Friday, October 22, 2004

Something that's not getting a lot of press is the President's vision to spread freedom via democracy. In the New York Times today of all places there is a great piece on it. Check it out.

Is hating America a new thing? Maybe the outright hate, but there has always been a sense of Awe and Loathing:
Over the past half-century, in one part of the world after another, U.S. influence has moved into the vacuum left by the British and other departing powers, often with reluctance (the Middle East), not always with success (Vietnam) but in any case as the pre-eminent force among several, even where the commitment has been a U.N.-endorsed multilateralist's dream (Korea, Kuwait).
Great Article

This election season has seen the rise of the "New Media", i.e. blogs, the internet in general, and talk radio. Notable though is that the drastic growth has been bipartisan. There are tons of Liberal blogs, and tons of Conservative blogs, and tons of Libertarian blogs. However the Old Media, having the liberal slant that it does, does not like the idea that Conservative political commentators can reach so many people. Even more so they dislike being fact checked by bloggers from their computers at home. Like the Rathergate case. So is this election not only big for our country but a referendum on our media:
It means that a vote for Bush-Cheney is not only a vote against Kerry-Edwards, but also a vote against Kerry-Edwards-CBS-CNN-New York Times.
Something to think about.

Krauthammer slams Kerry's foreign policy idea that he would be able to bring European allies to our side if elected. He brings up a very very scary thought:
Think about it: What do the Europeans and the Arab states endlessly rail about in the Middle East? What (outside of Iraq) is the area of most friction with U.S. policy? What single issue most isolates America from the overwhelming majority of countries at the United Nations?

The answer is obvious: Israel.

Sacarificing Israel to gain the approval of Euopean nations would just be downright despicable. It's not the Jews who blow themselves up to further their religion and political ageanda. Read the whole article and share it with your friends. We as a nation cannot give in to the demands of the socialist anti-semetic Eupropean nations. With the Jewish vote such a big part of the Democratic base Kerry will obviously not say this on the campaign trail. But we can share facts like this one with our Jewish friends: Biggest Jewish Newspaper endorses Bush 
When it comes to the Middle East, the contrast between the two candidates is even more striking.

Viscerally, the president draws no distinction between international terror and terror directed against Israel. And indeed, the Bush administration has consistently acknowledged Israel’s broad right to defend itself against terror, even in the face of claims at the UN that it has overreacted to attacks by Palestinian terrorists.

The next time you hear the "1 Million black votes disenfranchised in 2000" nonsense remember this:
Indeed, even Al Gore's lawyers - who saw nothing wrong with trying to squelch the votes of Americans serving in the military - failed to cite a single example of the allegedly "pervasive" disenfranchisement Democrats claimed had taken place.
If they were able to find anyone real who could prove disenfranchisement the democrats would have him all over the TV screens around the country.

That's all for now. Have a good weekend.