October 30, 2008

Isn't it Ironic?

John McCain has made a career of fighting against unnecessary government funding. He has long tried to get rid of "pork barrel spending," where federal dollars are spent on projects that benefit only a few people.

So I find it ironic that he is accusing Barack Obama of not taking federal money to fund his campaign. The affront of it: Obama has found willing citizens to give him money to run for president, instead of taking a government handout!

I'm not saying that McCain is wrong about Obama's promise. He's right. Obama did say that he would use public financing, which would have severely limited his campaign budget. It's unlikely he'd be in the lead if he'd followed through on that promise.

McCain, on the other hand, DID apply for funding, and he's already exceeded the spending limits it imposed. Or maybe he withdrew from the program that he also promised to use; that's what his lawyers are saying, anyway.

In other words, McCain also promised to use public funding, actually applied for and was accepted, and now doesn't want to be limited by the rules that were imposed upon that acceptance.

McCain is accusing Obama of not getting involved in the program that he, McCain, is trying to get out of.


  1. I agree. McCain is the socialist. 85 million of our hard earned dollars has been "redistributed" to him through public financing. He legislated this socialist welfare program (his logic). Now he is using our money to run the sleaziest campaign in history! It burns my butt to hear McSlime say that Barack "broke his promise" to accept public financing aka WELFARE for POLITICIANS. First of all, Barack DID NOT promise anything. He said he would talk to the repub candidate to hammer out a fair deal. He saw that McStain was not going to stop the 527s, so all bets were off. Obama is not stupid! McCain was forced to take it because his campaign was BROKE! McCain is a just a jealous, old WELFARE QUEEN. He needs to take his confused self to his nearest home, lie down and STFU.

  2. Thank you for the clarification.

    His exact words were:
    "If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election."

    If you have exampls of Obama's "agressive pursuit," please share them so I can pound on Comrad McCain some more.