A great number of us voting Republicans put aside the issues we’ve had with John McCain and voted for him in this past November. Though, admittedly, a lot of that relenting was due to emerging enthusiasm and support for Sarah Palin, not increased acceptance of John McCain. For many of us voting Republicans, it was not so much voting for McCain this past November but a case of voting for Sarah Palin and against the Democrats.
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John McCain yesterday reasserted himself as “the old McCain” who is indistinguishable from the Democrats and whose loudest if not only criticisms are aimed at Republicans — that McCain, the one that Democrats like and who many Republicans are hard-pressed to recognize as a Republican and certainly not a Conservative (except as to his pro-life position, yet he still supports embryonic stem-cell research, so there remains grave ethical contradictions in his perspectives regarding unborn human life), what with McCain’s legislative history and continually popping-up with his “amnesty for illegal aliens” plans.
I went so far in October of this year, as to this site’s content, to remove all my posts that discussed McCain as the guy he really is and opted to, instead, go “Party, ho”: as in, gung-ho-Republican-ticket.
And though I don’t regret removing those contrary-to-McCain posts from this site, it’s as if McCain can’t help himself in his need to be the Democrats’ spokesperson to Republicans. McCain becomes outspoken when it’s a case of denigrating Republicans or “advising” us on the Right to drop some position and accept the Left’s instead, and he rarely is as animated or media-speaking as when he has some ballast to loose upon Republicans as he floats along with the Democrats.
But McCain takes his reprimands just too far and he loses contact with the people he then leans on to vote for him, or, to at least not flood D.C. with protests when he time-and-again works the other side of the aisle to pass the other-side-of-the-aisle’s legislation. There’s a point where we Republicans say, “we’re Republicans, not Democrats, and why not represent what WE want.”
To be as frank as possible, what I think is that, in his heart of hearts, McCain doesn’t agree with the majority of Republicans and remains dedicated to ensuring a Democrat-majority. So, the Democrats like McCain, McCain doesn’t like Republicans (except when he asks for votes) and us Republicans don’t much favor McCain. Until yesterday, I’d softened my views; but once again, McCain shows up appeasing before the media and other Democrats and my softening-of-views then looks ridiculous.
My preference (I vote) is for Senators and Congressmen to fulfill their oath of office, respectively, and to uphold and defend the United States Constitution. Most of them not only don’t do that, instead, they’re keen on reworking avenues and constructing sneak-trails to skirt the requirements and foil the intent, content and heart and soul of this country accordingly.
But McCain doesn’t want us to ask too many questions, if questions at all. Mustn’t speak up, no make no waves, no boat rocking. He’s wrong.