Take the Bush / McCain Challenge at MoveOn.org

You have to love our friends at MoveOn.org, for seemingly being the only institution on the left to actually understand that winning requires relentless attacks on McCain which expose him for what he is:  a faux war hero; a rickety, Alzheimer suffering septugenarian; a say anything, do anything career-politician; a corrupt, military-industrial complex-loving warhawk; an out of touch yet heartless ultra-conservative; a Bush clone; et al.    

I’m also happy to see John Cusack (who really should get more work) taking a stand on the issues that matter. Its nice that other liberals besides Alec Baldwin are willing to put their balls on the line for real change in America (kudos particularly to Oprah and Scarlett Johansson in this regard as well – who despite anatomically lacking, metaphorically delivered)   

Anyways, brilliant video and follow the equally brilliant link.  

 Take MoveOn.Org’s Bush-McCain Challenge!


If you do vote Republican, this video provides some reasons…

Although a hardcore political partisan, the Hatchet Man still is open minded and fully recognizes the soundness of voting Republican in certain cases – such as if you’re the CEO of a major oil company, or the current chair of Blackwater USA, or hold one the current administration appointments which may face indictment once less corrupt leadership (i.e. Obama) takes over.

So if you plan on voting Republican (and in the process setting America back another 20 years), you’re not alone… Watch these brave American’s assert their reasons to join the Republican revolution retardation.

Kentucky Results Indicate McCain’s Weak Support / Problems With Conservatives

McCain Scores a Pathetic 72% of the Vote In Kentucky


McCain 72%

Huckabee 8%

Paul 7%

Uncommitted 5%

Mitt Romney 5%

Rudy Giuliani 2%


WTF! You’re the party’s presumptive nominee and you don’t even pull 3/4ths of the vote. The other guys have dropped out (except for Paul) and you’re giving up almost 10% of the vote to Huckabee? Even more sad, 5% chose uncommitted rather than vote for McCain.

I know the news media is getting its panties in a twirl covering the Democratic election, which in my book was over on super Tuesday, but big media is doing the American people a gross disservice by giving McCain a free pass on these shocking numbers. (Or should I say Hillary is doing the entire party a disservice by staying in so that the media’s harsh focus won’t reveal McCain’s glaring blemishes)

Much has been made about Obama losing to Clinton in Kentucky, but the Republican numbers tell me that if the Kentucky Primary was held before New Hampshire, McCain could easily have been toast. But then we also could ask “if pigs flew would pork taste like chicken.”

What this does tell me is that conservatives still revile McCain. From what I’ve observed, his “base” has consisted of a loose conflagration of voters that are not well educated on his record.

Fact is when die-hard conservatives learn McCain’s record on issues that matter to them: abortion, immigration, gun control, gay marriage – they grow weary at best, bolt at worst. One thing is certain, they hardly rally to his defense. (see my previous entry McCain: The Conservatives Don’t Even Trust Him.) He’s needed every ounce of Rovian wisdom to try to bring conservatives into the fold for him – and reports indicate Karl is working hard for him on the message building front (otherwise known as Operations: John Knows Jack About Conservatives)

Unfortunately for McCain, he gained his ill deserved “maverick” reputation by staking positions just to the left of the major conservative wedge issues, leaving him out in the cold. For example, on abortion, he is decidedly anti-Choice, but simultaneously takes the moderate position of vocally opposing the Republican party platform’s call for no-exceptions. On gun control, he’s for moderate restrictions. In other words, he’s taken neither here nor there positions on many of the positions that really count to conservatives, but are incidental to “swing voters.” That’s why as a “presumptive Republican nominee,” he gave up 28% of the vote to now phantom opponents (and Ron Paul)!

Meanwhile, on the issues that matter to the average middle of the road voter – the economy, defense, Iraq, Social Security, health care, education etc. – McCain is decidedly conservative, with opinions perfectly in step with Satan George W. Bush. As voters recognize that McCain is in ideology, just another four year term for W, they’re bolting.

Hence the reason McCain needs to find palatable issues that he can take left leaning positions on (even if in lip service only) . The most easy to swallow for the conservatives – Environmentalism.

Ironically, while McCain’s environmental policy was seen as a departure from the conservative establishment, it is arguably merely the logical extension of the basic concessions Bush has been forced to offer up in light of rising energy costs and a preponderance of evidence that Global Warming. (If you’ll recall, in April 2008, the Bush administration finally conceded that climate change was occurring.)

Had candidate McCain been candidate Bush, we likely would have seen a nearly identical proposal on climate change, the environment, and energy. (I swear a post going into detail on McCain’s energy and environmental plans is forthcoming)

At the end of the day, as Kentucky indicates, McCain is fighting a two front war: on the one had maintaining his credentials as a conservative and invigorating the party’s base, and on the other appealing to the moderately inclined “swing voter.”

SNL: McCain Reminds Us How He’s Been Skating By

In case it doesn’t play, here’s the link.

Ha ha. Funny funny. Oh wait, we suddenly realize through the power of sarcasm that McCain has been skating by thanks to the infighting between Democrats. Now that the Wicked Witch of Washington has been banished, McCain’s about to burst a blood vessel answering to the scorching criticisms by the left, particularly moi (not to mention the little guys at like the NY Times)

Hardly surprising that a man who has skated by for most of his life wants to once again! (You’ll notice a theme emerging over the next few weeks)

Hopefully he gets a good VP quick to whisper in his ear during his many senior moments.

That one will never get old. Ironic that a Democrat bails him out again. I’m noticing a trend Dems… Stop bailing out the old geezer and let’s win this thing! (In all fairness, Lie-berman isn’t really a Dem. I’d call him a Benedict Arnold, if I didn’t think it was offensive to the memory of Benedict Arnold)

Try to Picture McCain Drawing This Crowd (Obama is God)

Barack Obama spoke in from of a massive throng of followers on the banks of the Sea of Galilee at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore. I didn’t think the second coming of Jesus could pull 75,000 people in Portland Oregon much less a political candidate. (And that’s not blasphemy, JC’s been suffering politically due to his frequent associations with George Bush. Its been hurting Christ’s numbers in the Blue States and he’s been sure to stop taking Bush’s prayers just to distance himself.)

Raises the question … is there anywhere in the world McCain would be this big of a draw? Who really wants to come out to see a crotchety old man past his prime ramble on about less government and medicare. You could pack the kids in the mini-van and go see grandpa in the nursing home and get the same experience as seeing McCain.

This picture tells you why Obama will win the race. One word. Hope.

(Later a Barack staffer went up to him, told him they ran out of loaves and fishes, and Obama waved his hands, and everyone ate for a week.)

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