Archive for March, 2008

Obama’s Big Con

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

First let’s get this straight: Obama has about as much knowledge of racism and poverty as Mitt Romney.

I live in Hawaii and Obama’s little anecdote about his racist grandmother would play anywhere but where his grandmother raised him.  The 50th state is a place of mixed races.  Believe me when I tell you that his White mother/grandmother would be far more likely to experience some type of racial negativity than his Black father.  Hawaii’s people are mostly brown skinned and a Black person would fit in far easier than a White person.

And while it is true that Whites have a long history in Hawaii of being the more elitist race, I even question the idea that Whites experience any particular racial tension. The 2nd generation Japanese immigrants who fought and won tons of medals in American’s most decorated battalion sent their children to college to become doctors, lawyers, and teachers–and they spent the next two generation matching and exceeding Whites in wealth and power. 

As Obama himself had written in his autobiography, Hawaii is a land of racial tolerance–and I am betting that Wright did more than just turn Obama on to Christianity…I believe the Black bigot taught Obama to hate and blame Whites and America.

Another reason for Obama’s “black history” not quite playing right is that the prep school Obama went to is the best school in the state with a tuition that rivals colleges.  No one goes to Punahou (with the exception of a soon to be NFL football star) without the funds and the connection of the most elite and wealthiest families in the state; there is just too much competition to attend.

And ah no, there is no affirmative action in the top prep school.

Jeremiah Wright may have all kinds of reasons to be angry with America, but for the Black kid that went to an exclusive private school, attended an ivy league college, owns a million dollar house, has a well educated wife and beautiful children, such anger should be as foreign as his golden life is to the vast majority of White Americans who just makes it from pay check to pay check.

The Strange Hand of God

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

I’ve said it for near on 4 years: The GOP HAD to get rid of the Talk Show Mafia.

Since Harriet Miers was chosen instead of someone on their wish list, Ingraham, Hannity, Rush, the writers of National Review Online and Hewitt have had it out for G.W. Bush.  He had DARED to not do what they demanded of him.  That is when the term “real conservative” started being thrown around and worship of the fake Reagan began.

For two long years these elitists joined their Liberal counterparts in bashing Bush and all things GOP.  It wasn’t surprising when the rest of America took their word for it that the GOP congress was doing a lousy job.

And the ONLY party serious about winning the war on terror lost Congress; the body of power that funded the war.

But it was ok, really…because the GOP still held the White House–and any stupidity could be countered by the only man the terrorist fear.

Fast forward to 2007 and America (and the world) watches as Hilary finally makes her move.  She is all but crowned president presumptive–and nothing and no one seems to be able to stop her.

On the Right, many pro-lifers put aside their top issue for the only man they think can beat her: America’s mayor Rudy.  The TSM decides to put their money (and influence) on the only man that seems willing to allow them to control him. Everyone is looking for the second coming of Reagan–or at least the Reagan of ex-speech writers’ myth.  Some turn to an ex-preacher.  Others to someone so right, he offends just about everyone other than a Libertarian and a Constitutionist.  No one is looking toward an ex sailor who has so little capital that he’s running his own tables and holding his own signs.

The latter is the last guy on the TSM’s list.  The man who has done NOTHING they told him to do…except want spending cuts to go along with the tax cuts…who don’t take earmarks…who is a genuine hero…who has been right about this war and how to fight it.

They hate him with almost the same hatred the MSM hates Bush and perhaps for the exact same reason: they CAN NOT CONTROL him.

So they wage a war the likes the Right has seen only on the Left.  Their tactics reveal who they really are, elitists bullies intent on ruling via media manipulation.  Their temper tantrums and insistance on telling the public what to do show what little regard and respect they have for the public’s intelligence and understanding of issues.

And they lose.

And in so losing, so goes the hold on the “base” of the party of Republicans.  The GOP could not have survived another 4 years of the talk show mafia second guessing and bashing–and trying to control the White House.  Now thanks to someone that could have only won by divine intervention, REAL REPUBLICANS took back their party.

All of a sudden, the only party that is serious about the war on terror is back in the White House running.  The moderate, sane REPUBLICAN that just wasn’t conservative enough for the talk show mafia seemed pretty good enough for the other 80% of America that was NOT conservative.

But…surprising (and disturbingly) the woman we knew everything about is taken down by the only person who could have done so: a Black man with charisma.  A man so Left, he was one of the few to vote against the war. And there seems to be no fighting a man that seems a cross between JFK and Martin Luther King. Any negativity is met with charges of racism and any attempts to take a closer look is viewed as raining on the parade of hope.

Ironically, it is the Hispanic vote that keeps Hilary in the running.  Ironic because Ingraham, Hannity, Rush, Hewitt assured the base that Hispanics didn’t count…that those 12 to 30 million illegals had no family, no friends that could, with their vote, retaliate against all the south of the border hatred that called any attempt at a pathway to citizenship and legality as amnesty.  This group whose numbers rival and will exceed the Black vote held off Obama-mania until another “divine” card could be played.

Just when there seemed to be no way out of the box of political correctness, along comes Jeremiah Wright.  The spiritual advisor preacher to Obama turned out to be a Black racist in the tradition of the KKK–and America recoiled.

So now, the super delgates of the Democratic party may have to choose Hilary. 

But instead of presenting the annointed one, the first woman candidate for Commander in Chief will come across as second place, the substitution of a party that was left with very little option.

First there was the sure thing: “a Mormon in the White House”…with his money, his good looks, great family, and the backing of the entire talk show mafia.

Who took a huge hit from an ex preacher with no money.

Then a Black dream rock star that had woman fainting in the aisle not only put a wrench in the mighty Clinton machine, he brought her to a screeching halt.

And just might get taken down by another preacher.

Who says that God doesn’t take an active part in politics or try to save humanity from it’s own folly?

Wow–the truth behind the illegal immigration issue

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Hugh Hewitt comes on after Michael Medved and once in awhile, I catch a few minutes of his show.  Today, I allowed a little extra time because Karl Rove was his guest and I wanted to hear what this political genius had to say.

Somewhere in the interview about Obama and McCain, Rove said that in almost every speaking engagement, someone brings up the illegal immigration issue–and faults the lost of Congress on Bush’s adminstration’s failure to “secure the borders”.

Of course Hewitt was in total agreement, but Rove asked the same question he has asked everyone who has brought up the topic.  “How many illegals do you think this adminstration has deported since 2002 (after 9/11)?”  To be perfectly honest, I don’t know what Hewitt answered because he sort of did a “I’m a party guy” without being supportive (those who have heard Hewitt knows what I mean).  But Rove went on to say that most people answer, “around a hundred”.  One guy gave the answer “100,000″ to howls of laughter by the audience.

Karl Rove then gave the real answer: 1.3 million.  Yep that MILLION with a “M”.

He told Hugh about the triple budget increase for border control…quad increase in border guards and staff…and 12 times the amount of holding areas for illegals.

“I know,” he told Hugh, “what you and many of your radio talk show friends have been saying, but facts are facts.  THIS adminstration has done more in 7 years than the 30 plus years this nation has been dealing with illegals.”

I immediately called and asked a colleague the same question.  He had complained bitterly about this president and blamed the lost of Congress on Bush’s failure to secure the borders.  When I gave him the number he was silent.  Finally he said, “Wow, that’s a lot.”  He sounded young and a bit shaken.  He loved Hewitt, Ingraham, Rush, Hannity, Prager…the whole talk show mafia.

“Who gave you that number?”  When I told him Karl Rove, he asked what Hewitt had replied.  I told him the truth, that I don’t really know because I didn’t understand Hewitt’s answer.

“1.3 million,” he said again, “Wow.”

The Race Card

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Some years ago I was in the lobby of a very posh professional building having a discussion with one of our directors.  We had both worked quite late and a simple remark had turned into a literal shouting match.  So much so that the night security guard had approached us with a polite inquiry if there was anything he could do for us.  We both turned to him with glaring looks that advised him in no uncertain terms to butt out. The poor man was quite flustered because most of the occupants of this building pride themselves on their discipline and calm even among their most arduous clients and having to deal with two screaming females was not something he was used to.

Both Margarette and I have Hawaiian Blood which means that our children can attend a private school for children of Hawaiian Ancestry.  Margarette was from the old school of victimization that never forgave America for “stealing” the kingdom from Queen Liliuokalani–and through her, the Hawaiian people.  She believed that America owed “us” reparations, rental for the use of the crown lands (which was ceded to Hawaii upon statehood), and a separate nation like those of the Indians.

I dislike racism period.  I don’t understand how lands won in battle can be “stolen”.  I wouldn’t mind reparations if the money was coming from Spain or England, but taking taxes from me to pay to me seems ridiculous.  And paying rental for use of lands that belonged to a kingdom that had ceased to exist a century ago makes about as much sense as paying Mexicans rental for use of the lands of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada.

I also have a great issue with this private school because while it was founded by a Hawaiian princess for the people of Hawaii, it is a school that is exclusive to the best and the brightest which means some brothers and sisters of the SAME family may not be accepted to attend.  This has cause great bitterness among families–many of my relatives for example.  The school is run by one of the wealthiest estates and could have, should have eons ago, opened up more schools across the state, instead of pulling this “choose one but not all” deal.

I particularly cannot comprehend why it is totally understandable for the Supreme Court to disband an all boys, all White school fully funded by a Southern man’s trust on the grounds that the school breaks Federal laws against gender and racial discrimination, but a TAX DEDUCTED school that bases it’s entrance acceptance on race is allowed to continue it’s race based practice.

Margarette contended that for many years Haoles (Whites) had the best education and that this was our Princess’ way of helping raise the standard of our people. Why then, I countered, didn’t her estate pay the tuition for private schools at Punahou or Iolani instead of denying so many because of lack of room at Kamehameha?

Round and round we went, and finally I said this–and I print it here as I feel it applies to the race card that Obama is slyly using:

“I find it highly insulting to assert the idea that children of Hawaiian blood NEED extra privileges in order to compete.”

I believe that McCain should say the same to those who would entertain the idea that we need to PROVE our racial tolerance by voting for someone just because he is Black.  I think he should also say:

“There is talk about picking Condi Rice for a running mate.  I hope you know that if she would agree and I should ask her, it would be because she would make a fine V.P. and a great president someday.  And if she should ever take the oath of office, it would be because she was the best and brightest…not because she was a token female or Black person. It is what America deserves, nothing less.”