"WHEN FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA IT WILL BE WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
AND CARRYING A CROSS." -SINCLAIR LEWIS

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Something Someone Else Said

"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?" -Sarah Palin, Republican vice-presidential nominee, in her speech attacking Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention

You might not remember Bush's 2004 convention but here's a picture:
See anything familiar? I know that John McCain doesn't know shit about the Internet but do these people really believe that about the rest of us? Their hubris is truly unfathomable.

2 comments:

sterling said...

I heard that quote on the radio. I'm not sure what point she was trying to make, but I do like the statement. It's certainly an interesting question we should all be asking about both candidates.

I also heard this and thought it was a good quote:
"In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers.

And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."

I know not enough details about Obama or McCain to judge this statement's overall credibility, but it's definitely a good quote.

JBW said...

We certainly should be asking this. Policy proposals are the first thing responsible candidates should be producing to be taken seriously by the electorate. Check out this breakdown by a guest-blogger for Andrew Sullivan. Despite the caucophany from the right accusing him of being an empty suit and just high-minded rhetoric, Obama is all about substance and policy. Quotes are clever and make for good sound bites but check out their sites and judge for yourself.