November 20th, 2006 | researchmaterial
I’m sorry. The guy really does look like a Muppet to me. Anyway, two gems from thinkprogress just popped up on my radar, indicating that McCain, the cuddly Republican, has pulled a hard right. Which means he’s deadly serious about running in ’08, the poor doomed old bastard.
First of all, McCain’s flipflopped on Roe vs Wade (you mean he told a San Francisco newspaper he supported Roe vs Wade in 1999? Surely not. That means he’s a… politician! Shitheads) while on American TV:
I do believe that itâ€™s very likely or possible that the Supreme Court should â€” could overturn Roe v. Wade, which would then return these decisions to the states, which I support.
Oh, but it gets better:
In 2000, John McCain called Jerry Falwell an â€œagent of intolerance.â€ Now, he has hired the debate coach from Falwellâ€™s Liberty University, Brett Oâ€™Donnell, to advise him on his communications strategy. Oâ€™Donnell has been executing Falwellâ€™s strategy to train scores of debaters to confront â€œthe culture on moral default.â€
Today on ABCâ€™s This Week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) acknowledged that his plan to escalate the Iraq war by sending at least 20,000 more troops â€œwould put a terrible strain on the Army and Marine Corps.” “Absolutely, it would be terrible,â€ he said, â€œweâ€™re going to be asking people to go back again and again, maybe even extend their tours.â€
The old boy’s plainly got brain bubbles. The question is, are they the kind of brain bubbles that the hard right and the evangelical right like, over there?