Good News for the McCainiacs
I previously posted about McCain's violations of his own signature law McCain Feingold here. I'm back with an update on McCain. It seems that the Federal Election Commission has decided that while he did violate the rules, they are going to approve his violation of the rules, after the fact.
In other words. They have decided to protect one of their own, a politician, who violated the law of his own signature legislation, after the fact.
Here is the situation. Instead of creating national grass roots movement, which of course, didn't exist. McCain bypassed the efforts of getting on the ballots via signatures collected by accepting matching funds from the Federal Government. Now, McCain's agreement to do so meant he didn't need a large group of volunteers, which he would never be able to get. Instead he was on all the ballots in the nation, and as he approached the spending limit some months ago, he decided that he would not accept funds during the primary, but would during the General Election.
The FEC could have found this violation of law to be cause enough to fine the Maverick, but decided to approve his trickery after the fact.
I personally am very disappointed by the move of the FEC. I believe we need to send a message to the world that our Political Process follows the rules, and our candidates abide by the law. When we choose not to enforce the law, instead allowing this kind of bait and switch trickery, we demonstrate only that our laws are held in contempt by our own leaders. I call it bait and switch because that is exactly what it is. McCain in essence cheated the system, and has been rewarded for cheating. That is a perfect example of the Czarist Mentality that I have spoken about more than once. The Washington Elite's of the Republican Party have clearly demonstrated that the rules don't apply to them, and that is an abomination to Conservatives like myself.
The principals that Conservative idealism is built upon, the very foundation of the conservative movement is that no one is above the law, and no one is below the law. The law is equally applied to all. However, as John McCain has just demonstrated, the law is applied to some of us more equally than to others.
This is a perfect example of how the cheat your way into high political office. Yet another reason why McCain is too dangerous to entrust the White House with. If he won't win fair, he shouldn't win.