Dear Senator McCain

Mr. McCain:

I voted for you. I convinced my father and my stepmother to vote for you. I tried to tell everyone I knew that they needed to vote for you. I come from a family with a long military history; in my immediate family, my father served in the Navy. My brother serves now in the Army. I would have served, but I turn 35 in less than a month and wouldn’t be able to ship out that fast – the end of DADT didn’t come quickly enough for me.

Imagine my irritation upon hearing that you support military intervention in Syria.

Now imagine my absolute horror upon hearing that you had the temerity to call General Martin Dempsey “disingenuous” because he’s trying to warn you against said military intervention.

I am absolutely flabbergasted that you would support a strike against a strong ally of both Iran and Russia. Even more than that, I am appalled that you would support aiding the Al Qaeda-aligned rebels who would benefit from this. None of this is to mention the fact that Assad has promised that if America strikes, Syria will start firing missiles at Israel. General Dempsey was right – you haven’t thought this through.

How would we feel if Mexico decided to invade the Southwestern US to stop the death penalty from being carried out because they determined that it was a “crime against humanity”? I understand that the details may be different – Syrian WMDs are killing children. The principal, however, is the same. We are about to target a sovereign nation that is embroiled in a civil war. Not you nor anyone else can promise that civilians won’t become collateral damage if we do strike. If any other nation determined that anything we did was a crime against humanity and invaded OUR soil, even if just with airstrikes, you would (righteously) be beside yourself. You would insist that we and all of our allies hit back with such force that they’d never consider it again.

We cannot win this. Neither the Assad regime nor the terrorist-backed-and-funded rebellion can ever be trusted, and we damn sure cannot afford war with either Iran or Russia. I really don’t want to hear that we would only be carrying out “limited stand-off strikes” – once we get involved, we’ll end up being dragged straight to hell. You say now that it would only be limited, but history tells us a different story. You fought in Vietnam. You should know better.

I appreciate your military service, but as a senator, you’re arrogant, lazy, and outrageously disrespectful. I have never in my life been more embarrassed of any of my representatives as I am of you now. General Dempsey has DECADES of education, training, and experience. He has more understanding of the situation in his little finger than you have in your entire life.

I do hope you’re not planning to run again. If I have to run against you myself, I will see to it that you are replaced in the next election. I am ashamed of you and your behavior of late.

Sincerely,

Mel

PS: if I can sit for 10 hours a day answering the most boring phone calls in creation, I’m pretty sure you can put your damned phone down and pay attention to a three-hour hearing about the possibility of my family going to war. Grow up.

Sarah Palin (by Ann Coulter)

Wow, one of my favorite women writes about the other!  Courtesy of Time Magazine, Sarah Palin one of the most influential of 2008:

Sarah Palin was arguably the most influential person in 2008, but no one notices because she wasn’t influential enough to overcome the deficits of her running mate and win the election.

Until Palin, 45, burst onto the scene, Obama was headed for a Nixon/McGovern landslide. Palin may not have changed the election result, but she killed what otherwise would have been a rout.

John McCain was so preposterous a candidate (at least on a Republican ticket) that Palin was responsible for far more votes than the usual vice-presidential candidate. The biggest red flag proving her popularity with normal Americans is that liberals won’t shut up about her. Palin is a threat to liberals because she believes in God and country and family — all values liberals pretend to believe in but secretly detest. There’s a reason there’s no “Stop Olympia Snowe before it’s too late!” movement.

The American voter can be hornswoggled occasionally, but we can generally spot a real American, and that’s what Sarah Palin is. She really was a housewife who went into politics because she didn’t like the way her taxes were being spent. She really did take on the old-boy network — the oil companies and her own party — and won. And yes, she really did walk the walk on abortion when she found out she was carrying a Down-syndrome baby.

The combination of Palin’s attractiveness as a candidate and her ability to expose liberals made her a celebrity among Republicans. The only thing I have against her is that she threatens to surpass me in attracting the left’s hatred.

Coulter is the author of Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America

Proof of Palin’s Hope and Energy as our Next Reagan

CORRECTION Palin What's Next?

After a few days of liberals and John McCain urging all of us that it is now time to work together – as if we are all supposed to believe that after the way they treated our President for eight years, the media and many others seem to have a very different tenor towards Sarah Palin.

I’m begging you all, do not be fooled!  Rush urged the same of his listeners today.

This is the same media that gave us John McCain as a presidential nominee.

The day started of course with the anonymous McCain staffers portraying Palin as an uneducated and impossible-to-work-with superbitch.  The story started on Fox News last night and has ran through today. 

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First, why would McCain staffers decide to say such things and leave the man they campaigned for to explain this?  I can see Keith Olbermann now: How could McCain continue to force this dangerous airhead on to America in good conscience?  She doesn’t even know that Africa is a continent!  John McCain and his two staffers for one day have reportedly earned the top three spots on Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment (assuming that Ann Coulter didn’t make him cry for saying “good evening” to a homeless man). 

In a sad effort to erase the fact that McCain himself was not a conservative and had no business on the top of the ticket to begin with – thus losing the election not only for himself, but for America as a whole, they decided to make up the most ridiculous stories about Sarah Palin so that they can relieve themselves of the responsibility of their own incapabilities. 

Aside for the fact that I owe McCain the respect as a P.O.W. and the “maverick” that the NY Times loved to call him, he is the most ignorant politician around who believes that “crossing the aisle” to work with left-wing nuts is in the best interest of the country.  In fact, if he and his entire camp of advisers were to convert to Democrats tomorrow, the overall level of effective political wisdom would go up for both parties.

If these things were even close to true, then these staffers and McCain himself have announced themselves the most dishonest and repugnant people available.  They’re either lying, or like with the entire election in general, were terrible at planning for the long-term. 

Their names should be exposed so we know to get rid of them along with John McCain who had no business running as the representative-in-chief for Americans who love conservatism as a whole.  Which way is he really dishonorable?  Is it because he kept someone on his ticket who didn’t know the difference between a continent and a country?  Or is it because he’s refusing to now step out and address these rumors?

Sarah Palin was the winner in this campaign the very first time we read the slanderous story in US News Weekly.  She won my heart the minute Obama sent hundreds of investigators to Alaska to try and discredit her massive tangible record of success.  She didn’t need the media on her side like Obama had.  She didn’t have billions of dollars in campaign funding like Obama had.  She didn’t have the most liberal voting record when it came to illegal aliens, voting against Bush’s tax cuts, and crafting a campaign finance bill with Feingold like McCain had.

Sarah Palin received a bashing from the media.  That was a great thing!  It means she appeals to more Americans and the left needed their help to tear her down.  It’s our responsibilities as real conservatives to properly detect the game-playing involved.  If this were 1984, we would be ganging up on Reagan if we were indeed counting everytime the liberal media portrayed him as either plain-stupid or senile.

McCain caused the loss.  If it weren’t for Sarah Palin, McCain would have lost by 20+ million or more in lieu of the mere seven million.  Want proof?  Examine every other “maverick” or “moderate” like Goldwater or Dole and review those losses.  Then observe Ultra-Conservative (or what liberals today call “neocon”) Ronald Reagan’s results of two landslides that put Barack Obama’s and Bill Clinton’s victories to shame.  Then come back to me and tell me that Sarah Palin is not ready to lead us in 2012 as Reagan was in 1980.

Democrats and Media Miraculously Loving McCain Again

This caught my eye – so important to make a headline on YAHOO’s homepage:

Democrats say McCain can help mediate standoffs

“There’s a need for the old John McCain, a leader who worked in a bipartisan way,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday.

Suddenly the bipartisan maverick is back!

I think I’m going to switch the name of this blog to “I-told-you-so! DOT COM.”

A Little Political Morphine from Ann Coulter

See, this is why I love Ann Coulter.  Her newly released column tonight gives us the shots we need, a few of my favorite lines:

On winners and losers:

The winner, of course, is Obama, who must be excited because now he can start hanging out in public with Bill Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright again. John McCain is a winner because he can resume buying more houses.

And we’re all winners because we will never again have to hear McCain say, “my friends.”

On reasons why McCain was a failing candidate:

Republicans lost this presidential election, and I don’t blame the messenger; I blame the message. How could Republicans go after B. Hussein Obama (as he is now known) on planning to bankrupt the coal companies when McCain supports the exact same cap and trade policies and earnestly believes in global warming?

How could we go after Obama for his illegal alien aunt and for supporting driver’s licenses for illegal aliens when McCain fanatically pushed amnesty along with his good friend Teddy Kennedy?

How could we go after Obama for Jeremiah Wright when McCain denounced any Republicans who did so?

How could we go after Obama for planning to hike taxes on the “rich,” when McCain was the only Republican to vote against both of Bush’s tax cuts on the grounds that they were tax cuts for the rich?

And why should Republican activists slave away working for McCain when he has personally, viciously attacked: John O’Neill and the Swift Boat Veterans, National Right to Life director Doug Johnson, evangelical pastors Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and John Hagee, various conservative talk radio hosts, the Tennessee Republican Party and on and on and on?

And………..

How many times do we have to run this experiment before Republican primary voters learn that “moderate,” “independent,” “maverick” Republicans never win, and right-wing Republicans never lose?

Indeed, the only good thing about McCain is that he gave us a genuine conservative, Sarah Palin. He’s like one of those insects that lives just long enough to reproduce so that the species can survive. That’s why a lot of us are referring to Sarah as “The One” these days.

Like Sarah Connor in “The Terminator,” Sarah Palin is destined to give birth to a new movement. That’s why the Democrats are trying to kill her.

And finally:

For now, we have a new president-elect. In the spirit of reaching across the aisle, we owe it to the Democrats to show their president the exact same kind of respect and loyalty that they have shown our recent Republican president.

Starting tomorrow, if not sooner.

It’s a classic column.  Believe it or not, there is still plenty more to chuckle at and feel a true understanding among fogged and sad Republican minds today.

One Thing Michelle Missed

I was happy to hear Rush today for a bit because, as I predicted, we would start getting the true analysis of what went wrong for us.  Then, I read Michelle Malkin’s answer to all the pity e-mails she’s been getting regarding last night’s results.

She was right.  We simply stand for what we believe in and scream from the rooftops our opposition to basically everything Obama will stand for.  Simple enough, right?

Well there’s one part that I wish she would have embellished on (perhaps Ann Coulter’s column released tonight will touch on it as I heard her on talk radio this morning).  We realize we can truly never trust the media ever again.

We learn to recognize the warning signs like the NY Times who referred to McCain many times as a “maverick” before the primary.  Then, we call them out on it.

We learn our lessons and never forget them.  One major lesson Americans keep forgetting is that we are asking for major Democratic wins in possible landslide victories (like the one last night) when we run a mild Republican as opposed to a true conservative.

Barry Goldwater lost in a huge defeat.  Bob Dole lost in a defeat.  And McCain was rejected by America as well.  In fact, McCain would have done much worse had it not been for Sarah Palin.

Bush did three great things for our country.  First, he gave us tax cuts.  Secondly, he did not cave into Democrat whining when putting forth his national security or domestic policies which kept us safe.  Then, we got a couple of great Supreme Court Justices out of it.  But, he also did some very horrible things as well.  These include massive spending, support of amnesty, and support of the bailout.

These things were also supported by John McCain.  In addition, he threw in McCain-Feingold to boot.

I thank GW Bush for keeping me safe.

I thank John McCain for serving us in Vietnam and for Sarah Palin.

But, as conservatives, I am ready for both of them to be gone.

Next time, the media will not be selecting our candidate for us.  It is time many of us come together and work to make Sarah Palin our front-runner for 2012, a real conservative as her running mate, and a strict selection of strong conservatives to run for Congress.

You cannot sell out conservative ideals, Christians, and fiscal conservatives without losing an election in a landslide and carrying an “R” at the end of your name.

Finally, you thank God we didn’t have McCain who would have worked hard to appease the insane left in Congress, leading us to further failure and giving us two terms of Hillary landslides once the country felt the disaster.  The only thing is, Republicans would have been blamed.

This way; at least, the country feels disasters under liberals in both the Executive and Legislative branches.  Then we pounce back with Palin in 2012.

Until then, we support eachother and pull through it.

History, A Lost Cause, A Welcome Back, & Palin’s New Hope For Conservatives

Upon finding out last night that the second independent investigation into the Troopergate scandal cleared Sarah Palin on every “abuse of power” charge that she was accused of, it made me wonder why more people aren’t asking this morning why we had to wait until the 11th hour of November 3rd to hear it. 

Upon finding out over the weekend that Senator Barack Obama promised bankrupting the coal industry in America that accounts for over half of our domestic energy (not to mention millions of jobs), it made we wonder why we had to wait until the 11th hour of the campaign for the San Francisco Chronicile interview from January to be released. 

It’s astonishing that our media truly is a lost cause.  And not only will this day be historic if Obama wins, becoming the first African-American president, but this is certainly the pinnacle historic moment of the ultimate decline in journalistic integrity.  

It’s to be four years of a lost cause….to all the people who think that Obama is going to pay their taxes for them, pay for their health care, pay for their college tuition.  It will be four years of a lost cause to all those people who refused to get the specifics of how he is going to pay for 1.3 trillion in new spending proposals without cutting into the pockets of all Americans.  It will be four years of a lost cause to people like his Aunt in Boston who is an illegal immigrant living in a virtual slum. 

The movie “Evita” does not merely serve as a comedic display of Madonna’s ability to sing Broadway-quality numbers.  The socialism portrayed during the regime of Juan and Eva Peron was used in the eyes of Hollywood to tell a rags-to-riches story of one person, while the viewers only saw a small portion of the depression, starvation, death, and division caused by the Peronist regime.  And how did it start?  With Evita on a balcony telling Argentina that she would take the riches and that they would “inherit these treasures.” 

Sadly, the ones ACORN rounded up to move Obama closer to victory are going to be the ones to starve, hurt, and suffer.  Financially, even though we will feel the brunt through our paychecks being cut into, conservatives will; as they always have, pull through.

Even though Illinois can be considered by many as a lost cause for a lonely Palin (oh yeah, and McCain) supporter like me in this blue land, I did get up early to go vote this morning. 

I am thrilled Philip is making his comeback tonight as I always have admired his knack for electoral details within districts.  Plus Phil is the ultimate master of local and international views as well.   Welcome back, my friend.

And finally, regardless of the outcome, we must give a huge round of thanks to Sarah Palin for even giving me the push to even have hope for this year.  I’m sad the media convinced the uninformed that she was stupid even though her record of leadership, her record of fairness, and her record of fiscal responsibility proves everyone of those claims wrong.

I am happy; however, that this country can never again be accused of racism.  That we can move forward with a new sense of being united, and as the disaster of an Obama presidency begins to unravel, our party can again look to the brilliant and magnificent Governor Sarah Palin as our front-runner in 2012 after another wonderful four years of Governorship experience under her belt.

Go vote!  Even if it’s Carter all over again, we’ll hit back with a double-whammy of Reagan again.

Joe the Plumber: Real Americans Who Get it Right

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Joe the Plumber is precisely why Sarah Palin should have gone into the debates in lieu of John McCain against Obama.

Joe; like Sarah, understands the problems of socialism in this wonderful country. 

Sarah and Todd Palin’s tax return from 2007 revealed them making $170K.  Joe the Plumber as well makes less than $250K.  But where does it really end?

If someone works harder than another and makes more money because of that hard work, then why are they required to pay a higher percentage rate?

Let’s do the math:

At the current tax rates, the following income brackets pay the following tax:

$15,000 = $2,250

$250,000 = $90,000

If the government cannot make do with that, we don’t need tax hikes!  We need reformers.

Joe the Plumber and last night’s debate only reaffirms the positions of millions of real Americans.

He and people like Sarah are very appealing to Americans because we concur with them.  This election is not about Washington elites, not big-government taxers and spenders, or Harvard educations.  It’s about real Americans coming together to inspire and support one another.

You don’t hand out healthcare to people, you don’t hand out welfare checks from the pockets of hard-working Americans.  You use tax money to give people a fishing pole, to give them a chance.  Obama wants to hand out whales unconditionally.

For all the flack about Wall Street, I bet I can ask every member of Main Street that shows up on this blog about other Main Streeters who make bad financial decisions.  That’s why Wall Street executives get their big salaries – by preying on those weaknesses.

The more government hands out to the irresponsible, the more irresponsible they become and sooner or later (as Joe says so eloquently says here) $150K will be the next “high scale” since the socialist plan Obama has will eliminate any person in this country to work their way to the top.

It stops now, folks!