Thursday, September 4, 2008
Country First? Service? Horse hockey!
If there's one thing we have learned so far about the Republicans in convention - they don't give a damn about this country. They do want to win, though. It's all about power and they will stoop to the lowest level to maintain their grip on the White House!
Perhaps the best example is of this moral failing derives from two speeches. Rudy Giuliani, the thrice-married (at least), pro-choice, pro-gun control, ethically challenged "conservative" Republican, fed the convention a number of bones containing many of their favorite myths, but the worst was his disparagement of Obama's service as a community organizer.
AND THE REPUGNICANS BOOED OBAMA'S SERVICE!!!
Palin, showing she has the same ethical stance and is without shame, attempted to convince the world that her very brief and questionable resume qualifies her to be vice president. She referred to her job as mayor of Wasilla, a town best described as a series of strip malls and open pit gravel mines:
"And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."
Even though she didn't explain just what those responsibilities might consist of, she joined Giuliani and the conventioneers in displaying an utter lack of class and their monumental hypocrisy by treating Obama's service to the community as being of no value.
Now, the fascinating part of all this is that the theme of this convention is "Country First," and combined with that, "Service." Signs proclaiming those themes dominate the convention floor and surrounding areas.
And yet, the Republican Party on one evening stands in front of the nation and the world and asks the American people to do service for their country, while the next evening sneers at the community service of another American simply because he has seen fit to choose another political expression.
The Republicans offer nothing but despair!