Saturday, May 31, 2008

More Cognitive Dissonance From McBride

In an ongoing case of chronic dissonance, McBride gives us another textbook example in her latest column for GMToday. She complains that the left is attacking McCain on his age and by comparing him to Bush. She then launches a tirade against Obama on serious issues like his being too charismatic. She also complains about his wanting peace and wanting to follow the people's will. That rotten thug!

I could dissect her whole column, but frankly there is just too much she got wrong, as usual.

Instead, I will focus on this tidbit:

There’s a two-pronged liberal strategy for November: Morph McCain into Bush. And talk about how McCain’s really, really old.
Well the old part I can understand. After all look at all the things that are younger than McCain. There is even an entire blog dedicated to listing all the things that are younger than McCain.

McBride, later in her column revisits this issue, with this weird paragraph:

Talking about McCain’s age just emphasizes how young and inexperienced Barack Obama is. Secondly, have you seen McCain’s mother? Third, maybe it’s just me, but John McCain doesn’t really seem that old. He seems mentally sharp and vigorous to me. He’s looked the same way for the last 15 years anyway, which probably helps.
OK, the first line would be a good argument for her to go with, but what does his mother have to do with anything? And I won't go into the validity of McBride's powers of perception, but I would point out that the pyramids pretty much look the same for the last 15 years as well.

Now for the McCain/Bush comparisons.

Well, both Bush and McCain feel it's real important to stay in Iraq, even if it's for 10,000 years. This is in spite of the fact that a vast and ever increasing majority of Americans want us out of there.

And McCain has said that he is now willing to commit to Bush's tax cuts for the rich (even though he was originally against them-can you say flip-flop? I thought you could).

Even cementing their sameness is that they both don't know what the heck their talking about a lot of the time. Who could forget Bush's "Mission Accomplished" buffoonery. Well, McCain, the self-proclaimed expert on foreign affairs, especially Iraq, doesn't even know what's going on over there, despite all of his trips.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is the sinker if there is any kind of bond between the two:

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