Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Right wingers raising hell

We have all heard how the right wing mouth pieces have been railing against McCain. He just isn’t conservative enough for them.

I think they view McCain in much the same way we view Joe Lieberman. What if it looked like Joe Lieberman was going to be the Democrats nominee for president? Wouldn’t you be wringing your hands and cursing too?

I think McCain is the right’s Joe Lieberman in the eyes of many Republicans and if that’s the case, no wonder they are raising hell.


Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

McCain or Lieberman; may the deities save us.

February 06, 2008 3:16 AM  
Blogger andante said...

Excellent comparison, I'd say.

Harold Meyerson lays it out nicely in today's column.

February 06, 2008 3:20 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

McCain was conservative enough for the 7 years he pushed Bush's war.

I think it is a smokescreen to make people who are sick of the Repugs, think McCain is one of them so he can get their votes and the agenda of war goes on.

February 06, 2008 3:43 AM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

forget mccain for now - the surprising affirmation of mike huckaf--- (5 states) scares the piss out of me!!

February 06, 2008 4:44 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Louise is right. We should be very afraid with Huckleberry winning that much support. He would be absolutely the last thing the country needs.
As for Lieberman...if that nightmare scenario ever came about I would be shopping for a nice cottage in Derbyshire cause I am outa here!

February 06, 2008 5:09 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Makes no sense to me at all. It seems that it is the far right religious nut bags that are destroying the Republican party so in an effort to save the party why wouldn't they want to move a little closer to the centerline?

Oh wait, I know the answer to that. They're an ignorant bunch. Never mind. Carry on.

February 06, 2008 5:31 AM  
Blogger Swinebread said...

The Republican party was destroyed a long time ago

February 06, 2008 5:49 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

What larry said. The second McCain gets the nomination, they'll fall in love all over again.

Pass on backing an old, white guy for a chick or a black dude? Right.

February 06, 2008 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A McCain-Huckabee ticket scares me...
......but wouldn't it be wonderful if it was McCain-Liberman? What a turnoff!!

February 06, 2008 7:04 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

I'm surprised Huckabee doesn't have more support, what with all these 30% dead-enders who are still dumb enough to support Bush. That alone ought to have him in front of Romney, if still behind McCain -- he's as dumb as the dead-enders, so you'd think he'd be their natural ally.

Anyway, in answer to yesterday's question: the first thing I'd do in the event McCain becomes President-elect is write a multi-post essay under the heading, "How The Democrats Blew It All." It can happen. And if we leave the decision up to the Dems, it probably will...

February 06, 2008 7:05 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I fully expect McCain to pick Lieberman as his Veep, unless some back room deal has already been done to tap Rudy. I can only hope that the Democrats don't adopt the "19-0" mentality along the way.

February 06, 2008 7:12 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I hadn't thought of it in those terms, PoP, but I think you have it just right. The repugs have their turncoat, and he's probably going to be on the top of the ticket. I remember when McCain was flirting with the idea of becoming an Independent in early 2000. His complete embrace of Bush, literally and figuratively, was political expediency that didn't work. A McCain-Huckabee ticket is the stuff of nightmares. A McCain-Giuliani ticket would be a living hell.

February 06, 2008 8:05 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Today's headline: McCain pulls ahead; Clinton, Obama close

Kinda makes it seem like it's McCain in the lead, with Clinton and Obama trailing after him....

They don't say that twice as many people are voting for Democrats as Rethugglickins.

February 06, 2008 8:38 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Wait until McCain announces Lieberman as his running mate...heaven help us. Lieberman is supporting McCain just for the heck of it, he's got his beady little eyes on the prize.

February 06, 2008 8:55 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Well, I have a college-edumacated brother in law who lives in the South, who voted for W twice, lately has been regretful, but hates Hillary Clinton so much he'd vote for McCain. I just hope there aren't too many more like him out there...
Right on, R. Graves. This is another round of the old white dudes' last hurrah...

February 06, 2008 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point, PoP. I hadn't thought about it that way.

I guess the middle is going to elect our next president, no matter who it is.

February 06, 2008 3:24 PM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

I've been watching McCain and am waiting for him to do something really goofy to put a lot of people off.
So far he has come off like an evangelist/lounge act while telling bad jokes, criticized himself in a dumb way, and talked for a long time in a zombie- like monotone. I'm hoping he keeps these things up, and really really gets into it until one day he goes too far and even his own people start wondering about him.

February 06, 2008 8:36 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Hey, Patricia, McCain seems like a nice man but looks like he's more ready for a retirement village than the Presidential Office!

Just to let you know that Seeking Utopia is closing and I'm opening a new blog. Details over at Seeking!

February 06, 2008 9:29 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Far from a Republican, but I wasn't anywhere near impressed by what I witnessed during the Republican Debate from any of the candidates.

Ron Paul sounds sensible. Although he reminds me of a deranged human being.

February 07, 2008 6:45 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

McCain didn't even bother to show up for the vote on the erotic stimulus (tee hee) package, even though what was at stake was money for old people and veterans. What does that tell you?

If he and Joe teamed up, it would be the geriatric ticket. Dinner at 4pm at the Golden Corral, everyone?

February 07, 2008 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Ann Coulter/Laura Ingraham ticket would be a dream...dont ya think?
Do the Libs have any good looking women wandering around? Oh yea there is Randi Rhodes and that member of the "tongue in groove club" Rachel Maddow.

February 09, 2008 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yea,I forgot the libs also have
that metaphysical has been actress Lydia Cornell......whats that,oh yea,Ann Coulter graduated from Cornell and Lydia named herself after it.

February 09, 2008 6:07 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

Time for America to have three parties:

One for Bushits
One for McCain, Libermann, Clinton
One for the rest of us :)

February 10, 2008 10:01 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

If it's Hillary vs. McCain, the one great distinction is that he wants MORE wars and will be happy if Iraq lasts 100 years.

There's a lot of issues on which there isn't a nickel's worth of difference between McCain and Clinton. The big issue for conservative ire is McCain position on immigration, but I don't understand why they aren't also upset at Bush, since he and McCain seem to be in large agreement on this topic.

February 10, 2008 11:41 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Naj, I have to disagree until after November. Any vote for a 3rd party is a vote for the GOP, which will be under McCain, same Reich, new Fuhrer.

February 11, 2008 9:51 AM  
Anonymous John austin fitness trainer said...

"I think McCain is the right’s Joe Lieberman."

The difference is that Lieberman has more of his integrity intact.

February 11, 2008 4:29 PM  

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