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I tend to guage the success of a Democrat upon the level of irrationality coming from the keyboard of local Conservative echo chamber, Gary Gross. Given the complete breakdown in sense and coherence he has displayed in response to the Obama acceptance speech, we just might have the most successful Democrat in the history of this country.
This administration wants an ownership society. When you get laid off, you’re on your own. Can’t get unemployment? You’re on your own. Please.

That's the best you have Gary, is please? The shot must have hurt because the normally verbose Gross could muster only one word.

This guy’s an idiot. Either that or he thinks we’re idiots. I don’t know which is worse.

Such excellent analysis, I cannot imagine why people aren't flocking to the Republican Party. If this is the best response you can muster, it may be time to pack it in.

9:40– If John McCain wants to debate, that’s a debate I’m willing to have. (Yeah right. You’re a chicken shit. You’ve avoided the townhall meetings.)
So, how much petty name calling can one person add into a post? Has the Republican Party sunk so low that the best its got is foul mouthed cursing. Excellent work, my friend. But hey, what do you expect when one is watching Fox News in order not to miss the appropriate smears.

Frankly, this was another all-style, no substance performance. Sen. Obama is the quintessential empty suit. Michael Steele is right- He’s all platitude and no attitude.

Word before the speech was that this would be a workmanlike speech. It wasn’t. It was just about platitudes.

As I said before, if you didn't hear the specifics of change in this speech, then you were intentionally ignoring them. It would not have mattered if Obama had laid out the exact dollar amount he would have appropriated to each budgetary item, Gross wasn't there to hear any of it. He apparently was there to use cuss words and bring up old tired smears that have been debunked time and time again.

So, in case you were perhaps using the facilities and honestly didn't hear the specifics, lets go over them again:

So let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I am president.

Change means a tax code that doesn't reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it.

Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.

I will eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.

I will cut taxes -- cut taxes -- for 95 percent of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class.

And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: in 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.

Washington's been talking about our oil addiction for the last 30 years, and John McCain has been there for 26 of them. In that time, he's said no to higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars, no to investments in renewable energy, no to renewable fuels. And today, we import triple the amount of oil as the day that Sen. McCain took office.

Now is the time to end this addiction, and to understand that drilling is a stop-gap measure, not a long-term solution. Not even close.

As president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I'll help our auto companies re-tool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America. I'll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. And I'll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy -- wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels; an investment that will lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can't ever be outsourced.

America, now is not the time for small plans.

Now is the time to finally meet our moral obligation to provide every child a world-class education, because it will take nothing less to compete in the global economy. Michelle and I are only here tonight because we were given a chance at an education. And I will not settle for an America where some kids don't have that chance. I'll invest in early childhood education. I'll recruit an army of new teachers, and pay them higher salaries and give them more support. And in exchange, I'll ask for higher standards and more accountability. And we will keep our promise to every young American -- if you commit to serving your community or your country, we will make sure you can afford a college education.

Now is the time to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every single American. If you have health care, my plan will lower your premiums. If you don't, you'll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves. And as someone who watched my mother argue with insurance companies while she lay in bed dying of cancer, I will make certain those companies stop discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most.

Now is the time to help families with paid sick days and better family leave, because nobody in America should have to choose between keeping their jobs and caring for a sick child or ailing parent.

Now is the time to change our bankruptcy laws, so that your pensions are protected ahead of CEO bonuses; and the time to protect Social Security for future generations.

And now is the time to keep the promise of equal pay for an equal day's work, because I want my daughters to have exactly the same opportunities as your sons.

Now, many of these plans will cost money, which is why I've laid out how I'll pay for every dime -- by closing corporate loopholes and tax havens that don't help America grow. But I will also go through the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less -- because we cannot meet 21st century challenges with a 20th century bureaucracy.

And Democrats, we must also admit that fulfilling America's promise will require more than just money. It will require a renewed sense of responsibility from each of us to recover what John F. Kennedy called our "intellectual and moral strength." Yes, government must lead on energy independence, but each of us must do our part to make our homes and businesses more efficient. Yes, we must provide more ladders to success for young men who fall into lives of crime and despair. But we must also admit that programs alone can't replace parents; that government can't turn off the television and make a child do her homework; that fathers must take more responsibility for providing the love and guidance their children need.

Individual responsibility and mutual responsibility -- that's the essence of America's promise.

Comments

5 responses to "Gary Gross Irrationality Meter: 10!"

  1. Gary Gross On August 29, 2008 at 1:41 AM

    Gross wasn't there to hear any of it.

    You're so full of shit it stinks. If I "wasn't there to hear any of it, how did I liveblog it? Even a liberal should be able to figure out that that fact & that accusation don't fit together.

    Change means a tax code that doesn't reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it.

    You mean lobbyists like Joe Biden's son Hunter, who helped write the legislation that made it tougher to declare bankruptcy from credit card debt?

    I will eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and the start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.

    How can he do that when he wants to raise taxes on individuals making $250K/year? Those are small businesses.

    Now is the time to finally meet our moral obligation to provide every child a world-class education, because it will take nothing less to compete in the global economy.

    How can you do that when the NEA refuses to let children in America's inner cities escape to private schools? It isn't coincidence that inner city parents favor a voucher system. They know firsthand that the current system doesn't work for their children.

    (No, I'm not saying eliminate public schools. I just want children who can't access good schools in the current setting to get access to good schools.)

    BTW, what smart person advocates negotiating with our enemies (Iran) and invading our allies (Pakistan)?

    Eric, you used to have a clue. Then you snapped on the partisan blinders. Now I don't recognze you anymore.

     
  2. TwoPutt On August 29, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Gary, if there's anyone that's familiar with shit, it's you.

    Another Example Of republiCons Acting Poorly is a post about you.

    But, I'll take a few, now:

    "You mean lobbyists like Joe Biden's son Hunter, who helped write the legislation that made it tougher to declare bankruptcy from credit card debt? "

    No, he means lobbyists like the wife of Roy Blunt, R=K Street Project. Roy Blunt loves lobbyists so much, he ditched his wife to hook up with a tobacco lobbyist. That's a fine example of "Family Values" you got there, Gary. Oh - and here's more "Family Values" - not only is Blunt's wife a lobbyist, so is Blunt's daughter, and a son.

     
  3. Gary Gross On August 29, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    If you expect me to defend politicians' spouses who are lobbyists, then you're clueless. I won't do that.

    I didn't like it when Tom Daschle's wife was an uberlobbyist. I don't like it when Hunter Biden lobbies his dad on behalf of the credit card bill. I didn't like it when Denny Hastert's son lobbied him. I don't like Pelosi's kid (I can't remember if it's a man or woman) gets a lobbying job the instant Ms. Pelosi became Minority Leader. I'm disgusted by the fact that Harry Reid's sons are lobbyists.

    Obama talks like he's pure as the wind-driven snow. He isn't. In fact, his campaign's sending out an action alert to swamp WGN with calls & emails because Stanley Kurtz was going to be a guest on a show shows me, along with his getting every one of his potential opponents knocked off the ballot, that he's got a dictatorial mindset.

    Mr. Kurtz's sin? He was looking through documents to get the facts on how close of ties Sen. Obama has had with terrorist William Ayers.

    If you're proud of someone that's that dictatorial in nature, then you're a total scumbag.

     
  4. taxpaying liberal On August 30, 2008 at 7:04 AM

    You mean lobbyists like Joe Biden's son Hunter, who helped write the legislation that made it tougher to declare bankruptcy from credit card debt?

    The bill McCain voted for.

     
  5. Gary Gross On August 30, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Mr. Obama rose through the Chicago Democratic machine without a peep of push-back. Alaska’s politics are deeply inbred and backed by energy-industry money. Mr. Obama slid past the kind of forces that Mrs. Palin took head on.

    Mr. Obama is a corrupt politician. The documents will prove that he had a long relationship with a terrorist, William Ayers, that thinks they didn't do enough even though they bombed several government buildings.

    When Obama was in his mid thirties, he struck up a friendship with Bill Ayers. They worked closely together. Obama went so far as to call Ayers mainstream.

    The only way he should be called mainstream is in comparison with Hamas.

    Obama's friends? They're racist pastors, unrepentant terrorists & corrupt Chicago machine party bosses.

    Do any of you think that those are the types of people a potential American president should hang around with?