Saturday, October 18, 2008

McCain Says It Right Here: "I Voted With The President Over 90% Of The Time"



John McCain's line, "Senator Obama, I'm not George Bush," is perhaps his most famous statement in the third debate. It was clearly a line he prepared in advance.

The statement contradicts McCain's support for the war in Iraq, his desire to extend tax cuts for the wealthy and major corporations, his opposition to universal health care, his poor legislative record on alternative energy, his non-support for veterans issues, and his opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act.

I could go on with more examples, but I think the pattern's clear. We can conclude that McCain represents a third Bush term. If you love everything that's befallen our nation over the past eight years, then McCain's your man. If you think that Bush has presided over a disastrous administration and that we need a real change, then you'll support Barack Obama.

The Obama campaign ad above points out McCain's support for Bush on tax policy and Iraq. It concludes with a statement that, unlike the debate line, truly reflects his record: "I voted with the president over 90% of the time, higher than a lot of my Republican colleagues." That's what I call straight talk.

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