The Real McCain Record – from National Review


A m e r i c a n  P o s t – G a z e t t e

Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Real McCain Record
Obstacles in the way of conservative support.
by Mark Levin

There’s a reason some of John McCain’s conservative supporters avoid discussing his record. They want to talk about his personal story, his position on the surge, his supposed electability. But whenever the rest of his career comes up, the knee-jerk reply is to characterize the inquiries as attacks.

The McCain domestic record is a disaster. To say he fought spending, most particularly earmarks, is to nibble around the edges and miss the heart of the matter. For starters, consider:

McCain-Feingold – the most brazen frontal assault on political speech since Buckley v. Valeo

McCain-Kennedy – the most far-reaching amnesty program in American history. 

McCain-Lieberman – the most onerous and intrusive attack on American industry – through reporting, regulating, and taxing authority of greenhouse gases – in American history. 

McCain-Kennedy-Edwards – the biggest boon to the trial bar since the tobacco settlement, under the rubric of a patients’ bill of rights.

McCain-Reimportation of Drugs – a significant blow to pharmaceutical research and development, not to mention consumer safety (hey Rudy, pay attention, see link). 

And McCain’s stated opposition to the Bush 2001 and 2003 tax cuts was largely based on socialist, class-warfare rhetoric - tax cuts for the rich, not for the middle class. The public record is full of these statements. Today, he recalls only his insistence on accompanying spending cuts. 

As chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, McCain was consistently hostile to American enterprise, from media and pharmaceutical companies to technology and energy companies. 

McCain also led the Gang of 14, which prevented the Republican leadership in the Senate from mounting a rule change that would have ended the systematic use (actual and threatened) of the filibuster to prevent majority approval of judicial nominees.

And then there’s the McCain defense record.

His supporters point to essentially one policy strength, McCain’s early support for a surge and counterinsurgency. It has now evolved intoMcCain taking credit for forcing the president to adopt General David Petreaus’s strategy. Where’s the evidence to support such a claim?

Moreover, Iraq is an important battle in our war against the Islamo-fascist threat. But the war is a global war, and it most certainly includes the continental United States, which, after all, was struck on 9/11. How does McCain fare in that regard?

McCain-ACLU – the unprecedented granting of due-process rights to unlawful enemy combatants (terrorists).

McCain has repeatedly called for the immediate closing of Guantanamo Bay and the introduction of al-Qaeda terrorists into our own prisons – despite the legal rights they would immediately gain and the burdens of managing such a dangerous population.

While McCain proudly and repeatedly points to his battles with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who had to rebuild the U.S. military and fight a complex war, where was McCain in the lead-up to the war – when the military was being dangerously downsized by the Clinton administration and McCain’s friend, former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen? Where was McCain when the CIA was in desperate need of attention? Also, McCain was apparently in the dark about al-Qaeda like most of Washington, despite a decade of warnings.

My fingers are crossed that at the next debate, either Fred Thompson or Mitt Romney will find a way to address McCain’s record. (Mike Huckabee won’t, as he is apparently in the tank for him.)

Mark R. Levin served as chief of staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese in the Reagan administration, and he is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host.

 

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  1. Great website. Makes it plain as day. Senator McCain has a lifetime rating of 81% from the American Conservative Union, and J.D. has a 98% lifetime rating. Which one will stand up to Obama on the billion dollar bailouts? J.D. McCain just bows over and votes for them.

  2. Michael Holliday says:

    This list of John McCain’s transgressions is just too exhaustive to even contemplate. I’m getting dizzy just looking at it!

    This is what really disturbs me, though:

    “McCain has repeatedly called for the immediate closing of Guantanamo Bay and the introduction of al-Qaeda terrorists into our own prisons – despite the legal rights they would immediately gain and the burdens of managing such a dangerous population.”

    This is simply unacceptable, since we share a border with Mexico and narco-terrorists are simply walking into our country and killing, kidnapping and torturing people on a daily basis!

    How many Islamo-fascist terrorists are slipping into America via Mexico?

    Like I said, McCain fiddles while Arizona (and America) burns!

    It burns me that we all have to pay such a terrible price for John McCain’s fatally-flawed policies.

    Well, we have a chance to change all of that at the ballot box.

    If you want to really read a good book, besides JD Hayworth’s “Whatever it Takes: illegal Immigration, Border Security and the War on Terror,” read “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama (and now John McCain) Is Inviting the Next Attack!”

    If this book doesn’t wake you up, nothing will!

    John McCain astounds me! Simply amazes me!

    He’s a one-man circus!

  3. Jack Hammer says:

    Mike & Tom:

    Watch what you post!

    Ann, Travis and LD17 will accuse you of “hate”!!

  4. Jack Hammer,

    Ann = Lisa James
    Travis = Travis Junion
    LD17 = Susan Bitter Smith

    Does anyone care what these three think? Nope. RINO wing of party with little influence.

  5. Howdy! Like the new McCain site? Bout time johnny boy came clean.

    Just tryin to help.

    http://therealjohnmccainforsenate.weebly.com/ in case you missed the link.

  6. Jack, Mike and Tom #3,
    Don’t worry about Travis, Lisa and 17. They are mature enough to recognize desperation, just like everyone else lurking on this blog, almost everyone.

  7. Horst,

    I appreciate the compliment but I am not Lisa James or in the not so flattering category, Susan Bitter-Smith…or Satan incarnate. I am just a regular person, a conservative voter who dares to speak her mind and occasionally be in contrast to those who label themselves as the only holders of truth…and I dare to not drink the kool-aid.

    Rather than deal with issues these self-righteous folks would like to use intimidation by calling names and daring to “out” others while hiding behind their own pen names.

    Just another example of their hypocrisy.

  8. Michael Holliday says:

    I haven’t sensed any desperation from the Hayworth camp at all. Quite the contrary.

    JD appears quite large and in charge. Very relaxed and ready to engage McCain in a rigorous, retirement-inducing debate.

    McCain’s retirement, that is.

    As Levin’s article points out, John McCain is his own worst enemy.

    That he’s been so adept at practicing the art of political invisibility for so long, not having to account for his abysmal record, is truly a feat of Senatorial virtuosity.

    However, JD Hayworth weilds the big broom of logic, true conservatism and the will of the people to unseat McCain.

    As the Primaries loom large, John McCain will grow weary, unsure and unbalanced.

    As reality starts to creep in, that money can’t buy everyone and everything–like hot summer fingers of Arizona sunlight, piercing through the thermal pane vale of his consciousness to grip him–it will ignite a flash of recognition, between his ears, of the truth he has been evading for years and years and years: Arizona is JD Hayworth’s house and he says that it’s time to get out!

    JD, wearing a big Arizona cowboy hat and some rattlesnake boots, will take the giant broom of true conservatism off the wall. He will declare no amnesty for illegals and pronounce John McCain “Anathema!” in one fell sweep:

    “Go ye into the wilderness of the desert, McCain, to feast on locusts and wild berries and creepy crawly things for thine mouth runneth over and thy poison pen hath wrought more havoc to Arizona than a hundred thousand Samurai swords drawn in wrath, angst and fury!”

    “Be scattered, ye forked tongue one, to the four corners of the Earth’s dustbin of history, her story, our story!”

    THE END

  9. Quite poetic, Mr. Holliday. My compliments, I feel touched it was like reading my childhood books, Alice in Wonderland, Tarzan among the Apes, Snow White in CD 5.
    I admit the last one I made up.
    But all in all, I appreciate a little bit of humor, especially from the other camp.

  10. Ann, I apologize for thinking of you as someone I knew. Perhaps I do know you anyway.
    You are obviously among the mature and pragmatics among this illustrious group of posters.

  11. #3: I’ll make my own comments, thanks Jack.

    I don’t accuse Michael of hate. He’s in the delusional category since he’s the one who compared JD to St. Paul.

    That was a ripper!

  12. Tom Dodson says:

    I have closely watched John McCain’s voting record and am appalled. As a Ronald Reagan supporter I have been stunned that those who call themselves “conservatives” have not seen the correlation between a true America First Reagan Landslide wins in elections and the 180 degree policy turns to the Rockefeller globalism of Bush 41, sacrifical lamb Dole, Bush 43, sacrificial lamb McCain to move the GOP to be questioned on it’s ability to fight Socialism from the left. I will never , never , never support those like McCain who clearly worship at the feet of a globalist anti-american agenda that has left us bankrupt and indebted to the chinese communists. JD Hayworth is far mor elikely to stand up and work to stop the decline that I have sadly watched since Ronald Reagan’s leadership exit left a huge vacuum we jhave yet to recover from. Know the issues, understand the facts, vote for what is right, not personalities.

  13. Michael Holliday says:

    My analogy to St. Paul is an historical and universal allusion which is often used to contrast the limits of human transgression and forgiveness.

    Sorry that you found that portion funny. It wasn’t meant to be.

    Anyway, I like to communicate in different styles to get my point across: sometimes serious, sometimes a little comical or an admixture of both.

    Just so long as you read, remember and act on the discourse and do the right thing at election time.

  14. Blue Meanie says:

    Now that’s the McCain I know and the reason I registered as a republican. Great web site! I never thought I would see truth and John McCain together. Every Arizonan should have it in their favorites.

  15. Yeah, right. says:

    This moron lost me with the defense of Rummy dummy. Our “plan” for Iraq was a debacle from the git go. And Rummy dummy and our Vice President are directly at fault. It took years to overcome that bad start- period.

    Epic fail.

  16. wanumba says:

    Horst Kraus Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    it was like reading my childhood books, Alice in Wonderland, Tarzan among the Apes, Snow White in CD 5.
    ………………

    Funny how politics, life and misinterpretations, and re-current conflicts occasionally converge.

    Tarzan is an awesome book. Cross-cultural man/ape, cross-cultural homeschooled, self-educated man versus civilization, preferring the ape’s simple outlook while being bored with their simplicity, fascinated by mankind, while repelled by the human duplicity the apes didn’t have, fought against Arab slavers of Africans, took the side of free Africans against cannibals. Mr. Multilingual: Tarzan spoke Ape, read English, was taught to speak French before he spoke English, and Jane was a blonde, blue-eyed American girl.

    Sneaky Left Disney made the complex Tarzan into Ape wannabe, the evil ape-beating vicious ape Kerchak into a wise patriarch, blonde American Jane into a brunette Brit girl, and John Clayton, the evil stereotypical Left version of a hunter was actually Tarzan’s real name, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke. Disney was laughing their asses off at the ignorant audience a generation that never read the book, led by Disney to cheer on Tarzan’s fight to the death with … himself.

    Strangely relevent to contemporary issues.

  17. wanumba says:

    Yeah, right. Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    This moron lost me with the defense of Rummy dummy. Our “plan” for Iraq was a debacle from the git go. And Rummy dummy and our Vice President are directly at fault. It took years to overcome that bad start- period.

    Epic fail.
    ………

    SO, what’s the highest job responsibility you’ve attained? It seems that the lower the achievement, the higher the resorting to idiocy of sophomoric name-calling like “rummy dummy.”

    Shows total reliance on “talking points,” and unquestioned “conventional wisdom” and “rumor” not life experience.

  18. wanumba says:

    Reality check:
    The Surge: The Untold Story.

    http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2009/11/the-surge-the-untold-story/

    Sit down, and invest 30 mintues to get a sense of the reality of Iraq and what was really happening there. The media, in a combo of being cheap, too scared and flat out lazy to leave their desks, outsourced their reporting to partisan local propagandists who have been discredited. This is a far better resume of what was going on, how it developed and how our military reformed its strategy to deal with it.

  19. Yeah, right. says:

    Sorry to have make the clarification crystal clear- when we started in Iraq- that entire not ready for prime time strategy of walking in and not being ready to run the place from day one. Bremer, etc.

    That epic fail. As for who or what I am, that really doesn’t concern you, now does it wanumba- you live in your own reality- that which doesn’t intersect mine or much of the rest of the state much. Turning this into a surge debate just assuages the epic fail that made the surge, and our resulting casualties necessary. Rumsfeld has their blood on his hands.

    Stuff happens, but when you are in charge, it is your responsibility.

  20. Jacklyn M. says:

    I saw that Free Government Money and thought that JD was running an ad on the anti-McCain site.

  21. Michael Holliday says:

    Horst Kraus Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    it was like reading my childhood books, Alice in Wonderland, Tarzan among the Apes, Snow White in CD 5.

    ******

    Quizzical and practical how politics, life, conflagrations and mental anguish mesh with re-current conflicts and occasionally converge into a mad desire to avenge the loss of a coconut through pugilistic bouts with hands and feet and claws and paws of steel as man and ape box it out for the love of a single South American banana hanging from a tiny Jacaranda tree near the nest of lizards.

    Tarzan is an awesome book but very intricate in its explication of rain forest politics and jungle civics. Cross-cultural man/ape, hyper-dimensional kick to the solar plexus, home-schooled Lexus driver, self-educated sea diver, man versus dove lovers and Earth’s worst wine makers, preferring the ape’s simple lookout perched over the river Alph, while being intricately bored with their complexity, fascinated by liberals while repelled by the duplicity the left-wingers hurl at the primates by raiding their stash of ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.

    He fought fiercely against run-on sentences and Arab savers of nickels and dimes times ten to the tenth power. He took the side of free Sub Saharan Kenyans against cannibals and his good friend Hannibal the animal.

    Mr. Multilingual: Tarzan spoke Ape, read English, typed in Swahili, was taught to speak Kung-Fu fist fighting and French cooking before he spoke English.

    Jane was blonde and unbreakable. Tall, sure she could bake a cake with the best of them. She could hem a skirt, or squirt a water gun, support herself on blueberries and wild milk thistle. She, herself, blue-eyed, tall and full of vim and vigor, could break the fall of Tarzan with her little finger.

    Trim in her dress and an all American girl, she was skilled with her skillet, as much as any Nascar driver driven to win: an unrepentant BBQ’d Origami party favor bauble maker in her prime. She was fit and could do the splits on a simple whim.

    Sneaky Disney critters made the complex Tarzan into the wannabe Tasmanian Devil, the evil ape-beating, orange-eating and vicious cape-wearing Kerchakula Dracula.

    A wizened old patriarch, bearing gifts of golden whiskers for the three sisters of Matriarch the blonde indigo child of Albion, or was it America?

    Jane drove a brunette Corvette. Like a Brit girl plays croquet, and John Clayton and Sam Payton the evil, prototypical left-wing version of a hunter converted to cooker and candlestick maker. Was actually Tarzan’s real name John Clayton or Lord Greystoke who stoked the fires of Disney Greyhound Busses while laughing their fritters off at the ignorant audience of little critters that chittered and chattered to a shattered generation that never read the book, led by Disney to cheer while looking at Tarzan’s dirty left foot with soot on it.

    Strangely relevant to issues of neo-classical Tupperware parties with Bundt Cakes and such.

    Wouldn’t you say?

  22. wanumba says:

    Yeah, right. Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    Sorry to have make the clarification crystal clear- when we started in Iraq- that entire not ready for prime time strategy of walking in and not being ready to run the place from day one. Bremer, etc.

    That epic fail.
    …………….

    CLearly, it was necessary to explain, because by all historical standards, Iraq has turned out better than lazy ill-informed armchair pundits predicted.

    The invasion of Iraq was military brilliance – deposing Saddam’s brutal regime was done with speed and an understanding of the nature of the uber-centralized power structure in Iraq: Saddam. A coup d’etat – a strike to the head.

    I agree that the rush to leave before the country was stabilized was wrong, but the Democrats don’t help by screeching constantly thru all venues, 24/7 in the media, sending ignorant idiots to Pentagon press conferences who would ask Rumsfeld question like, “Are you going to tell people when you plan to bomb this insurgent hold-hold?” The media STILL sends ignoramouses to Pentagon press brifings who can’t get terminology right, titles correct, have no clue or care to military protocol and strategy, and NO desire to improve themselves to be better new reporters. That all had an effect on the decisions of the administration, and it was expressly designed to have an effect, pressure to reduce support, pull out, capitulate.

    ……………….
    As for who or what I am, that really doesn’t concern you, now does it wanumba- you live in your own reality- that which doesn’t intersect mine or much of the rest of the state much.
    ……….

    THat’s correct, it doesn’t concern me in the great scheme of things, just occasionally in the confines of this blog and the debates. But there is no such thing as “alternate realities.” We’re in the same one; denial has no effect on the truth, just how poorly and ineffectively any one person will react to it. My contribution is meant to get people to think beyond rigid local artificial boundries on issues that we are confronted with daily, to give people a chance to be aware of events that our media is refusing to tell us about so that we cannot make informed decisions. And all that for free.
    Nothing more.

  23. Arizona Ranger says:

    Friends,

    A review of “The Real McCain Record” is just abut all I can take and not through up!! PEOPLE-Wake up! John McCain is not our friend, he is NOT conservative Republican, and he is NOT someone we can allow to spend one more day as our representative!! If you like AMNESTY, then John McCain is your man! If you are anti-business, John McCain is your man! If you are against the pharmaceutical industry, then John McCain is your man! I could go on, but you get the point.
    We all know that Comrade Obama will try to get some sort of “Comprehensive Immigration” bill passed within the next 12 months. And guess who will be his cheerleader in the Republican party: That’s right, its our elderly representative from Arizona-John McCain!! We do not want amnesty and we are not going to accpet amnesty, from McCain or Comrade Obama!
    JD is not the ideal candidate and he has a few “warts” that tarnish his image. But he is adamantly against amnesty and right now, that is an extremely important characteristic is whoever is going to represent us in the Senate!
    For these and a few thousand other reasons, it is time to give John McCain his well deserved retirement dinner and put JD in his place. JD needs our help, our donations, and our support!! It is time to step up to the plate and do the right thing. Let’s help JD win and make sure that amnesty is not rammed down our throats!

  24. Michael Holliday says:

    Well said, Arizona Ranger.

    Well said!

  25. CharlotteW says:

    When I hear people say, I can not stand McCain, but JD Hayworth is just as bad. I will vote for the unnamed “spoiler”. Are they just ignorant? McCain is keeping the spoiler in the race to try and garner enough votes to stay in power, that is his aphrodisiac. Anyone who votes for anybody but JD is actually voting for McCain.

  26. Yeah, right. says:

    Nice bit of triumphal bs from wanumba.

    I sincerely doubt the history books will portray it thus:

    I agree that the rush to leave before the country was stabilized was wrong, but the Democrats don’t help by screeching constantly thru all venues, 24/7 in the media, sending ignorant idiots to Pentagon press conferences who would ask Rumsfeld question like, “Are you going to tell people when you plan to bomb this insurgent hold-hold?” The media STILL sends ignoramouses to Pentagon press brifings who can’t get terminology right, titles correct, have no clue or care to military protocol and strategy, and NO desire to improve themselves to be better new reporters. That all had an effect on the decisions of the administration, and it was expressly designed to have an effect, pressure to reduce support, pull out, capitulate.

    Still missed my point that we didn’t finish the job in Afghanistan before we took troops out for Iraq, and still didn’t address my point that having no plan for the occupation after the collapse of the house of cards cost a lot of American lives.

    You are a fool attempting to spin mistakes into glory, with our troops paying the price in blood and toil for their mistakes.

    McCain was right to take on Rumsfeld- but then McCain has paid the price of incompetent war management with his own blood on the floor.

  27. Saddlemaker says:

    Every point the author made can be debated and proven incorrect.

    I knew Ronald Reagan when he was Governor, I think of him as a great man and President yet he granted amnesty to how many millions of illegal alien’s? Listening to all you folks President Reagan is in the same category as you place Senator McCain but you are afraid to mention it.

    I guess hypocrisy can only go so far.

  28. Michael Holliday says:

    Saddlemaker Says:
    June 27th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I knew Ronald Reagan when he was Governor, I think of him as a great man and President yet he granted amnesty to how many millions of illegal alien’s? Listening to all you folks President Reagan is in the same category as you place Senator McCain but you are afraid to mention it.
    _____

    Ronald Reagan was wrong then and he’s wrong now. We can now see how wrong he was and how wrong McCain is.

    On the battlefield of war, McCain was a hero. In the political battlefield, he’s not such a stellar performer.

    I can’t distinguish the two mutually incompatible McCains through the schizophrenic fog of his policies.

    Will the real John McCain please stand up!

    No. On second thought, will the real John McCain please stand down!

  29. Jack Hammer says:

    Saddlemaker:

    And Simpson-Mazzoli cemented California into the Democrat Party and set the stage for it’s current status as the American “Greece”

    At least Reagan, after being bamboozled by the CofC, learned a lesson. McCain never does!

    First Charlie and now Scott!

  30. wanumba says:

    Yeah, right. Says:
    June 27th, 2010 at 6:41 am
    Nice bit of triumphal bs from wanumba.

    I sincerely doubt the history books will portray it thus:
    ……….

    Just wait.

    In the meantime, see the growing Iraqi tourism industry? The percentages of Iraqi kids in school? The quality of life statistics like maternal-child health, infant mortality and immunizations?
    These are all reliable indicators of stability and safety. Every one of them is up and way up, electricity demands are huge as the GNP per cap goes up and Iraqis, with more disposable income are buying refrigerators, stoves, TVs, all manner of appliances. The are the fruits of real peace – the hustle and bustle of normal productive life.
    It may have been a hard slog, with ups and downs, what theatre of war doesn’t have that? Battles almost NEVER go as planned, and strategies are abandoned all the time for better ones. It’s not a video game, it’s life. How many governments in the world have fought ANYTHING like what the US military had to take on both in AFghanistan and Iraq simultaneously? Not a ONE. Where does one get that kind of experience? By trial and error.
    It’s shocking to find so many Americans these days who have no concept of what’s involved, diplomatically, strategically, logistically. Our soldiers have been working in cross-cultural, multi-lingual high-stakes environments, their daily demands putting them literally in the upper echelons of international development experts, one foot in high tech, the other foot in the stone age, on one hand a young American soldier counseling and guiding local governors of one of the world’s oldest civilizations – urban sophisticates of Babylon thousands of years before America apeared on any map – while their American peers sit at home sipping lattes, swearing at their computers for downloading too slow, too arrogant to even know how to greet people politely, all strut and no substance, not even a clue as to by what means the water that gushes out of the faucet gets there, how much went into what AMericans take for granted, not even a thought to the infrastructure, the investment, the vision, the committment to build such a fantastic system and the behind the scenes work daily to make sure it functions. Not a CLUE, but very very quick to berate and dismiss.

    The Iraqi People are better off than they were ten years under Saddam’s violent and murderous boot. So “success” is the word, not any lazy, cheap sophomoric “epic fail.”

    It’d be more credible when you invoke “b.s” if you had any background in this, but you don’t and you are dismissing someone whose career is in humanitarian aid and development – solely on the grounds that it doesn’t mesh with a carefully packaged Left media packaging of a “narrative” that is designed to paint the most negative picture possible in order to promote one political party over another.

    Why all the dismissive sniffs at people like me? We’re reporting to you straight up, the media is spinning you a lie. Get mad at them, they’re the ones deceiving you. If you’d rather cling to the lie, you are free to chose that, but how smart is that kind of decision?

    I just watched the other day a CNN interview of a UN official regarding a particular humanitarian and developmental issue. Since the interviewee had told me to my face recently what his opinion was, I was able to see how CNN had cut out his commentary, replaced it with their reporter’s commentary and then left the video imagery, no audio to lead the viewers who didn’t know into thinking this UN official was confirming the viewpoint of the reporter, which was 180 degrees from the official. No points of agreement at all. Very very slick. Very misleading to the public and an abuse of the official who’d been approached by the CNN reporter, obviously in retrospect only to provide credibility cachet to the duplicitous reporter.

    But, if you don’t want to accept that inconvenient news, what can anyone do?

  31. TheWholeTruth says:

    I love it when republicans eat their own aged…

    You guys eat your young, too?

  32. No, that’s the Democrats.

    Check in with Hillary “I’m Secretary of State, NOT my husband” Clinton who is currently blocking humanitarian aid funding for maternal-child health so that abortions are funded world-wide.

    No babies, no need for maternal-child health clinics! Big savings! Democratic Party “compassion” for the “little guys and gals” on lurid display.

  33. Radical American Patriot says:

    Horst, Ann, Travis, SBS (Susan Bitter Smith), In Kingman last November ‘Maverick’ (Oh, HE doesn’t consider himself to be a maverick anymore?) promised to “…do everything in my power to stop…” Obama’s health care bill. Instead, he was working to write amendments, modifications, etc.

    “WHY DIDN’T HE JUST DEMAND A READING OF THE BILL? A Bill that WASN’T EVEN FULLY WRITTEN!!

    McCain reaches across the aisle so much, so fast, that Republicans (Read that REAL!)are asking for the ‘license’ of that hit-and-run crosser!

    I just realized exactly WHY he is so in favor of Amnesty… McCain is looking for a free pass back to the Republican side of the aisle. BTW he originally strongly considered running as a Democrat for Congress in 1982!

  34. Jack Hammer,

    Ann = Lisa James
    Travis = Travis Junion
    LD17 = Susan Bitter Smith

    Not even close. Quit playing “guess the poster” and respond to our statements with proven facts.

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