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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Joe the Plumber:
Against John McCain AND Sarah Palin

Joe the Plumber is no longer a fan of either Sarah Palin or John McCain, it seems.

Joe, also known as Sam Wurzelbacher, told an audience in Pennsylvania this week that McCain "is no public servant."

"McCain was trying to use me," Wurzelbacher said, according to public radio correspondent Scott Detrow. "I happened to be the face of middle Americans. It was a ploy.”
"I don’t owe him s—," Wurzelbacher continued. "He really screwed my life up, is how I look at it.”

In fact, Wurzelbacher's dislike for McCain is so strong that he no longer supports Sarah Palin simply because Palin will campaign for McCain's re-election.
Source: Fox Nation


I don't think that Sarah Palin has a clue at how much conservatives dislike John McCain. I've stopped supporting her because of her efforts to campaign for him in Arizona. An effort, if successful, would put one of conservatism's biggest enemies back in the US Senate for another term of six years.

For those who have very short memories of the damage that John McCain has done to us in the past...allow me to refresh it for you:

John McCain and Russ Feingold [profile via the Progressive SourceWatch] teamed up to give us the Unconstitutional McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform that restricted political speech, part of which has recently been overturned by the Supreme Court. I pray that the rest of dies a similar death at the hands of either the Supreme Court or a new conservative majority in Congress that will right this wrong.

John McCain and Ted Kennedy (the Liberal Lion of the Senate) teamed up to try to give us Comprehensive Immigration Reform that would have given amnesty to millions of Illegal Aliens. Only a full-court press by Talk Radio and millions of conservatives stopped it.  Even Sarah Palin is on record as supporting a path to amnesty for Illegal Aliens. Read Digger's report on that interview if you don't believe me. [Sarah Palin supports Amnesty]

And who can forget John McCain's Gang of 14 Senators? I'll let Hugh Hewitt explain it:

On April 15, 2005 --less than three months after President Bush had begun a second term won in part because of his pledge to fight for sound judges-- Senator McCain appeared on Hardball and announced he would not support the "constitutional option" to end Democratic filibusters. Then, stunned by the furious reaction, the senator from Arizona cobbled together the Gang of 14 "compromise" that in fact destroyed the ability of the Republican Party to campaign on Democratic obstructionism while throwing many fine nominees under the bus. Now in the ruins of Tuesday there is an almost certain end to the slow but steady restoration of originalism to the bench. Had McCain not abandoned his party and then sabotaged its plans, there would have been an important debate and a crucial decision taken on how the Constitution operates. The result was the complete opposite. Yes, President Bush got his two nominees to SCOTUS through a 55-45 Senate, but the door is now closed, and the court still tilted left. A once-in-a-generation opportunity was lost.

Here are a few bloggers and articles on why John McCain MUST be defeated:

A Certain Slant of Light

Resist Net

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Free Republic (read the comments from conservative activists)

I hope that will help you understand why John McCain MUST be defeated this year and sent to pasture. It is my hope that most of those foolish enough to support him will carry the stain of their errors for years to come...