Plumb confused

Slated on Backbone Radio, Oct. 19 Listen every Sunday, 5-8pm on 710 KNUS, Denver... 1460 KZNT, Colorado Springs... and streaming live at

Is Obama in some kind of time warp? Not only does he think he's running against Bush in 2004. Not only does he act like 2001, when Ayers said he and fellow terrorists "didn't do enough," is ancient history. He also justifies his "spread the wealth around" tax plan by saying it would have helped Joe the Plumber five years ago -- before Joe saved enough to better himself as he now has. Huh? We're talking about a guy who did save enough to better himself, by himself. What does Joe or anyone like him need with Barack's socialist confiscation and redistribution?

The Democratic candidate needs his mind replumbed. Backbone Radio can't do that, unfortunately, but we can help you filter the news, float the facts to the top, and flush the rest. Plug into our pipeline of principle this Sunday.

** My upcoming Denver Post column on Twenty Reasons to Support McCain will be Topic A.

** I''ll be talking with Aurora Councilman Ryan Frazier about the Right to Work campaign he chairs, the important Amendment 47 proposal to curb union power.

** And we'll hear from National Review writer John Hood about the money pit called higher education, which conservatives can start reforming no matter what happens Nov. 4.

** Plus another round of our Legislative Call to Action, the series we started last week with state Republican candidates. This time you'll meet John Hadfield for Senate, Ali Hasan for House, and other good ones.

** Plus a full hour running down all the Colorado ballot issues, with my recommendations on voting yes or no and why.

Conservative stalwart Steve Schuck reminded me this week that in 55 BC the Roman statesman Cicero wrote: "The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest we become bankrupt. The people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."

So our problems aren't new, it's just a question of having the backbone to face them. Cicero would have only withering scorn for the lies of Obama. Understanding what it takes to preserve a republic, he'd be with you and me for McCain, Schaffer, and all the Republicans.

Yours for the American republic, JOHN ANDREWS