Friday, October 31, 2008

The Many Reasons to Vote for John McCain


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

"McCain will employ diplomacy, not worship it."

NATIONAL DEFENSE

He is for a strong national defense. "McCain believes that there is evil in the world and that it must be confronted. While Mr. Obama and many others seem to think that our enemies will purr like kittens once we inaugurate a black man with an Islamic middle name, that is dangerous fantasy."

He fought for the United States as a Naval officer. "He can trace his ancestry back to an officer on Gen. George Washington's staff and his family has served the nation nobly in war and peace ever since."

"McCain's intimate familiarity with military matters also makes him less biddable by the armed services. . . . He brings an informed skepticism to military procurement requests as well."

He supported the successful "surge" by US forces in Iraq. "He was able, when most others (most notably his opponent) were not, to see that a change of strategy in Iraq -- not a retreat -- was needed."

He will see to it that U.S. forces leave Iraq with both victory and honor for the United States.

CIVIL LIBERTIES

He is for Second Amendment rights.

CHARACTER/ETHICS/VALUES

He kept his word on taking public campaign financing.

He doesn't vote "present" in tough votes on legislation.

He has never taken an earmark.

He is pro-life. Making a decision about abortion is not "above his paygrade".

He can make tough decisions that put country above himself, such as when he refused early release as a POW, knowing that this would mean more torture for him.

McCain might have made more of the fact that he rebuilt his broken body after being tortured in prison, defied the pessimistic medical prognostications, and flew combat aircraft again. Then he took command of the Navy's largest air squadron, which he revived to flight readiness. That is an act of executive prowess no one else in this presidential race can claim. Next, he became naval liaison to the Senate and helped rebuild the American military by working with senators on both sides of the aisle. As a congressman and a senator, he has continued this sort of bipartisan reform.

He doesn't cry "racism" every time someone disagrees with him.

His character allows him to associate only with pro-American political supporters.

He has a profound respect for American patriotic traditions, such as holding his hand over his heart for the National Anthem.

He attends church for reasons of faith, not ideological and political expediency.

He favors the Defense of Marriage Act.

He has a sense of humor.

HEALTH CARE

His health care plan will make health care more affordable using a market solution. He will not create a vast bureaucracy that will insert the Federal government between you and your doctor. "McCain's health care proposal will improve the world's best health care delivery system. He proposes to reform the most distorting aspect of our current system (the tax break for employers) and give the tax break to individuals instead."

THE CANDIDATE OF THE PEOPLE

His political ideology matches that of mainstream Americans.

He listens to small-town Americans, never putting them down.

MEDIA

The mainstream media hates him and Sarah Palin, which is a badge of honor.

THE ECONOMY/TAXES/GOVERNMENT SPENDING

McCain wants to spread opportunity around.

He is against further Wall Street "bailouts" using taxpayer money.

He will cut wasteful government spending.

McCain is against new taxes, especially during a recession, when taxpayers can least afford it.

He fought to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but was opposed by Democrats in the Senate.

He will cut corporate taxes so that corporations can survive the recession, then grow, pay dividends to shareholders and hire more employees.

THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY

He understands that judges need to be guided by the Constitution, not "empathy". "John McCain has said that his models for good judicial picks are John Roberts and Samuel Alito."

LEGISLATION

He opposes Card Check, which will lead to union intimidation of workers and violates the tradition of the secret ballot election. "Even George McGovern has denounced this job-killing, freedom-smothering law that Obama supports. Greater unionization will translate into lost productivity, inflationary pressure, and fewer jobs."

He opposes the "Fairness" Doctrine. Its proponents want to use it to silence conservative pundits.

He will oppose the designs of the Democrat majority in the House and Senate.

If Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats control large majorities in the House and Senate, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate will move the country decisively in the direction of dying Europe -- low productivity, high joblessness, low birth rates, high taxes, and limp foreign policies. The triumvirate will do this at a time when a vibrant America is more necessary than ever -- with Iran seeking nuclear weapons, Pakistan teetering, al-Qaida regrouping, China and Russia telegraphing hostility, and Iraq just barely emerging into the sunshine. This election has become about far more than John McCain versus Barack Obama; it has become about whether the United States will remain the champion of freedom -- economic and political -- or whether we will join the queue of formerly great nations now struggling to pay for all the social welfare "benefits" their aging and lazy populations demand.

At best an Obama presidency would be a return to the Carter years. At worst it would place this country in a condition of peril that we have never experienced in modern times. McCain will protect the country and put it on the road to recovery. He has protected America all his adult life and deserves another tour of service.

Compiled from:
Thirty Reasons to Vote for John McCain -- John Hawkins
Top Ten Reasons to Vote for McCain/Palin -- Mona Charen
The Reasons to Vote for McCain -- Emmett Tyrrell

In Response To: Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

At first I found a lot of humor (thought I'm sure that's not what you intended) reading the posts here.

This one, however, disturbed me. You are dangerously misinformed, or worse, delusional.

I sincerely hope you seek help, because if you truly believe what you've written here you are sorely out of touch with reality and have taken no responsibility in checking your sources of information. So much of what you're written is easily checked and proven not to be the case.

It's people like you who make me worry about the reaction of the extreme elements when Obama (likely) wins in a landslide.

Maximus said...

These are the policy positions of the McCain campaign, as cited by the listed sources.

Instead of name-calling, you might try refuting what is written. Do the "easy checking" yourself. The burden of proof is on you.

Nickname unavailable said...

It saddens me that the first response of liberals to facts they can't stomach is to name call and insult.

For all the free education that the liberals espouse, they seem to have missed every single course on logic and language. Perhaps they were to busy scheduling their class on "How to hate America for fun and profit." Really, take the logic course -- Hollywood will rebroadcast the other one several times a year.

Mundy said...

Why would anonymous just say we are disturbed? There is nothing in this post that cannot be well documented. What is the issue?

Anonymous said...

Then document it.

Oh wait you can't. Why can't you? For several reasons, I'll start with important ones.

1. Most of these things are not true, whereas some of them are. The comment about 'crying racism' every time he's disagreed with is incredibly not true.

2. Most of your facts are coming from sites like the peoples cube, which is fake shit on top of pointless media fodder.

3. You're too lazy.

Anonymous said...

I'm the original anonymous, not the second poster who said "prove it".

Here's just a short refutation:


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

"McCain will employ diplomacy, not worship it."

Well, that’s pretty ambiguous. However, let’s look at some of the things McCainarthy has said in regards to International Relations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAzBxFaio1I

On preconditions:

McCainarthy vs. McCain Classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON-wGLgosZc

McCainarthy on Putin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAVlaIJWP-Q

McCainarthy hates the “gooks” and will hate them “as long as I live”. While I can understand why, that is not an attitude we can risk having in our President.



NATIONAL DEFENSE

He will see to it that U.S. forces leave Iraq with both victory and honor for the United States.

This sounds strangely like a post you recently made re: Obama. Why believe it with no proof from McCain (who is no friend to the armed forces or to veterans).

http://www.veteranstoday.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3543


McCainarthy says bringing troops home “not too important”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSaH2uyWz_I





CIVIL LIBERTIES

He is for Second Amendment rights.

What you left out:
On Warrantless Wiretapping (you know, the stuff where they listen to and pass around all those phone sex conversations):
McCainarthy: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/06/america/06mccain.php
McCain classic: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/01/22/mccain-wiretaps-illegal/

One thing I can say I respect in McCain (and I use McCain in this case because of that respect):
John McCain on Torture and Other Post-9/11 Civil Liberties Issues
McCain has been a consistent critic of the Bush administration's torture policies, feeling that the U.S. government should never practice or condone torture of any kind. This is a view that runs counter to nearly all of his opponents in the Republican presidential primary, most of whom enthusiastically support government use of torture. McCain has also argued that the detainees at Guantanamo Bay should be brought to trial rather than held indefinitely. On the other hand, he has not stated any particular objection to the Bush administration's controversial warrantless surveillance program.



CHARACTER/ETHICS/VALUES

Well, my first point should be the easiest. Just look at his campaign behavior.

McCainarthy never took an earmark:
Lie.
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/01/06/mccain-earmark/


He doesn't cry "racism" every time someone disagrees with him.
And Obama does? Nice try.


His character allows him to associate only with pro-American political supporters.
Define pro-American. I’d say, watching some of the people at his (quite small) rallies in the last month or so, that they are decidedly anti-American. You know, the whole “melting pot”, “all men are created equal”, “freedom of religion” thing?


He has a sense of humor.
Which goes nicely along with his vicious temper.


HEALTH CARE
You don’t understand your own candidates proposal. Go read it. It claims that individuals and families can go buy their coverage with the “tax credit”. He needs to go take a hard look at the cost of health insurance. That’s just the start.



THE CANDIDATE OF THE PEOPLE
His political ideology matches that of mainstream Americans.
He listens to small-town Americans, never putting them down.
It does not appear that mainstream America agrees. I also don’t recall Obama or Biden putting down any small-town Americans. And which small-town Americans are we referring to? The one’s in Wasilla (the meth capital of Alaska, the state with the incidence of rape 2.5 times the national average?) or the small-town imposters at the rallies who even McCainarthy can’t agree with?


I could go on. The nice part is McCain consistently forgets this thing called Youtube, where people can go and actually watch many of the things he’s said in the past. Technology, you gotta love it.

Hillarysmygirl08 said...

The Obots can do nothing but insult people. They are not the brightest people on the planet. They think Obama is going to be just swell handling a major crisis like an attack which of course will make the Punk cry and throw himself on the floor and blame the attack on Hillary and Sarah. Then of course we will have the problems of getting attacked every month until we can get rid of the ass in four years. No lets not put that cheater anywhere near PA Avenue.
John McCain was a POW for five years I believe he will handle a Terrorist attack just fine.

Anonymous said...

The Obots can do nothing but insult people. They are not the brightest people on the planet.

Really? I thought my use of McCainarthy's words against himself was pretty good. I went and researched it and found actual footage to support most of my comments. As for not being the brightest people on the planet, if you supported Hillary and now support McCain, well, I'll just have to remind you of the story of the pot and the kettle...

John McCain was a POW for five years I believe he will handle a Terrorist attack just fine.

Yes, because as a POW he was trained in how to deal with terrorist attacks like 9-11 or the attack on the USS Cole etc. Those Vietnamese jailers sure did think ahead.