Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Uh... You Guys Understand What "Change" Means, Right?

McCain says he's the candidate of "right change"

"The American people didn't get to know me yesterday, as they are just getting to know Sen. Obama," he said. "They know I have a long record of bipartisan problem-solving. They've seen me put our country before any president, before any party, before any special interest -- before my own interest."


I'm sorry, maybe he's referring to the history he had *prior* to 2004, when he let the Republican party treat him like their whipping boy so that he could still have a shot at the nomination in 2008. Ever since 2004, McCain has been rubber-stamping Bush doctrine, avoiding the hard calls and basically looking for all the world like another Republican stooge.

I used to respect the guy. If he had made this statement prior to 2004, I might have bought it. But now he wants to position himself as a candidate for change? I call bullshit.

Here's what you need to know: McCain wants to stay in Iraq. McCain folded even on his objections to torture and civil rights, in order to be a party loyalist. McCain's idea of healthcare is to give tax refunds to insurance companies and cut out the incentive for employers to provide healthcare. The only way McCain is a candidate for change is if you're talking about things turning even worse.

1 comment:

M. Robert Turnage said...

Totally agree with this. I was really enamored with McCain in 1999/2000, but have become very disillusioned.