Conservatives Abandoning GOP....Buckley Goes Obama

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He should have never looked into the eyes of Obama and drank the Jonestown kool-aid! Some republicans are stronger than that of others! By the way he will never compare to his dad and he just gave another reason to prove that!

“This campaign has changed John McCain,” Buckley wrote. "It has made him inauthentic. A once-first class temperament has become irascible and snarly; his positions change, and lack coherence; he makes unrealistic promises, such as balancing the federal budget ‘by the end of my first term.’ Who, really, believes that? But… most of all the main reason I must vote against John McCain is that Sarah Palin (aka Bible Spice) will be just one heartbeat away from the Oval Office and that sobering fact has led me to this drastic conclusion.

This is the beginning of the end…

What very little conservative support he had mustered is, at the most critical time possible, evaporating.

We are looking at an Obama landslide here, folks.

Did anyone else find this telling?

“It’s a good thing my dear old mum and pup [sic] are no longer alive. They’d cut off my allowance," Buckley, a columnist for the conservative National Review, wrote on the Web site The Daily Beast]( Friday.

Sounds pithy to me. :smiley:

Glad you liked it.:smiley:

I feel your pain, Mike.:wink:

Looky, here. Another conservative joins the Obama campaign.

The Republican Party, McCain, and Palin Need a Timeout

October 10, 2008

I don’t know why Republicans want, so desperately, to remain in power. If ever there was an institution that needed a breather, it’s the Republican Party.
And when one considers the awful problems the next president will inherit from George W. Bush, is it so crazy to suggest that now is an opportune moment for the GOP to hand over the reins?

In the last eight years, the Republicans ignored clear warning signs and allowed al Qaeda to strike New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001.

They blundered into a costly war in Iraq, a mistake that squandered international goodwill, undermined apparent victory in Afghanistan, and benefited rivals like China, Russia, and Iran.

They let the institutions of government deteriorate, from FEMA to the SEC, paving the way for catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina and the current economic meltdown.
Paying only lip service to essential conservative principles, they championed pork barrel spending, engaged in corrupt practices, ran up the national debt, lied about the costs and cause of war, and presided over the continued coarsening of American culture.

And they have done it all with a conscious political strategy to escape responsibility by dividing Americans, region against region and family against family.
If the Republicans had any sense of decency at all they would turn to the refs and say, “Timeout. We need to regroup and rethink.”

What philosophy does John McCain propose to govern by? What coherence will Sarah Palin bring to Washington? What vision or solutions or smart way out are Republican candidates offering this year?

And, yet…another

Another great article…

Barack Obama is not my ideal candidate for president. (In fact, I made the maximum donation to John McCain during the primaries, when there was still hope he might come to his senses.) But I now see that Obama is almost the ideal candidate for this moment in American history. I disagree with him on many issues. But those don’t matter as much as what Obama offers, which is a deeply conservative view of the world. Nobody can read Obama’s books (which, it is worth noting, he wrote himself) or listen to him speak without realizing that this is a thoughtful, pragmatic, and prudent man. It gives me comfort just to think that after eight years of George W. Bush we will have a president who has actually read the Federalist Papers.

Most important, Obama will be a realist. I doubt he will taunt Russia, as McCain has, at the very moment when our national interest requires it as an ally. The crucial distinction in my mind is that, unlike John McCain, I am convinced he will not impulsively take us into another war unless American national interests are directly threatened.

“Every great cause,” Eric Hoffer wrote, “begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” As a cause, conservatism may be dead. But as a stance, as a way of making judgments in a complex and difficult world, I believe it is very much alive in the instincts and predispositions of a liberal named Barack Obama.

…and another

The ultimate conservative flip-flop… McCain now supports Obama’s Campaign! :smiley:

The last nails in the coffin for me. Touting the $700 billion bailout scam loaded with an additional $150 billion in pork coupled with his petty and relentless negative ad campaign has made it impossible for me to even consider this empty suit that has proven to be nothing more than a willing marrienette of the NeoConArtist machine.

It will be liberating to watch the NeoConArtist monster get slain at the polls this year. Shortly afterwards, I will have to grab some Pepto Bisimol and try to stomach the socialization of our once proud nation. Perhaps then the Repugnantcan Party will abandon chinnese communism in favor of US conservatism …

Sarah Silverman will blame the Jews if Obama isn’t elected. :mrgreen: :slight_smile:

The Great Schlep


The fat lady is getting ready to sing…

That’s an odd story to demonstrate your point James.

It appears that McCain’s attacks on Obama were only watched and believed by those who were already going to vote for John McCain anyway and had zero effect on independents, or Democrats… Who would have thunk! :smiley:

Unfortunately his attacks had the very negative effect of inciting his own followers to consider illegal acts or causing them to cower in fear and he was forced to tone down his joyless rhetoric. Oh well, just another misstep in a vast sea of missteps on the often bumpy but never dull McCain campaign trail.

It becomes very dificult to convince the public that you are a Maverick when all of your life all you have ever been is a sidekick. - Joe Biden

Seems like they are venting their pent up frustration over the bitter pill that the loyal Repugnantcan voters are expected to swallow- voting for a liberal in a futile attempt to defeat a socialist DemocRAT who has independents eating up his utter BS left and right. This doesn’t surprise me the least bit. :-({|=