Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Facts vs. Bullshit

The main contrast between the democratic convention and the republican convention is one of great concern. While the democrats focus on possibility, repair, respect for the opposition, change, concrete plans, action and a positive out look for the future, the republicans are mean spirited, condescending, sarcastic, dismissive, vicious, whiny, stuck in the past, fear inducing, victim minded, inaccurate, lying and negative. 

You sure don't get the feeling the GOP is uplifting in any way, shape or form. Since they cannot take responsibility for the past sorrowful eight years that have led to a divided country and a disastrous economy, all they can do is rip Obama. Barack, on the other hand, always chooses the high road as he did when he immediately text messaged to all his staff  a threat of termination if they so much as breathe a word about the out of wedlock pregnancy of the Palin girl. 

It also is pathetic that they disguese themselves as agents of Green values when McCain delibertly voted against all eight attempts to pass a bill extending vital tax credits and production subsidies to expand our wind and solar industries in order to change our dependance on oil. Instead he supports lowering the gas tax to promote more consumption and addiction to oil that will eventually lead to higher prices at the pump and less preparation for the enevidible disaster that this false sence of security will bring to our country.

 Palin's comments touting "thanks but no thanks" for the bridge to nowhere,  "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending...and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress."  The facts tell a different story.  As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million.  In her two years as governor, Alaska requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, the opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "bridge to nowhere."

Former Governor Mike Huckabee said that Palin got more votes for running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.  Another out right lie.  The republicans just make it up as they go along.  Truth is Palin got 616 votes in her 1996 mayor's election and 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1525.  Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

 Abraham Lincoln was not the founder of the republican party as Huckabee stated.  Lies, lies and more lies.

  No one mentions the economy or how voting with Bush more than 90% of the time justifys a shake up in Washington or earns him the self appointed title of MAVERICK. Bush and McCain the cowboy and the maverick! Just what we need more of in this country. Mission accomplished boys!


Heather said...

The Daily Show has been a wonderful support system. I dearly hope that you watch it. It should help with that nausea. :)

Carolyn...Online said...

I've read all of your posts about the conventions. I think it's great you made yourself watch both - even though it clearly irritated you.

I think the most important thing you can be is informed. You seem to be taking the time to be informed. Good for you!