February 24, 2009
here’s what john mccain said in a presidential debate: (copied and pasted from the huffington post)
Charlie Gibson interviews John McCain
MCCAIN: Well, look, President Clinton [had] opportunities to get Osama bin Laden. President Bush had opportunities to get Osama bin Laden. I know how to do it and I’ll do it. And I understand and I have the knowledge and the background and the experience to make the right judgments.
Wolf Blitzer interviews John McCain
BLITZER: You’re president of the United States; you’ve vowed that you will capture Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. … What would you do differently [than George Bush]?
MCCAIN: Well, I’m not going to telegraph a lot of the things that I’m going to do because then it might compromise our ability to do so. But, look, I know the area. I’ve been there. I know wars. I know how to win wars. And I know how to improve our capabilities so that we will capture Osama bin Laden or, put it this way, bring him to justice.
BLITZER: All right. If you capture…
MCCAIN: We will do it. I know how to do it.
so, obvious question: if john mccain really knew what to do to get osama bin laden, then why didn’t he share that with anyone? that’s extortion.
he was only going to get bin laden IF we elected him president?
so now that he lost, he’s not going to tell anyone how to get bin laden?
if he really knew all this time, wasn’t he smart enough to realize that if he made the effort to get bin laden before the election, wouldn’t it clearly increase his chances of winning the presidency?
he certainly exposed himself as a liar and a loser.
September 5, 2008
1. you told the alleged liberal media that it is unfair to judge sarah palin on the fact that her teenage daughter is pregnant, but you called the parents of jamie lynn spears “pinheads” for allowing the same thing to happen to their teenage daughter. don’t you see that as a contraction?
2. you like to refer to the democrats as “tax and spend,” but the g.o.p. just spent eight years turning the biggest surplus in u.s. history into the biggest deficit in u.s. history. don’t you see that as a contradiction?
3. john mccain said that if he’s elected president he will capture osama bin laden because only he has the military know-how and that bush and clinton had their chances but failed. if john mccain really knows how to get bin laden, why didn’t he do something about it all this time? why didn’t he tell the military what they have been doing wrong? shouldn’t he just go get bin laden and not use it to extort us into voting for him?
4. the g.o.p. claims that tax cuts for the wealthy business owners will create more jobs. how does putting money in the boss’s pocket make more jobs? seems to me that if we put more money in the pockets of the working class, they’ll go out and spend it, thus stores will be busier, product demand will increase, and we’ll need more workers, thus creating more jobs. seems like tax cuts for the lower and middle class will create more jobs than tax cuts for the wealthy. prove me wrong.
5. sarah palin is staunchly pro-life/anti-abortion. however, she said, “We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby…” which means she allowed her daughter to make her own choice, but she wants to take that choice away from the rest of america. don’t you see that as a contradiction?
6. john mccain said he supports alternative fuels, but on the same day that he voted AGAINST tax cuts for alternative energy he also voted FOR allowing the oil companies to remain tax exempt. don’t you see that as a contradiction?
7. why did john mccain vote against raising the minimum wage 17 times?
August 29, 2008
i’m politically independent, not declared to either party because either side can and has had both very good and bad presidents. to automatically adhere to a candidate just because they are affiliated with a particular party is robotic, thoughtless, and silly.
i try to approach each candidate as an individual person and evaluate their core beliefs by comparing them to mine. for example, if i’m pro-choice and one candidate is but the other is not, then that’s a plus for the first guy. i’m not claiming to have broken new thought-ground; i just want to explain how i work.
up to this point, all i have heard from senator mccain are reason not to vote for senator obama. more important than what mccain has said is what he has not said. if i’m going to vote for mccain, he’s got to say, “vote for me because i’m going to do this, this, and this, and these things will improve your life because of that, that, and that.” but hasn’t said anything of the kind. all i have heard from him is that i should not vote for obama because he’s inexperienced and will make it easier for the terrorists to come here and get us all as we sleep.
those fear-mongering arguements are silly and likely will be counter productive to anyone who made it to high school. and now that he’s tagged the governor of alaska, a woman with only about two years of experience in public service, he just lost some ammo. how can mccain tell us not to vote obama because of his lack of experience when his v.p. choice has only a fraction of the political career of obama?
this is a desperation move because he’s trying to grab the “hillary” vote. he knows he’s got no chance, so he’s hoping, just hoping.