Sunday, September 7, 2008

What's not Right.

One behavior that regularly stokes my irritation with the left is their constant griping about everything that President Bush does, and now everything that John McCain does, or at this point, lacking power, says.

Alright already, we get it, the loyal opposition is ever vigilant.

However, they never want it reversed. They want to condemn and criticize at will, but they never want to be aired the exact faults of themselves to be made mentioned.

One thing that I think the Bush Administration does exactly right is that they don't entertain the constant harping. He doesn't cry about it, he doesn't plead his case to the press, he doesn't pander and whimper.

Contrast that to the Left.

While Bush has been called Hitler, Obama has been called inexperienced. Bush has left it alone, Obama has cried foul.

That's one lesson that will endure from the Bush Administration for any who wish to acknowledge it. In politics, complaining about everything the opposition does is petty, not enduring it when it comes back at you, that's immaturity.

I don't carry much respect for politicians who politicize everything, but can't shoulder the exact reversal of polarization.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

They're All Liars

I had an exchange with 2 acquaintances of mine on the topic the Democrat Primaries.

One voted for Obama, he was in the Clinton camp from way back though, and has a bet with me that Hillary will be the next president. We made this bet a year ago.

Another guy says he voted for Hillary, and when I said that she lies too easily, he laid the old saw that 'they are all liars.' Meaning, of course, all politicians are liars.

One of those classics. . .

. . . and that is why we get lying politicians.

What's the point in expecting anything better in the people who get elected, if we are knowingly voting for acknowledged liars in the first place?

Is it that hard to not vote for someone who's got caught lying? Hillary or any other.

Or how about the stimulus rebate checks.

I know one fella who was wisely informed that we are just borrowing this money from the Chinese, and then will have to pay it back with interest. I pointed out that 1.) We are going to buy a lot of Chinese goods with this stimulus money, so they are making out even better, and 2.) in response to opinion polls that favor this rebate I ask if this is good now, why was it so bad back in 2001 when it was Bush and the GOP congress that passed the tax rebates over then Democrat opposition.

Its actually a worse idea now because back then we had the money, it wasn't borrowed from the Chinese, today it will be.

At this point he lost interest in the topic.

What has happened since 2001 that convinced the Democrats to silence their criticism of, and then vote for the rebate legislation today? ahem.

Well, that brought silence because the whole idea is Bush's, of course, and the criticism was meant to bash Bush in 2001, not Bush & the Democrat Party today. The past criticism should not be expected to hold water against the party of their enduring loyalty.

So often times it happens that only a bit of factual data links a bash to a Bush. Hey, I'm not defending Bush, I'm asking why stop looking for truth.

Why take just a little bit of an issue and assign blame, why not get the whole picture. Or as much as possible as is reasonable.

But, alas, too often, when it looks like the truth may be a little messier, all interest erodes for sounding informed.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Warren Buffett on Candidates.

In a recent issue of Fortune Magazine, investment & business sage Warren Buffett is quoted as saying that we have 3 really good candidates for president. To his credit, his ranks John McCain ahead of the other two.

This means one of two things.

Either I'm not as smart as I think I am, or Warren Buffett is not as smart as I think he is.