Audio: Laura Ingraham slams McCain on the Wisconsin Right to Life case

posted at 9:10 pm on January 22, 2008 by Bryan

Let’s just say that Laura Ingraham and Michael Medved don’t see eye to eye on John McCain’s claim to be a conservative. Laura tees off on a topic that NRO’s Andrew McCarthy hit the other day: McCain’s siding against a pro-life group on a campaign speech issue. It was Wisconsin Right to Life, taking on McCain-Feingold. McCain claims a solid pro-life record, but when push came to shove he opted to use his anti-free speech law to muzzle a pro-life group. McCain also claims he’ll appoint conservative judges, but–

[T]he blunt fact is that such judges would be innately hostile to the “living constitution” — meaning they would be suspicious not only of Roe v. Wade but of schemes like campaign finance reform, a signature McCain issue. It is not for nothing that Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito were in the majority ruling against McCain’s side in the Wisconsin Right to Life case last term.

McCain went 0-3 in that one case, against freedom of speech, against right to life and against the two conservatives President Bush has appointed to the SCOTUS. McCain didn’t have to file an amicus brief in this case. He chose to, making himself a partisan in it. This is a conservative?

The problem with McCain goes deeper than what he says about taxes and what he says today about immigration that contradicts what he said days or weeks ago. It’s about the battles McCain chooses to fight and the enemies he chooses to make. McCain consistently chooses the wrong battles and makes enemies out of the very people he now expects to carry him to the White House.

(h/t Laura Ingraham)


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Example: Romney just lied to the folks in Michigan about bringing back low cost mfg jobs there. That is total BS

georgealbert on January 23, 2008 at 7:36 AM

Interesting. Can you leave a link to that promise by Mitt?

csdeven on January 23, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Interesting. Can you leave a link to that promise by Mitt?

csdeven on January 23, 2008 at 9:32 AM

What good would that do? You just ignore them (links) and waste someones time…if we give you that link will you turn your back on Mitt?….you know kind of like when you dissed Fred for driving a red truck, but embrace Mitt for his RV.

right2bright on January 23, 2008 at 9:43 AM

The problem with McCain goes deeper than what he says about taxes and what he says today about immigration that contradicts what he said days or weeks ago. It’s about the battles McCain chooses to fight and the enemies he chooses to make.

This is the point I have been making to family and friends when they talk about McCain. “But how could a hero like him support those things? That’s not what he says…”

Well put…

Coastian on January 23, 2008 at 9:46 AM

right2bright on January 23, 2008 at 9:43 AM

What good does it do? It exposes the bias of people like you who read into comments what you WANT to hear instead of what the candidate actually said.

csdeven on January 23, 2008 at 9:48 AM

What good does it do? It exposes the bias of people like you who read into comments what you WANT to hear instead of what the candidate actually said.

csdeven on January 23, 2008 at 9:48 AM

So you want to expose, not learn? Kind of like dissing Fred, and then embracing Mitt when he does worse?
Who is exposed?

right2bright on January 23, 2008 at 10:37 AM

VOTE MITT! The only gun-grabbing, pro-socialized medical care, big-government, compassionate true conservative for CHANGE in the race!

Well, except for all the others, I mean.

A pox on them all, I say.

Mike H on January 23, 2008 at 11:21 AM

To any of you who argue that staying home on election day is = to a vote for Shillary, allow me to make this perfectly clear. I WILL NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN. DO YOU HEAR ME???? NEVER.

And the best part is, I’m far from alone.

Zetterson on January 23, 2008 at 11:53 AM

And the best part is, I’m far from alone.

Zetterson on January 23, 2008 at 11:53 AM

No you are not alone. As a matter of fact, let me add a few “NEVERs” to the list.

tballard on January 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM

J-Mac failed the “common sense” test long ago.

T J Green on January 23, 2008 at 1:38 PM