It's depressing watching these 24 hour news jackasses try to fill airtime. OK, granted, there isn't much real news that comes out of a political convention, at least not nowadays. But to allow spinmeisters to spit out their pre-scripted spiels without challenge is sad.
This morning on CNN, I saw Rudy Guliani and within the first minute, he accused the Dems of an "extreme makeover" and called Kerry and Edwards two of the most liberal members of the Senate. Rudy, we know you have a brain in your head. Please use it.
The "extreme makeover" line is a staple of the Republican attack on Kerry. And the most liberal tag is severely misleading, based only on last year's National Journal rating. A five year average from the National Journal paints a much more moderate picture.
I heard on the news this morning that for the second straight year, incomes have gone down in this country. Friday, it will be announced that we now have a record deficit. The White House is going to spin it that the projected deficit was much worse. That's pathetic but it's all they have.
It's understandable why Bush is not running on his record. That's because it stinks. The Republicans control the Congress and the White House. Their plans for this country have taken effect. We can all see the results.
I thought Edwards was good last night. He had a few bright spots and I'm looking forward to Kerry tonight.
To backtrack for one minute, is there a more sad group of losers than the folks on "Fox and Friends"? I don't even know their names, but they are a spineless collection of weenies who are so glad to be on TV that they will parrot whatever the Republican talking point of the minute is. This morning, they were ragging on Kerry's skills as a speaker.
Yo people! Your guy can't even put together a coherent sentence. And he's not interested in even the minor complexities of any issue. This is as complex as he can get: "They hate us for our freedom!"