Thursday, August 28, 2008

Democrats "Change" is More of the Same


In 1960 John F. Kennedy gave an acceptance speech for the nomination of the democratic party at the convention just like Obama will do tonight. In this speech he says
"Our task is not merely one of itemizing Republican failures. Nor is that wholly necessary. For the families forced from the farm do not need to tell us of their plight. The unemployed miners and textile workers know that the decision is before them in November. The old people without medical care, the families without a decent home, the parents of children without a decent school: They all know that it's time for a change. We are not here to curse the darkness; we are here to light a candle. As Winston Churchill said on taking office some twenty years ago: If we open a quarrel between the present and the past, we shall be in danger of losing the future. Today our concern must be with that future. For the world is changing. The old era is ending. The old ways will not do."
Sound familiar? Change theme? The same exact platform as 48 years ago. The same rhetoric. The same ideology. The same words. The same problems. The same dem talking points. For Kennedy it was "The New Frontier". For Obama its "Change we Can Believe In". Similar catch phrases, but two completely different men IMO.
On a side note: I tell you right now, if Obama in his speech tonight talks even a little bit about the threat of terrorism I will lay off him for one week. Not one word in this convention about the dangerous world in which we live.

9 comments:

ba and the boys said...

please please oh please obama dont even whisper the 't'-word! i cant live w/o nikkis take on you!
ps-nikki, he will be too busy saying about how this isnt about race. and that a poor black man like himself understands americans.
great picture, btw...

Nikki said...

ba. I have been waiting for it all convention long and not one word about terrorism. Too bad for them this is my big issue...my big one. You would think with the anniversary of 9/11 looming you would hear a little something about our enemies and the plan to protect us. But muslims like obama so i guess he isn't so worried. don't worry he will tow the regular guy line...in a multi million dollar set up. dork....:)N

Khaki Elephant said...

There is a major difference between JFK and BHO, Kennedy pushed supply-side economics, which would later be called Reaganomics.

Now, since I've been busy watching the Democratic National Convention, can you tell me what this "terrorism" thing that you mentioned is?

WomanHonorThyself said...

hey girl..dont u dare lay off him just because he lies and claims he cares about our safety!

Freadom said...

He gave the same old liberal speech, only a better delivery.

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

I love that picture, and it's SO true

Sandi said...

So, one circus is done and the next one is to start. But he did say the 't" word - hopefully you are able to "flip-flop" and keep writing!

Nikki said...

Sandi, I know he did say the "t" word...well maybe I will focus on more homeschoiling HA just kidding. I will think of something...but a week is a long time, I may fall off the wagon. Thanks for keeping me honest! :)N

Nikki said...

thanks debonair dude :)N