You know that I am not a huge fan of McCain, but we’re going to have deal with this because, like it or not, he’s ours. I have been observing the meltdown of many conservatives in America over the fact that John McCain is not the ideal candidate for most. He is not. I would prefer that he wasn’t ‘it’. However, after hearing many Republicans insist that they will sit the election out, vote a write in candidate, or (worse yet!) vote for the Democrat, my sense of alarm is beginning to peak. I was hoping that the histrionics were a momentary emotional reaction to the horrifying probability that we awakened to after the SC and FL primaries. I certainly felt disgusted and considered throwing my vote away in the general election. We must settle down now, and consider the issues.
I will submit my first issue tonight. Healthcare. John McCain sucks in many ways, but on healthcare he is right where conservatives would like him to be. The Hildebeast and Hussein Obama favor complete government control over our healthcare – disaster. This is America for God sake.
A recent article in my beloved Weekly Standard lays it all out very nicely. Here is a paragraph that I feel summarizes it well:
McCain’s plan is based around patient-centered initiatives that already have broad support among Republicans in Congress. They include letting people buy health insurance nationally instead of only from state-regulated firms; giving people the choice of purchasing coverage through cooperatives or other organizations (churches or civic groups, for example); expanding health savings accounts; and making health insurance portable by giving people tax credits of up to $5,000 per family to buy their own coverage instead of getting it through an employer.
He has also expressed concern for veterans, and his proposals include allowing vets to obtain healthcare anywhere – not just the VA.
I know that some readers here admire universal, government run healthcare. I disagree entirely, but I do believe that McCain’s proposals would improve the lives of every American.
In closing, I have to say that I have missed coming here daily and I apologize for not contributing as much as I would like. I have started working full time – – and here’s the real shocker – the girls will be attending school in the fall!
Now – let’s have a friendly chat about healthcare!