Barack Obama’s acceptance speech

I actually feel hopeful, which is saying something. He looked awfully presidential tonight, and hit McCain hard on every possible issue. As the kids say, he rocked the stage tonight.

The moment that most impressed me was when he managed to boil down the failures of trickle-down economics in a simple and brilliant way:

“It’s not because John McCain doesn’t care. It’s because John McCain doesn’t get it. 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.”

Link to a transcript of his whole speech here. Damn, those internet nerds are fast.

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~ by realsupergirl on August 28, 2008.

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