Yes, We Can

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9 Responses to “Yes, We Can”

  1. Mike In WNY November 3, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    I commented on this video on another blog 2 days ago, my thoughts haven’t changed one bit.

    I found this video to be very disturbing. It panders to the fears and misconceptions of the people who are most oppressed by government policies without acknowledging that Obama will only make things worse.

    There is nothing substantive, only a repetitive emotional plea designed to sway people without their need for careful analysis.

    This is pure demagoguery at its worst. Mencken’s definition of a demagogue fits Obama to a T – “one who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.”

    Here’s a sanitized explanation of what a demagogue is, courtesy of Wiki –

    Though this definition emphasizes the use of lying and falsehoods, skilled demagogues often need to use only special emphasis by which an uncritical listener will be led to draw the desired conclusion themselves. Moreover, a demagogue may well believe his or her own arguments (for example, there are good reasons to assume that Adolf Hitler – certainly one of the most successful demagogues in history – sincerely believed his own anti-Jewish diatribes.)

  2. Snarky Snarkmore McSnarkamaphone November 3, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    @ Mike

    oh, sniff sniff! Enjoy your ever more marginal economic views which the US votary is on the verge of repudiating overwhelmingly. American Democracy is far more important than American capitalism!

    And, apparently, more robust as well.

  3. Byron November 3, 2008 at 7:09 pm #

    Mike is very concerned about those who are “most oppressed by government”.
    He’s so worried about them he doesn’t think the should be able to vote !

  4. The Humanist November 3, 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    @Mike in WNY:

    “repetitive emotional plea designed to sway people without their need for careful analysis.”

    Hmmmm…..why does that sound familiar?

    Oh yeah –

    “AYERS! AYERS! AYERS!”

    “REV. WRIGHT! REV. WRIGHT! REV WRIGHT!”

    “SOCIALIST! SOCIALIST! SOCIALIST!”

    “MUSLIM-LOVING MUSLIM! MUSLIM-LOVING MUSLIM! MUSLIM-LOVING MUSLIM!”

    ad infinitum…

  5. mike hudson November 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    the same people will elect obama who elected bush. twice.

    assholes like alan bedenko.

  6. Buffalopundit November 3, 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    And Mike Hudson, evidently.

  7. mike hudson November 3, 2008 at 8:37 pm #

    i never voted for bush, asshole.

    glad i got you on the line though alan. since your blowjob of artvoice’s geoff kelly last week, he seems to have gone underground with all the hudson/pigeon stuff. he wrote that he was gonna have a piece about it on thursday and didn’t, then said he was gonna have a piece on it friday or saturday but didn’t.

    since you slobbered all over kelly’s “patience, investigative, and reporting skills” following his publication of a single anonymous source story on 10/28, i thought you might have some clue.

  8. Buffalopundit November 3, 2008 at 9:02 pm #

    Geoff Kelly’s a nice guy. So’s Dave Staba.

  9. mike hudson November 3, 2008 at 10:32 pm #

    yes. they’ve been very nice.

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