Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's Raining McCain and I want an Umbrella!

I seem to be on a video kick lately, sorry about that. But this post is a little political as well. The video that you may have seen or heard of by now is by the "McCain Girls" and is called "It's Raining McCain", basically to the tune of "It's Raining Men" by the Weather Girls. It's not very well sung and has been made constant fun off on my favorite radio station - Air America, but I think it is funny, creative and well done. So even though I cannot think of a scarier future than a McCain presidency, these girls get A for effort (and F- for judgment).

And since we are on the topic, I want to make a few points about the upcoming election. The bickering between Obama and Hillary has become legendary at this point, with many people calling for Hillary to drop out, or for them to get along, and what's worse, with supporters from both camps claiming that they will not for the nominee if it's not the one they support at the moment. I think this is a tragedy. Whatever Hillary's and Obama's perceived shortcomings are, and whatever tactics are being used at the moment, there would be nothing worse than a McCain presidency. I believe in this so strongly, I may be willing to leave the country if he gets elected. At some point in the not too distant past I used to think that along with Colin Powell McCain was one of the only Republicans who had his head and and heart on straight. He had opposed the torture tactics used by the military today, supported a path to citizenship for immigrants, and had at some point even showed vague disagreement with the Bush administration. Now, much like Lieberman and Dean, he is unrecognizable from his former self. He voted against, and supported the president's veto of HR 2082, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which included provisions that would have prevented the CIA from waterboarding prisoners, even though he had stated that waterboarding is torture. He has stated that he does not understand economics, wants to privatize social security, and is completely confused about the Middle East, which he proved over and over again last week when he insisted on stating that Iran was trading Al Qaeda (he 'misspoke at least 5 times, at the very least he is senile!). He jokes about bombing Iran and staying in Iraq for hundreds of years. Not to mention that in all other aspects he is still a Republican, which means that his beliefs and priorities are counter everything that is near and dear to me. So if you are a Democrat, or even a Republican who is sick and tired of the selfish and inapt government we have in power now, you better swallow your pride and stubbornness and vote for whichever Democrat gets the nomination.

Update: The McCain Girls videos, it turns out, were created by satirical website 23/6 (, which is itself affiliated with the Huffington post. Read more here.


maeverin said...

to be perfectly honest, i don't like any of them. not one. i haven't liked McCain in months since i actually saw him speak. and the democrats don't seem to have their veiws on this side of realistic.
i don't even know if i can vote this time around, i'm so disgusted.

Paulina said...

What do you think is unrealistic about Obama and Hillary's views?