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Thomas Sowell has yet another great article today at Townhall.com:

The idea of redistributing wealth has turned into the reality of redistributing poverty, in countries where wealth has fled and the production of new wealth has been stifled by a lack of incentives.

He continues:

Politicians telling businesses how to operate? That’s been tried in countries around the world, especially during the second half of the 20th century. It has failed so often and so badly that even socialist and communist governments were freeing up their markets by the end of the century.

The economies of China and India began their take-off into high rates of growth when they got rid of precisely the kinds of policies that Obama is advocating for the United States under the magic mantra of “change.”

More on the fruits of socialism here and here.


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The MSM will say Obama won because he didn’t have to perform- he’s ahead.  This has been the same narrative for each of the debates.  Obama doesn’t have to do anything but show up. Just body surf and glow while on Rolling Stone magazine every month.  John McCain, a completely proven, tested, and known commodity, has to prove himself.

What’s down is up, what’s up is down.

This is an impossible task for John McCain.

Barack Obama only needs to “look presidential” and “stay cool.”

For goodness sakes, are we nominating a president or The Fonze?

Meanwhile, after late January 2009,  “Heather Has Two Mommies” will be read on the 1st grade buses on the way to your local gay marriage field trip.

And what does John McCain have to do?  The media says, at every debate, he must “deliver a knockout blow,” or “change the game,” or “cause Obama to make a serious mistake.”

With the bar set so low for Obama and the bar set so high for McCain, how can John McCain ever win one of these debates?


Debate Commentary

Will he or won’t he?  That is the question for tonight’s debate.

Will John McCain tie Barack Obama to Bill Ayers, ACORN, and the financial mess?  Or will Obama put this out of reach?

Log your opinion!

Here are a few news stories breaking this evening.

About 200K Ohio voters have records discrepancies

Biden routes campaign cash to family, their firms,Discloses $2 million in business arrangements

Live blogging this evening:

Michelle Malkin

Hot Air

Stop the ACLU

American Thinker

Gateway Pundit

Here we go!

Joe The Plumber Question

Who is Joe the Plumber?  Here’s a link.

– So how many times will we hear “Wall Street” and “greed”?

– PLEASE!!!  Are we going to hear talking points all night?

– McCain brings up the plumber!  Excellent!

– McCain is stumbling over Joe the Plumber.


Finally, the second question!

– Investing in health care now prevents diseases so health care in the future will be less expensive?  What?  Nice one Barry O!

– McCain is sounding very good on cuts in the budget and sounds like a fighter!  Good for him!

Here comes the Bill Ayers stuff…

… Or maybe not!  But McCain was very good.

Will Obama condemn Lewis’s remarks about McCain? Sort of, I guess, maybe.

McCain is fighting!!!!!  GOOD!!!!!!

Ayers and ACORN in the same sentence!!! YES!!

McCain is hitting Ayers and ACORN.  Did this really happen?

It wasn’t enough.  More Ayers, more character problems, how about a question about Obama being a member of the New Party – a socialist group in Chicago- during the 1990’s?

McCain says – why do we always have to spend more?  GREAT!

Obama is not really on his game tonight…lots of ummms and ahhss

McCain hits Obama on the “look at” drilling for oil.  THIS IS A GREAT POINT.

McCain hits Obama on Colombia, Obama defends Colombian unions?  Wha?

Health Care Question

– Obama starts of with the typical emotional health care appeal. Remember, he thinks health care is a right for every American.

– If you PAY FOR your health insurance, you are fine.  We like you.  You are the same suckers who pay your mortgage.

– If you DON’T PAY FOR your health insurace, you will receive it for FREE because I will fine employers who do not provide it and tax all of the responsible people in America.

– McCain – Obama will fine you if you don’t provide health care.  More Joe the Plumber.  I bet Joe never knew he would cause all of this drama.

– OK, so Obama only wants to fine large companies!  No  Democratic voters to pander to there.

– The average health care plan costs $12,000 Barry?

– Wondeful Freudian slip!  Senator Government!  HA!

Question on Abortion

– McCain will not impose litmus test on a Supreme Court nominee

– Who would be a Supreme Court nominee for Obama?  Scary thought?

– Obama on abortion- Constitution has a right to privacy.

– McCain hist Obama on infanticide!!!  FINALLY!!!!!

– Obama could possibly be the MOST EXTREME politician ever on abortion.

Find out more here.

And Obama has the nerve to have a pro-life website.

Education Question

– We spend the most money but don’t have the best students

– McCain – throwing money at the problem is not the answer


– Why is school competition bad?

Ha!  Michelle Malkin makes this great point:

Obama called on people to put down their video games, but as a McCain staffer e-mails: “But he advertises on them? Disingenuous.”

That about sums up Obama’s entire campaign.  Say one thing do another.  Machiavelli rules.

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Nice.  Those evil fat cat plumbers and other small business owners need to be more patriotic:

Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation. – Karl Marx

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