Friday, September 19, 2008

Obama: Fire them all

The "Barry Goldwater/Dennis Kucinich" line is bit of a clunker, but as for the rest of it:

Responding to John McCain's call for the firing of the chairman of the Security Exchange Commission, Christopher Cox, Obama called for voters to "fire the whole Trickle-Down, On-Your-Own, Look-the-Other-Way crowd in Washington who has led us down this disastrous path. Don't just get rid of one guy, get rid of this administration, get rid of this philosophy, get rid of the do nothing approach and put somebody in there who is going to fight for you."

More of this, please.

As a rhetorical tactic, Obama's calling the failure of modern Republicanism and the Bush administration a matter of "philosophy" or "failed philosophy" hasn't impressed me much. It's too abstract. Too airy-fairy. Criticizing Bush and the Republicans for their "philosophy" is like criticizing the Mafia for their penmanship.

"Get rid of them all." Now that's something people can get a handle on. It's what you do with people who are corrupt, people who can't do the job.


KT said...

Unless they're a government employee, haha.

Nothstine said...

Hey, kt--

Had to think about this for a minute to decide if you were kidding. Finally figured you had to be, since the number of government employees has ballooned under Bush. [And that's not counting the private contractors.]


Kt said...

The number of top heavy government employees has ballooned. Not as much at the lower and middle levels. Gotta love the middle class Bush economy!