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John McCain has it both ways.

He can be all bluster and so-called warrior, I don't need the Secret Service!

Then they make him take it!

So he has it both ways.

Just like with the "maverick" reputation that he doesn't deserve.

Just today, I was explaining to someone that he would make a big fuss about not going along with the Republicans on something, make speeches... and then quietly vote for it anyway.

No one reports otherwise.

Have we, by a process of evolutionary forces, created a press corp that likes being pwned?

To the Flipmobile!

For anyone not familiar with the term, "pwned" is the act of hacking in & controlling a system, and it comes from gaming, where the total humiliation of the opponent has been achieved.

Which is where the press is regarding McCain.

Do they not realize he is putting things over on them?

Do they not care, because they get access & free BBQ?

Do they not know that he must regard them with utter contempt?

As with so many things Republican, the high school metaphor is sturdy and reliable. Remember those girls who were so desperate for popularity and acceptance that they would hang around the "cool kidz" even though they were usually humiliated and set up?

Yeah. Like that.

Usually, the victim would handle what they knew was the truth, as long as no one else knew. Once their "secret" was out, the game was over, and the victim would drop out. There was always fresh meat around to get sucked in.

We need to let the press know their secret is out.

We know they are ignoring obvious problems.

We know they are too timid to print the truth.

We know they are being played for suckers.

It's easy to hide from ourselves. That's what half our brains are for. We are not "rational" beings. We are "rationalization" beings.

No matter what is going on in Reality, our little world can be maintained if it is only our thoughts which must be controlled.

However...

If we relentlessly hammer away at how gullible the press is, how easily they avoid facts, how blatantly they are sucking up...

If we make fun of them...

We can have the whole high school laughing at them.

I think that is something they can't handle.

Originally posted to WereBear on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 03:33 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip jar! (8+ / 0-)

    I know we all know this.

    But so many people don't. Because the press doesn't tell them.

    But we know the press reads the blogs.

    I hate slambooks.

    But they have a responsiblity that is being ducked for their own personal gratification.

    That's out of line.

    WereBear
    Reality always wins.
    the way of cats

    by WereBear on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 03:35:29 PM PDT

  •  His swagger exudes confidence in pwn-ing. (1+ / 0-)
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    trashablanca

    On TV, McCain shows that he hasn't a care in the world re the media lenses trained on him. He knows they will do him no harm, ignore the meaning of anything he says, and cover up any missteps he makes. Why they stayed away from the lobbyist-affair scandal will be a question for the ages. I shudder to think he might win.

    Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits. Satchel Paige 1906-82

    by threesmommy on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 03:46:19 PM PDT

  •  Sen. McCain was born to power and privielige. (2+ / 0-)
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    trashablanca, dougymi

    I'm the son of a working man who was a tanker Sgt. in WW II.  He was a true hero with an 8th. grade education who after his WW II experience figured out how to rear three children and care for a wife.  I'm a vet too...Blackhorse, Cambodian border, 1969...or I would not make the following observations.

    I respect Sen. McCain to the extent that he was a naval aviator.  He had the misfortune to be shot down...the good luck to survive this...and the further bad luck to have been taken as a POW.

    I disagree with Sen. McCain with regards to his leveraging his family's wealth to gain access to becominga Senator.  The POW children of working people did not have this option.  It takes massive influence and wealth to be a Senator today.

    It is anathema to me that Sen.McCain would turn his back to his working class brother and sisters in arms and pander to the right wing elite of our country who profit from war.  I feel a great sadness for my brothers in arms who from a mistaken identity of "if you don't support unnecessary war, you don't support our troops".  They love our country, but they are mistaken to support the likes of Bush and McCain.  May God save our children from their well meaning ignorance.

    May God Bless our troops wherever they are. Best regards, El Tomaso

    by El Tomaso on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 03:47:32 PM PDT

  •  "We LIKE McCain" - they've SAID it, over and over (0+ / 0-)

    The press ADMITS they've given McCain a free ride on much of his BS......

    He's a 'hero' - though no more so than any of the others held as POW's - detailed in a letter from one posted here a while back

    He's a 'maverick' - yeah.... sure.....   he's the somewhat batty old uncle in everyone's family... you find it hard to hold him accountable - despite those looney random utterings he comes out with....

    after all, he's been through 'alot' ...... he's old and he 'deserves' some respect.......

    fine..... be as nice as you want to him - but being a 'colorful old guy' doesn't qualify you to be President

    just remember... the guy is uber powerful in the Senate and also worth a fortune (courtesy of wife #2)....  and if you think THAT doesn't have an influence on things....

  •  MSM is totally McPimped Out (0+ / 0-)

    The Kewl Kids on the bus are all atwitter over the Mac, forgetting how just 8 years ago that they were swooning the same way about an inexperienced, immature, nicknaming frat boy. What is soo crazy is that these people who gush over McCain (and may get in to office) are so blind to their own bias.

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