McCain – Republican Royalists Re-visited

The Loquacious Liaison League & Loyal Lobbyists

“We fear McCain is much more dangerous than more of the same.”

Clearly the U.S. Constitution provides for the lobbying of Congress, and to that point, the mjgramm.jpgprotection of  lobbying seems to have mystically transformed itself into protection of lobbyists. For instance, one of architects of the type of unbridled financial deregulation that has indisputably led to our national mortgage disgrace is former Senator Phil Gramm (R-Texas) Co-Chair of McCain’s presidential campaign. Read Politico here.

fiorina.jpgAdd to that mix, conferees such as Carly Fiorina, who last was scene riding the rails out of Silicon Valley with a boxcar full of dough after causing a revolution at HP that set the company back 10 years.  Not only did she manage to alienate the talent at acquired Compaq, Inc., she pleaded for patience with her branded value-added integrators while her henchman began violating non-compete agreements and offering the integrators customers cheaper deals if they did business directly with HP.

And just to add to the list of lobbyists that performed hawking acts for EADS (European hoover.jpgAeronautic and Defence Co.) and now strategically placed among the McCain election campaign.  (A recent article dicussing McCain’s role in the Pentagon’s choice of Airbus to displace US Based Boeing to build the next military tanker plane here) and we can see a seond coming of the Royalists that could spin FDR in his grave. John McCain, while not as lucid as Herbert Hoover, does share his lack of tact, as evidenced by his Gregorian chant speaking style which is compounded by his lackluster thinking style.  We fear McCain is much more dangerous than more of the same.

Ridiculous Comparisons – McCain and Clinton Share the Stage

“… claimed to misspeak, as opposed to being mistaken”

If you want to see the real John McCain – search the Internet for dialogues that can’t bemccainhat.jpg rehearsed and speeches that aren’t written by others – so that you can get a glimpse of the his lack of information, knowledge of history and feel for governance.  For instance, recently, although soft-balled by the corporate media, John McCain equated the occupation and invasion of Iraq with the continued US presence in Japan, Korea and Germany.

We were dumbstruck with the lack of critical challenge from the cowering corporate media in this barely conscious allegory, instead of the obvious comparison to Viet Nam.  A war that was not victorious, an occupation that remained bloody and a political battle that empowered the military industrial complex pricisely the way President Eisenhower warned in his farewell address.

hillwideeyed.jpgIt is also our opinion that the Democratic Party’s lack of unity and Hillary Clinton’s recent symbolic embrace of her friend John McCain’s leadership, was a dangerous and offensive slap in the face not to her intended victim, Barack Obama, but to the Democratic party at large.  It is the Clinton Campaign’s ‘anything goes’ / ‘kitchen sink’ styled attack that reveals a similar danger in Hillary Clinton’s leadership style.

Recent gaffes about Bosnia and mistakingly promoting that her landing party was under attack or taking sniper fire during a trip in the late 90’s was characterized as misspeaking.hillarybosnia.jpg We beg to differ.  Misspeaking is when one mispronounces someone’s name, or attributes the wrong person to a quote.  Both the person and the quote exist in fact.  Misremembering is something quite different and should be subject to every scrutiny on this matter and other matters where she has claimed to misspeak, as opposed to being mistaken. Mistaken is a mild way of characterizing a little girl and flowers as sniper fire.

No one has suggested that she has to have combat experience to be able to capably be our Nation’s civilian Command-in-Chief.  We do think this was an attempt to further her claims of being tested.  While we understand that her campaign thought the tag-line would be a good tool against Obama’s relative newness on the National political scene, it has yet to be substantiated.

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Clinton / McCain: Blowing Smoke Up Your Eyes

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“… an alarming self-aggrandizing memory lapse.”

By now everyone has heard or read the Hillary Clinton got a little confused about hillpenn.jpgsomething that she may have watched at the movies,  A simple review of the news accounts from the period showed Chelsea accompanying her as well as comedian / performer Sindbad, who coincidentally, contradicted her multiple accounts.  Fair enough, she misspoke about a flawed recollection and also embellished a little about it in her memoir.  Of and in itself, not really a big deal, although an alarming self-aggrandizing memory lapse.

  “… that McCain had solicited the endorsement had completely slipped John McCain’s mind.”

macainhagee.jpgSpeaking of memory lapse, John McCain recently suggested that he couldn’t see how Barack Obama could distance himself from the assertions of Rev. Wright, since he remained a member of Trinity Church; completely forgetting that after hugging the porcine Christo-Fascist Rev. Hagee,  he defended criticisms by invoking that he didn’t agree with many of Hagee’s beliefs and shouldn’t be held accountable for things the Pastor believes that he (McCain) does not believe.

About a week later, the revelation (pardon the expression) that McCain had solicited the endorsement had completely slipped John McCain’s mind, and although the portly Rev. Hagee has made numerous public statements affirming that McCain’s people sought his endorsement, McCain is still a little foggy.

 White House or Bust

“… Clinton is willing to completely polarize the Democratic Party …”

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What is a big deal though, is the harsh negativity and half truths that Team Hillary has introduced into this race for the Democratic nomination, that has many wondering to what end?  It’s as though the greater Team Clinton is willing to completely polarize the Democratic Party in order to win a Presidency that clearly does not appear to be within her legitimate grasp.

McCain and Hillary have much more in common than their memory lapses.  They both represent powerful interests that are bent on re-securing the power of the White House that has spiraled out of good public opinion. For McCain its the NeoCon empire of Right Wing extremists that he’s been willing to embrace in order that he can occupy the White House.

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McCain’s Hand at Fiction

“Unfit for commmand??  We believe he’s unfit to use a remote control.”

A week after John McCain has reported (just short of using the term swimmingly) that things are getting better in Iraq – Baghdad violence surges and no less than 2 major military agreements are in ruin.  Certainly he took no heed in the fact that the shopping trip he went on with 100 troops and two Blackhawk helicopters in tow last year was not possible this trip because of increased violence.  Yet, his words told us of improvement.

Unfit for command??  We believe he’s unfit to use a remote control.

Admittedly, McCain is not a brain surgeon.  He’s not an accountant, nor a Constitutional expert.  What then is he?  We’ll leave that to the electorate that are still cheering him regardless of the fact that he may be worse than more of the same.  If you’ve been here before, you know that we think that John McCain is nuts. Tin Foil Hat Nuts.  We’re not alone.  <How Insane is John McCain? – here>

Obama Climbing Mount Pennsylvania Despite Detractors

– 26 Mar 08, San Jose, CA; The Almost Daily Binx; by Binx101

Obama Campaigning – Always Challenging, Rarely Negative

“Lou Dobbs  … incinuated … Obama … encouraging ethno-centric divisions….”

The revolution of news cycles has finally slowed to a hum following a tire screaching return from the Easter break.  The brief respite has inspired the following lexicon:

  1. PUNDIT: Often and irritatingly mispronounced ‘PUN-DINT,’ refers to political analysts,  in common usage.  It’s origin is considered to be English language use in Colonial India and refera to a native Indian guide trained in observing the far-off frontiers and near inaccessible landscape and delivering cogent observations of the same to authorities.  We consider that many of today’s political pundits have beendobbs2.jpg visiting far off lands where they have become deluded into believing they are legitimate journalists and their fictional observations of utmost importance to the American Public.    Lou Dobbs comes to mind, as he has incinuated that Barack Obama is pandering to Mexican Americans and encouraging ethno-centric divisions in the voting population because he received the endorsement of Bill Richardson.  He further suggested that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Obama and subsequent words in Spanish, was divisive and somehow un-American; because it hails divisions in our society (by Democrats) which leads us to our next word.
  2. Psychotropics: Pharmaceuticals that can not only perform incredible feats for shareholders, but occasionally can transport a severely suffering patient from despair to the safety of common sense and reason. Often the only life-line to uselfulness for some.
  3. Great Wall of China:  The polar opposite of the Statue of Liberty – but we digress.

Barak Obama and Bill Richardson have not responded to Lou Dobb’s assertions, or rather, incinuations that thier bridge building and very well received rally was a derisive and divisive.  However, Air America’s Sam Seder, not only provided sufficient clips of Dobb’s broadcast but also very worthwhile commentary while filling in for Randi Rhodes on 25 Mar 08.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania and North Carolina Polling Indicate Upward Trends for Obama

“…  an impassioned speech …  singularly symbolic of American Patriotism.”

Despite Lou Dobb’s odd observation of the Richardson endorsement, it is apparent that richardson_obama.jpgthe brief Easter respite has revealed a positve assessment by the electorate of Sen. Obama’s handling of Reverend Wright’s provocative comments. Although Wright’s words and a montage of his most controversial comments were on a near continuous loop throughout corporate media broadcast assets. Obama never cried foul, never claimed “shame on you”and instead gave an impassioned speech, that if nothing else, was singularly symbolic of American Patriotism.

Polling results and a good story were available today and can be viewed at 411mani.com here. They are particularly interesting results since the Obama campaign hasn’t even begun their actual campaign strategy in Pennsylvania.

Pundits Gone Wild

“… Brian Kilmeade walked off the set of Fox …”

Pundits were covering the gamut last week en masse.  It included everything from wallace.jpgkilmeade.jpgdeclaring an end to the Obama’s campaign to FOX News broadcast face-offs because of objections by other Fox news personalities. Uncomfortable with fellow info-tainers harsh and somewhat inappropriate commentary on the matter, Brian Kilmeade walked off the set of Fox and Friends, and was followed by Chris Wallace offering some further criticism of  Obama-bashing co-hosts Steve Doocey and Gretchen Carlson.

We think Obama has touched many more Americans, than the polls accurately reveal, or that Clinton campaign leadership calculated.  Pennsylvania may in fact, be much more contentious than Ed Rendell or other Clinton supporters realized and could very likely be both the defining and ultimately unifying stage for the party in order to address the Republican campaign distortions of John McCain.

John McCain: “… I Don’t Care What Anybody Says!”

25 Mar 08, San Jose, CA, The Almost Daily Binx, by Binx101

NEO CON Talking Points

” …lacks in statesmanship he compensates with a frightening loyalty …”

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… And my Democrat opponents who want to pull out of Iraq refuse to understand what’s being said and what’s happening _ and that is the central battleground is Iraq in this struggle against radical Islamic extremism,” said John McCain;  just as the US Death Toll in Iraq passed the 4,000 dead mark.

Indeed, John McCain is one tough talking hombre – and that is precisely what his supporters want to hear him say.  What he lacks in statesmanship he compensates with a225px-william_kristol.jpg frightening loyalty to a “Stay-the-Course” credo adopted by the Bush administration in the worst management of our Nation’s affairs in World History.  Just ask William Krystol, the Neo Con man about town, that has been very Right, but not correct on any political observation since he was dubbed “Dan Quayle’s Brain.”

Continuously pushing the Islamic extremist line in an effort to garner support from his ilk of American, John McCain further drives world opinion  as the antithesis of America’s former greatness.  He may be even less “statesman-like” than George W. Bush, if that’s at all possible.

We’re Succeeding in Iraq?

“… world peace … seeing the United States as a haven for mentally deranged leaders … dark ages.”

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This leaves little doubt that John McCain has taken the loyalty oath to the NEO CON empire.  Some of the American public desperate to prove that the U.S. invasion of  Iraq  was actually a response to the pleas of Iraqis to topple the dictator Saddam Hussein; this continuous eroding acid rain of misinformation has crept into the American understanding and pockets of U.S. citizens actually have adopted the propoganda in the same manner as McCain, in order to assuage the terrible guilt.

The kind of terrible guilt that drives unconscionable blindness to inhumane conditions that our Nation has actually produced in the Nation, dispossessing tens of thousands of otherwise peaceful Iraqi Jews, Christians and Muslims.  A haunting of the reality that the United States’ antagonistic meddling in the region has done little to aid a peace process since the end of World War II and much to keep the pot boiling.

Our first step towards world peace will be when the rest of the world stops seeing the United States as a haven for mentally deranged leaders with the potential of plunging the marionette.jpgbalance of the globe into the dark ages.

John McCain is just another stage character in the political puppet cast that Americans have been buying as legitimate leadership, instead of the political theatrical farce it has become.

John McCain: Liar, Lunatic or Lamprey

20 Mar 08, San Jose, CA; The Almost Daily Binx; by Binx101

McCain Conflates Insurgents and Al Quaeda

In a stunning series of misstatements, lapses in reality or purposeful conflation of competing violent forces, John McCain has been regularly misinforming anyone who will lmccaintux.jpgisten, about the facts on the ground in Iraq.  Simply stated – he just makes stuff up.  Chaperoned by Lindsay Graham and Joe Lieberman, McCain repeatedly has been making misstatements about actual facts to the amazement of his detractors and the chagrin of his supporters for nearly four years since he first hugged George Bush, made up with Jerry Falwell and broke loaves with Pat Robertson. However, his penchant for malapropism and his unique and somewhat disconnected style has seemed to heighten since he accepted the endorsement of the Catholic hating and Race baiting porcine preacher, Pastor John Hagee.

Neo Con Broadcast Flotilla: Search and Rescue

The Ultra-conservative story telling newsies have been exercising their free speech with Naval precision and have created a gale force wind to power what appears to a right wing spokes-model regatta in order to elevate the diminutive McCain to honorary Admiral of regatta.jpgthe Neo Con Navy.

The corporate news media has given him so much coverage on his recent trip to Iraq, Israel and the UK, that we at The Almost Daily Binx have deduced that this was a campaign strategy that actually permitted McCain to use public funds in order to keep him in the news while the Democratic slugfest gets uglier.  All in all, not a bad strategy, playing by the rules.  Kudo’s for McCain’s ingenious use of life-support.

The Sucking Fish

That’s how a lamprey feeds.  It’s known as the sucking fish.  Some don’t even think that the jawless creature should even should be considered, in a traditional  sense, a true fish.   We feel the same way about lamprey.jpgJohn McCain.  He’s not actually a people’s candidate, he’s more like the candidate that is most likely to continue the policies and prop up the protagonists of the current Supreme Court appointed President.

We think he’s very much the land version of this distinct fish.  His recent reversal on torture was without question a lamprey defining moment.  His recent series of … untruths … about the devastation in Iraq, and his callous disregard for life in the region and his expressionless recital of invertabrate William Krystol’s talking points is further evidence of a fish that isn’t really a fish.

Obama Speech: Poised, Precise, Powerful

-18 Mar 08, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA; by Binx101

Poised

 “… the very first word that passed his lips was ‘We.’ “

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” This was the first line spoken during the recent speech of Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama – the first sentence of the preamble of the U.S. Constitution.  One would be hard-pressed to find a self-sustaining piointing-obama.jpgmoderately competent individual that wouldn’t be listening keenly to the words to follow with a degree of patience.

In our opinion, this is what sets this leader apart from the field, by a wide margin.  In the heat of controversy, all of which is about other people’s words or other people’s deeds, Obama managed to capture attention by leading not only with an historical American epistle, but the very first word that passed his lips was ‘We.’   The Preamble to the Constitution is recognizable to Amreicans devoid of politics or heritage and the mere simplicity set the tone for a speech that was not about outrage – but about understanding.

Precise

“The new visibility, may just impact the reality of the heavily Clinton favored Pennsylvania primary, in a way her camp had not considered.”

He then, didn’t move the discussion away from Rev. Wright’s highly provocative words from the pulpit, but rather steered directly into it.  The Pastor’s words have been largely the focus of the media and the Clinton political operatives Mark Penn and Howard Wolfson have been considering the controversy to be just the party Pinata they needed to sweeten up thier odds.

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Unfortunately, it may turn out that instead of a Pinata, they’ve handed Barack Obama the opportunity to be visible in yet another way that is likely to widen his lead.  The new visibility, may just impact the reality of the heavily Clinton favored Pennsylvania primary, in a way her camp had not considered.

Powerful

“… a lesson in respect of which a battle fatigued electorate desperately needs.”

Obama’s speech never deviated from the posed arguments from political operatives. He even cogently and skillfully disarmed (mentally competent) detractors by equating Wright’s comments with those of Geraldine Ferraro, making it difficult to create a different argument for each of their words, and in fact, dismissing both of them as relics of their own relevance in the current conversation.

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As usual, his words were hopeful and some of the most powerful and healthy rhetoric our Nation has heard in decades.  Newscasters were visibly moved as the powerful delivery left them searching for description.  MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was hit his professional high with concise and sober summary.  We hope the rest of the MSNBC team reacts ‘in kind’ instead of cheer-leading or storming the gates of reason.

The CNN team was a bit overwhelmed and in need of hand fans, but while they may have taken a brief respite from broadcast demeanor – it was indicative of the powerful speech in which many “Newsies” thought that the U.S. Senator from Illinois was going to distance himself from Rev. Wright.  Howeer, he very eloquently and directly responded by delivering a lesson in respect of which a battle fatigued electorate desperately needs. Perhaps we will not have to suffer the continous loop of Rev. Wright and Geraldine Ferraro’s comments in the coming weeks.

The entire speech can be read at this Raw Story Link.

The King of Iraq: “… Good to be back …”

-17 Mar 08, The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose, CA; by Binx1o1

The King’s New Clothes and Old Advisers

 “… Financial  Adviser – Haleeb Ehrton …”

austincheney1.jpgCompleting a meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, His Highness King Pin, father of modern Iraq, described delight in what he views as ‘phenomenal’ changes and ‘dramatic improvements in security.  Then, without assistance, he walked among the people while he quietly spoke in tongues to a higher power.   The King also conferred with his Chief Financial Adviser – Haleeb Ehrton and his Chief War Adviser  Balak Wutah.  “So, so very good to be back”  He was greeted by throngs of US Military who immediately covered him in Kevlar warming attire so he wouldn’t be chilled.

 

 Joined by Beltway Magi

“… and Prince Olderndirt …”

The King’s visit was preceded by a completely coincidental visit to the area of his threestooges1.jpg adopted sons, all Princes, otherwise known as the Beltway Magi. Prince Indy, Prince Hokey, and Prince Olderndirt have come home in order to buy photographs, or sell photographs or some type of opportunity having to do with photography.  Reports remain unclear.

King Pin says, “Heckuva Job”

“… he could hardly recognize the place …”

Security measures were elevated and current violence reduced ‘5 bombs-a-day’ to ‘0 bombs-a-day’ in the Green Zone in honor of the King’s visit and the super-surprise visit of the 71 year old Prince Olderndirt, looking over investments that he expects to be viable for the next 100 years. Hokey and Indie are visiting in order to buy rugs.

King Pin, also known in the West simply as – Dick – commended the contractors and military alike for their bravery and hard work.  Fox News reported him saying he could hardly recognize the place.  A sentiment most often expressed by native Iraqis on a regular basis.