The Ostroy Report

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oh-Bama!


At the Democratic Convention Thursday night in Denver the party finally delivered its Ruthian grand slam in the form of Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech for the presidency of the United States of America. And holy shit, the goosebumps are still here.

Call me Michelle Obama, but I feel damned proud of my country right now. Damned proud of my party. As someone who's pushing 50 soon, I've witnessed over the years the depths of ignorance and intense racial bigotry that America's been steeped in for so long. Though he still has a major hurdle to climb in actually winning the presidency, our nation has truly entered a new era. It was nothing short of biblical to see Obama, that shining embodiment of the American dream, stand before 75,000 loyalists in Invesco Field a brilliant, passionate black man receiving his party's nomination. Our country will never be the same again. As Obama said, "all across America something is stirring." I literally was moved to tears.

Obama not only gave us the soaring rhetoric he's become famous for, he also presented compelling specifics into his policies for health care, the economy, jobs, taxes, the auto industry, education, energy, Iraq, terrorism, diplomacy and national security. He even tackled abortion, guns, gay marriage and immigration. He was, to be sure, inspirational, charismatic and transcendent. But more importantly, especially at this critical point in his dogfight with the Republicans' presumptive nominee Sen. John McCain, he was extremely forceful, tough and the fighter he needs to be.

"It's not because John McCain doesn't care, it's because John McCain doesn't get it." And with that Obama ripped into his opponent for much of the 43 minute speech, attacking McCain for his 90% voting record with Bush, his disconnect with the lower and middle classes, and his ties to the wealthy, the oil companies and special interests.

He was especially tough on McCain when it came to the Iraq war and fighting terrorism, touting his own strengths and that of his party in the area of national security:

"John McCain likes to say he will follow bin Laden to the gates of hell, but he won't even follow him to the cave where he lives...We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe."

Here's a few more gems from Obama's highly effective offensive:

"If John McCain wants to have a debate about who has the temperament and judgement to serve as the next Commander-in-Chief, that's a debate I'm ready to have."

"If John McCain wants to follow George Bush with more tough talk and bad strategy, that's his choice, but it is not the change we need"

"I got news for you John McCain, we all put our country first."

He continued lashing into the Republican nominee as offering four more years of the current failed administration: "The Bush/McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans, Democrats and Republicans, have built, and we are here to restore that legacy."

On the social issues, he discussed the need to look beyond our differences, which is "America's promise...the promise of a democracy where we can find the strength and grace to bridge divides and unite in commonality." And he dismissed the criticisms of his detractors who call this message of hope and change "happy talk."

On gun control, he challenged the GOP with "Don't tell me we can't uphold the second amendment while keeping AK-47's out of the hands of criminals."

He railed against those who dismiss the Democratic Party's larger goals as "just a Trojan horse for higher taxes and the abandonment of traditional values...Because if you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don't have a record to run on then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."

And in his stirring close he invoked Dr. Martin Luther King, whose speech 45 years ago on the the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. drew people from "every corner of this land" to "hear a young preacher from Georgia speak of his dream. The men and women who gathered there could've heard many things. They could've heard words of anger and discord. They could've been told to succumb to the fear and frustrations of so many dreams deferred. But what the people heard instead, people from every creed and color, people from every walk of life, is that in America our destiny is inextricably linked. That together our dreams can be one. We cannot walk alone, the preacher cried. And as we walk we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate. And so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix, and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend. America, we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone, at this moment, in this election. We must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise. That American promise. And in the words of scripture, hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess. Thank you. And God bless you. And God bless America."

And then, in a brilliant co-opting of the GOP playbook, the stadium air filled with the good 'ole patriotic country music sounds of Brooks and Dunn's "Only in America" as the candidate stood with his family and his running mate Sen. Joe Biden and family. Nicely done, Barack, nicely done.

It's time now to help Obama fight the bigger fight and win the November election. He's gonna need money. Lots of money. Will you join me over the next several days in making as large a contribution as you can to the campaign? I am personally commited to raising $25,000 for Sen. Obama and you can help me reach this goal. Click here to make a contribution. The White House is well within reach. Let's not let it slip away this time.

HELP ELECT BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENT: John McCain and the GOP are going to spend tends of millions on vicious attack ads and aggressive ground teams. There are many swing states this year--Colorado, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri among them. With a sizable war chest, Sen. Obama can successfully combat the GOP's attack and win these states. Click here to make a contribution. It's time to change America.

60 Comments:

  • At 4:12 AM, Blogger bacci40 said…

    thank you john. i know you were a big hillary supporter, but i hope you now see why obama is the right man at the right time...i hope all the hillary supporters will put aside their understandable anger and work towards returning a dem to the white house...this country cannot survive another 4 years of corrupt republican rule.

     
  • At 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    last night obama soared about the clouds.....this was his best speech since clinching the nomination....i hope he keeps hitting mccain hard....he needs to punch mccain in the mouth (with facts)at the 1st debate.....

     
  • At 8:07 AM, Blogger Athena Smith said…

    Obama is indeed the embodiment of the "American dream." This is the first time a competent minority member is a presidential nominee. That has not happened in any country, ever. America, despite its dismal image abroad and failing record at home, has started "damage repair" by leading again through example and not alienating by bullying around the neighborhood.
    I have no doubt he will win and that he will win big.
    All Americans, all global citizens, should be proud of him.

     
  • At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "It's time now to help Obama fight the bigger fight and win the November election. He's gonna need money. Lots of money."

    Ostroy,
    If you are asking for money for The Messiah, I have to ask why you haven't donated any of YOUR money to Obama since your first and only donation of $500 (you donated 6/3/2008) ? You've actually donated more to the Clinton Campaign and you've donated to the Obama campaign.

     
  • At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wonder if Obama has changed his opinion about the "bitter people" who turn to "their religion and guns.". I've never heard him make so many Biblical references like helping the least is serving Jesus, and "I am my brother's keeper." I have to say, as a Democrat, sickened that he supported spying, drilling and state/church unity, I don't trust his big swing to religion.

    The rest of his speech was much I'd heard before.

     
  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    McCain's going to tap Ridge as his running mate to make a strong play for Pennsylvania and Ohio...

     
  • At 10:12 AM, Anonymous John Callender said…

    So, Andy, are you prepared to admit you were wrong when you accused us Obama supporters of being under the influence of an irrational infatuation when we said he'd make a great president? When you accused Obama of being a self-serving opportunist, willing to say one thing and do another by "playing the race card" against Hillary? (See Jan 15, "Obama shows his true colors.)

    Or on Feb 20, in "Is Obama the Dems' version of 'the guy we want to have a beer with?'", when you wrote: "I worry that, like the car that is at or below empty, he's running on fumes. I worry that, beyond inspirational rhetoric (Remember 'bring honor and integrity back to the White House?' Remember 'compassionate conservatism?') and sexy soundbytes, that there's not a lot of 'there' there."

    In you partisanship, in your own beer-goggled view of your chosen candidate and your willingness to talk ridiculous trash about anyone with the temerity to oppose her, you said some really dumb things about Obama, and about his supporters.

    The man who delivered that speech last night was not significantly different than the man I supported back in January. He has been remarkably consistent in terms of the substance of his argument and the tone with which he's delivered it. The only thing that has changed is you: You've finally taken the time to listen to what he has to say.

    I think you owe Barack Obama and his supporters an admission that you were wrong about him. But more than that, you owe yourself an admission that during this campaign you've been a fairly crappy pundit. You've acted as a partisan cheerleader, rather than a rational observer. You've make confident pronouncements of what will be, and over and over again, you've been proven _wrong_.

    There's someone around here who should be ashamed by a comparison to George W. Bush, with his stubborn certainty in his own infallibility, even in the face of his repeatedly demonstrated failure to see the truth when his emotions lead him in a different direction. There's someone who should be ashamed about his poor judgement, and his willingness to say one thing and do another. But it's not Barack Obama. He remains, as he has been throughout this campaign, the real deal, an example of how to be better than that.

    He's going to make a great president. And you owe him -- and his supporters -- an apology.

     
  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    As an Obama supporter from the outset, I do not feel that Andy owes anybody an apology. It was a hotly contested race between two very able Democrats. The time for recriminations and demands for apologies has long since past. 10:12, neither Obama nor his campaign have asked for apologies from Clinton's people and I think we should follow that example. We are a strong, united party. And victory is at hand. By the way, Andy, don't forget the little wager you and I have...

     
  • At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I find it very hypocritical of Ostroy to ask people to donate more money to Obama when he won't donate more of his own money to Obama.

     
  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger fred said…

    i was not as moved as you Andy and i wanted to be more inspired and wasn't

    i thought it was b+ at best and he didn't close the sale with the people he needs to win.

    he has one more chance, the first debate with McCain. he'd better nail that or it is going to be another nail biter

     
  • At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    10:12 "The man who delivered tht speech last night was not significantly different from" Laurence Olivier or any other great actor who has ever moved an audience. The speech was significantly different in his sudden regard for religion instead of knocking the "bitter" folks. Glad he finally mentioned women's issues; but, yet, again, anybody can read a speech.

    The "real deal" doesn't flip-flop on major camgaign promises and does not say, as he did in his film, that his mother stuggled to send him to the best schools while on food stamps, when it was in fact, his grandmother who financed his exclusive school attendance.

     
  • At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who designed that hideous set? And why wasn't there a background of nothing but American flags, instead of the one flag that was off-camera as he spoke. The earth tones and stark background made him appear to be in an office building somewhere afar. He was remote, whereas the speakers on other nights were right there near the audience so we all could see and get the spirit of the occasion. Thursday night was sterile. Bad planning.

     
  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    blah blah blah...Why don't you go hang out with the other 18 remaining Bush supporters, 11:08? And it's true that anybody can read a speech. But not everyone can both WRITE and truly DELIVER a speech. Obama's your next President, better get used to it. He's not perfect. He won't wave a magic wand and fix everything that Bush and his myopic cronies have fouled up. But he will respect the constitution, improve our reputation in the world, enact policies that are designed to benefit the middle class rather than the wealthy, and will find and bring to justice Bin Laden, something Republicans have failed to do.

    Republicanism has lost all its credibility. In the words of Same Cooke, "a change is gonna come".

     
  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    McCain picked Alaska Gov. Palin...Now I am sure Obama will win. This is her experience according to Politico.com:

    "former high school basketball star and beauty queen, Palin has limited experience in elected office: She served for four years as a member of the Wasilla City Council and four more years as the mayor of Wasilla, and she hasn’t yet completed her second full year as governor of Alaska. "

    Biden will crush her in the debates. Also, concerns about McCain's age makes the choice of an able VP even more important. Also, it undercuts McCain's argument that Obama is inexperienced.

    They think they'll pick up a slew of female Clinton supporters with this VP, but Palin, like McCain, is 100% opposed to abortion rights and she's a lifelong member of the NRA. The Rethugs are toast!! She's the female Dan Quayle.

     
  • At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, we can all look forward to, once again, Sidney's endless, multi comments on this blog and his sexists remarks. I guess having another woman candidate to beat up on has brought him out of the woodwork. I myself will resentfully scan over his long diatribes.

     
  • At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Obama campaign cannot safely criticize Palin's youth and inexperience because she is not running for President. When he picks on her he will only be calling attention to his youth and inexperience. Should McCain not be able to finish his presideency at some point, she will have gained invaluable experience that Obama does not have upon his entry into that position of leadership.
    Obama's campaign has been "checked".

     
  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    Ahh, the moron who courageously posts as "anonymous". Beating up on women? Sexist remarks? You fatuous dullard. Apparently, you think that "opposing" any female candidate is tantamount to sexism or wife abuse. Go to bed, you intellectually vacuous slug.

     
  • At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I thought you might like to know that under the heading of "Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy" at the On The Issue site for her, this is what's listed:

    "No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org."

    "Not Ready '08", eh?

     
  • At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This may come as news to Sideny, but every woman in American is not for abortion rights. Although it may be that some supporters of Pro-life may only wish to control women's choices, abortion remains in the opinion of many women to be murder.

     
  • At 11:59 AM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    I understand that 11:55am, and I appreciate that insight. However, this was a play for Hillary's disenchanted female supporters, who are overwhelmingly pro-choice. So I dont think it will achieve what McCain hopes it would achieve.

    Moreover, over 60% of voters believe in, at least limited, abortion rights. Having two 100% pro-lifers will not win over moderates and independents...

     
  • At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Andy,

    While I may have questioned you in the past about whether you would remain a true Democrat, today's blog entry is a great signal to all of us who believe in the principles of the party that we are coming together with common purpose.

    No Hillary supporter owes Obama or his supporters an apology. Families squabble. We then dust ourselves off and go back to work still knowing we are a family with common goals and hopes.

    Great speeches by Michelle, Hillary, Brain Schweitzer, John Kerry, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden and Barack. My fave "little" people: Lilly Ledbetter, the former Republican nurse from North Carolina (she was AWESOME!) and Barney Smith from Indiana.

    Lastly, at first blush Sarah Palin is a bizarre choice by McCain. What it says to me is that abortion totally dominates the GOP on a national level and McCain is totally willing to ditch the "experience" meme to pander to the pro-life zealots.

    Bloody Bill Kristol peed himself this morning...

     
  • At 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The commentator who wrote about her regret at Sidney's return forgot to mentioin his verbally abusive and vulgar defenses for his reasoning disabilities. There will be a lot of those posts, too, as we have already seen.

    He thinks making up a name gives him an identity. His "identity" is the predictability of his comments.

    I'm sure Obama treasures his support.

     
  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    Ahh, thanks for coming to my defense 12:02pm. I like how you claim that I'm verbally abusive and have "reasoning disabilities" but fail to acknowledge that the commentator called me sexist and abusive toward women. That kind of unsubstantiated comment clearly doesn't bother you at all. I suppose I should just pipe down and let people slander me. Gosh, you're so wise. Guess you're just another member of the "there but for the grace of God" club. Keep up the great work.

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    McCain has the expeirience for the position he his running for: President.

    Joe Biden has the experience for the position he is not running for: President.

    Experience counts for the President on the first day of his term.

     
  • At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Gov. Palin seems very nice and all but she has only two years of experience. I guess that wouldnt matter but McCain is 72 years old. And it's not like she's been governor of a big state (economically). It's Alaska! I was considering voting for Senator McCain but this is really troubling.

     
  • At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sidney does have a nice track record on this blog of coming out when there is a woman to beat up on.

     
  • At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good Lord. Andy utterly praises Obama, completely jumps on board, pledges to personally raise 25 thousand, and some little bitch whiner still wants an apology??? Are you out of your f&%cking mind? THAT IS THE APOLOGY you DUMBASS. Move ON. That's politlics! Are you some child that is new to this? Or just an idiot. Why don't YOU apologize for suggesting Clinton should get out of the race after frickin IOWA! Go f*%k yourself. WHA WHA WHA!!! "Why didn't you jerk off to pictures of Barack in the dark with a flashilight like I did!!!" BOO HOO!!! Take off your little pink dress and be a man you menstral bitch. And after that, be happy as hell that OBAMA rocked last night and that we're ALL on board now. ALL that matters is that we get there. Not that we bitched along the way.

    And to the the outright weirdo that is obsessed with how much Andy is donating, personally, to Obama's campaign ... what the hell is your point? What's the big secret, the big truth you're trying to expose??? That you're a weird dipshit? He's announcing a goal to raise thousands for Obama. Knowing Andy, plenty of it will come form his own pocket. Regardless, he's on a mission to help Obama win. What's your problem again??? Why don't you just ask the candidates, "uh, why not contribute to yourself before you ask others to donate money, uh, cause I'm a dumbass." Idiot, listen to me. That's how it works. You ask everyone to donate and support. That's how it works. If you're too stupid and naive to the process, please don't offer opinions based on idiocy. Kay? Actually LEARN something before you stick your foot in the water. Thanks, dumbfuck.

    Jesus. You'd think the Party was made up of a bunch of toothless sewer rats. I mean, the republicans, yeah, but not us. Please just shut your fucking mouths and hide.

    Great job Andy.

     
  • At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    12:13 PM,
    Its too bad that Ostroy doesn't put HIS money where his mouth is. He's pledged to raise money, but won't donate any more of his own money to the Obama campaign.

    Ostroy has donated more money to Clinton than he did to Obama. He gave once to Obama on June 3rd and hasn't donated since. Save your money, Ostroy is.

     
  • At 12:17 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    Sidney does have a nice track record on this blog of coming out when there is a woman to beat up on.

    12:12 PM

    Nice track record? Yeah, I was on here a lot because there was a hotly contested primary. Now, the teams have been set, the conventions have begun, and we're in a hotly contested general election. Your post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning, that I only post on this blog b/c there is a "woman to beat up on", is quite alarming and intellectually lazy. I have never "beat up" on a woman. Pointing out Palin's deficiencies as a VP selection isn't "beating up on a woman", you brain dead slug. Keep up the good work...

     
  • At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Palin's got more experience to be VP than Obama has to be President.

    Obama talks about McCain being in Washington for 26 years and not making any change, well Biden has been in Washington for 22 years and has made less change.

    I'd rather have a President with experience than have Cheney part II in the form of Biden.

     
  • At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    12:16,

    Are all donations listed at the various sites or only up to a certain amount?

     
  • At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    12:19,

    That's some seriously convoluted logic and check your facts, please.

    I've already heard from three Hillary people who were on the fence that listened to Barack's speech and heard about the Palin selection.

    All three praised the speech and scoffed at Palin. They're voting Obama.

     
  • At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Where is the convoluted logic? I assume you prefer inexperience at the Presidential level ?

     
  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    Inexperienced Presidents: (much like experienced presidents, they tend to be hit or miss)

    Lincoln
    Wilson
    Carter
    Clinton
    George W. Bush

    Some Experienced Presidents:
    Herbert Hoover
    Nixon
    Adams
    George H.W. Bush
    Ford
    William Howard Taft

    This "experience" trope is bullcrap. The prospective President's agenda, temperment, inspirational abilities, intellect, and ability to ask his advisors real questions to arrive at the most informed conclusion, those are far more important than how many years you've been in Washington or the governor of some state.

    For instance, McCain had the "experience" of being the Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee for a number of years. Yet, he still claims to know nothing about economics. Clearly he hasn't taken advantage of that experience and turned it into WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE. He may have experience, but that doesnt mean he's not an intellectually incurious, unfit candidate.

     
  • At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How does Palin have more experience to be VP than Obama does to be President and what the hell does one have to do with the other?

    Biden has been in the Senate for 35 years, not 22, and he's made far more impact than has John McCain and is more respected by his collegues.

     
  • At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sidney,
    You forgot to take your meds this morning.

    58 minutes ago you jumped on Palin's experience. Now when rebutted with Obama's inexperience you state, "This 'experience' trope is bullcrap"

    I think you just like beating up on women. I remember you were extremely vocal against Hillary then dead silent until today.

     
  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    "beating up on women"...I think you are a child molester, 12:41pm. How's that for completely ludicrous, unsubstantiated claims...

     
  • At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sarah Palin? Are you kidding me?

    John McCain has not cared much personally or professionally for women in his life, but now that he apparently needs one he picks a former beauty queen with zip for practical experience to carry his water.

    Maverick, my ass.

     
  • At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sidney,
    I don't care what you think, anyone can review Ostroy's threads and see when you showed up on this blog and the comments you've made.
    They can also see when you disappeared and now you show up again to beat up on a new female.

     
  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    haha, gosh, 12:45pm, I love that you don't care how stupid you seem...

    If I ever actually was "beating up on a female" then you would point to the horribly sexist comments I allegedly had made. Instead, you claim that I "beat up on females" because I post on this blog only when the race is exciting and getting interesting. Again, you're incredibly lazy intellectually and you don't substantiate your baseless claims. You make me seem like a sexist merely because I've been an Obama supporter. That's such incredible bullshit. You're pathetic and have no honor whatsoever.

     
  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger The Ostroy Report said…

    To Anon: take a breath, pal. I supported Hillary for months, and had some reservations about Obama's ability to move past the soaring rhetoric and deliver some real specifics....and to show some real fight. He did that for me last night, and as I wrote my blog last night urging people to open their wallets I did so myself, sending the campaign another $1500. Now it's your turn...

    To John:
    To give you the respect you did not give me in your sweeping mischaracterizations of me, I will briefly answer you. No, I will not be apologizing to anyone. It's no secret I supported another candidate in the primaries and that I had reservations about Obama...some of which I still have. That's my right. That said, he delivered last night. Not just inspirationally, but with some very real specifics about the economy, taxes, energy, national security, etc. And he fought back. Hard. Kicked McCain in the nuts, if you ask me. That's what I and millions of others have been waiting for. So, in my blog last night and in my latest financial contribution to the campaign, I give you the unity you and so many others pleaded for for so long. You got what you wanted. Be happy. Don't continue to be like so many of the arrogant Obamamaniacs whose twisted sense of entitlement called for the election to be over in March. I feel reasonably comfortable that the party is united now. That Hillary's supporters will vote for Obama. Leave it at that, Sparky, and let's together help The Big O get elected.

    And now with McCain's selection of Palin virtually ensures us of victory....which I'll be writing about later. Stay tuned.

     
  • At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ostroy,
    "Now it's your turn..." ??

    I'm not donating money. I just wanted to see you donate money.

    Obama will take enough of my money if he becomes President.

     
  • At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "But as for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does everyday?" - Sarah Palin, CNBC, 7/08

    Hope somebody got her the job description... geez.

     
  • At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dee Dee Myers, bringing the pain:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/politics/2008/08/sarah-palin-the-doublex-dan-quayle.html

     
  • At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If people want to see sexism on display, head on over to your local right-wing blog and see how many comments there are about how "hot" Sarah Palin is and how great she's going to look behind the podium while McCain gives State of the Union addresses.

    They're saying she's going to pull in the "schwing" vote.

    Keep it up, Repugtards.

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    or you could stroll over to your local left-wing blog and see how many anti-America and Blame America First comments there are.

    I guarantee you this: If Obama wins the Presidency, you won't see the frequency of "Assassinate the President"-types of comments that have been common on the left-wing blogs for the last 7.5 years.

     
  • At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1:41,

    WHEEEEEEE!!! Lookee that spinnin'!!!

    You cannot guarantee me anything.

     
  • At 1:55 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    anti-America? try anti-Bush administration...To criticize one's country is patriotic...Being a cheerleader of disastrous policies and constitutional abuses and unnecessary wars is NOT patriotic.

     
  • At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've got a question for the floor... I wonder how Don Young and Ted Stevens are feeling this morning?

    Two long-time GOP stalwarts from Alaska under federal investigation for ethics violations are running for re-election. John McCain picks their governor who was elected on a platform of ending GOP corruption in Alaska.

    Maverick Mac just threw his old buddy Stevens a bit further under the bus. Wonder if he will take it lying down or not?

     
  • At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm shocked at how many "toothless sewer rats" support Obama. They are crude, obnoxious and totally lacking in verbal skills. What in Obama attracks such vulgarity.

    And, Lord help us, something unleashed Sidney and he's back ad naseum. Look how many "hits" he's made already on this new blog by Ostroy. I don't like some of the kind of people Obama seems to attrack.

    I hope Sidney and the rest of that gang rememeber that just because Obama is criticized the remarks are not necessarily racist.

    I was for Hillary and the nightly cable shows became so repulsively sexist that I switched to FOX NEWS as the only place to go to really hear fair and balanced and non-sexist news. They were not for Hillary but thay did not demean her as did Matthews, Olbermann, Maddow and the rest.

     
  • At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If McCain had to leave the office of the presidency after one month and Palin took over

    she would be

    assuming the office of the President with the same amount of experience Obama had if he had been elected President (give or take a month).

     
  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    Give it a rest, 2:19pm. You're a republican troll. We get it. What? You think everyone who supported either Bush, McCain, Gore, Kerry, Hillary, Bill, we all polite and civil? Quit trying to insinuate that I represent Obama or all of Obama's supporters. I represent only myself. Someone called me sexist and abusive toward women, merely because I didn't support Hillary and I don't support Palin, so why should I have been civil in return. Give your tired act a rest, please, 2:19pm.

    And I don't believe I've ever called people racists on this blog, so spare me.

     
  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    By the way, I find it appalling and totally counter to traditional family values that Governor Palin, a mother with a FOUR MONTH OLD baby suffering from Down Syndrome, leaves the child to criss-cross the nation and then submit to the rigors of the Vice Presidency, and possibly the Presidency, should Old Man McCain keel over. She is essentially abandoning her child who has special needs to the care of others. She won't be winning Mom of the Year...

     
  • At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    2:27,

    That's one of the most entertaining stretches of credibility I've seen all day.

    Half of Palin's political experience is as a city councilwoman in a town of 5500 people. Add her stint as mayor of that same one-light town and you've reached three-quarters of her "experience".

    Just two weeks ago Karl Rove dismissed Tim Kaine for having no experience. See he's in his first term as governor, too, and he was only the Lt. Governor of Virginia, mayor and city councilman of Richmond. Metro Richmond has a population of 1.1 million.

    The duplicity of the GOP is boundless.

     
  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger Sidney Condorcet said…

    For those who are comparing her experience with Obama:

    He served as a State Senator for EIGHT years representing a district of 113,000 people.

    He was Editor-in-Chief of perhaps the world's greatest legal publication.

    Obama was a constitutional law scholar and lecturer for TWELVE years at the University of
    Chicago Law School, one of the finest law schools in the nation.

    Obama has been a United States Senator for FOUR years and has spearheaded ethics reform and
    nuclear non-proliferation initiatives.

    Obama has been under and survived intense media scrutiny for the last eighteen months.

    Obama himself wrote two best-selling books.

    Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

    And now Palin...

    In 1984, Sarah Palin came in second in the Miss Alaska contest.

    She is a graduate of the University of Idaho.

    Palin served two terms on the Wasilla City Council. Wasilla has a total population of roughly
    6,500. She then served as Mayor of that incredibly small town.

    From 2003-04, Palin served as Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation
    Commission.

    Palin became governor in December 2006. She has less than two years of legitimate elected
    experience.


    YOU GUYS REALLY THINK SHE COMPARES WITH OBAMA? YOU ARE DREAMING!! In fact, Obama's state
    senate district is only about five times smaller than Governor Palin's entire STATE.

     
  • At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Rob said…

    For SO many reasons, I am glad syney's back. I missed his coherency.

    Thanks for the 4:57 post.

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wake up women of America. If we perhaps thought Hillary's bashing was because she was so unpopular, we will undoubtedly reconsider that assessment when they're though with Palin. We will have our awareness raised this go round.

    Palin's nomination has brought out all the old Hillary bashers back to this blog which never had so many "hits" as it did during Hillary vs. Obama. And, the most obvious one was of course Sidney. Now he's bashing Palin for not staying home with her Down's syndrome child. He overlooks that Obama's vote against life for children born after a botched abortion condemned one poor Down's symdrome baby to death. The child may have been aborted because he wasn't perfect. This is the one that is now famous because of the testimony of the nurse who found the discarded baby in a dirty storage room and held him until he died. Legally he could not be saved, thanks to Obama and those who agree with him.

    No -- Palin is a rotten mother, says Sidney, because she's smart enough to have a family of five children who flourish, as well as a career that helps her fellow Alaskans. Sidney is for keeping "'em bareflooted, pregnant and in the kitchen."

    I don't undestand why so many men who had mothers who loved them through childhood and beyond should hate women so much. Sexism has no explanation but it exists and is rampant in our society.

    I know our country is not a country full of rotten women who cause their sons to hate and fear women.

     
  • At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sidney, Sidney, Sidney, Palin is not competing with Obama. Obama's rival is John McCain, the Republican nominee for President of the USA.

     
  • At 8:47 PM, Anonymous chuck said…

    A most fitting speech from the most worthy presidential candidate! I was proud of my political party for the first time in quite some time!

     
  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger karen said…

    Anonymous,anonymous,anonymous, Palin must be qualified so she is up against Obama and Biden. She will be one heartbeat from the presidency therefore she has to be qualified and she isn't.

    The set at the speech looks like the South portico, just outside the oval office.

    Outside a row of flags would be blowing everywhere. Only republicans believe if you aren't decked out in flags you are not patriotic.

     

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