Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Obama Gets Powell Nod

As I am sure you know by now, former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president on Meet the Press Sunday. I served with Powell in the Reagan Administration, and while I deeply respected his military service to our country, I was never under any illusions that he was a conservative. He was not. Most of you will remember that one of President Reagan's finest moments was when he went to Berlin, Germany, and standing before the Brandenburg Gate, he delivered a speech challenging Mikhail Gorbachev to "Tear down this wall." Before Reagan delivered that famous speech, Powell repeatedly tried to get that line cut out because he felt it was "too provocative." Reagan eventually told Powell to back off because the challenge to Gorbachev was the reason for the speech.

Powell's interview was telling. Among the reasons he cited for choosing Obama was that Powell did not want two more conservative appointments on the Supreme Court. If Powell objects to men like Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts, it tells us a lot about his liberalism.

But for me the most puzzling thing of all is why the military man Powell would endorse a man like Obama, whose policies would have guaranteed America's defeat in Iraq and the humiliation of our men and women in uniform. And Powell made this endorsement on the weekend that the last U.S. Marines were leaving the former "hell hole" of Fallujah in victory after having defeated the jihadists that held that city in their grip for so long.

Powell's endorsement is nonsensical, and it leaves open the question of just how big a factor race was in his decision.

Elect Obama – Get A Crisis!

Several times in the last year, I have warned readers of this daily report that if Senator Obama is elected, our foreign enemies (Yes, Obama, we have enemies!) would quickly threaten the U.S. in an international security crisis. Amazingly, Obama's running mate, Senator Joe Biden, agrees with me.

ABC News reported that in a rally in Seattle over the weekend, Biden said this to a startled crowd:

"Mark my words…It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama… The world is looking… Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate."
This may be the only issue Biden and I agree about: Our enemies would "test" Barack Obama because they sense he is weak. I am just as positive they would not "test" a President McCain.

The Audacity Of Democrat Arrogance

The Democrats have their measuring tapes out already, and they are sizing up the curtains in the Oval Office. A reporter for a local Washington, D.C., news outlet ran into Nancy Pelosi this weekend. Asked about the outcome of the November election, Pelosi replied, "100% Barack Obama is going to win!" And here's a headline from the Associated Press late Friday afternoon: "Obama's transition team meets, candidate pushes on." Another headline read: "Barack Obama Lines Up Cabinet Of Stars."

According to the AP story, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta is leading the Obama transition team. Podesta also happens to head up the leftwing Center for American Progress, which in 2007 produced a report making the ideological case for the re-imposition of the "Fairness Doctrine" to shut down talk radio.

This election is far from over. There are two weeks left until Election Day, and in spite of shattering all fundraising and spending records in what is arguably the most favorable political environment Democrats have had in decades, Obama's slim lead in the polls appears to be shrinking.

I continue to be amazed by the messages I am receiving from good folks who did not realize how radically pro-abortion Barack Obama is and who have no idea that he wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which he once called an "abhorrent law." Thanks to Joe the Plumber, many are just now learning about his socialist, "spread the wealth" leanings.

There is still time to get this information out to the American people, and with your help, Campaign for Working Families will do everything we can to expose Barack Obama's radical record!

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