John McCain: Sarah Palin, Oil Drilling, Illegal Immigration, And Charlie Crist!

Senator John McCain of Arizona has really lost ALL credibility on anything he has said or done since the beginning of his presidential campaign in 2008!

When Obama was inaugurated, McCain promised cooperation with the new President, but has proceeded to be totally destructive of unity, and demonstrated absolutely no sense of principle!

It was his independence and principled stands that made McCain so appealing to many liberals and progressives during the Bush Administration!

But then he selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate during his Presidential campaign, and unleashed this unqualified woman on this nation, and we cannot rid ourselves of her presence on our political scene! Will we ever be able to forgive McCain for this? 🙁

Then he backed oil drilling during his campaign, promoting “Drill, Baby, Drill”, after years of advocating environmentalism and being against off shore oil drilling in the Gulf states region. Now in the midst of the Gulf Oil disaster, he looks totally terrible!

McCain promoted a reasonable immigration bill, also backed by Ted Kennedy and President Bush, but now he has backed the discriminatory, unconstitutional Arizona law, in a desperate attempt to save his seat in the Senate!

McCain has also showed no loyalty to his “friends” who helped to make him the GOP nominee for President in 2008, specifically Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Without Crist”s support, it is likely that Mitt Romney would have won Florida, and might have been the Republican choice for the Presidency in 2008.

One wonders how John McCain can sleep at night, having given us the “gift” of Sarah Palin, abandoned his views on oil drilling and illegal immigration, and betraying Charlie Crist! All of this makes him look much worse in history, and it would be very appropriate if his actions lead to his defeat for another Senate term.

John McCain once was a “Profile in Courage”, but NO MORE! 🙁

3 comments on “John McCain: Sarah Palin, Oil Drilling, Illegal Immigration, And Charlie Crist!

  1. Patrick Ellingham May 1, 2010 11:02 am

    John McCain had always been one of my heroes. Love of country always came first for him. Not having the foresight of some, Ron, I even forgave him Sarah Palin as a running mate, figuring when he was elected, she would fall into the obscurity of all vice presidents. Getting reelected now seems to have trumped principle. This is not the same John McCain that spent all those years as a POW and as maverick, bucking the system and his own party. I’m afraid that one will not be back.

    On another tack, what are Florida’s teachers to do now? We owe Charlie Crist a lot. Other than being a Democrat, what has Kendrick Meek done for teachers and education?

  2. Ronald May 1, 2010 12:30 pm

    Unfortunately, Kendrick Meek, while a reasonably good Congressman, does not stand out as a person who inspires people to vote for him. That will have to be his mission, but it will not be easy, and I will be tempted to support Charlie Crist with the hope that he might be repudiated by the Republicans, even if he wins, and therefore, he might caucus with the Democrats. Maybe I am hallucinating LOL but I think it would be good if a Senator-elect Crist paid back the Republicans by becoming what Joe Lieberman is, an independent allied with the Democrats, and helping them on key votes in the Senate over the next six years!

  3. DEO May 1, 2010 8:39 pm

    McCain is in complete denial about $arah!!!! I consider his choosing of Palin absolutely treasonous. She was not vetted and the things we have found out sincethen have boggled the mind…McCain didn’t care, it was his Hail Mary Pass. Screw the American people…..RELEASE THE KRACKEN (Palin)!!!!

    Remember when McCain hugged Bush on stage after all the hoopla, I knew then he was a sell-out.

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