Liberalscum Buster

April 30, 2008

John McCain and GW Bush have a lot in common.

McCain flew 23 combat missions over Vietnam. The average Air force pilot flew about 100. Many naval pilots flew over 300.

McCain’s service was certainly honorable and commendable but I question his hero status unless you consider everyone who put their lives on the line in Nam to be war heroes.

McCain got into and through the Naval Academy and flight school because he had a father and grandfather who were four star admirals. He lost a total of 5 planes. At least 3 of the accidents were probably his own fault.

Put that together with his place at the bottom of his class at the USNA , his superstitiousness and his temper and I do not see McCain as the person that I would like to see in the Presidency.

John McCain is another version of GW Bush.
Both men had very smart, multitalented successful fathers and grandfathers. Both men got into and through prestigious universities as legacies. Both men had advantages that many would kill for.

George W. Bush’ talent has been to fail gracefully with style and aplomb. At Yale he was the go-to guy to hang out with for his more cerebral classmates when they wanted to rest heir intellectual neurons. He was a drifter with a drinking problem until he was 40. He failed gracefully in a succession of businesses until the Neocons propped him up as their front and got him into the largely ceremonial post of Texas Governor.

McCains nickname in high school was “McNasty”. His belligerance gave him the image as a warrior and served him well in the Navy and in Congress. Belligerant people who can make “nice-nice” can do well. McCain’s father was an admiral and his mother was a wealthy oil heiress. She was known as the “Auntie Mame of the Navy”.

Neither GW Bush nor McCain is stupid but neither of them is very cerebral. McCain was more energetic than Bush and a credible jock in his younger days. McCain’ s bluster and Bush’s likeable cheerleader image are their main stocks in trade respectively.

Both of them were born on third base but strut around as if they had hit triples.



  1. Choosing between the lesser of evils which we incapably chose when there was at least one worthy is a clearly avoidable mistake that we’ll pay for just as we’ve been paying for in our regression of progressive sniveling.

    The fact that we haven’t become capable despite having the resource within all of our own homes is beyond merely pathetic with no possible excuse.

    “It seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.
    If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.” — Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 1, 27 October 1787) Reference: Hamilton, Federalist No. 1.

    Comment by Winghunter — April 30, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

  2. winghunter

    About 40% of Americans will vote Republican no matter what and the same number will vote Democrat no matter what for President and the remaining 20% will decide who becomes President.

    The most capable people do not run for a variety of reasons.

    The best person does not always win. Sometimes because one candidate ran a better campaign and sometimes Americans in the aggregate choose badly.

    Usually both candidates have been reasonably qualified to be President.

    In my humble opinion since I have been aware of Presidential elections, the respective political parties have always at least given us a choice between 2 candidates who were capable of being president (until the year 2000) I have voted as follows

    1948 Dewey vs Truman (rooted for Dewey)
    1960 Nixon vs Kennedy NIXON
    1964 Johnson vs Goldwater JOHNSON
    1968 Nixon vs Humphrey NIXON
    1972 Nixon vs McGovern NIXON
    1976 Ford vs Carter FORD
    1980 Carter vs Reagan (I voted for ED CLARK)I have since gained more respect for both Reagan and Carter)
    1984 Reagan vs Mondale MONDALE
    1988 GHW Bush vs Dukakis BUSH
    1992 Clinton vs GHW Bush CLINTON
    1996 Clinton vs Dole CLINTON
    2000 GW Bush vs Gore GORE
    2004 GW Bush vs. Kerry KERRY (Kerry was my 5th choice among the Dems. Edwards was my 6th)

    Political party, race, age gender are not among my criteria.

    The GOP had to have known that GW Bush was not capable of being President. Maybe they did not anticipate that Gore would run such a bad campaign or that Ralph Nader would prove the law of unintended results . Maybe they were not wild about either McCain or Dubya.The Neocons were behind Dubya and they had money. As a result, the GOP lost some of its grandeur as the Neocons moved in.

    Neocons are now starting to gather around McCain. It turns out that McCain is not much more cerebral than GW Bush. Superficially they may look different but the more I research the question , the more I am scared of a McCain Presidency.

    “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”
    — Henry Mencken

    Comment by gasdocpol — April 30, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

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