Obama’s Entitlements for Everyone

Special thanks to Jim Vicevich for actually watching the full speech by Obama last night. I can’t even watch three minutes. Double thanks for sitting through it all again earlier today and editing down the message so we can get an idea of all the promises.

This is certainly not something new. Both Democrats and Republicans – including Bush 43 – create laundry lists of programs. It’s all about the entitlement agenda and the populist agenda – what can Congress do for you today?

Head over to Radio Vice Online to watch the video. Obama is speaking in Texas and specifically mentions that he supports the free market, understand that the people of Texas are independent and a self-reliant group that does not want government doing what we know we can do for ourselves.  Then of course, he goes into the list.

  • Reward teachers by giving them more money.
  • Raise the minimum wage every year to match inflation.
  • Provide a $4,000 tuition credit to those in college.
  • Ensure everyone has health insurance as good as his Senate program provides to him.
  • Roll back the Bush tax cuts since the rich people didn’t need them.
  • Give tax cuts to everyone who makes less than $75,000 per year.
  • Seniors who make less than $50,000 should pay no income tax at all.
  • Raise fuel efficiency standards to bring down gas prices.

I could barely keep up as I typed out the stuff, and it will not end any time soon. One thing that you’ll note is that his agenda – no matter how well it is delivered – is the exact same agenda that Democrat national candidates have been pushing for decades. There is nothing new here, every single item on the list above comes right from the standard playbook.

Thanks for the new ideas Barak.

For Conservatives – Race Not an Issue

But it certainly always is for liberals and most Democrats.

Rendell: Race Factor Could Hurt Obama
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Ed Rendell, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most visible supporters, said some white Pennsylvanians are likely to vote against her rival Barack Obama because he is black.

“You’ve got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate,” Rendell told the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in remarks that appeared in Tuesday’s paper.

Bill Clinton must have made a call: “Hey Ed, since I can’t attack Obama anymore, I’m going to need to to remind everyone that Obama is black. And while your doing that, why not let people know that whites probably won’t vote for him either.”

If that isn’t racism, I’m not sure what is.

I won’t vote for Obama specifically because he’s a liberal populist. I can list many reasons I do not think he is qualified to represent me as president, and not one of them has to do with race. The white folk in Pennsylvania should be outraged.

Attendees Fainting at Obama Rallies

We have not posted too much about the Democrat candidates for president, but something I heard near the end of Jim Vicevich’s Sound off Connecticut show on WTIC AM this morning made me laugh.

It seems as though the ladies are fainting as they cry and laugh with Obama at rallies across the country. Ladies are dropping in Seattle, Hartford, Kansas, Los Angeles, Wisconsin, and Dartmouth, N.H.

They seem to be fainting close enough to the stage for Obama to reach for some water and hand it to the crowd to provide some assistance. This is happening over and over. The faintee is always close to the stage and Obama seems to react the same way.

The phenomenon is not just limited to Obama rallies it seems. Clinton attendees are dropping in New York, St. Louis, Arizona, and Missouri. She’s ready with the water too.

I’m quite certain that folks are fainting at McCain and Huckabee events, but Google huckabee fainting and then mccain fainting and you don’t get too much other than references to the Democrat rallies above. I found the links above by searching for clinton fainting and obama fainting.

I’m not making light of these events, some of the attendees need to wait hours in line in the cold before they are crammed into auditoriums where it can get quite warm as they wait for the candidates. I just find the comparisons between R and D candidates pretty interesting. Maybe it’s global warming?