Why is McCain labled as a liberal?

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    How about his stance on illegal immigration? If that is not a policy based on liberalism and not conservatism, I don't know what is.

    He supports Federal funding of embyonic stem cell research.
     
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    any time you rub elbows with a Kennedy on a bill to promote "amnesty" your in danger of having liberal tendencys. There is nothing wrong with bi-partisanship, but illegal immigration is a sore subject for most conservatives.
     
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    Or maybe the view he took on immigration was more compassionate, realistic, and practical.. instead of being racist.

    I'd better stop saying nice things about him...

    let's go back to talking about the economy.... he doesn't know nuffin about that.
     
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    It's a smear tactic. "He's not one of us, he's one of them!"

    That's all.
     
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    Neither do any Democrats I've seen so far. And illegal immigration plays DIRECTLY into the economy.

    His illegal immigration policy is not realistic and definitely not practical, unless the end result desired is another level of impoverished Americans Democrats can support with my tax dollars.

    And there's not a damned thing racist about supporting enforcing immigration laws. Aside from a few kooks, nobody gives a rat's ass who they are nor where they come from. It's the end result to this nation that matters.
     
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    It is not a smear tactic. He's running for office as a Republican. Republicans allegedly hold and support conservative views. If he is not going to represent what he claims to, then he is not "one of us."
     
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    You just made my point. I have no interest in MCain or the GOP. I merely pointed out that branding him as a "liberal" was a smear tactic. The tactic is, "He's not one us, he's one of them." You seem to have grasped the use of the tactic.
     
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    Yeah, it is a smear tactic.

    McCain is predominantly conservative, as anyone can see by looking at his entire career and record. But some people want to cherry pick a few issues where his views are more liberal and then pretend that he's just a liberal all around. So they slap the label on him.
     
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    So these two thing alone make him a "librul." Reagan supported AIDS research at a time when AIDS was considered a homosexual disease. Was Reagan a liberal?
     

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