Sunday, September 07, 2008

Brother Can You Spare a Clue

A transcript of John McCain's acceptence speech can be found here.

He starts is right off with a big fat myth-making lie:

In my life, no success has come without a good fight, and this nomination wasn't any different.

The only reason his sorry plane-crashing ass wasn't kicked into a Navy brig was because his father and grandfather were admirals. That's also the only reason he even finished at the Naval Academy, graduating fifth from the bottom. By the way, whatever happened to those other four guys who finished below him? Are they senators, too?

As always, I'm indebted to my wife, Cindy...

Yes, we know. Speaking of indebtedness, how about your old sponsor Charles Keating? He should get a mention, no?

I'm not in the habit of breaking promises to my country and neither is Gov. Palin.

Well, that's obviously another lie. McCain recently broke his promise to abide by election-spending laws when he reneged on his agreement regarding use of public campaign funds. And Palin ran for mayor as a fiscal conservative, then ran up $22 million in debt for her little town of 6,000 people. Promises mean nothing to these people, at least not for you and me, because we don't represent giant oil, banking, and development interests.

I've fought lobbyists...

McCain's campaign co-chair is a lobbyist. McCain's senior policy adviser is a lobbyist. Campaign spokesman Charlie Black is a lobbyist, as is Mike Dennehy, a McCain senior campaign advisor. McCain's campaign is run by lobbyists.

We believe in low taxes, spending discipline and open markets.

Well, NO. He believes in shifting the tax burden from the very rich to everyone else, borrowing money up the Chinese wazoo, and no-bid government contracts for war-profiteers.

We believe in a strong defense, work, faith, service, a culture of life, personal responsibility, the rule of law, and judges who dispense justice impartially and don't legislate from the bench.

He just means that he hates "teh" gays, etcetera. It's red-meat blather that the brain-dead religious-right likes to hear. He says these things because he knows they'll open their wallets upon hearing this nonsense.

We have dealt a serious blow to al-Qaida in recent years.

How?! By increasing their recruitment? By leaving Saudi Arabia and bogging ourselves down in a senseless middle-eastern war, as Bin Laden demanded of us in his 1998 fatwa? Some blow.

Then he goes on and on in non-specific and grandiose verbiage about how he's going to do this and that and Obama isn't. Then he reminds us that he was a prisoner-of-war. Like we could ever forget that. It's all he's got, really. Then he says "fight" a lot. The end.

Then the Democratic base donates a few million bucks to Obama/Biden, on top of the eight million they gave after the Palin speech.


Jennifer Cascadia Emphatic said...

what an ape.

wunelle said...

Absolutely right.

I continue to fear that we're collectively too stupid to lift ourselves out of this disastrous pit. The administration's first four years should have caused us to hang our heads in shame; the next four years have constituted our punishment for our ignorance and hubris. These eight years should by right produce the most lopsided Democratic rout in history.

But I'm doubtful.

What an evil triumph of the right to turn so many people against so many good ideas which would otherwise benefit them and all of us.

dbackdad said...

You would think that Palin was running for President the way the Right is fawning over her right now. With a soggy noodle like McCain (and his speech did nothing to change that perception), he risks being eclipsed by her. And that is sad as neither one of them really have anything to offer this country besides hot air.