Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obama, Change, and Job Descriptions

I was reading the Wall Street Journal yesterday and came across this article where the following quote from Barack Obama's Dreams of My Fathers appeared:

When classmates . . . asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn't answer them directly. Instead I'd pronounce on the need for change. Change in the White House. . . . Change in the Congress. . . . Change in the mood of the country. . . . Change won't come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots. . . . I'll organize black folks.

Here he is, trying to get another job, and doing nothing but talking about change. Does this mean that, like his gig as a community organizer, he also doesn't really know what a president does?

I mean, his campaign signs should basically say, "Obama: Whatever You Want Him to Be." If we really wanted change, we'd elect a brutal dictator. I mean, we haven't had one of those before. Isn't that real change? And as for it being "change you can believe in," the people whose heads were in the baskets were the ones who most believed the French Revolution was a real change.

McCain has friends, Obama has change, and both of them think you're stupid enough to be swayed by their tactics. Elect the 'Stache: Bob Barr in '08.*

* It's incredible to me that Bob Barr hasn't tried to make his moustache into more of a campaign issue. If it were me, I'd have the 'stache at the top of the ticket and me as the undercard.

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