Wednesday Thoughts(RNC Edition)

And my opinion before Palin gives her speech tonight is that the internets are saying she is going to attack the media and obama on experience but they act like the fact that she is not coming from Washington is like its the second coming but I find it hypocritical that that is what they criticize obama for.

Update: After watching her speech tonight I thought it was very disrepectful to talk down the the community orginzers like she did and the crowd booed the community orginzers.  These are the people who fight for the common person, they fight for jobs, they fight with getting people housing, I think the right wing converative base which is what was represented at the convetion lives in there own rich bubble.  Have they been to the intercity and seen the chaos, that is a war in its self.  They are so stuck on the war and terrorists(fundamental Islamic to be persie) that they dont recognize the evil here at home.  Drugs, the nonsense violence, people without homes, people living pay check to pay check, education, etc.  The Obama campaign needs to jump on this and it will lead them into the socil topics that are much needed.  I would like to see Obama talk about drugs, we cant just throw everyone in jail, we need to figure out how to fix the problem, nonsense violence, people without homes, people living pay check to pay check, gas prices, energy independence and education, etc like I said above.  These are issues people want to talk hear about.  They like to tell you strengths of Palin and turn around and turn those strengths into criticisms about Obama.  Its hypocritical and its double talk.  Dont be fooled by the propaganda that they claim she and Mccain are mavericks.

Palin said, “I championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, I told Congress … ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ on that bridge to nowhere.” Pork-barrel spending is a favorite issue of McCain, and the so-called bridge to nowhere is one of his favorite examples. It’s accurate that Palin was the governor who formally killed the infamous proposal to build a $400-million bridge between a tiny town and its tiny airport on a tiny island. But the truth is that by the time Palin took action, the project had been exposed as a glaring example of waste, had been nixed from federal spending plans and was unpopular even among Alaskans. Plus, the federal money for the bridge didn’t go back to the federal government, it went to Alaska to spend on other projects.

She said in her speech that she opposed, she did at one time, NOW.

I had to put in my two cents maybe this will make up for the sunday thoughts I missed.  More after the jump…

This is from the Washington Post

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin employed a lobbying firm to secure almost $27 million in federal earmarks for a town of 6,700 residents while she was its mayor, according to an analysis by an independent government watchdog.

In fiscal year 2002, Wasilla took in $6.1 million in earmarks — about $1,000 in federal funds for every resident. By contrast, Boise, Idaho — which has more than 190,000 residents — received $6.9 million in earmarks in fiscal year 2008.

“She certainly wasn’t shy about putting the old-boy network to use to bring home millions of dollars,” said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense. “She’s a little more savvy to the ways of Washington than she’s let on.”

~ by dontsweatit on September 4, 2008.

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