Thursday, September 25, 2008

As it turns out...Country First wasn't just a slogan

I knew this all along, of course. But to anyone watching, who hadn't already made up their mind, and those "reasonable" folks, this is a reinforcement of that moment during the Republican Convention when McCain's speech indicated exactly what "Country First" meant.
As we're approaching an economic crisis that must be solved within the next four days, McCain puts his campaign on hold. The move is a risky one. But it's not really a "gray" area to McCain.

What is Obama's response to the crisis? He wants to keep on track to a debate where the topic is "foreign policy". Let's examine priorities here for a second. We're having an economic meltdown right now, and he wants to continue into a debate for foreign policy??

This is EXACTLY why I'd never sit thru an Obama presidency. He is alot like the democrats who've run for the post more recently. Like his predecessors, he is more apt to put a finger in the wind to see which way it is blowing, than to plant his stake, speak his mind, and lead his troops. Most of the problem with him at his age can be attributed to inexperience. He's a new player in Washington, having only been here for three years. What has he learned in the short time he HAS been here?? He has elevated himself to the number two position on "most money recieved from Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac" right after 20 year "fatcat" Chris Dodd, for one.

In fact, the more one examines Obama (in realtime...not in prose), the more one discovers that he IS just like the Washington Insiders he publicly derides. He, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd shouldn't be anywhere near the committee that is deciding the bailout. They should be testifying before it.

John McCain left partisan politics aside, and went to Washington to shoulder a load with fellow Republicans, as well as Democrats...both working on a bipartisan "TEAM" to fix our economy.
There is no "I" in TEAM, but evidently, Obama found a "ME".


Dan said...

Monk, Yes, with these actions, McCain was Senator McCain and not candidate McCain.

I am too busy campaigning, "call me if you need me" is NOT leadership.

If I were McCain, I would arrive a few minutes late to the debate. Give Obama a head start to crow about his absence, then walk calmly on stage "Sorry folks, but I had work to do for you today.."

The Bulletproof Monk said...

That would drive it home for the many lost idiots crying about "the debate must go on".
We have much larger fish to fry and Obama just showed that his prioritization skills are nonexistant.