I have been hearing about John McCain's ACU rating, and how it proves his conservative credentials, for months now. Head on over to
for the explanation of why it doesn't mean squat.
I won't ever vote for John McCain... ever! I don't trust him... not.at.all. Well done Emperor!
Why all the fuss over some Senator from AZ? It's not like he's the Republican nominee for POTUS or anything. If you lived [hold on a minute]
What about the conservatives?
Whaddya mean "What conservatives?"
That's who we're stuck with?!?!
[sorry, about that]
Posted by: Paddy O'Furnijur at 14 May 2008@19:44:45 (DyUi6)
He's a liar who should have switched over to the Dems in 2004. I respect his service and sacrifice, but can't stand his politics or arrogance.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 14 May 2008@19:51:40 (Q5ggV)
It's actually a smart strategy on the part of the GOP. Since a Democrat will probably win this year, they've decided to nominate a Democrat for themselves.
I was going to say I'll be voting for the Libertarian candidate this year, like I did in 2004, but there is serious danger the LP will nominate a nut or an ideologue who is so nutty he/she might as well be a nut, in which case I don't know what the hades I'll do. (There is a sizable group in the LP who seem to think that the LP should be the world's only political party for whom an elected candidate is a badge of dishonor.) Not the Constitution Party--too theocratic for me.
BTW, according to the ACU (and Rottweiler's adjustment) the meme that Obama is the most liberal senator is wrong. A rating of 4 may be pretty liberal, but there's a whole bunch of them who rate zero.
Posted by: kishnevi at 14 May 2008@20:58:35 (N1rjO)
At 0.3% of the vote, what does it matter that the LP candidate might be a nut-job? 8% of the population thinks that Elvis is still alive - 3% think if you write him a letter he'll get it. 26 times more people think Elvis is alive than voted LP in the last presidential election. Just think what that voting block could do for the LP!
Posted by: Paddy O'Furnijur at 14 May 2008@21:09:44 (DyUi6)
If I thought it was GOP strategy I might... nope, I still would have left them. I'm understanding now why so many conservatives call the GOP "the stupid party". As far as Obama's rating goes, I care less about his than I did McCain's. It's the policies I don't like, not somebody else's rating. I trust my own judgment much more than I do theirs.
Saying that nominating McCain was a deliberate strategy is also saying that the GOP is more interested in political strategy than what is good for the country. No matter what their reasoning, be it strategy, backroom deal because it was McCain's "turn", or really believing that he is the best candidate... the GOP no longer represents what I believe in. They're going to get stomped in November on all fronts and deservedly so. Once the Dems have a nominee, they will close ranks with the MSM and you're going to see a half-dozen negative McCain articles every single day until the election.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 14 May 2008@21:17:42 (Q5ggV)
"that the GOP is more interested in political strategy than what is good for the country"
Stashiu, they're a political party. They've always/ been more interested in strategy than the good of the country.
Posted by: kishnevi at 14 May 2008@21:48:01 (N1rjO)
That's pretty cynical my friend, but I won't say you're wrong.
Might be that I just never saw it before. Whether it's true or not, they won't be getting my vote just because they have an (R) next to their name. McCain won't get it no matter what. I am enjoying the Dem meltdown as it is of their own design. The GOP meltdown... feh, I'm completely indifferent to them right now. I'll vote the individual and hope for gridlock for the next four years. Maybe there will be a conservative party by then, because there sure isn't one now.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 14 May 2008@22:08:14 (Q5ggV)
Once the Dems have a nominee, they will close ranks with the MSM and
you're going to see a half-dozen negative McCain articles every single
day until the election.
I had to smile when I came across this post
Democrat kvetching that the MSM is too soft on McCain.
Posted by: kishnevi at 15 May 2008@20:11:32 (ntdZU)
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 15 May 2008@20:16:27 (Q5ggV)
Pretty lame stuff. Cindy McCain isn't the one running and they've always kept their taxes separate, so I would tell them to go pound sand too. Of course, I'd tell the MSM to go pound sand if they asked me the time, so....
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 15 May 2008@20:20:52 (Q5ggV)
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