A public service announcement

I have been a little neglectful of my poor Bloggie in the last couple of weeks due to some family thingies going on (Family ALWAYS comes first!) but I promise to get back into the swing of things over the next week. For the moment, enjoy a public service announcement from Blip.TV (H/t C&L and via QueerVisalia) on the SCLM:

Just remember the many lies and outrageous propaganda the corporate owned media has shoveled out in the last decade, in a manner that could only be characterized as incompetent in its reckless endangerment towards our nation's security, as they start to laud John McCain as some kind of "Maverick," or even a sane and competent candidate on the GOP side.

He is nothing more than another Neocon with a freakishly old far right wingnut face put on it... And he hasn't a clue about how disastrous bush, Joe Neocon Lieberman and St. McCain the warmongerer's illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq has been to America's security.

Via Kevin Drum at The Washington Monthly:

BOOT ON McCAIN....I have to give Max Boot credit: he doesn't beat around the bush. He thinks Iran, Syria, and North Korea are thumbing their noses at us and that John McCain is the right guy to make them stop:

Clearly, these rogue regimes do not fear the consequences of waging a proxy war on America and our allies. They think they can get away with killing and maiming American soldiers — and so far they have been right.

....It is hard to see how Bush could reverse this decline in America's "fear factor" during the remaining year of his presidency. That will be the job of the next president. And who would be the most up to the task?

To answer that question, ask yourself which presidential candidate an Ahmadinejad, Assad or Kim would fear the most. I submit it is not Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or Mike Huckabee. In my (admittedly biased) opinion, the leading candidate to scare the snot out of our enemies is a certain former aviator who has been noted for his pugnacity and his unwavering support of the American war effort in Iraq.

There you have it. If you think the most important apect of a president is the ability to "scare the snot out of our enemies," then McCain's your guy.

Now, you might think that after seven years of trying exactly this, with only the current collapse in our fortunes to show for it, the neocon establishment might at least pause for a moment to wonder if there's more to foreign policy than scaring the snot out of our enemies. But no. The real problem, apparently, is simply that the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld administration wasn't good enough at it. Not bellicose enough. Not unilateral enough. Not warlike enough. What America needs is someone even more bloodthirsty than the crew that got us into this mess. Time to double down, folks.

And that, my friends, pretty much sums up where this country will be buried under another 4 years of bush failure. Which is what you can expect from any GOP candidate, Johnny St. McCain included.

This is supposed to be some kind of Maverick and credible candidates campaign platform? Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan sum up the John McCain campaign platform pretty effectively:
BUCHANAN: Here’s a guy, basically, what does he say? The jobs are never coming back, the illegals are never going home, but we’re gonna have a lot more wars.

SCARBOROUGH: We’re gonna start a lot of wars! He has promised, for the record Keith, John McCain’s platform — and it certainly looks inviting for the fall — he has promised less jobs and more wars. Now that’s something we can all rally behind.

According to Think Progress:

While campaigning in Michigan earlier this month, McCain said some Michigan industries cannot be resurrected. “I’ve got to give you some straight talk: Some of the jobs that have left the state of Michigan are not coming back,” he said.

And just this weekend, McCain told a crowd of supporters, “There’s going to be other wars. … I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to be other wars. We will never surrender but there will be other wars.”

And the McCain Silly Walk Express stumbles its way into the lead through the shear incompetence of the other GOP presidential candidates. His likely campaign motto?

John McCain in 2008!
The best of the worst the GOP has to offer!

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