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July 14, 2008 2:53 PM

What Cindy McCain does for fun

Posted by David Postman

The AP says Cindy McCain, wife of presidential candidate John McCain, “does something called drift racing with her son.”

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Posted by JimD

3:41 PM, Jul 14, 2008

She's a society snob... she works with disabled children... she wears Oscar de la Renta.... she's a whites-only sorority girl... she's a beer heiress.... she feeds the starving overseas... and now, she's Daisy Duke!

Posted by John

4:18 PM, Jul 14, 2008

She has done more to help the disable and poor through out the world then Obama and his wife could ever dream of.

she's a whites-only sorority girl same class as your Gov.
But Cindy put that behind her.


Posted by upchuck

7:59 PM, Jul 14, 2008

and why does this matter?
postman please, less fluff, more substance.

Posted by jamesb

8:00 PM, Jul 14, 2008

John,
What do you have to substantiate your statement that Mrs. McCain “has done more to help the disable and poor through out the world then Obama and his wife could ever dream of.”?

Posted by John

8:52 PM, Jul 14, 2008

Jamesb,

Cindy Hensley McCain has dedicated her life to improving the lives of those less fortunate both in the United States and around the world. A native Arizonan, mother of four, and wife of U.S. Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain is known for lending her time and talent to increase awareness of international charity organizations and the work that they do to make the world a better place. As an advocate for children's health care needs, Cindy founded and ran the American Voluntary Medical Team (AVMT) from 1988 to 1995. AVMT provided emergency medical and surgical care to impoverished children throughout the world. Cindy led 55 medical missions to third world and war-torn countries during AVMT's seven years of existence. On one of those missions, Mother Teresa convinced Cindy to take two babies in need of medical attention to the United States. One of those babies is now their adopted daughter, 15 year old Bridget McCain. In recent years, three organizations in particular have been the subject of her international focus: HALO, Operation Smile, and CARE. As a member of the Board of Trustees for the HALO Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to landmine removal and weapons destruction in war-torn countries, Cindy has traveled to numerous countries to see firsthand the impact HALO has had by removing landmines. She recently returned from her second visit to Cambodia. She has also traveled to Sri Lanka, Mozambique, and Angola. Cindy also serves on the Board of Directors for Operation Smile, a non-profit organization whose mission is to repair cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities for children around the world. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided free reconstructive surgery to over 100,000 children and young adults in 25 countries. Cindy has assisted on volunteer missions to Morocco, India, and Vietnam. She is hoping to accompany them on a mission to China in 2007. indy recently accepted a position on the Board of Directors for CARE, USA which works to fight global poverty, particularly among women. She traveled to Tanzania in February 2007 to attend her first international board meeting. While she typically leaves politics to her husband, Cindy was an instrumental part in her husband's run for the presidency in 2000. That year, she was chosen to represent the state of Arizona at the Republican National Convention as the Chairwoman of the Arizona Delegation. During the campaign, she traveled extensively, speaking to groups across America about Senator McCain and her passion for volunteering to help the less fortunate. In addition to her humanitarian work, Cindy is the chairman of her family's business, Hensley & Company, which is one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the nation. Her formal education includes an undergraduate degree in Education and a Master's in Special Education from the University of Southern California. As a student, Cindy participated in pilot programs testing Movement Therapy, which is now a widely accepted standard for working with severely disabled children. After receiving her degrees from USC, she began her teaching career at Agua Fria High School in Arizona where she continued her work with disabled children. Cindy resides in Phoenix with her husband, U.S. Senator John McCain. Together, they have four children: Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, and Bridget.

Posted by jamesb

9:18 PM, Jul 14, 2008

John,
That’s a cut and paste off of John McCain’s website.

Posted by JimD

12:25 AM, Jul 15, 2008

It's considered good form to post a link to material lifted off another site.
Otherwise, it looks like you're trying to pass it off as your own - plagiarism.

Cindy McCain has indeed spent much time and money helping the less fortunate.
But so have the Obamas.
No need for a pissing match over which has done more since there's no way to measure that.
But let's give Cindy her due.
She may be a privileged, rich, thin, nip-and-tucked hyper-blonde heiress who enjoys an almost obscenely wealthy and luxurious lifestyle...but she ain't all bad.
I wish more of her means were as generous.

Posted by hinton

8:03 AM, Jul 15, 2008

Yeah, I get you, Jimbo. We DO have to give the Oliar's their due. Much like Barry "Cut off his sack" Oliar may be an anti-American, empty suited fringe left nutburger; and Michelle Oliar may be an anti-American racist bigot who directly benefited from an effort to insert a million dollar earmark into the budget by the moron she's married to... but she ain't all bad, either.

This ISN'T news. Using a drifting video without Mrs. McCain in it is quite lame; making this out to be news is even lamer; acting like condescending arrogant jerks in response to the question Jamesb asked, specifically, attacking the messenger who answered it while completely ignoring the information he posted is lamest of all.

Clearly, the derangement that is the hallmark of the fringe left whacko is here to stay and amply illustrated by the Jimbo twins.
There's absolutely no winning with your type. You asked the question, he answered it, and all you can do is snivel about the fact that the answer, that YOU ASKED FOR, is a cut and paste off McCain's website. You don't attack the information; you provide nothing to dispute it. You just whine and snivel about it's source.... even though it answers your question.

Could you be more moronic.

The Obama's haven't spent a dime, comparatively speaking, equal to Cindy McCain's efforts. Further, their efforts were designed to culminate in this outcome. So, in that regard, none of it was "charity," and all of it was calculated.

Wright?

Posted by Bothsides

8:29 AM, Jul 15, 2008

"She may be a privileged, rich, thin, nip-and-tucked hyper-blonde heiress who enjoys an almost obscenely wealthy and luxurious lifestyle...but she ain't all bad.
I wish more of her means were as generous."

Typical Lib response, can't hardly stand the fact that someone is successful, unless of course they want to "share" a bunch of it with the less fortunate. Maybe a dictionary version of charity would be good here........I'm sorry you obviously feel so much guilt for others success JimD.

Posted by John

8:43 AM, Jul 15, 2008

jamesb

"John,
That’s a cut and paste off of John McCain’s website."

You do know how to Google !

Posted by John

8:54 AM, Jul 15, 2008

Jimb,
Take the riches man in the Senate kerry and try to match charity against Cindy or the Kennedy's for that matter.
The problem with them they help when people are looking!
Or if it offsets their tax liability.

PS Let's start pissing, show us obamas goodwill to mankind.
Not including his church now.


Posted by Liberal Libertarian

9:01 AM, Jul 15, 2008

Does this mean if they win, we will see her in a Modified Nissan 240SX coming down Pennsylvania Avenue; going into a Scandinavian flick as she threads the needle through the White House gates on a regular basis?

Posted by jamesb

9:25 AM, Jul 15, 2008

John,
Yes I know how to use the google as the President would say. I was asking you to prove your statement and you failed to do so. All you did was post what the McCain campaign says. I would imagine if I had made a statement similar to yours and done nothing but post talking points from Obama’s web site, you would not be satisfied. You made a “compare and contrast” statement but failed to give “compare and contrast” evidence to support what you said.
I’m not saying you are wrong but you failed to show you are right.

Posted by John

10:20 AM, Jul 15, 2008

jamesb
9:25 AM, Jul 15, 2008
“John,
Yes I know how to use the google as the President would say. I was asking you to prove your statement and you failed to do so. All you did was post what the McCain campaign says. I would imagine if I had made a statement similar to yours and done nothing but post talking points from Obama’s web site, you would not be satisfied. You made a “compare and contrast” statement but failed to give “compare and contrast” evidence to support what you said.
I’m not saying you are wrong but you failed to show you are right.”

This is really sad, and shows how nasty and un-natural your kind is!


You should be ashamed of yourself for acting like a liberal on this article. Your proof liberals have no shame.

Most see good in everyone I’m sure your saying this cause you’re new to being a liberal and need to prove to others you’ll fit into the cult.
This is why so many of us, understand what mean and heartless liberals can be.


Posted by John

11:15 AM, Jul 15, 2008

I know both of you are trying to find something, anything on obama's donations to charity.

This may be of interest to you two;
Before you throw stones best to cover your bases first.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0704250022apr25,1,3690658.story

Posted by Bothsides

11:25 AM, Jul 15, 2008

Ouch, that must hurt JimD and jamesb...

Posted by John

12:32 PM, Jul 15, 2008

In order to hurt someone, this would mean they truly inherited compassion for fellow man. These two (jamesb more than Jimd) have proven over time their shallowness.


Posted by John

1:42 PM, Jul 15, 2008

I Know,I know I did make reference to Senator John Kerry (d) who fought for 4 months in the jungles of Vietnam received two purple hearts God Bless him did I miss something?

Here is the riches person in the Senate and his donations:
http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200403220840.asp

This is like a Timex watch just keeps running and running.


http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200403220840.asp

Posted by John

1:52 PM, Jul 15, 2008

Jimd and Jamesb are you on the web?


I know ,I know I mentioned murray/cantwell (d) Seattle

Tribal Campaign Contributions and Jack Abramoff
Murray "received more than $40,000 in contributions from out-of-state Indian tribes represented by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff campaign finance reports show.
"Murray's total places her ninth among lawmakers - and second among Democrats - who received campaign donations from tribes associated with Abramoff, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, D.C.-based group that tracks money in politics. The money was received from 1999 to 2005, the group said in a report posted on its Web site, www.opensecrets.org," KOMO 1000 TV News reported January 4, 2006.
"Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has been spotlighted by The Associated Press for not giving away to charity $41,000 received from Abramoff's tribal clients. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., also apparently is not giving back $10,000 in similar contributions

Oh, sorry I didn't mention them :)
I'm not sure if they ever did donated the money.....


Posted by upchuck

1:59 PM, Jul 15, 2008

the linked chicago tribune article raises more questions than it answers... for example it lists the amounts that bush, cheney and their wives have donated to charity, but it doesn't tell us which charities. i wonder how much money was given to church "charities" fpr example working hard to "cure" gay people, or teaching abstinence as the only defense against aids in troubled regions. also, to fully evaluate the charitable attributes of an individual you must look at the person as a whole. true obama's claimed charitable tax deductions were low by camparrison in the recent past, but this is a man who dedicated himself personally and profesionally to public service with community organizations forgoing lucrative career as a lawyer. that sort of charity isn't listed as tax deductions, but i wonder what the amount would be if you compared the value of the jobs he gave up to serve the community? and looking the other direction, sure cheney and bush "donated" a lot of money, but what were their professional and personal endeavors prior to taking public office? running companies that have been profiting off of war and environmental destruction. not very charitable if you ask me.

and i must add ,that it seems telling to me that postman could focus on more substantial issues when even the ideological hacks (and i include myself) are arguing about who does more charitable giving in the comments to a post about cindy mccain's race car driving hobby = )

Posted by jamesb

2:03 PM, Jul 15, 2008

John,

More with the nastiest from you huh? All I asked was for you to support your contention. Now it appears you have, with the exception of the “could ever dream of” part of your original statement. None of us knows what will happen in the future.

Bothsides,

What must hurt?

Posted by John

2:07 PM, Jul 15, 2008

Posted by John

2:12 PM, Jul 15, 2008

upchuck,
I stopped reading at the word gays No insult intended but get a life.
The Seattle Times speculates and calls it facts I didn't
your a speculator too!


Posted by John

2:22 PM, Jul 15, 2008

“ More with the nastiest from you huh? All I asked was for you to support your contention. Now it appears you have, with the exception of the “could ever dream of” part of your original statement. None of us knows what will happen in the future.”

I’ve given you many links and stories about liberals on these posts.

If history means anything the chance is slim to none obama’s will either come near or match her.

Who said I feel you pain?

Posted by John

2:24 PM, Jul 15, 2008

upchuck,
I stopped reading at the word gays No insult intended but get a life.
The Seattle Times speculates and calls it facts I didn't
your a speculator too!

Correction :

The Seattle Times speculates and calls it facts I didn't know your a speculator too!

Posted by John

3:03 PM, Jul 15, 2008

Promise this is the last link, I can not stop laughing sorry.
Jimd, you should have been a nice guy with your remarks about her.
http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/04/07/those-clinton-charitable-donations.php


Posted by jamesb

3:31 PM, Jul 15, 2008

John,

Yes, nastiness. Your words “This is really sad, and shows how nasty and un-natural your kind is!”
Exactly what is that supposed to mean and why did you say it? Go back and read my posts. I have said nothing bad about Mrs. McCain. All I asked was for you to support your statements. Eventually, you did.

Posted by John

4:05 PM, Jul 15, 2008

You really think Cindy or their web site would lie about what she has done in a snap shot of her humanity and invoking the name of Mother Teresa within the same story.

After seeing all your liberals giving habits, I can understand why you would not believe.

Republicans more than not, don not wear their accomplishments or giving’s on their sleeve.

Also, do you know they have two son’s serving today in the Middle East of course not. Only the poor kids go to war.
JimD ,gave a cheap shot and thought it would slide by.


Posted by jamesb

4:28 PM, Jul 15, 2008

John,
Once again, read what I posted and I will be responsible for it. What Jimd says, he is responsible for.

Posted by JimD

4:32 PM, Jul 15, 2008

LOL...I just got on-line the first time today, and man... the McCainiacs are sure bent out of shape.

NO one has said ANYthing "bad" about Cindy McCain on this thread.
In fact - I'm suspect she'd agree with everything posted about her, in the satirical spirit it was offered.

The only animosity posted here is this hateful spew against the Obama's, and those of us responding to the rather humorous thought of Cindy McCain, socialite heiress and wife of a Congressman who's traveled the world working with Mother Theresa... chasing her son around in a car like one of the Dukes of Hazard!
I don't care who you are - that there is funny ;-)

Lighten up folks.
I love her, and think she'd make a great first lady.
It's her husband that troubles me.


Having said all that....(here it comes).... the measurement of one's charity and good will is relative to one's resources.
Cindy McCain INHERETED a fortune.
She did not have to struggle-up from the bottom like the Obama's did.
She was born at the top.
Nothing wrong with that - I'm not knocking her in the least for her inherited privilege, given how she's used it to do so much good for others.
But it's a little easier for the super-wealthy to fly around the world spreading good deeds, than it is for more regular folks like you, me...and the Obama's.

If Michelle Obama was sitting on more than a quarter-billion dollars, would she be putting some of it into charitable work like Cindy McCain has?
Don't know, but it's patently unfair to suggest she wouldn't, given her long history of social work and civic activism.

If Cindy McCain is as great as you think she is - and I truly suspect she is - she might be a bit ashamed of the hateful comments made above in her defense.

Posted by John

4:41 PM, Jul 15, 2008

I would not have stoop to your level calling Cindy's story on what she has accomplish through out the World " talking points "

this was disgusting and degrading her charity endeavors.
Yes, shameful liberal _____ ___ ___you fill in the blanks.

Next, you'll tell me words do not mean anything.

Posted by John

4:50 PM, Jul 15, 2008

JimD,

You should have read the links I provided on your politician's
Habits or lack of giving.

I cannot believe all three of you liberals can post this garbage without laughing.

If you guys are serious in these past posts,

Please go outside smell the roses have some fun be happy. You do not have to be rich to live life to it's fullest.

Posted by jamesb

4:53 PM, Jul 15, 2008

John,
I asked you point blank if the tables were reversed and I had posted something directly off of Obama’s website, if you would have found that to be compelling or sufficient. You failed to answer but I am quite sure you would not. If your intent is to rally others to your point of view, you should not feel put upon to give some evidence to support your claims. If your intent is nothing more than to scream at anyone who has a different point of view, nothing to write will have any meaning.

Posted by John

5:07 PM, Jul 15, 2008

jamesb, sorry I forgot to post your name
So here it is again: I would have done some checking besides BHO web site but that's me.

I would not have stoop to your level calling C
indy's story on what she has accomplish through out the World " talking points "

this was disgusting and degrading her charity endeavors.
Yes, shameful liberal _____ ___ ___you fill in the blanks.

Next, you'll tell me words do not mean anything.

Posted by JimD

5:22 PM, Jul 15, 2008

Lighten up, John.
Why are you pretending to get all emotional and angry about someone referring to the little story you pasted as "talking points"?
They ARE talking points.
That's what both campaign's web sites are there for.
To make points about the candidates we can talk about.
Please -- save the phony indignation for something more worthy than calling Cindy McCain's carefully crafted biography on her husband's presidential election web site, "talking points".
It's not the Bible.
It's a campaign web site, for christ's sake.
You know this.

Posted by John

5:57 PM, Jul 15, 2008


Jimb,Jamesb and upchuck,

You guys are barrel of laughs, If McCain did not mention her on the web site the first remarks from you three would be why is he hiding that rich girl. I understand no one other than a liberal can win on this site, however it is amusing reading your reactions.

I understand your frustration on this election cycle, If I had the wrong candidates (BHO and Christina) running in a year that should been “The Year Of The Democrats” and seeing this dream fall through again, yeah, I would be disappointed I guess.
So have a beer on me.
Cheers
John
Have you guys heard the word "Tolerance"
I forgot that was 1993 slogan for more garbage.

I know,I know I shouldn't have said it.
Have two more beers on me then.
Cheers
John


Posted by upchuck

6:52 PM, Jul 15, 2008

john, you should have kept reading, i made some relevant points - albeit somewhat sarcastically.

the point is, the measure of how charitable someone is cannot merely be quantified on a tax return

Posted by JimD

6:53 PM, Jul 15, 2008

I think John has already had enough of his own beers...lol.

Yes - it's probably difficult for someone who finds comfort in the right-wing stereotype of an evil, monster "liberal" or "democrat", when they actually meet a few and discover they don't fit the cartoon image they've heard on the radio or read about on the Internet.

Nothing bad what-so-ever was said here about Cindy McCain.
No one even suggested Cindy's campaign biography is untrue.
No one posted any inaccurate or misleading info about her.
No one questioned her generous spirit and the work she's done.
But why should that reality get in the way of pretending it was in true Machiavellian style, and telling-off the imagined offenders with:
"...Could you be more moronic..."
"...the derangement that is the hallmark of the fringe left whacko is here to stay..."
"...shows how nasty and un-natural your kind is!..."
"...You should be ashamed of yourself for acting like a liberal..."
"...you obviously feel so much guilt for others success..."
"...Have you guys heard the word "Tolerance"..."
(I have no idea what the last one's supposed to mean)
Plus a convulsive tirade of anti-Obama hatred to top it off.

A good lesson -- Do not to judge one too much by the admirers they attract.
Cause I still like Cindy McCain despite the shrill temper tantrums of her husband's thin-skinned supporters.

Posted by JimD

7:13 PM, Jul 15, 2008

By the way, David;
Perhaps a video depicting something Michelle Obama does in her spare time would provide balance for those who took offense to the hilarious combination of Cindy McCain's stated pastime, and a video of what it is.
I welcome these occasionally frivolous entries, especially since they obviously don't displace or take any significant time away from the real stories you work on.
For those who can't take a joke, too bad I guess.

Posted by John

7:35 PM, Jul 15, 2008

I know, I know I just have to sorry,

“Perhaps a video depicting something Michelle Obama does in her spare time would provide balance for those who took offense to the hilarious combination of Cindy McCain's stated pastime, and a video of what it is.”

Jimd,
God only knows the big fat smile I have on my face again reading your post and the other two’s.

If I where a betting man I would bet she has no free time as she has a tendency of putting her foot in her mouth. Then spending days and weeks saying what she really meant to say. Wait one; come to think about this both Obama’s have the same tendency LoL.


Here is a good site to read up about her lack of spare time.

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2008/06/27/michelle-obama-first-lady-wannabe/

Posted by JimD

8:08 PM, Jul 15, 2008

"...If I where a betting man I would bet she has no free time as she has a tendency of putting her foot in her mouth. Then spending days and weeks saying what she really meant to say. Wait one; come to think about this both Obama’s have the same tendency LoL."

Well gosh, John.
You just had to bring-up flip-flopping, didn't you :-)

This is only a partial list of McCain's flip-flops the last few years, meticulously documented with links to quotes and government documents in the original story you can find here:
http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/15924.html
By Steven Benen
© 2008 Carpetbagger Media LLC

"
> McCain supported the drilling moratorium; now he’s against it.
>McCain strongly opposes a windfall-tax on oil company profits. Three weeks earlier, he was perfectly comfortable with the idea.
>McCain thought Bush’s warrantless-wiretap program circumvented the law; now he believes the opposite.
>McCain defended “privatizing” Social Security. Now he says he’s against privatization (though he actually still supports it.)
> McCain wanted to change the Republican Party platform to protect abortion rights in cases of rape and incest. Now he doesn’t.
>McCain thought the estate tax was perfectly fair. Now he believes the opposite.
>He opposed indefinite detention of terrorist suspects. When the Supreme Court reached the same conclusion, he called it “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country.”
>McCain said he would “not impose a litmus test on any nominee.” He used to promise the opposite.
> McCain believes the telecoms should be forced to explain their role in the administration’s warrantless surveillance program as a condition for retroactive immunity. He used to believe the opposite.
>McCain supported storing spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Now he believes the opposite.
>McCain supported moving “towards normalization of relations” with Cuba. Now he believes the opposite.
>McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Hamas. Now he believes the opposite.
>McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Syria. Now he believes the opposite.
>He argued the NRA should not have a role in the Republican Party’s policy making. Now he believes the opposite.
>McCain supported his own lobbying-reform legislation from 1997. Now he doesn’t.
>He wanted political support from radical televangelists like John Hagee and Rod Parsley. Now he doesn’t.
>McCain supported the Lieberman/Warner legislation to combat global warming. Now he doesn’t.
>McCain pledged in February 2008 that he would not, under any circumstances, raise taxes. Specifically, McCain was asked if he is a “‘read my lips’ candidate, no new taxes, no matter what?” referring to George H.W. Bush’s 1988 pledge. “No new taxes,” McCain responded. Two weeks later, McCain said, “I’m not making a ‘read my lips’ statement, in that I will not raise taxes.”
>McCain is both for and against a “rogue state rollback” as a focus of his foreign policy vision.
>McCain says he considered and did not consider joining John Kerry’s Democratic ticket in 2004.
>In 1998, he championed raising cigarette taxes to fund programs to cut underage smoking, insisting that it would prevent illnesses and provide resources for public health programs. Now, McCain opposes a $0.61-per-pack tax increase, won’t commit to supporting a regulation bill he’s co-sponsoring, and has hired Philip Morris’ former lobbyist as his senior campaign adviser.
>McCain has changed his economic worldview on multiple occasions.
>McCain has changed his mind about a long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq on multiple occasions.
>McCain is both for and against attacking Barack Obama over his former pastor at his former church.
>McCain believes Americans are both better and worse off than they were before Bush took office.
>McCain is both for and against earmarks for Arizona.
>McCain believes his endorsement from radical televangelist John Hagee was both a good and bad idea.
>McCain’s first mortgage plan was premised on the notion that homeowners facing foreclosure shouldn’t be “rewarded” for acting “irresponsibly.” His second mortgage plan took largely the opposite position
>McCain vowed, if elected, to balance the federal budget by the end of his first term. Soon after, he decided he would no longer even try to reach that goal.
>In February 2008, McCain reversed course on prohibiting waterboarding.
>McCain used to champion the Law of the Sea convention, even volunteering to testify on the treaty’s behalf before a Senate committee. Now he opposes it.
>McCain was a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants’ kids who graduate from high school. Now he’s against it.
>On immigration policy in general, McCain announced in February 2008 that he would vote against his own legislation.
>In 2006, McCain sponsored legislation to require grassroots lobbying coalitions to reveal their financial donors. In 2007, after receiving “feedback” on the proposal, McCain told far-right activist groups that he opposes his own measure.
>McCain said before the war in Iraq, “We will win this conflict. We will win it easily.” Four years later, McCain said he knew all along that the war in Iraq war was “probably going to be long and hard and tough.”
>McCain said he was the “greatest critic” of Rumsfeld’s failed Iraq policy. In December 2003, McCain praised the same strategy as “a mission accomplished.” In March 2004, he said, “I’m confident we’re on the right course.” In December 2005, he said, “Overall, I think a year from now, we will have made a fair amount of progress if we stay the course.”
>McCain went from saying he would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade to saying the exact opposite.
>McCain went from saying gay marriage should be allowed, to saying gay marriage shouldn’t be allowed.
>McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as “an agent of intolerance” in 2002, but then decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans “deserved” the 9/11 attacks.
>McCain used to oppose Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.
>On a related note, he said 2005 that he opposed the tax cuts because they were “too tilted to the wealthy.” By 2007, he denied ever having said this, and insisted he opposed the cuts because of increased government spending.
>In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending “dirty money” to help finance Bush’s presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.
>McCain supported a major campaign-finance reform measure that bore his name. In June 2007, he abandoned his own legislation.
>McCain opposed a holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., before he supported it.
>McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University before he was for it.
>McCain was anti-ethanol. Now he’s pro-ethanol.
>McCain was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag.
>McCain decided in 2000 that he didn’t want anything to do with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, believing he “would taint the image of the ‘Straight Talk Express.’” Kissinger is now the Honorary Co-Chair for his presidential campaign in New York.
"
By Steven Benen
© 2008 Carpetbagger Media LLC

Posted by John

8:29 PM, Jul 15, 2008

Jimd,
Come on buddy is that the best you can do after the man spent 25 years in the halls of Congress. Now, comparing your BHO who spent a whopping 18 months as Senator I cannot find any mention of him sorry. You won that one.

In 2000 it was you guys who supported him, in 2008 it was you guys who wanted him to run. I never had voted for him, however knowing the vile I hear from the liberals on this site knowing it will be the same nasty rhetoric from BHO I’ll gladly vote for Senator John McCain, thank you. :)


Posted by JimD

9:20 PM, Jul 15, 2008

As the reasearch states, these are only the HIGHLIGHTS of McCain's flip-flopping during the last two years.

I frankly think his wife might make a better president than he would.

Posted by John

9:40 PM, Jul 15, 2008

"I frankly think his wife might make a better president than he would."


I really wish I could say the same about BHO wife.

:)

Posted by JimD

8:50 AM, Jul 16, 2008

FYI John,
That last link you posted - gunnyqwordpress.com.
Is it part of a porn network or something?
Because the guest wI-fi service I'm on (for drivers at a Freightliner dealership no less) won't let me connect.
I'm serious - not making this up.
Says it violates the user agreement and connecting would be a risk to the system and my computer.
Word up - you might be picking up some nasty spyware when you connect to these disreputable Internet sites.

Posted by John

4:26 PM, Jul 16, 2008


JimD,
Thanks for the heads up I just went there and it is working no prono there, here is the link again:

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2008/06/27/michelle-obama-first-lady-wannabe/

maybe you have a conservative web site blocker lol..:)

Posted by John

7:53 PM, Jul 16, 2008

BO, told his wife to go home watch the kids and start cooking. She will be off the trail.
BO must have seen the new poll out yesterday.
I 'm going to miss hearing her rants.

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