Monday, September 8, 2008

Because this is important to all of us...

Nation; Tubes; Down by Sid Schwab at Surgeonsblog
Eight years ago, we elected as president the short-term governor of an oil state, unschooled and uninterested in foreign policy; a denier of evolution; a doubter of man's role in global warming; a believer that homosexuals are sinners who deserve unequal rights; a person who needed others to tell him what to think and do; a scoffer at opponents, a fomenter of cultural wars, a hater of freedom of the press. That person misled us into and mismanaged a war, changed an economy of balanced budget and enormous job-creation into one of crushing debt and crashing markets. Eight years later, John McCain put lipstick on him and made him his vice-president.

Neither convention was a paragon. Bloviation abounded aplenty. But from only one did you hear a steady stream of mockery, derision, and hatred. Only one party paraded to the podium a panel of promulgators of profound and protracted putrefaction. Into the old pocket of political hypocrisy they reached, drawing out a hand dripping with the usual tropes of "elitism," media-bashing, demonizing of the other party.

And it's working.

The nation, evidently, is gaga over a person with absolutely no excuse to be President other than a story. And a phony one at that: no rejector of earmarks, she; no turner-away from vindictiveness, no believer in library books. But it doesn't matter. She's perfect, because... because.... why, exactly?

There is more to read here.


  1. Yes. I remember the Dan Quayle debacle...

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  3. I haven't watched the Republican convention at all because I'm scared of a president (or vice president) that would want to repeal Roe v. Wade. Alarming and probably the biggest deciding factor for me. So personal to every woman and none of the government's business.

  4. I get irritated when people attack Obama as being inexperienced in foreign policy. GWBush couldn't find Canada on a map, yet he was elected--and against Al Gore who is intelligent and experienced, but was called a nerd and boring. Now we have a vice presidential candidate who has even less experience, but that's OK? I'm already tired of shaking my head.

    BTW, happy belated birthday!! 40 isn't so bad. I was OK with that one; it was 41 that kind of freaked me out because I was actually in my 40s now.

  5. The RNC is bamboozling America and if they are successful in November. People will be hurting more than they ever had. Palin is a scary person to be one heart beat away from being POTUS.

    Very dangerous!

  6. I've never been more disgusted and alarmed for an election as this time around..that's all I have to say on the subject.

    Hugs--hope all is well!

  7. I absolutely don't get it either. We are going to hell in a handbasket if that team gets elected.