Obama Sweeps Three Primaries

Victory speech:

It’s a game where the only way for Democrats to look tough on national security is by talking, and acting and voting like Bush-McCain Republicans, while our troops are sent to fight tour after tour of duty in a war that should’ve never been authorized and should’ve never been waged. That’s what happens when we use 9/11 to scare up votes, and that’s why we need to do more than end a war – we need to end the mindset that got us into war.

That’s the choice in this primary. It’s about whether we choose to play the game, or whether we choose to end it; it’s change that polls well, or change we can believe in; it’s the past versus the future. And when I’m the Democratic nominee for President – that will be the choice in November.

John McCain is an American hero. We honor his service to our nation. But his priorities don’t address the real problems of the American people, because they are bound to the failed policies of the past.

George Bush won’t be on the ballot this November, but his war and his tax cuts for the wealthy will.

When I am the nominee, I will offer a clear choice. John McCain won’t be able to say that I ever supported this war in Iraq, because I opposed it from the beginning. Senator McCain said the other day that we might be mired for a hundred years in Iraq, which is reason enough to not give him four years in the White House.

If we had chosen a different path, the right path, we could have finished the job in Afghanistan, and put more resources into the fight against bin Laden; and instead of spending hundreds of billions of dollars in Baghdad, we could have put that money into our schools and hospitals, our road and bridges – and that’s what the American people need us to do right now.

And I admired Senator McCain when he stood up and said that it offended his “conscience” to support the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy in a time of war; that he couldn’t support a tax cut where “so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate.” But somewhere along the road to the Republican nomination, the Straight Talk Express lost its wheels, because now he’s all for them.

A.

2 thoughts on “Obama Sweeps Three Primaries

  1. paradox says:

    He could say we’re leaving January 22nd because we did horribly, horribly wrong and would like to do better. But he doesn’t.
    Fuck the right way, it’s always the American Way. We could morally speak to end the war, but our people do not.
    It sucks and it’s a lousy political strategy. I know the truth, everyone knows the truth, and everyone not an American loathes us for what we’ve done. This act of I’m President I Get To Decide is total shit.
    We as a People have lost. We as a People can leave at once.
    The world won’t end and we will in fact be all much better for it. But that has to be led, it doesn’t organically grow, so the right thing to do–along with our moral and physical security–is shitcanned again.
    More bravery and morality, please, these ain’t normal times.

  2. Jude says:

    I was there last night.
    “George Bush won’t be on the ballot this November” got the biggest applause of the evening. πŸ™‚

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