Monday, November 03, 2008

The Candidates Make Their Case in the WSJ

Barack Hussein Obama II: "The Change We Need: I'm proud to have the support of businessmen like Warren Buffett."

John Sidney McCain III: "What We're Fighting For: Protectionism and tax hikes are wrong for the economy."


At 11/03/2008 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nowhere in either article in the WSJ is either candidate’s middle name mentioned, so why are they predominantly mentioned in the post? I know why. You lose credibility when you present bias through the use of inflammatory language just to introduce the word “Hussein.” Why not let the articles speak for themselves?

At 11/03/2008 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walt g,

Barrack Obama's middle name has been in the public domain for well over a year. It's not even news.

The only person who I've heard suggest that Obama has a "funny name" or "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the bills" is Obama himself. Make of that what you will.

At 11/03/2008 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with McCain. "I believe that America is an exceptional country, one that demands exceptional leadership".

On foreign policy, McCain is one of the best qualified candidates in decades. Aside from foreign policy, neither candidate offers anything brilliant or exceptional particularly in the area of economics.

Obama's redistributive, trade protectionist, left-wing loonacy vs. McCain's idea of going into the mortgage business. What a pair of twits!

Good news is that the election will soon be over. The bad news is that one of these 2 will end up in the White House.

At 11/03/2008 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I know Obama's middle name is common knowledge, but neither candidate opted to use their middle names in their byline in the WSJ or refer to the other candidate in that fashion, so why use it here? Sensationalism maybe? It does not add to the discussion, and it taints the information contained in the post. With all due respect, that’s what I make of it.

I don't think you can read much into what either candidate says in the marketing stage of the Presidency. We'll see what they are really made of in the near future when they have to back up some of those promises.

At 11/03/2008 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walt g,

Let us hope that Obama can resist the most radical elements in his own party. There are many who see this as an opportunity to completely change the social and political map of the U.S.

At this point, it is unclear what precisely an Obama presidency would do. That's a great deal more disquieting than his ethnicity.

At 11/03/2008 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (aka FDR)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (aka JFK)
William Jefferson Clinton
George Herbert Walker Bush
James Earl Carter
George Walker Bush (aka 'W')


Isn't it the recognition of their entry into the lexicon of presidency to call Senators Obama and McCain by their full names?

These are not mere op ed writers. Tomorrow, one of these men will become president of the U.S.

At 11/03/2008 3:19 PM, Blogger Kevin Murphy said...

Warren Buffet isn't exactly a businessman - he's an investor. So of course he likes it when the market goes down, as exemplified by this quote:

"I'm going to buy hamburgers the rest of my life. When hamburgers go down in price, we sing the "Hallelujah Chorus" in the Buffett household. When hamburgers go up, we weep. For most people, it's the same way with everything in life they will be buying--except stocks. When stocks go down and you can get more for your money, people don't like them anymore."

He expects Sen. Obama to provide a buying opportunity bonanza. He's hoping to sing the Hallelujah Chorus for at least 4 years.

At 11/03/2008 3:29 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

qt: Don't forget Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ).

At 11/03/2008 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walt g,

Must confess to a disquieting feeling after reading both of these Op Eds. My anxiety concerning the lack of specifics and shifting positions from Obama is no secret.

I respect your opinion and would like to know what you think of Obama. I do not intend to argue but to listen.

At 11/03/2008 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think Senator Obama will do just fine as President. As far as his lowering taxes for those making less money, all the savings will be spent on additional state taxes, local taxes, and fees. What is given with one hand is always taken back with the other.

I also think Senator McCain would make a fine President, too. I wouldn’t have trouble sleeping at night knowing he was in charge of the country. I might have voted for him because I agree with many of his policies, but I did not care for his choice for Vice President. I just can’t see Governor Palin as presidential material at this time. In fact, that idea scares me, and makes my choice for Senator Obama much easier.

At 11/03/2008 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, walt,

I consider you to be very intelligent, level-headed, and sensible not easily swayed by soaring rhetoric. I find your words reassuring and balanced.

May the best man win.

At 11/04/2008 1:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I just can’t see Governor Palin as presidential material at this time. In fact, that idea scares me, and makes my choice for Senator Obama much easier."

Really....scarier than Obama - the Nation of Islam's proclaimed "Messiah", friend to Ayers, and one-time protege of Rashid Khalidi? Allahu Akbar.

At 11/06/2008 12:45 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> With all due respect, that’s what I make of it.

Y'know, Walt, I didn't even think twice about it until you made such a big deal about it.

So which of us actually has a problem with his middle name? Like his skin tone, some are capable of looking past it.

Sometimes, it's all in your head.

At 11/06/2008 12:51 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> At this point, it is unclear what precisely an Obama presidency would do.

I can see very clearly what this presidency is going to do.

It's going to make people old enough to remember the Carter presidency to go, "Y'know, Carter wasn't half bad."

Almost every single problem extant in the Carter presidency, with the vague possibility of (not having) the same insane inflation and interest rates (only because Obama isn't going to get a second term to keep screwing things up, mind you) is going to be seen in the next four years.

Double digit unemployment
Ridiculous gas prices
Russian Adventurism
South American unrest

Add to that
International Terrorism
War in Israel
A breakdown of the government in Iraq
Rolling brownouts
Ridiculous energy prices

And, the piece-de-resistance,
Nuclear Terrorism.

If at least 8 of those predictions don't come to pass, I'll be quite surprised.

At 11/06/2008 1:03 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> I just can’t see Governor Palin as presidential material at this time. In fact, that idea scares me, and makes my choice for Senator Obama much easier.

Walt, you just lost a LOT of my respect.

That line of BS is so transparent it's not even VAGUELY funny, and I don't think you're lying like annoynimous or several others of the libtard crew (not saying you belong with them, mind you) would be if they spouted it. I assume you actually believe it.

So, what you are saying is that you've actually fallen for the absolute dumbshit argument that "Palin isn't ready, so Vote for Obama".

WhoTF cares? Palin wasn't SEEKING the Big Chair. Obama is LESS experienced, and he WAS seeking the Big Chair. So if Palin "isn't ready", then what does that make Obama? He's NEVER been anything but a "what's my next job to look for?" kind of guy.

You will utterly deserve the kind of crap Obama is going to feed you. The rest of us don't.

Enjoy your crow. You voted for it. The auto industry is going to TANK, and all the bailouts in the world are not going to fix that, when people start holding onto cars for 5-7 years instead of trading them in every several years because they are rich enough to afford to.

Sad. Really sad. An AntiAmerican Communist with NO executive experience. Yeah, that's a great selection. Yeesh.


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