Bizarro McCain Campaign

My friends, hunh hunh hunh, I don’t question his patriotism, I question his judgement, hunh hunh hunh.

Wait just a goddamn second.  John McCain?  John McCain questions someone’s judgement?  This is the guy who:

  • Argued for invading Iraq even before Bush and Rumsfeld
  • Claimed America would be greeted as liberators 
  • Said the war would be over in weeks
  • Crowed that it was won and finished – Mission Accomplished
  • Said Petraeus drives about Baghdad in an unarmoured Hummer
  • Claimed you could stroll about the markets in downtown Baghdad freely and safely
  • Lipped off that staying in Iraq 100 years would be fine
  • Equates getting the fuck out of that crushing foolish conflict with surrender
  • Offers no concrete definition of what it might mean to “win”
  • Gives wildly varying timelines for achieving that undefined “victory”
  • Fucked around on his wife
  • Opposed MLK day
  • Lobbied for Charlie Keating
  • Does not know the difference between Sunnis and Shiites
  • Believes Iran and Al Qaeda are working together
  • Believes Iraq shares a border with Pakistan
  • Doesn’t know how many houses his wife owns
  • Voted with Bush 95% of the time.  VOTED WITH BUSH
  • BUSH!  McCain voted for him

My friends, this fucking nightmare has become some sort of surreal joke.  What in the good lifting FUCK are you people about?  How is it that America has not turned to this senile, doddering, war mongering anachronism; this throwback to a bygone time and long retired neurons and said, “No.  We learned our lesson with the administration and policies you cravenly embrace.” 
THIS is the guy who’s supposed to be strongest on national security?  You might as well have put Harriet Fucking Miers on the Supreme Court and run Cheney for president.

Heaven forfend you might have an educated, thoughtful president who demonstrated precisely the sort of judgement and insight required when he said in 2002:

I don’t oppose all wars. And I know that in this crowd today there is no shortage of patriots or of patriotism. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitzand other arm-chair, weekend warriors in this Administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.
What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income – to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression.
That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.
Now let me be clear – I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity.
He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him.
But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.
I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.
I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars. 

 GOPSOP.  It’s kitchen sink time.  Ayers, tire guages, Wright, surrender, black, experience, Muslim, national security, elite, Rezko, foreign, different, effete, intellectual…all presented in the most simplistic, distorted, twisted, sound-bite edited, disingenuous, gaming, prevaricating, up-is-down delivery – so fucking divorced from anything that might be called reality or fair play that its most stunning quality is the sheer gall required to say it.  Rush is already out there cozying up to not actually saying nigger with his ignorant remarks about affirmative action.  What Hillary and Bill pulled in Kentucky and West Virginia?… compared to what Rush will say on behalf of his GOP butt buddies, that’s going to make Aunt Jemimah look like Angela Davis.

These corrupt, lying, backward fuckwits have no plan, no platform, no solutions, no relief, nothing.  Nothing.  They have been reduced, almost immediately, to ignoring the past eight years of misfeasance, nonfeasance and malfeasance; to attacking a decent, moral man who carries greater credentials and less baggage than either the current president or his nominal neocon replacement puppet; to lying, twisting, distorting and appealing to the most coarse and base triggers found in the human heart. 

And they present it as honour.  Patriotism.


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