Sunday, August 17, 2008


McCain's interview with Warren:

Warren: Define rich. Everybody talks about, you know, taxing the rich and -- but not the poor, the middle class. At what point -- give me a number, give me a specific number -- where do you move from middle class to rich? Is it 100,000, it is 50,000, 200 [thousand]? How does anybody know if we don't know what the standards are?

McCain: ... [elliptical chatter]... "I don't want to take any money from the rich. I want everybody to get rich.... [more off-topic chatter]... So I think if you're just talking about income, how about five million.

Hear that, America? If you're only making a million bucks a year in income, you're working poor in John McCain's book.

Those of us who make something within sight of the median income ($42,000/yr) aren't even in sight of the poverty level.

More sometime after I pick my jaw off the floor.

Out. Of. Touch.

This so quickly after talking about renegotiating the water compact with other states, in Colorado--which is akin to urinating on a high voltage line.

Utterly. Out. Of. Touch.


ogre said...

Of course, the remark "I don't want to take ANY money from the rich" is the real gobsmacker.

The bon mot that "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth" could have been made for this moment.

Ms. Theologian said...


Cee Jay said...

I watched that forum and was very pleased with Obama's responses. Then I watched the so called political experts on CNN and Fox tell everyone what a great job McCain did. How he was so straight forward and direct. He sure hedged and joked on this one, but considering his financial position I'm sure he has no idea what the average American income is or how we live on it.
It was very discouraging to hear that so many people preferred the bumper sticker slogan type answers of McCain to the "nuanced" thoughtful and honest answers of Obama. It is no wonder this country is in such terrible shape.

ogre said...

cee jay, one of the current sardonic political jokes (Democratic) is that it's all good for McCain, which seems to be the media spin (war in Georgia? Good for McCain!).

Obama did well at Saddleback?

Good for McCain!