Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain Truth Watch: Blinded By The Light


Somewhere on the road to Tampa, John McCain decided that the economy was not "fundamentally sound," as he had claimed. A searing light knocked him off of his elephant, and it came to pass that he had a vision. And he saw that the economy was in crisis. And it came to pass that he knew that the cause of the crisis was the deadly sin of  "unbridled greed" of Wall Street. Elect me, O People, he cried, and I will clean up the mess...in Washington.

He didn't explain how cleaning up a mess in Washington created by himself and his fellow Republicans would address problems with Wall Street. Nor did the man who describes himself as "fundamentally a deregulator" mention that, as a deregulator, he helped remove the bridles of greed by supporting legislation to reduce the SEC's oversight of financial markets. Nor did the candidate who claims to be maverick explain his lemming-like fealty to Republican free market orthodoxy. Nor did the so-called straight talker show enough respect to the American people to offer any actual proposals. Instead, the self-styled scourge of bureaucracy says that Wall Street greed is best bridled by forming a committee! If his convention speech is any indicator, the committee will serve as a smokescreen while McCain "solves" the problem by applying the same measures that brought it about. Go figure...

Wasilla, the crystal meth capital of Alaska...


If ever there was a prophet without honor in his own country, it's Bob Herbert. An excellent columnist with an unfailing nose for the powerful screwing the middle class and the poor, here he exposes the McCain health plan as being " right out of the right-wing Republicans’ ideological playbook: fewer regulations; let the market decide; and send unsophisticated consumers into the crucible alone..."

What Did She Say? According to McCain advisor and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sarah Palin may be qualified to run the country, but she's not qualified to run Hewlett-Packard:

5 comments:

Molly said...

I think the only thing to say here is OH WOW! I guess the whole country maybe IS a little easier to run than Hewlett-Packard?

Sylvia K said...

It really does make you wonder just how dumb the people in this country really are???? How anyone can believe anything he says is totally beyond me.

Ima Pissdov said...

I am so seriously worried that these "Mavericks" WILL win and turn us MORE upside down than we already are....is that possible?

Radish King said...

All that picture up top needs, is a dinosaur.

K. said...

RK: I thought about going with Caravaggio's "Conversion on the Way to Damascus," but I couldn't put it in the same company as McCain even in jest!