Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Name it. Say it.

Ok, I'm wide open. WIIIIIDDDDDEE Open.

1. Name 3 important, incredible accomplishments that Barack Obama has, well, accomplished during his three years as Senator.

2. Name 3 important accomplishments that he has done during the course of his entire life.

3. Define "community organizer."

I promise to respond honestly and without sarcasm. And to be fair-minded to the best of my ability.


WebGirl said...

Day 1 since I posted this. No response. Gee. I'm shocked.

AJ said...

1. Name 3 important, incredible accomplishments that Abraham Lincoln accomplished prior to being President.

2. Name 3 important accomplishments that Abraham Lincoln had done during the course of his entire life prior to being President.

And let's face it, if Mitt Romney was the nominee, you'd be supporting him, and his major accomplishments as governor were cutting taxes (I give him credit for that) and bringing socialized healthcare to Massachusetts.

WebGirl said...

Are you saying, AJ, that being the President of the United States requires no experience? Seriously, are you saying that?

Are you also comparing Obama to Abraham Lincoln? And to 21st century reality to the world as it was in the 1800s?

I promised I wouldn't be sarcastic. I can't even begin to address this. Does anyone actually believe this is an argument?

If anyone believes that being President of the United States, leader of the free world, Commander -in-Chief of arguably the most powerful army on the planet is a "learn on the job" kind of position, well, I have no words.

And if you're saying that I would blindly support any Republican who ran you are 100% wrong. I would support the best person for the job. I voted for Clinton twice. I also voted for Bush twice. I'm not an automaton.

And frankly, I don't like Romney all that much but he has a few other laurels under his belt, like turning a state gov't $3 billion deficit into a $700 million surplus in three years. He is a proven, brilliant businessman. He slashed the hell out of the budget, cut all the fat out of the gov't and made it smaller and then he was able to cut taxes.

He didn't "bring socialized healthcare to Massachusetts." He signed a law requiring residents to either buy health insurance or lose their personal state tax exemption of $200.

Anyway, back to Obama. What has he done? Any response? Or is the response going to be that what he has done is not important?

WebGirl said...


I'm an idiot. You know why?
I looked up Lincoln's Wiki and guess what? He had extensive experience before he was elected President in 1861. And I should have known that. Wanna hear?

He served four successive terms in the Illinois House of Representatives as a representative from Sangamon County, and became a leader of the Illinois Whig party. In 1837, he made his first protest against slavery in the Illinois House, stating that the institution was "founded on both injustice and bad policy." In 1858 the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates on slavery took place. Lincoln was also instrumental in forming the new Republican Party in 1854.

And on and on. Lincoln was a seasoned political dynamo and reformer before he ran for office.

Barack Obama is no Abraham Lincoln.
He has done NOTHING.

But he has a great smile.