Obama Jefferson-Jackson Speech
by miker2008, Sun May 04, 2008 at 06:45:50 PM EDT
A few comments on Obama's Jefferson-Jackson speech in Indiana. One thing I liked:
He has a youth service plan. The description was vague and I'd like to hear the details. But I've thought for a long time we need that, so that's potentially good.
For down sides, continue reading ...
Speech starts with the claim that "we" (always "we" when he really means "I") will usher in a new way of doing things in Washington. There is no evidence from Obama's past as a U.S. Senator or as an IL Senator, that he does things any differently than anyone who came before. So is this a lie or just wishful thinking?
"Some have offered" gas tax break. Maybe this is how he manages to claim that his campaign is not negative ... because he declines to name the person he is attacking.
He says .30/day comes to $28 for the summer. He denigrates that as useless, thus indicating how out of touch he is with real working people, where $28 can make a difference.
"I wish i could stand here and say we could fix energy problems with a holiday. Wish i could bring back overseas jobs. I wish I could claim I will pass every plan and proposal outlined in my campaign. But you've heard that in every election. Everyone goes back to washington and does the influence peddling." [I have to ask Obama, 'so what do you plan to do, other than complaining?' ]
"Take a chance on a new kind of politics ... it's about who we are as Americans. Are we going to stand up and reclaim the American dream? That will take more than one election, more than one person, more than one party." [Right. So again, what will YOU contribute, other than being one of many guys who have run on a promise to change Washington?]
"I'm the only candidate who has proposed a middle-class tax cut." [That is a lie. Hillary will reduce taxes for people making less than $250k/year].
Great country, and "the only way a black guy born in HI named Barack Obama can be running for President. " [Calling attention to his own race, but lord help anyone else who mentions it].