Thursday, September 25, 2008

No Big Bippy in Mississippi?

OK, let's take McCain on his word and believe he's not hoping to cancel the debate tomorrow for political reasons.

Figured I had to pause a bit for you to get done laughing. That still begs the question--how in the world does having McCain and Obama in Washington help things? McCain has been in D.C. 26 years, actually for most of those helping to deregulate things and get us to the mess that suddenly (hear ominous organ chords, please) threatens to devour us all--as President Bush said last night, "Booga Booga!"* What good is McCain going to do now? I mean, go watch this video and tell me if you want him anywhere near folks trying to fix our buggered economy.

Then again, he might need to be in DC because unlike someone of the 21st century, he can't use email, video conferencing, etc. It seems he can help only if he's in a room with someone.

Ultimately, though, his "postpone the debates" gambit is very illuminating, as it shows the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans, being a party of fear and control, love crises. Heck, how else could someone like Giuliani appear anything less than the ghoul he is? So the only way to operate is sky is falling mode. Now go back and watch Obama's convention speech. It's about hopes, what the U.S. can be. For those who say the two parties aren't that different, think again.

*translations from Fearspeak: Wall Street is the new al-Qaeda.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Ah yes, the fear shtick... it's like a poor man's version of the 2004 Bush Campaign. If such a thing is possible.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Trekking Left said...

Yep, it's The Shock Doctrine in motion.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

A tthe end of the day, that's all they have: fear. If we are constantly afraid and cowed, we won't notice that they don't actually have a plan other than personal benefit.

8:04 AM  

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