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Thursday, February 14, 2008

2008 Elections: John McCain, The People's Candidate

Is it possible for John "Insane" McCain to sink any lower? Is there anything he will not stoop to?

When the Bushies stabbed him in the back by spreading nasty rumours about his supposed illegitimate half-Black daughter, McPain was reportedly furious. Yet it wasn't too long before he was publicly embracing the man responsible for the slur.

The same man who once, correctly, referred to Jerry Falwell as an "agent of intolerance" couldn't kiss Falwell's flabby ass enough when he prepared to run this election season, even going so far as to accept a speaking engagement at the pathetic Bible-thumping diploma mill Falwell ran.

And now he votes to okay torture. The National Journal tells us:
McCain's vote against the bill seemed to contradict his public statements opposing torture generally and the practice of waterboarding in particular. McCain, who is trying to appeal to his party's conservative base, told reporters he believes his position is consistent.

"We always supported allowing the CIA to use extra measures. I believe that waterboarding is illegal and should be banned," he said.

"My position was very clear," he added. "We have said... that we would allow the CIA to use additional techniques that were not in violation of the anti-torture convention, that were not in violation of the Geneva Conventions and were not in violation of the Detainee Treatment Act."
And if they are in violation of the Geneva Conventions, that's OK because they're not in violation of the Detainee Treatment Act. Which is a law that we, the U.S. legislative bodies, pass. So we can word it to exclude any torture that we practice. As for that pesky anti-torture convention, we haven't specified which anti-torture convention. If we're ever pinned down, we can say we're referring to the United Nations' Convention Against Torture etc., knowing full well that U.S. courts are now so heavily right-leaning that they will probably rule that we are not required to abide by that convention, even though we signed it.

There was a time when La Casa de Los Gatos actually had a little respect for John McPain. It's gone now. Flushed straight down the pooper, together with any claim the PanderBear ever had to being guilty of "straight talk" or "independence" or "maverick" status. He's a kneepadded lickspittle who can't bow low enough to cater to the loonies and nutcases that are slowly eating away at the foundations of this great nation like a veritable American Nyddhogg.

Yes, we know the Nyddhogg is supposedly a serpent or dragon of Norse mythology, but we prefer to think of it as a pig.

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At 12:44 PM, Blogger All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

yes, LOL thats what he get for saying we gone be in iraq 4 100 yrs LOL the Britis were onl there for 27 until they up and ran

At 5:28 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Yeah, they ran because they got their butts kicked up to around their ears. That's why they tried to tell us (and the insane senile warmonger) to cut it out already, but did we listen? That's OK cos the ones who make policy are not the ones getting their fucking ass shot off, right?


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