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With the selection of Sarah Palin as VP candidate there is suddenly wild enthusiasm for the McCain/Palin ticket. Let me suggest 10 good reasons why conservatives and libertarians should refrain from voting for John McCain:
(1) John McCain was the moving force behind repeal of the First Amendment in McCain Feingold. As President, what additional violations of the Constitution will he champion? He has no fixed Constitutional principles.
(2) JM will consider his election as an endorsement of his immigration policy and amnesty. While I do agree we need comprehensive reform, and that sending back millions of people will probably never happen, I do not believe that most of us support his poorly considered “solution.” He will have the enthusiastic support of the Democrat Party, probably the acquiescence of his own Republican Party, and it is unlikely that talk radio will be able to stop it after the election.
(3) JM will try to use the only administrative paradigm he has available to him in controlling the bureaucracy — his military experience. The bureaucracy will end up controlling him.
(4) JM will be desperate to do deals with the Dems to establish his “maverick” bona fides. Unlike President Bush, he will not give up and he will be rolled by the evil party.
(5) JM has a total lack of understanding of economic reality, and will be totally at sea in trying to deal with forthcoming economic challenges. In a worst case scenario, he could end up being our modern Herbert Hoover.
(6) JM’s tendency to scapegoat producers in the oil industry, the pharmaceuticals industry, and whatever industry is slandered by the MSM tomorrow will further undermine his ability to deal with economic problems on a realistic basis.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?