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Seeing Evil: The Arms of John McCain
American Spectator ^ | 27 may 08 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 05/27/2008 5:03:13 AM PDT by rellimpank

What did Chamberlain do? What is appeasement?

And what happened to John McCain's arms?

One of the little election year mini-dramas making the Internet rounds is of MSNBC's Chris Matthews' insistent questioning of talk show host Kevin James over the issue of appeasement. "What did Chamberlain do?" Matthews asks his Hardball guest repeatedly. Mr. James was unable to answer with historical specifics.

As it happens, I've met Mr. Matthews, spending an afternoon with him several years ago at his MSNBC office in the company of a friend who was interviewing him for a profile in the Financial Times. The article never ran, amazingly enough, because the FT decided an American TV talk show host wasn't of real interest to its readers, something that I admit caused me to laugh out loud.

(Excerpt) Read more at theamericanprowler.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: appeasement; chamberlain; chamberlin; chrismathews; democrats; elections; freestuff; hardball; mccain; mugwhores; stillsaynotomac; teamjuanshills

1 posted on 05/27/2008 5:03:13 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Thanks for the link, excellent!


2 posted on 05/27/2008 5:17:16 AM PDT by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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To: rellimpank

One excellent piece. Thank you for posting it.


3 posted on 05/27/2008 5:24:00 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: rellimpank
“Appeasement”... was far more than handing Czechoslovakia to Germany... it was a “national policy”. It embraced peace-at-all-costs... disarmament... and was based on trusting the un-trustworthy. Carter, Clinton... and every Dem candidate since have followed its tenets to the tee.
4 posted on 05/27/2008 5:26:11 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: rellimpank
BUMP

BIG bump

There's an added dimension to the appeasers in DC today - they not only want to appease our enemies, they want to crawl in bed with them. They want to override our Republic with Marxist Communism.

Wake up, Sheeple

5 posted on 05/27/2008 5:31:12 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Typical Gun-Toting, Jesus-Loving Gramma)
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To: Gondring
It is an excellent piece. However, there are still some things missing. One, there are different types of evil. There is the evil that is so abhorent that a sane person recoils from it. Then there is the evil of little steps, slowly inching towards the big evil. There is also ignorance. There is ignorance and stubborness of not seeing the full agenda of the appeasers.

John McCain did suffer as a POW. But while he vows to come down hard on Iran, he acquieses to the Dems on nearly every one of their platform items - closing GITMO, the global warming hoax, energy plans and policies. Eventually, he will surrender his Middle East position also.

6 posted on 05/27/2008 5:38:13 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: rellimpank
Many stupid people are rediculing McCain about his ‘funny wave - funny arms” - ignorance knows no bounds.

He knows evil exists. He knows evil must be confronted head on. He knows evil must be defeated, not coddled, not invited into the living room.

We need a POTUS who will not lie down with the enemy. The WOT is this generations fight for survival. All else falls in behind...

7 posted on 05/27/2008 5:41:26 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Typical Gun-Toting, Jesus-Loving Gramma)
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To: rellimpank

When we speak of appeasement, we don’t mean merely Chamberlain’s approach to Hitler. We mean giving the enemy an undeserved benefit of the doubt while he grows stronger, and putting off the inevitable until it’s nearly unwinnable.


8 posted on 05/27/2008 5:53:40 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( Uh...fight SCD. Schwa Collapse Disorder is spreading. Save the a word. Just say uh.)
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To: maine-iac7
John Sidney McCain is not one I would trust to wage war on terror. Look at his record. Consider the consequences of his crazy desire for amnesty and open borders. He voted AGAINST barring terrorists from the US. He revealed on the Middle East trip that he had no clue re al Qaeda. Have you listened to him talk? He is a pathetic man whose mind is muddled. Mr. Loony Tunes.
9 posted on 05/27/2008 6:05:22 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: maine-iac7
Many stupid people are rediculing

Irony: "It's What's For Dinner."

10 posted on 05/27/2008 6:07:48 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: apocalypto
You are pathetic and suffering from McCain hatred syndrome . McCain is not great candidate but he loves his country and served it. he was a prisoner of war who showed great courage and class while being tortured . You are way out line here. You are real busy here trying to get Obama elected and fool one.
11 posted on 05/27/2008 6:16:01 AM PDT by ncalburt
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To: rellimpank

Good article.


12 posted on 05/27/2008 6:27:40 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: rellimpank
All it takes is for a Chamberlain or a Carter or an Obama or, yes, a Chris Matthews -- good people one and all

The only part of the article I disagreed with. The whole article boils down to good vs evil and to say these a holes are "good" in any way is plain wrong.

13 posted on 05/27/2008 6:29:28 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Why is that annoying asterisk in the search bar ?- wearing out my back space key.)
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To: apocalypto

Actually, McCain voted for the legislation that prohibits al-Qaeda terrorists access to our courts (S.3930), whereas Obama voted against this.


14 posted on 05/27/2008 6:58:51 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: TADSLOS; Liz; LadyNavyVet; calcowgirl; indylindy; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; pissant; SoConPubbie; ...

MUG HUNTER!!!

15 posted on 05/27/2008 6:59:20 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

CDS


16 posted on 05/27/2008 7:00:15 AM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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To: calcowgirl
Yup! ;)


17 posted on 05/27/2008 7:01:24 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

ROTFL! That kid is cute, shame he is working for McCain.


18 posted on 05/27/2008 7:08:48 AM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: indylindy
That kid is cute, shame he is working for McCain.

A little more respect, please, for Team McCain's Official Coordinator in Charge of Conservative Outreach. ;)

19 posted on 05/27/2008 7:10:45 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

A little more respect, please, for Team McCain's Official
Coordinator in Charge of Conservative Outreach.

Mmmmmmm.....big job for a little guy (chuckle).

20 posted on 05/27/2008 7:31:07 AM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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To: ncalburt
A number of posters here attack anyone who does not approve of John McCain with the same talking points such as "you are a liberal," "you support Obama," and recommendations of left wing Web sites. If McCain loved his country, he would not push for amnesty and he would not object to barring terrorists and violent criminals from this country. Have you checked his position on our POW's and MIA's? Disgusting, isn't it?

You are the one who is out of line with your false charges that I am trying to get B. Hussein Obama elected. You sound crazy or like a disrupter. McCain is the one who said Hussein would make a good president, not I.

21 posted on 05/27/2008 7:37:57 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: rellimpank

Chamberlain declared war on Nazi Germany, he might have made mistakes before hand but at least he had the balls to stand up to Hitler.


22 posted on 05/27/2008 7:42:52 AM PDT by MadMitch
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To: apocalypto
You are peddling false stories about POWs and MIAs and McCain . McCain and many other including my Uncle who was Viet Vet are sick of the scam artists that have been trying to milk money from families with missing love ones. The Uncle gets letters and calls from seeking groups seeking donations for MIA overseas searches BUT there SCAMS.
You are making false charges about McCain being this evil person involved in some grand conspiracy. In fact, McCain is not a great candidate and no ones first choice but he is decent person that loves his country and military. Obama hates this country and its military.
23 posted on 05/27/2008 7:47:56 AM PDT by ncalburt
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To: rellimpank

Kevin James looked like an ass. He is not worthy of representing our side.


24 posted on 05/27/2008 7:50:53 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: apocalypto; ncalburt; Gondring

John McCain will provide national security for America and wage war unceasingly against its enemies. Obama will do exactly the opposite - Obama being a de facto enemy of America as his 20 years with Rev. Wright vividly evidence.

May I remind some of you terminal amnesia sufferers, that John McCain, practially alone at times, was foremost in advocating and supporting the successful Surge in Iraq...

You are disappointed, apocalypto, along with your liberal/leftist friends, that the Surge has succeeded so very well and that our Republican candidate has superlative security credentials.

Your “national security concept” seemingly entails with relish the destruction of America.


25 posted on 05/27/2008 8:01:55 AM PDT by mtntop3
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To: mtntop3

Amen. I do not agree with what Sen. McCain on many fundamental issues. However, as long as I have family serving in Iraq, I back him to complete the mission.


26 posted on 05/27/2008 8:15:48 AM PDT by slapshot (""USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

2008-01-27.....you may have a point.


27 posted on 05/27/2008 8:20:38 AM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: 7thson

“Eventually, he will surrender his Middle East position also.”

His fellow Democraps will only have to ask.


28 posted on 05/27/2008 8:22:39 AM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: rellimpank

This should be a schoolroom required reading. Instead, the kids learn how to wear a condom.


29 posted on 05/27/2008 8:26:14 AM PDT by khenrich (Ironically, Gore notes that he has run for president twice and says: "I know what it takes to win.?)
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To: mtntop3

“John McCain will provide national security for America”

Unless you mean actually doing anything here at home about it, like close the border and restrict port access.


30 posted on 05/27/2008 8:30:53 AM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: mtntop3

You post as if you truly believe that national security is the only important issue in the election. Dammit man, it’s not. Maybe a case could be made that it SHOULD BE, but elections are not won on “should be” are they?


31 posted on 05/27/2008 8:33:01 AM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: mtntop3
Just like many other John McCain supporters, you resort to spin and false personal attacks. In your weird mind, anyone who does not like McCain is an opponent of the Surge. I have never said a word against the Surge. Never. You accuse me of having leftist friends. Name one.

How can someone who is for amnesty and wants to admit terrorists is concerned with national security?

Hey, you do not have to tell me B. Hussein is bad. He is scary. Criticism of McCain, however, has nothing to do with B. Hussein. It was McCain who said Obama would make a good president, not me.

32 posted on 05/27/2008 9:01:18 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: rellimpank
Chamberlain looked Hitler literally in the eye and was incapable of seeing what Churchill saw without once sitting across from him. Churchill called it an "overpowering hate."

Evil.

Outstanding article.

If you're interested in the dramatization of the events described in this article, I highly recommend the eight episode mini series "Churchill: The Wilderness Years". Now on DVD.


33 posted on 05/27/2008 9:05:16 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, youÂ’ve got it made." Groucho Marx)
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To: rellimpank
McCain is no Churchill. Not even close. But he does not pretend to be. Instead, he is a man who has seen the face of evil and is likely incapable of viewing it the way in which it always wishes to be seen by the innocent: A Better Life. A Shining Path. A Brighter Future. Peace, Freedom, Bread. The Audacity of Hope.

Everything but the truth: dictates unto death.

34 posted on 05/27/2008 3:08:48 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Peace Is Not The Question.)
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To: ncalburt
you done good ;o)
35 posted on 05/27/2008 3:31:53 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Typical Gun-Toting, Jesus-Loving Gramma)
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To: 7thson

Excellent post! In particular, the recognition of the different types of evil.


36 posted on 05/27/2008 4:48:28 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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