The Republicans are running against…….the Republicans??

As I mentioned earlier in the week I have been trying really hard to listen the speeches of both conventions very closely this election cycle and I have to say it has sounded like both conventions share a common enemy, the current Republican administration. A very interesting strategy for the Republican party to run at their very own convention. Here are just a few samples from the big speeches of the week:

Fred Thompson (R) former Senator from Tennesee:

She [Vice Presidetial Candidate Sarah Palin] and John McCain are not going to care how much the alligators get irritated when they get to Washington, they’re going to drain that swamp.”

There has been no time in our nation’s history, since we first pledged allegiance to the American flag, when the character, judgment and leadership of our President was more important.

Terrorists, rogue nations developing nuclear weapons, an increasingly belligerent Russia.

Intensifying competition from China.

Spending at home that threatens to bankrupt future generations. For decades an expanding government … increasingly wasteful and too often incompetent.”

Joe Lieberman (I) Senator from Connecticut:

Every day, across our country, millions of our fellow citizens are facing huge problems.

They are worried about their homes, their jobs, and their businesses; they are worried about the outrageous cost of gas and of health insurance; and they are worried about the threats from our enemies abroad.

But when they look to Washington, all too often they do not see their leaders coming together to tackle these problems.”

And John McCain (R) Senator from Arizona

We’re not going to allow that while you struggle to buy groceries, fill your gas tank, and make your mortgage payment. I’ve fought to get million-dollar checks out of our elections. I’ve fought lobbyists who stole from Indian tribes. I’ve fought crooked deals in the Pentagon. I’ve fought tobacco companies and trial lawyers, drug companies and union bosses.”

” fight to restore the pride and principles of our party. We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us.

We lost — we lost the trust of the American people when some Republicans gave in to the temptations of corruption. We lost their trust when rather than reform government, both parties made it bigger.

We lost their trust when instead of freeing ourselves from a dangerous dependence on foreign oil, both parties — and Senator Obama — passed another corporate welfare bill for oil companies. We lost their trust when we valued our power over our principles.

An interesting argument all in all, but why in God’s good name would you want to vote for a party that admits they have screwed up and something bad for the past 8 years?

I respect John McCain and Sarah Palin seems a competent and smart individual, but I believe when you elect someone you elect a party and a machine. I think it time we send a loud and clear message to the current machine, thanks but no thanks, it is time for change.


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    Josh Maxwell said,

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