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February 01, 2008

Coulter: I’ll Campaign For Hillary If McCain Is The Nominee

Posted in: '08 Election, McCain

The Stute
Why McCain Is Not a Conservative
by Tim Garner

It seems that there is a good chance Senator John McCain will win the Republican nomination for President. He won the Florida primary on Tuesday and will most likely win a number of large states next week. McCain has been a U.S. Senator for many years. While McCain is a Republican, he is no conservative. His record in the Senate clearly illustrates this.

John McCain voted against President Bush’s tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, although he now says he voted against them because they were not accompanied by spending cuts. He also does not support the repeal of the estate tax. In 2002, the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act was passed, which restricts free speech 30 days before a primary or 60 days before a general election. It does this by prohibiting organizations from running advertisements about issues that mention a candidate.

Last year, McCain coauthored an immigration bill with Senator Ted Kennedy, which would have given amnesty to illegal aliens in the United States. McCain vehemently denies that his proposal would have given amnesty. He has claimed that because his bill would require illegal aliens to pay a small fine, that his bill would not have given amnesty. However, McCain’s bill would have done exactly the same thing as complete amnesty - providing people without a right to be in the United States a pathway to citizenship. Thankfully, the bill was stopped in the Senate before President Bush could sign it.

John McCain is a proponent of expanding the power of government to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to fight the imaginary threat of global warming. He and Senator Lieberman introduced a bill in 2003, which would have required the EPA to regulate the emission of carbon dioxide. His proposal would have put a cap on the emission of greenhouse gases and fined companies that exceeded the limits. Doing so would greatly increase energy prices and negatively impact consumers.

John McCain has been portraying himself as a conservative now that he is running in the primaries, but a quick look at McCain’s record shows that he is not a conservative.

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