Posted by: michelle2005 | October 22, 2008

Deception Through the “National Review”

It may seem strange that I put these two photos side by side. However, I see great similarity between the two. Joseph Mc Carthy and Karl Rove seem to be using the same political “playbook”. If you’ve read my post titled...Country First Really Means “SCARE Country First”…you’ll soon understand this comparison.

Then, today I read an article from the “National Review” that validated my use of the term SCARE COUNTRY FIRST. Keep in mind that the “National Review” was founded by William F.Buckley. His son, recently endorsed Senator Obama. Below you’ll find the article I found today…again, it’s a SCARE COUNTRY FIRST tactic. Subtle innuendos and twists on the truth is what they are good at. It creates doubt, suspicion, mistrust, and division. This is exactly what our nation does not need!


Believers in Barack
Apparently, Obama-love is blind.

By Thomas Sowell

Telling a friend that the love of his life is a phony and dangerous is not likely to get him to change his mind. But it may cost you a friend.

It is much the same story with true believers in Barack Obama. They have made up their minds and not only don’t want to be confused by the facts, they resent being told the facts.

An e-mail from a reader mentioned trying to tell his sister why he was voting against Obama but, when he tried to argue some facts, she cut him short: “You don’t like him and I do!” she said. End of discussion.


When one thinks of all the men who have put their lives on the line in battle to defend and preserve this country, it is especially painful to think that there are people living in the safety and comfort of civilian life who cannot be bothered to find out the facts about candidates before voting to put the fate of this nation, and of generations yet to come, in the hands of someone chosen because they like his words or style.

Of the four people running for president and vice president on the Republican and Democratic tickets, the one we know the least about is the one leading in the polls — Barack Obama. (The only way a living person in the USA could not know anything about Senator Obama is if they were in some alternate universe…or living under a rock.)

Some of Senator Obama’s most fervent supporters could not tell you what he has actually done on such issues as crime, education, or financial institutions like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — much less what he plans to do to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear nation supplying nuclear weapons to the international terrorist networks that it has supplied with other weapons.

The magic word “change” makes specifics unnecessary. If things are going bad, some think that what is needed is blank-check “change.” (If this is your definition of “change” you need to study some US History…start with the Civil Rights Movement)

But history shows any number of countries in crises worse than ours, where “change” turned problems into catastrophes. (I’ve lived in numerous nations across four continents for 30 years, their idea of “change” was NOT to produce positive results for their citizens…use Sudan, Zimbabwe, etc for examples…both of which I spent considerable time.)

In czarist Russia, for example, the economy was worse than ours is today and the First World War was going far worse for the Russians than anything we have faced in Iraq. Moreover, Russians had nothing like the rights of Americans today. So they went for “change.” (Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11…this was NOT a “change” we needed)

That “change” brought on a totalitarian regime that made the czars’ despotism look like child’s play. The Communists killed more people in one year than the czars killed in more than 90 years, not counting the millions who died in a government-created famine in the 1930s.

Other despotic regimes in China, Cuba, and Iran were similarly replaced by people who promised “change” that turned out to be even worse than what went before.

Yet many today seem to assume that if things are bad, “change” will make them better. Specifics don’t interest them nearly as much as inspiring rhetoric and a confident style. But many 20th-century leaders with inspiring rhetoric and great self-confidence led their followers or their countries into utter disasters. (SPECIFICS DON”T MATTER! Of course they do…and Senator Obama has presented very specific strategies for producing positive change that will once again get our great nation on the right path…perhaps you weren’t listening)

These ranged from Jim Jones who led hundreds to their deaths in Jonestown to Hitler and Mao who led millions to their deaths. (Classic example of “SCARE COUNTRY FIRST”)

What specifics do we know about Barack Obama’s track record that might give us some clue as to what kinds of “changes” to expect if he is elected? (If you’d have been listening you’d know. Just in case you have a real desire to know these answers…all things Senator Obama has spoken and proposed are available online, too)

We know that he opposed the practice of putting violent young felons on trial as adults. We know that he was against a law forbidding physicians to kill a baby that was born alive despite an attempt to abort it. (Again…”SCARE COUNTRY FIRST”…this simply is not true!)

We know that Obama opposed attempts to put stricter regulations on Fannie Mae — and that he was the second-largest recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae. We know that, this very year, his campaign sought the advice of disgraced former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines.

Fannie Mae and Raines were at the heart of “the mess in Washington” that Barack Obama claims he is going to clean up under the banner of “change.”

The public has been told very little about what this man with the wonderful rhetoric has actually done. (Again…how could anyone NOT know…unless they are in some alternate universe) What we know is enough to make us wonder about what we don’t know. Or it ought to. For the true believers — which includes many in the media — it is just a question of whether you like him or not.





  1. I read this story online earlier. The thing that was so shocking was the outright deception. Like the cartoon says, we can google it.

    Your comparison between Mc Carthy and Rove is excellent. This is as new as your previous post about ‘scare country first’. That is a truism if I ever heard one.

    Awesome blog.

  2. Excellent post Michelle, check out McCains “straight talk express” to nowhere:

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