Archive for the ‘McCain’ Category

Guns and DC

April 28, 2010

 Gunning for DC

Congress recently denied a single House vote to the 600,000 American citizens of the Nation’s Capital, inserting a Poison Pill amendment into the bill, a measure repealing local safety laws regulating firearms in this densely populated city. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT) would now shove that pill down DC’s gullet without the House vote sweetener.

Unsurprisingly, both senators are up for re-election. Mr. McCain needs to butch up his conservative cred and thinks guns will help. Guns are certainly helping  his opponent , J.D. Hayworth; conservative gun apostles endorse him. Senator Tester, a former music teacher, seems like a nice guy forced by politics to pretend he thinks Washington (population 600,000) is Big Sandy, Montana (population 614).


McCain Responds to the Budget Proposal

April 2, 2009

McCain Responds to the Budget Proposal

Senator John McCain, speaking for Republicans because Rush Linbaugh was busy, presented his party’s fiscal year 2010 federal budget counter-proposal in words of two letters, all of them spelled “N-O.”


Joe the Plumber Plunges into Gaza

January 8, 2009

Joe the Plumber Plunges into Gaza

“Joe the Plumber,” Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher of Holland, Ohio, is on his way to the Gaza fray.

The non-plumber, non-economist, worst-selling memoirist, would-be country singer and token exhibition plebian for the failed McCain presidential campaign is now a non-war non-correspondent covering the Israeli incursion into Gaza for some blog. He is uniquely qualified to do this, as he was briefly famous for being well-known.


Victoria’s Republican Secret — Styling Sarah

December 6, 2008

Victoria's Republican Secret

The secret is out: The total cost of Sarah Palin’s VP campaign wardrobe, makeup, and hairstyling  keep ratcheting up. Add $165,000 for three stylists for nine weeks of work. This includes $54,900 paid to fashion consultant Lisa Kline in mid-October just for picking out Madam Gov’s deluxe duds.

That’s right: Despite recent spin, Fashiongate was not a case of giddy GOP interns on a buying spree in luxury stores. This was requested by Mrs. Palin, a calculated campaign costuming consultant contract.

 A well-presented dish makes undiscriminating diners overlook a lack of taste and nourishment. This lady is all sizzle and no moose steak. Styling Sarah was essential.


McCain Two-Point Campaign

November 3, 2008

McCain Two-Point Campaign Program

[The picture says it all.]

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Trickle Treat!

November 1, 2008

Trickle Treat!

Last night we put on our John McCain and Sarah Palin masks to greet the cute little trick-or-treaters of Capitol Hill. We want our young people to grow up as Real Americans, not Socialistic Redistributionists like That One, so we used Halloween as a “teachable moment” for a Supply-Side Economics lesson. That basic, Real American philosophy, so ably espoused by John McCain, has given our economy Strong Fundamentals, no matter what whiners may say.


McCain Funds PLO?

October 30, 2008

McCain Funds PLO?

John “Yahya” McCain

Senator John McCain has funded PLO terrorists! Well, okay, they’re not called “terrorists” anymore, otherwise Condi Rice couldn’t meet with them, but they’re called terrorists in South Florida, right? And Sarah Palin can see the Golan Heights from her house. She said:

It seems that there is yet another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years. This is important because his associate, Rashid Khalidi, he in addition to being a political ally of Barack Obama, he’s a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

Of course, Governor Palin can’t really pronounce “Khalidi.” And Dr. Rashid Khalidi, born in New York, is a professor in the History Department of Columbia University, where he holds the Edward Said Chair of Modern Arab Studies in the Middle East Institute of the School of International and Public Affairs. The late Dr. Edward Said, after whom the position is named, was a member of the Palestinian National Council or PNC for a few years, not the PLO, but, hey, close enough a week before the election.

And Dr. Khalidi taught at Chicago when Barack Obama did, their kids went ot the same school, and Obama was at the goodbye party when Khalidi left Chicago for his current job in New York. And Barack Obama took an undergrad literature course from Said himself. OMG!

But wait!


Admitted Thespian Joe McCain Calls 9-1-1

October 30, 2008

Thespian Joe McCain Calls 9-1-1

Joseph Pinckney McCain II, kid brother of Republican presidential candidate John McCain and admitted thespian, was stuck in traffic at the Wilson Bridge on October 21st at 1AM (when is closing time in Old town, anyway?). Exhibiting his family’s typical sense of entitlement, he called 9-1-1 and told them to do something about the annoyance:

Operator: 911 state your emergency

Caller: It’s not an emergency, but do you know why on one side at the damn drawbridge of 95 traffic is stopped for 15 minutes and yet traffic’s coming the other way?

Operator: Sir, are you calling 911 to complain about traffic? [pause]

Caller: ” [Expletive] you.” [caller hangs up]


Can Tax Cuts Save the Economy?

October 29, 2008

Can Tax Cuts Save the Economy?

“. . . I will create millions of high-paying jobs through tax cuts that spur economic growth . . . .”  — Senator John Sidney McCain III (R-AZ).

Can the economy be saved through tax cuts? Find out for yourself with this simple experiment:


I Am Joe the Plumber

October 28, 2008

I Am Joe the Plumber

“Joe the Plumber,” Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, has been debunked as a phony partisan plant: a non-Joe, non-plumber, non-taxpayer,  a registered Republican (not an Independent) who would not pay more under the Obama tax plan even if he could afford to buy the substandard company he works for.

That didn’t stop the McCain campaign from producing last-shot TV spots based on the symbolic Joe, with citizens intoning “I am Joe the Plumber.” Senator McCain has been exhibiting the actual Mr. Wurzelbacher on the campaign trail as a kind of working-class mascot.

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