This Goof, Howard Dean, takes a hint like a deaf geek given the brush-off by some gorgeous ankle at a Dance for Swells!
First off Deano - No One ever good news'd me with 'Patrick' - the ears go shut on that salutation.
Secondly, Deano -'In response, McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said McCain has done nothing more than Dean did in 2003, when he refused public financing for his unsuccessful presidential bid.
"Howard Dean's hypocrisy is breathtaking given that in 2003 he withdrew from the matching funds system in exactly the same way that John McCain is doing today," Rogers said in a written statement.' Click Toitle for full CNN text.
Deano thinks that Republicans are hateful - From Meet the Press:
Meet The Press / Sunday) Howard Dean in an interview with Tim Russert on Meet the Press admits that he “Hates Republicans and everything they stand for”. Amazing that the Democratic Party is looking to this luntic to save their erroding membership. They must have a death wish! I know they can do better than the Deaniac. Yes — Howard… you are really going to convert moderate Republicans to vote for a Democratic president in the next presidential election with that rhetoric! The crashing and burning is still underway… We suppose it is nature’s way of cleaning house.
Shoot, Howard, my in-laws are Republicans and some of my neighbors. I'm voting for John McCain and I'm Thiiiiiiiiiiisssssss close to jumping ship altogether.
I have not sent a nickle to the DNC sinec Howard Dean grabbed the throtle - BYAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! Old Number 2 won't make the sharp turn to left Howard! Trainwreck a'comin'!
Here's Deano's note to me.
There was a lot of talk last week about John McCain's blatant hypocrisy on ethics and integrity in Washington.
Here we go again.
McCain is now breaking the law by ignoring the campaign spending restrictions for the Republican primary that came when he asked for federal matching funds -- funds he used as collateral on a loan that helped keep his campaign going.
But now that the lobbyist and special interest money has started pouring into his campaign, he's trying to back out of the promise he made just a few months ago. They're feeding so much cash into his bank account, this "reformer" wants nothing to do with federal campaign finance laws anymore.
That's why today, we're filing a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission demanding that John McCain be held to the campaign finance laws. Trying to back out shows a total lack of integrity and honesty -- he made a deal with the American people to to abide by the law, and in return, he was guaranteed taxpayer money that he used to back a loan.
Patrick, I'd like you to add your name in support of our complaint, and ask as many people as you can to sign on. American taxpayers made a deal with John McCain -- now that he's flush with lobbyist cash, he wants to pretend that it never happened.
Sign on right now:
Here's the background on the situation.
A few months ago, John McCain applied for and was approved to receive federal matching funds. Because he couldn't find enough people to fund his campaign, he was also forced to apply for a $4 million line of credit, which he secured by using the federal matching funds as collateral.
By taking the federal funding, he agreed to spend no more than $57 million until the Republican convention. But so far, his campaign has spent at least $49 million -- leaving him with less than $10 million to campaign with through September.
Now that he's won the nomination and has the support of the Republican lobbyist and special interest machine, he's trying to ignore that the whole thing ever happened. He recently wrote a letter to the FEC telling them that he was backing out, even though the FEC is very clear that any request to withdraw from the agreement must be approved; you can't just change your mind and take it back -- legally, you have to be given permission.
McCain isn't asking because he knows he'll never be granted permission, and he doesn't want to have to accept the funding restrictions he agreed to when he used the money as collateral for a loan. He's ripping a page right from George Bush's playbook: ignoring the laws when they aren't convenient and hoping no one will notice.
Stand up and show him that hundreds of thousands of people have noticed -- he can't change the rules in the middle of the game because he doesn't like how things are going for him:
Using government programs when it's politically convenient and breaking the rules when it's not ... remind you of anyone?
Just like George Bush, John McCain thinks he's above the law. McCain poses as a reformer, but seems to think reforms apply to everyone but him.
Time to send him a message.
Yeah, Just Like Bush, Howard. Like a mirror image. McCain has my message - "I fully support McCain; McCain has my money - which used to go to a Democrat Candidate; and McCain has my vote, again." McCain is a good man - you, Howard, are a piece of work in progress.