Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Maverick" and "Conservative" Aren't Synonyms

"Maverick" and "Conservative" Aren't Synonyms

Many conservatives have said Sen. John McCain is not conservative enough to suit them. Some of McCain's defenders have not only disagreed but have impugned his critics, hypocritically blaming them for divisiveness.

But intramural bickering isn't the issue. What's important is that conservatives have an intellectually honest and open discussion about GOP presidential contenders.

It's disappointing to watch good conservatives demean themselves by trying to present McCain as something he's not. No matter how much they spin, they can't fool conservatives familiar with McCain's record. McCain's detractors are not the ones having to stretch and massage the facts in order to turn McCain -- overnight -- into a Reagan conservative.

McCain is not only not conservative enough; he has also has built a reputation as a maverick by stabbing his party in the back -- not in furtherance of conservative principles but by betraying them. McCain delights in sticking it to his colleagues while winning accolades from the mainstream liberal media.

Former senator Rick Santorum, whose conservative credentials are beyond question, said, "I don't agree with (McCain) on hardly any issues." Santorum told radio host Mark Levin, "I just have to tell you, as a leader, as someone who had to put these coalitions together, it was always hard and we very rarely on domestic policy had any help from the senator from Arizona." Santorum said McCain has been damaging to conservative causes and would be no friend to conservatives in the White House.

McCain's defenders -- in the McCainian spirit of chilling political speech -- forbid us from criticizing him because he is a war hero. That's irresponsible nonsense. Voters and analysts have an obligation to assess McCain's suitability for the presidency. To consider and verbalize the negatives is not to demean his service or sacrifice.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

John MaCains ''war-hero'' status has been betrayed by his amending the First Amendment and his love of and obsession with giving every last Mexican illegal citizenship, free medical care, free schooling for their kids and your first born if he can. To that end he's employed on his campiagn staff as his "Hispanic'' outreach ''co-ordinator'' Dr. Juan Hernandez, an oily little Mexican separatist and bigot. McCain is no Republican and will NEVER get my vote! J'Mac.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnny! How are you bubba?!
Thanks for this great article DONAL. David Limbaugh really nailed this one. Many of us have noticed Juan McAmnesty's "backstabbing" ways in the Senate already. Care to take a guess which Republican fought the hardest against the President's tax cuts? Clock's ticking...


4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL I just got some intersting info about Juan McAmnesty and Mitt Romney from I don't know if you've seen this before but here it goes:

---Vote For America---

Vote For Romney

Fellow Americans -- A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for America!!

John McCain must be stopped; the items below are just a sampling of why John McCain must not be the Republican nominee.


The American people spoke up and beat that bill down. John McCain wants amnesty. John McCain was fighting for people here illegally while serving as a US SENATOR -- think his views have changed? Check out the link below to see who is working on John McCain’s campaign. This outreach director was running Fiestas for McCain fundraising efforts.

Vote For America


Amendment after amendment was voted on to try to get the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill into some form of workable text acceptable to mainstream Americans. The one most Americans should be concerned about was the Cornyn amendment to ban gang members, terrorists, and criminals. Notice how McCain voted, his co-author Ted Kennedy, his friend who endorsed him from Florida Mel Martinez, his friend from South Carolina Lindsay Graham who also endorsed him, and the junior senator from Arizona Jon Kyl. That’s right -- they voted NO to the amendment. Do you think any of them have your best conservative interests at heart?

Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 1184 to S.Amdt. 1150 to to S. 1348 (Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007)

Statement of Purpose: To establish a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals.

Vote Counts:

YEAs 46

NAYs 51

Not Voting 2

NAYs ---51

Graham (R-SC)

Hagel (R-NE)

Harkin (D-IA)

Inouye (D-HI)

Kennedy (D-MA)

Kerry (D-MA)

Klobuchar (D-MN)

Kohl (D-WI)

Kyl (R-AZ)

Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Leahy (D-VT)

Levin (D-MI)

Lieberman (ID-CT)

Lincoln (D-AR)

Lugar (R-IN)

Martinez (R-FL)

McCain (R-AZ)

**Just LOOK at the RINOS!**

Vote for America


This was from Marcy at FireSociety


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