Dear Rush Limbaugh,
Hubby and I have been faithfully listening to your podcasts over the last few months. We thank you for your strong stance against Juan [John] McCain and we agree with your reasons why McCain seems to be so popular. I would like to add, or build, upon two things.
I believe there are two major reasons why McCain seems to be the choice for so many who in the past have been considered true Conservatives. One is that Americans are fed up with the divisiveness in the US, in Congress and Washington in general. The great divide between the Democrats and Republicans has always been there, but the Iraq war made things worse. Americans would like to see fellow citizens 'get along', make peace, work together. All that sounds sooooo nice. And who would not want family members to all get along.
The truth is, in order for Americans to 'get along', somebody must sacrifice their true beliefs. Who will that be? The Democrats? Of course not. For the chasm between Democrats and Republicans to be bridged, it means that Republicans must change what they believe in. That's easy for the Left Wing of the Republican party, it's easy for the Independent Wing of the Republican party.... But it is WRONG for the Conservative wing of the party to compromise our core beliefs for some semblance of unity. I for one will NOT do this.
The second reason that I believe many so-called true Conservatives are voting for McCain, is the fear of having a Democrat with the White House. For them having another Clinton or Obama in the White House is a sign of failure, a fate worse than death. They are wrong. There will be no difference in Clinton, Obama, or McCain as President. None. Zip. Nada. OK, maybe Clinton and Obama would be a bit worse than McCain, but does anyone think that if McCain gets elected -- once in the White House -- he would suddenly return to true Conservative beliefs? NO. He will go even further Left than he already has. No difference.
These same people think we should be in favor of a McCain - Huckabee ticket, which would give us a 'president in waiting'. What kind of thinking is this? Has there been an invasion of the body snatchers? Why would we want 4 - 8 years of a Liberal Republican, only to have that followed by 4 - 8 years of a Progressive-Liberal-non-Conservative president? Only people without the ability to reason and think things through would push this on the United States.
This is a turning point for Americans. We have real problems inside the United States and we have real threats from without. Consider Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, North Korea, China rising, Russia rising again, nukes getting into the hands of terrorists, open borders for terrorists to enter the US with WMD. What about recent events around the world like: 4th Undersea Cable Break Between Qatar and UAE; Scotland Yard Braces For Possible Wave of Terrorism After Suicide Bomber Arrests; and today's reports, Al Qaeda Going After WMDs, and Truck Containing Radioactive Material Stolen In Canada. Will any of the top three, Clinton, McCain, Obama, get serious about these threats? Would any of them be better than the other? I don't think so.
McCain sells himself as the strongest candidate on the war on terror, yet he wants open borders? That doesn't jibe my friends. And what will the new president do about Iran?
From Arms Control Wonk, hat tip Michael:
“Iran has joined the world’s top 11 countries possessing space technology to build satellites, and launch rockets into space” by launching a missile, opening a space center and donning a pair of bitchin’ 3-D glasses. (The Lede really outdid itself with the picture (above) and the rundown on the press coverage.) [snip]
Looks Like a Shahab-3
Below is a roundup of political news today, Super Tuesday:
Zogby poll: Obama opens 13 point lead in California, Romney up 7. Yes Romney has flip-flopped on some issues, but most people believe his change on the issues is sincere, a result of study and inner reflection. What's McCain's excuse for turning traitor to the Conservatives in the Republican party?
Politico reported late Monday that Bob Dole, the former Senate Republican leader, wrote an insistent letter to Rush Limbaugh on Monday and suggested that for the good of the party, the conservative talk-show host should stop his strafing of Sen. John McCain. I continue to be shocked at the actions of so-called Conservatives toward McCain.
Romney and Huckabee go at each other in West Virginia, trying to impress the Conservatives. In Tennessee: Tennessee Conservative Union Endorses John McCain. I'm ashamed of them.
James Dobson says he will NOT vote for McCain. Not sure how much or how little influence Dobson has any more.
Think Manning in the Fourth Quarter .... says Atlas Shrugs, and vote ROMNEY! I agree. I voted early and my vote went for Romney. What I will do if McCain gets the nomination is yet to be decided (after I throw up). If Obama is the clear winner after today, Deans World says:
... we can all look forward to several months of the nastiest Clintonian campaigning ever. Like their stay in the White House, it should be entertaining but leave us feeling a little dirty.
The candidates should all feel dirty, considering the massive amount of money they have collected and spent to buy this election.
The days of retail politicking in rustic diners was a distant memory, although just weeks old. Sens. Clinton and Obama each poured more than $1 million a day into TV ads in the last week alone; Clinton buying an hour on the Hallmark Channel for a town hall meeting on Monday night, Obama seeing some $250,000 disappear in 30 seconds in his Super Bowl ad a day earlier.
Experience? What experience? Clinton was the wife of a president and a short-time Senator. McCain has experience of screwing Conservatives. Obama has been praised for his FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE. What? Would that e his connections to Kenyan Sharia Muslims, through his brother? This is crazy my friends. Thomas Sowell:
Both have been around in politics for decades. But just what did they accomplish -- and how did it benefit the country?
It seems to be all about delegates today, according to some. McCain is worried about the popular vote in California. You can see the Democrats roundup of today's events here. What strikes me is that Barack Obama is now running on his religion:
It's started folks: Some Conservatives are voting Obama. They just can't stomach voting for either McCain or Romney. I guess Ann Coulter has company now. Hillary's song is "It's My Party ... and I'll Cry if I want to." Obama's hoping that will be the case, if more Conservatives vote for him. Mellencamp tells McCain to stop using his music.
During his triumphant campaign in South Carolina, Barack Obama distributed a flyer in which he announced the spiritual dimension of his mission, running as a "committed Christian." This caused a certain amount of consternation on the secular left.
More independent blogging from Iraq: The Teflon Don of Acute Politics is heading back to Iraq, not for another tour as a combat engineer finding IEDs and bad guys, but as an independent blogger/photojournalist.
Whatever you do, GO VOTE TODAY. You can also vote in Gawker's Super Tuesday Poll here.
NOTE: Via La Shawn Barber's Corner: Thirty-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the murder of babies in the womb.
So Mr. Limbaugh, keep doing what you are doing. Your listeners don't follow you like blind sheep, we listen, evaluate, agree or disagree, and make up our own minds.
Like one of your callers on Monday said, he is not a mind-numbed robot. He shops at Wal-Mart, takes are of his elderly mother, loves his country, and refuses to turn against his Conservative beliefs. Good. We need more like him.
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