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Senator McCain, you have become a liability, a risk and we cannot trust you

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In an article I once wrote for Citizens for Legitimate Government titled, You don’t defend America with a lie back in May of 2003, it is this passage in that article I want all of my readers to zero in on, “This administration through this lie has funded a war, that does indeed put everyone at risk. Because down the road, should a greater threat occur, how will we pay for it? Many people are already asking how we could first afford to pay for this war of lies. This lie perpetuated by this administration and through the help of the media has already weakened a once strong country economically. A strong country means a country that is economically solvent, instead of insolvent. We have basically allowed a lie to put us in the red.”

I want everyone to zero in on…A strong country means a country that is economically solvent, instead of insolvent.

While I always thought it would be another terrorist attack and our response to it, never did I realize in my wildest dreams that the attack upon our nation would come from within.  I never foresaw how the CEO’s on Wall Street could become as dangerous as Al Qaeda was and still is.  While these CEOs did not fly a plane into any building, what they did was to metaphorically fly a similar plane into people’s hopes and dreams.  You gave them those planes, Senator McCain.

It is up to we the people to realize that this economic terrorist attack began when deregulation hit our shores and at the hands of none other than Senator John McCain.  Because of his actions in the past, he put our country in the red now that we will be forced to bailout Wall Street.

Senator McCain, when the good people of Arizona sent you to the senate, they placed their trust in you and you have not only let them down, but the people of this republic by turning a blind-eye while Wall Street ran amok. Now you ask for people’s trust as you run for the highest office in the land? Our trust in you is now long gone as we wake up to a dismal day when our hard-earned-money goes to bailout your friends on Wall Street because of their greed and sheer incompetence.  That was our money and you helped take it from us.

As you look to keep pressing on Iraq, I want to ask you with what money do we do this, Senator McCain?  America is now broke and I just do not see how the country I love dearly can afford to pay for a war you supported from the get-go.  You targeted the wrong country instead of going to where Al Qaeda truly resides and it has cost us dearly as a country in blood and treasure.  We cannot forgive you, Senator McCain.

You have always been part of the problem as you became embroiled in the Keating Five scandal where once before, we bailed out your friends through the Lincoln Savings and Loan.  In fact the Senate Ethics Committee cited of your involvement in it as being one of poor judgment, yet you wish to ask Americans to trust you with our futures now?  No thanks, Senator McCain.  You have become a liability, a risk and we cannot trust you.

If God forbid you are elected our president: Who will you appoint to look over the people’s money?  Will it be former Senator Phil Gramm who also took our money from us by writing many of the laws that got us to this point?  Do you think Americans are that stupid, Senator McCain?  While some may fit that category, some have woken up to the fact you have not put your country first and that is inexcusable.

In these past two weeks it would have been great to see the president, our congress and the media this concentrated on the 47 million who still go without health insurance or those living in abject poverty because of your trickle down economics also known as Reaganomics.  Those who suffer curable illnesses will just have to wait because they cannot even afford the most basic care in this country.  Where is your country first when it comes to their pain and suffering?  As you can afford the best medical care for your skin melanomas, there are countless who cannot even see a doctor to deal with theirs. 

Because of your age, most likely you are beginning to feel the ravages to your body and there are countless seniors who cannot afford the quality medical care to deal with theirs as you deal with yours.

In reading this article titled, What Makes Obama Run?, I couldn’t help but zero in on this passage, “Here in Chicago, Obama worked as lead organizer for the Developing Communities Project, a campaign funded by south-side Catholic churches to counteract the dislocation and massive unemployment caused by the closing and downsizing of southeast Chicago steel plants.” That is exactly the experience we as Americans deserve as many more will lose their jobs and have done so.

While darkness did visit American’s door-step when this bailout plan was passed by congress, I along with many others want hope and our dreams realized in the future and that will not come from you, Senator McCain.  Today many Americans across this great country of ours are angry and it is you who should be made to suffer the consequences. 

America just cannot afford four more years or risk and you have become that risk.  Howard Dean in his failed presidential bid once called upon all of us to take back our country and that is what we as Americans must do now.  The only way we can do that is making sure you are not our next president.  We have had enough of your failed economic policies.  You have become America’s greatest liability.

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