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Obama's First 100 Days in Office

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Obama's First 100 Days

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
By Patrick J. Buchanan

Undeniably, a powerful tide is running for the Democratic Party, with one week left to Election Day.

Bush's approval rating is 27 percent, just above Richard Nixon's Watergate nadir and almost down to Carter-Truman lows. After each of those presidents reached their floors -- in 1952, 1974, 1980 -- the opposition party captured the White House.

Moreover, 80 percent to 90 percent of Americans think the nation is on the wrong course, and since mid-September, when McCain was still slightly ahead, the Dow has lost 4,000 points -- $5 trillion to $6 trillion in value.

Leading now by eight points in an average of national polls, Barack Obama has other advantages.

Not a single blue state is regarded as imperiled or even a toss-up, while Obama leads in six crucial red states: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Missouri and Colorado. Should McCain lose one of the six, he would have to win Pennsylvania to compensate for the lost electoral votes. But the latest Pennsylvania polls show Barack with a double-digit lead.

Lately moving into the toss-up category are Nevada, North Dakota, Montana and Indiana. All voted twice for George W. Bush.

Not only is Obama ahead in the state and national polls, he has more money, is running far more ads, has a superior organization on the ground, attracts larger crowds, and has greater enthusiasm and more media in camp. And new voter registrations heavily favor the Democrats.

Though Congress is regarded by Americans with a disdain bordering on disgust -- five of six Americans think it has done a poor job -- Democratic majorities are certain to grow. Indeed, with Democrats favored by 10 points over Republicans, Nancy Pelosi's majority could grow by 25 seats and Harry Reid could find himself with a filibuster-proof majority of 60 senators.

Democrats already have 49, plus two independents: Socialist Bernie Sanders and Independent Joe Lieberman. Their challengers are now ahead in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Minnesota, Oregon and Colorado, with a chance of picking up Georgia, Alaska, Kentucky and Mississippi.

We may be looking at a reverse of 1980, when Reagan won a 10-point victory over Jimmy Carter, and Republicans took the Senate and, working with Boll Weevil Democrats, effective control of the House.

With his tax cuts, defense buildup and rollback policy against the "Evil Empire," Reagan gave us some of the best years of our lives, culminating in America's epochal victory in the Cold War.

What does the triumvirate of Obama-Pelosi-Reid offer?

Rep. Barney Frank is calling for new tax hikes on the most successful and a 25 percent across-the-board slash in national defense. Sen. John Kerry is talking up new and massive federal spending, a la FDR's New Deal. Specifically, we can almost surely expect:

-- Swift amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and a drive to make them citizens and register them, as in the Bill Clinton years. This will mean that Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona will soon move out of reach for GOP presidential candidates, as has California.

-- Border security will go on the backburner, and America will have a virtual open border with a Mexico of 110 million.

-- Taxes will be raised on the top 5 percent of wage-earners, who now carry 60 percent of the U.S. income tax burden, and tens of millions of checks will be sent out to the 40 percent of wage-earners who pay no federal income tax. Like the man said, redistribute the wealth, spread it around.

-- Social Security taxes will be raised on the most successful among us, and capital gains taxes will be raised from 15 percent to 20 percent. The Bush tax cuts will be repealed, and death taxes reimposed.

-- Two or three more liberal activists of the Ruth Bader Ginsberg-John Paul Stevens stripe will be named to the Supreme Court. U.S. district and appellate courts will be stacked with "progressives."

-- Special protections for homosexuals will be written into all civil rights laws, and gays and lesbians in the military will be invited to come out of the closet. "Don't ask, don't tell" will be dead.

-- The homosexual marriages that state judges have forced California, Massachusetts and Connecticut to recognize, an Obama Congress or Obama court will require all 50 states to recognize.

-- A "Freedom of Choice Act" nullifying all state restrictions on abortions will be enacted. America will become the most pro-abortion nation on earth.

-- Affirmative action -- hiring and promotions based on race, sex and sexual orientation until specified quotas are reached -- will be rigorously enforced throughout the U.S. government and private sector.

-- Universal health insurance will be enacted, covering legal and illegal immigrants, providing another powerful magnet for the world to come to America, if necessary by breaching her borders.

-- A federal bailout of states and municipalities to keep state and local governments spending up could come in December or early next year.

-- The first trillion-dollar deficit will be run in the first year of an Obama presidency. It will be the first of many.

Welcome to Obamaland!

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Any of you people in Italy or the UK know where there is a house for sale? Would be nice if it is near a Nissan dealership I can work at.
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Sadly there are hundreds of houses for sale in London. All currently with a 20% discount over last years prices.

Although if you leaving due to the alleged policies above you may be in for a shock as we already have many of them as legislation already!! Plus we'll be taking you gun at the border.

Our basic rate of national income tax is around 25% for higher earners its 40%
Value added tax on everything you buy is 17.5%
Petrol here is still around £1 per litre, so about $1.50
Same sex marriages are already sanctioned in law and both male and female couples can adopt children.
We already have freedom of choice on abortion.
Universal health insurance is paid for in your income tax.
We have an open border policy with all of Europe, a total of around 731,000,000 people or about 11% of the world's population

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Some of those things sound pretty reasonable, some sound great. Recognising homosexual rights seems a great thing to do.
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The writing sure does appear to be on the wall! But, it ain't over til it's over... Then,
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I'm glad that there are some people (probably the majority of people) who can see through the right wing scare tactics of saying the world is over if obama wins.

The Republicans best campaign strategy is scare people into not voting Democrat but dont bring up issues because they have none on their side. Thats why you always see critisism of what Obama "may" do instead of what McCain will do.

McCain's campaign has said that the current health care your employer provides is "way better" than what you could afford under McCain.

Palin is a "Diva", "Wack Job", "Unprepared"

If we talk about the economy we will lose.

And social security will not be as we know it now. in fact imagine if the Republicans got their way and turned SS into private market investments, judging by the way everyones 401k is losing money no one would be able to retire.
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And social security will not be as we know it now. in fact imagine if the Republicans got their way and turned SS into private market investments, judging by the way everyones 401k is losing money no one would be able to retire.
The democrats like to raid SS to fund other projects. people that enter this country can get SS benefits and they never paid a dime towards. There won't be any money left by the time you retire. I'll take my "risky" 401(k) over SS.
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No doubt that Obama will have the toughest job in history after how the republican'ts fu cked us so hard for so long. It's a wonder if we will ever be able to recover from their perverted greed!

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Obama would have a tough job; not having the qualifications for it. He will tax everyone to death. He is a socialist and we all know how well they work. Think Cuba, USSR and North Korea.
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The democrats like to raid SS to fund other projects. people that enter this country can get SS benefits and they never paid a dime towards. There won't be any money left by the time you retire. I'll take my "risky" 401(k) over SS.
Im happy that you'll take your risky 401k over SS, but would your mother of older relatives who are 3 or 4 years from retiring and are depending on it. I dont know about you but I'll take both because under the current system you would have BOTH.

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Obama would have a tough job; not having the qualifications for it. He will tax everyone to death. He is a socialist and we all know how well they work. Think Cuba, USSR and North Korea.
Who has the qualifications. Did Bush??? I rather have someone with a higher education than someone who sits in senate for 29 years and watches mistakes happen.
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There won't be any money left in the SS by the time you retire. So you can have your percentage of nothing. I would rather have .000000001% of something rather than 100% of nothing.

Higher education? Ahhh yes, the scholar of the constitution. He also wants to ban guns when the constitution says clear as day that it is a right to own guns. He doesn’t want to accept that fact and instead of trying to ban the guns will tax the ammo and make it so people cannot afford to buy ammo and protect themselves. Sounds like a great guy. He will have armed guards while the rest of the country will be defenseless. Have you heard Obama speak without have everything scripted? He sounds like Porky Pig in his stuttering. Obama is a puppet and the first time a decision needs to be made, he won’t have the backbone to make one. Look at his voting record. He talks change but he doesn’t act upon it.

The Republicans wanted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regulated and the Democrats said the Republicans didn't want people to own homes. Who was wrong? Yep, the people you want to see get in power.
YouTube - Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis

ACORN will become 100% federally funded. For what, breaking the law? You will see special treatment given to Obama supporters.

Obama has done nothing with his political career except want the Whitehouse.

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I'm writing in Hiliary Clinton .... but seriously...IMOO, niether is a good candidate. It's just a popularity contest anymore. I'm non partisian, i just want what's good for the people and this great country. Oh, BTW, did they ever get the final decision if Obama is a "NATURAL CITIZEN"? I know there was a lawsuit pending.
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Obama is trying to get the case tossed out. What does he have to hide?????????? We all know the answer, he has it all to lose.
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There won't be any money left in the SS by the time you retire. So you can have your percentage of nothing. I would rather have .000000001% of something rather than 100% of nothing.

Higher education? Ahhh yes, the scholar of the constitution. He also wants to ban guns when the constitution says clear as day that it is a right to own guns. He doesn’t want to accept that fact and instead of trying to ban the guns will tax the ammo and make it so people cannot afford to buy ammo and protect themselves. Sounds like a great guy. He will have armed guards while the rest of the country will be defenseless. Have you heard Obama speak without have everything scripted? He sounds like Porky Pig in his stuttering. Obama is a puppet and the first time a decision needs to be made, he won’t have the backbone to make one. Look at his voting record. He talks change but he doesn’t act upon it.

The Republicans wanted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac regulated and the Democrats said the Republicans didn't want people to own homes. Who was wrong? Yep, the people you want to see get in power.
YouTube - Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis

ACORN will become 100% federally funded. For what, breaking the law? You will see special treatment given to Obama supporters.

Obama has done nothing with his political career except want the Whitehouse.
I guess McCain doesnt want the whitehouse thats why he ran for president......twice!!!!
McCain tryed to block a federal investigation into one of those mortgage companies and was repramanded by the senate.
McCain was a guest speaker at an ACORN event
YouTube - McCain speaks at ACORN rally
McCain will give specail treatment to oil companies

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Obama is trying to get the case tossed out. What does he have to hide?????????? We all know the answer, he has it all to lose.
try factcheck.org about the birth certificate. If you watched CNN or any other channel besides Fox you might have seen that his Birth certificate is cleared by anyone who isn't trying to spread lies. Obama is actual eligible to run for president the same way McCain is no matter where he was born, his mother was citizen so he is too. McCain was born in Panama do we need to have people track down his documents too.
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and thanks for trying to falsely disqualify a candidate so you dont have to run agaisnt them.

Once again what will republicans do instead of attacking obama.
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