July 29, 2008
Ponnuru: If you could get the Democrats to agree, or at least to come to the table on entitlements or on tax simplification, are those circumstances under which youd be willing to accept a tax increase?
Sen. McCain: No; no.
PONNURU: No circumstances?
Sen. McCain: No. None. None.
MCCAIN: I am a supporter of sitting down together and putting everything on the table and coming up with an answer. So, there is nothing I would take off the table. There was nothing I would demand.
I think that's the way that Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill did it. And that's what we have to do again. . . . I have said and will say, I will say that everything has to be on the table, if we're going to reach a bipartisan agreement. I've been in bipartisan negotiations before. I know how you reach a conclusion. We all have to sit down together with everything on the table.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So, that means payroll tax increases are on the table, as well?
MCCAIN: There is nothing that's off the table. I have my positions, and I'll articulate them. But nothing's off the table.
I don't want tax increases. Of course I'd like to have young Americans have some of their money put into an account with their name on it. But that doesn't mean that anything is off the table...
Try as I might, I cannot envision actually gnoshing on this particular sandwich. As far as I can tell, we're all getting force fed a Mammoth Turd-Burger this year, regardless of whom we vote for. However, I don't plan to help make it any bigger.
One thought, though: the Obama supporters appear to be more detached from reality than your average moonbat. Over at Batshit Crazy, John Cole actually stated that the MSM was in the tank for McCain. And while I enjoy the point-and-laugh quality that the site excretes on an almost hourly basis, I couldn't resist commenting at such blatant stupidity. It was something along the lines of "rejecting reality and inserting your own version". Of course, the Obamalytes immediately started screeching and calling me stupid for not noticing that I had been rebutted in the comments above. Let me try to clarify for their sake, and I'll type slowly and use small words so that they might understand:
1) Repeatedly stating baseless assertions does not make them true, no matter how much you wish that they were. I'll wait while you restart your heart.
2) Linking to a handful of pro-McCain pieces does not prove that the media is "in the tank" for him. In your mind, of course, any anti-Obamamessiah piece is obvious proof of pro-McCain bias. To most people with functioning brains, though, it's merely and indication that not 100% of the MSM wants Obama to win.
Update: With regards to my second point above, I've rethought my position a little because I think that, frighteningly, I understand the warped thinking that drives some detachment from reality. When pundits or commentators exhibit such overt Obama worship that it appears that they still have his cock in their collective mouths, this does not mean that the MSM loves him. Rather, it's merely and expression of reality the way that the Obamalytes see it. Any deviation from that constant political blowjob is therefore considered heresy and proof of an overt McCain infatuation by the press. Therefore, pro-McCain pieces, no matter how rare, indicate that the MSM is in the tank for Maverick. Frankly, I don't know what to say about such sublime idiocy. It's not cognitive dissonance, it's rank stupidity, willful ignorance and blatant dishonest all rolled into one.
Ah well, I suppose in the land of unicorns things are always pretty, so I understand the attraction. Maybe they can tell me what color the sky is in their world.
Update: As much as I think that McCain is gonna get steamrolled this November, I'm curious as to how those morons will react if he manages to beat Obama this year. I wonder: will they rend their clothes and cover themselves in ashes? Or piss and moan impotently and then bend over and take it up the tailpipe? Either way, it would be fun to watch, except that McCain would then be president, which means that the shit sandwich finally reached epic proportions.
Update: I'm not the only who thinks that "the press is in the tank for McCain" is an absurd contention. Of course, most people with IQs above room temperature- Celsius- know better.
Update: Unrelated, but the following quote by Ace is in the spirit of the post above:
And you do realize the point you're making -- even if it weren't so absurdly flawed -- is, as the delightful French phrase has it, so fucking stupid it sounds like you skull-fucked yourself with the Retard-Stick?
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