Tuesday, April 1, 2008

An Endorsement for Today

This has been a hard blog for me to write, especially with all the things I've previously said. But there is a time to stand up and fight, and there is a time to do what is best for the country. I have reached this point after a long breakfast conversation this weekend with my father, who has spent his share of time in the political trenches. Many times he told me, "Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line." And I, with my rebellious political streak, have held back. No longer.

Today, April 1st, 2008, I am officially throwing my support and endorsement behind the Republican candidate for President of the United States, Senator John McCain.

I admit I still have many reservations, the McCain-Feingold bill, an attack on freedom of speech leveled under the pretense of taking the money out of politics stands foremost in my mind. But this is not about the Constitution.

This is about winning. This is about keeping Senator Obama and/or Senator Clinton from bringing their liberal visions to the White House. Whether it be something like immigration, foreign relations, Supreme Court nominees, or even the Bush tax cuts, which Obama and Clinton want to roll back due to the "benefits going to the most fortunate among us at the expense of middle-class Americans who need tax relief."

And out only hope in this time is to elect a leader who will do whatever it takes to win the War on Terror. And I believe McCain will do that, while making our strength and popularity among the nations of the world even greater. We must, in a time of terrible global tragedy, be willing to work with other countries to make our planet a greater place to live.

To those conservatives who still linger along the side of the road, it is not to late to join the ride on the Straight Talk Express. Senator McCain has never wavered in his beliefs. He has always said what he truly believes. He is the man that can unite the better parts of the Democrat and Republican parties, as the most hardcore conservatives are scattered and disenfranchised, and the crazy liberals are beginning to self-destruct as they bloody up their candidates. And in the end, it is where we have common ground that we are strongest.

So it is with this that I, warily, but finally, join back with the new incarnation of the Republican party and its leading man, Senator John McCain!

(author's note: this is my April Fool's Day joke, not an endorsement of the default candidate. Read the comments for more info.)


Patrick M said...

Happy April Fool's Day, all.

By now, you're ready to lambaste me for selling my soul to all the McCainiacs in Heck. So go ahead and post your thoughts, then laugh with me at this foolish idea. After a couple of days, I'll label the post as an April Fool's Day joke, but I'll let more people nearly bring up their lunch reading this tripe I wrote.

But there is truth even in my bullshitting.

Mike's America said...

Hmmm... That April Fool's joke may come back to bite you.

Many of us are going to have to swallow our pride, wounded feelings and serious disagreements with McCain and vote for him anyway.

I didn't read anything that you wrote that many of us haven't already said or may say so shortly.

I haven't yet, and am certainly not in any hurry.

Patrick M said...

I may, by November, vote for McCain, and suggest that other people vote for him. And if I do throw my support behind him, I will do so by borrowing the whole "wailing and grinding of teeth" thing from the Bible.

However, I will not be endorsing him. He continues to piss on conservatives regularly, and may not need conservatives solidly behind him to win.

So if and when I do say "Vote McCain", it will be paired with the words "Not like we have (anything other than) a damned choice."

Toad734 said...

I think you would find that McCain is more liberal on immigration than either Hillary or Obama.

But I agree that it is a joke thinking McCain can end/win the war on terror.

ITs also a joke that he has never wavered on his beliefs; his change of religion makes that clear.

And if the tax cuts were so good for the economy, why does the economy suck so bad. Why was the economy so much better under Clinton when the taxes on the Rich were higher?

Patrick M said...

Actually, McCain has shifted right (I guess on the immigration.

But I agree that it is a joke thinking McCain can end/win the war on terror.

No the joke is how you can read my words and still take them out of context.

ITs also a joke that he has never wavered on his beliefs; his change of religion makes that clear.

You got that right. Sort of. I don't make judgments on personal faith too often, as it requires knowledge of what is in someone's heart.

As for the tax thing, I'll cover that in a later blog, as you tend to simplify things just to make your oft-questionable arguments.