On my radio show Thursday night, I let fly at Sarah Palin for endorsing and campaigning for John McCain in his race to keep his Senate seat for a fifth term.
I can’t tell you how disillusioned and disappointed I am at her decision.
And evidently, my dismay at Palin for campaigning for McAmnesty is shared by quite a few others.
Michelle Malkin, for example, today made it the topic of her syndicated column, “Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome”.
“Conservatives have worked hard over the past year to rebuild after Big Government Republican John McCain’s defeat. But McCain isn’t going gently into that good night.
Red Flag Number One: A reader from Arizona informed me the day after the Bay State Bombshell that he had received a robo-call from Massachusetts GOP Sen.-elect Scott Brown. “He basically wanted me to vote for John McCain in November,” the reader said…
Red Flag Number Two: Also in the wake of the Massachusetts special election, the nation’s most popular conservative political figure, Sarah Palin, announced she would be campaigning for her former running mate in Arizona in March. Palin told Facebook followers that she’s going to “ride the tide with commonsense candidates” and help “heroes and statesmen” like McCain….
As if that isn’t enough, McAmnesty is supporting my governor Light In The Loafers, a true blue Obama-stimulus-supporting RINO if there ever was one.
In Florida, McCain’s Country First Political Action Committee is supporting the Senate bid of fellow illegal alien amnesty supporter and global warming alarmist, GOP Gov. Charlie Crist, whose crucial 2008 primary endorsement rescued McCain from disaster. Grass-roots conservatives support former GOP statehouse leader Marco Rubio – who is hitting Crist hard for lying to voters about his embrace of President Obama’s pork-laden, fraud-ridden stimulus package.
And in California…
…McCain’s PAC supports former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina – a celebrity name with deep pockets of her own, massive media exposure, and a checkered business record. Fiorina served as the economic adviser to McCain, who supported the $700 billion TARP bailout, the $25 billion auto bailout, a $300 billion mortgage bailout, and the first $85 billion AIG bailout. As GOP rival and grass-roots-supported Chuck DeVore’s camp notes, Fiorina has also vacillated publicly over the Obama stimulus. With taxpayer “friends” like this, who needs Democrats?
Michelle could have been listening to my show, because her comments echoed mine, almost word for word:
With all due respect to McCain’s past noble war service, it’s time to head to the pasture. As the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, he was wrong on the constitutionality of the free-speech-stifling McCain-Feingold campaign finance regulations. He was wrong to side with the junk-science global warming activists in pushing onerous carbon caps on America. He was on the wrong side of every Chicken Little-driven bailout. He was wrong in opposing enhanced CIA interrogation methods that have saved countless American lives and averted jihadi plots. And he was spectacularly wrong in teaming with the open-borders lobby to push a dangerous illegal alien amnesty.
And she’s exactly right when she points to the offense many of us feel at Palin’s palling up with McCain on the stump:
Tea Party activists are rightly outraged by Sarah Palin’s decision to campaign for McCain, whose entrenched incumbency and progressive views are anathema to the movement. At least she has an excuse: She’s caught between a loyalty rock and a partisan hard place. The conservative base has no such obligations – and it is imperative that they get in the game (as they did in Massachusetts) before it’s too late. The movement to restore limited government in Washington has come too far, against all odds, to succumb to McCain Regression Syndrome now.
Pisses me off. How about you? I hope JD Hayworth jumps in and gives McCain a run for his money and beats the pants off the little stinker. Personally, I don’t think Palin’s pull will amount to much. She’s chaining herself to a dead weight. If the good citizens of Arizona are sick of Juan McNasty, Palin’s perky politicking won’t amount to a bowl of moose chili. McCain: It’s time for you to go home.
“It has been a joy to spend weekday afternoons on KFYI. Now, another chapter begins. The call to public service remains, and again it may very well lead to pursuit of public office.”
As one Freeper puts it:
The Juan McAmnesty f-LYING machine is going up in flames again.