Denver Democrat Debacle Day 4–The children go to bed

1) Hope
2) Change
3) Yes we can
4) God Bless America

There, you just heard the entire speech.

Heck no! We won’t go!
We wanna see BHMO!

No more suffering, no more trauma!

Barack Hannah Montana Obama!

YYYAAAAYYYY, BARRY!

The substance of the speech has now been covered.

Given how slippery and elusive Obama is, perhaps he can be introduced by the Wiggles. My friend’s baby son likes them, and he is just as naive and sweet.

The gathering of children at the largest slumber party in the history of Denver has now officially ended.

Before turning to important news, such as who John McCain will select as the next Vice President, some time shall be spent reviewing the sweetest sweet 16 party any young kid has ever had.

To paraphrase Gerard Baker, the young anointed one spaketh.

Like most rock concerts at outdoor stadiums, earplugs are necessary for a positive experience.

One stereotypical liberal blogger with his nose sky high in the air said, “holy cow what a speech. If that doesn’t inspire you, you don’t love America.”

I didn’t, and I do.

Before getting to the anointed one, Bill Richardson spoke for a few minutes. To cover his remarks would imply they were consequential, so for ethical reasons, moving on would be best.

John Lewis could not bring himself to thank John McCain for repeatedly calling John Lewis a hero. John McCain keeps thinking that the other side sees him as an opponent and not an enemy. The graciousness is never returned.

Howard Dean was calm. Perhaps the tranquilizers meant for him and Dennis Kucinich went to only Howard Dean. He did claim that democrats were now competitive in all 50 states. At the Presidential level, I guess 50 truly is the new 20. Then again, Howard Dean was cursed in 2004. He suffered an endorsement for Al Gore.

Al Gore immediately quieted the crowd because he is Al Gore. He then started bellowing, and forgot to remind the audience that he lost his home state in Tennessee, as well as Arkansas. He bemoaned that President Bush and Vice President Cheney have an “indifference to facts.” If I was not typing on the internet that Al Gore invented I would be salty about that cheap shot.

Al Gore is well on his way to being the lonely old man on the park bench yelling at pigeons and passerbys that he was once relevant. At least the Earth will be completely fine, although waving his Nobel Peace Prize and Academy Award wildly will frighten the birds as much as his beliefs frighten most normal people.

He criticized President Bush for “not inspiring people.” From a man who bores himself to sleep, this is a Goreian level of hypocrisy to go along with the former Vice President’s very convenient untruth. This rising level of Goreian hypocrisy is dangerous to the environment of sensible discourse.

“The politics of the past are exhausted.”

Yet Al Gore was still on stage, talking about bipartisan respect while bashing President Bush.

He then compared Obama to Abraham Lincoln. They both lacked experience and were from Illinois. That logic allows us to nominate Ronald McDonald, since his corporate headquarters is also in Illinois. After all, He is a clown, making him a perfect fit for the 21st century democrats.

I figured that letting Al Gore or John Kerry speak on the same night as Barack Obama would make Obama seem less insufferable by comparison. I give credit where credit is due.

As for Obama, the heavens opened up, the oceans parted, the sun shined, and children worldwide smiled. Every world problem was instantly solved.

Then I realized I had accidentally hit the remote to the NFL Channel. I clicked back to politics to face the final speech of this 96 hour slumber party.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/29/team-obama-whines-clamors-for-relevance/

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/29/barack-the-silencer-obamas-gangland-assault-on-free-speech/

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/08/barack_obama_offers_a_beautifu.html

Barack Obama thanked former President Bill Clinton “for making the case for change as only he can.” Does that mean that nobody else in the party, including Obama himself and Joe Biden, are able to do so? So much for “Yes, we can.” Then again, if they could have, they would have.

He stated that “humility” was essential. Rumor has it that he then showed the audience his backside so that they could take a deep sniff and exult at the inhalation. Rumor also has it that he then took a moment to admire his own scent, before continuing with his humility speech. The source of the rumors is incredibly handsome, and apparently has as much humility at the moment as Obama.

Pretty much everything in life, including puppies and kittens crying, according to Obama, is the responsibility of President George W. Bush.

I vowed to stop paraphrasing as soon as something consequential was said. I will be waiting until the Republican Convention.

The speech was fairly hard negative from the get go. I was waiting eagerly for this man to offer a reason why he should be President.

The crowd chanted “8 is Enough,” as if teenagers even know who Dick Van Patten is.

He linked John McCain to George W. Bush, but could not offer a rationale for himself.

He attacked Phil Gramm for his “nation of whiners” comment, which was taken way out of context. Nevertheless, Obama wants us to judge McCain by Dubya and Gramm. Therefore, we get to judge him by William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.

He misrepresented John McCain as a man who thinks that anyone making under 5 million dollars per year as middle class.

This speech was a stemwinder that should have been delivered by Hillary Clinton or another attack dog. There was nothing that gave us any glimpse into how he would lead.

“It’s time for us to change America, and that is why I am running for President.”

His biggest speech in his life, and he offered a platitude.

His 2004 speech was so successful because it was unifying and positive. This speech was divisive and negative.

He played to the hard core leftists in the stadium, ignoring the masses watching on television that kept wanting to know the question Walter Mondale asked of Gary Hart in 1984…”Where’s the beef?”

He told sob stories of people suffering. That is not a plan, or even a single policy.

“We should treat people with dignity and respect.”

Apparently President Bush is not a human being.

He then asked government to invest in everything. When liberals say invest, they mean spend.

We need to look after each other. Great. Fabulous.

“Let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I was President.”

I listened very intently at this point.

I wasted my ears. They are not as big as Obama’s, but even ears his size could not hear an actual substantive message.

“In 10 years we will end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.”

How you ask? He will click his heels together 3 times.

He then blamed McCain for the oil crisis that began 30 years ago.

He attacked the idea of oil drilling.

He will “safely find ways to harness nuclear power.”

This is garbage. That technology already exists. He is against building nuclear power plants.

At no times were the words, “This is how I will do it, and this is how I will pay for it,” ever uttered.

Every child will be given a world class education. How so? Perhaps by shutting down American public schools and sending kids overseas. That is a world plan.

He will “ask” for higher standards for teachers. How nice of him. Perhaps he can ask Hezbollah and Hamas to stop blowing up innocent Jews. So that is the problem with the President. He is impolite.

Public schools destroy children. Obama will not say this.

“Now is the time to protect Social Security for future generations.”

His plan is to let it go bankrupt, since investing in T-Bills will do that.

“Many of these plans will cost money, and I will tell you how I will pay for them.”

He will eliminate bad programs with 21st century challenges to overcome 20th century bureaucracy.

This man is brilliant.

To quote Spinal Tap, “The more it stays the same…the less it changes.”

“We must provide more ladders for young men that fall into crime and despair.”

They do not “fall” into it. They consciously seek to do these bad acts.

He then spoke of “individual responsibility and mutual responsibility. That is the essence of America’s promise.”

No. Individual freedom and liberty and the ability to make the best…or worst…of one’s own life…is what makes America great.

Obama must be a vegetarian, because there was no meat anywhere.

He attacked McCain saying that McCain would not follow Osama “to the cave that he lives.” That was the most dishonorable line of the speech.

“You don’t deter Israel from Iran by talking tough in Washington.”

Talking tough? That is what Obama does, and nothing more.

“Don’t tell me that democrats won’t keep us safe.”

I am telling you. You can’t, and you won’t.

“Tough direct diplomacy will prevent Iran and Russia…”

Vladimir Putin and Mahmoud Armageddonijad laughed hysterically, and thanked the heavens that Obama will not actually do anything.

He claimed that John McCain claims that Obama “takes his positions for political purposes.”

I am glad they agree. So do I.

This speech was like 2004, only rehashed, and less meaningful now that we have seen what is beneath the lofty rhetoric…absolutely nothing.

“We have lost our sense of common purpose. We must restore it.”

There is no common purpose.

He then tried to triangulate on abortion, gun control, and gay marriage.

He mentioned that gays should be free of discrimination. I am a Jewish republican. I know discrimination.

He mentioned how business hurt Americans when they hire illegal workers, but that is not a solution or even a proposal.

“If you do not have any fresh ideas, then you use stale attacks to scare voters. If you don’t have a record, you attack your opponent.”

I would say that this is the pot calling the kettle black, but I might be accused of racism, and then be investigated by the Department of Justice.

He then praised ordinary Americans. They are only ordinary when one is looking down on them from Mount Olympus.

He praised Martin Luther King Jr., but what he failed to grasp was that Dr. King was able to forcefully advocate change without tearing down others.

Had Barack given his 2004 speech tonight, I would be worried.

I know the media will tell us how fabulous the 2008 reheated version was, but it was not.

I am relaxed knowing that he threw his best punch.

John McCain and the republicans, including myself, will be in Minnesota soon enough. I leave for Minnesota on Saturday.

Seriousness will then enter the building.

I used to think that all Obama had to offer was one speech. I was wrong. He now has double that. His accomplishments in the Senate are 0, so he doubled that as well.

The symbolism was powerful. Those who liked the speech will like the symbolism. Some people believe that putting a bow tie on a pig makes it a prince. It does not. All the powerful symbolism cannot save this lack of substance. More importantly, it should not. Otherwise, the useless human beings known as Hollywood celebrities truly will become the heart and soul of America, and the America I know it will be worse off.

This 2008 Obama speech was not about “us.” It was about him, and only him.

It offered virtually nothing, and what little it did offer, I will graciously…something liberals do not understand…refuse.

This was not “Stand and Deliver.”

Barack Obama is a mainstream liberal. He stands for nothing, and delivers just as much.

The children then went to bed, as the adults prepared to discuss serious business in Minnesota.

eric

16 Responses to “Denver Democrat Debacle Day 4–The children go to bed”

  1. Eagle 6 says:

    Eric, I have been otherwise engaged in a war we are winning, and when my daughter emailed and said Sen McCain had picked a running mate, I couldn’t wait to jump on your site and see what you had to say… although your VP post isn’t out, I was certainly blessed by reading this column! Terrific analysis…subtlety, no-so-subtlety, irony, sarcasm, brilliance!! You made my night… Though there be splendor in the gasses within the Democratic Party, there be logic in the masses of the Republicans… Keep up the good fight… and please tell the blue coats in the big cities to also keep up the fight – the crime rate over here is much less than it is over there per capita, but if they surge their forces the way we surged ours, there’s hope for the US.

  2. Eagle, how long do you think you guys – en masse and readied, that is – will have to be over there?

    JMJ

  3. Micky 2 says:

    Eric.
    You took all the words right outta my mouth. ( theres a few I know you would discard)
    Excellent.
    And yea, the 5 mill dollar remark along with the cave pi$$ed me off.
    I wanted so badly to ask him , which cave ?

    Give it up Jersey.
    Eagle and mass will do what it takes, as has been made abundantly obvious to anyone but the left.
    If you guys had it your way we would of probably had to leave and start over more than once.

  4. Hey, I’m just curious, Micky. Afterall, who would know better than he, right? Isn’t that what you guys always say? I mean, if we’re “winning” then that must mean we’re achieving some sort of goal, right? So that achievement must be getting closer at some rate if we’re “winning” as opposed to say “just hanging on” or are “all even” or are “losing,” right? So I’m just curious – when does one of our guys over there think we can finally be done with this – when will be be done “winning” and will have actually “won?”

    JMJ

  5. Micky 2 says:

    Yea well, unlike you I dont look to my crystal ball, or just tell folks to take my word for it.
    Acheivements in Iraq have been in upward incriments and will continue to as long as our guys keep on doing what they have been doing.

    While Obama keeps making disengenuous statements about his withdrawl positions he fails to mention that withdrawl is already in process and that Bush and Maliki have already discussed goals and estimated times for withdrawl.
    He went over there and mumbled some crap to Maliki about a withdrawl date of 16 months from now and gave the false inpression that somehoe Maliki was supporting him because of his 16 month recomendation.
    Well, sorry, but actually the day before Bush and Maliki were already discussing timetables but it was looked at more as goal on the horizon as the circunstances would dictate.
    The circumstances will dictate how long we stay and it looks like that horizon is not too far away since Iraqi forces are taking more and more control of their own security everyday.

    I know, you guys want an answer immediatly with a definate date just you can sling hash on Bush if hes even a minute behind this schedule.
    To announce strategy / plans would be the epitome of idiocy.

    And since we are building this humugous embassy you should know well enough our prescence will be a consistant one just as in the case with Japan, S. Korea, Germany etc.
    but I think its safe to say that you guys can finally put away the “blood for oil”, “Bush lied , soldiers died”, “100 years” banners.
    There are no more 24/7 reports of IEDS going off or safehouses being cleared.
    What does that tell any intelligent person ?

    Instead of your snide question for Eagle you should congratulate him and his mass for handling and practically eliminating what at one time looked like a paradoxial conundrum.
    I’m sure that if Eagle gets back here to answer you he will say much of what I’ve said and probably add more to it that the liberal MSM will not tell us.
    ————————————————————————————-

    Did you guys see O’Reilly just put up the banner MSNBC placed under the “breaking news ” just seconds after Palin was announced ?

    Right under her pic as the anouncement was made MSNBC placed a banner under her that said;

    ” How many houses does Palin add to the republican ticket?”

    Unbelieveable.
    Disgusting.

    Show that to the moonbats that say the media is not in the tank for Obama.

  6. Okay Micky, look, you’re in the addict rehab biz, right? So you know setting time-tables or imminent expectations is unrealistic, right? It’s the ol’ “one day at a time” method, right? So okay, I can see your argument here. But here’s my problem: This is war. This is a foreign nation. These people are not choosing their situation. It’s as if they were more like teenaged prostitutes, banging in the armed against their will from one pimp (Hussein) to the next (us). A drug addict or an alky picks their problems, but a “collaterally damaged” human being in a war zone does not. They have their own issues, completely unrelated to ours. As a counsilor, you are objectively understanding, as an occupier, you would be relatively imposing. Do you understand what I’m saying? I’m saying that we probably wouldn’t even know “victory” in Iraq if it stared us in the face.

    JMJ

    ps – Palin is a joke (“Van Palin”, Track, Trig??????????). A ridiculous, though rather humanely likelable joke. She makes Dan Quayle look like Lloyd Bentsen. But I’ll give her this – her own amateurish megalomania kicked the crooked Big Oil/GOP regime in their Alaskan crotch. It just goes to show – the GOP isn’t even good at being the thing they’re best at – being crooks.

    JMJ, again.

  7. parrothead says:

    Jersey,

    Your response was so rambling and made such little sense I would not know how to respond. I guess you were trying to use a clever analogy but it cmae out tortured.

    As far as Palin goes, while she does have relatively little experience she has more EXECUTIVE experience (10 years) than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton COMBINED (0 years). It is very different when you are in the decision making seat and have to have sole responsibility then when you are one of a body who votes to make decisions. If you are absent from a legislative body for a decision your vote is ignored and business moves on. It isn’t the same when you are the decision maker. I can only assume that you have never held a position of authority since you cannot understand this difference.

  8. Parrot, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the private sector in America (and qausi-private sectors in Europre and Asia), “executive experience” is about as valuable as “blue blood” – usually it means you’re functionally retarded at best. 😉

    The only reason legislators don’t get elected to executive office is because legislative records are easier to run against than executive records – and if you don’t already know that then don’t even bother with me, because I’ll “only assume” you don’t know you legislature from your executive from your @$$.

    JMJ

  9. Oh, and Parrot, you’d have to put my prior comment into a context between Micky and I, otherwise of course it would seem “rambling” to you. Oh, and so would the war in Iraq and probably most other issues you feel strongly about. That’s the funny thing about you GWB supporters (kinda’ like Jefferson Davis supporters) – you don’t even know what you’re fighting for, and if you did, you wouldn’t. 😉

    JMJ

  10. Micky 2 says:

    “Okay Micky, look, you’re in the addict rehab biz, right? So you know setting time-tables or imminent expectations is unrealistic, right? It’s the ol’ “one day at a time” method, right? So okay, I can see your argument here. But here’s my problem: This is war. This is a foreign nation. These people are not choosing their situation. ”

    They did not choose The situation Saddam put them in.
    They were not victims of addiction to anything but fear of a tyrant.
    Your analogy is so far off and incomprehensible it almost sounds like some detox would be in order.

    “A drug addict or an alky picks their problems, but a “collaterally damaged” human being in a war zone does not. ”

    No, none of us woke up one day and said to ourselves ” I wanna be an addict”

    Besides that, you have to get away from the “victimization of the Iraqis mentallity”
    Its about the stabalization of the middle east.
    Although there were human rights to be dealt with, or the lack of on part of the Iraqia Saddam had already invaded Iran and Kuwait. The third time would of been a charm.
    Your saying that we probably wouldn’t even know “victory” in Iraq if it stared us in the face is an insult to all the hard work and loss of American life that had gone into the efforts of freeing a country from an oppresive demon.
    The war has basically been won.
    Sh*t can the BDS and your contempt for our soldiers who have done an incredible job.
    You cannot controvert anything I said above but to come up with some backasswards analogy that hardly connected or made any relevance to the real issue. Which is that Iraq is on its way to being a more free and stable country than it has ever been. And we have managed to place ourselves in the most strategic place possible when it comes to keeping and eye on and having readiness to deal with radical islamic elements.

    You say we dont know what we are fighting for ?
    HAH!
    Thats why most of the volunteers come back for 3rd and 4th tours.
    And I stated how any times now what the goals are and how close we are to achieving them.
    With all due respect , this posting of yours is one of the most nonsensical and vacant of any legitimate point I have ever seen.

    Its pretty bad for you guys when McCains VP pick is actually more qualified than the libs pick for the POTUS.
    In the last 2 years she has been working in an executive capacity while Bambi has been running the trail and voting “present”
    Ontop of the 10 plus years experience she has working in capacities that give her far more decision making skills than Obama.

  11. Micky 2 says:

    Okay Micky, look, you’re in the addict rehab biz, right? So you know setting time-tables or imminent expectations is unrealistic, right? It’s the ol’ “one day at a time” method, right? So okay, I can see your argument here. But here’s my problem: This is war. This is a foreign nation. These people are not choosing their situation. ”

    They did not choose The situation Saddam put them in.
    They were not victims of addiction to anything but fear of a tyrant.
    Your analogy is so far off and incomprehensible it almost sounds like some detox would be in order.

    “A drug addict or an alky picks their problems, but a “collaterally damaged” human being in a war zone does not. ”

    No, none of us woke up one day and said to ourselves ” I wanna be an addict”

    Besides that, you have to get away from the “victimization of the Iraqis mentallity”
    Its about the stabalization of the middle east.
    Although there were human rights to be dealt with, or the lack of on part of the Iraqia Saddam had already invaded Iran and Kuwait. The third time would of been a charm.
    Your saying that we probably wouldn’t even know “victory” in Iraq if it stared us in the face is an insult to all the hard work and loss of American life that had gone into the efforts of freeing a country from an oppresive demon.
    The war has basically been won.
    Sh*t can the BDS and your contempt for our soldiers who have done an incredible job.
    You cannot controvert anything I said above but to come up with some backasswards analogy that hardly connected or made any relevance to the real issue. Which is that Iraq is on its way to being a more free and stable country than it has ever been. And we have managed to place ourselves in the most strategic place possible when it comes to keeping and eye on and having readiness to deal with radical islamic elements.

    You say we dont know what we are fighting for ?
    HAH!
    Thats why most of the volunteers come back for 3rd and 4th tours.
    And I stated how any times now what the goals are and how close we are to achieving them.
    With all due respect , this posting of yours is one of the most nonsensical and vacant of any legitimate point I have ever seen.

    Its pretty bad for you guys when McCains VP pick is actually more qualified than the libs pick for the POTUS.
    In the last 2 years she has been working in an executive capacity while Bambi has been running the trail and voting “present”
    Ontop of the 10 plus years experience she has working in capacities that give her far more decision making skills than Obama.

  12. parrothead says:

    Executives are easy to run against, because their record is clear ask Mitt Romney, Michael Dukakis, Howard Dean, Jerry, Brown, Pete Wilson, and so many others. Legislators are easy because they really have very little accomplishments to point to only votes. Which if you look at Obama’s legislative record he has not voted on more issues than he has vote din on since he has spent much of time since he has been elected running for President and not in Washington.

    I guess you proved my point with your blue blood comment. You obviously don’t understand what senior managers and executives do. I notice you never refuted it. I see you also get rather hot under the collar when somebody questions what you know and understand which is what you do to all the rest of us routinely.

  13. Eagle 6 says:

    Jersey – Thanks for asking. GEN Petraeus is providing a fairly comprehensive strategy in the next week or so. I just know that in my Forward Operating Base, we are losing about 230 of 260 personnel within the next month – leaving only two Military Transition Teams and a few support personnel. Three or four Areas of Operation in my purview will experience similar cuts. The Brigade that is here is being replaced by a Battalion – about a fourth the size. This is not the case all across the board, but there are certainly many more MiTTs and support personnel and fewer ground forces.

  14. Eagle, do you think this is wise, even with the transitioners? Are they, the Iraqi forces, ready for this – and ready for this in a way that’s positive for us? Remember, the first and last forces we left in Nam were MiTTs. Does that inform you in a different way? I heard about the Anbar pull-out. I’m very worried about that. It sounds historically familar – giving way to unfriendlies whilst they seem neutral.

    And by the way, man, thanks a million for being so civil with a guy like me. Eric’s “The Tygrrrr Express” is the best conservative blog EVER, and guys like you help to make it so. Usually “civil” talk is just code speak for “politely pushing an agenda in a polite manner.” Here, and only here, I find conseratives who are willing push their agendas as they like – unexpurgated. I like that. That, and alliteration. 😉

    JMJ

  15. Parrot,

    “Executives are easy to run against, because their record is clear”

    If that was true then we’d have less executives as presidents. Legislators are easier to run against because law-making is more complicated than law-meting.

    And Jesus H Christ man don’t ass-u-me what I know about management. I’ve been around enough to my $#!t. Heck man, I ran auto-industry production shifts in the mid-90’s. I know unions, management, national and international ways of seeing these things. You should know by now that I’m not an idiot.

    JMJ

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