John McCain: R.I.P.
John McCain’s death was already tragic. But now, to make the pain and suffering even more unbearable: some sick twisted leftwing demon — a Body Snatcher — has hijacked John McCain’s corpse.
And this — this Thing! — is STILL running for president! It’s trying to use the body of The Maverick™ as a Trojan Horse; trying to smuggle Communism into the White House. Poor old John McCain must be just twisting and turning in his grave.
The agony! The FURY of watching helplessly while his own corpse is walking around engaging in socialist rhetoric and Class Warfare. Conservatives, please understand that this is NOT the Maverick™ that you see on TV, talking about government regulation and trying to push for a — a Nanny State!
Seriously, how can McCain keep a straight face these days? Thirty years of “bootstraps” and “free market” rhetoric, and suddenly he's clamoring for government regulation and helping those whiny consumers. Is anybody gullible enough to believe this?? Within hours of declaring that “the fundamentals of the economy are sound,” McCain did a huge 180 and started pushing for government intervention and coddling the unwashed masses.
Imagine if the situation were reversed. America has been confronted with an urgent crisis, and suddenly Barack Obama starts shouting about “rugged individualism,” “limited government” and “let the marketplace decide.” Conservatives would be laughing their asses off and going “yeeaahh, riiight!”
But for McCain, thirty years of “sink or swim” and “get a grip, peons!” can just segue right into “oh my God, we need to jump in there and rescue everybody!” and nobody calls him on it. Oh that’s right, he was once a Prisoner of War, so it’s OK.
If the leader of the American Nazi Party started talking about tolerance and racial harmony, you'd be a little skeptical. (If not, check your pulse.) If you're in favor of racial harmony, why not vote for the person who’s been preaching about it all along, and not somebody who just discovered it five minutes ago.
By the same token, if you agree with McCain’s sudden conversion to “government meddling in the marketplace,” why not vote for the party that’s already been endorsing that approach for several decades?
If you agree with John McCain’s newfound sense of urgency over the economy, then you're a Democrat. A Big Government Liberal. Vote for Barack Obama.
cross-posted at Bring It On!