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John McCain gets religion


Up until about forty-eight hours ago, John McCain had a reputation for being Mr. Laissez-Faire. He fought government regulation tooth and nail. But, like his previous stance on offshore drilling, the scales have suddenly fallen from his eyes.

Funny thing how nobody's using the term "flip-flopper" this year. Remember 2004, when people dressed as huge sandals followed John Kerry around on the campaign trail? Remember the windsurfing ad? Oh-- wait a minute--he was a DEMOCRAT! When it's the Republican candidate, we call it a "strategic reassessment of the situation on the ground."

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Flip-flopper? John McCain has twisted himself into such a pretzel you can't find where he begins or ends. I could have voted for the McCain of 15 years ago, but in his panic to become president he has shed every principle and honorable instinct that would make him credible as leader of the free will.
Qualified? No way! We need someone intelligent to run things, not a gut-reactor who admits he makes decisions impulsively, and often mistakenly. We have no time for mistakes now. We need someone who can think through the problems intelligently.
McCain was last in his class at the Naval Academy, crashed not one, but 4 fighters, and despite his heroism as a prisoner of was was an indifferent officer. He is impulsive at a time when we need deep thinkers. Obama is smart, adaptable, a concensus-builder and listens. That's what we need right now

"McCain was last in his class at the Naval Academy"

And he admits it. Many people I respect were not at their best at 21 years old. Life experience gives us many more lessons than any school will. By the way, where did Obama finish in law school or Columbia....oh right, he will not share that information. He points us to his "infomercial" autobiography to find all we need to know about him.

I remember a leader in Germany from the early 1930's who "led" in the same fashion. Obama wants to be our president, yet we are not privy to the records stated above or:

A real copy of his birth certificate.

A copy of his application to the IL state bar.

Copies of his client lists from his Chicago law firm.

A full accounting of his certificate of health instead of a one page summary that says "healthy" with no detail.

And the list goes on and on.

If you want me to hire you for the most important job in the world, you will have to do better than this. I want every little detail of your history.

If Congress pays off Wall Street, you can bet McCain will win.

This has nothing to with regulation, it has everything to do with Paulson a Goldman Sachs bandit running our country into the poor house.

Bank stocks can blow up and things will be just fine except for those on Wall Street who created this shell game.

Do Some homework, Paulson collected 100's of millions in bonuses while creating toxic paper.

Call your Congressman today before you get put into the poor house!

McCain is right, no more bailouts!

@ Smeeveo
"We need someone intelligent to run things"

The faith of the general public in an uber-hero President instead of individual responsibility is incredibly disturbing.

Ok, let's talk flip-floppers:

Obama May Back Off Opposition to Offshore Drilling
From: The Wall Street Journal, 1 August 2008

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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