Friday, July 18, 2008

McCain's Flip Flops

We're all tired of the phrase "flip-flopping," but it's clear that the GOP is pulling it out and dusting it off again for 2008. Simon kindly sent me a useful retaliatory list of John McCain's flip-flops, which are many. I'll list just a handful; the list itself is well worth skimming. Thanks to Carpetbagger Media LLC.

#1. McCain thought Bush’s warrantless-wiretap program circumvented the law; now he believes the opposite.
#9. McCain believed the U.S. should engage in diplomacy with Hamas. Now he believes the opposite.
#16. McCain was against additional U.S. forces in Afghanistan before he was for it.
#27. McCain went from saying gay marriage should be allowed, to saying gay marriage shouldn’t be allowed.
#37. McCain said in 2005 that he opposed the tax cuts because they were “too tilted to the wealthy.” By 2007, he denied ever having said this, and falsely argued that he opposed the cuts because of increased government spending.
#63. McCain decided in 2000 that he didn’t want anything to do with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, believing he “would taint the image of the ‘Straight Talk Express.’” Kissinger is now the Honorary Co-Chair for his presidential campaign in New York.

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