Cutting Through The Crap

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Hits Keep Coming


The Washington Post, possessed lately of a generally conservative editorial board, endorses Barack Obama. In doing so, they join a steady and entirely one-sided (meaning the list is notably short on McCain endorsements) outpouring. The final paragraph says, "...Mr. Obama's temperament is unlike anything we've seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points of view. He has inspired millions of voters of diverse ages and races, no small thing in our often divided and cynical country. We think he is the right man for a perilous moment."

Exactly.

Given a chance, and a little open-mindedness on the part of skeptics, I predict -- assuming he's able to pull off a win -- he'll be something we haven't seen in quite a while, something good, and that the lies and scares will be soundly and resoundingly disproved. Minds will be changed. Wonder if these folks will be among them.

[Update: First ever Democrat to be endorsed, here. And another endorsement from a conservative talk-show host, here.]

11 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

C'mon Sids, the Washington Post endorsing BHO is like Method Man endorsing marriage-wana. Still waiting on your EV prediction.

Sherry said...

"Folks?" I call them people-shaped aberrations. At least, I hope they're aberrations...
Sherry Gardner

Sid Schwab said...

Frank: not so much. They've been strongly pro-war, among other changes from the past. Their new editor, Fred Hiatt, is a pretty conservative guy who has regularly pissed off liberals.

Frank Drackman said...

Sids, Sids, Sids, the National Enquirerers more even handed than the Post,(and I was a loyal 3 year Post reader, loved the Style section and 25cents price)so tell me the last time they endorsed a Republican for President?? try "Never" and you'll be right.

Sid Schwab said...

Okay, Frankie, how about the Chicago Tribune. They've NEVER endorsed a Democrat. (I hear you: Chicago. But when has the NY Post, for example, endorsed a Dem?)(They endorsed Obama in the Dem primary over Hillary, but went for McCain in the general.)

Sid Schwab said...

And now, this from a conservative talk show host. Admittedly not a screaming idiot like Rush or Sean or Bill, but still.

Health Train Express said...

Depending on which side we look at, both seem to think the world will end no matter what the outcome in November....
This all just confirms the level to which our country has drifted.....
BTW I stopped campaigning for McCain...he's better at stand up comedy. When Obama wins it is going to be an interesting time.

Gary L

Sid Schwab said...

Gary: I'd still phrase it as an "if" he wins. The R's have an endless well of slime from which to draw, whether it's robocalls claiming Obama is a terrorist who hates America, or ways of disenfranchising voters, or, now, the wholly specious campaign to delegitimize the entire election by claiming widespread fraud by ACORN (see my post on that subject, nearly entirely bogus.) So, in the end, it'll depend on how many voters actually can see beyond the crap and make judgments based on reality. About that, I'm not sanguine. Were Obama to lose, and were I able to believe it would have been based on policy disagreements, I could accept it. But if it's clear that the slimy attacks and false accusations carried the day, I'll mourn for our country. And then I'll shoot myself.

Devorrah said...

Obama is going to be great president.

Frank Drackman said...

Sid,
Suicide is illegal in the U.S., not sure about up there in Canada. Proper Caliber selection is crucial, while the Mafia has utilized .22LR for years with excellent results, they are pros, you are not. Hitler used a 9mm with a cyanide chaser, again he had 6 million murders under his belt. Most authorities recommend a round with at least 1200fps muzzle velocity, directed at the brainstem via a shot in the mouth(also called "Hitler's Nyquil") for pistols this can best be accomplished with the .357 magnum or 40 S&W rounds. Most rifle rounds capable of bringing down medium sized game are sufficient though the positioning can be difficult. Any shotgun will work. Be thoughtful to the cleanup crew who will tidy up after your final exit, if at all possible, an outdoor suicide can obviate such needs. And Sid! when I said your Head would explode when McCain wins, I didn't mean for you to take it literally!!

Sili said...

Please don't. We really would love to welcome you over here in the old world.