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McCain scolds GOP for whacking Obama

December 14th, 2008 . by TexasFred

McCain scolds GOP for whacking Obama

In a surprising rebuke to the warriors who fought for him through tough times, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday sided with President-elect Barack Obama and scolded the Republican National Committee for fanning the Illinois corruption scandal.

On ABC’s “This Week,? host George Stephanopoulos asked: “The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Mike Duncan, has been highly critical of the way President- elect Obama has dealt with this.

“He’s had a statement every single day, saying that the Obama team should reveal all contacts they’ve had with Governor [Rod] Blagojevich. He says that Obama’s promise of transparency to the American people is now being tested. Do you agree with that??

McCain replied: “I think that the Obama campaign should and will give all information necessary. You know, in all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody — right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary. And so, I don’t know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama’s campaign or his people and the governor of Illinois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me.?

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Your guy didn’t win because I voted for Bob Barr. Boo-Hoo.

I am almost glad that McCain came out with this, his true side, the one that I screamed at damn near ALL of you about. The RINO side, the more Dem than Repub side, the pandering, doddering old man that hasn’t got a clue.

Why would it be out of line for Obama and Company to show exactly what contact he and his staff have had with Blagojevich? Why is it a bad thing for the RNC to actually stand up and do exactly what REAL Republicans should be doing? What’s wrong with acting like Republicans, and not just Dem Lite? Why is that wrong?

I do NOT disagree with any of you that feel Obama is quite likely going to be a disaster, but McCain would have been one as well, on nearly ALL of the exact same issues and at all of the exact same levels. Until such time as we ALL stand together and demand MUCH more from our political parties and their leadership than that which we are being forced to accept, people like McCain, Obama and Blagojevich are ALL we’re going to have.

McCain is a confused old man, he doesn’t have a clue. He is also a gun grabber, always has been, I don’t care what he said in his rambling panderings to the NRA and American gun owners. He did NOT change his spots. And that ‘I voted for Palin’ thing some are so fond of saying as a justification for voting McCain, well, that’s just sad. Palin would have been the VP and that’s all. She could in no way have over-ridden ANY decision McCain would have made.

Here is the FULL and honest truth folks, Obama is about to become the president of this nation, and do you know who is at fault for THAT?? Yeah, you and me, and every other poor dupe that didn’t set the wheels in motion that could get a real Conservative on the ticket. That one hurts, but it IS the truth. Maybe now some folks will wake up and smell the coffee, if we can still afford coffee after an Obama presidency.

And you can take this as Gospel too, our economy is a wreck. Anyone with half a brain knows that. Bush has been the man in charge for the last 8 years. McCain was set to become Bush V.3, nothing more, nothing less. Financially, it can’t get too much worse than it is, but if, or when it does happen, it’ll be Obama’s fault, I can hear that already. And ya know, it may BE his fault, at least to some degree, but he hasn’t been the one in the White House for the last 8 years!

And personally, I am damned glad that McCain isn’t the one that’s going to be there for the next 4 years! At least with Obama you know what to expect. With McCain, well, you have NO idea what’s going to be his next faux pas, it’s that *maverick* thing I guess.

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Illinois AG asks high court to declare gov. unfit

December 12th, 2008 . by TexasFred
Illinois AG asks high court to declare gov. unfit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois attorney general filed a motion with the state’s highest court Friday asking justices to strip scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers.

Lisa Madigan took the action as pressure on the governor intensified to step down. Madigan scheduled a news conference in Chicago Friday morning to discuss the motion.

The move came as the governor prayed with several ministers in his home before heading to his office, telling them he is innocent and will be vindicated “when you hear each chapter completely written,” according to one of the pastors.

The attorney general asked the court for a temporary restraining order or an injunction that prevents Blagojevich from serving as governor. The filing says he is “unable to serve as governor due to disability and should not rightfully continue to hold that office.”

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Illinois AG asks high court to declare gov. unfit

Maybe, just maybe, there’s someone in the state of Illinois that has scruples.

Political ethics are hard to come by these days, look at all the politicians that have been charged, indicted, convicted, whatever the case may be. Vitter, Craig, Stevens, DeLay, all elected officials, all charged and/or indicted. Some found guilty, some not, but the fact remains, politics is a dirty job.

I have great respect for ANY politician that can remain clean in this sewer that IS todays political arena, but those individuals are a rarity. There was a city council member from my old home town that went to Federal Prison.

The Governor of Louisiana is currently serving Federal Prison time, and that one is really funny in my opinion. Everyone in the state of Louisiana KNEW that Edwin W. Edwards was a crook, it was a known fact, and he was loved by the people of Louisiana, but he’s in the can now!

This little wannabe bad boy, Rod Blagojevich, is nothing more than a greedy and crooked political moron, he will NOT step down, he’ll have to be removed physically, kicking and screaming! I wish the Illinois A.G., Lisa Madigan, much luck in her appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, I hope Blagojevich, and his illegal tentacles, don’t have some unknown power over that body.

Look at this guy Blagojevich, he appears to believe that he is above justice. He has ignored all calls and requests to voluntarily step down from the office of Governor. He seems to think he is invulnerable.

It is my most sincere hope that the state of Illinois shows him that he is not, and I also hope that the FBI investigation places this disgusting cretin in Federal Prison for a very LONG time. He will make someone a very handsome *prison bitch*!

Cross Posted at: The American Conservative

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