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Meghan McCain To “The New Faces Of The Gop”:”You Had Your 8 Yrs, Now Go Away!”Plus,My Thoughts On Torture!!!

Meghan McCain is so honest about what she feels is wrong with the “right” that some conservatives are questioning her political leanings.Is Meghan McCain really a conservative or a secret liberal? Others feel that Meghan McCain is suggesting that the GOP needs to morph into a party that resembles the Democratic party.Here’s a Republican viewpoint from Dayton Daily News:

Sen. John McCain’s daughter and his presidential campaign manager think they’ve figured out why McCain lost the 2008 election and what Republicans must do to win in the future: They need to be more like Democrats.

Steve Schmidt and Meghan McCain delivered their analyses in separate speeches to the Log Cabin Republicans, whose stated mission “is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians.”

Schmidt said he believes that a political party should not take or argue a position on same-sex marriage based on religious grounds. “If you put public policy to a religious test,” he said, “you risk becoming a religious party, and in a free country, a political party cannot remain viable in the long term if it is seen as sectarian.” (End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

And here’s another conservative from U.S. News that can’t find anything “right” about Ms. McCain :

“The political issues on which Meghan McCain urges moderation are some of the very issues that the GOP used successfully to realign the electorate in the 1980s and 1990s and which played a major role in winning the White House for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.

Ms. McCain, for example, urges acceptance of gay marriage—as now does McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt. But they forget that it was state-based efforts in defense of the traditional definition of marriage that helped Bush beat Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts in 2004. And that there has been no place, at least none that I can find, where the pro-gay marriage position has triumphed when put to a vote of the people.

In fact, it was just a few years ago, after the Vermont legislature voted to approve civil unions, that the GOP took over the state House of Representatives in the electoral backlash. And I expect to see a similar outcome after its approval of gay marriage over a gubernatorial veto earlier this month.

I think we’re seeing a war brewing in the Republican Party, but it is not between us and Democrats,” Ms. McCain told the Log Cabin Republican Convention. “It is not between us and liberals. It is between the future and the past.”

She’s welcome to try, but I think the real issue is for the party to return to its Reaganite, limited-government roots. And the close to 1 million, by some estimates, people who turned out for last Wednesday’s national tax day tea parties seem to agree. They were quite clear they believe they are being taxed, spent, regulated, and borrowed to death by the federal government.

And so my advice to Ms. McCain, and to those folks who think she might be right, is to focus on issues that unite us, like taxes and spending, not those that divide us, and then try to prove you know how to win an election or two before telling everyone else what their agendas should be.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

Whew! Meghan McCain is really getting under the skin of a whole lot of conservatives.The highly opinionated blonde has already said that “old school republicans are scared shitless“! Whatever it is,they aren’t wasting anytime responding to the change that Meghan McCain says the GOP desperately needs.But,I’m sure that Meghan McCain will only tell her critics to “kiss her fat ass“! Because that’s what she told Laura Ingraham to do when Meghan appeared on The View. Here’s more from the NY Daily News:

“As far as I’m concerned with what’s going on with Laura Ingraham, on my end, it’s over,” McCain told King. “There are nine million women in this country suffering from eating disorders. And I’m not going to be bullied around about my weight and what kind of standards I’m not fitting.”

In the past few weeks since she started her career as a political columnist, McCain has angered conservatives – especially after she blasted pundit Ann Coulter, calling the author, “offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time.” Ingraham had poked fun of McCain’s weight on her radio show, then back-peddled on an interview with Fox News a few days later.

Meghan McCain’s “progressive” – code for liberal in the eyes of many fellow Republicans – views on supporting gay marriage have also made her controversial among her party’s base.

“I have taken heat, but in fairness to me, I am a different generation than the people that are giving me heat,” McCain told King. “I’m 24 years old. I’m not in my 40s, I’m not in my 50s and older.”

But perhaps her most controversial view as far as Republicans are concerned is her support for Obama to succeed as president.

“He’s our president and when the election was over and when President Obama won, all negative feelings were gone,” McCain said on the CNN show. “I support the president.” (End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

Meghan McCain is a hell of a good sport for supporting the man who beat her father in the presidential race. But,if she understands the importance of supporting the president of the United States of America,then what the hell is wrong with those “patriots” who have been working to undermine President Obama since he took office?

Give him the same chance that I gave George W. Bush when he allegedly beat Al Gore. Even though there were some serious questions about whether George Bush really won. I supported George Bush because he was my president. We gave him a chance to make mistakes for 8 yrs. And we are continuing to find out just how horrific some of those errors were.

Now,it’s time for those who were in power then,like Dick Cheney,to support the president. And to “go away” like George Bush has. After all the chaos that took place under the Bush administration,I don’t lend much credence to anything that Dick Cheney has to say anyway.

Where was the honesty & transparency at when Bush & Cheney were in charge of serving the American people & doing what was in the country’s best interest? I mean,the law was redefined so that torture could be permitted. For all of those who want to protect American values,this ought to be of great concern to every American.

How much executive power are we willing to give a president? The Bush administration’s actions pale in comparison to all of the arguments that have been made about President Obama.

If you love your country,you should be outraged. But,if it’s all about which party you’ve pledged allegiance to,then you should be feeling defensive.Unfortunately,I’m hearing a whole lot of defense instead of outrage from the right. And that is wrong!

We do not torture in America. And that is what those “harsh interrogation methods” amounted to.You can call it what you want,but it is what it is! This is supposed to be a civilized society,remember?

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This Is A Scanned Copy Of Obama’s Birth Certificate!And Questions About The Lame Duck President, George Bush!!

The Disputed Barack Obama Hawaii Birth Certificate!


A reader pointed out that I had another person’s birth certificate posted instead of the one that is in dispute. Since I do not possess Barack Obama’s real birth certificate anyway,I won’t beat myself up over it.And if you are one of those birthers,it probably didn’t matter what birth certificate accompanied this post.Those who don’t believe that Barack Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen will continue with their beliefs.But,thanks for the heads up on this one, Mike from Louisiana!

Here is a scanned copy of Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate. Now, those who want to insist that this is an urgent matter must let this red herring go. There seems to be a lot of animosity towards the President-Elect. What about the lame duck President Bush? People seem to be oblivious to the fact that we have lost over 500,000 jobs last month alone! Henry Paulson & George Bush should have the ire of all patriotic people because they have helped to derail the progression of America. There are so many folks who have been put into the poor house under the Bush administration. Where’s the outrage over the fact that George Bush is moving into a $2 million home after so many of us are losing our homes? But, somehow we are consumed with questions about the incoming president? Is he a Muslim? Is he a U.S. citizen? But, we seem to be letting George Bush fall by the wayside on so many issues! For instance, take the issue of war crimes. Here’s more from The Times Online:

“The Washington Post reported that “current and former officials” said the torture lasted weeks and even, according to some, months, and that the techniques included hypothermia, long periods of standing, sleep deprivation and multiple sessions of waterboarding. All these “alternative procedures”, as Bush described them, are illegal under US law and the Geneva conventions. They are, in fact, war crimes. And they were once all treated by the US as war crimes when they were perpetrated by the Nazis. Waterboarding has been found to be a form of torture in various American legal cases.

And that is where the story becomes interesting. The Bush administration denies any illegality at all, insists it does not “torture” but refuses to say whether it believes waterboarding is torture or not. But hundreds of hours of videotape were recorded of Zubaydah’s incarceration and torture. That evidence would settle the dispute over the extremely serious question of whether the president of the United States authorised war crimes.

And now we have found out that all the tapes have been destroyed.

See what I mean by Hollywood? We know about the destruction because someone in the government told The New York Times. We also know the 9/11 Commission had asked the administration to furnish every piece of relevant evidence with respect to Zubaydah’s interrogation and was not told about the tapes. We know also that four senior aides to Bush and Dick Cheney, the vice-president, discussed the destruction of the tapes – including David Addington, Cheney’s right-hand man and the chief legal architect of the administration’s detention and interrogation policies.”(End of Excerpt) Read the entire article here:(http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3086937.ece


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John McCain Fighting To Be Revered As A Maverick Instead Of A Sidekick!!

John McCain In Fighting Mode
John McCain In Fighting Mode

He has been illustrated as being the ultimate war hero. Heck, he never lets us forget that he has the wounds to prove that fact. He survived torture by his captors during the Vietnam War which is how he got those aforementioned battle scars. That is one facet of his career that cannot be disputed. His life has been a series of ups & downs just like those shifting numbers in the polls. There has been some scandal & triumph in his political life. In fact, he took on campaign finance reform because of the Keating 5 debacle that he was involved in. He has had to gain acceptance from the republican party due to his reputation as one who goes against his own party. He has always been known as a true pugilist! The question has now become who is he actually in a conflict with?  Is Barack Obama the only opposition in his battle to win the White House?

Since waging a character battle with Barack Obama, he’s had to fight the importunate blather about his own moral fiber. There are anecdotes about John McCain’s mafia ties, his gambling sprees, adultery, etc… If you want to hear more detail about these stories go to (http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm ) He has had to fight his own words as well. What you say in the age of youtube will come back to bite you in the ass! I have included a video below where you can witness one of John McCain’s biggest fights! It is the battle with himself that is John McCain’s biggest challenge during this whole election. Should he be the maverick that he’s infamous for being or does his association with Bush relegate him to being just a sidekick? It seems that McCain has been skirmishing with these two conflicting views of him. What impression is the public getting from the choices he has made during this election?

Looking at today’s polls, it seems that John McCain is losing this battle with himself & Barack Obama. He was running neck to neck with Obama barely a month ago. But, he made a lot of choices that made the good American folks question his true motives. The choice of Sarah Palin as his VP pick left many wondering about his integrity. Did he really think she could sway Hilary Clinton voters? Because those two are poles apart in everything but gender!

John McCain has decided to reassert himself as the maverickduring the final weeks of this election. This economic crisis has him fighting an uphill battle because he signed the bailout bill along with Barack Obama! It has plenty of pork barrel spending tacked on to it, which he said he had no tolerance for. A lot of McCain supporters were dismayed by that fact! Then, when he suspended his campaign there was a huge dispute as to the true reason behind this announcement. Especially when it was not clear what role he actually played in the bailout talks. People still mull over what his real objective was in doing that. Therefore, he must now fight this image of him being just a sidekick of George Bush. That is what is embedded in the psyche of countless voters that are in those battleground states that Obama & McCain are fighting for. Can he make a comeback in just 3 weeks ? That is one of the many unknowns that will keep us engrossed with this election until they finally announce the victor!

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