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Palin: First Amendment Rights Threatened By Criticism In a radio interview that aired this morning, Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks." Palin said: "If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

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nobama2008 nobama2008 7 years
In speech after speech, Barack Hussein Obama has claimed he would "uphold the Second Amendment." B.O, of course, is a polished speaker who says "words matter." But records matter more. And while Barack Hussein Obama is short on experience on most issues, he's long on anti-gun votes and even longer on rhetoric. Now's a good time to review both. One of B.O's first statements on the issue really said it all. During his first run for the Illinois Senate in 1996, Barack Hussein Obama said on a candidate questionnaire that he supported legislation to "ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns." When challenged about the questionnaire earlier this year, Barack Hussein Obama blamed others, saying his campaign staff had filled out the questionnaire incorrectly. (Unfortunately for that story, a version of the questionnaire later appeared bearing B.O's own handwriting.) Questionnaires aside, Barack Hussein Obama has supported handgun bans even when they trap people who defend themselves. In a 2003 case, a resident of Wilmette, Ill., used a handgun to defend himself from a burglar with a drug habit and a long criminal record, breaking into his home for the second day in a row. Though authorities found the shooting justified, the armed citizen was charged with possessing a handgun in violation of Wilmette's handgun ban. Illinois lawmakers proposed legislation that would make self-defense an "affirmative defense" against prosecution for handgun possession in towns like Wilmette. B.O voted four times against the measure, which passed over his opposition, and over a veto by Illinois' anti-gun governor, Rod Blagojevich, a long-time Obama ally. Self-defense at home or outside the home - it's all just as bad to Barack Hussein Obama. In 2004, he said he was "consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry," and that he'd back "federal legislation that would ban citizens from carrying weapons, except for law enforcement." Barack Hussein Obama had already put that anti-self-defense belief into action in 2001, voting against a state Senate bill that would have allowed people who receive protective orders - such as domestic violence victims - to carry firearms. Why? Because, in B.O's world, "authorizing potential victims to carry firearms would potentially lead to a more dangerous rather than less dangerous situation … It was a bad idea and I'm glad it failed," he said. Barack Hussein Obama also claims he's no threat to hunters. But in 2005, he voted for a ban on all but the smallest rifle ammunition used for hunting (or for anything else). If the measure had passed, it would have classified most rifle ammunition beyond the low-powered .22 caliber as "armor piercing ammunition," prohibited for civilian manufacture by federal law. The ammunition ban was hardly B.O's first act against hunters, either. In 1999, Mr. Obama proposed increasing firearm and ammunition excise taxes by 500 percent. Right now, a rifle that a manufacturer sells for $500 carries an excise tax of $55. Under B.O's proposal, that amount would rocket to $330. This would turn a tax willingly paid by sportsmen, which funds many of our wildlife conservation programs, into a tool to punish gun buyers. Also, while Barack Hussein Obama promises hunters, "I will not take your shotgun away," his votes tell a different story. In 2003, while serving on the Illinois state Senate's Judiciary Committee, Barack Hussein Obama voted for a bill that would have banned (as so-called "semi-automatic assault weapons") most single-shot and double-barreled shotguns, along with hundreds of models of rifles and handguns. If the bill had passed, any Illinois resident who possessed one of these guns 90 days after legislation went into effect, would have faced felony charges. What was that about not taking shotguns away? As if voting for anti-gun plans wasn't bad enough, Barack Hussein Obama also helped pay for them. He was a board member from 1994 to 2001 of the anti-gun Joyce Foundation, which is the largest source of funding for radical anti-gun groups in the country. On B.O's watch, Joyce donated $18.6 million to approximately 80 anti-gun efforts, including $1.5 million to the Violence Policy Center, the nation's most aggressive gun-prohibitionist group. Many of the Joyce Foundation's projects were aimed at editing the Second Amendment out of the Constitution. But an Obama Supreme Court could do that more directly. Barack Hussein Obama has said he would not have nominated Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. It was Justice Scalia who wrote the majority opinion in D.C. v. Heller, which declared that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms, and that D.C.'s handgun ban is unconstitutional. Justice Thomas joined in that opinion. As a member of the U.S. Senate, Mr. Obama also voted against confirming Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, both of whom joined Justice Scalia's majority opinion in Heller. That means four of the five pro-freedom votes on the Supreme Court would not have been there under an Obama presidency. This is the real Barack Hussein Obama. This record matches the attitude Barack Hussein Obama revealed when he said rural Pennsylvanians are "bitter" and "cling to guns." This record matches what you would expect to emerge from a Chicago political machine where an unrepentant terrorist is "respectable" and "mainstream." Finally, with no way to run from his record, B.O resorts to the ultimate political dodge. Does he support gun registration? "I don't think that we can get that done." Banning guns? "I couldn't get it done. I don't have the votes in Congress." These efforts to ease gun owners' fears should make any gun owner ask, "Wait … why is he counting all these votes already?" Instead of this not-so-reassuring rhetoric, gun owners deserve the truth. And the truth is clear: Barack Hussein Obama would be the most anti-gun president in history - bar none.
jenintx jenintx 7 years
BarackObama.com really says: "the Hitler of Iran" it's a good thing i haven't voted yet...this completely changes my stance. how could i possibly vote for someone who calls Ahmadinejad the "Hitler of Iran," on a Web site, none-the-less? i mean, Ahmadinejad is such a wonderful and loving man! whew! i almost made a HUGE mistake.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
:rotfl:
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
ahahahaha
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
"its totally true, My prepaid card barked yesterday" Mine pooped in my wallet. Try explaining that to the girl at Starbucks when you go to pay for your latte.
Roarman Roarman 7 years
I've seen this Obama socialized medicine claim a lot today, did I miss a news headline? Has Obama changed his health plan?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
its totally true, My prepaid card barked yesterday Sorry Blues!!!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Wait, Obama went to school for a bit in Occidental? That's practically my backyard! CG...now that song is stuck in my head :P Thanks!
nobama2008 nobama2008 7 years
Obama’s First 10 Executive Orders? Quotes from BarrackObama.com • Obama enacts stronger “federal hate crimes legislation” to “reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice's Criminal Section.” • Obama creates “a fund to help people refinance their mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners.” • Obama, following through on his pledge to “meet with the leaders of all nations, friend and foe,” signs a non-agression pact with the Hitler of Iran. • Obama doubles foreign aid to $50 billion to cut “poverty around the world in half by 2015.” • Obama removes our troops from Iraq, leaving a power vacuum filled by Iran. • Obama enacts socialized medicine, destroying small businesses with taxes to pay for illegal alien healthcare. • Obama enacts amnesty for illegal aliens. • Obama enacts legislation demanding carbon friendly cars, hammering the final nail in the coffin of the US car industry. • Barack Obama enact laws to reinforce affirmative action by funneling money to “women and minority-owned businesses.” • Obama repeals the Bush tax cuts. • Obama enacts the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to entrench the power of the homosexual lobby.
Roarman Roarman 7 years
Nobama - Obama also grinds up puppies and turns them into prepaid debit cards so people can make untraceable donations to his campaign. Just ask Caterpillar Girl, it's true.
nobama2008 nobama2008 7 years
In 2003, as an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama voted against a bill to mandate medical attention for any baby who survived an abortion. It was virtually identical to the federal "Born Alive Infant Protection Act," which earned a unanimous support from both houses of Congress and is law today. The language in both bills meant it would have no impact on Roe vs. Wade, yet Obama voted against it in Illinois. This coincides with Obama's criticism of the Supreme Court decision banning partial-birth abortion. At the Saddleback Civil Forum, Pastor Rick Warren asked, "At what point is a baby entitled to human rights?" Obama dodged the question by responding, "Answering that question with specificity is above my pay grade" At a town hall meeting, Obama made curious statements while talking about HIV/AIDS. He said "I've got two daughters-- 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I do not want them punished with a baby." Does he consider children to be punishment? Doesn't he realize those children would be his grandchildren? Didn't he tell us his mother had him at age 18? Was he her punishment? Since Obama the legislator voted against parental notification, Obama the father wouldn't have to know if his underage daughter had an abortion. All this is cause for deep concern, as is the 130 times he voted "present." Is he hiding his true positions or is he unsure how to vote? Either way, it's disturbing.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
Dernit. Do you think it's too late for me to get my mail in ballot back so I can switch my vote?
Roarman Roarman 7 years
MMMM, free falafels, sign me up.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Don't forget closet Marxist, Roar. If he wins, free falafels and flag-burning kits for everyone! :OY: Just one more day of this madness... :pray:
Roarman Roarman 7 years
Oh, third times the charm. I now see Barack for who he really is. An Anti American muslim who is going to turn America into the middle east. Thank you.
nobama2008 nobama2008 7 years
You just can't handle the truth. I feel sorry for you. Barack Hussein Obama refuses to salute US flag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU9iCANi02o What a great presidential candidate.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Me too, CG. Savage is heinous.
nobama2008 nobama2008 7 years
Barack Hussein Obama refuses to salute US flag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU9iCANi02o What a great presidential candidate.
Roarman Roarman 7 years
Obama does not need to declare victory in Iraq, President Bush did that in already about four years ago. So we have already won and now everyone can come home. Nobama-Do you hate all Middle Easterners or only ones like Barack, who are not actually Middle Easterners?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Thank you Bella, I try to bring some comic relief sometimes, helps moral on here. Nobama, I cant read anything you post, M. Savage creeps me out.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
nobama - some of Obama's policies are socialist, as are McCain's. So I have no interest in debunking them since I'll freely admit it. My point is that your argument contains logical fallacies and it weakens your overall point. If you're going to call someone socialist you need to stick to discussing policies that are socialist. You can't digress into coincidental platform similarities and use that as proof.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
CG, your funny at times. I needed a good laugh - thanks.
nobama2008 nobama2008 7 years
Barack Hussein Obama refuses to salute US flag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU9iCANi02o What a great presidential candidate.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
singing "stir it up"
nobama2008 nobama2008 7 years
I started looking into Obama's life. Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California . He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. "Barry" (that was the name he use all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chando and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan . During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a "round the world" trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia , next Hyderabad in India , three weeks in Karachi , Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate's family, then off to Africa to visit his father's family. My question - Where did he get the money for this trip? Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college. When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York . It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack - not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia ? It's not cheap! to say the least. Where did he get money for tuition? Student Loans? Maybe. After Columbia he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000. A year. Why Chicago ? Why not New York ? He was already living in New York . By "chance" he met Antoin "Tony" Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria , and a real estate developer in Chicago . Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year. Rezko, was named "Entrepreneur of the Decade" by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association". About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School ? Where did he get the money for Law School ? More student loans? After Law school, he went back to Chicago. Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented "Rezar" which Rezko's firm. Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago. In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with "seed money" for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans - Where did he get the money for the property? On the same day Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3..5 million three weeks before Obama's new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko. Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama's boss. She is now Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz , Iran ! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy? On May 10, 2008 The Times reported that Robert Malley, advisor to Obama was "sacked" after the press found out he was having regular contacts with "Hamas", which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran . This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq , he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will "Take care of things". Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan? They are in charge of all those "small" Internet campaign contribution for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East ? And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip by Obama that was made on "This Week" with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said, "My Muslim faith". When questioned about that statement, "he made a mistake". Some mistake! All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it - Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.
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