Sunday, January 06, 2008

McCain Still Doesn’t Get it and Huckabee Never Did

Ok, so I’m a political junkie and I admit that I’ve watched every Democratic and Republican debate. As much as I enjoyed Hillary’s “hurt feelings” on the CBS debate Saturday night, and as much as I wonder why I only fall asleep during Obama’s vapidly “unifying” change for the sake of change chants, I have to admit that all the substance was on the Republican side.

Oh and yes I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that all of the Democratic candidates said, in one way or another, that they would use Bush’s unilateral preemptive strike policy under the right set of circumstances thus validating the Bush doctrine.

Charlie Gibson to Obama (ABC news transcript)

GIBSON: I'm going to go the others in a moment, but what you just outlined is essentially the Bush doctrine. We can attack if we want to, no matter the sovereignty of the Pakistanis.

The Fox GOP forum Sunday night (sans Ron Paul) was enlightening for one reason: Immigration. McCain demonstrated that he still doesn’t get it with regard to his continued defending of the de-facto Amnesty Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, and Huckabee is still defending his lenient Arkansas immigration policies. Huckabee and Giuliani don’t want to turn the children of illegals out on the street.

Huckabee and Giuliani said that once children of illegals are in the U.S., they can’t be turned out on the street. Both men defended their respective decisions to keep kids of illegals in school to prevent bigger problems. Both men also offered their prescriptions for reducing the growth of illegals in this country.

Only two Republican candidates are firmly against Amnesty or de-facto Amnesty for illegal immigrants in their stated policies: Thompson and Romney.

I believe it is imperative to remind all conservatives of the primary issue that brought Congress to its knees this past year – Immigration. Illegal immigration ignited the passion of all conservatives against the Comprehensive Immigration Bill (which McCain sponsored). Even now, as much as the Democrats have fought it, immigration must be on the front burner in the national elections. Every other issue can be co-opted by the Democrats but not the fight against illegal immigration.

If we keep illegal immigration on the front burner a Republican will win in November.

Any of the Republican candidates now running are far more in line with our conservative values than these Socialists who still call themselves Democrats. But Giuliani and Huckabee are still much too liberal in their views.

The focus group following Sunday night’s Fox GOP Forum showed Thompson the big loser. Why? The New Hampshire folks have bought into the lie that he’s lazy. They don’t like his cadence of speech. He didn’t inject himself enough into the conversation. If they had listened to what he actually said, he was the only candidate to bring some hard honesty into the debate concerning Social Security and immigration. Downer!!!

So, if Romney eventually wins the Republican nomination Evangelicals have a big choice to make. If they vote against him because they don’t like his religion, or if they just boycott and refuse to vote, they will have to face the fact that they have sold their children’s future down the river into the moral relativism and leftist socialism that now dominates the Democratic Party and all of their candidates.

By the way, Charlie Gibson asked no questions of the Democratic candidates concerning immigration. That policy must change!!!

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1 comment:

  1. I agree with your analysis. I really like Fred Thompson's policy, if they give him a chance to talk he expresses himself well. He really needs more energy. He needs to jump in, take every opportunity to show the difference in his views and those of the other candidates.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth