Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Weekly Worst In McCain

We--the humble folks trying to give you an accurate view of The Real McCain--summarize, because you're just too darn busy to keep up with every McCain flip-flop, sell out or new principle:

* John McCain's new best friend is Trent Lott. Mind you, McCain is "in favor of racial equality," even though he lets a man send out emails on his campaign's behalf who thinks that Strom Thurmond would have been a fantastic president back in 1948. Oval Office addresses delivered in a white sheet and the African-American female staffers all running for cover. Yup, that sounds like the America we all want to live in.

* An Iraq War veteran, Leonard Clark, has filed papers in Arizona to have McCain recalled. He is taking this step because he is sick of his comrades-in-arms getting killed because of McCain's political considerations. As Clark put it, this is "John McCain's attempt to fight Vietnam over again."

* John McCain decided that Jerry Falwell is just too damn liberal. He needed to take things a step further. So he is now sucking up to the beyond-insane Revererends Richard Land and John Hagee. The former spends much of his day thinking about how to target homosexuals for discrimination in every facet of their lives, and the latter openly wishes for nuclear Armageddon in the Middle East. Ahh, Double-Talk McCain, you "principled maverick," you!

* Wouldn't you know it, John McCain is a hypocrite when it comes to his signature issue of campaign finance reform. He has taken money from people who bankroll the very independent expenditure groups he claimed were evil, from lobbyists with business before the Commerce Committee--on which he sits--and he will likely opt out of public matching funds for the presidential race. So he can spend as much money as it takes. But then again, what would we expect from someone who was knee-deep in The Keating Five affair?

We hope you've enjoyed The Weekly Worst In McCain. If we can make any promise to you, knowing John McCain's willingness to do anything to become president, it's that we'll be back next week!


At 10:00 AM, Blogger Finian said...

I thought a contender for worst being McBush's being keynote speaker at the creationist conference -did I miss that

Who convinced Mitt Bushco is right about Iraq..was it the generals?

George Romney's 'Brainwashing' – 1967

Governor George W. Romney of Michigan was a leading contender for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination until September 4, 1967, when he told Detroit television newsman Lou Gordon that he had been "brainwashed" by American generals into supporting the Vietnam war effort while touring Southeast Asia in 1965.

Though Romney tried in earnest to explain himself, he became the target of blistering press and partisan attacks. Romney's candidacy never recovered from the furor he created with his statement.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Whooo hooo... bought to break 16k there Cliffie!!

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Fernando said...

He'll make a great keynote speaker for the creationist.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

I had to get this up last night and we didnt' get the Creationist bit in there.

Don't worry. This is a weekly feature...there will be more...

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Susan K said...

On the whole, I like this weekly roundup. (liked the movie, too. Wow.) Incidentally, I had a good time talking on the fone to a telemarketer for McCain's Straight Talk Express, when they called my boyfriend's house. I said, "I changed my registration to Rep to vote for McCain in the California primary, so my vote for him would count but there's no way I'd support him after he supported the president's torture policy..." etc. My boyfriend, a Dem, had supported him in the past. But no more.

So. To the Roundup.

I wonder if the hyperbole of white sheet, etc. is just a bit much.

Reading it, I immediately disbelieve the statement. Yep: literary device, hyperbole. Got it. But. It introduces a tendril of doubt about the rest of what you describe. Is any of that overstated,, too? If the man is flip-flopping, let descriptions of those be sufficient.

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

I appreciate it susan. If you read my stuff much, I tend to use a bit of hyperbole. That's gonna be a hard habit to break for me...

At 10:11 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Cliffy? Using hyperbole? ::sputter:: No! Say it ain't true! And all this time I've taken every single word of what he says literally! You mean, Joe LIEberman really isn't Droopy the Dog? Don't I look like the fool!

I be lovin' the Weekly Worst.

What's next, the Daily Drek?

At 10:18 PM, Blogger Editor said...

Hey, Cliff. You gotta love this:

We're getting a bunch of traffic from the wingnut blogs here in S.C. tearing into McCain while at the same time PRAISING, if you can believe this, MITT ROMNEY as the "true conservative" in the race.

Do you or anyone else in the collective have any good zingers or info about Romney for me that I can make use of (the flip flop on abortion and gay rights thing has already been played).

I do so love poking the Bob Jones crowd and dropping grenades on their blogs. They're so easy. And so hypocritical.

Syd in SC

At 11:26 PM, Blogger A Proud Infidel said...

There is so much more to ridicule about John McCain, his flip-flopping is just the tip of the iceberg. There is temper, his voting and legislative record against POW/MIA Families, his treatment of these same family members, his quasi-reverence for his former captors, his 30+ propaganda statements made while in captivity (while others only had less than a handful), I could go on and on.

Loose cannon isn't even close. You really have to wonder if that Manchurian Chip in his head has short-curcuited. He is, in no way shape or form a contender in this race.


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