Skip to comments.Attention, GOP: John McCain is the problem (Michelle Malkin slams "radical progressive" McCain)
Posted on 02/23/2010 3:02:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385
In critiquing Glenn Becks CPAC speech taking the Republican Party to task for failing to own up to its Big Government lapses, Bill Bennett cites various Republicans who have admitted the partys culpability. But see if you can spot the glaring problem with his defense of the GOP:
From Jim DeMint to Tom Coburn to Mike Pence to Paul Ryan, any number of Republicans have admitted the excesses of the party and done constructive and serious work to correct them and find and promote solutions. Even John McCain has said again and again that the Republican party lost its way.
If you didnt gag when you read this sentence, you are not paying attention:
Even John McCain has said again and again that the Republican party lost its way.
Even John McCain? The Republican party lost its way on core limited government principles because of McCains radical progressive agenda. Question for Mr. Bennett: Can you please provide the exact citation and context of the so-called admission you attribute to McCain?
Because to this day, McCain refuses to admit his own individual responsibility for supporting the pre-socialization of the economy started under George W. Bush and continued under Obama. And fellow Republicans continue to whitewash McCains fiscal irresponsibility record.
McCain has never admitted he was wrong about his support of:
His latest McLame-est excuse for supporting TARP? He was misled. Via the Arizona Republic:
Under growing pressure from conservatives and tea party activists, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is having to defend his record of supporting the governments massive bailout of the financial system.
In response to criticism from opponents seeking to defeat him in the Aug. 24 Republican primary, the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. McCain said the pair assured him that the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program would focus on what was seen as the cause of the financial crisis, the housing meltdown.
Obviously, that didnt happen, McCain said in a meeting Thursday with The Republics Editorial Board, recounting his decision-making during the critical initial days of the fiscal crisis. They decided to stabilize the Wall Street institutions, bail out (insurance giant) AIG, bail out Chrysler, bail out General Motors. . . . What they figured was that if they stabilized Wall Street I guess it was trickle-down economics that therefore Main Street would be fine.
Nearly 15 months later, commercial lenders still are in shaky condition and the commercial real-estate industry is in trouble, he said. On Friday, President Barack Obama announced $1.5 billion in funding for new measures to help Arizona and four other states hit hard by the tanked housing market and by joblessness.
But McCain stopped short of calling the TARP a mistake.
Something had to be done because the worlds financial system was on the verge of collapse, he said. Any economist, liberal or conservative, would agree with that. The action they took, I dont agree with.
All the warning signs and red flags about Henry Paulsons incompetence and untrustworthiness were there before McCain joined the Chicken Little crowd. (See September 22, 2008, Why Henry Paulson must be contained.) Stalwart fiscal conservatives like GOP Rep. Mike Pence saw through the smokescreen and kept their heads. McCains trying to have it both ways refusing to admit he was wrong, blaming crapweasel Paulson for duping him, and creating the illusion that hell be competent enough to resist the next inevitable bailout temptation when White House, Treasury, and Fed officials hit the panic button.
He blew it on TARP.
Blew it on the auto bailout.
Blew it on the mortgage entitlement bailout.
Blew it on the AIG bailout.
Blew it on amnesty.
Blew it on campaign finance.
Blew it on global warming.
In short: McCain blows.
Ive already warned about McCain Regression Syndrome. The GOP hasnt even begun to cure itself.
Oh That Michelle. ;-)
Excellent response by Malkin to the sniping at Beck.
I want this Michelle in the White House!
"Get up, damn you! I'm going to ride you to victory!"
ATT: J.D. HAYWORTH!
Well he’s most definitely an acute symptom of the disease.
Thanks. I always love pictures of mama mccain and her lil piglet.
Last time I checked McCain’s wife was not a US Senator.
I’m not sure McCain is “the” problem, but he is certainly “a” problem.
Anyone who has been in the Senate as long as he has, has the wealth and connections he has, and has compromised with Democrats and others as much as he has, is going to be very difficult to beat.
If he were a “radical progressive” why didn’t he vote for the second AIG bailout? Such hyperbole lessens the effect.
Obligatory “Gook” reference?
< / Comrade Juan McNuts >
In the fall of 2008 John McCain gave the most stirring speech of his career, ending with a roaring call for Republicans to “fight with me!”
He then took a 16 month nap.
Now he’s ready to fight.
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This is the official GOP talking point. Sean Hannity is pushing it hard. Kind of like all these hack, RINO pukes were little chubby kids lost in a jungle with no map, instead of the experienced political whores that they are.
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