Tripe on the Stump

Posted Wed, 09/17/08

As the election looms closer, the idea of John McCain becoming President also becomes a frightening prospect. I cannot believe people with half a brain are falling for his tripe on the stump, or can't see how unfit he is to run America. Hopefully common sense will rule out when the time comes, and McCain can return to Arizona and retire once and for all.

Unemployment is at a five-year high. Financial firms that withstood the Great Depression are failing. Congress and a lame-duck president are gridlocked. So when John McCain declared that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong," it drew ridicule from Democrat Barack Obama.

I was working at my computer this morning, with the television news on in the background as usual, when I heard a woman begin to speak. Before I even got the gist of what she was talking about, I said aloud: "She has to be for McCain." I swung around to look at the television screen and sure enough, the woman was a McCain supporter (as evidenced by the ticker under her image). I didn't get her name, or even listen to what she had to say, but it was the Stepford-wife-like tone of her voice that made me think she was for McCain when she was still sight unseen.

A glaring example of McCain's hypocrisy came when he mocked Obama for going to Hollywood to attend a fundraiser "with his celebrity friends" yesterday:

[Obama] talked about siding with the people, just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbara Streisand and his celebrity friends. Let me tell you, my friends, there's no place I'd rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.

Oh? And who was that in Beverly Hills last month attending his own celebrity fundraiser? Apparently the good people of Ohio were the farthest thing from McCain's mind when he was raking in his own star-studded dollars.

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