Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Fundamentals of the McC-Pain Ticket Are . . .

Misunderstood. Misheard. Misinterpreted? Nah, just one big whopping Misadventure.

It takes a lot of energy to keep the press from asking those silly questions about the pre-2007 McCain and the one who has now abandoned (as the Daily Show puts it) "everything he's always stood for."

The McCain of past years condemned "agents of intolerance" and argued that a repeal of Roe v. Wade would put thousands of women at risk in 2000. He thought the Iraq war "won't be very difficult" in 2002 and said if it were up to him he would NOT
extend the Bush tax credits in 2004.

But then this is a guy whose learned from Bush/Cheney/Rove that if you REALLY want the White House, you've got to lie, lie, lie and mislead, mislead, mislead. So now we have McCain starring in his own Superpowers drama as Opposite Man!

But there's more to McCain than a total reversal of policy and beliefs (where are those flip flop fans from the Kerry-Bush election now?). There is an inability to admit that problems are here even when they're staring us in the face. For example, take a look at Mr. "Fundamentals of our economy are strong" in the last issue of Contingencies, where McCain said that
"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation." Yes. As recently as, well recently, McCain continued to stand for pulling back on regulation so that the market could run free and . . . well I'm sure he thought it would do great. But how many companies does our tax dollars have to pull out of the toilet before he starts to notice that running free doesn't always mean running smart?


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

I think there are several possibilities here: one, they think the American electorate is so stupid that they won't pick up on the reversals and lies, no matter how numerous; two, mccain doesn't know yet that everything you say is now immediately eligible for posting on YouTube(you know he can't even do email); three...hmm, i guess repeat possibilities one or two.

The kinds of utterances coming from that camp this week are positively cringe-inducing.

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