Category Archives: McCain Traps Himself

Winning by Provoking Unforced Errors

Of course the end of the presidential campaign each four years means we get those sports metaphors – a candidate really hit a home run with some pithy remark that clarified everything and left his opponent with nothing to say, … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Catch-22, Forcing Errors, Joe the Plumber, McCain, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain Lacks Maturity, McCain Traps Himself, McCain's Hail Mary, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Republican Civil War, Straightforward Non-Campaigning | Leave a comment

Somewhat of a Perfect Storm

That Wolfgang Petersen movie from eight years ago, The Perfect Storm, really doesn’t hold up well. Oh, the production values were fine and the acting was more than adequate, but if you look at the awards it won those were … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, Like the Great Depression, McCain Defends Obama, McCain Gets Booed, McCain Traps Himself, McCain's Perfect Storm, Palin Found Abusing Power, Palin Scandals, Stock Market Crash, The Crash of 2008, Troopergate | 1 Comment

The Grateful Dead Republicans

Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ Jerry Garcia   Jerry Garcia and his buddies called the band the Grateful Dead in a flourish of stoner irony – it was … Continue reading

Posted in Dead-Cat Bounce, Economic Crisis, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, For the Common Good, House Republicans Object, Like the Great Depression, McCain, McCain Sabotages the Bailout, McCain Suspends His Campaign, McCain Traps Himself, Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Pelosi Hurt Our Feelings!, Stock Market Crash, Sub-Prime Crisis, The Bailout Fails, The Big Bailout, The Financial System | 2 Comments

On Waking Up from Nightmares

Our long national nightmare is over. Had Gerald Ford not said that – as he pardoned Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon had committed or might have committed, and told us we shouldn’t think about what had happened any more … Continue reading

Posted in Age as an Issue, Anthrax Suicide, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton versus Obama, Bush - Lame Duck, Cognitive Impairment without Dementia, Guantanamo, Hamden Decision, Hillary Clinton, McCain Traps Himself, McCain: Senior Moment, Military Tribunals, Obama, Obama: Uppity, Paris Hilton for President Video, Paris Hilton Mocks McCain, Qualifications to be President, Timelines for Withdrawal | Leave a comment

The Ambiguous Right Stuff

The Right Stuff was that 1979 book by Tom Wolfe – the one about the test pilots flying the postwar experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft out at Edwards, a few hours’ drive out in the desert from here. That would be … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Iraq, McCain, McCain and the Press, McCain Traps Himself, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Free Pass, Obama, Obama's Foreign Trip, The McCain Brand, The Right Stuff | Leave a comment

The Trap Closes

By Monday, July 21, is was clear that the McCain folks should have never taunted the Obama folks – saying Obama knew nothing about anything and he really ought to get his ass over to Afghanistan and Iraq and see … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Obama, Iraq, Maliki Shoots Down McCain, McCain, McCain Traps Himself, Obama, Obama's Foreign Trip, The McCain Brand | Leave a comment