CA State Senator Tom McClintock, who had formerly endorsed his buddy Fred Thompson, says he’s now considering Ron Paul for president… but, he’s still not sure. Let’s take a careful look at McClintock’s sordid history of endorsements.
LA Times reports:
With Thompson out, Tom McClintock leans to Ron Paul
"If we don't stick to our principles, then what is the point of winning?", Tom McClintock said, to boisterous cheers at a campaign rally in La Canada California on September 27, 2003. It was a week before he would go against 'the terminator' in a statewide recall election for California governor. (I will post video of this speech soon.)
I am a former ardent supporter of California State Senator Tom McClintock. In this article, I will outline my contention that in 2008, Tom McClintock is a sellout and a phony; he not only doesn't deserve the support of the freedom movement, (the measly 13% that used to support him, of which I was a part) but I will actively campaign against McClintock for any future position he seeks. McClintock finishes his second four-year term in the state senate in 2008, which is the maximum according to state law. Rumor had it that McClintock might seek the U.S. Congressional seat of Elton Gallegly, who had announced his retirement in 2006 but later changed his mind. McClintock has held public office for 26 years, so it's likely he will continue to seek some sort of elected position. Sadly, Tom has shown that he does not stick to his principles; he supports and advocates evil traitorous men, and should not be trusted. This has been apparent for quite some time among freedom advocates who follow California politics, but McClintock's recent actions take the cake. McClintock's endorsement of Schwarzenegger for governor in 2006 was enough to convince me not to vote for him for Lt. Governor. Schwarzenegger, the gun-grabbing son of a Nazi who promotes 'universal health care' socialism and bans cell phones while driving, would never be the choice of any decent or principled person, for any reason. When Schwarzenegger won in 2003 and met traitor Bush for the first time as governor in Riverside California, I was so disgusted with Republicans that I went down to protest both of them and made the 11 O'Clock news. Yet since that time, McClintock has endorsed Schwarzenegger and other enemies of freedom. This is why McClintock deserves to be shunned. More on Arnold later. But first, let's talk about another one of McClintock's heros, Fred.
Former U.S. Senator and Council on Foreign Relations member Fred Thompson, who recently dropped out of the presidential race because of dismal support, had recently recieved the glowing endorsement of Tom McClintock. McClintock even served as the California Chairman of the actor's defunct presidential campaign.
Thompson, otherwise known as 'Cheney With a Drawl', and remembered as a 'mole' for Nixon White House is the typical establishment's man neocon, supporting undeclared wars and big government. Even fellow republicans such as James Dobson 'Trashed Fred Thompson'. Defending the wildly unpopular fiasco in Iraq, Thompson told CNN, "We will not be a safer country, we will not be a safer America if the whole world watches us being defeated by a bunch of kids with improvised explosive devices,". He claimed "forces are succeeding", and "we didn't know what we were facing" when we went into Iraq. McClintock, who is purportedly a constitutionalist with libertarian leanings, loses credibility by endorsing such a candidate for president.
In these youtube clips, Ron Paul and Fred Thompson give different answers to questions about the North American Union
In his endorsement, McClintock announced,
This youtube video clearly illustrates the nature and goals of the Council on Foreign Relations:
Which Presidential Candidates are part of the CFR? What are they trying to accomplish?
Perhaps McClintock is itching for membership into the CFR?
Two months before endorsing Thompson, on 8-16-07, Tom McClintock had interviewed Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul on KOGO AM, San Diego, While sitting in for radio host Roger Hedgecock. (Listen here.)On that show, McClintock said
It's quite a stretch go from praising Ron Paul to endorsing Fred Thompson. What happened? Let's take a closer look at McClintock's politically schizophrenic record.
Back during the California recall elction when voters ousted Gray Davis, 135 candidates eventually made it onto the ballot, but one republican who refused to drop out and concede to Schwarzenegger's celebrity status was Tom McClintock. I was a steadfast supporter of McClintock in his bid for governor. I attended many of the rallies in La Canada and Orange County, went to the debate in Los Angeles, and met McClintock 3 times. I protested Schwarzenegger outside the California Republican convention for his failure, up to that point, to debate McClintock. I sent McClintock's office a fax thanking him for sticking to his principles and not cowering down to the GOP establishment's pressure. I called my own state senator at the time, Jim Brulte, and asked his office staff why, as a supposed conservative, he supported the open-border gun-grabbing pro-abortionist Schwarzenegger for governor. I supported and publicized McClintock's bid during the recall to abolish the car registration fee entirely. He had a website at the time, NOCARTAX.COM, and he needed signatures to get the measure for a California Constitutional ammendment onto the ballot. Believe it or not, the people of California did not support this attempt. I guess they like paying the car tax every year. I have video footage of dozens of perplexed republicans, torn between their support for McClintock and his limited government ideals and their fear that "he just can't win", and that Bustamonte would win if they 'wasted their vote" on Tom. "If we give up our principles, then what is the point of winning??" Tom would plead at his rallies, to exuberant cheers. In short, this election mattered and I was so glad that there appeared to be a principled candidate who stood for limited government and strict adherance to both the U.S. and California Constitutions.
"To get a victory just to have a Republican there and still lose all of the issues that you feel strongly about -- what kind of victory is that?" asked Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California.
It is McClintock's unwavering conservatism that builds such devotion among his supporters. His chief cause has always been lower taxes and smaller government, with less emphasis but no less steadiness on social issues such as abortion and gun control. In classic libertarian fashion, he pushed the failed San Fernando Valley Secession bill to allow the valley to withdraw from Los Angeles County.
During the recall race, outraged pro-life activists derided republican support of Schwarzenegger. McClintock called on Schwarzenegger to drop out of the race if the allegations of sexual misconduct against him were true. 
|On September 24, 2003, Matt Welch of REASON magazine wrote,
On September 25, 2003, McClintock sent a message to his supporters:
Neocons such as David Dreier (who currently supports Giulani for president) and Hugh Hewitt shilled vehemently for the open border socialist Arnold with all their might. Celebrity worship, complete abandonment of conservative principles by Republicans and a fear of a Bustamonte win eventually prevailed, and MCClintock got an abysmal 13% of the vote on election day, October 7, 2003. The morning after the election, CNN reported "McClintock conceded defeat to Schwarzenegger less than an hour after polls closed and cast the day's events as a win for the state."
Since that time, Schwarzenegger has more than lived up to his left wing credo, signing pro-homosexual bills, advocating open borders and a 'free flow of people', villifying sovereignty advocates as 'prejudiced', wasting more money than Gray Davis, banning guns, appointing a new director of the DMV who wants to tax drivers for every mile they drive, and funding embryonic stem cell research with state taxpayer dollars. Despite all this, McClintock later endorsed Schwarzenegger in the next governor's election, abandoning any principles he had previously claimed to be so ardent about defending. Let's take a look at some of Arnold's more noteworthy actions:
|Schwarzenegger gives $150M stem cell loan -Laura Kurtzman, A.P. (7/20/06)
Schwarzenegger calls for a 'free flow of people' across our borders:
In the summer of 2006 Schwarzenegger revealed how clueless he was about the public's anger over illegal immigration, and referred to them as 'prejudiced'. [4.1]
McClintock later appeared on KFI 640's John and Ken show the week of August 12 defending Schwarzenegger's comments, making the unsubstanciated claim that Arnold made the remarks 'in the heat of the moment' and that 'he didn't mean' them.
The son of a Nazi SS officer followed that up in October 2007.
Before he started endorsing gun-control advocates, McClintock purported to be a defender of the 2nd ammendment. On June 9, 2001, he gave a great speech, 'Freedom and Firearms':
McClintock, who insisted we should not elect Arnold in 2003, then said this before the 2006 election:
Soon after advocating Arnold's re-election, McClintock once again turned against the governor, stating "I will never trust another word he says". This guy gives new meaning to the term 'flip-flopper'.
In June 2007, McClintock seemed to concede that his choice for governor was worse than Gray Davis:
In February 2007 Tom McClintock started a new website, carepublic.com the purpose of which is, in his words, "to make it easy for you to hold our politicians accountable for their actions". McClintock complains,
McClintock also endorsed John Campbell for Congress. 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.
On October 12, 2007 Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 362 - Joe Simitian's RFID Bill (Identification devices: subcutaneous implanting). The new law 'prohibits a person or business from requiring, coercing, or compelling any other individual to undergo the subcutaneous implanting of an identification device'.
McClintock agreed with the bill, correctly stating ï¿½Thereï¿½s a very simple principle here; your movements and your behavior are none of the governmentï¿½s business. Not in any free nation.ï¿½ However, the CA Legislature website shows that he voted against the bill on 8/30/07.
To top his previous circus act, McClintock is now shilling for another globalist phony, Fred Thompson. LA Times blog reported:
Some bloggers at the REASON website weren't pleased with Tom's choice:
Steve Lefemine of Covenant News points out,
Typical of a neocon chickenhawk, Thompson is also a supporter of the current fiasco in Iraq. Fred was quoted as saying "We will not be a safer country, we will not be a safer America if the whole world watches us being defeated by a bunch of kids with improvised explosive devices,". What's 'libertarian' about McClintock's support of a status quo establishment's man?
McClintock has long been referred to as a Goldwater conservative. But while McClintock endorses members of The Council on Foreign Relations, here is what Goldwater said about them:
"The CFR, dedicated to one-world government, financed by a number of the largest tax-exempt foundations, and wielding such power and influence over our lives in the areas of finance, business, labor, military, education, and mass communication-media, should be familiar to every American concerned with good government, and with preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution and our free-enterprise system. Yet, the nationï¿½s right-to-know machinery, the news media, usually so aggressive in exposures to inform our people, remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the CFR, its members and their activities.
"The CFR is the establishment. Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also finances and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitution Republic into a servile member of a one-world dictatorship." 
I hope this compilation of info has been enough to convince you that McClintock is no friend of freedom. If you still have doubts, perhaps you're already a lost cause, or never understood liberty in the first place. In that case, go donate to Giuliani's campaign and have a nice day.
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[3.1] Calif. Governor Signs Pro-Homosexual Bill By Robert Sallady, L.A. Times, 6/26/06]