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… and what we DO know, what is starting to come to light in the weeks before the election, is unbelievably bad. Like Barack Obama’s “abetting” Wall Street corruption and silence on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when John McCain tried to defuse the bomb.

Where other candidates have to explain themselves and their records, Senator Obama seems to think he’s above all that.

All ye who have been weak of heart – ye conservatives and regular folks and middle of the road Americans – who have watched in horror as your country launches itself over a cliff with the momentum of the mindless Obama cult of personality: Be strong. Though you have felt increasingly powerless and starved for rationality, John McCain is here and he is serving red meat.

The gloves are off. And John McCain needs to bring them to the debate tomorrow, for slapping purposes. The gauntlet is now thrown down: We won’t let Barack Obama hoodwink America.

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Last Monday when Pelosi got in the well of the house and suffered a bout of political Tourettes Syndrome it may have killed the Bailout Bill that day.   The stock market had fallen over 350pt up to that point, and fell another 350+ after the bill failed.  This was chalked up as proof that the bill was needed.

The bailout bill, from the time of its inception,  ballooned in size from 3 pages to 450+ pages, as all sorts of sweeteners were added.  Another term for sweetener is pork-barrel spending.  This is the spending that is partly to blame for the mess we are in.  The patient is bleeding, please apply leaches.

Here is the punch line.  After the bill passed and each of us is a another $2300 in debt, the stock market dropped 350 pts.  These are people we want to hand the entire medical industry over to?

UPDATE

The Dow just dropped another 500+pts.  Yup those guys in the guv’mint sure know what they’re doin!  How did Reagan put it …

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

Oh, the humanity.

I sincerely hope this story gets out … perhaps via the mainstream media itself? Is it too much to hope for? That Gwen Ifill feels she was disrespected in her journalistic greatness?

Because what little else we know about John Q. Public, we can be certain that John Q. will wholeheartedly relish the notion that Sarah Barracuda made the PBS “journalist” feel put out.

Testify, Gwen, shout it from the rooftops.

Thanks, Sarah.

“Some of his comments that he has made about the war that I think may — in my world– disqualifies someone from consideration as the next commander in chief.”

Your turn to speak up, how about on this topic, John.

I’m still wrapped up in a project, but not too busy to recommend good material when I run across it: That list is all the stuff you can read about, and should read about, as soon as you get reading all Shiplap’s and Jack’s stuff here.

Over at Ace of Spades HQ. Start at the post from Oct 3, 6:55 pm, and scroll the next 13-15 posts. The man was on fire today, and his entourage has just come in and thrown a big purple silk cloak over his back and shuffling him off the stage, off to see American Carol.

The Andrew Sullivan and Barney Frank stories are worth the trip. Unbelievable.

I hope by now you all know you need to be reading that blog several times a day, beginning around noon. As I’ve mentioned once or twice he does this for a living, which is pretty ballsy, but he’s pretty frickin’ good at it. It’s the blog I’d most like to be stranded with, if I was stuck on a desert island and too retarded to e-mail for help.

I don’t agree with all the choices, and neither does the Rifleman, but it’s a cool slide show.

Here, straight from the mouth of Товарщ Биден, we have one of the basic fallacies of modern socialism:

We’re going to focus on the middle class, because it’s — when the middle class is growing, the economy grows and everybody does well….

And later, repeating himself:

 The economic engine of America is middle class. It’s the people listening to this broadcast. When you do well, America does well. Even the wealthy do well.

Finally, this nugget:

The middle class is the economic engine.

As on most everything else, Товарщ Иосиф is wrong here, too.  In fact, he has it completely backward.  When the economy grows, the middle class grows, not the other way around.  It is not the people who are struggling who create jobs, but those who have money to spare.

Today, the House is expected to vote on the $700B bailout.  Where will the money come from.  Read the bill.  The fed will sell bonds to raise the money.  Who’s going to buy the bonds — the middle class?  No.  The rich are.

And that brings us to the dirty little secret — the real reason the leftists don’t want to lower taxes on the wealthy.  If the marginal rates on the wealthy are reduced, the value of the fed’s tax-exempt bonds are reduced, and the fed has to pay a higher interest rate on them to attract buyers.