October 17, 2008

Hard-core-Republican Chicago Tribune endorses Obama, says McCain put his campaign ahead of his country with stupid Palin pick

It really is nice to see the adults in the Republican party, the few that are left, admit the error of their ways, and put their country ahead of their destroyed party.

Maybe it's the first sign of redemption. Admitting they were wrong. Or maybe it's just that Obama is such a superior candidate for President.

Here's excerpts from the Tribune's historic endorsement today - the first non-Republican ever to earn their approval.

FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE EDITORIAL BOARD Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president

On Nov. 4 we're going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose.
The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama. The Tribune is proud to endorse him today for president of the United States.

This endorsement makes some history for the Chicago Tribune. This is the first time the newspaper has endorsed the Democratic Party's nominee for president.
The Republican Party, the party of limited government, has lost its way. The government ran a $237 billion surplus in 2000, the year before Bush took office -- and recorded a $455 billion deficit in 2008. The Republicans lost control of the U.S. House and Senate in 2006 because, as we said at the time, they gave the nation rampant spending and Capitol Hill corruption. They abandoned their principles. They paid the price.

We might have counted on John McCain to correct his party's course. We like McCain. We endorsed him in the Republican primary in Illinois. In part because of his persuasion and resolve, the U.S. stands to win an unconditional victory in Iraq.

It is, though, hard to figure John McCain these days. He argued that President Bush's tax cuts were fiscally irresponsible, but he now supports them. He promises a balanced budget by the end of his first term, but his tax cut plan would add an estimated $4.2 trillion in debt over 10 years. He has responded to the economic crisis with an angry, populist message and a misguided, $300 billion proposal to buy up bad mortgages.

McCain failed in his most important executive decision. Give him credit for choosing a female running mate--but he passed up any number of supremely qualified Republican women who could have served. Having called Obama not ready to lead, McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. His campaign has tried to stage-manage Palin's exposure to the public. But it's clear she is not prepared to step in at a moment's notice and serve as president. McCain put his campaign before his country.

Obama chose a more experienced and more thoughtful running mate--he put governing before politicking. Sen. Joe Biden doesn't bring many votes to Obama, but he would help him from day one to lead the country.

It may have seemed audacious for Obama to start his campaign in Springfield, invoking Lincoln. We think, given the opportunity to hold this nation's most powerful office, he will prove it wasn't so audacious after all. We are proud to add Barack Obama's name to Lincoln's in the list of people the Tribune has endorsed for president of the United States.


Anonymous said...

But they employ Clarance Page. Yikes!!!

investorinpa said...

keith, keep in mind that a Chicago paper endorsing a Chicago resident ain't exactly earth shattering

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Grandpa Munster.

See you later Sarah Wallace.


The Party that Wrecked America

The failed and doomed illegal and made up war party of George Bushco and Dick Cheneyburton AND JOHN HERBERT HOOVER McCAIN.

Bush and Cheney arrest for treason. We can deal with the rest later.


Anonymous said...

"...We are proud to add Barack Obama's name to Lincoln's..."

Neocons; go back to the Democrats where you really belong. Worship FDR & LBJ in public for a change.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is fine, save one issue withe the title. It's not "... Republicans [who] wrecked America". It's what every cool modern government in the world is doing to its paying customers. See? The conflict is not between Rs and Ds - it's between _you_ and the guys who suddenly find themselves on the receiving end of taxes and the giving end of laws.

duarte said...

Hey D:

Here's a question for you that I would ask B.O. if I had the opportunity. How do YOU define "socialism"? Do you see anything wrong with it? If so, what?

CorgiGuy said...

keith, i hear that colin powell is going on meet the press on sunday with some sort of big anouncement. what do you think a new ObamaCon ?

Anonymous said...

You need to learn a thing or two about how society really works, Kweefer:

The Money Masters: How International Bankers Gained Control of America

Obama and McCain are just spokesmen. They're just puppets. They don't mean a damn thing and yet look at how much energy has been expended on these two clowns while none of the fundamental problems with America are addressed.

Anonymous said...

Some say republicans are going to steal the election this Nov.
I have heard McCain has a plan of a bombshell to distract voters and the will steal the election.
Funny when you go against corporations they will eat you alive

Mr.B.O. said...

They have my vote.


keith said...

No, having the Tribune endorse a non-Republican is like cats sleeping with dogs

After 150 years, hell froze over.

This is like Rush or Hannity endorsing Obama. Which deep down, I bet they would.

McCain is that bad. And Obama is that good.

yoski said...

"Or maybe it's just that Obama is such a superior candidate for President"
The cool aid Keith, stay away from it!

keith said...

As someone who studied political science, I've never seen a more mismatched presidential race in terms of raw political talent.

Mondale vs. Reagan came close. JFK vs. Nixon too. Bill Clinton was a master. But Obama is playing so far above McCain, it's like watching the Dallas Cowboys vs. a high school team.

And it took that kind of a one-sided race to give America its first minority president. Even some of the hard-core racists and 'born agains' couldn't stomach voting for McCain and the failed GOP.

Agent 99 said...

From Dick Cavett 10/18 NYT Commenting on the Obama/McCain debate:

"... I realized during the last debate that watching the two of them together on the screen I would think anyone, even a non-lip-reading, non-English-speaking viewer with the sound off, could see at a glance which man is presidential."

Anonymous said...

We are witnessing the cold white hand of good ol' boy backroom American politics finally being pried finger by finger from its grip on the Constitution.