Saturday, September 20, 2008

John Mc$ame & Sarah Palin ~ The Defiant Ones?

Contrary to Robert Barnes' excuse filled piece titled Republicans Compose a New Way of Campaigning in the WaPo I'll go with the accuracy of Gail Collins' opinion labeled The Alpha Dogs Bark. She writes, "The Republicans have discovered that McCain can’t draw a crowd without Palin, and the dangers of letting her float off by herself are apparent. So the two are manacled together these days like Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier in that old escape-from-a-chain-gang movie."

Ms. Collins, in writing of the financial collapses that I'd submit must be placed squarely on Conservatives' love of "the market" and "free enterprise", leaves off the fact that Senator Obama certainly has much criticism for Conservatism, Bu$hCo's crony capitalism, and St. John, yet she also provides the following:
Down in Florida, Barack Obama was also endorsing a bipartisan approach to the rescue. For good measure, he also tacked on a call on both parties to join together in backing “an emergency economic plan” crafted out of a whole bunch of things that the Republicans are never going to support in a million years.
"Fixes are for Libs Silly Democrat!" Is Senator Obama wrong to try to lead them from their foolish beliefs? That the vast majority of Republican are wrapped around their flawed philosophy is no secret yet what other options do we have but to call on them to abandon their doctrine?

As for Huggy Bear, Ms. Collins right to show he's fully in angry mode as he, or at least his handlers, know outrage and defiance if nothing else. I think that style comes somewhat naturally for St. John to boot. That he lashes out with blame while also calling for bipartisan solutions is nothing new.

Certainly Fannie and Freddie have been doling out dollars, with Senators Dodd and Obama at the top of the list, yet I notices they've generally been bipartisan in their donations. I see Alabama's Spencer Bachus and Richard Shelby for instance near the top yet given their committee assignments wouldn't expect anything different. And I'm certainly not defending any fat cats that have pocketed big bucks from their role as one of the insiders. Pointing out any connections they might have with the Obama campaign is fair game as long as Team McCain gets the same attention. Between the two, I'd trade this sort of stuff all day long.

However, my bottom line is Obama/Biden are the only two candidates remotely ready to provide the leadership necessary to craft solutions to the trouble. John Mc$ame, as demonstrated by his Bad Week, doesn't know squat about the basics, much less the complexities, of the modern economy. SnowJob SquareGlasses is perhaps ready for a right wing talk show host role yet hardly ready to be The Veep. Yup, he should have gone with The Mittster! John Gunn

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