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Thanks to LC Trooper THX1138, we no longer need to spend time trying to perfectly say what we mean to say, with no misunderstandings possible, because he pointed us to this fine gentleman, Mychal Massie, who already said it better than we could ever hope to:

I am a conservative, but I’m not an ideologue – nor is my vote governed by fear. That is to say, I will not vote for a Republican nominee to whose positions I am vehemently opposed and/or whom I do not trust, just to keep Obama or, more likely, Clinton out of the White House.

Fear is a powerful motivator that can be used to coerce well-intentioned persons, groups or even the entire nation into making incredibly poor decisions – and the Republican National Committee is not above using same. The idea that I must abandon my moral compass and vote for a candidate I could not find more objectionable – in order to shut out a liberal candidate who bears little or no substantive difference to the one I voted for – is offensive to me.

Go read the whole thing. There’s not a word in there that we could possibly object to.

I am not a slave. I am a human being, a free man, a man who will not be cajoled, blackmailed or threatened into submission by anybody, particularly those who come to me disguised as “friends” with a knife hidden behind their backs.

Mr. Massie mentions that he survived Carter and Clinton and that he’ll survive whatever comes next too. He is right. I have survived worse, far worse, and those who think that they can scare me with the spectre of what the Dhimmicrats have dug out from underneath their toenails frankly need to do their homework, because they have no idea. Absolutely. No. Idea.

My principles are mine, they’ve remained unchanged through Hell and high water, and I’m not about to abandon them for they are what I am. Without them, I am nothing. They are not for sale to the highest bidder, much less are they to be discarded in the face of adversity. They are mine, and nobody can take them away from me. I can only lose them by throwing them away myself, and were I to do so, I would be worth less than the basest cur on the planet.

So endorse your McCain, RINOs, carry him on your shoulders to a landslide defeat that will be remembered for all time, but do it without me.

This is my hill, this is where I stand. If you want me off of it, you’ll have to kill me and carry my lifeless body down.

At least I shall die a free man, standing on my feet rather than crawling at the feet of somebody else.

Thatisall.

60 Responses to “Fear Doesn’t Control My Vote Either
  1. LC Scott Comment by LC Scott UNITED STATES

    Emperor,
    I’m not the type too stay at home and not vote so that leaves me with several distasteful options if McVain gets the GOP nod.

    1: Vote for the democrat.
    2: Write in a whom I would prefer. While a principled position it is still a vote for the democrat.
    3: (Shudder) Crazy Uncle Ron.

    In the mean time. Go Mitt.

  2. LC_Salgak Comment by LC_Salgak UNITED STATES

    What we could do with a legally-binding “none of the above” choice on the ballot. . .

    (sigh)

  3. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog UNITED STATES

    The choice will be between bad and worse.
    Reality bites!
    I’m sure some will vote out of fear, sheeple are everywhere.
    Many of us have our own hills, where we stand on our own ideals and principles.
    All we can do is what we believe is the right thing to do, swallow the bitter pill and carry on.

  4. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC UNITED STATES

    Right now I’m just going to concern myself with the primary on Tuesday. I just checked a poll for my state that was done Sunday: McCain 37% - Romney 25%, but Rudy was still in at 12%. Romney would need every one of those votes just to tie and I think most of Rudy’s vote will go to McCain. Not a pretty picture, but I’ll do what I can.

    I’ll reassess the situation Wednesday. If McCain has the bid wrapped up, come the General Election, I’ll most likely just skip the Presidential page and vote on the other :em72: . There’s always Measures that Sacramento doesn’t have the balls to deal with and leave up to us, not to mention I sure some of my local asshats will be up for reelection. :em38:

    I see no reason to get pissed off any sooner that necessary. Living in Kalifornia I’m use to political disappointment. Even when you try to do the right thing here it turns around and bites you in the ass. Think Schwarzenegger. What socialist ass he’s become. :em98:

  5. evilned Comment by evilned UNITED STATES

    If Benedict Arnold McCain is the nominee, I won’t stay home. There are other election at the local, state and federal level that need to be taken care of. I will not vote for the Manchurian Candidate :em72: under any circumstances. :em12: I will write in Fred’s name. :em69:

    I will also be making some firearms purchases as soon as I am gainfully employed. McCain is a traitor in every sense of the word. His contempt for the Constitution is well known. If anyone has an “in” with Romney’s campaign, now would be the time to bring up the Keating 5 scandal that helped cost this country a couple of trillion dollars. :em58:

  6. LC Shamalama Comment by LC Shamalama UNITED STATES

    First, thank you Mychal Massie for the article, and thank you Emperor Misha I for the heads-up.

    Obviously, the RNC has not taken the lessons of 2006 to heart.

    Better than four in 10 moderates and liberals lined up behind McCain, twice the proportion backing both Romney and Rudy Giuliani. This should come as no surprise in that many Conservatives view McCain as a closet Liberal.

    Rudy Giuliani, who bet his presidential hopes on Florida only to come in third, is rumored to be preparing to quit the race and endorse McCain.

    No, I don’t feel good about the Presidential election this morning - and I vote on Super Tuesday. Are there no Statesmen left? Are there no real Conservatives left?

    The world’s most powerful military, the world’s most economy, and we get Curly, Larry, Shemp, and Moe.

    x

  7. deMontjoie Comment by deMontjoie UNITED STATES

    Back in the ooold days (i.e. 2-3 weeks ago) I used to laugh at the folks who were describing their plans to vote for the Democratic candidate in protest over the lameness of the potential Republicn nominee. “Ha-ha, what losers!”

    Now I ain’t laughin’ so much anymore. I guess I was the loser for still having some blind faith that the GOP would give us the option of voting for a true conservative (Fred!, Dunc Hunter, Tancredo) or maybe just a moderate-conservative (Romney). Instead — it’s looking like AARGH!!!

    I physically cannot push a button for Eevil Hillary nor for empty-suit socialist Barak. But I WILL NOT vote for McCain — whose only good position is his kinda-sorta support for the Global War on Terrorism (although he won’t allow the dribbling of water on mass-murderers).

    I dunno who’s gonna be on the ballot for Libertatian now that Ed Brown is dead, but I guess I’ll press that button as a protest. I’ll also refuse to vote on ANY other Repubs on the ballot — just outta principle (not that they ever have a chance of winning out here in the People’s Republic of Maryland). I will e-mail the RNC of my intentions — not that they will give a shit (too bad it’s too late to change party affiliations in time for the primary.

    I fear that we’re in for a really wild ride in the next few years.

  8. evilned Comment by evilned UNITED STATES

    deMontjoie, do what I plan on doing. Write someone in. I plan on writing in Fredrick Dalton Thompson. Yes, it won’t matter, but it is the principle of the thing. :em03:

  9. deMontjoie Comment by deMontjoie UNITED STATES

    Ned –

    Yeah — I might just do that.

    I would enjoy the opportunity to cast a “pretend” vote for Fred!, even though I would be simultaneously choking upon the bitter taste of the realization that the vote could have been real — if only a few things had turned-out differently.

    deM

    P.S. Perhaps OT (but mebbe not) — SGN has a decent price on some basic staples:

    http://www.sportsman.....x?a=365174

  10. DaToad Comment by DaToad UNITED STATES

    This is the absolute shits. If Lettuce is the GOP’s boy, then it will be write in time (Fred T.) for DaToad. I think Mrs. T. will also do a write in. The Toadette and her BF are “Pauliacs” (I know, I know) and both have already said they will write in. 4 more wasted votes here in el valle del sol.

    I’m thinking this could be the end of the GOP as we know it, and in the long run maybe that’s a good thing. Could a truly conservative party rise from the ashes?

  11. evilned Comment by evilned UNITED STATES

    deMontjoie,

    When the General election comes around, it will be time to think like a liberal. Yes, I know that’s an oxymoron, and that liberals don’t think. Work with me here. Liberals like to do things that make them “Feel Good” rather then what is logical.

    So, come November, I’m going to vote in a way that makes me feel good and that means a write in vote for Fred! Once the disasters start happening, I’ll start selling bumper stickers and signs that say

    “Don’t blame me! I wrote in Fred Thompson on 2008!” :em95:

    I’ll clean up, provided anyone has any money left after the turds :em72: in DC get through with us. :em98:

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  13. Redeard Comment by Redeard UNITED STATES

    The msm finally got its wish. An all liberal presidential election. As far as I am concerned there is little to no difference between the remaining candidates.
    Isn’t it appropriate, that the msm announce McVain and Hitlery have won on 1-30-33.
    :em98: :em98:

  14. Redeard Comment by Redeard UNITED STATES

    Oops, Freudian slip. That should read 1-30-2008, but you get the idea.

  15. LC HOGHEAD V Comment by LC HOGHEAD V UNITED STATES

    When Rudy Giuliani invoked Ronald Reagan to emphasize the notion that “My 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy,” he brought before the Conservative and Independent American public a thought whose wisdom pertains not just to politics but to people in the closest of personal relationships — husband and wife, parent and child, brother and sister, close friends.

    However, when we ponder the implications of Reagan’s statement, we must remember that he didn’t offer it as an abstraction; he offered it as practical and necessary advice whose political implications, in a general election, for example, become apparent when we consider the kind of judges Republican and Democratic candidates vow to nominate to the judiciary and consider the consequences:

    ▪ Every Republican Presidential aspirant promises to nominate Jeffersonian judges to our courts.

    ▪ Every Democratic candidate promises to fill judicial vacancies, especially those on the Supreme Court, with Liberal Activist Judges.

    ▪ If Conservatives of all stripes (including Republicans and Democrats) fail to join with Independents in electing Presidents who rid our courts of Liberal Activist Judges, the Culture War is lost — regardless of majority opinions held by the American people and regardless of their actions at the state and local levels.

    Not convinced about the truth of that assertion? Then, using history as a guide, let’s examine a few potential consequences that could be wrought by a Supreme Court composed of at least five Liberal Activists:

    ▪ Do you believe that the People should decide whether or not the Federal government ought to impose a single payer health care system upon the nation?

    Well, what are we going to do if the Supreme Court (in the tradition of other Liberal Activist courts that have issued injunctions to executives and legislators) directs the President and Congress to devise a national health plan that covers every person living in America because the Constitution grants every resident a “right” to health care (the “constitutional” nature of the plan’s adequacy ultimately determined by the Court).

    ▪ Do you believe that a student’s right to express his or her religious views in a public school or university ought to be guarded as jealously as other free speech rights?

    Well, what are we going to do if the Supreme Court rules (as its Liberal Activist majorities have done in the past and Liberal minorities have asserted in the present) that in this regard the constitutional “requirement” that a “wall of separation” be maintained between church and state trumps an individual’s free speech rights?

    ▪ Do you believe that as a parent you have a right to decide whether or not your eleven-year-old daughter receives contraceptive drugs from her public school?

    Well, what are we going to do if the Supreme Court rules (as it has so often done) that such parental control (even notification) is unconstitutional because a constitutional “right to privacy” confers upon a child a “right” to contraceptive drugs. (Need it be said who will determine the qualifying age of the child and the “permissible” formulary of drugs to be administered?).

    Yes, keeping in mind that Liberal Judicial Oligarch Stephen Breyer has said explicitly that the “job” of judges is “to decide,” the most relevant question regarding the foregoing examples and endless others is indeed, “What are we going to do?”

    Unfortunately, the answer to the question is effectively “nothing” because in our system of government (as Liberal Judicial Activists understand so well) a ruling by the Supreme Court becomes law for the entire nation, law that can be changed only if we succeed in amending the Constitution (a nearly impossible quest, owing to the demands of constitutional requirements and the force of partisan politics).

    That “nothing” explains why Conservatives ought to imitate Thomas Jefferson and regard the assault on American democracy by Liberal Judicial Activism as the singularly most important domestic issue of our time.

    It also explains why Conservatives should proudly associate themselves with Jefferson’s words and condemn Liberal Activist Judges as a “corps of sappers and miners, steadily working to undermine the independent rights of the States and to consolidate all power in the hands of [the Federal] government . . .”

    Why Conservatives should criticize the lifetime appointment of Federal judges as a constitutional “error.”

    Why Conservatives should mock impeachment, the only remedy for removing an Activist Judge, as a “scarecrow, farce [and] bugbear.” (Just as this observation by Jefferson hits the bull’s-eye, it is just as true – as every contemporary American knows – when applied to a President who commits crimes and abuses the power of his office.)

    But aligning ourselves with Jefferson’s beliefs means nothing if we are not prepared to support candidates who share our views about the judiciary and, having helped elect them, vigorously support their judicial nominees — or fight like hell if they renege on their promise or seek treacherous “compromises” with the Left.

    To do otherwise is to surrender in the fight for Jeffersonian Democracy by actually encouraging the nomination and confirmation of Liberal Activist Judges to our courts, judges whose political and cultural views comport with those held by only a small fraction of the population, judges who, Jefferson correctly observed, “are irremovable . . . for any depravities of conduct, and even . . . for the imbecilities of dotage,” judges whose hegemony will last at least for a generation and whose “precedents” will live even longer.

    Returning to Reagan’s “80% friend rule,” we are compelled to believe that today Ronald Reagan would follow his own advice with respect to a fellow Republican (though without today’s New Media to support him, even he, in a nomination battle, felt compelled to set aside his Conservative principles and nominate the “semi-activist” Anthony Kennedy for a seat on the Supreme Court after thoroughly contemptible Senate Democrats slimed Robert Bork).

    With respect to a contemporary Jefferson, we surely must find it reasonable to believe that he would still hate judicial activism and therefore embrace an “80%” political friend who believes in the supremacy of the People.

    How, then, faced with the prospect that a Democratic President elected in ’08 will likely create the most radical Liberal Activist Supreme Court in history, can we who call ourselves Conservatives not do the same.

    A.J. DiCintio

  16. L C hilljohnny Comment by L C hilljohnny UNITED STATES

    too subtle Redeard i had to read the article to get it.

  17. DanThePainter Comment by DanThePainter UNITED STATES

    Thank You, A.J. DiCintio;

    Well written :em69:

  18. Sir Christopher Comment by Sir Christopher

    Supreme Court Justices..
    i would much rather have a RINO in there to replace Ginsberg and the other aging America haters who are just waiting for a lefty to get in.

    but then again, i live in a state where a Republican in the top spot takes the form of Arnold.

    Even Bush, whom many people here hate as he is a RINO, gave us two good selections. Yeah McCain was in the Gang of 14, but he’d have a better chance if the dems stay in charge of getting a decent choice through, instead of another Ruth Bader.

  19. Unregistered Trackback by Robert B. Steely, MSgt, USAF

    Fear Doesn’t Control My Vote…

    How many of you are tired of having to vote against someone as opposed to voting for your principles?For all of us contemplating McCain. Good stuff.From Mychal Massie: (excerpted from WorldNetDaily)I am a conservative, but I’m not an ideologue –……

  20. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

    This is my hill, this is where I stand. If you want me off of it, you’ll have to kill me and carry my lifeless body down.

    I am a little confused by that statement. Nobody is forcing you to vote for anyone, so by not voting, you are essentially casting your vote for “none of the above”.

    Paul Weyrich, father of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority and various other groups talked about what he called “The Goo-Goo Syndrome”

    “Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.

    Now this statement is true only if you are preventing the opposition party from voting. We’ve seen a lot of this happening over the past two presidential cycles with caging votes, faulty machines, no paper trails, scrubbing voter rolls.

    But hey, if you don’t like the people you are voting for — don’t vote. That has worked for me — I can live with myself, and still have the right to complain about the winner.

    If Obama gets the nomination, I will go out and vote for him.

  21. evilned Comment by evilned UNITED STATES

    Oh I’ll vote, but as I’ve said previously, I’m going to do a write in vote and concentrate on the local elections.

  22. MAJ Mike Comment by MAJ Mike

    The entire situation sucks. I can’t vote for either the Hildebeast or Obama because they’re both typicla far left liberal.

    On the other hand, McCain is a self-serving RINO who sides with the DemCong more often than he votes with his own party. I don’t trust him. He’ll have to make some solid conservative geatures between now and November.

    I think this is the DemCong’s year no matter who we nominate. As such, I may just write in Fred thompson.

  23. nraendowment Comment by nraendowment UNITED STATES

    Count me in as another Fred Thompson write-in vote. I can’t and won’t cast a vote for McAmnesty. May he crash and burn in November.

  24. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog UNITED STATES

    Many of you didn’t know Warspite but thanks to Misha and I think Sir Chris who put the file together, his words have been saved for all to see. I would suggest you read them. One recurring theme he stressed was how vitally important it was to make sure the Hildabeast didnot get the opportunity to sit in the oval office.

  25. jaybear Comment by jaybear UNITED STATES

    DJ sez:

    We’ve seen a lot of this happening over the past two presidential cycles with caging votes, faulty machines, no paper trails, scrubbing voter rolls.

    that’s such a bogus argument, did it happen ONLY during the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004? Did everything magically get “fixed” during the 2006 mid-term? ‘cuz I sure didn’t hear anything from the “disenfranchised” whiners after that one :em02:

    Now as for those principles that everyone here is talking about. Y’all go ahead and puff out that chest and make that big principled stand against the RINO mccain…..I don’t like him either…but from what I DON’T hear in the media, we’re in a shooting war against islamic terrorism, and we’re starting to turn it in our favor. Say what you will about McCain…and I repeat: I don’t like him either……but he is pretty strong when it comes to winning the war. I don’t believe that he will abandon our troops while they are in the field. Can you say the same thing when we get a president clinton or obama? You know where they stand, they have both vowed to pull our troops out and rob them of their imminent victory.

    Suck it up and think beyond your principles, yes….use them as daily guides to your day. But if you so rigidly adhere to them that you proudly make that stand on the hill just to show your distaste for the RINO’s….then you do that at the expense of those who need a Commander-in Chief who is committed to their efforts.

    Thank a vet, don’t give them a president clinton or obama

  26. Lady H Comment by Lady H UNITED STATES

    If Obama gets the nomination, I will go out and vote for him.

    Dave, could you tell us why? (Please don’t flame him for his answer either, people. I’m serious. I really would like to know what is his appeal besides his charisma. I asked this on my blog but go no answers.)

  27. thepresenceusmc Comment by thepresenceusmc UNITED STATES

    25 Jaybear:

    Suck it up and think beyond your principles, yes….use them as daily guides to your day. But if you so rigidly adhere to them that you proudly make that stand on the hill just to show your distaste for the RINO’s….then you do that at the expense of those who need a Commander-in Chief who is committed to their efforts.

    Sorry, dude, I’m not sold. “Suck it up?” We’ve been sucking it up since 1988. How much longer must we “suck it up,” oh Jaybear?

    We took four years of Bush, eight of Clinton, now eight more years of Bush. Does that count? You act as though McCain should be a welcome relief, but he isn’t. McCain is a RINO, as are both Bush’s. Bush didn’t Reaganize the military any more than Clinton did, except that he decided to go on nation-building expeditions. He screwed vets, and he allowed our warriors to go into battle without what they needed.

    “R” is no better than “D” for the military these days, and that’s a disgrace. I loathe Clinton (personally) and Obama (on his platform), but I have real problems with McCain, Romney, Huckster, and 9iu11iani. Our nation cannot afford the expansion of entitlements, and I want to be able to opt out of Social inSecurity. Why not get rid of government agencies and bureaucracies?

    If the GOP nominee is a whore, like McCain, I’ll write in “Ron Paul,” or I’ll just stay home. Have fun with that RINO platform because the only ones who buy it are RINO’s, and you can’t out-liberal the socialist Democrats, so you’re screwed in November if you nominate a liberal RINO. If the GOP wants to commit Suicide by RINO, that’s fine, but I don’t have to support that decision.

    If a Dem wins in November, it isn’t my fault, it’s the fault of the fake “compassionate conservatives,” the traitorous moderates (liberals), and the single-issue faux conservatives (liberals who are pro-Iraq). Don’t tell me I’m causing my nations demise because I won’t vote for a liberal RINO. I’m just not going to accept the blame for a party that has lost its soul.

  28. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog UNITED STATES

    “Single issue faux conservatives( liberals who are pro Iraq)”
    Whatever!
    Writing in Ron Paul does loads for your credibilty.

  29. NevadaDailySteve Comment by NevadaDailySteve UNITED STATES

    We’ve seen a lot of this happening over the past two presidential cycles with caging votes, faulty machines, no paper trails, scrubbing voter rolls.

    Show sources or I’ll have to call BS on that play.

    The only things I remember are the Washington governors race when the county Seattle is in “discovered” a bunch of ballots that all went to Gregoire, the Democratic candidate, the Acorn scandal in KC where a bunch of Democratic activists went and ‘registered’ a bunch of fake voters and my favorite when the Democrats went out and slashed the tires of Republican vans that were to drive voters to the polls.

    Every single instance of allegations against Republicans that I remember was found to be false. The problems in Ohio, the police ‘intimidating’ voters in Florida, all of it was pure BS.

    Now it may well be that I’m experiencing selective memory but I’m pretty sure I’d remember because it ticks me off more when someone I think of as being on my side screws up because they make my position look bad and I don’t take kindly to that one little bit.

    Obama, Hillary, Edwards; it doesn’t matter to me. They, and all that vote for them, would all actively seek to destroy the United States of America as it was founded to be. I don’t care how odious it would be if McCain were the Republican nominee I’d still put the good of the nation above my own dislike and pull the lever for him.

  30. thepresenceusmc Comment by thepresenceusmc UNITED STATES

    Many of us have our own hills, where we stand on our own ideals and principles.
    All we can do is what we believe is the right thing to do, swallow the bitter pill and carry on.

    If that lets you look in the mirror on that dark morning in November, good for you. Surrender isn’t the right option. We surrendered for two decades. The RINO horde lied to us in 1988, and they never stopped. They will never stop unless we allow them to wither in November. So be it. I won’t fight them after the primary unless Ron runs independent, but I won’t lift a finger to help them.

    Sic semper tyrannis.

  31. Sir Christopher Comment by Sir Christopher UNITED STATES

    Maxx, unfortunately i had nothing to do with the incredible Warspite section.

    It’s amazing how you don’t realize what you have until you lose it.

  32. LC Shamalama Comment by LC Shamalama UNITED STATES

    x

  33. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

    I don’t care how odious it would be if McCain were the Republican nominee I’d still put the good of the nation above my own dislike and pull the lever for him.

    And if McCain is the one who destroys this Nation? What then? Do you really believe because he has that magic “R” beside his name that we’re going to be just fine? Is that magic “R” going to keep him from leaving the borders open? Is it going to keep him from pushing his amnesty bill back through with flying colors?

    Is it going to stop him from bending to the will of the Goracles? Is it going to keep him from selling out our National Sovereignty to placate the anti-American Euroweenies? Is it going to somehow magically turn him into a true Conservative when we know damn well he is anything but? Is it going to stop him turning over control of our Nation to the loving care of the UN?

    Is it going to magically grown him a set of balls?

    Is it going to stop him from sympathizing with terrorist prisoners and forcing our Government into giving them all the rights and privileges of an American Citizen, or even simply setting them free and charging our Military for war crimes if they try to take captive those that they know are fighting against us? Is it going to stop him from creating more and more restrictive ROE’s in order to bend to the will of the bleeding heart Leftists and anti-American, anti-War Loonytoons that insist on our never being able to defend ourselves, because his sight will always be colored by Hanoi?

    No….the time of the Republican Knight in shining armour with the Magic R on his chest ,riding in on a white horse to save us is gone.

    Completely.

  34. thepresenceusmc Comment by thepresenceusmc UNITED STATES

    No….the time of the Republican Knight in shining armour with the Magic R on his chest ,riding in on a white horse to save us is gone.

    How right you are. Preserving freedom takes ceaseless vigilance, and that is just as true in 2008 as it was in 1775.

  35. Unregistered Comment by Mark6591

    Dave is going to vote for Osama because Karl Marx is not on the ballot.

  36. Unregistered Comment by Z09SS UNITED STATES

    I voted for Dole out of fear. I voted Bush twice out of fear. From the choices on the horizon, it looks as if there’s fear in every direction.

  37. Redhead Infidel Comment by Redhead Infidel

    Excellent article and commentary by Misha - and as always I fully agree.

    The problem we have now is that Conservatism in under full-scale attack by both Democrats AND Republicans. To use a Spartan analogy, McCain is our hunchback Ephialtes - betrayer. We Conservatives are now a minority hold-out in the Republican Party. We are certainly willing to “fight in the shade”; however, our warrior spirits are tamped by the reality that we HAVE NO REAL LEADER.

    We are ready to go to War for our ideals…and we’re reduced to fighting for Romney? The most debonair candidate is slipping because he hardly inspires warfare - more like a manicure. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that Romney is a pale, metrosexual substitute for the King Leonidas that our Conservative cause must have to survive.

    Sure, people are turning to him as a last resort to stop McCain. That’s not the same as full scale WARFARE. And it’s not going to be enough to conquer the Dem and RINO hordes.

    As for strategy… We Conservatives are reduced to “voting against” - a weak defensive position - instead of “voting FOR”. It failed as a strategy for the Dems in 2004, and yet that’s what the Republicans have settled for in ‘08.

    As Conservatives, have we lost our warrior mentality? Have we accepted that the media runs the election and anoints the nominees, that Conservative ideals are not “electable”, and that we must be weaker and more moderate? Remember there are always far fewer sheepdogs than sheep. Have the betas overwhelmed the alphas by the sheer magnitude of their numbers?

    RINOs rule the day. There is a clear divide between the Conservative base and the new Republican direction. RINOs have turned their back on Conservatism, and therefore the base. Our roar has been reduced to a whimper.

    Where is our Leonidas?

    In today’s world, he wouldn’t be “electable”, according to the beta Republicans and punditry.

  38. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

    I am a little confused by that statement. Nobody is forcing you to vote for anyone,

    They won’t be successful, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll stop trying as they have been up until now, claiming that Party Trumps Everything and playing their ridiculous Fear Card over and over again.

    All I’m saying is that, try as they might, they won’t be successful. I won’t be voting for Backstab Media Whore McVey under any circumstances, so they might as well cut it out.

  39. Patton Comment by Patton UNITED STATES

    I’m confused. Why do so many people that McCain is destined to win no matter what? He’s ahead by 28 delegates; So what? You need 1,191 delegates to ensure victory. There is still time. Me, I’m going to vote for Romney. If he doesn’t get in, I guess I’ll either write fred in or vote for whoever is running against shillary.

  40. Tailfin Comment by Tailfin UNITED STATES

    The prospect of McCain as the nominee leaves me truly torn, and closer than I have ever been to sitting on my hands on election day. If I do slime my hand by pulling the lever for him, it will be for two reasons:

    1. The men and women of the American Military - to allow them the chance to finish the job in Iraq and Afghanistan without a pacifistic thumb-sucker as Commander-in-Chief;

    2. My kids - to at least minimize the damage to the country they will inherit. And a couple or three more Souters, Ginsburgs or Breyers on the Supreme Court could wreak decades of havoc.

    For myself, I care very little any more, aside from hoping my retirement savings don’t get overly trashed by bonehead economic policies before my wife and I get a chance to tap them.

    And as for Rudy baling and endorsing McCain - after bragging about the New York Times and other papers that didn’t endorse him, he drops his pants and bends over for the NYT editorial board? Translation: “Let’s go back to that political wife-beater husband of ours, he really means well, and he’s all we’ve got… can’t we just see the good in him?” In New York speak… Hey Rudy - thanks for nuthin’.

  41. Redhead Infidel Comment by Redhead Infidel

    Tailfin said: “…to allow them the chance to finish the job in Iraq and Afghanistan without a pacifistic thumb-sucker as Commander-in-Chief…”

    But will he? Or will McCain pander to the demands of the Left on this, as he has on almost every other issue important to conservatives? I think he says he’s a lot more firm on this issue than he really is. I wouldn’t trust him to finish the job. He’ll find a compromise with the Dems - and of course, nothing the Dems want can be good for our troops.

  42. jaybear Comment by jaybear UNITED STATES

    If the GOP nominee is a whore, like McCain, I’ll write in “Ron Paul,” or I’ll just stay home. Have fun with that RINO platform because the only ones who buy it are RINO’s, and you can’t out-liberal the socialist Democrats, so you’re screwed in November if you nominate a liberal RINO. If the GOP wants to commit Suicide by RINO, that’s fine, but I don’t have to support that decision.

    If a Dem wins in November, it isn’t my fault, it’s the fault of the fake “compassionate conservatives,” the traitorous moderates (liberals), and the single-issue faux conservatives (liberals who are pro-Iraq). Don’t tell me I’m causing my nations demise because I won’t vote for a liberal RINO. I’m just not going to accept the blame for a party that has lost its soul.

    McCain is an asshole….no argument about that….but on issues like the war, guns, and veterans issues he would be a lot better than anyone the demorats could offer….and if you don’t like him, then get the damned vote out for one of the other candidates…or put that effort into regaining congress.

    Don’t forget that all of the House seats are up for grabs this year and I see practically NO effort being expended on regaining Congress….face it….there won’t be a Republican President in 2008, their candidates are a bunch of idiots with absolutely no star power. I am totally stumped on why the RNC isn’t making a balls to the walls effort to get a congressional majority….I just can’t figure it out.

    Now, if you don’t vote, then don’t bitch…..in 2004 up here in Washington state the GOP Gubernatorial candidate lost by 129 votes….129…..makes me wonder how many people stayed home and if they could have made a difference. Now more than ever, every vote counts…. If any of you insist on throwing away your right to vote on the strength of your principles, then I hope that they are strong enough to see you through the 2nd Clinton administration and a demorat controlled congress.

    just pray for our troops if that happens

  43. NevadaDailySteve Comment by NevadaDailySteve UNITED STATES

    I like Mychal Massie and I read his column every week, but he doesn’t control my vote — every person has to answer to their own conscience and while I won’t try to change anyone’s mind about what they will do, I’m not going to bow to anyone else’s wishes either.

    To me it boils down to what tactics are most likely to have a positive outcome. I believe denying the Democrats a victory in the presidential race is good and if the only way to do that is to vote for McCain, I’ll do it in a heartbeat. I don’t like McCain but even if he is only 4 percent more conservative than Hillary or Barack, that’s 4 percent better.

    If I thought Harry Browne would come back from the dead and defeat the Democrats I’d vote for him again, as I did twice before. The Libertarians lost me when they went ape-sh*t over Iraq or I’d vote that way again. I’m independent, I vote for who I believe is better, not who I believe is a perfect candidate, frankly I don’t think I’ll ever see one of those.

    As for the ‘magic R’ I don’t believe in it and never have. I vote for Democrats when it is appropriate, I live in an area where many of the Democrats are more conservative than the national Republicans. We have some whack-jobs too but everyone knows who they are, and avoids them.

    Just say I respectfully disagree and let’s just hope that it doesn’t come down to that choice in November, surely we can agree on that, can’t we?

  44. LC HOGHEAD V Comment by LC HOGHEAD V UNITED STATES

    My favorite candidate, Duncan Hunter wilted on the vine…..My second choice, fred Thompson ,QUIT…………What is left for me>>>>>>>>>>>>??????????????????????
    I love my kids, I love my country, how do I protect it from hillary or osamma???????????

  45. larry Comment by larry UNITED STATES

    NevadaDailySteve, I was also a registered Libertarian, until the GWoT came along and they dithered about even deciding which side they were on. I was OK with Harry, except he also was an America-blaming pacifist. I’m pulling for Huckleberry for the SOLE reason that he supports the FairTax, but I don’t expect him to be the candidate. So, I’ll probably write in Thompson.
    Evilned, I want one of those bumper stickers.

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  47. larry Comment by larry UNITED STATES

    and for some reason Henry V keeps running through my head…
    “We would not die in that man’s company, that fears his fellowship to die with us.”

  48. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog UNITED STATES

    Besides Bush, who supported the surge against the Donks, the media and the polls?

    I know he sucks and we shouldn’t trust him but you can say that about the vast majority of the assmunchers in DC. However, I do believe he would work to see Iraq a free and stable nation. I do believe he would take care of the troops and work so they can complete the mission.
    Here’s why I think this:
    Vietnam is a lump that sticks in the craw of a lot of people, mostly vets. Most know we won the battles but the political end failed when the Fat Fuck From Mass. introduced the legislation to cut funding. We sold out the S Vietnamese, we left troops unaccounted for and ran away. We broke faith with our people who died in those jungles. Millions more died because our politicians played to the media and the anti-war crowd and didn’t give the fledgling gov’t the time it needed. I just don’t think he’d let that happen again. I don’t want that to happen again and it will if the Donks get control. You can call that fear if you want.
    Besides, I’m not sure we can avoid the porcelain vortex anyways. Sooner or later the shit will hit the fan.

    I apologize for the kiss my ass comment. Everyone has to call it like they see it.

  49. Unregistered Comment by belad

    I will make my comment short and to the point:

    McCain ‘08==Dole ‘96

  50. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon UNITED STATES

    I wouldn’t be surprised if a enough people write in Thompson that he actually gets an electoral vote or two. Probably not more than that, unfortunately, but it would be FUNNY if he actually won a state or two when he’s not even running.

    Hey, ya gotsta find the humor where ya can…

    RH

  51. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon UNITED STATES

    Oh and libertarians would be pretty stinking close to perfect if they’d get that open borders crap outta their heads…

    RH

  52. LC Wyatt Earp Comment by LC Wyatt Earp UNITED STATES

    What the Hell happened in this country that we cannot find two viable, candidates that won’t end up destroying what took 232 years to perfect?

  53. LC Shamalama Comment by LC Shamalama UNITED STATES

    LC Wyatt Earp: What the Hell happened in this country that we cannot find two viable, candidates that won’t end up destroying what took 232 years to perfect?

    I’m right there with you, sir. How can it be that in the world’s most powerful nation we have no one of worth and value to step up and lead?

    Anyone ever seen this? The USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. It’s in honor of McAmnesty’s father and grandfather.

    x

  54. LC HOGHEAD V Comment by LC HOGHEAD V UNITED STATES

    McCain 2008…….after a day or two fighting back barfing, I started thinking. Listen up lil rotties,I may be on to something here. One of Mcvains weaknesses is with true conservatives AND he is VERY tight with FRED. Therefore I predict a McCain/Thompson ticket. Secondly, McVain is older than dirt, meaning he could croak in 2009-2010, making FRED Prez the easy way. Ponder this. It could Happen !!!

  55. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC UNITED STATES

    HOGHEAD

    Don’t think that hasn’t crossed my mind. I wrote somewhere that I didn’t think McCain could make it through the first term due to the stress. If he put Fred as VP for the ticket, it could ease the turmoil in my gut greatly.

  56. Proud Infidel Comment by Proud Infidel

    Having FRED! as Veep WOULD earn my vote, but otherwise, I’ll probably vote Libertarian if that RINO gets the nom.

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