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McCain in Suspended Animation

McCain suggests delaying debates and suspending campaigns

So that he can return to Washington, presumably, to focus on the economic crisis and help get it resolved before it’s too late.

McCain (in)famously went on record as saying that economics wasn’t his strong suit, a point he reiterated several times until he picked a candidate that did not compensate for his ignorance of issues concerning economics which was quickly followed by what may be the worst economic crisis this country since The Great Depression.

So McCain, the man who just a few months ago responded to questions about the economy with “Pssh, don’t ask me, I don’t know shit about money”, thinks it’s important that both campaigns be suspended so that he can help deal with the crisis. Even though he’s, you know, ignorant when it comes to economics (according to him). This on the heels of Obama gaining in his lead over McCain due in large part to the economic crisis that’s developed over the last fourteen days.

This morning you read President Jed Bartlet from “The West Wing” touching on things Obama can’t say in the real world. In the same vein, I’d like to say what Obama absolutely can’t in these circumstances.


More later…

  1. September 24, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    told you: mccain is the joke, palin is the punchline.

    why is everything that’s happening in this election on their side turning out to be so fucking laughable? wtfbbq indeed!

  2. September 24, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    … And yet if Obama wins this, I will be surprised.

    • September 24, 2008 at 9:55 pm

      The election or the debate?

      • September 25, 2008 at 2:08 am

        The election. Obama will win the debates. Obama will prove he should be president. And he won’t be elected because Americans, some of them at least, still think he is an Arab.

      • September 25, 2008 at 2:33 am

        “some” is by no means all, and remember that those same people have to be registered, and have to get out and vote.

        Besides, people are being hit in their pocketbooks. If there’s one color this election is most certainly about it is GREEN. Democrats in general, and Obama in particular have the edge there. The longer this situation stays on peoples minds and in the media, the better Obama’s chances become.

        This stunt of McCain’s is straight out of the Rove playbook of changing the discussion. It doesn’t appear to be working. People have had 8 years to get used to that kind of scare tactic, they’re just not as effective anymore.

      • September 25, 2008 at 2:50 am

        Call me the ever pessimist. People have had 8 years of the Rove playbook, but it works so well because most Americans aren’t smart enough to see through it when its happening and only look back after the fact and let out one profound “HUH”.

        When you have Rush Limagh telling the RIGHT that Obama is not even African American, but really Arab… When you have Bill ORLY calling Michelle Obama a “baby momma”… When you distract from Palin’s inexperience by pulling the sexism card… When you have McCain pulling a stunt like trying to postpone the debates…

        The Right Wing Conspiracy is so successful because it WORKS. Look at what Republican leadership did to Bill Clinton. The republicans made his term about whether or not its okay to get BJs in the oval office and every time he brought up the economy, terrorism, climate change, etc, they stamped their feets and shouted and said it was to distract the American public from him fucking in the oval office. And Americans bought it. We bought it during the 2000 election when Bush ran on the campaign that he would be the best candidate to have a Bud with. And in 2004 we did it again. Fuck, we’ve been doing it since ’68. Look at the ’72 election: faltering economy, an unpopular war with no end in Vietnam…. and we elected by a landslide Nixon. Who promised to continue to do all things the majority of America was opposed to!

        I *want* Obama to be president as much as the next liberal. But I look at history, and how Americans view intellectualism and integrity as things to be scorned, and I dispair.

  3. September 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Anyone else feel like their intelligence has been insulted by these K Street bastards?

  4. September 24, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    My intelligence was insulted back in 2000. Now it’s being beaten with a burlap sack full of doorknobs.

  5. September 24, 2008 at 10:01 pm
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