Monday Blogging – 8/25/08

Hope you all had a good weekend, now it’s time to get depressed!


[The McCain campaign] will be prepared to show McCain’s “home” in Hanoi by using images of his cell. They claim they have not overused the POW element and insist they have “underused it.”

From 2004:

McCain said that he urged Kerry sometime ago not to talk about Vietnam during his campaign. “I did advise John. I said, ‘Look, you shouldn’t talk about Vietnam because everybody else will. Let everybody else do it.’ His advisers figured that was probably not enough, that he had to emphasize that in his campaign. In my campaign, as you know, I didn’t talk about it because I didn’t need to.”

Too bad McCain didn’t take his own advice. His campaign’s use of his POW experience as a shield for all of his gaffes – war related or not – cheapens his service and reflects badly on his character. Anyone remember Rudy Giuliani and 9/11?

This is class in action:

On Cavuto on Business, Jonathan Hoenig, a regular panelist on Fox News’ Cashin’ In, falsely asserted that both Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Joe Biden “have made it very clear that they support socialized health care.” Hoenig went on to say: “I know it sounds kind of curt in this age of political correctness and altruism, but why should I be responsible for paying for Joe Biden’s brain aneurysms?” Biden suffered two brain aneurysms in 1988.

I finally saw Tropic Thunder this weekend. I still maintain that the R-Word crowd is overreacting. After all, the movie is equally offensive to black people, movie moguls and heroin producers.

Best blog quote from yesterday?

For service to the cause, it is with much pride that I award you the Second Golden McPenis, for meritorious service to McCain’s scrotum. Well done, Mark. You earned it.

Stubborn Hillary supporters reveal themselves as the true members of the cult of personality.

Krugman elegantly explains why Obama has to attack McCain:

In an ideal world, politicians would be judged by their actions, not by their wealth or lack thereof. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born to wealth, but that didn’t stop him from doing more for working Americans than any president before or since. Conversely, Joseph Biden’s hardscrabble life story, though inspiring, didn’t stop him from supporting the odious 2005 bankruptcy bill.

But in the world we actually live in, pro-corporate, inequality-increasing Republicans argue that you should vote for them because they’re regular guys you’d like to have a beer with, while Democrats who want to raise taxes on top earners, expand health care and raise the minimum wage are snooty elitists.

And in that world, stripping away the regular-guy facade — pointing out that everything Rush Limbaugh said about Mr. Kerry applies equally to Mr. McCain, that Mr. McCain lives in a material world few Americans can imagine — is only fair. Yes, Mr. Obama vacations in Hawaii — and Cindy McCain says that “In Arizona, the only way to get around the state is by small private plane.”

80% of Americans say the US is on the wrong track. So why are at least 30% of those people willing to vote for John “Totally Agrees with Bush” McCain?

Our “open” government at work. Yes. Telecom immunity still pisses me off.

For real?

“There is an agreement actually reached, reached between the two parties on a fixed date which is the end of 2011 to end any foreign presence on Iraqi soil,” Maliki said

Have a good night everyone.

One Comment

  1. Ian

    Haha, the funny thing is, he did pay for Biden’s brain aneurysms. The man is paid by taxpayers, and I am assuming Mr. Hoenig pays his taxes.

    Want to know what is really depressing? McCain is probably going to win this election if things keep going like they are.