The Sweet Taste of Hypocrisy

As if we needed any more reason to vote for Obama, the hypocrisy of the John McCain camp has been revealed again. And again, and again again. Everywhere you turn you see a video of John McCain contradicting what he has previously said, reaffirming the belief of the vast majority of Americans that McCain panders to whatever interest group he’s currently courting, and will heed no conscience in his efforts to sieze the White House.

McCain recently distanced himself after McCain Campaign Senior Advisor Charlie Black made the disgusting albeit accurate statements about a terrorist attack on American soil having palpable benefits for McCain’s chances. Naturally people will believe that the war-mongering hate machine GOP can retaliate against such an attack on the US. What kid in school is the best at fighting? The bully. He isn’t respectable, honorable, or intelligent by any means, but big fists and a bigger temper put the bully at top seed.

God knows McCain has the temper.

But what you probably didn’t know is that McCain himself sported those exact same sentiments when George W. Bush was running for re-election in 2004.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, campaigning in southwestern Connecticut on Saturday, said Osama bin Laden’s video message to Americans will likely energize President Bush’s re-election campaign.

I think it’s very helpful to President Bush,” said McCain, R-Ariz., while stumping in Stamford for U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays. “It focuses America’s attention on the war on terrorism. I’m not sure if it was intentional or not, but I think it does have an effect.” [AP, 10/30/04]

And then again in the primary season when he and Black both proposed that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, former Pakistani prime minister, boosted them amid the final run to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. (Benazir Bhutto was a visionary in Pakistan; a true champion of Democracy in a region stocked with Theocracy and Dictatorships.)

Luckily for us, the transparency of this year’s election process is far more effective than previous years. Well, I suppose you’d say that’s because it’s more transparent. Obama’s finances are completely wholesome and visible; all of his support comes from individual donors (for the most part; I won’t claim to know all about his financing) whereas John McCain will proudly herald his 527’s and his PACs and special interests. And then say, naturally, that Obama is ‘Dr. No’ because he doesn’t agree directly with McCain’s proposals, proposals which directly benefit the lobbyist company McCain keeps.

McCain’s pandering to oil companies; repeatedly opposes new investments and incentives for better energy technology, until this week when energy came to the forefront and he offered 300 million taxpayer dollars to someone who can find technology that oh, by the way, has already been found and developed. Good job! Add that to your ‘Dr. No’ reference and the 2004 campaign where he called himself ‘Luke Skywalker in the Deathstar’… another 30 year old flick. Change with the times, McCain…

But I digress. Today in the news, Republican Mit Romney decided to have a good gaffe on national television.

When Charles Roberts of CNN asks him about the claim that Barack Obama is completely partisan, and incapable of bipartisan efforts, he states that all the issues that Obama has crossed party lines on are liberal agendas. Omgosh! We here in the liberal blogosphere hate those. Especially when those liberal agendas are non-proliferationism and fuel economy standards! Well, yeah, I guess fuel economy standards are pretty liberal… since Big Oil would suffer, and conservatives fit nicely in the pocketbooks of Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, and BP.

But non-proliferationism? Sounds a lot like national security to me. And who better for National Security than the American Bullies? I thought that was a pretty conservative issue that McCain prides himself on being the best at. And now Mit Romney threw the towel in and handed the trophy to the Democrats. Go Romney! We liberal Dems love a good victory.

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