Obama`s First 100 Days—Amnesty Will Just Be The Start
Undeniably, a powerful tide is running
for the Democratic Party, with one week left to Election
Bush`s approval rating is 27 percent,
just above Richard Nixon`s
Watergate nadir and almost down to Carter-Truman
lows. After each of those presidents reached their
floors—in 1952, 1974, 1980—the opposition party captured
the White House.
Moreover, 80 percent to 90 percent of
Americans think the nation is on the wrong course, and
since mid-September, when McCain was still slightly
the Dow has lost 4,000 points—$5 trillion to $6
trillion in value.
Leading now by eight points in an
average of national polls, Barack Obama has other
Not a single blue state is regarded as
imperiled or even a toss-up, while Obama leads in six
crucial red states: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia,
Ohio, Missouri and Colorado. Should McCain lose one of
the six, he would have to win Pennsylvania to compensate
for the lost electoral votes. But the latest
Pennsylvania polls show Barack with a double-digit lead.
Lately moving into the toss-up
category are Nevada, North Dakota, Montana and Indiana.
All voted twice for George W. Bush.
Not only is Obama ahead in the state
and national polls, he has more money, is running far
more ads, has a superior organization on the ground,
attracts larger crowds, and has greater enthusiasm and
more media in camp. And new voter registrations heavily
favor the Democrats.
Though Congress is regarded by
Americans with a disdain bordering on disgust—five of
six Americans think it has done a poor job—Democratic
majorities are certain to grow. Indeed, with Democrats
favored by 10 points over Republicans, Nancy Pelosi`s
majority could grow by 25 seats and Harry Reid could
find himself with a filibuster-proof majority of 60
Democrats already have 49, plus two
independents: Socialist Bernie Sanders and Independent
Joe Lieberman. Their challengers are now ahead in New
Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico,
Minnesota, Oregon and Colorado, with a chance of picking
up Georgia, Alaska, Kentucky and Mississippi.
We may be looking at a reverse of
1980, when Reagan won a 10-point victory over Jimmy
Carter, and Republicans took the Senate and, working
Boll Weevil Democrats, effective control of the
With his tax cuts, defense buildup and
rollback policy against the
Reagan gave us some of the best years of our lives,
culminating in America`s epochal victory in the Cold
What does the triumvirate of
Rep. Barney Frank is calling for new
tax hikes on the most successful and a 25 percent
across-the-board slash in national defense. Sen. John
Kerry is talking up new and massive federal spending, a
la FDR`s New Deal. Specifically, we can almost surely
Swift amnesty for
12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and a
drive to make them citizens and register them,
as in the Bill Clinton years. This will mean
that Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona will
move out of reach for GOP presidential candidates,
as has California.
Border security will go on the backburner, and
America will have a virtual open border with a
Mexico of 110 million.
Taxes will be raised on the top 5
percent of wage-earners, who now carry
60 percent of the U.S. income tax burden, and
tens of millions of checks will be sent out to the
40 percent of wage-earners who pay no federal income
tax. Like the man said, redistribute the wealth,
spread it around.
Social Security taxes will be
raised on the most successful among us, and capital
gains taxes will be raised from 15 percent to 20
percent. The Bush tax cuts will be repealed, and
death taxes reimposed.
Two or three more liberal
activists of the
Ruth Bader Ginsburg-John Paul Stevens stripe
will be named to the Supreme Court. U.S. district
and appellate courts will be stacked with
Special protections for
homosexuals will be written into all civil rights
gays and lesbians in the military will be
invited to come out of the closet.
don`t tell" will be dead.
homosexual marriages that state judges have
forced California, Massachusetts and Connecticut to
recognize, an Obama Congress or Obama court will
require all 50 states to recognize.
Choice Act" nullifying all state restrictions on
abortions will be enacted. America will become the
most pro-abortion nation on earth.
Affirmative action—hiring and promotions based
on race, sex and sexual orientation until specified
quotas are reached—will be rigorously enforced
throughout the U.S. government and private sector.
Universal health insurance will be
legal and illegal immigrants, providing another
powerful magnet for the world to come to America, if
necessary by breaching her borders.
A federal bailout of states and
municipalities to keep state and local governments
spending up could come in December or early next
The first trillion-dollar deficit
will be run in the first year of an Obama
presidency. It will be the first of many.
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