Obama Prepares to Diffuse Expectations

Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.

Maybe Obama really isn’t showing his true colors and he’s allowing people to think whatever the heck they want about him…no matter how untrue. Maybe once again we’ve encountered political rhetoric rather than the truth.

Go figure.

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Protecting the Disabled Babies

I have been a fan of Bush for his entire presidency. Though many of us pro-lifers were disappointed that he didn’t fulfill his promises of focusing on abolishing abortion during his presidency — he was legitimately distracted by 9/11 — he did make a few good moves.

Like the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act which was signed into law on October 8th. I guess 90% of babies prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted. The Awareness Act will, at the very least, ensure that parents of diagnosed children receive information to make informed decisions.

So, in the flurry of deciding who our next president will be, I am personally thanking President Bush for finishing well.

Sources: LifeNews and Nation Review Online

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Bristol Palin & Levi Johnson

Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston

If I were Bristol Palin, I’d be googling myself (though it may not be the wisest thing, since there are people out there saying terrible things about her family).

I wanted to offer my thoughts on the whole situation (for those not familiar with “the situation,” vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, is 5 months pregnant out of wedlock).I think Bristol’s bravery to even get to the point of telling her parents that she was pregnant shows a lot of courage. I know what it’s like to be in a family that is watched all the time; Bristol would have known the implications of admitting her pregnancy instead of secretly getting an abortion. She would have known that her mom would have to make a public statement and that people would all of the sudden want her picture and be crawling the internet for careless statements.

No, I don’t condone sex out of wedlock or abortion. But why chew up and spit out a young couple who are trying to make their mistake right? I think Bristol is beautiful and has the kind of courage some could only dream of. More power to her.

I Like This “Abortion Contortion”

Though this article is slanted with a pro-Obama pro-choice viewpoint, hearing a frustrated Democrat claim John McCain is getting pro-choice votes because he “looks like a maverick” is encouraging to this pro-life Republican. Lithwick sounds like she’s shaking in her boots that McCain might steal some — albeit, much needed — votes from Barack Obama.

Sorry to allow my passion for politics to seep through on this blog, but even just in regards to the pro-life movement, this article is encouraging. (Though I’m sure that was Lithwick’s last intention!)

Super Tuesday Post #4

Dobson sure doesn’t like McCain. Read the entire statement here.

DOBSON: I am deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, voted for embryonic stem-cell research to kill nascent human beings, opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, has little regard for freedom of speech, organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters in judicial hearings, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language. I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are.

Super Tuesday Post #3

What did Rush say about Romney today?

RUSH: I think now, based on the way the campaign has shaken out, that there probably is a candidate on our side who does embody all three legs of the conservative stool, and that’s Romney. The three stools or the three legs of the stool are national security/foreign policy, the social conservatives, and the fiscal conservatives. The social conservatives are the cultural people. The fiscal conservatives are the economic crowd: low taxes, smaller government, get out of the way.

Of course, the foreign policy crowd is obviously what it is. I don’t think there’s anybody on our side who doesn’t care about national security, which is why I found it amazing that McCain gets the bulk of those, because the idea that Romney or Huckabee are going to punt national security? In Huckabee’s case, you might just say the things he’s saying about it represent an ignorance born of inexperience in the subject. I don’t think Huckabee has any deleterious intentions about the country. When it comes to the fiscal side, you cannot say — you just cannot say — that John McCain is interested. He’s even admitted he’s not interested in the social side. He’s not interested in the economic side. He said this, and when he has spoken up about it, he sides more often with liberal Democrats on fiscal issues than he does with his own side. That’s problematic. This is why I think — and why I have said — that the Republican Party, not conservatism, but the Republican Party is in big trouble if it is empowered and gets elected by attracting people who also hold liberal Democrat views simply because they like McCain because of his character, his honor, his prisoner of war story, and they don’t like Hillary or Obama.

Super Tuesday Post #2

So Huckabee took all 18 delegates in West Virginia. Seems like it should be an encouraging sign to Huck supporters, no? Well read the fine print. McCain campainers knew he didn’t stand a chance in that state, so to avoid their voters going for Romney, they encouraged the votes to go to Huck so that Romney wouldn’t get the delegates.

Sounds like dirty, rotten politics to me.

Note: Huckabee is surprisingly, doing well in Georgia and Tennessee. We’ll see how the day goes.

Gathering a Vote

Unsure of how to vote today? Here’s what I’ve compiled from several trusted sources.

Hugh Hewitt, 6 days ago, on splitting the vote:

“Romney’s third consecutive strong performance in a debate will almost certainly lead to a rise day-to-day over the next six days in key states, but whether he rises fast or far enough depends primarily on the Huckabee voters’ recognition that continued allegiance to the Huck spells a McCain nomination and all that means for the next nine months.”

Excerpt from John McCain Hates Me by Michael Reagan (read the rest here):

Until last night, when I watched the Republican debate, I had no idea how much John McCain dislikes me and just about everybody else but Rudy Giuliani, who if you believe The New York Times is a pretty good hater himself.

As I watched McCain and Governor Romney go at it during the debate at the Reagan Library I was struck by the huge gap that separates McCain — whose contempt for his fellow humans is patently obvious — and my dad, Ronald Reagan, who had nothing but the deepest affection and respect for the American people.

The feeling is mutual between McCain and me. I don’t like the way he treats people. You get the impression that he thinks everybody is beneath him. He seems to be saying, “I was a war hero, and you had damn well better treat me as your superior.”

He has contempt for conservatives who he thinks can be duped into thinking he’s one of them, despite such blatantly anti-conservative actions as his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants, his opposition to the Bush tax cuts which got the economy rolling again, and his campaign finance bill which skewed the political process and attacked free speech.

Here is an analysis of Rush’s position on the candidates. It states:

Limbaugh, who makes a point of saying he does not officially endorse in the primaries, has nonetheless praised Romney effusively, repeated Romney’s policy talking points, defended him against attacks from fellow conservatives, and after Romney’s win in Michigan this week, declared him the front-runner.

Just as tellingly, Limbaugh has been crusading against Huckabee and McCain, whom he does not consider real conservatives or suitable heirs to the Reagan legacy.

If either wins the nomination, “it’s going to destroy the Republican Party,” he told listeners Tuesday.

See Huckabee and Romney in top form (with some exposure on the lying, negative McCain) in the Reagan Library debate.

I am still all for Huckabee…I have been from the beginning of this race. But if a vote for Huckabee is really vote for McCain as Rush declares, that scares me more than I can say.

Today by some miracle, Huckabee will come from nowhere as an underdog and all will be well. The second best option is that Romney wins California and we have an intelligent businessman in office. I think I’m satisfied with either of those senarios…just not the likely McCain nomination.

God, let us vote in wisdom.