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Obama Going Down in Flames

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 14, 2008

Or so says the latest figures from Rasmussen:

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide disagree with Barack Obama’s statement that people in small towns “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 25% agree with the Democratic frontrunner while 19% are not sure.

Partisan and ideological differences suggest that the comments are more likely to be a factor in the General Election than in the Primaries. A plurality of politically liberal voters—46%–agree with Obama’s statement while 33% disagree. Moderate voters take the opposite view and disagree by a 51% to 27% margin. Seventy-four percent (74%) of conservatives disagree with Obama’s statement, only 12% agree.

Democrats are fairly evenly divided—34% agree with Obama and 43% disagree. Generally, Obama supporters agree with him while Hillary Clinton’s supporters disagree.

Republicans overwhelmingly disagree with the statement and unaffiliated voters disagree by a two-to-one margin.

Another successful result of Operation C.H.A.O.S. !!! That will teach the libs to mess in our primary…because we will hit back…

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HuffPo Calls McCain Conservative

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 14, 2008

Here is a little gem I found at the lefty website, Huffington Post:

WASHINGTON — The independent label sticks to John McCain because he antagonizes fellow Republicans and likes to work with Democrats.

But a different label applies to his actual record: conservative.

The likely Republican presidential nominee is much more conservative than voters appear to realize. McCain leans to the right on issue after issue, not just on the Iraq war but also on abortion, gay rights, gun control and other issues that matter to his party’s social conservatives.

The four-term Arizona senator, a longtime member of the Armed Services Committee, criticized the earlier handling of the war but has been a crucial ally in President Bush’s effort to increase and maintain U.S. forces in Iraq.

Besides the war, McCain agrees broadly with Bush and other conservatives on:

_Abortion. McCain promises to appoint judges who, in the mold of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, are likely to limit the reach of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. McCain’s record is not spotless on abortion: He said once, in 1999, that Roe v. Wade should not be overturned. But that amounted to a blip in an otherwise unbroken record of opposing abortion rights for women.

“I am pro-life and an advocate for the rights of man everywhere in the world,” McCain told the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. “Because to be denied liberty is an offense to nature and nature’s Creator.”

_Gay rights. McCain opposes gay marriage. True, he does not support a federal ban on gay marriage on grounds the issue traditionally has been decided by states. But McCain worked to ban gay marriage in Arizona. He also supports the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and he opposed legislation to protect gay people from job discrimination or hate crimes.

“I’m proud to have led an effort in my home state to change our state constitution and to protect the sanctity of marriage as between a man and woman,” he told CNN in March. “I will continue to advocate for those fundamental principals of our party and our faith.”

_Gun control. McCain voted against a ban on assault-style weapons and for shielding gun-makers and dealers from civil suits. He did vote in favor of requiring background checks at gun shows, but in general he sides with the National Rifle Association in favor of gun rights.

When the Supreme Court held arguments last month on Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban, McCain said it was “a landmark case for all Americans who believe, as I do, that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.”

What are these guys trying to do? Convert the real conservatives to support him?

If HuffPo puts out too many more pieces like this…I may have to get out and campaign for McCain!

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Iraqi Freedom Journal for April 14th

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 14, 2008

Just in case you can’t find it elsewhere.

Download a copy for yourself.

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Barack Obama Animated Short

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 14, 2008

Ever wonder how Barack Obama got the way he is? Well, wonder no more!

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SpaceVidCast 003

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 14, 2008

One of the joys of now having DSL, is that I can keep up with so much more stuff on the internet, and this is one of them:

SpaceVidCast Website

And (if i can remember) I’ll put up a reminder or embed the show every week.

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