Sunday, April 17, 2005

John McCain-(RINO)Arizona

It has been well known in most circles for quite a while now, but John McCain is looking to be a Republican in Name Only, more and more everyday. McCain delivered some bad news to Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist last night according to Greg Pierce of The Washington Times, when he announced on MSNBC's Hardball that he would vote against the "nuclear option" when it comes to President Bush's appointments of judicial nominees.

McCain said:

"Look, we won't always be in the majority," Mr. McCain told host Chris Matthews. "I say to my conservative friends, some day there will be a liberal Democrat president and a liberal Democrat Congress. Why? Because history shows it goes back and forth. I don't know if it's a hundred years from now, but it will happen. And do we want a bunch of liberal judges approved by the Senate of the United States with 51 votes if the Democrats are in the majority?"
I suppose what John McCain is trying to tell us is that no party that is in power should ever act as if they are actually in power for fear of what will happen at some point in the future. The good folks in Arizona should really consider who it is they are choosing to represent their state. What McCain proposes is the perfect recipe for stagnation: Do nothing so that nothing ever gets done. This is completely absurd to me!

The "nuclear option" is, in reality, the constitutional option, which simply means that a simple majority is all that is required for the appointment of judicial nominees. As to whether we should worry about what will happen down the road as far as judicial appointments are concerned, my belief is we can't predict what the future will hold, but we can take care of the present. The Republicans are in power now and they should act like it. We can deal with a Democratic majority when, and if it occurs.

As for Senator McCain, he needs to decide exactly what it is he stands for. If he wants to stand with the party in power, then he should do so. If he wants to continue his obstructionist behavior, he should change his party affiliation and become a Democrat. If his votes in the Senate don't consistenly reflect that of his own party, does it really matter whether he calls himself a Republican or Democrat? I think not.

That's My View... What's Your's?

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