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nope, incoming boring debate [Oct. 8th, 2008|09:41 am]
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Nevermind - that debate was pretty boring. No Rezko or Ayers or Keating 5, just a lot of similar stuff from the first debate.
Things I'd like to see Obama stop saying:
  • "McCain voted 23 times against alternative energy": this is of the same grain as Obama voting 94 times to raise taxes in that it's oversimplifying the issue, and senators often have to vote for/against a bill even though there are parts they dislike/like.

  • Talking about McCain singing "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" - this was an off-the-cuff thing at one campaign event, not policy of any kind. (although Rachel Maddow noted that the campaign then used "Barbara Ann" as a theme song for a while?)

If you enjoy horrible things, you'll enjoy this boy band pitching Microsoft PDC (developer's conference). Who creates this crap?

[User Picture]From: djedi
2008-10-08 07:25 pm (UTC)
I mostly agree on your two points. To play devil's advocate for a sec:
a)is sometimes a valid point if you have enough data. Yes, correlation isn't causation but chances are if two events are correlated enough times two events you can get some info out of it, i.e. he voted no on 100 bills that had this rider, then clearly he didn't feel very strongly about the rider.

b)While this was an off-the-cuff joke, 1)it's a terrible thing to joke about, 2)it IS a joke precisely because it summarizes some of his Iran policies - before the campaign got so serious he was more open about supporting the bomb Iran idea, and 3)the Rachel Maddow thing. If Obama wants to dispute this policy point with McCain just say "He's been in favor of taking a hard line stance with Iran and bombing them in X circumstances," instead of using the joke reference.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2008-10-08 07:41 pm (UTC)
re a) - I'd have too look into it more, but 23 times over his 22 years in the Senate doesn't sound like that much...
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2008-10-10 05:01 pm (UTC)
Holy crap that was a painfully awful video!
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