Friday, February 8, 2008

I'm Not Ready to Make Nice

With Mitt Romney dropping out of the Republican race and the remaining Republicans being no real threat to the ascension of John McCain to the nomination, it seems to be pretty much a done deal. McCain sensed this, so he tried to mend fences with the rank and file Republicans at the CPAC convention yesterday. You know, the same rank and file that he's held in such low regard for years?

Now, McCain and his supporters are calling for unity within the Republican Party to try to bring the various factions together to win the White House. Some have bought in, saying it's better to vote for McCain than to let Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama win the White House and choose Supreme Court Justices. Others, like me, are not so easily swayed. I'm in the position I was back in 1994 when I came to a point where I couldn't support Bill Clinton anymore because there were too many things to overlook to continue supporting him.

With McCain, it's 1994 all over again. Whether it's McCain-Feingold or voting against the Bush tax cuts for reasons that have nothing to do with spending cuts or lying about Romney supporting timetables to get out of Iraq, McCain has stabbed the Republican Party in the back so many times the elephant is looking like a pin cushion.

But we're supposed to hold our noses and vote for McCain because he's a Republican and would prevent Hillary or Obama from winning the White House. If you believe this, let me ask you something.

If McCain were a Democrat instead of a Republican, would you be as forgiving of his duplicity?

Somehow, I don't think you would.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


A roadside bomb exploded targeting a police patrol in Salman Pak to the southeast of Baghdad injuring 2 policemen.

A suspicious abandoned carrier bag was reported near a girl’s high school in Hay Dragh, Mansour district in central Baghdad. Security forces confirmed that it contained an IED and attempted to detonate it under control but were unsuccessful. It exploded and seriously injured 3 policemen at around 07:00 this morning.

A Toyota Coaster bus exploded targeting a group of Sahwa members during a raid they were conducting on suspected houses in al-Mada’in, Salman Pak area to the south east of Baghdad, killing 3 and injuring 7 al-Sahwa members.

Gunmen driving a civilian car opened fire on another civilian car carrying 5 men who work as cleaners in the Baghdad Municipality near al-Nidaa Mosque, al-Qahira neighbourhood, north Baghdad at around 5 pm. The driver was shot several times and died instantly, their car then crashed into another car on the road. The other 4 survived the incident with superficial injuries.

5 bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi Police. 1 in Karrada, 1 in Palestine St, 1 in Saab, 1 in Ghazaliyah and 1 in Hurriyah.


4 civilians [were killed], amongst whom was the brother of the Head of the Tikrit City Council and engineer Hameed Aziz al-Janabi who had a position in the Engineering Department in Tikrit University. The four were killed in an area called al-Dhiba’i to the south west of Tikrit City yesterday evening.

Lieutenant Khalid Kwan killed and 1 other officer and 1 policeman injured as a roadside bomb went off targeting an Iraqi Police patrol in Siniyah district, 7 km to the west of Baiji city this afternoon.


IED explodes near a group of young shepherd boys out with their lambs near al-Shaikhi village, 7 km to the south of Baquba this morning. 4 of the boys, who were between 4 and 10 years of age, were injured.

Al-Qaeda raided al-Muradiyah village, 10 km to the south of Baquba at 10:00 this morning and broke into one of its houses . They ordered the women outside the house then shot to death 3 brothers inside the house. They then put explosives inside the house and blew it up.


A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Intisar neighbourhood, east Mosul this morning, injuring 2 policemen.

3 policemen were injured as IED exploded targeting their patrol in al-Masarif neighbourhood, east Mosul this morning.

Gunmen burned down 8 communications towers in the city of Mosul today. Al-Siddiq and al-Noor neighbourhoods were amongst the neighbourhoods whose towers were burnt down. The towers belonged to Asia Cell mobile telephone network company.