Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'd rather be right than popular

Recent quotes by John McCain:

“We just had a loss of Denny Hastert's seat out in Illinois." McCain said. "The Republican candidate out there, I am told, had very strong anti-immigrant rhetoric also, so I would hope that many of our Republican candidates would understand the political practicalities of this issue.”

“In 2006, after Republicans became associated with a tough position on illegal immigration, Latinos voted for Democrats over Republicans by 69 percent to 30 percent. Democrats swept the mid-term elections.”

Good idea John, from now on I'm going to teach my kids to do what's popular instead of doing the right thing. Breaking the law doesn't matter as long as a majority of a certain demographic, let's say the "cool kids" at your lunch table, say that it's ok.

These quotes demonstrate what so many politicians believe today: we are not a nation of laws, just political expediency. It starting with a "living constitution" but we have graduated to becoming fluid with our statutes. When government and it's officials decide that they can follow or ignore laws at their pleasure, and can be open about it, then we do not have a constitutional republic.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

... then you're going to be really bummed when you pull your head out of your ass and realize that you've been wrong 98 percent of the time since you started blogging.

Anonymous said...

So does this mean you will be voting for a Democrat in the Presidential election Daniel? Im just curious.

If you are going to keep your "honor" intact, you have no choice but to sit out this Presidential election, correct?

Very interested in how you will resolve this conflict when it comes time to cast your vote.

Bobkatt said...

It could be the people are turned off by the "anti-immigration" candidates. But maybe it's the fact that they don't care for a six time loser candidate that is backed by a disgraced, pedophile protecting, Bush backer.

Anonymous said...

"But maybe it's the fact that they don't care for a six time loser candidate that is backed by a disgraced, pedophile protecting, Bush backer."


What? Bobkatt, what are you talking about? McCain? How is he a "six time loser". As for the "pedophile protecting, Bush backer" part, aren't all Repubicans?

Anonymous said...

McCain said this in Pennsylvaina, where Mayor Lou Barletta(R) of Hazelton, was nominated overwelmingly by Both the Democrat & Republican partys and where he won a 3rd term with over 90% of the Vote & is now running for Congress.
This is the 1st Town to have a Mayor pass new laws against Illegal aliens.

Arizona-McCain's state overwhelmingly Voted for Prop. 200, w/ 50% of Hispanics voting yes, even though McCain campaigned against it.
Prop. 200 requires Employers to verify immigration status and proof of citizenship to vote and no Gov't services to illegals, etc.

Another Senator completely out of touch with their voters, even in there own state.

Just like Sen. Obama forgetting that Black people are suffering the most from the lowering of wages via the flood of 3rd worlders thrilled to be paid anything. PROVEN by Prof. Howard Borjas, a legal immigrant and Professor of Economics @ Harvard, as accepted by the Courts of Arizona in the appeal case by the Tan Clan & ACLU, that they deservedly lost in their fight against prop 200, for the 3rd time.

Daniel, Congrats! on getting Illegal alien play of the day on Lars today :)

Us with brains know you are not a Racist.

Anonymous said...

Too bad Daniel stole the story from CAUSA's blog. Every article Daniel writes on immigration now comes from CAUSA's blog. Funny how he is now taking CAUSA's lead, a group he hates. What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Bobkatt: So I guess that means you'll be voting for Clinton?

Calhoun said...

Denny hastert's seat was sought by Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Jim Oberweis.

On Feb. 21, 2008, John "flip-flop" McCain endorsed Jim Oberweis.

"With shared views on issues including immigration reform, limited government, and a gradual withdrawal from the Iraq war, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Wednesday expressed his support for congressional candidate Jim Oberweis.

"I'm proud to be here with Jim Oberweis to begin the Republican march back to a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives," McCain told reporters after landing at Aurora Airport on his way to a $1,000-per-ticket fundraiser for Oberweis."


Geez, McCain is a slimy guy.

I've joined the Ann Coulter Brigade -- I will never vote for McCain. The Republican Party needs to be punished. Hopefully they will learn that they don't get to give us conservatives the finger.

Anonymous said...

"Honor" and "principle" are meaningless in Miglavia. I've said it before, will say it again, and the day after the November election, I'll come back here and remind everyone that I said it: Daniel Miglavs WILL vote for John McCain.

Actually, let me modify that. If it looks like Obama is going to sail to an easy victory, Miglavs might exercise his "principles" and boycott the presidential vote knowing that his vote won't really matter.

But if it comes down to the wire, Miglavs will hold his nose and pull the lever for McCain.

Then, if he's man enough to admit that, we can resume the discussion about Daniel's "principles."

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Bobkatt said...

Anon 1:37- Sorry you missed my main point. Rather than blame "illegal immigration" for the Republican loss in Illinois, I suggest that it had more to do with the actual candidate that they ran and the current desire for "change" from the status quo. Being endorsed by the politician (Hastert) that is resigning in disgrace is not a feather in your cap.
Anon 3:15- It appears that the only person running that I feel deserves my vote will not be on the ballot so I will write in Ron Paul who I have been supporting all along. Please don't suggest that I will be throwing away my vote because I believe that voting for someone you detest is worse than not voting at all.

Anonymous said...

Denny H retired and another Guy took his retirement spot the chicago Illinois republican party had a nice retirement party for him
and Jim obi was running for congress not for Dennys spot..please tell the whole truth of your post.

Anonymous said...

Denny H Retired and another Republican ran for his seat the Republican party gave a nice retirement party for him,By the way
Jim obi here below ran for another position other than Dennys spot
Oberweis the best choice for Congress
3/5/2008

Bill Foster mailed out literature implying that Jim Oberweis is in bed with China because he wants to trade with China.

I am old enough to remember when we citizens hated Japan. Japan is now one of our most reliable allies. They have many plants in the USA giving employment to many Americans.

The money for the $300 to $600 rebate checks the Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush are sending out in May is being borrowed from China.

That suggests to me Congress, Bill Foster and Dick Durbin, who is backing Foster, are talking out of both sides of their mouths on this issue. It also suggests Congress will have to raise taxes to try to pay down some of the debts they are helping to create.

A word of warning when politicians use the word change. It doesn't always mean for the better. So think before you vote. I have put a lot of thought into the March 8 election, and I am voting for Jim Oberweis. I hope you will also.

Patricia Pawlowski

Carpentersville

Anonymous said...

Oberweis the best choice for Congress
3/5/2008

Bill Foster mailed out literature implying that Jim Oberweis is in bed with China because he wants to trade with China.

I am old enough to remember when we citizens hated Japan. Japan is now one of our most reliable allies. They have many plants in the USA giving employment to many Americans.

The money for the $300 to $600 rebate checks the Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush are sending out in May is being borrowed from China.

That suggests to me Congress, Bill Foster and Dick Durbin, who is backing Foster, are talking out of both sides of their mouths on this issue. It also suggests Congress will have to raise taxes to try to pay down some of the debts they are helping to create.

A word of warning when politicians use the word change. It doesn't always mean for the better. So think before you vote. I have put a lot of thought into the March 8 election, and I am voting for Jim Oberweis. I hope you will also.

Patricia Pawlowski

Carpentersville

Anonymous said...

Hastert backs Oberweis
12/14/2007

By James Kimberly
Chicago Tribune

Republican congressional candidate Jim Oberweis got two scoops of good news Thursday: an enthusiastic endorsement from former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and word that a primary opponent had dropped out of the race.

The recently retired Hastert endorsed Sugar Grove ice cream chain owner Oberweis as his successor over GOP foe Chris Lauzen, a state senator from Aurora. The news was enough to get a third Republican candidate, Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, to bow out.

Hastert said Oberweis has the conservative values consistent with the voters in the 14th Congressional District, which Hastert represented for 21 years until stepping down last month.

"He has been instilled with a good sense of Midwestern values, something Washington desperately needs," Hastert said during a news conference at an Aurora hotel, echoing one of Oberweis' campaign slogans.

Shortly after Hastert praised Oberweis, Burns withdrew, saying Hastert's endorsement factored into his decision but he did not get out of the race because of it. Burns said he spent two days discussing his candidacy with others and decided to exit the race because he became convinced it was unlikely he would win the Feb. 5 primary. "We're in this thing to win it, not to come in second or to play spoiler to someone else," Burns said.

Burns said he believes Hastert's endorsement is powerful in the district, which includes Kane, Kendall and portions of six other counties from DuPage to near the Mississippi River.

"I would have been honored to have it, no question about it," Burns said. Hastert "remains the leader of the party in this district. He is well-respected and well-liked on both sides of the aisle."

Oberweis said he is "deeply honored and humbled to have the support of someone who has given more than a quarter-century of his life to serving the people of this district."

Lauzen earlier this week asked Hastert to not endorse anyone in the primary.

Asked why he did not wait until after the primary to make an endorsement, Hastert chuckled. "It's kind of after the fact if you wait until after the primary," Hastert said.

The endorsement was not entirely a surprise. Hastert and Lauzen are not close and Hastert endorsed Oberweis' failed 2002 U.S. Senate bid.

Lauzen called the endorsement an example of "big insider establishment clout."

There are four Democratic candidates vying for the right to face Oberweis or Lauzen: Bill Foster of Geneva, Jotham Stein of St. Charles, John Laesch of Yorkville and Joe Serra of Geneva.

Anonymous said...

Denny H retires and the chicago Illinois republican party has a nice retirement party for him
Denny H backs Jim obi while another republican takes Dennys seat
Hastert backs Oberweis
12/14/2007

By James Kimberly
Chicago Tribune

Republican congressional candidate Jim Oberweis got two scoops of good news Thursday: an enthusiastic endorsement from former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and word that a primary opponent had dropped out of the race.

The recently retired Hastert endorsed Sugar Grove ice cream chain owner Oberweis as his successor over GOP foe Chris Lauzen, a state senator from Aurora. The news was enough to get a third Republican candidate, Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, to bow out.

Hastert said Oberweis has the conservative values consistent with the voters in the 14th Congressional District, which Hastert represented for 21 years until stepping down last month.

"He has been instilled with a good sense of Midwestern values, something Washington desperately needs," Hastert said during a news conference at an Aurora hotel, echoing one of Oberweis' campaign slogans.

Shortly after Hastert praised Oberweis, Burns withdrew, saying Hastert's endorsement factored into his decision but he did not get out of the race because of it. Burns said he spent two days discussing his candidacy with others and decided to exit the race because he became convinced it was unlikely he would win the Feb. 5 primary. "We're in this thing to win it, not to come in second or to play spoiler to someone else," Burns said.

Burns said he believes Hastert's endorsement is powerful in the district, which includes Kane, Kendall and portions of six other counties from DuPage to near the Mississippi River.

"I would have been honored to have it, no question about it," Burns said. Hastert "remains the leader of the party in this district. He is well-respected and well-liked on both sides of the aisle."

Oberweis said he is "deeply honored and humbled to have the support of someone who has given more than a quarter-century of his life to serving the people of this district."

Lauzen earlier this week asked Hastert to not endorse anyone in the primary.

Asked why he did not wait until after the primary to make an endorsement, Hastert chuckled. "It's kind of after the fact if you wait until after the primary," Hastert said.

The endorsement was not entirely a surprise. Hastert and Lauzen are not close and Hastert endorsed Oberweis' failed 2002 U.S. Senate bid.

Lauzen called the endorsement an example of "big insider establishment clout."

There are four Democratic candidates vying for the right to face Oberweis or Lauzen: Bill Foster of Geneva, Jotham Stein of St. Charles, John Laesch of Yorkville and Joe Serra of Geneva.