Saturday, October 18, 2008

John McJoe

Today is Saturday, 18 October 2008.

From John McCain’s Radio Address to The Nation [cue ECHO CHAMBER EFFECT: Nation ... Nation ... Nation] of this date:

“His goal, as Senator Obama put it, is to "spread the wealth around." …

“You see, he believes in redistributing wealth, not in policies that help us all make more of it. Joe [this would be “Joe the “plumber””, who, in his plainspoken way, isn’t a real plumber, but just a guy who does plumbing work without bothering to obey the law requiring him to be licensed], in his plainspoken way, said this sounded a lot like socialism. And a lot of Americans are thinking along those same lines. In the best case, "spreading the wealth around" is a familiar idea from the American left. And that kind of class warfare sure doesn't sound like a "new kind of politics." …

“At least in Europe, the Socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives.”

Pardon me, John, but isn’t “spread the wealth around” the whole point of the “trickle-down effect”, by which the tax cuts for the rich you so fervently advocate and vote for somehow magically spread the wealth down the socio-economic scale?

The News Behind the News:

McCain is so desperate he made a midnight trip to Appleton, Wisconsin for a séance at the grave of another “Senator Mc”: Senator Joe McCarthy.

“John, remember the speech in West Virginia in 1950 that put me on the map? When I said: “I have here in my hand a list of 205 — a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.”

“Of course, those 8.5 by 11 pages I was waving around were blank, but who knew.”

“John, call him a socialist, call him a Commie”.

But John is so coy.

As McCain hides behind Palin, he hides behind the living Joe.

And channels the dead Joe.

1 Comments:

Anonymous rtr said...

Nice ronic turn of phrase with the reference to a graveside seance. Chances are, they might tune in the wrong spiritual frequency and get another of Appleton's favorite sons instead; Harry Houdini.

8:52 PM  

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