The idea of redistributing wealth has turned into the reality of redistributing poverty, in countries where wealth has fled and the production of new wealth has been stifled by a lack of incentives.
Politicians telling businesses how to operate? That’s been tried in countries around the world, especially during the second half of the 20th century. It has failed so often and so badly that even socialist and communist governments were freeing up their markets by the end of the century.
The economies of China and India began their take-off into high rates of growth when they got rid of precisely the kinds of policies that Obama is advocating for the United States under the magic mantra of “change.”
The MSM will say Obama won because he didn’t have to perform- he’s ahead. This has been the same narrative for each of the debates. Obama doesn’t have to do anything but show up. Just body surf and glow while on Rolling Stone magazine every month. John McCain, a completely proven, tested, and known commodity, has to prove himself.
What’s down is up, what’s up is down.
This is an impossible task for John McCain.
Barack Obama only needs to “look presidential” and “stay cool.”
For goodness sakes, are we nominating a president or The Fonze?
Meanwhile, after late January 2009, “Heather Has Two Mommies” will be read on the 1st grade buses on the way to your local gay marriage field trip.
And what does John McCain have to do? The media says, at every debate, he must “deliver a knockout blow,” or “change the game,” or “cause Obama to make a serious mistake.”
With the bar set so low for Obama and the bar set so high for McCain, how can John McCain ever win one of these debates?
Nice. Those evil fat cat plumbers and other small business owners need to be more patriotic:
Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation. – Karl Marx