The latest celebrity ad explains how people living abroad can and should vote in this election (see below).  Conspicuously absent is one of the largest populations of Americans living abroad — the military.  The ad encourages Democrats living abroad to . . . wait for it . . . vote Democrat (although we don’t learn that until the very end of the ad).  Military personnel and their families have historically voted overwhelmingly Republican while roughly 13% of enlisted and 9% of officers registered Democrat.  Simply stated, it wouldn’t help the Democrats’ cause if the military voted in record numbers. Continue Reading »

Once again Obama proves that he will bring the change we can all believe in.  And you heard it here.  I knew that he would change his position, I just wasn’t sure how he would justify the change.  Well, here it is:

Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy…

“My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.

“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done.”

Maybe he should try telling that to Nancy Pelosi and the other Democrats who decided to simply turn off the televisions, electricity and air conditioning to prevent the House from voting on offshore drilling before they took their vacation.  Hate to say “I told you so” but I did.

I am at a loss.  Obama was scheduled to meet with wounded soldiers stationed in Germany during his European tour but decided against it, saying it would have been “inappropriate” and “too political”.  Say what?  How on Earth can a meeting with wounded soldiers be considered “inappropriate” or “too political”?  Continue Reading »

Unbelievably, Obama’s numbers continue to slip despite the fact that throngs of reporters are jockeying for position on his European tour and in spite of Maliki’s comments about Obama’s timeline.  (HERE)  Perhaps it’s because the American public now, more than ever, wants to win the war in Iraq, believes the surge has worked and disagrees with a strict timeline for withdrawal.  All of this despite the fact that a majority of Americans believe that the Iraq war was a mistake.  They agree with what I have been saying all along: it doesn’t matter why we got there, we have to finish what we started.  McCain offered a plan that has worked, i.e., the surge, while Obama can’t even admit that it’s been successful and would not say that, even knowing what he knows now, he would have advocated for the surge.  Strange.  He wouldn’t have advocated for a strategy that has been objectively successful?  It is odd that he has chosen this as the only position he refuses to change.  Continue Reading »

Here is my predition: before the election, Obama will change his position on drilling.  Now, over 70% of Americans believe that we should drill here and drill now.  In light of that, I don’t think Obama can afford to hold on to his position.  And since he has shown over and over (FISA, public financing, Iraq, welfare reform, Iran, Jerusalem, the gun ban, free trade, etc.) that he will change his position for political expediency, why would this be any different?  I am just waiting to see when he will change and what his explanation will be.  Will his previous statement opposing drilling be declared “inartful” or will the current system be found to be “broken”?  Should be interesting.  But you heard it here: Obama will change his position.  Mark my words.


Apparently all of the criticism Obama has received for his ever-changing Iraq policy and post-9/11 comments have forced him to “clarify” in a speech today.  

In the recent New Yorker article (that has gotten so little attention as a result of the magazine’s controversial cover), Obama is quoted as saying the following only days after the 9/11 attacks: Continue Reading »

McCain’s campaign has been floundering — looking for the right way to deliver his message.  So far he has been issuing press releases and making snipes at Obama but lacks a cohesive, on-point message.  He has done a pretty good job of doing that on energy but he needs to do better when it comes to taxes, Obama’s flip-flops and economics. Continue Reading »