John McCain: Self Over Country?

John McCain's new television ad claims that John McCain, in searching for bipartisan solutions, has always put his country before his political ambitions.  [I do not not have youtube at work, so I cannot post the video, but here's a link from TPM for the ad.]  Really?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's when he was one of 90 House members to oppose establishing a federal holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when he was one of 28 Senators who voted to strip funding from the MLK commission?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when in 1990 he opposed the bipartisan Civil Rights Act of 1990?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when in 1993 he voted not to table the patent extension to the United Daughters of the Confederacy?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when in 1993 he voted against the bipartisan landmark "Motor Voter" law?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when in 1993 he voted against the bipartisan abortion clinic violence law?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when in 1996 he voted against the bipartisan minimum wage increase?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when in 1997 he co-sponsored a bill to abolish the Department of Energy?

Was John McCain putting his own political ambitions before the country's interests when last year he voted to repeal effectively the minimum wage law?

My point is not that John McCain hasn't been bipartisan.  He has at times.  It's just nobody has the moral right to question another person's motives -- even when they oppose a bipartisan bill.

Please feel free to add your instances when John McCain has opposed bipartisan bills.

Tags: 2008, Barack Obama, John McCain, patriotism, president (all tags)

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Obama seems to be pushing

McCain into right-wing territory and it may be succeeding.  According to Rasmussen, 67% of the country views McCain as politically conservative, which is actually a greater percentage of the country that viewed Bush as politically conservative.  Obama has gotten the percentage of the country that views him as politically liberal down from 67% to 56%.

by Blazers Edge 2008-07-08 07:54AM | 0 recs
Re: John McCain: Self Over Family Values Too

John McCain puts John McCain ahead of everything.
The MSM and Republicans have to put blinders on and plug their noses to support McCain - it is almost delicious when you consider the hypocricy of Conservative americans supporting this jerk as leader of The Family Values Party:

Imagine, for one moment, that it had been Barack Obama instead of John McCain who had cheated on his wife by having multiple affairs. Suppose it was Barack Obama who had married his mistress, a younger heiress of a billion dollar beer empire only a month after the ink was dry on the divorce papers. Pretend it was Michelle Obama instead of Cindy McCain who had been so addicted to painkillers that she stole money from her own charity and had been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

McCain's Family Values (and his Integrity and Record as a Senator) have been baffingly revised, contrived, or simply ignored by the MSM.

There must be millions of conservatives out there uncomfortable with putting the McCain's in the White House, and getting more comfortable with the Obama's as they learn more about Barack's family values and life story.

by Iago 2008-07-08 08:39AM | 0 recs

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