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5.11.2010

Troops?

Meet who must be the most frightened politician in America: John McCain. Fearful of losing his Senate seat in Arizona, he's now prepared to be toughest conservative in the West. (It's a new campaign ad.) And to think the Republicans weren't fired up about him during the presidential election because he was too moderate.

35 comments:

Scott said...

That is the problem with "career politicians," whether they be Democrat or Republican. They are willing to do anything just to ensure that they won't lose an election and their job.

What we need is a term limit. Give politicians eight years to serve. So many have been there now for years that they no longer think like the people of their district.

That is the way that it was originally set up. It was meant so that someone, say a farmer, might run and be elected. He would serve a term or so and then go home back to his farm.

Just wish that we had a better candidate in 2008. Don't know if we could have beaten Obama and the unions, but I think that we would have given them a better fight.

Anonymous said...

Faker!

Anonymous said...

Thank God he didn't win - Sarah Palin would be our VP, or even President now, because he would have probably died by now.

Anonymous said...

I am still concerned about his for being too moderate...you liberals may be fooled every election when the idiots you vote for pretend to be more conservative or moderate...but we ain't buyin what he's selling. He needs to go back in time and be conservative from the beginning..then we'll talk.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, does he think we do not remember his immigration bill? Not so much on the hard line stuff.

Enough with the RINOs.

Hey BG! I guess you are an open border kind of guy, right?

Old Timer said...

9:48, you got to be kidding. You call the Republicans Conservatives. You only have to look around to see how wrong your thoughts are. Look to Wise Co. for a good example. The Republican Commissioners paid $28,000.00 an acre for land out in the middle of nowhere to put the college on. And this only benefits Decatur and Bridgeport. It is too far out of the way for the rest of the county. And that is being Conservative? Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

enough with moderates already. i think they are cowards. get on one side of the fence or another and stick to it. let the chips fall were they may.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:53, do you contact your elected officals about the open border? I do. If you and the rest spent as much time complaining to the ones that can make the changes as you do here mouthing, maybe something would get done. The squeeking wheel gets the grease

Anonymous said...

10:04, you're stupid.

There is a trigiumquid to everything.

Rather than "picking one side of the fence," take each issue and ponder and debate it in your own mind until you think of a logical solution.

Anonymous said...

you have to remember that most wise rebubs were dems befor the county shifted to republican.

Anonymous said...

Hey Old Timer...I don't know about the price of the land, it may be too high...however, I paid $18,000 for an acre in southern Wise County. Good property isn't cheap anymore in our county. As far as where it is located, you don't appear to have a grasp of geography and demographics. If you look at a map of the county, it is centrally located. It is also located between the two largest cities. Please be more informed before you complain.

Anonymous said...

10:03
What the heck does the site of the college have to do with this debate?
And it was placed squarely in the middle of the county. The densest portion of the population (and presumably the most students) is in the middle of the county

You're complaining about it being "out in the middle of nowhere" between the two biggest towns in the county. Any other site would be even further "out".

wordkyle said...

946 - You imply that Palin would be a worse choice than what's in the White House now. She was more experienced, just as qualified, more thoroughly vetted (thanks to the media, who failed to do so with Obama.) On what do you base your opinion? Since McCain is still alive, on what do you base your opinion that he would be dead "by now?"

1017 - You assume that politicians want to find solutions to problems. Doing so would reduce their power and influence. Better (for politicians) to appear as though trying to solve problems, while actually causing more problems that only they can solve. (And you'll need to define trigiumquid for me, because neither I nor Google know what it means.)

The Devil said...

Old Timer...I don't know how much old you are but we aren't exactly getting around in horse drawn buggies. I am pretty sure someone that lives as far away as Sunset, or Cottondale or even outside the county can get some use out of this campus.

Anonymous said...

As a resident of Wise County, who lives near the site of the proposed college, I resent being called "dense".

Anonymous said...

another faker is Rick Perry. Mr. Conservative Governor of Texas. He was elected as a Democrat and supported none other than Ann Richards. He and Ric Williamson held a reception for her in Weatherford, Texas when he was all cozy with that side of liberal politics. When the winds of public opinion began to change, Rick Perry moved with the politics.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry would pimp out his entire family if he thought that it would get him re-elected.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Not a fan of Mr. McCain.

Not a fan of Weatherford College Land Scam.

Not a fan of Green Peas.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10.53
Do you want to buy some more of it for 18k per acre? I can hook your ass up.

bBoxerfan said...

Sarah Palin "was more experienced, just as qualified....?"

More experienced at what? Winking at the camera?

She was so qualified and experienced that she quit her term as Governor. Why? So she could make millions off of a ghost-written book and headline Fox News as a guest commentator. If anything, that makes her financially-savvy.

You may not like Obama (and obviously, wordkyle, you don't), but you should have your head examined if you think Sarah Palin was a more experienced, more qualified choice.

wordkyle said...

bBf - Okay, let's see...

Before being elected President, Obama
- had never had to worry about a public budget;
- had never held an executive position;
- had lived on institutional or public money his entire adult life;
- had been a professor, a "community organizer" and a state senator;
- won his first election because of his opponent's scandal, and his second against an opponent who didn't even live in the state.

Sarah Palin
- dealt with budget issues at all levels;
- was an executive at both local and state levels;
- earned a living in the private sector;
- worked as a sports journalist, commercial fisherwoman, state oil and gas commissioner;
- won elections to city council, mayor and governor.

Any questions?

M-M said...

He's probably even more frightened now that he's seen Bob Bennett lose his office in his primary election in Utah last week. Oh Bob was not conservative for them anymore.

Anonymous said...

Wordbyle, you forgot to mention she's read all the newspapers and magazines too.

wordkyle said...

158 - I also didn't mention that Obama thinks there are fifty-seven states. Joe Biden said that FDR spoke to the American public on television after the crash of '29. Obama thinks Austrian is a language.

Shall we continue along this line?

The Devil said...

I have been known to speak Pig-Latin Austrian!

Anonymous said...

I like Mexican food.

Anonymous said...

I also like Pink Floyd' "The Wall".
If you don't eat your mexican food how can you have your pudding? How can you have your pudding if you don't eat your mexican food?
Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

DAGO; for OLD TIMER.I just checked and the center of the county is about 410 smoots west on Bussy blvd and I don't think you can buy it for that kind of money.I apologize for it taking so long to come up with a stupid answer to your ignorant statement.

Anonymous said...

wordkyle demonstrates very selective cognition in the defense of Palin. In my most humble opinion she's a media flash of extremely limited depth. Rather than enduring Palin, why not just select Tina Fey who is much better at being Palin and smarter, too.

wordkyle said...

1151 - I was pretty specific in my comparisons of Obama and Palin. I explained the basis for my opinion -- Obama was a relative lightweight, unvetted and untouched by the media. His thin résumé was never seriously inspected. (To this day, does the public know anything about Obama's years at Columbia and Harvard?) Since you tossed in the phrase selective cognition, you apparently want us to believe that you have very specific, very superior, reasons for your opinions. Do you? Or are you simply repeating the simplistic caricature that SNL, the Daily Show and other Liberal news sources have drawn for you?

Anonymous said...

So how many years and how much practice does it take for McCain …and for that matter Perry to learn to talk out of both sides of there ass? …the world may never know.

Double fake
Tootsie Roll Owl

Anonymous said...

you people wouldn't be happy if your #1 man got elected, you'd grip .... heck those who voted for obama are whining now... but if the mccain man had been elected he wouldn't have been so long at bringing our son's and daughter's home from such a senseless war... very sad that no one is ever happy....

bBoxerfan said...

wordkyle:

Obama would have had to be elected to the office of state senator, right? Or does Illinois have some kind of special electoral system that makes it inferior to that of Palin's Alaska? And why does it matter how he won? There were no charges that he acted improperly during his campaigns. He ran, he had an opponent, and he WON. (Seems to be a recurring theme with the man, doesn't it?)

Palin earned "public money" holding the office of Alaska's governor - $125,000 (check it - www.stateline.org). As Mayor of Wasilla, she earned a salary of $68,000, though she did briefly recude her salary to about $61,000 (she served from 1996-2002, two terms). When she was appointed to head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, she earned $125,000 (she served 13 months on the Commission, Jan. 2003-Feb. 2004).

Seems to me that Sarah Palin took plenty of public money!

I take solace in the fact that Obama - the President of the United States - did not gather his professional skills as a sportscaster or "helping" in a commercial fishing business. He did write two books, both bestsellers, so I guess this is one area in which Obama and Palin can be compared accurately.

You will never persuade me (nor me you in regards to Obama) that Palin is more qualified than Obama. I find her irresponsible and ill-informed, much like many of her admirers. And before you flash some of that truly devastating wordkyle wit with some smart ass comment, I realize that you feel the same way about Obama and his supporters. Save it for the next commentator who has the audacity to question the qualifications of Sarah Palin.

wordkyle said...

bBf - You deflect from the points. Comparing the two CV, Palin was just as qualified as Obama, if not more so, to be President. In addition to her executive experience, which Obama completely lacked, she had existed in the real world. Obama never did. He went from college to community organizing to political office.

Once again you put forth opinions about Sarah Palin, without indicating how you came to form them. I'm not necessarily a big Palin fan, but she compares very favorably to Obama. He had the thinnest resume of any of the Presidential candidates in 2008.

Anonymous said...

6:36 how's your memory? It was McCain who was a big promoter of ADDING troops to Iraq. Actually the "surge" was a radical change in the failed Bush war in Iraq. It added some 30,000 troops AND a change in strategy of the 4 years of failed policy - in the wrong country. Obama has been able to reduce forces in Iraq while focusing on Afghanistan where the problem has been all along.