Bill O’Reilly posed and interesting question the other night…
Why was he hosted by an indignant David Letterman because of his stance on Iraq, when John McCain, who is much more hawkish, was treated with kid gloves?
It really was a softball interview – there was not a challenging question in the entire lot. O’Reilly asked some big time analysts about this; Jane Hall, Bernie Goldberg, and Dick Morris, to name a few. Suprisingly, none of them hit on the reason for Letterman’s gentle treatment for one man, but not for the other. Remember, Letterman is emphatically anti-war, as evidenced by his display when O’Reilly was on his show. I find it most suprising that Dick Morris was unable to pinpoint the disparity – he has accurately described the Mccain/Mainstream Media relationship so many times before.
Liberals love McCain for one reason: He defies Republicans enough to make them happy. More accurately, he defies conservatives.
The McCain-Feingold Bill was the biggest assult on conservative values in the past three decades – maybe of the twentieth century. One of the provisions actually prevents unions or corporations from advertising political messages within 60 days of an election or 30 days from any caucus or primary. (I can hardly believe that I just wrote that – can you imagine what John Adams would’ve thought?) To be clear, let’s review Amendment I of the Bill of Rights…
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I actually spent a couple hours trying to find a more horrific example of Constitutional abuse, and was unable to find one. The McCain Feingold law specifically and clearly abridges the freedom of speech AND of the press.
And he wants my vote? Yeah – right.
McCain is our Nation’s chief RINO – Republican in Name Only. He deserves only the scorn of conservatives and deserves no support whatsoever in the upcoming election.
Letterman went easy on him because those in the media understand that McCain Feingold takes virtually all of the power of political speech away from citizens and delivers it to the leftist media outlets. There is an upside, however – McCain Feingold has no provisions to prevent Katie Couric from delivering slanted, liberal-tinged reportage night after night.
When a RINO is coming at you – get away. Far, far away.