McCain is a diva

This column by Huffington Post writer Bob Cesca is excellent:

What’s next, McCain? Suspending the election?

So what will a McCain administration economic policy look like? From the lack of foresight and leadership we’ve witnessed so far, we can assume that McCain might choose a new economic policy totally at random, depending on how saucy he feels from minute to minute. “I’ll have a muffin with my Egg Beaters, and replace Bernanke with that hooplehead who weedwacks the knoll.” Two minutes later… “Hey Phil, we don’t need the Nasdaq anymore. Kill it.” Two minutes later… “My God! What have I done! Quickly — nationalize the paintball industry! Go!”

One thing is for sure. Expecting a workable solution to this economic meltdown from a man as knee-jerk, dishonest and incomprehensible as John McCain would be an exercise in national self-destruction. He doesn’t have anything real to say, and what he does say, he can’t sell. He simply can’t do the gig. A vote for McCain-Palin is absolutely a vote for the end of America as we know it.

Seriously, I am wondering if this guy has any idea of what he is doing. He’s like a child throwing a temper tantrum. I’m taking my ball home and now no one can play! My friends!

I always thought nothing could be worse than Bush Jr., but here you have it. McCain is a diva whose gut decisions aren’t the sign of a political maverick, but of someone who is desperately trying to stay in the spotlight. It’s time to start playing fairly, McDiva.

This whole election is a joke. McCain is worse, much worse than anything I could have imagined, and that’s without even considering the bible-thumping mountain momma he picked for a running mate. My own poor mom called me the other day and said she had a terrible nightmare that McCain had won the election. It looks like it is already starting. Just imagine what a McCain/Palin presidency would be like. Totally fucking insane. No accountability. Erratic gut decisions. More deregulation. More extremist war policies. More pandering to the neocons. More Rove. More religious right influence. Creationism. I’m getting ill just typing this out. My country will have not one shred of credibility left.

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4 Responses to “McCain is a diva”

  1. 1 Tom

    In some ways, it’s quite upsetting to see what has become of McCain. Yes, he was always an allegedly corrupt, pouting, moody, aggressive, knee-jerk twat whose entire career was built on the fact that he managed to get shot down while committing a war crime. But there was an element of the maverick about him. The republican grandees (the Bushes and the Reagans et al) loathed him because he was ‘too left wing’ and they ripped him to pieces in the 2000 nomination campaign.

    But look at him now. I can think of no one more slavishly twisted and pinched into becoming ‘of his party’. Obama has done what any decent party leader does: shape the party in his own image. The reverse has happened to McCain: he has given up any potentially redeeming qualities he may have had all for one last shot at the top seat. And the result? As other commentators have noted, he looks ill, uncomfortable, tired and confused. In other words, utterly un-presidential.

    I am committed to not blogging the election unless I feel it touches on topics closer to my sphere of interest (which would be… er… Catalonia or Royal Trux), mainly because of a comment you left at thebadrash many months ago. And while I find it difficult to trust Obama, and I dislike the evangelical BS, etc etc, there’s no question that McCain’s election would do little more than compound the last 8 disastrous years, and possibly seal the end of the American age.

  2. 2 Unnatural Habitat

    Really, which comment was that? I don’t remember posting anything negative. I hope I wasn’t “drinking & posting” at the time.

    You’re so right about McCain. He has totally sold his soul to the most repellent factions of his party. And I also agree with you that his shameful exploitation of his POW status is getting old. And anyway, he was dropping napalm on North Vietnamese villages. There’s nothing heroic about that.

  3. 3 Tom

    I believe he was bombing a lightbulb factory the day he was shot down and captured. Such installations are regarded as civilian and so even if you accept the legitimacy of the Viet Nam war (ha!), a basic understanding of the Geneva Conventions will tell you that he was involved in the commission of a war crime and thus deserves to be tried. OK, he didn’t kill ‘between 100,000 and 1,000,000 Iraqi civilians’ as have the last three presidents, but this ain’t a competition.

    Re: your comment many months ago. I think your heart was in the right place. You just didn’t want some foreign yank-baiter helping make sure that Obama lost. Could still happen, mind.

  4. 4 Drion

    … “The good news is that Florida passed its mrgiraae amendment”Concern about something as insignificant as a mrgiraae amendment is exactly what’s wrong with our system. We have often allowed what are basically non-issues to become the focal point of elections at the expense of truly important issues.Back on the farm it was known as:”Picking the fly crap out of the pig pen.”

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