SkeptiSys

October 3, 2008

Vice Presidential Debate, a few comments

Filed under: News, politics — Tags: , , — skeptisys @ 12:51 pm
Oh Hai!  I haz a cute.

Oh Hai! I haz a cute.

Last night, I watched the entire ‘debate’ between the Vice Presidential candidates of the 2 governing corporate parties, Sarah Palin and her Uncle Joe Biden.  Here are a few highlights, in case you missed it:

1. Without anyone to challenge her, (think Katie Couric) Sarah Palin was able to ignore topics and nuance to give empty pre-planned talking points.

2. Both candidates used traditional political lingo to BS us.  As examples: “create jobs” means increasing profits for the rich governing corporations; “support/fund our troops”  means giving large amount of free money to war profiteers such as GE, Disney, Titan, Bechtel, Halliburton, et al.

3. The Republican’s public relations (using psychology to manipulate opinion) was more advanced and successful than that of the Democrats.  From the onset, Palin tried to portray McCain as a candidate of change, who will fight against the status quo – even though he has spent the last 8 years as a loyal Bushie.

Palin continued to portray herself as an average American, who has been picked on for not being an elite by the media.

4. Both debaters agreed strongly that they are clearly against Gay Marriage, (yes, they used that term).  Two hateful bigots trying to win the neo-Nazi vote, I guess.

5. Joe Biden’s performance last night was worse than the Cubs.

6. It is all too clear from this ‘show debate’ that America has no democracy.

lol Vice President Kitty Sarah Palin

lol Vice President Kitty Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin debate flow chart via Daily Kos.

3 Comments »

  1. 1. Agreed – While she didn’t fall on her face the way I was hoping, she seemed particularly insincere and scripted to the point where I really don’t get the (largely) glowing reviews of her performance.

    2. True, but nothing surprising about that.

    3. Yeah, as much as I really want them out of office, I’ve got to hand it to the Repubs for doing a better job of concocting and executing strategies to sway voters that aren’t already entrenched on one side or the other. One can only hope their thinly cloaked vampirism will keep enough people from actiually voting for them.

    4. I don’t support gay marriage either, but that Joe Biden has one handsome smile! He dag on near had me questioning my stance on the issue with that toothy politician grin of his…unlike the baring of cutesy fangs the governor lady kept returning to.

    5. Not from Chicago, are you Skepper? Seriously, I think Biden had a quality start and could’ve earned a decisive W with a little more offense.

    6. Well…yeah.

    Comment by urbanshocker — October 3, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

  2. Excellent comments, U.S. Nobody understands more than me about Joe 6-pack and Johnny lunch-pail.
    2. it is surprising that many people still do not understand the lingo, as evidenced by the amount of ‘support our troops’ stickers
    5. great line, thanks! I am rooting for the Cubbies, but even their collapse pales in comparison to Biden, whose policies would be laughed out of most political arenas 30 years ago, for being to far right.
    Most Americans apparently feel the same as you, look at these poll numbers!
    http://voices.kansascity.com/node/2299

    Comment by skeptisys — October 4, 2008 @ 10:05 am

  3. Using a quote from the recent Chris Rock’s stand-up comedy: “John McCain is so old, he hired his nurse to be his Vice President’, lol

    Comment by Nikki — October 7, 2008 @ 11:12 am


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