More Of This, Please by John Cole| April 15, 200812:32 pm| 49 CommentsThis post is in: Election 2008FacebookTweetEmailVia Yglesias: Ouch.
John, you sound bitter.
As they say in my neck of the woods: Pwned.
This is bad news for Democrats.
*Waits to see if the pundits rush to McCain’s defense against these out-of-context quotes and clips by the evil 527 group*
Monkey see. Monkey do. Monkey catapult propoganda, just like you.
And the IRS makes a move to rein these ads in on this very day. Coincidence? Don’t worry, though — the DOJ will be in charge of prosecutions:
This ad is a good start but I want to see more attacks on his bullshit “maverick” and “straight talk” reputations as well as pointing out he has a 10 year olds (instead of Bush’s 5 year old) understanding of foreign policy.
What are they talking about? What recession? Fox News told me it was just a liberal media plot to make Bush look bad. That’s what I told the guy at the gas station when he demanded $40 to fill the tank. The family down the street that can’t sell their house? Delusional — it actually sold months ago for more than they’re asking, but the realtor FORGOT to tell them because the realtors all hate Bush. Dropping dollar and soaring food prices? If you squinch your eyes real hard none of that is really happening.
Pfft. What is wrong with you torture loving elitist craptards?
Dennis - SGMM
When Bush and McCain say “we aren’t heading for a recession,” they mean it. People like them haven’t a thing to worry about. The rest of us, on the other hand…
To be fair to McCain, it really does take a maverick to call your wife the c-word in public.
The Other Steve
I agree with Yglesias… They need to start attacking McCain on national security.
The Republican view of national security is pretty fucked up, and is outside of what used to be the mainstream view that got us through the cold war.
It’s so very different even from Reagan. It’s so sad that they claim Reagan as their Saint.
Don’t forget the accusations of ageism for ending this horrible smear job with “The Same Old Politics.”
Why do Democrats hate old people!?
That photo of McCain expressing his obvious unashamed man love for his younger Decider in public is a classic. His complete look of contentment says it all. Pretty much like the photo of Morans Guy being the classic poster boy for the Pub base.
Dems should run that photo every chance they get, and tag it at the top with “McCain—100 More Years.”
That’s funny. Can I crib it shamelessly?
Grand Moff Texan
John McDiaper isn’t going to be the next president. It’s even too stupid for teh stoopids.
Hell yes, but it’s only because you’re shameless.
And speaking of the
recessiondepression, another fine ex-Republican who saw the light has a new book out. Kevin Phillips and it’s called Bad Money. Heard about it on NPR this morning. Apparently when dominant powers get to the point where they’re not producing stuff; they’re producing schemes to make money, they’ve jumped the shark. (See Great Britain, the Dutch Republic.) Our best course now is to gracefully let go of dreams of empire and converting the world to whatever, and become second-rate and happy. Any bets on that happening?
FYI, some of the best commentors on the interons at the old Intel-dump are probably not going to make the same effort at the new WaPo version. They’re already having run-ins with the hordes there (one already banned).
The old crowd has settled here for now.
100? He’ll be lucky if he has 30.
Love the on the one hand on the other hand.
But it’s still going to be a tough, tough race. Because the press love love love McCain. An example of terms forever tied to the candidates
Davis X. Machina
The few grand McCain spent covering bar tabs and buying shrimp for the boys on the bus in 2000 bids fair to have an ROI dwarfing even Peter Minuit’s $24 Manhattan real estate bargain.
Davis X. Machina
On further research, it appears than McSame no longer even buys the press donuts, they buy donuts for him.
Was it that clue trees reproducing through clue pollen thing? Cause, yeah, I adapted that from somewhere.
but i bet they’re biased liberal donuts, cause, ya know, it’s the press. those nasty elitist donuts probably make little Johnny’s tummy hurt! and then the reporters all take turns dabbing a cool cotton cloth on poor Johnny’s forehead, until his tummy feels better. and they have a happy playtime in the flowers next to the lollipop farm while Johnny tells them stories about his time in the war.
Eh, Dunkin’ Donuts with sprinkles have got nothin’ on Krispy Kremes with the ‘hot donuts now’ sign lit. But I do like the pre-light&sweetened coffee at DD.
He’s 72 years old. We should probably thank the press for giving him sugary saturated fats covered in artificial colorings and flavorings.
In Soviet Union, donut buys you. /Smirnoff
“Our best course now is to gracefully let go of dreams of empire and converting the world to whatever, and become second-rate and happy. Any bets on that happening?”
I’m not taking that bet. Yes, that would be the best course, but America is far too heavily invested in our mythic “exceptionalism”, and particularly in our military and our “warrior-culture”, to gracefully let go of Pax Americana.
We will instead continue to spend upwards of $1 trillion a year on the military (a figure that includes not just the “on the books” numbers from the Pentagon, but all the ancillary military spending in places like the Dept of Energy, as well as interest payments, “supplementals”, etc.) while real, productive economic activity and the standard of living for the vast majority inexorably declines (but, of course, the rich will still get richer, so it balances out).
We will, I’m afraid, use the remaining “superpower” that we have – military, not economic – to hang on at all costs to our Empire, lashing out at the rest of the world to, in part, assuage the “bitterness of hard-working Americans” (to coin a phrase no one, as far as I know, ever thought of before) in a vain and bloody attempt to stay on top. All of which will be, of course, good news for Republicans.
We won’t do it anywhere near as “quietly” as the Brits, who didn’t exactly let go of their Empire without a few parting shots.
That’s why, though I dearly wish the comment above by Mr. Grand Moff Texan (one of my favoristest writers on these Internets) were true, I fully expect President John McCain. He stands for Empire, and so, I sadly believe, do most of my countrymen.
To channel Principal Skinner: “Prove me wrong, children. Prove me wrong.”
And, yeah, I know, I use, you’ve likely noticed, too many commas and “quote marks”. Sue me.
The Grand Panjandrum
Yep. (1) Bomb, bomb Iran. (2) 100 more years. (3) Confusing AQ/AQI/Iranian Shiite proxies, etc. (4) Torture (5) Not supporting a bi-partisan GI Bill moving through Congress right now (it might cause troops to leave the service to get an education! Then get a job where people don’t try to kill them! Oh noes!)
Put’em on a loop and wear’em out.
Two of the best books I have ever read are Phillips books. This one is his 4th on this same general subject. He has a seperate series of 3 books that blast the house of Bush. The political tragetory he has taken from writing “The Emerging Republican Majority” in 1968 and serving in the Nixon White House is amazing. He is appearing at Talking Point Memo’s book club this week.
The Other Steve
Not if you happen to prefer cake donuts… Krispy Kreme had the worst donuts ever. Yuck.
I don’t know what the hell that company was thinking, and I’m glad they went bust.
6) McCain saying
they hardly went bust. there are nearly 400 Krispy Kreme shops out there right now.
i had a couple of cream-filled today, in fact.
maxbaer (not the original)
Krispy Kremes are a Southern thing. Northern types (such as moi) don’t get it, mostly.
I mean, they’re OK, but nobody much misses them in Phoenix, now that they’ve split. Most of us here are expatriates from the Midwest, with few Johnny Rebs adding their, umm… “heritage” to the mix.
Doesn’t keep the place from being rock-ribbed Republican, sad to say.
You have to get the glazed Krispy Kremes. The store is half a mile from my office. Do you have any idea the will power it requires to keep those babies off my thighs? I would have to do the Krispy Kreme Fun Run!
OT: Mittens is sniffing McCane’s Depends.
I McCain picks him to be Veep can hear the Mitt Rombots now:
“Of course I wouldn’t want anything to happen to McCain, but if (gosh I feel so awful for even saying this) he did die (of natural causes and peacefully in his bed though that would be a horrible for America) …”
Some of their franchise operators went bankrupt, including the ones here in Arizona.
They overexpanded and overreached, really. Their stock has been in freefall for a while.
And in one person’s opinion, their donuts suck.
Agreed. If I wanted sugary goo, I’d eat syrup. If I want a fucking donut, well fried, soft inside, with nice icing, I’ll get a proper one at a local bakery or make ’em myself.
That was a very nice bitch slap.
So calculating. So cruel.
But I like you!
Seriously, though, Jen’s post made an image from the vid jump out. It was when McSame says “I think our fundamentals are strong.”, near the beginning of the clip.
It was the way he was standing. Legs wide apart, a bit hunched over. A bit wobbly. Just like a very elderly person who is unstable on his feet.
This guy would become the oldest President to take office.
Just what the nation needs. A enfeebled, mentally deteriorating leader who has adopted all the failing and unpopular policies of the war criminal George Bush.
I really do think some of this ‘flip-flop’ business of ‘Maverick’ McCain is early dementia, especially when I consider his reversals on torture. Yes ambition is a big factor. But it seems to me to be also a signifier of eroding judgment, on something which ought to be so deeply rooted in his psyche that one would think — hope — had made an indelible impression upon any rational mind.
But that’s just it. I have my suspicions that there is more than winger ideology at work here. I suspect McCain now is where Reagan was in 1987, and in more than policy positions.
That image of McCain hugging Bush has always looked so pathetic it made me wince for McCain. But then I remember that he can not lift his arms to give the taller Bush a manly shoulder hug. It never dawned on me till now.
But besides that, what everyone else said…