George McGovern in Hospice

1972 Democrat Presidential candidate George McGovern is in hospice – from NRO:

I see that George McGovern has been moved to a hospice, presumably because the 90-year-old former B-24 pilot, winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross, senator, and presidential candidate is coming to the end of his life…

McGovern is, of course, the pinko’s pinko.  He was so far to the left of the American mainstream that Nixon – of all people – buried him under one of the largest landslides in American history in 1972.  I remember my dad with his “Democrats for Nixon” sign…and that must have been hard to swallow, but McGovern was just too far out there for any rational Democrat to vote for.

My, how times have changed – and in 2008 we gave 53% of our votes to someone even more left than McGovern!  We also gave our votes to someone who couldn’t hold a candle to the courage and honor of George McGovern.  Leftist he is, but also an American patriot…no chance that Mrs. McGovern only became proud of the United States when her husband was nominated for President.

My prayers for George McGovern as he passes from this life to the life of the world to come – if patriotism, bravery, gentleness and generosity count for anything, then I am confident of where George McGovern is heading.  This does not mean, of course, that I’m not looking forward to a repeat of 1972 on November 6th, even if the margin isn’t quite as wide.

 

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3 thoughts on “George McGovern in Hospice

  1. Retired Spook October 16, 2012 / 11:13 am

    My, how times have changed – and in 2008 we gave 53% of our votes to someone even more left than McGovern!

    The “American Spectator” made that same comparison last month.

    The Democrats open their national convention this week under dark storm clouds of left-wing extremism. This is not your father’s Democrat party. George McGovern would be a right winger at this convention.

    Shortly after Barack Obama was inaugurated, George McGovern wrote an op-ed for Wall Street Journal, describing what he called an eye-opening experience.

    My perspective on the so-called Employee Free Choice Act is informed by life experience. After leaving the Senate in 1981, I spent some time running a hotel. It was an eye-opening introduction to something most business operators are all-too familiar with — the difficulty of controlling costs and setting prices in a weak economy. Despite my trust in government, I would have been alarmed by an outsider taking control of basic management decisions that determine success or failure in a business where I had invested my life savings.

    • neocon1 October 16, 2012 / 6:45 pm

      I actually met George when he was running, I was a donk committee man at the time. I thought he was a very nice man but a dingbat.
      I voted for Nixon my self that year.

  2. bozo October 17, 2012 / 11:41 pm

    Thank you for acknowledging the man separately from the politician. Hope he rests comfortably, and that his family takes pride in the fact that even those who opposed him politically respect him personally.

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