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Acceptance speech merely a rehash
Published on September 5, 2008 By Calor In Democrat

McCain's speech has proven a couple of things. Number one, he is not a great speaker. Number two, his prescription to solve America's ills are to do more of the same.

McCain, who votes with Bush 90 percent of the time, thinks the solution to our problems is to give the rich more money, keep spending the country's blood and treasure in Iraq, and hope everything turns out okay. That's the definition of insane.

McCain calls for lower taxes. Taxes were higher in the 90s and that seemed to work okay. If Bill Gates prefers Obama you have to wonder the wisdom of Republican economic policies.

McCain's experience in Vietnam proves he is made of stern stuff. But no offense but that was nearly 40 years ago. What has he done since?

The only things McCain is really known for since he decided to make "his country his life" was have an affair on the wife that waited for him to be released in order to marry a rich younger woman, accept money from special interest groups, The keating-5 scandal, and the passage of legislation that made possible the 501c political entities that Republicans claim to hate. I know why Democrats don't like him. But why on earth would a Republican want to claim this man? Even on immigration McCain supports policies Republicans don't like. 

John McCain is like the worst of both worlds. He's an economic disaster with misguided foreign policy judgment. After 8 years of cowboy diplomacy, record deficits, and mounting economic stress, we have had enough. It is time for change.


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on Sep 05, 2008

McCain, who votes with Bush 90 percent of the time, thinks the solution to our problems is to give the rich more money, keep spending the country's blood and treasure in Iraq, and hope everything turns out okay.

Please provide proof the first, and also Obama's percentage for perspective.

Please quote the parts of the speech for the 2nd and 3rd parts.

Face it, you cant do any of it, since you are just using talking points instead of real analysis.  How much are the democrats paying you?

on Sep 05, 2008

McCain, who votes with Bush 90 percent of the time, thinks the solution to our problems is to give the rich more money, keep spending the country's blood and treasure in Iraq, and hope everything turns out okay. That's the definition of insane.

The government isn't giving "the rich" more money, they are lowering taxes for successful Americans and American business.  I don't think you understand what tax cuts are. Thinking that raising taxes on the producers in this country will help is insane.

 

McCain calls for lower taxes. Taxes were higher in the 90s and that seemed to work okay. If Bill Gates prefers Obama you have to wonder the wisdom of Republican economic policies.

Taxes in the 90's?  Like the ones that were part of the recession from the 90's?  And who cares who Bill Gates supports?  Communists support Obama, maybe that should tell you something.

 

John McCain is like the worst of both worlds. He's an economic disaster with misguided foreign policy judgment. After 8 years of cowboy diplomacy, record deficits, and mounting economic stress, we have had enough. It is time for change.

Can an Obama supporter go through a post without using "change"?  How is the messiah going to lower the deficit if he is proposing billions and billions in new government spending?  Notice he doesn't talk about that much.  The "economic stress" in this country is due to people spending more than they make.  We don't need a nanny government to take care of our every single need.

But then again, we are talking about Obama who has never accomlished anything.

 

on Sep 05, 2008

But then again, we are talking about Obama who has never accomlished anything.

as in a big fat ZERO!  Nil, zilch, nada, nothing. 

Palin hit the nail on the head when she said some are advancing their careers on promoting change.  What change?  Obama hasn't shown us any change even with his very first decision of President wannabe. 

 

on Sep 05, 2008

Number one, he is not a great speaker.

If elections were decided solely on the quality & style of speech delivery, Dewey, Stevenson and Goldwater (especially Goldwater) would be former Presidents.

The only modern era Presidents who were really good speechmakers were Kennedy & Reagan.  Kennedy won largely because the media fell in love with his style (they were much more influential then) & Mayor Daly fell in love with his dad's money.  Reagan the campaigner was derided by the media, but he served up the content of his message so well that the media couldn't undermine him; there was a lot of real meat message in all that flowery rhetoric and a sincerity that was genuine.

Obama is a skilled orator with a one-note message (Change!, especially Nuanced Change!) and fake sincerity (otherwise known as arrogance), so don't pin your hopes on his 'skill' as a speechmaker.

Number two, his prescription to solve America's ills are to do more of the same.

This is the tack that Obama & his supporters have been hammering on, obviously, but I don't think the McSame label is going to stick.  McCain, of all the Republicans, is about the only one who could believably acknowledge that the party had strayed from its principals and needed to return to its core values & behavior.  The Contract With America was a very powerful & effective concept; had the Republicans not left it in the dust, things might be a lot different about now.  There is also a good chance that McCain's values are more closely aligned with those of the majority of Americans than Obama's values are.  When Obama calls for a windfall profits tax on the Hollywood movie studios' record profits from this summer, I may take him more seriously.

on Sep 05, 2008

When Obama calls for a windfall profits tax on the Hollywood movie studios' record profits from this summer, I may take him more seriously.

ewwwwww good one!  I wish I thought of that. 

 

on Sep 05, 2008

KFC -

Heh, heh... of course, he won't.  That's potential campaign cash, after all, not to mention potential Obama Library/Tabernacle/Shrine/Memorial/Temple cash... you know, a place to house the evidence of all his 'great works'... like the two autobiographies he wrote before doing anything but graduating from law school & getting off drugs.

on Sep 05, 2008

are advancing their careers on promoting change.

There was a letter to the editor in our local paper back in July about "change".  Part of which I quote here:

 

On June 30, 1968, I escaped Communist Cuba

When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said "Praise the Lord." And when the young leader said, "I will be for change and I'll bring you change," everyone yelled, "Viva Fidel!"

The Author is one Manuel Alvarez Jr.

IS this the change Obama is talking about?

on Sep 05, 2008

McCain, who votes with Bush 90 percent of the time,
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Obama quoted this fact saying that we can't take a 10% chance that things are going to change.  The fact is that Obama has voted in line with the do-nothing Democratice party leaders in Washington 97% of the time.  Democrats have had a majority in both Congress and Senate for the last few years and have accomplished little more than declaring National Watermelon Month when there are so many issues that really need addressed.  McCain and Palin have both done things in office that effective positive change, Obama has not.  Obama and Biden have also been ranked even more Liberal than the self-proclaimed socialist from Vermont.  If you like socialist values, don't vote, move to a socialist country to see what it's really like first, don't ruin this country for the rest of us!

on Sep 05, 2008

Number one, he is not a great speaker.

Why do we care? http://erathoniel.joeuser.com/article/323370/Does_speaking_matter

keep spending the country's blood and treasure in Iraq

Al Quaeda is still coming, they won't stop, why should we?

 

on Sep 05, 2008

Number one, he is not a great speaker.

We need to be more concerned with the actions, not the words anyhow.  It's not what you say that matters in the long run.  It's what you do that matters. 

Like I said on my blog....."Don't sing me no Song.  Don't read me no rhyme.  Don't waste my time.  Show me!" 

MCCain  may not be all that flowery in his speech but his talk is straight up.  He is much more believeable than Obama by a long shot. 

So the question is would you rather have a President who seems to speak well and look good in a three piece suit, or would you like a man who will get the job done and listens to the voice of the people? 

 

 

 

on Sep 05, 2008

It is time for change.
I agree 100%.  It's time for a change from the Reid/Pelosi do nothing congress.  Oh I forgot we did get to see Roger Clemens testify.  That was an extremely important use our congress's time and resources.  There certainly weren't any more pressing issues to be addressed!!!   Maybe you need to do some research on who actually passes the laws.  hint - it's not the President. 

But no offense but that was nearly 40 years ago. What has he done since?
um...served our country in the House and Senate?  Seriously, this is your argument?  Believe me you can't win the experience argument in the McCain v. Obama race. 

McCain, who votes with Bush 90 percent of the time
  How exactly does anyone vote with Bush?  Bush doesn't vote in the senate or the house.  Bush has the veto power.  This whole argument is ridiculous.  Does Bush come out on every vote and say "if I could vote this is how I would vote" then McCain votes that way!?!  Ridiculous. 

Number one, he is not a great speaker.
  Neither is Obama.  Obama might be able to give good teleprompter but I guarantee you that he will not hold up to McCain in a debate.  Obama sure backed off his name the time and place for the debates pretty quickly.  I actually care more about the substance of what is being said than the delivery. 

on Sep 06, 2008

John McCain is like the worst of both worlds. He's an economic disaster with misguided foreign policy judgment. After 8 years of cowboy diplomacy, record deficits, and mounting economic stress, we have had enough. It is time for change.

comon now !!!! Sarah Palin is not a change for the likes of you and me???? look at her ..... it is sure a huge change man.

whether that is the change we need or not ... you are not supposed to ask.... if you do then you are nit-picking and sexist. how dare you question an old POW or a young beauty queen? are you insane like me?!!!!!

and the media should be ashamed of themselves for wanting to question both the man and his trophy vice about their policies ... it is about personality .. not issues ...

get a grip and see the light-torch held up by the people who are "fighting" for "US" for the last 8 years. were you under a rock like me during that fight?

P.S.: McCain cancelled his appearence on CNN after a reporter questioned one of his supporters about Palin's qualifications. .... just questioned what her accomplishments were ... not even challenging the answer ...

it is an old pow and a beauty queen ... that should be enough ..... you hear !!!!!!

on Sep 06, 2008

and the media should be ashamed of themselves for wanting to question both the man and his trophy vice about their policies ... it is about personality .. not issues ...

seriously?  If there was ever a candidate that was NOT about issues, it's OBAMA! 

on Sep 06, 2008

The government isn't giving "the rich" more money

I agree ID, it just goes to show you the left thinks any money earned is their's to do want they wish with it. Where do they think the "government money" comes from? Do they think the rich say "tax me more, so you can give it back to me".

I personally don't care too much f the candidate spoke like Elmer Fudd (Sure the media would have a field day, more so if he/she were a republican) as long as they are competent and have a clue (ie. experiance). The candidate is not being hired by the people to make speeches, if they can good but it shouldn't be the deal maker. Be more afraid of a smooth talker, telling you what you (and everyone else) what he/she thinks you want to hear. Your bottle of snake oil will be right up

on Sep 06, 2008

it is an old pow and a beauty queen

As opposed to an old politician and a beauty king. Choose your poison.