Friday, February 29, 2008

McCain Using Tired Political Tricks On Dems

Oh John, why must you be so full of shit? When are you going to take that "Straight-Talk" off your bus and replace it with something more fitting. Perhaps along the lines of "GOP Hack Express?" "Straight Talk" sounds like you are being level with the voters of this country and playing with a spirit of fairness and respect for the other side. That is something you apparently have no regard for. Seriously, why is it so hard to say "Dem-o-crat-ic?"

From The Washington Post:

“One thing I’m not any good at predicting is the outcome of Democrat elections,” he said Tuesday aboard his bus, dubbed the Straight Talk Express. A day earlier, he had mentioned his “Democrat friends” to a Cleveland-area audience.

Asked aboard his bus about the “ic,” he replied, “I’m sorry, I usually say Democratic. They prefer Democratic, so I try to say Democratic… It offends some members of their party, so I’ll say Democratic if that’s what makes them feel better.”

But his resolve didn’t last long. Later on that same ride, he was talking about his annoyance that Democrats take credit for the improving situation in Iraq. “To say, as Sen. Obama has said, that it’s because of the Democrat majority that we have experienced success in Iraq, that’s just beyond comprehension.”

McCain is trying to mimic George Bush in all sorts of ways now, not just with his blind ambition to continue the mess we have in Iraq and the absence of a plan to help the nation's economy and those that are losing their homes because of it. Now it has to be about emphasizing the part of our party name to make it sound like we are rats. How mature is that? Seriously, is the Republican party run by a bunch of sniveling five year olds? Though as the Washington Post tells us, it wasn't Bush that started this practice:

The usage goes way back, but according to the Columbia Guide to Standard English, Republicans are wrong to use the phrase “Democrat Party.” The guide reports that the phrase was used “with particular virulence” by the late senator Wisconsin Republican Joseph R. McCarthy who “sought by repeatedly calling it the Democrat party to deny it any possible benefit of the suggestion that it might also be democratic.”

You know, the Joseph McCarthy that was bent on scaring the hell out of the country in the 1950s? McCarthy was anything but respectful. If McCain wants to continue to emulate that epitome of fear and manipulation then by all means do so, but do not think for one second that you'll be regarded as respectful or fair by the time this election is all said and done.