Sunday, June 08, 2008

McFlip McFlop McSame = Third Term Bush

You know, lil duhbya, there is a difference between "looking" at intelligence and "reading" intelligence:

Bush says he's credible:

Iraq Report Undermines Bush’s Claim That He Is A ‘Credible’ Leader Because He ‘Reads The Intelligence’

Today, [Jun 5th, 2008] the Senate Select Intelligence Committee released the final two sections of its pre-war intelligence report. As Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) said, the report concludes “that the Administration made significant claims that were not supported by the intelligence.”

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“All of the intelligence I looked at…the Congress looked at, said the same thing,” Bush said in 2004. Unfortunately, it seems that Bush only selectively “looked at” the intelligence.

Richard Clarke (author of Your Government Failed You), on war mongers:

Now, I just don’t think we can let these people back into polite society and give them jobs on university boards and corporate boards and just let them pretend that nothing ever happened when there are 4,000 Americans dead and 25,000 Americans grieviously wounded, and they’ll carry those wounds and suffer all the rest of their lives.

McCain, not good for the environment:

McCain thinks funding the environment is too pricey, but he is willing to support the Iraq war at any cost.

McCain endorses illegal wiretapping:

Flip flopping McCain - against breaking the law, before he was for it:


Douglas Holtz-Eakin, top adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), said McCain believes that the Constitution gave President Bush the authority to wiretap Americans “without warrants,” bringing him “into closer alignment” with the Bush administration’s views of executive power.


In December, McCain, when asked if he would authorize illegal wiretapping, said the President should not disobey "any law":

There are some areas where the statutes don’t apply, such as in the surveillance of overseas communications. Where they do apply, however, I think that presidents have the obligation to obey and enforce laws that are passed by Congress and signed into law by the president, no matter what the situation is.

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I don’t think the president has the right to disobey any law.

Flip: So, what if illegal spying is against the law?
"...So there’s ambiguity about it. Let’s move forward."

McCain on balancing the budget:

McCain has gone from pushing a balanced budget by 2012, to a balanced budget by 2017, to a “who cares” approach.

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So which budget plan is it? 2012? 2017? Or none at all? As Holtz-Eakin said in May, “You have to pay for that somehow or you are George Bush III.”

I'm rubber, you're glue:

McCain policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin — attempting to fight off the fact that McCain is running to continue President Bush’s key policies — ludicrously claimed that Barack Obama would be like President Bush on the economy. Obama is “dedicated to the recent Bush tradition of spending money on everything,” Holtz-Eakin said.

But even conservatives aren’t taking the bait on the new talking point. Reacting to Holtz-Eakin’s interview, conservative pundit Robert Novak said on Bloomberg TV:

That is the silliest thing I have ever heard! And I won’t even dignify how stupid it is.
Same Old McSame:

In a widely-ridiculed speech last Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) noted that “you will hear from my opponent’s campaign in every speech, every interview, every press release that I’m running for President Bush’s third term. You will hear every policy of the President described as the Bush-McCain policy.” He added that he believes those comparisons are “false.”

But it seems that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), McCain’s chief surrogate and attack dog, disagrees.

George Stephanopoulos:

... Senator Graham, John McCain is calling for an extension or maybe enhancement of the Bush policies.

Lindsey Graham:
Yeah, absolutely.

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