McCain: The Conservatives Don’t Even Trust Him!!

Richard A. Viguerie, conservative figure head and author of “Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause” recently launched, a website that, “will offer conservatives a forum to express their opinions on McCain, to discuss and debate his candidacy, and to decide whether (and to what degree) he deserves conservative support.” raises questions of whether Republicans can trust McCain

As Viguerie states, “Conservatives need to know: Is John McCain, as he claims, a ‘foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution’ who will carry on the tradition of Reagan-type conservatism? Or is he, as some fear, a supporter of Big Government, an anti-conservative, a RINO (Republican In Name Only)? From the point of view of conservatives, is he a friend or foe, a political hero or villain?”

If you have dyed in the wool conservatives wary about McCain and unsure as to what he really stands for, where does that leave the rest of the political spectrum?

The fact is, the right hasn’t made up its mind if it can trust McCain because of his serial flip flopping on core issues such as abortion rights. In the 2000 primary debates against Satan George W. Bush, McCain tried hard to nail W on his wholesale support of the Republican’s Party’s abortion platform (which is so draconian, that it specifies no exceptions, not even in cases of rape). At the time, he tried to appease moderate elements by vocally criticizing the platform. In doing so, however, he may have inexorably alienated many conservatives because of the more moderate positions he’s taken on abortion along with immigration, stem cell research, and gay marriage (he opposes gay marriage but voted against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage – a position that has baffled conservatives and liberals alike and adds to the contradictory and ultimately inconstancy of John McCain. For the record, the best I can make out on McCain’s convulted vote was that he based his decision on states rights)

(Video of the 2000 primary debate available Here)

Now McCain has a history of being disingenuous – such as that whole “I do” stance he took with his first wife – but now his chickens are coming home to roost as McCain must reposition himself after campaigning as a centrist for years (almost ten by my count).

This, however, is where the straight talk express is breaking down. To have any hopes of winning come November, he must get the conservatives out to vote for him in the numbers that W did, but already he’s finding the need to talk out of both sides of his mouth to make that happen – such as his recent statements claiming that he NOW supports the Republican Party Platform on abortion.

What a difference 8 years make! No wonder conservatives have question marks! What does this man really stand for? Does he have a moral compass not dictated by getting elected? Perhaps the real John McCain is less maverick and more manic in his policy positions. Either way, the hatchet man knows he can’t be trusted.

Survey says FLIP FLOPPER!!


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