A day before the election, I decided to download every single Fact Sheet I could find on Barack Obama’s campaign website to have a record of the billions of campaign promises made that he won’t be able to fulfill. I never uploaded them here because all of the promises were still up and easily accessible on BarackObama.com for a while after the election.
Now, however, I discovered that they aren’t easily accessible on his site so below is the complete lists every.pdf Fact Sheet that was on his website a day before the election.
You may notice that some Fact Sheets have seemingly two copies below. I purposely did this because those PDF’s appeared in two separate places on BarackObama.com with two separate file names.
Hmmm…I wonder why the Dow almost dropped 500 points today? Actually, I have a pretty good feeling that Obama’s win yesterday had something to do with it.
Yea and this drop is after an almost weeklong recovery the Dow had seen since October 27th. So before you start telling me not to blame Obama for the drop in the market let me pose a question to you: If the market had been recovering for the past week and everyone knew that Obama was going to be elected, why the sudden drop after the predicted outcome came true?
Before I give you my hypothesis, lets look at the month long gragh of the Dow:
If you look at the trend of the market, it is consistently going down until the 27th of October. During this whole period, Obama had a fairly large lead in the polls but something changed around the 27th. The polls started to tighten, be it ever so slightly and news articles came out stating the McCain could have a shot at winning. In conjunction with this, swing state like Missouri, Indiana, and North Carolina, that up until a couple days before the election were polling for Obama, showed McCain with a slight lead on election day.
During this whole period where McCain seemed to possibly be making a coming, the stock market seemed to be making a comeback as well.
So is this all a coincidence and I have missed some spurious factor that has caused the stock market to first go up with the hopes of McCain pulling it off and then crash when Obama wins? Possibly, but I like to stick with Ockham’s Razor: “All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.” At the very least, if the rise in the stock market isn’t at all linked to McCain’s supposed comeback, the mini crash we experienced today can surely be linked with Obama’s win.
Anyways, I was curious to see who did this website since it seemed to be fairly sophisticated and I was surprised to find that the website is linked to a Filip Hammarstrom from Sweden. One can easily find this sort of information out using the free services like Domain Tools “WhoIs Search”.
A simple Google search of his name pops up one of Sweden’s largest production companies, Palladium, which has a Filip Hamarstrom is listed as a “Director & Editor” in the Contact page. This priduction company has done multiple videos for various different companies and organizations including the UN.
Now, could it be chance that the Filip who has registered the site has the same name of the Filip who works at Palladium? Sure, weirder things have happened. But with the professional quality of the videos at The Year 2048, one would think a production company, or at least someone familiar with these sorts of things, was involved. Plus, if you look at the address given from the WhoIs Search and compare it to the address of Palladium, you find that it is just a 15 minute drive.
Why is this all important? Well it just shows that foreign nationals are trying very hard to influence our election. I wasn’t able to find anything that directly associated these ads with the Obama campaign but if anyone else can find a connection, be sure to link to it in the comment section.
Seems like Obama doesn’t want to take a position on the bombing of an al Qaeda agent in Syria. Going off his previous statements of supporting taking out targets in Pakistan, it should seem like he would support this recent action. Of course, with a week before the election, we aren’t going to see him take a potentially controversial stand.
- The Weekly Standard has more on this here.
I stumbled upon this ad surprisingly on IMAO and was very shocked by what it is implying. First watch the ad and make sure you finish it:
Yea, pretty horrible right? I thought it was just one of those simple Democrat leaning ads at the beginning but was shocked to see it end with the message “Vote Obama ’08.” Honestly, this ad implies that a vote for Republicans will mean a vote for a ruined future, 40 years down the road.
I wasn’t able to find anything about them or if they are affiliated with anyone in a cursory search. The cinematography is pretty good so I would suggest that someone dig a little bit deeper into this.
At least this is what a new poll by IBD/TIPP suggests. Instead, it found that the 18-24 age group is solidly in McCain’s corner. Gosh, and here I was hoping that my peers wouldn’t turn out on election day.
Last night I attended a debate between former DNC Chairman Don Fowler and current RNC Committeeman Glenn McCall. This event was advertised as a “post presidential debate debate” and mainly consisted of a moderator asking each representative to pick apart the presidential candidate’s statements from the third and final debate.
Overall, I thought the debate was well done. Both Fowler and McCall actually answered the questions and the moderator actually asked good follow up questions along with making sure each participant answered the original question.
The following is the debate in whole in chronological order, which I broke it into eight parts with each part dealing with a certain topic/question. It might be good to watch the first video just so you know the set up and the introductions, otherwise you can jump around from video to video. Just to let you know who is who, Don Fowler is located on the right and Glenn McCall is located on the left of the moderator.
First topic, after the introductions were made, was their thoughts on the Bailout.
Next, the moderator asked about ‘Joe the Plumber’ who’s name each candidate invoked during the debate.
Following that, each participant spoke about the idea of allowing the President line item veto power.
Next they discussed energy policy and in particular offshore oil drilling and nuclear. (Both Fowler and McCall are pro-nuclear).
They each discussed the idea of negative campaigning in this election and how it compared to past elections.
Next they discussed fair trade policy.
Education was tackled next with Glenn McCall giving some interesting insight into the problem.
The last topic discussed was Health Care, with each participant articulating what exactly the healthcare industry will look like under their respected candidates.
As I have noted inthe past, ads linking to Barack Obama’s campaign website have popped up on the Drudge Report which is often thought of as a Conservative leaning website. It should be noted that Drudge doesn’t seem pick his own ads, Intermarkets.net does. Nevertheless, it is still interesting that now they seem to have graduated from running strictly Obama campaign ads to general pro-Obama ads. Take a look:
When you click on that, it takes you the SuperObama.com, a store with everything Obama in it. All I can think about why this may be happening is that people in this election are going to Drudge for the most up to date news, from both sides of the aisle. Therefore, it would make sense from a revenue standpoint to atleast slightly cater to the other side, even if it is mostly a token gesture.
For those of you who might be depressed because you fear that this will be the end of the Conservative’s news haven, fear not, for there is a bright side. Where else on the internet would you be able to see something like this (HINT: Focus on the ads):
I just love Obama’s latest “Fight the Smear” article titled “Barack Obama does not take advice from Fannie Mae executives” in which they try to dismiss claims of Obama’s ties to several Fannie Mae executives. The funny thing is not what is written in the article, but what the reader is supposed to take away from reading it. First, look at this screen shot:
Notice anything funny about it? Well something that should jump off the page is the fact that the picture next to the story has both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s logos in it. Hmmm…and I thought the story was only about Fannie Mae. See what kind of the subliminal messages that image can convey? Instead of just refuting his ties to Fannie, that images gives him the added bonus of rejecting his ties to Freddie as well.
But enough with the subliminal, lets move on to more pressing issues at hand, like the fact that even though Obama may have never taken advice from Fannie executives, he sure has received a lot of money from from both Fannie and Freddie. Take a look, the contributions he has received from PACs and individuals connected with these companies is only second to Senator Chris Dodd.
So while this Fight the Smear tries to hit two birds with one stone, remember that even though he might not have taken any advice, he sure has taken a lot of cash and I really can’t blame him. Who would want to take advice from executives of failing companies anyways? Money is so much better.