This has been a work in action, as the Presidential campaign progresses and we get closer to Election Day on November 4, 2008. I’ve added to the list with # 10, Taxes, on why conservatives should vote for McCain over Obama. RV
Hugin from Free Republic has come up with reason # 9 of why Conservatives Should Vote for McCain over Obama!
The following list was originally posted to Free Republic by Hugin as Five Reasons Conservatives Should Vote for McCain over Hillary or Obama. Charlie and I added to the list (I added #2 and Charlie added #6). I’ve been corresponding with Hugin to let him know how we were embellishing his original list and he approved. Hugin added to the list with reasons #7. Maelstorm from Free Republic has come up with reason # 8. RV
Nine Reasons Conservatives Should for Vote for McCain Over Obama
1. The Jhihadist Threat- McCain understands that Islamic fanaticism is a dire threat to the USA, and is determined to defeat it. Obama have never even mentioned the words “Islamic” or “Jihad” in all his debates, but has mentioned “health care” hundreds of times.
2. Defending the Unborn- John McCain is pro-life and will defend the lives of pre-born babies. Obama is the polar opposite and has a long history of defending unrestricted abortion. Obama even went so far as to vote against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which would have protected children who survived failed abortion attempts from infanticide.
3. Judges- Personally I doubt that if McCain does appoint any Supreme Court Justices in the Scalia/Thomas/Alito mold, they will ever be confirmed by Harry Reid and the Democrat Senators. But I am sure that the judges that Obama would appoint will be. A vacancy is better than a left-wing, internationalist on the SCOTUS.
4. Our Military Personel- The men and women who sacrifice so much in service to the country deserve better than Obama as their Commander in Chief. I don’t see how I could fail to vote to prevent that and ever honestly claim that I “support the troops”. Whatever McCain’s failings on domestic issues, I have no doubt that he deeply respects and supports the military.
5. Gun rights- Obama openly expresses support for a national gun registry, national licensing for handgun owners, “gun safety” regulations (retroactive banning of out of production models), lawsuits against manufacturers, local gun bans, and renewing the AWB. And that’s just what he says now. I have no doubt his full agenda goes well beyond that. As far as I know John McCain has been a solidly pro-gun rights his whole career.
6. American Principles- I am not happy with McCain because he isn’t true to the conservative principles, but I can tolerate that. I refuse to support Obama because he isn’t true to American principles. That I can not tolerate! I fail to see the point of selling out the country because the slightly better candidate isn’t true to a party. The party can be fixed if the nation survives. If the entire country goes down the tubes, then there’s not much left to fix!
7. Energy- In the face of $5 a gallon gasoline, McCain has shown some a willingness to reevaluate his positions based on public opinion and/or new facts. Most recently he has changed his opposition to offshore drilling (though unfortunately not to drilling in ANWAR). Moreover, McCain has always been a big supporter of nuclear energy. In contrast Obama has no problem with high gas prices, and only says he wishes the increase had been more gradual. Obama’s energy plan is to force Americans to quit driving SUVs, heating and cooling their homes, and eating as much as they want, since we can’t expect other countries to approve of us as it is. Our lifestyles need to “pass the test; the global test” to use the words of John Kerry. Presumably, if it takes $6, $8, or $10 a gallon gas to do it, that’s fine with Barak and the Don’t Drill Democrats.
8. Special Rights and “Hate” Crimes- John McCain has consistently opposed hate crimes legislation adding sexual orientation to protections. He has consistently opposed special rights and protections for homosexuals. This is not something conservatives should be fighting with him about.
9. Presidential Cabinet Appointments-The first thing a president does is to appoint about 3000 various cabinet and sub-cabinet federal policy making officials. They will write the federal policies that affect Americans in every aspect of life, business, education, civil rights, environmental regulations, criminal justice, etc. If McCain is elected President, he will be selecting his Cabinet from the Republican pool, mostly people who have served in the Bush43 and Bush41 administrations. If Obama, is elected he will choose from the pool of Clinton retreads, plus whatever radical supporters he gives jobs to as payback for supporting him.
10. Tax Cuts-Under John McCain’s tax proposal, he will renew the Bush tax cuts and add to it with a tax credit. Under the Obama tax proposal, your tax bracket could see anymore from a $700 to over $3,000 tax increase in tax rates for working people compared to that of the McCain tax proposal..