Thursday, October 16, 2008

Game Over

McCain is an idiot, and Obama is a very likable guy who is a great communicator. Game over. In a debate format that was about as perfect as it could get for John McCain to explain his superior economic policies, he failed. The race is now over. McCain is simply too old, too poor a speaker, and must have horrible advisors. If given the choice of who I would like to sit down and have a beer with it would be smooth talker Obama before crotchety old man McCain by a landslide. As much as I don’t like Obama’s policies I have to admit that I like the man. McCain completely blew it by not even brining up Obama’s welfare plan disguised as a tax cut. Now the American people will never know. Is he expecting the media to reveal this? Never once did he go to his strength which is foreign policy. Where was his promise to win the war vs. Obama’s white flag of surrender policy? The interesting thing is that McCain beat out Romney when foreign policy was the main issue. Now that the economy is the main issue, we are stuck with the wrong candidate. I have no doubt that Romney would have crushed Obama on the economy, but McCain is incapable.

We are now headed into a deep recession and possible a depression (anyone know what the difference is?). As such I have liquidated the bulk of my stocks, and will just crawl under a rock for a few years. The recession will ultimately be a good thing for the economy. I think part of the reason that we are in this mess is the extreme efforts we have taken over the years to fight off what is a natural part of the business cycle. Please stop sending us stimulus checks. If we do not have enough money to buy anything because we are too deep in debt, it makes no sense to just go deeper into debt to be able to spend. Remember we are running the biggest deficit ever right now. When the government sends out “stimulus checks”, and is running a deficit it must borrow the money. Ever wonder who pays that back? We do. Stop it. Let the economy find a natural bottom, so we have a place to grow from. Stop giving crystal meth to the guy who has not slept in weeks. Please!

Now that I have accepted the fact that Obama will be the next president, I can move on, and stop getting pissed off by this election cycle. It pisses me off to no end that I could have easily won the debate last night, but our Republican candidate got crushed. This is how I would have closed the debate (and McCain should have to).

Our great nation is facing the biggest financial crisis since the great depression and the biggest threat to our security since the cold war. There are fundamental differences to the approach to these issues between me and my opponent. Under my administration we will kill terrorists, and win the first major war against terrorism in Iraq. My opponent will immediately put up the white flag, and allow Al Qaeda to claim victory. I will reduce government spending and balance the budget in my first term. My opponent will double to triple the already massive federal deficit. I have yet to hear how he proposes to balance the budget with his endless list of spending proposals. I will end the recession in short order by providing the required incentives to work hard and create jobs. My opponent will surely put us into a depression by implementing a tax policy that punishes hard work, raises the marginal income tax rate for everyone, and expands welfare to include up to 40% of American working families. History has shown that the worst possible government for the economy and stock market is a Democratic president and a Democratic congress with no checks and balances. You never hear a thing about my opponent crossing the isles, because he will not have to. Everyone is already on his side of the isle. If you are ready to let history repeat itself, if you are ready to lose the war on terrorism, if you are ready for a years and years of tough economic times, then go ahead and place your vote for my opponent. If you want America to become the great nation that it is capable of then please cast your vote for me.

This post has been brought to you by Blinders/Palin 2012. This will be my last political post.



At 9:40 AM, Blogger Trey Eight said...

LOVE the closing statement. The Grand Old Party could've used you last night! The only bright spot I can find is that once elected it might be so bad in his first 2 years that Repubs retake the senate.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger rcfox said...

I couldn't agree more with what you've written. I still think there's a slight chance of a McCain victory (5-10%), if more indictments are handed down pre-election in the Rezko case.

The good news is this should be good for my business. The bad news is that Obama will be a disaster economically, and the effects could linger for decades.

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Astin said...

Last night's debate was about domestic policy, not foreign, so McCain using that as a key point would have been out of place, and the moderator would have stopped it. He brought up Iraq at least twice even then, and took a swipe at Obama never being south of the border, which is about as much as he'd be able to get in on foreign policy.

As for a recession and depression? A depression is just a really bad and really long recession.

Also, nothing in McCain's economic platform points to being able to help the country out of a recession at all, let alone quickly. I'm not saying Obama's does either. I doubt even Romney would be able to help. The system is so broken, and the correction so big after years of government intervention preventing anything but artificial economic expansion, that this has to happen organically, which should result in a leaner, more efficient system on the other side. The more the government interferes, the fatter and less efficient it will be.

Oh, and it's aisles, and isle is a small land mass surrounded by a body of water.

At 2:06 PM, Blogger Blinders said...


All good points. My spelling sucks, but I would have pronounced it correct and that is all that matters.

But wait a second, aren't you candian?

Did ACORN get you signed up to vote anyway?

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Trey Eight said...

Astin, well thought out reply but you think that a Dem senate and President will interfere LESS?

At 6:17 AM, Blogger goooooood girl said...

Feel good......

At 6:29 AM, Blogger Astin said...

Blinders - Yah, I was feeling pedantic about spelling, it happens :)

Yup, Canadian, and beats me if ACORN signed me up. It's possible they wrote my name at random. I should check, and the vote early and often.

Trey - Nope, but frankly, after the last month or so, I don't see how anyone could interfere much MORE than the current administration. But if ACORN did sign me up, maybe I'll write in Ron Paul's name...

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Easycure said...

Thankfully, the election is not really a poll. There are only 10-12 states in play, and anything can happen. Who is the silent majority going to be? Is it going to be the people who want "change" or the people who would rather have McCain than a socialist move to the Left disguised as "change"? That's the key question, and it's going to play out in the toss-up states.


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