Skip to comments.Doctors Visit (Vanity)
Posted on 09/26/2008 7:34:05 AM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
Had to go to the doctor yesterday and there I was, stuck in a small waiting room with no way to escape. See, there was this flatpanel on one wall tuned into CNN and I couldn't change the channel or sound, and unfortunately, McCain was speaking.
I expect blather, falsehoods, socialism, innuendos, garbage and BS from BO but there is McCain with blather, falsehoods, socialism, innuendos, garbage and BS. I was looking for the nearest chair to put thru the screen. Decided it probably was not the best thing to do. If he had half a brain, and I'm sure he doesn't, there is more than NO MORE EARMARKS. Compared to at least 10 other causes I worry about Earmarks comes in dead last.
All I can safely say is that I will not vote for BO this Nov. I will be voting John Cornyn. Beyond that it might depend on how many valium it takes to vote for McCain. What an SOB.
I mean if you listen to his words he's democrat pure and simple. I'll never understand why he is in the republican party.
1998 would be a long time for a sleeper troll -- so I guess you're just worried about the bailout instead of being a troll.
What did McCain say?
You did miss a lot- Surprisingly, McCain is coming out the Conservative on this issue. I never would have thought I would see the day, but McCain is championing the Conservative cause, far more than just the earmark part that you saw. He is backing the GOP opposing the bailout and offering the following alternative:
* Rather than providing taxpayer funded purchases of frozen mortgage assets, we should adopt a mortgage insurance approach to solve the problem.
* Currently the federal government insures approximately half of all mortgage backed securities. (MBS) We can insure the rest of current outstanding MBS; however, rather than taxpayers funding insurance, the holders of these assets should pay for it. Treasury Department can design a system to charge premiums to the holders of MBS to fully finance this insurance.
* Have Private Capital Injection to the Financial Markets, Not Tax Dollars. Instead of injecting taxpayer capital into the market to produce liquidity, private capital can be drawn into the market by removing regulatory and tax barriers that are currently blocking private capital formation. Too much private capital is sitting on the sidelines during this crisis.
* Temporary tax relief provisions can help companies free up capital to maintain operations, create jobs, and lend to one another. In addition, we should allow for a temporary suspension of dividend payments by financial institutions and other regulatory measures to address the problems surrounding private capital liquidity.
*Immediate Transparency, Oversight, and Market Reform. Require participating firms to disclose to Treasury the value of their mortgage assets on their books, the value of any private bids within the last year for such assets, and their last audit report.
* Wall Street Executives should not benefit from taxpayer funding. Call on the SEC to review the performance of the Credit Rating Agencies and their ability to accurately reflect the risks of these failed investment securities.
*Create a blue ribbon panel with representatives of Treasury, SEC, and the Fed to make recommendations to Congress for reforms of the financial sector by January 1, 2009.
Maybe you should consider not voting for either candidate. It’s allowed.
Apparently you didn’t get the memo that told conservatives we were no longer voting for a president, but a vice-president. McCain is no more conservative now than he was the day before he announced his running mater. That gets glossed-over quite frequently these days.
Apparently you didn’t get the memo that told conservatives we were no longer voting for a president, but a vice-president. McCain is no more conservative now than he was the day before he announced his running mate. That gets glossed-over quite frequently these days.
I have watched Cars the movie too many times with the grandson!
That’s the solution for me, or maybe not voting at all.
I, too, checked to see how long the poster had been registered.
Up until the Repub convention I was voting AGAINST Nobama. Then, I decided to vote FOR Sarah Palin. It is a repub vote either way, but the meaning is so much different.
You’re either for Obama or you’re against him!
The ONLY way to vote against Obama is to vote FOR McCAIN!
Anything else is childish headbanging and you’ll get what you deserve.
I doubt he is a troll, just knee jerked to the tiny bit of CNN news he saw. Let’s be honest, how many of us would have ever suspected that McCain would be the one championing the Conservative approach on this?
And broke his collarbone.
The doctor should attend the sick...
and leave the well alone.
This should apply to patients who are stupid enough to watch CNN.
These televisions do have OFF switches, you know.
Thank you for the detailed coverage of his proposal. If he said that during that CNN stint I completely missed it. But maybe I must confess that I completely blew my stack when he was talking about Global Warming. I started walking around cursing to myself after that.
CNN has kind of ignored what McCain is actually proposing re the bailout and mostly focusing on his campaign suspension. He is actually standing with the Conservative members of Congress on this one.. I am shocked. I think you saw on CNN snips from the ‘Global Initiative’ speech and snips of when he was talking about all the junk the Dems where putting in the bill (billions extra in pork) just as an example of how the process is corrupt.
I would agree with the assessment that John McCain is a RINO not to be trusted to put forth a conservative agenda. I disagreed with much of his acceptance speech.
All through the speech I kept telling myself, “He did pick Sarah Palin. He did pick Sarah Palin.” That helped a lot.
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