Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We won't get fooled again.

Arizona Republicans have decided they want to keep Middle-of-the-Road McCain (RINO-AZ) sucking at the government teat for another six years.

Look, pathetic loyalty to losers and chumps is cute and touching when you're a Chicago baseball fan, but creepy and disappointing when you're in a voting booth.

On the other hand, the GOP primary voters in southern Florida voted for some actual Hope and Change by a stinging 3-1 margin.

24 comments:

Mulliga said...

Well, I guess the bright side is that "Maverick" spent a hojillion dollars on his primary campaign...at the very least, it shows that his backers still care about deluding the public.

Feinstein, Kerry, and the rest have thought of their seats as their birthright for awhile.

McVee said...

Honest baby, it'll be different this time...just let me prove it to you...I didn't mean all that stuff I said and did before.

Weer'd Beard said...

I would be much more comfortable remembering him as a retired war hero...rather than a man doing all he can to soil the constitution before he slips his mortal coil.

JohnW said...

Don't look at me - I didn't vote for him. This time. But a combination of Hayworth's foot-in-mouth disease and Cindy's $20 million was a hard one to beat.

Anonymous said...

Heh, Hayworth was the only GOP candidate I have seen who was even more transparently phony than McCain

B.S. philosopher said...

In fairness to the Arizonans, the choice before them was rather like deciding whether you wanna get punched in the face or kicked in the stones. No matter which one you choose, it's gonna sting.

Anonymous said...

Hayworth is a patent buffoon. Seeing McCain beat Hayworth was a lot like seeing Master Shredder beat Cobra Commander.

Bubblehead Les. said...

News Flash: Looks like the Alaska GOP Senate race is going into Absentee Ballot Overtime. Seems like Sarah's/Tea Party endorsed candidate has stumped the Pundits. Film at 11.

Ed Skinner said...

Don't worry about Arizona. Soon as Utah (to the north of us) and Idaho (farther north still) both get SB1070-like laws, we're seceding from the union ... and cutting off California, Oregon and Washington who will undoubtedly merge with Mexico.

We'll then be glad to have Emperor Arpaio at the helm!

alath said...

Agree way too much loyalty to specific candidates, but even worse is the brand loyalty to parties. So many people, both right and left, have so deeply entertwined their party identity with their personal identity that they cannot bear the slightest criticism of their beloved Donkey or Elephant. They deeply believe that the Other Guys are the root of all Evil, and Our Guys are the very embodiment of Good.

Thus what should be a lively and informed debate about the substance of policies and legislation has descended to the level of discourse between Gator and Vol fans.

Myles said...

Two words: old people. I live near the two biggest retirement communities in West Phoenix and McCain knows how to pander to his peeps. I've was accosted four times yesterday by the senior citizen volunteer brigade pushing McCain... And demographically they turn up the most at the polls. (On a sad and disturbing note, I went to vote at nearly four yesterday afternoon and I was the first Libertarian to vote at my polling place. They had to open a whole packet of ballots just for me)

Tam said...

"Hayworth is a patent buffoon. Seeing McCain beat Hayworth was a lot like seeing Master Shredder beat Cobra Commander."

I would vote for Bozo the Cl.. no, a dead gu... wait... I would vote for A LOBOTOMIZED ZOMBIE OF KARL FRICKING MARX over an incumbent. Unless we deliver a message to these assclowns that "Business As Usual" is unacceptable, we are going to keep getting business as usual.

lboykin said...

Well, I didn't vote for the "Sedona Democrat" in the primary. I cast my vote elsewhere, and I will leave that selection blank when I vote in the regular election.

Anonymous said...

come on peaple! WE (the VOTERS!!!) need to get some NEW blood in the offices of our country. As i respect the war hero, he is just not what WE want. But niether was the others who opposed him. GOD will need to help us in Nov.

Walt

Ken said...

alath FTW!

Gregg said...

The AZ media portrayed it as McCain vs Hayworth and effectively ignored everyone else. That made it easy for McCain to focus all of his resources on slinging mud at just one opponent.

Stranger said...

Which do you choose? The Devil or the Witch?

Arizonans had much the same choice in the McCain/Hayworth matchup. From 1500 miles away, the election was Hayworth's to lose and he lost it.

That is regrettable. But we are not going to win 'em all.

Stranger

JP said...

I'd just like to apologize to the rest of the country for my state's stupid decision to let McCain proceed to the general election. I'm sorry!

Not that Hayworth was much better, but he wasn't McCain and that meant something.

Crucis said...

I have some "conservative" friend in AZ who get all hot 'n bothered when I call McCain a RINO. He was a POW they say, as if that excused his pathetic voting record, McCain-Feingold, and his illegal immigration support.

staghounds said...

Not "again".

STILL.

TheGraybeard said...

Here in Florida, in a pretty sane county, there were a couple of incumbents I voted against who won. One by a large margin, like 66 to 33%, and another that was tenths of a percent. The 66 to 33% winner is the biggest tax and spend RINO in this part of the state.

Sometimes I want to shake people.

If you keep doin' what you've been doin', you're gonna keep gettin' what you've been gettin'.

Is that really so hard to understand?

kishnevi said...

Greybeard, at least you got to vote against incumbents. In my neck of the woods, the most hotly contested races were for County Commission (campaign theme: "The other candidate is sleazier than me!")and School Board. Our Congresscreature is Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whom you may have seen on CNN. Not only did she not draw any opposition in the Democratic primary, but apparently also no Republican opposition in the general election.

So now we have a GOP non-establishment candidate who won by virtue of a massive TV ad campaign in which the most specific promise was to lower property taxes (which impacts county and city budgets more than it does the state budget) and implement "accountability" in state government. This from a man who held his employees at Columbia/HCA so accountable that the company got hit with a massive Medicare fraud case without him knowing about the fraud. I have yet to see any evidence that he is conservative about anything, beyond a general opposition to Obamacare.

In the Senate we are now faced with a choice between Charlie Finger in the Wind Crist, Kendrick Meek aka one of the least important members of the Black Congressional Caucus, and Marco Rubio, who had trouble with the concept "you don't use the credit card the GOP gave you for personal expenses", now that Meek has defeated a millionaire who is literally a friend of Soros (and Mike Tyson). To increase the entertainment value, there seems to be an actual Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate who has qualified for the ballot in November, although I know absolutely nothing about him.

I will be so glad when November is over and the political ads stop.

rickn8or said...

Crucis--

Much as I admire McCain for his service, being an ex-POW in no way qualifies him to be a U.S. Senator.

Crucis said...

Rickn8or, that seems to escape them. McCain is masquerading as a conservative this election. Once in, he'll be the same ol' RINO as he was before.