Friday, September 5, 2008

Cheap shots at the Republican National Convention  

Hilarious segment on The Daily Show about the, ahem, choice that Bristol Palin made about her pregnancy:

Also, has anyone been watching the Republican National Convention? I'm overwhelmed by the sheer nastiness of comments aimed at Democrats. An editorial in the New York Times puts it well:

But there were also chilling glimpses of the new John McCain, who questioned the patriotism of his opponents as the 'me first, country second' crowd and threw out a list of false claims about Barack Obama's record, saying, for example, that Mr. Obama opposed nuclear power. There was no mention of immigration reform or global warming, Mr. McCain's signature issues before he decided to veer right to win the nomination.

On Wednesday, the nastiest night of the week, Mr. McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, and other speakers offered punch lines, rather than solutions for this country's many problems — ridiculing the Washington elite (of which most were solid members) and Barack Obama.

'Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America, and he's worried that someone won't read them their rights,' Ms. Palin said.

Yeah, the claws were most definitely out. I felt nauseous watching the entire predominantly white crowd wearing large cowboy hats and red, white, and blue "McCain - Palin" pins cheering the candidates on every time they made a cheap shot like this, encouraging the dirty politics that have plagued the RNC. I'm so irked by the fact that everyone sees John McCain as a hero and Sarah Palin as a maverick, when their election would be detrimental to this country. The numbers are ridiculously close, and I'm getting increasingly nervous.

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3 comments: to “ Cheap shots at the Republican National Convention

  • September 5, 2008 at 1:01 PM  

    Hello. First time here and marvellous blog you have here! I agree with you, the RNC speeches has no substance at all for fresh future plans for the country, rather a bashing rhetoric against the opposite party and a self-adored heroism and determination to continue with the war!

  • September 5, 2008 at 5:44 PM  

    Not to mention the country singer hee-haw saying "UNDER GOD" at if to say "if you don't believe in God, you're un-American".

  • September 5, 2008 at 11:57 PM  

    I would like to put it on record that I am in love with both Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee. I am so happy that they pointed out the blatant hypocrisy that Palin & the Republicans are saying it was "Bristol's choice" and that politics should stay out of her personal life.. whereas their entire party seeks to take away other women's choice.