Wednesday, July 30, 2008

And Now, a PSA From the McCain Campaign…


Don’t listen to John McCain.

That is all.

You think I’m making this up? Sadly, even I am not that ingenious. For months, I and I’m sure many of us have long suspected that not only are campaigns and their candidates not always on the same page but that their campaigns work not on behalf of whatever ill-informed boob they precariously balance on a stump but on behalf of their party.

Time and again, we’ve seen John McCain speaking out on various issues that are contrary to his campaign’s (Read: The GOP’s) official line. Last Sunday, McCain told George Stephanopoulos on national TV that he hasn’t ruled out raising the payroll tax in reference to fixing Social Security.

Two days later on Fox “News”, McCain spokeman Tucker Bounds told Megyn Kelly that “(T)here is no imaginable circumstance where John McCain would raise payroll taxes. It’s absolutely out of the question.” This isn’t a mere anomaly, either. As Think Progress points out, this is the third time just this week that McCain’s campaign has said that McCain wasn’t speaking for the campaign.

Translation: “Don’t listen to John McCain. Just vote for him. Well, actually, you’re not voting for him. You’re voting for the campaign (Again, read: The GOP.).”

This marks the first time, in my memory, that an election campaign has come out and admitted that its candidate is irrelevant. I’ve heard and seen candidates say (as with the Phil Gramm “whiners comment”) that people within their campaign weren’t speaking for them.

Never before now have I ever heard a campaign staffer say that a candidate wasn’t speaking for the campaign.

So, for whose campaign was McCain speaking? Obama’s?

Ordinarily, I’d go hog wild on this and be making all sorts of "empty vessel" and "male love doll" references but I can barely stop laughing long enough to correctly type these words so just go to Think Progress and read it for yourself.

3 Comments:

At July 30, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

the mind boggles doesn't it?

 
At July 30, 2008 at 9:01 PM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

This is crazier then when Acting President Reagan was installed in the White House. He'd get on camera and say something incredibly stupid every day, like 'Ketchup is a vegetable', or Bubble-Up theory, or 'I have signed legislation today that outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes'.

And then the press secretary would have to come out and say, "The President blatantly lied today. The actual people in charge, here at the White House, have asked me to come out here and clearly contradict what the President actually did say, by repeating what the secret cabal that's actually in control wanted him to say."

After 7 years of George Bush saying the stupidest things ever uttered by any head of state in all of recorded history, all the while dripping contempt for the American People, we now have McCain.

McCain says such obviously wrong things, that openly reveal his dementia, and make bare that McCain is unfit in every way to be the nation's Chief Executive.

The difference between Acting-President Reagan and Pretend Presidential Candidate McCain, is that Reagan's mistakes were usually policy oriented, while McCain's mistakes are on the most basic information, like Iraq bordering Pakistan! For the Repulicans reading this, they do not!

 
At July 30, 2008 at 10:25 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I call McCain the Accidnetal Candidate. He had serendipity working on his side to run for president in the one cycle where the GOP could field only people who were more hateful and loathesme than himself.

So what does McCain do? He brings some of them back. Romney, Rove.

Even Lieberman's trying to get back some political currency for John Hagee, even though McCain (belatedly) repudiated him well over a month ao.

 

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