Thursday, August 19, 2010

Send John McCain Home

The RINOlist.org has a list of the Top Ten Rinos. And not surprisingly John McCain is #1. What is a RINO? It is an acronym that stands for Republican In Name Only.

John McCain is an absolute war hero. He served this country with valor, integrity, and honor.

As a politician John McCain is a disaster.
[H/T to Mark Levin Fan]

There’s a reason some of John McCain’s conservative supporters avoid discussing his record. They want to talk about his personal story, his position on the surge, his supposed electability. But whenever the rest of his career comes up, the knee-jerk reply is to characterize the inquiries as attacks.

The McCain domestic record is a disaster. To say he fought spending, most particularly earmarks, is to nibble around the edges and miss the heart of the matter. For starters, consider:

McCain-Feingold — the most brazen frontal assault on political speech since Buckley v. Valeo.

McCain-Kennedy — the most far-reaching amnesty program in American history.

McCain-Lieberman — the most onerous and intrusive attack on American industry — through reporting, regulating, and taxing authority of greenhouse gases — in American history.

McCain-Kennedy-Edwards — the biggest boon to the trial bar since the tobacco settlement, under the rubric of a patients’ bill of rights.

McCain-Reimportantion of Drugs — a significant blow to pharmaceutical research and development, not to mention consumer safety (hey Rudy, pay attention, see link).

And McCain’s stated opposition to the Bush 2001 and 2003 tax cuts was largely based on socialist, class-warfare rhetoric — tax cuts for the rich, not for the middle class. The public record is full of these statements. Today, he recalls only his insistence on accompanying spending cuts.

As chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, McCain was consistently hostile to American enterprise, from media and pharmaceutical companies to technology and energy companies.

McCain also led the Gang of 14, which prevented the Republican leadership in the Senate from mounting a rule change that would have ended the systematic use (actual and threatened) of the filibuster to prevent majority approval of judicial nominees.

And then there’s the McCain defense record.

His supporters point to essentially one policy strength, McCain’s early support for a surge and counterinsurgency. It has now evolved into McCain taking credit for forcing the president to adopt General David Petreaus’s strategy. Where’s the evidence to support such a claim?

Moreover, Iraq is an important battle in our war against the Islamo-fascist threat. But the war is a global war, and it most certainly includes the continental United States, which, after all, was struck on 9/11. How does McCain fare in that regard?

McCain-ACLU — the unprecedented granting of due-process rights to unlawful enemy combatants (terrorists).

McCain has repeatedly called for the immediate closing of Guantanamo Bay and the introduction of al-Qaeda terrorists into our own prisons — despite the legal rights they would immediately gain and the burdens of managing such a dangerous population.

So if you live in AZ.. Please next week Vote J.D. Hayworth. Tell John McCain and the rest of the country that RINOs have no place in Washington DC.


3 comments:

Matthew Avitabile said...

Hayworth's a tool. McCain is stronger on National Defense and spending than anyone.

Aaroncoal said...
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Aaroncoal said...

I know you disagree with me Matthew, but I think with McCain you have to take so much liberal clutter as part of the package. I'm with Mark Levin on McCain. We shouldn't keep RINOs in office just because they've always been there.. It's time for fresh blood. Obviously Hayworth was not ideal. But someone with a conservative pair of balls needs to take over for McCain. Now is not the time for compromise. Of course, that being said, if I lived in AZ I would vote for McCain over his opponent.. grudgingly