Friday, February 08, 2008

Is John McCain Crazy? - Pt. I

John Bolton claims John McCain was a strong supporter of his nomination to become United Nations Ambassador.

Revealing information that he said had never before been made public, Bolton discussed how McCain secretly tried to shepherd his nomination to the United Nations -- a nomination that was held up in Congress over Bolton's controversial anti-UN statements and policies.

"He was very active behind the scenes," said Bolton, who was ultimately sent to the UN via a presidential recess appointment. "He thought I was the type of ambassador that ought to represent the United States at the United Nations."
And it gets worse. There are suggestions that if he becomes president, McCain has Bolton on a short list of candidates for the top job at the State Department.

Even prior to the speech the possibility of a Bolton cabinet position was being batted around. The introductory speaker, Ken Timmerman, referred to the former UN Ambassador as both a "warrior of light," and "our next Secretary of State."
I don't know if Timmerman's remark was based on anything but wishful thinking, but if there is even a grain of truth there it should be enough to keep McCain from getting anywhere within 100 miles of the White House.


Danny Vice said...

While I fully understand the angst of Conservatives in their policy opposition to John McCain blunders like Illegal immigration, Conservatives are beginning to amaze me in their inability to see what's really at stake here. This election is about more than McCain and his inability to follow conservative principals.

Many talk radio hosts to battle a McCain nomination that is already a done deal. Even Focus On The Family Director Dr. Dobson (who I admire ) has declared his refusal to vote for McCain.

This astonishes me because it’s the same as saying “if I don’t get the conservative I want, I’ll let the country go to hell in a hand basket:” . Now how in the xXxX is handing the whole country over to liberals the answer to McCain?

Anti McCain commentators such as Rush Limbaugh have ventured the idea that perhaps we should sit this election out and let the Dems have a term in office, claiming it might pave the way for a future shot at a candidate he and others will like in four years.

Imagine the damage our country will endure if Democrats control all three branches of government for 4 to 8 years.

This would give liberals what they will treat as a clear sign from America that is it ready to move sharply to the left. Not slightly to the left.

Conservatism will lose most of it’s teeth and the liberal agenda could easily reverse all of the progress we’ve made in the war on terror, Tax reduction, Pro Life, and other extremely important issue.

We can always address the issue of immigration again in 4 years. What we cannot afford to see happen is a liberal agenda that makes illegal immigration the least of our country’s problems. Our country may be so torn up, it won’t have the time to even visit the issue, like we can today.

There is no such thing as a quick recovery from 4 years of liberalism unchecked. We may be facing what will take years and years of damage to undo. What’s more, there’s no guarantee that it WILL be undone. The passage of even one single liberal law is extremely difficult to outlaw - as if Roe V Wade hasn’t taught us this already!

As Evangelical Conservatives know, Pride commeth before the fall, and I hope they will study that verse before deciding to approach this election with dismay rather than enthusiasm.

Wear nose plugs if you have to - but this is the man our party has chosen and griping relentlessly about it only assures you 4 to 8 years of Hillary care. Now how in Blazes is THAT the right answer?

Questioning McCain was right and highly useful for a time and a season. Many of us wish we had acted sooner to support Romney or Huck.... But staying home on election day allows liberals a pass to capture all THREE branches of Government. Do you want your kids growing up in that kind of environment?

I'm not asking anyone to sacrifice their own belief or convictions, but we have a serious serious problem here, that we can't afford to fall asleep on. Too many of our men and women have died in Iraq, just to hand the whole government over to liberals who have already vowed to throw away all that we've accomplished there.

Please think twice before bailing out on our party on election day. We need every single warm blooded body possible to make darn sure our country isn't sacked by a pure liberal agenda that is left unanswered. Punishing McCain by staying home doesn't hurt McCain. It hurts our Party.

Give it some thought, friends.

Danny Vice