Friday, October 17, 2008
It's Joe and "taxes" all the way to victory!
Barack Obama has a weakness. He can't speak freely. He can't be himself. Why? Because he always comes across as an elitist liberal.
Do you remember San Francisco and those who "cling" to their guns and religion? It was an snobbish remark about millions of Americans who live in small towns and rural areas. By the way, these people were the backbone of the Dem party that elected FDR, Truman, JFK and LBJ. Today, they are called Reagan Democrats, or Dems who vote Republican for president.
This week, Obama met Joe the Plumber, one of those small town guys who clings to his gun and religion. Joe is also a small businessman, the kind of man who appreciates our free market economy. Joe wants an opportunity. Joe does not want a free lunch! Joe wants Obama and his government ideas to get out of the way so that he can fix pipes and take care of his family.
Joe inquired about taxes. Obama spoke from the heart. In other words, Obama confirmed that he is really a socialist at heart.
In simple words, Obama wants to spread the wealth around by taking from successful Joe and giving it to someone else.
This is the kind of stuff that sounds reasonable in Bill Ayers' living room. It does not sit well with for people like Joe and millions of others who still believe in our free market system. Once again, Obama forgot that he is running for president of the US not another European welfare state!
James Pethokoukis has a great post entitled Did Barack "Spread the Wealth" Obama Just Blow the Election?:
"A while back I chatted with a University of Chicago professor who was a frequent lunch companion of Obama's.
This professor said that Obama was as close to a full-out Marxist as anyone who has ever run for president of the United States.
Now, I tend to quickly dismiss that kind of talk as way over the top.
My working assumption is that Obama is firmly within the mainstream of Democratic politics.
But if he is as free with that sort of redistributive philosophy in private as he was on the campaign trail this week, I have no doubt that U of C professor really does figure him as a radical.
And after last night's debate, a few more Americans might think that way, too.
McCain's best line:
"Now, of all times in America, we need to cut people's taxes. We need to encourage business, create jobs, not spread the wealth around."
Pundits and bloggers have been waiting for that one moment, the so called game changer.
It did not happen in the debate. It did happen when Joe met Obama.
Dick Morris calls on Obama to go "taxes, taxes and taxes".
For the next 19 days, McCain has a chance to turn this election into a liberal vs conservative contest. This is exactly the kind of election that Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Bush won. The Dems can not win these elections because of their socialist core.
Keep an eye on Joe the Plumber. He may be McCain's guardian angel!
Based on his latest ad and campaign rhetoric, McCain is off and running on the "taxes" theme.
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