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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:42 AM
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A Frustrated John McCain
http://www.opednews.com/articles/McCain-to-NY-Times--Da...

Senator McCain is beginning to show us what a McCain presidency will look like and it ain't pretty. It's creepy. Not surprisingly, the right wing echo chamber is demonstrating what it will act like, with its latest clueless demonstration, proving that Fox News and the Drudgereport are good at what they do-- echoing talking points and delivering messages-- but short on the goods when it comes to even getting what it means to function as a journalistic operation.

Earlier this week, Obama sent the NY Times an Op-Ed ahead of a speech, one that contained new ideas and information. The NY Times opted to run it.

McCain sent a print version of what we've been seeing on TV since Obama started on his massively successful, slam dunk overseas tour. The McCain piece was a poorly written, painfully repetitive recitation of his anti-Obama, "I was right on the surge and he was wrong and won't admit it" rant. I was going to say talking point but it's no longer just a talking point. McCain looks desperate and frustrated when he launches into his tirade how, and annoyed that "we" are not getting it, not lapping up his bromides and understanding how right he is.

Just imagine what a president this kind of inability to let go, this obtuse, stuck, inability to recognize the fact that the situation has changes, that the vectors in play have changed. McCain seems imprisoned within his brittle inflexibility, stuck with his limited range of ideas. Look familiar? It should. It's the G.W. Bush modus operandi sans a pit bull Dick Cheney type to drive it through.

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:47 AM
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1. REmember, the motto of the Grey Lady is all the news that's fit to print...
that dribble from McCain wasn't fit to print in the National Enquirer.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:02 AM
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3. McCain is the presumptive nominee of one of the two major political parties in this country.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:08 AM by Benhurst
If he writes drivel and sends it off to the New York Times, we deserve a chance to read it.

If anything, The New York Times is protecting him by not publishing his latest efforts. Why am I not surprised?

As long as Senator McCain holds such an elevated position, anything he says or writes, whether insightful or inane, is news.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:57 AM
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2. McSurge is way outta line and confused...only 2 things for him..surge and service
he thinks we owe him for his mil service and for

the surge....the Iraqis themselves had already started 2 months before our new troops got there...it was they, who decided enough is enough and initiated efforts to expell the terrorists

We made it easier for them...

Since there is still fighting...no one can say if Peace has been attained.
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