"The election of a Progressive like Clinton or Obama would deprive conservatives of power. The election of a Progressive like McCain would deprive conservatives of both the government and the means to resist Progressivism. Which is the lesser evil?" Cato Institute
With all the old Kennedys being trotted out, I really begin to think the Democrats are going to do the impossible: lose the next election. And after reading the above quote from the Cato Institute's libertarian crazies, I'm not so sure it would be such a bad thing.
Cato aren't the only ones. On the other side of the ultra right spectrum, here is what America's favorite fascist, Pat Buchanan has to say about McCain,
"Where President Bush has been bravest, on taxes and judges, McCain has been his nemesis. Not only did McCain vote against the Bush tax cuts twice, he colluded to sell out the most conservative of the Bush nominees to the courts.With enemies like that, the man must be doing something right. Where is the progressive vote here? To a Clinton or a Kennedy restoration? The only Democratic candidate talking seriously about the issues is John Edwards and he is being treated by the media like he had genital herpes. Look, if we have to vote for a dynastic candidate, aren't there any living relations of LBJ interested in the job? At least he was a real progressive on labor, race, pensions, health and education. DS
In 1993, McCain voted to confirm ACLU liberal and pro-abortion Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But when Bush set out to restore constitutionalism, McCain colluded with Democrats who wanted to retain power to kill Bush's most conservative nominees.
McCain helped form the Gang of 14, including seven Democrats, who agreed to block a GOP Senate from using the "nuclear option" -- allowing a simple GOP majority to break a Democrat filibuster of judicial nominees -- unless the seven Democrats approved. McCain thus conspired with liberals to put at risk the most courageous conservatives nominees of President Bush.
With his record of voting for liberal justices Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, and of colluding with Democrats in their campaign to kill the most conservative Bush nominees, what guarantee is there a President McCain will nominate and fight for the fifth jurist who would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?
In the battle over campaign finance reform, McCain colluded again. The McCain-Feingold law denies to gun folks and right-to-lifers their basic First Amendment right to name friends and foes in ads run before elections."
"Mr. McCain, who has delighted in sticking his thumb in the eye of mainstream Republicans throughout his political career, is now accumulating a base of support among party regulars who see him as the strongest general election candidate in the remaining Republican field," reports
In "McCain vs. Madison," John Samples, director of Cato's Center for Representative Government, writes: "President McCain -- and yes, the words make me shudder even subjunctively -- would pursue endless 'reform' of campaign finance. He would do so in part for political reasons. Such restrictions on speech will quicken his transformation of the Republican Party away from its Reaganite past and toward a Rooseveltian future. But 'reform' is more than a political tactic for McCain. For him, the First Amendment is a philosophical mistake that limits our true calling to national greatness. It is a mistake that might be corrected by proper laws and compliant courts.