John McCain is much more valuable in the Senate than in the Oval Office. If he stays there, and a forthright Republican president wins this ’08, we’ll have two good men where they need to be. I know that sounds somewhat unpleasant to McCain fans, but like all good soldiers, they do what needs to be done and serve where they serve best. And that would not diminish my admiration for McCain one iota.
I think McCain will step aside in 2010 if he doesn’t win this one. He’ll be in his mid-seventies but he’ll feel like he’s in his mid-eighties. The GOP has passed him by, steaming ahead into the party run by the corporate elite and supported by the too many Bible Thumpers and reactioaries. McCain’s “Goldwater” GOP is dead and buried. Only when it is ressurected will the McCains of the party get another chance.
No, John is a great PATRIOT. For someone to Cosponsor an Amnesty bill with Ted Kennedy…immediately torpedoes that stature. A member of the Gang of 14…sorry…I love John for his patriotism and his stand on the GWOT….but after that- ..as Tony Soprano would say…..Fugettaboutit.
I must say that while I deeply respect McCain’s war service, I have never been fond of his Senate service. He is conservative in demeanor, yet he has no foundation of ideas other than his instinct which leads him astray. Look at his Gang of Fourteen, where he strips the president of nominating power of the Judicial branch unless these fourteen Senators agree with his choice. His ill-fated immigration amnesty plan and his general demeanor belie his ability to be a President. Still I like McCain, even though I cannot ever say which way he will read a scenario – not what I want to vote for.
If it wasn’t for the Gang of 14 – you cons wouldn’t have ANY judges appointed! You should be darn glad McCain is pragmatic enough to actually get something done (even though I wish not a single con Judge was EVER appointed).
That is an absolute bucket of b.s. So what’s your point?….and I wish Ginsberg would burn in ACLU hell. At least conservatives look at the qualifications of an individual judge when nominated for SCOTUS. Unlike demo-bats who start crying like teenage girls at a summer camp. Look how they torpedoed Robert Bork and damn near Clarence Thomas. Conservatives looked at the qualifications of Ruth ‘Darth Bader’ Ginsberg and endorsed her nomination, the Senate confirming her by a 96 to 3 vote. This was a judge who served as General Counsel for the ACLU- the most liberal body of ASSCLOWNS in the western hemisphere.
When you put someone in the White House, have fun. Knock yourself out…that’s your right by law as it stands today.
I am a libertarian, on one issue though, and that’s legalizing drugs. Therefore, I’m very much in favor of your right to continue smoking the dope you have stashed.
There’s an ACLU Hell? Does that mean that I get to go to ACLU Heaven? I am a card carrying member, after all.
What’s my point? Gee. I thought it was pretty clear. I’ll tell you waht – why don’t you try reading it over, oh, say, 50 times, and see if you get it.
“At least conservatives look at the qualifications of an individual judge when nominated for SCOTUS. Unlike demo-bats who start crying like teenage girls at a summer camp.”
LOL! Youre a regular William F Buckley! Who says the GOP went intellectually downhill with the Southern Strategy!
Robert Bork was a radical.
Clarence Thomas was unqualified (and a pervert).
Ruth Ginsberg is not a radical by any stretch, was qualified, and is not a pervert (I hope!) – that’s why the 96-3 vote.
And just what is an “assclown.” I see that expression all the time but I’ve never been able to picture it.
As for your selective libertarianism (conservatism for teenagers), that’s all well and fine. You probably shouldn’t be mad at Ginsberg. I doubt she ever ruled in a way that had any negative efeect on you – or your bong.