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Huckascreed on McCain semi-scandal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by writing irish, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I'm on the local Huckabee email list so I can know what's going on with his campaign here. I found this jewel in my email today and decided to share here (since I can't respond to the list). Enjoy.

    It was hard to fight the urge to grin the other night after I was informed of the news about McCain's alleged scandal before it broke publicly. I had to remind myself that it is not prudent to rejoice in another's demise. I repented and went after the details.

    I tried to find anything on the Internet to back it up, since there were no public details. I did the Google surf, and could find nothing ... but a bunch of other dirt on McCain.

    The details of the latest NY Times story had not been released, but after pairing the words McCain, & Affair together, a bunch of stuff came up about how horribly McCain treated his first wife, who raised his children faithfully while he was in a Vietnamese prison, only to reward her by trading her in for a newer, faster model with lots of cash.

    Then the Keating Five scandal was an interesting read. I guess that the "Sherrif" was but a confused deputy at the time, but none the less, a viable story.

    Why is this relevant? The tabloids are definitely beneath us all, but here's the point: Did the media overlook all of this just as conveniently as the Republican establishment overlooked McCain's Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Bill? His connections with Goerge Sorros and Ted Kennedy? His flip flops on gay marriage? The unconstitutional McCain Feingold Bill that silences our fellow "agents of intolerance" or even his unwillingness to condemn embryonic stem cell research?

    As I spoke to a friend the next morning, we agreed that the media has been sitting on dirt that could have come out months ago because they have been saving it for the general election. It's there. Sitting. Waiting. 101 reasons why he is not the conservative, compassionate man of moral character he has tricked almost 50% of polled Republicans to believe that he is.

    For those conservatives who have been so deceived by the media, which has blackballed Huckabee, that they are somehow pro-McCain or pro-Republican Establishment, think again.

    They always have been and always will be liberal and anti-American to the core. Their only allegiance is to their Humanist agendas and the almighty dollar. They have been playing the ancient game called "divide and conquer" to push out the 2 most electable Republican candidates, Huckabee and Giuliani, so they can have a blast with their latest weapon, "The 2 Edged Sword" as they help a Democrat become the next president.

    This is how it works: One blade to remind Evangelicals and traditional Conservatives that McCain is an unfaithful liberal, and the other blade to remind Independents why he is a two time loser with ethics issues and the newly appointed scapegoat for what they will coin "Bush's War".

    The "Straight Talk Express" is about to be derailed, and the liberal mainstream media will not be the perpetrator. A socialist is likely to be sworn in as the 44th president if something doesn't happen soon, and the pundits will not be to blame. The American voter will.

    To do the digging themselves and find out where these candidates really stand on issues has become a tiring chore for a public so wrapped up in entertainment and convenience that they choose to feed on soundbites and emotional jerkings that taste much better than the ill-digested truth.

    They have been duped into thinking that they can have Clinton 2.0, or "change". Perhaps a war hero can save us! Maybe it's time for a revolution! What if Arnold could run and maybe Stallone could be his running mate? Oprah anyone?

    For women to believe that Hillary is their chance to have a woman running the country, regardless of her lack of character and decency, is a sexist fantasy that will actually set women's rights behind 40 years.

    Has anyone learned the lesson from Pelosi? Are women proud of her anymore? No, they are deeply embarrassed. What a wasted opportunity.

    For Black Americans to believe that Obama will somehow reverse years of the oppression and minority status, regardless of his Anti-Christ world views, or the fact that he is left of Hillary who is left of McGovern, and is worth selling out for, is a racist fantasy that will actually set the Civil Rights movement back 40 years.

    Why not wait for, or actually demand from the millions of decent and deserving female and minority Americans a Female or Black Reagan-like candidate? Wouldn't that be a step forward? To shun the Barbara Boxers and Al Sharptons and promote the Condoleezza Rices and Alan Keyes of our time?

    Does McCain deserve to be President just because he is a "War Hero"? Excuse me for saying, but I come from a long pedigree of war heroes and have seen thousands of them in Veteran's hospitals, retirement centers, and biker rallies. None of them took away my freedom to support the political process or my pastor's right to the First Amendment. Some call John Kerry a war hero. The point?

    There are thousands of men who laid it all on the line that are trying to earn a decent living outside of Washington who will get my vote before I support John McCain.

    My father, a Vietnam Veteran, ran for mayor a few years before he died. I helped him manage his campaign. I wrote his speeches. I backed him up because he was my dad and we had many things in common politically. As a boy, he was my war hero.

    Before the election, he announced that he would initiate a sales tax increase to pay for a new Veteran's Center, against my protest. I didn't vote for him that year, because values and principles are too important to overlook in favor of personality and associations.

    Christmas was very strange that year, but he respected my unwavering principles and was proud to know I had stood my ground when most would have caved in.

    Everyone who has worn the American uniform in battle deserves our deepest gratitude and respect. To me, they are all war heroes and I salute them all. However, they do not all deserve our vote. That includes McCain and definitely Kerry.

    Americans have become so market driven that they will listen to what a candidate says and not what they do. They will look at the fabricated spectacle painted by pundits who worship the mirror. These slick salesmen in the media are not looking for the next Reagan, or the next Lincoln or the next Washington. They are looking for the next story. Who are they to tell us we have it wrong, or who should be our leaders? Have they earned the right to influence our most important decisions and responsibilities?

    We should look at what candidates are standing on, which is their past records and actions. Not what they are standing for or against at the moment. Action-defined character is what matters. Show me your record. Does your value system define you or betray me?

    I hate to burst anyone's bubble, but WE DO NOT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY!!! Our government was designed to elect a genuine leader that stands on his own principles and values, not mine or anyone else's. Governing according to the polls and a knee jerk reaction to the influence of lobbtists was never the idea. Our country's flag stands for a REPUBLIC, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Right?

    God help us.

    -Mike Ford
     
  2. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Wow, what a joke. And yet people believe this sort of drivel.
     
  3. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Just to clarify, this guy isn't just some yahoo on the list. He's an organizer in the Huckabee campaign in Tulsa (surprise).
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Obama is the anti-christ? I thought that was Shrub.
     
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    That's what I was wondering, wi. I don't know if that makes it any more shocking, but so much for the reported amity between the two campaigns.
     
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    I'm so busy being a secular humanist and worshipping money that I can't keep up with all the anti-Christs. But I do know that Obama is to the left of E.V. Debs, who's to the left of Trotsky. Oh well, at least I can sleep tight knowing that I sabotaged Giuliani and Huckabee, the most electable Republicans.

    Seriously, in fairness to the Huckabee campaigners, I'm sure that there are many who would recognize this guy as pretty loopy. I'm hoping, anyway.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    The funniest thing about that was the claim that Hillary is "left" of McGovern.
     
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Which voters are they trying to reach with THAT kind of comparison? Christ, how many critical voters even know who the hell McGovern was?
     
  9. Hey, the National Journal is telling us that Obama is to the left of Bernie Sanders, who's an actual socialist.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Get used to this "antichrist" screed. Where I live, I'll be hearing it a lot for the next 8 months, unfortunately.
     
  11. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    I agree particularly on two issues.

    This is a REPUBLIC.

    We do need genuine leadership.

    OK, three.
    God help us.
     
  12. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    This is my favorite part:

    "My father, a Vietnam Veteran, ran for mayor a few years before he died. I helped him manage his campaign. I wrote his speeches. I backed him up because he was my dad and we had many things in common politically. As a boy, he was my war hero.
    Before the election, he announced that he would initiate a sales tax increase to pay for a new Veteran's Center, against my protest. I didn't vote for him that year, because values and principles are too important to overlook in favor of personality and associations."

    Yeah. The principle of greed vs. all that trivial shit ... why did dad and all those gimpy old vets need to steal my money to build a veterans' center? I mean it's great that they went to war and all that, but I really wanted to buy a fucking Lexus that year, dad knew that. And the fact that he's my father, well, what's that worth to me? As much as a Lexus? I don't think so.
     
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