No, THIS is the idea, Senator McCain

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Senator McCain, trying hard to appear like he had actually seen a movie after he took his sweetheart to a viewing of “North By Northwest”, said this today:

“The idea seems to be if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue and the public will turn en masse against Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all the blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the Tea Party hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.”

Actually, here is the idea sir. I went all-in for you jackasses last election cycle. Instead of putting a little more money in my kids’ 529 plan, I donated as much as I could to GOP candidates. I rallied my family and friends across the country, wrote letters to the editor, and talked to total strangers. I voted early, and visited polling sites to encourage GOP workers after that.

Why did I do all that? Because a 529 plan is worth very little if Democrats spend us into oblivion. My only purpose was to do what I could to stave off Uncle Sam going into Chapter 11. And for that I need to “get my ass in line”, and quit acting like a “hobbit”? Really?

Well let me tell you a few things, pal. First, thanks for throwing the election in 2008 to get us into this mess. I did a better job running my candidacy for class president in 4th grade. Second, and I know this is difficult for you, I understand that we are spending more than we take in. If you were able to actually criticize a Democrat, you might make the point that the blame lies completely with them. George Bush has had nothing to do with budgeting for the last 2 1/2 years.

But the idea is that we trusted you all to stand firm on spending. You should have been ringing the bell loud and clear for months leading up to this crisis. You should demand a simple deal – $1 in debt ceiling increase for every $1 in real spending cuts. Period. You should shut down the Senate until they present and vote on a budget. And if Barack Obama doesn’t want to have this discussion again, he and his buddies in the Senate can propose a budget that requires us to live within our means.

You are a jerk, Senator McCain. There is simply no other way to put it. I am living on an income that is what about what I made in 2004. Fortunately, I saw the hellstorm that was on the way when Democrats took control and eliminated every dime of debt I had – what a concept, huh? It can be done. You and your colleagues are simply pushing the problem down the road, until our children are of age and the pain they will bear will make Greece look like a lemonade stand. And you dare to call us “hobbits” when the only little people are the GOP elected officials who cannot even articulate why spending more than you take in is bad.

The idea was not to posture for some political advantage as you surmise, it was to stand firm on principal. You’ll need us hobbits one day, but don’t expect us to come running when you call next time.

You said it, Jack.

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E Pluribus Unum
Admin
July 28, 2011 11:53 pm

Bravo, Jack! This little crap sandwich has, over the years, done tremendous damage to the conservative causes and movement, all while being smug and obnoxious about it and calling himself “conservative”.

JadedByPolitics
Admin
July 29, 2011 2:26 am

I did the same Jack, I have never donated as much money (or worked as hard on the ground) as I did in 2010 to stop the insanity that was the Democrats and to see the people I helped elect get lectured by the heavy hand of OLD Republicans who were there for TARP and prior, for Bush’s budget busters, whether under all Republicans or Democrats as of 2006 is pissing me off greatly, I appreciate the TEA Party and like we told the GOP in 09, to hold one we were sending reinforcements, guess what? TEA Party hold on… Read more »

TNJim
Editor
July 29, 2011 3:25 am

Y’know, McCain’s a lot like Gollum. Split personality wise. There’s the Smeagol part, the center right moderate that you see when it’s election time. He tries to get along and cozy up (somewhat) to the conservative base, much like Smeagol does when leading Frodo and Sam to Mordor. Then there’s the Gollum side, the center left moderate, out for his own ends, even if it means cooperating with the enemy along the way to achieve them. Conniving and “tricksy”, “false”, Gollum betrays Frodo to Shelob, always plotting to get the ring back. Then there was the ultimate treachery, when Gollum… Read more »

texasgalt
Editor
July 29, 2011 6:51 am

In about 18 months the Republicans will likely control the Senate. The current leadership, this jackwagon McCain, and the daddy’s girl in Alaska, Murkowski should be stripped of all power. Failure in this is not an option.

Queen Hotchibobo
Editor
July 29, 2011 7:10 am

What a fantastic message. Spot on. Tweeted.

cactusjack
cactusjack
July 29, 2011 8:37 am

Yeah it’s pretty pathetic and inexcusable. On the one hand he disses Angle and ODonnell, OTOH but is silent about the fireball Rubio (pres candidate someday?) and the Constitution lighthouse Lee, who came into his cozy club on the same wave– courtesy of the Tea Parties. The statement was obviously made for the consumption of his Dem buddies, not us. Insulting!

lineholder
July 30, 2011 12:44 am

Dems aren’t the only ones showing their arrogance lately…there’s been plenty of it coming from establishment Repubs like McCain. They want to get back to business as usual and the Tea Party won’t let them do that. Of course, considering that it was conducting business as usual that got us where we are now, and continuing with business as usual will only make things worse than they already are, our “obstructionism” as they call it happens to be based on common sense. Sad part is that they know we’re right, Jack. They are just too proud, set in their ways,… Read more »