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10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don't):

 

1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1

 

2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."2

 

3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.3

 

4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."4

 

 

5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.5

 

 

6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.6

 

7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."7

 

 

8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.8

 

9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."9

 

 

10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.10

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

1. "The Complicated History of John McCain and MLK Day," ABC News, April 3, 2008

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/04/the-complicated.html

 

"McCain Facts," ColorOfChange.org, April 4, 2008

http://colorofchange.org/mccain_facts/

 

 

2. "McCain More Hawkish Than Bush on Russia, China, Iraq," Bloomberg News, March 12, 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aF28rSCtk0ZM&refer=us

 

 

"Buchanan: John McCain 'Will Make Cheney Look Like Gandhi,'" ThinkProgress, February 6, 2008

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/06/buchanan-gandhi-mccain/

 

3. "McCain Sides With Bush On Torture Again, Supports Veto Of Anti-Waterboarding Bill," ThinkProgress, February 20, 2008

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/20/mccain-torture-veto/

 

4. "McCain says Roe v. Wade should be overturned," MSNBC, February 18, 2007

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17222147/

 

5. "2007 Children's Defense Fund Action Council® Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard," February 2008

http://www.childrensdefense.org/site/PageServer?pagename=act_learn_scorecard2007

 

 

"McCain: Bush right to veto kids health insurance expansion," CNN, October 3, 2007

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/10/03/mccain.interview/

 

6. "Beer Executive Could Be Next First Lady," Associated Press, April 3, 2008

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h-S1sWHm0tchtdMP5LcLywg5ZtMgD8VQ86M80

 

"McCain Says Bank Bailout Should End `Systemic Risk,'" Bloomberg News, March 25, 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aHMiDVYaXZFM&refer=home

 

 

7. "Will McCain's Temper Be a Liability?," Associated Press, February 16, 2008

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=4301022

 

 

"Famed McCain temper is tamed," Boston Globe, January 27, 2008

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/01/27/famed_mccain_temper_is_tamed/

 

 

8. "Black Claims McCain's Campaign Is Above Lobbyist Influence: 'I Don't Know What The Criticism Is,'" ThinkProgress, April 2, 2008

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/04/02/mccain-black-lobbyist/

 

 

"McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man," ABC News, January 29, 2008

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4210251

 

 

9. "McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam," Mother Jones Magazine, March 12, 2008

http://www.motherjones.com/washington_dispatch/2008/03/john-mccain-rod-parsley-spiritual-guide.html

 

 

"Will McCain Specifically 'Repudiate' Hagee's Anti-Gay Comments?," ThinkProgress, March 12, 2008

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/03/12/mccain-hagee-anti-gay/

 

"McCain 'Very Honored' By Support Of Pastor Preaching 'End-Time Confrontation With Iran,'" ThinkProgress, February 28, 2008

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/28/hagee-mccain-endorsement/

 

 

10. "John McCain Gets a Zero Rating for His Environmental Record," Sierra Club, February 28, 2008

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/environment/77913/

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Sat Night Live opened with Bill and Hillary impersonators talking about how the press is trying to make their riches an issue even though they foreclosed everything the press is coming up with as the events happened. Like their book deals, speaking fees etc. Same is true here with McCain's money. It's old news. Lots of smart people are rich regardless of their political persuaision.

I did find the rest of the points interesting.

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There are three choices in this election, and they are very simple:

 

1) The Smug Bitch

 

2) The Shiny New Box

 

3) The Mad Dog

 

Pick one.

 

Nice call, I was thinking that as well, "None of the above" would win the election if held now and that check box was available I suspect.

 

 

Your candidates:

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BTW, SC, Obama has very few things you can pick on as he has done very few things.

 

ah yes.

 

given enough time, obama too will have opposed civil rights legislation and roe v. wade; he too will have wished to bomb iran and further the occupation of iraq.

 

obama too will come to oppose health care coverage for children and veto anti-torture legislation.

 

it all makes sense now.

 

given enough time, everyone will turn into....

 

an extremist republican.

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BTW, SC, Obama has very few things you can pick on as he has done very few things.

 

ah yes.

 

given enough time, obama too will have opposed civil rights legislation and roe v. wade; he too will have wished to bomb iran and further the occupation of iraq.

 

obama too will come to oppose health care coverage for children and veto anti-torture legislation.

 

it all makes sense now.

 

given enough time, everyone will turn into....

 

an extremist republican.

:lmao:

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Well, one thing I've noticed people exhibit to a fault is that they are always fighting the LAST war. That is, instead of remembering what is important, really important, they look at the weakness's they are trying replace or bolster and go looking for those. Once they get that they remember the rest of the things they want and the important things the last person/thing/job had.

 

I see this with some folks and their marriages, jobs...leaders, you name it.

 

Such appears to be the case here.

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Well, one thing I've noticed people exhibit to a fault is that they are always fighting the LAST war. That is, instead of remembering what is important, really important, they look at the weakness's they are trying replace or bolster and go looking for those. Once they get that they remember the rest of the things they want and the important things the last person/thing/job had.

 

I see this with some folks and their marriages, jobs...leaders, you name it.

 

Such appears to be the case here.

 

i think somehow you are equating actual policy positions of mccain's with emotion driven witch hunts. there is a difference.

 

my post indicates actual mccain Policy Positions, positions that many might not be aware of.

 

since he is touted as a "common sense maverick" type, it's important for people to know the truth of his positions, so they see beyond the rhetoric.

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Well, one thing I've noticed people exhibit to a fault is that they are always fighting the LAST war. That is, instead of remembering what is important, really important, they look at the weakness's they are trying replace or bolster and go looking for those. Once they get that they remember the rest of the things they want and the important things the last person/thing/job had.

 

I see this with some folks and their marriages, jobs...leaders, you name it.

 

Such appears to be the case here.

 

Actually, we're re-fighting a perceived combination of Vietnam and WWII. That would be about 22 wars ago.

 

We need to demilitarize. We're not under any real threat of invasion and we love war too much.

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