What a wonderful day for change, but foremost in my mind is the return of the United States from being an international joke.
Posts Tagged ‘McCain’
Obama wins both Hart’s Location, and Dixville Notch (in my wonderful New Hampshire). The ballot tally in Hart’s Location was 17-10 for Senator Obama. Dixville Notch gave Senator Obama a greater victory, 15-6!
The tally now stands at 32-16
John McCain is not expected to overcome this 16 vote deficit.
She is now officially the dumbest politician on the national stage.
It’s dangerous for her to be anywhere close to any public office in the US. Mayor is too much for an idiot of this magnitude.
Son of William F(you) Buckley, and famed conservative writer in his on right, has announced his support for the Democratic candidate for President, Barack ‘Hussyourdaddy’ Obama. In the article, Sorry Dad, I’m Voting for Obama, Buckley lambastes McCain on several points:
John McCain has changed. He said, famously, apropos the Republican debacle post-1994, “We came to Washington to change it, and Washington changed us.” This campaign has changed John McCain. It has made him inauthentic. A once-first class temperament has become irascible and snarly; his positions change, and lack coherence; he makes unrealistic promises, such as balancing the federal budget “by the end of my first term.” Who, really, believes that? Then there was the self-dramatizing and feckless suspension of his campaign over the financial crisis. His ninth-inning attack ads are mean-spirited and pointless. And finally, not to belabor it, there was the Palin nomination. What on earth can he have been thinking?
I have to agree with him on all points. I used to have a begrudging respect for John McCain, back in the days when he’d actually state what he actually believed. He can’t be accused of that anymore, he hasn’t stated a true opinion in over 7 years. It’s too bad. Here in New Hampshire, during the 2000 presidential primary, there had been quite a bit of McCainmania. He seemed passionate, honest, and was by far the best the Republicans had in their field of candidates, but that was before he found out why conservatives wouldn’t elect him. What he decided to do was change every position that he ever held, and then change them again and again. In the end, John McCain has become something of a joke. A sad, angry, old joke that seems to desire violence against his opponent.
William Milliken, the former governor of Michigan, made comments in today’s Grand Rapids Press about the tenor of John McCain’s campaign. “He is not the McCain I endorsed,” Milliken stated. He went on to scold the campaign for attacks that are far out of line in a civilized political discourse.
“I’m disappointed in the tenor and the personal attacks on the part of the McCain campaign, when he ought to be talking about the issues.”
I’m glad there’s one Republican that understands the dangerous waters that McCain is guiding his supporters into. When crowds at a political rally yell for the death and torture of the other candidate, you’re no longer living in the United States that is the beacon of freedom for the world, but rather a scandalous nation that is willing to allow death threats into the debate of issues.
I am, and have been, appalled at the hate baiting and implicit defining of Senator Obama as a foreign terrorist. It’s time that this conversation left the blogs, and starts on the TV screens. It’s time that it leaves our held tongues, and starts thundering in the atmosphere. No longer can we allow the McCain campaign to incite hatred and violence. No longer can we allow their rallies to double as White Power gatherings. It has got to stop, and to do so, we must start this conversation at a more visible level.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Declaration of Independence
I hereby dissolve any political bands that I may have with the people in the following video. I don’t want to be in the same country as them. I don’t want to think that they live on my block, or go to the same supermarket as me. These people are mindless zombies, devoid of reason, and angry for only the sake of another’s will.
John McCain and Sarah Palin have incited this type of mindset, this proto-violent wrath toward a fictitious Manchurian Candidate. They make claims that excite the fear within their constituents, a fear more base than elicited by those that speak of trilateral commissions, and UN world governments. Both parties, and also independents, have portions of their base that are vulnerable to such fear mongering. But this fear mongering isn’t a distant ill that one can stew over, this fear that they are promoting is immediate–only 20 some odd days away.
They know what they are doing, there is no ignorance in their accusations. They know that Republicans, as well as Democrats served on that educational board with Barack Obama and William Ayers. They know that William Ayers turned himself into police, and all of the charges against him had been dropped. They know that Wallis Annenberg, as well as the Annenberg Foundation (founded by Walter Annenberg, an Ambassador from the Nixon Administration, and life-long Republican), were involved with that board and educational challenge.They also know that they could be inciting violence–and they seem not to care.
Without further ado, the video of the hatred being instigated by McCain and Palin’s campaign:
Senator John McCain has shown quite a few moments in this campaign season of his muddled thought process. There is the use of tactics that are wishy-washy, and his attempt to take Senator Obama’s campaign slogans (a defensive gesture far too early in the season that confused his own image making process). But one needs look no further than his comments today, a gaffe that goes straight into the befuddled neural pathways of a man that was never ready to lead.
This isn’t simply a misstatement, it’s a warning sign of his advancing confusion. Thoughts colliding in his mind, topics becoming entangled, and reasoning that cannot withstand the in depth rigors of Presidential decision making, all blatantly apparent in this one gaffe.
If one of your friends had made a mistake like this, and didn’t correct him or herself immediately, you’d start to worry about how they were acting, wouldn’t you? I would. It’s not a positive sign, I’ll tell you that.
Here are the signs of dementia from familydoctor.org
- Recent memory loss. All of us forget things for a while and then remember them later. People with dementia often forget things, but they never remember them. They might ask you the same question over and over, each time forgetting that you’ve already given them the answer. They won’t even remember that they already asked the question.
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks. People who have dementia might cook a meal but forget to serve it. They might even forget that they cooked it.
- Problems with language. People who have dementia may forget simple words or use the wrong words. This makes it hard to understand what they want.
- Time and place disorientation. People who have dementia may get lost on their own street. They may forget how they got to a certain place and how to get back home.
- Poor judgment. Even a person who doesn’t have dementia might get distracted. But people who have dementia can forget simple things, like forgetting to put on a coat before going out in cold weather.
- Problems with abstract thinking. Anybody might have trouble balancing a checkbook, but people who have dementia may forget what the numbers are and what has to be done with them.
- Misplacing things. People who have dementia may put things in the wrong places. They might put an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl. Then they can’t find these things later.
- Changes in mood. Everyone is moody at times, but people with dementia may have fast mood swings, going from calm to tears to anger in a few minutes.
- Personality changes. People who have dementia may have drastic changes in personality. They might become irritable, suspicious or fearful.
- Loss of initiative People who have dementia may become passive. They might not want to go places or see other people.
So, how do these relate to John McCain recently?
Memory Loss: John McCain seems to have forgotten that he repeatedly said the fundamentals of the economy were strong. Now he seems to think that he saw the economic crisis coming a long time ago.
Difficulty performing familiar tasks: Senator McCain was trying to get off stage a couple weeks ago, and couldn’t seem to find out how to do it. This is a guy who’s been on stage more than Michael Jackson, for crying out loud. He not only couldn’t remember how he got up there, but he seemed not to know how to go about it. Here’s the video:
Problems with language: Well, the “my fellow prisoners” sure fits this bill.
Time and place disorientation: He certainly can’t seem to find his way to the White House.
Poor judgment: I think Senator Obama did a fine job of calling out Senator McCain on this one:
Problems with abstract thinking: Would understanding that Spain is an ally fit in here? Zapatero-> Spain-> Country -> Europe -> NATO -> Friend -> Happy to see them!
Misplacing things: I’m pretty sure he misplaced integrity and honor about 7-8 months ago (okay, maybe 25 years ago).
Changes in mood: Des Moines Register interview anyone?
Personality changes: C’mon, it’s his whole campaign, I can’t post a video of that! ;-O
Loss of initiative: Wanted to cancel the first debate, suspended his campaign to retreat to his campaign office to call only 11 Representatives (only 4 of whom voted for the bailout package…some leadership), and didn’t want to go see Dave.
The above opinions are mine alone; I in no way am making or inferring a medical diagnosis, and make no claims as to the authenticity of the above medical terminology or those medical statement’s connection with any individual other than in a satirical and hyperbolic nature.