Thursday, October 09, 2008

Neal Boortz

I enjoy reading Neal's Nuze everyday, and would encourage anyone to take a gander at Neal's he had some especially good material, from a writer for
From Neal Boortz:
"What you are about to read has become the talk of the country --- well, at least the talk of the left. Do you suck it up and get used to it or do you fight until the end? John McCain has not yet decided to fight. So here it goes:
There's a new scent in the air. If you're a Democrat, you haven't felt it tickle your nostrils since October 1996, when everybody knew that Bill Clinton was about to beat Bob Dole. The perfume hasn't been this strong since October 1964, the eve of Lyndon Johnson's landslide presidential victory. It's the sweet smell of success that you can take for granted.
With every passing day, it's harder to imagine that the next president of the United States will be a Republican—even a "maverick" Republican like John McCain. A consensus is emerging that the next president will be Barack Obama, a Democrat.
That, my friends, is from Slate magazine. Of course, it came from the same writer that once said calling Barack Obama skinny is racist. But you get my point. As I read the column I found one passage more than interesting. Timothy Noah, the author, wrote that over the past 25 years there were many sentiments that a Democrat should never say out loud. Noah says that Obama still can't say them, but other Democrats (those not running for election?) can. Here's just a sampling ... Noah calls these long-buried sentiments a refreshing change from what we've been hearing since Reagan was elected:
"I think Karl Marx had some valuable insights into capitalist economies!"
"The Second Amendment does too allow government to ban handguns."
"I don't support the troops. I support some troops, depending on whether or not they've committed war crimes."
"If Israel isn't out of the occupied territories in six months we'll cut off all aid."
That's just a partial list from the column. I think the one about Israel is interesting in light of the fact that most of our Jewish population will be voting Democrat. And the Karl Marx bit certainly must bring a smile to Obama's face.

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