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Make It Conservative Mitt, Not Liberal John McCain
John McCain got the endorsement of Florida Governor Charlie Christ and Senator Mel Martinez for the same reason that he should NOT be the Republican Party's presidential nominee: McCain is soft of illegal immigration. (Governor Crist favors driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, like Barack Obama, putting him to Hillary Clinton's left on illegal immigration.)
The truth is that media darling McCain is a media darling because he's LIBERAL on domestic issues!
Bill Clinton, on Hillary and McCain: "She and John McCain are very close. They always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history, and they're afraid they'd put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other."
Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret., "I know Conservatives, Senator John McCain is no Conservative":
"That statement speaks volumes about Senator McCain's underlying liberalism."
"John McCain is no conservative; so don't fall for latter day rhetoric attempting to paint himself as one."
"Anyone who has paid the least bit of attention to politics for the past twenty years knows that John McCain is a liberal, a Republican In Name Only (RINO), why else would he have Lieberman's and the New York Times endorsement?"
"It should not be necessary to spell out the evident reasons that one cannot trust Senator McCain to advance a conservative agenda, mainly because he never has; but just in case, here are a number from his legislative record:
'McCain-Feingold -a brazen assault on political speech, and just why should political speech be any different than other forms of speech?
'McCain-Kennedy -amnesty for illegal aliens at the expense of "ordinary" Americans.
'McCain-Lieberman -attack on American industry to satisfy "global warming" ecologists' efforts to control the economy through regulation and taxes(read, socialists).
'McCain-Kennedy-Edwards- a huge boon to the trial bar in the guise of a "patients' bill of rights."
'McCain-Re-importation of Drugs-a blow to pharmaceutical research and development.
"Then there's the social record:
'McCain was one of the "Keating Five" Senators involved in the Keating Savings and Loan scandal.
'McCain is pro-choice. In 1999 McCain stated that overturning Roe v. Wade would be dangerous for women and he would not support it, even in "the long term."
'McCain stated during an interview with Chris Matthews on Hardball: "I believe gay marriage should be allowed.'"
"This is a critical election in American history; the notion of lurch toward socialism under McCain would be little different than a lurch toward socialism under Clinton. Think about it."
AND THEN THERE'S THE MATTER OF JUDGES!
First, McCain took the lead in forming the Gang of Fourteen, the presumptuous clique that denied an up-or-down vote to judicial nominees, even though the Constitution explicitly provides for Senator confirmation by a simple majority instead of a super-majority.
Now there's McCain flip-flopping on and actually insulting United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., a justice who rightly believes that judges are supported to interpret and apply the law instead of legislating from the bench and twisting the law to suit their personal views.
McCain voted to confirm Justice Alito, but subsequently said in private meetings that he would appoint someone like Chief Justice Roberts to the Supreme Court, but NOT like Justice Alito!
McCain sneered that Justice Alito "wears his conservatism on his sleeve."
That's outrageous, obviously, and proof that McCain is not a proud conservative but a political panderer and liar: Justice Alito is a great, impartial, nonpolitical judge who practices judicial restraint.
The truth is that McCain cannot be trusted on judges, because he would be likely to appoint justices acceptable to his liberal Senate friends, Ted Kennedy and Russ Feingold, and the liberal media.
John Fund, Wall Street Journal:
"...there is the issue of judicial nominations, a top priority with conservatives.... Mr. McCain bruised his standing with conservatives on the issue when in 2005 he became a key player in the so-called gang of 14, which derailed an effort to end Democratic filibusters of Bush judicial nominees. More recently, Mr. McCain has told conservatives he would be happy to appoint the likes of Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court. But he indicated he might draw the line on a Samuel Alito, because 'he wore his conservatism on his sleeve.'
"Therein lies the problem that many conservatives have with John McCain. It is the nagging feeling that after all of his years of chummily bonding with liberal reporters and garnering favorable media coverage from them that the Arizona senator is embarrassed to be seen as too much of a conservative."
That kind of attitude won McCain designation as the favorite Republican presidential candidate of The New York Times, a well earned designation that shows that McCain doesn't deserve the Republican presidential nomination.
Give the Secular Extremist Left a fit: Make it Mitt!
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is email@example.com.