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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:14 PM
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Josh Marshall: "McCain is simply too dangerous and unstable to be president"
I know I've made this point in various ways in several posts over the last day or so. But watching John McCain speak about the Georgian crisis in the video below should deeply worry anyone interested in a sane US foreign policy -- or the safety of their children. One arch joke from the earlier part of this decade was that the one good thing about the neocons obsession with getting into a war with Iraq was that it distracted them from their much bigger obsessions -- ratcheting up Cold Wars with China and/or Russia.

The people that are pulling McCain's strings are the people who want to push us into a new Cold War with the Russians -- and ironically and a bit improbably with the Chinese too. But the Russians are probably more willing to oblige us since their power remains limited to oil reserves and military power. In other words, they're people McCain's folks can understand and vice versa.

McCain is going out of his way to cast this as a replay of 1938 and 1939. Is it really in our interest to get into a renewed Cold War with Russia right now? Do we have the military resources for a proxy/advisor war in the Caucasus at the moment? Should we find ourselves in the situation where the Russians want to reassert their sway in Eastern Europe, we would have some very serious and consequential decisions to make. But this just is not that. The key is that McCain, both in terms of policy and temperament, wants to court that result.

It's sort of funny when he's just an unhinged senator. But think for a moment where we'd be if this man were president right now, as he may well be in six months. This man takes the counsel of the people who got us into the Iraq War. On foreign policy, he is in league with the people who were so extreme they've now largely been kicked out of the Bush administration. People like John Bolton and others like him.

It's beyond Obama or political strategy or dinging McCain on this or that policy.

This man is simply too dangerous and unstable to be president. People need to wake up and get a look of the preview he's giving us of a McCain presidency.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/208141.php

video here......

McCain gets on the grandiosity bandwagon talking about the crisis in Georgia.

Notice too that McCain's first talking point is that Georgia was one of the first countries to officially adopt Christianity. Beside pandering to the Christian right, what is the relevance of that exactly? This is one dangerous guy ...


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/208137.php
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:16 PM
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1. mclame is beyond sick. he is too dangerous and too unstable to be anything but retired, with
round-the-clock supervision.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:19 PM
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2. He has no idea what he's doing
just what we need... another bottom-of-the-class hothead (definitely not)
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:20 PM
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3. Most Democrats know that, the real question is how do those 44% to 47% showing up in the polls who'
...feel about McCain's instability and dangerous stands on issues? That question needs to be asked
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:20 PM
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4. 100,000% In Total Agreement. My alarms have been going off for 2 days straight. nt
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:24 PM
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5. McCain: "I know I speak for every American today, we are all Georgians,"
Pennsylvania (AFP) Republican White House hopeful John McCain Tuesday stepped up a fusillade against Russian "aggression" and declared that today, "we are all Georgians."

Addressing voters in Pennsylvania, McCain said he had spoken by telephone earlier with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who he said wanted to thank the American people for their support.

"I told him that I know I speak for every American when I say to him, today, we are all Georgians," said the Republican, a hardliner against Russia who wants the mighty nation expelled from the Group of Eight club.


I bet it was the Russians that took McCain's Strawberries. HE'S NUTS!!!!
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 03:17 PM
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8. Historical note: Stalin was a Georgian
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 03:32 PM
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13. Factonista!!
McCain scares the crap out of me. It's like these guys (and I include Bush in there, as its his policy largely responsible for what's going on), they act as though there words don't have consequences. As though the things they say to American audiences are only for domestic consumption and that foreign countries will never heard a word of it.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:30 PM
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6. if there's another Cold War, will the Islamofascists become freedom fighters again?
will the neocons engineer a propaganda campaign to convince us Osama is a hero? 9/11? That's old news!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 02:44 PM
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7. Yes he is!
The people need to know this. Right now, folks only know the PR routine that CNN, the WH and John McCain are pulling over on us.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 03:20 PM
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9. The old fucker wants to go out with a bang
He needs to be denied.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 03:26 PM
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10. McBush is looking and acting increasingly unstable, but
MSM continues to give him a pass. I guess it would make a good story if the senile old fart hits the nuclear button instead of the alarm clock.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 03:29 PM
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11. No SHIT Sherlock!! McCain wants to send NG troops to
Georgia, because he thought ATLANTA was invaded by the Russians!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 03:32 PM
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12. EXACTLY! If the RNC wants to label Obama as 'risky' the only label for McCain is 'dangerous'
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 03:34 PM
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14. but...but... but he won't raise our taxes!
:sarcasm:
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 04:44 PM
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15. K & R!
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