It was Old Country Buffet at the DNC last night. President Bubba Elvis was killer. The two chicks who preceded him were as sexy and appealing as any woman who has fronted a PBS, or NPR fund-raising appeal. The gift to the nation is no tote bag, or Peter, Paul and Mary Retrospective CD set, but an Old Country Buffet of tasty treats.
Are we better off?
Bubba said yes:
Listen to this. Listen to this. Everybody (inaudible) (APPLAUSE) Everybody (inaudible) when President Barack Obama tookoffice, the economy was in freefall. It had just shrunk 9 fullpercent of GDP. We were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Are wedoing better than that today? AUDIENCE: Yes! CLINTON: The answer is yes. Now, look. Here's thechallenge he faces and the challenge all of you who support himface. I get it. I know it. I've been there. A lot ofAmericans are still angry and frustrated about this economy. Ifyou look at the numbers, you know employment is growing, banksare beginning to lend again, and in a lot of places, housingprices have even began to pick up. But too many people do not feel it yet. I had this samething happen in 1994 and early '95. We could see that thepolicies were working, that the economy was growing, but mostpeople didn't feel it yet. Thankfully, by 1996, the economy wasroaring, everybody felt it, and we were halfway through thelongest peacetime expansion in the history of the United States.But...
Sandra Fluke - Not so Much unless she can get us to chip in for the rubbers she is going to need to stay healthy:
"An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it; in which politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all over again; in which someone decides which domestic violence victims deserve help, and which don't."
You mean like lesbians?
Elizabeth Warren said no
.. . . but now, for many years, our middle-class has been chipped,squeezed, and hammered. Talk to the construction worker I metfrom Malden, Massachusetts who went nine months without findingwork. Talk to the head of a manufacturing company in Franklin,trying to protect jobs, but worried about rising costs, talk tothe student in Worcester who worked hard to finish his degree,and now he is drowning in debt.Hammered and sickled, there Bessie, hammered and sickled. Talk to the Purple People Eaters of SEIU, Bessie, and really learn how to scalp the middle class - that construction worker bargains in good faith through a real labor union; that Franklin 1%er is Federally Mandated into the poor house like an Amish Milk Man; that student was told to Pell grant each and every semester with free money and his Mom & Pop are co-signers.
Yep, last night was an Old Country Buffet, but the bill come à la carte.