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McCain's Wish List

John McCain gave a speech on Thursday, in Columbus, Ohio, in which he outlined what he'd like to accomplish in the event neocons are able to rig the voting mach . . . in the event he wins the presidency.

It's a fascinating list. There are 17 goals. Here's a link to a transcript. FWIW, here are my thoughts about those 17 items:

Nos. 1 & 2 (winning the war on terror) - If McCain were to accomplish that objective he'd deserve a place on Mt. Rushmore.

No. 3 (defeating the Iranian nuke threat) - It won't happen for certain unless we wage war against Iran and win.

No. 4 (reforming the military) - Not a chance, given the reality of a Pelosi-Reid insano-Congress.

No. 5 (saving Darfur) - Dream on, Chomsky.

No. 6 (pro-growth tax policies) - Great idea, but good luck getting that past the psycho-Congress. Don't hold your breath.

No. 7 (more pro-growth tax policies) - In light of the Moonbat Congress the chances are between zero and no f'n chance in hell.

No. 8 (spending restraint) - If he can do that I'll stand up and applaud. The chief barrier, of course, will be the C.C.C.P-ongress.

No. 9 (freer trade) - Excellent idea. Somewhat doable in real life too.

No. 10 (job training and education) - Mmmm, nah, most of that is nonsense.

No. 11 (publick edukayscien) - Glug, glug, glug, glug.

No. 12 (better healthcare) - Yeah, right, and money and candy also will be falling from the clear blue skies.

No. 13 (reforming Medicare and Social Security) - Dream, dream, dream, all you have to do is dream.

No. 14 (pro-growth energy policies) - Not bad. Pretty good. Somewhat doable. The cap-and-trade thing is disappointing, but it's far better of an alternative than hard emissions caps. The chief impediment to the good items listed there, of course, will be the Castro-Congress.

No. 15 (conservatives dominating the federal judiciary) - Amen. That will come to fruition, too, if McCain gets elected.

No. 16 (border control and immigration reform) - Those are noble goals and good ideas. Doable too.

No. 17 (a panoply of nationwide volunteerism) - Pure fluff. Wake me up when the violins stop playing.

All in all a pretty good wish list. McCain's priorities on the war, on national security, concerning the federal judiciary, regarding border control and immigration reform, and with regards to discretionary spending, all are spot-on correct. Realistic too, or at least not completely unrealistic. McCain is naive beyond Democrat, however, if he actually believes the Congress will go along with the bulk of his agenda.

Memo to McCain:

1. Win the war.
2. Eviscerate al-Qaeda.
3. Stack the federal courts with Roberts/Alito-style jurists.
4. Stack the DOJ and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices with brass-knuckled prosecutors.
5. Fix our immigration system.
6. Veto every Moonbat bill that comes across your desk.
7. Hand the baton over in January 2013 to your pragmatic and young conservative Veep.

Seven is a lucky number.


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Comments (7)

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Enforcement before amnesty.... (Below threshold)
tyree:

Enforcement before amnesty. We did the amnesty before enforcement thing in 1987 and it did not turn out every good for the American people.

Ooh, the groundwork is alre... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Ooh, the groundwork is already being set for blaming the Democratic Congress for a potential President McCain's failed presidency.

After all, when you look at 2000-2006 with the Republican president AND Republican Congress, they accomplished so much! Reigning in nukes, reforming the military, reducing spending, publick edukayscien, healthcare, immigration, ....

With the Democrats in congr... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

With the Democrats in congress just today voting down an amendment by Wayne Allard in senate committee to have the Dept of Interior move forward on oil shale production in Colorado, we can see that the Democrats will do all they can to worsen the energy policy of the US.

I actually listened to McCa... (Below threshold)
COgirl:

I actually listened to McCain and thought it was a better speech than you give him credit for, JJ. I'm probably alone in my thinking, but I thought it was more of a vision of where he wants to take the country than of his platform per se.

He spent a fair bit of time talking about how Americans are frustrated that nothing comes out of Congress because of the partisanship. He hopes to reach across the aisle to make things happen. Sure it's unlikely to happen, but there was more meat here than Obama's position of "hope" and "change".

McCains a fraudulent lyin j... (Below threshold)
914:

McCains a fraudulent lyin jacass! Im voting 3rd party..

"McCains a fraudulent ly... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"McCains a fraudulent lyin jacass! Im voting 3rd party.."

In other words you're voting for Obama. As long as you realize that...




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