Republicans Actually Want Obama for President… They Just Don’t Realize it Yet

Holy crap!  Do McCain and Palin even know the name of the country they are campaigning to lead?  I’m dead serious because it feels like every five minutes there’s a fresh river of putrid clueslessness coming from these people.

Absolute cluelessness.

Sarah Palin:

“We’re going to do a few new things also,” she said at a rally in Cedar Rapids. “For instance, as Alaska’s governor, I put the government’s checkbook online so that people can see where their money’s going. We’ll bring that kind of transparency, that responsibility, and accountability back. We’re going to bring that back to D.C.”

You know what?  I kind of like that idea.  If you want to know what the government is doing with your money, you should be able to look it up in an instant, right?  Especially in the internet age where you can google anything you want.

But wait a second, this sounds kind of familiar.  It’s almost as though I’ve already heard of someone putting D.C.’s checkbook online.  Hmmm…  Someone who really believes in transparency.  Someone…

OH!  That’s right!  Someone in Washington already did exactly what Sarah Palin is “proposing”.  Barack Obama.

He did that back in 2006, but… well… maybe she didn’t know.  She is, after all, new to this whole national spotlight thing.  How unfair of us to expect Palin to, you know, know stuff about the government.  Particularly not until AFTER the McCain campaign finishes teaching her.

Except… wait for it… McCAIN COSPONSORED THE LEGISLATION!

HOW ON EARTH DO YOU NOT KNOW ABOUT LEGISLATION YOUR RUNNING MATE COSPONSORED?!?!?!?!

SARAH!  Please!  We loan braincells… just look at the tagline at the top of the page.  We have very good rates, and I’m a sporting enough guy to where I’ll loan you a couple until November 5th.  I’m that awesome.

Anyway.  Here’s my other question: Did the Republicans in attendance cheer?  I’m just curious because it seems to me that the McCain/Palin ticket has taken to coopt all of Obama’s best ideas, shine them up real nice, and pass them off as their own.  Transparency-Obama’s already done that, and promises more.  Lower taxes?  Chances are, your taxes are going to be lower with an Obama administration than with a McCain administration.  Regulating Wall Street so it doesn’t implode?  McCain was against it before he was for it; Obama was on the right side from day one.

These Republicans are cheering an awful lot of ideas that were Obama’s before the McCain/Palin ticket tried stealing them, leading me to believe that a whole bunch of those folks really want Obama for President, they just don’t know it yet.

Also, it would be really super-terrific if the Republican ticket would stop trying to steal Obama’s proposals.  kthxbai

3 Responses to “Republicans Actually Want Obama for President… They Just Don’t Realize it Yet”

  1. Curtis Faith says:

    Nice one, Kyle. I’ve been reading your blog for over a year and this is one of your funniest. Yet it wouldn’t be funny were it not our present reality.

  2. Elaine says:

    Just how much Senate experience does Barack Obama have in terms of actual work days? Not much.
    From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That’s how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.
    After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.
    143 days — I keep leftovers in my refrigerator longer than that.
    In contrast, John McCain’s 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service including 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi now seem more impressive than ever. At 71, John McCain may just be hitting his stride.

  3. Jay says:

    Elaine,
    McCain has 26 years of experience? He’s came to Washington with military (leadership??) experience. He’s had 26 years, most of it with his party in power, and NOW he wants to change things. What’s he been doing all this time? Naw, he can move over. Too late.

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