Sunday, April 6, 2008

10 Things I Hate About... McCain

In addition to occasionally posting stuff here, I also post all relevant emails I get from various candidates and political orgs at my own blog, Politics Watch.
And I just got an email from MoveOn.org that should stop any McCain momentum right in its tracks. It's a list of 10 major arguments - some of them liberal agenda issues, some of them just plain American agenda issues - against the McCain campaign. Some of the more damning and repulsive ones to me:
1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1
6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.

7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."7

9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."9

Also, a poor score from the Children's Defense Fund and a zero from the League of Conservation Voters won't help him either.

(Posted by Matt)

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