Thursday, February 07, 2008

You'll Have To Earn The Votes, Senator McCain

There is no simple easy answer of who conservatives should vote for. We surely do not want Hillary or Obama in, but are we so sure a McCain presidency would really be that much better? Are conservative votes once again being taken for granted?

He speaks of continuing the fight in Iraq, but what good is it if he grants amnesty to illegals and closes Gitmo, bringing terrorists upon our soil, thereby granting them full constitutional rights and I'm sure bringing out the ACLU who will no doubt line up to defend and free them all to roam around America?

McCain who opposed the Bush tax cuts because, "I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of middle-class Americans who most need tax relief," and now claims, "I disagreed when we had tax cuts without spending restraint."

McCain, co-sponsor of McCain-Kennedy-Edwards, McCain-Lieberman, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-ACLU and McCain-Feingold .

McCain who helped John Kerry bury the MIA/POW issue with a full accounting, which resulted in a cousin of Kerry's gaining a multi-billion dollar contract for constructing a deep sea port in Vung Tau. (coincidence, I'm sure).

Can we trust him to appoint strong conservative judges, after his undermining their appointments with his "gang of 14" and saying of Judge Alito, "he wouldn't appoint justices like Alito because he wears his conservatism on his sleeve?
Would he drag us back to the proposed fiasco of the Kyoto Protocol?
Will he keeps us dependent on foreign oil by continuing his opposition to drilling our own oil in ANWR?

Conservatives have 5 decades of caving to Moderates and helping elect presidents simply because they wore the "R" behind their name. One president was truly conservative, Ronald Reagan, and the party today seems to be fleeing from his programs while embellishing his name.

McCain made a very eloquent speech today, February 7, but he didn't specifically address any actual area where he has abandoned conservatives in the past.

I do not desire to see a Democrat administration, but don't see a big difference with a McCain administration either. Will he stand up to Democrats or reach across the aisle and cave, as in the past?

Like many conservatives, I haven't made up my mind what to do in November. But, I do know that demands and guilt trips laid out to scare me into voting for a RINO will not work. It will only entice me to not vote at all.

Talk radio pundits keep saying it is up to candidates to get their message out on their own and "break out." McCain came from far behind to the front with the help of Liberals, not conservatives. Now, it is up to McCain himself to "break out" to conservatives and earn our votes.
No more free rides to elect moderates or RINO's.


Rightwingsnarkle said...

"Like many conservatives, I haven't made up my mind what to do in November."


Like all good authoritarian followers, you'll vote for the guy. You do what you're told - all 28% of you.

Editor said...

If the "anybody but McCain" conservatives are serious, they will switch to Huckabee.

Huckabee is a true traditional conservative and still can earn enough delegates to take the fight to the convention floor.

Otherwise, the "ABM" conservatives should just be quiet and fall into line for the "presumptive nominee."

Tony Silva said...

Romney's departure leaves a vacuum which can only be filled at this point with Mike Huckabee.

This disaster was caused by Talk Radio's shrill shill for Governor Romney when a majority of conservatives did not find him credible.

Romney voters can either hold their nose and vote for Huckabee or accept McCain.

While there is still any hope of deadlocking the convention or of nominating the remaining conservative, Mike Huckabee, my vote remains in the Huckabee camp.

I can understand people in Romney's corner not finding a comfort level with this. To that, I ask, do you have a comfort level with McCain?

LewWaters said...

You do what you're told

Once again, snarkle, you show your utter stupidity.

As for the Huckster, he too will have to show where his non-conservative background as governor has changed.

He doesn't get a free ride either.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

Like I said, you're a good authoritarian follower and you'll get in line when you're done griping.

Then again, you may indeed end up being one of the deluded holdouts, one of those 28 percenters who believes that conservatism can't fail; rather, it can only be failed by people like Bush, McCain, Huckabee, or any other of those pathetic jokes who've lusted after what will be the most useless nomination ever.

You worship at the altar of St. Ronnie, and that's a graven image indeed - no matter what those voices inside your head keep telling you.

LewWaters said...

And still,snarkle, you show not only your total stupidity, but your irrelevancy as well.

Too bad you couldn't have been at the caucuses yesterday with me. BUt of course, to do that you would be required to do something more than make an ass out of yourself behind the anonymous safety of a keyboard.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

"Too bad you couldn't have been at the caucuses yesterday with me."

Oh, would you have bought me a coffee?

Since I'm not a registered voter in the state of Washington, there's really no way that I could have been with you, is there?

And I'd probably rather slit my wrists than register to participate in a repub caucus - though there might have been some weird fun in being there.

I'm happy to hear that you returned from this dangerous event, safe and sound. It makes my own vote in my state primary seem, somehow, less heroic.

LewWaters said...

Still showing your ignorance?

A non-registered voter may attend a caucus, but may not vote. Then again, since you apparently don't like to vote, why worry?

As to your "rather," please do it in a bathtub or outside so your Mommie doesn't have a big mess to clean up.