I may actually vote McCain…talk me out of it…

The last time I voted republican was when I was 18.   But the idea of simplified taxes is attractive.  Portable and affordable health insurance? I’m in.  Cleaner energy?  Check.  What’s to dislike so far?

This is not a trick post…talk me out of it, please…

  14 comments for “I may actually vote McCain…talk me out of it…

  1. Jared
    June 3, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Remember, when you pay health insurance, you’re not investing in payment for illness or injury. You’re investing in a 12-layered publicly-traded dividend-paying organization whose major credo is “increase profits by any means” including non-payment for contractually obligated services.

    Also, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws of Thermodynamics let us know that no energy is clean.

    Finally, McCain will keep our military presence in the middle east strong, disregard diplomacy in the region, and maintain an insular attitude about the US. This will keep the dollar low and continue the downward spiral of the dollar and the economy.

  2. Cumulus
    June 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    The president does not write laws governing taxes, health care or energy. The Congress does. You’d get none of the good and most of the bad because the executive branch directs the military and conducts international diplomacy.

  3. June 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I don’t know where you stand on some issues, so I’m shooting in the dark here, but hey, why not?

    — The next President will likely appoint at least one Supreme Court justice; McCain will give the court the last vote needed to overturn Roe v Wade.

    — McCain will continue the war in Iraq

    — McCain will continue Bush’s “Borrow & Spend” economic policy (that’s what low taxes really are), which will expand the budget deficit and further devalue the US dollar, and raise interest rates and inflation

    — McCain will continue Bush’s unilateral and belligerent foreign policies, weakening the US internationally and further estranging our allies.

    — Did I mention McCain will continue the war in Iraq? and maybe a bonus war in Iran, too!

    — McCain will do nothing to solve the uninsured crisis, or improve health care. See my extended post on his “program” for health care.

    I can go on, but I’ll leave it there for the moment. Flame on!

  4. June 3, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Oh, two more:

    Four more years of anti-gay policies

    Four more years of obeisance to the christian right wing theocrats

  5. Jared
    June 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Apparently, I’m missing the boat on the anti-gay policies. But, those bother the hell out of me, too. I also prefer that Roe v. Wade not be repealed.

  6. Jared
    June 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm

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  7. June 7, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    John McCain, was the deciding vote AGAINST Internet freedom during a key vote this week in the Senate Commerce Committee…

    McCains opposition to internet neutrality furthers control and regulation of the internet by phone, cable and other large corporations which could severely impact how much you pay for highspeed internet access, what information you are able to access on the internet , and especially for those who have blogs… what you may publish on the internet


    Remember… there is freedom of the press only if you own your own press.

  8. Paul Ricci
    June 8, 2008 at 2:33 am

    McCain is a BIGGER warmonger than Bush. Need I say more?That’s not good for heathcare in the US or anywhere.

  9. June 10, 2008 at 12:36 pm


    I usually stay away from politics in my blog and my internet presence (as the maddogmedic) but I will say this: McCain has no articulated plan to reverse the largest cuts in the VA and post-war health care for veterans that have occurred in the current administration.

    My hot spot is how we treat our vets and I don’t see much hope of improvement from his camp. We’re beating the crap out of our men and women in the military and not taking care of them afterwards.

    Just my $0.02.


  10. Thomas Wilson
    June 17, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Bomb-bomb-bomb. Bomb-bomb Iran. Beachboys a la John McCain. You’re too smart to be serious.


  11. m burke
    June 17, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    McCain is the only choice that isn’t a vote for nebulous “change” which usually means higher taxes, more government spending and more folks coming into the ER wanting freebies.
    McCain will look after the Vets, being one himself.

    I don’t think the libs here have to worry about “anti-gay” policies or repealing Roe v Wade… McCain is a ‘republican’ in name only. (And that saddens me.)

  12. Jonah Young
    July 1, 2008 at 5:44 am

    The primary reason NOT to vote for McCain is that McCain has no particular agenda at all. He wants to be President because it would be the biggest win of his life. From barroom brawler to President. “Look, Dad, I did it!” And the day he’s sworn in, he’s done. Let the country drift for four more years. Let the economy slide, let the environment and the Departments that are supposed to defend it wither, leave the thankless task of persuading foreign nations to assume their responsibilities to the next next administration. Yes, Bush’s third term.

    The next president has to have fire in his belly to make some changes. McCain is in the twilight of his career. And he will take the nation deeper into the darkness with him.

  13. Matt
    July 14, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Net-net, a vote for McCain is a vote to privilege large businesses at the expense of the individual. That’s reason enough for me to vote against him. If one looks at American history, there’s a pendulum that swings between privileging the rich and attempts to give the great mass of the people a fair shake, and I generally favor the latter.

  14. ShyAsrai
    October 9, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    given the severly partisan nature of our nature, it’s pretty much a simple question of which candidate will do less harm overall.

    I think McCain will do less harm because the Dem Congress will pretty much stymie him and he’s unlikely to go for/get elected a second time at his advanced age.

    Obama, however, with our Dem Congress, cannot and probably will not be stymied. THAT’s scary… a Prez who doesn’t have to fight for any legislation (whether it be good or very bad legislation).

    the REAL story is in the Congress. Decades of professional politicians who’s #1 job is obviously not the good of the nation but getting reelected.

    If we’d just pay as much attention to congressional elections, we might have a fighting chance.

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