Skip to comments.Just say no to Senator McCain
Posted on 01/25/2010 1:35:14 PM PST by Jim Robinson
Folks, it's just as simple as this:
1) McCain is anti-free speech. The Roberts Court has declared McCain-Feingold, the ultimate self-serving pro-incumbency act, unconstitutional as we all knew it was from the start.
2) McCain supported and voted for the bailouts which are unconstitutional, anti-liberty, anti-capitalism, anti-free-markets, un-American and not only enabled, but swept the Marxist B. Hussin Obama into power.
3) McCain is pro-global warming which is unconstitutional, anti-capitalism, anti-free-economy, un-American and idiotic!
4) McCain is pro-amnesty for illigal aliens which is anti-capitalism, anti-liberty, un-American and idiotic!
5) Instead of fighting FOR us, FOR the Constitution and FOR Liberty, McCain chooses to join with the Democrats to fight AGAINST us and against Liberty at every chance he gets. He's a backstabber!! The enemy within!!
There are many other reasons to reject McCain but I believe the five listed above are reason enough.
McCain is anti-liberty, anti-capitalism, anti-constitution, anti-free-markets, pro-Big Government and willingly and knowingly passes liberty killing unconstitutional laws and therefore is not part of the solution; he is part of the problem. The problem is too much government and too little freedom and McCain is pro-Big Government. He is no conservative, not even a moderate. He's a progressive!!
Tea Partiers please take action against McCain. I'm only a day's drive from Arizona, so please let me know when and where and if at all possible, I'll be there.
Meanwhile, in this year of the Liberty-loving, anti-Big Government, anti-progressive-incumbent Tea Party, please send your support to the most viable challenger, J.D. Hayworth!!
Woo hoo!! GO JD!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
And, no, I don't hate Sarah for supporting McCain, but I sure hope she doesn't damage herself too badly. We need her in 2012! She just hasn't realized yet that the primary reason Joe Biden is sitting in her office in D.C. is JOHN MCCAIN himself!!
BTW, GO CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS!! Woo hoo!!
Jim, you know I have the greatest respect for you, been that way through good times and bad and it’s not going to change.
We’ve disagreed in the past, we’ll disagree in the future. But no matter what it looks like in real time, we’ll always be on the same team.
Well, uh, I think she was running for VP. I also think McCain did himself (and her) in when he suspended his campaign and rushed back to DC to back stab the taxpayers. All he had to do was be a LEADER and lead the nation away from the bailouts to set himself apart from Obama (and the panicky Bush) and in the process save us all from Obamunism.
“I also think McCain did himself (and her) in when he suspended his campaign and rushed back to DC to back stab the taxpayers.”
Agreed. It was a political stunt that backfired.
How many more of McCains decisions should we put under the microscope?
Oh ok misunderstood you were refering to her PRIOR VP..(dah on me.)
Yea, McCain hardly lifted his finger to oppose BO...and he had mega opportunities to do just that. I never got so irritated with a candidate for Pres. as I did with McCain....and I blame him for BO sitting in office to this day. He handed it to Bo and I cannot forgive him for that because he handed our country over to what we seeing playing out now...Onward then for the fight I say...and we’ll take our country back.
It is time for John McCain to hang it up. I am still saddened by the decision of Palin to support him. But I will wait and see what she does before making more comments against Palin. While I am glad she is supporting Bachmann, I will not agree that McCain should remain.
Forget it, Bob. Palin was the best decision he ever made. She kept him from losing in a 50 state landslide. She may even save his senate seat (not that he will be thankful for her self-sacrifice).
Yup. That’s the best thing the old war horse could do for God and country at this time. Retire.
LOL. I just heard Michael Medved telling his listeners that Fiorina is very much pro-life!
Btw, Medved is a HUGE McCain booster.
How novel, old FRiend!
“Now thatchs not vewy niche...” Sorry John, Jim was too kind to you IMO.
I heartily agree with your assessment here Jim. Thanks for making it so clear why this guy is an untouchable for conservatives.
Paraphrasing Ronald Reagan, John McCain is not the answer to our problems. John McCain is the problem.
Look out RINOs, hunting season is definitely open. Good hunting folks.
Wee need to rally. Miss Slippy is thinking about it.....
I know [Palin] probaly feels she owes McCain for putting her in national spotlight. BUT...McCain and his people also threw her to the wolves. McCain never came out and backed her up when his people (i.e. Steve Schmidt, Nicholl Wallace) bash her on the network news shows.In a nutshell, the lady owed him nothing. Not one damn thing. And you just enunciated the reason why. The behaviour of McCain's people---to which the senator had at best a tepid and at worst a mealymouthed response---cashed any check she might have owed for 2008 and her vault to national prominence.
Her better course might have been to say nothing, endorse no one in Arizona. She could not then be accused of anything, her silence would have been as damning to McCain as his people only thought their assaults were upon her, and she might even have been free to offer backchannel support (it's done all the time in politics, for better or worse) to Hayworth once he made a firm commitment to make the race. And it would not prevent her from throwing her support to other candidates elsewhere.
McCain has proven himself the opposite of a gentleman. Even if politics ain't beanbag, there are certain things a gentleman does not do or abet no matter whether the lady can or cannot take care of herself. And Palin with her endorsement has looked for even a short while like the battered wife who's only too ready to believe it when her louse of a husband promises he'll never, ever, ever do it again if only she'll . . .
(not that he will be thankful for her self-sacrifice).If you could bank anything on McCain, and for long enough before 2008, you could bank on the fact that at the moment anyone sacrificed self or anything else for him, he might not have been driving the bus that rolled over them but he was certainly pumping the gasoline into the vehicle before it left the depot.
Thought you would like it.
Yes it is the best thing he could have done instead of going back to the senate after losing the presidential race.
This is not the RINOs seat, this is not Senators Juan McCains seat!
This is the people of Arizona's seat.
That said, I don't believe the TEA Party movement has had as much impact as you stipulate. That would be difficult to prove or disprove. Still, I admit they have been very influential and I admire every person who participated and I thanked them on this very board for making the effort, even while saying their efforts would be for naught. Seems I was wrong on the latter...
That said, I still believe that the normal off year election pendulum swing will not reverse our course into the abyss. Yes, it can slow things down, providing the Repubs get some real cojones and start to fight hard for our Heritage instead of reaching across the isle, but they always do.
It's going to take more than a Repub majority in the House to REVERSE our slide into Marxism. Reason: people want stuff; pubbies want to be accepted; liberals want power; incumbents have the edge; the pendulum swings; the "gimmes" are growing. Do the math, Sir. Yes, we both know the House could defund...they won't. Once a tax or bureacracy or funding is put in place, most stay forever.
Yes, a slow down is good thing, but I don't believe it will last. Think Bush, Pubbie House and Senate. What did that get us but encouraging the "gimmes" to elect the marxists.
That is why I have been promoting STATES' RIGHTS for sometime now. Yes, that is also politicians, but closer to the people's will and possibly easier to affect. If enough States just say NO to DC mandates (via legislation and/or State Constitutional Amendments), we can reverse the beginning of the end of this great experiment.
There are many States now passing resolutions and legislation to re-affirm their 10th Amendment rights. If I'm wrong, great. If I'm right, than STATES' RIGHTS is the last hope before the shooting starts.
You are right, "rebellion" IS brewing. I just don't want us to hang out hats on some few politicians like Brown. I don't trust ANY politician. I see a bigger answer, and that is still STATES' RIGHTS!
I love the TEA party folks. I admire those who will get off their ass and try (you know my history). But I no longer believe in the election process, much less political parties, and even less DC demonstrations there are held every week and ignored.
I sincerely hope I'm wrong and November 2, 2010 will usher in many new Constitutional types. Maybe it will. And then what happens if they fall under the power of the old established patriarchs?
So now that I've admitted that I was wrong, can we discuss States' Rights? I still believe you to be such a supporter. We spent too many years being disgusted with politicians and promoting basic Constitutional principles. I'm not your enemy.
We are not a single-minded or single-tasking organization.
Among hundreds of others, we have sections devoted to:
and the SCOTUS:
as well as the Tea Party Rebellion:
If you wish to get involved, I suggest you get off your ass and turn-to!
And knock off the sniping and back stabbing. I’ve been stabbed in the back by you more times than I care to remember as you get pissed off and stomp off to the antifreepers in a huff. Quite frankly, I no longer trust you and would just as soon ignore you unless or until you produce some tangible results.
...and his little dog, too! (nutMeg)
I think those who can vote will vote their concience.
That said, one of our Socialists in Washington was up for reelection and people kept repeating that he "has seniority". To which I replied "What good is that if it is used against us? It only makes him a more powerful force to our detriment!"
McCain has been a disaster, so bad even that nice lady from Alaska couldn't drag him and his albatross daughter across the goal line. As long as people believe he represents the Right in any way (and an incredible number of people cannot wrap their head around the idea that 'Republican' does NOT equal 'Conservative'), the cause of freedom is weakened from what uninformed people consider to be within.
At least you expect a Democrat to work against you all the time and know what you are up against.
He isn't an idiot family member, you are only stuck with him as long as you vote for him.
I'm not "snapping" or "harping". I'm suggesting alternatives. Are you really going to hold my mistake of questioning your motives forever? Really? Am I suppose to agree with everything you say? Is that what you want from me? A yes man?
As we grow older and realize out mistakes. Yours was about Bush; mine was mostly about your handling of the cliques who pushed so many away.
Jim, while I once many years ago questioned your motives, I have always believed you to be a Patriot above all, and have said so many many times.
BTW, you have no idea what I have done since VetsCoR went defunct. I write and call my representatives all the time. I'm also involved in local politics. I'm also a Patriot Guard Rider. I do my small part. Not as much as you traveling around the States, but I do try. So yes, I have "turned to".
I can't believe you still hold that stupid anti-freeper crap against me. I have apologized many times for getting sucked into it. And now I say the TEA Party is a good thing, but you don't want to hear my take on State's Rights?
Again, I spent many years defending you, and yes even while questioning your finances, so what...I did the same with VetsCoR...ask Neil. I told those anti f**cks countless times I didn't believe you nor John were scammers as they claimed. Most of that was because I was pissed that you kept changing positions and let so many good capable people go, so I vented. I still said it was your board, even if I didn't agree.
I think you missed a lot of the good stuff I said about you. But not being a yes man nor part of the various ugly cliques, which you finally kick off, then I'm a bad person in your eyes.
I suppose it's time for me to just give up and you can hate me for the rest of your life as if I some Judas. Too bad, while I believe you have had many conflicting changes in your political stances (that would be the actual "back-stabbing" - hell, you thought Mojo was the cat's meow), I've always believed your belief in our Constitutional heritage to be correct, if not your party affiliation.
Shut me out if you must. I will never regain your trust, as much as I tried. If anyone ever gave me shit about my ever-changing political positions and talked shit on another board, even while defending me and my wife, I probably would forgive them if they asked. But that's just me. You're obviously a more determined person. I concede.
Saying “No” to McPain is easy for us, but it is like pulling teeth to get the people of AZ to do so. They are true McPain believers because they first chose him 24 years ago.
He was immoral when you sent him to replace Goldwater, who had also lost his bearings. What’s wrong with AZ people? I know, just like those in forty other states
We can’t stop the Kirk nomination because IL people just nominate familiar names. They can’t understand the voting records but go by the “D” and “R” labels.
I am convinced that McPain did not mind losing in 2008 at all. He wanted to be the graceful Goldwater-type loser.
It would be fun to see the look on Lindsey Graham’s face if McPain were given the boot, but Lindsey understands the people of AZ, and they truly believe in McPain.
John McCain has outstayed his political welcome. Its past time for him to go.
His MISERABLE performance as a candidate. His outrageous attacks on conservative Republicans, his continual pandering to Obama, the Democrats and the leftist media has become unbearable.
I would love to see this misanthrope go the way of Arlen Spector and get flushed down the toilette in the next election cycle in Arizona.
All you have to do is look at his daughter - the apple never falls far from the tree.
He looked all right to me.
If JD loses the primary, Do you think AZ is better off with McCain or a rat?
what’s the difference?
McCain suspended his campaign and rushed back to DC to destroy our country.
Yet Jeb just endorsed McCain...boy them Bushes is dumb.
I posted the following input on a thread from earlier today...seems to be appropriate that I post it here as well.
I received a phone call earlier today from some group doing polling about my likelihood of voting for John McCain in the Arizona Primary. I told the lady on the phone that I’d rather shovel birds*** out of a cuckoo clock than vote for McCain. When she asked my how likely am I to vote in the Primary I told her that I’ll be there for sure. She was pretty startled by my input and quickly said thank you and hung up!
Roberts, Alito, the surge, Palin, earmarks, and the vote for Senate leader.
Yup to all the above.
As did all but 15 Republican Senators. Should we purge Coburn, Thune, and Burr for voting for the bailout?
McCain-Feingold, McCain-Leiberman, McCain-Kennedy, Gang of 14.
Yup! Traitors all. Vote them ALL OUT!!
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