In an interview posted at cbs4.com (link below), Obama has responded to last night’s speech by Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. He should check his facts before he starts mouthing off to the press.
Obama … said he didn’t want to get “too political,” but he did offer a brief explanation of his feeling about the tenor of the Republican convention Wednesday.
“You’re hearing a lot about John McCain, and an awful lot about me — most of which is not true — what you’re not hearing a lot about is about you,” Obama said. “You haven’t heard one word about how we’re going to get serious about alternative energy, about how we’re going to get serious about creating new jobs.
In her speech, Gov. Palin said:
Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines and build more nuclear plants and create jobs with clean coal and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal and other alternative sources.
We need American sources of resources. We we need American energy brought to you by American ingenuity and produced by American workers.
Funny, that seems to address both energy and job creation. Looks like words to me. But I guess Obama was in the little boys room for that part.
“You haven’t heard a word about how we’re going to strengthen unions or strengthen the economy,” he continued.
Both Gov. Palin and her husband are union members. Although she didn’t specifically say what she would do to strengthen the economy, she was very clear on what she would not do:
His [Obama’s] tax increases are the fine print in his economic plan. And let me be specific. The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes … and raise payroll taxes … and raise investment income taxes … and raise the death tax … and raise business taxes … and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars.
My sister Heather and her husband, they just built a service station that’s now open for business. Like millions of others who run small businesses, how are they going to be better off if taxes go up? Or maybe you are trying to keep your job at a plant in Michigan or in Ohio or you’re trying to create jobs from clean coal from Pennsylvania or West Virginia. Or you’re trying to keep a small farm in the family right here in Minnesota. How are you going to be better off if our opponent adds a massive tax burden to the American economy?
The link to the article is below. Read the whole thing. You’ll be amazed at the level of ignorance the Dems are demonstrating.