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McCain Endorsement Proves My Point

McCain Endorsement Proves My Point

Last night on my twitter, I tweeted, that if Rick Santorum were to win the Iowa Caucus, by this afternoon he would be accused of everything but kidnapping Lindbergh’s baby. I also tweeted that if Ron Paul were to win in a close contest, election officials would be kept recounting until the Romney apparatchiks were done filling out ballots proving he won. I was right on both counts.

The assault on Santorum started before Fox News wrapped their coverage from Iowa last night, when the 25 cents version of Katie Couric, i.e., Megyn Kelly, condescendingly commented that during their individual addresses to their supporters – Santorum found it necessary to talk about his own resume, while Romney focused on what Obama wasn’t doing. Let me translate: she was belittling Santorum because he spoke of the hard work and long months of campaigning in Iowa, and because he spoke of his daughter’s disease. And let there be no doubt whatsoever, her comment was a veiled insult directed at Santorum and intended to diminish him.

Pursuant to my assessment of what would happen if Paul won, I just should have said Santorum instead of Paul. After Santorum won, the Romney camp made a near midnight call to the Republican chairperson in a small Iowa county allegedly claiming they were missing votes from that county. The end result? Romney miraculously comes out the winner by 8 points – go figure. This was after the story that the reason the vote count was taking so long was because of a missing truck from Story County that had final votes on it. There were those who were telling me last night, that they were suspicious the missing truck story was a stall until the Romney camp could come up with miscounts and/or suddenly find missing votes. Before dismissing their skepticism, ask yourself why it just happened to be the Romney camp who discovered the missing votes and called the Republican chairwoman of the county?

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This morning there were the obligatory comments from Fox News downplaying Santorum’s showing, saying that it wouldn’t have been close in Iowa, if Romney had really taken it seriously. It was pointed out that he really hadn’t spent a lot time or money there, and that he had only a skeleton staff/crew there. Translation being that he won without really trying. To which I respond: “Don’t you believe it.”

How many more times will it be necessary for Romney votes to miraculously be discovered after another candidate has won? This contest is shaping up to be the most manipulated since Kennedy, with the help of Chicago’s Mayor Daley and the Chicago organized crime, were able to rally enough dead people to defeat Richard Nixon.

Fox News is trumpeting the poll numbers indicating that for 31 percent of the Iowa voters the key quality they were looking for was the candidate’s ability to beat Obama. Folks, as I pointed out in yesterday’s rant, that is an attempt to manipulate your vote. Romney is a disaster. He is Obama redux, in that he talks and talks and says nothing. Watching him campaign and make vacuous promises, reminds me of Obama – he did the same thing in 2008.

To tout Romney’s singular strong suit as being able to defeat Obama isn’t a ringing endorsement for me. I want someone who can lead. Obama was able to defeat McCain, but as we are reminded day after day, he cannot lead and neither can Romney. They are using scare and induced apoplexy to foment fear and hysteria of another Obama term, in an attempt to manipulate your vote. They are trying to get us to vote for a flip-flop and flip again Rino Republican, simply because they say only he has a chance of winning.

“The best chance of winning argument” says exactly what I have been saying for years, and that is that the Republican Party doesn’t give rat’s tail about you and I. They care exclusively about the retention of and the reclaiming of power. We are viewed as their useful idiots and pawns to accomplish that.

I said it in 2005, that elevating Obama above dogcatcher would prove bad for America. I’m warning once again that electing Romney will lead to continued sorrow. He is a New England Republican, which means he is more aligned to the late Ted Kennedy, than he is to true conservatism. Think how Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Scott Brown, and Lincoln Chafee have worked out – they’re all from New England. Then ask yourself if John McCain is going to support someone unlike himself?

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131 Responses to McCain Endorsement Proves My Point

  1. Tony January 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    McCain is an embarrassment. He is a loser now and was in the last election. The only reason he is where he is at politically is a combination of his war record and his wife’s family. His ‘endorsement’ is of no consequence. The man is an inept speaker at best. While the Republican candidates continue to squabble among themselves as to who can do what and how and when, the fact of the matter is that most of them are perfectly capable of running the govt. Just a few little twists and turns between each of their methods. We already know the candidates can do whatever is needed for God’s sakes. These debates are senseless unless a very very important point is made……who can beat Obama and get that cancer out of the white house. Who can beat the grand narcissistic illusionist? I will tell you this, that person better not be polite, civil, respectful, friendly and nice. That person who debates the liar-in-chief better be malicious, vindictive, frank to the point of embarrassment, vicious, mean-spirited and perfectly capable and suited to publically exposing the monster in residence. That is exactly why Bachmann did not win and people are reluctant to vote for Romney…the people doubt these candidates’ ability to not be squashed during a national debate against Obama. Although the Obama camp says they would welcome the chance to debate Newt in a televised debate….they lie, just like their ‘grand, holy leader’. You better bet that Obama would totally dread the thought of debating Newt b/c Obama has to know that Newt will BBQ his sorry butt….publically. And America will go wild. Break out the champagne and toot your little horns. And all the pro-Obama pundits can take a 4 year time out in a dark closet somewhere.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

      tony: can’t disagree w/ you…

  2. Josie January 6, 2012 at 10:12 am #


    • James Seigfreid January 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

      I don’t know…the U-Tube video of her farting live on the air was pretty hilarious!!!

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

        james seigfrieid: you got me there…I don’t know who you’re talking about…

  3. Darlene January 6, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Obama beat McCain so who in the world would want McCain’s endorsement?
    Just the “good old boys” letting the rest of the clan know nothing will change. If something as insignificant as a caucus can be manipulated then what is the point in pretending our vote counts for anything?

  4. Patricia January 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    What a choice we will have: Barack Insane Ovomit or Mitt Obomney. If Romney wins the primaries, the only choice will be a third party, which Donald Trump will probably represent and he will very likely win. He’ll have my vote over Romney any day. At least he says publicly that he thinks Obama is ineligible, which is more than anyone else has done. But I would rather see Santorum in the White House.

  5. Loretta January 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Alright everyone, I have just been stuck inside a waiting room at the doctors office for my moms apt., when it struck me! I simply could not understand “why would it be such a push for Romney to be on Rep. ticket”. Maybe you guys already figured this out….but I am tired and alittle dense sometimes. The RINOs want to pick up all the dem. voters that realize what a horrable mistake has been made by backing Obama in ’08’. Romney is basically progressive enough to do just that. Thanks for letting me share. No Romney & No Obama.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

      loretta: romney is obama “little”…if he had a chance of being elected he would further exacerbate what obama has already done…

      • Tony January 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

        Romney’s personality is not volitile or mean enough to beat Obama in a national debate. Romney would be skewered. That is the very reason Bachmann lost…people of Iowa saw that she was far too civil and nice and polite and kind. That absolutely will not get the cancer in residence out of the White House.

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

          tony: womney’s ability to flip flop and fflip again will be his undoing…

  6. Sandy January 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Oh, so true. Agree wholeheartedly.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

      sandy: thk you much…trust you are well…

  7. Wakinyan January 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Mychal, do you ever get tired of being right ALL the time? Excellent analysis! Joseph Stalin is reputed to have said “…. it isn’t who votes that counts, it is who counts the votes that matters.” When I heard McCain had endorsed romney my first thought was, OK, that means the RINOs have decided that if he can be elected he is the one most likely to maintain the corrupt, unconstitutional form of government that both parties have succeeded in shoving down our throats ever since Wilson then FDR took over the reins of power. We got a much needed break under President Reagan but when they got the clintons in (I blame Ross Perot’s candidacy for much of that because it effectively split the more conservative vote) we again went into a downward spiral that has accelerated almost unbelievably under obama’s illegal usurpation of the presidency with the connivance and apparently willing acquiescence of most in the congress, senate, and the judicial and bureaucratic lap dogs and traitors. I am deeply concerned as are most of your readers, that our country is sinking into a quicksand of corruption and treason and no one is going to be allowed by the good ol’ boys to toss us a rope by which we can pull ourselves out to firm ground. When one looks at the criminals and corruptocrats that are running the government, not the least of which is the lying crook that currently heads the DOJ with the full support of the usurper in the White House, the seriousness of our situation becomes crystal clear to anyone able to think for themselves. The necessity for term limits is often mentioned but we know congress is not going to vote themselves out a most lucrative job. The individual states can set their own term limits but the machinery of either party will not allow that and the people are too apathetic to firmly insist on it.
    I’m not giving up and I am locked and loaded, but it is so sad to see such a great nation being relegated to the ash heap of world history by a relatively few people that have been seduced by greed and power in spite of the blood and sacrifice of so many millions of courageous men and women that has been spent, and is being spent today, to build and maintain a land of individual freedom.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      wakinyan: believe me I would love to be wrong…but sadly I am not…my angst lies w/ the voters…we don’t need to have term limits legislated…we need to organize and vote people out…and determine to elect people who pledge not to run more than two terms…if they break their pledge we vote them out…the problem is that the politicos keep us fragmented and at odds over race and economic status…we cannot expect politicians and those like karl rove and the party hierarchy to sanction themselves…they have no incentive to do so…it is up to us…it will not be until they fear us instead of our fearing government that things will change…we must stop rewarded failures w/ re-election and stop replacing them w/ more of the same…

  8. Barbara January 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I stayed up until 2:30AM and I don’t know why I allowed myself to lose sleep over this! As soon as I heard that votes were “missing” and that whole truck story, I was suspicious. Will our votes ever count? Between gerrymandering of maps and corruption of votes, we might as well be living in a third world country. Here, they just do it in expensive suits. Now, we will sit back and wait for them to destroy Santorum. One by one they will take down the conservative candidates. And will we just sit by and watch?? Some of us will, some of us will do what we can to fight it…like Mr. Massie. Thank you for getting the word out there.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      barbara: that missing truck was the flimsiest of stories intended to stall while they found votes for romney…or am I the only one who suspects that to be the case…

  9. Noah January 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    There is an extremely good reason why I don’t waste my time watching ABC, NBC, CBS, or CNN. Their liberal bias is so protruded from the news items that they choose to divulge. Every item that pertains to Republican candidates, except for the liberal ones that they love, will be dipped in fresh cow manure before they give it to the public. On the other hand, let Barry and resident do something, like take a 4 million dollar vacation at tax payer expense and they just whoop and holler about their beautiful clothes and flip-flops and total garbage of that sort. Have you EVER heard anything coming from the liberal “news” media about impeaching Barry and his crooked la la friends in Washington? No, I mean EVER? America is in deep trouble with these crooked jerks in office.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

      noah: fox news is no better…they just have more people snowballed…

  10. Annie1 January 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I don’t want Ron Paul in any governmental jobs! He might have a couple good views on some issues but mostly he’s a nut!

    And truly, the last thing we need is Paul as a 3rd party candidate b/c it will turn out to be the democrats’ dream come true, just like in the case of Ross Perot in the 1992 presidential race. And we got Bill Clinton!

    It will be absolutely a miracle if our country isn’t completely collapsed before we can get Obama out of the White House. Please please please understand that if you vote for Ron Paul you are really voting for Obama!

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      annie 1: agreed on paul…but I argue we go after those in congress because there is not a snowballs chance in the desert that romney will beat obama…

      • Loretta January 6, 2012 at 10:53 am #

        Mycal-I disagree on Romney not beating Obama. There IS a chance he will defeat Obama, the dems who realize Obama is nuts will vote for another version of “little” Obama. As you say, Romney is just another Obama. Wake UP America, get us back on track. ps. i hate koolaid

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

          loretta: you make avalid point but I don’t see dems swinging to support womney even though he is obama little…

    • Tony January 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      And an idiot as well. I think he may be getting Alzheimers. Or something.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

        tony: i think that’s just him…

  11. Joe McKean January 5, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Always a pleasure to read your articles.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      joe mckean: thk you much…

  12. NewJerseyPatriot January 5, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Your story of Romney’s “win” reminds me of how Landslide Lyndon won his first election. They could be birds of a feather in more ways than one.

    I don’t see why Santorum is any less electable than Romney and he certainly is a lot more palatable.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

      newjersypatriot: they’re telling us he’s not electable just as they did w/ Herman Cain and then set about sabotaging him to prove it…romney is their chosen child this time around…and they will let nothing stand in the way of his get the nomination and then being crushed by obama…for which the tea party will be blamed…they will use his defeat to destroy national opinion of tea party people…

  13. John McClain January 5, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I have no use for party, having long realised it has only the purpose of maintaining power, and allowing those in office to choose who we shall be allowed to select from among, when election time comes.
    Every candidate up there has baggage they carry from their prior performances, and the baggage of each, can be used, justified and rationalized to demonstrate the abject unqualification of the candidate, if we only believe everything we are told.
    On the other hand, if we think for ourselves, there is a totally different pattern. Romney is at best, close to being a RINO, and in truth, appears to be an out and out liberal. Santorum claims conservative views on issues like the right to keep and bear arms, but his record is clear, and absolutely opposite. I won’t appologize for being in support of Ron Paul, precisely because the “baggage” he will be excoriated for is “idiocy in foreign policy”. Of course to believe this of the man, you have to believe George Washington was an idiot in this department, as were all the founders, as well.
    What should be obvious to the most casual observer at this point, is the simple fact we shall not ever fix our Nation’s problems while we continue to act as voters, accept as citizens, the same old ways, being manipulated into doing the same actions which have been established and followed for more than forty years of my own following.
    Nothing obama has done to get in office, do get his plans accomplished, and make the changes he has been successful with, has any difference from the ways and means of our elections noted since I was in high school, the singular difference is obama’s willingness to go far past what anyone else has been willing to attempt, and this can be attributed to the fact we have arrived at a point intended from long ago, but which no one knew when we would arrive here, until the evidence demonstrated our arrival.
    I hold utter contempt for weasels, and from the perspective of an honor bound retired Marine, I am compelled to so describe Romney, having done to his state as governor, exactly what obama has foisted on us, shoving it down our throats, stealing our rights in the process. Mr. Santorum certainly supports expansion of government, and thus gets the weasel description as well fitting also.
    Each of the others have baggage which makes them government expansion weasels, excepting Ms. Bachman, who has far less baggage for having been in far less time, and I don’t think she has any intent or capacity to bring things to a screeching halt, and put us in a position of seriously and thoughtfully considering The Constitution as the law which the central government has discarded, and decide how to re-establish it over government, in fact, only Ron Paul even suggests this is necessary.
    What Mychal said about what the press would do to Paul, as a contender, has been done completely, by simply pretending he didn’t even show up, and ignoring him while extolling on all the others, including those whose outcome was so bad they immediately dropped out, before the next day of parsing was begun.
    What will it take to convince a large minority of Americans who want good government, a Nation setting on fixed principles which comport with the Natural laws of this world, and with the Laws of Nature’s God, the government’s purpose to be what we proclaimed was the only legitimate purpose of government – the defense of the natural rights of the citizens, and a return to free market capitalism, from this Crony Corporate “capitalism”, which has been taught to most alive today, is in fact “free market capitalism” when it is a direct derivative of Congress making corporations the equivalent of persons, in the 1870’s, and removing the right of recompense out of the assets of corporate owners if the corporation fails, and does not have sufficient assets to pay off its debt.
    Lest anyone fail to understand the meaning of this, Solyndra, friend of obama, was loaned billions in tax money, and then immediately went bankrupt, yet not before all the money was spent, and all the executives got golden parachutes. If a company is failing, cronyism is the only reason it gets a government “green” loan. In going bankrupt, it seems obvious to all who haven’t received a “golden parachute”, all those who did should be called in to return that money which obviously was not earned, and equally obviously belongs to “The People”, and shouldn’t even be returned to government, since it has proven so poor a judge, but divided up among tax payers, and paid direct to such, in the same accounting means as taxes were collected, meaning the millionaires who paid at 60% getting that share of the return.
    I know that the media makes a big deal over Ron Paul’s foreign policy ideas, but I also know what past presidents had for foreign policy ideas, and as a Marine, spent most of my young life in places America did not belong, twisting arms like a bully, and doing all this in the name of defense.
    What nation would ever attack America if we had our armed forces out of the 130 odd bases they are stationed at, around the world, and were stationed here at home? Where would all the “defense spending” take place, if our forces were here at home? What nation would be benefiting from the spending of all those paychecks, and from the spending of far less revenue accomplishing far more training, because it takes place here, when we don’t have to send millions of men and women, because they are where they need to be, and where the actual expenditure of defense funds takes place inside our own economy?
    We are told Iran is a great threat and we press for sanctions, I ask, when have we ever put sanctions on a nation, and not shortly after, attacked? Consider the fact that Libya was sanctioned, stood proud for a long time, and then capitulated, paying recompense to the relatives of those killed over Lockerbie, turning over WMD, and opening to inspection, to prove it was clean, and made such amends as could be made, yet even after all that, the full compliance with all the demands of the U.N. and the sovereign nations involved, obama chooses to ignore compliance, and reigns war on the Nation, stating an intent to remove the Sovereign Head of State, with no legal authority what so ever, and none the less, is applauded and given a medal for it.
    If we always do what we have always done, how can we possibly ever expect to get a different outcome? I make no appologies for supporting Ron Paul, my only lament is that there is only one of him demanding a return to the Rule of Law for government, a return to the only form of money authorized by the Constitution, real money, and the only member of government openly calling for a return to government which is responsive solely to the purposes the people lent the authority which is naturally ours, and end the operation of government solely for the purposes intended by those holding the power of government, and the power of financial control of the Nation, which should be obvious to any student of government, as the sole focus of government for close on to a century.
    If there had been ten faces up on the dais, and four of them were standing tall on the return of government to under the law, the end of deficit spending, and an end to national debt, each with their own ideas of ways to accomplish it, I would have reason to consider another candidate, or at least take others seriously.
    With the entire set of campaigners being in support of business as usual, I either have to accept we shall be led like sheep to the slaughter house, our nation will be led into subjugation under world government, with the U.N. as the source for such at best, and a strong possibility of seeing the rise of an Islamic Caliphate, shortly there after, and from there, death or conversion and slavery, or there is Ron Paul.

    • Lisa January 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      well expressed, thank you.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

        lisa: I’m glad to have John commenting on the page…

    • Wakinyan January 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

      Another well thought out treatise from Mr. McClain. Read it again folks, this retired Marine has it nailed. Too bad there aren’t more citizens that can also think for themselves instead of letting the talking heads tell them what to think and do.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

        wakinyan: I’ve known John for many years and he is a true conservative treasure…

        • Tony January 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

          In what way???? Sure he was a POW and the nation tired of hearing of that over and over and over to the point that even his own people told him to quit doing that. And, he married into a wealthy family and those two things catapulted him into office in Arizona. He lost the election b/c of his statement that America would win in the Middle East if we had to fight on for another 100 years!!! America did not want a hawk. Americans did not want to fight for another 100 years. It cost him his bid for the presidency. And, talk about someone who is unable to give a speech……whew….I took pity on him.

          • Mychal
            Mychal January 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

            tony: mccain is a born loser who got lucky and found his nitch and the money to make himself a drain and a blight on America and the political process…

    • Loretta January 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm #


      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

        loretta: he is indeed…

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

      john mcclain: I was at a political gathering of party hierarchy when rick was running for another senate and lost…rick spoke to the group and gave a moving heart sincere and I believe truthful acknowledgment that he had in effect tried to straddle the fence and that he had sold out to his own convictions…he told the gathering of party leaders that he had made a mistake and would not sell out his convictions again…I was there and I know who he was spkg to…I believed him then and I believe him now…Herman Cain being my first choice notw/standing…

    • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

      It’s a good night. I’m surrounded by people of like mind.

    • Dominic January 6, 2012 at 12:33 am #

      John – Excellent post. From one Ron Paul supporter to another, Thank You!

  14. Chris Miller January 5, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    So Romney, our supposed saviour, has been endorsed by McCain. This should tell all those who are supporting Romney, that they need to reassess their decision. Romney is a disaster and he has proven that time and time again. To add the bumbling McCain to your list of supporters is a sure way to keep conservatives at home. Time to look for a place off shore.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

      chris miller: mccain shows up to support anyone who is left of center…he offends me…

  15. John January 5, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    We are now down to a case of , damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      john: we’re damned if we elect romney and damned if we don’t dispatch the losers in congress…I wouldn’t worry about being damned if romney wins though because I don’t see that happening…

  16. Marilyn January 5, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Romney was disqualified, in my thinking, during the first debates. McCain backing Romney is more reason to not ever vote for Romney. I’m still listening but I haven’t heard a lot about E-Verify. All Candidates “say” they will repeal ObamaCare but I wonder about Romney on that issue. What about “Right to Work” which would discredit Big Union Bosses. Santorum isn’t saying much about how he would handle the illegal situation; at least not to my satisfaction, and that is one of the big problems here in the U.S. And, we still have 4,000 troops who were deployed from Iraq to Kuwait and 100 deployed from Iraq to Africa. How do our Candidates feel about these issues? This is what I meant about not wanting to hear about how many kids a Candidate has, etc. I want to hear what our Candidates think and will do to help solve America’s woes that have taken place since 2009 (and before). How about Federal Reserve? Other than Ron Paul, does anyone agree with him that the Federal Reserve that promotes Big Government needs to be abolished? Do we have any Candidates who actually believe in the United States Constitution? The oath to presidential office includes following “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      All we’ve done by pulling out some of the troops and leaving a token force behind is to sign their death certificates. What are those 100 in Africa going to do when a thousand natives charge them with AK47’s (which is a fine shooting arn. Thats Texan for iron). Sure we can get our stealth bombers over there in 12 hours. I don’t think I’d feel very good about drawing the short straw and being left behind.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

        sumitch: that’s the truth…and I love shooting the ak47…its a sweet arn….

        • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

          That’s two great minds that see the truth of it.

          Interesting point about the AK47. Our NATO round (not the M16, M5, M6, SAW etc.) is .762 while the AK is .763. So what? The AK can chamber and fire our rounds, but we can’t theirs. Learned the hard way in the bush.

    • John McClain January 5, 2012 at 11:07 am #

      Marilyn, please don’t forget the 17,000 “diplomats” who were left behind in our special “embassy” in Iraq. I have no idea who they are, whether they are civilians, contractors, diplomats, military, or things I can’t even imagine, however they too were left there, and there remains military bases in foreign countries numbering 130 plus, at the time just before the Iraq withdrawal.
      As a retired Marine, I personally think one’s Constitutional oath is life binding, and should be of such importance it warrants the full charge of Treason, for those in office to violate their oath. We have watched several well intended Military members, both enlisted and Officer, go to prison for standing on their oath, and being court martialed for refusing unlawful orders. As to the FED, it has reduced our dollar by 98%, and in truth, except that it is “the reserve currency” for the IMF and it was established as the “currency standard” in middle east oil trade, without these two aspects, it would actually be worth between .75 and .85 cents of its established value of 371 grains of fine silver, as the Constitution called for congress to establish our money with a fixed, unchanging value specifying exclusively silver and gold.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

        john mcclain: my friend as always you’re comments are cogent and spot on…

      • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

        Semper Fi Marine. There was a bunch of ya’alls about 20 miles north of us. Fine fellas. Were bart of a HAWK battery. We “borrowed” some of their trucks to make a beer run to Cam Rahn after TET. Had to give them several cases as pitance.

    • Lisa January 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      So right, there are no other “back to basics” candidates, I don’t know that many others have actually read and/or understood the Constitution – lip service is what is paid, not attention. The more I have seen of the world and other systems and cultures and governments, the more in gobsmacked awe I am of anyone involved in our founding whether the ideas and words or the fighting then, and of those who have defended us since. We have had handed down to us what other humans on earth can only dream of – and it has been the heretofore successful husbanding of it that (ironically) resulted in the haven of political and physical safety, lack of real want, no need for actual survival skills that is the U.S. in 2012, that has enabled the gradual rise of more and more plentiful and outrageous grafters and con men and women who masquerade as leaders and concerned fellow citizens of the generally dumbed down, semi-comotose, yet narcissistic, irritable populace that in so many ways is too ignorant to know just how ignorant they have been corraled into being as they mill around in the holding pens awaiting the forced individual chute run to a national slaughter presided over by incrementally more oligarchical megalomaniacs – personified today by Emperor Barry and his Emperoress (yes I know how to spell empress) Michelle who puts the “chic” in “oligarchical”.

      • Wakinyan January 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

        Excellent sumnation cleverly expressed !!

        • Lisa January 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

          Thanks – it is reassuring to be in these forums and realize we are not alone.

          • Mychal
            Mychal January 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

            lisa: be assured you are not alone…

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

          wakinyan: thk you…

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

        lisa: it’s been the systematic corrupting of the Constitution by malevolent individuals that have brought us to where we are…complicit w/ an increasing number of people happy to go along because they think they will get something for nothing…

        • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

          I don’t know if it’s been cussed and discussed in here yet, but the signing this last weekend by Obama of the new laws has voided much of the Bill of Rights. He even put pen to paper to say that he would never use it against the citizens of the United States. Then why did he insist that the legislation remove the clause that said as much? I fear a “Watering of the Tree of Liberty” is closer than any of us dare to discuss. ‘Cept down here in the Republic where more and more I hear it openly discussed. Are we just being paranoid? I hope so.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      marilyn: romney was disqualified in my book shortly after he became governor…

  17. Annie1 January 5, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    As soon as I read the headline this a.m. about McCain saying we need to quickly endorse Romney I thought to myself, “somebody needs to tell McCain to SHUT UP!”

    It just tells me that Romney is as much of a conservative as McCain is. McCain is a middle of the roader at best and possibly even a left-leaning Republican.

    I voted for McCain as the lesser of evils and that’s the only reason I voted for him.

    • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      That made two votes for the same reason then. I was interviewed by the local mullet wrapper and correctly quoted as saying “I’m gonna hold my nose and vote for McCain”. Sure he’s a war hero and I salute him for his courage. I’d of been singing like a canary and crying for mommie the first time they pulled me up from the wrists with my arms tied behind my back. But that doesn’t qualify you to be a Senator. That’s a reward. Nertz, he wrecked two jets before he was shot out of the air in ‘Nam. I’m beginning to think that the Republicans are cursed, stupid or closet Democrats.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

        sumitch: closet democrats…

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      annie 1: a lot of people voted for mccain because of palin…I will never hold my nose to vote for someone again…

  18. BUFFALO JOHN January 5, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Looks like we are heading for another election where I vote against one candidate by voting for another candidate. I believe we have to find a common ground candidate that we can actually vote for come the election. Obama hates this country. He must be gone at all cost. (I hope I can am not thrown in Guantanamo. Can you believe Obama’s new law?)

    Fox News sucks. It has been on the decline for at least ten years.

    • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:01 am #

      Now John. He promised that he wouldn’t use it against citizens. Phooey They’re probably reading this and taking names for the first storm troops to come get us.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

        sumitch: and we know we can trust him because he said it…and barry doesn’t lie…

        • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

          Fer Sure Mess Ami. And bears don’t poop in the woods.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

      buffalo john: obama is communist…and I have no use for fox news…I do like Neil Cavuto and Greta Van Sustern..and I like fox business channel…

  19. anna zachariah January 5, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Ok, so none of us want Romney. (I’m a Cainer.) But nobody tells us how to put a real Conservative in the White House. – Frustrating. Let’s have some suggestions.

    • Arizonaguy January 5, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Don’t get discouraged just yet. Keep in mind 75% of the folks in Iowa didn’t vote for Romney and I can’t believe a single supporter of
      Michelle Bachmann is now going to support Romney.
      At some point the contest will narrow down to one conservative and Romney. Work on your friends, neighbors and co-workers, one at a time to convince them conservatism is the way to go. Don’t believe the twisted comments coming from the Romney camp and don’t believe the lies coming from the media and obama about the economy and jobs picture getting better. They are just playing with the numbers.
      We can win this!

      • Loretta January 5, 2012 at 10:31 am #

        AMEN Arizonaguy!!

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

          loretta: agreed…

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

        arizonaguy: that’s a good point…I don’t expect newt or perry to be around much longer and I would think most of their supporters would swing to santorum…

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      anna zachariah: I am Cainer as well…I am preparing to say we support Santorum…and hold his feet to the fire…albeit I do think he has seen the error of his ways during bush’s first term…

  20. Ben January 5, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I have added FOX to my do not watch list. They simply follow the Gov. media stories. None of them had Iowa right. They still keep pushing Romney.

    I get my news from “conservative” radio and conservative blogs. Maybe if enough people stop watching FOX they will catch on and start reporting truth without bias.

    • Loretta January 5, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      Ben-thumbs up! Hmm, do the media clowns really think we can’t search out true freedom & liberty information? This (FOX) was just one of the reasons Glenn Beck left the shows network. We (conservatives) don’t, or won’t be herded like sheep. I love conservative talk radio too. Don’t count on FOX changing their colors too soon either.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

        loretta: even time megyn kelly opens her mouth and/or hannity calls rove a great american fox shows its colors…

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

      ben: I watch Neil Cavuto and Greta Van Sustern…Neil is outstanding and Greta is a liberal but her politics doesn’t enter into her shows…I also watch fox business channel which all business…but those on fox news are appalling frauds who prostitute themselves as fair and balanced when they are nothing more than marionettes for whatever the party hierarchies push…

  21. Susie Q January 5, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Mr. Massie, thank you so much for the description of Megyn Kelly. That is what I have thought about her all along. Her cheerleading act got old several years ago. Great article.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

      susie q: thk you…she is jjust a cheap version of katie couric..

  22. MB January 5, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Have to say I agree completely. And the question to ask for me anyway, is WHY is Romney so favored? Many say for the REpublicans to gain power back…. I say it is because this proves that Obama isn’t a fluke, and that Romney in office means business as usual can continue. How could it possibly change when we would have Obama in a different suit with Romney?

    The real problem is that neither “party” wants the public to see that the real movers and shakers are intent on staying on this destructive track. Putting in Romney, in the event that Obama loses, is a win win for “the power structure”.

    Another issue is how we seem to think that if someone has a sexual issue in their past, that disqualifies them. Romney and Obama don’t seem to have any of these issues…what is that getting us. I think that being self righteous is getting the right screwed. I speak of Cain here….he was my choice, and I was sorry to see him go, and not at all surprised with the accusations. And where are those cases now? Is Allred still following up on it, or has it served its purpose?

    The depressing thing too, is that most folks I know will vote for ANYONE who isn’t Obama. But that’s a gimme isn’t it? That’s why Romney is being shoved down our throats. There will be no significant change in the guard with a Romney win. Blech. My friends say a no vote is the same as a vote for Obama…I say a vote for Romney is the same as a vote for Obama. It will make no difference. Romney is the fail safe against an Obama loss.


    • Loretta January 5, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      MB-not to sound AT ALL racist here but, Romney is the white Obama. Same progressive, just appeals to the people who denie they don’t like Obama because he is black(haha). The Republican party needs a wake up call as well. Not the party it used to be. Greed runs amuck! If we have Romney, we will have replacements that do the same as Obama. RINOs go home.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

        loretta: today there is little substantive difference between dems and republicans…

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

      mb: your first two paragraphs nail it…as for barry’s peccadilloes his adventures have been chronicled it seems the media marionettes aren’t interested in applying the same investigative interest that they applied to Herman Cain and bush’s National Guard service…

  23. Roy January 5, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Not to change the subject but have you read the NYT’s op-ed about Republican Racists? This is going to be a very ugly Presidential campaign. In reponse to your article, I agree, I was sick when I saw that 2 faced liar McCain endorse Romney…remember his “Tale of 2 Mitts” advertisements against Romney in 2008 and now he supports him. We must take control of the RNC and make sure anyone except Romney wins the republican nomination and then show up at the polls enforce.

    • MB January 5, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Hi Roy, I agree with you. I had always liked McCain, and was amazed to see what appeared to be a contrived meltdown by a seasoned politician. They might all be saying “party unity” but I say it’s crap. We need term limits, and a return to the idea that public office is a temporary duty, and then you go back to living under the laws you helped craft!

      • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 10:19 am #

        I just wish there was a way we (citizens) could get term limits. Now some one type in “We do. We can vote them out of office”. Horsey pucks. Once you are anointed by whoever the heck is in charge of this joke for a co-equal branch of the government, that’s the one that’s going to be crowned. Term Limits is asking them to fire themselves from the sweetest job in the nation. I suspect that they would all agree and have all the right reasons to spread before us instead of what they usually spread. But unless we can get two thirds of the states organized (someone give me a check on that), it ain’t gonna happen. Once they get in and are found deserving of the key to the john and the secret handshake, they grow roots. These boys and girls have had 300 years and learned how to game the system (just like our beloved POTUS). As an aside, I was researching the precedence quoted for the suit being brought against Obama in Georgia and guess who is in charge of the judicial third? A lolly pop and a warm hand shake to the first one that gets it right (no fair googling it). Romney is a liberal in Republican shoes. I don’t care what he says, he put in Romneycare and it’s the model for Obamacare. I’m getting my torch and shotgun and heading to Iowa.(inside joke).

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

          sumtich: vote them out on a regular basis is defacto term limits…

          • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

            That’s true Mychal, but it takes so long. I’m not sure we can afford the time.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

        mb: I’ve had the displeasure of witnessing mccain sabotage conservative judges (firsthand), oppose conservative causes, and introduce legislation that is antithetical to conservatism…I also witnessed him and the keating five…he started out as a crook and disruptive cretin and when down hill from there…

    • anna zachariah January 5, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Roy, I’m with you. But how do we take control?

      • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 10:30 am #

        I haven’t a clue anna. Maybe we call the Martians (anyone remember the movie? When the Martians kill off Congress? And the old lady was laughing her head off). All we’ve got is votes and even if we could get that to work, it would take years. And look how much Barry has donne in just three. I was awake all night boys and girls. My feeble ole brain just wouldn’t calm dowm.

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

          sumitch: votes work…its the people who don’t…we have got to convince people that the power lies w/ us…we are not helpless….

          • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

            True again Mychal. But there are so many people that are couch taters and just watch reality shows rather than pay attention to the clouds on the horizon, You know the pitiful statistics of how many people as a percentage of population vote,

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

        anna zachariah: I include how we take control nearly everytime I write…we must stop allowing our vote to be manipulated…we must not be afraid to lose in order to win…we must stop reward failure w/ re-election…we must unite to vote our those in congress who are worthless and betrayers…we did in 2010 we can do it in 2012…we need repubs w/ backbone to keep obama in chk…

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

      roy: mccain supporting romney is emblematic of the deceitful corruption of politicians…and the fact that the media marionettes on fox either ignore it or laughingly shrug it off shows why we cannot trust them…that said mccain lusts for the media spotlight and will oppose true conservatism at every opportunity…both are reasons he would promote romney….

  24. Christel January 5, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    The Iowa caucus reminds me of ‘ground hogs day’ where the poor critter sticks his head out and then goes back to the hole until the next year. I feel that the people in Iowa ‘stick’ their heads out every 4 years for their caucus, then go back under until the next 4 years. They chit-chat with friends and neighbors about ‘who’ they should pick. I read a lot, I watched all the debates, I listen to each person. I do this all year long, every year, so that when the time comes, I can make a good decision about who is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. I just don’t get that feeling about Iowa and that’s why I think you see the type of ‘voting’ that we see. Michelle Bachman really should have done much better had any of the Iowans really done their homework. And Ron Paul??? Come on now. He’s as dangerous as Obama.

    • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      I agree Christel (I’m sure that’s a big deal for you). I live in the Republic and Ron knows his economics, but he’d have us pulling out of places and bombing others within the first year. He’s too anxious to start something.

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

        sumitch: I would fear worst than that…

        • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

          People that think war is a John Wayne movie haven’t see it. Chris Kyle, the Navy Seal Sniper, was just on O’Reilly. He has 150 certified kills. He said that killing savages was no problem. He saw it as saving buddies and allies lives. Snipers are the most dangerous and hated of the combat soldiers. He said his problems are not from the war. He popped Jessee Ventura for saying that some of you guys deserve to die. And Jessee was a Seal. He even hates his own troops.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      christel: I’m inclined to think Iowa has been tainted by the onslaught of media marionettes…locusts are not known for making areas better…

  25. Rod G January 5, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Brilliant piece Mychal , thank you.

    I did not like or care for the positions Romney had or claimed to have the last time he was out flip-flopping 3 years ago , why would I accept them now?
    Answer a question for me if you can Mychal. Why would the media claim that Romney is the only candidate that can beat Obama? why on earth couldnt Santorum beat Obama and why?

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      rod g: claiming only romney can beat obama is what they claim to discourage people from supporting other candidates…which why we hear “I like so and so but they can’t win” or “I wish so and so could win” blah-blah…and there will be no few people who claim the same this time…you’ll hear them say they don’t like romney but he’s only one who can beat obama so they’re going to vote for him…they don’t realize he’s only slightly less bas than obama…

      • Rod G January 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

        thank you

  26. Kerry January 5, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    If the “News” media are considered the “fourth arm of government” as to help keep the “checks and balances” in place, then we are in deep kimchi

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

      kerry: if kimchi is the stuff amish farmers spread in their fields as fertilizer…we’re in it up to our knees…

  27. Branwen January 5, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    dont believe the hype and deception about Ron Paul, in many ways he could be worse than Obama. think about why so many left leaning radicals like him so much?

    • Loretta January 5, 2012 at 10:04 am #

      That’s BS! Nobody! likes Ron Paul. Especially the left. They see their $$ going out the window. Media think if they just ignore him like a piece of food on ones teeth, he will just go away. I am for lesssss government and so far he is the only one speaking–lessss government. America needs to stop the disfunction. We need to take care of our own knitting and stop medeling into other countries mess making. We are not God and as wise as we precieve. Hell America is bankrupt! Who is going to believe a poor country? Take care or your own. America has turned self-rightous and pieus.

      • Branwen January 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

        no its not BS, remember all the pro Paul signs and banners at all the occupy protests? people like John Stewart love him, their is a group called liberals for Ron Paul, check out the article about this on the Huffington post. and much more proof and info out their,

        • Branwen January 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

          Paul’s social and foreign views are as far left as you can possibly get, check out what Dick Morris said about him. Paul said we caused 9-11 and we should dismantle the armed forces, all drugs should be legal even public use, prostitution, abortion, same sex marriage. and so on and so on. he is a radical that will get us all killed. the anarchists love him to.

          • Mychal
            Mychal January 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

            branwen: he’s a train wreck waiting to happen…

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

          branwen: addd to that which you mention the white supremacist sites he and pat buchanan are lauded on…they’re not singing his praises for nothing…

      • Mychal
        Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

        loretta: i’m sorry to say but ron paul is a disaster waiting to happen…the question to ask is why he feels as he does…his positions mask a sensus plenior that is dangerous…

        • sumitch January 6, 2012 at 12:13 am #

          He reminds me of an old farmer cussing the weather and the guv’ment. (With apologies to old farmers).

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      branwen: the media is setting him up to tear him down like they did mccain…and mccain deserved it…paul is a train wreck waiting to happen…

  28. Branwen January 5, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    right on the money, I dont trust flip flop Rhino Romney. something dont seem right about the guy, with the permanent Colegate smile reminds you of a shyster TV “preacher or car salesmen. santorum would be a good choice, I read an article that tossed around the idea of a Ginrich & Allen West ticket. Mr Massie what is your take on Ginrich? just wondering

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      branwen: I said it and hold to it…I think he would have been good on a Herman Cain ticket because Herman would have been at the top of the ticket…gingrich has made spectacularly bad choices and they came back to bite him ass we knew they would…west is pro abortion…

      • Branwen January 6, 2012 at 12:17 am #

        West is pro choice/abortion? most I have read and heard is that he is pro life, he has been attacked by planned parenthood even. I hope that is not true what you are saying, that would be upsetting. but yes if somehow Paul would end up winning we will be in for a big and bad surprise. Ginrich said if he got the nomination he would most likely pick a running mate from Florida. such as Rubio or West.

      • Yellow Flowers January 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

        Allen West cosponsored the Life at Conception Act –

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

          yellow flowers: doesn’t matter…he should have…he is still pro choice which makes him pro abortion…I want him to once and for all denounce abortion period end discussion…I don’t want wishy-washy…and I like allen…we are friends…

  29. Elizabeth Lovett January 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Mychal, another brilliant and piercingly accurate article. Romney and McCain fail to see what Barack Obama has done and continues to do to this country. They are so blind to the facts that this man is destroying and ignoring the Constitution and this is the real tragedy of these Liberal Republicans. None of the leadership in the Congress highlight this butchery of the Constitution. If I am not mistaken John McCain lost the Presidential campaign and one of the primary reasons he won the Senate seat in Arizona is because of the endorsement from Sarah Palin. So why would Mitt Romney see the endorsement by John McCain as influential?

    Now Romney will set his sights on bashing Rick Santorum by emphasizing some earmarks that Santorum took as Senator. But the fact of the matter is whatever Rick Santorum did is nothing compared to forcing a healthcare program on the people of Mass and using millions of taxpayers money in the form of Medicaid to pay for and support that huge Government Program rightfully known as Romney care. And with Newt initially supporting an individual mandate and Romney instituting the individual mandate under Romney care should be the eliminating factor for both of them.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

      elizabeth lovett: they see and understand perfectly what obama is doing…its that their true convictions are not that far apart from his…

  30. Chris January 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    When I heard Romney won by only 8 votes, I said to my sister,”That’s definitely NOT a mandate for Romney.” I wonder how many of Ron Paul’s supporters would have broken for Santorum or if the young people going for Ron Paul now weren’t the same ones who voted for Obama in 2008 & are now trying to sabotage the Republican primary as I don’t think we stand a snowball’s chance if Romney is the nominee vs. Obama.

  31. FreeYourMind January 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    8 votes doesn’t mean anything, but if you could have added Michelle Bachmann’s votes to anyone (she has bowed out as a candidate today)they wouldn’t have been added to Romney. So the next primary will be interesting to see.

    • Mychal
      Mychal January 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      freeyourmind: I don’t expect much out of romney’s backyard…

    • Kelso January 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

      freeyourmind: you are so right! Have you noticed how all candidates have had their “surge” in the polls except Romney? The Republican base want a conservative and each conservative that drops out coalesces support for the remaining conservative(s). Where do you think Santorum’s support came from? It wasn’t from Romney or Paul supporters. It came from former Cain/Perry/Bachmann supporters. I suspect the next few primaries will, indeed, be interesting to watch!

      • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 10:57 am #

        He sure didn’t get the votes from Pennsylvania. They kicked him off the throne. He was just a lap dog for ……..Who? The senility set in.

        • sumitch January 5, 2012 at 11:50 am #

          Arlen Specter

          • Mychal
            Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

            summitch: point made…

        • Mychal
          Mychal January 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

          sumitch: can’t argue that…

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