Saturday, August 16, 2008

John McCain's Party of Hate

By Brent Budowsky
August 16, 2008

As Campaign 2008 unfolds, it is increasingly clear that the Republicans are a party with little left but hate, anger and the politics of slandering their opponent.

John McCain has become a candidate reduced to doing a Karl Rove imitation as a sleazy, divisive campaigner, while making bellicose pronouncements about war reminiscent of the childish Confederates at the beginning of “Gone With the Wind,” drinking their brandy and smoking their cigars with fantasies about the glorious war that they hunger to fight.

Read on.

9 comments:

fosforos said...

Democrats are using McCain as a scarecrow to justify their refusal to debate with Nader and terrify you into swallowing Obama. But if they are so much against Bush/McCain they can block their evil designs in Congress with as much ease as the Republicans block every one of their proposals. But for eight Bush years they have given him everything he wanted on curtailing civil liberties and carrying out illegal wars of aggression. Those who refuse to contemplate impeaching a criminal president are his enablers and have no right to pose as significantly different than Bush/McCain.
Go Nader/Gonzalez!

Anonymous said...

I do agree,it's beyond contempt how low McCain has sunk in what passes for campaigning.

However, I'm taken aback by the gratuitous conclusions drawn about Obama. "Good and decent man", probably so, though it's a bit premature to tell on the known facts: his voting record, especially in funding the war, and his silence, to my knowledge, about impeachment, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, corruption in war spending and on, and on, leads me to question his 'decency' cred.

We have evidence that he may not walk the talk. Weren't the Dems voted for in 06 to 'stop the war'?

What did Obama contribute? Did he support Feingold, Kucinich? No. Tom Dowd? No.

His former pastor observed that he's a politician and speaks like one. Unfortunately, the worst innuendo may be true.

As to McCain, is he so senile that he's not fully responsible for his sleazey, slimy act? His emulation of those who slimed him shows how shallow he may be.

I'm not a disappointed POW/MIA family member but from the indications available, including youtube.com videos featuring some of John's former colleagues, John sold out some of his cohorts.

We also know that he admitted bombing innocent women and children in Nam.

Whether he's 'satan' material or not, I think he's much worse than a "bad act".

A man who has bombed, who jokes about bombing Iran, and who comments that sending cigarettes to Iran is one way to kill them.... is a bit less than 'no saint', and does not strike me as deserving any nod in the 'good' and 'decent' department.

Otherwise, thumbs up on the article.

George Collins
Goffstown, NH

observer said...

FEINGOLD remains a McCain admirer

Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS said...

Nice piece, but your last statement about ""having more Scalias' and Alitos'" is grossly inaccurate since it was the Democrats who showed NO OPPOSITION TO Alito:

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/jan2006/alit-j27.shtml

and could not even unite against Roberts:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/22/politics/politicsspecial1/22dems.html

so saying that electing McCain "will fill the Supreme Court with more Roberts and Alitio nominees" is crap because the Democrats in the Senate let it happen.

Vote for Nader: he's the only one preaching what most Americans want in terms of change (www.votenader.org). Your vote will not be wasted since it will be a vote of your conscience.

fact checker said...

Say what you want to disparage John McCain and his campaign tactics, but the reality is that Barack Obama has not pulled ahead of McCain because he hasn't convinced citizens/voters that he "owns" any issue.

Obama waffles, capitulates, flips, flops, waltzes, tip-toes -- in the process, he gives the well-deserved impression that he doesn't have any plans, especially plans that he believes in and will stick to.

If Obama loses, which is likely, it will be of his own making. We don't need a Philosopher King, we need a leader who can convince the American people that he has solid plans, solid ideas, solid leadership.

So far, Obama has flunked the test on solid plans, solid ideas, and solid leadership.

It's just that simple.

M Henri Day said...

The positive side of a possible John Sidney McCain presidency of the US is that he will, as his hapless predecessor George Walker Bush has done, hasten the fall of the US Empire. The negative side is that in doing so, he may take us all with him in the general conflagration - as indeed, Messrs Bush and Cheney may yet decide to do in the five months remaining to them - five US carrier groups in the Persian Gulf does, for example, seem a tad excessive....

Henri

Lentil said...

This article had some really strong points, but the negative seem to shine through.

Corsi can be despicable, but the solution isn't to praise Obama for being a great person and ignoring his spinelessness on a number of pertinent issues (see previous posters). It was quite obvious that this article was written by a member of the Democratic establishment especially with the Nader bashing.

Give it up! Nader is not the problem. The Democrats don't want to end the war. The Democratic Party establishment doesn't care about much aside from their power and money.

Anonymous said...

Mr. mcCain is a power hungry old man who does not want the dream of presidency let go. This old man, is very dangerous individual whom American people must know about very well before they make another mistake like W. God forbid, if he is elected, The world will be a fire ball burning by atomic bombs. This dangerous individual must be taken seriously. Be smart America!!!

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