..and the Democratic nomination. That would be a good thing for the Republicans and I will tell you why.
If Hillary won the nomination there is no doubt that she would have to ask Obama to be the V.P. If she didn't, then she wouldn't bring this groundswell of support with her into the general. In addition to the cult like following Obama would still bring with him, you would have Hillary as the "experienced" one.
No matter how one feels about Hillary, she is a very smart woman. She knows her stuff on foreign policy and she knows the inner workings of the Presidency and the decisions that have to be made that affect all nations. Even though she can't make a stand right now about Iraq because of the far left base, she understands that we can't withdraw from Iraq immediately. In other words with her knowledge and his charisma, the Hillary/Obama combo would be deadly.
But if Obama wins I don't think he will pick Hillary, and even if he does, it won't have the same impact.
After watching the back and forth between McCain and Obama these last few days, it was clear who was the leader with experience and wisdom. Obama looked young and inexperienced. Which is exactly how it will continue to look in the general.
So I am rooting for an Obama win, not just because it would be sweet to see Hillary defeated in what she felt was self righteously her, but because Obama, beneath the shine, glitter, and inspiring words, is not ready for the Presidency. That will become clearer and clearer as time goes on.
Friday, February 29, 2008
..and the Democratic nomination. That would be a good thing for the Republicans and I will tell you why.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:46 AM
And it's awesome. From NRO:
All Hail the 3/3 [Michael Ledeen]
Our son's Marine battalion, the 3/3, has returned to its base at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, from the hinterlands of Fallujah after a 7-month deployment. He and his Marines are full of praise for the battalion that went before them, which did most of the heavy lifting in the destruction of al Qaeda in that corner of Anbar Province. Both are entitled to high praise, and we can all be grateful that the 3/3 returns to America without losing a single Marine during their deployment.
There is plenty of fighting ahead in Iraq, but the tide of battle is now running strongly in our favor. Can we all say ooooorah!?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:32 AM
This from the Family Research Council:
Racism Alive and Well at Planned Parenthood
A shocking set of recordings was released this week that could prove disastrous for Planned Parenthood's ties with the African-American community. Lila Rose, a pro-life student and reporter at UCLA, launched an undercover investigation aimed at exposing the racism of the nation's largest abortion merchant. With the help of an actor, she contacted Planned Parenthood clinics in seven states, inquiring if they would be willing to accept a donation earmarked for the abortion of black babies. The results were jaw-dropping.
Rose was appalled to discover that every last clinic agreed. Not one employee objected or questioned the request, even when the actor insisted that the purpose was to "lower the number of black people" in America. When the caller phoned an Ohio branch, he was told that Planned Parenthood "will accept the money for whatever reason." Read the outrageous transcript from the Idaho clinic, which is also available with Rose's other recordings in a montage at http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=LK08B57&f=WA08B46.
Actor: ...I really faced trouble with affirmative action, and I don't want my kids to be disadvantaged against black kids.
Planned Parenthood: Yes, absolutely.
Actor: And we don't, you know, we just think the less black kids out there the better.
Planned Parenthood: (Laughs) Understandable, understandable... This is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited and want to make sure I don't leave anything out.
Students at UCLA are so infuriated by the investigation that they are petitioning the university to cut all affiliation with Planned Parenthood. What few people realize is that the organization has a history of racism that has been ingrained since Planned Parenthood's earliest days, when founder Margaret Sanger advocated negative eugenics and spoke to a woman's branch of the KKK (Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography, 1938, p. 336-367). However, as is customary for Planned Parenthood, the organization has managed for decades to cover its tracks--and the facts. That task has just been made monumentally more difficult. Abortion has taken the innocent lives of over 14 million black children--a national tragedy that has begun uniting and mobilizing African-Americans across party, state, and financial lines.
Today, FRC hosted a press conference to kick off the National Black Pro-Life Gathering in Washington, D.C. which drew pastors, parents, leaders, and activists from across America to commemorate Black History Month by calling on abortion merchants like Planned Parenthood to stop preying on their community. As these abortion clinics continue to demonstrate that blood money is not colorblind, we call on Congress to de-fund and disavow Planned Parenthood. Taxpayers should not be forced to spend over $300 million on an organization whose scruples are for sale, even to those who seek racial genocide. Additional Resources YouTube videos: Planned Parenthood Racism Investigation
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:11 AM
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I love candles. I order them wholesale. That is how much I love them. The best candles in the world are called Dreamers Candles and their best scent is Mother's Apple Strudel. It is to die for.
But over at LST I found "Manterns." These are candles with man scents like The Ballpark, Bacon Cheeseburger,HotWings, Beer, Whisky, and The Woods.
I would add Steaks grilling and Cigar Smoke.
The only problem is that men would never light them. I have never seen a man light a candle (romantic encounters excluded).
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:23 PM
I have had a few of my more liberal friends and one commenter here say something to the effect that "rightwingers" are putting out all this Muslim "buzz" on Obama.
I just thought we should make it clear that it was Hillary's camp that put out the photo of Obama in African/Muslim garb. It was Democrat Bob Kerry who first reminded us that Obama's middle name is Hussein and that Obama's father and grandmother were Muslims, and finally that it was Tim Russert, a long time Democrat, who asked Obama about Farrakhan's endorsement of him.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:10 PM
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:35 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I think anyone who reads this blog regularly knows how EXCITED I am that I finally met our next President.
After all I started with my first "McCain for President" post back in July of 2006. But let me get to it.
I volunteered for a fundraiser for McCain tonight at the home of Mike Bonini and Meg Goodman who live in River Oaks.
Yeah. Nice. Real nice.
The estate was spectacular. It was Spanish design with lights, greenery, and fountains everywhere. The art and decor were beautiful. They had glass garage doors that you walked past to the back yard. Inside were at least 6 sweet rides. ( I don't know cars, so I can't tell you what kind). Some were vintage and it looked like a showcase room, not a garage.
Rich people are a lot nicer than you might imagine...;-) Robert Mosbacher, the National Campaign Chairman and all around Houston big wig was all smiles all the time and perfectly sweet. Paul Bettencourt, our "tax collector" was a doll as well.
Before I got my picture taken with Senator McCain, I watched him greet everyone. (I think there were about 200 people there, although I'm not sure) The most amazing thing that struck me was this energy that he exudes. It's incredible. You would think he would be tired, but he was charming and upbeat. You get a sense that he absolutely loves meeting people. He has bright eyes that...well, they twinkle.
I got thrown from a horse when I was 19 and my back aches now when I stand for any length of time. Can you imagine how McCain feels after what his body has been through? I just find it stunning that he shows no signs of what he went through as a POW. He walked out to the reception area tent with a healthy stride and no hint of any ache or pain. He gave a nice speech with jokes and thanks to everyone. I don't think the "age"factor is going to matter. I wish I had his energy.
I'll post the official picture I got taken with Senator McCain when I get it. Also I got a few shots of this place I will post tomorrow.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:01 PM
William F. Buckley Jr. Dies at 82
I first began reading National Review when I was 20 yrs old. I don't think anyone, other than President Reagan, influenced my thinking more than William F. Buckley Jr. You can read all about him at the link, but I will add that as many of you know, I read Vanity Fair as a guilty pleasure and Buckley's wife (who has already passed) was quite the socialite so their pictures were in there quite a bit. I have to say that I never saw such a well known couple as happy as they seem to be. I also never saw anyone who enjoyed life more.
Buckley was always an eloquent speaker and writer about his deep Catholic faith. Today he is where he always loved first, with his God. And we are left with a better country that he loved and gave so much to.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:01 PM
..except when you are running for President, then it's dangerous:
TYLER, Texas (AP) _ Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Democrat Barack Obama on Wednesday for he saying he would take action as president ''if al-Qaida is forming a base in Iraq.''
''When you examine that statement, it's pretty remarkable,'' McCain told a crowd in Tyler, Texas.
''I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called 'al-Qaida in Iraq,''' McCain said, drawing laughter at Obama's expense.
McCain said he had not watched the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night but was told of Obama's response when asked if as president he would reserve the right to send U.S. troops back into Iraq to quell an insurrection or civil war.
Obama did not say whether he'd send troops but responded: ''As commander in chief, I will always reserve the right to make sure that we are looking out for American interests. And if al-Qaida is forming a base in Iraq, then we will have to act in a way that secures the American homeland and our interests abroad.''
Update: I just saw Obama reacting to McCain. First he makes a joke like "Well, duh, I know al-Qaida is in Iraq" But then goes on to say al-Qaida wasn't there before and how Bush got us in the ill gotten war.
First of all, he said "if" al-Qaida is forming a base. Sorry, that is what you said Senator. Second of all, Bush never said al-Qaida was in Iraq at the beginning of the war. He said he wanted to keep Saddam from giving them safe haven and weapons to kill us. Considering that we have pretty much defeated al-Qaida in Iraq, I'd say we accomplished a pretty awesome goal. Defeating those that flew our planes into our buildings. I wonder if Obama would agree with that?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:38 AM
Whenever I discuss the abortion issue with people, no matter what political affiliation or whether they are pro-life or pro-choice, we can almost always agree on some basic things. Everyone I talk to is for parental notification for minors, a 24 hour waiting period before having an abortion, informed consent, and against partial birth abortion.
These are reasonable restrictions that have certainly helped reduce the number of abortions in this country and everyone agrees that is a good thing.
But Barack Obama agrees with none of these things. And he goes even further. If a baby is born alive during an abortion (like this one did), he is against helping that child to live. In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions. Babies born alive should be left to die in Obama's opinion. Why? Because he didn't want to cede ground to us crazy pro-lifers:
He warned: "Whenever we define a pre-viable fetus as a person that is protected by the Equal Protection Clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a . . . a child -- a nine-month-old child that was delivered to term.
Get this. Even NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) didn't oppose this bill to protect babies born alive. Obama is more pro-abortion than NARAL??
From Human Events:
Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies' being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Stanek told me her testimony "did not faze" Obama.
In the second hearing, Stanek said, "I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!"
"And those pictures didn't faze him [Obama] at all," she said.
And if that isn't bad enough:
As a senator, Obama has opposed measures to criminalize those who transport minors across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
At a townhall meeting in Ottawa, Ill., Joanne Resendiz, a teacher and mother of five, asked him: "How are you going to vote on this, keeping in mind that 10, 15 years down the line your daughters, God forbid, could be transported across state lines?"
Obama said: "The decision generally is one that a woman should make."
Yeah, but this is the thing Mr. Obama, minors aren't women yet. They are still children and they shouldn't be intimidated by boyfriends to have abortions and be taken across state lines so the girl's parents won't find out she is having surgery!
I did not know that Obama had such a radical view of abortion. I realize that many don't want abortion completely outlawed. But I always felt hope that there were things we could all agree that would reduce abortions and the agony of women.
It doesn't look like Obama would agree to any of those things.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:11 AM
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early
Funny. h/t to dave bones
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:34 AM
Whoever ends up winning the nomination will face a tough time against Sen. John McCain, notes the Los Angeles Times in its lead story. A new in-house nationwide poll shows 61 percent of voters view McCain favorably. McCain holds an advantages in several fronts as voters are more likely to rate him as the strongest leader who has "the right experience" and would be better at protecting the country and dealing with Iraq. On the economy, McCain gets higher marks than Obama but not Clinton. In a hypothetical matchup, McCain gets more support than either of the two Democratic contenders, leading Clinton by 6 percentage points and Obama by 2 points, which is within the poll's margin of error.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:29 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Whatever that really means, by Beth at MVRWC (who I adore btw) She's has my inner beyatch on the outside...;-)
Anyway, The Meme is I'm suppose to share six non-important things/habits/quirks about myself.
1) My tiny feet are always cold in the winter (even in Houston) so I wear hunting socks just about all the time while home.
2) Unlike most women, I hate shopping. I hate malls. Online shopping in my lifetime was a personal gift from God to me.
3) I could literally live on a beach. That is how much I love it.
4) I would rather read National Review than any women's magazine out there.
5) I snack on olives and cheese the way most people snack on chips.
6) I sneeze so loud I scare my children.
Now, instead of me memeing other sites. I'll just have you guys tell me a few of your non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
Also, I think I will do a chat room for the debate tonight.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate, urging his colleagues to oppose the Feingold Iraq Deployment bill.
In his remarks, Senator Lieberman said:
“I have thought a lot about this war, and I cannot help but wonder at a moment like this what some of the political heroes of my youth who are Democrats would think if they were here and could see and listen to this debate and read this resolution.
“I think of President Kennedy who declared: ‘We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.’
“In my opinion, that is exactly what we are doing in Iraq today.
“I ask my colleagues: Do these words have meaning, have significance? Or are these just words?
“I think of President Harry Truman, who proclaimed at the outset of the Cold War: ‘It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.’
“Are these too just words? Isn’t that exactly what is happening in Iraq today? The people of Iraq, liberated from the terrible dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, hoping to secure a better future for themselves, now with our assistance and encouragement, are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities – read here, al Qaeda – or by outside pressures – read here, Iran.
“Are these just words? I hope not.”
It's hard to add anything to this. There is the mindset that nothing was worth this war, and there is the mindset that this is a war that must be fought and won. Two opposing views that will never understand the other.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:45 PM
The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.
A company related to Mr Auchi, who has a conviction for corruption in France, registered the loan to Mr Obama's bagman Antoin "Tony" Rezko on May 23 2005. Mr Auchi says the loan, through the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million.
Mr Obama says he never used Mrs Rezko's still-empty lot, which could only be accessed through his property. But he admits he paid his gardener to mow the lawn.
Mrs Rezko, whose husband was widely known to be under investigation at the time, went on to sell a 10-foot strip of her property to Mr Obama seven months later so he could enjoy a bigger garden.
Mr Obama now admits his involvement in this land deal was a “boneheaded mistake”.
Well, you have to go across the pond to find a "sinister" pic of Obama, but there it is. First of all, a "mock"Georgian mansion? What makes it "mock?" The fact that it isn't in Georgia? Just wondering.
But I digress.
It seems Mr. Rezko has bankrolled Obama's political since it's start WAY back in the mid 90's. Where does one find these millionaires/billionaires to finance one's life? Is there a millionaire facebook? I want a mock Georgian mansion too!
Opps. Digressing again.
Mr. Rezko goes on trail March 3rd for all those pesky things millionaires get into trouble for, kickbacks, corruption, and the like.
No direct wrongdoing connected to Obama yet, except maybe getting that mansion at a big discount, a $300,000 discount because you can't really find a nice place for $1.6 million anymore. We all know that.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:03 AM
I saw Gennifer Flowers on TV the other day. First of all, she looks horrid and she was a pretty women. She has had one of those too tight face lifts. Women need to learn to age gracefully.
Anyway, it started a discussion with my 11 yr old who is very interested in all things political and wants to understand it all. He asked me how President Clinton got impeached. I had to go through that whole mess because he was too young at the time to know what was going on. I was able to get through most of it by just using the words "cheating" and "lying" until he asked me how they had proof that Bill was lying. What does one say to a 11 yr old about that??? I finally just had to say it wasn't something he needed to know right now. It just reminded me how sordid and disgusting the Clintons were and even my son wondered how we could, for one moment, consider putting them back in the White House.
Well, I read today that Gennifer is selling her phone tapes with Bill Clinton, which I am sure the Clintons are thrilled about. But sometimes we just keep paying for our transgressions. Karma bites.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:13 AM
Monday, February 25, 2008
Here I was thinking, "Gee, I just can't believe Hillary isn't using the big guns, the FBI files, the private investigators, and the cat killers." And then she goes and doesn't disappoint me in her sneaky meanness. This picture is on Drudge and if you don't think the Clinton camp leaked it, I got a bridge in Brooklyn I would like to sell you. And for those of you wondering how African dress is a bad thing, since world leaders dress up in other nations traditional dress all the time, I think we all know what dress this looks like, and it ain't African. Just a lil "post it note" on the brain of all people in Texas and Ohio that he isn't "like us." Oh Hillary, I wondered where your fangs were.
Obama got a bit ticked about it. But here is what the Clinton camp said:
If Barack Obama's campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely. This is nothing more than an obvious and transparent attempt to distract from the serious issues confronting our country today and to attempt to create the very divisions they claim to decry.
We will not be distracted.
I just bet they won't.
Enough of Ms. Nice Girl. She won't be distracted from tearing you apart Obama.
I knew she wouldn't let me down.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:34 AM
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I almost always agree with Victor Davis Hanson, but this is exactly how I think it will go. People so underestimate Hillary:
"I still maintain that the Clintons (if she can squeak by in the next two primaries) will use every means to find a way to challenge, seat, or sway delegates to win the nomination, regardless of the aggregate popular vote or ongoing delegate count. While that may not work, I still think she will try if she wins Texas; and if she wins the last three states, it will work."
Hillary has planned far too long for this and I cannot see her going gently into the night. Oh no. It just won't happen.
Texas will be interesting to watch. Will Hispanics come out to save Hillary? Or will Obamamania win the day?
Today, on my way to Church I saw dozens and dozens of people along the streets holding "Huckabee" signs. McCain better be taking these evangelicals seriously. Huckabee honestly thinks he can win Texas, and with Texas full of evangelicals, it's not impossible. This group comes out in large numbers and party regulars may figure it's a done deal with McCain and not be motivated to get out and vote.
Huckabee figures that if he can win Texas and Ohio, he can take it to the convention where delegates would choose the more conservative candidate..... himself.
It's a long shot, but it's a long shot McCain should be taking seriously.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:45 PM
From Lee Smith at Michael J. Totten's Middle East Journal:
"Barack Obama's father was Muslim and therefore, according to Islamic law, so is the candidate. In spite of the Quranic verses explaining that there is no compulsion in religion, a Muslim child takes the religion of his or her father.
The point of course is not that Obama is really a Muslim, because in America he is whatever he says he is. American ideas about such things as choice, religion, freedom of expression - including the freedom to choose your own faith - are different from the rest of much of the world. For us, a man is whatever religion he wants to practice, or not practice. But for Muslims around the world, non-American Muslims at any rate, they can only ever see Barack Hussein Obama as a Muslim."
Obama, of course, professes to be a Christian. I am wondering if there are any practicing Muslims out there reading this that can speak to this point? Do you see him as Muslim? How would this affect his presidency, if he were to become President?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:08 PM