The Other McCain

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I Would Just Like To Point Out. . .

Posted on | August 9, 2011 | 10 Comments

by Smitty

. . .that anybody who is surprised that a mortal man cannot magically fix the economy ought to have their head examined.

Yeah, he was supposed to be all that and scoop of ice cream, the most over-sold thin since XML.

Sure, it’s a bad thing that his ideas aren’t proving much.

But it’s an order of magnitude worse that a supposedly liberty-based country has gone so far in abdicating that liberty to some finite individual. It’s disgusting. Knock it off. Scale back this government, and let’s be about digging ourselves out, people.


10 Responses to “I Would Just Like To Point Out. . .”

  1. greg46107
    August 9th, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    Excellent. Can we all just get on with fixing things?

  2. Anonymous
    August 9th, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    Who are you calling a mortal man, you wretched morlock?

  3. adolph.stephens
    August 9th, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    “digging ourselves out”?  WTF? 

    Seriously, I can hardly fathom that we now live in a country where responsibility, accountability, making the hard choice, standing up for individual liberty, and living within our means is equated with terrorism, extremism, and racism.

  4. Anonymous
    August 9th, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Ugh (proglodytes)gimme gimme gimme      Borrow, Tax, and Spend

  5. Adjoran
    August 9th, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    Look, the guy essentially promised he could heal the earth and make the oceans recede, but simply submitting a written budget is beyond him?

    Check out WSJ’s Bret Stephens’ intriguingly titled, “Is Obama Smart?”:

  6. McGehee
    August 9th, 2011 @ 7:55 pm


    There’s nothing at all wrong with blaming somebody for either (a) failing to keep a promise or (b) making a promise he knew he couldn’t keep or (c) that he knew he just wouldn’t even try to keep.

    I don’t particularly care which of these applies to Obama (though I’d say at least two of the three), but AFAIC anyone who fails to hold him accountable is complicit in his guilt.

  7. Charles
    August 9th, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    The XML President, that’s good. But XML won’t go away either.

  8. Malclave
    August 9th, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Don’t forget the assertion (from Mrs. Obama, I think?) that only Barack could “fix our souls”.

    Obama did not run, and was not elected, as a “mortal man”.  His campaign was about him as a messianic figure.

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  10. Anonymous
    August 10th, 2011 @ 6:31 am

    Heh.  XML.

    At least XML does what it’s supposed to do.