Give ‘Em Hell Johnny: Change McCain Can Refuse

“Senator Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed. But the truth is I was the one who called at the time for tighter restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that could have helped prevent this crisis from happening in the first place….

“Rather than answer his critics, Senator Obama will try to distract you from noticing that he never answers the serious and legitimate questions he has been asked. But let me reply in the plainest terms I know. I don’t need lessons about telling the truth to American people. And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn’t seek advice from a Chicago politician.”

Give ’em hell Johnny! (from a statement by John McCain. Published at

Obama’s Chicago Anthem

Give ’em the old Razzle Dazzle
Razzle dazzle ’em
Give ’em a show that’s so splendiferous
Row after row will crow vociferous
Give ’em the old flim flam flummox
Fool and fracture ’em
How can they hear the truth above the roar?



Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Chicago, John McCain, music, Politics

2 responses to “Give ‘Em Hell Johnny: Change McCain Can Refuse

  1. stophate

    We’ve had a republican president for 8 years, the republicans had control over the senate for 6 years and a the democrats have had a slight majority in the house. Now you are saying the president and the republican party had no control over anything and couldn’t investigate or change anything ? I guess thats the reason you are supporting another republican.

  2. retractablehornsandtail

    The President does not have power to regulate commerce, that power is vested in the Congress:

    “Section 8: The Congress shall have power

    To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;…

    To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.”

    Over the past 10+ years, there have been calls for reform by Republicans and Democrats. All of these attempts at reform were defeated by predominantly Democrat leaders in Congress–“leaders” who have been taking campaign contributions from the mortgage and financial industries or have had business and familial/romantic ties to executives and staff in these industries. Until recently, many of these Congressional leaders dismissed any criticism of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as partisan troublemaking, lies or racism (see previously posted video).

    The problem with Democrats is that they are talented obfuscators who rely on parsed rhetoric to make sharks look like rainbow ponies. I know. I used to be one.

    Nancy Pelosi will stand in front of a television camera and say that Williams Ayers’ Weather Underground terrorism occurred when Barack Obama was eight years old, and therefore it’s silly for Sarah Palin to say that such a thing could ever reflect badly upon Obama. What she doesn’t tell you in the following sentences is that Barack Obama has had a long-term working and social relationship with a man who professes to hate America (why can’t we stop the hate?) and who doesn’t repent of his past criminal acts. For that relationship, Obama is complicit, and the acquaintances he chooses says much about his character.

    It’s time to open your eyes and smell the soy latte.

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