Sunday, April 9


Everywhere I go I hear moderate Republicans utter John McCain's name in reverent tones as if he is their coming savior, the one who will fix all the messes Bush has created, the Claudius who will regain for the U.S. the prestige that Caligula has lost us in the world and reject the agenda of the religious right. They better think twice. As Helen Thomas explains:

Asked to explain his change of attitude toward the evangelist on "Meet the Press" Sunday, McCain said: "I believe that the Christian right has a major role to play in the Republican Party. One reason (that) is so is because they're so active and their followers are. And I believe they have a right to be part of our party."

McCain also has gone out of his way to cozy up to President Bush after their bitter rift in the 2000 presidential campaign. McCain has said he does not look back in anger at old political battles. That's wise -- he's going to need Bush's backing in a presidential bid.

McCain also has taken other stands that should put him in good with Southern conservatives. Hailing from a military family -- his father and grandfather were admirals in the Navy -- he is a strong supporter of the invasion and occupation of Iraq and believes the number of U.S. troops there should be beefed up.

He is against abortion rights and gun-control laws and believes students should be taught the religion-oriented "intelligent design" theory of creation as well as the theory of scientific evolution.
With his "hail fellow well met" persona and tendency to jaw with the media and pundits in the back of the campaign bus, he has created the impression in some quarters that he is a "moderate."

Forget it. His voting record speaks for itself.

McCain is working hard to prove his staunch conservative credentials as he woos the far right in his party.

If he wins the presidency, the country can expect a continuation of Bush's aggressive foreign policy and ultra-right domestic programs.

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Blogger pinkfem said...

Yep, "Sleeping Beauty" McCain has taken a bite from the poisonous apple from Ugly stepmother Falwell. Hope he chokes on it.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

Nice turn of a phrase!

5:21 PM  

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