Monday, August 25, 2008

Experience Is What the Right Wing Dreads

When some one with in depth experience with the McAyn record comes along, it is not good for the wingers. As mentioned in my "post the day Biden was selected, he knows the candidate, that candidate, the one that you aren't supposed to listen to. He says all those maverickety things that aren't what he's campaigning on, like privatizing social security and keeping the troops (remember The Troops?) in Iraq for 100, maybe 1000 years.

"I'll say straight up that John McCain is genuinely a friend of mine," Biden said. "I've known John for 35 years. He served our country with extraordinary courage and I know he wants to do right by America, but the harsh, harsh truth is you can't change America when you quote, and these are John's words, 'The most important issues of our day I've been totally in agreement and support with President Bush.'

"That's what he said."

Biden continued: "You can't change America when you supported George Bush's policy 95 percent of the time. You can't change America when you believe, and these are his own words 'that in the Bush Administration we made great progress economically.' You can't change America and make things better for our senior citizens when you signed on to Bush's scheme to privatizing Social Security. . . .

"You can't change America and end the war in Iraq and say, these are his words, 'No one has supported President Bush more than I have.'

"You can't change America, you can't change America when you know your first four years as president will look exactly like the last eight years of Bush's presidency."

Patrick Healy writes in the New York Times: "A task for Mr. Biden, the advisers said, will be to doggedly portray the presumptive Republican nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, as a handmaiden for President Bush who would continue his policies. In the words of one adviser, Mr. Biden can be an artful critic because he knows 'chapter and verse' about Mr. McCain's Senate votes and controversial positions after serving with him for two decades."

What the candidate of the right said is what he's trying to run away from. This is the truth, and it hurts the wingers to see what's become of their agendae. Cutting taxes is the solution, but it's the problem because it provably has created disaster. Going to war is their solution, but again, it has created the problem. You most especially can't solve the problem with social security by making it a victim of market conditions, which privatization would.

The solid and thoughtful solutions required to get out of the quagmire are going to require reality based candidates. The right wing has zero, zed, none.

Remember cut and run as a talking point? Now the chosen Iraqi government insists the U.S. forces do just that.

"Last week, U.S. and Iraqi officials said the two sides had agreed tentatively to a schedule which included a broad pullout of combat forces by the end of 2011 with a residual U.S. force remaining behind to continue training and advising the Iraqi security forces.

But al-Maliki's remarks Monday suggested that the Iraqi government is still not satisfied with that arrangement. An aide to the prime minister said Monday that Iraq remained adamant that the last American soldier must leave Iraq by the end of 2011 _ regardless of conditions at the time.

What they have been saying, direct quotes, and what they have actually done, is the best argument against the right.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will listen to Biden? The media will ignore him and it started already. Obama will have to make the point that Bush/McCain has brought us $4 gas and dead end in Iraq and Afghanistan. Biden will do fine in his debate, but he is the wrong man to be in MCCain's face; he has been around too long not to be taken for granted.

3:03 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Taken for granted like McAyn? That wouldn't hurt.

6:43 AM  

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