My final McCain post until the convention

OK, so let’s recap. My “Dear John” letter on Wednesday has generated a great response. To all of you who commented, a thank you.
From the comments it’s pretty clear to me that the overriding reason most of you are content with McCain is fear. Fear of Hillary winning. And I haven’t heard a lot about Obama on that thread; Obama would be a formidable opponent, if nominated, for any Republican candidate.
So what we have is an acute, recurring phobia brought about, in my opinion, by eight years of BDS and the constant, sickening, vile, disturbing, slanderous, and mendacious crap read in the MSM. Well, I am not afraid. I will not compromise my principles for an expedient and ultimately dangerous bet. If your husband or wife (or boyfriend or girlfriend) played the field the way McCain has done in the Senate, I don’t think any of you would be as understanding. And you sure as hell wouldn’t fear the consequences. Chances are you’d kick your partner in the ass, bags in hand, tell him or her to get the hell out of the house you (whore or bastard, take your pick), and then either cry your eyes out (the ladies) or get plastered with a bottle of bourbon and recite Rick’s lines from Casablanca (the gentlemen).
So that’s precisely how I feel. McCain cheated on us. He brazenly cheated on us. And he did it with the likes of Ted Kennedy, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman, and sundry other liberals in the Senate. And as the cherry on the cake of our day, he threw it in our face and flaunted it.
If any of you guys are OK with that, I’d like to know.

29 thoughts on “My final McCain post until the convention”

  1. Romney is out:
    “This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters… many of you right here in this room… have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming President. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country,” Romney said.
    Sorry George, we need to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and fight the good fight against Hillary or Obama (or both).

  2. Here you go: well put article here
    Regardless of ideology or party or anything else, I am above all an American who must decide what is in the best interest of the country not the party and not the politicians and not the media and not other countries. Secondly, what is in my best interest.
    This is the real world; real politics. Not a college political science class. The reality is that the USA and me are better off with the GOP in office. The Conservatives in the party have more of an ability to influence judicial appointments and economic legislation with a GOP in the office be it McCain or Fulano Mengano. Example — the Harriet nomination the Supremes as set forth in the article. It is tantamount for us to get as many GOP seats in the legislature and to maintain the white house.
    It is not fear of what Clinton or O’Bama will do. Because with them in office it will be payback time by the libs. That’s a given. Just read the excerpts of O’Bama’s speech I posted on your Dead John letter. The next pres. has a possibility of appointing 2 justices to the supreme court.
    With the dems in office, you will get a Ginsberg type nominee. Is that what you’re willing to swallow for the sake of ideology?
    O’Bama considers any household earning in excess of $100K the wealthiest upper 2 percent which is a farce. Both he and Hillary want to impose mandatory health care coverage. In other words, we have no choice but to get what they offer or your wages will be garnished. There needs to be health care reform, but their version of mandatory universal healthcare will bankrupt the country.
    The dems are more concerned about the rights of terrorists than they are about keeping us and our children safe.
    So to paraphrase an old movie that you and I both love: “I have selfish reasons.” My safety (both economic and personal) of my family and myself is tantamount and more important than having my ideological twin in the WH or the ideological twin of Reagan.

  3. I’m not ok with that. As a matter of fact back when he was flirting with Daschle I was hoping he would switch parties so we would be rid of both Jeffords and him. My choice of McCain is knowing what I am getting. He kicked our teeth in and will do it again…I’m almost certain of it but at least I know where he is weakest and I also know where he is strongest.
    The only true conservative in this entire race was Fred – that’s it. Mitt likes whatever he hears last. Huck is a straight up social con that does not appeal to me in the least. Rudy is even more lefty than McCain and got a free pass because he understood that his views weren’t popular. If Ron Paul wasn’t so worthless on foreign policy I would vote for him just like I did in ’88 (it was a protest vote).
    I choose to go with the evil I do know than with the one I don’t. Electablility is crap, you don’t know who is going to come out on top or how things will turn out 9 months from now.
    I understand your frustration and your anger but unfortunately the most qualified, most able conservative politician goes by the name of Jeb Bush and he isn’t going to go anywhere because of the mess his bro made.
    Jeb is the one true leader that I see out there…I hope someone else rises because his name is an anvil around his neck.

  4. Romney just withdrew. Time to focus on congress. Regardless of who wins in November Republicans will be the opposition party.
    Not a penny from me to the Republican party or John McCain. All my political contributions will go to Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart.

  5. Romney just withdrew. Time to focus on congress. Regardless of who wins in November Republicans will be the opposition party.
    Not a penny from me to the Republican party or John McCain. All my political contributions will go to Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart.

  6. Voting for someone is ALWAYS a more powerful motivator than voting against someone. It say a lot about McLame that the best we can say about him is that he’s not Obillary. Consider me not inspired.

  7. Voting for someone is ALWAYS a more powerful motivator than voting against someone. It say a lot about McLame that the best we can say about him is that he’s not Obillary. Consider me not inspired.

  8. A Democratic Party victory would almost certainly coincide with Raul’s loss of power (he is 76 now and would be 80 by 2012). After some kind of fake election (a la Venezuela) in Cuba would allow the radical left of the Democratic Party to facilitate recognition of the regime….
    McCain may not be McDreamy but he is certainly not Mclame..

  9. McCain please unify the Rep Party NOW..Before someone around here gets a heart attack
    Select Ronmey as your VP… in 4 years te pones mas viejito te sales , descanses y permites que Ronmey corra..
    Does it sounds ok with you guys or not?

  10. There’s a very stark difference between 1980/1994 and the election of 2008; the Iraq War. The choice is now between two liberals who oppose the war and will withdraw US troops and a liberal who has staked his entire campaign on winning in Iraq. McCain was not my first choice (in fact, not my fourth choice) but he is the only remaining candidate that will not exit Iraq. The American economy is resilient and will recover from the damage that is to come from destructive liberal policies (think 1980 & 1994). Those policies are easily reversible. However, withdrawing from Iraq would be catastrophic to national prestige and therefore foreign policy objectives (think Vietnam). It would take decades to recover from a precipitous withdrawl from Iraq. As conservatives, the time has come to accept defeat and rally around the sole remaining candidate who understands the consequences of “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.” I may not like McCain but conservative ultra-pundits are dangerously misguided to suggest voting for the alternatives.
    As far as fearing a Dem win; don’t believe the MSM hype. It’s been almost 50 years since this country elected a non-southern, liberal and JFK was a tax cutting, hawk with a distinguished WWII service. Since then every Dem winner has been a southerner positioned as a moderate….neither Hillary nor Obama can make that transformation….

  11. I will not vote for John McCain. I will be writing in Fred Thompson. I don’t care that it’s a “wasted vote.” I will not vote for John McCain.
    John McCain isn’t just a cheater … he’s a liar.

  12. I see all the anger here. I’d rather have seen Fred in myself. But is the price of anger really worth putting the party of Code Pink and MoveOn in the White House for 4 years?
    I won’t take it in the a** for the party or for a particular candidate, but I’ll do it for the troops. And regardless of what would happen domestically, I don’t care to see what’ll happen to servicemen and women overseas once CP and MO get the White House’s ear. That’s why I am willing to suck it up and support McCain.
    That angers some? I know, but I’m willing to live with it. Again, I’d rather not see our boys get Somalia’d (i.e. stuck with expanding missions but diminishing support, wins a big battle, but gets let down by the political leadership by being pulled out before they complete their mission).

  13. The world ain’t gonna end if the trained chimps (aka Democrats) take the White House for 4 years. I seem to remember the last time they did so, the GOP got control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
    We’ve made our shitty bed, now it’s time to lay in it.

  14. The world ain’t gonna end if the trained chimps (aka Democrats) take the White House for 4 years. I seem to remember the last time they did so, the GOP got control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
    We’ve made our shitty bed, now it’s time to lay in it.

  15. The last time the dems got into power we didn’t have Iran a few years away from having nukes. We didn’t have Chavez financially supporting Cuba and meddling all over this hemisphere with his buddies from Iran. We didn’t have Pakistan (with nukes) about ready to implode . . . Think about it, we are now reaping the seeds laid by Jimmah many years ago. He was in only 4 years also. . .

  16. I will don clothes pin and vote for McCain, too much is at stake IMO. I’d almost rather leave the country than stomach either of the Dems. If you think US – Cuba policy is bad now, imagine what it would be like under their watch. No thanks.

  17. I am just fine with this. You conservatives like the lefties do not appreciate that this country is foremost centrist. And the Republicans la cagaron con Bush. Disfruta la cosecha. Anyway, McCain will likely not win. This is the Democrat’s election to lose only if they screw up big time.

  18. The way I see it, I can vote for Hillary, a Hillary wannabe (McCain), a Hillary Jr. – without her ‘experience’ (Obamma), a Hillary without cojones (Edwards).
    It makes me sick.
    I may just stay home in November.
    or, as Frank J. at says, “I say we all head down to Mexico, take it over, and make it a conservative utopia. Let’s be sure to make a border fence, though.”

  19. I am tired of holding my nose and voting. What’s the point? The candidates become more and more unacceptable. We are inching to the left with every election.
    McCain supports many of the same things that Hillary and Obama support. He has bought into the global warming BS and supports tax increases to combat it. His willingness to work with the left on issues frequently puts him at odds with his own party. US!!
    WE are the ones who have to compromise. WE are the ones who take the lumps. WE are the wives sitting at home while he whoops it up with the mistress to whom he gives the family grocery money.
    Maybe some of you are OK with this and will vote for him because you’ve bought into the electability argument. I haven’t and I won’t.
    And the notion that the country is moving to the left and that we have to change to accommodate that is shallow at best. All my friends may jump off the Golden Gate Bridge but I am certainly not going to join them.
    I will not vote for John McCain … unless he pushes the Fair Tax. But I mean he would have to actually do his job as a Senator and push it, not just lie about it like he does other things. If we had the Fair Tax all the other stuff wouldn’t bother me as much.

  20. Actually, the world COULD come to an end no matter who wins the election, but it is much more likely to end if Hillary or Obama wins (especially Obama). I would much have preferred Fred Thompson over McCain, but at least I have the comfort of knowing that McCain is one tough son of a bitch when it comes to the single most important issue that faces our country: the war on terror. We have to be alive and have a country before we can worry about taxes, global warming, and everything else. Survival is Priority One. For someone to sit out this election because of taxes and global warming when our very survival is at stake strikes me as unconscionable. HELL YES, I’m voting for McCain.

  21. OMFG – Henry your talk of calling him McLame and so you can help out tweedle-dumb and tweedle-dumber is idiotic. Dude, you are normally righteous but you are losing your mind. Calling him a lefty and saying you are going to pony up all will give to two of the more lefty Republicans in the Congress makes no sense. If you were backing someone like Kyl I would understand but still be consistent for the love of God. And by the way for all those invoking the name Reagan let us all remember his 11th Commandment. If you don’t know it, then you don’t know him. Look no further than what he did in ’76 to support a Prez who had dissed him and cheated him out of a nomination. You guys are being ridiculous. McCain is not ideal but he is the one who is going to win the party’s nomination. And my argument isn’t that he isn’t Hill or Obama but that he isn’t Mitt, Huck or Rudy.

  22. The level of pure hatred against another American be it a Democrat or Republican on this comment board is exactly the reason why the Republican party couldn’t rally around a conservative nominee in 2008. You zealots hijacked Bush’s agenda and screwed it up so bad over the past 7 years that its time for us to take it on the chin and the cleanup to start.
    Sadly, even if you have great ideas, when you execute them like this semi-retarded President did, average Americans don’t see that. Instead, they see the failures, the ineptitude and the corruption and they want to change it up. Boy are they ever right. We need to get our shit together because we’re about to get our asses kicked.
    Its time to boot the right wing crazies and whatever the cost partisans (like the writers of this blog) out of OUR party and return to working together as a country. We’ve been held hostage for the past 12 years against anyone with the desire to work with Democrats to get results and its time to cut the cancer from our party.

  23. And pray tell us, oh wise DJ, exactly why, if Bush is semi-retarded, are we were supposed to allow him carte blanch with is agenda?
    Your democrat ideology is showing. Please cover it up better when you are trying to pretend to be a Republican.
    Though, really … I almost ran away to join the green party when I read your Voltaire-like post. It was just so damned enlightened.

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