We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Democrat Barack Obama, the first black candidate with a shot at winning the White House, says John McCain and his Republican allies will try to scare them by saying Obama "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."
The Obama campaign wants to divert attention to the issues by making this an election about race. Hillary tried to pull the same trick, but with her genitalia. I don't give a damn about Obama's color - or anybody's color. I will vote against him because he is a naive, extreme Lefty nut who has never accomplished anything in his life other than the smooth delivery of pablum speeches and maneuvering quickly in the sleazy, corrupt world of Chicago politics.
The message is this: "If you vote for me, you will no longer have doubts about your possible racism, and even if there's some racism lurking in that soul of yours, by voting for me you will exorcise it once and for all."
"If, on the other hand, you do not vote for me, you will be confirming that you are, in spite of all of your denials, a racist, now and for all time."
Something more like that. The promise is one of expiation for existing guilt, if only you will "do the right thing."
As has been pointed out elsewhere there's only one president on the dollar bill. The "other presidents" part of the comment is a little telling. O'bullsh*t seems mighty pleased with himself. Not many people his age already have two autobiographies under their belt.
as for the autobiographies, Santay, it's amazing that he could have enough in his non-achieving life to fill even one. Folks who blithely write autobiographies before they reach the age of 80 or so, are excessively self-absorbed. I'm 80 and I've been far too busy and too modest to write my autobiography, filled as my life has been with excitement and great events. [hee-hee]
I read a longer account of Obama's speech: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080731/D928PB3O0.html
There is nothing but emotive words reported. Not only no beef, but no bun. Just condiments.
Hey, I like that. I'm going to work some post around that metaphor.
Assistant Village Idiot
I don't even think his smooth delivery in Chicago is what got him elected. As an article I read (I think PowerLine) asked; "Who sent you?" No one gets into office in Chi-Town without it being "pre-approved".