Friday, August 29, 2008

Egotism, Hubris, And Megalomania AKA An Obama Speech -- Part 1

Looking at the photos from last night's Obama worship service, I can't help but think of the tired, old Hitler comparisons. After 70 years, they still apply.

"To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation.

With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for presidency of the United States."

Humility??? My eye. How can he say he's humble when he constructs a mock White House to accept his nomination? The answer is, he can't.

"Let me express my thanks to the historic slate of candidates who accompanied me on this journey, and especially the one who traveled the farthest -- a champion for working Americans and an inspiration to my daughters and yours -- Hillary Rodham Clinton. To President Bill Clinton, who made last night the case for change as only he can make it; to Ted Kennedy, who embodies the spirit of service; and to the next vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, I thank you. I am grateful to finish this journey with one of the finest statesmen of our time, a man at ease with everyone from world leaders to the conductors on the Amtrak train he still takes home every night."

Go ahead and thank the Clintons. Thank them for helping you hand over the election to John McCain. Ted Kennedy embodies the spirit of service??? Maybe to hookers. Ted Kennedy embodies the spirit of Moonbattery. He also embodies an unrepentant heart for the death of Mary Jo Kopeckne. No, Ted, you will not ever live that one down. It will haunt you even after you're gone. It is part of your legacy. Joe Biden one of the finest statesmen of our time??? He has been in the Senate for 36 years and is known for what??? He is as accomplished as BHO, but with more time doing it -- absolutely nothing. He is known for opening his mouth when he shouldn't, being a Senator, and running for President -- just like Barack Obama. They're a perfect fit. Ok, I'll give credit to Joe for commuting home to be with his family every night. That is commendable. But it still does not qualify one for the second-highest office in the land. You've gotta do better than that.

"To the love of my life, our next first lady, Michelle Obama, and to Malia and Sasha -- I love you so much, and I'm so proud of you."

I hope and pray that BHO does not become POTUS, and that the Ice Queen does not become First Lady. Does he really love his kids, or does he use them as political props like he does everyone else???

"Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story -- of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren't well off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to."

He hasn't told us much about his story. He has left us with many more questions than answers, and it will cost him this election.

"It is that promise that has always set this country apart -- that through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well."

Yes. Hard work and sacrifice. Not hand outs and affirmative action. One American family??? Not on his life. We ARE NOT a socialist country, but a democracy.

"That's why I stand here tonight. Because for 232 years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women -- students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors -- found the courage to keep it alive."

And we are determined to keep it that way, unlike him. He is going to destroy the American Dream to appease our enemies. Traitor.

"We meet at one of those defining moments -- a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more."

The American Dream has been threatened by BHO and his Leftist ilk.

"Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit card bills you can't afford to pay, and tuition that's beyond your reach.

These challenges are not all of government's making. But the failure to respond is a direct result of a broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush."

And it's not Bush's fault. The broken politics in Washington are a direct result of Democrats refusing to pass any legislation propsed by a Republican and/or endorsed by President Bush. It's all part of a plan to make Bush look ineffective by Congress obstructing the legislative process -- and it's not working. Congress has a lower approval rating than the President. As far as cars you can't afford to drive, unless it is strictly because of gas prices, you should have thought of that before you bought it. As far as credit card bills you can't afford to pay, why did you buy things that you can't afford?? It's called personal responsibility.

"America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this."

America is better when it is not led by Moonbats.

"This country is more decent than one where a woman in Ohio, on the brink of retirement, finds herself one illness away from disaster after a lifetime of hard work."

This is a sad story, but how is it the government's fault???

"We're a better country than one where a man in Indiana has to pack up the equipment he's worked on for 20 years and watch it shipped off to China, and then chokes up as he explains how he felt like a failure when he went home to tell his family the news."

Again a sad story. Outsourcing is damaging America's economy, but GWB is not to blame. Blame all of those big-government loving, business-hating, tax-and-spend politicians (mostly Democrats) who created the taxes and regulations that made outsourcing overseas more attractive to American companies.

"We are more compassionate than a government that lets veterans sleep on our streets and families slide into poverty; that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns before our eyes."

Yes, the government should take care of its veterans. After all, it is our veterans who worked for the government by serving this country and the government should return the favor. But, with that said, it is not the government's responsibility to take care of people (non-government civilians. The government should only be responsible for the care of its employees and their families. Government's job is to govern -- that means create and pass laws and enforce the rule of law. That's it. It is the people's job to take care of each other.

"Tonight, I say to the people of America, to Democrats and Republicans and independents across this great land -- enough! This moment -- this election -- is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive. Because next week, in Minnesota, the same party that brought you two terms of George Bush and Dick Cheney will ask this country for a third. And we are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight. On November 4, we must stand up and say: 'Eight is enough.'"

"Eight is Enough." Great catch-phrase, but very misleading. John McCain is no George W. Bush. In fact, McCain disagrees with Bush more than he agrees with him. They just so happen to belong to the same political party. Just as not all Democrats are Leftist moonbats, not all Republicans are lock-step with George W. Bush.

"Now let there be no doubt. The Republican nominee, John McCain, has worn the uniform of our country with bravery and distinction, and for that we owe him our gratitude and our respect. And next week, we'll also hear about those occasions when he's broken with his party as evidence that he can deliver the change that we need."

Enough said. What more evidence does this guy need??

"But the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time. Sen. McCain likes to talk about judgment, but really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than 90 percent of the time? I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to take a 10 percent chance on change."

I doubt that Bush was right 90% of the time, but also doubt that he was wrong 90% of the time, either. It's probably something like 50-50 or 60-40. I certainly don't want a chance of a BHO presidency. I would rather elect someone with whom I agree 60% of the time, than some with whom I disagree 100% of the time.

"The truth is, on issue after issue that would make a difference in your lives -- on health care and education and the economy -- Sen. McCain has been anything but independent. He said that our economy has made "great progress" under this president. He said that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. And when one of his chief advisers -- the man who wrote his economic plan -- was talking about the anxieties that Americans are feeling, he said that we were just suffering from a "mental recession," and that we've become, and I quote, 'a nation of whiners.'"

We have become a nation of whiners. We have become spoiled brats. We have lost our sense of personal responsibility. That's a good chunk of the reason why we have the economic troubles we do -- because people bought things that they can't afford and now they are facing the consequences and want someone else to bail them out. These are the consequences of prosperity. American companies and consumers became greedy. Banks approved loans and credit for people who could not afford to pay them, and people bought homes, vehicles, and merchandise that they knew they could not afford. Maybe the government regulators should have noticed, but that points to the failure of government regulation more than to the failure of the President. The economy is sound -- it has not collapsed. It's weakened, but it is still sound.

"A nation of whiners? Tell that to the proud autoworkers at a Michigan plant who, after they found out it was closing, kept showing up every day and working as hard as ever, because they knew there were people who counted on the brakes that they made. Tell that to the military families who shoulder their burdens silently as they watch their loved ones leave for their third or fourth or fifth tour of duty. These are not whiners. They work hard and they give back and they keep going without complaint. These are the Americans I know."

This example renders the point moot (probably the purpose), but what about the rest of the country???

"Now, I don't believe that Sen. McCain doesn't care what's going on in the lives of Americans. I just think he doesn't know. Why else would he define middle-class as someone making under $5 million a year? How else could he propose hundreds of billions in tax breaks for big corporations and oil companies but not one penny of tax relief to more than 100 million Americans? How else could he offer a health care plan that would actually tax people's benefits, or an education plan that would do nothing to help families pay for college, or a plan that would privatize Social Security and gamble your retirement?"

Ok, maybe McCain is out of touch when it comes to economics. So is Obama. BHO exemplified that when he complained about the price of arugula at Whole Foods. Most Americans don't buy arugula nor do they shop at Whole Foods. Elitists like BHO buy arugula and shop at Whole Foods (and whiners complain about it). Obama revealed just how out of touch with "real Americans" and the economy he really is with his arugula comment. John McCain supports corporate tax breaks in order to keep American businesses in America. The US corporate tax structure is one reason why many companies outsource their labor to Third World countries -- it's cheaper. It is very expensive to do business in America. Lower corporate taxes make doing business in America less expensive. John McCain has readily admitted that economics is his weak point. At least he acknowledges his weaknesses instead of hiding them. That's why he has advisors who bring him back to reality and educate him. The President does not have to know everything, but he should know something -- and he should not pretend to know everything. I would rather gamble my retirement than let Congress out-right steal it.

"It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it."

Which he readily admits, hence the purpose of advisors.

"For over two decades, he's subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy -- give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else. In Washington, they call this the Ownership Society, but what it really means is that you're on your own. Out of work? Tough luck. You're on your own. No health care? The market will fix it. You're on your own. Born into poverty? Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps -- even if you don't have boots. You are on your own."

You don't prosper by receiving handouts. Didn't your wife's story teach you anything??? Her dad didn't receive handouts. He went to work even when he was sick with MS so he could provide for his family. Our country was not founded by getting handouts. Our country has not prospered because of handouts. Before the Great Depression, people resisted handouts because they felt ashamed. No one wanted a handout -- even when desperately needed -- because that would show the world that that person could not provide for their family. Welfare is a crutch for a lot of people. It is an excuse to not have to get a job. When you are forced to get a job and provide for your family it fosters a sense of pride and provides an incentive to do better. Life is not fair.

"Well it's time for them to own their failure. It's time for us to change America. And that's why I'm running for president of the United States."

And it's time for the Democrats to own up to their failure, as well.

"You see, we Democrats have a very different measure of what constitutes progress in this country."

Yes they do. It's called Socialism.

"We measure progress by how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage; whether you can put a little extra money away at the end of each month so you can someday watch your child receive her college diploma. We measure progress in the 23 million new jobs that were created when Bill Clinton was president -- when the average American family saw its income go up $7,500 instead of go down $2,000 like it has under George Bush."

Whatever. Democrats always increase taxes -- for everyone -- and the economy started to slide under Clinton. Clinton also contributed to 9/11 by letting bin Laden get away when he had the chance to capture him. Nine-eleven accelerated the economy's downturn, hence the reason why GWB is erroneously blamed for all of our current economic woes.

"We measure the strength of our economy not by the number of billionaires we have or the profits of the Fortune 500, but by whether someone with a good idea can take a risk and start a new business, or whether the waitress who lives on tips can take a day off and look after a sick kid without losing her job -- an economy that honors the dignity of work."

Democrats are not necessarily the best friends of small businesses. OK, the waitress does deserve to take sick days when she needs them without risking her job. Democrats honor the dignity of work??? By what?? Increasing handouts to welfare deadbeats???

"The fundamentals we use to measure economic strength are whether we are living up to that fundamental promise that has made this country great -- a promise that is the only reason I am standing here tonight."

And he says John McCain doesn't have a clue when it comes to the economy??? Ask any economist what the economic fundamentals are, and I guarantee he or she is not going to tell him "The fundamentals we use to measure economic strength are whether we are living up to that fundamental promise that has made this country great." And, if he told an economist that statement, he or she would probably laugh in his face.

"Because in the faces of those young veterans who come back from Iraq and Afghanistan, I see my grandfather, who signed up after Pearl Harbor, marched in Patton's Army, and was rewarded by a grateful nation with the chance to go to college on the GI Bill."

Is there verifiable evidence of those statements???

"In the face of that young student who sleeps just three hours before working the night shift, I think about my mom, who raised my sister and me on her own while she worked and earned her degree; who once turned to food stamps but was still able to send us to the best schools in the country with the help of student loans and scholarships."

Does he support handouts because his mother relied on them and it keeps her memory alive??? Or does he support them because people actually need them (some people actually have a legitimate need for them)?? Or does he support them because it makes him look good and compassionate to his party and to voters??

"When I listen to another worker tell me that his factory has shut down, I remember all those men and women on the South Side of Chicago I stood by and fought for two decades ago after the local steel plant closed."

No. He was lining his pockets via the Chicago political machine.

"And when I hear a woman talk about the difficulties of starting her own business or making her way in the world, I think about my grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle-management, despite years of being passed over for promotions because she was a woman. She's the one who taught me about hard work. She's the one who put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life. She poured everything she had into me. And although she can no longer travel, I know that she's watching tonight, and that tonight is her night as well."

And to thank his grandmother for all of her hard work and scarifice, he calls her a racist. Starting a business is no small feat. There are plenty of programs out there help anyone get started. One just has to look.

"Now, I don't know what kind of lives John McCain thinks that celebrities lead, but this has been mine. These are my heroes. Theirs are the stories that shaped my life. And it is on behalf of them that I intend to win this election and keep our promise alive as president of the United States."

And they are just that, stories. His "biography" is nothing but a tall tale. I'm venturing a guess that his "autobiography" is nothing but fiction and fantasy -- just like his campaign.

"What is that American promise?"

Good question. I've been asking myself that for this whole speech.

"It's a promise that says each of us has the freedom to make of our own lives what we will, but that we also have the obligation to treat each other with dignity and respect."

Hey!!! He stole that one out of the Republican playbook!!! Give it back!! We do have the freedom to make our own lives what we will, and Socialist Moonbats like BHO want to take that freedom away from us. They want to enforce "dignity and respect" by suppressing freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution.

"It's a promise that says the market should reward drive and innovation and generate growth, but that businesses should live up to their responsibilities to create American jobs, to look out for American workers, and play by the rules of the road."

The market does reward drive and innovation -- it's called profit -- something that the Socialist Moonbats demonise. Again this whole statement is cribbed from the Republican platform. I guess "Vice Plagiarist" Joe Biden (to quote Ann Coulter) is rubbing off on Oshama. Oshama's pandering to the center-right is blatantly obvious.

"Ours is a promise that says government cannot solve all our problems, but what it should do is that which we cannot do for ourselves -- protect us from harm and provide every child a decent education; keep our water clean and our toys safe; invest in new schools and new roads and science and technology."

I am perfectly capable of providing my child with a quality education without government intervention.

"Our government should work for us, not against us. It should help us, not hurt us. It should ensure opportunity not just for those with the most money and influence, but for every American who's willing to work."

Someone call the Patent Office, quick!!! This is wholesale plagiarism!!! The RIAA should sue.

"That's the promise of America -- the idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation; the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper."

Yes. We are responsible for ourselves. I'm glad you are not my brother and I am not your sister. Ahh. The true nature of BHO's evil plan emerges -- he wants everyone to be in everyone else's business -- he's training us to be his Gestapo, keeping tabs on our neighbours.

"That's the promise we need to keep. That's the change we need right now. So let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I am president."

Oh Brother...Here we go...

"Change means a tax code that doesn't reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it."

Or the rich legislators who wrote it. The tax code is a law and it is written by legislators who are influenced by the lobbyists. Get it right. Please don't redistribute my hard-earned money to welfare deadbeats.

"You know, unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America."

The Democrats are going to help business??? Oh wait, it's another attempt at pandering to moderates by copying the Republican playbook.

"I'll eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow."

I thought Dems didn't like cutting or eliminating taxes. Which is it??? Oh, yeah. it's another deception.

"I will, listen now, cut taxes -- cut taxes -- for 95 percent of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class."

Wait a second!!! You just derided the Bush tax cuts. Now you want to cut taxes??? Quit talking out of both sides of your mouth.

And for the sake of our economy, our security and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: In 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East. We will do this.

What by bankrupting us and starving the rest of the world??? Your plan better include a comprehensive plan that includes drilling in ANWR. BTW genius, a President's max term is 8 years, unless you plan on changing/disregarding that too.

Washington's been talking about our oil addiction for the last 30 years, and by the way John McCain's been there for 26 of them. And in that time, he's said no to higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars, no to investments in renewable energy, no to renewable fuels. And today, we import triple the amount of oil that we had as the day that Sen. McCain took office.

So it's entirely John McCain's fault that we have increased our dependence on foreign oil??? I don't think so. Clinton helped increase our dependence by closing our shores to domestic oil production and prohibiting drilling in ANWR. He probably said no to higher standards hoping that auto-makers would do it themselves -- Republicans don't like Big Government. So far, alternative energy sources on a massive scale are fantasy. Renewable energy is not what it's cracked up to be. Ethanol has contributed to rising food costs -- especially corn. Wind and solar are not efficient for large-scale distribution. Again, as a Republican, John McCain supports investment and innovation by the private sector vice the government. I'm sure that if a smart, reasonable, and realistic comprehensive energy policy crossed John McCain's desk, he would sign it into law.

"Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. Not even close."

How does he figure??? Oh wait. Nancy Pelosi is his energy advisor.

"As president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I'll help our auto companies re-tool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America. I'll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. And I'll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy -- wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels; an investment that will lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced."

A Tree-Hugging Liberal supporting nuclear power??? Oh wait. Another dirty trick. We have safely harnessed nuclear power. It's just that Enviromoonbats have successfully lobbied Congress to halt their construction since the '70s. How will he make cars affordable??? Government handouts in the form of subsidies??? I thought so. How are we going to pay for his $150 Billion investment??? Wait, I got it, more taxes. So much for cutting taxes on the middle class. There's no way he can do both -- increase spending and cut taxes -- without further increasing the national debt. If he does increase the national debt, his economic policy will be just like Bush and the current Congress, thus completely obliterating his "change" mantra. How does he figure that he will create 5 million new jobs???

America, now is not the time for small plans.

I can hardly wait.

1 comment:

Vince said...

Amy, whenever I tuned in to BHO's speech in between commercials I thought"God I could respond to everything he's saying. I hope someone will take each sentence and statement and write a point by point rebuttal of all of his blather". Well you did it and did a great job!