Feb 15, 2008

McCain's Positions on Specific Issues

McCain has many traditionally Republican views. He has a strong conservative voting record on pro-life and free trade issues, favors private social security accounts, and opposes an expanded government role in health care.
McCain also supports school vouchers, capital punishment, mandatory sentencing, and welfare reform.
He is generally regarded as a hawk in foreign policy.
When a questioner said, "President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years." McCain responded, "Make it a hundred. We've been in Japan for 60 years, we've been in South Korea for 50 years or so.
That'd be fine with me as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed.
That's fine with me. I hope it will be fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Qaeda is training, recruiting, equipping, and motivating people every single day."
Nevertheless, McCain has supported liberal legislation opposed by his own party and has been called a "maverick" by certain members of the American media.
Arizona Republic columnist and RealClearPolitics contributor Robert Robb, using a formulation devised by William F. Buckley, describes McCain as "conservative" but not "a conservative", meaning that while McCain usually tends towards conservative positions, he is not "anchored by the philosophical tenets of modern American conservatism." McCain declined to sign the pledge put forth by Americans for Tax Freedom not to impose any new taxes or increase existing taxes.
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9 comments:

Anon-Paranoid said...

Hi carol...

Been awhile since I've left a comment and for that I apologize.

Also want to wish you a belated Happy Valentines Day.

McCain who was against Torture before he was for it voted against a anti Torture Bill that would ban waterboarding.

I guess he is no longer the straight talker he claims to be.

Another Nazi shows his spots.

God Bless.

Carol said...

Hi Anon,
Thanks so much for the Valentine's wishes - right back at ya!
As for McCain, I think he is as much a hypocrite as the rest of them. I think we will be in the same boat we're in right now should he become the next President.
Motley Crew to choose from eh?

ndpthepoetress - Jeane Michelle Culp said...

Stopping by from Blue Ribbon Bloggers to say hello Carol! Thanks for this info on McCain.

Distributorcap said...

mccain wants this SO bad he will do and say anything even reverse his position on torture

mccain is a royal asshole

period

Ted said...

McCain is trying to please all the Republicans. I don't think he knows what are lies and what are not anymore.

He is talking out his ass lately.

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Carol said...

Distributorcap and Ted,
I agree with both of you - McCain is not going to be good for this Country if he becomes the next President. He will be just like having Bush for another four years. Can we really bear up under that?

Connecticut Man1 said...

I don't see how anyone can call him the the straight talk express anymore? With all of the pandering he looks more like he is doing the silly walk.

Carol said...

I couldn't agree more Conneticutman1,
Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to comment.
Peace.
Carol

steven wilson said...

McCain is nothing more han 4 more years of what we have now if elected.We will also get his drug addict wife as first lady,Google that one.