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Posted on October 22nd, 2008 by jessehaff - Comments -

At a rally yesterday, McCain made his biggest gaffe of the entire campaign. Words cannot do it justice, just take a look:

Posted on April 27th, 2008 by jessehaff - Comments -

John McCain is asked why he voted against a law creating a national MLK holiday in 1983. He responds "I changed my view a very short time after," which is not even remotely the truth.. unless by "short time" he meant "11 years."

John McCain opposed a state MLK holiday in 1987, a new MLK Federal holiday in 1989, and funding for commission encouraging recognition of a holiday in 1994.

Posted on March 17th, 2008 by jessehaff - Comments -

From JedReport:

Last fall, John McCain said that he wanted a Christian to be president because he felt that the Christian faith was a better guide than other faiths. He also said that his faith was an important part of his qualification to lead, adding that the United States Constitution established America as a Christian nation.

Leave aside for the moment whether John McCain's religious bigotry is acceptable in modern America.

Instead, ask yourself what the media would have done if Jeremiah Wright had uttered those words, especially if he had been talking about race instead of religion?

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Posted on April 2nd, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Beyond the 100 soldiers, 3 Black Hawks and 2 Apache Helicopters used for protection while Senator McCain walked through a Baghdad neighborhood, he also had soldiers who swept the area before they even showed up.

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Posted on March 28th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

McCain appeared on CNN last night where he stood by his recent statement that “there are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you or I could walk through today, the U.S. is beginning to succeed in Iraq” and that General Patrias “goes out there almost every day in an unarmored Humvee.”

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Posted on March 27th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Someone on John McCain’s staff had the not-so-brilliant idea of using a well known MySpace template designed by Newsvine without giving the required credit nor hosting their own image files. This resulted in a prank pulled by the CEO of Newsvine in retribution.

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Posted on March 19th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

During a town hall meeting in Cedar Falls Iowa on Friday, McCain used the racist phrase “tar baby” in response to a question about equal access in children in divorce cases. Later in the day he offered an apology when questioned by the media on his use of the phrase: “I don’t think I should have used that word and it was wrong to do so.”

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Posted on February 15th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Organizers of a recall drive in Arizona oppose McCain’s continued support of the Iraq war and for being complicit in the erosion of civil liberties associated with the war on terror. The recall was filed Tuesday by Americans for Integrity and Justice who stated: “… right now he seems to be just representing himself, he’s got tunnel-vision for the presidency.”

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Posted on February 12th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

John in DC over at AmericaBlog writes about the importance of journalistic ethics in exposing hypocrisy among Presidential candidates. “The [Washington] Post has a front page story today, entitled ‘McCain Taps Cash He Sought To Limit: Onetime Reformer Calls on Big Donors,’ eviscerating John McCain for being a hypocrite on campaign finance issues. The problem? …

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Posted on February 12th, 2007 by jessehaff - Comments -

Journalist Jeff Jarvis recently blogged about the power of projects such as The Real McCain and spoke about it on CNN last night. He mentions how blogger Ken Layne famously warned media that “we can check your ass,” and now with sites like The Real McCain, politicians are warned that “their asses are getting fact-checked too.”

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