• Sen. John McCain Rails Against Short-Sighted Political Gimmickry

    Yesterday afternoon, John McCain — the man who held his precioussss presidency in the palm of hand before that tricksy Obama came and stoles it! – took to the Senate floor with some harsh but wise words for the Tea Party-influenced denizens of the House

    "The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue and the public will turn en masse against Barack Obama…. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea party hobbits could return to Middle-earth having defeated Mordor.

    "This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP Senate nominees," he said, referring to the failed tea-party-backed candidates from Nevada and Delaware.

    "The reality is the debt limit will be raised one way or the other…. If conservatives defeat the [GOP] plan, they will not only undermine their House majority, they will go far to reelecting Mr. Obama and making entitlements that much harder to reform."

    Hahahaha! "Crack political thinking." Good one, Senator McCain! You know how these young upstarts in the party can be. So willing to gamble away the entire pot over an potentially-exciting though untested upstart with more a knack for mouthing bumper-sticker slogans than understanding the realities of government.

    Where could they possibly haven't gotten such crazy ideas for candidates behind which to throw their full support and before which to place the security of the nation? Why do they so refuse to take lessons from wiser and more pragmatic congressional veterans like you? We'll just never know.

    Kids these days, I'm tellin' ya.

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    Tags: Debt, Economy, House of Representatives, John Boehner, John McCain, Senate, Tea Party


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