McCain’s POW Time Will Help Him If The North Vietnamese Capture Him Again

Johnny Bomb Bomb McCain is still flacking his prison time in Hanoi as a good reason to put him in the White House.

The latest proselytizer of this theory is Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, who is apparently reverting to his status as the clownish actor of his early film career.

In today’s Globe Arnie offered up the following:

The actor-turned-governor mocked Obama, saying “he needs to do something about those skinny legs,” needs to buff up those “scrawny little arms,” and put some meat on his ideas. McCain, on the other hand, “is built like a rock,” Schwarzenegger said, and has been tested. “He served longer in a POW camp than his opponent has served in the United States Senate.”

As for the physical putdowns, that’s nonsense. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a cripple and he was one of the most powerful Presidents the country has had. Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from a congenital disease but that didn’t keep him from saving the Union. These were men who had great minds and great political skills. McCain demonstrates neither, while Obama demonstrates great intellect, great political skills, and great administrative skills

As for McCain being built like a rock, there’s hardly any evidence of that physically, and it’s irrelevant at best. At issue are his mind, his personality, his intellect, and from what he’s demonstrated during the campaign, these are all considerably less than rocklike. They’re more like gravel. Incoherent, incohesive, and all over the map.

He’s demonstrated poor judgement on any number of matters, and especially on one of the most crucial, the selection of a vice-president, in which he chose someone utterly unqualified and so far out of the mainstream that one might ask if she spent too much time in subfreezing temperatures with her head exposed.

He’s been erratic. He’s lied consistently and continuously. He’s run a vicious, gutter racist campaign – subtle, but vicious and racist and from the gutter nonetheless. And he’s demonstrated his ignorance of economic matters as well as foreign affairs, and shown his willingness to shoot from the mouth and the hip when silence and diplomacy are called for.

But he and his surrogates always come back to his time in a Hanoi prison, apparently considering it a solid qualification to earn the Presidency.

Apparently sitting out the Vietnam war in a prison cell taught him all he needed to know about fighting wars, conducting intelligent diplomacy, understanding national and international economics, and divorcing sick wives in order to marry heiresses. To be kind, he did get that last one right.

He learned all that good stuff while undergoing daily torture. Or did he? His jailers recently claimed that he was not tortured, that he is lying about that. Considering how he’s conducted himself, and that his jailers apparently have nothing to gain or lose, the jailers have to be considered more credible than Johnny the Bomber.

In any event, the John McCain parading around the country has shown that he is little more than an angry, sarcastic, ethically disgusting little man with a little mind and as little qualified to sit in the White House as is his running mate, the strange, irritating little woman from Alaska.

It is, however, true that he would be qualified to deal with being captured and imprisoned by the North Vietnamese, or the North Iranis, or the North Koreans, or the North Californians. Then again, he is an old goof and might not be up to the rigors of sitting in a cell for another five years. 

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  1. […] McCain’s POW Time Will Help Him If The North Vietnamese Capture Him Again Johnny Bomb Bomb McCain is still flacking his prison time in Hanoi as a good reason to put him in the White House. The latest proselytizer of this theory is Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, who is apparently reverting to his status as the clownish actor of his early film career. In today’s Globe Arnie offered up the following: The actor-turned-governor mocked Obama, saying “he needs to do something about those skinny legs,” needs to buff up those “scrawny little arms,” and put some meat on his ideas. McCain, on the other hand, “is built like a rock,” Schwarzenegger said, and has been tested. “He served longer in a POW camp than his opponent has served in the United States Senate.” […]

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  2. Cool. You got a cross post from republicans.bestpoliticalblogs. I guess you sounded too positive in your title.

    The right keeps saying that McCain has been tested. They don’t tell you he keeps failing. The right keeps saying that McCain is experienced. They don’t tell you he hasn’t learned from that experience.

    As for being captured by the northern Californians, I think they would be very kind to him. Parts of Northern California are like West Virginia. Without the good Bluegrass music.

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  3. But, is he qualified to deal with being capture and imprisoned by North Dakotans?

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  4. John McCain is no war hero and his torture claims are obviously grossly exaggerated but he’s so much part of the political establishment the corporate media dare not challenge the myth but it’s pretty clear now that Obama will win and win big (something which I never thought six months ago). I’m wondering how the GOP will act after the election; McCain and his reputation will be cast on the political scrap heap but will the GOP abandon all that war hero crap in the future? It obviously hasn’t worked.

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  5. […] McCain’s POW Time Will Help Him If The North Vietnamese Capture …The latest proselytizer of this theory is Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, who is apparently reverting to his status as the clownish actor of his early film career. In today’s Globe Arnie offered up the following: … […]

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  6. chappie –

    Good point! I’d forgotten how vicious the North Dakotans can be, as isolated and as few as they are. I suspect it’s the bitter cold winds sweeping out of Canada, poor devils. In the spirit of kindness, perhaps we should send Johnny the Bomber to spend his waning days among the North Dakotans. That will keep them amused while distracting them from attacking the rest of America, and JTB can add more experience to his resume.

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  7. […] McCain’s POW Time Will Help Him If The North Vietnamese Capture …The latest proselytizer of this theory is Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, who is apparently reverting to his status as the clownish actor of his early film career. In today’s Globe Arnie offered up the following: … […]

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