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McCainism of the Day

“I haven’t changed. My record is the same on all issues, which is that of a conservative Republican. Not a liberal Republican, not a moderate Republican.” (5-3-2006)


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McCainism of the Night

“The fact is that I have agreed with President Bush far more than I have disagreed. And on the transcendent issues, the most important issues of our day, I’ve been totally in agreement and support of President Bush. –“Meet the Press” interview, June 19, 2005

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Five Former Secretaries of State Disagree With McCain

Five former U.S. secretaries of state said on Monday the next American administration should talk to Iran, a foe President George W. Bush has generally shunned as part of an “axis of evil.”

Engaging Iran is important because Washington’s military options against Tehran are unsatisfactory, said the diplomats, who worked for Republican and Democratic administrations.

The five — Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, Warren Christopher, James Baker and Henry Kissinger — all said they favored talking to Iran as part of a strategy to stop Tehran’s development of a nuclear weapons program.

read the rest here.

amusingly, bush said the same thing last year:

We can have meetings. Talking is not the problem. We can talk to Iran. But Iran wants nuclear weapons and I’m not going to let that happen. Not on my watch. We tried to have dialogue with Syria, right after the war, didn’t get much.

and yet, now bush/mccain want to pretend as if it’s appeasement…

p.s.  is mccain going to claim that his “experience” trumps all five of these people?

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The Maverick voted with Bush 100% of the time in ’08

according to a CQ Presidential Support analysis, john mccain voted the same as bush 100% of the time in ’08, and 95% of the time as bush in ’07.

some change can do you good, mccain.

here’s a chart, and a discussion of the study here:

Presidential Support
Year Support Oppose
2008 (through May 15, 2008 ) 100% 0%
2007 95% 5%
2006 89% 11%
2005 77% 23%
2004 92% 8%
2003 91% 9%
2002 90% 10%
2001 91% 9%

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