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Friday, August 29, 2008

Senator Obama's acceptance speech.

Referring to Senator McCain, the presumptive Republican Party nominee for President, Senator Obama, in his acceptance speech at the Democratic Party Convention last night, said:

"If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make big elections about small things."

What am I missing here? Senator McCain has a substantial legislative record and a proven ability to work with members of the other party. Sherlock Holmes - even with his highest powered magnifying glass - would be hard pressed to find much of a record in Senator Obama's political career.

Then, pandering shamelessly to the irresponsible:

"More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit-card bills you can't afford to pay and tuition that is beyond your reach."

Whose fault is that? For most - admittedly not all but certainly the great majority - the fault lies with those for whom spending is a priority rather than the old fashioned virtues of earning and saving.

Further compounding the hypocrisy, he went on to say:

"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 presidency of George W. Bush."

There is little doubt that George W. Bush has been one of the worst Presidents in the history of our country. The "broken politics of Washington", however, involves both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue - and, last time I looked, Senator Obama is a member of the Democratic Party which controls both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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