Looking at John McCain, from the Left
Howard Kurtz, a Washington Post Staff Writer had this to say about Jonathan Chait in the Washington Post on Sunday, October 19, 2003; Page D01:
In a lighter vein, Kurtz goes on to say:
So Jonathan Chait, a journalist, qualifies as a liberal, true blue, through-and-through. I am telling you that in order to tell you this: The Lefties don't understand John McCain or trust him any more than we, in his republican "base" do. They look at his left leaning actions and hope they see who he is but fear he might really be what his right-leaning actions indicate. The same might be said of us if you simply exchange the words "hope" and "fear". If you ever saw the musical "Best Little Whore House in Texas", you could almost have understood John McCain the instant the Governor finished his number "The Sidestep".
Chait goes on to say:
In the articles linked below Chait assembles a near complete list of the things McCain has done that make his nomination by Republicans for President far from a sure bet:
So, keeping in mind that Chait's a liberal, read what he thinks that they think-hope-pray, about a possible McCain Presidential Campaign.
Remember what Chait said in "Fake Right":
If Johnny Carson were still playing "Karnak" he would hold the envelope to his forhead and say: "McCain/Lieberman". Inside it would read: "Dream ticket of the 2008 Moderate wing of the Democrat Party".
If, in the real world, liberal ideas really resulted in net positive outcomes, John McCain might be onto something. But the results have been coming in since before the Great Depression. Anybody who is not invincibly ignorant, blind or stupid can dig into history and see that the ideas of the Left invariably lead to poverty, unhappiness, suffering and early death. Communist Russia, Cuba and North Korea, along with Socialist Europe and New Orleans (which has been run by democrats forever), would all be synomous with "paradise" if the ideas of the Left were actually any good.
While the Left might put up with the idea of a President McCain occasionally throwing a bone to conservatives there is no way conservatives should even consider the possibliity of a President McCain who has thrown as many bones leftward as Senator McCain has already.