Of all the idiotic criticisms of John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as his Vice Presidential running mate..... none makes less sense than NY Senator Chuck Schumer's.
He said in essence, that choosing her was ridiculous, in light of her total lack of experience. Duuhhhhhhh, Senator........ are we comparing apples to apples, or apples to bananas?
Sarah Palin has extensive experience, not only at the ground-roots level of government, but as Mayor of a small town and finally Governor of Alaska,.... a not so small state. Neither Obama nor Biden have ever been responsible for governing anything. Biden has basked in the glory of his long tenure on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Obama................ well, Obama gave a speech in 2002.
The liberals are treading on very dangerous ground when they start talking about experience and "lack of". I am sure that McCain knows at least as much as Biden about foreign relations, having taken many trips to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. So, I believe that the Republican's candidate for the presidency is very well grounded in reality. Nobody can say that about the Democrats presidential candidate.
Face it............we have a lop-sided competition here. The republicans have an experienced presidential candidate and VP candidate with limited experience in world affairs. The democrats have a VP candidate, experience in world affairs, and a presidential candidate who was a "community organizer". Neither the democratic top of the ticket nor the bottom of the ticket has ever managed or run a government.........large or small. That cannot be said about the republican ticket.
Separately.......... I just wanted to take a small piece of that "schmuck" title that I gave to Schumer......... and pass it on to former President Carter. Your comment about John McCain bleeding his "prisoner status" is revolting, disgusting and so much in keeping with your level of mentality. You, the quintessential "do nothing" president, who's only talent was to count his peanut profits, should apologize immediately. I always said while you were President, that you denigrated the respect of the office. Little did I realize that since that time, your downward spiral would continue. You have truly hit bottom!!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Out of this turmoil there emerged a powerful body of left-wing opinion and activism that turned the old national consensus upside down.After a night that began with the Democrat Party nominating Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden as their President and Vice President choices for the November general election the night culminated in Sen. Obama vowing that Democrats would take America back. (see related video)
Rejecting Henry Clay’s “my country - right or wrong,” the left substituted “my country - always wrong.” More extreme elements declared their country to be the most oppressive society in history - racist at home and imperialist abroad - while discovering sublime virtues in genocidal tyrants from Mao Tse-Tung to Pol Pot.
While this raging ideological virus infected in varying degree a wide range of American institutions - e.g. media, academia - its principal victim was the national Democratic Party.—William Maloney
Obama’s statement came in a surprise appearance at the National Democrat convention after speeches from former President Bill Clinton and Obama’s pick for Vice President Joe Biden.
But where is this mystical magical time and place which Liberal Democrats who call themselves Progressives wish to take America back to?
In his The Europeanization of the Democrat Party William Maloney brilliantly and succinctly diagnoses the Democrat Party’s threat to take America back. (see story)
Maloney recants that, [In less than a decade the party that boldly sponsored the Berlin airlift, the Marshall Plan, and the NATO alliance went from the confident activism of the hawkish John Kennedy - “pay any price, bear any burden to assure the success of liberty” - to the “Blame America First” defeatism of George McGovern - who aptly themed his 1972 acceptance speech as “Come Home, America.”
Betraying allies in Vietnam, ignoring genocide in Cambodia, accepting communist aggression from Angola to Afghanistan, and bowing to humiliation in Iran, America’s defense of liberty abroad was reduced to Carter’s pathetic gesture of boycotting the Moscow Olympics.
The sorry Democratic mismanagement of both economic and foreign policy led to a series of landslide Republican presidential victories and finally a decade of GOP congressional dominance. Yet, amazingly, none of these severe reality checks halted the Democrats' steady leftward drift.]
Maloney reminds America that there is no rosy Democrat future for America based on a time in the past where Democrats produced an American Narvanic experience.
There is only the prospect of America hating Liberals attempting to remake America into a nightmare of a dream. Not a Martin Luther King dream of living in Christian harmony but the nightmare of forcing America into the failed socio-economic policies of Europe.
Policies that even now Europe is attempting to cast off. This is where Democrat Liberals would take America back to if Democrats were elected in greater numbers in Congress and if Barack Obama were elected President. (see video)
America is not going back to a Democrat make believe fantasy, some Camelot that never existed not as long as the other half of the country joined by Independents have a say in this election.
2000 and 2004 failed to wake Democrats from their delusions about America and the American people but saying no to Barack Obama and the Democrat Party in 2008 sends a strong message that the American people will not taken in by the rhetoric and pretense of Democrat play acting.
The America people will not allow Democrats to “take America back” to never, never land, its time for Democrats to end the self delusion about Europe and come back to the American family!
It's time Democrats offer some real choices instead of false hope and false woman's rights advocates.
It's time Democrats quit talking down America it is time Democrats stop talking down the economy and it is time Democrats stop apologizing to Europe for America's protection of Europe and for America's rebuilding of Europe after World War II.
Most of all it time that Democrats stop seeking leadership under false pretenses, false change and false Messiahs.