Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stop the crap

Maggie complains:
I reallllly wish that McCain would turn down the volume on his hypocrisy button. I am in no way suggesting that this only comes from Republicans, but here's the latest example that irks my not-enough-coffee yet brain to no end:

(From Political Wire)

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain "used an appearance before a blue-collar crowd near Youngstown, Ohio, to take a class-tinged shot at Barack Obama," according to Politico.

Said McCain: "He talks about siding with the people just before he flew off for a fundraiser in Hollywood with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends... Let me tell you, my friends, there's no place I'd rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio."

However, according to the Los Angeles Times, Sen. John McCain spent the previous night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami at a $50,000 per person Republican party fundraiser that raised over $5 million.

Look, everyone wants to raise money. We get that. Of course McCain would jump at the chance for a high-dollar fundraiser... and oh look! He in fact did just that the night before! Give me a break.

While I'm at it: stop this ridiculous backpedaling on the "fundamentals of our economy are strong" statement. You said it, so own it. After all, you've supported those same fundamentals with every vote you've ever made in Congress, so why wouldn't you believe they're strong? Trying to lecture us on the definition of the word "fundamentals" is a pathetic joke. Debating definitions didn't work for Bill Clinton, and it won't work for you, John McCain.

But thanks for inventing the Blackberry. How awkward that you don't even know how to use it to check "the e-mails," though.