timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, November 17, 2008

McCain bows down

Well, McCain has apparently forgotten all the things he said about Obama's policies and politics during the campaign. They had a meeting, and posed for pictures. Afterwards, when asked if he was going to help the new administration he said, "Obviously."

The two former rivals met in Obama's transition headquarters in Chicago. Obama said before the meeting that he and McCain planned "a good conversation about how we can do some work together to fix up the country, and also to offer thanks to Sen. McCain for the outstanding service he's already rendered."


Am I the only one who read, "Good boy. Now go back to Washington."

If Obama is so bad (remember the ads McCain ran?) why would you want to work with him? He is a socialist who wants to create a civilian defense force while cutting military funding, increase the taxes on the only people who pay the taxes and give that money to the people who don't. He wants to give immunity to millions of illegal immigrants, who will get some of that money, too. He wants to play nice with governments who help the people who want us dead and think we're the great satan. He wants to force everyone to contribute to a government controlled retirement account (another one, different from SocSec).

These were all the things that McCain fought against in his run for the presidency, and now, he wants to help Obama "fix up the country."

That's quite a change.

From CNN:
"It is in this spirit that we had a productive conversation today about the need to launch a new era of reform where we take on government waste and bitter partisanship in Washington in order to restore trust in government, and bring back prosperity and opportunity for every hardworking American family," they said.
A new era of reform. I don't like his ideas of reform, because they come straight out of 60's Chicago. I think that if there is a huge rally around Obama for the next four years, there will be a culling in Washington at the next election.


Ex-Dissident said...

The problem folly, is what will be the alternative. I really didn't care for McCain, but I liked the people he surrounded himself with. Therefore I voted for this schmuck. The other side scarres the crap out of me, but I don't see anyone in position to challenge them. Even if there are serious people with strong character, there is no supporting architecture to hoist them up.

BTW, I really enjoyed the latest essay from PrimordialSlack.

folly said...

I was a hold my nose and vote for McCain guy, too. I think he's way too far left when it really matters. I think that was shown with his comments after the conversation.

We're just going to have to wait and see where things go. We're all watching, and we will certainly point things out when necessary.

As for Joan's essay, yeah, very good writeup.

stevjo said...

Of course McCain has to play nice, but that's because he's half Democrat to begin with. The only reason to have voted for McCain was Palin, b/c she stuck to her guns and spoke TO US rather than trying to talk over everyone's head. Before everyone gets completely ahead of themselves, there are still two undecided Senate races, MN, and GA, where my wife and I reside. I'm not up to date on Norm Coleman's recount standing. I do know that Saxby Chambliss has a really good shot of retaining his seat. He beat his Dem rival by 8,000 votes, but due to GA's "must have over 50%" law, they have to have a runoff. There was also a third, Libertarian candidate running in GA. Lord willing, perahps those votes will go to the good Senator. i'm also counting on a weak Dem turnout. Holding the Senate is crucial, because it's our last toehold. Outside of that, it's people like us who choose to stay informed and spread the word that will provide the challenge. I plan to pay very close attention to every vote my Rep (a Dem, but a Conservative one) casts. The architecture needs to be restructured, but the young conservatives coming up through the party are going to be the folks to watch. Palin, Bobby Jindal, Matt Blunt, Michael Steele (who might try for the RNC Chair), these folks know who they are and how to fire up Conservatism. In the meantime, just hold on.