Sunday, February 03, 2008

By Special Request...

Rich Bachelor, from whom I haven't heard in several months, asked a question on my last post, and I decided that the answer deserved a complete post of it's own.

"So, what do you make of Ms. Coulter hating McCain so much, she'd vote for Hillary? I understand, but on the other hand... I completely don't understand. What do you think?"

First of all, I do not recall Ms. Coulter stating whether or not she "hates" John McCain. She very well might, but Republicans and Conservatives usually do not base their opposition to a particular candidate on hatred. (Not even Ann Coulter.)

Republicans usually leave that particular motivation to, ahem... other parties.

The problem that Ms. Coulter has, and, for that matter, that I personally have with the idea of John McCain as the standard bearer for the Republican Party is that he is not a Conservative, first of all, and secondly, that he has no loyalty to the Republican Party. As a matter of fact, he seems himself to harbor a certain amount of hatred toward the Republican Party in general, and toward Conservatives in particular.

John McCain has undermined the cause of Conservatism at every turn, for most of his career. He makes a habit of collaborating with the most outspoken enemies of the Republican Party, and drafting and sponsoring legislation (McCain/Finegold, McCain/Kennedy, McCain/Leiberman...) which is diametrically opposed to the ideals which he now claims to embrace, in hopes of getting himself elected to the Presidency.

Also, he either does not understand the U.S. Constitution, has not read it, cannot read it, or does not care what it says. Either way, the outcome is the same. Nothing he has ever proposed is Constitutional, and the last time I checked, the Constitution is still the Law of the Land.

McCain/Finegold is an open-handed slap at the First Ammendment, and the very fact that President Bush signed that turkey into Law is an undeniable illustration of why Moderate Republican Presidents are a bad, bad idea.

The LAST thing this Nation needs is another Republican President who is interested in any way in "getting along with" or "reaching across the aisle to" Democrats.

I am, WE are Republicans and Conservatives precisely because we think that Liberals and Democrats are WRONG. Their very ideals are flawed.

They do not need to be compromised with, reached out to, or included in any way in the solutions to our Country's problems.

They are WRONG.

If they were right, then I/we would agree with them.

To compromise with Democrats is to include an element of WRONG into our solutions.

Democrats and their wrong-ness need to be proven wrong, shown why they are wrong, convinced that they have been wrong, and re-educated until they become Republicans, and therefore, right.

And if they refuse to come around, they need to be ignored, and excluded from the process of solving the problems that we, as a Nation face.

John McCain has no interest in defeating Democrats, or Liberal Ideology.

That makes him unfit to lead the party of Conservatives.

Apparently, everyone's memory is too short to recall that McCain flirted with the idea of switching to the Democrat Party just before "Jumpin' Jim" Jefferds changed himself to an Independent, thereby shifting control of the Senate away from Republicans (the choice of the American Voters), to the Democrats in 2001... Apparently no one can remember the fact that McCain was mentioned as a possible running mate for John F. Kerry in 2004.

Except for me, and Ann Coulter.

Finally, let me state for the record that I did not hear or see Ann Coulter when she stated that she would vote for Hillary over McCain, but I do agree with her.

As a matter of fact, I said it before she did.

If we are going to have Open Borders, Economically ruinous Environmental policies, Socialized Medicine, Higher Taxes, and run-away government growth and spending, then I want the Democrats to own these catastrophies.

Not a Democrat masquerading as a Republican.

I would vote for Hillary over McCain myself.

Not because I think she is a better candidate, they would both be disaterous...

But because I do not want my Party, and the Ideology for which it stands, diluted, perverted, and hijacked, and then blamed for problems for which we are not, and would never have been responsible.

McCain does not deserve, nor will he get my support.

For ANY office.

LEAST of all, the Presidency of the United States.

Hope this helped to clear things up for you, Bachelor.

It was good to hear from you again.

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