Thursday, September 04, 2008

Obama Whines

Here is what Obama had to say about jabs at him at the RNC:

This is what they do. They do not have an agenda to run on. They have not offered a single concrete idea so far in two nights about how they would make the lives of middle-class Americans better. They spent the entire two nights attacking me or extolling John McCain's biography, which is fine. They can use their convention time anyway they want, but you cannot expect that I would be surprised about attacks from Republicans. And by the way, I have been called worse on the basketball court. It's not that big of a deal.

I wonder what he thinks he was doing here in his acceptance speech?

But the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time.

Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but, really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than 90 percent of the time?

I don't know about you, but I am not ready to take a 10 percent chance on change.

The truth is, on issue after issue that would make a difference in your lives -- on health care, and education, and the economy -- Senator McCain has been anything but independent.

He said that our economy has made great progress under this president. He said that the fundamentals of the economy are strong.

And when one of his chief advisers, the man who wrote his economic plan, was talking about the anxieties that Americans are feeling, he said that we were just suffering from a mental recession and that we've become, and I quote, "a nation of whiners."

Now, I don't believe that Senator McCain doesn't care what's going on in the lives of Americans; I just think he doesn't know.

Why else would he define middle-class as someone making under $5 million a year? How else could he propose hundreds of billions in tax breaks for big corporations and oil companies, but not one penny of tax relief to more than 100 million Americans?

OBAMA: How else could he offer a health care plan that would actually tax people's benefits, or an education plan that would do nothing to help families pay for college, or a plan that would privatize Social Security and gamble your retirement?

It's not because John McCain doesn't care; it's because John McCain doesn't get it.

For over two decades -- for over two decades, he's subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy: Give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.

And this was after Obama spent a great deal of time.....on his biography.

It's just ridiculous to call any criticism an "attack" when Obama does the exact same thing. It's what politicians do. It is Obama that is whining about the very thing he does himself.

McCain said that they would distort his comment about the 5 million at the time he said it. And they have done just that. McCain doesn't want to tax ANYONE any more. Not those making $10,000 a year and not those making 5 million a year.

They distort. We distort. That is how things are done. Stop whining Obama.

Joe Biden did the same thing in his speech.

The only difference was that Sarah Palin was funny. She was able to be critical while poking fun. Obama may be a gifted speaker, but he isn't funny. Ever. Neither is Biden. Which is the real reason they whine.