John McCain for president of Del Boca Vista, Phase II

On the campaign trail
On the campaign trail

John McCain, yer becoming increasingly either desperate or deranged.

yesterday you gave me new reason for concern:

I reject the notion that all Americans, or the majority of Americans just want us out of Iraq. Joe Lieberman would not have been re-elected in a very liberal state if that were the case.

Ah, but Johnny, here’s what yer pal Joe said during the campaign:

“I have said the sooner we get out of Iraq, the better.” – Lieberman, July 6, 2006

“no one wants to end the war in Iraq more than I do and bring our troops home.” – Lieberman, October 18, 2006

Now, someone more cynical than I might suggest that Old John is just being calculating: trying to make the his proposed escalation big enough (now he’s saying “substantial and sustained…”) that even Bush won’t go for it; thus McCain will always be able to claim that his plan would have worked…
But, trusting that John “straight-talk express” wouldn’t possibly be that calculating, I am thinking that Del Boca Vista might be well suited to old Johnnie’s steadily diminishing capacities.

Elaine: Who are they running against?
Jerry: Common sense and a guy in a wheelchair.



Filed under entertainment, George W. Bush: is he really THAT bad?, Humor, Iran, Iraq, John McCain for president of Del Boca Vista, Middle East, Politics

4 responses to “John McCain for president of Del Boca Vista, Phase II

  1. squawkboxnoise

    Puhhhhlease put Lieberman’s quote in context. Lieberman agrees with McCain.

    LIEBERMAN: Absolutely untrue. I have said the sooner we get out of Iraq, the better. But if we get out too soon, it will be a disaster for the Iraqis and for us.

    I fought this fight during the ’90s when Republicans tried to get President Clinton to set a deadline for when we were getting out of Bosnia. It was wrong then; it’s wrong now.

    If you tell your enemy when you’re going to leave, they’ll wait and create disaster.

    If you want to turn Iraq over to the terrorists, follow the policy you’ve (Ned Lamont) enunciated. But at least — this is your fifth different policy on withdrawal — but at least you’ve said something, and I’m going to hold you to it.

    Apparently the voters in Conn. agree with him, the last I checked Joe still has his seat. Based on the statements above I agree with the good Senator.

    Hide and watch. Wanna bet the newly elected Democratic congress continues to fund the war in Iraq and while they will shout and scream at the end of day they will rubber stamp the increase of troops that is proposed.

  2. seesdifferent

    Lieberman’s statements “nobody wants to leave Iraq more than I do…” are obvious lies, at this point.

    If he had said he was for escalation, as he now says he is, been honest about it, he might have lost. If he had even been truthful and said that no one is more in favor of staying in Iraq than he is, he might have lost.

    And the fact that his opponent was a political unknown who made the race very close in spite of the advantages of an incumbent, says that the voters of CT were very concerned.

    The country made a very clear statement about Iraq in November, and in the polls as well. The generals, the troops, the Iraqis are all opposed to escalation. McCain refuses to believe it, or admit it, or perceive it.

    The Congress will do what it can to stop Bush and the madness of his war. If he ignores the checks and balances, and continues to escalate the war in Iraq and the Middle East he will be impeached.

    That is as it should be.

  3. squawkboxnoise

    With all do respect, if the “country” really wants this war stopped, one would think that the Democrats would simply cut the funding and be done with it, forcing Bush to withdraw. I stand be my prediction of much bloviaition, but the funding and escalation will come. That question will be answered in the next couple months.

    Lieberman has been steady on his “support” for the war in Iraq. I don’t think Lieberman is lying. My impression is that he hates “war” but from his point of view realizes the necessity of this war. I would also submit that since Lamont ran on pulling out of Iraq and was selected in the primary to represent the Democrats in Conn and subsequently defeated by Lieberman that would lead me to believe that the majority of voters of Conn agree with Joe.

    In all fairness I must confess there will be many Republicans that will step forward and echo “the concerns” that will be expressed by the Democrats. IMO the bulk of the representatives on both sides DO NOT have the courage of their personal convictions.

    BTW thanks for the refreshing civil exchange.
    Best regards

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