Incompetence you can count on

September 18th, 2008

It’s almost as if McCain doesn’t realize the networks have tapes of his public comments

September 18th, 2008

It’s almost as if McCain doesn’t realize the networks have tapes of his public comments.

John McCain’s metamorphosis on economic matters has been a sight to behold. He was, literally just days ago, fiercely opposed to regulation of the financial industry and an opponent of government bailouts. As of yesterday, he’s the exact opposite. It led ABC News to do this fairly devastating report last night.

Biggest “Maverick” fangirl of all dumps John McCain

September 18th, 2008

Elizabeth Drew, who, as author of Citizen McCain had a major role in defining the myth of John McCain being a “maverick,” has come out against John McCain in his run for the Presidency.

Read all about it in modemocrat’s latest diary at Daily Kos.

Flip Flopper John McCain

September 18th, 2008

John McCain wanted less regulation of the financial services industry until he was suddenly for more regulation.

Of course, the truth is that John McCain still opposes any real oversight over the financial services industry.

He sure is trying hard to run away from his past though. Just take a look at John McCain Vs. John McCain On Regulation.

John McCain and Sarah Palin are baldfaced liars

September 18th, 2008

Obama wants to teach sex to kindergarteners? Lie.

Palin opposed the Bridge to Nowhere? Lie.

Palin hasn’t taken earmarks as Governor? Lie.

Alaska produces 20% of America’s energy? Lie.

Palin visited Iraq and Ireland? Lie

Hurricane Ike – Katrina all over again?

September 18th, 2008

Did FEMA drop the ball again?

Think Progress has reported the fact that the Feds decided to restrict airspace and press access to the hardest hit areas of Texas:

[KTRK TV] reporter Wayne Dolcefino revealed that media have been blocked from covering Hurricane Ike’s devastation. In a press conference, Dolcefino pressed Gov. Rick Perry on why media aren’t even allowed to fly over parts of Galveston Island, noting that media access was far better in Mississippi and Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Perry tried to brush off Dolcefino’s concerns, but eventually passed blame to federal officials.

One has to wonder why. Capitol Annex points out that:

Dolcefino went on to compare the media’s lack of access to the situation in Myanmar, where the media was denied access to many areas hit hard by disaster there.

In addition, some sources tell Capitol Annex that local government leaders and some legislators have already begun to criticize both the state response and FEMA’s response to Ike, although none of that has been covered by the media yet.

For what it’s worth, MSNBC has reported that:

For days, hot, hungry and thirsty victims of Ike’s strike have waited hours for handouts and scrounged for fuel. Phone lines were overburdened as evacuees tried, unsuccessfully, to register for help. Others denounced the suggestion to go to a Web site, impossible when they still had no power.

“They’re still screwed up. They haven’t remedied their problem,” said Galveston nurse Reginald Cleveland, one of thousands of evacuees stuck at a shelter in San Antonio. He signed up with FEMA when he checked into the shelter, but then was told to call a number at which no one answered. “I say, put the people out. They obviously don’t know what they’re doing.”

Joe Biden’s Speech in St. Clair Shores, Michigan on September 15, 2008

September 17th, 2008

In this excellent speech, Joe Biden offers the best explanation I’ve yet heard about why it’s important that we elect Barack Obama and why electing McCain would be a disaster for our country and the world.

It’s a shame he didn’t make this same basic speech during the Democratic Convention when more people would have seen it.