The Appalling Incompetence and Equivocation of John McCain
Bill Moyers (on truth): "We are not alone and we know what we need to say. From our websites and laptops, the street corners and coffeehouses, the delis and diners, the factory floors and the bookstores. On campus, at the mall, the synagogue, sanctuary and mosque, let’s tell it where we can, when we can and while we still can."
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Jack Cafferty on the Sarah Palin Idiocy
Finally, National Review columnist Kathleen Parker has said what needed to be said here.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
A Look Back: John McCain's No "Reformer" (Part One)
As the NY Times revealed this week, John McCain's campaign manager got a check from Freddie Mac until just last month. McCain's campaign is riddled with lobbyists--at least 177 of them, 83 of whom have recently served as lobbyists for Wall St. firms. Some reform! As has been previously noted, Phi, Gramm, chief economic adviser to John McCain, and chief architect of the current crisis (at the last minute he slipped over two hundred pages of deregulation into legislation and gave the Senate no time to read the bill before it came up for a vote). Gramm was also chief architect of the Enron debacle. His effort to inject stealth deregulation mirrored what he did on the Wall St free-for-all bill.
Given John McCain's complicity in the last big banking scandal and bank bailouts, he has amazing gall to peddle the "reformer" label. He's worse than more of the same. Along with Bush, Cheney, Gramm, and a handful of others, John McCain IS the problem.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
A Look Back to New Hampshire
In coming days, I'll outline the superiority on the issues of Barack Obama. But today I want to post what is an almost lyrical speech from this past winter. The occasion was his loss to Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. This is perhaps the best concession speech I have ever heard. And it tells you much about Barack Obama. The ending, especially, is really worth a listen. No, public speaking isn't everything. And Barack Obama is much more than a great public speaker. But this speech shows part of the depth and breadth the man. It helps to illustrate how a candidate thinks, communicates, relates to others, and responds to setbacks. We see the language chosen, how a candidate frames issues, the extent to which he gets what America needs, the extent to which he tells the truth, and a hint of the unifying power of the candidate.
Later, I'll tackle Barack Obama's stands on the major issues, one by one. I'll talk more about his his statesmanship, steadfastness, accomplishment on important issues, and transformational leadership. There's so much more to this outstanding candidate. For now, take a look.
John McCain's Social Security Doublespeak (i.e., Lies): Trying to Hoodwink Americans, He Shows He Has No Soul.
Read about it here.