I don’t want to think John McCain is a moron – but today he blasted Barack Obama and some of the things he said were moronic.
First off there’s the following statement:
“Senator Obama seems to have learned nothing from recent history,” wrote McCain, criticizing Obama’s call for an early withdrawal timeline. “I find it ironic that he is emulating the worst mistake of the Bush administration by waving the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner prematurely.”
Really the worst mistake of the Bush administration is a sign? I think some folks down in Louisiana and Mississippi might disagree with that statement. Basically this promotes the belief that all that the Bush administration suffers from a PR problem more than anything else. This is on top of Phil Gramm’s statement that Americans are suffering from a “mental recession”. Yes – it’s all in our minds. They want us to believe that things really aren’t that bad. This is the same McCain that implied that people who are facing foreclosure, just don’t work hard enough, and may need to skip a vacation in order to make their payments.
Then there’s the commercial that the McCain campaign released that blames Obama for the high gas prices we are facing. I’m not lying. Here’s the script:
SCRIPT: Announcer: “Gas prices _ $4, $5, no end in sight, because some in Washington are still saying no to drilling in America. No to independence from foreign oil. Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?”
Crowd chanting: “Obama, Obama, Obama!”
Announcer: “One man knows we must now drill more in America and rescue our family budgets. Don’t hope for more energy, vote for it. McCain.”
In the 8 years that George Bush has been President, the price of a barrel of oil has increased $106, yet it’s the one term Senator from Illinois that is to blame for high gas prices? Looking at the graph below – I’d say McCain’s statement barely holds water.
Now I may be going to far in blaming George Bush when it seems that 9/11 and the Gulf War had more to do with oil prices, but I sure as hell know that Bush had more impact than Obama.
It’s early yet – I really can’t wait for this election to be over with as I don’t want to the baseless lies and accusations go back and forth for the next for months, but it’s all part of the process I guess.
I hate to admit it, you know I’m no right-sider, but I think Phil Gramm was close to being correct when he said America is in a ‘mental recession.’ He was half right. America is in an ‘intellectual recession,’ starting with Gramm. The proof, you ask? W was elected again, wasn’t he? Nuff said. Good post!
Does anybody watch the TV show Mad Men? This election reminds me so much of how they portrayed the Nixon / Kennedy match-up back then. The creepy, stodgy old Republican versus the young, fresh Democrat.
Also, I’m sick of McCain’s big claim being that he’s really, really good at war. Yippee! More war!
And what am I tired about? The McClain campaign complaining about the New York Times – seriously, do they listen to the racist, misogynistic crap that Fox News spouts?