Friday, October 03, 2008

The Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

TGIFF…

  • The VP debate was last night I don’t think Sen. Biden nor Gov. Palin outright won, but I won’t go so far as to call it a tie. Expectations for Palin were so low for some people, that the only way she would have lost would have been if she had set the stage on fire, which she did not do. She lost on the fact that at times she got too damn ‘folksy’ with her words while also evading answering some questions with blather. Biden was, as customary, calm, collected and eloquent. Too bad we don’t get to see these do go at it again, I think a second debate would have been fun…
  • Stocks opened rather jittery today as the House votes on the new bailout plan today that was approved earlier this week by the Senate
  • Throughout the campaign McCain has been trumpeting his record on veterans, repeatedly saying; “I know the veterans. I know them well. And I know that they know that I’ll take care of them.” Well, not so much according to Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX). In an interview with ThinkProgress, Mr. Edwards said; “If you look at John McCain’s record on veterans issues, it’s a failed one…”, and he’s right. McCain has voted against more money for VA outpatient care and treatment… he was against increasing VA funding… and he’s received failing grades from a plethora of Veteran’s groups including Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Disabled Veterans of America, and Vietnam Veterans of America. McCain doesn’t care about veterans, he only cares about using them for his political gain…
  • And have we mentioned? That the national debt hit $10 trillion plus this past September 30th? Welcome to George W. Bush’s America…

2 comments:

Dan said...

One can neither win, nor lose a debate. What they can do however, is express to their respective consituents whether or not they logically make sense to them and make them feel as though they are truly fighting for them. They can connect with them, and hit home with the diverse modes that reflect the worldviews of their constituent base. Apparently, judging by the nature of the reaction from both sides, both sides are claiming victory, when this is actually incalculable. It is simply a reflection that both candidates followed through with the hypothesis stated above.
So... no one "won" or "lost" the debate. The prevailing views of either opponent will logically come through as the representative majority in the end on voting day. And of course from the Republican view it will stop the bleeding, which is a turn around from the commonly held views of the formerly "incompetent" Sarah Palin. If having Sarah Palin avoid any gaffes was the objective, then yes... they won. Same goes for Biden.. no gaffes or mysoginist attacks = a win. Pretty low standards for both, but c'est l'avis.
My vote still went to Obama. That's the most elated I've ever felt in my entire life for ever having cast a vote for a candidate to high public office.

Howard said...

TALK IS CHEAP ... CHECK OBAMA'S RECORD !!!
A candidate's track record, and associations are always a legitimate issue when running for President. Let's take a look at the qualifications, judgement, and experience of Obama, who is running for President. Obama had 25 years to fulfill the potential he displayed as a rising start at Harvard Law School ... and, how did he live up to that potential? ... He chose to align himself with anti-American racist, Jeremiah Wright for TWENTY YEARS ... along with Ferrahkan, Rezko, Ayers, and others. As a community organizer, he registered thousands of voters in Chicago ... then, when he ran for the state legislature, he took away their votes, by disqualifying his opponent (a black woman) on a technicality. As a U.S. Senator, he voted present 160 times ... he never called a meeting on the Afghanistan committee he chaired (although he NOW says we must shift all our military from Iraq to Afghanistan). He claimed Foreign Policy experience from a 9 day whirlwind photo op to 6 countries. And, he spent almost half of his tenure neglecting his responsibilities as a U.S. Senator, so he could run for President. Senator McCain served America honorably for 22 years in the military. He proved his love for America, as well as his honor, integrity and character, by refusing early release as a P.O.W., even while being tortured. He served America as a 'contributing' U.S. Senator, working across the aisle, for 20 years. If Obama's Twentyfive year track record shows he lacks judgement, and can't be trusted, who cares what he says about Health Care and the Economy! What Obama never learned is Character. He simply can't be trusted ... ask Jeremiah Wright, a friend of 20 years, who Obama betrayed for personal ambition ... and, you Obama supporters really think he won't betray you If he gets elected??? If he gets elected, you Obama supporters will be facing a HUGE disillusionment !!!