Sunday, October 26, 2008

Random Ramblings

Here's some quick, drive-by thoughts on a few topics of interest...

The right-wing (lead again by that lovable scamp, Matt Drudge!) really made a big fuss out of comments made, and then taken out of context, by Sen. Biden that "it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America ... Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy..." (the right translated this into 'Vote Obama, and America will die'). Of course, the obvious response is that Sen. Kennedy passed his test-- the Cuban missile crisis-- with flying colors (Nixon probably would've gone nuts and started bombing Cuba), and that Obama can be expected to do the same. "They're going to find out this guy's got steel in his spine," Biden said in that same speech. See the link I provided for some good historical context to these remarks.

Do you need further proof that the national Republican party is working overtime to suppress voter turnout for election day? The President himself is getting personally involved in asking the Justice Department to force provisional ballots on perfectly eligible registered voters in Ohio. Umm, liberal media, I'd start asking questions now.

John McCain tells some lies about the 2005 Social Security privatization battle.

And Alan Greenspan admits to 'making a mistake' in trusting a deregulated free market.

Finally, Meanwhile, Sen. McCain gets that final, official George W. Bush endorsement he's been waiting for... taking advantage of early voting in Texas, Bush cast his vote for McCain.

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