Palin vs. Obama

For someone who isn’t in office, who isn’t running for any political office. Someone who hasn’t a job. Sarah Palin sure has the libs and marxists scared. With nothing more than a personal blog, she gave birth to the phrase “Death Panels” that broke the State Media silence about the true nature of Obamacare. With a book that broke records and hit the #1 spot on Amazon before it was even released, she outsold Hillary’s, Obama’s, Gore’s fiction and that of John Kerry—combined! For someone who draws more people to a book signing that any democrat can draw to any political meeting, she has more personal power than anyone on the conservative side of the political fence. She won’t even declare herself as a republican. An act that has RINOs in the RNC running scared as well.

Now the LA Times has a report that shows Palin polling almost equal with Obama. Palin’s numbers are rising and Obama’s are tumbling. Quite a feat for some back-woods hick from Alaska,

Here’s an excerpt from the LA Times column. IComing from the LA Times, it’s a surprisingly positive report.

Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama: The approval gap silently shrinks to a few points

November 23, 2009 | 1:32 am

Republican Sarah Palin signs Going Rogue copies in Michigan

Not that it matters politically because obviously she’s a female Republican dunce and he’s a male Democrat genius.

But Sarah Palin’s poll numbers are strengthening.

And President Obama‘s are sliding.

Guess what? They’re about to meet in the 40s.

Depending, of course, on which recent set of numbers you peruse and how the questions are phrased, 307 days into his allotted 1,461, the 44th president’s approval rating among Americans has slid to 49% or 48%, showing no popularity bounce from his many happy trips, foreign and domestic.

Virginia line for Sarah Palin Going Rogue Book buyers

Riding the wave of immense publicity and symbiotic media interest over her new book, “Going Rogue,” and the accompanying promotional tour, Palin’s favorable ratings are now at 43%, according to ABC. That’s up from 40% in July.

One poll even gives her a 47% favorable.

Saturday night Palin’s book bus swung by a mall in Roanoke, Va., a state Obama won a year ago but just recently elected a Republican governor to replace departing Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The former Alaska governor wanted to greet the hundreds of fans already lining up in 39-degree weather for her Sunday morning signing.

“She brings out a different crowd,” Salem Republican Party Chairman Greg Habeeb told the Roanoke Times. Habeeb was struck by the numerous non-Republicans he spotted in the line snaking all over the mall. “She taps into something that the Republican Party really needs to tap into.”

Sunday, Palin flew ahead of her bus to visit the Rev. Billy Graham and his son Franklin at the father’s North Carolina home before her appearance today at Fort Bragg.

Overall, Palin’s, well, campaign will visit 25 states, most of them politically crucial. Florida gets the most stops, three.

The complete article can be found here.

A Democrat Pol Quits

I heard on the radio this morning that 3rd District democrat Representative Dennis Moore (D-KS) will announce today he won’t run for re-election. Moore has served for six terms masquerading as a “moderate” democrat in a Republican leaning district. According to the report, he will announce his “retirement” later today.

The story broke in today’s Kansas City Red Star.


Dennis Moore won’t seek re-election

U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who confounded the GOP by winning six consecutive elections in a heavily Republican district, will not seek re-election next year, key Democrats said Sunday.

Moore, who represented Johnson, Wyandotte and a portion of Douglas counties, will issue a statement today explaining his decision and outlining his plans. Moore, 64, is expected to finish out his term, which ends in January 2011.

The complete article can be read here. All I can say is that it’s a good start. My fervent wish is that after the elections next year, not a single democrat and RINO wins election. It’s a tragedy these parasites will receive pensions EQUAL to their current salary. Pensions they earned by screwing the country to provide power to the democrat party.

This will leave three (maybe) house seats open in Kansas. Representatives Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran will be running for the Senate seat currently held by Sam Brownback. Brownback is running for Governor of Kansas and has stated he will not run for the Senate.

Moore is making a smart move. He knows he’s been nothing but a rubber-stamp for Pelosi and the other house marxists. He comes from a district that leans Republican, that is conservative with enough RINOs to give the district to democrats. The RINO are scared, so Moore’s prospects for re-election are practically non-existent.

Like I said. It’s a good start to retake our country back from the marxists in Congress.

A Democrat Pol Quits

I heard on the radio this morning that 3rd District democrat Representative Dennis Moore (D-KS) will announce today he won’t run for re-election. Moore has served for six terms masquerading as a “moderate” democrat in a Republican leaning district. According to the report, he will announce his “retirement” later today.

The story broke in today’s Kansas City Red Star.


Dennis Moore won’t seek re-election

U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who confounded the GOP by winning six consecutive elections in a heavily Republican district, will not seek re-election next year, key Democrats said Sunday.

Moore, who represented Johnson, Wyandotte and a portion of Douglas counties, will issue a statement today explaining his decision and outlining his plans. Moore, 64, is expected to finish out his term, which ends in January 2011.

The complete article can be read here. All I can say is that it’s a good start. My fervent wish is that after the elections next year, not a single democrat and RINO wins election. It’s a tragedy these parasites will receive pensions EQUAL to their current salary. Pensions they earned by screwing the country to provide power to the democrat party.

This will leave three (maybe) house seats open in Kansas. Representatives Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran will be running for the Senate seat currently held by Sam Brownback. Brownback is running for Governor of Kansas and has stated he will not run for the Senate.

Moore is making a smart move. He knows he’s been nothing but a rubber-stamp for Pelosi and the other house marxists. He comes from a district that leans Republican, that is conservative with enough RINOs to give the district to democrats. The RINO are scared, so Moore’s prospects for re-election are practically non-existent.

Like I said. It’s a good start to retake our country back from the marxists in Congress.

A heads up!

I’m on vacation this week. Blogging “may” be light depending on whatever plans my wife develops.

Cartoon of the Day: Bob Gorrell

Everyone seems to think moving Khalid Sheikh Mohammed from Gitmo to New York for a civilian trial was Eric Holder’s idea. Not so. Holder, as Attorney General, is a peer to the Secretary of Defense. Holder has no more authority to order the SecDef around than the SecDef has the authority to give orders to Holder. No, the decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to New York for trial was made in the Oval Office. Obama is the only one with authority to order Defense Secretary Robert Gates to transfer KSM to civilian courts.

Rest assured, any civilian trial for these terrorists, most specifically KSM, will turn into a farce.

This is what you can look forward to under Obamacare/FedMed

UPDATE: Friday 11:16CST. A few days ago, a federal report was released that suggested that mammograms used for breast cancer detection be delayed for women until age 50—and stopped at age 74. The furor was high and is increasing.

This morning, another report was released the suggested that PAP smears aren’t all that necessary either and suggested delaying the onset of those cancer detecting test as well as mammograms.

This is what is coming under Obamacare.

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Now that Harry Reid has posted the Senate version of Obamacare on Reid’s website, we see that there isn’t much difference between their version and the one passed by the House. One difference ,that isn’t much difference, is the Option-Out in the Senate version. You can bet they will go if the two bills get passed and go to conference.

Regardless, both bills contain Death Panels—and whopping taxes. If you want a peek at what the future foretells under ObamaCare, read this column about the UK’s National Health Service.

NHS says it’s too expensive to keep you alive

If we are to escape from dilemmas such as Nice’s fateful decision on Nexavar, it can only be by permitting additional revenue streams into the NHS, argues Janet Daley.

Nice has made another of its fateful (or “fatal”) decisions: the drug, Nexavor, which significantly prolongs the life of liver cancer patients, and is widely available in other countries, is not be used by the NHS because it is too expensive. So all those who might have benefited from it have effectively been told that, on accounting principles, they are not worth keeping alive. Nice is functioning as what the US opponents of Obama’s healthcare reforms call ” a death panel”. And because its edicts apply to the NHS as a whole, there is no possibility of appealing to a different Hospital Trust or a different GP in the hope of getting a different decision. That is the reality of a government monopoly system.

The cancer research bodies and the agencies that care for terminal patients are appalled. For the researchers, such a decision seems to make a mockery of all the progress they have made in developing new treatments, and for organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support, it represents a slamming of the door on what might have been the promise of relieved symptoms as well as longer survival. But, on the present priorities (and limitations) of the NHS, this is a justifiable policy. There is only so much money that can be spent on healthcare and so the cost effectiveness of every intervention or medication must be judged in terms of the greater good: how best can these limited funds be used to cure what is curable and make a material difference to the lives of the largest number of people?

Labour’s answer to this has always been to increase NHS spending but maintain the principle that all healthcare must be funded by taxation. This limits the amount of money that can be spent on health to what the taxpayer can bear. If we are to escape from this dilemma, it can only be by permitting additional revenue streams into the NHS: allowing top-up payments through insurance schemes or personal cash fees, to supplement the health budget. We must get over the idea that the only way of paying for healthcare that is basically free at the point of use, is by government subsidy.

The UK is rationing drugs now. Drugs that some need to stay alive or to be cured of disease. In other words, the UK is killing British subjects in the name of economy. If this ever occurs in the US, I believe that the members of the Death Panels would be forced into hiding from the citizens who have lost loved ones to federal bureaucracy. Citizens with blood in their eyes.

This is what you can look forward to under Obamacare/FedMed

UPDATE: Friday 11:16CST. A few days ago, a federal report was released that suggested that mammograms used for breast cancer detection be delayed for women until age 50—and stopped at age 74. The furor was high and is increasing.

This morning, another report was released the suggested that PAP smears aren’t all that necessary either and suggested delaying the onset of those cancer detecting test as well as mammograms.

This is what is coming under Obamacare.

***


Now that Harry Reid has posted the Senate version of Obamacare on Reid’s website, we see that there isn’t much difference between their version and the one passed by the House. One difference ,that isn’t much difference, is the Option-Out in the Senate version. You can bet they will go if the two bills get passed and go to conference.

Regardless, both bills contain Death Panels—and whopping taxes. If you want a peek at what the future foretells under ObamaCare, read this column about the UK’s National Health Service.

NHS says it’s too expensive to keep you alive

If we are to escape from dilemmas such as Nice’s fateful decision on Nexavar, it can only be by permitting additional revenue streams into the NHS, argues Janet Daley.

Nice has made another of its fateful (or “fatal”) decisions: the drug, Nexavor, which significantly prolongs the life of liver cancer patients, and is widely available in other countries, is not be used by the NHS because it is too expensive. So all those who might have benefited from it have effectively been told that, on accounting principles, they are not worth keeping alive. Nice is functioning as what the US opponents of Obama’s healthcare reforms call ” a death panel”. And because its edicts apply to the NHS as a whole, there is no possibility of appealing to a different Hospital Trust or a different GP in the hope of getting a different decision. That is the reality of a government monopoly system.

The cancer research bodies and the agencies that care for terminal patients are appalled. For the researchers, such a decision seems to make a mockery of all the progress they have made in developing new treatments, and for organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support, it represents a slamming of the door on what might have been the promise of relieved symptoms as well as longer survival. But, on the present priorities (and limitations) of the NHS, this is a justifiable policy. There is only so much money that can be spent on healthcare and so the cost effectiveness of every intervention or medication must be judged in terms of the greater good: how best can these limited funds be used to cure what is curable and make a material difference to the lives of the largest number of people?

Labour’s answer to this has always been to increase NHS spending but maintain the principle that all healthcare must be funded by taxation. This limits the amount of money that can be spent on health to what the taxpayer can bear. If we are to escape from this dilemma, it can only be by permitting additional revenue streams into the NHS: allowing top-up payments through insurance schemes or personal cash fees, to supplement the health budget. We must get over the idea that the only way of paying for healthcare that is basically free at the point of use, is by government subsidy.

The UK is rationing drugs now. Drugs that some need to stay alive or to be cured of disease. In other words, the UK is killing British subjects in the name of economy. If this ever occurs in the US, I believe that the members of the Death Panels would be forced into hiding from the citizens who have lost loved ones to federal bureaucracy. Citizens with blood in their eyes.