And now for our McCain moment. Not a day goes by that one of my conservative friends urges me to back, support and vote for John McCain. My first response is to ask them why they didn’t back a real Conservative during the primaries instead of asking me to support a Liberal now.
My second response, just exactly when did you develop complete amnesia?
Nevermind that McCain teamed up with four other powerful U.S. Senators to stall federal investigators, leading to a $3.4 billion dollar loss to taxpayers in the collapse of Lincoln Savings and Loan of Irvine, California.
Nevermind that McCain joined the gang of 14 in a bipartisan effort to reject the nomination of Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court, saying that, “he carried his Conservatism on his sleeve”.
Nevermind that he teamed up with Teddy Kennedy to end illegal immigration as we know it, just to have it blow up in their faces with a national barrage of calls to their offices, forcing withdrawal of the Bill.
This forced John to admit it was a mistake, but he placed Dr. Juan Hernandez --who casually refers to illegal aliens as “undocumented Americans”. Guess John didn’t get the message.
And finally, in his zeal to “clean up political financing”, John teamed up with Russ Feingold and accomplished little more than stifle Free Speech, while allowing political critics to hide behind 529’s in the pathetic failure that is McCain/Feingold.
But today, John would have us believe that, like his other reptilian friends, he has again shed his skin and now represents the wishes of America. I would suggest that to believe him would be a fools errand.
No, John is a product of our Media addicted society. He was the weakest, link in the Conservative chain and is why he is where he is today. Our only hope is that he will make a solid choice for VP, then step aside quietly in four years, if there is a nation left to save. But hey, I could be wrong.