Thursday, February 07, 2008

10 reasons why NOT to vote McCain

John McCain: The List of Infamy

Doesn't get much clearer than that.


Josh said...

While all true, and I will dispute none of the article posted, I cannot for the life of me accept a de facto election of Clinton by just sitting at home. I haven't made that leap yet. Every fiber of my being rebels against the very idea. It makes me throw up a little in my mouth.

And since all the candidates suck, I haven't decided yet if not votig at all is making a statement, or if that will get lost in the sea of millions who are just too lazy to get off their couches one way or the other.

In an election year where I have compelling reasons to vote for no one, well...


wait, what?

blogagog said...

I'm leaning towards voting for Josh myself.

ExistingThing said...

"sea of millions who are just too lazy" or "sea of millions who have opted out of the system"?

There's an old saying that goes, if you ignore the government it goes away.

blogagog said...

That's EXTREMELY wishful thinking ET. You can't 'opt out' of the evil overlord.

However, in this case, it's evil overlord #1 or evil overlord #2. Same person, different letter after their name. It should be made clear that 'not voting' won't diminish the bad policies either will enact.

It's just that 'voting' won't either. We can say with pride that we're not useless idiots, but to be fair, we must admit that we might be useless cogs.

I think my liver hurts.

JR said...

I can not, and will not, vote for McCain.

The fact that he wants to turn our country into a third world cesspool is enough to disqualify him for the job right there. Yes, Monica's ex boyfriend's 'ol lady and Obama will do the same, but not with the gusto that McCain would.

The presidency is pretty much lost to conservatives this time around, that makes it even more important to work hard to get conservatives into the senate and the house. That is the only way we can put the brakes on whoever turns out to be the POTUS.

I understand Duncan Hunter's son is running for Duncan's seat? He may be a good start from CA.

Danny Vice said...

Conservatives are beginning to amaze me in their inability to see what's really at stake here.

This election is about more than McCain and his inability to follow conservative principals - although he has earned the angst of true conservatives.

But how is handing all three branches of our government over to far right liberals a suitable alternative to McCain?

There is a serious difference between McCain and a pure bread liberal who is bent on destroying ALL conservative values permanantly as well as our country with them.

Anti McCain commentators such as Rush Limbaugh have ventured the idea that perhaps we should sit this election out and let the Dems have a term in office, claiming it might pave the way for a future shot at a candidate he and others will like in four years.

Imagine the damage our country will endure if Democrats control all three branches of government for 4 to 8 years.

This would give liberals what they will regard as a clear sign from America that is it ready to move sharply to the left. Not slightly to the left. It will be a flamingly liberal mandate we can't play games with.

My daughters will come of age in the next 4 to 8 years, and I'd rather have 50% of McCains ear than 0% of a destruction bent liberal's ear.

Cherry picking our candidate is exactly what got us INTO this mess, and if conservatives aren’t careful, they may throw the entire country into a liberal spin that can take a decade(s) to pull back out of.

There is no such thing as a quick recovery from 4 years of liberalism unchecked. We may be facing what will take years and years of damage to undo. What’s more, there’s no guarantee that it WILL be undone. Have conservatives completely forgotten Roe v. Wade and other extremely important issues? We need some sort of conservative edge on every core issue we can get.

Questioning McCain was right and highly useful for a time and a season. Many of us wish we had acted sooner to support Romney or Huck....

But staying home on election day allows liberals a pass to capture all THREE branches of Government. Do you want your kids growing up in "Slick Willie" on steroids environment?

I'm not asking anyone to sacrifice their own belief or convictions, but we have a serious problem here, that we can't afford to fall asleep on.

Give it some thought, friends.

Danny Vice

Josh said...

ET, buddy, I'm reminded of something my grandad told me once when I was a kid...

I was complaining about something at school when he stopped me.

He said "Well, did you speak up and attempt to change their minds?"

To which I replied (heh) "No."

"Well then, you aren't allowed to complain about it. If you're too chickenshit to try and stop the bastards, you got no business whining about it."

My point is - there is a hollow sound to political punditry when its made by those who don't participate in the political process.

And that is all I'm gonna say about that...

ExistingThing said...

I didn't say I wasn't going to vote. I'm VERY opposed to staying home. The most important thing a citizen can do is become an educated voter. I WILL vote. And after the dust settles, the big "R"s will sit down and crunch the numbers. One of the numbers they will scrutinize most will be "R"s who didn't vote "R" this election. I'll be proud to know I added 1 to that number. I can understand why many have opted out, I just don't agree. There is more fighting to be done.

As to the amount of damage a liberal can do in 4 years; what do you think is going to happen after a McCain term? People would not only be more likely to put a D in the white house, they'd be more likely to do it for two terms. I'm pretty sure this next president is only going to get one term because people are pretty upset with their government right now, and will continue to be critical.

It's long game vs short game.

Not to mention the social security chickens are about to come home to roost. I'd rather have a D mismanage that crisis than an R.