Joseph Farah Makes My Point  

Monday, August 25, 2008

... and Sage's point, and every other conservative in America's point.

McCain pain worse than Obama trauma
Posted: August 25, 2008
1:00 am Eastern
© 2008
Maybe not to that extreme, as Oblahma trauma will be considerably worse than McCain pain when we're standing at the gates of the 2012 election, but someone other than McStain or Oblahma is still the best choice you can make on Election Day. With each party putting its leftmost candidate forward as its standard bearer, there is just no other option, and here's what Farah had to say:
There's broad disenchantment across America over our choices for president this year.
Now how do you like THAT for an understatement?!?!

To illustrate the point:

* 43 percent of WorldNetDaily readers are not voting for John McCain or Barack Obama – despite the fact that McCain is advertising heavily on our site! WND is the home of Jerome Corsi. It's the home of Aaron Klein. It's the home of some of the best investigative reporting on Obama. But, after all that, 43 percent won't vote for McCain. Almost none of our readers will vote for Obama, thank goodness. But this is an illustration of how weak McCain is among discerning Americans who value the Constitution, who cherish freedom, who judge candidates by their political records, not their political rhetoric.

* A Zogby International poll commissioned by WND shows a surprisingly low 71.7 percent closely identifying with either of the two front-running, major-party candidates for president, and a stunning 62.4 percent expressing their desire to see more viable candidate and party choices in future elections.

* Every poll shows neither of the two, major-party candidates even approaching anything close to support from a majority – and that's in an election with no high-profile third-party candidates!

That's some VERY revealing data.
I believe many Americans just see no alternative at all. They are disgusted by their choices. And many Republican-leaning voters are recognizing that McCain is not necessarily the lesser of two evils. Some are recognizing McCain pain is worse than Obama trauma for the future of this country. That is not a minimization of how bad Obama is. It is a recognition of how destructive McCain will be to the country and to the Republican Party, still, like it or not, our best hope for restoring our republic.
Count me among those many Americans that see no alternative at all. At a time when the Republican Party pretty much wins the White House regardless of the Donk candidate, said party chose its most Donk-like candidate as its standard bearer. What the fuck was that all about? Now the opposition chooses a twenty-plus year loser as its running mate, and the Republicans are going to run away with it. Why not nominate someone that will stand up for the Founders' ideals? Why not start rebuilding our republic now, instead of waiting four years after there's been even more damage, and the damage may be irreparble?

The answer, of course, is simple. Republicans are liberals, too, period. That's why we need a conservative party to replace them. The Democrats are finished, and if they do somehow rise to power, the Republicans will be finished in their place. There is no need for two out-of-control liberal parties in this country.

Farah then goes on to make excellent points about people's positive energy for McStain after what was supposed to pass for a debate last weekend, saying that people need to look at these guys' records (or lack thereof) in making determinations as to what to do with their votes. McStain's record is dismal, and Oblahma's is worse where he has one. Not a good time to be going into a voting booth, to be sure - and Farah's points about McStain slapping conservatives in the face time and time again throughout his political career are dead on, and make it clear that McStain is not a candidate for conservative voters.
Those of us who want to see another Reagan-style revolution in this country need to stop settling for less than that. It's time to get America moving in the right direction, again. It's tempting to look at the two major-party candidates every four years and ask ourselves: "Which one of these guys will do less damage to the country?" That is a very sad state of affairs, and if we really want a much better caliber of leadership, we've got to demand it. We've got to stop settling for the so-called lesser of two evils.
What really sucks is that we've been voting this way for twenty years. We voted for George Bush because Doo-COCK-iss was worse. We voted for Bush again because Bubba was worse (or for Perot for the same reason). We voted for Dole because Bubba was worse. We voted for Bush because Gore was worse. We voted for Bush again because Kerry was worse.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. It's time for conservatives and everyone who loves America to ask themselves a very important question: WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?!?!?!?!
If we proceed down this road again in 2008, the consequences are actually going to be worse for America in the long run. Don't get me wrong: I look at Barack Obama and see one of the scariest candidates ever to run for president – unqualified by any standard you want to use. He's got extremist ideas. He's inexperienced. He's got an alarming voting record. He's got frightening personal and political connections. So, the tendency is to try to find something we like about John McCain – to persuade ourselves that we must vote for him, at least defensively against the potential of a disastrous Obama administration.
An understandable tendency, to be sure, but is it the right thing to do?
However, if we want to see a Ronald Reagan again in our future, history tells us this is simply not the way to go.

Had Gerald Ford been elected over Jimmy Carter in 1976, we probably wouldn't have had Reagan in 1980. We probably would never have had him. We needed Jimmy Carter to show the American people his policies didn't work. Jimmy Carter's administration, coupled with a Democrat-dominated Congress, ushered in the Reagan landslide of 1980. It would have been unthinkable that Reagan could be president in any other scenario.
Unthinkable, indeed. But even Reagan couldn't get the job done because of the Democratic opposition he faced. With all his leadership skills, intellectual prowess, and love of America and her Constitution, he was unable to save either of them from the socialist onslaught that was and is the Democratic Party. Sadly, it will take a better leader with more intellectual prowess and love of America than even Ronald Reagan to defeat these thugs. It will take extreme times, possibly more extreme than we face even today. Do we really want to get behind a guy who's really one of them, especially considering the decided improvement to our prospects of actually getting what we want if we just wait another four years?
This is why I say voting for McCain in 2008 is like voting for Ford in 1976. He may have looked like the lesser of two evils, but, in the long run, we were much better off with the hapless Jimmy Carter. He and his transparently unworkable policies ushered in the Reagan era.

Politics is cyclical in this sense, and each generation needs to see for itself the failed policies of the past. I wish it weren't so. But it is.
Amen. And here's the most important point of all:
So our choice is not McCain or Obama in 2008. Because if McCain is somehow elected this year, he will govern in many ways just like Obama on taxes, global warming, illegal immigration, some of the biggest issues of the day – and he will be a one-term president. McCain will get all the blame for the failures – not the Democratic Congress. And, do you know who we will get in 2012? We will get one of two people – Hillary Clinton or Obama. What we're really doing by voting for McCain in 2008 is postponing the day of reckoning. As much as I hate the idea, we're going to have to live through some bad times, some bad leadership, and we might as well get it over with and set the stage for a potential political renaissance beginning as early as 2012.
Theres something really important there that bears repeating, and will be added to the random quotes, since it's incredibly important:
What we're really doing by voting for McCain in 2008 is postponing the day of reckoning.
Postponing it, indeed. I'll have no part of it.
Do you want another Reagan era? John McCain's election will delay it for a long, long time. The American voters need clarity – and he will bring nothing but confusion about political ideology and a weaker Republican Party for many years to come.

If you want a new Reagan era in our future, vote "None of the Above" this year.
Joseph Farah makes a whole lotta points that we've been putting out there from a long time. I'm not sure I agree that 2012 will usher in a true conservative leader who will save America from these people, and I definitely do not agree that not voting at all or voting for "none of the above" is a good idea. If you don't like any of the choices given, VOTE WRITE IN. Better still, don't give McStain the nomination. There's still time, you know.

If the election were held today, Alan Keyes would get my vote.

Great Job, Joe. I hope America hears you.

Sadly, I don't see much reason to hold my breath.