Thursday, October 19, 2006

John McCain Isn’t A Maverick, He’s Stark Raving Mad

John McCain said he would commit suicide if the Democrats take over the Senate.  Should we consider that a campaign promise Senator?  I hate to be mean, but really, he opened the door and after watching John McCain suck up to the Talibangelicals over the last couple of years, he has shown us that he is as big a threat to this country as GWB has proven to be.  McCain is a neo-con that would continue the policies of the Bush administration if given the chance, the problem for McCain is that there aren’t enough people in this country that want to stay on this track and it’s looking more and more like he may have sucked up to the wrong crowd.

The interesting thing is that the Talibangelicals are being marginalized, not only by mainstream Americans that are much more concerned right now with economic issues and the war in Iraq than either gay marriage or abortion, but they are being marginalized by Evangelicals that are tired of claiming these political hacks in religious clothing as their own.  I understand that many Evangelicals find homosexuality and abortion abominations, but many are beginning to make clear (and loudly) to this administration that turning a blind eye to genocide, a pre-emptive war based on lies that has kill hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, destroying the planet for cold hard cash and economic policies that benefit only the richest amongst us, are considered abominations too.  And they’re starting to speak up.  I can only hope that their collective voices can drown out the noise machine of the hypocritical theocratic right.

While the country is reeling from the news that North Korea has joined the nuclear club, McCain tells us that we should rally behind the President.  What?  We have just learned that the nuclear device detonated by North Korea was plutonium based.  That means that the North Korean nuclear program is utilizing the materials that they had on hand, the materials acquired under the first President Bush, locked up by the Clinton administration and let loose by Bush Jr.  By disengaging from diplomatic talks with North Korea, George W. Bush virtually invited them to kick out international inspectors (that Clinton had put in place) and start developing nuclear weapons.  And John McCain has the audacity to tell us we should “probably support the president.”  Well John, you can go ahead and support the president, but you may quickly become a fan club of one.  A recent poll shows that even Bush’s hardcore base is leaving his side.  In less than a year Bush’s approval amongst white Evangelicals has dropped from 72% to 57%.  That has to have Rove soiling his shorts, but hey, at least they’ve still got the “maverick” McCain on their side.

What we need in this country is a sharp turn in another direction.  We can no longer ignore the science of global warming, suffer a Congress that abdicates its responsibilities to serve the people and provide oversight of the Executive branch and we cannot continue with a foreign policy that only serves to fan the flames of anti-Americanism around the world.  We have seen what the Republican Party has to offer, an obscene national debt, a growing trade deficit, our young men and women in the military used as pawns in a psychotic make believe geopolitical chess game, and corruption on a scale we have never seen before.  It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these guys have got to go.  

The GOP is hoping to localize this election, to get voters to view their Congressperson as an individual rather than part of a group.  At this point, that is impossible.  Any candidate with an (R) after their name has to go, it really is that simple.  There is no way to vote for a Republican, any Republican, in this election without causing harm to the rest of the country because the political math has been done.  Each and every Republican that returns to Congress, will be squeezed, manipulated, and probably even blackmailed into protecting this administration.  Staying the course isn’t working in Iraq, and it most certainly won’t work here.  Throw the bums out!  It’s long overdue and it just might rid this country of the scourge of John McCain.  His political death will suffice.


Anonymous david said...

Churchill said it was better to Jaw-Jaw than to War-War. Unfortunately, the tongue-tied Bush is incapable of engaging in any meaningful discussion that doesn't involve an audience of lapdogs or toadies. The moment he hears a difference of opinion he goes ballistic, literally in some cases.

Does anyone remember Irish journalist Carole Coleman's interview with Bush. Ireland: I wanted to slap him Bush was so upset he complained to the Irish embassy. Imagine him dealing with Kim Jong-Il when he can't even keep his temper with a Irish journalist.

If there is anyone who should know there's no dealing with Bush, it's John McCain. He's "negotiated" with The Decider and come away with a scrap of paper reading "Peace in our Time". And The Decider has quietly added a postscript that said "War is Peace".

The Republicans have proven themselves unwilling to negotiate with other nations on an equal footing. And they've proved to be incapable of winning a war. They can neither Jaw-Jaw nor War-War. It's time to boot them out before the Barbarians arrive at the Gates and the City on the Hill is sacked.

1:40 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Nope, the Repubs just know how to plunder-plunder and loot-loot. And there are fellow travelers such as the rapacious moneymakers who claim to be "Libertarians." We are in a Gilded Age on steroids...

7:37 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

You tell 'em Molly! As much as we'll probably find different people for the nomination on our side, it's pretty scary that that's what constitutes moderate on the other side.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

I've been at war with the "McCain is a maverick" meme for some time now. What a crock, and his sucking up to the Talibangelicals (love that word!) just underscores the disconnect.

I think McCain may have hammered in the nails in his own political coffin when he said he would send 100,000 more troops to Iraq. Jackass.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous xenophon said...

I hope on the coming election day voters will consider what our situation has become since 2000.

From surplus to deficit, from peace to war, from victory to quagmire, from the Bill of Rights to the Military Commissions Act, from campaign finance reform to wire fraud and money laundering, from relatively honest elections to Diebold Corp. promising Bush a guaranteed outcome, from the "party of personal responsibility" to Mark Foley checking into rehab, and then blaming everything on his boyhood priest, from surrounding Osama bin Laden to letting him get away, from "liberating" the people of Iraq from a "brutal dictator", to killing maiming, imprisoning without charges, and torturing Iraqis on a scale far in excess to anything that "brutal dictator" ever thought possible.

I'm convinced the American people are looking forward to a big change.

Now all we have to do is hope Diebold Corp. allows us to vote.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous rkelly said...

The Ruling Elite were, and still are, very happy with the Bush Regime because they are, after all, those who chose to co-conspire with the Bush Crime Family because it's "them" who own America and the other colonies on planet Earth.

Be prepared. That's all we can do now. As long as the politicians refuse to shut down the "FED" (banking cartel), there will not be change.


Vote? Only for those who would sign an affidavit that states they'll shut down the FED.

When "them" can print as much money as they need and "we the people" can only work for the money they print, we're doomed as an economy.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous david said...

John McCain knows that if the Dems take either or both Congressional Houses, he's toast. His whole maverick schtick is based on being able to give his objection "for the record" before voting with the majority.

A Democratic majority would force McCain to choose sides. He won't be able to have his cake and eat it anymore. And so, just as Newt was neutered in 98, McCain will be caned in 06.

4:29 PM  

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