26 thoughts on ““She can’t catch us.””

  1. What do you fear will happen when Obama is elected President?
    -that he will end the Iraq war?
    -that he will get the more than 40 million American without health insurance, coverage finally?
    -that he will have a new and different foreign policy with the rest of the world as compared to President Bush?
    -that he will address many issues that have not been treated as a priority by the present administration?

  2. 1-“that he will end the Iraq war?”, Yes, I personally am very afraid that he’ll cut and run.
    2-“that he will get the more than 40 million American without health insurance, coverage finally?”
    I don’t understand what country you socialized medicine crowd can point to and actually call it a roaring success. How would you pay for it? This guy is a liberal’s liberal, not my cup of tea personally.

  3. Change. /yawn/ Hope. /yawn/ Yada yada. Lots of rhetoric, no specifics. And who is going to pay for all of this largesse? You’re an idiot, Mr. TJMarti. And a socialist, too. I’d ban you but you’re just too irrelevant.

  4. MagnumPI,
    I actually think Obama would be a great President.
    – Nobody is talking about “cutting and running” from Iraq.
    – “Socialized medicine” is a big term that, quite frankly, I think too many people use without really knowing what it means.
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    George,
    I can’t think of anything more “commie” than insulting people for their political beliefs. Whenever I see this I seem to remember people in the streets with signs that said “Gusano!” on them, but maybe that’s just me.
    I don’t see any socialistic qualities to what Obama is proposing. Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, the fathers of capitalism, both agreed that there were certain things the government should do for its citizens, especially if the private sector is unable to do them effectively.
    Senator Obama has laid out very specific proposals throughout the last 10 months of how he would accomplish universal healthcare, ending the war in Iraq. I would encourage you to read some of his proposals.

  5. The only Hope with Obama is that he will be another Carter and maybe we will have another Reagan afterwards.
    BTW, What’s this guy’s resume? Two years on the senate? Community organizer? whatever that means….. Dancing on the Ellen Degeneres show? Funny how people fall for rhetoric and not substance.

  6. rg –
    Think you have it right. The republic has survived Civil War, Recession, Depression and Panic, along with a few less than stellar Presidents. The Republic would survive an Obama presidency as well.
    -S-

  7. If Hillary Clinton fails to get the nomination, it will be mainly because it’s obvious Bill would be the co-president (just like a getting a third term), and because she has evidently put up with massive adultery to further her political ambitions. The irony, of course, would be that she might have fared better if she’d divorced the weasel shortly after he left office and struck out on her own. If she loses, it would be poetic justice.

  8. I have faith that if he gets elected, a more Republican moderate conservative Senate and House will follow to keep him in check. With the disappointment and disillusionment people have with the current congress – after they booted the republicans – I wouldn’t be surprised if this time around they booted the dems.
    On the other hand, be glad of the way the Dems are washing their dirty laundry in public; in particular now with wanting to seat the delegates that had been admonished for advancing the primaries. It is clear that the party does not want him. And this is the party of tolerance?
    Ha!

  9. Well, I assume Senator Bob Menendez is still pulling for Mrs. Clinton, which automatically means he’s also supporting a third term for Bill Clinton. However, if Obama gets the nod, the good senator would of course toe the party line. Hell, he might even be officially “considered” for VP again, as he was by Gore. May not really mean much, but it’d be another notch on his resume. Politics, after all, is politics.

  10. I sure hope conservatives will bite the bullet and vote for McCain, especially if Obama is the nominee. I keep reading comments on here to the effect that this country can survive 4 years of the Dems, but I say these times we’re living in pose dangers quite different from any we’ve faced in the past. All it takes is one nutcase with a dirty bomb or a nuke and it’s adios, amigos. Obama’s solution? Talks with Iran, as if they’re going to be filled with such love and compassion after getting to know him that they’ll abandon their nuclear program. Obama is a dangerous idiot. Say what you will about McCain, he’ll do his damnedest to keep us alive. To those who say America can survive 4 years of Obama, I say it’s a hell of a lot more likely to survive 4 years of McCain. Wake up, people!

  11. I am having a lot of fun with their internal fighting, Berraco now taking the lead and Billary trying to catch up and wanting to seat the delegates after they pledge not to campaign in FL and MI. This is only going to get better in the next few weeks.
    If Obama wins the delegates by vote and doesn’t get the nomination due to dirty tricks such as FL/MI delegates or super-delegates, there is going to be blood.

  12. Yes, Obama is a dangerous fool. McCain, however flawed, IS a better option. That may not be saying much, but it’s enough. The thought of another inept bungler like JFK in office at a critical time is WAY too scary for comfort.

  13. El chino, I prefer McCain, with all his flaws, to Obama for sure. I don’t subscribe to the “Let the dems win so we get a better candidate next time” philosophy. I think McCain is a thousand times better than any dem, though Guliani or Rommey would have been stronger candidates.
    However, I am just being realistic and facing the fact that a dem is likely to win given the current environment. I hope I am wrong. So, if a dem wins, we could just hope for a stronger Reagan-like rep candidate next time.

  14. Part of what is running the Democrat media machine is doubtless favors owed by the Clintons. If Hillary doesn’t get the nomination, the Dems may end up having to pay for the top-flight publicity they are getting right now for a song, a promise, and some suit like Soros picking up what remains of the check.
    This weighs on the minds of the super-delegates.

  15. George – I have never personally attacked you or insulted you. I have only asked questions.
    The power of an Obama presidency prospect lies in the fact it is something people can vote for as opposed to voting against something. So in the upcoming election, one has to ask himself/herself, why am I voting and what I am voting for? Obama has made a compelling offer and is the most eloquent and wise of the candidates. Obama supporters are voting for something, as opposed to what I perceive McCain supporters are more likely voting against an Obama or even Clinton presidency. But just what will a McCain presidency offer our country? IMHO more of George W. Bush. The country is tired, tarnished, and going broke on W’s watch. In order for McCain to win, he has to offer something better than what Obama or even Clinton offers. The fear tactic played in the 2004 election will not fly this time. Like the Who sang, “we won’t get fooled again”
    The conservatives are at a distinct disadvantage at this juncture because what are they are offering our country this time that does not take into account the current Republican “conservative” administration. The ultimate question to answer, are you better off today than you were four years ago? As I have stated before in other postings, there must be a political accounting before the conservatives can redefine themselves and they need to. W has defined you and two thirds of this country do not like it. That will be painful, because the record of W during this last 8 years has been atrocious and it is a difficult human trait to be honest with oneself. W will go into retirement next year and the party will pay the price. Notice, no one is saying they are a Bush Republican. Most are saying they are Reagan Republicans. But that will not work either. You cannot define yourself by trying to go back to the past. Obama’s vision for our future as a nation is much more compelling and positive than that of McCain, imho.

  16. To answer Gabriel’s questions:
    1. Yes I’m afraid of withdrawing from Iraq, leaving a destabilized situation in a strategically important area of the world and closing a front on the war on terror, surrendering it to the islamofascists that want inflict us with Sharia law.
    2. Obama and Clinton are both selling government healthcare as an answer to a non-existant healthcare crisis. We don’t have a problem with healthcare in this country. We have a financial problem related to healthcare costs. It’s been proven in every country that has tried it that injecting the government into the equation has the opposite effect of lowering health costs. The people of Cuba pay the highest price for their “free” healthcare. Seriously, what we need is to find creative ways to allow the free markets to take care of the situation. Low cost insurance for catastrophic illnesses, health savings accounts for the routine stuff, etc.
    3. Liberal foreign policy is naive. We as Cubans know that first hand. Enemies of our country are well aware of this. Why do you think the Castro regime speaks glowingly about Hillary and Obama. It’s because he knows he can take advantage of these pusillanimous Leftards.
    4. That he would attempt to tackle issues from a government-first point of view. We need less government, not more. We need more liberty not less. Every single time a government program is created we lose a little liberty. Our Republic was founded on the idea of property rights. Guess what? Money is property and the government and the citizenry have gotten too comfortable with the confiscatory policies that have gotten us to the present state where most people more 1/3 of the year or more to pay their taxes.
    Missile. All of the Obama flowery speeches and platitudes can’t disguise the socialist big government programs that lie underneath.
    And folks it doesn’t matter whether conservatives rally around McCain or not. He’s just a lighter version of what the Democrats are offering and even if every conservative voted for McCain it wouldn’t be enough to beat Obama in November because the middle of America is going to be lured by Obama’s charisma, and his empty promises. We needed a charismatic candidate of our own that could connect to the American people and explain to them that they don’t need government programs to make America great again. Alas we didn’t get it. We have instead the older, nasty, and more liberal version of 1996 Bob Dole.

  17. To answer Gabriel’s questions:
    1. Yes I’m afraid of withdrawing from Iraq, leaving a destabilized situation in a strategically important area of the world and closing a front on the war on terror, surrendering it to the islamofascists that want inflict us with Sharia law.
    2. Obama and Clinton are both selling government healthcare as an answer to a non-existant healthcare crisis. We don’t have a problem with healthcare in this country. We have a financial problem related to healthcare costs. It’s been proven in every country that has tried it that injecting the government into the equation has the opposite effect of lowering health costs. The people of Cuba pay the highest price for their “free” healthcare. Seriously, what we need is to find creative ways to allow the free markets to take care of the situation. Low cost insurance for catastrophic illnesses, health savings accounts for the routine stuff, etc.
    3. Liberal foreign policy is naive. We as Cubans know that first hand. Enemies of our country are well aware of this. Why do you think the Castro regime speaks glowingly about Hillary and Obama. It’s because he knows he can take advantage of these pusillanimous Leftards.
    4. That he would attempt to tackle issues from a government-first point of view. We need less government, not more. We need more liberty not less. Every single time a government program is created we lose a little liberty. Our Republic was founded on the idea of property rights. Guess what? Money is property and the government and the citizenry have gotten too comfortable with the confiscatory policies that have gotten us to the present state where most people more 1/3 of the year or more to pay their taxes.
    Missile. All of the Obama flowery speeches and platitudes can’t disguise the socialist big government programs that lie underneath.
    And folks it doesn’t matter whether conservatives rally around McCain or not. He’s just a lighter version of what the Democrats are offering and even if every conservative voted for McCain it wouldn’t be enough to beat Obama in November because the middle of America is going to be lured by Obama’s charisma, and his empty promises. We needed a charismatic candidate of our own that could connect to the American people and explain to them that they don’t need government programs to make America great again. Alas we didn’t get it. We have instead the older, nasty, and more liberal version of 1996 Bob Dole.

  18. Gabriel, Obama may in fact be a decent fellow, a well-meaning fellow who may indeed have some ideas about some things, and he may in fact one day be perfectly good presidential material. But that day is not today. Any reasoned look at his resume shows that he has never led even a Boy Scout troop let alone anything resembling a corporation or government administration. Less than one full term in the Senate (a seat he only one because of a juicy sex scandal), at least 100 ‘inspiring’ votes of “present” whilst he was in the Illinois Senate… I’m sorry but I’m not willing to hand him the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania to be his executive training ground. His complete lack of experience should be a frightening prospect to anyone, regardless of political viewpoint. I don’t think it unreasonable for the bar for the White House to be held a little higher. Quite frankly Hillary fails this test as well, as all she’s ever done is ride her husband’s coattails, a fact which NOW and others conveniently overlook.

  19. George,
    Your comments are beneath you and everyone else in this forum.
    If you want to have an intelligent discussion on the issues, that’s absolutely fine. But personal offensive remarks are uncalled for and reflect negatively upon the Cuban-American community.

  20. The_Cuban_Missile, I’m sorry. I guess I was misunderstood. My deepest heartfelt apologies. I’ll send you the invitation to the Kumbaya sing-along I’ll be hosting on the Spring Equinox…

  21. Henry, your comments, as always, are extremely eloquent and incisive; however, I think it’s way too early to concede the election to Obama. Remember when Giuliani and Hillary were absolutely certain to win their respective parties’ nominations? If McCain and Obama are the nominees, I think McCain will be better able to point out Obama’s flaws than the other way around. Once they start having debates and once the American people begin to take a really hard look at Obama, instead of merely being taken in by all the “hope” crap, I think McCain will do much better than you think.

  22. Mr. Bingley, I think there is a sizable electorate out there who will take their chances and votes on the Senator from Illinois or even the Senator from New York, if she makes it.
    Chino, it will be the debate and discussion our country absolutely needs to have. Senator McCain has a ton of baggage. Senator Obama does not. We really will have a choice in November, whether it is Obama or Clinton for the Democrats versus McCain for the Republicans.

  23. Oh McCain has a ton of baggage, I agree. I’m hard pressed to think of a worse selection of candidates that we’ve ever been stuck with than these 3. I think McCain has been the candidate that the Dems have been hoping all along they’ll face because he’ll be the easiest for them to beat. You don’t find it funny that throughout this entire campaign so far you have not seen the phrase “Keating 5” mentioned once in the major media? You know damn well that’s going to be all over the airwaves once the horse race really begins. As it should, frankly, but it should have been a bigger issue now so that he is not the nominee.

  24. “Senator McCain has a ton of baggage. Senator Obama does not.”
    Gabriel, that sure is a clever spin on the fact that Obama has NO EXPERIENCE, LOL. Sorry, I don’t think it’s going to work. Besides, I’d say that Obama’s membership in a “black power” church and his ties to socialists (see recent post on this blog) constitute pretty hefty baggage. All this will be publicized much more if he’s the nominee, as happened to Kerry with the swiftboat thing. I have a feeling there’s plenty more out there on Obama that we haven’t heard yet.
    As for the debate between Obama and McCain, I don’t see much to debate other than the experience question (score one for McCain) and national defense (McCain: 2; Obama: 0). Unfortunately, on the economy, immigration, and global warming, I don’t see any difference between them. Now Obama and Fred Thompson — THAT would have been a debate.

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