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John McCain vs. John McCain
Posted on January 26th, 2007 by jessehaff -

This video shows numerous examples of McCain's double-talk express. He often says one thing, then exactly the opposite — sometimes just minutes later. His beliefs are based on pleasing special interest groups. How can you ever believe where he stands, on any of the major issues facing us today?

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    mccain sucks
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    John McCain is 100% a hero and shame on this website for it's hack job BS films!!!!
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    His own words convict him more than anyone else's opinion of him. I hope the people of Texas and Ohio see this before they vote for him tomorrow. There is still hope for a principled leader - Vote HUCKABEE
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    Or maybe the conservatives will choose to vote for a real conservative even if they're third party instead of setting the dangerous precedent of voting for another liberal Republican.

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    John McCain is the real deal. He has support from the middle, the independents. No one has ever won with just support from the far left or the far right. John will get the conservatives sooner or later because they won't vote for a extreme liberal like Obama/Hillary. The middle and Indep will go to McCain... Obama will go down as nothing more than a great speaker...
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    dIZZY... wow. I don't have much else to say after reading your comment. Tell me why, exactly, a "BLACK MAN" (as you write) and a "WOMAN" could not lead our country. I think Ron Paul would be ashamed to have your support, that's not the kind of guy he seems to be. Ignorance is not the answer.
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    It's funny how the repugs cry about clips being taken out of context (which they're not) when they laughed and laughed it up while Karl Rove and co. TRASHED John Kerry that very same way in 2004. The only difference is that you don't see the media echoing the flip-flopper label every day - ALL day, for MONTHS leading up to the election like they did to Kerry! So much for a "leeebral" media - more like a corporate, consolidated media! It will be interesting to see how the media will give McCain all the benefit of the doubt while they continuously question Obama's experience and readiness. If it's not ok to say someone is too old to be prez, then it should be just as wrong to say they are too young, as long as they are qualified (35 or over). Anyway, McCain's a douchey poser who panders to the far right and we already had 8 years of that cr*p to deal with - time for change - Obama 08!
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    Just one look at this guy's face, and you can see he's fake. Look how much he blinks when he says about anything. Lying to please the public. Ya notice they can't make these kinda' videos for Ron Paul, haha.
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    Matthew 5:9
    Blessed are the peacemakers,for they will be called sons of God.

    THIS MAN IS NOT A PEACEMAKER, IS HE?
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    Marc apparently has the old selective hearing problem we all have to fight against.
    Iraq
    it seems to me that some of what McCain said also lead the people to believe that the war would be easy.
    Confederate Flag
    again marc you put words into Johns mouth. He did not say "a symbol that to many people represents hatred and racism" he said "it is a symbol of racism and slavery"
    Religious Right
    I think his comments about the religious right and then pandering to Jerry Falwell speaks for itself.
    Gay marriage
    again you have to listen carefully! the first question was "should gay marriage be allowed?"
    His answer was "I think that gay marriage should be allowed if theres a ceremony kind of thing if you want to call it that. I dont have any problem with that." He said nothing in either answer about civil unions! Words mean things
    I am a conservative republican,Christian and do not being lied to. The Dems moved way left after the last election and because McCain has attached himself to the left it seems he too moved left. I cant find anyone to vote for for President.It seems we really only have one party to vote for today as the Republicans are going to eventually take us all to the same place.Just (political,financial,and moral bankruptcy)Just at a little slower pace. We as heads of households dont run our homes like Washington because we know that we could not afford to take proper care of our families and spend irresponsibly.Ask yourself next time Washington wants to introduce a new program "would I be able to do that in my home and still afford to care for my family?" Probably not as your income is limited, as Washingtons should also be.
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    Iraq:

    The first thing where he says the battle against saddam would be quick and easy he was correct, it took us less then a month to take down his entire regime and military. McCain also, from the beginning, at the same time he was saying it will be easy was also saying that securing the peace after the swift military vicotry woudl be hard. He also was calling for more troops way back at the end of 2003 to help secure the peace which didn't happen till the surge a year or so ago. These people making the video pulled out a comment about one aspect and used it as if he said it about another.....very misleading and dishonest of the video's creator.

    Confederate Flag:

    He made the comment that it is a symbol that to many people represents hatred and racism...if you continued hat quote from that same day he also said while many southerns see it as a symbol of their heritage and american history. He then went on to say that it should not be shown in public but people should be allowed to display it privately in their homes. As he has said many times its a state, not federal issue, and as a federal govt worker(senator) it isn't his role to tell the state what to do and not do. Once again the maker of this video is shamelessly misrepresenting things and purposfully leaving out the entirety of a quote to create a false truth.

    Religous Right:

    Again, the author of this video left out a whole bunch of stuff from McCain's answer all he put in was "No I dont......" Lets finish the quote "No I dont think he intends to be intolerant, but sometimes he takes positions that serve to alienate those who dont believe exactly as he does" Also before this they talked about how after his original comment the two of them met and had a long talk which made him feel as if he may have misunderstood some of pat robinsons intentions. Again things taken out of context.....a typical and easy way to make someone look bad......its done all the time just look at how the far right treats the Clintons.

    Gay Marriage:

    This is his weakest segment of the whole video, Where is the double talk? He thinks civil unions for gays should be legal but that marriage for gays should not be legal. Get it...marriage is a church institution and there is a seperation of church and state so the state/feds can't make a law requiring churchs to marry. He said that civil unions are fine and if they want to have some kinda ceremony for the union that is fine too, but marriage is not. That is actually my position on the topic too so where is the double talk?
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    Once upon a time there was Cain and Able.
    Then Able went missing and the double-talk express came to town.
    On a petrol-powered platform riding dual corporatracks,
    the wondered wizard of woe whisked your wee ones away.
    Weep you weary women as you wonder, wail and wait,
    For McPain and Disable has wandered them off to war.
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    I can't believe Americans would rather choose

    A BLACK MAN
    A WOMAN
    THIS GUY
    Or ROMNEY

    over RONALD FUCKING PAUL - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
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    Hey david:

    You are talking in circles. It's cognitive dissonance.

    You said: "Where did he double talk here? He said private unions are fine three times, and said it should not be legal once!!!"

    That's logical? Be serious. it's a contradiction, pure and simple. Stop apologizing and pay attention.
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    Straight-talk, I think not. He's an arrogant, pompous, and liberal coward. Plainly stated he's thrown rocks at the right since he joined the senate and he prides himself on being a "Maverick". He is nothing more than a political prostitute.
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    Mitt Romney and the Mormon Plan for America:
    "R" in "Romney" in email address MUST be capitalized
    http://www.withoneaccord.org/store/Romney.html
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    The name McCain means "Son of Cain"

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    WOW, here is a look at each one

    "The Iraq War"
    In a short amount of time we took over the country of Iraq, and captured Suddam. Due to lack of planning we were unable to successfully put Iraq back on its feet. McCain was in Vietnam I am sure he knew that operations aren't easy. You can "expect" something to be easy, and also realize that taking over an entire country may be a difficult task. The point is that when he voted for Iraq he was committed on following through till its finish, that’s not double-talking.

    "The Iraq War"
    In a short amount of time we were successful in taking over the country of Iraq, and capturing Suddam. However, due to lack of planning we were not able to successfully put Iraq back on its two feet, and the situation got chaotic. McCain was in Vietnam I am sure he knew that operations aren't as easy as they seem. You can "expect" something to be easy, and at the same time understand that taking over whole entire country may end up being a difficult task. Regardless he is just making the point that when he made a vote to go to Iraq he was committed on following through till its finish, and that’s not double-talking in any way.

    "The Confederate Flag"
    The quotes here are very ambiguous, where can they actually be found? They could have been taken way out of context, but regardless this is a bad argument for double talk. If the quotes are even factual McCain doesn't even really double talk here. Can't the flag be seen as a symbol of racism and Slavery, and at the same time represent heritage of the south? This can be compared to what Dave Chapelle noted in his "For What It's Worth" Showtime special: George Washington is undeniably a great American hero, but at the same time he was also a slave owner! So I could say George Washington represents Slavery, but I like what he did for our country.

    "Religious Right"
    So he said he was bad, and then later changed his mind about him for whatever reason? So if I was to say that Roy Brown was a vicious murderer after he was found guilty, and then say he was not a bad guy after his Exoneration would that be double talk?
    (http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/425.php)

    "Gay Marriage"
    Where did he double talk here? He said private unions are fine three times, and said it should not be legal once!!! He stuttered in the end and the video was paused to add to the effect of him looking like he wasn't certain.

    All this has proven is that its creator can manipulate videos in making a point that really doesn't stick. Any person who is well informed will not fall for this video. Actually anyone who is smart will not fall for this laughable video!
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    pl update this and run and an ad
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    Think McCain would say it was a good question if a Hillary supporter asked, "Do you have anything to fear from that bastard McCain?" So long as idiots like McCain authorize it, this kind of name calling will never stop, but then, what would expect from a lowlife, bottom-feeding, hypocritical, dog-faced, maggot republican? Don't run for reelection cause we intend to throw you out. Retire and spend your days with your mother. She needs you. Arizona doesn't.
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    One must love the putrid delusions of "arm-chair" patriots! Never is there a mention about the countless millions of lives that have been deliberately snuffed out by Uncle Sam in wars against non-threatening countries. On the presidential tip, Ron Paul is the only real hope for America. All of the other "so-called" candidates work for AIPAC, and care nothing about the needs of the American people. McCain is a fraud, a hypocrite deluxe by all standards.
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    EHRENFELD, I TYPE IN CAPS 'CAUSE IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO READ. ALTHOUGH SINCE YOU THINK I'M YELLING AT YOU, THEN I RECKON THAT'S A BONUS. I'M SORRY I DIDN'T REALIZE I WAS DEALING WITH AN ORACLE. BETTER POLISH UP YOUR CRYSTAL BALL, YOU AINT SEEING STRAIGHT. YOUR OBTUSE VIEW OF THE WORLD IS SLIGHTLY DISTRESSING TO ME, BUT DON'T YOU WORRY MCCAIN AND I WILL WATCH OUT FOR YOU. I'LL BE OFF-LINE FOR A WEEK SO LET ME LEAVE YOU WITH THESE DAVISMS- YOUR THOUGHTS ARE SO IMPOTENT THAT A TON OF VIAGRA COULDN'T GET THEM UP TO SPEED, YOUR VACUOSNESS BEGS THE QUESTION- ARE THERE PROSAIC SOUNDS IN SPACE? AND I DIDN'T KNOW THAT A WALKING COW PATTY COULD DENOUNCE A GREAT MAN LIKE MCCAIN. THIS WAS FUN. SEE YOU SOON. DAVE
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    You're a piece of work. First of all, stop typing in all caps. Perhaps they didn't teach you that it's not acceptable when you are writing online; it's considered yelling. So first of all, if you want to continue this "dialogue" type normlly. I'll forgive you this time, I understand that home schooling in Mississippi isn't quite up to snuff with the education we get.

    Next. I don't hate McCain, I just consider him the enemy. Anyone who is a right-wing reactionary and supports the immoral war in Iraq, the Patriot Act, illegal wiretapping, illegal imprisonment and a fraudulent fake war on terror that doesn't exist is an enemy of this country and what it stands for.

    What you obviously are too delusional to discern, is that our votes don't cancel at all. I am not voting in the GOP primary in my state and it's irrelevent anyway . . . McCain is not going to be the GOP nominee...that's clear to everyone.
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    EHRENFELD, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? MY CHILDISH AND CLASSLESS VULGAR ATTACKS ARE MY SPECIALTY. THAT'S WHAT I DO AND YOU AS AN INSIPID, WEAK KNEED LIBERAL CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT. WHAT A SHOCKER. LIMP WRISTS UNITE AND TOGETHER YOU MIGHT GROW A SPINE. DOUBT IT THOUGH. THE CONFUSION ON MY PART IS WHY THE HECK YOU HATE MCCAIN. THAT CONFOUNDS ME. I DO APOLOGIZE FOR CUSSING, I WAS TESTING THE WATERS. YOU AND YOUR ILK THINK THAT YOU ARE BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE? I DO RESPECT THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK YOUR LAME ASS VIEWS, BUT YOU MUST ALSO RESPECT THE FACT THAT I AM RIGHT AND YOU ARE RETARDED. GIVE ME ALL THE UNSUBSTANTIATED DRIVEL THAT YOU CAN CONJURE UP. IT WON'T EVER SHAKE MY FAITH IN MCCAIN. LIKE I SAID YESTERDAY OUR VOTES WILL CANCEL EACH OTHER OUT. DAVE
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    No, he is not worthy of my vote or anyone elses either . . .and obviously millions agree, even Republicans as he is fading into obscurity faster than anyone imagined.

    By the way, have you any idea how childish and classless your vulgarity and personal attacks make you look? Since you are so "lucid" as you say, perhaps you can see everyone laughing at you.
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    EHRENFELD, I'M SORRY YOU FEEL THAT A GREAT AMERICAN HERO AND ALL AROUND GOOD GUY ISN'T WORTHY OF YOUR VOTE. I RECKON OUR VOTES WILL CANCEL EACH OTHER OUT, SO I GUESS THERE'S NO REASON FOR US TO GO TO THE POLLS. I CAN'T CONCEIVE WHY ANYONE WOULD NOT VOTE FOR MCCAIN, BUT OF COURSE I'M LUCID AND INFORMED, AND YOU ARE DELLUSIONAL AND INEPT. DID YOUR BRAINSTEM DETATCH AT BIRTH OR WAS IT LATER. YEAH IT WAS WHEN YOU THOUGHT HRC WOULD BE A GOOD PRESIDENT. DOES INSANITY RUN IN YOUR FAMILY? OK ONE LAST BURN. IF YOU DID A HANDSTAND AND FARTED WOULD EVERYONE THINK YOU WERE STILL BLATHERING ABOUT HRC AND IGNORE YOU THE SAME? DAVE P.S. I'M DONE FOR THE NIGHT. WAIT 5 MINS FOR YOUR LAST RESPONSE. SEE YA 'MORROW
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    Dave why don't you answer the questions? How's that McCain for President campaign working out for ya'? Leading in the polls? Second in the polls? Got lots of campaign money in the coffers?

    Of course Mrs. Clinton would make a good president. Any of the Democratic candidates would make a good president. This country needs to re-capture it's sanity and get far away from the right-wing, neo-con, reactionary conservatism that Bush, Guiliani, Romney and McCain represent. Under this administration we have become the problem child in the world. We are the hated ones. We torture and wiretap illegally and imprison people with no charges and no legal represntation. We are as we speak a facist country with no right to preach morality to any other country.

    I am particularly glad that McCain has fallen from grace so fast that he isn't even mentioned anymore. He has no money, no poll numbers and no support and we are better off for it.
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    EHRENFELD, SO YOU WANT TO JOUST? OK. YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY BELIEVE THAT HRC WOULD MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT. 1 AND A HALF TERMS AS A SENATOR DOES NOT A PRESIDENT MAKE. THIS IS NO TIME FOR P.C. TOKENISM. WE NEED SOMONE WHO LIVED IT ALL, AND KNOWS IT ALL, AND THAT IS MCCAIN. DAVE
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    CLIFF, I LOVE YOUR SITE. I CAN SAY WHATEVER I WANT ABOUT THE SHIT-FOR-BRAINED MCCAIN NAYSAYERS. THE TOTAL OF THEM COULDN'T SCRAPE UP ENOUGH GRAY MATTER TO GURGLE A PATHETIC TRIVIAL RESPONSE. SEEMS SO SAD TO WATCH MELONS ROT LIKE THAT. DAVE
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    Well, make sure to get in touch again when the Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House. Please make sure you address Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Obama with the respect due a President ok?

    By the way . . . how's that McCain for President campaign working out for ya'? Leading in the polls? Second in the polls? Got lots of campaign money in the coffers?
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    EHRENFELD, I THINK YOU HAVE THE NEAR FATAL DISEASE HEADINASSIDOSIS. YOU ARE THE EPITOME OF LIMP WRISTED, P.C., LEFT WING POLITICAL WIMPERY THAT HAS PLAGUED THIS NATION FOR TOO LONG. GO CLIMB BACK IN YOUR MAMA'S WOMB AND LEAVE THE REAL WORLD TO MCCAIN SUPPORTER'S. WE'LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOM AND THUS YOU. DAVE
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    Why exactly am I grateful to John McCain for spending five years in a North Vietnamese prison? I am so tired of glorifying people who choose to go half-way around the world to drop bombs on civillians who never attacked us. (Sound familiar?) I suppose when you do that, and you get shot down, you go to prison! Tough!

    Two million Vietnamese died during that conflict. Excuse me if I don't shed any tears for McCain, he was no hero. The men who chose not to go kill in Vietnam were the true heroes; the conscientious objectors, the ones that went to jail or Canada.

    If Panama wasn't a US posesssion at the time of his birth there (jus soli), he wouldn't have even been allowed to run for president. We should all be grateful that this reactionary, right-wing war lover is no longer a contender; he would be a disaster for this country.
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    YOU FUCKING IDIOTS WHO DON'T VOTE MCCAIN ARE DOOMED TO YOUR PATHETIC INEPTITUDE AND CAN KISS MY ASS ETERNALLY. DAVE
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    APPARENTLY YOU MORONS OPPOSING JOHN MCCAIN DON'T HAVE THE COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE TO EQUATE A MONKEY FART. YOUR UNINFORMED AND INANE BLATHER SICKENS ME TO THE POINT OF RETCHING IN YOUR FACES. EVOLUTION IS A FACT AND I KNOW ONE THING IS TRUE- YOU AINT PART OF IT. DAVE
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    S. REEVES, GET A GRIP ON REALITY MY FREIND. YOU SOUND OF THE WALL. SENATOR MCCAIN'S PLAN IS A THREE STEP STATEGY. 1) SECURE THE BORDERS. 2) BRING THE "LAW ABIDING" ILLEGALS TO THE SURFACE WITH A WORK PROGRAM AND 3) SEND IN I.N.S., I.C.E. HOMELAND SECURITY ET.AL. TO EXPEL THE REST. RELAX , DOUBLE YOUR DOSAGE AND HAVE A NICE DAY.
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    McCain seems to be a big dip if you notice his cheek is always puffed out. Now what kind of image does this give to the public, that we should vote for someone stupid enough to use dip? while running for president? and it is so obvious! Why has no one talked about this?
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    Hey Reeves,

    Before you post a comment, make sure you do some spell checking...you make our race look bad. I know Mexicans who can spell better than you. Also, your stats on illegal immigrant prisoners are way off. In addition, if you don't want your kids to go to school with a bunch of SPICS (not SPICKS), then get a better education, so you can get a better job, so you can make more money...see where I'm going. We live in a capitalist society...this is what our country is all about. Remember that it's rich white CEOs who are making money off of cheap labor from illegal immigrants. And yes, even you...that is if you have any investments in stock, IRAs, or mutual funds. Cheap labor is the key factor in big companies making huge revenues. Thus, it drives up the stock prices and our retirement funds. There's always two sides to the story.
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    JOHN MCCAIN IS A LIAR A TED KENNEDY LOVER AND AN ILLIEGAL IMMIGRANT LOVER. WHAT DOES HE CARE ABOUT US LOW PEOPLE, WE HAVE TO SEND OUR KIDS TO PUBLIC SCHOOL, WITH ALL THESE MEXICAN JUMPERS, HE CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR HIS GRAND CHILDREN TO GO TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS. HE CAN LIVE BEHIND GATES, AND SECURITY, WE CAN'T. AND WHAT MAKES ANYONE
    THINK THAT ANY RULES OF IMMIGRATION WILL BE INFORCED,OUR IMMIGRATION POLICY ISNT BROKEN, OUR GOVERMENT JUST REFUSES TO INFORCE THE LAWS TO SEND ALL THESE SPICKS BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY, 38%, OF OUR CRIMINALS OUR IN OUR PRISONS AND ARE ILLIEGAL HISPANIC HERITAGE, MR MCCAIN WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT.
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    He's not contradicting himself. He's against gay marriage if by "marriage" you mean the current legal institution. But if by "marriage" you mean two people performing some kind of ritual in which they commit to each other, he doesn't have any problem with that.

    For the record, I couldn't care less about McCain or any Washington politician. They're all liars, they HAVE to be liars in order to survive. The only honest public figures are the dictators, since they don't give a crap about public opinion, and we don't want that kind of public figures here now, don't we?
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    John McCain has integrity, if you consider integrity the same thing as bullshit. He has character, if you consider character kissing ass and pandering. John McCain is a fraud, and a coward. Who cares that he was a POW anymore? How long can he milk that? McCain needs to be "Swift Boated" ... it wouldn't be hard.
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    What a tar baby!
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    What a liar!
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    John McCain has more integrity, character, and courage in just one fingernail than every other active U.S. politician combined. It is not only possible, to take any politician and splice their recorded video in a way that makes the politician look bad, it is actually rather easy. It is especially easy when using most politicians working in the U.S. political arena today.

    There are some issues on which I disagree with Senator McCain (i.e. his gay-marriage and abortion stance to name a two), but I know for a fact that he requires his staff to pick him up with their own cars and never with a rented towncar or limo. He doesn't believe in wasting U.S. taxpayer money on such unimportant job privileges. This is a small gesture on his part, but I personally find this subtle act of character and integrity quite refreshing.

    Oh and let us not forget the five years he spent in a Vietnamese POW camp. Being the son and grandson of U.S. Admirals, Senator McCain was given the opportunity to promptly and safely go home, way before the time he actually left the camp. McCain did not want to leave behind his fellow captured soldiers, however, which was significant because those same U.S. soldiers were giving up vital information in exchange for better treatment inside the camp. Unlike the other U.S. prisoners, McCain never budged and has the scars and permanently crippled arm as clear proof. Considering these facts, it is almost offensive to hear people speak of John McCain with such loose and irresponsibly misleading slander.
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