and the Gang of 14
John McCain, according to many polls is now the most popular, or second most popular, GOP candidate for presidential nomination. There are many reasons, my friends, to neither support, nor vote for John McCain. Mark Levin has a fine listing at NRO that expands on the following:
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 (this link is to a Guiliani Partners pdf).
McCain-ACLU — the unprecedented granting of due-process rights to unlawful enemy combatants (terrorists).
John McCain also opposed the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. McCain currently remembers that he only insisted that spending cuts should accompany the tax cuts. McCain was close to a Luddite in his hostility to American enterprise - media, pharmaceutical, technology, and energy. Senator McCain has a selective memory that is fading with age and length of time in the Senate.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.