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January 29, 2008

In the name of changieness ... UPDATED

I bring you change

... would someone articulate for me what Barry would actually do as President? I understand he is engaged in Bill Clinton's strategic vagueness and the unprecedented pre-convention endorsement of Ted Kennedy belies the oft expressed sentiment to step away from executive dynasties so exactly what does the talismanic "Change" mean? Why are Obama volunteers admonished not to answer ANY policy question but to:

tell[ing] potential voters personal stories of political conversion.

Certainly the attempt to compare Barry to JFK is problematic since JFK was a taxcutter ("rising tide"), believed in a muscular America ("pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship") and pro-life (established the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). Barry wears a suit of mirrors, reflecting back whatever his acolytes want to see. A nice gift, but it's still about feelings and nothing but feelings.

And that is not enough. Indeed, it is monarchal and insulting.

UPDATE: About 40 seconds in on Barry's "response" to the Presidents SOTU:

We heard the President say we want to make tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans permanent when we know that in a time of war and economic hardship the last thing we need is permanent tax cut for Americans who don't need them and weren't even asking for them.

Barry let the mask drop on that one. Regardless of his attempt to dress up a tax increase on all Americans (remember, the bottom tax bracket dropped from 15% to 10% and millions were exempted from any Fed tax) as only about those nasty Wealthy Americans [cue the sound of horses screaming] was the typical Leftist mindset that the property one earns doesn't rightfully belong to the earner, but to the Government. And Government gets to decide what constitutes "authentic need."

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Posted by Darleen at January 29, 2008 08:26 AM


You are exactly right. Telling people what they want to hear is not going to get anything done. Bush is not perfect by any means, but at least he doesn't just do and say things that you want to hear. He might not be right, but at least he does what HE Thinks is right.

Posted by: buying prescription drugs at January 29, 2008 08:45 AM

Darleen, clearly what you want is for one of your favorite Lefty pincushions to list out for you Obama's policies and proposals-- which are easily available to anyone with a computer -- so that you can make fun of them, bash the Left, and feel better about yourself.

perhaps by expending the energy to write that sentence I've already taken your bait. shame on me. I have far better things to do. After all, I'm not going to change your mind.

But while I'm here: why don't you start defending the many flip flops of your candidate, Mitt the Hollow Man?

Posted by: Brad at January 29, 2008 10:25 AM

Actually, Obama's policy ideas are conveniently collected here:


You'd already know this, of course, if you were actually interested in policy rather than robotically repeating the wingnut talking point du jour.

the typical Leftist mindset that the property one earns doesn't rightfully belong to the earner, but to the Government.

Wild overstatements like this are the tell of an unserious person.

Posted by: Josh at January 30, 2008 06:53 AM