Friday, September 5, 2008

No Hypocrite Left Behind

On Tuesday, two of McCain's surrogates bashed Obama's work in the community. Then, as if it never happened, John McCain himself made an impassioned plea on Thursday for Americans to contribute to their communities. Yes! He did! (See the quotes below.)

How can the Republicans do something so blatantly hypocritical? Easy, it's their theme! Bald -face lies make Republicans feel so good, they can't hold back their cheers of "USA! USA!" and "Drill baby, drill!" Now McCain is taking a page from GW Bush's "education president" strategy, and telling us soulfully that "education is the civil rights issue of this century."

Here's what Rudy, Sarah and John said in the last few days:

"On the other hand, you have a resume from a gifted man with an Ivy League education. He worked as a community organizer. What? He worked — I said — I said, OK, OK, maybe this is the first problem on the resume. He worked as a community organizer."

- Rudy Guiliani, address to Republican National Convention, 9/3/08

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities. ... My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of 'personal discovery.' This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer."

- Sarah Palin, address to Republican National Convention, 9/3/08

"My friends, if you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you’re disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them. Enlist…enlist in our Armed Forces. Become a teacher. Enter the ministry. Run for public office. Feed a hungry child. Teach an — an illiterate adult to read. Comfort the afflicted. Defend the rights of the oppressed. Our country will be the better, and you will be the happier, because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself."

- John McCain, address to Republican National Convention, 9/4/08

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