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Blame us, we voted for McCain

June 22, 2011

Take a look at that bumper-sticker.  Do you feel that way sometimes?  All this Obama mess ain’t my fault, I voted for the war hero.  I gotta tell you Susie-Q, it is most definitely your fault (and mine).

What did the right do so wrong that its our fault we have been saddled with the worst President in history?  Well, first, we nominated McCain to represent us.  I mean seriously?  Could we have picked any more of a wimp?  Harry Reid looks macho next to John McCain.  The “maverick” of the Senate also happened to be the darling of the New York Times?  Uhh, yeah.  So, rule numero uno, don’t nominate someone the Main Stream Media likes.

What else did we do wrong?  Well, we sort of forgot our principles for a while.  We demand free-speech, McCain gives you McCain-Feingold.  We demand vigorous defense of our ideals and views of America, McCain gives you his castrated view of civility.  We demand limited government, McCain gives you the McCain-Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act.  We demand the second amendment, McCain gives you a gunshow “loophole” bill.  We demand immigration enforcement, McCain gives you the Kennedy-McCain Immigration Bill.  And so on and so forth.

By giving up on the concepts of what true conservatism is, we allowed a weak-kneed Democratic to run as our nominee.  But, it’s not like we had a dearth of choices.

We had Mitt Romney who is still an awful choice. (see, rule numero uno about Republican Media Darlings).  Is he any better than McCain?  In some ways he is even worse.  The fact that Romney did Obamacare before even Obama did should disqualify him in the eyes of any on the right.

Huckabee.  He seems like a good guy, but does equivocating wuss-hound ring a bell?

Ron Paul?  Don’t make me laugh.  Not only does he frequently come off as the dude in the costume trying to foil Scooby-Doo, “I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you stinking kids!”, but he will never garner more than 5% of the right’s vote.  (I know some of you guys like him, good for you, but that dog don’t bark as far as electability is concerned)

Alan Keyes?  He came off as a complaining whiner during the debates, bitching more about his allowed face-time than the issues.  I actually like Alan Keyes, but not a good showing for the man, and definitely not a way to present yourself to voters who aren’t familiar with you.

Everyone else, who cares.

We did not have a real choice in 2008 (Ron Paul fans not withstanding).  So we reaped what we sewed, we got the biggest wussy this side of Carter to run against a dude who has absolutely no compunction about dropping a bomb on his opponents (just ask Paul Ryan or the Supreme Court).

So how do we stop it from happening again?

Well, we have one big advantage going for us this time around, people are continually seeking the internet for information.  The traditional media outlets are too slow, plus you can’t type Allen West into your TV and get 100 of thousands of hits relating to that name.  For sure they could do that in 2007-2008, but I think the worm has turned for information gathering and people are more apt to search the web than wait for info about a candidate they are interested in.

That being said, it falls upon every blogger out there to do their damnedest to not let another McCain happen in 2012.  We can not wait till after the primaries, by then, McCain’s fate was sealed, as was the country’s.  The campaign season is ramping up, and it is our duty to the country to ensure Obama has a real opponent in the election.

While it is fun to talk about how freaking worthless Obama is, what’s the point?  There is already so much crap about his failures out there that anyone seeking evidence of said disasters can easily find them.  The stats show 33% will always vote dem, 33% will always vote repub, that leaves 33% in the middle.  The supposed moderates who also had no choice in 2008.  It is up to us to demand a choice in 2012.

And if our demands are not met, then we need to be as critical of primary candidates as we ever were of Obama.  If not, it will be our fault again.  We have a voice, and if enough of us use it, something will stick.  I am not saying who you should pick, I am saying go in with open eyes and do what the traditional press is incapable of doing, research.

Know the candidates, like you have never known a candidate before.  Learn everything you can about them, and if they fail muster, TEAR THEM TO SHREDS!  You are not helping the left if you do so, you are helping the country.  The media has already picked their favorites for the Republican nomination, and if they get their way, we are gonna have a two-term Obama presidency.

We must start now, there is no time to waste.  Get your posts out there, get them read, everyone link everyone’s posts about the candidates.  This is our time to step-up and do something for our country.  Can you hack it?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2011 3:22 pm

    You say that anyone the media likes is not a good candidate, and then you say Ron Paul won’t get more than 5% of the vote (might I add that the media definitely does not like him, and would ignore him if they could). So I’m not quite sure what you’re looking for. If you want someone who isn’t a “media darling”, you have to promote those who are trodden on and misrepresented despite their integrity. Who would you suggest for the 2012 election?

    • June 22, 2011 3:44 pm

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting. =)

      I didn’t say “just because the media doesn’t like someone means they should be our candidate”, it appears you are a Ron Paul supporter (who probably hates Palin), so by your definition, Palin should be our candidate, because the Media freaking despises her. What I meant (and I fully accept I might have muddled it a bit) is that if the MSM likes them, that should be a disqualifier, not that the opposite should be the only criteria.

      As far as my number one choice, it would be Allen West. I know he isn’t running, but you never know, there is still time. As far as the guys who have announced, I honestly don’t know.

      Let me say my peace about Ron Paul, then you can tear me to shreds. For the same reason Obama was elected, is the exact same reason Paul will never be elected. Obama is black, and whether true or not, Paul has many, MANY, racist statements associated with his name. If you think the Dems and the MSM will not lay bear and over-inflate that association, you are out of your mind. There is nothing worse in the eyes of the average white American than to be called a racist. If Ron Paul became the nominee, any support for him would instantly put someone in that category. And unlike the racism claims people love to drop on folks who are against Obama (the people doing the race-card dropping know it isn’t true), the claims against Paul supporters in a general election would have some semblance of truth, no matter how tenuous. It is sad, but true.

      • June 22, 2011 5:20 pm

        I’m not sure if I’m completely a Ron Paulhead, but I certainly like him a lot. I think he’s very different from any candidate out there… in a good way. As far as the racist charges go, I think people take things to heart too much. People are crying wolf, claiming he opposes the civil rights act because he’s racist, when he’s actually a very simple politician: he follows the Constitution, and that’s it. He’s also poked fun at black riots stopping the day they pick up their welfare checks when talking about the 60’s, which is what it is: a joke, and a jab at the concept of welfare. I’ll have to look into Allen West, I’ve never heard of him. And I actually don’t hate Palin, I honestly don’t know what to think of her. Sometimes she says things that make sense, and other times she sounds like a babbling idiot (or at least the media makes her out to be one). I don’t want to judge off of her public image, because that can be very deceiving.

      • June 22, 2011 9:27 pm

        Whether or not there is truth behind the claims of racism for Ron Paul is totally irrelevant. The point is, there is actually a connection, no matter how tenuous, to Paul and racist statements. For Christ’s sake, Trent Lott had to retire for saying a nice thing about someone (not even a racist statement). All the people need who see racism in everything they look at, is an actual racist (again, whether true or not) and the gloves will come flying off so fast it will make you dizzy. They know most of the time their race card dropping is completely bogus, and they only do it to shut-up the opposition, but if they can must up that much vitriol on a topic that they know is fake, can you imagine the hate and lack of civility that will ensue when they believe that someone actually IS a racist?

        As far as Allen West, definitely check him out. Great Leader, speaks his mind, doesn’t pull his punches. The kind of man America needs right now.

    • June 22, 2011 9:35 pm

      I have to say that this time, more than any other, is Ron Paul’s best shot. He’s been ahead of the economic mess for a long time now, and he has the cure. The only question is if he has the communication skills to convince the people that he’s as correct as he actually is.

      • June 22, 2011 10:04 pm

        Would I be upset if Ron Paul got elected? Not necessarily, but he is insanely unelectable. If I am wrong, great, but I haven’t been this sure of something in a long time.

  2. June 22, 2011 5:01 pm

    Good post, though, I thought you forgot the beating Palin took and were too hard on Republican base. In 08 McCain was the last man standing. It was also a Democratic year. There was no way a Republican was going to win after the September stock market surprise.
    2012 is gearing up to be a Republican year. Serious people say it’s too early to make predictions, but I’m just a little blogger, so I’m going to say that pretty much anyone we nominate will win. More reasons to nominate a candidate we like.

    • June 22, 2011 9:31 pm

      Well, then can we agree a better candidate would at least have made it closer?

      • June 23, 2011 12:00 pm

        No. Sorry. Considering the magnitude the collapse, McCain didn’t do so bad. It doesn’t mean that he wasn’t a bad candidate. I think it’s actually good that he lost because he would probably do half of the same crap Obama did, only with bipartisan support. Now we have a chance to reverse the tide.

      • June 23, 2011 1:11 pm

        Well, the point of my argument was that we screwed up in allowing McCain to be our nominee in the first place. Whether or not Obama’s crowning was a done deal, at least I wouldn’t have felt so bad about it if we had someone besides Obama-lite running against him.

      • June 23, 2011 10:06 pm

        That I agree with. 2012 is likely to be a Republican year, so lets nominate someone good.

      • June 23, 2011 10:14 pm

        I knew we could find common ground, though you made me work for it, lol. =)

  3. June 22, 2011 7:30 pm

    Great post and I agree with you 100%. I never liked John McCain as a candidate but I did vote for him because I knew that Obama would be this bad. But I will not do it again because I am sick and tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. If I cannot support the Republican nominee I will vote third party but I am doing my best to make sure a Democrat-lite is not our nominee. I have been quite hard on both Mitt and Newt and I do not support them, and I will be equally hard on any candidate I do not support because our republic is in danger and unless we elect a true and strong leader we might as well let Obama win again for there will be little difference.

    • June 22, 2011 9:33 pm

      The sad thing is, if we fail and we still get a douche candidate, I am going to have to vote for them, which is a damn shame. It might be unprincipled, but another 4 years of Obama is something this country can not take. =(

  4. JustFacts permalink
    June 22, 2011 9:43 pm

    Let me say up front that I did not and do not like John McCain as a politician. Having said that I voted for John McCain, because I could tell up front that Barack Obama was an empty suit. Elections have consequences. Sometimes you have to hold your nose, and vote for the lesser of two evils. 2008 was just such an election. Elections have consequences. The consequences of 2008 were Obamacare and a disolution of our Constitutional system – as a minimum. I do not believe, in my wildest imagination, that we would be where we are today in this country, if John McCain had won the election. He is a war hero, and in his heart, is an American. I used to think, and said quite often, that it really didn’t matter who was President, because even though Congress might be controlled by the left-wingers, they were still Americans at heart, and would not do anything to significantly erode our hard-fought freedoms. I no longer believe that. Many politicians (on both sides of the aisle) have shown that the most important thing is playing up to their electoral base, and not the best interests of our country. They have sold their souls to the devil of politics and power. While I earnestly pray that the Republicans nominate a strong candidate to oppose Obama, I will say unequivically that I will vote for whomever they nominate. This society cannot withstand another 4 years of Obama. We cannot allow our vote to be split between the Republican nominee and anyone else (Tea Party or otherwise). The reality is that the choice will be between Obama and the Republican candidate. As Fleece says, we have got to get out there and make sure that the Republicans nominate the strongest candidate possible. Then, even if that candidate is not our own personal favorite, we have got to get out there and support them, and go to the polls in November 2012, and elect them. The future is in our hands. If we fail, we have no one to blame, but ourselves.

    • June 22, 2011 10:06 pm

      Yeah, when the checks and balances disappear, we are left with choosing our next dictator. Do we choose one who actually sees himself in that role, or do we choose one who believes in what America once was and seeks to return us to that glory of a Republic? In my view, Allen West is the best choice, but he isn’t running. I don’t have an answer for who would be next, John Bolton (though I question his electability as well)?

  5. June 23, 2011 8:48 am

    Great post.

    I entirely agree that we must work hard to get the best candidates into the nomination process. We need our best candidate in the top spot, and we also need a phalanx of strong, decisive leaders and debaters to be running for the spot to highlight Obama’s many weaknesses. A Republican who is wimpy enough to garner favor with the MSM (read Democrat party) is not what we need. I remember clearly the role that Dems played in saddling us with McCain. In the NH primary, Democrats identified McCain as the weakest candidate and got the ball rolling for him by organizing Democrats to vote for him in the Republican primary, something that’s allowed there.

    Our best chance, I think, is with a candidate with strong TEA party appeal. Without a strong Constitutional conservative at the helm, ASAP, our country as we have known it is sunk. But speaking on another strictly practical level, many Democrats–no matter how great their satisfaction with Obama–will never (never-ever!) vote for a traditional Republican, but some will be able to find a rationale for voting for a TEA party candidate. If a candidate running on the Republican ticket can be viewed as TEA party enough to peel off some Dem votes, certainly that candidate will be attractive to many independents.

    Just at this moment in history, I think a TEA Party candidate will offer us the best of both worlds: our best chance of good leadership and our best shot at winning the election. Starting with Romney, the traditional Republican POTUS candidates have got to be winnowed out of the field, and we’ve got to be establishing plenty of name recognition for the candidates we support.

    • June 23, 2011 9:29 am

      Excellent response! =)

      And I like your Tea Party analysis as well. Its almost a no-brainer for me, because the Tea Party stands fro a helluva lot more of my principles than the Republican party. Unfortunately, it seems the latter is still viewing the former as something to exploit as opposed to something to fear.

    • June 23, 2011 10:48 pm

      I keep reading about Michele Bachman as a strong Tea Party candidate. What do you think of her? I like most of the concepts of the Tea Party, I feel like it’s the Republican party going back to it’s roots (in a good way), but I haven’t looked into Bachman very much. I read a positive Time article on her and for whatever reason it made me dismiss her, possibly because they had Newt Gingrich on the cover at one point.

      • June 24, 2011 12:50 am

        Interesting you should ask, because today I have warmed up to her quite a bit. I am making it a part of my daily routine to read up on a particular candidate, their voting record, biographical history etc. and she is very impressive. She is definitely hated by the MSM, which in my mind is a good thing (they only hate people who they see as a challenge) and considering Palin isn’t running, she should easily garner whatever vote would have gone to Palin from her supporters. She has a strong Christian background so the evangelical vote should be in the bag. She voted against TARP, Stimulus, the Bailouts, Obamacare, The Frank-Dodd Wall Street Reform crapola (she actually sponsored a bill to repeal that one) so she is very strong on not spending other people’s money.

        So, currently, unless I uncover something I don’t like, my dream ticket (of the people running) would be Bachman/Bolton – his strong foreign policy knowledge would serve as an excellent defense against the obvious mysogynistic cries to her “inexperience” and “toughness” in that realm.

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