Who has the Proven Track record to Be President

Who knows John McCain better than other senators in this country.  If you won’t listen to the people that are not only his colleagues but are former Democrats.  

Goes to show you that if you want true change in America you have to show your track record not just show you smile.

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  1. Go Blue says:

    The video pits a montage of some of McCain’s most vile attack ads against his own comments during the 2000 campaign, in which he told reporters on the Straight Talk Express that “if all you run is negative attack ads you don’t have much of a vision for the future.”

    McCain vision for the future is just more of the same.

  2. Go Blue says:

    You only have 76 points of 5000! You even have a picture saying “I support Bush” on your GOP blog which says a lot about your support for McCain, it’s just more of the same.  

    • kstrait says:


      He Said It

      A point worth remembering re: Barack Obama and what he thinks about John McCain’s climate change plan is that he said (and the congressional record proves it) that “the first step” in combating climate change was “to adopt the McCain-Lieberman amendment.”  It’s true: Obama said, “This bipartisan approach is not only good environmental policy, it’s good economic policy.”


      On Energy

      Unsurprisingly, there has been some discussion of energy, giveaways to oil companies and so on this evening.  Allow me to underline one of my oft-made points: Barack Obama is the one who voted for the 2005 energy bill, which contained $2.8 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies.  John McCain did not (he said the bill contained “handouts” that were “irresponsible”).  Neither did Joe Biden, because of the tax breaks it gave to the oil and gas industry-which, one can only assume, Barack Obama supported


      Busy, Busy, Busy

      Liz and I are quite busy tonight. Why? We’re fact-checking Joe Biden.

      A few minutes ago, Senator Biden alleged John McCain voted “the exact same way” as Barack Obama to raise taxes on people making $42,000 a year. This, my friends, is a flat out lie.

      Barack Obama voted, not once but twice, in favor of the Democrats FY 2009 budget resolution.  John McCain did not. Plain and simple.


      Spending Spree!

      Poll 100 voters supporting John McCain, and I bet you’d find a wide diversity of reasons why Americans are backing him.  One of mine, though– and a top one, I might add– is that he takes spending restraint seriously, whereas Barack Obama takes… spending seriously.

      Check it out:

      Also worth remembering on this front is that Obama has been an avid earmarker for all but a fraction of his Senate career: He’s requested nearly $1 billion in earmarks since entering the Senate, to John McCain’s, er, $0.  It’s tough to believe Mr. Hope and Change is going to take a hatchet (or even a scalpel!) to pork-barrel spending given his history of pushing it, himself, no?

      His kind of “change” where federal outlays are concerned does not appear to be, er, change we need.


      With Friends Like These…

      Claire McCaskill on Joe Biden: he “has a tendency to talk forever and sometimes say things that are kind of stupid.”

      Follow-up re: her own “candor”: “I was probably having a Joe Biden moment myself.”



      Bubba Ain’t Playing Along

      Team Obama has spent a lot of time recently blaming the crisis on Wall Street on deregulation, and specifically, Congress’ vote-taken in 1999-to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 separating the commercial and investment banking industries.  This is interesting because a) the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, passed the Senate with a high 90 “yea” votes and b) while Obama was busy voting “Present” in the Illinois State Senate, his future colleagues-and prominent campaign supporters and surrogates- including Chuck Schumer, John Edwards, John Kerry, Tom Daschle, Chris Dodd, Dick Durbin, and, of course, his own running mate, Joe Biden were voting for this law.  It’s also interesting because it seems there isn’t too much consensus between President Clinton-who signed that legislation– and Illinois’ junior senator on where blame for the current financial crisis properly sits. From today’s Wall Street Journal:

      In BusinessWeek.com, Maria Bartiromo reports that she asked the former President last week whether he regretted signing that legislation. Mr. Clinton’s reply: “No, because it wasn’t a complete deregulation at all. We still have heavy regulations and insurance on bank deposits, requirements on banks for capital and for disclosure. I thought at the time that it might lead to more stable investments and a reduced pressure on Wall Street to produce quarterly profits that were always bigger than the previous quarter.

      “But I have really thought about this a lot. I don’t see that signing that bill had anything to do with the current crisis. Indeed, one of the things that has helped stabilize the current situation as much as it has is the purchase of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, which was much smoother than it would have been if I hadn’t signed that bill.” (my emphasis added)

      Bill versus Barack on Banks indeed.

      and if you would like to learn more check it out.

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