The title could refer to what I am about to write as a political rant; however, it really applies to the speech I heard last night. I've been watching the Democrat National Convention (as much as I can tolerate) and have heard most of the major speeches. I am sure that the Republican National Convention will also be full of nonsense, half truth and grandstanding but, please God, not so much.
Michelle did a good job of trying to clean up the mess she made, Hillary sounded as statesman like as she needed to while tooting her own horn and failing to praise much about Barack. Bill didn't put his foot in it, but managed to make everyone nervous right up to the last minute and sing his own praises muy humbly.
But Harry Reid, Senate Majority leader gave the most lying, cheating, sickening, disgusting, grandios, full of drivel speech I have ever had the misfortune of hearing. It was all 'a phrase that a lady never uses in polite company' but this part was shocking! The man is supposed to know better....
"For the past eight years, the man in the Oval Office has tipped his hat over his eyes, kicked back his chair, and snoozed at his desk. Charged with protecting our national interests, he slept on duty while his vice president conspired with oil industry cronies. Tasked with cutting off funding to terrorists, he slept on duty while oil shortages worsened, oil prices soared, and dollars by the ton were delivered to terrorists’ banks in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. Faced with a new kind of war, this president and his vice president helped their friends the old-fashioned way:
through war profiteering, tax cuts for billionaires, and in many cases out-and-out corruption.
There are honest answers to the problems we face, but they call for hard solutions and common sacrifices, the kind of sacrifices that this administration has only asked the American people to bear when it lined the pockets of the obscenely rich." - Harry Reid, August 27, 2008