The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Interesting. I think Barack Obama would agree. Has anyone read his books?
What, and lose our "close-minded conservative" street cred? You must be joking!
You really ought to listen to the interview. Jonah actually takes conservatives to task for not reading Hillary's It Takes a Village, so I might just have to break down and buy a copy of The Audacity of Hope.
Edited to add: USED.
I will check it out. He was on Bill Maher a couple of weeks ago as well.
Hey, since this is a political thread I thought I would comment on your recent line about Obama running his campaign like everyone else. I don't think he will stoop to the sort of negativism that the press is goading him into. I just don't think he has it in him.
You also said that were amused by the infighting with the Democratic Party. I am going to be putting a post on my blog about this. It's not infighting between liberals or the infighting between conservatives that really matters in the final analysis. This is a fight about the past versus the future. And Hillary Clinton has made it very plain in recent days that she and John McCain are all about the past. She, and others in Washington, are clinging to a type of politics that has ruined this country.
She, and others in Washington, are clinging to a type of politics that has ruined this country.
I bet your bread always lands butter-side-down, doesn't it?
"Politics" doesn't ruin anything. Bad ideology ruins things.
Obama represents an ideology that has done great damage to this country: the glorification of powerful government, helmed by a powerful "leader."
Tom, that's really not what he is about. It's really going to be up to us, not him.
Yes, we "sticks" must all join together so that our bundle is stronger!
I am going to buy his book.
"It's really going to be up to us, not him."
That's right. And from all the evidence I've seen so far, "us" is very interested in treating the presidency as something of a regal, omnipotent role. "Us" would like Barack Obama to "lead" and "inspire" us.
No thanks. I'd prefer the America in which individualism is revered above all, where presidents are at best nuisances whom we don't want getting in our way, let alone "leading" us.
All these people who clamor for an America where Obama -- or anybody -- is our Big Powerful Boss Guy... they're part of something I don't want to be part of. Over the past century that has been, as I said, an ideology that has done great damage to this country.
I highly doubt Obama thinks of himself as a big powerful boss guy. Let's see if he wins (still convinced Hillary is going to steal this one but that's just the cynic in me) and then we can measure how he acts.
Dang, man. Can you read?
I hate to sound uncivil. But really: Did you read anything I wrote?
Yeah, I did. Since Obama doesn't see himself as a powerful boss guy, it is my opinion that he will convey that to voters who want that in him.
He really is about empowering people...making the individual believe they can make a difference....
Since Obama doesn't see himself as a powerful boss guy, it is my opinion that he will convey that to voters who want that in him.
You're projecting again.
He's a politician. It is my opinion that he will use whatever works to get enough votes to be elected.
Well, read his books and judge for yourself. Actually, I would recommend reading Dreams of My Father first. It will give you more of an insight into his character than AOH.