Thursday, June 19, 2008

I really wanted a picture of McCain tearing into a bloody haunch of flesh to accompany this post, but somehow I couldn't find one on the interwebs

Via OG, this incredible statement from McCain:

Let me be clear, under my administration Osama bin Laden will either be killed on the battlefield or executed. Senator Obama's failure to comprehend the implication of the Supreme Court decision he embraced and the historical precedent of Nuremberg raise serious questions about judgment and experience and whether Senator Obama is ready to assume the awesome responsibilities of commander in chief.

Apparently "awesome" is being used here in the same sense that I used to call games like Postal awesome.

Not only is McCain not a moderate, he's not really all that sane, either. I shouldn't even have to point out that actually doing something like this sets a particularly stupid and vile precedent, namely "fuck the rule of law."

Ironically, I don't intend to defend the rule of law per se. I do, however, wish to defend the idea of a social contract: That what allows large groups of people to work together is abiding by the rules of the group. McCain - like Bush now - is essentially saying that such shit don't matter, and that what really matters is the size of his cock the power that comes from the barrel of a gun.

That such a belief is problematic is really something I shouldn't have to explain.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps, I am just really tired and burnt out, but why do certain members of our school board come to mind when I read this? I didn't even look at the link yet, just your post and thoght you could easily exchange names in several cases.

Anonymous said...

bet ya a quarter Obama will say something to match it. It is called politics, and a "my daddy is bigger than your daddy" sorta thing.

Dennis said...

You must not have been paying much attention to Obama. If he tries to top that, his supporters will desert him in droves. He's made a point of saying that the existing laws and rules are plenty good enough to try and find guilty ObL - and that it's far better for us if we follow the rule of law.

Roxy said...

Hobbes v. Locke, round one! Fight!

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