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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted September 24, 2008 16:21      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just yesterday conservative columnist George Will wrote that John McCain does not have the tempermant to handle the Presidency. Today, McCain admits Will is correct.

McCain has announced he wants to postpone Friday's debate until the financial crisis is solved. At face value, McCain admits that he can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

Presidents don't get to call time out. They don't get to choose how many crises that confront them at any one time.

Even worse for the man, the bi-partisan proposal McCain has announced is a basic admission that he doesn't have a clue how to lead so he needs a committee to do it for him. Or worse, he admits only Obama can solve the problem and McCain would like to be in the room when that happens.

This looks like a game ender for the fellow I supported in 2000.

CP

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Icon 1 posted September 24, 2008 17:58      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____________________ Well CP it gets better or worse depending on your point of view. On CBS News Katie Couric pinned Ms Sarah about the paid lobbyist still making payments to McCain, party line answer "He has reclused himself from running Fanny and Fredy," twice she repeated this answer, then when asked site an example of when J. McCain actually defied the party line vote, "I'll have to get back to you on that".

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted September 24, 2008 18:40      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mo_man,

Today, McInsane called David Letterman to cancel his appearance for tonight's show because he was in Washington to handle the crisis. But he wasn't in Washington, he was in the CBS building interviewing with Couric at the same time!

Letterman was so pissed, he asked McInsane if he could give him a ride to the airport.

McInsane was in the same building, and lying to Letterman! Gotta watch that tonight.

It's just getting outrageous. The kook right base is so out of tough with reality they are literally going on witch hunts!

http://www.geekculture.com/ultimatebb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000391

The guy the kooks want to give the big button to is in absolute total meltdown tonight.

Plus, the Lions fired Millen!

CP

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Icon 10 posted September 24, 2008 20:34      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
David Letterman Reacts to John McCain Suspending Campaign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjkCrfylq-E

great stuff. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted September 24, 2008 21:09      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok how did that get up already? I Just finished watching it 10 minutes ago and now it's just airing on CBS.

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Originally posted by Snaggy:
David Letterman Reacts to John McCain Suspending Campaign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjkCrfylq-E

great stuff. [Big Grin]


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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2008 06:56      Profile for shentzu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
honestly, you are all making mountains out of mole hills.....

"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself."

-- Republican Party platform, 2008


[shake head]

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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2008 10:12      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
David Letterman Reacts to John McCain Suspending Campaign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjkCrfylq-E

great stuff. [Big Grin]

That was pretty interesting that Letterman is asking a question that's been asked before: "Where's Sarah?". I get the feeling Letterman thinks McCain made a big mistake with his VP pick.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
That was pretty interesting that Letterman is asking a question that's been asked before: "Where's Sarah?". I get the feeling Letterman thinks McCain made a big mistake with his VP pick.

And he's not the only one. It's interesting just how quickly the media and public infatuation with her has ended. I take it as an encouraging sign that perhaps the extreme right's time in the sun might be coming to a close soon.

However much as I hope and pray that McCain and the Republicans suffer the most crushing defeat possible in November, as that is the only way the lunatics will have their hands prised off the steering wheel of the Republican Party, give him (and Obama) some credit for attempting to take the debate about the solution to this crisis out of election and party politics, which will probably endear him not one whit to his core supporters. A day ago it seemed that the air in Washington was thick with pigeons coming home to roost. The legacy of distrust and mutual contempt bred by the partisan politics of the last eight years appeared to pit an intransigent White House against a Congress that could trust nothing connected with the administration, while both Obama and McCain circled around looking for what electoral advantage each might get, and it looked highly probable that all this could turn the crisis into a catastrophe. I won't deny of course that McCain is putting on his slightly theatrical elder statesman performance with at least an eye to the electorate, but at least it seems that he, Obama, and even the White House are doing the right thing now in trying to lead the negotiations towards a resolution.

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2008 21:06      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cali,

It's going to get very ugly here.

If indeed the Wall Street crisis is the potential disaster that is being sold, then stuff is going to get very bad.

McCain came to Washington today to create bi-partisan support and once he arrived an impending deal was killed.

We have no reason to believe Bush. He is the President who has cried "Wolf." But if there really is a wolf out there, and nothing is done to kill it, then the November elections will come too late to save the world from a severe depression.

If markets turn before election day, then this nation will take a very, very hard turn left. The new deal will look like a capitalist free market party. And we now know the free market is not free, last count it's costing us $700-billion. People are getting angry.

If the nation divides, it will divide along classic lines: industrial states vs. agrarian states. In the short term, the agrarian states will lose because they are less populated. Long run the world's breadbasket will stop producing.

As for McCain, this hothead pulled the cancel the debate stunt back in 2000 against GWB in California. McCain lost the election.

Today McCain is willing to risk the freedom and security of this nation to win the Presidency.

Is he a Navy war hero? Yes. Is he a drunk sailor willing to brawl like John Wayne and damn the consequences? Yes.

We're in trouble. The whole world is in trouble.

CP

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
That was pretty interesting that Letterman is asking a question that's been asked before: "Where's Sarah?".

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.

Where's Sarah?

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CP I agree with you, we are in trouble. But, I have a hard time believing that the doofuses in DC would actually let this situation slide even further downhill. Then again, this is DC I'm talking about.

We're already heading left economically and, more importantly, socially. It's unavoidable. Pure free-market capitalism does not work all the time. When it does work it's great, but when things like this happen then everyone loses. The current idea I've been looking at is that the US economy (and the rest of the world will follow suite, except for Europe which is mostly there) will become a hybridization of Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism wherein large corporations ultimately answer more and more to Uncle Sam, but we retain the ability to freely start new ventures, etc. I also believe that socially we will begin to see health care like road building, something all citizens are entitled to and paid for by taxes. A basic service, something vital for the growth and stability of the nation and economy. Some of it will be State financed with other areas Federally funded.

Again, it's an idea that I'm turning over in my head, but haven't given too much sit down and think time to. I apologize if it's incoherent/unfinished/looks like swiss cheese.

As for Palin, she's just another hard-core Repub who believes that everyone should have economic freedom of choice, but that personal issues are the domain of the State; some sort of weird Social Communism wherein the State is supreme and has full authority to tell you what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. I'm hoping that McCain/Palin implode, and do it quick.

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