This week, why I quit the Republican party and the results of Tuesdays 3/4/08 primaries, the meaning and what happens next.
Republicans Across the Country Thrilled as McCain Secures Nomination
Before the commentary, just in we have the agenda of the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
Agenda for the 2008 Democratic National Convention
7:00 pm Opening flag burning 7:15 pm Pledge of Allegiance to the U.N. in Spanish 7:20 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 7:25 pm Nonreligious prayer and worship with Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton 7:45 pm Ceremonial tree hugging 7:55 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 8:00 pm How I Invented the Internet - Al Gore 8:15 pm Gay Wedding - Barney Frank presiding 8:35 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 8:40 pm Our Troops are War Criminals - John Kerry 9.00 pm Saddam Memorial Rally - Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon BR 11.00 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 11:05 pm Collection for the Osama Bin Laden kidney transplant fund -Barbara Streisand 11:15 pm Free the Freedom Fighters from Guantanamo Bay - Sean Penn 11:30 pm Oval Office Affairs - William Jefferson Clinton 11:45 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 11:50 pm How George Bush Brought Down the World Trade Towers - Howard Dean & Rosie O'Donnell 12:15 am "Truth in Broadcasting Award" -Presented to Dan Rather by Michael Moore 12:25 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 12:30 am Satellite address by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 12:45 am Nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Nancy Pelosi 12 :50 am Speech and toast by Hugo Chavez to the departure of "the great satan", 'W' Bush 12:55 am Hillary proposes a toast to our 89 million new Democratic Mexican voters 1:00 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast to the extinction of the Republican party. 1:05 am Coronation of Hillary Rodham Clinton 1:30 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast 1:35 am Bill Clinton asks Ted Kennedy to drive Hillary home
So go ahead. Take your microphone and video camera out on any street in the land and ask any conservative how joyful they are now that John McCain has secured the Republican nomination.
You will be overwhelmed with the smiles and tears of abundant happiness expressed at the prospect of having this fellow as their nominee.
Pay no attention to the fact that Mike Huckabee got over 30% of the vote in Ohio AND Texas as indicator of anything. Those people are just a bunch of people with a real bad attitude.
For while John McCain seems to polarize so many of the conservative ideal logy, one sure sign that nothing could be further from the truth, just ask any Republican/Conservative what they think of their nominee and their obvious joy says volumes.
It’s one of the saddest things this election year that the guy who will represent my own small faction of the political spectrum makes absolutely no one save his wife Cindy happy.
Many of my sort will grimace and say nothing. Many will hold their nose and vote for the fine, even-tempered McCain for fear of the ultimate…Obama yo Mama or Hillary Rodham. Many might curse the darkness with no hope for any light in the near future.
He’s John McCain, folks. And this man HATES Conservatives.
You say not?
Get outta here. McCain voted FOR amnesty for illegals. He voted FOR campaign finance reform, a law that can land you in jail if say anything nasty about a candidate thirty days before an election. A fine conservative principle, that one.
McCain voted AGAINST drilling for oil in our own country. He voted AGAINST the Bush tax cuts, he and only one other Republican. He created a group of Lords in America’s House of Lords called the Gang of 14 who would join together to fight against Bush court nominees and any Republican notion that Supreme court nominees require a simply majority approval as called for in the constitution but would continue the farce known as filibustering.
McCain voted FOR fetal stem cell research, he espouses the importation of the terrorists at Gitmo that they may receive all the legal rights of an American, paid for by taxpayers of course.
What’s that? You say he’s great for the war on terror?
McCain systematically lambasted this country’s Secretary of Defense for almost the whole time of Rumsfeld’s tenure, lambasted him publicly and as nasty as a young child who thinks the ball should be his. Somehow, go with me here, I have problems with an alleged warrior who issues scathing attacks on the country’s Secretary of Defense. It just doesn’t seem the polite thing to do is what I’m saying here.
Oh, and please let’s not forget how McCain, in 2004, stood proudly and asserted that the Swift Boat Veterans who banded together to expose that farce of a man known as John Kerry, and called those veterans LIARS. Wow. What a hero and supporter of our military this McCain fellow is.
Finally, hey John McCain is known widely for his fine, even-temper, his boyish smile, his vaunted reach across the aisle as he slaps his own party and his supporters in the face with this reach.
Perhaps I’m too harsh on the fine, even-tempered John McCain. Let me be more succinct and less hostile here. John McCain’s main problem is…well he’s a DAMN DEMOCRAT!
I cannot stomach that man and will be quitting the Republican party in the near future.
I will register as an Independent because I simply will not support a political party that…hey, lookit, if I wanted to belong to a party with a liberal as their candidate I’d be a Democrat for God’s sake.
Even John McCain can’t keep it quiet that he’s really a liberal. Below, I’m serious, the man tells you with his own mouth!
Last night, on the alleged “second super Tuesday”, Hillary began to gain traction over that other national candidate that’s a disaster, we shall call him Barack Rodham Obama.
See, McCain has already reached across his cherished aisle and commanded that we cannot even mention Barack’s middle name. Loyal as I am to the fine, even-tempered John McCain, I shall refrain from mentioning Barack Hussein Obama’s middle name and shall in the future call him Barack Rodham Obama.
Already, before his campaign is even underway, the fine even-tempered John McCain forbids us to even use the opposition’s name, God Bless this brave warrior.
For now, I’d urge all disgruntled conservatives, hey, go ahead and vote for John McCain. When all is said and done I may do the same but I doubt it.
But there’s no rule anywhere that says you need to remain a card carrying Republican. You can still vote for the fine even-tempered John McCain whilst registered as an Independent.
I figure if enough conservatives quit the Republican party, a political party that evidently now represents people who consider themselves “moderates”, well maybe the Republican party might pay attention.
And if not than hey, let the Republicans go where they may. Hey, moderates deserve representation too!
If the Republican party survives a mass exodus from its ranks than good on them. Let them represent the moderates and someday, someway, conservatives will be able to unite and form their own political party.