There is of course his very Liberal voting record in the Senate. Need I mention the legislation he has sposored with far left Senators in the Senate? McCain- Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, and McCain-Edwards just off the top of my head Now there is some more current issues. Remember he was part of the gang of nine that blocked the Republican Party from changing Senate rules used to filibuster Presidential judicial nominees?..
Now, the New York Times has endorsed John McCain and Hillary Clinton for the GOP and Democratic presidential nominations, respectively.
In the endorsements, to run in Friday’s edition, The Times highlighted each candidate’s perceived ability to undo what it called the harm of the Bush administration.
We have strong disagreements with all the Republicans running for president. The leading candidates have no plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. They are too wedded to discredited economic theories and unwilling even now to break with the legacy of President Bush. We disagree with them strongly on what makes a good Supreme Court justice.
Still, there is a choice to be made, and it is an easy one. Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field.
We have shuddered at Mr. McCain’s occasional, tactical pander to the right because he has demonstrated that he has the character to stand on principle. He was an early advocate for battling global warming and risked his presidential bid to uphold fundamental American values in the immigration debate. A genuine war hero among Republicans who proclaim their zeal to be commander in chief, Mr. McCain argues passionately that a country’s treatment of prisoners in the worst of times says a great deal about its character.
NYTs endorses McCain? That should have killed his campaign. He is a social liberal and hasn’t a clue on the economy. He fought the Contract with America Republican Congress, he voted against the Bush tax cuts saying it is a tax cut for the rich, he was the one vote that killed drilling in ANWR. John McCain doesn’t have any scientific training or expertise. But he trusts the “experts”. They’ve told him that global warming is the most urgent issue facing the world, and that makes climate change one of the three issues that he’s emphasizing in his presidential campaign. Global warming politics is bunk of course, there are many credible scientists that have de-bunked Global Warming as nothing but a natural cycle. He still wants Amnesty for illegal aliens as well!
Someone explain to me how this man is a Conservative or a Republican?
If This man gets the nomination and becomes President, he will single handedly kill the conservative movement. How will people know the difference between liberal/progressive/socialists if McCain convinces the American people he represents conservatism???
John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth. Like McCain, pollsters assured us that Dole was the most “electable” Republican. Unlike McCain, Dole didn’t lie all the time while claiming to engage in Straight Talk.
Of course, I might lie constantly too, if I were seeking the Republican presidential nomination after enthusiastically promoting amnesty for illegal aliens, Social Security credit for illegal aliens, criminal trials for terrorists, stem-cell research on human embryos, crackpot global warming legislation and free speech-crushing campaign-finance laws.