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Old 04-29-2013, 11:32 PM   #72
houghtam
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Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis View Post
I've heard that story told before. But I've never met the person that could make a decent case on what positions McCain changed between 2000 and 2008 that suddenly made him unacceptable.

In reality the only thing the changed was him winning the Republican nomination as opposed to losing it. You guys talk a good game, but at the end of the day the only thing you truly believe is that the only good Republican is a dead (politically) Republican. So you'll always talk up the Huntsmans and cry about the Romneys, even though the difference in real-world policy would be microscopic.

Rah Rah Rah! The party cheerleaders reliably stay in line during game time, even if they backbite and gossip a little on the bus ride home.
Again you're showing your ignorance of the issues and plugging an old Fox News line...yeah yeah yeah, we know. You don't watch Fox News.

Okay, smart guy, how about we start with his opinion on treatment of detainees in Guantanamo? See, in '05 he and his best buddy Lindsey Graham penned this masterpiece.

http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/..._id=&Issue_id=

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"We firmly believe it is now time to make a decision on how the United States will move forward regarding the detainees, and to take that important next step. A serious process must be established in the very near term either to formally treat and process the detainees as war criminals or to return them to their countries for appropriate judicial action."
Then after he became the nominee, well look at that, he says regarding Boumedeine v. Bush:

"The Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of this country."

How about we talk about his views on religious extremism? In '00 he said:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP.../28/se.01.html

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"Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right."
And then in '06, you know, when McCain was starting to make his run at the nomination?

McCain Reconnects With Liberty University


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...051300647.html

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"Six years after labeling the Rev. Jerry Falwell one of the political "agents of intolerance," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delivered the commencement address Saturday at Falwell's Liberty University, and vigorously defended his support for the war in Iraq"
Woooooooow. Look at that. What. A. Co-inky-dink.

Shall I continue?


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