Monday | February 24, 2003
McCain blasts GOP over CFR
An obviously frustrated Sen. McCain is blasting his party's leadership over efforts to build opposition to the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill.
Given that CFR is hurting Democrats more than Republicans (Dems had attained soft money parity with the GOP, while trailing badly in hard-money donations), it's surprising to see the GOP fighting the issue so stridently.
"I understand that the RNC has a litigation-related interest in making the Reform Act appear unworkable," McCain wrote. "It is a terrible mistake, however, to adopt scorched earth tactics which may scare local party volunteers out of politics in order to achieve some perceived short-term litigation advantage."McCain claims that RNC lawyers have been telling party members and state leaders the new law "puts everyone 'severely at risk of going to jail for engaging in local political activity.'"
For my part, I endorse the RNC's efforts. Anytime they want to scare GOPer activists from being activists is fine with me.Posted February 24, 2003 02:03 PM | Comments (14)