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    Filed at 7:04 am under by dcobranchi

    I just don’t have the vocabulary for how sick I find this:

    Republican White House hopeful John McCain and running-mate Sarah Palin will Sunday ditch their pre-convention plans and visit people in Mississippi bracing for deadly Hurricane Gustav.

    The visit comes as the fearsome category four storm’s approach overshadowed the buildup to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, and stirred memories of the botched response to Hurricane Katrina exactly three years ago.

    “Yes it’s confirmed we are going to Mississippi in the morning” on Sunday, campaign spokeswoman Kimmie Lipscomb told AFP, after McCain flew into midwestern Missouri for an overnight stop.

    And, yes, I realize this blog has trended way to the “P” side of its acronym lately. But that’s where we find ourselves. In the middle of the most important election in the last half-century. FSM help us if we’re stupid enough to elect Bush McCain.

    6 Responses to “UTTERLY SPEECHLESS”


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 31st, 2008
    at 8:46 am

    We couldn’t possibly be that stupid, could we? Again?

    Nance


    Comment by
    don
    August 31st, 2008
    at 10:20 am

    “We couldn’t possibly be that stupid, could we? Again?”

    We’re in a seemingly endless war in the Middle East, the economy is the worst it has been in decades, and our civil liberties are disappearing before our eyes. Yet, McCain is polling even with Obama.

    Yep, we could be that stupid again.


    Comment by
    speedwell
    August 31st, 2008
    at 4:50 pm

    “Yep, we could be that stupid again.

    Given both mainstream candidates’ lackluster reputations for economic and libertarian reform, we’re going to have to be that stupid again. Sorry.

    I just don’t see what the heck all the fuss over Obama is. He’s just another lying scoundrel on the take, every bit as bad as McCain. Of course if you’re too naive to see that Obama is as deeply enmeshed in special group interests as McCain is in the oil industry, then I guess you prefer one of the other. I can’t force myself to care about either of them. I’m too busy feeling sorry for my poor country.

    There were potential candidates who had legitimate and serious answers for restoring civil liberties and personal autonomy. The reaction of the American people reminded me of when I was an abused wife who was too scared and cowed to leave my abuser. I made up all kinds of bogus reasons why I was right and noble to stay with him and keep taking his shit. But I was wrong, and in the end the truth about the lying, cheating, money-wasting, violent wretch prevailed.

    I just hope the American people don’t have to go through a similar process to what I went through in order to drive it home to them how they’re being abused.


    Comment by
    don
    September 1st, 2008
    at 1:09 am

    Don’t get me wrong speedwell; I’m not of the mind that Obama is perfect. I’ve been known to say that anyone who chooses politics for a living is not worth having as a leader. However, as much as I’d like to see some libertarian-style reform, I am a realist and in two months from now I can cast my vote for McCain who is ideologically the same as what we’ve had for the past (nearly) eight miserable years, or I can vote for Obama who is much more progressive, or I can waste my vote on Barr or one of the other 3rd party candidates. (I’ve wasted my vote on Libertarians and Greens before, and until there is a significant change that will give 3rd parties a chance, I won’t do it again.) Given the reality of that situation, Obama is the best bet this country has at this stage in the game.


    Comment by
    speedwell
    September 1st, 2008
    at 3:33 am

    Given the reality of that situation, Obama is the best bet this country has at this stage in the game.

    I’d really like to leave, but it’s better to try to be positive and try to encourage him to change! He takes all my money! Everyone would know! What about the chiiiiiiildren?! I can’t leave! Things are going to get better, honest! This bruise on my face? Oh, it doesn’t hurt, really!

    Miserable, sad government cultist.


    Comment by
    don
    September 2nd, 2008
    at 12:10 am

    Sorry but I don’t buy your analogy. Apples and oranges. You’re comparing a personal relationship with an institutionalized system. If you are in an abusive relationship and you choose to leave, it has a dramatic effect on your life. If I choose not to vote for Obama, what effect does that have? None, other than me not getting a vote. The same system that favors the two major parties goes on and one of two people gets sworn in next January.

    The reality is that there is an election in two months and I’m voting for Obama because McCain is nothing but a re-run of the worst president in years, and possibly ever. Any other option is pointless.

    And calling me a miserable, sad, government cultist? Come on, if you’re going to try to insult me, I hope you can do better than that. Of course, the fact that you disagree with me in the first place is a definite sign of poor judgment.