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Can Republicans continue to believe John McCain?

There is no secret that I supported John McCain using the “lesser of two evils” rationale. However, I still claimed that if a liberal democrat and a liberal Republican were running against each other, the result would be that a liberal democrat would be elected to office.

So why should I believe McCain’s pitch to “save” the Republican party from someone who is a liberal, when in fact, John McCain himself, appears to be more of a liberal than a conservative. Especially based on his efforts on immigration reform, global warming and other issues of importance to conservatives?

Why should I continue to assist a party who has followed the lead of their elite, Northeastern, Rockefeller-Republicans who have failed to exert any leadership in controlling the profligate spending which the party traditionally resisted?

Why should I believe the party’s tired old scare tactics when it comes to a filibuster-proof Senate vote? One, it assumes that the Senators will all vote according to party lines – which is not often the case. And two, it assumes that Senators are totally immune from the consequences of their actions or the persuasiveness of an enraged public.

Why should I believe that my money would be used to get out the vote efforts rather than reimbursing campaign loans that have already been used to purchase media time?

Believe it or not, even though both parties demonized each other during the extended election cycle, most elected officials, especially those who realize that there will be a new election in 2010, will not take any action that will annoy or alienate a large measure of the voting public.

I am not sure that Barack Obama and any other legislator will be able to take precipitous action while we are in a financial crisis – especially since such actions are likely to deepen a recession into a depression. Obama, not even having assumed office, appears to be running for his next term in office – in which he can further promote some of his somewhat leftist philosophy. And since the election of 2012 is another stopgap to a radicalized agenda, the people will continue to be protected from their politicians by the wisdom and foresight of our founding fathers.

The Republican Party, and particularly John McCain, turned their back on conservative Republicans and promoted a platform that seemed similar to the democrat’s platform. So I see no reason why we owe them any allegiance since they do not seem to represent us, the conservatives, and our platform. 

My Friend,

I was recently in Georgia campaigning for my good friend and Senate colleague, Saxby Chambliss. Next week, voters in Georgia will go back to the polls in a special runoff election to choose their next U.S. Senator and we must do everything possible to ensure voters re-elect Saxby over his liberal opponent.

I'll get right to my point; there's a lot at stake in this election. Obama campaign staff have moved into Georgia and the Obama campaign is keeping campaign offices in the state open to support Senator Chambliss' opponent.

Today, I'm asking you to go into battle one more time for our Party.

Will you give $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more to Saxby Chambliss' campaign right away? Saxby needs your immediate support to help fund crucial get-out-the-vote activities in the final week of this special runoff election.

The eyes of the country and the world will be on the state of Georgia next Tuesday. If we lose, the Senate Democrats could reach 60 seats in the U.S. Senate. This would give them the power to enact an agenda out of touch with our values and beliefs and the ability to confirm activist judges and liberal Administration appointees with little to no open debate

As Americans we must continue fighting for our shared values. We must fight for our men and women in uniform, we must fight for energy independence, we must fight to create better jobs and a better economy and we must fight to keep our taxes low.

Our Party is joining together to stop the liberals from railroading their misguided tax hikes and military funding cuts through the U.S. Senate.

Will you join me one last time by following this link to give any amount today up to the legal limit to the Chambliss Victory Committee?

Your support is greatly appreciated.

John McCain

P.S. The final runoff election of 2008 is taking place next week and the Democrats are coming closer to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the U.S. Senate. I'm asking you to support my friend and colleague Saxby Chambliss today by making an immediate donation to the Chambliss Victory Committee by following this link. Every dollar you give will help fund critical get-out-the-vote activities.

Thank you for your support.

What can YOU do?

If you are in Georgia, by all means support the election of Saxby Chambliss.

If you are a conservative Republican, I suggest you withhold your funds and support until the party and its leadership indicates that it will take a turn to the right and support conservative positions. One indicator of this change will be the selection of Michael Steele as the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee at the Winter RNC meeting in January.

Support only those who support your positions. Since the democrats have apparently taken over, let them rise or fall on their own merits and serve as an object lesson to those who will vote in the upcoming 2010 and 2012 elections.

Consider the possibility that party politics have so thoroughly corrupted our political process that we must avoid supporting the party and only support individual candidates with direct support – so as to rebuild the party in the conservative image of Ronald Reagan.

Do what you need to do to serve yourself and your family first.

-- steve

Quote of the day: “It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.” - Groucho Marx

A reminder from a large improvement can result from a small change…

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. -- Marcus Aurelius

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell