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He May Have Rocked the House, But…

  • On: 10/21/2008 21:40:05
  • In: Barack Obama
  • ALG Editor’s Note: According to national talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, Barack Obama is the most radical candidate to run for president in modern history. He worships at the altar of Big Government. And it appears that print media is catching on as well, as demonstrated by the following featured editorial:

    He May Have Rocked the House, But …

    Published: August 21, 2008

    There’s no denying that the Barack Obama town hall/rally at E.C. Glass High School on Wednesday night was an amazing event.

    More than 2,000 people jammed into the school’s gym, waiting for The One Who Would Be President. The music. The cheering. The intensity and anticipation. The political universe focused on, of all places, Lynchburg.

    The junior senator from Illinois is an electric personality, a scorchingly hot phenom who’s burst onto the national political stage like a comet.

    In full campaign mode, Obama showed the assembled crowd exactly how he managed to shove aside Hillary Rodham Clinton and wrest the Democratic nomination from her: with charm, wit, sincerity and more than a little bravado.

    It was a great evening of political theater, with the Hill City as the backdrop.

    Anyone, though, who went to the rally expecting to hear specifics from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee went home disappointed.

    * We heard about Obama’s plan to “help” the middle class: tax cuts and rebates he claimed are three times more generous than those of John McCain. And where’s the money to run government to come from? Tax the rich at a higher rate, only there aren’t enough “rich” to tax enough to pay for the government we feel we’re entitled to.

    * We heard about the government “requiring” the nation’s power industry to produce more electricity from supposedly renewable or green sources.

    But we only heard a couple of brief mentions of nuclear power, the most “green” of all energy sources. Obama professed to be “concerned” about the safety of the national storage site at Yucca Mountain, located coincidentally in Nevada, the home state of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

    The most he would say was that nuclear energy “has a role to play.”

    * We heard about grandiose plans to bring health insurance to every single one of the supposed 45 million or so people who’re without coverage, a number that includes up to 15 million illegal immigrants. (Something no one mentioned, by the way.)

    Requirements, mandates … the words big-government liberals are head-over-heels in love with.

    And let’s be perfectly honest: That is exactly what the junior senator from Illinois is. A big-government liberal.

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