Thursday, May 15, 2008

John McPain--Less and Less Desirable

Besides McCain's previous "Problem-Positions", such as his willingness to squelch political speech, his back-and-forthright position(s) on ESCR, his open-borders/no-holds-barred immigration position, his inane and mindless "cap-and-trade" proposal, and his apparent bellicosity--advocating the overthrow of the Myanmar thugs through US armed intervention...

He falls into the Big Gummint Boyzzz group.

"For all the problems we face, if you ask Americans what frustrates them most about Washington, they will tell you they don’t think we’re capable of serving the public interest before our personal and partisan ambitions; that we fight for ourselves and not for them

"...Their patience is at an end for politicians who value ambition over principle, and for partisanship that is less a contest of ide as than an uncivil brawl over the spoils of power. They want to change not only the policies and institutions that have failed the American people"

So far, so good. Admirable, in fact.

Here begins the southward turn:

If I am elected President, I will work with anyone who sincerely wants to get this country moving again. I will listen to any idea that is offered in good faith and intended to help solve our problems, not make them worse. I will seek the counsel of members of Congress from both parties in forming government policy before I ask them to support it. I will ask Democrats to serve in my administration. My administration will set a new standard for transparency and accountability...

If I’m elected President, the era of the permanent campaign will end. The era of problem solving will begin. I promise you, from the day I am sworn into office until the last hour of my presidency, I will work with anyone, of either party, to make this country safe, prosperous and proud.

Now I happen to be one of the Americans who is disgusted by the pettiness demonstrated by (among others) Chvala and Gard--not to mention Reid, Pelosi, and Gingrich.

But McCain's speech would be a helluvalot more comforting if it included the word "principles" someplace, wouldn't it?

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