Filed under: Domestic Policy, Economy, Education, Election 2008, Energy, Environment, Foreign Policy, Health Care, Iraq, Media Bias, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: Joe Biden, Presidential Election Campaign 2008, Sarah Palin, Vice-Presidential Debate
Good Debate. Sarah Palin was brilliant. The nastiness will undoubtedly ramp up almost immediately. One of the talking heads on Fox said “She said ‘doggone it’ more than once. I suppose that plays well in flyover country.” And he immediately began getting angry e-mails. What is it about these people who believe themselves to be part of a lofty elite because they appear on television?
Joe Biden was better than usual. He has been tasked with an awful job — denying that Obama ever said any of the things that Obama previously said. Giving Obama credit for things he didn’t do, blaming everything on Bush and claiming that McCain is just like Bush in spite of McCain’s actual positions. That is a lot of whoppers to remember. You had to pity the man.
Yoo Hoo, Joe. The financial meltdown is directly traceable to Democrat’s legislative demand that loans be made to people who could not qualify for loans. There is clear evidence in the legislation, and in the votes in Congress. It’s silly to try to pretend that Obama saw this financial mess coming and worked to prevent it. Good grief! Senator Barack ACORN was working hard to increase the problem and had been for years. He trained activists, supported them with other people’s money, acted as their counsel in court, and as a senator, funneled tax money — lots of it — to ACORN.
The Obama campaign is heavily invested in making Americans believe that everything is terrible, and that everyone in the middle class is desperate. I suppose if you tell people often enough that they are suffering, at some point they will start to believe it. Then the Messiah can arrive to rescue you. Don’t be disappointed when it doesn’t work. Obama’s economic plans are, perhaps, even scarier than his foreign policy plans.
Past history says that the vice presidential debate has little effect on the election. But this is a strange year. Polls show that only about 13% of Americans can distinguish between the two parties or explain their differences. That is fairly scary too.