Sep 292008

The following video is from this evening’s CBS Evening News

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There is something not quite right about John McCain and Sarah Palin. Separately, they’re just kind of strange. Put them together and they get downright (pardon the expression) weird.

“Gotcha” journalism? Really? That’s their defense?

Just… wrong. (And did he really compare Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan (a Hollywood actor) and Bill Clinton (a Rhodes Scholar)? I believe he did.)

(Transcript here.)

P.S. Johnny still is not wearing a United States flag pin in his lapel. What’s up with that? Does he not love this country?

See also: “Gotcha Journalism” Or A Double Standard?

Sep 292008

“Senator Obama and his allies in Congress infused unnecessary partisanship into the process. Now is not the time to fix the blame. It’s time to fix the problem.” — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaking in Des Moines, Iowa on September 29, 2008.

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A bit of a senior moment perhaps? In one sentence he blames “Senator Obama and his allies in Congress” for the failure of the economic rescue package in Congress today and in the very next sentence states that “now is not the time to fix the blame.” Does he not review the stuff his minions write for him before he stands up and reads it?

We’ve had eight years of George W. Bush already. We not need another four!

P.S. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 777.68 points today. It now stands at 10,365.45. On Bill Clinton’s last day in office it stood at 10,587.59. So… are you better off today than you were before eight years of Republican administration?

P.P.S. While Senator Obama and his team of advisers were leading (see previous post), Senator McCain and his team were sending out press releases…

Their partisan attacks were an effort to gain political advantage during a national economic crisis. By doing so, they put at risk the homes, livelihoods and savings of millions of American families. Barack Obama failed to lead, phoned it in, attacked John McCain, and refused to even say if he supported the final bill. Just before the vote, when the outcome was still in doubt, Speaker Pelosi gave a strongly worded partisan speech and poisoned the outcome. This bill failed because Barack Obama and the Democrats put politics ahead of country.

It kind of defeats the whole purpose of accusing someone else of partisan attacks if you do it in a partisan attack, don’t you think? Kind of?

Plus, them accusing Senator Obama of phoning it in is simply hilarious. Earlier today top McCain advisor Mark Salter said that McCain had decided to spend his time at home or at his campaign headquarters instead of visiting Capitol Hill during marathon negotiations over the bailout bill over the weekend because “he’s calling members on both sides, talking to people in the administration, helping out as he can. He can effectively do what he needs to do by phone.” In other words, Senator McCain phoned it in. (Besides, everybody knows that Senior Citizen McCain does not work weekends.)

Our Republicans… a laugh a minute.

Sep 292008

We had our bit of fun in the previous post. Now it is time to get serious for a moment.

Speaking in Westminster, Colorado today, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama called on Congress to remain in Washington until an agreement can be reached on an economic rescue package. He also advised that now is not the time for panic, that Americans should remain calm. Let’s turn to the tape…

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Meanwhile, Johnny McCain and his minions were claiming credit for the passage of today’s bill before it was even put to a vote…

McCain camp claims credit over bailout changes

CHICAGO (AFP) – John McCain’s presidential campaign claimed credit as Congress readied Monday to vote on an emergency economic package, but Democrats said the Republican’s last-ditch intervention had been no help.

Mitt Romney, McCain’s erstwhile rival for the Republican nomination, said the deal on a Wall Street bailout worth up to 700 billion dollars would never have happened without the Arizona senator.

Speaking on NBC television, the former Massachusetts governor said “this bill would not have been agreed to had it not been for John McCain.”

“That doesn’t mean that he’s the only guy doing that. And there many people … who have been critical to it,” Romney said.

“But, you know, this is a bipartisan accomplishment, a bipartisan success. And if people want to get something done in Washington, they just watch John McCain,” he said.

“He’s been the guy whose name is at the top of major pieces of legislation for a long time.”

What a bunch of hooey, huh? That headline slays me. Anyone who has been paying any attention at all knows that Johnny McCain sat back on his haunches with a confused look on his face until Senator Obama took the lead and suggested the changes needed in the Bush administration’s proposed legislation. That he now is trying to claim credit for those suggestions is laughable. His campaign taking credit for the passage of the legislation before the vote was even taken is even more laughable.

It is easy to see which candidate really has the leadership and the judgment needed to be the next President of the United States of America.

Here is more of Senator Obama’s speech today. In this segment he explains why the United States cannot afford to take a gamble on Johnny McCain at this time in our history…

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Update: Cartoon added for Chris (see comments)…


Sep 292008

Sarah Palin took some time out of memorizing her answers for Thursday night’s debate to go stumping with Senior Citizen McCain in Ohio today….

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Isn’t she just the cutest thing? She never seems to have much of substance to say, but she sure is cute!

She probably should take it easy on the age jokes, though. She says she has been hearing about Senator Biden’s speeches since she was in the second grade. If that is the case, she has been hearing about Senator McCain’s speeches since before she was born. (For those of you who may not be aware, Johnny McCain is several years older (about seven) than Joe Biden. Palin is 28 years younger than McCain.)

But, still… she’s one cute little gal, ain’t she? Never mind that her voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard, she’s just cute, cute and then cute some more. I just can’t get over how dang cute she is. Makes you just want to hug the stuffing right out of her, doesn’t it?

(The Dow Jones industrial average is down about 700 points at the moment. I figured y’all could do with a bit of humor right about now.)

Isn’t Johnny McCain supposed to be in Washington right now “leading” during this economic meltdown? Didn’t he “suspend” his campaign until it is over? What’s he doing in Ohio? Why is he campaigning with Sarah Palin? Is he not a man of his word? (Rhetorical question, that last one. Apparently he is not.) Or… is the Republican defeat of the economic bill today just a set-up so Johnny can come running back to Washington and “save the day?” Hmmm…