Home / Tag: john mccain
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

McCain should face tough questions

Touring America's oil rigs and nuclear plants, John McCain sometimes sounds as if he'll produce enough wind to power the nation all by himself. So strongly does his current rhetoric smell of methane—the gas emanating from manure—that he might even qualify for an alternative energy tax incentive.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

He won’t invest in war veterans’ education

Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes much of his loyalty to and support for this nation’s armed forces, as well as the suffering he endured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. So why won’t he support a new and improved version of the G.I. Bill for those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008

He promises to appoint ultraconservative Supreme Court justices

“Elections have consequences,” likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain said last week. “One of the consequences is the president of the United States gets to name his or her nominees to the bench.” That statement sent a shiver down the spines of many voters, not only because President George W. Bush has tipped the U.S. Supreme Court decidedly to the right, but because Justice John Paul Stevens just turned 88 on April 20.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

His campaign advisers had ties to Myanmar baddies

The world is watching in horror as the repressive military regime in Myanmar (also known as Burma) is hampering outside efforts to help its citizens recover from Cyclone Nargis. The regime is so secretive that even the United Nations is finding it difficult learn the full extent of this humanitarian crisis,...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mass transit won’t be an option

Likely Republican nominee John McCain’s recent rollout of his plan to make the United States energy-independent— the Lexington Project— included offshore drilling, a $300 million reward for a next-gen car battery, and big handouts to nuclear power and coal companies.
Thursday, July 17, 2008

The nominee fails to support Medicare

Last week, only one senator failed to vote on a bill that would prevent pay cuts for doctors who take care of 44 million Medicare patients—older Americans, those with disabilities and military families. The lone senator was not Sen. Edward Kennedy, who took a break from his cancer treatments to make the important vote in the...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McCain rarely rejected Bush’s inept foreign policy

Barack Obama knows which countries border Iraq, he understands the difference between Shia and Sunni, and he is probably aware that Czechoslovakia no longer exists, but as John McCain complains, the young senator has “no military experience whatsoever.”
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Perot’s war-hero running mate didn’t get special tre

Despite all the feigned out-rage fanned by the main stream media and the right-wing noisemakers, Wesley Clark—retired four star general, former supreme commander of NATO, wounded and highly decorated veteran of ground combat in Vietnam and a military man to his core—assuredly did not denigrate the war record of John McCain when he talked about the Republican candidate on television last Sunday.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

He’d have advantage in town halls with McCain

To his credit, John McCain has invited Barack Obama to join him in a national “town hall” tour over the coming months, without the unneeded intrusion of celebrity journalists, network extravaganzas and all of their irrelevant impertinence. The Republican senator insists that he wants a serious debate over the competing...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Whose elitism is worse?

It is hard to blame John McCain for mocking Barack Obama as an “elitist” following that silly remark about bitter folks who cling to guns and religion. Rarely does the Arizona senator—one of the wealthiest members of Washington’s most exclusive club—

0|2