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The maverick strikes again

 
 
JTT
 
Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 09:48 pm
This guy should be as low in the polls as his mentor.

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McCain’s GOP platform contains ‘caveats about the uncertainty’ of climate science.

The Washington Times reports today that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will “run on the final version” of the Republican Party’s election platform, a draft of which the GOP’s 112-delegate platform committee is debating today and tomorrow. The staff-written draft contains a number of hard line conservative positions with which McCain supposedly disagrees:

- “The platform draft calls for constitutional bans on abortion and gay marriage, two steps McCain does not support.”

- Despite McCain’s claims that he believes global warming is real, “the platform is loaded with caveats about the uncertainty of science and the need to ‘resist no-growth radicalism’ in taking on climate change.”

- Despite McCain’s previous support for “a path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants, “the draft platform also retains tough language against illegal immigration and a flat statement of opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants.”

Additionally, despite his flip-flop on offshore drilling, McCain has thus far maintained his opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. But the National Review’s Stephen Spruiell reports that the GOP platform endorses “drilling” in the “onshore fields” in Alaska.

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/26/gop-platform-mccain/
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 05:17 am
@JTT,
What happened to the John McCain from 2000?

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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 07:24 am
I love it! McCain is going to have some explaining to do with several constituencies.

This will certainly be an effective tool to push many Hispanic Americans to Obamas side. I imagine the climate stuff will also present some discomfort on the environment issue.

And then there is the abortion issue (which with court picks is really important)... a deal killer for many Americans.

The Republican Convention is going to be interesting to watch.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 10:04 am
McCain is a loose canon; he's a "maverick" only to himself and some others who think he's a self-made republican. McCain is hooked to Bush's hips - some say over 90 percent of his votes agrees with Bush. Words used to identify who McCain is is lost on facts.
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 10:54 am
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

McCain is a loose canon . . .
Are you saying he should be canonized?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 27 Aug, 2008 11:20 am
@neologist,
McCain is a loose canon, because of his temper and his flip-flops that changes from venue to venue. His position on taxes and immigration are still toss-ups for the republican party; ever wonder why?
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