Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Senator John McCain, former POW and one of the most liberal Senators sporting the ignominious “R” behind his name, cruised to an easy victory in the Florida Primaries, prompting many to presume he will be the party’s nominee in November.

Michael Graham of National Review declares It’s All Over stating, “Even if there were a realistic pathway to stop him, the media have seized control of the process now and are declaring him inevitable. He is, after all, the favorite son of the New York Times.”

This was set up long ago by the lamestream media to give Hillary and easier slide back into the White House. Strong conservatives were ignored, suffering a near total blackout on coverage and relegated to the far ends of debates, being given few questions to state their positions.

Many of us tried to get conservatives to check out the long shots who were being ignored but who stood on solid conservatism. Too many agreed they were good, but "not breaking out," therefore they couldn't support them. No support, no contributions, all had to withdraw.

The last few weeks before their withdrawals, even conservative columnists and radio hosts joined in with the blackout on coverage of the few actual conservative candidates. Michelle Malkin published a glowing eulogy of Duncan Hunter when it was felt he was dropping out, then ignored him until he did. Then, another glowing eulogy of his candidacy, but no support when he or the others were running, even though she penned I NEED A REAL MAN FOR PREZ days earlier.

Limbaugh also didn't cover them, but constantly complained about all the rest. Hannity, Levin, Coulter, none would speak much of them to let conservative voters know there were some decent candidates to consider.

So, they've all dropped out now and I'm afraid the Republican party is in it's death throes as we send one of the most liberal members of the party to represent us, almost guaranteeing very low conservative turn-out, I fear. As Michael Graham says, “In November, we'll be sending out our most liberal, least trustworthy candidate vs. to take on Hillary Clinton, perhaps not more liberal than Barack Obama, but certainly far less trustworthy.”

Although McCain says he supports the Iraqi theater of the War on Terror, he advocates closing Guantánamo and bringing those Jihadists held there into the U.S., holding them at Fort Leavenworth, which would grant them full constitutional rights, including legal representation, at taxpayers expense. It doesn’t take much imagination to envision how fast lawyers from the ACLU would line up to defend the terrorists and free them to roam our streets and cities.

Florida’s Republican Party is a conservative dominated party. Romney and Huckabee split 7 in 10 conservative votes in Florida, leaving McCain 3 in 10, which combined with his slightly better than four in 10 moderates and liberals lining up behind him, gave him the win.

Memories of McCain’s involvement in the Keating 5 Scandal and McCain's possible involvement in a Telecom Lobbying Scandal will matter little as the New York Times and other staunchly liberal media outlets sing his praises as who they want to oppose Hillary, giving her an easy win to the presidency.

As I see it, conservatives main prayer now will be to retake Congress in 2010, provided we still have the freedoms we find dear today.

In all my 59 years I've never witnessed such brazen manipulation of the public by the media in such an important election. Hunker down, America, there is quite a bit of turbulence ahead.


Rightwingwacko said...

And not one word about the real culprit in the destruction of my party. Amazing. I agree with Peggy Noonan in the 1/25 Wall Street Journal:

"George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues."

LewWaters said...

Wacko, I'll partially agree with you in that Bush set out to reach out to Democrats and tried, which got us nowhere.

Conservatism isn't dead, though, we will just sit back and wait to pick up the pieces, as we did in 1976 and 1980.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

You guys are just too freaking funny.

So you think the likes of Limbaugh and Coulter and the rest sold you out, or failed to heed your wisdom?

Boo hoo hoo.

And you turn to the likes of Pegeen Noonan to write the soliloquies? The same washed-up, drunken old broad who couldn't get enough of the fraud in the codpiece not so long ago?

Oh, how low you have fallen.

"Conservatism" (whatever that means) may not be quite dead yet, but it's wheezing loudly, and the merciful thing for any of us to do would be to smother it with a thick pillow and put it out of its misery.

Then again, it's kind of interesting to just sit back and enjoy its well-deserved death spasms.

Once its dead, I'll be sure to drive a stake through its heart, stuff its mouth full of garlic, cut off its head, and bury the whole mess deep under running water.

It's time to put an end to it, once and for all.

And don't worry too much, Lew. There'll always be those voices in your head to keep you company.

LewWaters said...

snarkle, you, like all of the other braindead moonbats who think they owed everything, don't have a clue what you are calling down on yourselves.

If you think "it's time to put an end to it once and for all," please do it outside so there will be less of a mess to clean up.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

Lew, maybe you type too fast, or have a touch of dyslexia, or aren't much for clear thinking - it's hard to tell.

No matter the reason, it's often difficult to figure out what it is you're actually trying to say, between the misspellings, fractured syntax, incomplete thoughts, etc.

For example, "snarkle, you, like all of the other braindead moonbats who think they owed everything, don't have a clue what you are calling down on yourselves."

What is that? Do you mean "think they (are) owed everything?" or is it "think they owned everything?"

Either way, it doesn't make a lot of sense.

As for "calling down (something) on yourselves" - is that some kind of personal threat, like you saying earlier that you know black people?

Anyway, I love your blog, because it really is a window into a world best viewed from a distance.

LewWaters said...

snarkle, you aren't worth threatening. You want socialism? Wait until you get it and find your liberties are all gone.

That is what you are calling down on yourself.

u∃∃l!∃ said...

I would love to see the party die.
I want to see the Democratic party die as well

I want a candidate that is a centrist.

I think we should classify prisoners either as criminals authorized the full rights of the US justice system OR prisoners of war subject to the terms of the Geneva Convention.
And I don't want to hear crap about how other sides are not following it.
We either need to abide or get our own names off of it.
I would be content with giving them Prisoner of War status.

Gary Fouse said...

Just as John McCain was resurrecting his presidential bid and moving towards the top of the pact, comes this blockbuster news courtesy of Michelle Malkin and Hot Air: It seems that McCain now has a senior advisor on his staff for outreach to the Hispanic community. His name is Juan Hernandez. If you don't know who Juan Hernandez is, you need to do some research.

Juan Hernandez appears periodically on the Fox News shows, specifically Bill O'Reilly and Hannity and Colmes. Mr Hernandez is a dual citizen (American-Mexican)who previously worked in ex-President Vicente Fox's cabinet in Mexico. Mr Hernandez, to put it mildly, is an open borders advocate and activist. He is also a fellow in McCain's Reform Institute. When appearing on Fox News debates, Mr Hernandez comes across and congenial, always smiling, ever polite. But make no mistake. His cause is not just "immigration reform", but open borders.

That McCain would have this man in his inner circle puts the lie to his recent claims that "he has gotten the message" about border security. I have heard McCain tell voters on CSPAN that he will "build the fence". Others have overheard McCain talk angrily about "building the Goddamn fence if that's what they want." Hernandez' presence on McCain's staff tells me that the Arizona senator has no intention of building any fence if elected president.

Like many conservatives, I was willing to give McCain a second look as he was making his surge. No longer. This man strikes me as arrogant and dismissive of anyone who disagrees with him. His experience as a military hero and POW is worthy of respect from all of us, and I have heard none of his political opponents belittle his military record. In that regard, he is a true American hero. Unfortunately, his record as a politician does not live up to his military record. There are several issues about which he is right on- the War Against Terror, winning in Iraq and cutting pork. But for me, the issue of illegal immigration is too important to overlook in a candidate.

I can only hope that this revelation regarding Mr Hernandez will be disseminated quickly enough and widely enough to bring an end to McCain's rise in the primary polls.

gary fouse

Rightwingsnarkle said...

Eileen: I agree with your POW points, but take exception to your first comment.

"I want a candidate that is a centrist."

After 7 years or radical rightwing authoritarianism, I just want an executive who understands and respects its place in the governing framework set forth in the Constitution - 3 separate, co-equal branches of government.

I also want a legislative branch that exerts its own authority to provide a check on the executive.

As for the judicial branch - since it's currently occupied by 4 rightwing authoritarian hacks (Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Scalito, Jr.) and one serious wimp who goes where the wind blows (Kennedy), and they're gonna be there for life, the best I can hope for is that it stops there.

Shorter Gary: "Aaaaagh! Another brown person!!!11!"