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Posted by on Oct 12, 2008 in Media, Politics | 3 comments

A Prized Selection

Barack Obama was endorsed today in an especially cogent editorial by the newspaper that is a monument to Joseph Pulitzer, who funded the prizes for excellence in American culture and established the Columbia School of Journalism.

Obama, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch declares, “is right on the issues. He was right on the war in Iraq. He is right that all Americans deserve access to health care and right in his pragmatic approach to meeting that goal. He is right on tax policy, infrastructure investment, energy policy and environmental issues. He is right on American ideals.

“He was right when he said in his remarkable speech in March in Philadelphia that ‘In the end, then, what is called for is nothing more, and nothing less, than what all the world’s great religions demand: that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Let us be our brother’s keeper, Scripture tells us. Let us be our sister’s keeper. Let us find that common stake we all have in one another, and let our politics reflect that spirit as well.’”

Noting that they had backed John McCain in the Republican primaries, the Post-Dispatch editors conclude that then McCain “became the incredible shrinking man. He shrank from his principled stands in favor of a humane immigration policy. He shrank from his universal condemnation of torture and his condemnation of the politics of smear.

“He even shrank from his own campaign slogan, ‘Country First,’ by selecting the least qualified running mate since the Swedenborgian shipbuilder Arthur Sewall ran as William Jennings Bryan’s No. 2 in 1896.”

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  • Dave Francis

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND OVERPOPULATION are strongly connected, even though the open-border, free market globalist will not admit it. Areas of the US Mexican border have become a cesspit, for anybody who crosses at any given point. Garbage accumulation has become a danger to wild creatures and humans alike. Their is a huge swathe that stretches, for miles at any US Border Patrol undermanned sovereignty demarcation line of human waste, plastic water bottles and just about anything you can imagine.

    It remains a festering mound full of thriving insects that nobody has cared to remove. Certainly not the environmentalists who have screamed the loudest, about the federal government building the underfunded fence. Originally planned as a two layer barrier, with a patrolling no-mans land in between, for our agents to patrol.

    Our cities have become quagmires of traffic congestion, with no relief from pollution and trash invading the environment. We are bleeding taxpayers dry, to support millions of impoverished foreign nationals and their growing family members who have invaded our nation from third world countries. Our welfare resources are limited and our politicians and judges have interpreted the law, so we as Americans must underwrite their social and financial needs of this human tide. They receive free health care, education while our own citizen strain to pay for prescription drugs and college for citizen children. Our schools have become overcrowded with the children of illegal aliens, teeming without hindrance into every corner of our country

    Land that was one pristine on the edge of our communities, have been cleared by the bulldozers to build more homes by real estate speculators. Our rivers and streams have become polluted, with industrial waste products along with clearing land for corporate agriculture.

    The middle class already overburdened with war appropriation funds, is still force to pay for the education, free health-care and Federal, state welfare handouts for illegal criminals. SIGN UP FOR THE SAVE ACT(H.R.4088) enforcement ‘ONLY’ law at



  • jchem

    Brittanicus, what exactly does your screed have to do with Mr. Stein’s post? Sorry, you’ve been flagged…

  • Jim_Satterfield

    jchem, I just flagged it since it looks like obvious blog spam to me.

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