Thursday, September 04, 2008


The Republican convention last night made numerous references to Barack Obama's having written 2 memoirs "but no laws."

This is an interesting bit of truthiness, because really, which congressmembers actually do pen their own laws? Who has the time for that while campaigning for re-election? Staff members write proposed laws. But that's not important, because we need to attack Barack Obama as a do-nothing Senator.

Unfortunately, that is not the case. You see, this was an issue the Clinton camp raised some months back, but, a very simple look into the Library of Congress's website shows that Barack Obama has sponsored or cosponsored 129 bills and resolutions in his time in the Senate this year. But, we're not supposed to go actually look. We're supposed to trust the Republican Party, who has not misled us in anything over the past 7 years...

How many has John McCain sponsored or cosponsored during the same period? 38. Wow. How can the Republicans attempt to paint this issue and not expect people to follow up on it? The fact is, they don't expect people to follow up - they believe that people are not interested in facts, rather image.

John McCain is running for President and was a POW.


Papamoka said...

Hope you don't mind if I borrow your research counselor? I promise to link back here.

By the way, AWESOME POST Steve!!!

Papamoka said...

The links don't seem to be working Steve?

Steve said...

Click on the Library of Congress link and choose the senator by dropdown menu.