Friday, September 05, 2008

The morning after

Ok, so the protests AT the speech were a little classless.  I suppose that is to be expected from the likes of the rank and file dems because, you know, it’s the republicans where are hateful and mean.


Beyond that, it seems that Obama’s speech actually had more policy proposals than McCain’s.  The only specific policy proposal that seems to stick was doubling the child credit from $3500 to $7000.  Everything else was sort of vague:  keep taxes low, cut where he can, provide for school choice, and such.  Then again, the several policy proposals from Obama were equally vague, but they seemed grander and more sweeping and interconnected.  I’m going to go back and read both of the Obama/McCain speeches and compare and contrast just as I’ll do with the Palin/Biden speeches.  I think it’ll be interesting to see what shakes out.


I also thought Obama’s video tribute/commercial congratulating John McCain on his nomination was very classy.  Oh…  Wait…  That was John McCain congratulating Obama’s nomination and backing off for a night.  Obama sat down for an interview on Fox.  On the evening John McCain was giving his acceptance speech to the RNC.

Classy.  Real classy.


As a presentation note, the RNC seemed a little more disorganized than the DNC.  As for showmanship, give it to The One and his troops.  As for substance…  the jury is still out.  There’s still that steady, ominous drumbeat in the background of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid just waiting to get the “right” guy in office so that they can throw open the legislative floodgates.  It’s not so much a question of “who’s capable of doing the job” but “who’s capable of being a check on Congress”.  The President has enough people around him to ensure the job gets done.


Blogger spartikus said...

Wow, in this post and the previous one, you've accused the Democratic Party of being behind the protests at the GOP convention. You even go so far as to say it's an attempt to "silence".

Without a shred of evidence offered.

This is what is called libel.

9:46 AM  
OpenID gimpgimpson said...

Calling the protesters at the GOP convention "rank and file dems" is simply not fair. People who have nothing better to do than fly to Minneapolis, get on the floor of the convention and make a scene are not the majority of people currently supporting the Democrats. I don't think it's useful to use the fringe elements of either party to make a decision as to which candidate to support.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Brother Joe said...

Maybe they're not "rank and file", maybe that's unfair.
But come on, Ryan. To call these guys "fringe elements" is as unfair as to suggest the Daily KOSmonaughts and the Huffington Post folks and the MoveOn.Org crowd are "fringe". They can't be "net roots" and "fringe elements" at the same time. At least one of those protesters was from Code Pink and they're not the least bit ashamed of what they did. This is the same gaggle of folks who tried to hijack Lieberman's reelection campaign but got slapped down in the statewide election because they're not as powerful or as influential as either they or the democratic power structure thinks they are. If the Dialy Kos and Code Pinks and MoveOn crowd aren't a part of the rank and file and character of that party, then who is?

10:52 AM  
Blogger Brother Joe said...

Libel: n. to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others.

I didn't say the Democratic Party. I said the party. Small "p". Which is to state not the official organization, but the members of the organization.
My statement is not untrue, Code Pink is a part of the Democrat Party, in as much as they identify with their principles.
My statement does not hold the Democratic Party up to scorn, ridicule, hatred, or contempt nor does it harm their reputation because Code Pink is quite proud of what they did (see their website) and the Democrat Party doesn't care.
If you don't believe me, feel free to sue.

11:02 AM  

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