Holding Noses

Randall Hoven
John McCain must have realized he was creeping up in the polls again, because he's quickly putting a stop to that.  The last time he was flying high in the polls (because he selected Sarah), he voted for the $850 billion bailout.  Apparently, that was not quite enough to totally blow him out of the race, so he is now lambasting George W. Bush and "the last eight years" as if the Obama campaign wrote his talking points.

The Washington Times has the story .

"Spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America, owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the [financial] regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously," Mr. McCain said in an interview with The Washington Times aboard his campaign plane en route from New Hampshire to Ohio.

"Those are just some of them," he said with a laugh, chomping into a peanut butter sandwich as a few campaign aides in his midair office joined in the laughter.

His list continued:

  • He was against Bush's use of "signing statements," statements indicating he would ignore parts of a bill he signed into law.
  • "I don't agree with [Vice President] Dick Cheney's allegation that he's part of both the legislative and the executive branch."
  • "I think, frankly, the problem was, with a Republican Congress."

Funny how he didn't mention Bush's tax cuts, since McCain voted against them back in the day.

So if you include McCain's voting against the Bush tax cuts, here is the list of his complaints about Bush and the Bush years.

  • Tax policy.
  • Spending policy.
  • Regulatory policy.
  • The Iraq war conduct.
  • Global Warming.
  • The way Bush signs bills.
  • Dick Cheney.
  • The Republican Congress.

But McCain wasn't all negative on Bush; he supports his faith-based initiative.  So does Obama, by the way.

I now know why McCain says an Obama victory should not be scary.  Except for earmarks, they share the same agenda.

McCain keeps making it as difficult as possible for conservatives to vote for him.  Apparently, it's in his genes.

We'll not only have to hold our noses November 4, we'll have to put that cream on our upper lips like they do in autopsy scenes in movies like Silence of the Lambs.  I'm not sure I have enough of that cream.
John McCain must have realized he was creeping up in the polls again, because he's quickly putting a stop to that.  The last time he was flying high in the polls (because he selected Sarah), he voted for the $850 billion bailout.  Apparently, that was not quite enough to totally blow him out of the race, so he is now lambasting George W. Bush and "the last eight years" as if the Obama campaign wrote his talking points.

The Washington Times has the story .

"Spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America, owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the [financial] regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously," Mr. McCain said in an interview with The Washington Times aboard his campaign plane en route from New Hampshire to Ohio.

"Those are just some of them," he said with a laugh, chomping into a peanut butter sandwich as a few campaign aides in his midair office joined in the laughter.

His list continued:

  • He was against Bush's use of "signing statements," statements indicating he would ignore parts of a bill he signed into law.
  • "I don't agree with [Vice President] Dick Cheney's allegation that he's part of both the legislative and the executive branch."
  • "I think, frankly, the problem was, with a Republican Congress."

Funny how he didn't mention Bush's tax cuts, since McCain voted against them back in the day.

So if you include McCain's voting against the Bush tax cuts, here is the list of his complaints about Bush and the Bush years.

  • Tax policy.
  • Spending policy.
  • Regulatory policy.
  • The Iraq war conduct.
  • Global Warming.
  • The way Bush signs bills.
  • Dick Cheney.
  • The Republican Congress.

But McCain wasn't all negative on Bush; he supports his faith-based initiative.  So does Obama, by the way.

I now know why McCain says an Obama victory should not be scary.  Except for earmarks, they share the same agenda.

McCain keeps making it as difficult as possible for conservatives to vote for him.  Apparently, it's in his genes.

We'll not only have to hold our noses November 4, we'll have to put that cream on our upper lips like they do in autopsy scenes in movies like Silence of the Lambs.  I'm not sure I have enough of that cream.