Skip to comments.McCAIN MORE CONSERVATIVE Than His Image
Posted on 04/14/2008 6:38:18 AM PDT by rface
The independent label sticks to John McCain because he antagonizes fellow Republicans and likes to work with Democrats.
But a different label applies to his actual record: conservative.
The likely Republican presidential nominee is much more conservative than voters appear to realize. McCain leans to the right on issue after issue, not just on the Iraq war but also on abortion, gay rights, gun control and other issues that matter to his party's social conservatives.
The four-term Arizona senator, a longtime member of the Armed Services Committee, criticized the earlier handling of the war but has been a crucial ally in President Bush's effort to increase and maintain U.S. forces in Iraq.
Besides the war, McCain agrees broadly with Bush and other conservatives on:
Abortion. McCain promises to appoint judges who, in the mold of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia......
Gay rights. McCain opposes gay marriage. True, he does not support a federal ban on gay marriage on grounds the issue traditionally has been decided by states. But McCain worked to ban gay marriage in Arizona.....
Gun control. McCain voted against a ban on assault-style weapons and for shielding gun-makers and dealers from civil suits.....
Nearly a third of Clinton supporters said they would back McCain if Obama becomes the Democratic nominee, and more than a quarter of Obama supporters said they would back McCain over Clinton......
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I love John McCain.
I love John McCain
Disinformation campaign begins at APee.
I am really worried that he may ask Rudy Giuliani to be his running mate.
Is there a missing “Barf Alert” here?
I was just going to ask the same question ;)
Is that you......chuckle.
And pigs have wings so they can fly South for the winter.
Why, er, no! Of course not! Here, have a sip of this delicious grape kool-ade! It'll make you feel better!
All the McCain bashing really is getting a bit tiresome.
He’s the nominee.
Could be worse. Let’s get him elected now.
Funny stuff. The MSM just spent 8 years building McCain up as a moderate, an independent... THE MAVERICK.... and now... oh he’s more conservative than you realize. What THEY don’t realize is they are helping his campaign with this type of story. I’m sure it’s not their intent... unless some are actually getting cold feet about the Arrogant Messiah? Nah, couldn’t be. ;-)
I love John McCain
Keep telling yourself that.
It might even help if you do decide to pull the lever for JM.
John McCain has a partial conservative record. About the first 15 years of his public government service, he was a conservative.
The last 10 years of his public government service, he was, and is, a CINO, if even that.
I have no doubt that John McCain actually believes that we need to reach across the aisle to the Democrats more often and with more vigor.
I just don't happen to agree with him on this.
John McCain may end up being the next POTUS. If that happens, it's my belief that the Republican party is doomed to be socialism lite.
FWIW, Lieberman said on Hanity, Thur or Fri last week, that he would not accept McCain's VP spot.
McCain’s best spokesman is Obama. Judges may make me vote for him, the border won’t let me give money.
Name a more Liberal Republican candiate we've had for President.
They have medication for that.
McCain’s stubborn march to the GOP nomination says volumes about his character and tenacity.
And for all the FR squawking - where is the alternative, perfect Conservative hero? We didn’t find one and he didn’t find us.
McCain or Obama or Clinton?
I’ll take the Maverick - he reminds me of Harry T.
If Lieberman is out there denying it, then I'm not so far off base in thinking it could happen, eh? ((((scary))))
Could you expand on that?
I'm still looking for a reason to vote FOR McCain.
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