Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Elephant in the Room: McCain may be Obama's secret weapon | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/15/2009

"McCain was once the mainstream media darling, back when he joined Democrats on a host of issues. He prized his maverick moniker and used it to propel himself onto the national scene in the 2000 Republican presidential primary. Early in the Bush years, he shored up his status as the media's favorite Republican by opposing Bush on taxes and the environment.

But this love fest came to a halt when McCain became the front-runner for the GOP nomination. First he began to sound more like a conservative by altering his stands on immigration, the environment and taxes. Then he named Sarah Palin his running mate. It was too much for a media that had fallen head over heels for Obama. The media had a new darling."

I wonder how many conservatives heard words like I heard: "If the Republicans will just nominate a centrist like McCain, I will have no trouble voting for him."

Only they didn't.

But the people who really aggravate me are the various categories of Obama voters and people who sat it out because "McCain is no true conservative."

Forget the inside politics article this points to, here is the money quote, from the comments section:

I just hope that all you Republicans who abandoned McCain are happy with the results. You've helped hand over nearly complete control of the most powerful nation in the history of the world to one-party rule by the most far left government we've ever had, led by Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and their lapdog media. What good is that "lesson" going to be that you tried to teach the Republican party after a radical majority is installed on the Supreme Court for the rest of your lifetime that you'll get to sit back and watch steal your rights away one after the other? If you wanted homosexual marriage, the gay lifestyle taught to your children as an equally valid choice, taxpayer funded abortion on demand, destruction of the economy under the guise of environmentalism, punishing tax hikes on the middle class, socialist redistribution of wealth to "lower" classes who will never have to work a day in their life again, equal rights for terrorists which lead directly to the first nuclear attack on our nation's soil, and the lives of anyone who doesn't agree with the above mentioned being systematically destroyed under the left's new McCarthyism, then you all made the right choice by abandoning McCain in 2008.

That summarized my feelings as well as anything I've seen.

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