Monday, June 30, 2008

Obama or McCain? Does it Really Matter?

Columnist Dennis Prager has tried to lay a guilt trip on conservatives with "However noble their intentions, conservatives who do not vote for John McCain will be morally complicit in what happens to America during an Obama presidency," in his latest article, "Why I Support John McCain."

That is not how to gain support for a flawed candidate.

Weighing the two candidates, neither is worth a damn and both will be damaging to America and the fight against terror.

However, while we are arguing between Obama and McCain and laying guilt trips on conservatives who can't stand either, the Democrats are craftily laying plans to gain the super majority in Congress. Should that happen because all of the attention is on these two jokers, it won't matter a tinkers damn which one gets in, the Democrats Socialist agenda will have carte blanche.

If McCain wins and gets some spine, anything he vetoes will be easily over ridden. If Obama wins, they will easily push their Socialism down our throats and should the GOP find a spine to filibuster, they will easily over ride that with the super majority.

Judicial nominees McCain might nominate will be easily denied, unless we stop the Democrats move to control the House and Senate with a Super Majority.

From emails received at my throw away address and I still have, we read;

John Kerry, June 30, 2008: Show the cynics they're dead wrong and turn these red states blue by electing Democratic Senators.

These are once in a lifetime races - incredible Democratic candidates in red states where voters are ready to punish the Roadblock Republicans for record gas prices, our planet in peril, our foreign policy in shambles, government corruption, corporate abuse and an economy that's unfair.

Elect these candidates and we get to 60 Democrats in the Senate -- and bury the politics of Bush, Cheney, Rove, and McCain and make a fresh start for our country.

John Kerry, June 26, 2008: Let me cut to the chase: If you want anything big to happen after January, you need to give President Barack Obama a big progressive majority. Period.

In my lifetime, there's only been one moment of truly progressive legislating - and it came in the 1960's. We've had great Democratic Presidents before and after those years - so why didn't we have comparable burst of major, dramatic legislative progress?

It's no secret - it's because it takes a President with big majorities in the Congress. Especially in the Senate where the truth is it takes 60 votes to do anything controversial. And it will take more progressive Democrats to fix the result of years of Republican assaults on our fundamental freedoms, our environment, and our workers.

Wesley Clark, June 26, 2008: America is at a critical crossroads. And, your decision to act today will make a difference in which way our country is headed.

I know that you and I want true progress for our country...and together this November we will finally have a chance to drive change forward by putting a Democrat in the White House and a strong Democratic Majority in Congress. But, we must act now. Elections can't be won today but they can be lost.

Al Gore, June 24, 2008: The coming elections are shaping up as a historic opportunity to reshape the future of our democracy. Each of us has a personal responsibility to help advance Democratic campaigns that do justice to our exceptional candidates and to the unbelievably high stakes in this election.

If our candidates are successful, we will have leaders who will no longer trade in fear and failure...who will fight for real action on the climate crisis and achieve progress on health care and jobs. If we want to deliver on the promise of these elections, we have to not only put a Democrat in the White House but we must also win congressional victories that will strengthen our hand as we unite to drive change forward.

The DCCC is working hand-in-hand with candidates and campaign managers in dozens of tough, hard-fought House races in every corner of the nation. The stakes are high.
30 GOP House members have decided to retire rather than try to defend their record of support for failures and incompetence of the Bush administration. Democrats running to convert those open seats are counting on you and the DCCC to pull them through to victory.

In dozens of other districts, Democrats who won narrow victories in 2006 have been targeted for defeat by the GOP political machine. Those candidates need you and the DCCC to make sure they aren't overwhelmed by the "do anything, say anything" tactics of the Republican operatives.

Republican groups and their "independent" supporters are planning to go after our candidates with over $300 million dollars in attack ads. But, with your help, the DCCC won't let a single Democratic candidate stand alone against unscrupulous attacks.

Rahm Emanual, May 31, 2008: This week, an explosive new book from former Bush mouthpiece Scott McClellan blows the doors off of the Bush Administration's campaign of lies, propaganda, and manipulation in selling the Iraq war. This chilling admission from someone on the inside gives us another reminder of why we need to sweep Republicans clear out of Washington this year.

Our Democratic National Convention in August is when we'll rally our whole party in the cause of putting a Democrat in the White House and creating a larger Democratic Majority in Congress. We need the most committed Democrats like you in Denver to show how hard we're fighting to make 2008 a year for the Republicans to forget.

John Edwards, May 30, 2008: Victories in 2008 can put in place strong Democratic leaders who will help end the war, achieve universal health care, challenge poverty, and reduce global warming. By strengthening our hold on Congress, we can take away the ability that special interests still have to throw obstacles in the path of progress.
And in order to seize this historic opportunity, I'm asking you to step forward again and stand with our strong Democratic candidates so we can celebrate Democratic victories together.

Paul Begala, May 29, 2008: I'll tell you this right out of the box. We're gonna have more fun than Rush Limbaugh in an all-night pharmacy!

When we Democrats meet at the Democratic Convention in Denver, it will be a gathering of thousands of activists, just itching for change. And believe me, we're going to put the party back into the Democratic Party.

A week later, when the GOP diehards lumber out of their limos in Minneapolis, they're not going to be in such a good mood. Oh, they'll try to fake it. Republicans are experts at faking it. But, honestly, is there anything more pathetic than thousands of Republicans pretending to have fun?
Most of them would rather be quail hunting with Dick Cheney than pretending the Grand Oil Party can win in 2008.

Nancy Pelosi, March 28, 2008: Here's what you and I can't let happen. We can't allow the tension and pressures of a spirited Presidential contest to spill over and harm hard-working Democratic candidates running to strengthen our Democratic majority in the House.

I will do whatever it takes to protect our candidates and make sure their campaigns to drive change forward don't skip a beat.

She or he will lead our energized and united Democratic Party in the larger fight against John McCain, and his plan for 100 more years of war in Iraq. Now is the time to capitalize on the excitement that is sweeping the nation to ensure that our next President has a strong Democratic majority in the House to work with as we undo the damage from President Bush's failed economic policies.

These have been coming in to my Yahoo account almost daily since 2006. Clearly they are motivated for a take over of the government and like seeing us distracted over the presidential race. The presidency is a write off. It isn't going to matter which one gets in, if we are so wrapped up in the contest between Obama and McCain and the Dems get their super majority.

It would be far wiser to pay more attention to and fight to keep and get conservatives in the House and Senate and stop the Democrat takeover of the real power in government, Congress!


Taylor1 said...

Why do conservatives have problems with a senator who has earned an 83lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union and votes with his party 88.3 percent of the time? They weren't this hard, after all, on fair-weather conservatives Bob Dole in 1996 or George H.W. Bush in 1988 and 1992, were they?

Conservatives who were co-dependents and enablers of Bush have set the table for the Democrats. Now they are going to each their lunch.

LewWaters said...

Well, Taylor, consider McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy, Amnesty, opposing tax cuts, the gang of 14 and much more.

Still, your smokescreen won't work here. The Democrats are working for a Super Majority, hopefully with Obama in the White House.

More important than the presidency is keeping them from establishing the Socialist Mecca they desire in America.

Taylor1 said...

conservative = low risk
conservative = small government
conservative = states rights
conservative = individual rights
conservative = strong American values
conservative = frugal -- efficient
conservative = humble
conservative = plain
conservative = traditional
conservative = polite
conservative = responsible
conservative = god fearing

Republican = War
Republican = Privatization
Republican = Big business
Republican = Corporate
Republican = Discrimination
Republican = Theocracy
Republican = Corruption
Republican = Nationalism
Republican = Wealth

LewWaters said...

Poor widdle taylor, sure doesn't know much about conservatives.

In case you forgot, this war was brought to us after three decades of inaction by both party's. How long are you be willing to keep going back to sleep as America's interests, both at home and abroad continue to come attack with the resulting loss of life?

If you think the naivete of Ron Paul is the answer, think again, unless you want the Jihadists plying their trade in our Malls.

Time to Wake Up, Taylor. The threat is real and a novice should not believe they can lead against it.

Oh, if you are really worried about corruption, may I suggest you look no further than the Liberal Democrats.

Taylor1 said...

You are not a conservative.

LewWaters said...

Poor Taylor. Backing up to a mirror and looking at a hole in the ground must look the same to you.

You have no idea.

Taylor1 said...

You are not a conservative.

LewWaters said...

Blah, blah, blah, blah.

You people are so predictable.

Run back to Ron Paul and get another talking point, you will not succeed in taking over the GOP or redefining conservatism.

Taylor1 said...

You are not a conservative. You are a reactionary.

LewWaters said...

I already told you, Taylor, you need a new talking point. Go ask Ronnie for one that may sound intelligent.

Taylor1 said...

You are not a conservative.

klatu said...

(FORMERLY KLATU) Lews a Conservative. But to find out what a real Socialist Communist looks like Taylor1, look in the nearest mirror.

Taylor1 said...
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LewWaters said...

You've worn out your welcome, Taylor. Should uncle Ronnie give you a better talking point, come back so we can educate you further.

Otherwise, cry in your beer. YOUR BOY LOST!!!!!!

Time to get over it.

Andrew said...

Lew, you should have matched Taylor1's enlightened comment with "I know you aren't, but what am I?".

I too am not a huge fan of McCain, but I don't think that the Dems will succeed in a supermajority in both chambers. I'd rather have 4-8 years of gridlock than 4-8 years of what Obama would bring.

With McCain nominating judges we might get another Kennedy...but at least we wouldn't get another Ginsburg.

LewWaters said...

Andrew, if I smokes pot, I might have answered Taylor in the fashion he/she desired.;-)

Taylor is just your everyday ordinary Paulistinian who can't get past the fact that Ron Paul is a loon.

As for Obama vs McCain, I too don't care much for McCain, but will never vote for Obama.

We suppose McCain will nominate conservative judges, should he win and should openings occur, but I'm not too sure about him.

His record the last few years reflects too much giving ground to Democrats and dancing to their tune. Time only will tell, I imagine.

As for the Dems super majority, don't count that out either, unless we wake more people up to pay closer attention to congressional races over this farce of a presidential campaign.

Lonsdale said...


Whenever Lew runs out of gas, is bested, or someone gets his goat, he merely calls them names and bans them from posting. It is much easier to take your vall and go home.

LewWaters said...

Oh, I don't know, Lonzie. I haven't played Vall in a long time.

Then again, you cannot ban commenters here, just delete moronic comments.

I'm surprised though, no anti-Bush rhetoric? Ya'll are slipping.

LewWaters said...

(December 24, 2008) For all the naysayers who said they couldn't get their Super majority, need I remind ya'll that they came within one, maybe two seats of exactly that?

With the known RINO's that all too often side with the Socialist Dems, they just may have the filibuster proof Senate they wanted.

4 Years of total Democrat control will damage America and make take a generation or more to rectify.

Ya'll wanted change and after their inevitabletax increases, that isabout all you will have, the loose change in your pocket.