Comments on: Bush makes rare public campaign fundraising appearance Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: jvill Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:22:09 +0000 Marko: McCain has been around a long time and voters know what he’s about.

Is that supposed to be sarcastic?

McCain has flip-flopped on:

… torture
… Bush tax cuts
… the “easy” war in Iraq
… lobbyists in his campaign
… public campaign financing
… people like Falwell and agents of intolerance
… gay marriage
… immigration reform
… windfall-tax on oil company profits
… warrantless-wiretaping
… privatizing Social Security
… the estate tax
… indefinite detention of terrorist suspects
… retroactive telecom immunity

He flip-flopped just last week on off-shore drilling!

How can you possibly say voters know what John McCain is about?! Put “John McCain” and “flip flop” into Google and see what comes up.

What does John McCain stand for?

“Any damn thing you want me too — now gimmie $50.”

By: OK Jack Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:21:58 +0000 Is this campaign fundraising appearance sort of like a pep rally for the “300 Spartans”, Mr. & Mrs. Reader?

The soon to be former president continues to talk to privileged class folks who admire both him and his domestic and foreign policies.

It’s easy to talk to privileged class folks whose top marginal income tax rate is half what it ought to be (i.e., half what it was before Mr. Reagan took office in 1981, that is, 35% instead of 70%).

It’s also easy to be liked by privileged class folks whose sons & daughters are not dying or sacrificing their limbs, sight, hearing and mental & physical health while conducting counterinsurgency operations on foreign battlefields that the soon to be former president himself declared were won by middle class & working class sons & daughters in 2003.

It’s fun to talk to privileged class folks who have nothing to fear but the consequences of self-indulgence.

I wonder what would happen, however, if the soon to be former president were to try and talk to all those middle class and working class folks who have been hurt (financially and otherwise) by his domestic and foreign policies.

Well, I guess if you’re one of the folks who works for a living and who believes that the president is a “good ole Texas working man with a mortgage and car payment” instead of a “good ole Connecticut & Massachusetts blue blood without a debt or financial worry to his name”…then you might feel comfortable as one of “the 300″.

Of course, if you’re one of the folks who works for a living and whose top marginal income tax rate is 3 times what it ought to be (i.e., 15% instead of 5%)…then you might not feel as comfortable as you think you would. And that goes double for middle class folks, whose top rate ought to be 15% instead of 25%.

And here’s another thing to think about folks. Back when the income tax system was initiated by republicans in congress and in the White House…(in today’s dollars) the first $60,000 was tax exempt for single filers, and the first $80,000 was exempt for married tax filers. Now wouldn’t that be nice to have again?

Well, it ain’t going to happen until the privileged class starts begrudgingly paying the lion’s share of the bills and debts of our great nation in the 21st Century…just as they begrudgingly did for roughly the first half of the 20th Century, through two world wars and the Great Depression.

OK Jack

By: Marko Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:38:19 +0000 McCain has a decent shot at Michigan. Obama has a lot of issues to clarify to US voters such as taxes, foreign policy and his past judgement on people he associated with.

McCain has been around a long time and voters know what he’s about. Obama is a newcomer and has to lay out more details of his political plans rather than using a slick tongue. That wont hold much water as November nears.

By: jimbo Thu, 26 Jun 2008 05:37:06 +0000 The only people who should pay any price, bear any burden in Bushworld are the have-nots; the haves and have-mores are already paying far too much, poor things. Oh, and he’s one to talk to Robert Mugabe about illegitimate elections.

By: A. Garcia Thu, 26 Jun 2008 04:05:52 +0000 True, the other side does ‘hope’ a lot. Like in 2000, when we hoped Gore would win, and the Supreme Court, thanks to the help of Bush’s dad and ole’ “I don’t recall Reagan’s” friends on the supreme court choosing their favorite little failed oilman. Or the time in 2004, when we hoped America wouldn’t be so ignorant as to fall for this idiot in sheep’s clothing a second time. Yes, hope. For McCain to talk about “change”, when it’s his damn party that’s been ruining/running things for the past 7 years, is pretty much the stupidest thing- oh, wait, I forgot about Bush….

By: The Truth Is... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 02:37:55 +0000 Maybe if Mussolini had showed up more cash would have been raised? 😉

And maybe this was Bush once more exhibiting the delusions he is oh so famous for?

Like he knows reality? :-O

By: Ed Lynch Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:27:01 +0000 These are the last desperate attempts of the people who screwed up our country to hold on to power. God willing, these big money donors won’t be able to compete with the groundswell of Americans making small donations to the Obama campaign.

Bush’s comments on “hope” are rich. American’s do have to hope we can somehow overcome all of George W. Bush’s many screw-ups. But Barack Obama has a plan to deal with Iraq and all of the other messes George W. Bush will leave behind: