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    March 01, 2008

    McCain's "double-talk" express (II)

    Posted by: Andoni

    Last week, I called into question Senator John McCain’s reputation as a straight talker and suggested that he had now officially qualified as a flip-flopper. Among the issues I cited as his retreats were torture, immigration, tax cuts, campaign finance reform, and Jerry Falwell.

    Now a YouTube video actually nails that case even further, adding how how McCain also U-turned on his optimistic claims about the Iraq War as well as his initial support (all 11 minutes of it) of gay marriage:

    On the Iraq War, McCain is quoted a half dozen times saying it’s going to be easy … easy … easy … easy.

    When  it became obvious that the war wasn’t going to be as easy as he said it would be, McCain started criticizing those he claimed had misled Americans into thinking it was going to be easy (somehow obliterating his memory that he was one of those people):

    The American people were led to believe that this would be some kind of day at the beach, which many of us fully understood from the beginning would be a very very difficult undertaking.

    The YouTube video is a sad statement about McCain and shows how bad he can be made to look when someone pastes all his statements together back to back.

    An aggressive opponent in the general election will be able to strip away the McCain myth of “straight talker” and label him as someone who has a record of being wrong on so many important issues and lacking the backbone to stick to those positions on which he was actually right.



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