Newsbusters has a post today that I had to laugh at. It’s Chris Matthews’ line of the day, and I don’t think he realized how it sounded:
MATTHEWS: Let’s say we’re on the Titanic, as I said, and you knew it was sinking, some people are jumping off the huge ocean liner and getting to lifeboats that are bobbing out there in the cold, dark ocean. You look around the Titanic, the lights are still on, the music’s still playing, the ship’s still above the water, it seems secure. You’ve been comfortable there before. Do you stay on the Titanic, knowing it might sink, or do you get into that crowded lifeboat and take a chance with the unknown dangers of the ocean at night? That’s what a lot of people feel about this election right now. It’s future change versus past security. Barack Obama, young, little known candidate, is all about change. John McCain, a familiar member of the Washington establishment, as defined by his hawkish views on national security. Tonight we’re gonna take a look at the decision in ’08. And joining us right now is Pat Buchanan and Joan Walsh and John Harwood. So Pat, you’re first. That’s a big decision. You gotta decide to get out of the big boat that’s sinking-
PAT BUCHANAN: Right.
MATTHEWS: -and get in the little boat or stay there.
BUCHANAN: I think you stay on the big boat and go on down with it, Chris.
MATTHEWS: Ha! That’s what you did with Nixon! You never talked.
BUCHANAN: What, look, what, what Barack offers is, you’re right, he offers freshness, youth, change but also risk.
MATTHEWS: And deliverance.
What kind of deliverance is Obama offering us? Based upon Obama’s economic policies, tax hikes, and foreign policy of speaking to our enemies without conditions, I’d say it’s this kind of deliverance.