Sunday, October 14, 2007


Hillary launched her two day “Middle Class Express” bus tour of Iowa with a speech that departed from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed into law by her husband. She thinks NAFTA should be reassessed and “adjusted,” though she didn’t offer tangible details.

I’m pretty sure she didn’t offer details because she really doesn’t have any. You don’t need details for the crowd she’s speaking to. She’s speaking to union membership and other democrat gim’me’crats who don’t bother to pick up printed material and actually read about what they’re for or against.

I’m not foolish enough to think for a New York moment that people who’s vote can be swayed or sealed on that kind of idiotic talk do any reading beyond their horoscope, Ann Landers or the sports pages. I beg any one of them to spend two sentences on NAFTA without their brain exploding.

“I think we do need to take a deep breath and figure out how we can make it work for the greatest numbers of people,” Billary added. The “greatest number of people“ comment, of course, is meant to make all of her lackeys think they’re in the “greatest number.”

With “greatest number,” she is specifically addressing the union leadership. This being the same fine leadership that has contributed so greatly to the high unemployment rate in Michigan, Ohio and some other rust belt areas of the country.

This is the same fine leadership that lobbies against right-to-work laws that give an employee the right to join a union…or not! For the record, Michigan is not a right-to-work state. Here, you have no right to not join a union if your coworkers are organized. The union leadership we’re talking about also will take away the right to a secret ballot when they try to organize in a particular workplace. This tactic has the obvious effect of intimidating workers who don’t want to join, into voting for membership. If the Dems take the White House in addition to controlling the legislature, this too will become law. Guaranteed!

Anyway, Clinton’s most recent empty speech will surely please the left and some dopes on the right. Unfortunately, in this country most people fall all over themselves for people who use phrases like “greater good; wealth redistribution; level playing field; fair share;” and my personal favorite, “working people.”

She no doubt appeals to people who think the United States is a democracy, and others who have never bothered to read the Constitution.

On the other side of the aisle, I watched the most recent Republican candidate’s debate the other day on CNBC. Not real exciting. There have been so many debates at this point, 13 months before the election, that no one watches them. In fact it looked like the candidates themselves didn’t entirely show up either.

Worst moment of the debate was when Sen. Fred Thompson was asked “What are the dangers of a weak dollar?” He appeared to be desperately trying to make up the answer as he stumbled, and failed to sound convincing. Even if you didn’t know the answer, it sounded as though he didn’t either. Painful.

What a tired looking bunch. And as bad as they sounded, the Democrat candidates are worse…content wise.

Shaping up to be a scary election season!


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