Monday, March 31, 2008

Why I Support John McCain

Why I Support John McCain
I’m supporting John McCain for these simple reasons.
The Republican Party is facing quite the battle in 2008. All trends were leaning Democrat up until recently. Yes up until the 2 democratic candidates began to shoot each other in the foot. And the current Republican President George Bush’s approval rating is in the toilet. We all know that. Makes no difference if we agree with that appraisal or not, facts are fats. People are frustrated with him and even the word Republican has a negative approval rating. Our party needs to unite behind a candidate that can transcend the negative view of Republicans and win back the all important independents and appeal to the crossover Democrats. We cannot be obsessed with finding the perfect candidate for our views; the past few months have shown us that it’s just not going to happen. So rather we need to look to who would bridge the partisan divide in this country and lead this country in the right direction.

John McCain is that person, not just for the Republican Party, but for the United States of America. His proven record of appealing to independents and crossover Democrats is exactly what stands out as his biggest strength.

I realize that some or maybe the correct word is “many” conservatives have a real problem with Senator McCain. There is no denying that John McCain has stood on his own at times rather than with siding with the conservative base of the party. There is also no denying he is more willing to work with Democrats then some Conservatives would like. I myself don’t know if thats really a negative thing. I would call these strengths, but some Republicans would call it his greatest weakness. But whatever. I’d like to think that those people are wrong and that John McCain is a conservative!

He has an 83% rating from the American Conservative Union and is often the biggest deficit and spending hawk in the US Senate. Some Republicans dislike him because he originally opposed the Bush Tax Cuts twice, but it was a key conservative issue that led him to oppose the cuts: there were no spending cuts to offset the tax cuts. A common conservative complaint against the Bush administration and some other Republicans is that they let spending get out of control, John McCain realized that and understood the cause for concern so he opposed the tax cuts, never mind the fact that he now says he wants to make those tax cuts permanent. John McCain is a STRONG fiscal conservative; he has never asked or received one earmark. He leads the charge against pork-barrel spending and would veto every single pork filled bill that is sent to his desk as President and make the authors famous. Ask Jack Abramoff and his cronies just how tough John McCain is on pork-barrel spending.
Ask The Bridge to Nowhere and Hillary Clinton’s would-be hippie museum just how tough John McCain is on reckless spending. This is exactly why America is worried about the economy, politicians are in Washington spending our taxpayer dollars on useless gifts to their campaign contributors and John McCain is the person who can finally stop this culture of corruption. McCain also realizes more needs to be done on the economy, that’’s why he proposes repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax , something that would save one middle class with children an average of over $2,700. McCain is also a very strong advocate for pro-growth and free-trade policies. He would give tax credits for innovation (research and development) that would keep America competitive and business-friendly.

And then there is John McCain’s weakest issue among conservatives and that just might be immigration. But I think that he has heard their message and the message of the American people and would secure the borders first and have the border state Governor’s certify that their borders are secured. Republicans need to realize however that after that is done, we need to take a realistic and humane approach to how to deal with the 12 million plus illegal immigrants in this county. John McCain’s campaign suffered greatly because of the bill that was unfairly labeled “Amnesty”. The bill was not in fact amnesty, because it required illegal immigrants to return home and pay fines, learn English, and other things to get on the path to citizenship. John McCain would deport the 2 million plus illegal immigrants that have committed crimes and make sure the borders are in fact secure before even working on the very real and complex problem of the illegal immigrants already in the country.

John McCain’s strongest issue is National Security and Foreign Affairs. He is hands down the most experienced candidate on both sides of the aisle when it comes to these issues. He was right to criticize the Rumsfeld strategy for Iraq and was the surge’s biggest supporter when it was an unpopular idea. John McCain knows just how important it is to listen to the Generals rather than play politics with our troops. His experience on foreign affairs is even greater, he’s been involved in every major national conflict since even before he was elected to Congress. We need a leader who needs no on the job training and is prepared to lead day one and keep America safe. John McCain is that leader for America and we can trust him to make the right decisions to keep this country secure from radical extremists.

John McCain is an American Hero. His days as a POW have made him into the tough character that he is today and makes him stand out amongst any of the other candidates. He takes strong positions on controversial issues like torture and earns the respect of everyone as someone who can restore the moral authority America once had around the world.

I encourage everyone to check out and research more of his positions and trust the wisdom of the voters leads to John McCain becoming the next president of the United States

Clinton-Obama ticket an "almost unstoppable force."

Last Friday in Mississippi, stumping for the Magnolia State's Tuesday primary, Sen. Clinton told voters, "You've got to make a choice. A lot of people wish they didn't have to. A lot of people say 'I wish I could vote for both of you.' Well that might be possible some day. But first I need your help on Tuesday."
This weekend on the trail, Bill Clinton went further, calling a Clinton-Obama ticket an "almost unstoppable force."

"I know that she has always been open to it," the former president said, "Because she believes that if you can unite the energy and the new people that he's brought in and the people in these vast swaths of small town and rural America that she's carried overwhelmingly, if you had those two things together she thinks it'd be hard to beat."
Citing their demographic strengths, Clinton said of Sen. Obama and his wife, "he would win the urban areas and the upscale voters, and she wins the traditional rural areas that we lost when President Reagan was president."
As Al Gore joked on Saturday Night Live years ago, picking a vice president can be like an episode of "The Bachelor."
"I respect all of you. And I wish I could have three running mates, but it's just not constitutionally viable," Gore said, holding up a single long-stemmed rose in a skit where he selected Joe Lieberman over John Kerry and John Edwards. "I've made my decision."
But Obama and his allies feel this is more like an undesired arranged marriage, and a shotgun one at that.

Why should Obama accept what Clinton is saying about having a dream team? Don't you see what Hillary is doing, trying to say vote for me and Obama will be my VP. Well, Obama is leading in the race, Obama won more States, got more delegates, just winning period. So for Clinton to say Obama will be her VP and we can make a dream team is wrong. Clinton big Ego have to be knocked down back to earth. She is trying to gain more votes by telling voters, if you vote for me then Obama will be my VP. She got no right to say it when she is not even leading in the Democratic race

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama's Speech

Here's something to keep in mind when Obama makes his speech today. He has put words into Rev. Wright's mouth that Wright never said. I’ve read the sermon and no where can I find the passages in it as stated by Obama in his book. How odd. Obama wants us to believe that in 20 years he hasn't heard what the Rev. has been saying and he also wants us to believe that he HAS heard what the Rev. HASN'T said. Now does this make Obama a liar or are we to chalk up this fabrication ?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Florida Democrats re-do proposel

The primary will be organized at a Florida Democratic Primary Headquarters (HQ) office in Central Florida. The 50 REOs will handle local outreach and educational activity, with specific consideration given to disadvantaged communities.

Vote-by-mail (VBM) packets will be mailed to all registered Democratic voters at least two weeks prior to Election Day (likely earlier). This will be handled by a firm experienced in special elections conducted by mail. VBM packets will contain a prepaid, addressed return envelope and one ballot. The instructions will be simple and clearly printed on the ballot and envelope. All ballots and instructions will be printed in English, Spanish and Creole to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The plan can be submitted to the Justice Department for approval under Section 5.

Although VBM packets will not be forwarded, when a ballot is returned as undeliverable, a notification card will be sent to the voter’s forwarding address offering the voter the opportunity to correct their registration record and receive a new VBM packet in time for the election. The undeliverable ballots also will be recorded and stored until 21 days after the voting deadline.

If a voter does not receive a ballot or whose ballot has been damaged/lost, he or she may contact HQ or an REO to request a replacement. A voter may cast an in-person provisional ballot at a regional office if their voting eligibility cannot be confirmed.
REOs will be open every day for the two weeks leading up to the voting deadline for informational purposes, distribution of replacement ballots, in-person voting, and collection of completed ballots. REOs will have a locked ballot box and will be staffed, but votes will only be counted at HQ. Every evening, the day’s ballot box will be picked up from the REOs and transported to HQ. All ballots must be received by 7:00 PM on Election Day to count.
Anyone who thinks Florida can pull this off is fooling themselves. They can't even get their regular elections right. And it's no comfort that this is their "best option." How do you verify? And what happens when a load of ballots from the African American community are found in a garbage dumpster the day after the primary count?

Friday, March 7, 2008

The best Republicans we have to represent the US on foreign policy are being ostracized because the cut 'n run surrender socialist Democrats demonize them, like John Bolton for one. I wish Sen. McCain and other Republican leaders would take note, especially considering how Gen. Petraeus was treated before he went to Iraq and then afterwards when he came back to testify before Congress successful but assaulted by the likes of Hillary because they wanted failure.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Conservatives: Sitting Out The Election Is the Height of Idiocy

I know that there are those conservative that arn't fond of John McCain, and that they disagree with him on a wide variety of issues, and they feel insulted by McCain's ardent desire to please those across the political aisle.
Yes, there's plenty to question about John McCain, but there's one thing conservatives can't question: McCain is better than Hillary Clinton. He's better than Barack Obama. And it ain't close baby.
Conservatives must recognize that the choice in 2008 is between John McCain and Clinton or Obama. It isn't about McCain vs. Thopmson, McCain vs. Romney or McCain vs. Huckabee anymore. Don't wake up on that morning and see Hillary Clinton dumb ass smile in the Oval Office.
Conservatives are fools if they stay home in November. Fools big time.

Give em that old Razzle Dazzle. Watch him try to Worm and Squirm

In the Ohio debate earlier this week when he was asked if he accepted the support of Louis Farrakhan. Obama looked like a Deer in the headlights.
Obama could have answered the question directly, starting with the simple word, “No,” making clear he refused the support of an anti-Semitic demagogue like Farrakhan, but instead, even after repeated followup questions, he never said he rejected that hatemonger’s support. Guess he feared such forthrightness might cost him a vote or two.
It was not until Hillary pressed the issue and the moderator flatly asked him to, did he reject the support of Louis Farrakhan. That he came out and did so. Up until thwn, there was a lot of side stepping going on. A common technique for a politician? Sure it was. But this was an issue where it should have been cut and dry!
Lets just hope the Republicans will be able to stop him.