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A pledge to never vote for McCain (Vanity)
February 5, 2008 | Tree of Liberty

Posted on 02/05/2008 10:11:11 PM PST by Tree of Liberty

If the unfortunate possibility of a McCain nomination comes to pass, I will not work for his election to the presidency, nor will I defend him in ad hoc conversations. He is wholly unworthy for that high office, and it is intolerable for my conscience to abide supporting him.

I will face two options once in the voting booth: 1) cast my ballot for a third party candidate, or 2) simply not vote in the presidential election.

I am curious who among you share my sentiments.


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KEYWORDS: 2008election; election; mccain; president; rino; supertuesday; traitor
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To: Finalapproach29er
People should hold there horses until the fall, and stop acting like knee-jerk libs, to see how this plays out.

I agree, thank you.

As another conservative CFI friend of mine says when faced with a crisis: "First, wind your watch."

251 posted on 02/05/2008 11:23:06 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: bootless
THINK, rather than FEEL, before you vote.

Yepper...drastic times call for holding one's nose and not letting emotions over old wounds dictate your thinking, and pulling the d**n lever.

252 posted on 02/05/2008 11:23:06 PM PST by SoDak (Anyone but Obama)
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To: ImpBill

Yes sir and proud of it. The Reagan resurgence!

Unfortunately from the looks of it right now, your generation will be gone before it happens.

Please don’t get me wrong. I do not like John McCain. I do not support him in any way. I see him as the lesser of two evils, one that will damage the country and one that will destroy the country.

I will not ever allow Hillary into the white house.

I am out for the night, but for now, lets stay optimistic. McCain has not won yet. These possibilities may never come to fruition.


253 posted on 02/05/2008 11:23:24 PM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: bootless
I can't speak for anyone else but voting for McCain is not the right thing, has nothing to do with emotions and has been my position since he authored CFR.

Good night folks.

254 posted on 02/05/2008 11:24:07 PM PST by TigersEye (McCain is unfit for office. See my profile page.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
We can deal with our rino problem.

There are a lot of wimps on this forum.

The voters have spoken and have again proved themselves to be idiots. You're dreaming if you think you can re-educate sufficient numbers of them to get any meaningful future electoral victory.

255 posted on 02/05/2008 11:24:22 PM PST by Swordfished
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To: bootless
(Damn, those Loyalists are pissing me off! Might as well let the Redcoats have their way. They’re going to win anyway. / s)

Faulty analogy. The Patriots relatively quickly (and rightly) resorted to ball and powder rather than concede their ideals. We're still dealing with diplomacy.

256 posted on 02/05/2008 11:25:44 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: jan in Colorado
Better late than never, right?

Not necessarily. We need to focus our energy on productive efforts, not spinning off at the edges. Start the groundwork for the future, but that horse won't run this time around.

257 posted on 02/05/2008 11:26:48 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: Syncro

That was cute. How’d y’all do that?


258 posted on 02/05/2008 11:27:01 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Republicanus_Tyrannus

I like it.


259 posted on 02/05/2008 11:27:44 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: bootless
" I don't buy the argument that Carter got us Reagan, so therefore, Clinton or Obama will get us the next Reagan. Don't forget - Carter also got us Islamofascism that was unafraid of the USA. Clinton let it continue. It took W to slow them down. They're raring to go once W's out.

Never forget that!

Not me, I wont forget, we dont want our families living under an Obama or Hillary WH. We have some salvage work to do before November Bootless.

260 posted on 02/05/2008 11:28:17 PM PST by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Tree of Liberty

Start now for 2012. As I said to Jan, our efforts need to be focused for productive results this time around. 2008 is logistically impossible this time around, especially to avoid the Perot Effect.

Unintended consequences and all....


261 posted on 02/05/2008 11:28:44 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: SoDak

My decision isn’t due to emotion, it’s due to strategic reasoning as I laid out earlier in the thread.


262 posted on 02/05/2008 11:29:17 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: Syncro

Heeeeyyyy! LOL


263 posted on 02/05/2008 11:29:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McCain: RNC will adore him. Get ready for McCain day in photos & Prayer threads. Furball isle 08.)
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To: Tree of Liberty

I WILL vote, So Question is option 1 or 2? 3rd party I guess since you didn’t offer a democrat option. McCain is not an option.


264 posted on 02/05/2008 11:29:28 PM PST by stratplayer
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To: Ronin
"Firing squad or electric chair."

Dead either way.

265 posted on 02/05/2008 11:29:33 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Tree of Liberty
I have already looked at third parties, there is no way That I will support, defend, or vote for McCain.
Keep this in mind though, tonight in the primary with Huckabe and Romney winning 9 states between them, that means that half of the republicans voting today refused to vote for McCain and he is still below half of what he needs in delegates to get the nomination.......cross your fingers for a brokered convention, “Fred”, “Newt”, we need ya!!!!!
266 posted on 02/05/2008 11:29:34 PM PST by swimdad387
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

It’s my fervent hope that the mere threat of conservatives sitting this one out will jolt the RNC into paying attention.


267 posted on 02/05/2008 11:30:45 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tree of Liberty

I pledge to vote for ANYBODY who runs against Hitlery. I would vote for Aleksander Putin over Hitlery if he had an “R” after his name.

Say it was Adolf Hitler or Satan running against McCain. You would still vote Flush-Vote-Toilet party and let Hitler or Satan become President. Because a vote for Hitlery is a vote for Satan. Believe it. No differnce?

Do you really think there will be NO difference between McCain’s and Hitlery’s supreme court nominees. Here SC appointments will make RBGinsberg look like Rush Limbaugh.

Anybody who refuses to support McCain against Hitley is a flaming idiot. Not that it matters. Hitlery would steal the election no matter how much McCain actually won by.

So on second thought, go ahead and write in Spiro Agnew. Who cares. Your vote won’t matter either way.

But I am STILL Voting for ANYBODY who versus Hitlery. I couldn’t live with myself if I did anything to even remotely help to put her in office. Anybody who does is a flat stupid idiot.


268 posted on 02/05/2008 11:31:08 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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To: bootless

I think most peoples’ reasons are based in logic rather than emotion. We know McCain’s history, his voting record, his betrayals. Logically we cannot trust him. The fact that he’s kept doing this stuff has also made people hate him, but it is not an illogical hate. It is a hate that is deserved. But hate isn’t what was there first. People are against him for real logical reasons, the hate stems from the reasons, but it’s the logical reasons that force people to reject him.


270 posted on 02/05/2008 11:32:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Tree of Liberty

I hope you are right. This one isn’t over yet though.

Good thread. Good Night.


271 posted on 02/05/2008 11:32:47 PM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: Tree of Liberty

Oh, you’ll vote for him. That I have no doubt.


272 posted on 02/05/2008 11:32:48 PM PST by End Times Crusader (John McCain - Leadership for America ; Committed to victory and 100 years in Iraq)
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To: Swordfished

“The voters have spoken and have again proved themselves to be idiots. You’re dreaming if you think you can re-educate sufficient numbers of them to get any meaningful future electoral victory.”

One thing I have learned,

The political pendulum is always swinging.

And I’ll be there pushing it to the right whenever I can.


273 posted on 02/05/2008 11:33:06 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: jvnvch

“IT ISN’T AMNESTY!!! THERE’S A FINE!!! HEH HEH!!!”


274 posted on 02/05/2008 11:33:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: bootless

Agreed. Presuming we simply don’t take over an existing party (like the Constitution party) and correct its platform, an infrastructure would need to be set up and public education of our existence and stances would need to be undertaken. None of that happens instantaneously.


275 posted on 02/05/2008 11:34:08 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tree of Liberty

By the way, your tag is one of my favorites.

Islam Delenda Est.

That is Job One. The presence of a Dem in the White House wil open the floodgates. And hey, if it’s (urp) McCain, if AQ thinks he’s a little crazy, that’s to our benefit.

I remember that either the Late Uday or the Late Qusay said of W: “This president is not like the last one.” And you know what he meant.

I’m not trying to start fights. I am trying to do what I can to ensure that we’ll have some semblance of a country for my son to grow up in. AQ and fiends are sitting back, licking their chops for us to lose our nerve. And allowing a Dem (AQ’s choice)in the White House, for whatever reason, would be seen in just that way.

That cannot happen.


276 posted on 02/05/2008 11:34:32 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Sleep well.


277 posted on 02/05/2008 11:34:41 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: ccmay

“McCain ain’t much but he’s better than anyone on the Left.”

McCain IS the left.


279 posted on 02/05/2008 11:35:49 PM PST by flaglady47
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To: Tree of Liberty

Whoever wins the Republican nomination will have my vote and it looks like that will be McCain. Better than Hill or Obama.


280 posted on 02/05/2008 11:36:24 PM PST by jacksonstate
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To: End Times Crusader

I did not start this thread in a moment of capriciousness. I have been considering this for several weeks. Your certainty of my actions is woefully inaccurate.


281 posted on 02/05/2008 11:36:24 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
If it causes them pain to lose to McCain. Then I will support that.

It won't pain them in the slightest. McCain will offer them everything they want on a silver platter.

282 posted on 02/05/2008 11:37:01 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: bshomoic

It is shameful that *SO-CALLED* Freepers are suddenly drinking the McKool-Aid and *SHILLING* for McLame. What happened to our *PRINCIPLES*?

You want me to *FEAR* Hitlery as his opponent? There’s hardly any *DIFFERENCE* between those two. McLame’s *BETRAYAL* of conservatives in West Virginia today proves it. I will *NEVER* vote for a *TRAITOR*!

This is a *SAD* day for our party and our country. The 2008 election is *LOST*. It is time to focus on nominating a true *CONSERVATIVE* for 2012.


283 posted on 02/05/2008 11:39:14 PM PST by Sir Valentino
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To: I still care

“Actually, the one that terrifies me is Obama.

He keeps giving these sermons on “changing America” looking “to the future, not the past”.

I think the change he’s picturing is European socialism. I think people have no idea the damage he’s capable of.

He talks about reaching across the aisle, but he has voted 100%liberal/socialist, never ever breaking ranks with his party. How can he possibly get along with someone like me when he wants to seize control of my life and strangle me with taxes?”

It sickens my heart to think that Americans are actually voting for this garbage.


284 posted on 02/05/2008 11:39:48 PM PST by Nirvy
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Amen my Brother!!!!


285 posted on 02/05/2008 11:40:01 PM PST by jacksonstate
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To: Names Ash Housewares

“I don’t care if I am the last damn person opposing liberals on this planet.
I spit my last breath at them. Stealing form Melville there. LOL
So I’ll grit my teeth, take it like a man, vote for that SOB McCain if I have to, and fight on.”

You aren’t the last damn person opposing liberals on this planet. You said you’d vote for McCain, a liberal.


287 posted on 02/05/2008 11:42:07 PM PST by flaglady47
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To: supercat

“It won’t pain them in the slightest. McCain will offer them everything they want on a silver platter.”

Not everything.
And that is enough for me to deny them the white house.

I will oppose democrats to the tiniest degree.

Besides, the dems will get us friggin nuked.

McCain at least has some military thinking.


289 posted on 02/05/2008 11:44:33 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: GregoTX
McCain is a RINO moderate, and goes liberal on several issues. Obama/Hillary are Marxists, and no one this liberal have ever taken the WH before.

Just wanted to emphasize that.

290 posted on 02/05/2008 11:44:37 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: GregoTX

BTTT for a really good post.


291 posted on 02/05/2008 11:45:53 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: jvnvch

LOL!


292 posted on 02/05/2008 11:46:16 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tree of Liberty

I will not vote for John McCain.


293 posted on 02/05/2008 11:47:25 PM PST by Bull Market (Proud to have supported Fred Dalton Thompson.)
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To: Tree of Liberty

I cannot in good conscience not cast my vote against the Democrat in a time of war.


294 posted on 02/05/2008 11:48:18 PM PST by MitchellC
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To: Tree of Liberty

well, if we can elect more conservative congress people this time we will be in good shape. And a strong conservative for vp would be great...like JC Watts.


295 posted on 02/05/2008 11:49:42 PM PST by fabian
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To: Tree of Liberty

Sorry - it’s late, I’m tired, and it was the best I could come up with at the time. But I believe you’ve figured out what I was trying to say.

I agree with GregoTx’s post - we all do want what’s best for our country. I know you do. We need to be effective about it, and not allow or deepen a schism that Hillary or Obama can use walk into the White House. They are both Marxists. And that cannot happen.

Thank you for your reasoned and intelligent replies.


296 posted on 02/05/2008 11:50:10 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: GregoTX

Thanks. It’s not going to be pretty or palatable, but it’s got to be done.


297 posted on 02/05/2008 11:51:19 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: flaglady47

“You aren’t the last damn person opposing liberals on this planet. You said you’d vote for McCain, a liberal.”

You

don’t

get

it

Hilda-bama will get us nuked.

There are still some differences that matter.

The democrats have backstabbed our troops on the battlefield.

I will deny them what I can. I will never forget, or ever forgive.

I’ll deny them my vote everytime. And do what I can that they lose.

I’ll deal with damn rinos too in ways I can. I lost this time. So be it.

Even if they are in the white house that doesnt make them all powerful.

Presidents do not always get what they want.


298 posted on 02/05/2008 11:51:55 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

“You don’t have to like the guy, but you don’t cut off the nose to spite the face!”

Enough with the overused metaphors. No one’s buying it anymore. Not for John McCain.


299 posted on 02/05/2008 11:52:13 PM PST by Bull Market (Proud to have supported Fred Dalton Thompson. But a Democrat WILL be #44. Time for a third party.)
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To: Tree of Liberty

Me.


300 posted on 02/05/2008 11:52:25 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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