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Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama loves the future - it's where his accomplishments are!

David Brooks has a hilarious take on the typical convention speech heard at the Democratic National Convention this week. My favorite snippets:
We stand at a crossroads at a pivot point, near a fork in the road on the edge of a precipice in the midst of the most consequential election since last year’s “American Idol.”

One path before us leads to the past, and the extinction of the human race. The other path leads to the future, when we will all be dead. We must choose wisely.

We must close the book on the bleeding wounds of the old politics of division and sail our ship up a mountain of hope and plant our flag on the sunrise of a thousand tomorrows with an American promise that will never die! For this election isn’t about the past or the present, or even the pluperfect conditional. It’s about the future, and Barack Obama loves the future because that’s where all his accomplishments are.

We heard from Joe Biden, whose 643 years in the Senate make him uniquely qualified to talk to the middle class, whose family has been riding the Acela and before that the Metroliner for generations, who has been given a lifetime ban from the quiet car and who is himself a verbal train wreck waiting to happen.
and this, too:

We were thrilled by his speech in front of the Greek columns, which were conscientiously recycled from the concert, “Yanni, Live at the Acropolis.” We were honored by his pledge, that if elected president, he will serve at least four months before running for higher office. We were moved by his campaign slogan, “Vote Obama: He’s better than you’ll ever be.” We were inspired by dozens of Democratic senators who declared their lifelong love of John McCain before denouncing him as a reactionary opportunist who would destroy the country.

No, this country cannot afford to elect John Bushmccain. Under Republican rule, locusts have stripped the land, adults wear crocs in public and M&M’s have lost their flavor. We must instead ride to the uplands of hope!

God bless America.

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  • At 8/29/2008 9:13 AM, Blogger OregonGuy said…

    More importantly, a new Cabinet post will be created: The Department of Good Choices.

    This is often over-looked on the road to changitude. The government is going to need the levers of power to implement the changitude, and the authority to oversee it.

    Has Senator McCain even mentioned creating a Department of Good Choices? No. Obviously, this is another example of McCain's continuing Eight Years Of Something Or Other.

    And not changitude at all! Changitude, It's About Choices!

  • At 10/14/2008 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I want to know what the officials of the state of Ohio are doing to prevent voter fraud now, before the upcoming election...??? This is a VERY serious issue and the state officials (democrats) seem to be doing little about it. I am a democrat and I feel that the leadership should be open and honest and do the right thing for the USA and the citizens of Ohio. We all want this to be a fair and accurate election without Ohio in the spotlight. Take note of what the democratic leaders of Nevada are doing and how pleased their democratic supporters are. I, along with my family members (democrats) that live in Ohio, feel that Jennifer Brunner should go on Fox News (the O'Rielly Factor specifically) and tell Bill O'Rielly and the American people what she is doing to coordinate and notify the individual counties the information of fraudulent voters that are on the roll. Let's be democrats with integrity, please!!


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