Saturday, August 23, 2008

Early Christmas

When my wife broke the news to me this morning about Barak "The Inevitable" Obama picking Senator Joe Biden as his running mate, one tune started floating across my mind:

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ..."

When I saw his possible list of VP picks earlier this week, I was pleading under my breath, "Oh PLEASE let it be Biden!" Yep, the same Biden whom, running for president in 1988, conjured up some coal miner parents by lifting a quote from British politician Neil Kinnock. He was caught red-handed (thanks to the Dukakis campaign), and he became the butt of some funny jokes that floated around the rest of that year.

And all you Obama worshipers who want CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE: your man, as one headline noted, just picked the ultimate Washington insider as his running mate! I also saw the quote by Rush Limbaugh this week, about his wanting Biden, because the Obama campaign would then have twice the arrogance.

To McCain: PLEASE don't exchange this Christmas gift by picking a pro-choice politician! Any other pick, even the younger governors of Alaska (Sarah Palin) or Louisiana (Bobby Jindal) wouldn't hurt at this point. In general, VP picks don't always win elections, but you can't risk forfeiting the conservative base (especially the evangelical vote, after Obama's breath-taking flop at Saddleback church last weekend). Otherwise, you'll soon be singing another famous Christmas tune... Nothing for Christmas.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Obama bombs

Is there any evangelical in America who can support Barak Obama after his dreadful performance in the presidential forum hosted by Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church?

His stuttering answer on Warren's question about abortion, and his tearing down conservative Supreme Court justices--especially Clarence Thomas (that the two should be compared at all is ludicrous. What an insult to Justice Thomas!)--should make any thinking evangelical Christian examine if supporting Obama is the best reflection of their biblical values. John McCain gave good, straighforward answers, while Obama looked lost without his teleprompter.

It's amusing, by the way, to see the mainstream media circle the wagons for their savior. The recent hatchet job of a story by the AP about a recent anti-Obama book was especially revealing--not for the book it attacked (Obama Nation), but the one the AP reporter ignored and probably wishes would go away (The Case Against Barak Obama, a work by a National Review writer that appears more articulate). The AP story also took a swipe at WorldNetDaily (where Obama Nation writer Joe Corsi has a regular column), trying to slam it as a National Enquirer-like outfit (by stating that its lead story was about an alleged find of a "Bigfoot" creature--a weird story that was, in fact, also carried by many other news outlets with the same grain of salt. WND also has links to other news agencies as appropriate, for a variety of news).

My last question: what, oh what, will Matthew 25 Network do now, with their candidate going down in verbal flames in front of a giant evangelical church? Is Matthew 25 Network really going to lasso in all those evangelical and Pentecostal votes for Obama? Go to the web page (if you can stomach it) and check their endorsements from pastors and religious leaders--and see how many are actually from evangelical or Pentecostal churches (aside from a few wolves in sheep's clothing). If Obama wins in November, watch all those poor people Matthew 25 Network claims to care about REALLY suffer when the US economy tanks--and watch Matthew 25 Network magically vanish into the woodwork.