I was afraid of this, though I must say it came sooner than I figured it.

I’ve never been a fan of John McCain. Not only is he not a conservative, he may have done more damage to the conservative movement than any other Republican over the last few years. Look back at the Gang-of-14, global warming, McCain-Feingold, coddling terrorists at Gitmo, illegal immigration — on and on and on, and you’ll remember John McCain working feverishly with liberals to defeat conservatives.

That’s the opening of a post that’ll have the whole ‘sphere talking, very shortly.  It’s posted by John Hawkins, over at Right Wing News, entitled “Why I Will No Longer Support John McCain For President”

What pushed John over the edge?

McCain’s on- again off- again support for Amnesty, which is otherwise somewhat laughingly called “comprehensive immigration reform”

Put very simply: John McCain is a liar. He’s a man without honor, without integrity, who could not have captured the Republican nomination had he run on making comprehensive immigration a top priority of his administration. Quite frankly, this is little different from George Bush, Sr. breaking his “Read my lips, no new taxes pledge,” except that Bush’s father was at least smart enough to wait until he got elected before letting all of his supporters know that he was lying to them.

Under these circumstances, I simply cannot continue to support a man like John McCain for the presidency. Since that is the case, I have already written the campaign and asked them to take me off of their mailing list and to no longer send me invitations to their teleconferences. I see no point in asking questions to a man who has no compunction about lying through his teeth on one of the most crucial election issues and then changing his position the first time he believes he can get away with it.

I’m not quite sure I’m ready to go this far, (yet) though I can certainly see John’s point, In fairness to John, I must say that in a lot of ways I’m where John is.  David and I have made no secret about our problems with McCain, and the immigration business has been just one of the many points we’ve discussed, and frankly been dismissive over as regards McCain.

And so, we find ourselves in this mess. Wouldn’t it have been far better to nominate a real conservative instead of McCain? (Sigh)

OK, I know… In fairness, it should be said that much of his victory in the primaries was Democrats crossing party lines in their own version of Operation Chaos. I frankly wonder if we won’t see attempts by the Democrats to close primaries, as a result of their own problems this cycle, and so I wonder if that will be a problem in 2012.

And let me be clear, here. I don’t give a damn about the ‘honor’ of the Republicans, in light of the larger questions facing us. Frankly, I find such a term attached to any pol of either party to be offensive, anyway. What I am most concerned about is this country’s future. Specifically, the question: “Will it actually HAVE one following the next presidency?”  No argument that Obama in the White House, spells destruction. There’s no question in my mind on that score. The question still outstanding is, is McCain any better? Given this Amnesty bit, and some other indications we’ve discussed here recently, I’d be hard pressed to make the choice.

So, we’re still facing the next four years, and I’m still facing a choice, as are we all.  We find ourselves faced with a choice of McCain, or the man who actually performed the monumental task of making Hillary Clinton seem like a sane choice… Obama. (Edit: That’s something even Mark Penn couldn’t do!) It’s a demonstration of how bad McCain is, in our assessment, that the choice is still listed as ‘day to day’.

As such, I’m equally hard pressed to complain about Hawkins and his choice.

There’s a message being sent here. Clearly the message is, McCain will not get to the White House on his current path.

Your move, Mr. McCain.

(Edit Bit, editing error in headline)


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