Skip to comments.Election Watch: Paul Bashes McCain for Global Warming Alliance with Gore
Posted on 02/08/2008 6:42:37 AM PST by ovrtaxt
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks in the eyes of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
The Texas congressman had some harsh words for the GOP presidential frontrunner John McCain, a longtime U.S. Senator, on various issues including what Paul alleged was a one-time alliance with former Vice President and global warming cheerleader Al Gore.
“Now our leading candidate – guess whose position he holds on global warming? Al Gore, he supports the Al Gore bill on global warming.”
Paul spoke to the conservative audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 7 in Washington, D.C.
Paul also pointed out McCain’s partnerships with other Democrats in the past on campaign finance, immigration and taxes.
“Now we have a candidate running for president, who is leading the charge,” Paul said. “One of his best friends is [Sen. Russ] Feingold – campaign finance reform. Another friend of this candidate – his good friend – his name is [Sen. Ted] Kennedy. And then also, his old-time friend – he’s not in the senate right now – Sen. [Tom] Daschle, who used to be his friend on taxes – to increase taxes, not lower them. We need lower taxes.”
Paul also told the audience that if elected, McCain would continue the war, which might mean the reinstitution of the draft.
“And that means, the next generation – the burden is being placed on these young people and that is why the college kids are coming out – because they’re getting ripped off,” Paul said. “We’re undermining their liberties. We’re giving them a foreign policy where it is their lives on the line. The threat of a draft is coming for men and women, as this war is likely to spread. And what have they inherited? Less freedom and a lot of debt.”
Paul, a long-time critic of the war, has vowed to start a pull out if he were to win the election. “On my first day as commander-in-chief, I will direct the Joint Chiefs of Staff and our commanders on the ground to devise and execute a plan to immediately withdraw our troops in the safest manner possible,” he states on his campaign Web site.
An hour earlier, McCain spoke to the same audience and plead for their support if he were to get the Republican nomination. McCain stressed fiscal discipline, but was especially vocal on lower taxes.
“Senator Clinton and Senator Obama will raise your taxes,” McCain said. “I intend to cut them. I will start by making the Bush tax cuts permanent. I will cut corporate tax rates from 35 to 25 percent to keep industries and jobs in this country. I will end the alternate minimum tax and I won’t let a Democratic congress raise your taxes and choke the growth of this economy.”
Meanwhile McCain points his finger and tells us to 'calm down'.
Waiting for all the RP bashers to come.....
RP was spot on....why hasnt anyone else been bringing this up?
I disagree w RP on Iraq....but he is not far removed from McCain on the issue....McCain wants terrorists rights and no waterboarding. Weak on WOT
At least someone is still laying the lowdown on McCain
And then also, McCain has this friend, Donald Luskin...
I agree. Keeping that in mind, Ron Paul is now the most conservative candidate remaining. Not only that, he's the only one in the race since the beginning who understands how the economy actually works.
So what else is new. Lieberman as V.P. choice?
I wish he and others would have done this sooner. The ammo’s been out there for sometime now. McCain in 2006 on “Face the Nation”:
SCHIEFFER: Senator, let me ask you one quick question because I know you’re back from the South Pole.
Sen. McCAIN: Sure. Yep. Yep.
SCHIEFFER: What do you think about global warming now after coming back from there?
Sen. McCAIN: I believe—and I’ve been to the Arctic, as well. I’m confident, unfortunately, that climate change is real. It’s taking place every day we don’t do anything about it in implementing national policy to try to stop the emission of greenhouse gases, which are generated by human activity. We are doing a terrible thing to this globe and a terrible thing to future generations of Americans.
SCHIEFFER: Do you think it’s being handled correctly by the administration?
Sen. McCAIN: No.
SCHIEFFER: You don’t?
Sen. McCAIN: No.
SCHIEFFER: What do they need to do?
Sen. McCAIN: Well, first of all, we need to recognize that it’s real. Second of all, then we could start embarking on various efforts, including a revised Kyoto, which means India and China have to be part of it, and whatever else other demands we have, but also start taking major steps to reverse this greenhouse gas emissions. And one of those is going back to nuclear. Nuclear power is a major short-term effort that we need to make to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
SCHIEFFER: All right. Well, thank you very much, Senator. Always good to have you. We’ll be back in a minute to talk to Senator Dianne Feinstein.
If RP could be President in charge of Domestic Affairs, he would be perfect.
I agree. Keeping that in mind, Ron Paul is now the most conservative candidate remaining. Not only that, he’s the only one in the race since the beginning who understands how the economy actually works.
Don’t count on it...there are still a lot of RP haters on this site.
Now everyone on here who called Ron Paul a kook suddenly love him...
Now we got a real kook...yuck
Not me, he can take his cindy sheehan retoric and stuff it.
Rather McCain than a nazi lover. I don’t see McCain posing with don black’s son.
There are moonbats in my neck of the woods that love this guy.
Is McCain perfect, heck no, but paul will never get my vote.
We are seriously desparate if he is the nominee.
I was a Hunter guy, but I never criticized Paul. He makes so much sense on everything except Iraq. On balance, with regard to the full spectrum of his platform, he makes way more sense than McCain or Huck.
Friends, McCain is morphing into the new Al Gore.
And I have the same regard and respect for him as I do for Al.
That is a transcendent fact, my friends.
Still with the Ron Paul thing. FLASH!!! He lost!!But he’s still taking donations, so send in another check.
In both cases, those negatives are just too much to overlook.
McCain wasn’t too bad yesterday with this little phrase. It does, however, have all the makings for a drinking game trigger phrase.
By the time McCain finished his BS, and 30 “my friends” later, you wouldn’t care.
With McCain, the Clinton’s and Gore’s will not go away for another eight years. For the last 16 they have systematically set out to undermine this country. Let there be no doubt that McCain has an alliance with them. We have to ask ourselves...can we tolerate this for another 8-12 years??
I think I’m casting my vote for Ron Paul. At this point, Iraq is the only thing I disagree with him on...and at least he calls a spade...a spade...
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