Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama's acceptance speech

I have to say that it was pretty good. Available here roughly two thirds of it was devoted to domestic economics, much more than I've ever seen him devote time to, and he presented the kind of glimmering of a social democratic oriented policy. It's really nice, but at the same time it's bittersweet because the invocations of an autoworker, of a steel worker in the greater Chicago area, and of an Ohio worker, could have done a lot of good when his campaign was responding to Hillary Clinton by whispering that she was a racist to the media. Obama himself never said this, but in key response articles to different actions that Clinton took anonymous senior staff members for Obama expressed outrage at the supposed racism of her. Not only that, but the idea of white workers as being completely racist has infiltrated the elite media to the point where liberal cartoonists write multi paneled attacks portraying working class people as toothless inbred rednecks. Obama could have stopped all of this by saying the very things that he said in his speech tonight then but he chose not to.

For example, here's a Trouble Town comic that encapsulates the vibe that Obama's advisors and Obama's followers were putting out during the primaries:

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