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I have never received as much flak as I have for not supporting John McCain as I have after he announced his VP choice of Sarah Palin. I could criticize McCain until I was blue in the face before, some would even laugh. It's almost as if a golden cloud came down and swallowed up McCain after he chose her as his running mate and to now question him make you completely un-American. A traitor even.

Here is an email I received today. I will keep it anonymous other than stating this is from someone who is opposed to illegal immigration and has criticized McCain in the past... up until Sarah Palin came along... They originally sent me a "Why I support John McCain" email that was I believe a form letter from the McCain website outlining his heroic military past etc...

I responded pointing out that he has been speaking even more fervently for amnesty with his "Palin bump" in the numbers recently. That this is the man who put forth an amnesty bill. I never once called them a name. I did say I was disappointed in their decision and I did was question why and point out the facts. They ranted on about how Obama may win, how Palin was great, I do note that not once did they really talk about McCain. It was all about fighting against Obama and how Palin is so great. They responded that Palin was anti-illegal immigration. I pointed out this:

There is no proof to this. Laura Ingraham says she mentioned it once... There are sanctuary cities throughout Alaska she never spoke out against as governor and Alaska itself is listed as a sanctuary state, something she did nothing about while governor.

A vote for Palin is a vote for McCain.

and here is the response I received.

So what is your solution? Do not vote at all? I hear criticism-that is all. My G-d not voting is tatamount to putting Obama in office, which would far more dangerous than these illegals. Even Al Garza whom I will be interviewing for the fourth time on my radio show is voting McCain-because Obama is worse.

Why don't you stop complaining and criticizing and whinning and try being part of a solution. ...

I am disappointed you would be so narrow minded.

So go ahead and be a doormat like the rest of the ones like you who whine like babies because nothing gets done the way you want, go and cry like babies - but January if G-d forbid Obama sits in the WH-I do not EVER want to hear ONE IOTA from the likes of you or anyone else like you.

Take it the cleaners buddy..you are pathetic!

Really? If i don't just swallow all of my beliefs and support McCain because he picked Mother Mary Sarah Palin as his running mate... If I don't bow down to the Republican party and stop questioning and criticizing... if I don't become a Republican sheep and get in lockstep... then I am not being part of the "solution", I am being narrow-minded?

As I read this I just shook my head in wonder.

Because I refuse to fall in line I am now a doormat... a crying baby... someone who goes and whines in the corner...

Umm not exactly. I feel that those who are truly the doormats are those who "magically" all of the sudden checked all of their beliefs at the door once Palin came along. As if she somehow changed John McCain or will have some kind of impact on the decisions he makes. Yet in the same breath they will claim he is a "Maverick" and listens to nobody but his own beliefs. The ignorance to putting those two statements in the same paragraph is mind boggling.

The narrow-minded jab made me shake my head even more, because narrow-minded is voting along the party line. Not thinking for yourself and making a real decision, but just voting against another guy.

I really think these people have put blinders on and painted Sarah Palin with any brush they want to. She is so unknown that they are instilling beliefs in her that she doesn't have. The lack of any evidence on her stance on immigration for instance - other than one rumored statement from Laura Ingraham - and running with it as fact, is just something I can't comprehend. Does Laura Ingraham really have that much power that one statement by her makes all worries go away and everyone suddenly jumps on the McCain bandwagon?

This isn't the first of emails like this that I have received. I have received many since my initial questioning of Palin upon her selection the same day. The lack of true knowledge of her stances, that mainly being because she wasn't in office long enough to even get a feeling for where she stands. I have never really spoken against her, all I have ever done is question. But I guess questioning in some people's eyes is tantamount to treason.

Now the email was sent by someone whom I've always enjoyed a good email here and there with over the years, but apparently even questioning reality - and especially it seems Sarah Palin - gets you the ending to the above email...

Take it the cleaners buddy..you are pathetic!

Really? Pathetic?

I have never claimed to have all of the answers. All I have done is question, question, question... and of course use my right to free speech to hopefully encourage others to do the same thing.

In the end I guess McCain was right. He could put forth a bill for amnesty for illegal aliens multiple times in a few years, call American people against amnesty heartless and in the end run for president and have everybody defending him because 1) he is a Republican and there are many Republican sheep who just pull the "R" lever and 2) he gets a blank slate in Sarah Palin that people paint a picture on of their own beliefs with no proof that she even holds those beliefs themselves and 3) Obama may win. I'm sorry, but that is not enough reason for me to vote for McCain.

I guess Americans really are that gullible.

Oh and if Obama wins because I didn't vote for McCain... that doesn't take my right to free speech away as you imply in the email above - and has been stated by others. It means I voted for the person I thought was right independently, not some schmuck who has you fooled into believing that his running mate is the one who is going to be president. At least I will be able to sleep soundly at night for the next 4 years because I actually tried to be part of the solution and not part of the problem by voting for the lesser of two evils and sticking with some sham of "party loyalty" even at the expense of my beliefs...

So who'll be pathetic then?

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Posted by Digger on September 20, 2008 04:34 PM (Permalink)

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I continually hear many of the same sentiments your anonymous letter writer expressed. Has anyone ever thought that the powers that be try to create this situation. A climate where both sides fear the other so much, that an independent 3rd party candidate never has a chance. Many will vote for either the Dem or Republican stinker because the other is portrayed as being so much worse. Sadly the 2 major party candidates are bought and paid for by many of the same corporate interests. These interests don't care about which side wins but only about maintaining the status quo. Their boys are a shoe in because people are afraid to vote their conscience and heart.

Posted by: Brad on September 20, 2008 11:58 PM

You should expect to be attacked and "Buggered"! The thought of Obama winning would scare the the Hell out of anyone that is not a Liberal Leftist suck butt.................."I love my Guns & Religion! And if you look real close, you can find a 666 on Obama's hairline..........

Posted by: Jack Ripper on September 21, 2008 10:02 AM

I am getting the same response. I wouldn't vote for McCain for dog catcher! He is a pretender who woke up to the fact he could not win without conservatives after trying like hell to get lib votes. He still is!
He will get in there and "cross the aisle" to do everything the Dems want, but as a Republican president, the media and Dems will blame everything on Republicans. That will destroy the party-conservatives and all.
McCain will try ti pass amnesty with the Dems and the cowardly Republicans in his first year, if not first one hundred days. He doesn't care--his loyalty and indebtedness is to the one world government, George Soros crowd. He is not concerned about a second term.
And, isn't it interesting we have always been told Vice Presidents don't matter til Palin?

Posted by: Joy on September 21, 2008 12:31 PM

Dan, hold your position. Our choice between Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle dumber is unacceptabe, vote for conviction, not fear. The only reason people vote for one of the two is out of fear. Don't be afraid, one of two is going to lose anyway. We have a choice of a left wing rino and a communist, what choice is that? Vote third party.

Posted by: ken pope on September 21, 2008 05:45 PM

Not too long ago some of these same people were saying they would never vote for McCain and that he didn't have a chance. He's still pandering to those Illegals and he won the Republican spot. In my opinion, he is still evil and I will refuse to vote for him.Either way you end up with a idiot in the Whitehouse. Both of these guys are owned by the Corporations who run this country.

Posted by: Richard on September 21, 2008 08:16 PM

McCain promises Univsion that he will present amnesty(CIR) to Congress his FIRST DAY IN OFFICE:
Senator Barack Obama told us in an interview that he would present a comprehensive immigration reform to congress during the first year. Could you match that?

Sure, I would do it in the first day, but I was the one who led, I was the one who led with Senator (Ted) Kennedy, a great political risk to myself. Senator Obama tried to kill it, because he was doing what the unions wanted. The unions in America do not want a temporary worker program, so Senator Obama came to the floor and had an amendment that would have basically killed immigration reform, because it was a fragile coalition between republicans and democrats. So, don’t let Senator Obama get away with saying that he supports comprehensive reform, when he tried to kill it.

Posted by: icr on September 22, 2008 02:40 PM

Immigration lawyers pinning their hopes on McCain:
"We expect to see almost all of the original McCain-Kennedy bill become law during the first six months of a McCain Presidency." Don't just take it from me and Mark Krikorian. Here is what pro-comprehensive immigration lawyerr-types say about whether McCain or Obama is more likely to pass an amnesty-type bill. ... It's not even close:

Posted by: icr on September 22, 2008 02:46 PM

I thought so. Twist and lie and skew the truth. I take it back - you are Pathetic. Now you have become just like the left, but worse, because you were supposed to know better. I had you pegged right all along buddy. LOL! What a joke. I knew you would not print last nights comment. You are an insensitive - sexist - and dishonest. I have consulted my lawyer since my emails plainly state that they are confidential and not for re-printing. I will sue you if this post is not removed. My lawyer will contact your blog host if this post is not removed.

This is not a threat, but a promise. Shame on you Dan. I truly am saddened by your lack of integrity and honesty.

Posted by: Layla Elizabeth on September 23, 2008 01:14 PM

Good Elizabeth - you go ahead and consult your lawyer. I hope you spend a lot of your money in doing so because I can tell you what you will learn. Those little statements at the bottom of emails mean not a thing. The recipient does not agree to the confidentiality JUST because you put that line there. If you don't want an email distributed then DON'T SAY SOMETHING IN EMAIL. Once you hit the SEND button, that email belongs to the recipient. Furthermore, your identity was not published but gee, now everyone does know who the jerk was who wrote that now don't they?

Here's some references for you regarding email confidentiality notices you ASS -


Do not take it for granted that your confidentiality notice can be relied upon, however much care goes into its preparation. There is no legal authority on the value of these notices in email communications. When the notice is added automatically to every external communication, there is a risk that a court would consider that the venom in your warning has been diluted.


In any event, the law relating to email confidentiality notices is as uncertain as that relating to email disclaimers, and they should not be relied upon in relation to the disclosure of valuable confidential information (which should be covered by a confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement of some kind).

You are an ego-inflated self important bag of hot air who should get over yourself. Makes me EVEN LESS LIKELY to vote for McCain if he's got people like you following him.

Posted by: Ruthiness on September 23, 2008 07:35 PM

Digger, I respect your principles completely. I detest John McCain because he has and continues to betray the will of the American people who do NOT want amnesty! However, being a realist, since most Americans probably don't even know who the third party candidates are, will vote like good little robots. They'll base their decisions ont he liberal media's consistent brainwashing and it will be for one of two candidates: McAmnesty or Obama. I detest both for many reasons, but Obama overall on other issues as well (I'm not a one issue voter), Obama is far scarier! I will be holding my nose and trying not to gag when I vote for McSlimy.

Posted by: April on September 24, 2008 03:12 PM

Layla Elizabeth. I will sue you, and I am a Lawyer, unless you post some naked Photos to prove you are not a Fag with a Great Disguise...........

Posted by: Jack D. Ripper on September 24, 2008 10:12 PM

I'm sorry I have to agree with those condemning you for not voting for McCain. I am not much of a McCain fan, either. However, those who say that not voting for him is out of tune with our electoral process are correct. We have a system. If that system breaks, the country breaks. Right now the country is on the verge of breaking. Remember, "Divided we fall?" This has never been so true as it is now. I believe McCain is our only chance to have someone to work with. I know, it looks hopeless, but if you let Obama get into office by not voting for McCain then you are part of the problem, and the problem with Obama in office is much larger than with McCain in office.

I'm not voting for McCain because of Sarah Palin. In the first place, there is some evidence that Palin will drop out due to family needs. But, whether she does or not we cannot have Obama in office.

We can not be one-issue voters. We have to look at the big picture and see that this country cannot afford Obama who is simply a puppet of an amoral Hollywood and friends. If these despicable people have their puppet in office all is lost. We'll lose our gun rights, our freedom of speech rights by closing the radio talk shows, and possible even restrictions on the web to shut up you and those like you.

Don't think one-issue. It always gets us in trouble. If you vote for Obama and lose your rights, but they keep theirs, then dirty, foulmouted, amoral, un-American Hollywood wins big.

Posted by: Ross on September 28, 2008 12:36 AM

The Palin pick is an outright insult to ALL Americans. It boggles the mind how anyone can watch this woman in action and not be outraged as they are asked to consider her for V.P. We want the best among us running this country, "elitists" as McCain supporters may call them. Our great forefathers, the same "elitists" you now condemn, are spinning in their graves as they watch Bush destroy this great country, and his salivating spawn McCain/Palin awaiting their turn to do the same.
"Country first." Right.

Posted by: Payback on September 29, 2008 03:22 PM

When I look at Sarah Palin and her place in the presidential race, I see ....

Sarah Palin could have never risen from the GOP had it not been for Hillary Rodham Clinton. The GOP did not have anyone like Hillary Clinton so they invented one. Isn't interesting that Sarah Palin owes her political existence to the Democratic Party? If it were not for Democrats, women would continue to be marginalized in society. Four years ago, Republicans would have never dreamed that they would be rallying behind a woman. In a sense, the Republicans are being changed and don't even realize it's happening to them.

The old adage, "necessity is the mother of invention" could never be more true than with Sarah Palin in the 2008 Presidential Election.


Posted by: CA on October 5, 2008 03:52 PM

Digger, good on yer for saying what you believe. To me, such loyalty to a political party makes the party a religion. It places the politician on a pedestal and reduces the value of the common people. I'm more concerned with being represented by someone who is honest and fair with the common people.

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