Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Dennis Sanders at the Moderate Voice:

As I was coming home tonight, I listened to some of John McCain's victory speech.... he seems to offer a more decent and civil conservatism that is far different from the stuff we are used to hearing.

...He expresses a desire for small government, stating that government isn't the answer to every problem, but without all the anti-government rhetoric.....

Dennis linked the speech, but apparently he didn't read it. To him, this isn't "anti-government rhetoric"?

We do not yet know for certain who will have the honor of being the Democratic Party's nominee for president. But we know where either of their candidates will lead this country, and we dare not let them.


They will promise a new approach to governing, but offer only the policies of a political orthodoxy that insists the solution to government's failures is to simply make it bigger.

They will appeal to our dreams of a better future for ourselves, our families and our country, but they would take from us more of the wealth we have earned to build those dreams and assure us that government is better able than we are to make decisions about our future for us.

Sanders also says McCain

does go after the Democrats, but he seems to express what is wrong with their ideas instead of saying that they are evil.

-- an interesting statement, given the fact that this morning when I went to another centrist site, Donklephant, and read a post citing this one, it was accompanied by this eeek-she's-a-witch! McCain ad:

(A bit dated, that; no doubt McCain's people are hard at work on an ad that depicts a robe-clad Barack Obama as a self-styled Jesus handing down "The Ten Commandments of Liberalism" to hackysack-playing hippies in Che Guevara T-shirts. But this will be done in a nice way, so it's OK.)

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