Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.After listening to John McCain trying to pass himself off as a “bipartisan reformer,” willing to work with anyone in order to solve America’s problems, I think the saying needs another option:
Fool me three times, take me out and shoot me!John McCain is not a bipartisan reformer!
If John McCain were a bipartisan reformer, he would not have voted with George Bush at nearly every opportunity, during nearly eight years of the most partisan administration ever.
If John McCain were a bipartisan reformer, he would not have staffed his campaign with Karl Rove protégés and oil industry lobbyists.
If John McCain were a bipartisan reformer, he would not have allowed the RNC to be stacked with red meat flamethrowers like Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.
If John McCain were a bipartisan reformer, he would not have chosen a running mate like Sarah Palin, who is not only partisan, but is known for using her power as Mayor of Wasilla and as Governor of Alaska, to punish those who disagreed with her.
In fact, the only thing John McCain has done in recent memory that can be called even remotely bipartisan is his willingness to adopt Joe Lieberman as his “pet democrat,” after Lieberman was abandoned by Democrats in his own state of Connecticut.
John McCain, the bipartisan reformer, is a complete lie! Just like it was a complete lie for George Bush to run for president calling himself a “compassionate conservative,” while secretly planning to risk thousands of lives and potentially bankrupt the country in a politically motivated war in Iraq.
In 2000, when George Bush “won” the presidency over Al Gore based on lies, it was his shame!
In 2004, when George Bush retained the presidency over John Kerry based on lies, it was America’s shame!
In 2008, if John McCain wins the presidency over Barack Obama based on lies, America will be beyond shame and, from all indications, will be quite ready to be put out of her misery!