Monday, February 11, 2008

McCain Conservative? Jeb says so.

In a press release issued by the McCain campaign, former Florida governor Jeb Bush says, "John McCain is a patriot and devoted conservative leader."  

I wish that was good enough for me.  Unfortunately, Jeb, I'm not going to take your word for it.  

Without getting into Jeb Bush's conservative credentials, let's focus on three key issues from McCain's record: freedom of speech, tax cuts and illegal immigration  . . . 

In 2002, John McCain was the chief sponsor of the so-called "Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act," commonly called "McCain-Feingold."  This measure was and is a direct contradiction of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It specifically bans advocacy groups from participating in political debate by running television commercials near elections.
In 2001 and again in 2003, McCain voted against President Bush's tax cuts.  Now, apparently, candidate McCain has changed his mind and favors extending the cuts.

Most recently, McCain was a driving force behind the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007."  Thankfully, the American people shouted that one down but the bill stood to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Don't be fooled, John McCain is no conservative, no matter what a president's brother says.


Steve said...

The republican party is dead.

St. Louis Conservative said...

Down, yes. Dead, I sure hope not. You're too young to remember what it was like before Reagan. I know that it is probably too much to hope for, but we need another man like him.