Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What Does the GOP Fear Most? Confident Dems

The latest GOP ploy to get media attention revolves around an attempt to spin Barack Obama as "too arrogant" to be president.

If clinging to comments made by Barack Obama in a closed door House session is any indication of how well we're doing in this election, my advice to the Democratic Party is this: We have them on the ropes, keep on doing it.

The supposed damning comments? Barack quoted Speaker Pelosi saying "This is the moment... the world has been waiting for."

Desperate for the spotlight, the Grand Old Party is now claiming these words of confidence by Barack Obama are in fact "arrogant."
The Republican National Committee circulated the comments to reporters under the banner, "Barack Obama audacity watch." John McCain's presidential campaign also forwarded the comments with the subject line, "wow."
Let me tell you something: as a Democrat who believes in holding strong to our progressive values I am sick and tired of Democrats who let the GOP bully them around.

Yes, the world awaits America's return to a position of leadership rather than the rogue demagoguery of the Republicans. Should anyone be surprised? Perhaps the ones most surprised is the GOP itself, who somehow think they are God's gift to the free world.

Indeed, if anyone has a brand for arrogance its the GOP. And yet, all they seem to be able to do is call Dems "elitists." They use the word "liberal" like its an epithet.

We should be proud of our progressive values. These are the values that propel societies into the future. The conservative values of the GOP are the values that hold us back from progress; back from change. Their lack of leadership has plummeted our economy into debt and the world into chaos.

One has to wonder at the irony of Republicans who care only about tax cuts for the richest 5% of this country, calling us "elitists." One has to wonder further if they misunderstand the meaning of the word "arrogance." Are they forgetting the arrogance of Bush and McCain eating birthday cake as the victims of Hurricane Katrina died in the Superdome?

What about the arrogance of invading Iraq and believing we would be greeted as liberators as John McCain and Dick Cheney have said.

How about the arrogance of president Bush standing before the American people telling us we should be "more of an ownership society," as we plunge into debt, lose out homes, and the economy tanks?

How about the arrogance of one man, John McCain: who sees Americans suffering and clamoring for change - yet has the audacity to spend millions of his corporate lobbyist money, convincing us we need nothing more than 4 more years of the same?.

Arrogance, thy name is John McCain, Dick Cheney, George Bush, and your gang of crooked and greedy cronies. There's no chance in hell this Democrat is going to stand by and allow another 4 years of my life to be wasted away under republican rule.

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