John McCain has long been a pain in the backside of Conservatives and some Republicans and it’s about time we put a hook on him and get him off the national stage.
McCain along with his perennial lapdog Senator Lindsay Graham are up to the same old Republican Party GOP tricks, beg Conservatives for the money and support and then “working behind-the-scenes to reshape the Republican Party in their own center-right image.”
About the only positive thing that I can think of that came out of the McCain campaign last year was Sarah Palin. Other than that McCain with his attitude problems against Conservatives and Republicans was destined to loose. We are right back again to where we were in 2006 and 2008 with a GOP centrist’s establishment who believe, even though they are a minority in the Republican Party, they have the sole right to run the Republican Party.
What did the Republican establishment give us in 2006 and 2008 … crushing defeats! Republicans win elections when they run on conservative ideas.
In his concession speech McCain said, “I don’t know what more we could have done to try to win this election.” The fact he doesn’t know why he lost is the problem, do we want continue his so called brand “maverick” Republicanism and its losing ways?
The GOP establishment has ignored their constituents and the feelings of their constituents for years, Conservatives and Republicans are energized and have been shouting from the roof tops at townhall meetings that the Republican Party that has abandoned their core conservative policies and nothing is going to change unless we can get politicians elected who can implement fiscally conservative policies.
The first order of business appears to be remaking the Republican Party into the anti-tax and anti-Big Government party it once was. What it comes down too is … the Republican Establishment vs. Main Street!
Beware of the Republican Establishment by Bay Buchanan
Between the town hall meetings and the tea party rallies, millions of Americans are taking to the streets to protest a government gone berserk. They are angry and determined to take their country back. But there are snakes in the grass intent on using this movement to return to power, not the people, but the Republican establishment. If this happens we lose everything, including our country.
To succeed, the rebellion must produce candidates with fresh faces–populists who share our outrage for the arrogance of Washington, individuals who will fight for American workers and American families. We need primaries to nominate candidates that aren’t owned by party leaders, powerful special interests, nor Corporate America.
Last year, seventy-five percent of Americans believed the country was headed in the wrong direction and they threw out the bums — Republican bums. Obama and his comrades misinterpreted the victory, believing it was all about them, and proceeded to impose a big government leftist agenda on a conservative nation. Now voters are ready to throw out this new set of bums.
Enter the Republican establishment. They sold this country out when they were in power and can’t ever be trusted again. But they see an opening and are setting the stage for their own return. They are handpicking candidates — Bush-likes and Bush-lites — to run against conservatives in primaries. Many are retreads, all are available for purchase. Then the party elite endorses their candidate early in the primary, fills their coffers with millions from corporate PACs and special interests, pressures party regulars to get in line, and sends word to the grassroots candidates: “Drop out — you can’t win”.
Their game plan: shut out the conservative populists.
Richard Viguerie: Whose side are you on, the populists or the elitists?
Richard Viguerie and Steve Allen, writing in The Examiner, say: “If some commentators had their way, the conservative movement would toss out the raucous ‘tea party’ people and remake itself as a gaggle of eggheads. We would be fools to do so.”
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham trying to snatch defeat from jaws of victory:
Graham ‘huddling with Sen. Lieberman to find ‘the winning formula’ to pass cap-and-trade – Houston Chronicle – October 7, 2009
Excerpt: Republican and Democratic senators negotiating a possible compromise on climate change legislation insisted Tuesday that the measure must include provisions to boost nuclear power and expand offshore drilling. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who has been huddling with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and other moderates on the issue, said linking nuclear power and offshore drilling with a cap-and-trade plan for limiting carbon dioxide emissions is “the winning formula” to pushing the measure through the Senate. […] Graham said “more than a handful” of Senate Republicans could be persuaded to support a climate change bill if it includes “a robust nuclear power component” and provisions to expand “offshore drilling in a responsible manner.” “To get a bipartisan bill on climate change, you’re going to have to make it attractive for Republicans to vote for a cap-and-trade system,” Graham said. “There’s a way to grow Republican support but it is a give-and-take. Republicans have to give in the area of recognizing that climate change is real and a cap-and-trade system is part of the solution.”
Sen. Graham and McCain leading GOP capitulation on “scientifically meaningless” climate bill.
E&E – October 7, 2009 (Subscription)
Excerpt: As for whether Republicans would agree to changes to the bill that could give President Obama a big victory, Graham said that is not an issue for him. “I think the planet is heating up,” Graham said. “I think CO2 emissions are damaging the environment and this dependence on foreign oil is a natural disaster in the making. Let’s do something about it. I’d like to solve a problem, and if it’s on President Obama’s watch, it doesn’t bother me one bit if it makes the country better off.” […] Several moderate Senate Republicans, including John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said they are in talks with Kerry and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on the nuclear language, as well as other key issues. “A guy like Senator Kerry is looking for coalitions,” Graham said. “If you had a bill that would allow for responsible offshore drilling, a robust nuclear power title, I think you could get some Republican votes for a cap-and-trade system.” [...]
Graham suggested Kerry look to the tentative agreement reached last year among roughly 20 Senate moderates — Democrat and Republican — that would open up large swaths of new federal acreage to oil and gas development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the coasts of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. “I’m not talking about anything that hasn’t been vetted,” Graham said. “This is an idea that has been vetted and got a lot of Democratic support.”
McCain said he brings four major demands to the negotiation table: a commitment to construction of new nuclear power plants, loan guarantees, and solutions for both nuclear waste storage and recycling.
Mark Tapscott: Lindsay Graham is the Senate’s densest Republican
Earlier this year, House Democrats approved a 1,400-plus page Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade energy bill that was then promptly pronounced all but dead on arrival in the Senate. Now along comes the South Carolina GOPer to save the Democrats’ second biggest priority, next to socializing doctors and patients.
SideBear: When the titled article calls Senator Lapdog “Dense” they are being polite and don’t think for one minute McCain is not a party to this.
They both believe in man-made Global Warming, they have showed time and again how far out-of-touch they are with the reality and science behind the Global Warming Hoax.
A Disgusted Arizona Republican Says Get Rid Of John McCain
Imagine how disconcerting it is to learn that the leading Republican immigration advocate, Arizona Senator John McCain, has assumed the major role in making over the party (in his own image) and is its “titular head.” [John McCain’s Mission: A GOP Make Over, by Alex Isenstadt, Politico.COM, October 2, 2009]
As long as that’s the case, don’t look for any significant changes within the party especially on immigration.
Any Republican “make over” has to begin with McCain’s removal.
Lindsey Graham tagged as a ‘traitor’ for backing climate change legislation
Those angry town hall meetings are back.
Last night, at a forum at Furman University, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was pilloried by protesters for his decision to back Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and for his support for climate change legislation.
During the 75-minute event, one man told Graham he had “betrayed” conservatism and made a “pact with the devil” by working with Democrats, and asked when the senator planned to change parties.
Question to Graham – Why do you think its necessary to get in bed with John Kerry?