McCain Appeals to Democrats on Global Warming

CNS News brings a story that’ll definitely get the Republican base fired up for John McCain…wait, that story didn’t happen. Here’s one that did, though.

CNS News reports McCain is living in Al Gore’s global warming fantasy land:

Republican John McCain, reaching out to both independents and green-minded social conservatives, argues that global warming is undeniable and the country must take steps to bring it under control while adhering to free-market principles.

Gee, Senator McCain, that’ll get the conservative and other pro-business interests in the Republican Party stirred up…in the wrong direction.

And while Bush wasn’t exact Mr. Conservative, apparently even George W. Bush was too conservative for McCain:

He also took a swipe at President Bush, who balked at the beginning of its term at signing the Kyoto global warming protocols. McCain said he would return to the negotiating table.

“I will not shirk the mantle of leadership that the United States bears. I will not permit eight long years to pass without serious action on serious challenges. I will not accept the same dead-end of failed diplomacy that claimed Kyoto. The United States will lead and will lead with a different approach — an approach that speaks to the interests and obligations of every nation,” he said.

One of the ironies of Kyoto is that we’re doing better to keep things clean than the European countries who did sign it.

Kyoto, giving a pass to the worst polluting countries in the world, is nothing but a cheap attempt to hamstring the Western nations. And all for Al Gore’s pseudo-science-based fantasy that our SUVs and power plants are heating up the planet.

This is going to be a, ah, unique election in 2008, to be sure.

John McCain has campaign circumstances that many would envy, yet he seems determined to make the least of them.

His competitor Barack Obama is a relatively inexperienced candidate with a lot of unsavory baggage. The Democrat Party has been through an intense war just to decide their nominee, and many diehard Hillary-supporting Democrats are considering not voting or going over to the other side with Obama’s victory.

Yet McCain seems intent on alienating his base. Many of us find it hard enough just to hold our nose and vote for the guy, much less contribute money and time and energy to the campaign.

I’d really like to be able to say a good word about my party’s nominee, but McCain is making that a tough row to hoe. In fact, he’s making it hard to even keep my mouth shut.

Apparently McCain is more interested in appealing to Democrats than he is to his own party’s base. Maybe he thinks he can get enough Democrats to cross the aisle and vote for him so that it won’t matter if he alienates conservatives.

The kicker is, when Democrats are presented with a choice between a pandering imitation Democrat and a true-blue Democrat, they’ll choose the true-blue almost every time.


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