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Either you commit to following, upholding, and seeing to it that the the rule of law is enforced or you blatantly disregard this nation's established laws. To pick and choose what laws or regulations should be followed is political strategy at the expense of democracy.

RAW STORY reports that Democratic Party officials are planning to file a new lawsuit to compel federal regulators to investigate whether Sen. John McCain violated election laws by withdrawing from public financing.

The Democratic National Committee is set to sue next week in U.S. District Court and will be asking the court to order the Federal Election Commission to examine, within 30 days, "the legality of McCain's decision to reject $5.8 million in taxpayer funds."

If we apply the same logic that the Democratic leadership applies to impeachment to going after McCain on public financing, investigating McCain should be off the table.

Pelosi says of impeachment that, it "would divide the country." What would going after McCain do?

Aren't you alienating those potential Obama voters, those Independents, who are evenly divided between Obama and McCain right now? Perhaps, a political hunt that is begun because of a hunch about a violation of a technicality will make voters stay home or vote McCain in November.

Conyers describes how House Republicans who took power in 1995 immediately sought to "undermine President Bill Clinton by any means necessary, and they did so in the most autocratic, partisan and destructive ways imaginable. If there is any lesson from those "revolutionaries," it is that partisan vendettas ultimately provoke a public backlash and are never viewed as legitimate."

Is not going after McCain public financing the Democratic Party's way of engaging in a "partisan vendetta"?

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Barack Obama, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, was quoted in the Washington Post on January 7, 2008 saying:

"I think the American people are hungry for something different and can be mobilized around big changes, not incremental changes, not small changes," Obama said Saturday night. "I think that there are a whole host of Republicans, and certainly independents, who have lost trust in their government, who don't believe anybody is listening to them, who are staggering under rising costs of health care, college education, don't believe what politicians say. And we can draw those independents and some Republicans into a working coalition, a working majority for change."

Does "post-partisan" Obama approve of going after McCain on public financing and disapprove of going after Bush & Cheney for torture, rendition, election fraud, misrepresenting intelligence intentionally to get a nation to go to war, etc.?

Surely "post-partisan" Obama doesn't want approve of either. He wants change and you can't have change if people are demanding that those who did not follow the law follow the law.

Inevitably, that will lead to those accused of violating the law pointing fingers at Democrats. It will create partisan gridlock. The Democratic agenda for basic human wants & needs will become stuck in the House and Senate. Approval ratings will dip below 10%.

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Okay---I feel like I just wrote an editorial to be posted on FOXNews.com but it only seems like that because FOX News is the home of the illogical.

To hound McCain and not Bush/Cheney is despicable and unjustifiable.

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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for OpEdNews.com

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