Beginning to see the Light
The Left has made comparing John McCain to President Bush a central point in their efforts to further ruin Our Nation, and I must say that the Senator doesn't come across well in this match-up. He clearly lacks Our President's oratorical skills, he hasn't publicly accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and he couldn't figure out how to clear brush if you put a rake in his hand and told him there was $20K of lobbyist cash somewhere out in that field. While I do think a McCain presidency would be something of a disappointment, particularly after the past eight stellar years of presidenting (THANK YOU, MR. BUSH), there are glimmers of hope, of a distinctly non-negroidal persuasion:
A top adviser to Senator John McCain says Mr. McCain believes that President Bush’s program of wiretapping without warrants was lawful, a position that appears to bring him into closer alignment with the sweeping theories of executive authority pushed by the Bush administration legal team.Obviously some revisionist historians are going to come along and try to spin this as a "flip-flop." But aren't these the same type of terrorist sympathizers who would sneer at St. Dismas' conversion while being crucified alongside Jesus? They don't care about what's good and Holy, or that John McCain renounced his sinful ways. Their sole concern is scoring easy political points for their side: the terrorists. And speaking of "easy," the only time they're for immunity is when it involves slutty young girls and venereal disease. Those hardworking telecoms doing The Lord's business of protecting America from immigration lawyers and Saudi Arabian florists can take a hike. This, my friends, is the Democrat Party's true agenda: dhimmitude, homosexuality, and premarital sex. So as repugnant as it may seem now, be open to the idea of holding your nose and voting for John McCain. He's looking better and better the more he campaigns. Praise Him!
In a letter posted online by National Review this week, the adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, said Mr. McCain believed that the Constitution gave Mr. Bush the power to authorize the National Security Agency to monitor Americans’ international phone calls and e-mail without warrants, despite a 1978 federal statute that required court oversight of surveillance.
Mr. McCain believes that “neither the administration nor the telecoms need apologize for actions that most people, except for the A.C.L.U. and trial lawyers, understand were constitutional and appropriate in the wake of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001,” Mr. Holtz-Eakin wrote. ...
Although a spokesman for Mr. McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, denied that the senator’s views on surveillance and executive power had shifted, legal specialists said the letter contrasted with statements Mr. McCain previously made about the limits of presidential power.
In an interview about his views on the limits of executive power with The Boston Globe six months ago, Mr. McCain strongly suggested that if he became the next commander in chief, he would consider himself obligated to obey a statute restricting what he did in national security matters.
Mr. McCain was asked whether he believed that the president had constitutional power to conduct surveillance on American soil for national security purposes without a warrant, regardless of federal statutes.
He replied: “There are some areas where the statutes don’t apply, such as in the surveillance of overseas communications. Where they do apply, however, I think that presidents have the obligation to obey and enforce laws that are passed by Congress and signed into law by the president, no matter what the situation is.”