Read Long List of McCain's Flip-Flops, .If you can.
Talk about flip flopping. Here are Mccain't flip flops I have been able to compile so far. If anyone knows more not on this list, please let me know:
a. Grassroots lobbying bill last January 2008 opposed grassroots political lobbying bill he once supported;
b. MCaign Feingold bill campaign finance bill. Now he does not support it - his own bill that he introduced in 2006.
c. 2006 said gay marriage should be allowed. Now he reversed himself.
d. October 2007, Now says he opposes th same alien minors act that he sponsored, which would have guaranteed education, relief for immigrant children.
e.Now opposes an immigration bill that he himself introduced in the Senate.
f.1999 supported Roe v. Wade. In 2000 debates said would permit abortion in cases of rape, incest, and health of the mother. In 2008 says no
g.Military action against Rogue states he once opposed it but now he is for it
h.Dialogue with North Korea opposed until Bush did it recently and now for it.
i.Storing Nuclear waste in Yucca mountains he opposed it in 2000 and now he is for it
j.Dialogue with Fidel Castro, for it in 2000 but opposed it in 2008
k.Dialogue with terrorist states: not for it now, but it was ok when Colin Powell went to Syria in 2002 or when he said in 2006 we should talk to Hamas
l.Unilateral action against terrorists in Pakistan he said it was "confused leadership" when Obama proposed it, but now it was ok when Bush did it in 2007.
m.Warrantless wiretaps: 6 months ago said Presidents had to obey law (and wiretapping was illegal 6 months ago) but is for it now
n.Torture of detainees McCain then said no way, but now says it is ok if CIA did it
o.Holding detainees indefinitely McCain in 2003 said it was wrong, but in 2008 it is ok
p.Iraq War: 2004 says was the right war, 2005 says stay the course, today he has always been a Rumsfeld critic;
q.Bush's Tax Cuts: In 2001 he says could not in good conscience support them, but now McCain wants to make them permanent
r.Estate tax: 2006 McCain said agreed with Roosevelt who created it and why he created it, but in 2008 McCain said it is the most unfair.
s.Privatizing social security: 2004 he said he did not see how benefits will last without privatizing social security, now he says he is not for it.
t.Balanced budget: in Feb 2008 says he will have it in 4 years; now it is 8 years;
u.Windfall profit tax on oil companies: In May 2008, he proposed it and Hillary Clinton ran with it. Now McCain says it is Jimmy Carter's big idea;
v.Offshore Drilling: in 2000, no new offshore drilling. In May 2008, said will take years to develop anyway. In June 2008, said will be helpful in the short term.
w.Bush fundraisers: in 2000, McCain called them coyotes. In 2006, they were co-chairing his fundraisers.
x.New GI Bill: In May 2008, McCain opposed the bill guaranteeing a better education for veterans who serve 3 years or more because it would cause "them to want to leave the army early". Now he is all for it one month later.
y.Jerry Falwell and other evangelicals:In 2000, called them agents of intolerance, now actively seeks their support of Hagee.
z.King Holiday: 1983 opposed it. Today, he is all for it.
Za.South African Divestment: 1986 he opposed it strongly. This month, he praised it.
Zb.Confederate Flag: In 2000, defended it as symbol of heritage of S. Carolina. In 2002, said it is cowardice not to say the flag should come down.
Zc.Alternatives to Evolution: 2005 said it should be taught in schools. Now, no!. On top of all that, here is McCain's other accomplishments after 30 years in Washington, many of the time being a leader in the Senate: 1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.
2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."
3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.
4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."
5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.
6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.
7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."
8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.
9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."
10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0yes, zerofrom the League of Conservation Voters last year.
11. Nobody has gotten a bigger free pass than mccain. maybe because the republican primary has been over for months. but there is more corruption in his past than there is in bill clinton's. and that's saying something!
12. McCain has a pretty poor voting record in the senate. mccain has second worst and obama 4th worst for 110th congress. this can be blamed on running for president but mccain was worse.
13. McCain was part of the keating 5, one of the worst scandals in politics.
14. McCain hhas had major relationships with lobbyists, free trips and votes on behalf of them, not just running his campaign but getting his votes.
15. If michelle obama is open game so should mccain's wive's, plural. the reason his first arriage ended was because he was unfaithful to her. this is fact in the divorce papers. In fact, he dumped his first wife while she was undergoing surgery so he could hook up with the rich, hot young blonde named Cindy.
16. Squeeky clean Cindy McCain could have had a criminal record had it not been for a deal with the department of justice. she became addicted to pain pills and was caught stealing them from a medical charity she set up. 17. McCain's involvement with Keating 5 should have gotten him time in jail and at the very least booted out of the senate. instead the Republican Senate leadership only opted to censure him and cover it up..
19. McCain has been one of the sleaziest politicians in Washington. Don't even get started about the Keating 5 scandal. On top of that, his own bill banned free air travel by senators from corporations but carved an exemption for himself to use his wife's company's corporate jets; he is so bent on cleaning up government but his own campaign managers and officials such as Charles Black are/were at the same time active lobbyists for dictators such as Jonas Savimbi (Angola), Marcos (Phillipines), Siab Barre (somalia), Mobutu, saudi arabia etc etc; Phil Gramm, yes, the same Phil Gramm who was the Senator whose "deregulation" caused the housing mortgage crisis, is a McCain co-chair lobbyist who was being paid to lobby Congress about the housing crisis on behalf of a Swiss Bank while at the same time shaping McCain's economic and housing policy.
20. McCain is being advised by the same people and team that gave us Bush, Iraq war, Katrina etc., including Karl Rove. Does that not say it all?
21. Until 2006 when they were ousted, McCain and the Republicans led the house and the Senate with McCain a committe chairman. If McCain was so concerned about the prosecution of the war in Iraq, why did he not convene hearings on the issue? 22. Now McCain wants to make the Bush tax cuts permanent. But in 2003 Bush sold us that the tax cuts would create wealth and jobs and advance the economy. With the tax cuts in place, we are now headed into or already in a recession 5 years later. So, why is McCain giving us the same failed Bush prescription for the economy? if the tax cuts did not work 5 years ago, why should they work now?
23. McCain is critisizing Obama for wanting to talk to foreign leaders we don't like but has never explained what is wrong with that. How does McCain explain why Bush administration is presently talking to Iran and North Korea while McCain is critisizing talking to these same countries. McCain has been in Washington for almost 28 years and does have experience in Washington.
But isn't that precisely the problem - he has the experience that has taken this country down the tubes especially in the past 8 years sinceMcCain has been a leader in Washington?
Why should he be made President to do the same thing over again?
The saying is: stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. The retirement age for federal government employees is 67. McCain is 71.
Now is the time to send him back to his wife's mansions in Arizona.
Sen. McCain went to Colombia and Mexico, did he speak privately with their leaders?
Did he promise them anything?
Was there a White House Officer at his side all the time?