McCain Is No Conservative!

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republican John McCain is urging his conservative critics to rally around his presidential campaign, there is a lot of water under that bridge.

Here are the top 10 reasons some conservatives dislike the Arizona senator:

1. Campaign finance reform. McCain tried to limit the role of money in politics with measures that, critics say, stomp on the constitutional right to free speech.

2. Immigration. McCain has been a vocal supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, although he now says he understands the border between the U.S. and Mexico must be sealed first.

3. Tax cuts. McCain twice voted against President Bush’s tax cuts, saying in 2001 they helped the wealthy at the expense of the middle class and in 2003 that there should be no tax relief until the cost of the Iraq war was known. But he now wants to extend the tax cuts.

4. Gay Marriage. McCain refuses to support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

5. Stem cell research. McCain would relax restrictions on federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research, which critics consider tantamount to abortion.

6. Global warming. Among the loudest voices in Congress for aggressive action against global warming and a frequent critic of the Bush administration on the issue.

7. “Gang of 14” member. One of seven Republicans and seven Democrats who averted a Senate showdown over whether filibusters could be used against Bush judicial nominees.

8. Kerry veep. McCain was approached by the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, about being his running mate. McCain talked with Kerry but rejected the offer.

9. Works with Democrats. See all of the above.

10. Belligerence. McCain can be acerbic toward his critics, such as when he labeled televangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson “agents of intolerance.” He reconciled with Falwell in 2006. Conservative James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, said in a statement on the morning of the Super Tuesday primaries that he would not vote for McCain, citing among other things his “legendary temper” and that he “often uses foul and obscene language.”

~ by bohography on February 11, 2008.

10 Responses to “McCain Is No Conservative!”

  1. Great photo catching John McCain as he really is!

  2. Politics was created to help our country be more at peace, not to get nasty. If you dislike someone then critize there opinions respectfuly not their apperance.

  3. I don’t dislike McCain, I actually have tremendous respect for him, and I will vote for him. As a fellow veteran I appreciate what he has done for our country. I was just making a point during the so-called ‘Immigration Reform’ that he and Ted Kennedy was trying to pass on the American people. He was not my first choice or second, but I will fully support him, because he is hands down more qualified and ready to be President than the other choice… the picture was intended for good humor, because politics can get to trenched in negativity… Trying to make light of the situation.

  4. I find it interesting and hypocritical that the conservative right is backing John McCain after his cameo appearance in the movie, ”Wedding Crashers” which was criticized by movie critics for repeated excessive nudity. McCain made no apologies for it and actually joked about it on Jay Leno stating, “”In Washington, I work with boobs every day.”

    How is it that the conservative right has turned their heads from this and pretend it never happened? They point out McCain’s values and morals and this diabolical appearance is in direct opposition to Christian values. I bet if Obama had appeared in such a raunchy movie, the conservative right would criticize him for amoral and indecent behavior. I am a Christian and I am appalled John McCain would appear in such a movie and turn around and run for the office of president.

    Isn’t it interesting how the conservative right pick and choose their values, whenever it suits them best. Thanks for pretending McCain has done nothing wrong, so you can keep a tight grip on your taxes. And by the way; doesn’t it give you an out for voting for that black guy? It’s no wonder the world think we are a bunch of hypocrites because we are. I can’t in good conscience vote for either one of them.

  5. “Works with Democrats”…uh oh. So what we need is a one-party system? Which model do we pick–Stalinist Russia, China, or perhaps Myanamar? Or how about those Nazi guys? Neocons are a disgrace to conservatism.

  6. nice

  7. booo

  8. OBAMA

  9. sarah palin is a complete moron

  10. that was good!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahahahaha

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