They Want it Both Ways, As Always

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the August 30th, 2008

Democrats say Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be Vice President because she has only been a mayor and governor for 2 years.  Paul Begala could barely contain himself on CNN, calling McCain’s pick “reckless.”

However, Barack Obama is qualified to be President because…


“…the Obama campaign calls her a candidate with “the thinnest foreign policy experience in history” who is “currently under investigation in her own state.” And one of the Senate’s top Democrats, Charles Schumer, said that although she is “a fine person, her lack of experience makes the thought of her assuming the presidency troubling.”

Navarrette, I Couldn’t Agree More

Posted in Election 2008,U.S. by Ryan on the August 29th, 2008

I almost always disagree with Navarrette’s articles about illegal immigration, but I couldn’t agree more with him on this very point.  Obama mixes feel good catch phrases of “hard work” and “american dream” with big government.

Navarrette explains his own feelings:

I’m a big fan of getting back up, personal responsibility, educating yourself, making good choices, and getting over the idea that the world owes you a living.

I’m also keen on people not playing the victim, not feeling a sense of entitlement, and not fearing competition. And when you’re struggling in a tough economy, you don’t give up or lay blame or ask for a government bailout, you work harder.

He catches Biden in the same contradiction:

Then Biden got tangled in his own contradiction. He talked about his dad who, when he fell on hard times, would tell his son: “Champ, when you get knocked down, get up.”

Then he lamented that he had “never seen a time when Washington has watched so many people get knocked down without doing anything to help them get back up.”

Obama Wants to Cut Taxes for Hookers

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the August 29th, 2008

Jonah Goldberg nails my sentiments regarding the democratic national convention and the theme emerging for Obama/Biden ’08.

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, borrowing a line from Obama, complained that John McCain wants to give “$4 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil?”

No. McCain wants to lower the corporate tax rate to make us more competitive with our rivals. Yes, oil companies are included — but by this logic (as my colleague Ramesh Ponnuru notes), Obama’s middle-class tax cut will be a tax break for hookers and serial killers.

My previous post hits on this next part:

 …a Democratic Party that isn’t merely eager to return to the White House, but desperate to launch a new New Deal.

A new New Deal seems to be what a lot democratic rhetoric is pointing towards.  More government, less personal responsibility and accountability.

Obama and Democrats in General

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the August 29th, 2008

Something I’ve thought about more and more is how democrats truly believe that success and prosperity should come through government intervention.  “Shared prosperity” anyone?

It is no stronger and more disgustingly potent than during Obama’s acceptance speech as he discusses the republican ideals that people are on their own and should turn to themselves in tough times.

What an utterly fundamental difference between democrats and republicans.  They believe in government.  We believe in ourselves.

I can only imagine that socialist and communist leaders have ridden waves of the excitement at Obama type rallies all through history.

McCain/Romney ’08?

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the August 24th, 2008

John McCain has said that he’ll announce his choice for VP on August 29.

I don’t know much about Pawlenty, one of the two most speculated about but I do like Romney.

I imagine that should John McCain choose Mitt Romney, a week or two ought to be spent building and repeating the message that Romney is an economic genious.  Drive it home to the point that come November, people consider a McCain/Romney ticket as a strong national security ticket coupled with real economic know how.

Obvious of course.