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And he’s funny as ever!
I was on MSNBC last night discussing the bailout and John McCain’s erratic response to the crisis. Here’s the video.
A good video from Americans United.
John McCain is running as someone who stood up to President Bush on the Iraq War. He has attempted to run as an independent maverick, often times referring to himself as a critic of the Bush administration’s handling on the war. Well, this video picks that argument apart statement-by-statement. It is true that McCain has noted his frustration on the implementation of the war over the past six years, but as the video record shows, he never really stood up against Bush & Company.
I have had many debates over the past couple months with some very smart people who support John McCain and they have tried to justify their support by saying that Barack Obama doesn’t have the judgment yet to be President of the United States. Well, you want to talk about judgment…watch this video. The evidence could not be clearer.
shows Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain nationally by six points, 47 to 41 percent. As Chuck Todd points out, Pres. Bush never lead Sen. John Kerry by more than four points in the WSJ poll in 2004.
McCain has been desperately trying to distance himself from his Fundraiser-in-Chief George W. Bush. He wants to be seen as a maverick, an independent, a reformer and someone who can carry the damaged Republican brand in a new direction. Well, this all sounds like a great strategy…right?
Thanks to the great work of bloggers and researchers who know how you use Google, McCain’s declaration of independence is slowly being debunked and his true colors are starting to shine through.
From the Huffington Post:
It has been observed that one of Sen. John McCain’s most foreboding obstacles in seeking the White House will likely be the lengthy paper trail that comes with a 25-year congressional career.
And so it is, perhaps, with the macro-theme of the general election: whether or not McCain is an extension of the George Bush presidency. The Senator has worked hard to dispel such a perception, pointing to various policy disagreements with the White House and lashing out against those who claim he would be Bush’s third term.
But McCain’s case is complicated by his own words from just three years ago. In a June 2005 appearance on Meet The Press, the Senator told moderator Tim Russert that, far from being at odds with the White House, he had “been totally in agreement and support of President Bush” on “the transcendent issues.”
Here is the transcript of his remarks. Video is here.
RUSSERT: The fact is you are different than George Bush.
SEN. McCAIN: No. No. I-the fact is that I’m different but the fact is that I have agreed with President Bush far more than I have disagreed. And on the transcendent issues, the most important issues of our day, I’ve been totally in agreement and support of President Bush.
Former Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan has a new book out. And let’s just say it’s not exactly friendly to George Bush, Karl Rove, or any of the other knuckleheads who’ve been running our country for most of this century.
Putting aside the much more serious charge that the president and his team purposely mislead the nation into war with a coordinated propaganda campaign, I thought this find was symbolic of everything that is wrong with this administration. Via Jake Tapper:
Writes McClellan: “‘The media won’t let go of these ridiculous cocaine rumors,’ I heard Bush say. ‘You know, the truth is I honestly don’t remember whether I tried it or not. We had some pretty wild parties back in the day, and I just don’t remember.’
“I remember thinking to myself, How can that be? How can someone simply not remember whether or not they used an illegal substance like cocaine? It didn’t make a lot of sense.”
And yet, McClellan concludes, “I think he meant what he said in that conversation about cocaine. It’s the first time when I felt I was witnessing Bush convincing himself to believe something that probably was not true, and that, deep down, he knew was not true. And his reason for doing so is fairly obvious â€” political convenienceâ€¦”
I honestly believe in this day and age that drug use, especially in a long gone youth is not a big deal. But deluding yourself into believe that said drug use didn’t even exist is emblematic of a much deeper problem with the truth. Something our president clearly isn’t a fan of.
Okay, this was too funny not to post. Bush actually has some moves. Of course, it’s all relative…you should see my brother dance!
has been impeached by the Vermont Senate. Okay, so he’s not packing up the White House anytime soon, but this does send a strong message from the states across the president’s bow. From CNN: “Vermont senators voted Friday to call for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, saying their actions in Iraq and the U.S. ‘raise serious questions of constitutionality.’”