Sunday, February 03, 2008

Evan's Endorsement

Well, the time has come to get off the fence and endorse a candidate. As I last wrote, this is not an easy decision. McCain is in almost every way a bust. In fact, there are only two issues on which he might be thought to have the advantage and I'm not convinced he does.

The first is national security. Yes, he was in favor of "the surge" before it was popular and before it proved the stunning success that it is. He deserves -- and gets -- a lot of points for that.

Yet on every other issue of national security -- from protecting our borders from invasion, to using thoughtful means of eliciting information from terrorists before they murder again, he fails miserably.

On issues related to security, such as drilling for oil at ANWR which would both lessen our dependence on foreign oil almost immediately and, by doing so, deny the terrorists a great deal of funding, he fails miserably too.

I also consider his falling for the canard of global warming, the leftist' effort to shackle "the great Satan" while allowing our enemies and competitors (and Al Gore) to continue to spew pollution at unprecedented rates, a national security failure.

The other issue is, as bad as McCain is on virtually every issue, he's still better than the radical leftists who would surrender Iraq to the terrorists, talk and talk and talk to the Iranians until they have and use nuclear weapons, if for no other reason than that the Democrats hate Jews (explained at length in my forthcoming book).

McCain, the argument goes, has the best chance of beating the radical leftists and keeping the hate-America-always crowd out of power is essential. I don't buy this argument, either. I am not impressed by polls that ALWAYS show Democrats beating Republicans early on (and the fact that a faux Republican, like McCain, is leading against Hillary changes nothing).

The issues, once actually discussed beyond the level of "hope" and "change" and "fear" on the one hand and "Christmas presents under the tree for the children" on the other, sees the Republican close the gap and take the lead as the election turns from polls to ballots.

Romney is right on taxes. McCain not only was against Bush's tax cuts, but slandered those who disagreed with him. The idea that he's now seen the error of his ways because "they worked" only further calls into question his judgment. After all, tax cuts ALWAYS work. They worked when JFK cut taxes and they worked when Reagan cut taxes and they worked when Bush cut taxes. McCain's insults are just the icing on the cake.

Romney shares McCain's understanding that we are in a war against Islamic fascists -- something the Democrats don't get (for that would be "racist"). He is also more likely to appoint the right judges.

I like Mike Huckabee personally. He's engaging. He is straight-forward, just like a guy who has nothing to lose and, of course, it's because he has nothing to lose. I'm not thrilled that he is running interference for McCain, perhaps in the hopes of being asked to be McCain's number two or perhaps just for his ego.

But Huckabee's continued quixotic quest means that McCain would not even win the Republican nomination if he weren't playing tag-team with McCain,

I think Romney's vigor, experience (McCain has never run a business or been in the position of running a state) and demeanor make him a better candidate than the elderly and battered McCain whose flip-flops are not only more than any that could be said about Romney, but far harder to explain.

Romney is far from the perfect candidate in my book. But in every way he's better than McCain. I will, of course, support McCain with all of my heart if he's head-to-head with people I recognize will destroy this country with their socialist agenda, their international cowardess and their disdain for the American people. But this race is far from over and, for all of the reasons listed above and more, I ask that you vote for Mitt Romney on Tuesday and beyond.

65 comments:

vixen said...

Ooh, Evan...you are so right about McCain...and so preternaturally lucid as usual. Are you married, Evan...tee hee? As Anne Coulter says:...on the litmus issues of our time, only partially excluding Iraq, he is a liberal. He apparently excoriated Samuel Alito as too "conservative." He promoted amnesty for 20 million illegal immigrants. He abridged free citizen speech (in favor of the media) with McCain-Feingold.


He opposes [drilling in] ANWR and supports the global warming cult, even posturing with fellow mountebank Arnold Schwarzenegger in front of solar panels. Yes, he supported the surge, along with every other Republican worth mentioning, but he would shut down Guantanamo — the most successful rat trap in our nation's anti-terror fight — and he joins Code Pink in calling the Bush administration "torturers."

Oh yeah, he originally voted against the Bush tax cuts, but now says he would support them. And he libels our miraculous drug companies as "crooks." Can I take a breath?

vixen said...

But, Evan, what do you think about the hatred all the other candidates have for Mitt? I so love his nickname, Mittens...just adorable. And, he's such a fine, handsome looking man...right out of central casting as they say. But I must admit, he's flipped 190 degrees on almost every thing dear to me. I hate to differ with you as I have hopes for meeting you one day, but I really can't feel totally trusting in the man...despite his marvelous jaw line...be still my heart. Am I blushing?

fat dora said...

Ooh, Evan...you are so right about McCain...and so preternaturally lucid as usual. Are you married, Evan...tee hee. I hate to differ with you as I have hopes for meeting you one day, but I really can't feel totally trusting in the man...despite his marvelous jaw line...be still my heart. Am I blushing?

fat dora said...

vixen,

How can you even think about men when there are so many real full-figured women like me around. Believe me, once you've had a real woman like Hillary, you'll never go back.

Besides, I know you're really hot for hill, like me!

fat dora said...

Vixen,

Maybe the two of us together can convince Michelle Obama to climb aboard the Hillary Express.

vixen said...

Fat Dora, I don't know where you're coming from, but you certainly don't make any sense. If you can't take this thread seriously, why don't you just go back to your liberal friends where you won't seem so stupid.

vixen said...

Our party is about to be destroyed by a closet liberal, John McCain. I don't think he is stoppable now and on top of everything else he is not a beautiful man like so many of our magnificent conservative men are...Mitt and Fred Thompson who is a movie actor are good examples...just my opinion.

Richard Nixon was also a very good looking man with his dark brooding qualities. Mike Huckabee is another man who is not very good looking though.

littlejohnny said...

Amen! If you're voting based on conservative principles, Romney is the best man for the job. There will be many conservatives sitting this one out if McCain is nominated, at least thats the feeling I get. However, I stand with you - McCain is much better than Hillary or Obama.

vixen said...

Huckabee Supporter Press Release - "We will not vote for Romney"

Everybody seems to hate Romney...I'm afraid Evan picked the wrong man.

chappaquiddickchick said...

Ted Kennedy calls for Obama to be elected so that he will be assassinated and martyred for the DNC...

"I'm here today to ask the people of New Jersey to do the same, cast the same votes for Barack Obama as they cast for John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy," Ted Kennedy said.

littlejohnny said...

Ted Kennedy calls for Obama to be elected so that he will be assassinated and martyred for the DNC...

"I'm here today to ask the people of New Jersey to do the same, cast the same votes for Barack Obama as they cast for John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy," Ted Kennedy said.


That's an outlandish interpretation. I think the biggest thing to fear with Obama is the result of his administration pulling our troops from Iraq. If that happens, I foresee not only more terror attacks here at home, but a complete mess in the middle east that may actually cause a war of a much larger scale than Iraq is today. If Barak Chamberlain is elected and fulfills his radical leftist agenda, we will be in serious need of a Churchill to clean up his mess.

Reactionary shock troop said...

If we pull out of Iraq there will be, within weeks, suitcase nukes detonated in all major American cities and some smaller ones too like Omaha and Boise and Montgomery. Bank on it. Not only do we need to stay in Iraq, but we need to colonize it and turn it into the 51st state because, really, it's either that or we're all dead.

dncragheadhater said...

Heck, let's just pull out of Iraq now. It'll be great fun watching the Islamic extremists kill all the dingbats Bush put into place in Iraq's government along with those who were foolish enough to fight against al quaeda. And once Moqtada al Sadr takes over and the oil money starts flowing again, it'll be amusing to see a fully trained 400,000 man mujahadeen army show up at the Taliban's side in the mountains of Afghanistan! Then we can blame Bush for stupidly starting the war in Afghanistan, too!

Who cares if millions die. After all, that's what we did to Vietnam in 1975, when Congress cut off funds and 2.5 million South Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian gooks bit the dust.

oil can harry said...

The former chairman of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has called on the European Union to ban gas-guzzling cars, saying they are unnecessary, the BBC reported Monday.

"We need very tough regulation saying that you can't drive or build something less than a certain standard. You would be allowed to drive an Aston Martin -- but only if it did 50-60 mpg."

Moody-Stuart, who is currently chairman of mining group Anglo American, added that the EU was too lax with motor manufacturers and insisted that wealthier people must play their part in tackling climate change.


Even Exxon's aboard...here's the Shell guy.....buuuuuuuuuut these poor dregs still haven't unlearned the parrot squawk they had them learn earlier...feeling used and all alone.
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just here for the comedy said...

We need to get little willy...er johnny and those other guys into the state department. There's some powerful thinking going on there. Tell us about those suitcase nukes and how having troops in Iraq keeps them from sending those over now.

thoughtfully yours said...

using thoughtful means of eliciting information from terrorists

Haha...it sounds like this boy's daddy used some thoughtful means on him about three times a week long, long ago. Did he grow up in one of those GOP homes where daddy was King...and Queen at the same time?

Anonymous said...

"THOUGHTFUL MEANS" This is one SICK freak...only a wingbat...WOW!

irma vep said...

vixen said...

Everybody seems to hate Romney...I'm afraid Evan picked the wrong man.


Vat??? Evan peek wong ageen???? He haf 4th comink book...voo new? I zot he vas yewish...not beleef in 4th comink..........

Hood said...

Too bad the conservative vote is being split between Romney and Huckabee. McCain wins by default. Conservatives need to get it together. I hope you Evan, through your insight and humor, along with people like Rush can raise a new class of conservatives.
- Aaron

Anonymous said...

I hope you Evan, through your insight and humor, along with people like Rush can raise a new class of conservatives.
- Aaron


Righto...we see the "new class of conservatics" this blogger attracts...he's got about three little dung beetles...and I doubt if that will grow much.

Greg said...

Too bad the conservative vote is being split between Romney and Huckabee. McCain wins by default. Conservatives need to get it together. I hope you Evan, through your insight and humor, along with people like Rush can raise a new class of conservatives.
- Aaron


It's hard to stay positive when a backstabbing liberal turncoat like McCain is leading in the republican primaries.

I foresee 4-8 years of democrat rule in the near future. I am thinking, mostly because of hurt pride, to vote for Hillary. At least then the new liberal policies sent through congress will not be labeled as "Republican Policies" like No Child Left Behind was. We need a conservative in the government, but it may take 4 years of Clinton or Obama to get it.

Besides, McCain doesn't stand a chance in a race against Hillary or Obama. He's a psycho-babbler with a very checkered past. He stabbed his first wife in the back after getting back from 'nam just like he stabs his fellow republicans in the back in congress almost every day. It's a sad time for out nation.

oddsmaker said...

Too bad the conservative vote is being split between Romney and Huckabee. McCain wins by default. Conservatives need to get it together.

Yeah, and INSIST upon a socially AND fiscally conservative candidate instead of a pack of quasi-liberal shills the likes of Romney (can you spell Massachusetts?) and Huckabee (what color is the US dollar?).

The only saving grace is that the DNC is over-reaching to the Left and will nominate Shrillary. And unless Obama is her running mate, even Romney will be able to snuff her out. He, at least, has "Independent" appeal.

Anonymous said...

your endorsement of romney was about as good as al gore's of howard dean! gee, you endorse him and he gets squashed like a bug two days later. great choice. get off your high horse about mccain, join the winning team and quit yakking and let's beat Hill-Bama, like a good republican. or, are you a republican? or, just a "wing-nut", like you and the conversati have been sounding like, giving us all a bad name?

baffledrep said...

Did you ever see how fat McCain was when he got back from VN? And Romney will switch 180 on a dime...I don't know what to think. I might sit this one out...or maybe vote straight Dem and let them mess themselves up. The GOP needs time to regroup anyway. A few years on the sideline gettng things back in order then on with the crusade.

baffled said...

So, you're ready to go with McCain, anon? That's Republican in name only, but I agree with you on Romney...that man has the integrity of a used car dealer or televangelist. I think he was raised GOP but doesn't really believe anything that comes from himself. If there's any pressure to go a liberal way in the country, he'll do it with no qualms...like for instance if the war gets even a little less popular, he'll pull out.

Evan is a boil on the ass of society said...

Wow, he'll pull out of a war that everyone in this country fucking hates? What a bleeding heart Faggotron.

richard m nixon said...

I'm surprised at you (expletive deleted) Republicans. You're torn between supporting two (expletive deleted) democrats. Why the (expletive deleted) don't you vote for a real (expletive deleted) republican, Hillary (expletive deleted) Clinton. Don't (expletive deleted) make me come down, er up, there. Get some (expletive deleted) gonads

lowiqs4hillary said...

Hillary kicks-ass in California with dumb people...

Clinton won overwhelmingly with voters who did not complete high school (82 percent to 15 percent)

Yep. That sums it up.

vixen said...

What are Evan's thoughts on this situation? I've been waiting all day breathlessly for hime to post his marvelously clarifying thoughts. He is soooo lucid and compelling when he lays out a scenario. Oooh, please, Ev', if I may call you that, tee hee, clarify this condomrum for us. I don't even know if I can be a Republican any more. I really really don't. It's getting so difficult with no one to support and even my family is making fun of me for staying in the party.

Anonymous said...

The self-anointed kingmakers of the far right — talk show mavens like Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham — were rebuked by the foot soldiers of their own movement. Try as they might, they couldn’t give Mitt Romney a boost. Have the leaders of the right — from Dobson to its talking heads — lost control of the voting bloc they helped create?

This would include idiots like Sayet who, given the state of his blog, with its three or four really simple dick followers and the libs who've found this side show, has decided to lay low and hope for better times when he comes out of his pod in a few years. What else can he fail at? tee hee...

baffled said...

"Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."

Mitt Romney describing one of his positions.

blondchicks4hillary said...

Mrs. Clinton had a decisive advantage with poor, less-educated voters, while Mr. Obama had the edge with educated and wealthy voters.

obamasmama said...

Hillary Clinton came home just in time to Bill Clinton in bed with Barack Obama.

In a total rage, she grabbed Bill by the ear, dragged him down the stairs to the garage and put the clenis in a vise.

She then secured it tightly and removed the handle.

Next she picked up a knife.

Bill, terrified, screamed, "Stop! Stop! You're not going to cut it off are you?"

Hillary, with a gleam of revenge in her eye, said, "Nope. You are. I'm going to set the garage on fire."

baffled said...

Evan's SECOND candidate drops out...Romney suspends today...first it was Rudy and now, Romney, I'm beginning to wonder about his judgment, frankly. Now, we're left with a liberal and no alternative. How did we go from almost total control and the chance to completely fill the judiciary with constitutionally correct, conservative judges to the bottom of the barrel overnight? Rush says he will not slacken in his attacks on McCain...the party seems to have fallen completely apart. The sidelines might be alright for a while but for one deadly problem...they will be putting in liberal activist justices as fast as they can for at least four years. A chance like we blew here will not come again for decades. Who is to blame for this?

snaggletooth said...

Looks like Romney is finally smelling the coffee. You can't simply tattoo a 'C' on your ass the month before an election and expect people to believe that you're a conservative. At least, not people within your own party. :)

brokeback democrat said...

What's this? Obama refuses to bow to homosexual agenda!

OMG! A democrat who isn't going dance to our (the Clinton Camp's homosexual pipers!) No wonder Obama's winning all the red states! Somebody put a saddle on that mustang!

local 3-8 of the fudgepackers union said...

Wow, Obama sure is getting upitty! He wouldn't have a bar of soap's chance in a bathhouse if it weren't for us!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Romney is finally smelling the coffee. You can't simply tattoo a 'C' on your ass the month before an election and expect people to believe that you're a conservative. At least, not people within your own party. :)

Unless your name is Sayet, who endorsed Romney...beginning to think he'd endorse a chimp with a C on its ass.

Anonymous said...

You can't simply tattoo a 'C' on your ass the month before an election and expect people to believe that you're a conservative. At least, not people within your own party.

So, tell me, why were two guys like that the last ones standing...and tell me why one of those guys is now the party's candidate?

Farmer John said...

Because the Middle Templars decided to give the Inner Templars the reins for a change?

nanc said...

besides farmer and myself, are there any real posters here?

raise your hand.

no, the other hand!

Farmer John said...

No one willing to wink, at least...

pols4sale said...

Clinton campaign spends $500,000 for "parking" expenses.

Sounds like they either should have bought the lot or found a less-onvious "shell" from which to dispense their slush funds...

shomeda$ said...

NEW ORLEANS - Democrat Barack Obama suggested Thursday that Hillary Rodham Clinton follow his lead and release her and her husband's income tax returns so the public can see where the $5 million she loaned her presidential campaign came from.

youexpectme2pay? said...

PORTSMOUTH — Rochester physician Terry Bennett said he rented a city building to people who worked for Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign — and skipped town without paying the bill.

Making matters worse, Bennett said, the 3,000-square-foot building at 236 Union St. was left trashed. Campaign signs were left lying all over the place, he said.

Landlord: Clinton staff stiffed me on rent "It's a very nice little building, with an 1,800-foot warehouse and the rest can be offices," Bennett said. "There's a full kitchen and bath. They used it as a campaign center and dormitory. I expected them to hand the Realtor a check as they left. They did not."

mr. reality said...

'This reversal of course concerning troop deployments into Iraq highlights the reality that the statistical justification of "surge success," namely the reduction in the level of violence, was illusory, a temporary lull brought about more by smoke and mirrors than any genuine change of fortune on the ground. Even the word surge is inappropriate for what is now undeniably an escalation.' 2/9

standup said...

Clinton campaign spends $500,000 for "parking" expenses.

Mittens spends 35 million of his own money for TWO haha delegates.

mr. reality said...

FOX News labels John McCain a Democrat 2/8

standup said...

less-onvious "shell"

Moron, trying to communicate with other morons.

Siiiiiiiick said...

Speakers at Air Force Academy claimed to be former Muslim terrorists were actually evangelical Christians.

Same thing, anyway.

stool said...

David Limbaugh

Critics of McCain's Critics Want Leftward Tilt.

Says all three STOOLS of conservatism need to be in place...haha, stool is the right word for this crap.

mr. reality said...

The Republican Party has left the moral conservative base adrift," said Jerome Corsi, a conservative activist and co-author of "Unfit for Command," a book that attacked 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's Vietnam service.

"If the Republican Party doesn't come to its senses soon, I think there will be a lot of sitting out or discussion about a third party being formed or supported," Corsi said.

more gop perverts! said...

hahaha...you can't make this stuff up:
How well did Florida Gov. know alleged child porn peddler? Michael Roston
Published: Friday February 8, 2008

Floridians were shocked last week when police announced that the spokesman for the state's Department of Children and Families had been arrested and charged with peddling child pornography. But buried in news accounts of the case was a curious detail: the official in question had listed the state's current Republican Governor, Charlie Crist, as a reference when he applied for his post in 2005.

democratsareallergic2numbers said...

Mittens spends 35 million of his own money for TWO haha delegates.

286 delegates. Misrepresentations by the Left are the hallmark of this blog.

Anonymous said...

He was being generous...he really has ZERO delegates and is in hiding like Sayet.

standup said...

He spent 35 mil on his first two delegates, then a few more for the rest...and in the end, blew 40 million for nothing. Good way for an empty suit GOP to spend his time and money...making a fool of himself and embracing the policies of failure...good going there, Sayet, I can see now, you're the kingmaker, I can see....hahaha

democratsareineptatmath said...

LOL! Nice parsing, but Romey still has ALL of his delegates. He "suspended" his campaign, he didn't "end" it.

And if Romney spent $35M on his first two delegates... how much did Billary and Obama spend for their initial same number? $100M? $200M?

democratsareaplagueupontheearth said...

At least Romney only wasted most of his OWN money, and LITTLE of anyone else's!

But then if you're a Democrat, wasting OTHER people's money is considered a virtue, and not a vice. And as long as your "intentions" are pure, "results" be damned! "So what if 2 million people die if America pulls out of Iraq tomorrow. We meant well..."

standup and laugh said...

At least Romney only wasted most of his OWN money...

Haha...hey dopus, that's the funny part.

2nd hunderd years war said...

What's wrong with you guys...McCain is the biggest warmonger we've got, and thats just what we need against the islimofacsists...we can return to the luxury of democracy when this is over.

Fabio_lite said...

Had a chance to shake Mitt's hand at the last big campaign rally in Long Beach Feb. 4th. He was the last truly sane grownup in the presidential race of 08. By then, he had finally attained a level of clarity in understanding & identifying the issues & problems while communicating practical solutions. In that speech all he needed to do was site McCain's record of selfish legislative betrayals, and the O.C. audience went wild: McCain – Feingold (Stifling Political Speech), Mc Cain – Kennedy (Amnesty and Free Gifts for Aliens), The Gang of 14 (Filibuster of Originalist Judges), McCain - Lieberman (Energy Tax). Shaking his hand, I said, “You had me at McCain -Fiengold”.

What I would have given to see him in front of a general election audience for a two-person debate unmasking either of the phonies on the other side. Sadly, because of the machinations of cabinet job seeking Republican Party machine hacks & sellouts, he was never given that ultimate forum for the display of superior ideas grounded in reality and truth. When, in such a forum, the truth goes on display in contrast to the deceptions of liberalism as sugar coated in the shallow liberal media, the truth wins. This was how Reagan bypassed the lib media and won by speaking the truth directly to us in debate and speeches. Not fully grounded in the philosophical convictions we cherish, McCain will have a great deal of difficulty articulating our reasoning even if he magically reforms to embrace a smattering of important conservative principals.

When you have the forum of a media book tour, I hope you will make full use of it & remember that every word counts in articulating the truth. Remember, the other side relies upon deception and ignorance in repetition. All you have to do is speak the truth and educate repeatedly.

'A' for Andronicus said...

He was the last truly sane grownup in the presidential race of 08.

With Hillary and Obama still in the race, that's stating a mouthful!

bill kristol said...

What a moment! Having learned nothing from the Left's Bush Derangement Syndrome, the conservative movement's big talkers spent the days before Super Tuesday indulging in a fiery display of McCain Derangement Syndrome. For some of these folks, this is what medical insurance providers might call a preexisting condition, always on the verge of flaring up. Republican voters were more sensible. They went for McCain, selecting the most electable and impressive candidate. The conservative movement is licking its wounds, but will recover.

It was an unattractive few weeks. In the rush to damn McCain, the movement paid obeisance to some dubious advisers. It listened to the pronouncements of Tom DeLay, who had previously done so much to convince his countrymen that conservatives could not be trusted to govern. It hearkened to the political counsel of Rick Santorum, who lost his Senate seat in the swing state of Pennsylvania two years ago by 17 percentage points. It took seriously the aspersions of James Dobson, whose "conscience" does not permit him to vote for John McCain.

Well, movements are .  .  . movements after all. They tend to march to the beat of the loudest drums. Still, it does seem that many self-proclaimed movement leaders have managed the impressive feat of sounding at once hysterical and tedious. But odds are most will soon reconcile themselves to McCain. The fact is, ordinary American conservatives already are reconciled. Some are enthusiastic. And movement leaders are good at racing to the head of a parade when they see their "followers" marching
by.

Here's the good news--and it's really quite good. A reasonably conservative presidential candidate, leading a reasonably conservative party, has a good chance to win the general election. With a difficult task ahead of it--holding on to the White House for a third term, and in this case for the sixth out of the last eight--the GOP has lucked into having as its nominee John McCain, one of the most popular politicians in America.

What's more, conservatism as a set of ideas is in pretty good shape. "Neoconservative" thinking on America's place in the world has beaten back attempts to revive the crabbed "realism" of some congressional Republicans in the 1990s as a plausible approach for dealing with the world of the 21st century. And there is a resurgence of creative thinking on domestic policy, reminiscent of the neoconservatism of an earlier generation. Younger conservatives are displaying a welcome heterodoxy in their approach to health care, taxes, and family policy issues.

fool4hillary said...

The really tragic thing about the Democratic surrender on Iraq is that it's now all but guaranteed that the war will be off the table during the presidential campaign. Once again — it happened in 2002, 2004 and 2006 — the Democrats have essentially decided to rely on the voters to give them credit for being anti-war, despite the fact that, for all the noise they've made to the contrary, in the end they've done nothing but vote for war and cough up every dime they've been asked to give, every step of the way.

Even beyond the war, the Democrats have repeatedly gone limp-dick every time the Bush administration so much as raises its voice. Most recently, twelve Democrats crossed the aisle to grant immunity to phone companies who participated in Bush's notorious wiretapping program. Before that, Democrats caved in and confirmed Mike Mukasey as attorney general after he kept his middle finger extended and refused to condemn waterboarding as torture. Democrats fattened by Wall Street also got cold feet about upsetting the country's gazillionaires, refusing to close a tax loophole that rewarded hedge-fund managers with a tax rate less than half that paid by ordinary citizens.

But the war is where they showed their real mettle. Before the 2006 elections, Democrats told us we could expect more specifics on their war plans after Election Day. Nearly two years have passed since then, and now they are once again telling us to wait until after an election to see real action to stop the war. In the meantime, of course, we're to remember that they're the good guys, the Republicans are the real enemy, and, well, go Hillary! Semper fi! Yay, team!

How much of this bullshit are we going to take? How long are we supposed to give the Reids and Pelosis and Hillarys of the world credit for wanting, deep down in their moldy hearts, to do the right thing?

Look, fuck your hearts, OK? Just get it done. Because if you don't, sooner or later this con is going to run dry. It may not be in '08, but it'll be soon. Even Americans can't be fooled forever.

baffled said...

Kristol doesn't really care about anythng but a neocon foreign policy...as long as he's got a candidate who will attack "Israel's enemies" the narrow ass will be happy. Note he doesn't list Limbaugh, Coulter, and many others among McCain's detractors