Monday, June 13, 2005

The Austin Mayor finds another Obama speech worth reading

Here, in the 'memory attic' of the still-anonymous Austin Mayor, sits a full copy of an article from the June edition of the Washington Spectator.

This article contains the full text of a speech by Senator Barack Obama on social insurance and Social Darwinism, explaining that the Bush proposal to privatize Social Security is the ideological crusade of FDR's opponents who consider government checks a mild form of communism.

Remember that line in As Good As It Gets when Jack Nicholson, the bipolar diner, told Helen Hunt, the heart-of-gold waitress "you make me want to be a better man"?

Obama's speeches make me want to be a better writer.

Read it. It's just as good as his Knox College speech.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the posts, Dan. I'm grudgingly accepting that this guy is way more than he ever let on in Springfield. He's got skills. haha.

--DCV

Nathan Kaufman said...

The Becker-Posner blog (this week?) looks at Japan and its retirement system. You might find it interesting.