Sack Carly not Phil

Phil Gramm, one of the three reasons I support McCain’s candidacy (This and this being the others), has stepped down from the campaign over his “nation of whiners” comment. So much for “Straight Talk”. We are a nation of whiners. We whine about $4/gal gas when most of the developed world pays nearly twice that (Italy: $8.07, Netherlands: $8.91, UK: $8.10). We whine about the cost of food yet throw out millions of pounds of it daily. We whine about the costs of medical care, yet we all have our flat screen HDTVs with HBO and Showtime. Never in the course of human history have a group of humans lived such a healthy and leisurely life style. Our water is clean and our food is safe. Instead of losing a third of our population to The Plague, our big health scare was 1200 out of 300 Million getting sick from Tomatoes. The average lower-middle class person today will live longer and more comfortably than a Roman Emperor or Medieval King.

Unfortunately with Phil Gramm gone, the major economic player in the McCain fold is Carly Fiorina. Carly exhibits a level of incompetence that rivals Michael “You’re doing a heckva job Brownie” Brown. Take a look at HP’s stock price while Carly was at the helm:
HP\'s Stock under Carly
This is what HP has done under Carly’s successor, Mark Hurd:
HP Stock after Carly
In comparison, HP’s two chief rivals (DELL & IBM) lost about half their value in the dot-com crash, not 3/4 the value. Both began their recovery two years before HP fired Carly and began its recovery.

McCain has a lot to offer fiscal conservatives. Unlike the current so-called Republican in the White House, he as a record of opposing massive spending. Tom Delay gave the best endorsement of the primary season when he said: “John McCain has done more to undermine Republican leadership in Congress than anyone I know”. McCain is right on school choice, right on earmarks & spending, and has even come around on the issue of tax cuts. He was one of the few Republicans to oppose Bush’s massive entitlement expansion.

During this campaign, we’ve often said about Obama that “you are known by the company you keep”. That is just as true for Barack and Rev. Wright as it is for McCain and Carly. This party and more importantly this country will be better off with a Democrat in the White House than another 4 years of the same-old same-old Bush incompetence. Incompetence is all that Carly Fiorina brings to the table.

7 comments

  1. Harry says:

    Yep, Carly Fiorina makes one wonder if she is really a closet Democrat. She inspires no-confidence in the base, sort of like Scott McClellan did for Bush. If McCain is listening to Fiorina on matters fiscal or political then I fear for the Republic.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    “We whine about $4/gal gas when most of the developed world pays nearly twice that (Italy: $8.07, Netherlands: $8.91, UK: $8.10)”

    WHO says Italy, The Netherlands, and the UK are as “developed” as we are?

  3. MidtownTraffic says:

    There are two kinds of words in a campaign:
    The ones that help you win, and the ones that help you loose.

    Phil Gramm wasn’t helping McCain or the country. I’m just wondering at what price of gasoline would whining be acceptable?

  4. Tekneek says:

    If “nation of whiners” was the only thing he had said in that article, you might have a point…

    And, perhaps, it might have gone down easier if it had not come from a man who worked hard to create the business environment that directly contributed to our current financial meltdown…

    So, now that the only reason you would support McCain has left the station, who are you voting for?

  5. rptrcub says:

    I’d believe you more if you could spell Obama’s first name correctly in the last paragraph of your spiel. Then again, I’m a word snob.

  6. Chris says:

    Heh. thanks for the catch. Added Barack to my dictionary – at least till the FF3.x upgrade blows that away.

  7. Taft Republican says:

    Phil Gramm, one of the three reasons I support McCain’s candidacy (This and this being the others), has stepped down from the campaign over his “nation of whiners” comment.

    Chris, that’s interesting. I followed your first “this” link, and read great headlines like, “MCCAIN BLOWS IT,” “McCain’s Talk Doesn’t Match His Action on Spending,” “McCain’s Mixed Market Message” (with a great money-quote: “John McCain has beer-bonged the Kool-Aid on global warming”)…

    So if 2/3 of the reasons that you’re supporting John “I thought about leaving the GOP & considered being Kerry’s running mate” McCain are toppling over, what will it take for you to stop the sell-out of the Republican Party?

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