Thursday, September 25, 2008

the joker?

Don't worry -- the Joker is suspending his campaign and canceling his debate to solve the problems of our economy. And this not yet another stunt by a candidate that is ethically, politically, and intellectually bankrupt. It's country first!

UPDATE: Sam Stein details McCain's disgustingly hypocritical opportunism at a time of national crisis.

UPDATE II: McCain arrives, everything goes to hell. Which explanation do we prefer: that he is a slave to the extreme right wing of his party, or that he's willing to let the country fall into depression to avoid a debate? What a turd.

Money quotes -- From a GOP lawmaker, on his own colleagues:
"For the sake of the altar of the free market system, do you accept a Great Depression?"

From a Democratic staffer:

"Bush is no diplomat, but he's Cardinal freaking Richelieu compared to McCain. McCain couldn't negotiate an agreement on dinner among a family of four without making a big drama with himself at the heroic center of it. And then they'd all just leave to make themselves a sandwich."


cowboyangel said...

I think you're being really unfair to McCain. Our economic situation is incredibly serious. We're on the brink. It's like 9/11 and the Great Depression all rolled into one. Just as McCain said yesterday. We need a true leader at a time like this - someone willing to sacrifice their own desires for the good of the country. Someone who's willing to do whatever it takes to resolve what may be the greatest crisis of our time.

Now, if we can just get the senile, mentally unbalanced son of a bitch to read Paulson's plan, we'll be okay!

McCain Didn't Even Read Treasury Proposal

Though Sen. John McCain says the nation's current financial crisis requires "all hands on deck" because "the whole future of the American economy is in danger," he admitted in an interview in Cleveland on Tuesday that he hadn't even read the Bush administration's proposed rescue plan that was unveiled over the weekend.

True, it's a voluminous proposal. It actually runs upwards of three pages.

3 bloody pages the guy couldn't bring himself to read in a time of crisis.

Too busy getting his $5,000 make-up job.

Liam said...

This is the biggest farce I've ever seen. Of course, the Palin thing is getting sadder and uglier. On the whole "Alaska is next Russia" (aka "enormous insult to the intelligence of American voters from the McCain campaign #45,523):

COURIC: Well, explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials?

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our next door neighbors are foreign countries. they're in the state that i am the executive of. and there in Russia --

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. we do -- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia -- as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where do they go?

It's Alaska, It's right over the border. It is from Alaska, that we send those out to make sure an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state.

Follow the link to the video. I defy anyone to tell me this isn't a disaster.

Liam said...

I should add that before I thought the comparisons to the famous youtube video of Miss Teen South Carolina were a bit extreme and mean. Now it appears they're spot-on.

Jack said...

Oh guys, blessings be on you. But you way overestimate the subtlety of the average American. McCain sees this as purely "how do I get elected?" Don't count out the possibility his gang can parlay this whole thing into a winning hand.

KcM said...

Joker 2008. Because if you're going to vote for a clown, you might as well go whole-hog with it.