I chose to create a whole new post for my comment to Rick from this post because I wanted this message to be up front and open for all to see. The concept that was, and will be, discussed seems to be hard for some people to grasp and I hope my response might shed a little light for those who have a hard time understanding what we who voted for McCain are dealing with.
All these people that vote the Alphabet drive me nuts!
Rick, you are correct. And, as a conservative I had to squeeze my butt-cheeks when I voted for McCain. No, I did not vote party line. I voted some bums out, and some I voted to keep in. Though, unfortunately there were more people like you suggested than there were of my ilk who vote conscience.
We who voted for McCain knew who we were voting for. And this time it was the lesser of two evils. We knew that. We knew all about McCain and his knack for giving anything to any group anything they asked for. We knew of his ties to LaRaza as well and his move toward the global warming hysteria.
the reason Obambi won is because there is no diferance between the two. Obama is a global waming enthusiast, so is McCain. Obama is an open boarders amnesty for Illegal aliens, so is McCain. Obama voted to socialize the banks so did McCain. Do you not see this election made NO differance in who was there.
But with McCain, as opposed to the Socialist Obama, he was for protecting this country. He was for standing up against tyrants. He was for maintaining what we have and not going FULL fledged socialism. He was for using our resources to protect us from the Mid-East. He was not for punitive taxation. He was not for infanticide and dismantling our military. He was not for FULL censorship at least like Obama has shown himself to be. (Yes, we DESPISED him when he created that McCain-Feingold bill. We had our hopes on Bush to overturn that. But alas.)
But, you see, even when people put the R behind their names, that does not mean we support everything they do or that they share the conservative agenda. R is just a party, a club if you will. It allows anyone to enter. Even former liberal democrats who think that being an R will get them to win an election. Same is true for the D's.
What we need is a clear distinction. We need the conservative party and the liberal party. That way we clearly know where candidates stand.
Anyway, I digress. McCain at least was pro-America. At least he had some experience on how to do something. He did not rely on his looks or his ability to act like a rock star to get ahead. McCain at least had character. McCain at least knew the immense responsibility and heritage of the presidency.
And, if you recall, many R's and especially the conservatives, did not want McCain as the candidate. He was chosen for us by the liberal states that elected Obama for President. You want to talk about selected-not-elected. There ya go.
We wanted a true conservative. But, it is hard to get your wish across when you have to fight half the country and all the media who view Conservatism and Christianity as akin to madness.
If only we had not let the liberals get in charge of the educational system, people would be able to think for themselves still. They would still have even the slightest grasp of history, government, economics, and the vastness of what their vote means.
But alas, we now have people who vote for a president because he decided to stop at their bowling alley and shoot some pins. (True. people in the alley were for McCain until they "saw" obama bowling in the place they were at. They stated that they felt he was one of them. Idiots)
The problem with most R candidates these days, is that they spend too much of their time trying to be like a D. It is painfully obvious that if you present yourself as a conservative and stick to your principles you were raised on, then you win. R's come and go. Conservatism stays. Unfortunately, so does liberalism. (Kennedy, Murtha, Durbin and Kerry) Thus the reason why we need true conservatives to counter the damaging and dangerous liberals.
At least now we can blame the Dems instead of the RINO's.
You sound mad that Oklahomans supported McCain INSTEAD of Obama. But then you state the two are the same? Are you saying that they should have voted for Obama JUST so that they could have someone else to blame? HUH?
No. When you vote your conscience and the other person wins, THEN you can blame the other people for voting in the wrong guy. I am proud of my McCain vote. I stood up for freedom and Capitalism and the deaths of millions of American soldiers through the years. Soldiers who fought and died for our FREEDOM and the American way of life.
People today just threw all that away by voting in an imbecilic and dangerous Socialist in to the Presidency.
Think of this. What does USA now have in common with Venezuela, Gaza, Iran, and Russia? They all will soon have the same form of government and they all will be lead by leaders who are friends with each other!!
That is why we voted for McCain. To NOT be friends with tyrants, dictators and socialist war-mongers. We do not want our country to be like theirs.
We do not want our country changed. It is fine the way it is. Actually, it has been fine for many, many years. We do not need a new economic system. We do not need a new welfare system. We do not need a NEW educational system like the one liberals invision. The only change that is acceptable to us conservatives, is one that takes the government down about 50 notches. In order for this country to really prosper and grow, we need LESS government not more. We do not need people from other countries coming here and telling us how bad we are and how we need to adapt to the countries THEY JUST LEFT!
This is America. It was built by those seeking freedom and religious freedom. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian values taught from the BIBLE. If you want to live your life based on some other belief system, and you want to do business with a friend based on some other economic system, then fine. More power to you. That is private business. But, don't get up all in our country and try to make our country change to what YOU LEFT BEHIND! There was a reason you left your country. It sucks. Don't try to bring down our country to 3rd world levels by making us like your old country.
(And yes, I am speaking in the generic all-encompassing worldly "you". I'm ranting to the world now)
Give us a conservative candidate that protects individual freedoms. How can liberals be against that? Liberals always talk of individual freedom when it affects them. But, when it comes to someone else, they want the government to control them, to tax them, to bring them down. When you apply government control over people and their lives, how is this any different than the style of government found in Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and China? Or S. Africa of late?
When it comes to voting in a SocialistMarxist-liberal racist anti-American or a liberal Republican, the choice for some of us was easy. Sort of. But, like you said, now we can blame the Dems for what happens to this country. So, Yeah, Great, Thanks for supporting Obama.