St. John deStraightTalk continues to be reviled by the True Conservatives™, and it really cracks me up. It's not enough that he plants his puckered lips on GWBush's ass cheeks everytime he speaks. No, he doesn't hold true doctrinaire movement conservative views.
Here's what the odious National Review says (complete with cites from Right-wing think tanks and business sources):
There’s a reason some of John McCain's conservative supporters avoid discussing his record. They want to talk about his personal story, his position on the surge, his supposed electability. But whenever the rest of his career comes up, the knee-jerk reply is to characterize the inquiries as attacks.
The McCain domestic record is a disaster. To say he fought spending, most particularly earmarks, is to nibble around the edges and miss the heart of the matter. For starters, consider:
- 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-Reimportation of Drugs — a significant blow to pharmaceutical research and development, not to mention consumer safety (hey Rudy, pay attention, see link)
- Political contributions are free speech. If you're a millionaire contributer. If you're an average Joe, shut up.
- If they're here, and working, figure out a way to let them stay and keep working, so they can, you knot, keep contributing to Social Security, even if they never collect.
- Oil and energy companies should be free to pollute, and taxpayers should pay for the clean-up. Because Exxon's profits are more important than you.
- Patients have no rights, because the nice Insurance Companies say so.
- We need to pay more for prescriptions than any other country on the planet, because the nice Pharmaceutical Companies say so.
It must be hard to be you at this point, John. You won in South Carolina, but only because you were running against the 7 Dwarves of the Right-wing: Grumpy, Cranky, and Spotty. Not much to rejoice when you beat such moral and ethical cripples.
Go Johnny go...whatever.
Here's Queen doing "Tie Your Mother Down" (damn, I miss Freddie):