McCain and Palin Think You’re Stupid and Latently Lazy, Too!

28 Oct

The new Obama ad I saw today is interesting:  He actually outlines the steps he plans to take if he wins the presidency, calmly and confidently.  By contrast, what are McCain and Palin doing?  Harping on specific words and taking statements out of context (including those of Biden).

Here’s what I heard Palin say today:  If Obama raises taxes, worker productivity will fall.  Why, she asks, should you work harder just to pay more taxes?  This is, of course, centered on the non-existent “Bob, the Plumber” example and they have an ad running that expresses just this sentiment, with several women claiming that THEY are “Bob, the Plumber” and they don’t want to work harder to pay for Obama’s tax increases and spending.

Would you really stop reaching and achieving, just stop trying and turn lazy, because you would pay more taxes otherwise?  Would you really cut off your nose to spite your face?  Are you really that stupid?  I’m asking the “royal” ‘you,’ the “Bob, the Plumber” figment of the imagination.

If you made over $200,000.00, would you really forgo any additional income in favor of no additional income just because some (or even nearly most–they can’t take it all!) of the additional income would go towards assisting people who can’t take care of themselves (people like me, the destitute elderly, the cruelly handicapped)?  I certainly wouldn’t and I didn’t!  I wouldn’t suddenly change into a lazy slackard just because my taxes increased, in fact, I’ve always worked faster and smarter (never harder)–and I don’t think anyone else would turn lazy either.  But that’s what McCain and Palin seem to believe–or want to scare you into thinking.

Obama made a comment that included the phrase “spreading the wealth around,” when discussing why people who make more money should should bear the burden of higher taxes.  Now suddenly he is a Marxist and is going to turn our Democratic government Socialist, and McCain is harping that “Obama is all about spreading the wealth, I’m about creating the wealth.” Oh, yeah, McCain, you sure are about creating more wealth…for the wealthy, just like, oh, let me think…who else do we know is about “creating wealth” for his buddies? Yeah, you know him and you hate him (according to the polls)…soon to be ex-President BUSH!

You know as well as I do, our charitable associations don’t meet our society’s needs–they never have and they never will.  It’s a very sad fact that, unless forced, some people will not part with a single penny of their money to help another person.  There are people out there that have no compassion in their hearts or souls.  They do not recognize any responsibility to help better society as a whole.  They somehow think they can exist in a bubble and the rest of the world can just go to hell.  Little do they realize, without charity and social programs to provide relief and basic communal necessities, their “bubble” world would pop faster than I could find a pin to jab in it.  John Donne hit the nail on the head when he wrote “No Man Is an Island,” and Simon and Garfunkel were on to something when Simon wrote, “I Am a Rock.”  Think about these literary achievements the next time you want to bitch about your taxes.

No Man is an Island

– John Donne –

No man is an island entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
as well as if a promontory were,
as well as any manner of thy friends
or of thine own were;
any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know
for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.

I Am a Rock

– Simon & Garfunkel –

A winters day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
Its laughter and its loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don’t talk of love,
But I’ve heard the words before;
It’s sleeping in my memory.
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.


2 Responses to “McCain and Palin Think You’re Stupid and Latently Lazy, Too!”

  1. Marvin October 29, 2008 at 5:32 PM #

    Obamaàs just zour tzpical tax’and’spend liberal’socialist’commie. McCainàs no great shakes, but Obamaàs a poor excuse for a human. I doubt heàll be elected, but whatàs scarz is that there are so manz otherwise’intelligent people who would vote for him, just because thez hate Bush. McCain is not Bush, but some people canàt figure that out.

    Like this Swiss kezboard? I donàt.

  2. Faerie♥Kat October 29, 2008 at 7:27 PM #

    Shame on you, young Mr. Marvin!

    Such name calling from a respected, card-carrying Martian.

    McCain may not be Bush, but he’s still a misogynistic, homophobic, religiously superior, special interest tit-sucking, environmentally polluting, gas sucking, Wall Street kissing, war mongering, tax breaks for himself, his wife and his buddies signing, gun toting, 72-year old heart attack waiting to happen (leaving idiot-walking Palin in charge), senility chasing and completely clueless Washington loon and bozo. Remember, I’m older and have been name-calling for a whole lot longer!

    I rather like the Swiss keyboard. It suits you and I may have to go live there so I can continue to get my C1 Inhibitor if McCain is elected (Goddess forbid!).



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