Thursday, May 27, 2004

Trade Elmer Fudd for John McCain!

A whole lotta people are saying that the best way to reunite these Divided States, reclaim the national standing and integrity abroad, and end this uncivil Cultural Civil War is to get Republican Senator John McCain to join John Kerry as candidate for Vice President.

Sounds like a pretty good idea, the kind of idea a "uniter, not a divider" might want to encourage.

But it appears McCain might not want to flee the Republican Party, and despite this recent encounter with Professional Moron and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, one would assume that the GOP doesn't want another Senator to jump ship in the middle of a Bush-inspired 'Titanic moment', aka Armageddon.


WASHINGTON (CNN)

...Talking to reporters, Hastert pretended not to know who McCain was when asked about a recent statement by the GOP senator from Arizona.

As other House GOP members stood behind him laughing, Hastert, R-Illinois, then expressed doubt that McCain was indeed a Republican.

The exchange started when a reporter asked: "Can I combine a two issues, Iraq and taxes? I heard a speech from John McCain the other day..."

Hastert: "Who?"

Reporter: "John McCain."

Hastert: "Where's he from?"

Reporter: "He's a Republican from Arizona."

Hastert: "A Republican?"

Amid nervous laughter, the reporter continued with his question: "Anyway, his observation was never before when we've been at war have we been worrying about cutting taxes and his question was, 'Where's the sacrifice?'"

Hastert: "If you want to see the sacrifice, John McCain ought to visit our young men and women at Walter Reed and Bethesda. There's the sacrifice in this country. We're trying to make sure they have the ability to fight this war, that they have the wherewithal to be able to do it. And, at the same time, we have to react to keep this country strong."

Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center are two military hospitals in the Washington area.

McCain, a prisoner of war during Vietnam, later released a written statement, taking issue with the spending habits of Republican lawmakers.

"The Speaker is correct in that nothing we are called upon to do comes close to matching the heroism of our troops. All we are called upon to do is not spend our nation into bankruptcy while our soldiers risk their lives. I fondly remember a time when real Republicans stood for fiscal responsibility. Apparently those days are long gone for some in our party."

== end of CNN excerpt ==


So here's an angry little Denny Hastert lecturing John McCain -- an ex-aviator who was held prisoner and tortured in Vietnam -- on the sacrfices of war! What a world-class dick! Can the irony get any thicker with these Right-Wing chickenhawk assholes? Cheney "had other priorities" -- Bush was too busy doing cocaine to show up for duty with the danger-filled National Guard, and John McCain has to have "sacrifices" pointed out to him by some arrogant asshole *WHO NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY.

*Um, that would be Hastert, by the way. (There are so many neo-con hawks who avoided service, that I thought I should point that out.)

But hey, sports fans, let's see that wing-cannon open fire once again in slow-motion:

"...The Speaker is correct in that nothing we are called upon to do comes close to matching the heroism of our troops. All we are called upon to do is not spend our nation into bankruptcy while our soldiers risk their lives. I fondly remember a time when real Republicans stood for fiscal responsibility. Apparently those *days are long gone for some in our party."

* see Jan. 20, 2001 for exact date (Bush inauguration)

Ya gotta love this guy! McCain takes the high road, uses a rare touch of irony and satire, BAM, slam dunks that knuckle-draggin' dipshit Hastert and his entire political party!

Whoo-hoo! WE NEED THIS GUY! But how...?

Hmmmm....

I've got an idea: red-rover, red-rover... we'll trade one ELMER FUDD, uh, I mean Joe Lieberman for one JOHN MCCAIN. They can have that wheezy, bloated, constipated cartoon character, the best Republican the Democrats have ---

And we'll take that honest, fiesty, half-whacked, emotional, ex-"war hero" who values integrity above electability, calls 'em as he sees 'em, and is the Best Damn Democrat the Republicans have ever produced.

We'll trade one Elmer Joe Fuddlieberman for one John McCain: Fair enough?

C'mon, we might even throw in a Zell Miller...

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