The McCain Court

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  2. I read from one blogger a good point that I haven’t heard repeated enough. The judges that Obama might replace would be the Liberal Judges.

    Sure it would be great to replace them with conservatives but not replacing them with conservatives won’t change the status quo.

    And the damage that McCain could do within the Republican party by using his power to diminish conservative influence within the party is just too great. If neither parties represent conservatives then we have lost.

  3. I don’t get it.

    What are you trying to accomplish by continuing to attack McCain?

    The time to fight for control of the GOP is over. You lost. McCain is the nominee. Either he or Obama will be President. McCain is clearly more conservative than Obama.

    So again, what are you trying to accomplish now?

  4. No, what takes place in Sept. is attempts to disrupt to convention by the Paul cool aid drinkers. This will fail, and McCain, along with VP nominee Bobby Jindahl will rightfully turn the attention to Hussain Obama.

  5. RBN,
    Is it your opinion that “disrupting” a convention is participating, according to the rules, making motions, voting, etc. but doing so in a way that does not fall in line with the wishes of the GOP establishment?

    You certainly have got the spirit of the Star of David Strategy… can you tell me where you got it?

  6. Trojan (interesting name for someone who touts a philosophical Democrat as the Republican nominee), regarding your question (at 3 and 9):

    I don’t understand why you call this “attacking” McCain. Clearly, it has been his appeal to the “moderates” and “independents” and other Democrats that won him the nomination with their crossover votes.

    Further, it is precisely that, we have been told, since at least 2005, by Party leadership, which makes him “the one that can beat Hillary.”

    He appeals to the middle.

    Part of that “middle” is the “middle approach” to Constitutional ajudication. And a perfect example of that is Sandra Day O’Connor, who was in the exact “middle” of the court. It is not possible, in fact, to be “in the middle” and hold to Original Intent interpretation, since adhering to the Constitution makes one, immediately, “an extremist,” or, as RBN has suggested, a “Kool-Aid drinker,” One who is grouped with Thomas and Scalia and Roberts and Alito. No such “extremist” could have sponsored McCain/Feingold, since it is an obvious violation of said Constitution on its face.

    So, if winning, as has been constantly suggested, is dependent on going “to the middle” and avoiding the divisive polarization of “right and wrong,” “true and false,” “Right and Left,” then we are NOT attacking McCain by pointing out that he is, indeed, a man “of the middle” of non-partisanship and compromise.

    We are promoting him.

    If these, as his supporters must surely assert, and RBN has explicitly asserted, are ASSETS to his election, then how can we be “attacking” him by pointing them out?

    Should we all not be shouting to the rooftops, “HE BELIEVES THE CONSTITUTION IS A LIVING DOCUMENT!!”

    And, not unrelated, to address your question in (6), though not asked of me, if we are, to the contrary, that “little minority” which believes that the continued prosperity of our nation and solevency of our Government, indeed, that the very lives of millions of innocents depend upon moving away from the continual un-Constitutional expansion that the “middle” always brings us, shouldn’t we (that little minority of conservatives, the GOP base) be doing everything in our power to move heaven and earth to get a brokered national Convention? Should we not, both as individuals and collectively, be willing to make huge sacrifices, even on the smallest of possibilites, to acquire, for the first time in 24 years, a Republican Nominee who actually wants to make Government SMALLER and return to the Constitution?

    What’s to lose?

  7. Gosh, Mr. Horse (at 11),
    Is this, somehow, new to you? That any convention that has no majority for any Presidential nominee on the first ballot is called “brokered” because some new process must be initiated and agreed to?

    And, unless the GOP elite has been lying to us about McCain having it sewn up, what harm could be done attempting the “impossible,” attempting to get a conservative nominee?

    The fact is that McCain does not, even as I write, have enough delegates legally required to vote for him to ensure him of the nomination on the first ballot. Yes, they’ve all been lying to us. The McCain/liberal/GOPpragmatic elite and their proxies in the liberal media.

    The proof of this is their ongoing desperate cheating to win delegates.

    Why did you “need to know” this?

  8. I truly believe, as a conservative, and not 100% behind McCain, that despite your rhetoric, he will be, he must be, he is destined to be the next president, and is essential to yours and my kids future. The alternative is too horrendous to think about. It is pure fantasy (in my opinion) that any other choice on the GOP side is possible. You (and I say this kindly) kool aid drinkers, will go and cause commotion, and achieve nothing but to be an iratant on behalf of a fringe personality (Paul) . You may dream of a brokered convention, but what your plan will do is ensure this;

     Hussein Obama will provide legitimacy to rouge countries by “talking” with those would slice your and your children’ heads off because we are Christians
     The documented most liberal senator if decades will oversee socialization of our health system
     Your actions will contribute to the influence of those who think like Pastor Wright

    Doug, what you are doing is dangerous…go ahead and carry talk about your disagreement with the GOP, but just know this, your actions will contribute to the most fraudulent, America hating, self loathing, government that we have experienced at any time. Your seemingly hatred for McCain, is blinding you to the coming storm of a Muslim loving (yes, I said it) hate American agenda, all wrapped up in buzz words called “Change”

    It is possible that I might believe your tactics would make sense with Billary, we know her. But the Hussein Obama travesty, which your efforts will contribute to, will provide the tipping point to create entitlements that will push in over 50% of our population to government solving our everything, and becoming a passionate socialist state. I can not, I will not, I refuse to accept your overblown view of McCain. My god man, you have to know in your heart, Paul is an asterisk in history, and ignoring that will contribute to some very dark days under the presidency of Hussein “Barry” Obama. I implore you to reconsider, for me, my family, our country!

  9. RBN,
    You have been blinded by experts.
    The surest way to an Obama presidency is a McCain nomination.
    Everything we’ve said about him is factually true.
    Everything you say about Paul is scurrilous ad hominem.
    Or let me put it your way: “You are a complete idiot (and I say this kindly)”
    The demographics of the last half century don’t lie. As Ann Coulter said, “When you give the American People a choice between a Democrat and a Democrat they usually choose the Democrat.
    McCain would join the scrapheap of Dole and Ford and Bush ’92 (when his Reagan aura wore off to reveal another GOP/Left pragmatist).
    You are working for Obama.

  10. You are a complete moron (I say that, sort of kindly). Your blindness to the oncoming winds of disaster, by your scortched earth efforts is distrurbing. Thomas Sowell summed it up best in an article written in April (below)

    By Thomas Sowell
    Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    Many years ago, a great hitter named Paul Waner was nearing the end of his long career. He entered a ballgame with 2,999 hits — one hit away from the landmark total of 3,000, which so many hitters want to reach, but which relatively few actually do reach.

    Waner hit a ball that the fielder did not handle cleanly but the official scorer called it a hit, making it Waner’s 3,000th. Paul Waner then sent word to the official scorer that he did not want that questionable hit to be the one that put him over the top.

    The official scorer reversed himself and called it an error. Later Paul Waner got a clean hit for number 3,000.

    What reminded me of this is the great fervor that many
    seem to feel over the prospect of the first black President of the United States.

    No doubt it is only a matter of time before there is a black president, just as it was only a matter of time before Paul Waner got his 3,000th hit. The issue is whether we want to reach that landmark so badly that we are willing to overlook how questionably that landmark is reached.

    Paul Waner had too much pride to accept a scratch hit. Choosing a President of the United States is a lot more momentous than a baseball record. We the voters need to have far more concern about who we put in that office that holds the destiny of a nation and of generations yet unborn.

    There is no reason why someone as arrogant, foolishly clever and ultimately dangerous as Barack Obama should become president — especially not at a time when the threat of international terrorists with nuclear weapons looms over 300 million Americans.

    Many people seem
    to regard elections as occasions for venting emotions, like cheering for your favorite team or choosing a Homecoming Queen.

    The three leading candidates for their party’s nomination are being discussed in terms of their demographics — race, sex and age — as if that is what the job is about.

    One of the painful aspects of studying great catastrophes of the past is discovering how many times people were preoccupied with trivialities when they were teetering on the edge of doom. The demographics of the presidency are far less important than the momentous weight of responsibility that office carries.

    Just the power to nominate federal judges to trial courts and appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, can have an enormous impact for decades to come. There is no point feeling outraged by things done by federal judges, if you vote on the basis of emotion for those who appoint them.

    Barack Obama has already
    indicated that he wants judges who make social policy instead of just applying the law. He has already tried to stop young violent criminals from being tried as adults.

    Although Senator Obama has presented himself as the candidate of new things — using the mantra of “change” endlessly — the cold fact is that virtually everything he says about domestic policy is straight out of the 1960s and virtually everything he says about foreign policy is straight out of the 1930s.

    Protecting criminals, attacking business, increasing government spending, promoting a sense of envy and grievance, raising taxes on people who are productive and subsidizing those who are not — all this is a re-run of the 1960s.

    We paid a terrible price for such 1960s notions in the years that followed, in the form of soaring crime rates, double-digit inflation and double-digit unemployment. During the 1960s, ghettoes across the countries were ravaged by riots from
    which many have not fully recovered to this day.

    The violence and destruction were concentrated not where there was the greatest poverty or injustice but where there were the most liberal politicians, promoting grievances and hamstringing the police.

    Internationally, the approach that Senator Obama proposes — including the media magic of meetings between heads of state — was tried during the 1930s. That approach, in the name of peace, is what led to the most catastrophic war in human history.

    Everything seems new to those too young to remember the old and too ignorant of history to have heard about it.

  11. RBN,

    I will no longer attempt to match your skill with baseless insults and I mean that in the kindest way.

    I agree, unequivocally with Sowell. You ignore his warnings to your peril:

    “…the power to nominate federal judges to trial courts and appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, can have an enormous impact for decades to come. There is no point feeling outraged by things done by federal judges, if you vote on the basis of emotion for those who appoint them.”

    You, RBN, not only debate, but vote on the basis of emotion for a candidate who would exacerbate the crimes of federal judges, both by apponting more of the same, and by putting forward more unconstitutional legislation for them to approve, as he has done with McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy and McCain/Lieberman.

    Obama is a threat to America, but so is McCain. McCain would not only continue to attack the Constitution, but would, as its most powerful officer, eviscerate the Republican Party beyond recognition. I’ve seen the deterioration during the Bush years. We’ve seen the massive cheating by McCain loyalists in the Party to get the nomination. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

    Any effort any patriot can muster to help get a different nominee is service to his country in her deepest hour of need.

    It did not have to have been Ron Paul. Had the Party retained any semblance of conservative leadership there were numerous suitable small-government candidates. Unfortunately, we are now a small-government party with Big Government leadership and their collective mode is not only a force for Big Government, it is deeply unethical and corrupt.

    Ron Paul is the one who would not give up. Ron Paul is the one who found the key to reaching the hidden conservatives the Party could not reach. Ron Paul Constitutional Conservatives who came of age, politically, AFTER the Reagan administration, coalitioning WITH the old-line Reagan Conservatives like myself are the only hope to save the GOP this year.

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