Tag: McAlin 08

Sad, Sad, Sad; New Dementia from McAlin

 

So fiscal responsibility and economic stimulus in an economic downturn is socialism.

Query: So when John Sidney McCain III “Halted” his campaign for pseudo-presidential grandstanding, to help pass the initial bailout bill, his goal must have been to actually sink it because it was the first step towards socialism?

McCain, trailing in the polls, fired the first volley, likening his rival to the socialist leaders of Europe and saying he wanted to “convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency, redistributing massive amounts of wealth at the direction of politicians in Washington.”

McCain added, “Raising taxes on some in order to give checks to others is not a tax cut; it’s just another government giveaway.” Link.

Meanwhile:

 

A recent poll asked whether private companies, Congress, or the president has the most to do with creating new jobs. I find it amusing when pollsters ask for opinions on something that is purely factual. Only 5% got the right answer and said it is the president.

Look at the private sector job growth results under Democratic presidents versus Republican presidents. The worst Democrat for job growth since they started keeping track about 70 years ago was Kennedy, and he was virtually tied with the best Republicans for job growth (Reagan and Nixon). Every other Democrat in that time was much better for job growth than every other Republican. Only a very weak similar correlation is seen for Democratic versus Republican Congresses. If you want job growth, you must elect a Democratic president. [more]

McAlin’s Supporters

Unemployment and owning a home underwater they can’t make payments on and a nymphomaniac, crystal meth-addicted daughter is too good for these people… 🙂

War Room:

As it’s become increasingly clear that the McCain campaign is in serious trouble, they’ve been shifting from the issues and trying to stoke voters’ fears and prejudices about Barack Obama. This turn toward the negative has been ugly, but the invective the attacks are whipping up among the faithful at Republican rallies is far uglier.

As Gabriel Winant noted in this space on Monday, when John McCain asked, “Who is the real Barack Obama?” at a recent rally, a supporter yelled back, “Terrorist!”

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote in his column Tuesday that Palin supporters shouted obscenities at a camera crew during a Clearwater, Fla., rally. The vice-presidential candidate blamed Katie Couric’s questions for her fumbling performance in her infamous CBS interview. Another backer hurled a racial insult at an African-American sound man and said, “Sit down, boy.”

At another point, Palin mentioned Bill Ayers, the former member of the Weather Underground turned Chicago fixture, whom McCain is desperately trying to tie Obama to. Palin said about Ayers, “And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol.'”

“Kill him!” yelled one man in the audience.

And at a Palin rally in Jacksonville, Fla., a member of the crowd screamed, “Treason!” when Palin said “[Obama] said, too, that our troops in Afghanistan are ‘air raiding villages and killing civilians.'” (Palin took Obama’s quote out of context. In a speech at a 2007 rally in New Hampshire, Obama was actually arguing for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan, so they didn’t have to rely on imprecise tactics like air raids.)