Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Who doesn’t the Prince of Privilege talk down to?

Here is an article from Conservative edge.

Noted far left wing New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd says that calling Barak Obama a “liberal elitist” is a smear. Although she does admit that Obama is aloof, dismissive and has an air of a prince of privilege. Coming from a left wing dilettante like Dowd, that is quite an assessment.

And therein lays the essence of one of Barak Obama’s biggest weaknesses, he carries an air of condescension that is normally not appealing to the American electorate. Just ask John Kerry, Al Gore and Michael Dukakis. Except that Obama is far worse than any of those presidential losers.

Last week, the issue raised its ugly head when Jesse Jackson whispered into a hot mic that he would like to castrate Obama for “talking down” to blacks. Which raises the question: Who doesn’t the Prince of Privilege talk down to?

Americans were first treated to the Obama arrogance en masse, when he told a group of San Francisco liberal elitists that Americans in the heartland cling to God and guns out of desperation. Those remarks put the Reagan Democrats demographics in jeopardy for the Democratic nominee.

Female Clinton supporters also smelled the Obama condescension odor towards women. Just ask Geraldine Ferraro what she thinks of Obama's condescension towards women. Many have referred to Obama as a misogynist. This feeling was reinforced when Obama called a female reporter “sweetie” when she addressed a pointed question to Obama.

Lately, some Clinton supporters have borne the brunt of the Obama arrogance when he told them to “just get over it” referring to the Democratic primary. They believe that Obama is paying lip service to the idea of “unity” in order to get their money.

As well, Obama has taken extraordinarily arrogant steps in his campaign. In addition to creating his own presidential seal, he has proposed making a campaign speech at Germany’s Brandenburg Gate, a spot traditionally reserved for world leaders, and has moved his acceptance speech from a "smallish" in door 19,000 seat convention center to a 75,000 seat outdoor stadium. Obama’s camp told network news execs to get over it, when they balked at the cost of moving their operations to include the new venue.

Even Obama’s wife Michelle exudes arrogance and contempt for the little people. Yesterday she sneered at the government tax rebate checks being sent to Americans as part of a bi-partisan stimulus package, as to small. You could buy a pair of earrings with the $600.00 checks but not much else, she told the assembled crowd.

One has to wonder if we Americans are worthy of Barak Obama. As Michelle told one crowd, this is our only chance to get Barak. He won’t run for President again. I don’t know whether to genuflect or kiss his ring.

Posted By:Brian Goettl @ 7/13/2008 8:24:00 PM

Bush press conference

A reporter asked the President today "Why have you not, sir, called on Americans to drive less and turn down the thermostat?"
His answer.
They're smart enough to figure out whether they're going to drive less or not. The consumer is plenty bright, Mark. The marketplace works. People can figure out whether they need to drive more or less. They can balance their own checkbooks. I think people ought to conserve and be wise about how they use gasoline and energy, absolutely. But my point to you, Mark, is that, you know, it's a little presumptuous on my part to dictate to consumers how they live their lives. The American people are plenty capable and plenty smart people and they'll make adjustments to their own pocketbooks. That's why I was so much in favor of letting them keep more of their own money, you know? It's a philosophical difference: Should the government spend their money or should they spend their own money? And I've got faith in the American people.

That answer, by the way, a classic difference, ladies and gentlemen, in how liberals and conservatives look at people: central planning versus individuals making choices in free markets.

This answer is the perfect example of the difference between liberals and conservatives. The liberals think that they have to tell everyone how to live and what to do. Conservatives believe that individuals should be able to make their own decisions and the market will dictate how things work.

The next question was "Mr. President, do you think the oil companies are investing capital to find more reserves with the price at $140 a barrel?"

The answer.
Absolutely. Take an offshore exploration company. First of all costs a lot of money to buy the lease. They tie up capital. Secondly, it takes a lot of money to, you know, do the geophysics to determine what the structure may or may not look like. That ties up capital. Then they put the rig out there. Now, first of all, in a federal offshore lease if you're not exploring during a set period of time you lose your bonus. You lose the amount of money that you paid to get the lease in the first place. And once you explore, do your first exploratory, if you happen to find oil or gas you'll find yourself in a position where a lot of capital is tied up, and it becomes -- and your interests, your economic interests will continue to explore so as to reduce the capital costs of the project on a per barrel basis. So I think they're exploring.