Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Question for Conservatives

A bunch of liberals are complaining again about John McCain showing up on the Sunday shows all the time. I've said in the past that it's not up to liberals or Democrats to decide which Republicans are on those shows (it's a valid complaint if liberals are underrepresented, but that's a different question). But it is a valid complaint if conservatives don't want him on those shows. So: do you like it or not that John McCain is on the Sunday shows all the time, and is generally still, four years after his presidential campaign, probably ones of the most visible Republicans out there?

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  1. Not a conservative, but the problem with the frequent Sunday show guests is that they set the tone for what is on the table. Without McCain's Sunday show bluster, there's no Susan Rice controversy.

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    1. Without partisan "bluster," most Americans would still believe Susan Rice's story. Perhaps they still do. Partisan competition helps protect the public from deception.

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    2. ...Because they should believe a lie instead? What's the point of your comment, exactly?

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    3. Susan Rice went on TV and said some stuff she was given to say. McCain and Graham have been acting as if she was in the green room changing it all before she went on the air or was just winging it out there. However right or wrong her statements were, she didn't make them up and she wasn't liable for anything regarding Benghazi. But based on Graham and McCain's bluster you would think she was in charge of the whole operation.

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    4. Anon, if Rice doesn't want to be the fall guy, then she can tell us who set her up to mislead the American people.

      And exatly why was she chosen to speak on something she knew nothing about?

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  2. McCain is a poor spokesman for Republican views on economic issues, as he showed during the 2008 McCain-Obama debates. On foreign policy, he is too beligerent. I would rather see Rob Portman or Ted Cruz get some of McCain's airtime. Someone younger, more photogenic, and more articutate on economic issues.

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  3. I'm not a conservative, but I have a different reason to dislike that he shows up than 'he's a conservative'.

    I find it annoying not because he's a conservative or a Republican: But because we only hear from him. He's one of 100 Senators, one of 40-odd Republicans in the Senate... What about the other voices? There's literally four dozen others who could be a Senator and a conservative voice. He's one of 500+ Federal elected officials. He's one of hundreds of conservative voices. He's one of a dozen or so Presidential candidates.

    One voice unrepresentative of what's supposed to be half of voters out there. One voice unrepresentative of the experience in Washington.

    That's the problem, I'd complain if he were a liberal and showing up all the time.

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    1. (He's nearly always wrong, misinformed, his opinions wander around, and he supports an amoral, broken belief system - and misrepresents how broken it is. But that's not what's wrong with him showing up so often; that's what's wrong with his voice being largely unopposed.)

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