Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tuesdays with Paulie 12/5/06

Hillary better watch her Barack

With election day 2008 only 23 months away, the campaigning for the Democratic Party nomination is in full swing. Maybe I shouldn't say full swing. Nobody is running ads for the New Hampshire primary or Iowas caucus...yet. The name calling and mudslinging has not begun. However, it's pretty clear who is part of the candidate pool and that undoubtedly includes the junior senator's from New York and Illinois.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you already know that Hillary Clinton will be running for President. Before her and Bill had cousin Jethro and Uncle Zeke come by the White House and move the family out, everyone in American new she would be running for President. Since she took the oath of office for the United States Senate, she has been the front-runner for the 2008 nomination. What she and nobody else expected was the emergence of Elvis in the Democratic Party...Barack Obama.

The Illinois senator has done absolutely nothing as a senator, but looks good on television and has the media machine of Oprah behind him. Obama's image is flawless. Even your brilliant blogger who obviously is very critical of his work or lack of work as a Senator has offered praise for him on certain matters. Recently Obama entered Clinton's hood to meet with major Democratic donors including billionaire liberal extremist George Soros.

Obama is in many ways Hillary's worst nightmare. The Illinois senator was elected in 2004 and has a limited political record. This means the Clinton attacks dogs have limited ammunition to work with including no Iraq war voting record. Support by the far-left is crucial in getting the nomination and Obama can say he would of voted against the war, while Clinton can't run away from the fact she voted for it.

With Al Gore and John Kerry waiting to pounce on the New York Senator and John Edwards, Senator Evan Bayh (IN), Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and Senator Joe Biden (DE) joining the party trail, the Hillary/Barack show will have an excellent supporting cast to keep Americans entertained. What appears to be an early love fest will turn into a blood bath. I do not expect the New York Senator to come out on top. Who will prevail remains to be seen, but regardless of his lack of experience and record, Barack Obama is a Rock Star and they always get what they want...Obama has left the building.

Bolton Resigned, Appeasers Win

A few weeks ago I wrote about my disappointment that John Bolton was not going to receive a confirmation hearing to officially become Ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton's future became a certainty yesterday when he handed in his resignation to President Bush.

Congratulations goes out to Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Lincoln Chaffee (R-RI), Sen. Joe Biden (D-De) and all the other political and world leaders who rather appease the enemies of America, Israel and Western Civilization instead of dealing with them appropriately.

During his interim tenure as UN Ambassador, Bolton was an honest voice that spoke out against the blatant corruption at the United Nations. When anti-Semitism and hatred toward Israel was the norm during UN sessions, Bolton exposed the hate and used the U.S. veto power to prevent unfair action against the Jewish State. Bolton continuously fought for sanctions against Iran and North Korea for building nuclear weapons programs. Unfortunately his willingness to fight for America as well as making the world a safer place was not appreciated by American political leaders and European nations that rather appease those who want to destroy America than defeat them.

In the 1930's European countries decided to appease Hitler, signing treaties that supposedly secured their borders. I don't need to tell you how well cowardice worked backed then. Unfortunately, very similar appeasement has engulfed Europe and much of America. I only pray history won't repeat itself because the enemy is just as evil. John Bolton was a voice fighting such evil and now the appeasers have silenced him.

Concerns about Iraq Study Group
David Gates friend or foe of Israel?

Whenever there is a new report from a panel or commission in Washington, information always gets leaked. Whenever someone is appointed to a new high level position, debate about their past and personal beliefs always ensue. Recently concerns have been brought out regarding new Secretary of State nominee Robert Gates and his feelings toward Israel. Personally I believe that his questionable history regarding Iran-Contra makes his candidacy weak. However, I do respect his candor over the past few weeks regarding Iraq. Gates does not view the situation with rose-colored glasses. During his confirmation hearing today he answered the question "are we winning in Iraq" with a No! Can't get more honest than that.

As far as the concerns with his view regarding Israel, I have concluded that I simply don't know. I do believe that he should satisfy the far-left anti-Semites as well as the old guard social conservative Jewish conspiracy theorists (Pat Buchanan types) who believe U.S. foreign policy is dictated by neo-cons, which if you haven't figured it out is a code term for conservative Jews. According a to a recent article by YNET news, Gates does receive praise from many Israeli's who have worked with him. The consensus appears to be that he understands Israel's problems, but always places U.S. concerns first, which he should as Secretary of Defense.

I do want to note that my biggest concerns don't come from what I have read, but what I have not read. The Republican Jewish Coalition always sends out press releases endorsing Bush appointments that they see being good for America and Jewish interests. They have not done so with Gates and that concerns me.

Speaking of people with ties to the past. The Bi-partisan Iraq Study Group headed by former Secretary of State under Bush 41, James (F--k the Jews) Baker and former Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton, may have leaked part of their report, which recommends that the Bush administration pressure Israel to make concessions in a gambit to entice Syria and Iran to a regional conference .'' We don't know for certain if this is true, but I will bet it is, knowing who is on the panel, which includes Baker and many former Clinton administration advisers who believe Israel should negotiate with countries that don't recognize their right to exist. Not exactly partners for peace. For a better and more entertaining take on the Iraq Study group, check out a great article by Mark Steyn.

The bottom line on all decisions will fall on the administration and to an extent congress. Under President Bush and Majority whip-elect Steny Hoyer, I am confident. Under Speaker-elect Pelosi and her friends on the far-left...be afraid...be very afraid.



At 12/06/2006 4:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Pauli,

In this post you wrote:

"The Illinois senator has done absolutely nothing as a senator, but looks good on television and has the media machine of Oprah behind him."

I think this is a common misperception, even among many progressives, who have also been critical of Obama (in part because he has not spoken up loudly enough or provided support for some progressive issues/causes).

To counter this statement, that he has done nothing (or done little), I found this particular post quite informative:


Now of course, you may DISAGREE with Sen. Obama's positions on these issues, but I don't think it's fair to say that he has done nothing. He's done quite a number of things, just not too many that have received a lot of attention. And depending on how you look at it, that could be seen as admirable (not looking for credit and only trying to get important things done) or calculating (does not want to get pinned down publicly on important issues).

Anyhow, I thought this was worth pointing out.


At 12/06/2006 4:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw that the link I provided is getting cut off.

I'll divide it into two and you can piece it together.



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