Thanks, federal bailout, for a dismal future

Gee, thanks federal government, for writing blank checks to make things easy for you in the short term. All that does, really, is teach the whole country to keep living on credit, and saddle my kid with even more debt than your bullshit policies and wars have spiraled.

A few words for you: if you’re pro free market, act like it. I’m not, so I say: if you want to save someone, save people not companies. And if you spend like a drunken sailor on shore leave, don’t expect my kid to pay for it. Tighten your belts, ask those who make a lot to put in their share, and start means-testing every damn handout you give both corporate and private citizens.

And by the way, McCain, you were all for deregulating and eliminating financial firewalls for decades. Don’t run to the media with your pro-regulation sheep’s clothing now.

Update 9/28/08:

Nina Easton, of Money magazine reports that many are saying exactly the same thing: don’t preach free markets, then throw our nest eggs at them when they do something way beyond stupid. (The article is three pages; click on the arrow at the bottom of the text for the next page.)

Excuse me, Mr. Giuliani, sir?

About your speech:

Interviewing 101 includes the aphorism that you talk about what makes you good, not what makes the other guy bad. And aren’t you arguing this election is a job interview?

Maybe bitter and spiteful is why nobody voted for you in the primaries. Just a guess, watching the convention keynote speech wherein you were particularly venomous.

I think the American people, in general, figure that the GOP has to prove that they’re not just entitled politicians who have demolished, over the past 14 years, our economy, our international standing, and our Constitution. Maybe bilious speeches make sense for a likeminded audience, but hope for the future just sells better than sniping at people who, like you, want to make this a better place to live, work, and succeed.

I know you’ve done some lovely things in your life. But yesterday you just came off as mean.

And mean is icky.

GOP, if you’re all mean and nasty, keep it up. If you’re not monolithically bilious, please change your tone. This could be a really great opportunity to talk about issues and priorities. Please commence.