Friday, September 05, 2008

To sum up

Your oxymoron is showing

The Republican party keeps harping on Senator Obama and the Democratic party as the party of celebrities and elites.



Main Entry:
ox·y·mo·ron Listen to the pronunciation of oxymoron
Inflected Form(s):
plural ox·y·mo·rons also ox·y·mo·ra Listen to the pronunciation of oxymora \-ˈmr-ə\
Late Greek oxymōron, from neuter of oxymōros pointedly foolish, from Greek oxys sharp, keen + mōros foolish
: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements

All of the following taken from and

Fred Gandy
US House of Representatives

January 3, 1987January 3, 1995

"If there were no Gopher, there would be no Fred Grandy for Congress."


Sonny Bono
US House of Representatives
January 3, 1995January 5, 1998


Fred Thompson
US Senator
December 2, 1994 – January 3, 2003

This is the closest he ever came to being in the military BTW


Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California


Ronald Regan
January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989


Did I miss anyone?

I couldn't find an actor who ran on the Democratic ticket. I may have missed one, but I don't think so.


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Boston Globe

The death of a taboo
Posted by Sasha Issenberg September 4, 2008 08:41 PM

ST. PAUL -- One of the most enduring taboos in American politics, the airing of graphic images from the September 11 attacks in a partisan context, died today. It was nearly seven years old.

The informal prohibition, which had been occasionally threatened by political ads in recent years, was pronounced dead at approximately 7:40 CST, when a video aired before delegates at the Republican National Convention included slow-motion footage of a plane striking the World Trade Center, the towers' subsequent collapse, and smoke emerging from the Pentagon.

The September 11 precedent was one of the few surviving campaign-season taboos. It is survived by direct comparisons of one's opponents to Hitler.

Words fail. Words just fail.

Exploiting death for political gain. From the party of morally and family values.

I thought I would be more surprised.

Oh, and don't forget the fake military funeral. $5k at Getty Images.
A veteran’s advocate said that with soldiers still deployed and in harm’s way, there is an obligation not to sugar coat reality.

“What it does reveal is a serious lack of understanding and a lack of personal connection to the military,” said Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Rieckhoff, who is at the convention with a contingent of veterans added that a video tribute to Medal of Honor winner Michael Monsoor, a Navy Seal killed in Iraq, shown on Tuesday night, used combat video that appeared to him and several other veterans of the Iraq war to have been staged.

After a Web search of videos played at the Democratic National Convention last week, CBS News found no obvious use of stock footage.

The RNC did not respond to CBS News’ request for a comment.

Seems they like to exploit the death of others all around.