Tuesday, June 03, 2008

McBush's Straight Jacket Express

John McCain's "Straight Talk Express" bus suffered a flat tire sometime around the announcement that he'd had a falling out with a couple of evangelical pastors, Hagee and Parsley, who according to themselves, are on a first name basis with Gawd and Jesus. This can't be very good for ol' John because being for their endorsements before he was against them will have repercussions with this base. It's been reported that up to 20% of Americans are religiously insane and with Hagee and Parsley withdrawing their support for McCain, one has to wonder where McCain goes to fill this void.

It's unlikely he's going to find much support among those earning less that a few hundred grand a year as he's pledged to make Bush's tax cuts for the already filthy rich permanent, anymore than he's gained favor with homeowners facing foreclosure whom he's referred to as speculators. He has another equally pressing dilemma in spite of his war hero status with military personnel by voting against the popular GI Bill which passed the Senate 75-22 and the House with a similar veto-proof majority.
This leaves the racists and chauvinists which Barack and Hillary wouldn't get anyway. So, looking into the 2008 general election future with both eyes open, there is no way McCain should win fair and square against either Obama or Clinton. Unfortunately we've seen just how fair and square worked in both 2000 and 2004.

So fasten your political seatbelts, the road is about to get very bumpy because the GOP and their corporate controllers have too much to lose now that they've tasted the spoils of their excesses the past twelve years. Expect every dirty political trick and then some with the support of a compromised media punditry.
Gawd help us all.