My Closing Argument for Obama

Monday, November 3, 2008

I could write at length extolling the virtues of Barack Obama. But I will assume any reader of this blog already knows the difference between the two candidates. I will keep this brief.

Obama represents a generational shift towards competence, intellect, character, and judgment. An Obama win will instantly renew a sense of optimism about America at home and abroad, and will give us our best chance to climb out of the dark pit the GOP has dug for us. He is pragmatic, responsible, and honest. He is unquestionably the best candidate for the presidency.

But putting that aside, my final argument comes down to two words:

Sarah Palin.

If you are still undecided, and you love your children and your country, you cannot risk putting this proudly ignorant, deeply unprepared, ethically challenged, inarticulate half-wit near a position of power. I don’t like to use fear as a tactic, but we must all legitimately be afraid of a Sarah Palin vice presidency. In America, or anywhere else, her ascent to higher office should never come to pass.

It boils down to this: we are at a defining moment. We must ask ourselves, what kind of country are we going to be?

There is only one answer for those who believe in the best of America.

Barack Obama for President.


Palin Prank

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This is excruciating. I stopped listening at the 1:07 mark.


CBS/NY Times: Obama +11

Thursday, October 30, 2008

From the New York Times:

A growing number of voters have concluded that Senator John McCain’s running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, is not qualified to be vice president, weighing down the Republican ticket in the last days of the campaign, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

All told, 59 percent of voters surveyed said that Ms. Palin was not prepared for the job, up 9 percentage points since the beginning of the month. Nearly a third of voters polled said that the vice-presidential selection would be a major factor influencing their vote for president, and those voters broadly favored Senator Barack Obama.

Palin 2012!


Socialist Sarah and Uncle McCain

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What are these two talking about?

Alaska is the nearest thing to a socialist state in America. From HuffPo:

Alaska is more dependent upon government spending and subsidies than any state in the Union. This includes the vast federal government subsidies, as well as the state government spending. According to the State of Alaska Legislative Finance Division’s own “Fiscal Summary,” Palin’s state budget request for fiscal year 2009 was $12,680 per person.

This is a state that “redistributes” the heavy taxes levied against oil companies to the masses. It’s why Sarah Palin is so popular there. She squeezed the oil companies to better “spread the wealth!”

And McCain is, no surprise, talking out of both sides of his mouth. One moment, he’s trying to claim Obama is a socialist because he wants to cut taxes for the middle class and the next he’s talking about the government buying up people’s bad mortgages. Does this crazy, say-anything hypocrisy not register on the viewers of Fox News and the National Review Online?

Apparently not.

William F. Buckley must be rolling over in his grave.


Palin 2012

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Please, please, please, please.

Please.


TR on Palin and the GOP

Monday, October 27, 2008

Teddy Roosevelt biographer Edmund Morris channels the great man himself in the NY Times today. On Palin:

Q. Talking of foreign policy, what do you think of Mr. McCain’s choice of a female running mate?

A. Times have changed (sigh). It is entirely inexcusable, however, to try to combine the unready hand with the unbridled tongue.

And:

Q. One last question, Colonel. If you were campaigning now, would you still call yourself a Republican?

A. (after a long pause) No.

The “interview” is entirely made of direct quotes from TR. Good stuff, I thought.


Bush Wagging the Dog?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

You knew the administration that always puts politics above policy would do something, right?

So are over the border (from Iraq) helicopter attacks on Syria their October surprise?

How could anyone trust Bush on this?