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National Review sells out (was threatened?) and endorses McCain
Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 28th, 2010 | Rachel Alexander

Posted on 06/28/2010 4:29:57 PM PDT by Bratch

What has happened to National Review? The magazine started by William F. Buckley that once stood for conservative libertarian principles has gone out of its way twice now to endorse liberal Republican John McCain for Senate in the Republican primary over the very conservative JD Hayworth. Hayworth has a lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union of 98% over his 12 years in Congress; the same lifetime rating as the most conservative Senator in Congress, Jim DeMint. McCain has an 81% lifetime rating. JD clearly comes from the conservative wing of the Republican Party, McCain comes from the liberal wing. It is peculiar why National Review, the magazine for conservatives, would endorse the liberal Republican who has made a career out of opposing the conservative principles of the Republican Party, which he spins by calling himself a "maverick;" instead of the plainly obvious "liberal."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: blackmail; hayworth; mccain; rino

1 posted on 06/28/2010 4:30:00 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Who cares why some people back McCain? Do the right thing regardless of what the media types do.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 4:37:14 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Bratch

National Review sold out long ago.


3 posted on 06/28/2010 4:37:33 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Bratch

Money is key.

Rich Republicans who despise true conservatives drive the subscription base of magz such as National Review and newspapers such as the WSJ.


4 posted on 06/28/2010 4:38:29 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Bratch

Since conservatives are National Review’s main audience and since we already know what a laughingstock McLame is, I doubt that their endorsement will have any effect. I am more worried about the State Controlled Media and their effect on the daffy independent voters.


5 posted on 06/28/2010 4:38:45 PM PDT by stratboy
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To: All

National Review

Born November 19, 1955

Died February 27, 2008

R I P


6 posted on 06/28/2010 4:39:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Bratch
I read that editorial today...bear in mind that NRO has been in the tank for Romney just about forever, and he and the rest of the RINOs are scared to death of the conservative wave in the country.

Both Romney and McCain have plenty of money and Romney donated to a NRO organization during the '08 campaign...follow the money.

7 posted on 06/28/2010 4:39:24 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama: "a guy who throws a baseball like a girl and eats cilantro" H/T Fishtalk)
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To: Bratch
McCain has an 81% lifetime rating.

The 81% doesn't make McAmnesty's rating as Conservative as it appears.

McCain's ACU Ratings
8 posted on 06/28/2010 4:39:40 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Bratch
pffftt....
Are these 'endorsements' worth anything at all???
I know I find my San Jose Mercury News endorsements very valuable -- just because they give me a good idea of how NOT to vote (every now and then they'll mess with my mind -- but they're a good weather vane where 90+% of the time I can count on them on giving an endorsement that would cause a Godless Commie to smile...) - but in general these newspapers/magazine endorsements are worth zilch...
9 posted on 06/28/2010 4:43:10 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Bratch
It is disturbing that the bedrock of conservatism, National Review, has sold out on this endorsement. If National Review can no longer be trusted as the magazine for conservatives, where do conservatives go?

Free Republic.

I generally like National Review but if they like McCain and Romney, and they don't like Coulter, the truth is they probably don't like me.

10 posted on 06/28/2010 4:43:32 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron
NRO WSJ . Open border pimps . They still hold the view that their success depends on a thriving underclass. Onward into the past .
11 posted on 06/28/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Bratch

All sell outs to conservatism also threaten the eventual collapse of the entire GOP, and their behavior is, also, why I’m not convinced that November 2 will really be as big of a positive tidal wave politically as it should be for the entire GOP. I do hope that I’m wrong about my negative predictions, and I also hope that true conservatism, at every political level, wins big on November 2.


12 posted on 06/28/2010 4:55:30 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Bratch

I just tell my friends here in Arizona “You’ve just got to vote for McCain, after all, all those out of state people say we HAVE to re-elect him. How are they going to get amnesty if we don’t” You should see their faces.


13 posted on 06/28/2010 5:01:55 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: Bratch

I no longer read National Review. I had a paid subscription for 25 years. About two years ago I started noticing my blood pressure rising whenever I visited National Review Online. And then to make matters worse, after getting you worked up with weak conservative or mushy moderate posts, they don’ permit reader comments. There is a very elite viewpoint there that is a far cry from what it once was. We can vote there too. I now spend my time at Free Republic, American Thinker, and Pajamas Media, which are all lively, thought provoking and open forums.


14 posted on 06/28/2010 5:29:58 PM PDT by kentramsay
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To: greyfoxx39
-—”I read that editorial today...bear in mind that NRO has been in the tank for Romney just about forever,”-—

It's worse than that greyfoxx39. Remember: National Review had a big internal debate over whom to endorse of their top two choices, Mitt Romney or RUDY GIULIANI. Ramesh Ponnuru was really the only main guy/girl looking at anyone else, and he was backing McCain from the start.

Since that debate, they have been 1,000,000,000% pro-Romney, and have basically endorsed him for 2012 three years ahead of the primaries.

I am not surprised at the McCain endorsement, not at all.

15 posted on 06/28/2010 5:48:29 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("At that point in time (2000 race), McCain was as conservative if not more so than GWB." --- pissant)
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To: Bratch

J.D. Hayworth sold himself out in a sleazy commercial that his opponents have exploited. Hayworth is toast.


16 posted on 06/28/2010 6:14:14 PM PDT by balls (It's Amateur Hour at the White House.)
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To: balls

J.D. Hayworth sleaze here: Get free money from the government

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/42375/


17 posted on 06/28/2010 6:21:39 PM PDT by balls (It's Amateur Hour at the White House.)
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To: balls
Yeah, ball-less, how does that compare to this in your little mind?


18 posted on 06/28/2010 9:05:26 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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I always see comments saying not to vote for McCain, but don’t see much in the way of information about why one should vote for JD. Just because he’s not McCain does not seem compelling...


19 posted on 06/28/2010 9:06:02 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: Bratch

NR and the weakly standard are so yesterday.


20 posted on 06/29/2010 4:23:00 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: pissant

WTF you predictable SOB. Get a brain you knee-jerk simpleton. If AZ can’t do better than Hayworth, they deserve McCain.


21 posted on 06/29/2010 6:50:06 AM PDT by balls (It's Amateur Hour at the White House.)
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To: balls

Yeah ball-less. It would be awful to replace the illegal alien coddling, global warming championing, 1st amendment stripping, 2nd amendment confused, nanny state, tax cut hating, backstabbing RINO with a conservative.


22 posted on 06/29/2010 9:08:55 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I was tempted to respond with piss-off pissant, but resisted the temptation.


23 posted on 06/29/2010 9:52:43 AM PDT by balls (It's Amateur Hour at the White House.)
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To: balls

You could use Sail on Sail on Sailor, but the Beach Boys have it trademarked.


24 posted on 06/29/2010 10:01:57 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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