John McCain: "It's Israel, stupid!"

John McCain on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference: »Those [Democratic] senators won't recognize and seriously address the threat posed by an Iran with nuclear ambitions to our ally Israel in the region. I intend to make unmistakably clear to Iran we will not permit a government that espouses the destruction of the State of Israel as its fondest wish and pledges undying enmity to the United States to possess the weapons to advance their malevolent ambitions.«

Where a candidate like George W. Bush had to repeat over and over again the names of enemies along a certain axis of evil, Mr. McCain has the pleasure to just name an ally for the same effect, addressing safety and security: Israel. And it is by far not only the Jews who McCain is courting with such gestures.

John McCain predicted PresidentNaming the Iranian threat alone could after all not play too well into McCain's hands, since that might too easily sound like another Iraq war to come - so mentioning Israel instead quite a lot will do the trick, I predict: Not to do anything that might compromise Israel's security will be an often said phrase by McCain and his biggest supporters like Senator Joe Lieberman, worth more than any rhethoric tricks and promises all together, it seems. For McCain Israel will become a most effective tool, leaving the ecomomy to »stupid!« Democrats.

After all John McCain will have to win the trust even of the most conservative Republicans from the right wing of the party, and those he can't impress with pure social matters alone. To perform the long balance act between radicals and moderates among Republicans until November and therefore to win those who don't trust him without losing his strongest support which lays with the less conservatives, McCain shall be well adviced to play the Israel card here wisely, directly and indirectly but a lot, to connect all those he needs. No radical Republican will want to miss the chance to vote in favor of Israel, I'd say - and no moderate has to be ashamed to do just the same.

Already two weeks ago, when asked about his chances of winning the Republican nomination despite polls, odds and his poor relations with evangelical Christians, McCain noted that an influential segment of this community is very committed to Israel, and »obviously I have been a very strong proponent to the State of Israel...«, Israel, Israel, Israel.

And earlier, in the summer: »The State of Israel has never needed your support and your hopes and your prayers they way they need it today,« McCain said. »And God bless you for your commitment.« (At the annual Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington)

Yes, when it comes to Israel (psst: and Iran), Mr. John McCain indeed has an unforgetable fine and conservative record that should do a lot for him now:


Maria Elsbett said...

Isn't "McCain 2008" more about 2009 already?

ThaLunatic Daily said...

Conservatives are beginning to amaze me in their inability to see what's really at stake here. This election is about more than McCain and his inability to follow conservative principals.

How is handing the whole country over to far left liberals a suitable alternative to McCain? What principal is that?

There is a serious difference between McCain and a pure-bread liberal who is bent on destroying ALL conservative values permanently.

Today’s liberal is not like the Bill Clinton’s Presidency. It’s moved radically left... Clinton is now considered a moderated, and loosing it’s power because it’s not radically liberal enough.

The Democratic candidate that is surging now, Obama, is bottom of the barrel liberal. He is about to take power, unless conservatives stop fighting and get serious.

This would give liberals what they will treat as a clear sign from America that is it ready to move sharply to the left. Not slightly to the left.

Cherry picking our candidate is exactly what got us INTO this mess, and if conservatives aren’t careful, they will allow our country spiral out of control.

There is no such thing as a quick recovery from 4 years of radical liberalism unchecked. We may be facing what will take years and years of damage to undo. What’s more, there’s no guarantee that it WILL be undone. Have conservatives completely forgotten Roe v. Wade and other extremely important issues?

Questioning McCain was right and highly useful for a time and a season. Many of us wish we had acted sooner to support Romney or Huck.... But staying home on election day allows liberals a pass to capture all THREE branches of Government. Our kids deserve better out of us.

I'm not asking anyone to sacrifice their own belief or convictions, but we have a serious problem here that requires that we do everything we can to minimize the damage this election can cause to our society.

I’d rather have 50% of McCains ear, than 0% of a liberals ear.

Give it some thought, friends.

Danny Vice

A. Michael Bussek said...

Dear friend,
as said before I don't have any political motivation here but to defend and document a pure and plain prediction only.
On the other side it came to my thoughts a little while ago, that what the Liberals might really need to get cured of themselves, since they don't seem to understand no other way, is a) to finally win an election, b) to get attacked from all sides, c) losing some wars and half the country/people to AlQaida, Iran, China, Russia, Bad Soden Salm├╝nster/Eckardtroth, d) feeling threatened to win the next election as well.
Such dosage should do the trick, whenever its too late.
Have a nice one, good luck!

Protected Citizen said...

I heard American politicians making jokes about weak countries in Europe like today's Germany and France, and I fully understood. These nations were taken over by lefties and have no chance to defend themselves and others anymore. Just watch out there in USoA who might be going to laugh about you as well when Obama and Hillary take over, Islamists could stop whining soon!