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Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

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Jewish World Review Nov. 14, 2008 / 16 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

Welcome to Barack World; paradox island

By Dave Weinbaum


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The promises, the promises!


Politics is a two part business. If you're a good enough organizer, panderer, and BS artist, you can get elected against a truth teller. No one wants to believe reality when they can look forward to "hope" and "change"…especially "change" that will energize "hope" and "hope" that'll bring about "change."


Wow! I feel like dancing amongst the daffodils, don't you?


The devil is in part two; governing using specific policies, those proposed VS those enacted.


It's easy to promise a chicken in every pot or, in this case, a tax cut check for everyone that doesn't have a job. It's previous name, "welfare," will not be mentioned in this column. Who were those proposed potted chicken winners gonna vote for given the registry of every unemployed Tom, Dick, and Mickey Mouse in the country?


Barack won with this schmaltzy gravitas, convincing the country that he was really cutting taxes when in fact we're looking to the socialization of our entire country, right down to government ownership, un-"Fairness" doctrines, and the destruction of capitalism, that has made America the envy of every country that has dabbled in government of the people vs. government by the people.


As Forest Gump leaned over his best friend, he witnessed Bubba's insides hanging precariously jumbled in ghastly display. Bubba asked why this had to happen. Forest, ever the realist replied, "You got shot." Then he proceeded with his own bailout plan while jerking Bubba in his arms and racing his own bulleted buttock in a futile attempt to rescue the schrimpenizer.


Now our federal government has shown signs of being much lower on the IQ level of a Forest Gump and in the grip of much more panic.


The fallacy of wild success is that you'll never have to sweat again


Welcome to Paradox Island! Based on campaign promises, will Barack…



  • Immediately withdraw from Iraq, risking al-Qaeda and Iranian takeover and Cambodia type genocide or leave Iraq in control, victorious, and our powerful ally in the Middle East?

  • Cancel promise to double the capital gains tax so stock owners stop their own bailout plans as indicated by the 17% market drop from your election 'til midday November 13?

  • Take steps to bankrupt the coal industry or clean it up with reasonable control as we search for additionally energy sources?

  • Destroy or keep NAFTA?

  • Reverse the Executive Moratorium on drilling?

  • Defend or deny Israel's right to exist as an independent nation with Jerusalem as its capitol?

  • Attempt a further economic government grab on a seventh of our economy with universal health care?

  • Fall on the side of Muslims that hate Israel or Jews that want Israel to survive, both of whom supported him?

  • Change Washington or run a third Clinton Administration as indicated by all the Clintonites he's appointing to his cabinet?

  • Shut down Gitmo, trying terrorist scum by our constitution and housing them in our country? Odds are they'll be released in the USA because their Miranda "rights" weren't read them after they were caught trying to murder Americans.

  • Support the ban of free elections for unions so other members can terrorize voters to join?

  • Create jobs through government expansion by taking over businesses?

  • Introduce a "Fairness Doctrine" that includes ALL media; broadcast TV, print media and the Internet or drop it, recognizing its encroachment on our first amendment rights.

  • Have the guts to stand up to his crazed left supporters and save our country from destruction?

  • Get any cooperation on US initiatives he claims Bush couldn't get because of his unpopularity in the world community?


Obama has a chance to prove his choice wasn't beginner's luck, a fluke based on personality, not policy.


They say he's a fast learner.


If Barack gets it, will he have the guts to do the right thing for this country?


C'mon Barack, make Michelle proud a second time!

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