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Mccain Is Not Bush

by D. E. Carson (writer), , October 06, 2008

If America actually catches on to this, it's over for Obama.

Obama keeps hammering on the notion that electing McCain is like giving George W. Bush four more years. Obama couldn’t be more wrong. George W. Bush has been one of the worst presidents in terms of fiscal responsibility. There is no question about that. But to lay that at John McCain’s feet is just as irresponsible.

Obama is capitalizing on the current economic turmoil to bolster his standings in the polls. He has managed to elevate himself to the level of messiah promising that he is going to save America. But the truth is that whatever Obama offers in terms of up front salvation is going to come back to bite us all in the butt. That $700 billion bailout bill is going to hang like a millstone around the necks of our children and grandchildren.

But the reason for the bailout is not McCain’s fault. It isn’t Obama’s fault either. Blame does belong with Bush. But the bulk of the blame belongs to Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. In 1994, Frank was in the middle of a hot and heavy homosexual relationship with a high-ranking individual at Fannie Mae and yet at the same time he was on the House committee that should be overseeing Fannie Mae. Is this a conflict of interest or what?

But if you ask Obama, that’s somehow McCain’s fault.

McCain is not George Bush. The only thing McCain has in common with Bush is that they both are men and they are both Republicans. George W. Bush has the lowest approval rating of his tenure and since Nixon. This means that Bush is disliked even by many Republicans. Sure on his watch America has not suffered another 9/11-type attack and we have taken the fight against Islamo-fascists to where they live – as we should have. But domestically, Bush has been less than favorable.

If Bush had known about the impending implosion of the economy, he had a duty and responsibility to go public and warn people about it – just like I wrote in my other article about Dianne Feinstein. Any elected official in America who has knowledge of something that is bad has an obligation to go public with that information. Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Bill Clinton, Dianne Feinstein all should have known – especially Frank and Dodd. But they should have rallied their comrades in Congress and gone to the president then taken this to the whole country. They didn’t. Whether they really didn’t know or they don’t have the guts to do what is right is like the argument over whether or not we should have gone into Iraq – a purely academic argument at this point because we’re in this mess and we need to figure out how to get out.

But if you ask Obama, it’s somehow McCain’s fault.

Under Bush’s watch, federal spending has gone up in a fashion that would make Howard Dean proud. One of the items that got Bush elected in the first place was his No Child Left Behind joke. That directive alone is second only to the Gulf War itself in being the largest expansion of government since Jimmy Carter. Obama wants to add to that. He wants to raise your taxes – oh yes he does. If you pay taxes now Obama is going to eliminate the Bush tax cuts of 2002 and 2003 by letting them expire and as a result, your taxes are going to go up. Guess what, no matter how you slice it that is a tax increase.

Obama wants to initiate universal health care. Realistically he cannot do it because of this stupid $700 billion bailout, but nonetheless, Obama and Biden both want to give, give, give away the house. What liberals do not understand is that when they promise the world to people, liberals are counting on the people not bothering to look closely at their paycheck and noticing that it is getting smaller and smaller because liberals are taking more and more money to fund these stupid government entitlement programs.

But if you ask Obama, it’s all McCain’s fault.

Obama wants to increase small business taxes to 64%. That’s 64 cents of every dollar that business earns going to the government. The business only gets to keep 36 cents per dollar. With inflation what is, how is a small business supposed to keep up with its expenses?

But if you ask Obama, it’s McCain’s fault.

The State of California is in equally as desperate times as the federal government with a $16 billion budget shortfall. The state spends $15 billon on Medicaid, $7 billion on public assistance and a whopping $11 billion on illegal aliens. Where is California going to get the money? To everyone living in California, you’d better be thankful for Harold Jarvis and Proposition 13 otherwise your property taxes would be so high, you couldn’t afford to live in a cardboard box!

But according to Obama, it’s McCain’s fault.

Obama hasn’t got a clue as to whose fault it is because he’s a blind liberal. Liberals don’t like to take responsibility for the problems they cause, only assign blame to Republicans for everything. Just like Barney Frank doesn’t want to admit that he screwed up with this whole banking fiasco. Obama is clueless and that’s dangerous!



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By Glenn T on October 07, 2008 at 07:38 pm

I'm sorry D.E.  I see what you're selling here, but I'm not buying. 

We're not voting for candidates, we're voting for parties for the presidency.  If that wasn't the case, then there would viable "third party" candidates each time.  There is nothing particularly superior about Democrats and Repulicans as far as their fitness for office - they've just got enough support and backing to actually win.  Again, we're electing a party

So, even as a life-long member of the GOP, I'm not voting for McCain.  Because he's a Republican.  Do I think he's a better guy than Obama?  You bet I do.  We share the same alma mater, for God's sake.  He's a bonfide war hero and a hell of a businessman.  But it doesn't matter.  I just doesn't.  The Republican party pretend George Bush isn't a part of them.  He's precisely who they are.  You don't get away with eight years of bad decisions "behind your party's back".  They knew what he was doing, they told him to do it (when's the last time you think that guy had an independent, intelligent thought?).  We are in the predicament we are because of the ranking members of the GOP, not because of George Bush.  You and I both know there are members of the Republican Party who are more powerful than the President.  

Regardless of how smart or experienced Obama is, there is plenty of intelligence and experience in the DNC - you really think they're going to hang him out to dry?  This isn't a battle between men.  It's a battle between two huge, monolithic ideaological clearinghouses - who are less distinct than they have ever been.  But what's obvious to me is that there comes a time in every organization where it's time for change.  And for the U.S. Federal Government, that time is now.

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By D. E. Carson on October 07, 2008 at 09:08 pm

Joseph:

I hope you've done your research on the Keating 5.  Yes, McCain was roped in to that but remember he was a representative not a senator and of all the five, McCain was the only one who was deemed as having done nothing wrong in that deal.  I remember all of that very well and I also remember very well that McCain was cleared of any wrongdoing.

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