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Change, or more of the same? [Pravda endorses Obama]
Pravda ^ | 10/24/2008 | David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru

Posted on 10/26/2008 12:40:45 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

If anybody believes that John McCain will not continue the Bush policy of lying, warmongering and making the rich richer, then they certainly have missed the oddest accusation that McCain has leveled against Obama: that Obama should be condemned for wanting to “spread the wealth around.” In keeping with this theme, McCain and Palin have even tried to resurrect the spirit of the “socialist” bogeyman to attack Obama’s economic policies.

But, according to many economists, ninety-six percent of the wealth is held by only four percent of the population. In such a milieu, it seems strange that a presidential candidate would believe his opposition to “spreading the wealth” would somehow appeal to the masses.

It would be even more ironic if this strategy actually worked. But it would not be surprising. American history has shown that with the right blend of prejudice, fear and uncertainty, Americans have frequently “cut off their noses to spite their faces.”

Of course, McCain attempted to rationalize his remark by contending that the creation of “new wealth” is more economically beneficial than redistributing wealth already created.

But where will the overwhelming majority of this “newly created wealth” go? Right into the hands of the wealthiest four percent, because “trickle down” economics is really “trickle across” economics.

Of course “trickle down” theorists will say “Not so!” They will argue that when the rich acquire more wealth, they will be more inclined to invest that wealth, which in turn will lead to the creation of more jobs.

What these theorists neglect to mention is where this wealth will be invested, and where these jobs will be created. How much of it will be deposited in overseas bank accounts exempt from American tax laws, how much will go into building and maintaining factories in third-world countries where workers labor for pennies in dangerous and environmentally hazardous conditions; how much will go into the paychecks of foreign workers whose jobs were created because American jobs were “outsourced.”

In several previous Pravda.Ru articles I endorsed the axiom that evil is the principal motivating force in the world. But I also stated that the benefits one reaps from doing evil are constrained by one’s own mortality—hence the old adage, “You can’t take it with you.”

I also expressed the belief that evildoers will ultimately have to pay for their deeds, while the good, who often spend their entire lives toiling in obscurity and poverty, will eventually receive their reward. This is the foundation for most of the world’s religions, and a just and balanced universe demands nothing less.

But I must admit that at times I’ve begun to wonder whether these contentions are little more than rationalizations or naïve optimism on my part, to avoid the thought that there really is no justice, that honesty is for the foolish, and that wealth and power far too often go to those who not only do evil, but who awaken evil in others.

Perhaps the upcoming presidential election will justify or refute my suspicions. America currently has an evil, ignorant president and an evil, warmongering vice-president. A McCain/Palin victory would simply reverse these roles, giving America an evil, warmongering president and an evil, ignorant vice-president.

Can the world stand four more years of that?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; endorsement; mccain; milliondollarmarxist; nakedcommunist; obama; obamanation; pravda

1 posted on 10/26/2008 12:40:45 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

How much of it will be deposited in overseas bank accounts exempt from American tax laws

so let’s raise taxes so even more money will go offshore?


2 posted on 10/26/2008 12:46:00 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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To: bruinbirdman
Evil according to pravda:


Not evil:





3 posted on 10/26/2008 12:52:00 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: If we are going into war, then all of us go, not just some.)
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To: bruinbirdman

So far, “The One” has received endorsements from Islamafacist terrorists, South American Communist dictators, Communist propaganda sheets from the old Soviet Union and the New York Times. I’m starting to see a pattern here.


4 posted on 10/26/2008 12:52:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Yes, you are so right comrade Huffman. That is why things are so great in Russia, right. Spreading the wealth around, I suppose, is the reason any photo one ever sees of Russia reminds them of something bleak, cold and circa 1960’s.

Do you recall when you Ruskies had your hand out for loans and aid? You commies must have spread the wealth a little too thin, huh?


5 posted on 10/26/2008 12:55:58 AM PDT by WildcatClan (The world is full of fatheads; so I invented Diet Shampoo)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Where do these people and articles come from?


6 posted on 10/26/2008 1:01:36 AM PDT by bzybee
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To: bruinbirdman
... they certainly have missed the oddest accusation that McCain has leveled against Obama: that Obama should be condemned for wanting to “spread the wealth around.”... Americans have frequently “cut off their noses to spite their faces.”/i>

No other place on the face of the planet should have a more graphic or clear understanding of the disastrous consequences that come from "spreading the wealth around", yet to throw in another hackneyed phrase, some "can't see the forest for the trees."

7 posted on 10/26/2008 1:04:18 AM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: bruinbirdman

And in case anyone missed the punchline: unlike the U.S., Russia has instituted the flat tax, and it’s worked very well for them.
Pravda is saying that the U.S. should do the exact opposite of what their country is doing. Isn’t there something even a little fishy about that?


8 posted on 10/26/2008 1:16:21 AM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: bruinbirdman
Gosh...I'm just shocked.

I can't tell the difference between Pravda and the Washington Post or New York Times.

9 posted on 10/26/2008 1:20:03 AM PDT by Allegra (NO giving up, NO quitting, NO doom and gloom, NO drama queens...VOTE.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Why am I not surprised in the least?


10 posted on 10/26/2008 1:28:50 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle is still a USED CAR!)
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To: bruinbirdman

The American Pravda, ABCNBCCBSCNNREUTERSAPMSNBCNYTWAPO, is also enthusiastically campaigning for Obama. In fact, all Pravda’s everywhere are on board for the New World Order.


11 posted on 10/26/2008 1:47:03 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: bruinbirdman
Sarah should hold this up at a Rally and say “It's official, Pravda the long time official mouthpiece of worldwide Communism endorsed Barak Obama!”
12 posted on 10/26/2008 1:47:45 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Allegra
  Yaaay! Pravda endorses Obama! I was happy to see that the New York Times was following the wishes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and the Communist Party USA, but Pravda! Wow! It's almost too much!!!

  OK....I confess... I was being sarcastic.
13 posted on 10/26/2008 1:52:36 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Arthur Wildfire! March

Seriously.


14 posted on 10/26/2008 3:51:38 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: bruinbirdman

For those who don’t know, “Pravda” is Russian for “New York Times”.


15 posted on 10/26/2008 3:53:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: Impy

Thank you for the ping, Impy. With this great endorsement, maybe Obmaa will dance again:

Obama dances before heading off to Grandmother’s side
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2111748/posts


16 posted on 10/26/2008 3:56:02 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We can win the economic meltdown debate: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2115485/posts)
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To: Impy

Well, that stuned my beeber... not.


17 posted on 10/26/2008 4:38:37 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

How could he ever get through being sooo broken up over granny?!


18 posted on 10/26/2008 4:56:24 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: Impy

Really upset about her, huh?

19 posted on 10/26/2008 5:16:05 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We can win the economic meltdown debate: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2115485/posts)
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To: bruinbirdman

Stupid commie propaganda forgets to mention that America has the wealthist middle class and “poor” people in the world. We are not protecting the filthy rich...we are protecting us and our rights.


20 posted on 10/26/2008 5:19:06 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Fresh Wind
“Pravda” is Russian for “New York Times”

and LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis Red Star, Cleveland Plain Dealer, etc, etc.

21 posted on 10/26/2008 5:30:43 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (0bama's past associations need a good "Ayering out".)
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To: bruinbirdman

Barack Obama is a naked communist. The support of Bill Ayers, a communist support of the North Vietnamese military, CPUSA, CPUSA’s youth offshoot, and Pravda, tell us so.


22 posted on 10/26/2008 6:07:19 AM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: Earthdweller
The million dollar marxist wants to change all of that. Our standard of living is too high. The rich will always be with us, but the commoners have to give up their personal thermostat control (most of the world doesn't have AC), give up other creature comforts (even personal cars for cross-country trips is a luxury). He's said he is okay with $4 a gallon gasoline.

We “consume too much of the world's resources”. Those in the top 5% will get to keep their palatial mansions. The rest of us need to do with less.

23 posted on 10/26/2008 6:10:23 AM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: bruinbirdman
appeal to the masses.

LOL. That's because we aren't "the masses." We are THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. DEAL WITH IT, PINKOS!

24 posted on 10/26/2008 8:16:05 AM PDT by Huck (Teddy Roosevelt vs. Che Guevera)
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