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This post was written by Ivan Guzman, a 15-year-old from the Bronx. Read more about Ivan here:
I never thought I would write about the economy, and I'm not going to, exactly. I am going to write about some things that came about due to the economy. Like hypocritical Republicans like Lindsey Graham (I'll explain why he's hypocritical later, it's called a tease people) and Jim Cramer's appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I'm also going to write about a McCain that I actually look forward to seeing more of (it's obviously not John because America doesn't want to see more of him, my proof is the 2008 election).
First, the hypocritical Republicans. Republicans' opposition to the stimulus was all about spending. They were not happy with the amount of earmarks in the bill. Yet when the bill passed and they lost, they decided to add in some earmarks of their own. One of those Republicans who did not surprise me was Lindsey Graham from South Carolina. I'm sure Graham would tell anyone his political career has been dedicated to outlawing earmarks yet he was one of the first to add to the many earmarks in the bill. After the first couple of days no one but MSNBC pointed this out (but then again MSNBC points out everything Republicans do wrong). That was until Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri pointed this out in a speech on the Senate floor. President Obama followed this up by scolding Republican hypocrisy also. Big ups to Senator McCaskill and Prez Obama!
Second, I was watching the Rachel Maddow Show (an EXCELLENT show) when Rachel mentioned she would have John McCain's daughter Meghan would be on the show. I thought 3 things:
1. WOW!! A Republican
2. What possible reason could she have for being on a liberal network?
3.She's probably lost.
It turns out she wasn't lost. In fact, she was there because she kind of takes exception to the message that Ann Coulter delivers in her books and other things. I was as shocked as you are (that last sentence will only work if you're shocked.....or if anyone is reading this). The hits keep coming though. Ms. McCain is a moderate Republican, she's actually willing to listen to liberals! As a liberal who's willing to listen I found that to be a breath of fresh air. Funny thing about young Republicans, I've never come across one. I'm almost convinced they don't exist other than Meghan McCain. I would like to hear more from her and not people who are just going to put their foot in their mouth whenever they go off-message (you hear that, MICHAEL STEELE?)
My thoughts on Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer and my Ann Coulter nickname contest, after the jump. More...