Friday, August 29, 2008

The Speech

I am hardly the target audience, but can anyone explain this bit to me?

John McCain likes to say that he’ll follow bin Laden to the Gates of Hell – but he won’t even go to the cave where he lives.

What, is Barry taunting him for not going there personally? This is a bit of a weird charge, is this idiot seriously accusing McCain of not being militant enough?

And this bit, emphasis added:

Passions fly on immigration, but I don’t know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers.

That is just bad economics, I know 3 people who benefit, the illegal workers who get jobs better than their other options, the employers who get to pay lower wages, and the consumer who pays less for his product. This does not make it right, but claiming that nobody benefits is just ignoring basic economics.