A Legacy of
Sat May 31, 2008 - It's seems like we've got a narrative building folks. John McCain is trumpeting his experience, but it seems like all he's done in this campaign is highlight how many times he's shown a lapse in judgment and a failure to understand the facts. And about serious subjects like Iraq, the economy, ethics, and his own damn words. Wrong judgment, wrong facts. The following is a list compiled just with a few minutes of web searching. If you know of others, add them in the comments.
-- Of course, the mother of all poor judgments: his vote to authorize a war that never should've been authorized and never should've been waged.
-- Declaring "Mission Accomplished" a bit too early, one of a number of blown judgment about the war.
-- Admitted to being wrong in voting against MLK day, and tried to blame it one not understanding the facts about MLK as a 50 year old man.
-- Displayed a lapse in judgment by allowing lobbyist to crawl all over his campaign, leading to a mid-campaign change in his policy on employing lobbyist and firing top officials mid-stream. (Of course, he's still wrong on this issue: still taking Washington lobbyist dollars and allowing Charlie Black and Phil Gramm to rule the roost).
-- Showed an basic failure to grasp key facts about Iraq: not knowing how Iran is allied in the nation and not even knowing how many troops we have there and the security needed for our top commander or for himself.
-- Amazing showed that he doesn't even know who would be responsible for "calling" for troop shifts in the region. (Hint:it's not Petraeus).
-- Has admitted to not having enough experience economic issues, and then wrongly claimed to have never admitted saying that he lacked such experience.
-- Recently claimed he didn't think we were heading into a recession and that people are doing better than they were eight years ago. Oops.
-- Has said privatization is necessary to preserve Social Security.
On issue after issue, fact after fact, judgment call after judgment call, McCain has been as wrong as rain.
[VirginiaDem's KOS version of this has links added to each bullet point, backing it up. Go to dailykos.com ]
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Posted by Carl Davidson at 6:38 AM