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UNN to Obama: Tell that Mental (Case) McCain “Hell Naw I aint suspending my campaign!”

I think Sen. Barack Obama should follow that statement with a pithy “Just because yo’ @$$ aint prepared for the debates on Friday is NOT an excuse to ‘suspend’ your campaign.”

I mean wow! 

Wow!

I’ve never been one to subscribe to the much used moniker of “politricks” in my blogs, I’ve usually just chalked it up to good ole politicking, but this is one for the books.  I must say it’s a pretty smart move, putting Obama on the hot seat.  As of the publishing of this post, Obama has not responded, but I mean McCain’s idea of calling off the campaign to act like they’re actually members of Congress is pretty novel, I must say so myself.

But the quote from the CNN article that

Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the “historic” crisis facing the U.S. economy

is slightly overstating this in my opinion.

Here, let me tell you why.

First of all, it’s been a “historical crisis” for black folk since 1877 and Reconstruction was over.  That’s just issue number one in the black community.  And to borrow from Claire Huxtable’s comment on the news show “Retrospective” when they asked her about blacks during the Great Depression, “We learned that misery does not love company.”  And I think that’s really what this shows with McCain’s response.

Aside from clearly, his inability to speak about the economy in well enough terms, (because Ali Velshi on CNN looked like he was trying not to bust out laughing when he said given the income of tax plans balanced against the energy, infrastructure and health care plans that both candidates are proposing that ultimately Obama’s plan would cost $14 billion compared to McCain’s plan of $302 billion) has resulted in him trying to get out the debates, this is only a damn historical crisis cuz rich folk and white collar folk are affected.

Yeah, I said it–rich folk and white collar folk are affected.

You knew rich folk were being affected when Pat Buchanan got his butt on TV and allegedly said that this recession could be partly in blame because of “minority loans.”   Notwithstanding the scary Libertarian brand of conservatism touted by Buchanan, I think this further shows the gap between McCain and the middle class man.  From the start of the campaign, we’ve kinda been in a slump.  It wasn’t until this slump hit Wall Street that folks wanted to make a big stink about it, but Main Street has been feeling the hit for quite some time now.  Ask the mayor of any major city just how they’re balancing budgets, let alone ask the small town mayor’s of rural America (including Wasilla, AK where they went in debt for that rec center).

I’m writing this as Obama speaks in a downstair computer lab, and not near a computer.

I hope I’ll hear that Obama tells him no, and that the best way to affect change is to get away from the Washingtonian politics and go out on the campaign trail and listen to what the voters have to say.  In turn, the best platform where they can speak on message about what they plan to do is during the debates.  There will no doubt be a record number of people watching them and both candidates will have the full rapt attention of the American public.  This as opposed to the backroom dealings of Capitol Hill where often times the hearings are only covered partially by the cable networks, and let’s face it, it’s a small minority of us who watch C-SPAN like that.

So, we shall see just how this turns out.

Per Obama’s response, and my POV, what do you think Obama’s response should have been/was? And do you think McCain is just suffering from a serious case of anxiety after the Washington Post’s poll (despite Hannity on his radio program alleging that they doubled polled African Americans) and is realising that he can’t multitask as well as purported?

Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL

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6 thoughts on “UNN to Obama: Tell that Mental (Case) McCain “Hell Naw I aint suspending my campaign!”

  1. Right on! When I first heard about this story, I thought it was one of those joke stories. 2 things. One, I hope McCain suspends his campaign FOREVER and Palin goes back to Alaska. Two, shouldn’t a good leader be able to do more than one thing at once? Like, work on a crisis and then have a debate? McCain’t, fall hard. You will not be missed. Great blog entry, thanks for it. Wendy

  2. RECENT DRUDGE GEMS–THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE JUST DAMNED DUMB!

    THE GOOD:

    The Obama/Biden head seems to have a bad case of schizophrenia:

    Joe Biden calls Obama ad ripping McCain “terrible:” http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/09/22/biden-calls-obama-attack-ad-terrible/. Almost immediately, Jawing Joe retracted, alleging he hadn’t seen the ad when he criticized it, sort of like he voted against it before voting for it, and now he thinks war hero McCain is “disgraceful.”

    Then, on a whole different issue, the AIG bailout, Obama says running mate Biden put his foot in his mouth when he opposed it and “Joe should have waited:” http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/obama-on-bidens.html. Waited for what? His daily talking points which tell him what to say and how to say it?

    “There were an uncharacteristic amount of empty orange seats for Obama’s rally” in Green Bay: http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1178184,obamarally092208.article. Perhaps his fans were perplexed over the in-fighting within the Obamanian Nirvana?

    THE BAD:

    Democrats “in a remarkably secretive” plot, prepare a half trillion dollar “Pentagon” spending package, chock full of enough earmarks to sink a few battleships: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/22/national/w131939D34.DTL&type=politics. Christmas seems to arrive earlier and earlier in Washington as well as in department stores.

    Oil rebounds $25 a barrel on a weaker dollar and short supplies, among other factors: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a42969f2-88e1-11dd-a179-0000779fd18c.html. Drill here, drill now, drill offshore, drill onshore!

    Biden: “We’re not supporting clean coal,”…
    (Read the rest of this article @ http://genelalor.com/.)

  3. Multitask? I haven’t been convinced this ‘Maverick’ can even single task.

    Clearly debating Obama is beyond his capabilities.

  4. Just goes to show what Obama is really worth…nothing….pushing back (not cancelling completely) the debate seems like the smartest decision to deal with this crisis. People demand action and finally when a great leader comes along and starts acting, people assume its because he doesnt want to debate….are you kidding me? Did you see Obama against hillary? “um….well…huh…well…umm….” whats there to be afraid of? You want action, you got it, McCain is trying to do something about the real issues and Obama wants to continue talking about what he would do…..

  5. This is another example of how Senator John McCain puts country first. All Obama cares about is winning the election at any cost. Obama neglected his duties as U.S. Senator before running for President, and especially after he began running for President. Keep America strong and safe … Elect McCain/Palin in November.

  6. McCain-Palin are scared. McCain is a lame-duck speaker at best, and the McCain campaign doesn’t want Palin opening her crazed mouth in public anymore either…she always finds a way to put her foot in it and make them look even more incapable than they already are. It’s a very poorly executed political stunt…what can he do about the economy that the 98 Senators can’t already do, their ratings dropped and this is their move…too bad for McCain they weren’t as sneaky as they thought they’d be, unfortunately for them Americans have woken up. Palin’s already proven that she knows little to nothing about politics, that’s why it took her FIVE different Colleges to graduate, yes, Junior College. Palin is not the brightest bulb in the box and she’s definately a few sandwiches short of a picnic, it evidently runs in her family as we’ve seen. Because of McCain and Palin our traditionally staunch Republican family will be voting Democratic for the first time in all of our lives. Many other ‘Republican’ families we’ve spoke to will be voting Democratic this year as well. And we’re not having our sons die in some meaningless/lost war because some old man has a grudge from over 50 years ago against a few countries.

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