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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Barack Obama's Energy Plan

How silly we conservatives have been! Whatever made us think that we needed to drill and increase the oil supply to bring down energy prices? Luckily, Mr. Obama has a solution that is much simpler, and he revealed his solution today in Missouri. Watch. I'm sure you'll be as amazed as I am at the wisdom of this man.

Real solutions for America's energy independence? Help us all if this guy gets elected!

Another Brilliant Obama Supporter

It's getting way too easy to laugh at the level of intellect of the supporters of Barack Obama. Here are a few lyrics from the newly released song (and I use the word song very lightly) by rapper Ludacris:
Obama ...Said ... I'm one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that b^$&%* is irrelevant
you can't stop what's bout to happen, we bout to make history
the first black president is destined and it's meant to be
so get off your ass, black people, it's time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified
McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and I throw em like candy wrap
cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant
and you the worst of all 43 presidents
Wow! This guy is a true poet and an obvious mental giant!

If you want to read all the lyrics and listen to the "song," you can do so here.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

President's Statement Defines Conservatism

Many conservatives, including me, have at times found themselves frustrated with President Bush when they felt that he was taking a less than conservative stance on certain issues. Today, however, his comments during a morning press conference define what conservative government is all about.

In referring to energy prices, a member of the media stated that "if Americans use less energy, the current supply/demand equation would improve." He then asked the President, "Why have you not sort of called on Americans to drive less and to turn down the thermostat?"

Implicit in that question is the liberal philosophy that people need government to tell them how to run their lives.

The President's answer, however, exemplifies the conservative philosophy that people can figure it out on their own.

They're smart enough to figure out whether they're going to drive less or not. I mean, you know, it's interesting what the price of gasoline has done, is it caused people to drive less. That's why they want smaller cars, they want to conserve. But 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.

The reporter still wasn't satisfied. He still seemed to think that it was important for the President to tell the rest of us that we need to conserve:

But you don't see the need to ask -- you don't see the value of your calling for a campaign --

The President interrupted him by agreeing that "people ought to conserve and be wise about how they use gasoline and energy." The President then, however, added the following:

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...

And as much as I regret that the gasoline prices are high -- and they are -- I also understand that people are going to make adjustments to meet their own needs. And I suspect you'll see, in the whole, Americans using less gasoline...And as you notice, the automobile industry is beginning to adjust here at home as consumer demand changes. And the great thing about our system, it is the consumer that drives our system; it's the individual American and their collection that end up driving the economy.

Why can't liberals understand that?

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