Thursday, September 04, 2008

Thrown Under the Straight Talk Express

The thing that makes the breaking of John McCain even sadder is that it looks to me like the Repuglicans have pretty much given up on 2008 as a lost cause anyway. So they throw a guy they don't really like, who's too old to be a factor in 2012, under the bus along with a cipher of a VP candidate who was unlikely to be a factor in a national election in any year. They'll protect the guys that they think might have a chance in 2012 and use McCain and Palin and Coulter and Hannity and Malkin and Limbaugh and Levin and FauxNews to try to damage Obama so badly that when he wins and has to face trying to fix the disaster that 8 years of Republican rule has left us with, he'll be unable to effectively do the things we're going to elect him to do. So they'll paint him as ineffective and all talk and position a new face for 2012. Just watch.

The good thing is that despite the 8 years of an unjust war, the suspension of the Bill of Rights (except for the ever-popular 2nd Amendment), US engaging in torture, pokey economy, huge deficits, tax breaks for the rich, dangerous Supreme Court nominations, K Street lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, and on and on and on, I still think there's a chance that an Obama presidency can actually accomplish some good. We sure as hell can't afford four more years of the crap we've just lived through.


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