This upcoming presidential election is sure to be a doozy. With Obama vs. Hillary and Rudy vs. McCain I just can’t wait. (sorry McCain, too many Johns for you to be addressed on a first name basis)
Of course, I could care less who gets the Republican nod as long as that candidate gets defeated by the Dem, but lately McCain has seriously rubbed me the wrong way, like a stranger on a Subway taking liberties. It starts with his emphatic support of the surge, so that more innocent men are sent to Iraq to be stars in Al Queda recruiting videos. BOOM. But now he is on hands and knees groveling to the Religious Right – the American version of fundamentalists, cleaner and shinier than the ones in the Mideast, but equally backwards and irrational.
The kind of people that want to lock up Abortion doctors but don’t mind the likes of Ken Lay plundering the retirement funds of thousands of his hard-working employess. The kind of people that think Bush is moral for saving some stem cells while killing tens of thousands of innocent Muslims.
These kind of God-fearing hypocrites.
These brilliant Christians who rejected McCain in 00′ in favor of George Bush because of Rove’s clever spreading of lies about McCain’s adopted children. (Rove tastefully alleged that they were black – they are Vietnamese) Of course, to rational Americans, this makes no difference, but apparently to Republicans in the South this was an unforgivable sin of some sort and they threw their votes to Bush.
Thanks South Carolina.
Well, McCain is back in South Carolina, kissing up to the same group that threw him under the bus 8 years ago.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Republican presidential candidate John McCain, looking to improve his standing with the party’s conservative voters, said Sunday the court decision that legalized abortion should be overturned.
“I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned,” the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states.
McCain also vowed that if elected, he would appoint judges who “strictly interpret the Constitution of the United States and do not legislate from the bench.”
I love how McCain has been able to pull the wool over the eyes of the majority of Americans concerning his “principals”. The supposed “straight shooter”.
He is as depraved and power-hungry as the rest of them. Not only that, but he’s willing to sacrifice this nation’s youth and treasury just so that he won’t have to admit to being wrong about Iraq. And he’s willing to delude himself, or if that’s not what’s going on, he’s willing to lie directly to the American people.
From Vanity Fair:
Finally, a questioner lays it all on the line: “The war’s the big issue,” he says, adding, “Some kind of disengagement—it’s going to have to happen. It’s a big issue for you, for our party, in 24 months. It’s not that long a time.” McCain replies, “I do believe this issue isn’t going to be around in 2008. I think it’s going to either tip into civil war … ” He breaks off, as if not wanting to rehearse the handful of other unattractive possibilities. “Listen,” he says, “I believe in prayer. I pray every night.” And that’s where he leaves his discussion of the war this morning: at the kneeling rail.
Great. More reliance on prayer and superstition and none on Rationalism – that’s my new religion, I started it yesterday. I annointed myself the holy leader of this religion and those that question my faith and beliefs are going to Hell, where those that accept my dogma in the face of all reason will be rewarded with unlimited Ipods and Iphones in Heaven.
But seriously, back to McCain.
If you still think he’s a straight shooter, check out this video.
Like I said it’s going to be an entertaining election, especially to watch McCain grovel.
Vote Democratic. For the love of your country and in defense of reason.
Please. Let’s bring rational people back to The White House.