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Rep. McClintock gives lip service to sovereignty after endorsing open border globalists for years

LA County Libertarian Examiner

Congressman Tom McClintock is being praised for a fiery speech he gave on the floor of Congress in which he rightly criticized Mexican President Felipe Calderon. "I rise to take strong exception to the speech by the president of Mexico here in this chambe today", McClintock began, outlining the inappropriateness of the foreign visitor daring to lecture the U.S. Congress on immigration law. He referred to the display as an outrage and disgrace.

While McClintock's speech deserves accolades, some scrutiny of his actual record may be in order, lest he be falsely characterized as a no-compromise patriot.

When Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist ran for Congress in California in 2005, McClintock offered no support. Instead, McClintock endorsed Gilchrist's opponent, John Campbell. As promised, Campbell has since towed the neocon line, rejecting a timetable for the withdrawal from Iraq, voting yes on the Military Commissions Act, and voting no on a proposed ban on cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees held by U.S. forces. Campbell also voted to give spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop without a court order.

Soon afterwards, McClintock endorsed Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor in 2006, despite the fact that Arnold had called for "a free flow of people across" our nations' borders. In a March 2006 L.A. Times op-ed entitled 'Next Step for immigration', Arnold wrote "immigration is about our economy. The freest nation in the world, and the freest economy in history, depend on a free flow of people".

McClintock, who most recently endorsed 'former' abortionist, pro-tax advocate and Al Gore donor Steve Poizner for California governor, has a history of bizzare and hypocritical 'flip-flops', endorsing big government authoritarians and socialists.
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Whatever his past, or

Whatever his past, or future..it sure was a great speech. I loved it.


and i guess by this logic, since paul endorsed mcclintock, then he is guilty of the fore mentioned crimes too.

do you think that 'patriots' endorse undeclared wars,patriot act

and oppose ron paul for president, yet embrace schwarzenegger and fred thompson? if so, mcclintock is certainly the guy for you.

well obviously

paul is not the guy for you.

do you like gun-grabbers?

your hero tommy mcclintock endorses gun grabbers. also, the wars and patriot act and also endorses open border abortionists. and, he refused to endorse ron paul. so you appear to be very confused about what liberty is.

Anyone know who is the DP endorsed CA GOP Candidate for...


The current crop of frontrunners (Whitman & Poizner) are too neocon for my vote come June 8...

I can't vote for either of them as well

Meg Whitman on Van Jones


"I'm a big fan of Van Jones, he's done a marvelous job"

She's a Goldman Sach minion.


Poizner is a fan of progressive income taxes.

Poizner wants to weaken California's prop 13's 2/3 majority requirements for passing tax hikes.

Both of them sound like environmental whacko candidates.

It's a lose/lose situation for liberty minded folk out here in Commiefornia.

Just for kicks here's Prop 13's hero Howard Jarvis doing a cameo in the comedy classic "Airplane"


I like her too, I've been

I like her too, I've been following her speeches for years at anti-illegal immigration rallies. I think she would be the best choice for CA governor, but she needs millions more dollars if she wants to have a chance to win. This photo of her is awesome


Damn the CA GOP....

NeoCon candidates!

Chelene Nightingale gets my vote!!

Thanks to all!

Don't forget

McClintock is a carpetbagging politician that only gave half hearted support to Dr. Paul in 2008.

Senator Tom McClintock: "I'm not sure if Ron Paul is presidential Timber"


He talks a good game sometimes but I can't support him and I live in a district right next door to him.