Sunday, June 04, 2006

Walk The Line . . .

I’m so tired of people sighting Arizona Senator John McCain as the ideal politician. Usually, his moderate conservatism, and his ‘straight talk’ style lead the dinner conversation (though not at my house) as to why he should be the 2008 presidential nominee for the Republican Party. I guess, in America, if you say you are a ‘straight talker’ enough times, the media will eventually eat it up like a piece of candy and repeat the term over and over. So, Mr. McCain is now known as a ‘straight talker’, though there’s much to suggest the only thing straight about John McCain is the pole that the Republican Party shoved up his ass and uses to control him.

This Washington Post editorial, which essentially amounts to a defense of Mr. McCain’s flip-flops, actually does a great job of illustrating those flip-flops for us.

Mr. McCain “accepted a speaking invitation from Jerry Falwell, the polarizing prince of the Christian right.” This is the same man that Mr. McCain once referred to as an ‘agent of intolerance’. I guess when you think you’re the front runner for the Republican nomination all that “agent of intolerance’ stuff goes out the window. Now, Mr. McCain thinks, “the ‘Christian Right’ has a major role to play in the Republican Party.” Remember that.

The Post’s David Ignatius, tells us that, “When he voted to make President Bush's tax cuts permanent, despite his own past warnings about the country's fiscal mess, budget balancers attacked him as a hypocrite.” Well, slap my ass and call me Nancy . . . How dare they!

McCain says, "I haven't changed. My record is the same on all issues, which is that of a conservative Republican. Not a liberal Republican, not a moderate Republican.” Conservative Republican . . . Remember that.

You really need to read the editorial, as Mr. Ignatius actually attempts to defend these actions, but before he does, he further opines, that Senator McCain, “has been one of the sharpest critics of the administration's strategy in Iraq, arguing loudly since 2003 that there weren't enough U.S. troops to stabilize the country. He voiced the generals' anger at Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld long before they went public with their dissent. But at the same time, McCain has backed President Bush and the basic U.S. mission in Iraq.”

So, at the end of the day, when it all matters, John McCain backed the President, and not the Generals, even though he knew the Generals were in the right. I guess John McCain lacks principle . . . I mean I’m not sure what Mr. Ignatius is trying to say here?

I’ll save you the trouble and tell you that what he’s saying is that to become the President, you have to lie. It doesn’t have to be that way . . . we don’t have to keep voting for flip-floppers like John McCain. Remember that.

Kosher Ham

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