Thursday 8.30.12

RNC. Just a few observations/questions.

1. Marco Rubio’s speech… Towards the end he says this: The story of our time will be written by Americans who haven’t yet even been born.  Let us make sure the right that we did our part. That, in the early years of this new century, we lived in an uncertain time, but we did not allow fear to make us abandon what made us special. We chose more government instead of more freedom.  We chose the principles of our founding to solve the challenges of our time. We chose a special man to lead us In a special time. We chose Mitt Romney to lead our nation and, because we did, the American miracle lived on for another generation to inherit.

We chose more government instead of more freedom. So, is he talking about what we’ve already done or what we will be doing if Mitt is elected? If it is what we will do if Mitt is elected, doesn’t that go against the Republican idea of less government? Do we actually want less freedom? This is either written poorly and he is not showing the transition between one president and the next or it is just a mistake.

2. Clint Eastwood. What the fuck, Clint? Okay, Clint… I will still watch your movies… you know, the ones where you fought for the oppressed and fought for the little guy. You know… the ones where you used a script and spoke a few, very few, clear words of dialogue and catch phrases. The ones where you did not wing it and sound like some babbling half nuts guy yammering around until you could attempt to make a point or two. Remember those?

3. Mitt. Eventually, we will have some debates. At some point the question of illegal aliens/immigrants will be a topic for discussion. At that moment, I would like to remind you that Mitt said this tonight: We’re a nation of immigrants, we’re the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life. The driven ones. The ones who woke up at night, hearing that voice telling them that life in a place called America could be better. They came, not just in pursuit of the riches of this world, but for the richness of this life. Freedom, freedom of religion, freedom to speak their mind, freedom to build a life and, yes, freedom to build a business with their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience. We Americans have always felt a special kinship with the future. When every new wave of immigrants looked up and saw the Statue of Liberty, or knelt down and kissed the shores of freedom, just 90 miles from Castro’s tyranny, these new Americans sure had many questions, but none doubted that here in America they could build a better life. That in America, their children would be blessed more than they.

It seems as if he sees these people coming from Europe and Cuba only.

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