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Grizzly Mama

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

McCain and Healthcare

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.

Cross posted at A Tangled Web.


Blogger J C said...

It's terrible to have to support somebody (McCain) whom you (I) deplore but, considering the alternative, (Clinton/Clinton or Obama/Wright) I give up. 'Ptui' had to get the bad taste out of my mouth and make room for another one- gulp,- it's McCain, like it or not!

10 March, 2008 11:21  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

I'm really not keen on McCain but those who mistakenly think Obama is The Answer need to look just a little bit harder at the man behind the curtain pulling (or being pulled-by) the Machine's levers.
Obama's entire voting record was manufactured in a single year. After seven years in office stymied by the fact that Republicans shut down anything he proposed (so much for him being able to "work across the aisle"), he did all his "work" in a single year at the instruction of his kingmaker and new Senate Leader Emil Jones who essentially created Obama.

Previously unable to do anything, he suddenly sponsored a whopping 26 bills that were passed into law — bills that in some cases had been crafted by other representatives and which Jones made sure were passed to Obama to improve his reputation, including many he now cites in his presidential campaign.

A political tool.

10 March, 2008 15:01  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

I'm right there with you spittin', JC. He IS better than either Obama or the Hildebeast.

Very interesting, dc. I hadn't seen this yet.

Obama is charismatic, well educated and young - people are attracted to that.

11 March, 2008 00:28  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

I don't like McCain's healthcare plan any better than anything the democrats have put forth. All of them involve heavy government regulation.

Government should get out of: healthcare, education, entertainment, internet, housing ... anything that does not involve defending the nation, or delivering mail.

As Gerry Ford said, "The government can't brew a gallon of beer economically."

11 March, 2008 01:29  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

I have to admit I would rather have some one that is so power hungry but I havent seen much of this one as I have hillary or obama to be honest on TV.

11 March, 2008 11:11  
Blogger Abouna said...

McCain showed just how much he cares for the American people when he voted right along with many other "RINOS" in the Senate, to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants, many who haven't paid a cent into, then they have the nerve to tell us Social Security is going broke and they may have to make big cuts. GIVE ME A BREAK. I am so damn disgusted that I really don't know any more what to do about voting this year.

12 March, 2008 01:40  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

I think that McCain IS better than Hillary or Hussein Obama, Indigo. Not much. I, too, would like to see less government in pretty much everything. That would require me to vote for Ron Paul, though, and I seriously cannot do that. Well - thankfully he dropped out FINALLY. The only way that we are going to get less government is to consistently vote for the most conservative Republican that is available. Right now, for President, that person is unfortunately McCain.

Tweetey - it's slim pickin's this year. :-(

Abouna - like most conservatives I was horrified to see McCain's comeback. I don't like the guy, he's wrong on so many issues, he's not a true conservative by any stretch of the imagination. I CANNOT sit this out and allow the socialist democrats to win. I CANNOT vote for for either democrat. My only choice is to vote McCain - - and pray to God that he picks a good, solid veep. How about JC Watts??

12 March, 2008 08:28  
Blogger Mr. Grey Ghost said...

Last time I checked the Constitution says nothing about providing healthcare for US citizens and I'm all for more $$$ for our injured vets. Put me in the camp that supports McCain's plan.

12 March, 2008 18:10  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Sorry I went off on a tangent. I love my country more than I hate McCain - and I really hate what I see "Universal Healthcare" has done, a complete disaster, to our cousins in Britain. It's a really bad idea.

12 March, 2008 20:10  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

I agree Mr. GG. There is a whole generation (or maybe 2) that have been brought up to believe that the government should be taking care of us, directing us, intruding into every aspect of our lives. It's wrong and my husband and I are teaching our girls differently. One reason we didn't put them in school for so long is that we believe the kids are being indoctrinated to look to government for all solutions.

DC - no need to apologize. What I've been hearing from many solid conservatives is that they just don't care if the socialist wins. That's wrong. McCain sucks in a lot of ways, but he WILL be better than either Clinton or Obama. Universal Healthcare is horrible in the UK and in Canada. Europe's socialist policies are already starting to bite them on the ass. I keep hearing that France's health care system is great - but that is from someone who believes that uninsured Americans are dying in the gutters because they can't get healthcare in the US. That, as you know, is a lie but it doesn't seem to matter to someone who loves their socialized medicine.

13 March, 2008 17:57  
Blogger Abouna said...

Grizzly Mama; How about if McCain were to put Alan Keys on the ticket? Now there is a solid and moral Conservative if I ever saw one. you can check him out at:


13 March, 2008 23:34  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Abouna - I like Alan Keyes. I liked him the last election, and possibly the one prior to that... They wouldn't let him in the debates, remember?

I like JC Watts, Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich (lol - fat chance of that happening, right?), and I've been checking this Crist guy, down in FL out.

14 March, 2008 08:55  

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