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McCain the Maverick? Not So Fast

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Posted on Aug 6, 2008

In the battle to define John McCain, the man himself would have you call him “the original maverick.” Barack Obama, meanwhile, says McCain is running for George W. Bush’s third term. This identity struggle could determine the outcome of the election.

John McCain’s “maverick” commercial:

Barack Obama’s response:


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By cyrena, August 9, 2008 at 11:23 pm Link to this comment


•  “..One email I got sanctified Cindy McCain. I had to reply with a question: Why did John not see the same values in his wife and offer her up for a topless…and bottomless.. contest?”

I know, I know. I used to get the same sort of stuff from a few of my conservative relatives. BUT…they ARE dumb. So, it scares the living crap out of me, that intelligent people cannot see it.

I remember posting earlier though, a short (just the facts type) note on Cindy McCain’s earlier troubles as a drug addict. Her addiction led to her theft of funds (and possibly the drugs as well) from her very own non-profit organization, set up to assist cancer patients and their families. I did not do this to call judgment on her character, as she is not running for the office. Rather, I did it to convey the information, as well as the results of her trials and tribulations as a drug addict, who has apparently since cleaned herself up.

The legal details are a clue to how people are treated so very differently, depending upon who they are, and I would think that it should shed some light on her husband as well, who IS running for the office. This, added to his latest ‘offering up’ of her for a topless/bottomless “Beauty Pageant” (the Jon Stewart irreverently references as the Crystal Meth Olympics) should ring some bells with intelligent people. The fact that McSame routinely calls her a ‘cunt’ in public, should say some things as well…to intelligent people.

STILL, I don’t know if these people ‘sanctify’ her because she is a former drug addict who has allegedly overcome her addiction. Or, maybe they ‘sanctify’ her because she puts up with being called a cunt in public by her husband. That said, just because we can see many people as ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’ in some respects, just doesn’t guarantee their common sense, or ability to see beyond the surface, or connect the relevant dots to the longer term consequences.

The larger issue in this case is far more obvious in my opinion. And, that’s the racism. That can and does supersede even where intelligent people are concerned. The trouble is that they will never admit that to be the case. So intuitively, they will claim to be ‘conservative’ supporters of McCain, and react to any criticism of him, now that the only other viable option is an African-American. I’m willing to entertain a guess that IF McCain’s opponent was anything other than the black man that he is, they would NOT be in such overwhelming approval of what is clearly a clone of the current regime.

What never ceases to amaze me even more, (though probably I shouldn’t be) is this concept of ‘conservative’ and how it has been conceived as republican thing, when in fact the current thugs highjacked that whole concept and association long ago. These people are not ‘conservative’ by ANY stretch of the imagination. They are the most RADICAL criminal gang to ever illegally occupy the White House in the past Century or better. I swear, Nixon wasn’t THIS destructive. Regan was close, and certainly built the framework, but he actually kept the majority from realizing how badly he was screwing them. (at least at the time, and many still haven’t figured that out).

So, those who call themselves ‘conservative’ have yet to figure out that McSame is not, because he’s a clone to what has been nothing short of radical. The RADICALS of course, have tossed aside all that once represented any ‘conservatism’ such as the rule of law and the concept of a Constitutional Republic. Yet they’re still passing themselves off as the standard conservative republicans of old, and your conservatives friends are fooled by that.

Yes. It scares me.

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By jerry, August 9, 2008 at 7:46 pm Link to this comment
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John McCain, you are no Maverick. I knew Maverick. And YOU, John McCain are NO Maverick. The only real Maverick was James Garner, and YOU John McCain are NO James Garner!

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By frank67, August 9, 2008 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment
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Let’s see: the only “Maverick”  I’ve ever seen was the old Spoof Western TV show many years ago! 
Of course, another “Maverick” is an unbranded calf or cow.
John McBushCAin certainly is none of the above. His “brand” is the “Bush brand,” 95% of time!

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By ocjim, August 9, 2008 at 11:12 am Link to this comment

” Obama can’t afford to make the same mistake, and there rest of us REALLY can’t afford to let him make it.”

Cyrena, I sent some of the same comments to conservative friends—who are not dumb—and they were mortified that I would attack McSame. I find it very sad that so many people can not see the real McCain or even the corruption and treachery of Shrub.

We know that Obama is not perfect and can see his failings. I wonder why too many conservatives can’t see the faults of their candidates.

One email I got sanctified Cindy McCain. I had to reply with a question: Why did John not see the same values in his wife and offer her up for a topless…and bottomless.. contest?

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By cyrena, August 9, 2008 at 3:22 am Link to this comment

By ocjim, August 7 at 12:23 pm

“..Obama is intelligent and logical and probably does not take the nonsense of McCain ads seriously. This was also a failing of John Kerry. So if the stupidity of McCain’s ads lulls Obama’s campaign into believing they need not take them seriously, look at John Kerry’s campaign when the Swift-boat ads were airing.”


ocjim…you REALLY honed in with this!!! This is so very, very, very true. I’ve learned it myself, and the hard way. (didn’t learn my lesson the first several times) It’s not enough to blow the stuff off, just because it’s so obviously stupid, that we just assume that everyone else sees it as well. And yes, Kerry did make that mistake.

Obama can’t afford to make the same mistake, and there rest of us REALLY can’t afford to let him make it.

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By Jack Pinion, August 8, 2008 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment
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Apparently, you neglected to actually read the link you posted… LOL.


It does not say that McCain was responsible for the Zuni rocket impacting the Skyhawk… It was McCain’s Skyhawk that was impacted.

Once the rocket impacted the Skyhawk, there would be nothing ANYONE could do about the bomb dropping from McCain’s aircraft.


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By Pacrat, August 8, 2008 at 2:20 am Link to this comment
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It’s not that McCain is so very old chronologically, but he is so old that he can’t much remember life beyond the Sixties. But a lot of it has to do with losing contact with the real world when he was a POW for more than five years.

He is now suffering from electile dysfunction.and will do anything for a vote. As a living fossil he just doesn’t get it. Men who pimp their wives as contestants in the miss buffalo chip contest just don’t make it anymore. Doesn’t he remember when the country was literally covered with buffalo chips?

A vote for McCain is a vote for the return of
T-Rex aka Bush.

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By cann4ing, August 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment

Only in these Orwellian times can the words “John McCain” and “Maverick” appear in the same sentence.

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By purplewolf, August 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm Link to this comment

Found this posted on another article in TD today. Worth your time to check it out:Thanks to A.Z. Arrow.

We hear about the time he spent as a P.O.W., why not about him being the cause of those deaths on the Forrestal? This website(address above)gives a whole new meaning to John being the War Hero we all have heard so much about, along with his Keating Five scandal, his flip-flopping on just about everything he says. And we must not forget his latest bungle, offering up his wife Cindy to participate in the Miss Buffalo Chip Beauty Pageant in Sturgis at the motorcycle rally they hold every year in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Hey Cindy, how talented are you with that banana?

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By ocjim, August 7, 2008 at 1:23 pm Link to this comment

Like Rush Limbaugh, McCaom uses the same sophomoric sneers and mocking attacks on Obama. In the absence of popular stands on the Iraqi War, foreign affairs, and tax policy, McCain keeps the attention on Obama. It is the same tactic used in Bush’s last two elections, and in spite of Bush’s moral and mental bankruptcy, it worked.

The mainstream media, interested only in ratings, has lapped it up. What simpler and inexpensive way to cover a contest whose outcome has profound stakes for the entire world than to treat the nonsense as important. Fox “Noise,” interested only in electing Republicans, has presented it as —to quote Rove himself about the outing of Valerie Plame—“fair game.”

The Obama Camp is missing the emotional side of the attacks that is the determining factor in 98% of decision-making, and, thus, voting.

Using mockery McCain is trying to undermine, at the level of emotions, Obama’s charisma and the passions his candidacy stirs both in the US and around the world.

Obama is intelligent and logical and probably does not take the nonsense of McCain ads seriously. This was also a failing of John Kerry. So if the stupidity of McCain’s ads lulls Obama’s campaign into believing they need not take them seriously, look at John Kerry’s campaign when the Swift-boat ads were airing.

Obama need only comment on McCain’s many snafus, McCain’s disgusting hug of the man who trashed him in 2000, and his advocacy of the failed George W. Bush policies.

Then the utter ridiculous nature of McCain’s campaign, including his claims of maverick, will be apparent even to the dumbed down.

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By VietnamVet, August 7, 2008 at 10:02 am Link to this comment

Yeah, he will take on big oil OK! What he means is he will take on their contributions to his campaign. Maverick? He has voted with the GOP positions 95% of the time. One of his objections about Iraq was WE HAD NOT SENT ENOUGH TROOPS THERE! I wonder if the families of those over 4,000 that came home in coffins agree that he is a maverick? He never voted YES on any issues that would bring our troops home and stop this illegal, ill conceived, trumped up war. In fact, from his own words, he sees our troops as being there for “...another 100 years.” Maverick, hardly!!!

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