Let’s Never Find Out: Part 3 — Punished

What follows is a re-post of Jay Anderson’s original piece.

NOTE: This is the third of what will be 13 daily posts from various members of the State of Ohio Blogger Alliance (SOB Alliance) on why Barack Obama is a dangerous, objectionable, and objectively unfit candidate to be president of the United States. Parts 1 and 2 of this series are linked below.

Let’s Never Find Out: Part 1 — The Mortgage Meltdown and Obama

Let’s Never Find Out: Part 2 — Drill, Baby, Drill

The daily videos involved will be from NeverFindOut.org, a project of Let Freedom Ring.

This post is part of the HOPE ON Project (Help Ohio Prevent Electing Obama Now).

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Video — “Punished with a Baby” (direct YouTube link is here):

Transcript:

Punished

WOMAN: Senator Obama, I’m afraid. In March, you told America:

OBAMA: “I’ve got two daughters. If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

WOMAN: Punished. I’m afraid because I’m a mother and I can’t imagine what this country would become if its President could look upon a baby as a punishment. And I’m afraid, because those children that you spoke of as a punishment would be your very own grandchildren.

ANNOUNCER: What happens when we elect a President who has disregard for human life? Please, America, let’s never find out.

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HOPE-ON ProjectMy Comments:
I’ve been pointing out on a regular basis (almost daily, sometimes with several posts per day on the topic) that Sen. Obama is an unfit candidate for the presidency from a pro-life perspective. But, without a doubt, the most comprehensive critique of Sen. Obama’s record on life has come from Princeton Professor Robert P. George. As the Catholic Archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, recently put it:

Anyone interested in Senator Obama’s record on abortion and related issues should simply read Prof. Robert P. George’s Public Discourse essay from earlier this week, ”Obama’s Abortion Extremism,” and his follow-up article, ”Obama and Infanticide.” They say everything that needs to be said.

In a nutshell, Professor George points out that

  • Sen. Obama supports legislation that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, which protects pro-life citizens from having to pay for abortions, and which has been credited with saving over a million lives.
  • Sen. Obama has promised that “the first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act“, which would create a federally guaranteed “fundamental right” to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, including “a right to abort a fully developed child in the final weeks for undefined ‘health’ reasons”, and would abolish virtually every existing state and federal limitation on abortion, including parental consent and notification laws for minors, state and federal funding restrictions on abortion, and conscience protections for pro-life citizens working in the health-care industry.
  • Sen. Obama, unlike even many “pro-choice” legislators, opposed the ban on partial-birth abortions when he served in the Illinois legislature and condemned the Supreme Court decision that upheld legislation banning this heinous practice.
  • Sen. Obama has referred to a baby conceived inadvertently by a young woman as a “punishment” that she should not endure.
  • Sen. Obama has stated that women’s equality requires access to abortion on demand.
  • Sen. Obama wishes to strip federal funding from pro-life crisis pregnancy centers that provide alternatives to abortion for pregnant women in need.
  • Sen. Obama, despite the urging of pro-life members of his own party, has not endorsed or offered support for the Pregnant Women Support Act, the signature bill of Democrats for Life, meant to reduce abortions by providing assistance for women facing crisis pregnancies.
  • Sen. Obama, as an Illinois state senator, opposed legislation to protect children who are born alive, either as a result of an abortionist’s unsuccessful effort to kill them in the womb, or by the deliberate delivery of the baby prior to viability. The Obama campaign lied about his vote until critics produced documentary proof of what he had done. In fact, Sen. Obama continues to lie about his inhuman voting record in regard to the Illinois Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, even stooping so low as to run a disgusting television ad attacking the disabled survivor of a botched abortion.
  • As Professor George notes, “You may be thinking, it can’t get worse than that. But it does.” Just keep reading.

    And Professor George is, of course, 100% correct in concluding that “Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States.” Let’s not provide Sen. Obama the opportunity to put his anti-life principles into practice. Let’s never find out what it’s like to live in an America with such a man at the helm who deems the least of these our brethren to be an inconvenient “punishment”.

    Let’s Never Find Out: Part 2 — Drill, Baby, Drill

    What follows is a re-post of Dave Stacy’s original piece.

    Part of a series:

    Let’s Never Find Out: Part 1 – The Mortgage Meltdown and Obama

    Here’s Part 2:

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    Transcript:

    WOMAN: Senator Obama, you say that punitive taxes on oil companies will solve our energy problems. But economists say windfall taxes will only raise the price of gasoline. You say you’re against offshore drilling. But experts say we need to maximize oil supply while we develop alternative energy. Senator, you are running for President, not us. Why do we need to explain this to you?

    ANNOUNCER: What happens when we elect a Senator who doesn’t understand supply and demand? Please, America, let’s never find out.

    On energy the choice couldn’t be more clear. Here’s Barack Obama:

    On one side we have a liberal who is beholden to the environmentalist lobby. He would rather we keep sending our cash to the Middle East rather than keep it here. And on the other side we have an
    bonafide energy expert, Sarah Palin, who has successfully managed Alaska’s natural resources (at least in the areas where the Federal government so graciously allows Alaskans to use their own land)

    Kudlow: How long would it take? How long would it take? I hear so many, Senator Obama says this, and a lot of Democrats say this, some Republicans, how long will it take Governor? What’s your estimate on this? To start lifting out of ANWR?

    Palin: It’s going to take at least five years. You know, and there are other areas in Alaska too, that have the reserves that need to be tapped, certainly offshore. There’s trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, and billions of barrels of oil there too that need to be tapped. We also have a natural gas pipeline that is underway now, a process to get that constructed, where we can build infrastructure and allow known reserves of natural gas up on our North Slope – it’s already there, it’s already proven – to be tapped and flow through a natural gas pipeline. Our legislature is dealing with that issue right now, getting ready to license a company to build that gas line. Again, to feed these hungry markets.

    and more of Sarah Palin doing her thing here:

    HOPE-ON ProjectIf you are at all concerned that energy costs might skyrocket out of control again, or about the fact that we are trading billions of dollars to the Middle East where it distorts the influence of those countries on us and our foreign policy, then you vote McCain/Palin

    Obama’s energy policy: solar, electric cars and miracle fuels (Same Stuff Jimmy Carter did to no avail), campaign conversions on coal and a very late campaign “conversion” on offshore drilling.

    McCain/Palin: solar energy, electric cars, efficiency, nuclear energy, clean coal, offshore drilling + Energy expert Governor Palin.

    Not even a close choice. Jobs and cheap energy: McCain/Palin

    Let’s Never Find Out: Part 1 — Part of the Problem

    What follows is a re-post of Tom Blumer’s original piece.
    HOPE-ON Project

    Note: This is the first of what will be 13 posts on why Barack Obama is a dangerous, objectionable, and objectively unfit candidate to be president of the United States (while many of the other candidates are not).

    The daily videos involved will be from NeverFindOut.org, a project of Let Freedom Ring (donation link is here).

    This post is part of the fledgling HOPE ON Project (Help Ohio Prevent Electing Obama Now). Other SOB participants today include these (will update as time allows) Maggie Thurber, Buckeye RINO, NixGuy, Freedom’s Right.

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    Video — “Part of the Problem“:

    Transcript:

    Part of the Problem

    WOMAN: Senator Obama, the papers say that you are benefiting politically from the financial crisis.

    MAN: But if America knew the facts, I don’t know how they could vote for you.

    WOMAN: John McCain tried to blow the whistle on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over two years ago. In 2006, he told the Senate, “For years, I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…. The GSEs (government-sponsored enterprises) need to be reformed without delay.”

    MAN: No wonder he didn’t get their political contributions. And who opposed the reforms John McCain was calling for? Barack Obama, Christopher Dodd, and John Kerry.

    WOMAN: Wait, it gets better. Guess who received campaign contributions from the people who drove Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae into the ground? Barack Obama, Christopher Dodd and John Kerry.

    MAN: John McCain saw this coming. You, Senator Obama, have been part of the problem.

    ANNOUNCER: What happens when we elect a Senator who’s part of the biggest financial crisis in U.S. history? Please, America, let’s never find out.

    Additional Commentary:

    This could be a book (and should be), but here is a chronology of what happened:

    The Jimmy Carter-”inspired,” Bill Clinton-”enhanced” Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) intimidated banks and the GSE into lending money to people who were unreasonable credit risks.

    The GSEs facilitated the extension of risky credit by buying risky mortgage loans the banks originated. They did so by reducing the credit-score approval thresholds built into their credit analysis software programs (Desktop Underwriter at Fannie Mae, Loan Prospector at Freddie Mac) for both conventional and subprime (i.e., very risky) loans.

    GSE executive management was heavily populated by Democrats who had been in government service (e.g., Franklin Raines, who is, incredibly, a current Obama adviser). Managements at both companies cooked the books and let accounting chaos reign. Both companies paid out wildly excessive bonuses based on fictitious earnings.

    Attempts like McCain’s to reform the two GSEs were met with cries of “racism” by Democrats in Congress who thought lending money to people who had a high likelihood of not paying it back, thereby ruining their credit, was a good idea.

    The high default rates on loans purchased by the two GSEs led both companies into receivership, and shook the mortgage lending industry to its foundations, and lead to the most serious declines in real estate values in generations.

    The collapses at the two GSEs created contributed to problems that were so far-reaching that the government felt compelled to formulate a “bailout” plan that could very cost future generations hundreds of billions of dollars.

    The financial-sector problems that can be laid at the feet of the GSEs are negatively affecting the rest of the economy. After 6 years of virtually uninterrupted growth, a recession could occur.

    Barack Obama’s role in all of this was one of contributing to the problem as a young lawyer/”activist” (suing a banking giant to intimidate it into making irresponsible loans), and failure to act to prevent the GSE train wreck while a US senator.

    This is not “Judgment to Lead.” Electing someone so beholden to so many who are so corrupt is more like a recipe for calamity.

    RICO suit filed against ACORN

    The Buckeye Institute has targeted ACORN and Project Vote in Ohio:

    COLUMBUS – The Buckeye Institute, a Columbus-based think tank, today filed a state RICO action against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) on behalf of two Warren County voters. The action filed in Warren County Court of Common Pleas alleges ACORN has engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity that amounts to organized crime. It seeks ACORN’s dissolution as a legal entity, the revocation of any licenses in Ohio, and an injunction against fraudulent voter registration and other illegal activities.
    Plaintiffs Jennifer Miller of Mason, Ohio and Kimberly Grant of Loveland, allege that ACORN’s actions deprive them of the right to participate in an honest and effective elections process. They allege fraudulent voter registrations submitted by ACORN dilute the votes of legally registered voters.
    “The right to cast a vote that is not diluted by fraudulent votes is a fundamental individual right,” Buckeye Institute President David Hansen said.
    “ACORN appears to be recklessly disregarding Ohio laws and adding thousands of fraudulent voters to the state’s roles in the process,” Maurice Thompson, Director of the Buckeye Institute’s 1851 Center for Constitutional Law said. “Such voter fraud erodes the value of legally cast votes,” he added.
    In the complaint, Thompson cites an accumulation of evidence showing numerous instances of admitted fraud by ACORN employees, as well as individuals solicited by ACORN.
    “In light of its hiring, training and compensation practices, ACORN should have known its conduct would cause fraud,” Thompson said. “It also should know that its conduct will cause fraud in the future.”

    Here’s a copy of the filing. What are they asking for?

    (1) The dissolution of Defendant ACORN, pursuant to R.C. 2923.34(C)(3).12
    (2) The revocation of any license or permit that allows Defendant ACORN to carry on its business in the State of Ohio, pursuant to R.C. 2923.34(C)(4).
    (3) The imposition of restrictions upon Defendant ACORN’s future political and elections-related activities, including restrictions that prohibit the Defendants from engaging in the same type of activity that has produced the pattern of corrupt activity articulated in this Complaint, pursuant to R.C. 2923.34(C)(2).
    (4) The imposition of a restriction prohibiting ACORN from circumventing such a court order through the use of third-party operations or sham organizations.
    (5) The awarding of attorneys fees to Plaintiffs, pursuant to R.C. 2923.34(G).
    (6) The awarding such other and further relief as the court shall deem just and equitable.

    Bravo! Nail their asses to the wall.
    Incidentally, this recent letter from the director of Cleveland ACORN is good for a laugh.
    Update 1: When you hear ACORN claim that it’s a non-partisan organization, just read this e-mail from ACORN soliciting paid canvassers for Obama.
    Update 2: In order to dissolve ACORN or revoke its licenses, Ohio law [O.R.C. 2923.34(C)] requires the Ohio Attorney General to intervene (legalese for “join”) in the Buckeye Institute’s suit:

    Relief pursuant to division (B)(3), (4), or (5) of this section shall not be granted in any civil proceeding instituted by an injured person unless the attorney general intervenes in the civil action pursuant to this division.
    Upon the filing of a civil proceeding for relief under division (B)(3), (4), or (5) of this section by an allegedly injured person other than a prosecuting attorney, the allegedly injured person immediately shall notify the attorney general of the filing. The attorney general, upon timely application, may intervene in any civil proceeding for relief under division (B)(3), (4), or (5) if the attorney general certifies that, in the attorney general’s opinion, the proceeding is of general public interest. In any proceeding brought by an injured person under division (B)(3), (4), or (5) of this section, the attorney general is entitled to the same relief as if the attorney general instituted the proceeding.

    Fortunately, Ohio’s Attorney General isn’t corrupt Democrat Marc Dann anymore; he was impeached and resigned in disgrace.
    Unfortunately, the interim AG is Democrat Nancy Rogers, who isn’t staying in the post. Since she doesn’t want to keep the AG job, she has no incentive to intervene in the RICO suit. She has nothing to lose by ignoring Ohio voters’ anger over ACORN.
    Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Ohio Attorney General to take any action against ACORN.
    Update 3: What a kind thing to say!

    Idiot voters

    These idiots are going to help choose our next President. Here’s reason #5,832 why I don’t want to encourage every eligible citizen to register to vote.

    I wish these geniuses would just stay home on Election Day.
    H/T: Red State

    ACORN fraud in Lake County, Indiana

    ACORN submitted roughly 5,000 new voter registrations to officials in Lake County, Indiana. Of the first 2,100 registrations reviewed so far, the running total of fraudulent registrations is: 2,100.
    ACORN only admits to making a few bad hires, and mainly blames election officials who supposedly are “not doing their jobs.”
    Riiiiiight.

    These ACORN crooks are Barack Obama’s allies.
    H/T: Ace of Spades

    Independent filmmaker questions Obama’s citizenship at birth

    A registered independent voter and professional filmmaker by the name of Molotov Mitchell has put together an 11-minute video that summarizes a brewing controversy about Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President. A lifelong Democrat named Philip Berg is suing Obama to force him to prove that he satisfies the Constitution’s minimum eligibility requirements for the highest office in the land.
    Here’s the relevant citation from Article II:

    No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

    Mitchell’s video frames the dispute and asks Berg to explain the situation. As you watch it, focus on one key question: if Barack Obama can instantly defeat Berg’s lawsuit by handing the judge his original Hawaiian birth certificate, why doesn’t he do so?

    If Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen, why is he acting like he can’t prove it? What is he hiding?

    Update: A rebuttal

    More ACORN voter fraud in Ohio

    ACORN submitted fraudulent voter registrations in Cuyahoga County? Say it ain’t so:

    Cuyahoga County Election Board members grilled representatives of a community group Tuesday about their links to suspicious voter registration cards.
    In one case, a Cleveland resident was registered to vote three times in a single day, listing two different addresses.
    The man’s registration was submitted to the Board of Elections by ACORN.
    The board discussed several other cases of multiple registrations at their meeting. ACORN was involved in each case, although not for all entries by the same individuals.

    Election officials subpoenaed three voters to appear before the Board next week to explain their mulitple registrations.
    The list includes a Cuyahoga County resident whose name appears on 22 registration cards submitted in six months.

    I’m as surprised by ACORN’s fraud as I am by each morning’s sunrise. C’mon, it’s what they do.

    ACORN fraud revealed in Las Vegas

    Barack Obama’s favorite community organizers are at it again:

    The secretary of state’s office launched an investigation after noticing that names did not match addresses and that most members of the Dallas Cowboys appeared to be registering in Nevada to vote in November’s general election.
    “Some of these (forms) were facially fraudulent; we basically had the starting lineup for the Dallas Cowboys,” Secretary of State Ross Miller said. “Tony Romo is not registered to vote in Nevada. Anyone trying to pose as Terrell Owens won’t be able to cast a ballot.”
    Agents with the secretary of state and state attorney general offices served a search warrant on the headquarters of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, at 953 E. Sahara Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. They seized voter registration forms and computer databases to determine how many fake forms were submitted and identify employees who were responsible.

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas … especially when it’s “lazy crack-heads” helping Obama get elected.
    More here and here.