“Barack Obama: Change We Can Believe In” would be better written, “Barack Obama: Clap Your Hand and Believe Really Hard,” because its content is suitable only for people who believe in fairy tales. Obama’s statements show that he is indeed an elitist who regards anyone outside his circle of big-money donors (e.g. George Soros and his family) as ignorant small town trailer trash who, while “clinging to guns and religion,” will believe anything he tells them.
To a smart Harvard lawyer from a real city like Chicago instead of a coal hole like Scranton or Wilkes-Barre, the typical Pennsylvania farmer, coal miner, or factory worker is, while admittedly a registered Democrat, barely a step up from the mules that once pulled loads of coal in the state’s anthracite mines. As long as he gives that farmer, miner, or factory worker a gun (for hunting and target shooting only, of course), religion–or is that “opiate of the masses,” Barry?–and a six pack of beer every day, he will vote for anything that has a “D” after its name. That, at least, is what Barack Obama and his billionaire sugar daddy George Soros think.
Obama Lies About His Tax Plans
“Obama’s Tax Evasion” from the Wall Street Journal (April 18, page A16) shows that Obama is lying about not raising taxes on middle class Americans. Of course Obama must raise taxes to fund his Global Poverty Act (Senate Bill 2433) when millions of Americans don’t have health insurance while millions more are, thanks to Thomas Daschle’s mandates for ethanol in gasoline, struggling to put food on their tables. Per the Wall Street Journal,
Time and again, the rookie Senator has said he would not raise taxes on middle-class earners, whom he describes as people with annual income lower than between $200,000 and $250,000. On Wednesday night, he repeated the vow. “I not only have pledged not to raise their taxes,” said the Senator, “I’ve been the first candidate in this race to specifically say I would cut their taxes.”
But Mr. Obama has also said he’s open to raising – indeed, nearly doubling to 28% – the current top capital gains tax rate of 15%, which would in fact be a tax hike on some 100 million Americans who own stock, including millions of people who fit Mr. Obama’s definition of middle class.
Barack Obama lies as readily as a goose does what geese are known for doing, and the following section reinforces this conclusion.
Obama Lies About the Second Amendment
Here is Barack Obama’s official position statement on the Second Amendment. It shows that that smart college boy from that real city on the shores of Lake Michigan (as opposed to a coal hole like Altoona, Scranton, or Wilkes-Barre) really does think those small town farmers, coal miners, and factory workers are about as smart as the mules that once worked Pennsylvania’s coal mines. Obama actually calls it a “fact sheet,” which makes as much sense as “kosher bacon.”
PROTECTING GUN RIGHTS
Respect the Second Amendment: Millions of hunters own and use guns each year. Millions more participate in a variety of shooting sports such as sporting clays, skeet, target and trap shooting that may not necessarily involve hunting. As a former constitutional law professor, Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he greatly respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting. He also believes that the right is subject to reasonable and commonsense regulation.
Right. Barry is a Harvard lawyer and Constitutional law professor, but he is telling us that the Second Amendment refers to the right to hunt and shoot at targets. If he said this in his capacity as an attorney, we would call it malpractice or unprofessional conduct, just as we would be guilty of those things if, in our capacity as an engineer, we told people we were going to solve the country’s energy problems with a perpetual motion machine or an automobile engine that burned water instead of gasoline. Since Obama is saying this in his capacity as a politician, though, we can only accuse him of telling an outright lie that he thinks them dumb small town Pennsylvania farmers, coal miners, and factory workers will swallow whole.
American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA, a front for anti-Second Amendment entities) is running an ad in Pennsylvania that also says Obama supports the rights of hunters and shooters. “The Democrats and Gun Control” from the Wall Street Journal exposes Obama for the liar he is.
As a state senate candidate in 1996, Mr. Obama endorsed a complete ban on all handguns in a questionnaire. The Obama campaign has claimed he “never saw or approved the questionnaire,” and that an aide filled it out incorrectly. But a few weeks ago, Politico.com found an amended version of the questionnaire. It included material added in Mr. Obama’s handwriting.
Obama’s Big Lie Radio Ad Blames Oil Companies for Gas Prices
Across Pennsylvania, we’re living the problems.
An economy in shambles. Families struggling. Gas prices close to four dollars a gallon.
What’s Hillary Clinton’s answer?
Misleading negative ads.
Here’s the truth.
While she’s played political games, it’s Barack Obama who’s taken on the oil companies, demanding higher gas mileage standards and a larger investment in alternative energy.
It’s Obama who’s worked to strip tax breaks from the oil giants as they roll up record profits.
And he’s the only candidate who doesn’t take a dime from oil company PACs or lobbyists. The only one.
The Federal Election Commission reports that Clinton’s taken more from Big Oil and other PACs and lobbyists than any other candidate, Democrat or Republican.
The same old Washington politics isn’t going to lift our economy or bring down gas prices.
So if you’ve had your fill of that…
Vote for change we can believe in, Barack Obama for President.
Obama is looking for a scapegoat for high gasoline prices, and let us see whether his statements are accurate or misleading. Bloomburg.com carries energy prices here. As of April 14, crude oil was running at about $110 per barrel. There are 42 gallons to the barrel, so this translates to $2.62 per gallon of crude oil.
Here are current gasoline prices in Pennsylvania. As of April 14, regular gasoline is available from Sheetz for $3.25 per gallon. In Scranton (Northeast PA), prices range from $3.26 to $3.40 or so, and we don’t know where Obama got the $4.00 figure–except from a desire to engage in sensationalistic demagoguery.
In Pennsylvania, state and Federal taxes add more than 49 cents to the price of gasoline, while the price of crude oil is of course the biggest driver. As for “demanding higher gas mileage standards,” Barack Obama was not even in the Senate (and we are not even sure he was in the Illinois State Assembly) when Toyota invented the hybrid automobile motor–in response to market demand for energy efficient vehicles.
Market forces, not that smart Harvard lawyer from Chicago, will also drive investments in alternative energy. As an example, if it is possible to make oil from coal for less than $100 a barrel, we guarantee that energy companies will begin to do this with or without that smart college boy. Even a small town farmer, coal miner, or factory worker from Pennsylvania can reckon that, if something like the Sasol process can make oil for $50 a barrel when the selling price exceeds $100 a barrel, that might be a danged fine investment.
Barack Obama is a serial liar whose total contempt for anyone not in a designer suit (e.g. George Soros) or designer dress comes through in every statement he makes. If he were honest about his plans to raise taxes and ban handguns, he might not get our vote but he would get our respect. As matters stand now, he will get neither our vote nor our respect.