MOChassid

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wow. That Was Impressive.

Whether you are a supporter or not, you have to admit that Sarah Palin's speech to the RNC rocked.

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15 Comments:

  • At 8:08 AM, Blogger Gil Student said…

    I thought she (and Rudy) were way too negative about Obama. They seemed to me quite obnoxious.

     
  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Gil

    That's the traditional role of the VP candidate. Even the left wing pundits were impressed.

     
  • At 9:24 AM, Blogger Gil Student said…

    Count me out of that tradition.

    And she seemed to me to cater too much to the religious right, but I guess that's what she's there for.

     
  • At 9:30 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Like you!

     
  • At 11:52 AM, Blogger Joe Schick said…

    I did not like the speech either.

     
  • At 12:21 PM, Blogger tnspr569 said…

    Nothing particularly dazzling.

     
  • At 1:08 PM, Blogger Still Wonderin' said…

    "Even the left wing pundits were impressed."

    Impressed? I think they're terrified!

     
  • At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Joe Schick & tnspr569
    Are you sure you guys were watching Sarah Palin last night and not someone else? I thought she hit a home run!

     
  • At 4:48 PM, Blogger Honestly Frum said…

    I was very impressed. I think she hit the nail on the head on many the issues, including Barry's limited experience as a community organizer. Not to belittle that job, they do very important work in local jurisdictions around the country, but the executive experience does not add up to a mayor and governor (I don't care how many people there are in the town). What's wrong with the religious right? Better to cater to them than to socialist lefties who want to "steal from the "Rich"" to give to the "Poor". Marxism hasn't worked until now.

     
  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger Jordan said…

    I am more interested in her praise of the Head of Jews for Jesus.

     
  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger RAM said…

    Community organizers come in various flavors. The one who tried to organize our apartment building in Boston when I was in grad school (early 1970's) was a communist (he later told me that!). His main aim was to radicalize us tenants, as opposed to getting the city to inspect our building for violations. He was always afraid we would try to get action through the system instead of against it.

    I see in Obama the same type of radical organizer with ulterior motives.

     
  • At 1:46 PM, Anonymous cyberdov said…

    Ram - what are you talking about? Obama is totally within the system. And what is all this with equating the Democratic Party with Marxists? Is the Republican Party then to be equated with fascists?

    It just seems so obvious to me that the Republican philosophy of reducing the role of government has had some very negative repercussions in recent years - NOLA, subprime mortgages to name two. And the only way to fix healthcare is for government to take responsibility and action, not by hoping that the insurance companies will become kinder and gentler.
    The other major issue - energy policy - will likewise only be solved through government incentives. Does anyone really think like McCain - that we can achieve energy independence with more oil, gas, coal, and nuclear?

    So, maybe you think that the dems are too activist and want gov't to take too large a role - but the Republicans have demonstrated exactly why that's the direction we need to go in, even if we should debate exactly how much and how far.

     
  • At 2:44 PM, Anonymous megapixel said…

    anybody know what she holds vis a vis possible drilling for oil locally in her home state?

     
  • At 5:03 PM, Blogger RAM said…

    Actually marxists can be equated with fascists. See Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism"

     
  • At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Palin was clearly picked because she is a woman and does not pose a threat to McCain (similar to Bush choice of Quayle in 88).

    Would you feel comfortable with her running the Country right now?-I'm not talking about 4-8 years from now--I'm talking right now in the event that McCain is not able (a major concern consideringhis age).

    Her comment was right on the mark--She is a pit bull with lipstick--charges out chomping away without thinking--

     

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