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Rachel Lucas on McCain

This pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter. Feel free to tell me how crazy I am in the comments.

22 Responses to “Rachel Lucas on McCain”

  1. You’re not crazy. You’re rational. But I’m not very reassured by the Kos-ifying of the dextrosphere over McCain. As far as the contentious political issues go, I’d rather have him in the White House where he can’t make law than in the Senate where he can. I sharply disagree with him on any number of issues, but throwing crap at him because of the way he feels about enemy combatants and Gitmo is remarkably obscure. The man spent six years of his life in a prison camp being tortured by the North Vietnamese. It’s more than understandable that the experience would color the way he feels about those issues.

    And make no mistake. In the event of an attack, at home or abroad, McCain will kick ass like nobody else in either party. He’d make Bush look like a wuss.

    I just hope these howlers stop drinking the Kool-Aid before November.

  2. mike w. says:

    not crazy at all.

    This part pretty much sums up how I feel. The raving socialists scare the shit out of me.

    “I AM NOT A CONSERVATIVE. I just don’t like socialists, it’s really that simple. I don’t give a toss about abortion or religion or gay marriage. All I want is to pay less taxes and to have my guns, and that does not make me a Republican. The only reason I even write any of this is because clearly, we have to pick between a Republican and a Democrat, and the current top Democrats happen to be raving lunatic socialists, so I have no other choice than to begrudgingly support whoever the Republican is.”

  3. dwlawson says:

    Let me ask you something, does the Republican Party have any kind of Brand equity?

    If so, voting for someone that dilutes the brand will ultimately destroy the brand.

    Frankly, I think teaching the Republican Party a lesson is more important than winning one election.

    Do you think it will be end of days or something when Obama wins in November? Life goes on. We’ve survived worse presidents.

    Why not let them ruin their brand for a term or two?

  4. Marty says:

    Tell us again why McCain was in North Vietnam… Something to do with the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, right???

    Oh,…wait… From Wikipedia:

    Vietnam War

    a NSA declassified report revealed that there was no attack on 4 August. It had already been called into question long before this. “The Gulf of Tonkin incident,” writes Louise Gerdes, “is an oft-cited example of the way in which Johnson misled the American people to gain support for his foreign policy in Vietnam.” George C. Herring argues, however, that McNamara and the Pentagon “did not knowingly lie about the alleged attacks, but they were obviously in a mood to retaliate and they seem to have selected from the evidence available to them those parts that confirmed what they wanted to believe.”

    Anything sound familiar??? publicintegrity.org

  5. Sebastian says:

    Let me ask you something, does the Republican Party have any kind of Brand equity? If so, voting for someone that dilutes the brand will ultimately destroy the brand.

    I’m not really concerned about the Republican Party’s brand equity. In fact, I could care less about it. Politics is a game of ideas, and this time, our ideas lost out. We put get on the Fred Thompson express, and it never even left the station really.

    As I’ve said before, I think you can’t really teach parties a lesson, because they don’t learn the same way people do. The only way you can change the party is to work within it to get the candidates who represent your views into positions of political power. That means donating to their campaign, volunteering to help out on election day, making sure all the supporters get out and vote on election day, etc. The Republicans will learn exactly nothing from defeat, just as it learned exactly nothing from the 1994 victory (who’s principles were quickly swept under the rug), and have learned exactly nothing from the 2006 defeat.

    I am very skeptical that staying home will accomplish nothing other than to ensure Hillary or Obama are in the White House for at least four, but probably eight years.

  6. Sebastian says:

    Marty:

    This has exactly what to do with his candidacy?

  7. straightarrow says:

    No way to accept the pain

    my honor would sustain

    with a vote for McCain

  8. Marty says:

    This has exactly what to do with his candidacy?

    Nothing, unless he’s the Repub nominee. The CFR has given us six of their members to select from, three Demo, three Repub. Their only job is to marginalize the rest, because it doesn’t matter which of the six is elected — just Keep On Keepin’ On, Same Ol’, Same Ol’.

    If the CFR-controlled media repeats an event more than twice, It Happened!!

  9. Sebastian says:

    Ah, I see. I’d worry about that, but the guys over at the Trilateral Commission told me is was ok to vote McCain.

  10. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    It’s like Teddy Roosevelt versus V.I. Lenin.

    At least Teddy created the Civilian Marksmanship Program. And he led a charge at San Juan Hill. And he busted some trusts. And…

  11. sprocket says:

    The conservative Jihadis need to untwist their panties and quit hyperventilating. They are making the “perfect” the enemy of the “good”. They are never going to get their ideal candidate because 75% of America doesn’t give damn about the candidates ideological purity. They just want someone who isn’t going to screw them (to0 bad) and keep the cable TV on and beer at the 7-11.

    Speaking as an independent who’s never voted Republican; McCain is the only (R) who’ll be able to go toe to toe with Obillery. He’ll have my vote, Romney however… I’d rather have a bucket of eels dumped down my pants. Frankly I’m voting for Hillary in the primary as I think she’ll be easier to defeat than Obama. People hater her guts.

  12. Wai says:

    A friend of mine said to me that other day, “I thought my dad was crazy when he told me that one day they’ll be charging you for water and television.”

    How crazy does that sound now? The shit’s been hitting the fan for decades and it’s attitudes like I’ve been reading that bugs the shit out of me. I don’t know what’s worse: the indifference or the complacency. You guys want your cake and eat it to0. In order to teach the Republicans a lesson, you’re either not going out to vote or you’re going to vote for the other party. Nobody’s going to learn anything from that lesson because we’ll all be gagged and spoon-fed by the time the Democrats’ 4 years are up. Your taxes will have crippled you and their nanny-state bullshit is going to drive you insane. And I guarantee it will be these same indifferent and complacent people scratching their heads when all hell breaks loose and wonders how it all happened.

    I, at least, will go out and vote my conscience and NEVER let a fucking socialist get into power where, with one stroke of a pen, turn 8 million gun owners into instant criminals. If the 2nd Amendment dies, everything else will follow.

  13. Sebastian says:

    They just want someone who isn’t going to screw them (to0 bad) and keep the cable TV on and beer at the 7-11

    We must have screwed up in Pennsylvania, our 7-11s aren’t allowed to sell beer :)

  14. Wai says:

    I travel to Pennsylvania a lot. Heck, I was just down at the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Friday to renew my non-resident CCW permit. I tried getting one from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, but the Sheriff flat out told me they don’t issue non-resident CCW permits. I think he was lying AND breaking the law, because I looked it up, and ANY Sheriff’s Office in Pennsylvania is supposed to give you the application when asked.

    Funny thing about Pennsylvania though; you can’t buy beer at a 7-11 or WaWa, but you walk into a bar at 11 p.m. and walk out with a six-pack. Glad to know politicians are doing their jobs and keeping priorities straight.

  15. Marty says:

    Wai, prepare to be gagged and spoon-fed … Ron Paul supporters were basically told to Go Away and not come back until November, when they will be needed to beat Hillary in the Mostest Importantist Election Ever.

    Hope everyone enjoys reminiscing about the gun shows we used to attend…

  16. Sebastian says:

    Ron Paul supporters weren’t told anything. They got behind their candidate, and he drew single digits. His view didn’t appeal to enough parts of the Republican Base to win. End of story. Fred Thompson lost because he ran an awful campaign, and started to late to get a good team and get political support behind him. End of story.

    We’re stuck with McCain, because for some crazy reason, a lot of Republicans and Independents like him. I’m not happy about it, but I’ll take him if he can beat Hillary. Sure, McCain might push for a ban on private sales. I know Hillary will push for it. Politicians are beholden to the interests that helped put them into office, and I know which ones Hillary does and doesn’t have to appease.

    I would also point out that we don’t have private sales on handguns in Pennsylvania already, and it’s hardly shut down gun shows or driven handguns away from the shows. People just have to pay extra to run the transfer through an FFL. Usually there will be FFLs, and sometimes even the County Sheriffs office, who will show up at the gun shows and do the transfers cheap.

    Yes, it sucks, and I still oppose it, but it’s not likely to be the end of gun shows.

  17. John says:

    You are a sick man Sebastian.

    I would say we won’t survive 4 years of McCain, but I don’t think he’s healthy enough to survive them.

    I’d rather have the party re-group for the next election.

  18. Sebastian says:

    I would say we won’t survive 4 years of McCain, but I don’t think he’s healthy enough to survive them.

    A strong possibility, which is why his VP pick is important.

    I’d rather have the party re-group for the next election.

    I would too, but better to do that when we’re not under fire.

  19. John says:

    A strong possibility, which is why his VP pick is important.

    One of the two brown nosers, Huckabee or Giuliani? God help us!

    I would too, but better to do that when we’re not under fire.

    I might be missing something here, but if McCain wins the general this time doesn’t that make him a lock for the GOP in the next election?

  20. Sebastian says:

    I might be missing something here, but if McCain wins the general this time doesn’t that make him a lock for the GOP in the next election?

    Pretty much, but 8 years of McCain is going to be better than 4 years of those other two with a Democratic Congress. I’m sort of hoping McCain will pick Fred Thompson for his VP. But we will see.

  21. John says:

    I’m sort of hoping McCain will pick Fred Thompson for his VP. But we will see.

    If he was smart he would, but I’ll guarantee there will be an Iran war ASAP. Those two both want it, and it will ruin us.

    Are you sure Fred is healthy enough to last 4 years? He barely even campaigned and he looks half dead.

    I believe when they both keel over by 2010, Nancy Pelosi will be our president. I’ll blame you personally for that ;)

  22. Sebastian says:

    I figure of boning Jeri hasn’t killed him by now, he’s probably got a pretty decent ticker.

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