After nearly eight years of the Bushevik's witless madness, we've progressed from idiocy overload to outrage burnout. However, the latest " lies are the new truths " outrages have merely escalated since the McCain-Palin reptiles have taken the field.
A review of John McCain's life, political career, personality, and character reveal remarkable similarities to George W. Bush. Both men are the sons and grandsons of distinguished men; McCain's father and grandfather were both 4 star admirals and Bush's father was a POTUS, his grandfather a United States Senator from Connecticut. Both Bush and McCain were largely undistinguished until mid-life and their late life success has been mostly bought, manufactured and fraudulent. In fact, an unbiased review of both Bush and McCain strongly indicates the most authentic characteristic of both men is how thoroughly inauthentic they are in matters of character, intellect and judgment.
John McCain was called John McNasty during his prep school days and despite his marginal record, his family connections secured him a place in the United States Naval Academy and, as is true of Bush in never being accountable, he continued his "McNasty" behavior both on the campus and in the classroom. Not surprisingly, McCain managed to graduate 894th out of 899 in his class. Despite his dismal record, again Mccain suffered no normal consequences, and was able to leap frog over countless new midshipmen being accepted as a prospective Naval Aviator. As a result, John McCain " lost " 5 jets during his aviation career and even reportedly was involved in a tragic fire resulting in the deaths of 134 and severe injuries to another 161 sailors on the deck of the USS Forrestal in 1967 when his "wetstarting" hotdogging of his plane caused a chain reaction of explosions and firestorms on the deck. McCain was spirited off the plane by helicopter to spare him the murderous rage of his fellow sailors.
Somehow (Daddy, John Sidney McCain II? ), John SidneyMcCain III was able to exit the war as an acclaimed hero and has subsequently milked his suspect war record to enjoy a 26 year carreer as a star in the Republican Party.
McCain has fashioned his political career from his phony fabric of "straight talking," "family values," and eschewing big money influence. His actions, though, actually totally shred the fabric, leaving only worthless threads.
When he returned to his courageous first wife who had been gravely injured and disfigured in an automobile accident and had kept this from her husband so as to not add to his already significant burdens, she was greeted by McCain's contempt which fueled his compulsive womanizing until McCain met Cindy Hensley, a woman of striking beauty and incredible wealth and 18 years his junior.
The married McCain thus began a worldwide courtship and married Cindy just weeks after his divorce from Carol. Cindy and her family wealth soon financed McCain's political career, not to mention his enormous gambling debts, in his newly adopted state of Arizona. While carefully creating a high-minded persona, the real McCain has been a fervent advocate for the moneyed elite, awol on children's issues, remarkably light in supporting veterans issues.and such a champion of flip-flopping he now disavows bills he himself sponsored and that bear his name.
McCain's demonstrated extraordinary lack of intellect, character, judgment and consistency was never more clearly displayed than with his selection of Sara Palin as his running mate.
Sara Palin is anti-choice in all instances except the life of the mother, anti-sex education, anti-evolution, anti-global warming. She is, however, pro-wolf slaughter from airplanes, pro-Council for National Policy right wing extremism, pro-literal biblical interpretation, pro- Newt Gingrich's GOPAC training where she was graduated with honors, pro-abstinence only sex education despite her 17-year-old daughter's unwed pregnancy, pro-abuse of elected authority, pro-compulsive lying and pro-perpetual war. She is so abominably unqualified for the office of the presidency or vice-presidency, her selection decidedly confirms McCain's own abominably demented decision-making.
Despite the frightening formation of the McCain/Palin team, many of our corporatist MSM spokemen such as Tom Brokaw, Bob Shiefer, David Gregory, Fox News, Right Wing Radio, etc. continue to spin their candidacy as favorably as possible. Conversely, the Obama/Biden ticket is spun as negatively as neccessary to insure some degree of competiveness for ratings/ad revenue purposes and to hopefully prevent any chance the corporatist-globalist-dominionist-neo con cabal will not be challenged.
All the above having been said, the events in store leading up to the November elections should be a cacophony of out-of-whackness. Fargo Police Chief, Marge Gunderson's evil twin--a.k.a.Sara Palin--has been officially designated the McCain mob's muscle and has already begun her campaign of lobbing smears. Pat Buchanan now acts as head cheerleader of her chants tying Obama to terrorists, wacky preachers, elitism, charmlessness, corruption. All this coming from a woman who is married to an Alaska secessionist, who's own preacher frequently employs a Kenyan witch doctor to cast out demons which might impede Sara's political ambitions, who openly embraces the "end times" and the joys of the impending rapture. From a woman whose political gurus include indicted U.S. senators, Newt Gingrich, Pat Robertson, James Dobson, who gets her political quotes off of Star Bucks mocha cups while being unable to name a single newspaper she reads even though she reportedly received a BA degree in journalism after attending six colleges in six years.
McCain meanwhile has chosen to echo Palin's mud slinging in hopes of "generating doubts" about his opponent with the strange name, strange childhood stays in places like Indonesia and .....Hawaii, strange religious beliefs arising from a church called the United Church of Christ--which might be a clever trick to hide Obama's godless Muslim exposure when he briefly attended elementary schools accepting muslim children and most especially his strange genetic ties to the "dark " continent of Africa.
Meanwhile back at the McCain ranch in Arizona, McCain is emphasizing his ordinariness (if you don't count his own constant reminders he is a war hero, he is a POW survivor) and, save a few Keatingesque slips, he has been a crusader for justice, the American Way and apple pie in the United States Senate for decades. His dearth of strangeness also discounts the facts he has 9 additional homes, he owns 13 cars and a private jet, his wife has an inherited beer fortune of over $100 million, he wears $550 dollar loafers, he recently spent $5500 to be made up for a TV appearance, and he is able to win or lose tens of thousands of IRS unreported dollars at casino crap tables without fear.
Yep. You betcha, John and Sara are just ordinary folks. Don't you feel better now? Enjoy tonights debate.
I'm a 65 year-old disabled/retired psychotherapist who is a proud activist liberal despite my having lived in Pine Bluff,Arkansas amidst extreme conservatives all my life. I was a single father to a now 38-year-old Califonia Energy Policy Analyst (more...