John Kerry Says Rush Limbaugh Forced Palin Pick
September 2, 2008 5 Comments
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………..