Saturday, January 09, 2010

Will the Real John McCain Stand Up?

It is getting real old hearing from John McCain pump himself up in T.V. ads.

“President Obama is leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America. I stand in his way every day,” McCain states in one ad. In the other, an announcer intones: “John McCain is leading the fight against President Obama every day.”

What fight would that be? And on what day?

How about the fight on opening ANWR?

He's a federalist and feels the states should decide? Sure thing McCain.

Nice to know McCain and Obama both oppose drilling in ANWR and the State of Alaska has no choice in the matter.

How about fighting Obama on closing Gitmo?

Nice try for the tough guy. It's pretty hard trying to pick a fight with someone McCain agrees with.

How about waterboarding?

Maybe McCain is too afraid to take on Dick Cheney, who was right on the matter?

How about the fight against Obama on the cap and trade legislation?

McCain can try to spin that he has fought Obama on the legislation, but the fact remains, he got the ball rolling on the topic of climate change.

Now, to give McCain credit, he did show some fight on the stimulus package.

And at first, did McCain fight Obama on Afghanistan?

No, he actually picked up Obama's lead on focusing on Afghanistan instead of Iraq.

Interestingly as an aside, while Maddow uses this to poke McCain's eye out on Afghanistan, she was leading the charge against sending more troops into Afghanistan.

Figure that one out. And then there was the trip McCain and Lieberman took to Afghanistan so they could come back and report to Obama.

It wasn't until the delay in Obama's decision on Afghanistan did, McCain "really fight" Obama on the issue of Afghanistan.

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And then, once Obama made his decision on sending 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, what did McCain say?

Senator John McCain said Tuesday that President Obama made the "right choice" in sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, but warned that setting a withdrawal timetable sends the wrong message to U.S. allies and enemies.

"I think this policy can succeed . . . and I think it deserves robust public support, both from Democrats and Republicans," the Arizona senator said in a speech to the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation.

And what did Maddow think about Obama's decision, the one she talked about when poking McCain's eye out?

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On the topic of Afghanistan, it seems Maddow is picking more of a fight with Obama than what McCain has done.

So with all of this, the question has to be asked, will the real John McCain standup?

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