Posted by: reddiva | September 26, 2009

HOW DO YOU DEFINE LOYALTY?


When you were young, were you a Boy or Girl Scout?  How well I remember the little green dress with the strange little hat and yellow and green clover-leaf pin I wore proudly to every meeting.  That’s about all I remember about being a girl scout.  Oh! There was the wiener roast we had that fall.

I may have forgotten almost everything else about the time I spent as a Girl Scout including the duration but I do remember that there was one exercise we all dreaded.  It was about being loyal to our friends and family.  We were told to pretend that we had a friend who was treated badly by other children.  It was our task to support our friend.  To be LOYAL to our friend even if it meant that others turned their anger or ridicule to us.

Keep in mind that was some 50 years ago, and while I haven’t always achieved the goals of a Girl Scout, I have always tried to be loyal to my friends and family.  That goal I think I have achieved in most instances although at times it may not have been easy or the popular thing to do.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) would not consider himself a “boy scout” in his adult life if he were asked that question.  Nobody should fault him for his dedication to our country and his willingness to wear the uniform, fly the sorties and suffer unimaginable pain and torture at the hands of the enemy after his capture regardless of the reasons he may have chosen to base his decisions.

I will not make any judgments or comments about his personal life either before or after his military service ended or since he began serving the people of Arizona in the United States Senate.  As a matter of fact, I know one decision Senator McCain made that was the best decision he may have made in his entire public life.

August 29, 2008, brought his announcement that he had chosen Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) as his vice-presidential candidate in the 2008 presidential election.  It didn’t take long for me and others to notice that he didn’t seem as loyal to her as he should have been.  Immediately the personal attacks on her began and increased as the liberals and socialists in America became increasingly frightened at her ability to identify with main-street Americans.

To this day he has not defended her as he should have.  As a result, many have wondered why he chose her in the first place.  I have my own opinions about his reasons for that choice which at this time I choose to keep to myself.

Governor Palin knows something about loyalty.  She learned from her parents at an early age that to be loyal was something for which she should strive diligently.  I am sure there were times along the way when her loyalty was not the easiest choice she made.  She has even indicated a loyalty to Senator McCain by providing a sizable donation to his Senatorial re-election campaign through her political action organization SarahPAC.

He has repaid Governor Palin’s loyalty by agreeing to co-host a fund raiser for Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC next week in Phoenix.

From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby:

“WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. John McCain is co-hosting a fundraiser for his former 2008 Republican primary rival Mitt Romney next Wednesday in Phoenix.

McCain and his fellow Arizona senator Jon Kyl will headline the event at Chase Bank Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The fundraiser will benefit Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC, and features a $3,000 per person VIP reception along with a $300 per person luncheon.”

Disgusting!   Once again Senator McCain has turned his back to this one person who truly deserves his loyalty.  My list of reasons for not supporting John McCain has grown longer since the Obamanation headed by George Soros took America by storm.

I posted this about the McCain-Soros connection in an earlier article:

“The McCain campaign didn’t offer much in the way of support for reported leaks which began very shortly after Governor Palin joined the ticket.  When the source of leaks from inside the McCain camp was finally revealed regarding the purchase of clothing for Sarah Palin, the Vice Presidential candidate, and her family, and charging that Palin suffered from post-partum depression among other leaks to the media, a war of words ensued between William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and Steve Schmidt, campaign manager for McCain.

Even these leaks were not enough to break the momentum the newly energized Republican campaign felt at the inclusion of Governor Palin.  Political polling numbers began to rise, larger crowds began showing up at political rallies, funding increased and support grew consistently.

George Soros had a single goal, according to an interview The Washington Post published on November 11, 2003.

In this interview, Soros said that removing President George W. Bush from office was the “central focus of my life” and “a matter of life and death.” He said he would sacrifice his entire fortune to defeat President Bush, “if someone guaranteed it.”

From his vast resources, Soros donated $3 million to the Center for American Progress, $5 million to MoveOn and $10 million to America Coming Together.  These are all organizations known to be funded directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute.  On September 28, 2004, he dedicated more money to his campaign to defeat the Republican incumbent and began his own multi-state tour starting with the National Press Club in Washington, DC, with a speech titled “Why We Must Not Re-elect President Bush.”

During his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2000, Senator John McCain sports many moneyed organizers.  One of these organizers was George Soros.  It does not require a stretch of the imagination to wonder if this move in the 2000 Republican race was intended by Soros as part of his major push to defeat George Bush in 2004.

Of course the possibility exists that not only was the effort to continue his political vendetta against George Bush, George Soros was building up political capital to spend at a later date as he supported the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which was intended to end “soft money” contributions to federal election campaigns.

There is also the connection between these two, John McCain and George Soros, through John McCain’s Reform Institute (RI).  They both benefit from the assistance of Rick Davis, shown to be a consultant to John McCain’s RI, and the connection between McCain and the funding.  This list of funding for the Reform Institute includes The Tides Foundation and OSI, Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Could this single connection be reason for Conservative Palin supporters to ask the McCain campaign:  Why was McCain’s staff receiving paychecks from George Soros while at the same time Soros’ groups were savaging his running mate? Furthermore, why was there an apparent lack of defense strategy during the campaign? Why the lack of support for Governor Palin after the election? Finally, why did the McCain staff leak lies and rumors about the Governor?”

Hey, Senator.  This is NOT what I call loyalty.

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Responses

  1. There is no love in politics or war. I guess loyalty goes by the wayside also 😦

    This can backfire so badly on McCain.

  2. Yes, it can. And I hope it does! He certainly would be getting his just desserts!


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