Jan 25 2008

The NY Times’ Kiss Of Death To McCain

Published by at 9:33 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Boy, you want to kill a GOP candidacy just line yourself up with the NY Times. I have been saying for weeks now that, between McCain and Giuliani, McCain is the more liberal by far. Don’t take my word for it, even the NY Times agrees as it endorses McCain as the GOP nominee (must have been all the great work he did for McCain-Feingold and giving the media the last word in our national elections):

Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field.

We have shuddered at Mr. McCain’s occasional, tactical pander to the right because he has demonstrated that he has the character to stand on principle. He was an early advocate for battling global warming and risked his presidential bid to uphold fundamental American values in the immigration debate. A genuine war hero among Republicans who proclaim their zeal to be commander in chief, Mr. McCain argues passionately that a country’s treatment of prisoners in the worst of times says a great deal about its character.

Boy, if he is that admired by the NY Times then he must be bad for the GOP. The NY Times clearly makes GOP selections that will produce the most liberal results. And they oppose candidates that will further conservative results, so check out their comments about Rudy:

Why, as a New York-based paper, are we not backing Rudolph Giuliani? Why not choose the man we endorsed for re-election in 1997 after a first term in which he showed that a dirty, dangerous, supposedly ungovernable city could become clean, safe and orderly? What about the man who stood fast on Sept. 11, when others, including President Bush, went AWOL?

That man is not running for president.

The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.

In other words the NY Times sees the next George W Bush – unbendable and and unbeatable. Everything a liberal loathes and conservatives applauds Giuliani brought to NY City (as he reminds people, the 17th largest economy in the world – dwarfing most nations). He reduced crime and cleaned up the streets. He turned Times Square into a place for families instead of a hangout for sexually frustrated porn addicts. He lowered taxes which brought back jobs and lowered unemployment. He stood toe to toe against terrorists who wanted to us NY City as their stage to foment violence against this great nation (The Anchoress has a great post up about Rudy and Yasser).

Rudy is everything the NY Times hates and McCain is the one GOP candidate they would welcome. I don’t care how myopic a conservative must be to the message here – Rudy is no McCain and is no threat to the conservative movement. He is one of the heros of 9-11, and the first post 9-11 President should be a hero of 9-11 and the battles afterward, in my humble opinion.

The NY Times has sent a signal loud and clear, and probably killed McCain’s chances for the nominee. Because you can disagree with conservatives on many issues, but the day you become the darling of the NY Times you are too far off the reservation. Folks, Rudy was the front runner for a long time and his most reviled by the NY Times. If Rudy makes the NY Times foam at the mouth in anger and fear – then he is our man! Wouldn’t you think?

Update: Karl at Protein Wisdom does some mythbusting on the Rudy saga.

And Gateway Pundit has more kisses of death from the liberal media elites to McCain.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “The NY Times’ Kiss Of Death To McCain”

  1. dave m says:

    Surely that’s just the NYT trying to sabotage McCain whom they
    perceive as a threat to the democratic nominee.
    The NYT probably wants Romney or Huckabee, and concludes
    that either would be easier to defeat in the general election.
    Why would this fool anyone?

  2. BarbaraS says:

    Because they are too arrogant to realize that no one reads their fishwrap but liberal New Yorkers and people who want to find out their latest asinine statement. They firmly believe that they are still the “paper of record” and anything they print is regarded as truth.

    I have not liked McCain since McCain-Feingold was enacted. Russ Feingold is the most liberal in the senate and for McCain to join with this guy to enact a bill shows McCain’s true colors. And who was the other guy he authored a bill with? oh yes, Ted “the swimer who didn’t report his car drove off the pier with a live woman in it” Kennedy. However, that said, if he gets the nomination (heaven help us) I will vote for him because Hillary or Obama or even Edwards are so much worse.

    Anyone who believes the traitorus media deserves the government they get. It’s just too bad the rest of us have to suffer also.

  3. Bikerken says:

    The NYT is not going to hurt him near as much as the latest stories coming out on HotAir and Michelle Malkins site. Evidently McCain has on his staff one Juan Hernandez, born in TX, dual US Mexican citizenship, former Mexican govt official, MeCha member, and propagandist for the Mexican govt. Hernandez is one of those guys who wipes his ass with the American flag and smirks in your face while he calls you friend. And this guy is also on the board of his political action group which has ties back to, you guessed it….George Soros. Once this gets well distributed, he’s over.