Saturday, September 15, 2007

JOHN McCAIN MORPHS INTO JOE McCARTHY

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scratch a Republican and you get...

Who would have thought the steady decline of the McCain campaign would have seen this poor, old man degenerate into Joe McCarthy? He's had the most finely-polished public image of any of the pathetic pygmies™ or of anyone from the party of pathetic pygmies™. I mean I just saw him on the Daily Show bantering with John Stewart a couple days again... for the dozenth time. When he was caught taking $112,000 in bribes from Charles Keating-- in the savings and loan scandal that eventually cost taxpayers over $3 billion dollars-- he did an intense image makeover and re-invented himself as Mr. Morally Upright. The traditional media, for whatever reason, loved it and bought it and propagated it. They don't talk about his ties with the Arizona mafia and Joe Bonano or about his serial womanizing; they talk about what a decent man he is and how, independent and moderate and sage he is. Here's a joke he once told at a Republican dinner about a young girl: "Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father."

This guy has had a very free ride for a very long time. Lately he's also been very desperate, trying to get back into the good graces of the far right of the GOP, the segment that will decide who the party's next presidential nominee will be. He's been fighting it out with a complete nothing, Mitt Romney, for the #3 slot. Romney is loaded and runs millions of dollars in advertising. McCain is broke and works hard for free media... by saying outrageous things.

Yesterday he decided to impersonate one of the worst villains in American politics, deceased Republican senator/alcoholic Joe McCarthy. Ana Marie Cox has been traveling around on the Forked Tongue Express with McCain and last night she couldn't believe what she heard from the doddering old imbecile; neither could his staffers.
"It's disgraceful, it's got to be retracted and condemned by the Democrats and MoveOn.org ought to be thrown out of this country, my friends."

Gee, I wonder if that includes me? I'm a member, a proud member of one of the very best and most patriotic, All-American, democratic political organizations in the country. Of course now McCain's campaign's campaign is trying to spin this as though he were a rational and sane politician. But CBS has the video of McCain doing his little demagogue thing for the base. Take a look.

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8 Comments:

At 12:58 PM, Anonymous NOAH said...

Kudos to MoveOn.org! If only they had run a similar advertisment about Colin Powell when he went to the U.N. and deliberately lied to the entire world; we might not be where we are today.
There's a reason why Bush couldn't get any other general besides Gen. Betrayus to take the job, The others who were offered the job had integrity. The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs was right when he said Betrayus was just an "ass kissing little chickenshit". Bush has betrayed us and so has everyone associated with him and everyone who protects him. IMPEACH. CONVICT. IMPRISON.

 
At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Loonesta said...

Wow! What an idea! Yes, let us all agree to throw everyone with whom we disagree or take offense with out of the US of A! This will certainly eliminate all religious arguments, as well as overcrowding in schools, high food, real estate and rental prices, and bye bye gridlocked traffic & road rage! And let’s not forget how empty the various seats of government would be too! In fact, we should all probably be packing up and buying our tickets to somewhere else right about now! Good idea John Boy!

 
At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howie,

I was fascinated by the picture, and spent a long time wondering who it was sitting on the right next to McCarthy. For some reason, it was a burning question for me.

Just asked a friend, a very astute political observer. He said:

"Isn't that Roy Cohn?"

WOW! Sure looks like it to me.

VG

 
At 8:54 AM, Anonymous imsmall said...

NOT HOMELAND BUT HOME

To criticize one´s country does not make one communist,
Though we look back and laugh at Joe McCarthy,
Yet lives were shattered as appeared upon his famed blacklist,
As calumnies made many people swarthy.

Despite a brief remission if we call it a disease
This terror of "the Other" is in flare-up,
Because the fits of prejudice and condemnation seize
As new breeds of accusers get their hair up.

Today instead of "communist" the moniker is changed,
One is but vaguely called unpatriotic,
"Terrorist sympathizer," so the charges are arranged
To make minds independent feel neurotic.

One is denounced, by slanders trounced, as even dares to question
The wisdom of a course of action chosen,
Whilst lungs fill with accusatory globules of congestion
Spewed forth in spite, discrimination frozen.

It was a "vast conspiracy" that very few denied,
As happened in the early Nineteen-Fifties,
When communists appeared to be ensconced on every side,
As sympathizers, Red-lovers and softies.

"Appeared to be" and "seems to me" reflect the unabated
Thrust of the argument, as often charges
Pursued their stopless course although as unsubstantiated
Means set whereby hysteria enlarges.

Good lives were ruined while praises crooned of persons more unworthy,
Collaborationists as now reveal
The transcripts of proceedings part occult and part unearthly,
As we by hindsight label them unreal.

Collaborators with hysteria never serve the truth--
Yet in these days we find so many joiners,
Demanding never proof but innuendoes as uncouth,
Of false descriptive phrases are the coiners.

The names are vast and varied but what difference is a name
When no criteria as underlying
Corroborates the charges--to my brethren´s lasting shame,
Wherefore it feels "democracy is dying."

As liberals, leftists, softies, or the new phrase socialists
(Which means but "communist" transformed in garb),
So men are slandered as to queers imputed limper wrists,
Varied and multifarious each barb.

Yet, in this nation´s history--believe--there was a time
When criticism was classed as a duty
Borne of the citizen and not a furtive sneaky crime,
Nor in this can a slanderer refute me.

It bothers me to think that my misguided thoughtless brothers
So easily align them with the chorus,
When we who criticize are rather lovers, not self-loathers,
Of home despite her faults and flaws before us.

 
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