Friday, August 29, 2008

John McCan't chooses Governor Palin as his right-wing running mate

Well John McCan't has chosen an inexperienced right-winger from Alaska for his running mate.

The only thing Governor Palin has going for her is that she will shore up McCan't's conservative base.

The governor is an attractive woman so that shouldn't hurt McCan't.

The Vice Presidential debates should be a clock cleaning by Biden.

Biden's a tough customer and the Obama campaign has momentum.

I don't think Governor Palin will attract any Hillary supporters. Governor Palin is staunchly pro-life.

Any Hillary supporters willing to swing to the complete opposite side of the political divide to stick it to Obama will probably number only in the hundreds.

One hopes the McCan't campaign is not so silly to think Americans will be fooled by such a cynical choice in running mate. But who knows.

Americans were fooled by Rovian tactics the last time around.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama knocks it out of the park.

I'm not one to gush, but Barack Obama's speech tonight had to be one of the most inspiring speeches I've ever seen.

In his speech he really made McCain and the Republicans look very small and petty.

That point was driven home by the tepid response from McCain basically calling Obama a liar.

I was surprised to hear all the talking heads in utter amazement at how powerful a speech Obama gave.

The speech asked us to look beyond the petty and toward our own greater future. It asked us to leave the past and unite together as a nation without political divide.

Bold and sweeping language that almost left a tear in my eye.

I felt a seismic shift occur with his speech. All I could do was shake my head at poor old John McCain.

In one single flourish, Obama made obsolete the political tricks of Karl Rove. He did it by pointing out that we, as a people, are better than that and deserve better than that.

I can't wait for the Debates. McCain won't be able to use his tired old stories and Karl Rove's tired old tricks to good effect on Obama. This was a game changer and McCain is one old dog who can't learn new tricks.

The game is afoot.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Who's the real elitist? Saying it doesn't make it true.

Here's what I don't get about the elitist label getting thrown about by the Republicans and their friends over at Fox News.

Between Obama and McCain, which one flies around in a private jet all the time?


Between Obama and McCain, which one has millions upon millions of dollars at their personal disposal?


Between Obama and McCain, which one was born in the good old U.S.A.?

Obama. (McCain was born in Panama)

Between Obama and McCain, which one has a wife that voted to sell out a large U.S. company to a foreign company?

McCain. (Cindy McCain owns 80,000 shares of Anheiser-Busch. She voted in favor of selling the company to InBev, over the interests of all the U.S. workers who rely on A-B for jobs, etc.)

Let's face it: McCain is the elitist here. Just because Obama got a good education, it doesn't make him an elitist. It makes him smart. McCain hasn't been poor since the 1970's when he married money.

To call Obama an elitist is a bald-faced lie.

Why do we let the rich get away with calling the non-rich elitists? It makes no sense.

Who's closer to living the lifestyle of everyday Americans, Obama or McCain?

Obama because he doesn't fly around in a private jet, nor own 7 + homes, nor advocate for the interests of large corporations and wealthy individuals at the expense of the rest of us.

Get a grip people. McCain is not interested in helping everyday Americans, only his well-heeled friends an supporters, who are not everyday Americans.

Funny stuff. Shows media bias

Here's a good example of how the media shows bias.

It helps to have a side by side comparison and Slate provides one in this video.

Of course Fox has Bill Kristol, one of the architects of neoconservativism. Kristol calls Obama an elitist because Obama went to law school at Harvard.

Funny thing is, Kristol went to Harvard for his undergraduate AND graduate degrees.

Kind of dripping with hypocrisy if you ask me, but we're dealing with ideologues here, so it's impossible for them to avoid hypocrisy because that would actually require them to be logical AND consistent.

Racist plot to kill Obama foiled by stupidity

When I read stories like this one, I find it hard to ignore the undercurrent of racism that exists against Obama.

I read a story the other day indicating that attacks against Obama have nothing to do with racism.

Unfortunately, that isn't entirely true.

Give people a pretext for their racism and they'll be sure to adopt it rather than admit being racist.