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Saturday, October 11, 2008

One Way Logic

What amazes me is the forgone nature of the election if you just listen to the media and the constant parade of talking heads that are called upon for their opinions even though their thought patterns are almost totally illogical. For example one of my favorites is the claim that this is a 'democratic" year because President George Bush is so unpopular with ratings between 25 and 30-percent. Following that logic it would seem to me you would have to say with the approval rating of Congress at 15-percent it should be a Republican year in the House and Senate. Still, Democrats are saying they will widen their majority in both houses. If I understand their logic they win the Presidency because Bush is unpopular and they increase their seats in Congress because they are unpopular. Does that make sense to you too? Okay let's move on. Since the primary season the Democrats have tried to play the race card. Following their logic if Barack Obama doesn't win it's because everyone who doesn't vote for him is a racist. Even if you disagree with Obama on the issues not voting for him makes you a racist because if you are a Caucasian you cannot help being racist and if you are black and don't vote for Obama you’re just a Tom. Just today US House member and intellectual giant John Lewis (Georgia-D), who must have gotten hit in the head a few times too many, said John McCain's supporters were like now-deceased Governor George Wallace, raising the old images of segregation, race riots and police dogs as if they are relevant to this election. The Obama campaign said this was appropriate condemnation of McCain supporters but references to Obama buddy terrorist Bill Ayres were "baseless and profoundly irresponsible." The flawless one way logic of the Obama crowd strikes again. John McCain has been careful to not use race in any way, although he has been accused of doing so. McCain has been careful to take the high road to his own detriment. McCain must be careful to listen to the counsel of his allies and not be swayed by Democratic platitudes for a kinder and gentler election designed to engineer an Obama victory.