Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pony with that, sir?

Watching the news last night, I was struck by the difference between the Obama and McCain line on the financial crisis. Obama focused on how bad the crisis was and who was responsible. He gave the impression of someone just overwhelmed by how bad this shit is, which is a reasonable reaction. McCain promised to fix it and get everyone a pony.

People like ponies.

McCain is going to win this election if Obama doesn't wake the fuck up. No one wants to hear who's to blame. No one gives a shit that McCain is a liar and his whole team are corporate lobbyists. No one is going to ask the hard question--exactly how are you going to fix it, John? It's a battle of rhetoric. All of a sudden, a man who blustered and bullshitted his way to the Democratic nomination has lost the wind from his sails.

The question how McCain plans to fix the crisis is obviously one that anyone reasonable would find difficult. Republicans don't like restraints on the "free market", so how would he do it?

Well, the answer doesn't matter. McCain doesn't have the slightest clue how to fix, or any intention at all of fixing, the financial crisis. He's promising ponies, not outlining policies.


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