Saturday, August 30, 2008
I've been bouncing around the blogosphere checking out the things people have to say about Sarah Palin who, by my estimation, fits into a Constitutionalist agenda at about 70%, based on only a few positions. This number will rise as other positions become known, of course, and it will likely rise given her overall reputation and the fact that she went as far as to bring up a lawsuit against those that foolishly put the polar bear (whose populations are at record highs) on the Endangered Species List.
I have basically called this election for McCain. I know it's early and the Republicans still haven't squandered their last opportunity to make a change on the ticket, but whoever is handling strategy for McCain (when looking objectively at the situation) is REALLY doing a great job. Whether you intend to vote for the scumbag or not, you have to admit that his people are kicking serious ass.
Here are some things I've said since the Palin decision was made. These are comments I've made on various blogs. If you want to see what else I've said, just look here and here.
For bringing some conservative voters into his camp (myself not included - Keyes '08), McCain is to be congratulated.And this:
I really get a kick out of all this crap about how Biden is going to tear her up in a debate when Oblahma is avoiding debate like the plague. Am I the only one that sees the humor in that?
Seriously, Biden's been running for President for over twenty years, and this is as close as he's going to get. He (himself) is also painfully aware of this fact.
Oblahma sucks and McCain is almost as bad. Palin is a flicker of hope that maybe, just maybe, there is hope for America.
Posted at DUmmieFUnnies
Bottom line:And a landslide it will be, as those Oblahama so counted on to hand him the presidency will vote in droves for McCain. Mark my words.
Regardless of how you plan to vote (Keyes voter here), it is irrefutable that John McCain has just sewed up the election, and his strategy is ingenious.
McCain's strategy never really included serious conservatives. It was all about wrapping up the swing vote, which he's doing quite handily just by keeping his monkey trap shut except to answer direct questions, which he does well regardless of the truthfulness (of his statements) or legality (of his positions), and siphoning off as many Democrat voters as possible, which he's doing with the Palin nomination.
A good number of conservatives will come around, given Palin's approximate 70% conservative credentials (my estimation), and that had to figure into McCain's decision, but look at the number of voters he's siphoning off who fit into these liberal "identity groups", especially those sympathetic to the "women identity group".
Oblahma's penchant for making stupid decisions has been helping McCain for quite some time. Avoiding a real debate and asking people to settle for the recent fiasco was a big one, and choosing a loser who's been running for president for over twenty years as his running mate was another - "The hits just keep on coming."
I really don't think there is anyone McCain could have chosen that would have caused me to vote his way, not even Keyes, Thompson, Watts, Thomas, or even Palin. McCain himself is just too far to the left for my taste.
Still, whoever is handling his campaign strategy is an absolute genius. This thing is going to be a landslide.
Posted at RightWingNews
Why would two candidates whose positions on real issues are so close together have such a disparity in the final analysis?
The Democrats will blame it on racism. Oh yes, believe it. Their whole rationale behind nominating the Schlock was to be able to play the worn out "race card" in the inevitable event that he loses. It's also highly likely that he was chosen in large part BECAUSE he had no chance of winning due to his extreme positions on the various issues that Americans recognize, not to mention the ones that truly matter like the seemingly constant usurpation of the authority of the US Constitution by federal officials in all branches of the United States government. These people knew what they were doing, and Barack is merely a pawn in their end-game. Ditto had their candidate been Hitlery. Simply substitute the "gender card" as appropriate.
The Republicans will consider it the beginning of a new era. They will invoke the name of Ronald Reagan, and pretend that they are championing his values and beliefs while all the while stomping them into the ground. McCain's triumph over "extreme conservatism" or "right-wing extremism" will be touted as the beginning of a new era for the party, despite the fact that their candidate chose one of those right-wing extremists as his vice president. All of this, of course, flies directly into the face of all that the party's hero, Ronald Reagan, stood for, and the Republicans will no longer be the party of Conservative America because they will have proven that they don't need to be.
The real losers in this election are us, the conservatives. Many will be holding their noses and voting for a candidate with whom they do not agree just to keep a worse candidate out, while others will look at the vice presidential candidate and feel a bit better about it. Still others will stand up for the Constitution and vote the way conscience dictates.
Ultimately, it is difficult to tell exactly what this election will mean for America. Should Oblahma defy the odds and win (or pull a Clinton and stuff enough ballot boxes to do so), patriots have 2012 to look forward to. If all goes as I have foreseen, we will be looking at Palin in 2012 or 2016, and hoping she's got the guts to stand up for the Constitution. Otherwise, it could be as late as 2024 before all this could get under control.
Kind of sad when you look at it that way, huh?
On the bright side, it's not likely we'll be looking at the same political climate in twelve to sixteen years. Either the Republicans will be the party of Liberal America and the Democratic Party will have faded into obscurity, or the Republicans will have joined the Democrats and the Republican Party will have met its end.
The question then becomes: What will the name of the conservative party be?
Update: Check out Sage's latest home run here.