Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Grampy McCain's afraid to debate - updated

What a weenie!

You cannot convince me that his input is going to save the American economy or that anyone deserving to be president cannot multi-task.

The time to be apolitical and work for the stability of the American economy was
(1) years ago
(2) all along
(3) both of the above

I certainly believe we are in for very dire economic years ahead. Chickens do come home to roost, after all. But there is a lot of hysteria going around, the sort that inflates everything into a crisis.

Consider timing. Do you really think a mess that has been years, if not decades, in the making will be resolved in a week or two or a couple of months? MUST it be solved right now? I really don't think so. Must we address it now. Yes, And long overdue, too. Will those who threw us all to the corporate wolves cop to their complicity in this mess? Probably not. Am I going to start trusting them now? Not on your life. Do we need knee-jerk reactions and knee-jerk solutions to this fiasco? Absolutely not. Just saying.

And now let's consider the dollar figure. I wonder whose ass that was pulled out of.

Why $700 billion?
"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."

Now you know.


Me neither.

Hold their fucking feet to the fire. Trust no one and verify everything. Checks and balances all the way. Not just guidelines but rules. Laws. Regulation. Oversight. The works. This is no time to pour good money after bad and compound our stupidity for the sake of some folks' cupidity.

As for John McCain - I think he's wrapping himself in the flag to run from a debate he knows he is not prepared to have.

He may have been a hero once but he sure as hell isn't one anymore.

Or maybe it's just a plan to postpone the whole affair so that a vice-presidential debate somehow never gets rescheduled.

To Obama and Joe I say: Chew 'em up and spit 'em out. Let's get on with governing this country under a rule of law again.

At Daily Kos I saw this - David Letterman according to Drudge:
"You don't suspend your campaign. This doesn't smell right. This isn't the way a tested hero behaves." And he joked: "I think someone's putting something in his metamucil."

"He can't run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?"

"What are you going to do if you're elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We've got a guy like that now!"
This is leading to a lot of great quotes from all over the place. The late night shows are going to have a field day.
--the BB

1 comment:

Jane R said...

Colbert was great.