September 12, 2008

Two-faced McCain

Donald B. Hawthorne

I don't like John McCain's politics. Never have.

This piece from Mickey Kaus is the latest example of why:

Attention Ms. Coulter: John McCain is running an ad in Spanish attacking Obama for allegedly failing to support the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill that McCain himself has said he no longer supports. ... I guess McCain got the "message" but not the mensaje. ... P.S.: The picture of Sen. Patrick Leahy is especially terrifying. ... P.P.S.: Would McCain ever run this ad in English? ...

Here is the ad. I don't know Spanish so will have to take Kaus' word.

More on the problems with McCain in the coming weeks.

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McCain's collaboration with Kennedy on that abominable immigration bill was the hardest test for my support of him which extends back before 2000.
I decided that on balance he was still the best candidate.I think he is serious about border security,and by this point has realized the weakness of his previous bill with relation to a zero tolerance stance with regard to criminal aliens.
Obama is only interested in amnesty-he will find a loophole for criminal aliens,and he will not enhance border security.
Obama is a flagbearer of the international antigun movement financed by George Soros.
Obama thinks nothing of "disposing" of the unborn and just born(if they were from a failed abortion)-behind his weird grin is a cold heart.He reminds me more every day of Jim Jones-revving up cultlike admiration.

Posted by: joe bernstein at September 12, 2008 11:08 PM

I don't believe that McCain is serious about border security - he never was concerned before he needed the votes of the "Republican base," and it is unlikely he will once ensconced in office.

Moreover, he'll still push "family reunification" - it'll be "border security" because we'll have the names of the tens of millions of poor, unskilled family members of current illegal aliens, who will now come to the U.S. legally and take advantage of our Social Security / welfare and K-10 systems (since many, if not most, will drop out before 12). The entire U.S. will be made poorer by the taxes necessary to fund this doubling or tripling of our welfare load.

But to McCain it doesn't matter, by not "offending" the Hispanic vote he'll cap off his career with the Presidency, which is all he really cares about. His wife is so rich the increased tax burden won't impact his lifestyle, and he'll be dead before the long-term deleterious impact of Central Americanizing the U.S. will really become clear.

At the same time, the Democrats know that in this age of 1-2 point margins of victory, importing tens of millions of welfare-dependent Hispanics may well give them a permanent electoral majority, as has occurred in California (where we then get RINO's like Arnold and the death of the GOP as a viable opposition party to the creeping socialism pushed by the Democrats).

McCain knows this too, but doesn't care, for the reasons cited above.

I don't trust him on judges either - he'll "reach across the aisle" to his "friends" Leahy and Kennedy on the Judiciary Committee.

McCain is going to stab the GOP in the back, over and over, and WILL govern as a Democrat - he's the unofficial nominee of the Democrat Party and "mainstream media."

The problem is that the official Democrat nominee, Barack Obama, is the farthest left Democrat ever nominated. I wish that they'd nominated someone "moderate" enough to be a status quo candidate, but they nominated an out an out socialist (though he won't admit it in public).

So I've resigned myself, thanks to Sarah Palin, that the country will be better off if McCain wins.

This may sound a bit ghoulish, but I'm hoping that as soon as Palin gets her D.C. sea legs nature will take its course with John McCain and call him to a better world.

For the good of the country, I hope that Palin is a very, very quick study.

Posted by: Tom W at September 13, 2008 11:13 AM

I must concur with Tom. I'm not exactly a huge McCainiac myself, but he greatly benefits from having an opponent to the left of George McGovern. McCain is not the greatest candidate ever. Obama most certainly is the worst (from a conservative POV).

As far as I'm concerned, Sarah Palin is an insurance policy against anything stupid that McCain might do. My guess, regardless of whether McCain serves out the entirety of his first term, is that Palin will be the likely GOP nominee in 2012, and most certainly, in 2016. I can't wait!

Posted by: Will at September 13, 2008 2:31 PM
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