Sunday, March 18, 2007

Precedent McCain

If, as Emerson said, foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, then John McCain qualifies as a finalist in the micromind competition.

"You know, I’m sure I’ve taken a position on it on the past. I have to find out what my position was"


said he to a reporter on his tour bus somewhere in Iowa. Caught off guard with questions about whether he thought our government should spend any money on providing condoms and instructions for their use in Africa in order to fight the plague of AIDS, he seemed far more concerned with not contradicting the absolutely ridiculous statements he's made in the past than with providing an answer to the question. Mumbling and stumbling about abstinence, he evaded further questions about sex education and prophylaxis in his own country by saying he supports the president and

"people like Dr. Coburn. I’m not very wise on it.”


I don't know whether to forgive him the grammatical solecism, but to support Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, head of Bush's AIDS Advisory Council and his immoral and idiotic program of substituting religious polemics on the virtues of not having sex for medical advice on the prevention of the AIDS epidemic, is absolutely unforgivable. Anyone who puts his religion's dogma above the preservation of human life, has violated not only his Hippocratic oath, but has set himself outside the human race.

Do words like liar, scoundrel, enemy of decency and even evil have any meaning at all any more in the context of the Bush administration? Does John McCain's campaign for the presidency have any discernible theme other than his lack of concern with what evil he supports as long as he can convince enough evil men to support him? The question is not whether to vote for this cringing dog of the demented religious right; the question is how long it takes for America to realize that the real enemy combatants are not in Guantanamo, but in Washington, in Kansas, Oklahoma and cruising through northern Kansas in a bus. How long before everyone recognizes that John McCain doesn't care how many mothers and how many children die as long as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and the rest of the pantheon of vermin are happy with him?

3 comments:

Reign of Reason said...

I didn't have any idea that McCain was this unprincipled -- I thought he actually believed some of the stuff he used to spew.

Now he'll say anything to curry favor with these fascists. Almost unbelievable -- given the dirty trick Bushco played on him in the 2000 election. I guess he learned his lesson: the wrong lesson, but he learned it.

Capt. Fogg said...

There was a time when I at least respected him, but the only principle is to suck up to the devil if need be. Anything to win.

I'm quite sure he knows that condoms work, both in terms of birth control and disease prevention, but suddenly he he has no opinion - he just supports the President.

If we had a free press, they would have crucified him long ago.

d.K. said...

Capt. Fogg. I'm with you. I also respected him once (though never agreed with him on much of anything). Now, I applaud the wacko right who reject him, despite his carrying water for them for years... What goes around...