Happy Friday to all! It’s that time of the week again! Do you have an interesting post you want to share with everyone? The official Surrender Monkey of the Democratic Party says to do what the Lefties don’t, since they all have the same talking points: link it!
Rush Limbaugh launches daily rants against John McCain. Fellow conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham dismissed the Arizona senator Wednesday as “the Democrats’ favorite Republican.” Hugh Hewitt blogged on Townhall.com that a vote for McCain “is a vote for an old warrior way past his prime and the prospect of three debates against Barack Obama in which the age and energy gap goes unremarked upon while devastatingly obvious.”
A washed-up old warrior? John McCain deserves more respect for risking his life in Vietnam and enduring five years in a Vietnamese POW camp, as he refused his captors’ offer to free him.
Of course engaged Republicans have a right to criticize McCain on the issues – but they go too far, and they are sabotaging their party’s chances in November.
Wait a minute, this is the San Fran Chronicle, a newspaper in what is probably the most far, far, liberal (read surrender) cities in the country. Hell, the world. And they are complaining about McCain’s treatment?
Look, I do not get to listen to Rush all that much. Typically maybe 4-5 hours a week, tops. I did get to listen a lot last week, as I was doing performance evaluations and large 1st quarter plan, and I heard what Rush usually does: takes candidates on regarding their politics, their plans, and their backgrounds. Just like with all the candidates, the other pundits, the news, and so on, a little bit of personal slips in. Welcome to Politics 101.
I couldn’t tell you about Laura or Hugh, don’t listen and do not read that much. However, it is funny that we have this ultra-liberal paper talking about “going to far” which might sabotage “their party’s chances in November.”
Let me say this: politics is dirty. Too many people on both sides have been whining (as seems to happen every 4 years, I’m not sure why ;)) about it. It is not going to change.
McCain has some great points. He is a leader who can bridge from on the Right through the middle over to tepid left. He is a staunch supporter in the war against Islamic terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has other good points, too, which is why good blog friends Silke and Stacy are McCain supporters. He also has some bad points, which the article mentions, and I will not get into at this time.
But it also mentions him being a media darling. And, I believe the biggest issue McCain has with the conservative base is that he is a media darling, and the media is mostly liberal. McCain seems to have no trouble throwing Republicans to the wolves for a quote in the NY Times. He dropped us in a vat of boiling oil with his “Gang of 14” thing.
If it comes down to it, I will support him for President. Except where Ron Paul is concerned, my buzz phrase is “anyone but a Democrat.” Regardless of some of his positions, McCain would be a Republican. And McCain is a good man, and, like with all politicians, they pander, they flip flop, they take contradictory positions. So, despite being a darling of the liberal media, and some of the other things he has done, he is still a good candidate for the GOP.
But, it is still disturbing when the liberal media gushes over him.
PS: The Surrender Monkey is also digging for material, since the Dems haven’t been trying to surrender to Islam lately.
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