August 25, 2010

Congrats to Senator John McCain and Governor Jan Brewer on their Republican primary victories tonight. May you wipe the floor with your Democratic opponents in the general election a little over two months from now.

One comment about my support of John McCain: you’ll see a lot of conservative outposts – like this, for example calling people in Arizona idiots for supporting someone who, if not a RINO (Republican in name only), is all over the board when it comes to issues. But I’m sorry: take your rigid, sanctimonious attitiudes and go screw yourselves. The fact is, J.D. Hayworth ran a lousy campaign practically from the start, allowed McCain to put him on defense throughout the entire race, and, frankly, gave few people a good enough reason to vote for him. My feeling is this: if you can’t run a competent primary campaign, what makes anyone think you’ll be a competent elected official in Washington?

Hey, all you Obama fans who think The Great White Shank was just blowing smoke about reckless spending and spiralling deficits? Better get used to seeing this chart – it’s about to go viral in the days ahead. Key points to consider:

So the following are facts, based on the government’s own figures. Whenever you hear some Democratic strategist blame Obama’s deficit and his reckless spending on the Iraq war, you’ll have the truth before you.

* Obama’s stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War — more than $100 billion (15%) more.
* Just the first two years of Obama’s stimulus cost more than the entire cost of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.
* Iraq War spending accounted for just 3.2% of all federal spending while it lasted.
* Iraq War spending was not even one quarter of what we spent on Medicare in the same time frame.
* Iraq War spending was not even 15% of the total deficit spending in that time frame. The cumulative deficit, 2003-2010, would have been four-point-something trillion dollars with or without the Iraq War.
* The Iraq War accounts for less than 8% of the federal debt held by the public at the end of 2010 ($9.031 trillion).
During Bush’s Iraq years, 2003-2008, the federal government spent more on education that it did on the Iraq War. (State and local governments spent about ten times more.)

(Hat tip: Instapundit). Expect to see the Dems drag out poor old W’s carcass in the days and weeks ahead, hoping to blame the economic mess we find ourselves in on W and the Iraq war, but they’re only masking their own gross (and, in my view, criminal) incompetence since they took Congress and then the White House. Fortunately, I think the American people are smarter than that and see what’s really going on. We’ll see come November, won’t we?

I might be wrong – predictions are hardly my strongest suit – but I think this will be the most important political development, not just in this fall’s midterms, but for the 2012 presidential election. The angry, bitter, self-centered “it’s my body, everyone else be damned!” feminism from the ’60s is, thankfully, in its final dying gasps, being replaced by a more positive, intelligent, less self-serving, and more socially-empowered, family-oriented perspective. Keep an eye out for this, I’m telling you. This “new feminism” crosses every demographic and will be a force to reckoned with.

Pool tyemp: 95 degrees

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 00:47 | Comments (5)
5 Comments »
  1. I still think the answer is to move to PauPau New Guinea and live with the Mek tribe.

    Comment by Jana — August 25, 2010 @ 9:14 am


  2. You might be right about that!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — August 25, 2010 @ 8:45 pm


  3. I already have my very own machete, so I am half packed to go.

    Comment by Jana — August 26, 2010 @ 4:23 am


  4. Try getting that through Janet Napolitano’s department of homeland security!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — August 26, 2010 @ 8:13 am


  5. I will give her a couple a whacks on my way outta the country…Look out Mek tribe, Jana is on her way.

    Comment by Jana — August 26, 2010 @ 5:30 pm


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