No More "But McCain…"

Is there a single Obama supporter out there who can respond to the concerns about their candidate without prefacing it with “But McCain (fill in the blank)”? I am beginning to think not.

Trust me, I am completely and painfully aware the Republicans nominated an imperfect candidate. McCain was not my choice. My reaction after Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney dropped out was not fit for polite company.

Both Obama and McCain voted for the bailout. I know that. And I am hugely disappointed that McCain did not make a stand for conservative principles at that time. Had he done so, I would be more enthused about his candidacy. Considering the market’s lackluster response to the bailout vote, I don’t think I’d be alone. So they both stink on that issue. But let us not forget that a greater proportion of Democrats voted for the bailout bill than Republicans – yet somehow, it is the Republicans who will bear the wrath of the electorate in the voting booth.

Both Obama and McCain have healthcare plans that will cost taxpayers dearly. McCain’s plan at least provides more choice to the healthcare consumer, and isn’t geared toward eventually steering us into government provided healthcare. (I went into some detail about why I think Obama’s plan does exactly that here).

Both Obama and McCain promise tax cuts, but I realize no matter who is elected, taxes may be raised instead – the bailout, the deficits, infrastructure issues, etc. – I’m a realist. I can at least be reasonably comfortable that McCain will direct our tax dollars toward actual governmental endeavors and our debt, instead of sending out checks to people who don’t pay income taxes at all.

And don’t get me started on the “But, Bush…” crowd.

Too late. I am sick and tired of the liberals who claim, “Well, conservatives had their chance, it’s our turn.” No, we didn’t. No true conservative would have pushed No Child Left Behind. No true conservative would have pushed the Medicare prescription benefit plan that is already exceeding cost projections. The very coining of the phrase “compassionate conservative” by Bush is an insult to the many conservatives who demonstrate their compassion on a regular basis with their own time and money, not the taxpayers’ dime.

Conservatives – real conservatives – still haven’t had their turn. That is partly a failure of the Republican Party, and partly the fault of all the Democrats who crossed party lines in the open primary states to vote for McCain. To them, I say, you know you liked him then. He’s still the same guy no matter what the MSM is feeding you. Turn out for him in the general. You owe us, having screwed with our nomination. Yes, I know there were Republicans in open primary states who went over to vote for Hillary, thinking she was the weaker of the Democrats – but they didn’t get their candidate. You did. Vote for him Tuesday.

We conservatives will continue to wait for “our” candidate, but we’ll still vote for McCain – this time – as a bulwark against even further creeping socialism.


10 thoughts on “No More "But McCain…"

  1. They can’t say anything because they’ve nothing to say about someone who’s done nothing.Their argument is logical fallacy which is called, I think, moral equivalency. You’re guy did this, so my guy…Shows real maturity of intellect.BTW: See this post of mine at RCP (and American Sentinel): “Cocksure Obama’s only qualifications: ‘ego and mouth.'”It’s at

  2. I am sick and tired of right-wingers claiming that Obama is a socialist candidate. Socialists – real socialists – still haven’t had their turn.But I’ll vote for Obama as a bulwark against creeping fascism.

  3. I just don’t get how anyone can consider the conservative “fascists” and then support a candidate who has demonstrated a contempt for the Constitution, has a team of lawyers sending threatening letters to anyone running a critical ad against him, and who advocates taking over control of your income and giving it to whomever he decides he feels FAIR about. Are you kidding? You want all this government control but you think the Republicans are fascists? If you dipshits actually elect Obama into office with this idiot Democratic congress that refused to reform anything until they fully drove it into the ground – and then stuck US with the bill, I don’t want to hear the whining. You better LOVE OBAMA for the next FOUR YEARS and STFU when our economy goes to crap. Every time your money flies out the door to support some welfare thugs, you wear that Obama pin on your forehead. I think you should all have to keep the Obama signs in your yards until 2012, no matter what he does.For me, I will vote McCain/Palin, and if they do not win, I will refer to the next POTUS with all due respect (instead of taking personal rants against him and calling him a Nazi, fascist or the other stupid angry names Democrats use when the lose to Republicans), but I will risk the wrath of the Obama “civil army” by expressing my views of his policies as they roll out and over our great nation.Enjoy it if it happens for you kids. This too shall pass.

  4. For Obama’s US Congress record, he has sponsored 128 pieces of legislation (quite impressive for a junior senator to say the least). Included in those are the infamous Coburn-Obama Transparency Act (Google for Government) and the Lugar-Obama Non-Proliferation Act (Purpose was to seek out unconventional shoulder-fired weapons that could target American civilian airliners in other countries). Of his Illinois state record he sponsored over 800 pieces of legislation during that tenure. Now, I do not support everything the man has done or does, but here is something that doesn’t have the other presidential candidate in it.

  5. J. Emanuel,I can see from your comment that you think you have done the research, but I know that you have not. Your use of the terminology “sponsored” tells me that you are just regurgitating talking points. Obama did not write those bills, they were written for him to put his name on. Pelosi and her crew are backing this zero, and have been for years. How else would the wishy-washy Obama get here from there? You want to know what Obama's tax plan is going to be? Look at Pelosi's tax record; maybe take some time to look at How do I know this? Guess What? I did the research.And for the rest of you sitting on the fence – GET OFF and go vote for McCain.Obama's American Socialism: Decades In The Make (3Parts) funniest thing about this whole cloak & dagger crap from the Dems? Obama is going to stab them in the back too!I'm waiting for the “Puma Effect”…Diamond TigerLogistics MonsterPUMAI,Just Say No Deal!

  6. I’ve already voted for Obama as a bulwark again the crazy Sarah Palin. To me, choosing that woman as his running mate was evidence that McCain has no clue and does not know what he’s doing.

  7. Anonymous said… I’ve already voted for Obama as a bulwark again the crazy Sarah Palin. To me, choosing that woman as his running mate was evidence that McCain has no clue and does not know what he’s doing.…………….And. I, my dear, have already canceled your vote 🙂 Have a nice day.

  8. The Pied Piper keeps tooting his flute and the blind rats keep following.The smart Americans have figured Obama out while the deaf, dumb & blind keep following “The One”.Rats, your going to get what you voted for.

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