The 2002-2006 Republicans lost congress due to too many of them not living what they believe. When a significant portion of the base is social conservatives, along with many of the moderate independents (social conservative, economic liberal), it's not going to be good when people like Don Sherwood make the news for allegedly choking his mistress 35-40 years younger than he is (while married). Sherwood, Foley, etc. When another portion of the base is economic conservatives, Ted Stevens and the bridge to nowhere is bad news. That also eliminates the social liberal, economic conservative moderates in addition to the base. That lead to an ass kicking in 2006 that was frankly deserved. Stevens is likely to be sent home this year, and Sherwood and Foley were sent home in 2006.
Barack Obama is the perfect example of the elitist hypocrite. He talks about being his brother's keeper. He talks about spreading the wealth. The bottom line though is that he sure does not act like his brother's keeper. He sure as hell doesn't spread his wealth. No, that's not for people like Barack Obama. That's for us. He wants us to not be our brother's keeper, but big government's forced donors. He wants us to spread the wealth to big government.
Even the left wing Huffington Post of all places showed Obama's record of charity, particulary before he ran for president. From the left
Up until recent years when their income increased sharply from book revenues and a Senate salary, Obama's family donated a relatively minor amount of its earnings to charity. From 2000 through 2004, the senator and his wife never gave more than $3,500 a year in charitable donations -- about 1 percent of their annual earnings. In 2005, however, that total jumped to $77,315 (4.7 percent of annual earnings), and to $60,307 in 2006 (6.1 percent).
Spreading the wealth, huh? But that's not the most shameful, not at all. For someone who claims to be his brother's keeper, he certainly doesn't extend that to even his own family.
Barack Obama's brother lives in a slum in Kenya. His aunt lives in a South Boston housing project.
What has this multi millionaire author and lawyer, done to help them? I'm not referring to handouts since I don't believe in them myself, but I do believe in hand-ups. This is his own family and in one case his own brother.
This is an example of another politician who fails to live what he believes. He talks about hope and change, but when it comes to DEEDS and ACTIONS, he shows that he is just another typical rich leftist generous with other people's money, and couldn't be bothered to help people himself. To him, that's government's job with other people's money.