Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mccain rejects and denounces chief economic advisor's description of economy

Mccain, who for weeks has been describing the psychological advantages of all his goofy economic proposals, has to distance himself today from his chief economic advisor and UBS executive Phil Gramm for saying the same thing less eloquently. As Kos says, "When you use that word this much, it's not a gaffe. It's a talking point." Of course, when you start speaking less eloquently than John Mccain, it may be a clue to call it a day.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gaffe Classics: "I hate the gooks!"

SusanG over at DKos does a quick fact check of a statement from a Mccain spokeswoman that "John McCain has never once in his life engaged in negative, offensive rhetoric against any group."
Ummm ....
"I hate the gooks," McCain said yesterday in response to a question from reporters aboard his campaign bus. "I will hate them as long as I live."

Sunday, July 6, 2008

“Now we’ve got the cables. We’ve got talk radio. We’ve got the bloggers. I hate the bloggers."

Hey I hate the cables too. That's why I canceled my the cables last year and now I just get the basic cables and the internets.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mccain Ad: I will create new jobs in Mexico!

Mccain is presumably spending his paltry fundraiser to air this commercial, even though it is the most off-message ad I've ever seen:

Mccain's so gaffe-prone that he's decided to just go ahead and campaign on a message of gaffes.

Sudan, Somalia, whatever!

“How can we bring pressure on the government of Somalia?” McCain asked, which prompted Mark Salter to correct him. “Sudan,” Salter said. “Sudan,” McCain repeated.


Blogging duties here have been outsourced to Matt Yglesias:
John McCain owns seven homes and forgot to pay taxes on one of them for the past four years. But at least he's not an elitist like Barack Obama. He earned his money the old-fashioned way -- marrying an heiress.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The success of offshore drilling is inversely proportional to the success of Mccain's faltering campaign

On May 28th, Mccain said offshore drilling "would take years to develop."
But by June 16th it turned out offshore drilling "would be very helpful in the short term."

Apparently the worse John Mccain is doing, the more promising offshore drilling becomes.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Note To Sen. Mccain:

Talking about reinstating the draft to fight World War 3 is probably bad optics. Better to stick to your new beliefs about setting up new drilling operations everywhere with their helpful "psychological impact" and don't mention that "a 2004 study by the government's Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that drilling in ANWR would trim the price of gas by 3.5 cents a gallon by 2027."

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Someone's up past his bedtime

John Mccain, sound asleep during the 2007 State of the Union:

Here Mccain's just resting his eyes during a congressional hearing on National Defense:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Creepy as fuck Mccain SNL skit from 2002

As Chris Matthews says at the end, "He can't read a teleprompter, and he can do that? That is good stuff."
Via a diarist at dkos.
UPDATE: Link to video at Crooks and Liars.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

"That's the way I call it."

Shorter John Mccain: My energy policy is exactly the same as a mandatory cap, but I don't realize it, because I don't understand my own plan.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

"It's hard" to be proud of America

Uh, John? I think that "question" was supposed to be a joke about known jihadi Michelle Obama, not a serious inqury.

Joking with John Mccain is like trying to explain The Office to your grandmother.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it

Mccain's best bet for not making gaffes is to curtail his speaking. A fundraiser hosted by former Texas gubanotorial candidate Clayton Williams was canceled after Mccain's camp realized it might reflect badly on them to be seen with a man most famous for saying that if rape was "inevitable, relax and enjoy it." But Mccain's keeping the $300,000 . He needs it to pay off his $250,000 in credit card debt. Or maybe he'll just let it ride since, like most regular folk', the Mccains' American Express charges o% interest on that quarter million debt.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2005:"on the transcendent issues, the most important issues of our day, I've been totally in agreement and support of President Bush."

Mccain'05 strongly disagrees with the assertions made by Mccain'08.

As Oliver Willis likes to say: Senator, when the red light is on, the camera is recording what you say.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

When troops can leave Iraq "Not Too Important"

Is it still a gaffe if he is just revealing his sincere beliefs? Or a freudian slip?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Lime Green Jello Speech

Watching McCain deliver this trainwreck to a high school gym full of elderly people, all forced smiles and gaffes a plenty, really made my tension about the future melt away. When MSNBC interrupted to announce Barack Obama had sealed the nomination, and cut away to his victory speech, I realised, this election is going to be a lot of fun.