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To Obama, McCain Campaigns: Take The Obama Challenge

August 8, 2008

Obama responded to a question by claiming that inflating the tires was every bit as important as producing more oil:

There are things you can do individually, though, to save energy,” Obama said. “Making sure your tires are properly inflated – simple thing. But we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling – if everybody was just inflating their tires? And getting regular tune-ups? You’d actually save just as much!”

He also said:

“They’re making fun of a step that every expert says would reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent. It’s like these guys take pride in being ignorant.”

One site does the analysis for us:

Just for fun, I did the math. Properly inflating your tires can improve gas mileage by 3%. Of course, many people already keep their tires properly inflated, and many more are at least close to being properly inflated. Let’s be generous and assume that one-half of the total possible savings would be realized if we all inflated our tires properly; that’s a net gain of 1.5% fuel efficiency.

Americans drive approximately 2,880 billion miles per year. If we average 24 mpg, we use around 120 billion gallons of gasoline in our vehicles. If, through perfect tire inflation, we improved our collective fuel efficiency by 1.5%, that would be 1.8 billion gallons. A barrel of oil produces around 20 gallons of gasoline, so the total savings available through tire inflation is approximately 90,000,000 barrels of oil annually.

How does this stack up against “all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling?”

ANWR: 10 billion barrels
Outer Continental Shelf: 18 billion barrels (estimated; the actual total is undoubtedly much higher, since exploration has been banned)
Oil shale: 1 trillion barrels

And, of course, few cars on the road today actually need “a tune-up,” with computers automatically making adjustments that used to have to be made by a mechanic.

But a lot of liberals simply can’t grasp the conservatives’ argument. Obama is sticking to his position, and lock-step liberals claim that Republicans are the ones who are all wrong.

So I have an idea: let’s take the “Obama Challenge.”

Let’s have the Obama campaign inflate the tires of their cars and their airplane as much as they please, while the McCain campaign puts fuel in the tanks of their cars and their airplane. And then we’ll see whose campaign stalls first!

Obama says more air, not more oil; McCain says more oil, please.

This is my prediction: I’m betting on oil. John McCain promises to produce more of it; Barack Obama – at least until his last policy reversal – promised not to produce any (we could even allow Obama to use all the non-drilling energy sources he wants to fuel his fleet). I’m guessing “more oil” will beat “more conservation” 10 times out of 10.

We need oil. We are currently obtaining 70% of our oil from foreign countries, and paying $700 billion dollars a year for the privilege.

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Barack Obama, The Race-Card-Dealing Radical

August 1, 2008

Barack Obama had the following to say on July 31st:

“Since they don’t have any new ideas the only strategy they’ve got in this election is to try to scare you about me. They’re going to try to say that I’m a risky guy, they’re going to try to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s got a funny name and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills and, and they’re going to send out nasty emails.”

But let’s break that down.

Since they don’t have any new ideas…” Well, stop and think about it: the demand by McCain and Republicans to drill for oil offshore is itself a VERY new idea, given that it hasn’t been contemplated by Democrats for decades. It’s Barack Obama’s psycho-environmentalist “let’s all inflate our tires instead” mantra that is the same old boring liberal nonsense.

They’re going to say that I’m a risky guy.” You’re darn right that we’re saying he’s a risky guy:

He’s THE most liberal member of the entire United States Senate. If that fact alone doesn’t add up to “risky,” I don’t know what does.

His worldview is radical and Marxist, coming out of Jim Cone’s and Jeremiah Wright’s “black liberation theology” and the most radical church in the entire country.

His “economic justice” platform comes right out of Jeremiah Wright’s clearly Marxist economics. It is nothing more than a code word for massive social redistributionism.

He’s got so many radical, leftist, and even terrorist associations beginning in his youth (e.g., Frank Marshall Davis and Saul Alinsky) and continuing unabated to the present that it’s frankly frightening. His longstanding official association with the radical group ACORN is also beyond troubling.

They’re going to try to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s got a funny name and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills…

It’s amazing that the man’s very name is somehow supposed to be off-limits. Regardless of what Barack Hussein Obama may think of himself, his name is NOT the sacred divine name which dare not be uttered. If this man is so arrogant and so hyper-sensitive that he can’t stand people saying his name, then he has no business in politics or anywhere else where he could come into contact with people.

It’s that “he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills” comment that gets to the radical heart of Barack HUSSEIN Obama. He is spouting the same racist garbage that his “spiritual mentor” for 23 years spouted. I’ve seen the “he’s not playing the race card” posts, and they have to engage in all kinds of semantics to avoid the clear meaning of the sentence. Ask yourself, “Why doesn’t Obama look like all the presidents?” The clear answer is, “Because he’s black.” It’s not because Obama doesn’t wear a funny wig (Washington) or because Obama doesn’t wear a funny beard (Lincoln). He’s clearly saying “They’re going to point out that I’m black.” Period. Exclamation point.

It offends me that Barack Obama would so casually attribute racism to others without evidence (name the Republicans who are using race!!!). It should offend every decent American. You want to know who’s really out there playing the race card? Obama’s own supporters, like Ludacris. It’s the left (think also of Jesse Jackson’s recent N-word fiasco) that is using race in a racist fashion, not the right.

Obama has denied he was referring to race, but his own chief strategist acknowledged that he WAS referring to race. Barack Obama, once again, is a documented liar. If you are going to accuse people like me of being a racist, Obama, you should at least have the moral courage and integrity to admit that you’re doing it.

As for Obama’s complaint, “and they’re going to send out nasty emails,” give me a break!  Liberals aren’t sending out anything nasty, are they?  Barack Obama complains that John McCain is attacking him in the very same conference that he not only attacks John McCain, but gets so low that he plays the race card without provocation.  This is first class serial whining and first class hypocrisy.  The Obama campaign’s “Audacity of Hope” has long-since abandoned “Hope” and relied upon “Audacity.”

Barack Obama’s statement – for all of it’s distortion of the truth – serves to remind us just how risky he truly is.

Even the leftist-oriented Rolling Stone acknowledges in its piece on Obama that:

This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from, as much Malcolm X as Martin Luther King Jr.

Barack Obama has been steeped in radical politics since the day he emerged from his atheist secular humanist grad student mother’s womb. The openly communist Frank Marshall Davis was his childhood mentor; Saul Alinsky and Gerald Kellman (it was through Kellman’s Woods Fund that Obama met leftist terrorist William Ayers) dominated his thinking in college. He chose the most radical church in the country; he chose to make Jeremiah Wright his “spiritual mentor”; he chose to immerse himself in hard-core ideological radicalism. Never before has this country considered such a radical leftist for its chief executive.

Between a liberal-socialist media that openly wants Obama to be president, and between the fear over the charges of “racism” that await any meaningful exposition of Obama’s life and thought, Americans have been prevented from seeing who Barack Obama really is. It’s long-past time they found out.