Exclusive video from Digger's Realm "John McCain - The Company I Keep" Watch it now!
John McCain stated in the Republican debates at the Reagan Library that people can judge him by the company he keeps. Well let's take a little look at the people John McCain considers his "company".
There's Senator Ted Kennedy from the McCain-Kennedy immigration amnesty bill.
Senator Lindsey Graham who once called those opposed to amnesty for illegal aliens "bigots" at a La Raza conference.
Senator Mel Martinez an open borders proponent who favors amnesty and was a coauthor of the Hagel-Martinez amnesty bill prior to the McCain-Kennedy bill. Martinez once called enforcement without amnesty a "harshness only" approach.
Juan Hernandez, a former Mexican government official, a dual citizen and major proponent of rights and amnesty for Hispanic illegal aliens and the end of the sovereignty of America. He currently is working on the McCain campaign as his Hispanic Outreach Director.
Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a good friend of La Raza, who has put forth his own legislation for illegal aliens called the STRIVE act and was involved in formulating the amnesty bills. In addition he personally put forth a bill to give Elvira Arellano permanent residency - this was before she hid out in a church. He also called the police on a group of citizen lobbyists who came to question him on his stance on illegal immigration.
Senator Russ Feingold who was half of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform fiasco.
Joe Lieberman, who together with McCain brought forth the McCain-Lieberman Stewardship bill to fight global warming.
Former Senator John Edwards who along with McCain and Kennedy wrote the McCain-Edwards "Patient's Bill of Rights".
Are you starting to see a pattern here? Lots of Democrats and Republicans (who are really Liberals) working together with McCain. This is the company he keeps and asks us to judge him by.
McCain will state that he is a "Reagan Republican", but nothing could be further from the truth. There's working together and then there is outright "being a member of the other party". Things to watch out for with McCain include the passing and implementation of the "fairness doctrine". Something that would censor and shut down talk radio stations, websites like this one and limit free speech in the United States. You don't think he'd sign it? Just watch him!
Watch the above video and tell me this is someone who really is looking out for the American people and not just some illegal foreigners, big business and future Democrat voters.
Thanks for some help from Ruth of Illegal Protest
Did some research. From "Reason" magazine:
"And so the law of the land now sharply circumscribes what is arguably the most important of all civil rights in a democracy: citizens groups' right to criticize politicians. "What the Supreme Court has done," says David O'Steen, the executive director of the National Right to Life Committee in Washington, "is make it possible for these guys to set limits on how and when they're criticized."
Apologists for the law argue that groups can still broadcast their ads outside of election season..."
What jumps out to me is a part time law is quite unusual. Usually there is no season for shoplifting, burglary, rape and murder. If something is wrong and illegal it is illegal all of the time.
The second thing is that the law is opposed by both the left and the right. But then, politicians who want the laws to protect their phoney baloney jobs come from across the political spectrum.
Third, since there are already laws in place against fraud, what is the point of this legislation? Curious. Digger, you are clearly right on this one.
Posted by: ken pope on February 7, 2008 10:24 AM
Great Work DIGGER!
How in the world can the Republican Party get saddled with a nutcase whack-job who knows nothing about economics, is so anti-capitalist he uses "profit" as a term of derision, has never run a business or had any job outside of government, will raise taxes, is so stupid that he believes "stopping global warming" is worth destroying the American economy, won't drill ANWR to alleviate our energy deficit, won't appoint strict constructionist justices, won't protect marriage, would throttle free speech given another opportunity, hasn’t protected the borders in his 26 years in Congress, will give amnesty to 20 million illegal aliens, is beloved by the New York Times in addition to other liberal media, and lives in a delusionary world of rage and self-appointed war hero vanity?
Posted by: zeezil on February 7, 2008 12:27 PM