Saturday, August 23, 2008
(All 10 of the above are from the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida , and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
We are a bunch of fools for letting this continue
"I've had a great relationship [with Indian Americans]," Biden said. "In
Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from
India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight
Indian accent. I'm not joking."
The media and blogosphere is
exploding with reaction to the Democratic VP pick: PJM rounds up the best.
Jonah Goldberg: “I think it is an outright terrible decision on Obama’s part to pick Biden. Yes, he helps balance Obama’s inexperience on foreign policy, but he also reminds people of it. Yes, Biden could conceivably be effective as an attack dog. But Biden is such a gasbag he makes the Hindenburg look like a sack of rocks.”
AP: Barack Obama told everyone he wanted a running mate who will challenge his thinking, and now he’s got one. Joe Biden’s tendency to speak his own mind—and speak and speak—is entwined in his DNA.”
Blast from the past: “I’m sticking with McCain,” Biden said in 2004. (MSNBC)
R.S. McCain: “The thing is, Joe is old news. Very old news. And he’s got no executive experience. To jerk around the national press for a full week, only to deliver Joe Biden — this is a disappointment. Imagine the reactions of those poor saps getting their text messages: ‘WTF? Dude. Joe Biden?’”
Ed Driscoll: “If there were any Obamamaniacs relying solely upon their text messages to find out who the Messiah’s veep would be, they were the last to know.”
Hot Air: “After a week of excruciating suspense, the big revelation is Joe Hairplugs?”
The Moderate Voice: This is a big deal for little Delaware
Seth Gittel: Unpublished comments by Biden on Obama.
AP: “The candidate of change went with the status quo.”
HuffPo: Obama-Biden logo revealed.
Jim Geraghty, NRO: “It’s hard for Obama supporters to play the age card any longer, as their potential veep is all of six years younger than McCain.”
Marc Ambinder: “This is a formidable ticket, and a risky ticket, and not a comfort zone choice for Obama…criticism will focus on Biden’s 1987 plagiarism bout, his support of credit card companies (he pushed the bankruptcy bill that Dems now hate), his comments about Obama, his racial obliviousness.”
WSJ: “The McCain campaign was quick to ridicule the choice. ‘There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama’s lack of experience than Joe Biden,’ said his spokesman, Ben Borritt.”
Taylor Marsh: “If not Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden is absolutely the next best pick in my view. No doubt, many will be fueled to act out on this, but they’re not thinking of the larger goal.”
Riehl World View: “I can’t believe Obama doesn’t feel like he’s sitting on a keg of dynamite with Biden - just hoping he doesn’t go off.”
CNN: A flurry of activity at the Biden house.
Washington Note: “Wait till America gets to know Jill Biden – she’s an impressive woman”
Patrick Ruffini: Joe Biden vs. Joe Biden’s Mouth
DailyKos prints the message body: “Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET on www.BarackObama.com. Spread the word!”
Biden in his own words:
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The only thing we can be sure of is that Obama will choose someone who is the polar opposite of all his advisers until now. In other words, it will be a very, very white male who was probably proud of his country even before being chosen as Obama's running mate.
After seeing Obama defend infanticide with the glib excuse that the question of when life begins is above his "pay-grade," Rev. Jeremiah Wright announced that although he's known Obama for 30 years, he only recently became aware of how extreme the senator's viewpoints were. Wright, after all, has his reputation to consider.
Click here to continue reading Ann Coulter's column
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Nearly 2 in 3 voters want someone else
Stunning 62.4% of Americans would like to see better choices of candidates, parties in future
Posted: August 19, 2008
6:38 pm Eastern
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
WASHINGTON - A Zogby International poll commissioned by WND shows a surprisingly low 71.7 percent closely identifying with either of the two front-running, major-party candidates for president and a stunning 62.4 percent expressing their desire to see more viable candidate and party choices in future elections.
Unlike any other scientific poll conducted in 2008, this survey asked randomly selected respondents about their level of enthusiasm for presidential candidates and offered the actual alternatives to the major party candidates that will appear on most ballots across the country – as well as the option of simply not voting.
Barack Obama came in first with just 38.1 percent of the vote to John McCain's 33.6 percent.