Thursday, September 04, 2008

I Don't Like The Speech They Wrote For Palin

Excerpts from Palin's (after they tuned up the generic one from weeks ago) speech to the RNC with my comments:

It was just a year ago when all the experts in Washington counted out our nominee because he refused to hedge his commitment to the security of the country he loves.
With their usual certitude, they told us that all was lost - there was no hope for this candidate who said that he would rather lose an election than see his country lose a war.

The thing is that we all do remember McCain running out of money and some scepticislm about his future. What doesn't seem reasonable is that anyone said no hope for this candidate who said that he would rather lose an election than see his country lose a war. In fact that line came up afterwards by some time.

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.

If the mayor of our town managed to get $5.5M in Federal pork and then left us $20M in the hole there would be trouble. At 10K population we pay some attention to what's going on with the budget. That result wouldn't result in an endorsement for dogcatcher.

I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law.

This would be why you scrubbed Sen Ted Stevens' endorsement from your site the day John McCain announced you?

Our state budget is under control.

We have a surplus.

You raised the taxes on Oil and sucked the Federal teat and you're bragging?

I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks," for that Bridge to Nowhere.

If our state wanted a bridge, we'd build it ourselves

It is a bad idea to tell a bald faced lie to a national audience, you canned the bridge after Congress stripped its funding, before that you were for it - publicly. You didn't build it with anybody's money.

We've all heard his dramatic speeches before devoted followers.

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.

She got the memoirs right, anyhow. Fact checking is a bitch when you're a liar.

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.

Funny stuff, but then there's the part where even with the Republican Convention taxing these people isn't probably in the cards. BushCo's frittering of the Bill of Rights would seem authoritarian not Obama. I have no idea where reducing US strength comes from other than GWB.

Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... he's worried that someone won't read them their rights? Government is too big ... he wants to grow it.

Isn't there something about an oath to support and defend the Constitution for the President?

The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes ... raise payroll taxes ... raise investment income taxes ... raise the death tax ... raise business taxes ... and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars. My sister Heather and her husband have just built a service station that's now opened for business - like millions of others who run small businesses.

This is too funny, the chances a service station would meet Obama's increased tax threshold are scant - unless they're as corrupt as your Party.

Our nominee doesn't run with the Washington herd.

Chuck Keating? Lobbyists out the kazoo for a campaign? Somebody isn't paying attention - I thought Alaska got news.

A leader who's not looking for a fight, but is not afraid of one either. Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the current do-nothing Senate, not long ago summed up his feelings about our nominee.

He said, quote, "I can't stand John McCain." Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we've chosen the right man. Clearly what the Majority Leader was driving at is that he can't stand up to John McCain. That is only one more reason to take the maverick of the Senate and put him in the White House. My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of "personal discovery." This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer.

Harry Reid is one of the mildest mannered Senators, think about that one. Of course the Republicans don't need organizers, just plutocrats and an agenda of greed. Far be it from them to promote the character of volunteers.

It's a long way from the fear and pain and squalor of a six-by-four cell in Hanoi to the Oval Office

I refuse to count the POW references...

If character is the measure in this election ... and hope the theme ... and change the goal we share, then I ask you to join our cause. Join our cause and help America elect a great man as the next president of the United States.

Thank you all, and may God bless America.

The oddest part is I don't think anybody knows what this cause is. We all get the POW part, I guess it must be about firing up the cultural wars again.

I don't quite understand what it is that the Republicans get from this. The delegates are politically activated individuals - other than the Convention only types - and they're aware of what has been done by whom. I suppose Theocracy is what she has to offer.

1 comment:

KISS said...

Fellin" the Palin love: