However, after hearing his response to the current economic crisis, I’ve finally realized how deeply ingrained is McCain’s stubborn refusal to see the obvious, when it means - to his perception as a former POW and “military man - losing a war!
First he declared that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong.” Then he clarified that, when he says “fundamentals,” he is referring to American workers. He later made additional comments that indicate he considers any talk of a failing economy to be the equivalent of disparaging American workers! Just like he considers any talk of leaving Iraq to be the equivalent of disparaging American troops.
American workers? American troops? It’s all the same to McCain! When he hears someone say “the American economy is failing,” John McCain thinks they are accepting defeat in the war on the economy!
It even starts to make more sense that McCain famously stated “There will be other wars!” Sure, the war on the economy, the war on health care, the war on the climate, the war on education. To McCain, everything is a war!
Never give in. Never blink. Never back down. Stick to your delusions. That’s John McCain.
If the American people are stupid enough to elect this loon as their next President, they will deserve what they get . . . a collapse big enough to make Lehman and AIG look like the closing of the corner video store!