X the new W, Cafferty tells you Y

I had no internets connection last night (thank you, Tropical Storm or Hurricane Fay) , so, in order to have a poster for you kids tonight, I had to rely on what I had on my computer. I found a comic book cover that I didn’t even remember I had and thought I would go with that. Of course, that means I had to find a story to match it, and I came across this from Jack Cafferty at CNN :

Commentary: Is McCain another George W. Bush?

NEW YORK (CNN) — Russia invades Georgia and President Bush goes on vacation. Our president has spent one-third of his entire two terms in office either at Camp David, Maryland, or at Crawford, Texas, on vacation.

His time away from the Oval Office included the month leading up to 9/11, when there were signs Osama bin Laden was planning to attack America, and the time Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city of New Orleans.

Sen. John McCain takes weekends off and limits his campaign events to one a day. He made an exception for the religious forum on Saturday at Saddleback Church in Southern California.

Original comic book cover

It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current president. When asked what his Christian faith means to him, his answer was a one-liner. “It means I’m saved and forgiven.” Great scholars have wrestled with the meaning of faith for centuries.


One after another, McCain’s answers were shallow, simplistic, and trite. He showed the same intellectual curiosity that George Bush has — virtually none.

Where are John McCain’s writings exploring the vexing moral issues of our time? Where are his position papers setting forth his careful consideration of foreign policy, the welfare state, education, America’s moral responsibility in the world, etc., etc., etc.?

John McCain graduated 894th in a class of 899 at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His father and grandfather were four star admirals in the Navy. Some have suggested that might have played a role in McCain being admitted. His academic record was awful. And it shows over and over again whenever McCain is called upon to think on his feet.

He no longer allows reporters unfettered access to him aboard the “Straight Talk Express” for a reason. He simply makes too many mistakes.


I am sick and tired of the president of the United States embarrassing me. The world we live in is too complex to entrust it to someone else whose idea of intellectual curiosity and grasp of foreign policy issues is to tell us he can look into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and see into his soul.

George Bush’s record as a student, military man, businessman and leader of the free world is one of constant failure. And the part that troubles me most is he seems content with himself.

He will leave office with the country $10 trillion in debt, fighting two wars, our international reputation in shambles, our government cloaked in secrecy and suspicion that his entire presidency has been a litany of broken laws and promises, our citizens’ faith in our own country ripped to shreds. Yet Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been.

I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him.


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11 responses to “X the new W, Cafferty tells you Y

  1. distributorcap

    i am getting nervous about the election — obama is not fighting back enough (IMO) and the media is totally for mccain. he is getting a complete free ride. and the american public (or pubic) sleeps – obama should be ahead by 40 pts. but the media keeps portraying mccain as the only one who can save us from the big bad scary terrorists (or black man if you as me)

    that said – IMHO mccain may make bush seem like a genius if he gets in — this man is f***ing insane (well so is bush)

    call me a downer, but i dont think we can survive mccain.
    i tried my hand at more movie reviews – i aint nearly as good as you!

  2. jeb

    Now Nonnie, you know I’m normally not cynical (ha!) but they get away with it because those who tell us what we should like shower them with adulation. They told us that Bu$h was an accomplished man, they told us that Raygun could get more work done in three hours than most people could do in a day. The gleefully transmit pictures of these guys on their horses, clearing brush or in flight suits and slobber all over their masculine facades.

    As long as our elections are high school popularity contests, that is what we’ll get.

  3. dcAp! 😀
    what’s wrong with your link, hon? you need to fix that so people can click over to your excellent blog. in the meantime, they can use this link to get over there immediately to read your latest hilarious post! i just left you a comment over there. i was sitting here lmao as i read it! kids, go over there right now!! you will not be disappointed!
    with that out of the way, i am extremely worried, too, dcAp. chimpy should be an anvil around capt underpants’s neck.

  4. jeb,
    i am shocked! 😮 shocked i tell ya! 😯 when did you ditch the rose-colored glasses? you are always such an optimist!
    you have summed up american elections very nicely–they are just popularity contests. i get so disgusted. when faith forums take the place of debates on real issues, when reporters are asking what candidates’ favorite songs are, and when paris hilton makes more sense than either campaign, it’s time to pack it up and move to some unchartered island and declare your sovereignty. that’ll give you probably 3 or 4 months before chimpy or capt underpants invades.

  5. Friend of the court

    “My friends, there are enemies who want to kill you and your families. Only I can protect you, because I got shot down and captured. Also, the other guy wants to raise your taxes.” It is sad to think, that this carp works on so many voters. How can it be so close?

  6. nightowl724

    There is at least one big flaw with the polling. They only survey people who have landlines. Many young people don’t and cell-phone-only voters probably favor Obama to McCain about a godzillion to one. My 28-yr-old son and his buds are good examples of this. And, yes, they do vote.

    Nevertheless, I’m concerned too…

    nonnie, this comic book cover is a blast! Thanks for the laughs.

  7. jeb

    It turns out Nonnie that my rose colored glasses were actually cheap imports. They didn’t actually work worth a damn.

    I know Obama wants to be all things to all people but for the life of me, I don’t know why he would agree to participating in this sideshow. No one that really follows this guy is going to vote for him anyway. He needs to reach out to the America that’s hurting after eight years of corruption, greed, indifference and war for profit.

  8. muffler

    Everyone breathe. Now wait a few weeks. This will all play itself out, but for now the news cycles are just creating the close race to sell ads. 4 years of McCain should scare the hell out of everyone.

  9. nightowl724

    Thanks for the encouragement, muffler! But, we still have to get through the October surprise(s), too…

  10. wow! first distributor cap, and now muffler!! a few more commenters, and maybe we will have an entire car!!
    welcome to the raisin, muffler! 😀
    i hope your assessment is correct. i wonder what the polls will look like after the conventions. i also wonder what chimpy and co. will cook up to scare the unwashed masses so they will vote for another warmonger.

  11. jeb,
    i agree with you completely that showing up for the fundie fest was a mistake by obama. he already partook in the compassion forum with hillary in april, so he could not be accused of hiding from speaking about his faith. he had nothing to gain from showing up for this display in front of a hostile, if polite, audience.