Thursday, October 23, 2008

McCain turns on GOP

As Senator John McCain’s hopes for a win on Nov. 4 fade, he’s started to lash out in frustration at his own Republican Party. Here is a paragraph from The Washington Times:

Sen. John McCain on Wednesday blasted President Bush for building a mountain of debt for future generations, failing to pay for expanding Medicare and abusing executive powers, leveling his strongest criticism to date of an administration whose unpopularity may be dragging the Republican Party to the brink of a massive electoral defeat.

Such remarks must surely be unprecedented for a presidential candidate to make about his own party. The litany of past Republican/Bush policies and issues with which he disagrees and renounces is staggering, for example:

  • Spending;
  • the conduct of the war in Iraq for years;
  • growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society;
  • laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America;
  • owing $500 billion to China;
  • failure to both enforce and modernize the financial regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century;
  • failure to address the issue of climate change seriously.

“We just let things get completely out of hand,” Senator McCain said in his repudiation of his own party’s policies during its rule in the past eight years.

Wow, Senator Barack Obama could not have said it better himself. According to Senator McCain, the GOP has screwed up for eight years, but he—the GOP’s candidate—is the only one who can clear up the mess the GOP made.

Some logic, eh?

[Source: The Washington Times Web site]

1 comment:

  1. McCain's got a good point. A lot of what Bush did in his 8 years weren't at all conservative (deficits, bigger government). I'm glad McCain finally brought up the debt issue. That's absurd!