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In Washington, John McCain and the Republicans became the crisis within the crisis

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In my column for, I took some flak in calling into question Senator John McCain’s age as being a disqualifying factor.  I still stand by my opinions expressed in that column.  Interestingly enough as I watched MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews today an edited ad based upon this short feed produced by Brave New Films, also called into question McCain’s health and age.  It aired three times during the show.

I thought to myself finally an appropriate ad was being aired especially given McCain’s actions at blowing up the bailout talks being held in the nation’s capital.  I believe he saw himself as being a man on a mission to save our congress in these crucial talks and work sessions, but he was anything but.


Instead of being a maverick, John McCain became a bull charging into a china shop. Left in its wake was not a solution but cracked pieces of china left on the floor where talks have now broken down.  It will be interesting to see how the market opens up in the morning.  If it takes a nose-dive, we have John McCain and his fellow Republicans to blame for it.

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As uneasy as this has made political junkies like me feel, I cannot fathom how it is making Americans feel across this nation.  One must wonder how many heart attacks have occurred due to McCain’s erratic actions.  I also blame the Republican Party and George W. Bush for creating this sense of unease and utter panic across this country of ours.  Is this the kind of leadership or lack thereof we as Americans have to look forward to during the next four years should McCain and Palin win?


On the Rachel Maddow Show tonight, Keith Olbermann was interviewed and basically he said this is how the McCain campaign operates by creating this drama leaving the real issues not being discussed and I cannot agree with him more.  This country has seen enough drama during these past eight years and we all need a break from it during the next four.


Not only do we need a calming presence in our White House through a President Barack Obama, we must also increase the numbers of Democrats running for both houses of congress in order to reverse the severe damage done to this country by the Republicans.  The damage they have done with Bush at the helm will take ions to correct.

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Olbermann even eluded to the fact that McCain may dump Sarah Palin whose polling numbers have been dropping and has dragged down the campaign ticket itself.  Even if they do dump Palin, they still must be punished for what they did to the American people today and these past eight years.  Olbermann even suggested the reason for McCain interjecting himself into this bailout crisis and by asking for a postponement of the presidential debate which is to be held on Friday night is to push it to next week thereby cancelling the debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.  Well judging how she did in her interview with Couric and Charlie Gibson, I can’t help but think how she will be no match in debating Biden.


Either by complete genius or complete insanity did he interject himself into these vital talks.  Also his choice in Sarah Palin further cemented my opinion he cannot be trusted to make extremely important decisions for our country.  When she told Couric concerning McCain’s record, “I’ll try and find ya some and get back to you.” in this feed, I could not help but feel anger towards McCain for picking her. And this interview with Couric is the one that disturbs me the most concerning Russia.  Palin just met with several world leaders at the U.N. and what must they think of our country should the McCain/Palin ticket be elected.  This is also where we must call into question McCain’s ability to make sound judgments as president.


In reading this most confusing transcript of Palin’s interview with Couric as it pertains to the Middle East especially Iran, all I will say is Heaven help us all.  Should you wish clarity, then please watch this forty minute feed where Joe Biden spoke of our foreign policy in Cincinnati, Ohio.


In injecting himself into these critical and vital discussions today concerning the bailout, McCain and his cronies became the weapons of mass destruction.  He even used his presence at the White House as a photo-op since that meeting was non-productive.  It was reported on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that McCain did not even read the first bailout plan put forth by Hank Paulson which was all of two and a half pages.  Yet, yet, he thought he could offer a constructive solution to this crisis?  No, McCain became the crisis in all of this.


Through his erratic decision to fly to Washington albeit in a non-urgent fashion thinking he could add something of value, he became an airplane flying a Kamikaze mission into this delicate process.  Don’t let anyone tell you different.


I can’t help but think that there are many people out there feeling so hopeless right now, downright angry and extremely depressed at the way this process was destroyed by Senator John McCain.  I do think that this video from the movie Network, encapsulates the simmering anger that is being felt across America.  If you wish to take out your anger at anyone, please by all means take it out on McCain and the entire Republican Party.  Make them pay for our collective misery.

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In closing, I will still stick to my guns in my opinion based upon McCain’s erratic behavior and throwing us into chaos today, he is too old to be running for president.


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