People, especially the lie, steal and cheat Republicans, are constantly saying that everything about the candidates is relevant. For instance, their wives and their churches. If so, then the surrogates, representatives and media mouthpieces of each candidate should also be relevant.
And McCain isn’t doing very good at this.
For instance, over the summer, Phil Graham, who most people predict will be the Secretary of Treasurer under a McCain POTUS was quoted publicly calling those in our nation who are hurting economically…”A BUNCH OF WHINERS!
Yesterday, we got two for the price of one.
First we have top McCain-Palin official Carly Fiorina telling us that neither McCain or Palin could run a major corporation. Of course she said the same about his opponents but it’s especially damaging considering Cindy McCain’s association with a major corporation.
Carly has now been banned from speaking for the McCain Palin ticket.
“Carly will now disappear,” this source said. “Senator McCain was furious.” Asked to define “disappear,” this source said, adding that she would be off TV for a while – but remain at the Republican National Committee and keep her role as head of the party’s joint fundraising committee with the McCain campaign.
You can read the full CNN story here
Then we have the McCain economic spokesman that says McCain is responsible for the Blackberry because he sat on the Commerce Committee. That is no different from the lie, cheat, and steal Republicans propaganda about Al Gore creating the internet.
At least that’s the contention of a top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Waving his BlackBerry personal digital assistant and citing McCain’s work as a senator, he told reporters Tuesday, “You’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.”
With advisors like these, who the hell needs enemies?
There are many more stories like this that have not caught the MSM’s attention. But here is the MOST IMPORTANT POINT…….McCain’s judgement in picking his advisors and who speaks for him.
Look if the man is incapable of assembling a staff that can manage his campaign without these ridiculous comments, imagine what kind of Whitehouse staff and Cabinet he would choose.
Most of us here can agree on one thing. GW Bush is most likely the worst POTUS EVER! Want a scary thought? McCain could actually be WORSE!
But it is obvious that he is going to handle governing the same way as George….it’s my way or the highway! And America just doesn’t need 4 more years of an out of touch decider in control of our government.
And if you need further proof that this old man is out of touch, check this out!
Apparently, even John McCain doesn’t know what his own committee does. No wonder his advisor made the blackberry mistake.
But, as the Washington Post points out, the Commerce Committee doesn’t oversee “every part of our economy,” let alone “the very areas now in crisis“:
In fact, it is the Senate Banking Committee that has oversight of “banks, banking and financial institutions; control of prices of commodities, rents and services; federal monetary policy, including the Federal Reserve System; financial aid to commerce and industry and money and credit, including currency and coinage.”
According to its Web site, the Commerce Committee oversees 13 areas, beginning with the Coast Guard, and continuing through “regulation of consumer products and services … except for credit, financial services, and housing” — the very areas now in crisis.
How the hell can people expect someone to fix the economy when he freely admits:
“The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should.”
If he’s going to hire advisers like Graham, Carly Fiorina, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, then we really are headed for another depression.
In fact, McCain even used a phrase from Republican POTUS, Herbert Hoover, the other day, when he was quoted saying the economy is basically strong.
I guess he thinks most people don’t know that Herbert Hoover was POTUS during the stock market crash and the start of the Great depression.
In fact McCain’s gaffes are now occuring daily:
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) demonstrated again today that he was telling the truth about not knowing much about the economy. For a man concerned about protecting the average American from Wall Street greed, he seemed not to know who plays what role.
During a speech today in Tampa, FL, McCain repeatedly referred to the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, the corporation that “return[s] customers’ cash, stock and other securities” if a brokerage goes bankrupt, and is known as the SIPC — as S-P-I-C.
It’s possible that McCain misspoke (twice!) in rattling off what he called “the alphabet soup” of regulators, but the error appeared both times in the prepared text released by the campaign. Which raises the question: does he know what he’s talking about or is he just reading what is put in front of him?
You can actually watch McCain’s gaffe for yourself. It is more pathetic than GW’s gaffes.
You know as human beings get older, their memory starts to go. Apparently McCain’s memory is failing since he criticizes his opponent for something he just did.
This is a legitimate concern for a POTUS. If he can’t remember what he did a few weeks ago, how the hell can he run our huge bureaucracy?
And if he can’t remember what he did or where he was just 3 weeks ago, then he certainly can’t remember his support for his own pet earmark projects for his home state of Arizona.
On the campaign trail, Sen. John McCain frequently decries earmarks and pork-barrel legislation, proudly bragging that he has never requested a single earmark for his home state of Arizona. However, a news article and a scathing editorial from The Arizona Republic during his first-term as the state’s junior senator reveal that McCain did, in fact, go outside the normal legislative process to secure funding for at least one pet project for Arizona. He also supported appropriations for at least two more — three projects that, much to his embarrassment, he later railed against as “pork.”
In 1991, McCain was embroiled in the The Keating Five Scandal, in which he and four other senators were implicated in a corruption investigation connected to the Savings & Loan crisis. Though McCain was cleared of wrongdoing in August, he was reprimanded by the Senate Ethics Committee for exercising poor judgment for meeting with federal regulators on behalf of one of his major fund-raisers, Charles Keating Jr., the chairman of Lincoln Savings and Loan Association. Keating would spend four and a half years in prison for fraud and racketeering following the bank’s failure.
Facing re-election the following year, McCain sought to salvage his damaged reputation by re-branding himself as a champion of government reform and a foe of wasteful spending. According to the article from The Arizona Republic dated June 14, 1991, McCain joined with two other senators and nine House members June 13 to introduce legislation to rescind more than $1 billion in funding for 325 federal pork-barrel projects in the 1991 budget that had not yet been spent.
Lastly, apparently McCain isn’t handling all the criticism about his lying very well.
If McCain can’t handle Morning Joe, possibly the most conservative commentator on MSNBC, how the hell does he expect to handle a foreign president who thinks he is “full of BS”?
John McCain is an OBVIOUS clear and present danger to our country!
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