26 August 2008


Napalm in the Morning: Kennedy Drops the Baton

It's official folks. Day one of the "Debacle in Denver" is in the books and the DNC who was hoping for a home run right off the bat is batting 0 for 2, especially when it comes to speaking about anything of any real substance. After almost two years of campaigning, you'd think you might actually hear a proposed plan, or something that vaguely represents specificity.

Starting off for the speakers of any real note, was Teddy Kennedy (D) Mass, and I've got to tell you, seeing him on stage in his condition was a pathetic. Not pathetic because the man is going through a horrendous battle with cancer, but pathetic that the whole premise of his speech, was to pass the baton of the Kennedy name and blessing onto the Obama family, who apparently are the new Knights of Camelot.

What's pathetic about that? Well, first of all, Barrack Obama is nothing like JFK, who in my eyes, was the last President from the democrat party worth anything. JFK was pro strong national defense, pro military, pro nuclear family and centered his policies truly around not what your country could do for you, but what you could do for your country. Obama on the other hand, well....no one is really sure what he is for or against other than he is going to bring hope and change, however most of his ideology seems to be centered on what you country can do for you, not what you can do for your country. Further, he has rousing endorsements from NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association), is very pro-abortion and promotes the gay agenda.

Now I'll admit, JFK was far from perfect and you have to question his moral character (Bay of Pigs/Marilyn anyone?) but he did promote a stance that I agreed with as mentioned above in regards to the military and national defense.

Second, the baton twirl and pass to Obama had to have come as a great insult to the Clinton family and supporters. Let's face it, the Clinton family was and is the real heir apparent to take the reigns to the democratic party, like it or not, and for Kennedy, who already stabbed Hillary in the back to do this made the whole endorsement seem cheapened. Now, it ought to get real interesting the next two evenings where Denver becomes the New Little Rock.

Lastly, how will it look for Kennedy to have done this, to pass the proverbial torch forward, to a candidate that is starting to look more and more like he might just cough the football up on the goal line. My brain is too fried to remember for sure or not, but I'm pretty sure Kennedy passed this torch on before to John Kerry and possibly even Al Gore in 2000. I mean, how many torches does this guy have?

And as far as his speech itself? Nothing, as far as a plan for how any of this hope was to be instilled or change was to occur, but he did leave us with a few interesting contrasts and comparisons:

“For me this is a season of hope — new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few — new hope. And this is the cause of my life — new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American — north, south, east, west, young, old — will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege.’’ Ted Kennedy, DNC Convention 08


"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. " John F. Kennedy

"For me this is a season of hope -- new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few -- new hope." Ted Kennedy, DNC Convention 08


"There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair." John F. Kennedy

"And Barack Obama will be a commander in chief who understands that young Americans in uniform must never be committed to a mistake" Ted Kennedy, DNC Convention 08


"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it. "
John F. Kennedy

Truly, as Zell Miller said so eloquently in 2004, this is not the same democratic party anymore.


Findalis said...

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Sorry just had to do say it.

"The Convention is off to a slow start. The level of energy is not there and there is an undercurrent of hostility floating about."

I got that message from a friend of mine who is a delegate at the convention. She said that the speeches were the usual liberal nonsense. Michelle just state the same garbage that she has uttered since she made that infamous "Not proud of my country" remark. The only real speech uttered was by Obama daughter.

Obama is in trouble and the Convention isn't over yet.

TexasFred said...

Obama, Kennedy's, Clintons.. This world would be a much better place with NONE of em...

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