Sunday, February 24, 2008


I settled in the other night to listen to the 19th Democrat presidential debate for the sheer entertainment of it. As far as entertainment value, I wasn’t disappointed.

For my part, it was an exercise in curiosity for how many promises I would hear. Although I couldn’t possibly type fast enough to get every one of them on paper, I managed to catch a few.

I have to assume anyone reading this is also here for the entertainment value and appreciate the sarcasm with which I post these promises. Presumably no one reading this takes these people seriously, except on the tragic face that there are many, many people who do believe this nonsense…and will vote for one of these sleazes.

Any thinking person will recognize the loony and empty rhetoric. Yet the candidates went on for 90 minutes with this drivel.

Here’s part of what they promised you and me, the American people:

Obama: Fairness ; balance; leadership; hope; future; cut taxes to middle class Americans; $1,000 tax cut; look at trade not from the lens of Wall Street, but main street; create a green economy -- investing billions in solar, wind and bio-diesel; put people back to work; move change forward.

Clinton: Rid the tax code of loopholes; not give a penny to anyone who “ships” a job to another country; the wealthy class has had a president for the last seven years, it’s time for you to have a president; tougher standards for imports; crack-down on the abusive practices of the lenders; moratorium for 90 days on people losing their homes; clean, green jobs – with a 5 billion dollar “investment”; not enough roads to handle congestion -- rebuild American; end W’s “war on science.”

JD: There seamed to be a whole lot of applause for seemingly nothing. A lot of halleluiahs from the crowd on any and every key word and empty promising phrase.
Gosh, you sure don’t have to say much to get applause at these events!

Clinton: “I do not want two classes of citizens in this country, I want everyone to prosper.”

JD: This is from a candidate for the Democrat Part. The Party that make class warfare their chief business!

Obama: Every student should learn a second language … so Spanish speaking students can learn in their own language.

Obama – “Focus on solutions.” JD: Something the Democrat Party is not exactly known for.

Obama: $4,000 tuition credit per student.

Clinton – Tax credits, affordable tuition, free healthcare, secure retirement.

Scary, isn’t it? Sounds like Utopia for people who don’t want to work. A freakin’ nightmare for those of us who do!


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