Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday morning musings

Who would have thunk it? According to a recent CNN poll:
By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.
More disapprove of the job he is doing than approve, according to the same poll (52 percent with thumbs down, 45 percent with thumbs up). I'm a little surprised at the 45 percent who approve, because nothing has worked so far, has it? 

The Democrats are on the run. You can see the desperation as they accuse the Chamber of Commerce of using foreign funds to influence elections, while admitting at the same time they have no evidence of this. And Obama, the liar-in-chief, is out front, bashing anything to do with American business.

Axelrod reiterated this yesterday on CBS' Face the Nation. When challenged that he had no proof, his response? Mr. Axelrod replied, "Well, do you have any evidence that it's not, Bob?"

And these people are "running" the country. More like ruining the country, if you ask me.

Even the liberal New York Times is taking the Democrats to task:
The Democratic committee’s spokesman, Hari Sevugan, likewise offered no evidence and suggested it was up to the chamber to disprove the assertions. “Serious questions have been raised,” he said in an e-mail. “If they want to clear this up, they can open up their books.”
The chamber is hardly the only organization playing a role in the campaign that has international affiliations and gets money from foreign institutions. Among others are groups on the political left like the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the Sierra Club. The law requires them to isolate foreign money from any domestic political activity.
Sounds like McCarthyism to me. It was up to the accused to prove their innocence, rather than the state proving guilt.

Oh, how short our memories can be. Just two years ago, the Washington Examiner, among others, reported on foreign contributions into Obama's $750 million war chest, of which $40 million was either incompletely reported, or not disclosed at all.
Then there’s the question of whether foreign nationals are contributing to the Obama campaign. There is more than enough evidence to warrant a full-scale investigation by the Federal Election Commission, including the $32,332.19 that appears to have come from two brothers living in a Hamas-controlled Palestinian refugee camp in Rafah, GA (that’s Gaza, not Georgia). The brothers’ cash is part of a flood of illegal foreign contributions accepted by the Obama campaign.
My thoughts on campaign finance: I don't support the current set up. I believe it would be better with public financing, completely transparent. That would avoid this kind of nonsense.

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