The John McCain magic show, will the lying ever stop!
Whether the number is really 16, or 22, is of no real consequence to the discussion. In the same way in which the U.S. Government owning 8% or 80% of AIG for a 2 year period or a 20 year period makes no difference to what we are watching transpire...and the prelude which it can only constitute, to what would become standard fare during the course of a four year reign of McBush 44.
You can almost always tell when a politician is lying. And, with Johnny Mc Mind Change, that's about 90% of the time. It's no wonder that his followers can find reports to support his positions, he's changed just about every one! Johnny Mc Tap Dance, has retracted, redacted, refined, refurbished and recanted, almost every position he's ever had!
In the case of Johnny Poker Face, however...I can honestly say I have never seen a politician who has been in the game for twenty-six years, and every time he get caught in a lie, he get that "Ooh...I think someone just shoved a cob in my ass" look on his face because even he knows he is lying… and is pretty convinced you know it, too.
For a guy who supposedly stared down the guys who were giving him the business on an hourly basis at the Hanoi Hilton...Johnny Look Me In The Eye is just not a really good liar. (Good thing he hired the Bush staff they're experts!)
I guess that could be taken as a compliment, especially for a politician. In fact, it would be a compliment...if, in fact, he didn't willingly volunteer to attempt to bullshit each and every person he come in contact with, on a daily basis.
By the same token...on those very, very few occasions when Johnny Feel Good really does speak from his heart...you know...you remember that one time last year, when the sky opened up, the sun shone down upon Our Hero, and the voice of God called out, "Listen to my boy, Johnny DoRight...he be tellin' it like it is"...and we heard Johnny say…
"Economics is not something I've understood as well as I should"...Johnny Honesty really had that angelic, beaming halo kind of thing happening for him.
The really funny thing is that Johnny is far from being the only liar in the world. To some extent, almost everyone has fudged the time they left somewhere, arrived somewhere, whether the check really was in the mail...or, whether you fired your Police Commissioner because he wouldn't fire your ex-brother-in-law.
But there's a differences between telling a little lie now and then, and having a campain full of pathological liar... I think you know what I mean.
If you do...you also know that no matter how hard you try to look like you are telling the truth, when you're not...you just can't mimic even yourself when you know that you aren't being straight up with whoever you happen to be telling your version of the story.
In the case of Johnny Foot-In-Mouth...when he knows he has just fed you a line, he goes from an internal "Oh shit" to various external examples of sheer panic, in less time than it takes the Treasury Department to bail out a failing insurance company.
I can't say I have seen all 22 of Chris Matthew's versions of his Mc turn arounds where he says,..."The Fundamentals of Our Economy Are Sound".... or even the 16 that Obama could recall. I can tell you that in the ones I did see...by the time the Dow had dropped twenty percent from its All-Time High...and some reasonably intelligent folks were suggesting that major banks and investment houses were in serious trouble...the fist pump was no longer a part of Reverend Johnny's delivery of what he already realized was a steaming pile.
He also rattles way to easy for someone who might have to ultimately play a Ronald Reagan kind of game of opossum with any one of the new bread of world dictator...all of whom have probably at least honed their own bullshitting prowess on PokerStars.net.
With Fannie & Freddie now safely nationalized by Bush 43, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch tucked tightly under the blankets that Bank of America gave them to transfer their checking accounts...Lehman Brothers in front of a Bankruptcy Court Judge, and even his own Single Digit IQ Supporters realizing that AIG, WAMU, and as many as 986 Regional Banks were not far behind, Johnny Joe Isuzu had to again change his position, either giving up the whole Fundamentals being Sound thing...or, at least add some transitional bullshit to throw off the guys who were about to start asking the Charlie Gibson-style questions. You know...the really tough kind.
So...Steve Schmitt, and Charlie Black, who are far, far more accomplished bullshit artists than even Johnny "Honest Honey, I Wasn't Banging the Heiress While You Were Having Another Surgery To Repair Your Disgusting Disfigurement"...wrote a new script, which had Johnny Gompers explain that "The 'Merican Worker" was the "Fundamentals" of which he had previously spaked...all 22 times.
Oh...and that anybody who disagreed, and wanted to bad-mouth 'Merican Workers, could just go right ahead.I had to actually stop writing this piece for a moment. You see...I urinated in my big boy pants when I heard it the first time. And, just typing the Headline to this Posting had me imaging the sound of running water in the back of my mind. Maybe, I was hearing a babbling brook? Perhaps even a babbling old, well… let's just say I could be far more descriptive, and equally less complimentary, but I'm not sure the FM version of the term "D.B" would play in Peoria.
We can forget about the fact that Johnny Plan B was lying his lilly-white ass off...and that even he knew no one was buying it when he said it.
We can also disregard that not a single worker of the 'Merican or any other variety, would think that Barack Obama...who is endorsed by the majority of American Workers, with the possible exception of the International Association of Douche Bags...would ever bad-mouth an American Worker.
What mattered about this statement...and really the only thing that mattered about this statement, was the fact that it may have been the single most significant explanation of why Johnny Fiorina is, as his own Chief Economic Advisor stated, "not qualified to run any American corporation."
You do not need a PhD in Macro Economics…or even an A.A. Degree from one of Johnny McEggHead's Community College Re-Training courses, to know that the heart and soul of the American Worker may sound really good as an addendum to your own bullshit...but...neither is in any way a "Fundamental of Our Economy."
In case no one brought you up to speed since the rest of the planet started yuk yuk yuking it up at your expense, Johnny "Older Than Pilots Who Were Forced To Retire Already"...Economic Fundamentals include things like...availability of capital, inflation rates, interest rates, unemployment rates, supply, demand, access to markets, trade balances and imbalances, profitability.
Apparently, Johnny Slept Through Econ 101…
"Economic Fundamentals are concepts"...not people. Bud and Sally Autoworker are not Fundamentals. Statistics relating to whether or not they remain employed after you ship their job to Mexico...and how that then relates to the issue of the number of cars made in America, sold in America...the profit margin on the car built in Mexico, as compared to the one Bud and Sally used to build in Flint...and what that excess profit allows their former employer to gain in the form of advantages relating to the acquisition of additional capital financing at lower discount rates, and so on, and so on, ad infinitum...those are economic fundamentals.
The good news, Johnny Depends, is that you will not be the only one sporting that particular product on your next trip to the podium.
But seriously folks...or should I say "My Friends," have we honestly come to a point in the history of our country, where the guy who is in the Senate for two decades, actively assists Phil Gramm in laying the foundation for an economic meltdown...comes out and honestly tells us he simply does not understand the economy...sits idly by and watches the stock market and the entire financial industry self-conflagrate before his very eyes...has no economic vision, plan or program other than "you can trust me, I'm a freakin' War Hero"...and is all of a sudden part of the same slimy Dick and Jane political teamTeam we simply must have running the operation?
If you did not know that it was about the economy, Stupid...before yesterday...we had all damned well know it today.
Forget about how pissed I would be if I was one of the Lehman Brothers, or even a current day shareholder...and George W. handed me a map to the Bankruptcy Court while he was printing money or hitting the Chinese up for $85 Billion Dollars for AIG.
The bottom-line when it comes to the real life version of Final Jeopardy, most respected CEOs in the banking industry are suggesting that as many as 1000 banks may fail before this is all over...and when yours goes down, Mc Bush won't be offering you a bag full of parting gifts on your way out the door.
Merrill Lynch is GONE. Lehman Brothers is DEAD. Find the oldest person in your family...or the oldest person you know. Hell, go to the oldest nursing home in the oldest City in the United States...and find the oldest person there...and ask them if they can remember a time in their lives when thing were this bad.
AIG got a gift from God….and it still may not help them. And, even if it helps them, it adds months worth of the cost of the Iraq War, to the debt side of YOUR ledger. WAMU will be gone in two weeks or less, unless of course George W. is either feeling generous, yet again, or one of the Bush Girls has a Christmas Club Account in that bank.
And, what happens after that? What happens when Phil Gramm...who is the root cause of each and every one of the failures previously discussed...is the Secretary of the Treasury in a Johnny I KNOW NOTHING Administration? . When they go into the crapper...will you be willing to drop another $100 Billion Dollars on them?
In reality, The Pentagon, the CIA, FBI, DHS, and others can protect us even if the President happens to be an imbecile. I swear I didn't mean that the way it sounded. But, on this score, Carly Fiorina was right...John McCain is NOT qualified to run ANY company...and certainly not OUR Country
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