I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching McCain make a raving fool of himself, but I couldn’t stand to sit any longer. The mere fact that after the global stock market has plunged 500 points, and the country has lost 1 trillion in profits over 4 days, he has the audacity to act as if the economy is a meddlesome issue to be ignored in favor of playing the same games and malicious character assaults is totally shameless. Also, the fact that he has tried to make experience his bumper sticker and yet he has put someone, like Gov. Sarah Palin, with: 1) a phobia for speaking to reporters, 2) with NO experience except for being a mayor of a town with less than 8000 people for 2 seconds, 3) that is also busy participating in Cheney and Rovian tactics of ignoring bipartisan state subpoenas, 4) that is trying to declare that the after the Bush Administration has abused and usurpered executive power under the unitary initiative she can feel free to insult the intelligence of the American people, by openly daring to make an anti-American, monarchical statement that the vice president can increase and expand his or her powers over Constitutionally-embedded and long-established balance of power, 5) that she wants to basically ignore our real problems of solving our economic issues in favor of taking our reproductive and health rights away even in the case rape and incest, tax our health insurance benefits and add 5 more million to the list of the uninsured, and privatize social security and making our elderly vulnerable, 6) and has the inability to directly answer questions- to be one beat away from the presidency is not only heinous, but an outrage- even for the most ardent of conservatives.
It shows his present character that he has put the Country Last. People all over the nation are losing their houses, their life savings, their LIVELIHOOD and all he can think about is trashing his opponent in desperation for not doing well in the polls? He’s trying to skirt the issue by trying to do one cheap tactic after another to hide the reality that he has NO ANSWERS for the economic issues we are suffering from and it’s unfathomable. The reality is that he is desperate and he is willing to say and do anything to continue the same, failed policies of the Bush Administration, Big Oil and the other toxic corporate interest groups that have caused this deregulated mess (and are running and funding his campaign)and have allowed and have encouraged CEOs on Wall Street to take advantage of the middle class and get bailed out while hard-working people get their houses foreclosed on and lose their jobs.
McBush has always said that the economy is not his strong suit, but still said in lock-step with the Bush Administration that the “fundamentals of the economy are strong.” Now he’s confused as to why people are rejecting his old, archaic, failed ideology of deregulation that he has stood for his full 26 years in the Senate. The same ideology that he has always pushed, especially when he got in the way of regulators while being given money by Charles Keating, the extortion criminal that he had connections with and narrowly escaped accompanying in jail for the Keating Five savings and loan deregulation scandal during the late 80’s that, like today’s crisis, had cost taxpayers billions. During the past few days, the approval rate for economic optimism has fallen drastically from 24% to single digits.
The McCain-Palin-Bush team philosophy has failed in its “you’re on your own” bull-headedness. We need to do the patriotic initiative of saving our country that is in trouble right now and at risk of falling into a depression. John McCain, like his economic advisor Phil Gramm who said that we are a “nation of whiners” and that we are suffering from a “mental recession,” is completely out of touch and is too elitist with his 11 houses and countless cars to understand that we have been suffering for a long time before now. Now, it is just more out in the open. The economic crisis has put our families and lives at risk. No bull behind it, we need to reject the character assassination games of the McCain campaign and choose the real candidate that you know feels our pain more and that we trust more to deal with our frightening economic crisis- Senator Barack Obama.