Thursday, November 16, 2006
Here's hoping she sinks with all on board.
I think not.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, taking the first step toward a 2008 White House bid, said on Thursday a return to principles of limited government and "common sense conservatism" would carry Republicans back to power after last week's election drubbing.
You have to give the man credit for seeing the obvious, sort of. However, I view "common sense conservatism" just like I view "common sense gun control"--it's a smokescreen designed to take in the gullible and wishful-thinkers.
"We increased the size of government in the false hope that we could bribe the public into keeping us in office," McCain said, adding Americans "still prefer common sense conservatism to the alternative."There's that "common sense thing again. I believe we're seeing the beginnings of McCains's campaign message.
"Common sense conservatives believe that the government that governs least governs best, that government should do only those things individuals cannot do for themselves and do them efficiently," he said.Whoa, there! Now the wheels are off the tracks. Besides that "common sense" thing, we're changing the basic premise that conservatives have on government, in its Federal incarnation--that it should restrict itself to its clearly defined Constitutional role, and outside of that, leave us alone.
Further along, the article starts discussing the other potential Republican presidential
Public opinion polls show McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who already has formed an exploratory committee, are early leaders in a crowded field of potential Republican candidates.
Other possible contenders include Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New York Gov. George Pataki, former Bush cabinet member Tommy Thompson and Sens. Bill Frist of Tennessee and Sam Brownback of Kansas.
Well, there's an inspiring group for conservative voters. The Governor of the People's Republic of Massachusetts (and the #8 man on Human Events' list of Top Ten RINOs. (Dec 2005)); a southern governor who, judging from this seems to be another "compassionate conservative"; the #6 man on Human Events' list of Top Ten RINOs. (Dec 2005); the original compassionate conservative's former Secretary of Health and Human Services; the soon-to-be deposed (and ineffective) Senate Majority Leader and a guy who accepted over $40,00 from Jack Abramoff.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
OK, we all know the Democrats will be taking over the house in January. Since November 2nd, we have:
- Tax increases (but only if you're using a "loophole" or in a non-favored industry like oil)
- Sen. Barbara Boxer will be holding hearings on global warming
- Hearings (witch hunts?) over Iraq
- Rep. Pelosi pushing Frank Murtha for House Majority Leader
- Plutonium and enriched uranium traces found in Iran
- Donald Rumsfeld may face war crimes charges--in Germany
- A possible (probable?) bye-bye to the border fence
- Sen. Clinton is trotting out HillaryCare again
- The level of violence is Iraq seems to be increasing
- Jack Abramoff is offering testimony on corrupt Democrats
- A Chinese sub stalked one of our carrier battle groups
- A Iranian drone overflew one of our carriers
- A boost to to the gun grabbers
Those who have been out of power so long are planning on payback and a quick implementation of their destructive agenda. Those who are our enemies sense our weakness. Those who value freedom and love what our country once was worry and prepare.
I hope those of you who "sent a message" are really happy with yourselves.