Thursday, May 15, 2008

So, McCain is Out of His Mind

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made both statements in a speech in which he envisions the state of affairs at the end of his first term if he is elected president:

  • By January 2013, America has welcomed home most of the servicemen and women who have sacrificed terribly so that America might be secure in her freedom.
  • Iraq is a functioning democracy, although still suffering from the lingering effects of decades of tyranny and centuries of sectarian tension.
  • Several years of robust economic growth.
  • The world food crisis ending, low inflation, and a much improved quality of life not only in our country, but in some of the most impoverished countries around the world.
  • A Social Security system that is solvent, does not reduce benefits for those nearing retirement and includes individual retirement accounts
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    I mean, he'd probably do alright in an online fantasy presidency league wherein one plots an agenda and makes shit up to facilitate arriving at one's goals. But, "the servicemen and women who have sacrificed terribly," since necromancy is primarily relegated by reality to D&D and WoW, won't likely be returning home apart from the parcels in which they are shipped. And, &c..


    _J_ said...

    Man, that is some great envisioning.

    I'm not the best envisioner (I received a B average in my envisioning training) but I aspire to one day envision at McCain's level. It's just difficult for me to make such baseless speculations when I'm so damn fixated on reality.

    It's a curse, really.

    _J_ said...

    Also, after digging around a bit I think I've found the best response to McCain's Envisioning:

    "To encourage a country with only rhetoric rather than sound and proven ideas that trust in the strength and courage of free people is not a promise of hope. It is a platitude."
    - John McCain February 12, 2008