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Travel anywhere to any blog or conservative news site on the internet and you hear the same thing over and over: “We must vote for John McCain for party unity. He is the Republican nominee.”

Johm McCain is a man, who has for the last 4-6 years stuck sticks in the eyes of conservatives and repudiated conservative principles, yet, he expects us to “hold our noses” and vote for him… because we have no choice. He is unashamedly projecting this attitude as he “walks off the reservation” constantly with some of his policy choices. He is not a conservative, in spite of being the Republican Party nominee. Indeed, given the Republican Party leaders’ tendencies of late, the Republican Party isn’t conservative anymore.

The party has gone so far as to blame Operation Chaos for their recent losses of House seats. Yet, we conservatives are still expected to vote for McCain. McCain is on the Al Gore Global Warming train and is willing to enact legislation that will put an undue burden on this nation’s citizens as well as handing parts of our sovereignty over to a world government body rife with intrigue and scandals upon scandals… as if our own nation doesn’t have enough of those without adding more.  Perhaps no one gave him the memo that indications are for a cooling period. This is the same person who condemned the North Carolina anti-Obama ad before he ever saw it, claiming they were “out of touch with reality.” On top of that, he’s back to his open borders talk and nobody is really calling him on it.

You know, Operation Chaos comes straight out of the Democratic playbook? It wasn’t something new Ruch Limbaugh cooked up. The Democrats have been using these tactics for years. The tables get turned and everybody cries foul. These tactics forced McCain on conservatives because we’ve bit our tongues for too long and accepted these kinds of assaults to conservative principles. Conservatives are tired this time around and we’re not taking it without a fight. Blame Republican losses on Operation Chaos if it makes you feel better but you’re the one who has to look into your eyes in the mirror.

The primary campaigns have been going on for more than two years. In that time, we’ve had three Senators, Obama, McCain, and Clinton who have not been doing the job they are being paid to do right now. They’re too busy campaigning is the excuse. Two of those are junior senators. One has been in his post only 3 years and has spent two of them campaigning. Ah, Chicago politics at its finest. Take an empty suit, teach him how to talk the talk, put him in as a figurehead while the government is run from the shadows of the special interests who put him there. But to say so, is to become a racist, I suppose.  Don’t let the facts get in your way if it makes you feel better.

Who brought race into the election? The liberal media and the race-baiters. Long before the explosion of Jeremiah Wright, there were pundits wondering if Obama was white enough or black enough. They set up the perfect storm. If Obama loses, it’s because of his race, not his politics. If he wins, it’s because of race, not his politics. 90% of the black voters vote for Obama but that’s not racist. 60% of white voters vote for Clinton and that’s racist. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Conservatives are the perfect scapegoats, you know. If we vote for McCain and his presidency is the disaster I expect it to be, conservatives will get the blame for the disaster. If we don’t vote for McCain and he loses the election, it will be us conservatives who are blamed for that and the disaster of an Obama or Clinton presidency. I know the media is calling Clinton’s campaign over but we’re talking about Democrats here. It’s not over until the convention really. for the Democrats.

Meanwhile, the Republican Party rushes to McCain’s side and continues to lose House seats and will continue to lose seats and the reasoning for it is simple. The Republican Party has turned away from conservative principles and forsaken their base. Conservative reasoning goes something like this: It was our party but it isn’t anymore. If we are forced to live by liberal principles, then why put the Republican party in charge? Why support them for abusing us?

I can live without being identified with a political party. I have done so for years now. I’m an American first and a conservative. I live a conservative life to the extent that an increasingly intrusive government allows me to.

I will not be voting for McCain in November. Neither will I vote for Obama or Clinton, whichever finally gets the nod. I will be voting, even if my only option is write-in none of the above. There are other candidates for other offices that must be chosen among on those tickets so sitting it out is not an option.

Some say that if you don’t vote for the lesser of evils then you have no right to complain, so, okay I won’t complain. I will and can, however, point out whatever disasters befall us in the near future and remind others who effected them how they are a result of moving away from conservative principles. And if it makes you feel better you can blame conservatives. It won’t make a hill of beans difference in the outcomes.

Some have gone so far as to say we don’t have the luxury of principles. Without principles what guides us in the right way? Compromising those principles is to become something other than ourselves. Since politics has become nothing but a blame game and the incessant search for somebody else to blame for your faults, that’s okay with me. My good friend, Kathy, puts it this way:”Conservatism begins and ends with personal responsibility.” If I could find the comment where she said that, I would link it, but I couldn’t with all the dialogue over there. I refuse to be party to the problem as any choice this election is going to cause harm. My conscience will be clear regardless of what others say.


6 Responses to For Conservatives, a No-Win Situation

  • BB-Idaho says:

    One wonders if McCain is uncomfortable with the right wing. That wing treated him quite shabbily in the 2000
    GOP primaries. Now that wing denies (Coulter, et. al.)
    It may be the distrust is too deep…and too mutual. Then again, Nixon, Reagan and Bush never reallly delivered what the far right wanted either, I mean
    as a liberal, I survived those years 🙂 Not that
    they didn’t intend and try, but the country is basically
    centrist, a solid object that both left and right bang up against. I noticed on some blog a conservative was lamenting that Thompson, Guiliani, Romney should have been ‘men enough’ to have Hillary’s staying power. Were they still in, you would likely be happier!

  • hillbilly says:

    I doubt I’d be any happier. I have this funny feeling that we need to go through what we’re going through now to get back on the right track. However, just because I have that feeling doesn’t mean I want to help it along. 🙁

  • BB-Idaho says:

    I saw that Bob Barr decided to enter the race on the Libertarian ticket. Is that a reasonable alternative to you?

  • hillbilly says:

    No, not really. He’s fairly conservative on a lot of issues but the most important ones, he and I have a pretty big differences of opinion. He’s a lot like Ron Paul if that gives you any idea.

    There are all kinds of candidates in all kinds of parties and I doubt any one of them is worth consideration. However, there are going to be some down ticket candidates that I need to help stay in office or help replace so I have to vote to help them. I believe it’s Alexander who is up for reelection in the Senate. I ain’t crazy about him but he’s not absolutely terrible either. He’s fairly conservative… used to be more… but still not bad.

  • hillbilly says:

    Belle, I watched little clips of the victory speeches from the primaries last night… we be screwed no matter which way we vote.

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