A great night for America

Obama gave the most partisan speech I've ever heard him give. He packed a stadium [see Politico for a great article] and then delivered. Pat Buchanon reakin gushed over it!!!!

He tore McCain apart, he took shots at conservatism, he told America "now or never". In his language he was Republican-esque. Look at this:

He [McCain] said that our economy has made "great progress" under this president. He said that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. And when one of his chief advisers -- the man who wrote his economic plan -- was talking about the anxiety Americans are feeling, he said that we were just suffering from a "mental recession," and that we've become, and I quote, "a nation of whiners."
Seriously? When was the last time you remember a Democrat say:

It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it.

He hit them witha charge of elitism that they cannot answer, because it's the same crap they'v been trying to paint Obama as. But the very next line was my favorite part of the speech:

For over two decades, he's subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy -- give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else. In Washington, they call this the Ownership Society, but what it really means is -- you're on your own. Out of work? Tough luck. No health care? The market will fix it. Born into poverty? Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps -- even if you don't have boots. You're on your own.

Well it's time for them to own their failure. It's time for us to change America.

Wow. Someone broke down conservatism into a 30 second clip, and exposed the largest problems with it. Someone sledgehammered into the failed policies that have been propagated by Reagan, the Bush family and other neocons.

John McCain likes to say that he'll follow bin Laden to the Gates of Hell -- but he won't even go to the cave where he lives.

Again, who was the last Democrat to sound like that? Who was the last one to fight the Republicans on national security? Who was the last who looked at his opponents strength and said, try again through exposing the truth.

We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe. The Bush-McCain foreign policy has squandered the legacy that generations of Americans -- Democrats and Republicans -- have built, and we are here to restore that legacy.

He laid out articulately like very few ever can, why they should vote Democrat and reminded them of the tradition of the party.

But what I will not do is suggest that the senator takes his positions for political purposes. Because one of the things that we have to change in our politics is the idea that people cannot disagree without challenging each other's character and patriotism.

The times are too serious, the stakes are too high for this same partisan playbook. So let us agree that patriotism has no party. I love this country, and so do you, and so does John McCain. The men and women who serve in our battlefields may be Democrats and Republicans and independents, but they have fought together and bled together and some died together under the same proud flag. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America -- they have served the United States of America.

So I've got news for you, John McCain. We all put our country first.

Jeez, he used McCain's own words and embarrassed him. No other word for it. And you know, somewhere McCain was angry, frustrated and looked to his staff members and said, "how do we fight this". That's not even bringing up the ending,where never by name he brought MLK into this. Where he spoke of the common dreams. I'm not counting into this what he included about McCain voting with George Bush 90% of the time.

Well then. We have our first African-American nominee for President, 45 years to the day of the March on Washington, we may have found a leader to equal him.

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