Thursday, November 06, 2008

Hey Johnny Mac, Man-Up And Defend Sarah Palin-And Admit Your Campaign Sucked!


Right now, I am beyond angry with the reports of now, thankfully, former "staffers" to the McCain campaign are airing dirty laundry about the running mate, the Alaska governor, Sarah Palin.
But, who is amazingly silent about all of this?
Why it is the wily ol' Maverick himself, Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee.
After all, he made the decision to choose Gov. Palin. Who can he blame? Himself? Nah! Blame the choice!
Listen up Johnny Mac.
I was NOT for your candidacy in the first place. I backed Mitt Romney. When it was clear that Mr. Romney would have no chance and was gracious in throwing his support behind you, that was a sign that the rest of us should do the same. And, I did. But here is the thing. I and most against your candidacy did so grudgingly. But, when you chose Gov. Sarah Palin, I and a whole lot of people were thrilled and surprised. I thought that you realized that win or lose you were looking to the next generation. But, no, it appears that you had your head up your rear end because when it came to the fact that she was being abused within 24 hours of the announcement, you did not show the infamous "F--- You" anger that earned the "F--- You" moniker at this site. Oh, I am sorry, maybe that is because Gov. Palin is an unabashed conservative. You save the "F--- You" for supposedly your own Republicans, like Texas Sen. John Cornyn. And now, that you lost, you are not shutting up all these people who are reduced to saying how "uncommon" it was for Gov. Palin to open her hotel room door in a bathrobe and towel on her wet hair.
Some leadership.
Which leads to the whole problem of your candidacy, Johnny Mac.
You did not give any one a reason to vote for you. Just against the other guy.
No wonder President-elect Obama won.
And, he would have really blown you out of the water if you did not have Gov. Palin on the ticket.
BTW, Johnny Mac, did you really think that the crowds that came out when you campaigned with Gov. Palin were there to see you? Oh, yes, z z z z by the time you came up to the mike.
Because of the choice of Gov. Palin, I decided that I would do the volunteering thing. I spent a few nights phone banking. Not because I thought you were Mr. Wonderful, Johnny Mac. Because I really thought that Gov. Palin was an inspired choice. And the thanks that she got was a slap in the face by people that could not run around a track.
Hey, Steve Shit Schmidt. Yeah, I am reduced to profanity. Anyway, Steve Shit, why do you not man-up and tell us your concerns on the record? Or Nicolle Wallace? What you two are Chicken Shits! You, not the thousands that showed up, volunteered our hearts out, and not Gov. Palin, are the reason Johnny Mac lost. And, Johnny Mac, because you showed no leadership, you have to blame yourself.
Come on, Johnny Mac. Man-up and tell these people to shut their holes and if they care about "Country First" pledge to rebuild the Republican party instead of tearing it down. You claim to be a Republican. Act like one!
And, while you are at it, take some responsibility for your loss. Even the Great Man, Ronald Reagan, had to do that a couple of times.
If you want to be a statesman within the Republican party, call out these creeps and admit that you could have done a better job in the campaign. You owe to those that supported you in the campaign.


KEVIN said...

The truest thing that McCain said during this whole election season was from his concession speech: "...the failure is mine..."

Erik Grow said...

It is his and Palin's, but yes, certainly it was his. Hey Mark, I mentioned you in my newest post. Heh. Still have yet to pick my shirt, but will very soon. Glad to see you are analyzing what is next for the party. It's a lot more interesting than what's going on at Spark's right now. Jill's bizarre cackling is only interesting for so long.

Incognito said...

I think he did admirably well in light of the fact that he had half as much campaign monies to spend, the media favored Obama, he didn't have ACORN stealing votes by registering Micky Mouse and dead people, and a huge section of the GOP base hated him. Obama might have won the electoral vote by a landslide but the popular vote was close.

He was stuck ... had he showed his anger he would have been crucified for that. basically he was damned if he did and damned if he didn't. Never had a chance.

Freadom said...

I think there are a lot of us who supported McCain just because we had no one else to support. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

Anonymous said...

incognito..I will accept that some of the media favored Abama...but not to the extent and not as large a portion as you imply. Do not radio is also part of the media. They profess openly to be a source of news, truth and information. They also openly admit a righjt wing bias. Is this an open license for them to be so brazen? But that aside, there was a constant flood of anti-Obama rhetoric in the most low vile and hateful terms you can imagine, 24-7 in every radio market in America. I think that more than neutralizes the monetary advantage of Obama. AS to ACORN........I'm still nnot convinced of the evils you ascribe to them. Voter fraud? The vote has to be cast first. Registration is meaningless as far as 'fraud' is concerned until the button is pushed or the lever puilled. And your last electoral landslide but the popular vote was 'close'...65.1 million to 57.1 million. I don't think 8 million votes is close. I dont think 200 electora votes is close.Frankly, I'm reminded of the Coen Brother's film 'O Brother Where Art Thou' when the governors election is being discussed..Pappy's Staff: The reason he's pullin' our pants down.
Pappy's Staff: Gonna paddle a little behind.
Pappy's Staff: Ain't gonna paddle it - gonna kick it, real hard.
Pappy's Staff: No, I believe he's gonna paddle it.
Pappy's Staff: I don't believe that's a proper characterization.
Pappy's Staff: Well, that's how I'd characterize it.
Pappy's Staff: I believe it's more of a kickin' sitcheyation.

This was definitely more of a kickin' sitcheyation.

Now to Palin...I find it unbelievable anybody with any consideration would have been willing to put this woman in a position where she would face the leaders of other nations with our wellbeing or survival at stake. The very self same McCainites that praised his military and foreign policy acumenn, with good reason, could even imagine Sarah Palin as being ready to go into that arena is beyond me. in a Putin -Palin confrontation her 'hockey mom liupstick' would be planted firmly on his ass. She had neither the credibilty,world experience or presence to handle that or virtually any foreign situation. Domestically she was far too sarcastic and rarely serious in her approach. In short Sarah Palin was a disaster and the worst , or at least , the highest profile screwup of McCain's 2008 run for President.

Incognito said...

Sorry Anonymous...I don't buy it.. the mainstream media was as biased as it gets.. and those are the stations that the majority of america watches. many people don't get cable so they are stuck with NBC ABC and CBS. I am talking about the mainstream media, not talk radio. Talking about tations that you have on while eating dinner and are a captive audience.

and there were 2 studies that state that the mainstream media favored Obama... I saw it with my own eyes. Plus everywhere you looked on the internet had ads of Obama plastered all over the screen. He outspent McCain by over 50%! Shameful.
He bought the vote in my opinion.

I wouldn't be surprised if he paid people to vote for him and bussed homeless people around.

winning by 3 to 6% is NOT a landslide.. sorry.. don't delude yourself. Had it been double digits then yeah.. I would concede that point. They didn't even count the absentee ballots of many of our military, which usually vote republican.

As for Palin.. no comment.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

"Wingnuttery cannot fail, it can only be failed."

I've been looking forward to this - wingnuts in disarray, eating each other up, throwing Mad Jack under the wheels as fast as you can.

It really is a beautiful thing.

All the evidence (you know, the objective data) points to Miss Alaska as the single largest reason for Mad Jack's spectacular flameout, despite the unquestioning love for her expressed by you folks on the far, far fringes.

But by all means, please do everything you can to keep Bible Spice on life support until the next round. It'll be even more fun to watch her, Mitt, Newt, Huckabee, et al try to out-kneecap each other.

By promoting her, you are insuring your status as an exiled lunatic fringe.

It's also wild and hilarious to hear the excuses and rationalizations offered for this week's results - corporate media in the tank for Obama, the evil ACORN, Mad Jack was not the candidate we really wanted, this proves we are a center-right nation, it wasn't a landslide, etc etc etc blah blah blah.

I do agree with you on one thing - Mad Jack's effort was the absolute worst campaign for president I have ever seen, and I've been watching pretty closely for the last 40 years.

A pathetic candidate, a pathetic staff, and pathetic decisions all down the line.

Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta go get some more popcorn.

Donald Douglas said...

Okay, Mark! I get reduced to profanity sometimes too, and if that helps fight back, whoo hoo!

Pat Jenkins said...

mccain was a sore loser in 2000, and he is a sore loser again in 08. pathetic... who nominated this guy again....

Righty64 said...

Mr. Pat, it was not you or I that nominated Sen. McCain! You know who I voted for! Hey, a question. Did Gov. Palin make it to your neck of the woods? She did campaign here in California, drew a great crowd, but I had a previous engagement and could not go. I really think Gov. Palin is a great front runner for 2012.

Pat Jenkins said...

oh yea 64. wilmington, columbus, and even troy i think. all within 35 miles of our house. but alas i could not make any... maybe in 2012 when her stops will really matter. when she is on top!!!... of the ticket that is... did you happen to catch her interview with greta van whatever last evening?

DoorHold said...

Dude, chill. After all, "We're all in this together!" :D

Where is all this back-stabbing taking place? I haven't read any of it except where bloggers are responding to it.