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(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Punishment, Redistribution, Taxation, Spending, "NO," Repression, Removal of Freedoms, Abuse of Power, Socialism, Diminishment of American Power

These are just a few of the things you would experience under a Barack Hussein Obama presidency.

The most recent example? From the Orlando Sentinel:

WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently. What do you think?

West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.

"Are you joking?" said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. "No," West said.

West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.

"I don't know who's writing your questions," Biden shot back.

Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.

"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign. McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."

Here's a link to the interview:

WFTV news director Bob Jordan said, "When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes."

Jordan said political campaigns in general pick and choose the stations they like. And stations often pose softball questions during the satellite interviews.

"Mr. Biden didn't like the questions," Jordan said. "We choose not to ask softball questions."

Obama: we don't like you? You actually ask pointed questions? Consider yourself "cut off."

From a 2001 WBEZ.FM radio interview (documented here on YouTube), Barack Hussein Obama said he advocated, even back then, the redistribution of wealth, what he called "redistribute change." Hussein campaign hacks spun here. Obama said in part from a transcript:

1) But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of basic issues of political and economic justice in this society and to that extent, as radical as people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasnt that radical.

2) You know, maybe I'm showing my bias here as a legislator as well as a law professor, but you know I am not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts.

3) So I think that, although you can craft theoretical justifications for it legally, you know I think any three of us sitting here could come up with a rationale for bringing about economic change through the courts.

4) And how do we actually create equal schools and equal educational opportunity? Well, the court in a case called San Antonio v Rodriguez, in the early 70s, basically slaps those kinds of claims down and says, you know, that we as a court have no power to examine issues of redistribution and wealth inequalities.


In a striking article actually sent to the internet under the auspices of ABC news, Michael Malone writes:

The traditional media are playing a very, very dangerous game -- with their readers, with the Constitution and with their own fates.

The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I've found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.

But worst of all, for the last couple weeks, I've begun -- for the first time in my adult life -- to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living. A few days ago, when asked by a new acquaintance what I did for a living, I replied that I was "a writer," because I couldn't bring myself to admit to a stranger that I'm a journalist.

My conclusion?




Blogger Ranando said...


I've said this before so I'll say it again.

It won't matter how many votes Obama gets. He could get all the votes, it simply doesn't matter.

John McCain will be the next President of the United States, you have NOTHING to worry about.

Mon Oct 27, 05:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: so, how is it that you figure this? Why do votes not matter? I am failing to understand your comment, sir.


Mon Oct 27, 06:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...


I'm in no means saying that votes don't count.

Let's just wait and see what happens after all the legal issues have need brought out by all the attorneys.

As Chris Rock would say, "Congratulation Obama, you got the most votes, too bad you lost".

McCain will be the next President, just wait and see.

It should be fun on election night to see Obama clean his clock, just to lose.

We'll see.

Mon Oct 27, 06:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

That's my game plan too.

What the blazes is Ranando talking about?

Mon Oct 27, 07:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Average American said...

McCain/Palin will win the election, both the electoral and the popular votes. I have been saying that right from the git-go and feel more and more confident of it every day. The proverbial shit is finally starting to hit the fan. I am currently looking at 278, without Pennsylvania. If that one goes well, even better!(299)

Ranando, if you're referring to a Supreme Court decision, I hope we win without using that scenario. That could, and probably would start Civil War II.

NOBAMA belongs in Jail for that shit he pulled in Iraq. Maybe McCain would give him a pardon to save the peace.

Mon Oct 27, 07:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

I do believe the Media has cast its vote for the Messiah, it remains tobe seen if the "Center" of the spectrum actually will follow the Obama line of socialism, and all will be fine on Nov 5th. I think the people voting for him figure that on the 5th everything will be perfect. The economy will turn around and everyone will stop killing each other around the world.. I have a bit of breaking NEWS>>>> LOOK AT CHICAGO!

Ranando I am starting to worry about you, I thought you had some valid points recently, but this type of "Conspiracy theory" is out there even for you.

IF anything I think ACORN has made it impossible for a McCain win, but you say NOTHING about that?I think you have gone full liberal and that's a damn shame.

Mon Oct 27, 08:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'm curious as well to know what ranando knows, that we don't. I'm frankly worried, but remain optimistic.

I think we could win the Electoral, but not sure about the popular vote.

Mon Oct 27, 09:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

And you have to love how Bill Ayers things 25 million of his fellow citizens will have to bite the dust to get to this lovely new country he wants... good, old Roman decimation - 1 in 10. Used to show the power of the Roman Army.

And Obama? 'He's just a teacher in my neighborhood.'

Uh-huh... riiiiiight.... one that he's been working with since the 80's.

Tue Oct 28, 02:31:00 AM PDT  
Blogger The Unseen One said...

I'm convinced Obama is going to win. People are going to vote for a man who's solution is to place more leftist stink-bombs in the economy like the ones that are crippling us now (CRA, blocking attempts at mortgage reform, 60% of our federal budget going towards entitlements, taxes on corporations making them less competitive). Who knows when they will go off. He is going to tax people who sign our paychecks and eviscerate the middle class. I just don't get it. Maybe I'm looking at things too logically when the predominant thought in our society is "envy, entitlement, and emotion above all!"

The right needs to get better at marketing. In a world where Survivor and American Idol matter more than the war, its time to take a page from the left's playbook. Playing by the Marquess of Queensbury rules when the other side lives by the groin kick and brings a shiv just ain't working here.

BTW, BZ, I added you to my blogroll.

Tue Oct 28, 05:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...


I'm starting to worry about me too!

Tue Oct 28, 05:40:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I will say is excellent posting and God help us next Tuesday - this is one election that makes my stomach drop to the pits and makes me ill. Our nation will never be the same with Obama at the helm - EVER!

Tue Oct 28, 07:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Rivka said...

I am sorry but it is hard to believe that the majority of America is that far left. There is no way Obama should win. There is more information out there and Americans are seeking it out via the truth found on the internet as opposed to the newspapers and t.v. Just look at circulation being down that ought to tell you that most Americans are more informed than we think.

Tue Oct 28, 08:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TUO: thanks for the addition, thanks for visiting and the comment! Come back frequently!

All: I am still of the opinion that the election ISN'T "in the bag" for Obama and that McCain/Palin CAN win!


Tue Oct 28, 09:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

Good for you, BZ. I believe that McCain will win, period. I know for a fact that many pollsters are lying and Fox News has come out and said so!

As for Ranando - I can't figure out what he's talking about either. Are you okay, Ranando? I mean... votes do count, ya know.

Tue Oct 28, 11:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

A big problem is that many people refuse to believe that Obama is that far to the left. My mother agrees with McCain on every issue but is going to vote for Obama because she hates Bush and that's her way of punishing him. She gets all her news from TV and refuses to believe alternative sources. I just wonder how many out there are like her. (Reasoning doesn't work - - I've tried.)

Tue Oct 28, 03:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

If you can, catch Sarkozy's criticism of Obama... when was the last time America had a politician that was too far LEFT for the French?


Tue Oct 28, 03:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ranando said...

I just got off the phone with my accountant Gunter. Gunter has been my accountant and my families accountant for over 40 myears.

He tells me that if McCain gets elected I will be paying about $ 23,000.00 more in taxes every year. He also tells me that if Obama gets elected I will be paying about $ 8,900.00 less in taxes every year than I pay now.

You do the math.

Tue Oct 28, 06:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: let's take your comment at straight face value. Despite that, I'll still take McCain/Palin for more continued direction of SCOTUS and growing influence of Sarah Palin, plus a horde of other issues too numerous to list here. There are, for me, too many other things at stake.


Wed Oct 29, 06:02:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would suggest getting a new accountant.
Since McCain would retain the Bush tax cuts and Obama wont your taxes will go back to the 2000 rate. If you make $100k that an INCREASE under Obama of between $3053 if single filer to $4011 maried filing separate.

And of course if you make MORE than $250k then just hand it all over to Obama and work harder he needs more money.

Wed Oct 29, 09:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

All: I would also throw this into the mix --

Now the Obama campaign is lowering their meaning of "rich" (which = MORE TAXES) to $200,000. Joe Biden, yesterday, then said that level is $150,000 and more aimed at the MIDDLE CLASS.

If Obama is lowering the bar on "rich," where does THAT bar stop and where does the bar get raised or lowered on OTHER issues?


Wed Oct 29, 09:28:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had heard the $150k number mentioned about a month ago in OBAMA ADS here in Texas but it seemed to go unnoticed while he raise the limit and now seems to be lowering it again after discovering $250k doesnt raise taxes on even 5% of the tax paying population.

Wed Oct 29, 12:37:00 PM PDT  

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