If McCain is the Head on the G.O.P.'s Nail,
What is Obama waiting for?
Because John McCain has been a balls-out deregulator for years. “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” 15-Oct-1999:
I would argue that I have 17 years of legislative experience with a clear voting record of a strong conservative. I believe in smaller government, stronger defense, lower taxes, less regulation, encouragement of entrepreneurship, encouragement of legal immigration. I think that my fundamental philosophies and beliefs are very clear, and I’ve articulated them for years and years. And most importantly, I voted on them.PBS, “NewHour with Jim Lehrer,” 2-Feb-2000:
If you inspect my 17-year voting record, it’s a proud conservative Republican who acts on principles and one who obviously has a very strong commitment to the leadership role the United States has to play… I think that’s probably one of our first efforts - keep the regulation of the government as much as possible out of people’s lives.CNN, “Wolf Blitzer Reports,” 8-May-02:
I continue to believe in a strong national defense, free trade, deregulation. I’m pro-life. There are many, many issues that I feel would make it very difficult for Democrats to embrace me.The St. Petersburg Times quoted McCain at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on (5-June-03) as having said,
I have a long voting record in support of deregulation.While speaking about the cable and satellite television during an appearance on CNN’s “On the Money,”(13-July 2003) John McCain said,
I am a deregulator. I believe in deregulation.When asked how the Republican Party can recover after the losses in the 2006 election on “CNN Newsroom,” (8-Nov-06), John McCain said,
By returning to the basic core principles of the Republican Party, very careful stewardship of tax dollars, less government is best government, less regulation, lower taxes, strong national defense, community and family values.Just drop the hammer on him, Barry!