4.27.2008

John McCain's domestic terrorism problem

Yo, Corp. Media!

There are some bloggers out there doing all the work for you. You should want look into this. Probably won't though. It’s not about haircuts or pantsuits or made up radical ties. It’s the real McCain, err McCoy.

Jed over at The Jed Report takes on issues that I'm sure most of you corp. media, beltway, blow hard types wouldn't have the courage to touch with a ten foot lobbyist (unless someone forced you to).

Kudos to Jed for forcing you to know it's there if not doing something about it:

As John McCain continues using guilt-by-association tactics to falsely portray his political opponent as a radical terrorist sympathizer, it's worth remembering that McCain himself has a little terrorism problem of his own.

In the early 1990s, McCain sided with right-wing domestic terrorists and voted against tough new legislation cracking down on a wave of anti-choice domestic terrorism targeting women who visited abortion clinics, their doctors, and clinic staff.

In both 1993 and 1994, McCain voted against the anti-terrorism measure. On each occasion, McCain was one of thirty radical anti-choice Senators to oppose the bill Fortunately, despite McCain's opposition, it passed the Senate by a 69-30 margin.

At the time, right-wing anti-choice extremists were terrorizing women, doctors, and clinic staff across the United States with thousands of acts of physical violence and threats of violence each year. The new legislation was necessary because in early 1993, the Supreme Court had ruled that even though the terrorism crossed state lines, the federal government could not protect clinics without a specific grant of statutory authority.

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