April 29, 2008

Huckabee & McCain "Straight Talk"

ARRA News Service: Mike Huckabee and John McCain gave an interview to reporters on 4/25/08 from McCain's Straight Talk Express Campaign Bus. Huckabee strongly endorsed McCain. They discussed the current state of the campaign. You can hear the voices of wives Cindy McCain and Janet Huckabee as well as the CNN reporter. Is there a possibility that former Gov. Mike Huckabee is being considered for Vice President by the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee Sen. John McCain?

McCain & Huckabee on the Campaign Bus (3 part series) 4/25/08

April 26, 2008

Hucakbee Supports McCain Against "Hillary R. Obama"

ARRA News Service - Former rival Mike Huckabee campaigned together with Sen. John McCain on Friday. Per the AP:
Huckabee joked that they were so civil as opponents they don't have to "unsay" any bad things. McCain said that early in the GOP campaign, they had a lot of time to get to know each other when both were dismissed as the longest of long shots. Chatting with reporters on the Straight Talk Express campaign bus, McCain recalled the days when they were relegated to the most distant ends of the podium in the early Republican debates, drawing few questions from the moderators. "Governor Huckabee and I had lots of time to chat with each other," McCain laughed. "We became friends on the campaign trail."
Asked about McCain's support among social conservatives, Huckabee believed they would rally around McCain because the stakes are so high. Hucakbee identified the most Republican voters are worried about "Hillary R. Obama." McCain and Huckabee were together with their wives and attended a closed GOP fundraiser and visited a men's leadership class at Arkansas Baptist College, a traditionally black private college. McCain's visited the college as part of his "time for action" tour because the college is an example of a success story to be celebrated. [Photo via egopnews.com]

April 24, 2008

Is Nuclear Threat Real?

As much as we would like to dismiss the possibility of a nuclear threat, today's article by Robin Wright in the Washinton Post, tells us quite a different story. Last summer a videotape filmed at a secret Syrian nuclear facility shows North Korea helping to construct a reactor similar that the one that produces plutonium for North Korea nuclear plants.

Today the lawmakers in Washington, will be informed of these findings, according to senior US officials. [Read Robin Wright's article]

April 22, 2008

Islamists Do Not Like McCain Saying Islamic To Describe Terrorists

ARRA News Service - Hat tip to Wm Teach at McCain Blogs for the following:
Via The Jawa Report
A coalition of American Muslim groups is demanding that Sen. John McCain stop using the adjective “Islamic” to describe terrorists and extremist enemies of the United States.

Muneer Fareed, who heads the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), told The Washington Times that his group is beginning a campaign to persuade Mr. McCain to rephrase his descriptions of the enemy[…]

Steve Schmidt, a former Bush White House aide who is now a McCain media strategist, told The Times that the use of the word is appropriate and that the candidate will continue to define the enemy that way.
Anyone else think that Obama would have folded like a cheap Armani suit to the groups? Not that BHO would ever say it in the first place.

"Why Conservatives Should Support McCain"

ARRA News Service - by Gary L. Bauer, Campaign for Working Families: Few current or former members of the U.S. Senate are as admired by conservatives for their courage on values issues as former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Few current or former members of the United States Senate were more vociferous in their opposition to John McCain than former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Yet today, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a stellar op-ed by former Senator Santorum entitled, “Why Conservatives Should Support McCain.” Here are some excerpts...:
Of all the issues confronting the United States today, none is more important than our nation’s security. Although these issues don’t dominate our news as they once did, we cannot forget that without a safe and secure country, all other issues don’t matter.

McCain is clearly the candidate with the capacity, judgment, experience and will to confront America’s enemies. He’s served our country honorably – heroically – in war. I served eight years with him on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and I can assure you he knows our military...

The most important social issue is life. …In the end, with the exception of embryonic stem-cell funding, he [McCain] always voted for life and stood for the culture of life. In short, he’s been a reliable vote on life issues, which are critical to conservatives...

On judges, McCain has repeatedly made clear that he will, as his Web site states, “only nominate judges who understand that their role is to faithfully apply the law as written, not impose their opinions through judicial fiat.” Sounds good to me...
Those conservatives who still question whether they can support McCain should remember this: The next president will make more than 2,700 political appointments, those who really set policy, across the bureaucracy of our government. I, for one, will sleep better at 3 a.m. if Republicans are in the cabinet and in White House positions that make so many critical decisions. The idea of “Attorney General John Edwards” and “Energy Secretary Al Gore” should cause some sleepless nights for Republicans or conservatives – and those in a U.S. manufacturing sector now struggling to stay afloat.

That Senator Rick Santorum has written this column is more evidence that conservatives are indeed closing ranks, as I suggested in my Friday report. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee have endorsed John McCain, and they are raising money for him. National Right to Life has endorsed John McCain, citing his “solid voting record against abortion” and his votes to confirm conservative judges.

I’m thankful more and more conservatives are coming to realize what I did two months ago -- that John McCain would not only be the Republican nominee, but that he is “our last, best hope” to prevent a national nightmare in November: the election of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. And here’s something else to consider: Yesterday, Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the Supreme Court’s most liberal members, celebrated his 88th birthday. Those conservatives still sitting on the sidelines ought to think about which candidate -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or John McCain -- they would prefer to have in the White House making nominations to the Supreme Court!

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April 19, 2008

Is Barack Hussein Obama America’s Savior?

Family Security MattersARRA News Service - Mark R. Taylor, Family Security Matters: Barack Hussein Obama is telling America his belief that small town folks across this nation are "bitter" and turning to "faith and guns" over the state of the economy. Perhaps, Sen. Obama, we are bitter, but we are not turning to "faith and guns." A majority of us have always had our faith and owned our guns in good times and bad. Our faith and sometimes our guns have been passed down from generation to generation of proud Americans. Rather, it is the behavior of politicians in Washington, of which you are one, that is frustrating and disgusting small town America.

I am not "bitter," but I am angry and bewildered that many Americans are so blinded – for whatever reason - that they would believe for one moment that this "savior" will suddenly "change" their lives. He’ll change their lives, all right, but not in the direction that the average American has ever wished for this great nation.

So, if elected, just how will Obama "change" America? Will we continue to be the free, capitalist society that has made this country strong or will we spiral into a nanny state nation with no sovereignty, a rewritten history, and fewer and fewer Constitutional rights? For example ... [Read More]
Simple Answer: No! - - Vote John McCain for President

April 16, 2008

Why Libertarians Should Support John McCain

ARRA News Service - Guest Article by Dr. Stephen Maloney*: It appears like the next President of the U.S. will be either John Sidney McCain or Barack Hussein Obama. As good a man as Bob Barr is, he will not become President in 2009 - or any other year.

When it comes down to actually voting, the vast majority of Libertarians will reject the more liberal candidate (Obama) - and vote for the more conservative one (McCain). That's because Libertarians reject the liberal narrative and generally accept the conservative one. George Will recently described the liberal narrative as portraying "most Americans [as] victims of this or that sinister elite or impersonal force - and are not content to cope with life's complexities without government supervision."

That nanny-state-narrative is completely at variance with the libertarian view of life.

What is the conservative narrative? Here's how "Lexington," a super writer for The Economist (and a libertarian) describes it: "American conservatives tend to believe that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can succeed. This makes them more optimistic than liberals, more likely to feel in control of their lives and, therefore, happier." Conservative is not exactly the same thing as libertarian, but the two are compatible, as William F. Buckley, Jr. found 50-plus years ago when he staffed the National Review with a combination of economic libertarians and social conservatives. In contrast, liberalism, the friend of Big Government, generally is the polar opposite of libertarianism.

If you listen to Barack Obama (and Hillary Clinton) on the campaign trail, you hear some scary things. They portray "too many Americans' as one step away from economic and social disaster. They see as people badly in need of major assistance - their assistance.

John McCain, imperfect as he may be, sees a very different America. It's the same country whose liberties he was willing to give his life for in Viet Nam. We may not agree with him on every issue, but we can't disagree that a love for liberty is at the central core of this man's being. Even Bill Clinton has said of McCain: "He's given everything he has to his country - except his life." President Clinton has never spoken truer words.

In contrast to McCain, Obama essentially portrays America as something resembling Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach," where "ignorant armies clash by night." As "Lexington describes Obama's world-view, America is "a coalition of groups that define themselves as victims of social and economic forces, and . . . [where] its leaders encourage people to feel helpless and aggrieved . . ."

If Obama becomes President, we would become a society of "victims," all of us clamoring for the government to bail us out of our misery. That would be a disaster not only for libertarians, but for all Americans. I hope all libertarians do the right thing: voting for John McCain. Also, ask your friends and family members to do the same thing. The future of liberty in this society depends on free people standing up and supporting a man who has devoted his entire life to defending American values and liberties. John McCain is the right man for our cause.

April 15, 2008

Pope visit to the United States and its implications

Pope BenEdict XVI is arriving today among the most strict security measures at the Andrews Air Base for his first visit to the United States since the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. What are the inferences of this Papal Visit to catholics in this country and americans in general?
Will his visit influence the voters in the comming election?
The abuses of some members of the clergy have disenchanted many practicing catholics; Will He be able to mend the damage?
The islamic radicalism is also of great concern for political and religious leaders. Some in the news media are suggesting that there is a hidden agenda in this Papal visit.
I believe that, although Pope Benedict XVI does not have the charisma his predecesor John Paul II irradiated; He may be able to accomplish some of the changes needed to
continue the reconciliation process within the Church internally and show the World that it will be a better place when the doctrine of Love overcome the doctrine of Hate. Recommend: The Great Crusader, Newsmax Magazine [Cover photo from Newsmax Magazine]

April 13, 2008

Rasmussen Reports Gives Edge to McCain

H/T ARRA News Service - Rasmussen Reports, Presidential Tracking Poll (4/13/07): Sen. John McCain leads both Democratic presidential contenders in the latest daily tracking poll compiled by Rasmussen Reports. McCain, R-AZ., the presumptive Republican nominee, outpolls both Sen. Barack Obama, D-IL, by 50% to 42%, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, by 49% to 41%. McCain now leads both Democrats among unaffiliated voters. . . . Rasmussen Reports is surveying voters this weekend for reaction to Obama’s remarks. Preliminary indications from interviews with 400 Likely Voters suggest that the comments are troublesome for Republicans and unaffiliated voters. However, there is less of an impact among Democrats. That tends to confirm the growing consensus that the comments may have more impact on the General Election than the Primaries.

Overall, among all voters nationwide, McCain is viewed favorably by 55% and unfavorably by 42%. Obama’s ratings have fallen to 48% favorable and 50% unfavorable. For Clinton, those numbers are 46% favorable, 51% unfavorable (see recent daily results). . . . The general election sample is currently based upon interviews with 1,600 Likely Voters. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

April 12, 2008

New Blog: Vets For McCain

Hat Tip New Jersey for McCain: for identifying Veterans For McCain. The site is operated by Col O.P. Ditch, Retired USAF. He also has a growing Veterans For McCain FaceBook Group.

Obama's Song of Praise for Pennsylvania

ARRA News Service: The following comments by Barack Obama were made to a group of "wealthy donors" in San Francisco.
Barack Obama: "You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." See also: Obama on small-town PA: Clinging to religion, guns, xenophobia
What do you suppose Obama would tell the liberal elites about the people of Arkansas, Florida or any other Southern state?

April 4, 2008

John McCain's 3 A.M. Ad

H/t Stop The ACLU and McCain Blogs:
It's the economy stupid! At least it is right now.
Why these people keep calling so late!

John McCain for President
Source: ARRA News Service

April 3, 2008

American Heroes [Video]

ARRA News Service: U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign released yesterday a new web ad. The ad, entitled "American Heroes," tells the story of John McCain's Episcopal High School teacher and football coach, William B. Ravenel, who had a profound impact on his life. The ad details the honor code John McCain has faithfully lived his life by, taught first by his parents and reinforced by Mr. Ravenal in high school.