McCain criticizes Obama and his Stimulus Bill

Mexican fruit fliesIt seems that every Sunday morning, CNN becomes more and more of a right-wing tool. That guy John King; he’s the only “news” person on television who doesn’t have to tell us what his party affiliation is: He doesn’t have to — it’s grossly obvious.

Last week, John King had some Republican strategist named Alex Castellanos (as if I care), along with Donna Brazile and Gloria Borger (another GOP tool-job) in a four-way conversation. Between Castellanos demanding that Democrats practice strong bipartisanship on the Stimulus bill and Borger’s constant “dire warnings of repercussions” if Obama does anything wrong — and there sat Donna Brazile in the middle.  Not only was she the only Democrat sitting at the table, she was the only one who made any sense out of anything being discussed.fruitfly21

This grand and glorious Sunday morning, King is in a sit-down session with a Democrat John McCain for a chat-session to bitch about Obama (and his recent success for a Stimulus Package)..

But, what else is new?

It isn’t like CNN will take the time to interview say…Harry Reid or even Steny Hoyer any time soon. Democrats rarely get interviewed by themselves on CNN.  If CNN interviews a Democrat, the interviewer plays offense – forcing the Democrat to play defense. Then, the CNN-Interviewer follows up with a guaranteed interview with a couple of Republicans who will de-construct whatever was said five minutes earlier and the Republican is handed softball questions.   It’s really easy to spot the pattern.  Don’t even get me started on that Right Wing Tool-Job named Wolf Blitzer!  The only thing that hasn’t happened is that an elephant hasn’t crapped on Blitzer’s head to make that whole scene complete.

CNN simply kids themselves into thinking that we’re not paying attention. CNN is dead: Please don’t tell anybody that I predicted it first. CNN has outgrown their own “star quality” – Watching CNN is like watching a Brady Bunch Reunion, with all of the original non-talented actors standing around trying to think up something special to do and so they dress up in spandex and sing a song instead.

So to put some diversity in the Big Blond Network, they hire D.L. Hugely to pretend to be Bill Mahr an he ends up looking like Time Warner’s personalized Uncle Tom.  It’s such a crappy news source these days…Blondes, cranky old guys and then there’s D.L. Hugely.

So here’s CNN presenting the Republican candidate for President that lost in the 2008 election spitting on the Democratic candidate who won the 2008 election…on CNN. (Because the Loser of the 2008 Presidential Election will always makes better News? Sorry, I missed the follow-up interview CNN had with Al Gore and John Kerry.) And here’s McCain bitching about Obama’s Stimulus Bill:

“It was a bad beginning,” McCain said Sunday of the legislative process that resulted in the $787 billion stimulus bill recently passed by Congress. “It was a bad beginning because it wasn’t what we promised the American people, what President Obama promised the American people – that we would sit down together.”

Whatever… Obama sat down with the Congressional Republican behind closed doors, you stupid Old Goat. In fact; Senate Republicans rejected Obama’s offer of collaboration. In fact, while Obama was meeting with Republicans behind closed doors (something you’d never see Bush doing by meeting with Democrats behind closed doors), John McCain was front and center to criticize Obama’s lack of bipartisan ship as far back as last week!

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) belittled the negotiations on trimming the bill, calling them “discussions being held behind closed doors between two or three or four Republicans” and a group of Democrats with the aim of getting a filibuster-proof 60 votes to pass the legislation.

“Obviously, the overwhelming majority of Republican senators are opposed to this legislation,” McCain said. “This is not a stimulus bill. It is an Iraq War spending bill full of unnecessary spending in the Iraq Oil War.” He added that talks in which Democrats “try to pick off two or three Republicans” cannot lead to a “bipartisan agreement” borrowing money to fund the Iraq War. (Which costs the US Taxpayer over $3 Trillion!!)

McCain TalosianThis all boils down to one thing: “The Republicans don’t get their way anymore.” They’ve become spoiled children who can no longer suck off the teat of the American taxpayer. They’ll have to pay for their whores and their penis drugs out of their own pockets because the bribe money has dried up.

McCain continues crying and watch the logic-flow of his statement:

While McCain said he appreciated the fact that Obama came to Capitol Hill to speak with House Republicans about the stimulus bill. But, “that’s not how you negotiate a result.” Instead, “you sit down in a room with competing proposals” and “almost all of our proposals went down on a party-line vote”

“I hope the next time we will sit down together and conduct truly bipartisan negotiations. This was not a bipartisan bill.”

So…ummm… lesseee…. Ummm…You’re admitting that the Republican Party wasn’t being bipartisan? Because if you produced your proposals, and they went down on a party-line vote – that means it was the Republicans who aren’t bipartisan? And, to say that this wasn’t a bipartisan bill is pure bull-hockey.

It was the Democrats who compromised with the Republicans!

Many Democrats would have preferred a larger bill, but agreed to pare back, including cuts to favored education and health programs, to win three crucial Republican votes in the Senate.

“Legislation is the art of compromise, consensus building, and that’s what we did,” the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, said in announcing the accord.

Democrats are always capitulating with the Republicans and the Republicans will sit back and vote against the bill anyway! It’s an excercise in futility! Why compromise with anything the Republicans want when you know they’re going to vote against it anyway!

McCain continues:

McCain also spoke about the potential long-term effects of the stimulus bill.

“We are committing generational theft,” McCain said. “We are laying a huge deficit on future generations of Americans.”

Wait a second here! It was McCain who said he didn’t know anything about the economy.

Fact: In November 2005, McCain said in an interview:

“I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.

Fact: In December 2007, McCain said about economics:

The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,” but “I’ve got Greenspan’s book.”

He’s got a freaking book?!? He’s got a book?!?! Do you think Crayons came with that book too?

Fact: The Republicans wanted tax cuts in this Stimulus Bill and they got over $200Billion in tax cuts.

Fact: There were Republicans who added projects to this Stimulus Bill, who voted AGAINST the bill, then run around and brag about the stuff they added to that very same bill!

Fact: During the Banking Bailout plans when Bush was in office, it was once again McCain who was the spoiler in the room.

Democrats angrily accused House Republicans — and McCain, in particular — of grandstanding.
“John McCain did nothing to help. He only hurt the process,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after attending the White House meeting.
Sen. Chris Dodd, the Banking Committee chairman who was among those announcing the agreement earlier in the day, questioned whether the White House meeting was a cynical GOP effort to make McCain seem like a statesman at a time when voters’ economic concerns have hurt McCain in the polls.

“For the life of me, I don’t know how what was going on (at the White House) was anything except political theater,” Dodd said after the meeting.

McCain’s interview with John King concluded with more stupidity:fruitfly21

Failure to bring the federal government’s spending back in line with its revenue once the economy improves could lead to inflation and debasement of the dollar down the road, McCain also told King.

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Hrmmm… I wonder how concerned McCain was on federal spending when Bush demanded $30Billion a month for his Iraq Oil War? Did you see any concern about federal spending when McCain wandered aimlessly through the streets in downtown Bahgdad with 800 helicopters hovering over him and three platoons following behind him?

These Republicans are running a huge risk playing this hypocritical spoiled brat syndrome. If the economy does indeed tank, the American voter isn’t going to run to the GOP to fix the problem. The Republicans are

One Month Off arrogantly kidding themselves by playing this game. And if the economy does improve, like all signals are pointing towards – the were be little room for the GOP to have any bragging rights. But, since the GOP is only a Regional Political party now, we should hardly expect anything of significance from them anyway.

Found under a wine bottle

bottleRedneck Hospitality

CHICAGO—The White House has turned down a request from the family of President-elect Barack Obama to move into Blair House in early January so that his daughters can start school on Jan. 5.

The Obamas were told that Blair House, where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is booked in early January, a spokesperson to the Obama transition said. “We explored the idea so that the girls could start school on schedule,’ the spokesperson said. “But, there were previously scheduled events and guests that couldn’t be displaced.”

It remained unclear who on Bushes guest list outranked the incoming President.

I’m going to guess who’s going to be “occupying” the Blair House: The Bush Twins, that’s who. Jenna and Barbara will be pulling off their final and last week-long bender complete with bathtubs converted into giant sized bongs, kitchen hand beaters exchanged with vibrating dildos and the largest pot garden within a 90-miles growing in the Master Bedroom… complete with automated irrigation.

But that’s only a guess.

Ineptitude

Private information at bargain prices. It was a high-tech flub at the McCain-Palin campaign headquarters in Arlington when Fox 5’s Investigative Reporter Tisha Thompson bought a Blackberry device containing confidential campaign information. […]

The hottest item? Blackberry phones at $20 a piece. There were only 10 left. All of the batteries had died. There were no chargers for sale. But people were snatching them up. So, we bought a couple.

And ended up with a lot more than we bargained for.

When we charged them up in the newsroom, we found one of the $20 Blackberry phones contained more than 50 phone numbers for people connected with the McCain-Palin campaign, as well as hundreds of emails from early September until a few days after election night.

petri48cake012Your Daddy drinks too much because you laugh at the GOP.

Hope

The state canvassing board just voted unanimously that absentee ballots that were initially rejected because of clerical errors — and the current estimate from the hearing is that there could be nearly 1,600 of them, based on some extrapolation — should be counted, probably the single biggest issue that the Franken campaign has been hammering ever since this recount began, and which really seemed up in the air going into this hearing.

Crossing my fingers, anticipating Minnesota’s newest Junior Senator might very well be Stewart Smalley always makes me leak a tiny bit of pee in my underpants.

Hypocracy

Angered by the Republican Senate (a.k.a. “Darth Vader’s golfing buddies”), Chris Dodd (D-CT) points out:

  • Worker salaries make up a tiny fraction of the financial challenge facing the automakers.
  • The UAW had already agreed to achieve “compatibility and comparability” by March—a major concession.
  • We still have the opportunity to fix this and the obligation to try.
  • It is “incredible” that the one demand put above all others by Republicans during this negotiation is that workers, who have already been hurt badly by the declining economy, should take another hit.

Yes… As we all know: Republicans are especially patriotic compared to their liberal, labor union and minority middle-class American worker. Watch the Chris Dodd video here.

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Morgan Johnson, president of the UAW, told General Motors auto workers in Shreveport, LA last Friday:

“I don’t know what Sen. Vitter has against GM or the United Auto Workers or the entire domestic auto industry; whatever it is, whatever he thinks we’ve done, it’s time for him to forgive us, just like Sen. Vitter has asked the citizens of Louisiana to forgive him, ” said Johnson, president of Local 2166. Otherwise, Johnson said of Vitter, it would appear, “He’d rather pay a prostitute than pay auto workers.”

If there’s anybody out there who believes the Republican Party cares anything about the middle class, I have a really nice bridge to sell you cheap. It’s in Brooklyn, NY and it’s purple with pretty red and yellow flowers painted all over it. Seriously! If you’d like to buy it…I can arrange it!

Can anybody tell me – Did Senator David Vitter give his wife Wendy clymidia? Or has that all been cleared up?

The Second American Civil War

Joe Babiasz of Huntington Woods, Mich., launched a Web site, www.boycottalabamanow.com, recently to protest Shelby’s efforts to prevent Congress from passing a package of loans to the U.S. auto industry.

On his Web site, the General Motors retiree takes issue with [Senator Richard] Shelby’s [R-AL] position and claims Shelby’s support of federal grants for Alabama makes the senator a hypocrite. Specifically, the Web site questions grants for Alabama’s fishing industry.

If Big Auto does collapse, the Republican Party can be given credit to damaging the United States far beyond Osama bin Laden’s wildest dreams. If you don’t believe me, wind-up your stress meter by checking this piece out and find out for yourself.FruitFly 6

Even so, statistics from the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor show 239,000 people work in the U.S. for GM, Chrysler and Ford Motor Co. The center, which does research for the auto companies, estimates total job losses would reach 2.5 million if GM failed and 3.5 million if all three auto companies went out of business in 2009.

Predictions are coming through on the GOP throwing Michigan families under the bus just weeks for Christmas will guarantee that Michigan won’t vote Republican for at least one generation of voters. I predict at least three generations.

Huckleberry and Obama wins: Iowa Caucus Totals Coming In Now

Caucus RoomFrom CNN, 6 minutes ago:

With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Obama had the support of 36 percent of voters, compared to 31 percent for Edwards and 30 percent for Clinton.

With 41 percent of Republican precincts reporting, Huckabee had the support of 31 percent of voters, compared to 23 percent for Mitt Romney. Fred Thompson had 13 percent and John McCain had 12.

Rudy Giuliani, who has turned the focus of his campaign to the February 5 “Super Tuesday” primaries, trailed with 11 percent.

Think Progress is reporting from Politicalticker a survey the notes who’s showing up to vote for Huckleberry Hound:

On the Republican side, “nearly 75 percent are over the age of 45. There are slightly more men than women.” Approximately 60 percent identify themselves as evangelical Christians. Immigration is the top issue.

Why are we not surprised? Republicans are so disgusted, they’re staying home. The nursing homes everywhere throughout Iowa are empty and they’re voting with their Bibles instead of their noggins.

The Democrats are showing up in droves. MSNBC, via Obama’s blog pages are reporting that young people are appearing in stunning numbers.

Senator Barack Obama : 35.09%Clinton Wince
Senator John Edwards : 31.16%
Senator Hillary Clinton : 30.89%
Governor Bill Richardson : 1.78%
Senator Joe Biden : 0.94%
Uncommitted : 0.11%
Senator Chris Dodd : 0.03%
Precincts Reporting: 1247 of 1781

Bill Richardson should go home immediately and begin his election campaign for US Senate to replace Pete Domenici’s vacancy. Biden and Dodd should get a manicure and a haircut and look forward to getting a phone call from Obama or Edwards to run as their Veep.FruitFly

Tim Russert on MSNBC just reported that some 50% of those showing up to caucus for the Democrats were doing it for the first time in their lives. And, an overwhelming amount of those who did show up, when asked if they did because of the “War in Iraq” or for “Change”: an overwhelming majority said they were there because they wanted Change. Russrt also noted that this is the same Iowa who voted for Bush in ’04.