05 July 2008

Where's the Heft?

A chart to illustrate the point:
So who exactly ARE all those folks thirsting for?
He has proven over the last month or so that he has no platform, does not stand for anything, is disingenuous and not nearly as inspiring as his cadre of devotees claim him to be. From not keeping his word on using public election financing, to his on again, off again support for free trade, to his seeming approval for the Supreme Court's decision in the Heller case, while also having a record of staunch gun control, and his support of the FISA compromise, it's clear Barack Obama will say and do anything to pander to voters in the hopes of being elected.

The height of Obama's chutzpah, was when earlier this week he held a speech on patriotism. This, after a member of his own staff made light of McCain's service record saying, "I don't think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president." Obama's speech was given in front of several American flags, and with Obama sporting a flag pin of all things. My favorite quote: "I will never question the patriotism of others in this campaign. And I will not stand idly by when I hear others question mine." Never mind that it was his own staff questioning McCain's patriotism that prompted the whole thing.
Had Republican candidates kissed and made up in a town called Unity, they'd have been laughed off the air by Anderson Cooper and his ilk.

Also on the subject of light in the brainpan:

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said the (Heller) ruling "just flies in the face of reality. You just wish the Supreme Court could spend a week in public housing and then come out with this decision. It's very easy and comfortable to stand there with security guards and metal detectors and make these decisions."

That's right; if only the Supreme Court would only take an extension course on method judiciary. Hizzonner went on:
"Is there anyone out there who really believes that we need more guns in public housing?" Newsom said. "I can't for the life of me sit back and roll over on this. We will absolutely defend the rights of the housing authority."
The RIGHTS of the housing authority? Are you kidding me? What government entity has rights? The merely have powers and those powers never trump the rights of the citizenry. If Newsom and his petty band wish to deny citizens of their Second Amendment rights, what other parts of the Bill of Rights would he deny them?

Not unnoticed; the city of San Francisco had already banned guns in public housing, so what's with the "more guns" reference? How'd that gun ban work up until now?

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