Through the looking glass
September 30, 2008 2 Comments
Nothing makes sense.
See if you can find anything in this pile of crap that makes any logical sense at all (aside, of course, from Johnny Mac not talking to the press. That actually makes perfect sense):
Later, his campaign’s senior policy adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin issued a statement blaming Democrats and presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for the bill’s defeat.
“From the minute John McCain suspended his campaign and arrived in Washington to address this crisis, he was attacked by the Democratic leadership: Senators Obama and Reid, Speaker Pelosi and others,” Holtz-Eakin said. “Their partisan attacks were an effort to gain political advantage during a national economic crisis. By doing so, they put at risk the homes, livelihoods and savings of millions of American families.”
The adviser also blamed remarks delivered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, chastising President Bush’s free market economic policies, for pushing Republicans away from the bill.
Actually, it was President Bush’s free market economic policies that got us into it and it was the bailout itself and the total lack oversight that drove the Republicans away from it. It is the continuing adherence to free market policies that prevented the Republicans from voting for it…
“Barack Obama failed to lead, phoned it in, attacked John McCain, and refused to even say if he supported the final bill,” Holtz-Eakin said. “Just before the vote, when the outcome was still in doubt, Speaker Pelosi gave a strongly worded partisan speech and poisoned the outcome. This bill failed because Barack Obama and the Democrats put politics ahead of country.”
So they had a deal until Mac showed up, then it fell apart. And on Saturday, he literally phoned it in, which his advisers told the press was the right move.
And then there is this:
The entire Arizona House delegation voted against the bailout bill.
Saywhat? Isn’t that his turf, his buddies? Shouldn’t Johnny have gotten at least a couple of votes there? What fucking good is he?
Arizona, by the way, has four Republican reps and four Democratic reps, proving at least that Johnny Mac was able to work out a bipartisan agreement on how he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
McCain still plans to travel to Des Moines, Iowa; whether he will return to Washington, D.C., to deal with the aftermath of the bill’s defeat remains unclear.
Wait, did he unsuspend the campaign? Doesn’t that mean the crisis is over?
Meanwhile, Democrats on the Hill began circulating a comment McCain strategist Steve Schmidt made on the bailout bill negotiations on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, taking credit for helping bring House Republicans along.
“What Senator McCain was able to do was to help bring all of the parties to the table, including the House Republicans, whose votes were needed to pass this,” Schmidt had said.
well said, Steve, especially since it did not pass.
Ever wonder why you’re losing?
Bart: So finally, we’re all in agreement about what’s going on with the adults. Milhouse?
Milhouse: [steps up to blackboard] Ahem. OK, here’s what we’ve got: the Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the saucer people –
Bart: Thank you.
Milhouse: – under the supervision of the reverse vampires –
Milhouse: – are forcing our parents to go to bed early in a fiendish plot to eliminate the meal of dinner. [sotto voce] We’re through the looking glass, here, people…