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"Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will." -- Antonio Gramsci "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." -- John Kenneth Galbraith "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Like with so many other for-instances that have come up over the last eight years, just imagine if Bill Clinton were in office with the terrorist-watch-list system on the verge of collapse.... We'd never hear the end of it from the frantic right, as they'd justifiably howl about the incredible incompetence threatening our safety.
Just six in 10 adults believe McCain is a Bush clone? That's too low, it should be 8 in 10 minimum, and it should be Obama/Biden's goal to convince that other 40% that this is the case.
McCain's excessive use of "P.O.W." is beginning to take on the likeness of Rudy's constant reference to "9-11". Need I remind that it was Biden who very likely put the final nail in the coffin of that train wreck of a campaign with his clever and dead-on "a noun, a verb and 9-11" critique of Rudy. It's good to see Biden started his first day as VP with another memorable critique (McCain's "7 tables"). Hopefully this is the first of many to come from Joe because the fact is these stark sound bites work, and the very good ones are devastating.