Friday, November 21, 2008

The Conservative viewpoint

More articles stating the conservative side.  Again, I am trying to put some stuff here so that we have some better perspective of both the views, otherwise, most of the open mic's are no longer discussions of various view points. 

Auto Crisis
An interesting OpEd by Mitt Romney on the Auto industry crisis. This was of course, soundly criticized by left leaning media outlets.
OR The Video Version:   

Obama was endorsed by the Auto Unions (UAW) who raised money for the campaign, so, is he going to bail out the auto industry to keep them happy? 
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More politics as usual? Hope? Change?
Where is the change from the Democratic party? I thought Lieberman was the devil and needed to be ostracized from the party
Also, if Obama is picking most of his cabinet from Clinton's administration, why was Sen. Hillary Clinton ostracized as a "Washington insider" during the primaries? Where is the change?  Tom Daschle is cited to be Sec. for Health and Human services, this may be a conflict of interest.  At issue is Mr. Daschle’s work since leaving the Senate four years ago as a board member of the Mayo Clinic and a highly paid adviser to health care clients at the law and lobbying firm Alston & Bird.

The Obama Hype Machine
An article/blog that is not too happy about the Obama hype machine in the media

Does Obama want the crisis to deepen?

Media MIA On Emanuel's Crisis Comment
By Seton Motley
November 21, 2008 - 08:33 ET 

Remember the years of media flak President George W. Bush received for his alleged use for political gain of first the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and then the related Afghanistan and Iraq Wars?

Will the press be as vociferous now? Incoming Obama Administration Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, speaking on Wednesday on and to the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, stated outright his desire to make political hay with the ongoing travails of the U.S. and global economy:

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
Wonder why President-elect Obama resigned from the Senate so early (while Vice President-elect Joe Biden remains an active member) and is hanging back, not wading into the debate over bailouts etc, and naming candidates for nearly every Cabinet post save Treasury (the man or woman who will have $350 billion to dispense when he/she walks through the door)?

Based upon what Emanuel is saying, the conclusion one might draw is that the Obama team wants the uncertainty this foments to fester and grow, thereby increasing the gravity of the crisis upon which the Administration then intends to capitalize. 

Chris Matthews and others in the media dreaming of an early coronation, I mean Inauguration, are perhaps missing an important Obama Administration point. The longer the crisis lingers, the more our economy tanks, the better it is for them from their perspective when they finally do take the reins.

All in the best interest of our nation, of course. (?!?)
Where oh where has the press's righteous indignation at the use of national hardship for crass political gain gone? That apparently has departed early, so as to make way for the Obama Adminstration they can't wait to see get started.

—Seton Motley is Director of Communications for the Media Research Center

Gay Rights activitsts and media bias - a Fox perspective
For the record, my view is NO on PROP 8.  I think it is an acceptable conservative/libertarian view to NOT change the constitution to define marriage as ONLY between a man and a woman.  I believe that the Government has no business telling me who I can or cannot marry.  I also believe it is acceptable to protest this.  How can the majority legislate, what many gays consider to be, a fundamental right? Gays as a minority should be protected.   Perhaps this should be an interesting topic for open mic. 

The Right side view of Obama's healthcare plan
The interesting paragraph to me here (link above)  was "3) Republicans better earn to competently talk healthcare"

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