On the Ground Report of KSKY’s “Obama’s 100 Days”

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Notes from last night’s KSKY’s “Obama’s 100 Days” Kickoff tour featuring national figures:

Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved; Gov. Rick Perry was the moderator. The Austin Statesman had an earlier podcast and other news sources covered; here’s my on-the-ground report (edited version!):

Newstalk KSKY’s kickoff of Obama First 100 Days tour with:
Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt; Texas Governor Rick Perry served as panel moderator.

Life and Liberty Coalition, Investors Business Daily, and Salem Communications hosted the event in Garland, Texas.

Gov. Perry led off the evening with an:
Objective assessment of Obama’s 1st 100 days – these are not partisan measurements of the first 100 days of policy decisions.

Are we ready for DC to take over country? Business owner, to fire you or wreck your biz?
New area of bipartisanship?

If youu live in Texas, these have to be important questions.

Founders principles are just as important and just as sound as ever.
Our recent Teaparties are a good example we are exercising our First Amendment rights!

Panelists and hosts honor us by being here
Michael Medved (MM)
Hugh Hewitt (HH)
Mike Gallagher (MG)

1st ?
BHO promised xparency and ethics; have we seen this so far?
MG: Least transparent administration yet; daily calls to control news; Rahm keeps score,
controlling agenda; natl chain of command on swine flu
MM goal-cap n trade, fed education, natl health care are all attempts to erase differences;
HH – daily Bush bashing; tax cuts used for health care to be passed w/ only 50 votes

Has BHO done anything you can support?
MG: Rescue of sea capt; principled govs who said no
MM: he actually said Tax on pirates, not attack pirates.
Changing college bowl sys
HH – follow Petreus; Michelle following good example set by Laura Bush??

Assessing Homeland’s Napolitano? called all terrorists who support states rights, guns, prolife
MG: train wreck; last thing she wants to do is close the border; confused on Canada border
.MM – outrageous memo to law enforcement; antagonist to admin – criiminalizing disareement w admin;
HH: Governor Perry, what was she like in the govs club? – RP:surprising after having worked w her; she has trbl managing the dept

What about BHO disclosing top-secret docs in spite of all advice?; seeming vendetta of Bush; is
he playing to radical left;
MG; mikeonline.com. Evolving positions; Patriots have been demonized
MM: what would jesus do (what would Barrack do?) Or what would Bush or anyone do – The question to ask when dealing w/ natl security – does it make America safer? He is passing the buck on this and every other decision
HH: was formerly w/ DOJ – suggests we read Legacy of Ashes
It is imp that we get info out on intelligence

Obama called “Arrogant” our past intl relations?
HH – BHO reflects philosophy because he isn’t comfortable w love of America; but will Cuba fix swine flu?
MM – how do we win again? Only Dems are not on board
MG: consider how he bowed to King Abdulla; now trying to explain it away. Cannot mistake photo evidence of his very low bow to King.

Tea Parties:
HH: what do we need to do next? More and organized to be effective in 2010 campaigns; but we will see more attacks on talk radio; join TalkPac
MM: reminded of our history and the Patriots; revolution series; both VA and NJ have gov races they need a revolution! If we win those races we change much
MG: about championing liberty; despite the millions at the Tea Parties, nothing went wrong and
there were no riots; there were young people and that is exciting; Predict July 4 will be huge

Big spending and more govt; do you want BHO’s plan to fail?
MM: bigger givt means less liberty. Medved believes Bush did right thing to prevent banking system by govt loan vs permanent ownership of banking; Restructuring of health care and morality will be economic collapse
MG: freemarket is good for america- failure is part of the process but BHO thinks big govt is answer; he chooses partial birth abortiion; so in that respect, I don’t want his policies to win
HH: As Gov. Jindahl says: it depends on what he’s doing. Desroying healthcare system cannot be easily undone. And doctors will not stay in the field; we need 10 Democrats in senate who want to save healthcare.

New or higher taxes and cap-n-trade – which is worse?
MM: Cap-n-trade on cost of electricity is very damaging; sin taxes are least obnoxious; working and saving are good for people; punishing success destroys it; we want something to pass on to our families; most vicious tax is inheritance tax; it is evil!
HH: taxes will be good for Texas; taxes change behavior; people will come and bring productivity and jobs; no corp. Tax; if Michigan adopted TX policies they would prosper
MG: penalizing success and taxing the fat cats by BHO is unAmerican

?s from audience:
What about Term limits?
MG: iF you have term limits bureaucrats run the show; if they don’t do a good job vote them ouT; HH: whatever CA does, do the opposite!

Question from AZ physician – flu syndrome; excuse to make an issue and is it a smokescreen?
HH: believes it is much worse than we are hearing from Mex
MG: never let a crisis go to waste; use this for natl health care
MM: we have a bad news biz in America

JudeoChristian foundation of our country: what can we do to encourage?
HH: churches are afraid of politics; they should equip generation to be good citizens;
MM: this has been a secular govt and deeply Christian nation; best place in world for Jewish people;
MG: loss of wife Denise in June, prayers from all over; because of power of prayer that was expressed on the air; we need to pray for America

Gay marriage in Iowa; how can we stop it?
MG: It is not about gay marriage we have allowed the left to set the agenda; it is about changing one man and one woman in marriage;
HH: there needs to be defense of 10th Amendment-build the wall thru legal means;
MM: as this continues, there will not be a unanimous religious ruling; it is banning interracial unions and there will be attempts to get churches to perdform same sex marriages; it is a question
of religious liberty

Jean McIver – Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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