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July 27, 2008

Shameonomics (or should that be, Shamonomics)

John McCain comes out in favor of the Green Lantern Theory of Domestic Policy:

STEPHANOPOULOS: But they all say that . . . the oil companies, the gas companies are going to absorb … any reduction.

MCCAIN: … they say that. But one, it didn’t happen before, and two, we wouldn’t let it happen. We wouldn’t let it — Americans wouldn’t let them absorb that.

STEPHANOPOULOS: How would you prevent that?

MCCAIN: We would make them shamed into it. We, of course, know how to — American public opinion. And we would penalize them, if necessary. But they wouldn’t. They would pass it on.

I suppose McCain might have had in mind JFK's attack on the steel industry's 3.5% price increase in 1962. But of course, Kennedy had actually done the steel industry a favor, convincing the steelworkers to pull back their demands for a wage increase, so he had already built up substantial good will with steel executives. In the present day, should we suspend the gas tax, the amount the federal government will have done to aid oil companies' bottom line is ... nothing. The two situations are not comparable.


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The cheap, non-expiring leases and subsidies the oil companies have gotten didn't help their bottom line?

Or the 'starting a war in the middle of the second largest reserves'?

I'm confused at your post.

"It" didn't happen before -- seriously, to what the fuck is he alluding? And did Georgey make him explain this inanity?

McCain, of the "you need a private plane to get around Arizona" McCains fully understands the needs of low income workers.

Jesus, how the fuck did he get dumber than Bush? I mean, really, the only thing I can think is senility. The fucker really is just old, and should be treated as such. Old, old old! Not old like, say, Ron Paul and Mike Gravel, who both seem to be on the ball still. Old like Johnny Cash. Just fucking falling apart.

I mean, or he has just been a complete fucking twit for the last thirty years and nobody noticed through all the war hero jerking.

Come on America, don't let me down here.

Old like Johnny Cash.

You get one chance, Corvus. One chance to do something as horrible as compare John McCain to Johnny Cash.

People these days, got no respect, mumble mumble Johnny Cash mumble I oughta go over there and mumble mumble teach you to talk about mumble mumble. . .

What? No! Please don't let me be misunderstood! I don't mean to compare them in any sense of worth as human beings. Johnny Cash was the fuckin' man. John McCain is an asshole. I just mean Johnny Cash, towards the end there just looked old and run down, like in the "Hurt" video. He could have been 90, even though he was only seventy. So I just automatically think of Johnny when I think of someone who is "older than there age." No disrespect of comparison of worth was implied!

I'm sorry, Johnny (Cash)!

[Rends garments. Runs for the hills.]

I suppose. But I'm watching you, Wazowski, always watching.

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