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McC Official: Pres Has Near-Dictatorial Powers

Look at this lovely choice InSane has made for his own Deputy Communications Director: Michael Goldfarb.

Newest McCain official: President has "near dictatorial powers"

A couple of snippets...Goldfarb's comments are in the italicized sections:

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Bill Kristol today proudly announces that one of his Weekly Standard staff members, Michael Goldfarb, was just named the Deputy Communications Director of the McCain campaign. Last April, this newest McCain official participated in a conference call with former Senator George Mitchell, during which Mitchell advocated a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. Afterwards, this is what Goldfarb wrote about what he thinks are the powers the President possesses in our country:

Mitchell's less than persuasive answer [to whether withdrawal timetables "somehow infringe on the president's powers as commander in chief?"]: "Congress is a coequal branch of government...the framers did not want to have one branch in charge of the government."

True enough, but they sought an energetic executive with near dictatorial power in pursuing foreign policy and war. So no, the Constitution does not put Congress on an equal footing with the executive in matters of national security.

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Michael Goldfarb on waterboarding and other illegal interrogation practices internationally considered to be "torture" (h/t A.L.):

The Times indicts the Bush administration for exposing terrorists captured abroad to "head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid temperatures." Boo hoo.

McCain is a deeply principled opponent of torture and waterboarding which is why his new communications official's view of objections to those techniques is "Boo hoo."

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[I]f federal agents show up at a corporate headquarters for a major American company and urgently seek that company's officers for assistance in the war on terror, the companies damn well ought to give it as a matter of simple patriotism, whether the CIA wants a plane for some extraordinary rendition or help in tracking terrorists via email. . . . [T]o expect a company to resist a plea from the government for help in a time of war is ridiculous.

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Can you imagine if this guy is appointed as the national security adviser in the McCain White House, something which Kristol alludes to as a possibility?

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More Neocons

being exposed for the vermin that they are.

This proves that McCain's

This proves that McCain's only "principled stand" on the War on Terror was just another lie.

The man is the most shameless liar I've ever seen. He makes Clinton look ethical by comparison.

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Bump!

"Truth is treason in the Empire of Lies."

"Truth is treason in the Empire of Lies."

lol

you better watch your self soldier. hahaha I saw that. Are you over there now? we already know that hahaha We love you guys.

HERE'S the guy who made the "Jew Right" comment about RP!

Yes, McCain's DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR is the same guy who says the GOP doesn't need the votes of Ron Paul supporters, and said to RP supporters, "on behalf of the New Right (by which I assume Paul means the Jew Right), get lost."

You know, I have never ever in my life called anyone a douchebag. It is well outside of my vocabulary to stoop to such levels.

So instead, I'll supply this list:

abhorrent, base, base born, common, contemptible, cowardly, creepy, déclassé, degenerate, despicable, detestable, disgraceful, disgusting, dishonorable, foul, gross, hateful, hideous, ignoble, inconsiderate, infamous, lewd, loathsome, low, mean, noisome, odious, offensive, picayune, plebeian, repulsive, revolting, shameful, squalid, unwashed, unworthy, vile, wretched, etc. etc. etc.

Hm. Perhaps "douchebag" actually fits best. As Reader's Digest exhorts, "Use the Right Word!"

I posted the article about

I posted the article about the Jew Right comment and people were flaming me like I wrote the damn thing.
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Because you posted it

Because you posted it without quotation marks of any kind.

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Folks Upset About the "Jew Right" Comment

Need to direct their wrath directly to:

Michael Goldfarb
c/o The Weekly Standard
and/or McCain Staff Offices

And people may as well keep those addresses handy, in case InSane actually gets into office, as we'll be hearing many more such pearls of wisdom pour forth from Goldfarb's putrid mouth as McCain's Deputy Communications Director.

See, he's not just on McCain's staff. He is McCain's Deputy Communications Director.

More proof neocons cannot be

More proof neocons cannot be trusted. They wrap themselves in the Race Card preemptively as a debate tactic.

I couldn't possibly give a damn whether or not Goldfarb is Jewish. I oppose him because he's an enemy of the Constitution!

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Just logged onto DP for first time in 2 months because of this

Goldfarb's outrageous attitude is what made me sign on to DP for the first time in 2 months.

I had assumed that McCain was TRYING to pretend that he wanted libertarian votes.

Dictatorial powers for Prez A-OK!

Bump so those who weren't up at 3am can have a chance to see this.

ugh

I cant take it anymore. America is a dictatorship! what the hell. Sad sad day.

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Nice find fanofwalt

McCain, if elected, will have low ratings right out of the gate. We need to keep the voters in the know about him. If anyone, I can help too, we need to compile a little factbook/slim jim on McCain and distribute it far and wide. McCain has not shown any proof that he'll change things for the better. I'm betting he'll flip-flop on his "selling" issues that got him votes in the first place.

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I've been thinking the very same thing, northstar -- a little (little??) John McCain Primer distributed to Republicans far and wide would serve well to open some sleepy eyes.

There was a post floating around here not too long ago, about the many ways InSane could stumble before the elections. I'd really very much like to make a collection of the ways he *has* stumbled...there are so many!...it would be quite the tome and require a great deal of research and compilation, but would be well worth the effort.

Of course, if we all join in and together submit our favorite pet peeve InSane stories right here, we could create the compilation on the fly. Isn't the net great?

When the collection gets nice and fat, I'd be happy to set it up on a DVD, ready for duplication and distribution.

Hm. I think this idea merits its own separate post.

So, who'd like to submit something for the collection? Please support your submissions with links and/or references over on this thread.