Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rob-uht Reich-uht

I love the guy's accent - a typical southern Democrat - and I have no doubt Mayor Reichert is going to be very good for our city. But I have to address the Obama endorsement. I listened to an interview our mayor gave this morning on the local radio show, with Erick and Ron - Mr. Kroc has not been back, and couldn't help but notice that Mr. Reichert has a serious case of 'Chris Matthews Syndrome.' When asked, at the prompting of a listener, why the mayor has so enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama, his answer was pretty typical of most Obama supporters.

He was eeyuhn-spiiiiired!

No mention of what The Chosen One plans to do once elected, and not one thing about the specific policy positions he thinks Obama will support. But then that stuff's so boring, isn't it? Why would anyone want to know anything specific about Barack's plans for our nation? His following has become cult-like in every way. We are called to put our faith and trust in the Obamessiah's will for our lives...

I especially like the mayor's reference to JFK. He claimed that he hasn't been this inspired by a politician since Kennedy's "Ask not what you country can do for you..." speech. Ever since he heard that speech, he's been a loyal Democrat. It's more than a little ironic that the Democrat Party and it's nominee have adopted a philosophy that is completely at odds with such a statement. The vast majority of Democrats would love nothing more than to have us all completely dependent on government for our every need. Don't like paying for healthcare? Let the government provide it, and everything else while we're at it. That sounds a lot like "asking what your country can do for you."

Of course, someone has to pay for it all, and that's where the 'evil' rich folks come in. They're the ones who aren't supposed to "ask." It's no wonder none of his supporters will talk about his policies. They either don't have a clue as to what they are, or realize that they're the same policies that have failed time and again. Socialism doesn't work, and those of us who care enough to vote know it.

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