Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama's Own Speech Writer Is Voting For McCain....

Seriously if you are not convinced that Barack Obama is an empty suit spewing empty rhetoric by the fact that his own speech writer is voting for McCain then you are in serious denial. Wendy Button, who has written for Barack Obama, John Edward, Hillary Clinton and even Michelle Obama is done with the democratic party. Please read this "So Long, Democrats" as it is too long to post here in it's entirety. But here are a few noteworthy thoughts Wendy Button penned:

"This drift started on a personal level with the fall of former Senator John Edwards. It got stronger during the Democratic National Convention when I counted the substantive mentions of poverty on one hand and a whole bunch of bad canned partisan lines against Senator John McCain. Some faith was lifted after Senator Hillary Clinton’s grace during a difficult hour. But that faith was dashed when I saw that someone had raided the Caligula set and planted the old columns at Invesco Field."

"Our economy is in the tank for many complicated reasons, especially because people don’t have enough money. So let them keep it. Let businesses keep it so they can create jobs and stay here and weather this storm. And yet, the Democratic ideology remains the same. Our approach to problems—big government solutions paid for by taxing the rich and big and smaller companies—is just as tired and out of date as trickle down economics. How about a novel approach that simply finds a sane way to stop the bleeding?"

"Governor Palin and I don’t agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can’t learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot—that’s a sign of both humor and humanity. Has she made mistakes? Of course, she’s human too. But the attention paid to her mistakes has been unprecedented compared to Senator Obama’s “57 states” remarks or Senator Biden using a version of the Samuel Johnson quote, “There’s nothing like a hanging in the morning to focus a man’s thoughts.”"

"I can no longer justify what this party has done and can’t dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It’s wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party’s talking points—that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he’s President Bush—are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument…doesn’t mean they’re true. After all, he is the only one who’s worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges."

Let me reinterate this is Barack Obama's speech writer!!! She was totally entrenched in the Democratic party and she is telling us what the party has become. Wake the hell up people!


uglyblackjohn said...

Well, IMO - both parties are pretty much the same. The Republican party (under Bush) has disappointed me for the past six years. I voted for Bush in the hope that he would be more fiscally conservative and have a more Nationalistic point of view. I was hoping to avoid the Nation Building strategy that seems to be the Republican direction at the moment.
McCain/Romney would have been fine. I just can't (couldn't) vote for a ticket with Palin on it.

JMK said...

"I voted for Bush in the hope that he would be more fiscally conservative and have a more Nationalistic point of view. I was hoping to avoid the Nation Building strategy that seems to be the Republican direction at the moment." (UBJ)
Bush has certainly NOT been a fiscal Conservative and that's what many Conservatives have a huge problem with.

I do give this administration credit for the tax cuts that INCREASED tax revenues every year since they passed.

As far as the "nationalism" goes, that's a VERY Conservative ideal.

And certainly this administration took on an enemy (jihadist radical Islam) that the previous administration had ignored - remember the World Trade Center was first attacked back in 1993, the USS Cole was attacked off the coast of Yemen by al Qaeda operatives and TWO U.S. Embassies in Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) were bombed by al Qaeda in 1998.

The jihadists were at war with us long before 9/11/01, we just hadn't responded until then.

I once felt the same way about the "nation-building" in both Iraq and Afghanistan, BUT have come around.

We COULD'VE went in fragged the targets we wanted, toppled Saddam Hussein and let them pick up their own pieces, BUT (1) in Iraq's case, they probably fractured along ethnic lines, the predominantly Shiite south attaching itself to Shiite Iran, the Sunni center possibly merging into Syria and the Kurdish north, very possibly re-forming old Kurdistan with the Turkish Kurds, something that Turkey would NOT have allowed.

The fear was that a disintegrating Iraq would've led to massive ethnic cleansing in that region and given al Qaeda yet another base from which to operate.

To be as fair as I can be, I believe the Bush administration has been a mixed bag.

It DID take on and largely cripple a determined, well organized and well-financed enemy in Jihadist radicalized Islam, it DID deal effectively with a series of business scandals (Tyco, Enron, Arthur Anderson, Adelphia, Worldcom, etc.) that had flourished since the late 1990s.

Sarbannes-Oxley was a very drastic step in re-regulating business.

In fact, the Liberals who've inanely claimed the current credit crisis was a failure of the "free market," don't have a clue as to what they're talking about; (1) America has NOT had a free (unregulated) market since around 1912, (2) the credit crisis, which was triggered by the subprime mortgage crisis was caused by OVER-regulation a turbo-charged CRA that forced banks to make tons of high-risk, subprime loans and (3) ironically enough, BOTH G W Bush and John McCain fought to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2003 and AGAIN in 2005 and failed because those two GSEs were able to bribe (lobby) and/or intimidate lawmakers from BOTH Parties.

Sen Chris Dodd (who took the most money from Fannie Mae), Rep. Barney Frank (who took the third most money from the GSEs) and Barack Obama (who took the second most money from the GSEs) all stand to benefit the most from this crisis being ignored and "moved on" from.
"I just can't (couldn't) vote for a ticket with Palin on it." (UBJ)

Fair enough, but the result will almost certainly be that those MOST responsible for the subprime debacle and the subsequent credit crisis (Rep. Frank and Sen. Dodd) will never be held to any account for their abuses and calumny.

Since Gingrich, the GOP Congresses (the DeLay Congress and the Hastert Congress) were debacles...they proved to be just another set of pigs at the trough, BUT, to be fair, the Pelosi-Reid Congress has actually been even worse...and by far than either of those two.

Pelosi-Reid with a fellow Liberal Democrat in the WH will lead us back to the Jimmy Carter policies that resulted in some of the worst Misery Indexes post-WWII. In fact, Jimmy Carter presided over four straight years of double digit Misery Indexes (averaging 16.5) with a high of nearly 21 in 1980.

By comparison, after the Gingrich Congress shut down the federal government in 1995 to effect some deep federal budget cuts AND a Capital Gains cut (from 28% to 20%) which INCREASED Cap gain tax revenues, 1998 had the lowest Misery Index since 1956 at 6.05 and the surpluses of the late 1990s into 2000 were generated.

Ironically enough, a lot of people seem to be blaming Republicans for the abuses of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, that were largely the work of Democrats (most notably Dodd and Frank) and which the GOP (Bush & McCain tried to rein in and create more oversight, along with some of the poor policies of the Pelosi-Reid Congress...the REAL irony is that in doing that, we're about to get MORE of the policies that don't work, and which most Americans don't want.

JMK said...

"To be as fair as I can be, I believe the Bush administration has been a mixed bag."

I realize that I gave a couple of the positives of that "mixed bag" and skipped the negatives, which were (1) dramatic OVER-spending, (2) failure to adequately and effectively define the enemy in the War on Terror (WoT), (3) failure to go to the American people to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and force oversight on those rogue GSEs, (4) it was VERY POOR on the border issue, which after 9/11 became more than merely an economic problem, it became a national security problem.

There were a number of bad things Bush has presided over, as well as a few least in my view.

OMMITTED WORD: "BUT (1) in Iraq's case, they probably would've fractured along ethnic lines...

Angela said...

Geez is so dark right now.