Sunday, September 07, 2008

McCain Promotes Myth and Amnesia

The presidential campaign being waged by Sen. John McCain isn't just scraping bottom - it is digging through the bottom in search of new awfulness. The GOP is celebrating the McCain Myths and Legends Tour, and the fictions which prop up this tour just grow and grow.

- Executive Experience: "
The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.

The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla."

- Corruption and Reform: Sen. McCain continues to extend the lie about the sale of the Alaska governor's private plane despite the truth. It was placed for sale on eBay and after months, no takers. Despite that fact, Sen. McCain tells audiences the Myth - "You know what I enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay -- and made a profit!" McCain declared in Wisconsin at a campaign stop on Friday. It could not be immediately determined what that profit was."

- The Amnesia Platform: The recently ended RNC convention was full of folks with amnesia, casually forgetting it was their party and their president who have failed and failed to devise any strategy to overcome the issues facing the nation. Any topic is better than the long record of failure, and if amnesia doesn't work or needs help, here's a feisty lady to divert your attention: "Listening to McCain, you'd think it was the Democrats who occupied the White House the last seven-plus years and it was time to throw the bastards out.

Given that 82 percent of voters believe we are heading in the wrong direction, it's a logical position to take. But for the American people to buy into the notion that McCain, who has raced to Bush's side on tax cuts, on offshore drilling -- even on torture -- is this campaign's agent of change, it's going to require an incredible suspension of disbelief. Or a serious case of amnesia.

And this is clearly McCain's campaign strategy: inducing amnesia about the past and confusion about the future, attempting to hoodwink the American people about what he has become. Which is where Sarah Palin comes in. As a major distraction. In the effort to divert attention from the matter at hand -- McCain's embrace of all things Bush -- Palin is the perfect storm."

1 comment:

  1. I may have amnesia, but I am not brainwashed.

    And I do remember that the esteemed Senator Biden was:

    1. Voted against Desert Storm
    2. Voted against the Afghan invasion
    3. Voted for the Iraq war.

    According to even your "progressively" extreme notions, he is "0 for 3".

    Looks like that is a strike out.

    Did Barack need this kind of foreign policy experience?