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More reasons not to vote for McCain: his personal character, his traitorous behavior in Vietnam, and of course his positions on the issues and fascist tendencies

Related 7/26/08: ‘Songbird’ McCain: The evidence – in his own words, his fellow veterans, and his captors

 

McCain has missed the most votes of any senator – Salon 6/25/08

EXCERPT: “How often has John McCain been away from the Senate? Well, let’s put it this way: At this point, he has missed more votes than even South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson, who couldn’t work for almost a year after suffering a brain hemorrhage in late 2006. I see today, from Think Progress, that McCain took over the dubious distinction of being the Senate’s most absent member in April of this year, and that CQ Politics says he hasn’t voted since April 8. According to the Washington Post, McCain has missed 367 votes during the 110th Congress, 61.4 percent of those held. Johnson has missed 311 votes, 52 percent of the total. In third place is Barack Obama, who has missed 259 votes — 43.3 percent. Not surprisingly, the next four most absent senators (Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd and Sam Brownback) also ran for president this year.”

 

John McCain – 61 Flip-flops and Counting – Alternet 7/10/08

EXCERPT: “Editor’s Note: Writer Steve Benen has graciously compiled a comprehensive tally of John McCain’s flip-flops on issues ranging from national security to energy. The following is Benen’s list of 61 clear 180-degree switches by McCain on the biggest issues of the day.”

 

McCain talks of his decision to not be released from POW camp – Politico 6/25/08

 

Gore Vidal on McCain – NYTimes 6/15/08

“And what about Mr. McCain?
Disaster. Who started this rumor that he was a war hero? Where does that come from, aside from himself? About his suffering in the prison war camp?
Everyone knows he was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
That’s what he tells us.
Why would you doubt him?
He’s a graduate of Annapolis. I know a lot of the Annapolis breed. Remember, I’m West Point, where I was born. My father went there.
So what does that have to do with the U.S. Naval Academy down in Annapolis?
The service universities keep track of each other, that’s all. They have views about each other. And they are very aware of social class and eventually money, since they usually marry it.”

 

When John McCain Was My Captive” – BBC 6/23/08

EXCERPT: “I don’t know how he’d react if he met me again,” said Mr Duyet, flicking through old black and white photographs of himself and his American prisoners at Hoa Lo. “But I can confirm to you that we never tortured him. We never tortured any prisoners.” So is Mr Duyet implying that that Senator McCain lied about his treatment at the Hanoi Hilton? “He did not tell the truth,” he says. “But I can somehow sympathise with him. He lies to American voters in order to get their support for his presidential election.”

 

John McCain: War Hero or North Vietnam’s Go-To Collaborator? – CounterPunch 6/15/08

 

“Hero” John McCain as Phony and Collaborator: What Really Happened When He Was a POW? – Alexander Cockburn on Counter Punch 4/20/08

 

100+ Reasons to NOT vote for McCain – KSKirby blog

 

GOP ‘Gang of 14’ Won’t Endorse McCain – The Hill 6/11/08

 

Democratic National Committee: John McCain’s Top 10 Misstatements and Outright Deceptions – PRNewswire / BizJournals 5/28/08

 

McCain’s History of Blow-ups: Top Ten – Eyes on Obama 6/10/08

 

McCain Predicts ‘Underdog’ Win in Final 48 Hours – Fox ‘News’ 6/27/08

 

McCain Nomination: A Possible September Surprise? – Global Research 7/11/08

 

When McCain Drops Out – Huffington Post via Yahoo 6/15/08

 

McCain’s Long History Of Opposing Habeas Corpus – Think Progress 6/12/08

 

The wife John McCain callously left behind – Daily Mail, UK 6/8/08

If believe in voting, and you believe that personal character is important, read this article through.

 

Should We Care About the First Mrs. McCain? – Mother Jones 6/10/08

 

John McCain’s First Wife Gives Interview: “I Have No Bitterness” – US Magazine 6/9/08

 

2 minute Video: Big Oil Fuels the ‘Straight Talk Express’ – TheRealMcCain.com

 

McCain: Habeas Corpus a Privilege not a Right – PrisonPlanet 6/14/08

 

John McCain’s Chilling Project for America – TruthDog 6/12/08

 

McCain’s Secret, Questionable Record – Huffington Post 6/16/08

 

10 Things to Know about top McCain advisor Charlie Black – Pensito Review 6/27/08

  

McCain on Whether Cheney Could Serve in His Administration: “Hell, Yeah” – MotherJones 6/11/08

 

Newest McCain official: President has “near dictatorial powers” – Salon 6/2/08

 

The Secret Friendship of Hillary Clinton and John McCain – LA Times 6/11/08

 

McCain’s Health Care Plan for Americans: Don’t Get Sick – Alternet 6/10/08

 

4 minute Video: Respected author and columnist Michael Collins Piper discusses his report on Sen. John McCain’s links to organized crime. – YouTube via MParent 5/21/08

 

McCain: I’d Spy on Americans Secretly, Too – Wired 6/3/08 

 

In ’74 Thesis, the Seeds of McCain’s War Views – NYTimes 6/15/08

 

Video: Obama vs. McCain on Taxes – Mother Jones 6/13/08

 

McCain on Meet The Press: I would have started Iraq war regardless of WMD – Raw Story 1/6/08

 

John McCain doesn’t work weekends – Politico 6/26/08

 

Is John McCain a ‘natural-born’ citizen? – NYTimes 7/11/08

 

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