Friday, October 03, 2008
  VP debate

In general, the questions that Biden and Palin agree on are purely false. The questions that they disagree on are trivial.

Purely false? Yes. They agree that Gaia is the One True Goddess, and All of our Future Decisions must be Holy Sacrifices to Mother Earth. They agree that Goldman Sachs is the Deserving Recipient of Our National Wealth, and that the Great Nation Robbery must be committed NOW to insure our instant collapse. Both of these Grand Statements are obvious and suicidal falsehoods.

Their loudest disagreement came on the question "Given the huge spending required to commit the Great Nation Robbery, what will you need to cut from your proposals?" Biden said that he would cut spending by not enacting McCain's programs, and Palin said that she would cut spending by not enacting Obama's programs. This is both trivial and bizarre.

I could only find one genuine and important disagreement. Biden appears to understand that Pakistan is our enemy, while Palin still maintains the Bush lie that Pakistan is our loyal ally.

The true status of Pakistan is a point that both Huckabee and Hillary were trying to make during the campaign, and both were hissed out of the game by their respective Party apparatus. I'm glad to see that the Obama campaign has picked up the point, even after destroying the messenger.
 


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