McCain? More Like McPAIN!

August 25, 2008 at 2:19 pm 4 comments

You already know you should vote for Barack because he’s dreamy, but did you know you should also vote for him because he’s not a hateful, out of touch, conservative crazyman?  It’s true!

I really adore campaign season- I think it’s a pretty silly process overall, but I love the attack ads, and I love it when crazy sound bytes get played over and over.  Recently, it came out that McCain referred to his wife using a vulgar slang term for the female anatomy.  Of course, this happened over ten years ago at a fundraising event.  Cindy teased him about something, and McCain responded, “At least I don’t slather on the makeup like a trollop, you [Hi Mom!].”  Personally, I think the fact that he called her a trollop is much more worthy of our attention.  Seriously, when was this guy born?  1700?

More recently, however, McCain has been calling to mind that time George Bush, Sr. went to the supermarket and [allegedly] didn’t understand how the supermarket scanner worked.  As liberal action group Moveon.org doesn’t want us to forget, John McCain has more houses than he can count!  And this is the guy who claims Obama’s an elitist.  Worst, when the two candidates were recently asked what constitutes “rich”, McCain guessed that if your average yearly income is “about $5 million”, you could MAYBE be considered rich.  In fact, the median income in the US is about one hundredth of that, and earning $250,000 a year puts you in the top 4% of the country, as Obama helpfully pointed out.

So I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not really into the idea of another president who says hilarious things but is also soul-crushingly depressing.  And I think that should be Obama’s new slogan.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. alisaurus  |  August 25, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Maybe McCain can star in Ridley Scott’s film adaptation of Monopoly thanks to your surprisingly accurate physical (and fiscal! Hah!) comparison.

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  • 2. neekaps  |  August 26, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Fiscal! HA

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  • 3. Carrot  |  August 28, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Here’s the full quote from McCain – “How about $5 million? No, but seriously, I don’t think you can, I don’t think seriously that the point is I’m trying to make, seriously, and I’m sure that comment will be distorted…” So it turns out McCain was actually making a joke that Obama then took out of context.

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  • 4. Betty  |  August 28, 2008 at 10:50 am

    I know McCain followed up his comment with something about how family and friends are what make a person truly “rich”, which is a great sentiment, but the guy asking the question wanted specific numbers- the quote is in that LA Times article I linked.

    What the interviewer was trying to get at is what the candidate considered wealthy enough to not be spared the ridiculous tax breaks Bush was infamous for. So the implication of McCain’s statement (by either giving an outlandish amount or refusing to commit, depending on the interpretation of the quote) was that people in the upper class are still not at that level. Obama’s comment was read as saying people at THAT income level (HIS income level, incidentally) could afford to be taxed at a reasonable amount, and didn’t need to be spared like under Bush’s system.

    Still, though, quotes taken out of context that drastically really bother me, and your point is taken. When the media is looking for a story, they’ll find those little snippets and build a whole story around them, intentionally ignoring the rest, because its not as good a story if he isn’t a flaming retard. God, now I’m depressed.

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