timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Obama still has a pile of money after campaign

From FoxNews:

Apparently, Obama's campaign chest still contains over $30 million, and the discussions are on as to whether he gets to use it to create "a grass roots network" to support his agenda, or to put it into the party to help pay the debts of the various candidates and organizations.

I think the answer is obvious. In accordance with his own stated principles that rich people deserve to pay more taxes and wealth needs to be redistributed, he has no right to have that much money, no matter how hard he worked to raise it. He needs to divide that money up and send each one of us a check for $.01. I think that's the only fair way to handle it.

Remember what Rich Moran says (D VA):
We have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy towards redistributing wealth and they may be able to sustain it for a while but it doesn’t work in the long run.
Come on, Obama, cough it up. Stand up for your principles and lead by example.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Palin snubs Oprah

I guess turnabout is fair play. The big O is whining that Sarah Palin has made time for everyone but her.
"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over… I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]. But she didn't talk to me.”
Ok, wait a minute. This is Oprah, right? I'll admit, she didn't have either candidate on her show, and she said she wasn't going to use her show as a platform, and I'll have to assume (since I don't watch Oprah) that in the one hour a day that the Oprah show is on, she didn't. But the other 23 hours a day she was giving speeches for Obama and appearing with Obama. She was out there all day and all night. A constant figure at Obama campaign stops. She endorsed him in May 2007. I guess she thought no one would notice.

So after speaking for Obama for over a year, showing her left wing bias, and saying that she didn't want to have Palin on her show, she's surprised that she can't get an interview with Palin now that the election is over.

I say good on you, Gov Palin. Oprah could have tried to be unbiased on her show and had multiple candidates on. But she didn't want to be unbiased. She left it out of her show and spent her time stumping for Obama. Now, she wants to have Palin on and ask her about killing moose and if Africa is a continent and if she really did throw tantrums. I don't think that would be a useful interview, and apparently neither does Gov Palin.

Just remember this: