Friday, September 5, 2008

It's Over

It's over.

Yes, finally the conventions are over.

All it was Rah,Rah for our side. And how bad the other side is.

It was not meant to be a policy convention or speech.

None of the candidates gave a speech on policy. They gave general ideas. The candidates talked about their lives, and their accomplishments as a politicians.
Well, some didn't have any accomplishments.

Of course McCain's speech way interrupted by a few left wing protesters.
Obama gave a good speech, some will say "Great"speech, like his "race" speech was the best speech ever on race. So says the Obama backers.
I forgot to ask your "Average white person" how great the speech was.

DNC had a good convention,'Styrofoam Greek columns" in the background.
Like they were expecting a mythical Greek God. Oh, they were, Obama.
I'm surprised than NBC, CNN, NY Times and the rest media didn't shower him with flowers.
Unlike the plain GOP convention that had no bling, just a big screen TV in the background.
I did NOT hear ANY policy from anyone, just general ideas.
I find it almost laughable that the Left is trying to make a story
out of Palin's daughter being pregnant and unwed.
Obama's mother was an unwed teenager.
And look what we got for that.
But some people think the GOP was too personal in it's attacks.
Obama will not acknowledge that Palin was the Governor of Alaska. He says she was the mayor of Wasilla. But Obama called it WaSILLY.

Why is it, the left will NOT acknowledge Palin as the
Governor of Alaska? They keep reminding people she was
Mayor of Wasilla. What are they afraid of?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." August 28, 1963

But Obama, it is not personal attacks when he says:

Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but, really, what does it

say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than 90 percent of the time?

Now, I don't believe that Senator McCain doesn't care what's going on in the lives of Americans; I just think he doesn't know.
How else could he offer a health care plan that would actually tax people's benefits, or an education plan that would do nothing to help families pay for college, or a plan that would privatize Social Security and gamble your retirement?

It's not because John McCain doesn't care; it's because John McCain doesn't get it. You know, unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas, Washington has been talking about our oil addiction for the last 30 years. And, by the way, John McCain has been there for 26 of them.

When John McCain said we could just muddle through in Afghanistan, John McCain likes to say that he'll follow bin Laden to the gates of Hell, but he won't even follow him to the cave where he lives.

John McCain stands alone in his stubborn refusal to end a misguided war. John McCain wants to follow George Bush with more tough talk and bad strategy,

The Bush-McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans

(The DNC had the first Convention, so the first speeches and before Palin was VP)

Like what Palin said: I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening.

We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.

And there is much to like and admire about our opponent.

But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state Senate.

This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed … when the roar of the crowd fades away … when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent’s plan?

What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?

The answer is to make government bigger … take more of your money … give you more orders from Washington … and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy … our opponent is against producing it.

Victory in Iraq is finally in sight … he wants to forfeit.

And if Palin didn't say anything, she would have been considered too weak.

McCain speech:

We lost their trust when instead of freeing ourselves from a dangerous dependence on foreign oil, both parties and Senator Obama passed another corporate welfare bill for oil companies.

My tax cuts will create jobs. His tax increases will eliminate them. My health care plan will make it easier for more Americans to find and keep good health care insurance. His plan will force small businesses to cut jobs, reduce wages, and force families into a government run health care system where a bureaucrat stands between you and your doctor.

I have that record and the scars to prove it. Senator Obama does not.

Senator Obama wants our schools to answer to unions and entrenched bureaucracies. I want schools to answer to parents and students. And when I’m President, they will. Senator Obama thinks we can achieve energy independence without more drilling and without more nuclear power.

Joe Biden speech:

You know, folks, that's the America that George Bush has left us. And that's the America we'll continue to get if George -- excuse me, if John McCain is elected president of the United States of America. Freudian slip. Freudian slip. But John McCain doesn't seem to get it. Barack Obama gets it, though.

You know, John thinks that, during the Bush years, quote, "We've made great economic progress." I think it's been abysmal. And in the Senate, John has voted with President Bush 95 percent. And that is very hard to believe.

Even today, as oil companies post the biggest profits in history, nearly $500 billion in the last five years, John wants to give them another $4 billion in tax breaks. That's not change. That's the same. And during the same time, John voted again and again against renewable energy, solar, wind, biofuels. That's not change. That's more of the same.

John continues to support tax breaks for corporations that send them there. That's not change. That's more of the same.

He voted 19 times against the minimum wage for people who are struggling just to make it to the next day. That's not change. That's more of the same.

And when he says he'll continue to spend $10 billion a month, when the Iraqis have a surplus of nearly $80 billion, that's not change. That's more of the same.

The Bush foreign policy has dug us into a very deep hole, with very few friends to help us climb out. America cannot afford four more years of this failure. And now, now, despite being complicit in this catastrophic foreign policy, John McCain says Barack Obama is not ready to protect our national security. Now, let me ask you this: Whose judgment do you trust? Should you trust the judgment of John McCain, when he said only three years ago, "Afghanistan, we don't read about it anymore in papers because it succeeded"? John McCain was wrong, and Barack Obama was right.

Should we trust John McCain's judgment when he rejected talking with Iran and then asked, "What is there to talk about?" John McCain was wrong, and Barack Obama was right.

Again and again, on the most important national security issues of our time, John McCain was wrong, and Barack Obama has been proven right.

You decide who had more personal attacks.

Do we decide who will be president by how good they give speeches.
Just remember, History had many good speakers. Let Talk Issues.

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1 comment:

Jeffrey Stingerstein said...

"We lost their trust when instead of freeing ourselves from a dangerous dependence on foreign oil, both parties and Senator Obama passed another corporate welfare bill for oil companies."

I've commented on that a number of times on my bog. McCain should make that more of an issue. McCain voted against it while Obama voted for it.