- Mar 27, 2010
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After decades of embracing the liberal media moniker maverick for his frequent derision of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, McCain has now abandoned the label. He told Newsweek magazine earlier this month: I never considered myself a maverick. But countless YouTube videos show McCain and vice-presidential running mate Sarah Palin invoking the m word. Heres a typical bit of self-puffery from a McCain stump speech on Oct.14, 2008:
Its well known that I have not been elected Miss Congeniality in the United States Senate, nor with the administration. I have opposed the president on spending, on climate change, on torture of prisoner, on on Guantanamo Bay. On a on the way that the Iraq War was conducted. I have a long record, and the American people know me very well, and that is independent and a maverick of the Senate, and Im happy to say that Ive got a partner thats a good maverick along with me now.
With veteran tough-on-illegal-immigration GOP challenger J.D. Hayworth (whom I support) just five points behind McCain in the latest Rasmussen poll, Not-Maverick has now abandoned (or rather re-abandoned) his notoriously long-held open borders stance. Just a few short years ago, Not-Maverick was attacking Rush Limbaugh as a nativist for opposing the Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty plan. When GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions introduced an amendment to bar illegal aliens from receiving the earned income tax credit, McCain likened it to Jim Crow laws.
Michelle Malkin John S. McCain, Will You Please Go Now?
Malkin is so right. How McCain who had "Maverick" waving all over convention hall of his acceptance speech (to become the republicans candidat for prez in 2008) can now (with a straight face, I might add) now claim he doesn't consider himself a maverick????
It's a lie that would make Barack Obama blush for being so bold faced!
How stupid are Arizonians, though, I have to ask.
Why do they buy McCain's BS election after election, after election???
PLEASE ARIZONA! It's time for this pompous bag of wind to GO! Enough already!
We finally got rid of Kennedy, can we please get rid of McCain WITHOUT it taking prying the seat out of his cold dead fingers?????