Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Wednesday, 10:15 PM: The Republican convention is a DISGRACE. How dare Rudy Guiliani make fun of Barack Obama for being a community organizer? This is so gross. Obama would never stoop this low or be so crass. I am ashamed to be an Italian from New York.

"Nobody can say John McCain isn't ready to lead this country."

Oh no? Try me, Rudy. I say that spending years in a cell in Vietnam, while terrible, does not teach one anything about foreign policy! Or does age alone confer readiness? Au contraire! McCain can't even keep straight how many houses he owns! John McCain is such a maverick, eh? Then why is he pandering to the fundamental base by choosing Palin, who doesn't even believe in global warming? Who believes in abstinence-only education and is flaunting her preggers 17 year-old daughter.

Now the repugs are chanting "Drill Baby Drill." How disgusting is that?

Now he is dripping sarcasm upon pathetic sarcastic joke.

But the worst of all is the cynical faux feminism.

How much more of this obscenity must I listen to?

ETA: Apparently a lot more. Palin dripped with belittling sarcasm. Here's part of the email from the Obama campaign immediately following her snide (though rallying to the pit bull troops) speech:

"...Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack's experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed.

Let's clarify something for them right now.

Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.

And it's no surprise that, after eight years of George Bush, millions of people have found that by coming together in their local communities they can change the course of history. That promise is what our campaign has been about from the beginning.

Throughout our history, ordinary people have made good on America's promise by organizing for change from the bottom up. Community organizing is the foundation of the civil rights movement, the women's suffrage movement, labor rights, and the 40-hour workweek. And it's happening today in church basements and community centers and living rooms across America.

Meanwhile, we still haven't gotten a single idea during the entire Republican convention about the economy and how to lift a middle class so harmed by the Bush-McCain policies.

It's now clear that John McCain's campaign has decided that desperate lies and personal attacks -- on Barack Obama and on you -- are the only way they can earn a third term for the Bush policies that McCain has supported more than 90 percent of the time..."--David Plouffe

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