I was hoping against hope Obama would win
During the last presidential election I was hoping against hope Obama would win. Yes, I was a constitutional-conservative Republican then, as I am now, and have been since soon after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As soon as it dawned on me that Lyndon Johnson would assume the presidency, I knew I could no longer be a Democrat.
The first and last time I voted for a Democrat
That election, which saw John F. Kennedy become our nation’s president, was the first election I was old enough to vote in and the last in which I voted for a Democrat. I was unable to vote in the last election; the one in which an unknown nobody, Barack Hussein Obama, become our president. The reason I was unable to vote is that I was living in the Philippines at the time and, even though I was properly registered in Orange County California as a Republican and had requested an absentee ballot in a timely manner, I did not receive a ballot for that election. And, no, it was not for lack of a good mailing address.
I used to think Georgia and some of the other states in the South—I was born and raised the South—were the best at working bureaucratic miracles. Not so. But that is a story for another time. Putting the best of all faces on the reason I did not receive an absentee ballot to vote in the last presidential election would be to say it was a California-style, bureaucratic miracle.
They took my right to vote away
In a way, I am glad someone in the Orange County election commission office saw fit not to send me a ballot for that election, because I fear I would have vote for McCain, even though I was sure that if he were elected, that would be the end of the Republican and, hence, conservative chances for national or state public office for many years to come, if not forever.
Looking back to that election and beyond, I am not so sure anymore that I want to see another Republican elected to public office.
Bill “I didn’t have sex with the girl” Clinton was the most conservative since Ronald Reagan
As disturbing and distasteful as the thought is, I believe Bill “I didn’t have sex with the girl” Clinton was the most conservative president we have had since Ronald Reagan, the all-time greatest constitutional-conservative Republican, and second greatest president ever, was in office. To simply call the other two Republicans, George “Read my lips” H. W. Bush and George “Dubya” W. Bush, economic liberals is to stretch the credulity to the breaking point. Ole “Read my lips” was an economic liberal, his son, “Dubya,” was an economic ultraliberal, and I don’t recall either of them vetoing many of the spending bills that came to their desks. Neither man cared much for constitutional niceties either, plus they were both entitlement enthusiasts. Put together, they gave us 12-years of economic liberal hell.
McCain would have been worse than the Bushes
No, the Bushes, as likeable, patriotic, and just in many of their decisions, as they were, they were not by any stretch constitutional conservatives. Sorry to say, I voted for both of them, because I saw them as the lesser of two evils.
Could John McCain be any worse than either of the Bushes? The answer is: yes. John McCain suffers from some of the same diseases that afflicts liberals. While he appears to be a cultural conservative, he appears insipid and a namby-pamby in the face of hard political and economic decisions and, like the Bushes, he is an F.D.R. New Deal-style spendthrift. And, to my knowledge, he, like Obama, has never run even the smallest business or had a job in the private sector.
Still Namby-Pamby McCain was and is a patriot
In his favor I will say John McCain service to his country as a naval aviator during the Vietnam War does recommend him and he certainly deserves our everlasting gratitude. His military service and heroism shows that at one time the man had a fire burning in his belly, but time has all but smothered that fire. Still, military service, of however much heroism, does not a president make, much less a constitutional-conservative president.
All of his experiences brought John McCain to a point in life that, had he been elected president, he might well have destroyed the Republican Party as the party of political conservatism.
We must stand up for what is right; we must join the fight now!
So where does that put us today? As I see it, unless the old guard Republicans in the House and Senate bow to the reality of the truths it has been shown by the modern-day Tea Party, the Republican Party will not win the coming presidential election. To counter that possibility, constitutional conservatives in the House and Senate must join with the Tea Party in supporting a common presidential candidate. Otherwise Obama will get his chance to finish bringing about the revolution his mentors: his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.; Saul Alinsky, the community organizer, author of Rules for Radicals; and Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s United Church of Christ pastor for 12-years; and his other Marxist-socialists associates like Van Jones, the avowed communist; and Bill Ayers, the radical of the Weather Underground Organization faction of the Students for a Democratic Society, and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education, have been working to bring to fruition for many years.
The time is now to join the fight for freedom and the American way
It is time. Let us join the fight now: today. We must elect a true constitutional-conservative, God-fearing president this time around, as this may be our last chance to save our God-given inalienable rights, our freedom, and the American way.
Agree or disagree?
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- Ed Harris Cast As John McCain In ‘Game Change’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- National Journal: McCain Tops List of Most Conservative Senators (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- McCain: U.S. should continue active role in Libya (thehill.com)
- So this is John McCain’s reward (salon.com)