Archive for September, 2008

FACT: Community Organizer != Town Mayor

September 4, 2008

There has been a lot of talk about Palin’s remarks about her being a Mayor being “kinda like a community organizer” and thousands of bloggers and blog commentors are up in arms about the comment:

The only think I observed was Palin dismissing all the hard work community organizers do and critisizing Obama and the democrates.

Obama worked face to face, one on one, with actual people who need help… and the repubs are putting him down for that?

Come on people, wake up.  Palin wasn’t poking fun or belittling the service of community organizers, to construe her comments as an attack on community organizers is a stretch.  Ask any community organizer if they would equate their job with that of even a small town major… come one people.

She was pointing out the simple fact that being a community organizer is not the same as a town mayor.  I think everyone will agree.

Bonus. This one is off topic but I thought it was too hilarious to pass up, from the Enlightened Voter:

Enlightened Voter September 4th, 2008 6:54 pm ET
Question – if repuglicans like mccain and palin claim they are stuanch pro-lifers how can she be an avid hunter?

Barack, Barack, Barack… He’s Been Called Worse.

September 4, 2008

“I’ve been called worse on the basketball court” was Obama’s response to the criticisms made about his experience and qualifications for President at the RNC.  He goes on to say “This is what they do. They don’t have an agenda to run on. They haven’t offered a single concrete idea so far in two nights about how they would make the lives of middle class Americans better.”

Is anyone else tired of his droning rhetoric?  I mean come on, to actually accuse the Republicans of not having an agenda or offering a “single concrete idea” to improve the lives of the middle class is absolutely absurd.  I’m not even going to bother quoting ideas that were offered or the agenda that anyone can get from John McCains website.

Maybe Barack should focus on his policies of his campaign instead of spewing garbage rhetoric?

Obama was right about one thing.  His lack of experience was hit on time and time again in the convention, and rightfully so, Americans should question Barack Obama’s experience when making a decision for our next President.  We know that he was a community organizer, we know that he was a teacher, a State Representative in Illinois, and finally the Jr. Senator from Illinois.  I’m certain our society is better because of his service and I thank him for that, but that doesn’t qualify him for President, plain and simple.  His experience is comparable to that of Gov. Palin… and she’s running for vice-president.

ABC News Fact Check of Gov. Palin’s Speech

September 4, 2008

ABC News has done a “fact check” of Gov. Palin’s first major speech and posted a poorly written article on their website titled “On Obama, Earmarks, Palin Less Than Honest”.  Written by Russel Goldman, many of his “facts” are either weak or widely open to opinion, however the obvious reason Mr. Goldman wrote the article was his first and “most powerful” argument about Palin’s comment on Obama’s position on Iraq.

Gov. Palin: “[Obama] is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word ‘victory’ except when he’s talking about his own campaign.”

Russel Goldman of ABC News wrote:

FACT: On July 15, in a speech in Washington, D.C., Obama twice used the word “victory” in reference to Iraq.

“In fact,” he said, “true success in Iraq — victory in Iraq — will not take place in a surrender ceremony where an enemy lays down their arms. . . I want Iraqis to take responsibility for their own future, and to reach the political accommodation necessary for long-term stability. That’s victory. That’s success. That’s what’s best for Iraq, that’s what’s best for America, and that’s why I will end this war as President.

I guess ‘Rus’ missed Gov. Palin’s point; the point is that Obama will never talk about success in Iraq which might be attributed to anyone other than himself. Rus’ “fact check'” not only wrongly accuses Gov. Palin of being dishonest, but actually helps prove here point. Let me explain.

Obama clearly was speaking about victory in Iraq with him as President (of which he is not), so the victory in Iraq he spoke about can only be as a result of a victory of his campaign for President.

And to Rus and the Editorial team at ABC News.  When writing an article that will be read by millions, the professional thing to do is to read the article for grammatical mistakes prior to rushing your garbage articles out the door.

Soon after entering office, Palin put the state-owned Westwind II jet that her predecessor Frank Murkowski’s purchased amid much criticism. When the deal fell through with the sole eBay bidder, the plane was sold offline.

What exactly did Palin put the state-owned Westwind II jet on?  How about a complete sentence?  That’s why I’m here for yah Rus.

More Rhetoric: “One Key Issue Ignored”

September 3, 2008

The LA Times blog recently posted a story which is summed up by the following excerpt from their article:

Here’s what caught Obama’s attention, though (as well as that of others): “You did not hear a single word about the economy,” he told a small gathering of supporters at a college campus in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

While Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention was focused on the character, history and record of John McCain, the Economy was not ignored by the Republications. Sorry Obama, but you’re busted.

Here is a direct quote from Senator Fred Thompson from last night’s speech (from NPR.com):

We need a president who understands that you don’t make citizens prosperous by making Washington richer, and you don’t lift an economic downturn by imposing one of the largest tax increases in American history.

Now our opponents tell you not to worry about their tax increases. They tell you they are not going to tax your family.

No, they’re just going to tax “businesses”! So unless you buy something from a “business,” like groceries or clothes or gasoline … or unless you get a paycheck from a big or a small “business,” don’t worry … it’s not going to affect you.

Making citizens prosperous, buying groceries, clothing, gas… economic downturn. Apparently Obama is incapable of identifying an attack on his own economic policy, let alone being able to pick out the parts of a speech that relate to important issues like the economy.

Obama is not even remotely qualified to be the President of the United States, has some of the most liberal policies of any candidate in history, and he continues to try and disguise this with rhetoric and misinformation which immediately gets picked up by liberal media outlets such as the LA Times without so much as a fact check.