Thank God this guy isn’t President

Posted: February 17, 2009 in irrelevant, john mccain, obama, POW Jack, republicans, stupid

John McCain seems to have lost his tenuous grip on reality. Take, for instance, his recent comments on the stimulus package:

“I do say, in all candor, that it was a bad beginning,” McCain said about the way the stimulus passed without support from Republicans. “It was a bad beginning because it wasn’t what we promised the American people, what President Obama promised the American people, that we would sit down together.”

“Look, I appreciate the fact that the president came over and talked to Republicans,” he added. “That’s not how you negotiate a result. You sit down together in a room with competing proposals. Almost all of our proposals went down on a party line vote.”

How’s that again? The president talked to Republicans, but that’s not negotiation?  The mind boggles at the notion of McCain talking to international leaders.  What he really means is that Obama didn’t completely cave in to the Republicans, so they took their shriveled, dried-up, useless balls and went home.  The real reason the package vote went along party lines isn’t because the President didn’t include some Republican ideas; it’s because he didn’t include ONLY Republican ideas. Un-fucking-believable. After eight years of the Republican “my way or the highway” style of bipartisanship, they’re still trying to say that bipartisanship is doing what they say.

Nearly 40% of the stimulus package is composed of tax cuts, the only economic concept Republicans both understand and will vote for.  I suppose the real problem with it is that the bulk of the cuts go to the middle class, who genuinely need it, instead of the wealthy and powerful, who don’t.

And the idea of the Republicans, the party who for eight years gave us trillion-dollar deficits, skyrocketing national debt, an unnecessary and illegal war, the national and international embarassment of Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and other overseas torture chambers, and economic and social policies that have bankrupted the nation, are now the arbiters of morality and fiscal responsibility, is beyond ridiculous.  These people are lucky to have the Congressional seats they currently hold.  They should be put on a pedestal – so we can all throw rocks at them until they fall off.

  1. It certainly seems that from all the Republican bloggers i’ve been reading since the Inauguration, there is a strong sense of bitterness that they’re not in control any more.
    They seemingly appear to be blissfully unaware of the past eight years.
    McCain is a man with very strange logic.

  2. Afrit007 says:

    You’re right, there is both a lot of bitterness and denial going on. It’s as though they think that by ignoring the facts of the past eight years, they can make it go away.

    Sadly, the facts of the war in Iraq, the thousands of families shattered by their fanaticism, the trillion dollar deficits and skyrocketing national debt, the rising unemployment, the complete erasure of every economic gain of the past two decades, are impossible to ignore. The facts are that these are all George W. Bush’s fault, and every Republican in Congress and the Senate had a hand in their creation.

  3. chamay0 says:

    You my friend are just what the doctor ordered — a dose of reality. That McCain is showing that he is in lock-step with stupid goes without saying. So much for that whole maverick theory. McCain can now be called what he really is, spineless.