Anyway, John McCain did okay on the economy. I liked what he had to say, although the additional $300 billion for the tax credit for everyone gave me pause for thought. But Mitt Romney said there's room for that to come out of the $700 billion instead of tacking it on to it.
McCain does wants our employer based health insurance to not be pretax anymore. I'm not happy about that, but I'm not going to scream about it either. Money has to come from somewhere, and that should be a relatively nominal cost to the American taxpayer. Anyway, he laid out his thoughts and policies, with Barack yip yapping around his heels saying, "Now, there you go again..."
Obama, with his usual nonsense, blamed all our economic woes on the Bush Administration. This is where John McCain could have, and should have, hit him with both barrels. The junk mortgages which hit our economical system so hard had their beginnings with President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, who decided we needed to loosen the restrictions on mortgages a little so that more Americans could buy a home of their own. William Jefferson Clinton, a Democrat, decided those restrictions weren't loose enough and loosened them until they resembled Jim Carrey at his craziest. The economic crisis we face now has many arms, but one of them is the impact of mortgages given to people who couldn't afford them. And that began in the 70's with the Carter Administration. Sadly, for Bush, it all came to a head in his administration. McCain should have drawn that path for Obama and the viewers, but he didn't. Big mistake.
Where John McCain became presidential and spoke with great force and knowledge were all the questions on the war on terror, foreign relations, America's enemies, etc. He spoke with good authority on energy. All in all, I think the debate ended well for John McCain, and when it was all said and done, John McCain won that debate in my eyes.
Of course both parties are crying victory . . . but the biggest loser in this election is the American people and our way of life.
Yesterday, my husband had a conversation with one of our nephews who is currently in college. He, the nephew, mentioned that he was voting for Barack Obama. Alvin asked him why? And then Alvin preceded lay out the facts about Barack Obama for Jared. Jared responded, "Well you're an adult and you see things differently."
When I spoke to the sweet woman marrying one of my missionary sons who said she was supporting Barack Obama and I laid out the facts for her, she said, "Well you've researched too much I can't win this. But I still support Barack."
Yesterday someone, actually several someones, called all my facts about Barack Obama (voting record, statements I directly heard him say and widely reported in the press, his business associations, his intentions, his beliefs) right wing propaganda.
Really? The truth is right wing propaganda?
His voting 94 times to raise taxes . . . check the Illinois state voting records and the Senate voting records, folks. Truth is truth. (Goes to his intentions toward the American people.)
His vote, three separate times, to deny infants who survive abortion medical care and the demand they be left to died. It's there for the world to see. Go see. (Goes to his lack of core values.)
His demand that we universalize health care, and in the process, decimate the greatest health care in the world. (Goes to his complete lack of understanding how taxing the American people into oblivion has never worked, not in the history of the world.)
His demand that we start driving subcompacts, keep our homes at 60 whatever, and limit what we eat. (Goes to his idiocy.)
His stance that his white grandmother sees minorities like every other white person. Geez, toss your grandmother under the bus for your political aspirations. If I was his grandmother, Barack would get a serious talking to and a kick in the butt. So much for his unified America. (Goes to his . . . I don't know. I just don't like people throwing their parents or grandparents under the bus. Oh yeah, goes to his complete lack of morals.)
His belief that the America we know and love is a terrorist, racist nation that must be apologized for to the world. (Goes to his belief system which is not that of an American . . . and his poor judgment.)
His "I am not an American citizen, but a world citizen." Huh, if he's not an American citizen he can't be president. Hello, President McCain. (Goes to how he sees America. Not as an American, but as the "world citizen" he is. And you want him to be our president?)
His involvement with ACORN. (Goes to his complete disregards for the rights of others, his willingness to bully and terrify until target succumbs, and his lack of understanding of the basic Constitutional rights of Americans.)
So it appears that truth is propaganda. I'm so glad that I've been informed that I need to look at the world through Obama colored glasses.
So, here's a little more "propaganda" or, you know, truth:
Over the last week and a half I've been doing some hard research into ACORN and Obama's involvement with then. Oh, and he's up to his butt involved with them, by the way. Only FoxNews has had the courage to report his involvement, and Glenn Beck. Which is where it caught my attention. I have a little more research to do and then I'll will post a blog about it.
In the meantime, FoxNews is reporting:
Tuesday, 6 October 2008
Nevada state authorities seized records and computers Tuesday from the Las Vegas office of an organization that tries to get low-income people registered to vote, after fielding complaints of voter fraud.
Bob Walsh, spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state's office, told FOXNews.com the raid was prompted by ongoing complaints about "erroneous" registration information being submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN.
The group was submitting the information through a voter sign-up drive known as Project Vote.
"Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed applications," Walsh said, describing the complaints, which largely came from the registrar in Clark County, Nev.
Secretary of State Ross Miller said the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team.
"Tony Romo is not registered to vote in the state of Nevada, and anybody trying to pose as Terrell Owens won't be able to cast a ballot on Nov. 4," Miller said.
Walsh said agents from both the secretary of state's office and Nevada attorney general's office conducted the raid at 9:30 a.m. local time, and "took a bunch of stuff." Miller's office reported seizing eight computer hard drives and about 20 boxes of documents.
Bertha Lewis, interim chief organizer for ACORN, released a statement saying the group has for months been turning over any suspicious registration information to elections officials. She said those officials routinely ignored their tips, and called the raid a "stunt."
"When we have identified suspicious applications, we have separated them out and flagged them for election officials. We have zero tolerance for fraudulent registrations. We immediately dismiss employees we suspect of submitting fraudulent registrations," she said. "Today's raid by the secretary of state's office is a stunt that serves no useful purpose other than discredit our work registering Nevadans and distracting us from the important work ahead of getting every eligible voter to the polls."
Neither the group, which hires canvassers to register voters, nor any employees have been charged or arrested for fraud or other crimes, said Miller, a Democrat.
But it's not the first time ACORN's been under investigation for registration irregularities. The raid is the latest of at least nine investigations into possible fraudulent voter registration forms submitted by ACORN -- the probes have involved ACORN workers in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Indiana and other states.
In response to the Las Vegas raid, Republican Nevada Sen. John Ensign and seven other senators penned a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency calling for the suspension of taxpayer dollars to "controversial groups like ACORN." The letter referred to contributions that potentially could come from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
In 2006, ACORN also committed what Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed called the "worse case of election fraud" in the state's history.
In the case, ACORN submitted just over 1,800 new voter registration forms, and all but six of the 1,800 names were fake.
More recently, 27,000 registrations handled by the group from January to July 2008 "went into limbo because they were incomplete, inaccurate, or fraudulent," said James Terry, chief public advocate at the Consumers Rights League.
FOX News' Eric Shawn, Judson Berger and Cristina Corbin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.