Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A clear double standard

“Mark my words” he said.

A “contrived crisis” he said.

“They will test him” he said.


No, not John McCain, but one of John McCain’s best (unwitting) advocates, Joe Biden.


You see, Joe Biden was explaining that the untested and completely inexperienced junior Senator, in the unfortunate event that he actually win the election, would SURELY be tested by a world crisis within 6 months of being elected.



That’s what John McCain has been saying all along.


And not a peep out of the junior Senator’s media machine.  Not a peep.  No, because they are so desperate to help the junior Senator win that they’re not willing to shine a light on that fact—that the junior Senator has absolutely no track record of decision making, legislative accomplishment, or success of any sort.  This kid has been handed success on a silver platter and vaulted to the head of his party on image alone.  All style, no substance.


And if Sarah Palin had made the same remarks?


According to a CNN anchor they’d have been all over it, demonizing her and denouncing the remarks.  But because Joe Biden says it, not only is it true, it’s totally ignored.


This kid is a chump.  A Presidency run by Nancy Pelosi, for the people of San Francisco and California is NOT the kind of leadership I want for my country.

Sure, I want a different tone in foreign policies.  I want a different direction than the one GW has taken us on.  Absolutely I want a more progressive and hopeful tone for my country.


But the vision and direction that the junior Senator offers is most definitely not the future I want for this country.  I don’t think it’s patriotic to pay more in taxes (and neither does anyone else, otherwise they’d be cutting “bonus” tax checks every April 14), I don’t think it’s a good idea to “spread around the wealth”, and I don’t think it’s a good idea to enshrine “fairness” in a tax code.  Life is unfair.  Deal with it.

The failure to take part in the prosperity of the nation is not a tax policy issue, it’s a cultural issue.  And handing out money to people who don’t pay a dime in taxes is NOT the way to change the culture, it’s a way to enforce laziness and suckling at the government teat.

We need a cultural change, not a figurehead empty suit.  We need to go forward as Americans, not as Europeans.  There’s a reason Europe can afford to do what it does, it’s because America does what it does.  God willing, we’ll continue to be able to do so.


[I suppose the silver lining of an Obama victory in 2 weeks would be a wholesale cleaning out of the pathetically horrid congress 2 years hence.  I don’t necessarily think an Obama Presidency would be inherently bad, just an Obama Presidency with a Pelosi/Reid congress.  That thought sends shivers down my spine.  If we’re going to be stuck with Pelosi/Reid, I want McCain.]


Blogger spartikus said...

The failure to take part in the prosperity of the nation is not a tax policy issue, it’s a cultural issue.

Did Jesus also chide the poor for their predicament?

11:02 AM  
Blogger Brother Joe said...

John 5:14 "See, I have made you well. Stop sinning or something worse will happen to you."

11:55 AM  
Blogger spartikus said...

Poverty is a sin?

4:08 PM  
Blogger Brother Joe said...

Nobody said that... except, now, you.

4:21 PM  

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