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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Friday, September 19, 2008

More From Ron Paul and Disunity On the Right

Ok so a while back, I posted about some rumblings among the Ron Paul people.  I suggested that they were dissatisfied with the McCain-Palin ticket and might cause problems for McCain in a close race.  An anonymous commenter (possibly a Republican lurker?) accused me of wishful thinking and strongly implied that I was making it up.  Since then, Ron Paul has been put on the ballot in Montana and publicly refused to endorse either McCain or Obama.  Here is the man again on national news talking about why he will never endorse McCain even though McCain has got Phil Gramm begging him to do so (I thought McCain and Gramm didn't hang out anymore - but Krugman thinks Gramm would be McCain's Secretary of the Treasury and be a disaster for the country).  

Also, the Wall Street Journal editorial page just called McCain's call for firing SEC Chairman Cox "Un-presidential."  Here is the full quotation:

"The chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the President and has betrayed the public's trust. If I were President today, I would fire him."

Wow. "Betrayed the public's trust." Was Mr. Cox dishonest? No. He merely changed some minor rules, and didn't change others, on short-selling. String him up! Mr. McCain clearly wants to distance himself from the Bush Administration. But this assault on Mr. Cox is both false and deeply unfair. It's also un-Presidential.


The Law Talking Guy said...

It is sad. Chris Cox is not the brightest star in the firmament, but he's been hampered anyway by the same right-wing ideology that McCain and Bush share (an ideology that amounts to market theology, a belief that the free market will always magically solve all our problems). And the Republicna Congresses of 1994-2006 took away his tools.

McCain does say that sometimes, someone needs to lose a job over this sort of things. That someone is the Republican party.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Oh, and I love that John McCain is likening this tothe S&L bailout. Anyone remember how he covered himself in glory during that fiasco? Keating 5?

Raised By Republicans said...

I saw an Obama event on TV where Obama said something like "Now Senator McCain wants to fire the head of the SEC. That's fine I guess. As far that goes. But in 47 days you'll have the chance to fire the whole gang!"

The Law Talking Guy said...

Fantastic!!! THAT's the way to go.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Lincoln Chafee (former Republican senator from Rhode Island often derided as a RINO) called Palin a "cocky wacko" today. He said her choice energized Democrats as much as Republicans, if not more so.

Raised By Republicans said...

In yet another senior moment, McCain called for the resignation of the chairman of the FEC who he blamed for the current crisis on Wall Street. Of course, he meant to say the director of the SEC, the aforementioned Cox. The FEC is the Federal Election Commission. Freudian slip?