McCain/Palin Thoughts by Reader Mail

This fluff piece on Sarah Palin is all very nice, but I understand that she will be campaigning for John McCain when he runs against J.D Hayworth for his Arizona senate seat this fall. I am afraid that if Mrs. Palin campaigns for John McCain and he is re-elected it will permanently damage her political career. Of course if Hayworth wins people will soon forget that she campaigned for McCain. However, if McCain wins everytine he stabs conservatives in the back we will remember who supported him and why he remains in the senate.

McCain has supported liberal legislation opposed by his own party and has been called a “maverick” by certain members of the American media.[186] McCain’s reputation as a maverick stems primarily from his authorship of the McCain-Feingold Act for campaign finance reform and his stance on amnesty for illegal immigrants and open borders with Mexico.

]In 1999 McCain said of Roe v. Wade, “in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade.

In 2007, McCain co-sponsored controversial legislation with Senator Ted Kennedy known as the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 which would have allowed tens of millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States a path to citizenship.

Further the Washington Post reports that John McCain and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham “first checked with Mr. Kennedy before deciding to vote with the Massachusetts Democrat on an amendment to the Senate bill”.[190]

McCain has been a lead sponsor of gun control legislation as well as what organizations including Gun Owners of America argue are restrictions on the free speech of pro-Second Amendment organizations [191] even earning an F- rating from Gun Owners of America.

McCain voted against President Bush’s tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, though he voted to extend the tax breaks in 2005.[194]

McCain has been a strong opponent of the Bush administration’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the War on Terror, and has specifically referred to waterboarding as torture.[195][196]

John McCain’s voting record during the 107th Congress, from January 2001 through November 2002, placed him as the sixth most liberal Republican senator, according to the same analysis

John McCain has a non-paid staff member named Juan Hernandez who is one of the biggest proponents of open borders and a “free flow of people on the Mexican Border. “Hispanic Republicans here in Nevada had a chance to speak by conference to Sen. John McCain and many of us were appalled to learn that his National Director of Hispanic Outreach is none other that Dr. Juan Hernandez, notorious for his open borders stance.”

Mr. “Straight talk” McCain who calls everyone “his friends.” Apparently Republicans aren’t his friends, here are some instances where he attacks GOPers and conservatives.

1. Defending His Amnesty Bill, Sen. McCain Lost His Temper And “Screamed, ‘F*ck You!’ At Texas Sen. John Cornyn” (R-TX) (Charles Hurt, “Raising McCain,” New York Post, 5/19/07)

2. In 2000, Sen. McCain Ran An Attack Ad Comparing Then-Gov. George W. Bush To Bill Clinton. ” (McCain 2000, Campaign Ad, 2/9/00;

3. Sen. McCain Repeatedly Called Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) An “A**hole”, Causing A Fellow GOP Senator To Say, “I Didn’t Want This Guy Anywhere Near A Trigger.” “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

4. Sen. McCain Had A Heated Exchange With Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) And Called Him A “F*cking Jerk.” (Evan Thomas, et al., “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

5. In 1995, Sen. McCain Had A “Scuffle” With 92-Year-Old Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) On The Senate Floor. (Harry Jaffe, “Senator Hothead,” The Washingtonian, 2/97)

6. Sen. McCain Accused Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Of The “Most Egregious Incident” Of Corruption He Had Seen In The Senate. (Amy Keller, “Attacks Escalate In Depositions,” Roll Call, 10/21/02)

7. Sen. McCain Attacked Christian Leaders And Republicans In A Blistering Speech During The 2000 Campaign. MCCAIN: “Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell are corrupting influences on religion and politics” (Sen. John McCain, Remarks, Virginia Beach, VA, 2/28/00)

8. Sen. McCain Attacked Vice President Cheney. (Roger Simon, “McCain Bashes Cheney Over Iraq Policy,” The Politico, 1/24/07)

9. Celebrating His First Senate Election In 1986, Sen. McCain Screamed At And Harassed A Young Republican Volunteer. Hinz said McCain’s treatment of the young campaign worker in 1986 troubled him for years. “He (McCain) was screaming at him, and he was red in the face. It wasn’t right, and I was very upset at him.’” (Kris Mayes and Charles Kelly, “Stories Surface On Senator’s Demeanor,” The Arizona Republic, 11/5/99)

10. Sen. McCain “Publicly Abused” Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL). “McCain often insults people and flies off the handle… There have been the many times McCain has called reporters ‘liars’ and ‘idiots’ when they have had the audacity to ask him unpleasant, but pertinent, questions. McCain once… publicly abused Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.” (Editorial, “There’s Something About McCain,” The Austin American-Statesman, 1/24/07)

11. You see, of course he can cross party lines, he’s been on the Democrats side on almost EVERY ISSUE. He attacks Republicans left and right, flares his nasty temper (which the media ignore) and spites all that is conservative.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was close to leaving the Republican Party in 2001, weeks before then-Sen. Jim Jeffords (Vt.) famously announced his decision to become an Independent, according to former Democratic lawmakers who say they were involved in the discussions.

McCain’s “Gang of 14″ betrayal of his party in favor of Democrat filibusters against GOP judicial nominations: Mark Levin and Andy McCarthy have the goods.

Is McCain a Conservative? By Robert D. Novak

Thursday, January 31, 2008

As John McCain neared his momentous primary election victory in Florida after a ferocious campaign questioning his conservative credentials, right-wingers buzzed over word that he had privately suggested that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was too conservative

Andrew C. McCarthy & Mark R. Levin on John McCain: “McCain never met a Republican back – especially a conservative Republican back – he wouldn’t knife in service to his own overweening political ambition.”

The Lieberman – McCain Claimate Stewradship Act

The revised version of the bill would require the Administrator of the EPA to promulgate regulations to limit the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity generation, transportation, industrial, and commercial economic sectors (as defined by EPA’s Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks). The affected sectors accounted for approximately 85% of the overall U.S. emissions in the year 2000. The bill also would provide for the trading of emissions allowances and reductions through a National Greenhouse Gas Database which would contain an inventory of emissions and registry of reductions.

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