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Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by John Ehrenfeld - Comments -

Well, as if we needed any further convincing about how disastrous a president John McCain would be, here’s some more ammo for that special dinner with your conservative friends. It turns out no one is less green than John McCain.

According to the latest League Of Conservation Voters Scorecard, McCain missed every single crucial environmental vote in 2007, garnering him a big fat score of ZERO!  You read that right, a ZERO! To make matters even worse, McCain scored lower than every other single member of Congress, all 535 of them, including those who were out for much of the year due to serious Illnesses and even lower than some who died during their term. Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director said this on the subject,

We were appalled two weeks ago when John McCain was the only Senator who chose to skip a crucial vote on the future of clean energy in America, dooming the measure to fail by just a single vote.  As it turns out, this was merely the most recent example of a clear pattern of missing the most important votes on energy and the environment, as his abysmal score clearly demonstrates. The reality is that McCain missed votes that would have saved his constituents almost $499 million dollars at the pump and at least $550 million on their energy bills, while creating more than 10,000 new clean energy jobs in his home state.

John McCain's often talks about his concern for the environment; well this exposes the real record behind his rhetoric, and its an abysmal one.

Posted on February 8th, 2008 by cliffschecter - Comments -

No shocker here, but is there actually a coherent Bush agenda? You know, besides enriching his friends and making more families mourn over lost children in a war based on lies?

Oh, I answered my own question I guess….

PS Rove just gave Mccain $2,300. So there's that too…

Posted on February 8th, 2008 by cliffschecter - Comments -

Here it is, in all it's disrespectful glory…..

Even funnier that it happened as he pandered and pulled away from his previous position on immigration (it's now all about border control, not "free trade," the resulting conditions in Mexico and most importantly unscrupulous, largely REPUBLICAN business owners who employ undocumented workers).

Oh, and thanks for stopping your misuse of Mr. Mellencamp's songs (kinda reminds you of his idol Ronnie and Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA).

Posted on January 31st, 2008 by robertgreenwald - Comments -

Thanks to the casting sensibility of Arianna Huffington, we learned that John McCain has been channeling Dr. Strangelove!  Duly inspired, Phillip and our Issues 2008 team jumped into action, and 24 hours later, here's the video!

Pass it far and wide and pitch us your casting ideas for John McCain in the comments.

Posted on January 11th, 2008 by cliffschecter - Comments -

I don't think so. Nice Try Johnny on the wrong spot…

Watch the video!

Posted on January 9th, 2008 by cliffschecter - Comments -

Seriously, I thought John might have been actually entering the Elysian Fields he looked so bad during this thing. I hope they had a gurney at the ready just in case. Hell, I half expected them to come out for him and to hear him utter "I'm not quite dead yet, sir."

A good metaphor for Republicanism and conservative ideas in general. 

Posted on January 6th, 2008 by Paddy - Comments -

Stolen via Kagro X. This shuffled down the DKos page too fast last night because of the debate threads.

According to Wilford Brimley, voting for John McCain is the right thing to do.

"Wilford Brimley is our response to Chuck Norris," McCain said on his campaign bus. "He's huge in every way."

Really? Guess Bob Barker was busy, Grandpa Munster and Orville Redenbacher are dead and Abe Vigoda only does O'Brien.

Posted on January 6th, 2008 by GottaLaff - Comments -

Tim Russert interviewed John McPain on Press the Meat. Once again, here are my patented, award-winning, internationally-recognized quick-notes that come with the following disclaimer: They're notes, not transcripts. Anything in quotes is a quote. Anything not in quotes is paraphrased. Both are representative, but not all-inclusive. For that, go to the NBC transcript. These are highlights. Disclaimer over.

On Bush: I criticize him but we haven't had another attack since 9/11. "He unites us." It's all Rummy's fault, because I don't want to be too harsh on Bush.

On tax cuts:  "I was a foot soldier in the Reagan revolution." Tim: But you voted against tax cuts. McPain: We need to make tax cuts permanent. We also need spending cuts. Tim: But your vote didn't include spending cuts. McP: Non-responsive. Mentioned Reagan again.

On immigration: "No one can be rewarded for illegal behavior." "You round 'em up and you find 'em…What's the choice?"  Secure the borders, fine them, have a temporary worker program along with tamper-proof [?] biometric I.D. systems and electronic documentation. I "won't deport 80-year-old grandmothers."  

On Willard Romney:  "He's a good man…a good family man…He's changed his position on nearly every major issue."  This isn't personal. Tim: Would you support him if he won? McP: I'd support the nominee of my party. And I won't run as an Independent.

On Osama Bin Laden and Musharraf: "I'll get him." We passed up opportunities. I'll improve human intelligence…Blending them into the culture isn't easy. Musharraf and I "have a relationship that goes back years." "Sure he can be trusted!…He's a good man!" He "made mistakes!" "He's a very smart man."

On Iraq and his 100-year remark:  "If Americans aren't dying" it's fine to stay in Iraq. "It's not American presence, it's American casualties" that bother Americans. Tim: So permanent bases are acceptable? McP: "If necessary."  Re, the surge: "I was right."

On voting to authorize the war: Hussein was still a threat, U.S. planes were shot at every day [here's why]. "It wasn't whether we went in, my friend, it was how it was handled." I'd still go in. "The 'war', the mission was not a mistake. The handling was a mistake." 

Did I mention I have a lot of experience? 

Posted on January 3rd, 2008 by cliffschecter - Comments -

John McCain, he of the recent electoral "surge" right into fourth place in Iowa, stood next to his goofy alter-ego and fellow star of Cocoon Joe Lieberman in Derry, New Hampshire and declared his intention for us to be in the Greater Mesopotamia area for the next century.

Here would be your transcript. Make sure to catch the video too:

Q: President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years — " (cut off by McCain)

McCain: "Make it a hundred."

Q: "Is that …" (cut off)

McCain: "We've been in South Korea … we've been in Japan for 60 years. We've been in South Korea 50 years or so. That would be fine with me. As long as Americans …"

Q: [tries to say something]

McCain: "As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. That's fine with me, I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Queada is training and equipping and recruiting and motivating people every single day.

Posted on November 13th, 2007 by cliffschecter - Comments -

McCain's response was to laugh…Class act that McCain.

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