Glenn Greenwald brings up some history that has come back to haunt the Right, The right and men who live off their second wives’ inherited wealth
What’s most notable about John McCain’s confusion over the number of homes he owns isn’t merely that it demonstrates that, after running his campaign based on depicting Barack Obama as an out-of-touch elitist and himself as the all-American Everyman, McCain lives a life that is about as far removed from the Average American as one can get, and has done so for decades. What’s notable is how McCain was able to live that way. McCain himself isn’t actually rich. He just lives off the inherited wealth of his much younger former mistress and now-second-wife….
of the two contenders for the presidency who would these quotes most accurately describe,
“Which begs the question: If his own wife doesn’t trust him with her money, why should we trust him with ours?” – World Net Daily
“He worked his way up from a blue blood to a platinum American Express card, and it doesn’t have his name on it.” – Rush Limbaugh
“a kept man. He lives off the money made by other men and left to their daughters or wives.” – Ann Coulter
“The dictionary defines “gigolo” as a man supported by a woman in return for his sexual attentions and companionship.” – American Conservative
John McCain a child and man of privilege. Here’s a guy that that thinks oh about a net worth of $5 million would make someone actually wealthy and didn’t recall how many homes he owned. The issue isn’t just about wealth. Throughout our history there have been political leaders with wealth, with some of them having a sense of humility and responsibility that should go with it. All wealth is made possible through labor. No matter how hard someone might work or how great the idea that creates that wealth there has to be workers that provide the product or service. Republicans as a rule always seem to think that their wealth is something that the stork delivers, some thing comes from the mere magic of being a Conservative. McCain was born into a privileged family and later married into great wealth. In multiple gaffes he’s shown that he’s a typical modern post-Eisenhower Republican, wealth and privileged are seen as his birthright. He’ll do what he can to let some of it trickle down to the peasants.
John McCain – “Just a gigolo, everywhere you go, People know the part you’re playing.” from the lyrics by Irving Caesar
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations released a report on Bush’s presidential signing statements,
While presidents have issued signing statements for quite some time, this President has issued a significantly larger percentage of signing statements challenging or objecting to various provisions of the law. The Congressional Research Service has reviewed the last 15 years of National Defense Authorization Acts and determined that every one has been accompanied by a signing statement expressing constitutional concerns, whether signed into law by President Clinton or President Bush. However, when reviewing all signing statements issued in the past 15 years, 78 percent of President Bush’s more than 150 signing statements have raised constitutional or legal objections, compared with only 18% of all of President Clinton’s. In fact, more than 1,000 distinct provisions of law have been called into question in the Bush Administration’s signing statements for a variety of reasons.
“John McCain remains wedded to the Bush Administration’s myopic view of a world defined by terrorism,” Biden will say according to prepared remarks obtained by Politico.
[ ]…“This administration has focused to the point of obsession on the so-called “war on terrorism.” It has made fear the main driver of our foreign policy. It has turned a deadly serious but manageable threat – a small number of radical groups that hate America – into a ten-foot tall existential monster that dictates nearly every move we make.
This analogy has been made before, but I’ll make it again. If you had cancer rather then the careful and thoughtful regimen of treatment that concentrated on removing the malignancy the doctors just started hacking off this or that organ or body part. The latter has been Bush’s approach to terrorism and MCCain promises it will be his approach too. These are not the guys to handle terrorism, they’re slashing and burning when their way through two countries while rattling their sabers at others. To some it appears, according to the body count they’re doing something, but they’re just making the cancer grow.
If McCain picks Romney as his running mate it will probably be because of his ability to “clarify” the foot Mccain puts in his mouth every other day, Romney: McCain Doesn’t Speak For McCain When He Suggests Renegotiating The Colorado River Compact
The spokesman for the American Issues Project, the independent group whose ad is the most negative of the cycle and links Obama to terrorism, says the group just filed a report naming its sole donor.
The donor, spokesman Christian Pinkston said, is Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who made his first fortune in chain pharmacies and is now listed as the 73rd richest person in the world, with a net worth estimated by Forbes at $2.1 billion.
Again, this just can’t be true. All Republicans roll up their sleeves everyday and do an honest day’s work for an honest dollar so we’re told. Harold has been officially recognized as a McCain money bundler having raised $50 thousand and $100 thousand for poor Johnny.
McCain felt that casting Mother Theresa as a kind of surrogate cheerleader would be good for his campaign so he lied about her roll in an adoption he and his wife made. That adoption seemed like a nice thing. Why ruin it with lies and embellishments.