Thursday, April 23, 2009


*Originally Posted April 14, 2008*

If the Democrats go on to lose the general election, it will be one of the great blunders of our time. Most of the country is sick of Bush's administration, Obama is signing up young voters left and right, and unfortunately John McCain is just a quiet old man--I'm sorry, maaaaverick--that's about as interesting as mud. Still, the Dems are trying. It's amusing how this primary is based mostly on who most recently is saying the wrong things. Obama spoke to 22,000 (!) people here at Penn State and that's already an afterthought. But bring up his pastor, or his thoughts on small town America clinging "to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them," and that's the headline for weeks and weeks. Hillary was soundly laughed at for the Bosnia sniper story, then when Bill Clinton tries to explain the story further (AFTER IT HAS ALREADY COOLED DOWN) he adds his own lies to the mix. And let's not forget everyone's favorite socialist Michelle Obama. After saying she wasn't proud of the USA until now, she now says that people who have more than their fair share of the pie should give a little chunk to those who don't have a big piece, or whatever. Beyond universal health care and surrendering the war, most of the talking points in these town hall speeches are either explaining a controversial statement, or pouncing on the other person because of a controversial statement. The media sure isn't helping the Dems right now, but there's a first time for everything.

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