Feb 01 2008

Democrats Help Hyper-Right Attack McCain: Claim He Is A Closet Democrat

Published by at 9:38 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Bumped To The Top: The Hyper-Right is Imploding Updates Below – end update

Hyper-left democrats (a.k.a. liberals) are starting to get worried about the McCain phenomena. The know McCain can take Hillary and are also realizing Obama has had to tack way too far left for the primaries that attempts to tack right for the general to take on McCain will be implausible at best. Then there is the stature problem. McCain is a war hero who will finish off al-Qaeda and protect America. He is also moderate enough to take votes left of center to conservative. McCain is too moderate for me, but I am not like Mark Levin who scream in hysterics when he does not get his way (being the “great American” he is and I am clearly not).

Obama is still a junior, first term senator who has promised to surrender Iraq to a beaten down (but not defeated) Bin Laden and al-Qaeda. So he has problems as well when facing McCain this November.

Realizing that McCain McMentum is building up fast and their candidates are still attacking and injuring each other, the liberal media has come out and manufactured the worst smear they could think of – they have echoed the cries of the hyper-partisan right and AM talk radio hosts who continue to try and derail McCain. They have claimed McCain is Democrat in disguise, a RINO, a traitor to his party:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was close to leaving the Republican Party in 2001, weeks before then-Sen. Jim Jeffords (Vt.) famously announced his decision to become an Independent, according to former Democratic lawmakers who say they were involved in the discussions.

In interviews with The Hill this month, former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and ex-Rep. Tom Downey (D-N.Y.) said there were nearly two months of talks with the maverick lawmaker following an approach by John Weaver, McCain’s chief political strategist.

Democrats had contacted Jeffords and then-Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) in the early months of 2001 about switching parties, but in McCain’s case, they said, it was McCain’s top strategist who came to them.

At the end of their March 31, 2001 lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Bethesda, Md., Downey said Weaver asked why Democrats hadn’t asked McCain to switch parties.

Downey, a well-connected lobbyist, said he was stunned.

He claims, however, that Downey is grossly mischaracterizing their exchange: “We certainly didn’t discuss in any detail about the senator’s political plans and any discussion about party-switchers, generically, would have been limited to the idle gossip which was all around the city about the [Democrats’] aggressive approach about getting any GOP senator to switch in order to gain the majority. Nothing more or less than that.”

Wow, who would have thought of this! Sean Hannity working with Tom Daschle to try and make McCain out to be a RINO – or worse, a traitorous RINO. Rush Limbaugh and Senate Majority Leader “Dingy Harry” Reid are now allies in the effort to attack a ‘man of the middle ground’. Mark Levin is screaming the same thing Democrats operatives are whispering to their media puppets. You don’t think there is a hyper-partisan war against the moderate middle?

The fact that these forces are all working in the same way to destroy McCain simply means they have allied in the same way when they tried to destroy Bush. Who hates El Presidente Jorge Bush and the possibility of El Presidente Juan McLame? Bush has a near 40% approval rating and it ain’t coming from the hyper-partisans left or right. That support is coming from the center, who decide elections. This truly is a very bizarre and upside down election year!

Update: Will the hyper-right be Reaganesque or Clintonian? According to what Captain Ed Morrissey is seeing it would seem the trend is towards Clintonian. This is one easy way to make me a McCain supporter.

Sad Update: Reader Terrye claimed no conservative would buy into the Daschle claims. Sadly she was wrong. In a classic example of how not to court the moderates someone over at Stop The ACLU has begun the purity wars again by falling for this propaganda – along with the lame name calling I said we be the end of the conservative coalition:

In a not so surprising revelation in The Hill, it is being exposed by Democrats that Juan MexiCain, the man who “main stream” Republicans wish Conservatives to abandon principles to coalesce around, nearly abandoned them 7 years ago. I say not so surprising because the writing has been on the wall for nearly a decade.

The hyper-right has simply lost it. They will not tolerate any dissension or traitors. How insane are they? Anne Coulter will support Hillary over McCain – and few will call her a traitor or RINO! More here on RINO Coulter.

OK, so we go into the Free Republic to see how gullible people are and we find this and this. I let folks decide how gullible some on the right can be to propaganda meant to get Dems elected by dividing the GOP.

Ugly Update: I hate to be right on this, but I did predict some fools would use the “Juan McCain” BS to illustrate how juvenile they are.

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22 Responses to “Democrats Help Hyper-Right Attack McCain: Claim He Is A Closet Democrat”

  1. lee says:

    You have always been one of my favorite bloggers. I check you out several times a day. You`re posts on Iraq are great. But, your attacks on “your” so called (Hyper-Right) leave me a bit confused. You treat them in the same manner as you accuse them of treating John McCain. This an election year and we need a free flow of ideas and challenges. Everyone is very passionate about his candidate and their ideas, and needs to be heard. As long as everyone stays truthful, let`s have a good discussion, and let the chips fall where they lie.

    So lets all take a deep breath,relax and respect each other and not take pot shots at each other. Most everyone will get behind that candidate come November. This is my first ever comment, so don`t be too hard on me.

  2. wiley says:

    Perhaps there is nothing new in this story, and maybe McCain never seriously considered switching sides, but the story is true. He entertained the solicitation from the dems and enjoyed it, as evidenced by his joining forces with the left, and even leading with them in some major legislation (McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Feingold, McCain-Edwards, McCain-Lieberman, etc.). Although he remained a repub, in action he was clsoer to a Scoop Jackson dem — hawkish in national defense, but liberal or dem in most other ways. And this is the guy we want to be our GOP standard-bearer for president?