Tuesday, August 19, 2008

John McCain Flashback - 2006

Hey, remember the good ol' days of 2006? Every American drove a Hummer to their McJob because gas was only $2.20 a gallon. The predatory lenders our tax dollars would later bailout from bankruptcy were enthusiastically handing out mortgages to panhandling hobos. We had been fighting a pointless war for barely three years and were forking over a teeny little $200million per day to a puppet government in Iraq that had yet to develop the $80billion surplus they now have. Boy howdy, weren't those the glory days? I can almost hear a Bryan Adams song playing in the background. Yes, a Bryan Adams song. That's how good those carefree days of yore were!

In fact, America was so enraptured in our bountiful ecstasy that everyone almost totally fucking forgot some of John McCain's patriotic comments to his fellow hardworking, taxpaying Americans in April of that memorable year, but hey, our Johnny was just barely 70 years old, so we should probably just attribute every statement he made back in those days to the follies of youth.

Especially the following statement that he made to a group of middle class employed citizens that had the audacity to be all liberal and ask why it was okay for non-American immigrant workers to steal jobs from taxpaying citizens. Little Maverick Johnny McCain said the following:

I don't think I have to tell you that there are jobs Americans won't do. I don't think I have to tell you that they (non-naturalized immigrants) are the backbone of our economy. My friends, I'll offer anybody here $50 an hour to go pick lettuce in Yuma this season and pick for the whole season. Not just one day, the whole season. You can't do it.

It should be noted that when American citizens attempted to apply for McCain's $50 an hour lettuce picking jobs, they were all turned away for various excuses.

I know, I know. I should just let go of the past. We shouldn't be holding politicians to the flames for their previous words and actions unless they are a Democrat. I just think if we're going to attribute a bitter elitist vegetable like arugula to Barack Obama than accordingly we should also attribute nutritionless filler like lettuce to John McCain. [YouTube]

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