The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Friday, April 16, 2010

No vote for quitters?

Tonight on the Sean Hannity show, Democratic Strategist Jacques Degraff on Hannity's Great American Panel made the comment "I don't vote for quitters" in reference to Sarah Palin resignation of the Alaska governorship. Just before the quitting comment he said he had voted for Barack Obama/Joe Biden.

A quick refresh of 2008 is revealing: Obama resigned from the Senate halfway through his first Senate term and Biden resigned TWO MONTHS after being elected Senator.

Progressives want negative labels to apply to their opponents, but fail to recognize the beam in their own eye. If you consider Palin a quitter, you must acknowledge that Obama and Biden are quitters, too. This point was missed by the panel but we saw through the irony: so much for not voting for quitters, Mr. Degraff!

2 comments:

jbtsax said...

It is important to remember that Senators Obama and Biden resigned from their senate seats in order to give their full time and attention to the transition of power in the White House.

Sarah Palin quit her elected position as governor of Alaska before her term was up for a much different reason.

rmwarnick said...

Sarah Palin didn't quit to get votes. She is way down in the polls, her career as an elected official is over. But she made $12 million in the last nine months.