September 04, 2008

Compare and contrast

Pat Buchanan's infamous "cultural war" speech to the Republican National Convention in 1992:

My friends, this election is about much more than who gets what. It is about who we are. It is about what we believe. It is about what we stand for as Americans. There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we will one day be as was the Cold War itself. And in that struggle for the soul of America, Clinton & Clinton are on the other side, and George Bush is on our side. And so, we have to come home, and stand beside him.

Sarah Palin's VP Nomination acceptance speech this evening:

This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word "victory" except when he's talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger ... take more of your money ... give you more orders from Washington ... and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it.

Victory in Iraq is finally in sight ... he wants to forfeit.

Terrorist states are seeking new-clear weapons without delay ... he wants to meet them without preconditions.

Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America ... he's worried that someone won't read them their rights? Government is too big ... he wants to grow it.

Congress spends too much ... he promises more.

I think Republicans were all Born Under a Bad Sign. They're constantly persecuted by hordes of enemies; never mind that they make those enemies themselves.

Posted by Linkmeister at September 4, 2008 12:01 AM | TrackBack

I tells ya. I cannot stomach what I'm hearing. It's like they (the GOP talking heads and candidates) do not live in this world. I just want to poke them and say "do you not see???"


Posted by: tomorrow at September 4, 2008 03:50 AM

Her pointing the finger at me, and her acusatory remarks were so sad.
I can't wait to see her in a debate. Biden will walk all over her. I hope she doesn't play the sexist card, there is no time for this. She is in the big leagues now. No firing people left and right, and then bringing them back in..
She tried to get rid of certain library books, and then fired the librarian, then hired her back..
P.S.:I have to mail in an absentee vote for this election!

Posted by: toxiclabrat at September 7, 2008 10:21 AM