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    Tuesday, July 18, 2006

    McCain is beginning to appeal to me again

    The Examiner, among others, is reporting Sen. McCain's recent comments:
    Why has our party, the party of small government, lately adopted the practices of our opponents who believe the bigger the government the better? I'm afraid it's because at times we value our incumbency more than our principles
    There have been many successes, in my opinion, during the recent Conservative upsurge in the Congress, then Presidency. Yet, McCain's comments serve to express a growing concern among many republicans outside of congress. Spending is out of control.

    A very large portion of this is defense spending, and the associated wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet, domestic spending has become absurd. The Republican congress sees a problem and decides to throw money at it (i.e. Katrina). Small Government works, and should be strived for.

    I have serious disagreements with Sen. McCain, but I applaude these comments


    Blogger T.L. Stanley said...

    I agree with you. Spending is just too much. We will need to wait and see what happens in 2008. McCain looks like a front runner. Take care.

    3:44 AM  
    Blogger chuck b. said...

    McCain will be on John Stewart on Monday. fyi.

    10:34 PM  
    Blogger Travis said...

    McCain says whatever is going to get him in people's good graces.

    The man lost my respect as a political "leader" long ago -- I believe stuff like this is simply futile attempts to humour us. He has been in the Senate for how long, and just NOW he is coming out against stuff like this?

    If he was actually pushing these policies, instead of making convictionless statements to get in the news, he could be in my good graces again.

    5:56 PM  
    Blogger Layer Seven said...

    The Minhchurian Candidate McCain jumped the shark originally with McCain-Feingold.

    Then, he just kept on jumping.

    8:33 PM  

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