John Kerry Says Rush Limbaugh Forced Palin Pick

Did the title of this article get your attention?  It sure got mine.  Kerry said:

John McCain wanted to choose Tom Ridge. He wanted to choose Joe Lieberman. He wanted to choose another candidate, but you know what? Rush Limbaugh and the right-wing vetoed it. And John McCain was forced to come back and pick a sort of Cheney-esque social conservative who’s going to satisfy the base. What John McCain has proven with this choice is that John McCain is a prisoner of the right-wing, not a maverick.”  [Click here to read the article]

Wow.  Can you just see the contempt oozing out as he said this?  I want to remind you that four years ago Kerry thought so highly of McCain that he tried to get McCain to be his Vice Presidential running mate.  Do you remember that?  The rumors were that McCain actually considered it for a while.  The Democrats also tried wooing McCain to switch his party affiliation and join them.  There were rumors flying that he considering that as well.

So what has changed in the last 4 years?  McCain is still the “maverick” in the Republican party.  He still sides with the Democrats as often as he ever has.  He still crosses the isle to get his (and often their) agenda passed.  So what is the difference….only that McCain has won the Republican nomination.  It is interesting how the Democrats perspective changes.  He goes from a “maverick” to a puppet in the blink of an eye.

It is comforting to know that the Democrats can’t be swayed from doing what they want to do by a little thing like the will of the people.  Or is it………..

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5 Responses to John Kerry Says Rush Limbaugh Forced Palin Pick

  1. Carusoe says:

    “So what has changed in the last 4 years?”

    Uhmmm, McCain has changed in the last four years.
    Politicians flip flop all the time. This time he flopped into the bed of the right wing and you are surprised this has caused him to fall out of favor with Democrats?

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  2. Doug says:

    Sir,
    Did you mean to suggest that listening to Rush Limbaugh is the same as listening to the “will of the people”? If so, you really do need to turn off Fox News and the radio and get out into the REAL WORLD!

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  3. MAWC says:

    McCain 2008 is not the McCain I really liked in 2000. He is no maverick and hasn’t been one for a while now. He will do whatever he is told- like a puppet – in order to get elected president. Frankly, I agree with Senator Kerry. I wouldn’t be surprised if McCain isn’t getting campaign advise from him and Rove. Ms. Palin is a terrible choice. I kringe everytime I think she could be a heartbeat away from the presidency and with McCain’s age and medical history it is something that we should all consider very carefully.

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  4. justmytwocents says:

    I totally agree with MAWC. Back in the day I at least respected McCain for being a moderate republican, even while I was saddened that he did not want to give MLK a holiday in his home state.

    He is a pathetic puppet and hostage of the christian conservative right, and his pick of Palin demonstrates that the Republicans are on the ropes. This brash, unthinking appointment demonstrates, without a scintilla of a doubt, that McCain does not have the judgement to run anything but his hypocritical mouth.

    Sarah Palin? Are you ******* [EDITED BY TOM: NO FOUL LANGUAGE PLEASE] kidding me? Now let’s see him attack Obama on his experience, now let us see him try to paint himself as a maverick, now let us see him ring hollow on reducing our dependence on oil. Palin and McCain would be more of the same.

    She’s as corupt, power hungry, fanatical and hypocritical as the current administration. Plus, she’s an empty suit. McCain has showed very, very poor judgement in choosing her. She isn’t fit to lead the free world and neither is he.

    Sadly, at one time I believe he was. Not now. Kerry hit the nail on the head.

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  5. Jesse says:

    Not trying to pile on my friend, but the other commentators are right and you are mistaken. In 2000, Dobson et al were “agents of intolerance.” Now, McCain bows and scrapes to them. In 2000, John McCain was against the repeal of Roe v. Wade, now he’s for it, this time last year, McCain was for immigration reform that would allow amnesty, now he’s against… I’ll stop here because I don’t want to blow your bandwidth. Oops, one more, Gang of 14 anyone – now of course, he’s all about justices like Scalia and Thomas. Okay, I’ll stop now.

    If the definition of maverick is changing your beliefs often, then McCain certainly is one. McCain’s recent “conversions” are not changes of the heart, but calculations of political convenience. Kerry was right – think about it, how else does a man go from being tempted to join with Kerry to picking Palin?

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