Friday, September 26, 2008

John McCain is Insaine

I'm beginning to think that maybe we're getting to the point that we should start thinking about calling on Senator McCain to drop out of the presidential election. I mean, he does know that this isn't a game or a movie, right? Seriously, outside of the tragic disasters of September 11th and Hurricane Katrina, I can't recall any series of national events that have been so surreal. Much of it has been created by John McCain, and he keeps adding to the list.

Consider the latest campaign tactic of McCain: declaring that he won the first presidential debate BEFORE IT EVER HAPPENED! Yes, you read correctly. John McCain ran an ad celebrating his victory before the first word of the debate was even uttered. Just in case you don't believe me, go check out the story for yourself at the Washington Post, or just view the picture below:

Oh, and as if that wasn't enough, the Post also points gives some good details about how McCain's recent actions regarding the financial crisis and the bailout plan reek of political posturing and actually go against the virtues of bipartisanship he so often praises. Here are a few of the high points:

If you doubt that McCain's moves were about rescuing his candidacy rather than our economy, consider how his proposal to suspend the presidential campaign came about.

McCain had just finished a phone call with Obama on Wednesday in which they discussed a joint statement of principles and McCain broached the idea of suspending the campaign. Obama said he'd think about it, but McCain didn't give him time. To Obama's surprise, McCain appeared on television shortly after the conversation to announce his unilateral pause in campaigning and a call for postponing Friday's debate. This is bipartisanship?

As for getting the nominees to yesterday's White House meeting, Bush's lieutenants had been in discussions with McCain's people during the day Wednesday. Obama didn't get his invitation from the president until around 7:30 p.m., just an hour and a half before Bush's speech. This was an active intervention by Bush on behalf of McCain to box Obama into the photo op. Again, was this bipartisan?

Oh, and by the way, the result of that meeting was more discord and less progress. Yet, Senator McCain's handlers will come out over the next few days and blame Senator Obama for the failure of the economy and the inability to secure a bailout plan. This should come as no surprise, considering the actions of McCain so far.
  1. He's called himself a maverick, even though he has spent better part of the past decade moving closer and closer to President Bush, to the point of voting with Bush 90% of the time.
  2. He's found a way to simultaneously criticize Senator Obama for a lack of experience and blame him for all of Washington's problems and paint himself as the solution, despite the fact that he's been in congress for more than half of Obama's life.
  3. He exploits racism in his comments and campaign ads, and then accuses his opponent of playing the race card for simply acknowledging that he's black.
  4. He attempted to build a shield around himself to protect himself from any scrutiny or criticism whatsoever by making his answer to everything: "I was a POW, so I'm always right."
  5. He lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.
  6. He pulled off what was at that time the greatest camping stunt in American electoral politics by making his running mate the right-wing fanatical governor of a state with less than half the population of the City of Philadelphia.
  7. She lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.
  8. He pulled off the new biggest campaign stunt ever, by suspending his campaign (except for TV interviews and appearances by himself, his running mate, and their surrogates, campaign ads, campaign offices, or other campaign activities) and then calls for a postponing of tonight's debate, all so he can not rush to Washington and not help solve the week-and-a-half old financial crisis.
  9. He calls himself a regulator, despite long and well documented history of supporting deregulation.
  10. He calls his opponent (who owns one house, one car, and went to college on student loans) out of touch, even when he can't remember how many homes he owns, and probably can't decide which one his 13 cars to drive to get there.
Basically, he's running for president of a nation located in a universe in which he does not appear to currently live (even if he has a million houses there). And close to half the country may end up voting for him because "he's a maverick who puts country first."

Jesus also gave them this illustration: "Can one blind person lead another? Won't both fall into the same pit?" -

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