Want a president who is “against politics”? McCain is the man for you

If there is anyone who is not already long convinced that John McCain is unsuited to be president of the United States, this ought to settle the question. Explaining why he and other proponents of the immigration bill were seeking to rush it through the Senate without committee hearings and without a real debate, he said at a May 17 press conference:

“We all know this issue can be caught up in extracurricular politics unless we move forward as quickly as possible.”

Extracurricular politics?

What he means, of course, is politics. You know, that funny process by which a self-governing people debates and decides on the laws under which it will live.

McCain wants to abolish politics, so that the elite who know what’s best for us can administer our society and our lives for us.

Of course, we already knew all that about McCain. What is the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, but a major step toward turning America into a Europe-type country where democratic elections are a mere formality directed by the state, and unaccountable bureaucratic elites are the real rulers?

I believe that National Review a couple of months ago gave its nod to McCain for the GOP nomination. I wonder how they can maintain their support for him after a statement like this.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 22, 2007 05:01 PM | Send

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