This is the legacy George W. Bush leaves behind. History will not be kind to the worst president in U.S. history. Looking back at the last 8 years it is amazing that this guy has not been charged for any of the numerous criminal activities he’s engaged in. What is really sad is that he probably never will be either. Nor will anyone in his administration. So very sad.
Watch this great reaction McCain gives as he thinks about the future of the Republican Party under Palin. At about 9 seconds in you can see the nightmares flash before his eyes. Even he can’t believe he was dumb enough to pick someone so stupid, scary, and unqualified and for a brief second he sees, and gets scared of what he does see, the future of Palin and the Republican Party.
There is a new ad being put out by the Obama campaign that hits McCain on the economy and Sarah Palin. More specifically, it uses McCain’s own words about how he knows nothing about the economy and how he might have to rely on his Vice President for economic issues. Of course, he said that before picking Sarah Palin as VP. We all know the only thing he can rely on her for is shooting wolf pups from helicopters.
The ad is in McCain’s own words with several quotes about his expertise on economic issues. “I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.” Then the second: “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should.” And the third: “‘I might have to rely on a vice president that I select’ for expertise on economic issues.” Watch the ad below.
This video sums up why Obama is winning in the polls. He is definitely one of the most inspiring people I’ve seen in my lifetime. He has the ability to inspire others, and that is why he is winning.
This is a great video showing McCain’s reaction to a statement Barack Obama has made several times, including at the debate last week. Maybe if McCain would stop with his Chester the Molester grinning and making faces and actually listen to what other people say he might have heard it. Or maybe his age and dementia is really starting to show and he just forgot. All I know is it makes for entertaining TV watching him react. And what’s with the blinking?
McCain really has lost his mind. At a campaign stop today he called Americans his fellow prisoners. Is he having POW camp flashbacks? Is he really fit to be president?
“Across this country this is the agenda I have set before my fellow prisoners…”
The guy that wants to change Washington supports the same deregulation that caused him to be a target of an investigation for fraud. Yes, that’s John McCain, the hero to the corrupt. From Keating Economics.
The current economic crisis demands that we understand John McCain’s attitudes about economic oversight and corporate influence in federal regulation. Nothing illustrates the danger of his approach more clearly than his central role in the savings and loan scandal of the late ’80s and early ’90s.
John McCain was accused of improperly aiding his political patron, Charles Keating, chairman of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association. The bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee launched investigations and formally reprimanded Senator McCain for his role in the scandal — the first such Senator to receive a major party nomination for president.
At the heart of the scandal was Keating’s Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, which took advantage of deregulation in the 1980s to make risky investments with its depositors’ money. McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating with federal regulators tasked with preventing banking fraud, and championed legislation to delay regulation of the savings and loan industry — actions that allowed Keating to continue his fraud at an incredible cost to taxpayers.
When the savings and loan industry collapsed, Keating’s failed company put taxpayers on the hook for $3.4 billion and more than 20,000 Americans lost their savings. John McCain was reprimanded by the bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee, but the ultimate cost of the crisis to American taxpayers reached more than $120 billion.
The Keating scandal is eerily similar to today’s credit crisis, where a lack of regulation and cozy relationships between the financial industry and Congress has allowed banks to make risky loans and profit by bending the rules. And in both cases, John McCain’s judgment and values have placed him on the wrong side of history.