly-conducted polls because they allow us to explore the reasons behind people’s thoughts in greater depth than a properly-conducted poll does. On the flip side, the small sample size one gets in a focus groups makes them highly [...]

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Luntz Focus Group = Obama Wins

September 27, 2008

Frank Luntz’s focus group had a number of things to say last night after the first Presidential debate between McCain and Obama.  Here’s the video link. Most of the group of undecided voters generally liked what Obama had to say more than McCain.  I was put off by their focus on Obama’s style and empty [...]

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Kissinger Sets Obama Straight

September 26, 2008

It should be obvious, but Barack Obama wandered into Bizarro World tonight. Henry Kissinger sets him straight. No one in their right mind would negotiate with Iran at the Presidential level without preconditions.

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McCain Ad on First Debate

September 26, 2008

Holy crap! Talk about rapid response!

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First Presidential Debate

September 26, 2008

Tonight is the first Presidential Debate, with a focus on foreign policy.  LiveBlog of this event is here. LiveBlogging will start at approximately 8:45 PM, EST. Feel free to contribute by leaving comments.  

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Let Sarah Be Sarah

September 26, 2008

Like most conservatives, we here at Axis of Right are intellectually honest. So in the words of our party’s Presidential candidate, it’s time for some straight talk. Sarah Palin was downright awful in her recent interview with Katie Couric on SeeBS, and frankly, we could see it coming. The Sarah Palin we’ve seen on the [...]

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The Presidential Debate is On!

September 26, 2008

The First Presidential Debate is on tonight, after much indecision over whether it would occur or not.  It still remains to be seen what the topic of the debate will be, if it will be the pre-planned foreign policy discussion or whether the focus will instead turn to economic and domestic issues.  In a statement released, [...]

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Obama Censorship

September 26, 2008

Democrats want to censor political speech.  In particular, Obama wants to defend political speech.  For all of the talk of free speech coming out of the Democrat party, it seems to only apply to liberals, pornographers, and Hollywood.  But Conservative free speech?  Unthinkable.  That is why the Democrats support the “Fairness Doctrine” and why Barack [...]

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Murtha Gets Sued

September 25, 2008

One of the Marines accused of murder of Iraq civilians in Haditha, Iraq, and has since been cleared, is now bringing suite against Rep. John Murtha (D-PA).  The Marine, former Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt, is bringing the suite for defamation of character.  Rep. Murtha had repeatedly accused the Marines involved in committing “Cold-Blooded killings”.  I am not one to [...]

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Dear Demoralized Republicans,

September 25, 2008

Since “the sky is falling” seems to be the only thing I’m hearing from many Republicans this week, I am writing this post to share some perspective with you.  John Podhoretz writes this piece today asking everyone to chill out and take a breath for a moment.  I agree with him, and so should you. Now, [...]

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A Catholic on the English Throne?

September 25, 2008

Gordon Brown has drawn up an interesting proposal that would allow Catholics to sit on the English throne for the first time in over 300 years.  Presumably, people from other currently excluded faiths would also be eligible to wear the crown as well. Given the decline of Anglican Church attendance, the increase in Catholic Church [...]

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What’s in a Poll?

September 25, 2008

The latest round of polls are out, and they are somewhat all over the map.  Polls currently range from McCain up by 1 (Battleground) to Obama ahead by 9 points (Washington Post), with most giving Obama a slight edge.  Looking at the poll averages over at RealClearPolitics, it is worth noting that mos of the [...]

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Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

September 25, 2008

The debate over postponing tomorrow’s debate could be a little tricky for John McCain, especially if suspending his campaign includes talking heads. Fortunately, McCain received some unexpected expected support from a prominent “Obama supporter” on this morning’s Good Morning America. Not only did Bill Clinton excuse McCain for wanting to postpone tomorrow’s debate on national [...]

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McCain Suspends Campaign

September 24, 2008

John McCain suspended his campaign this afternoon in order to return to Washington to help foster a “solution” to the current economic crisis.  The Paulson deal is near-dead, as according to Drudge, only four Republican congressmen support the plan.  He has asked for the Presidential debate scheduled for Friday to be postponed while he, Obama, [...]

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Religion in Politics and the Election of 2008

September 24, 2008

Despite the so-called “Wall of Separation” between Church and State, religion always plays a part in our nation’s politics, as many issues stem from people’s view of the world, which is often formed in large part by faith.  Religions faith touches the core of a human being;  it is a way of looking at the world, and [...]

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Democrats Attempt Ohio Voter Suppression

September 24, 2008

Despite all of the talk, it has been well documented that there was no evidence of voter suppression of Democrats, minorities, or others in 2000 by the Republicans or Bush Campaign, although there was a concerted effort to suppress military absentee ballots by the Gore campaign.  Now, in 2008, the Ohio Democrat Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner [...]

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