damn that pesky truth

by twit

I’m impressed with John McCain’s commitment to making things up out of thin air.

Via Politico on September 5, 2008:

“You know what i enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay — made a profit,” [McCain] said, introducing Palin.

… Palin did not, as the ADN reported at the time, succeed in selling it on eBay; she tried and failed.

… And the state sold it at a loss of half a million dollars.

And it is nice to know that Governor Palin spent a half million dollars of taxpayer money in order to score a political point.


5 Responses to damn that pesky truth

  1. Some things I don’t understand.

    I thought Republicans, Conservatives stood for fiscal responsibility.
    McCain is supportive of continuing the Iraq war.
    That is at a cost of not billion, but HUNDREDS of billions of dollars.
    67% of Americans oppose this costly war.
    Why would anyone support that?

    I thought Conservatives had strong religious values.
    Yet they support the use of force in Iraq.
    What would Jesus say about that?

    McCain is now trumpeting the “change” chorus.
    But he voted 90% with Bush.
    How does that square with you?
    That’s not change; that’s more of the same (failed) policies.

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  3. James Rowings says:

    Republicans stand for HYPOCRISY – It’s the one thing they’ve been consistent at. That, and LYING. What gets me is most people are seemingly TOO STUPID to realize it, when a 3rd grader ought to be able to figure it out.

    e.g. –

    Family Values – VP with pregnant unwed daughter’ Bush calling people when he thinks the mic is off a “major league *sshole”; Cheney telling Senators on the floor of the Senate Chamber to “Go F*CK yourself!”

    Bashing gays and extramarital sex when how many in their party have had gay extramarital sex?

    Criticized Obama for his popularity in Europe and having a campaign in a sports stadium as he’s “not a celebrity” – NOT ONE WORD since Palin has gotten all this attention – People wanting the same glasses and possibly hair style.

    Obama criticized by Republican Congressman on CNN for not wearing a flag pin when the Congressman wasn’t wearing a flag pin when he was criticizing. (“I DO wear one”, he claimed.)

    Kerry – Attacked as a flip-flopper, but Bush and McCain have done as many.

    Need I go on? and on? and on? and on?

  4. James,

    You raise a very important point here – paying attention to the neverending stream of lies and hypocrisy of the McCain campaign is making us apoplectic at the spectacle.

    I think this means that people are getting energized, and people are actively trying to find more information – this blog’s daily traffic has shot up since the Palin nomination, and I see that as a sign that people are concerned and that they aren’t apathetic about this election. TPM recently ran a post welcoming new visitors to their site, because they also have had a significant uptick in traffic.

    Personally, I’ve become determined to help with voter registration drives. Noticing the increase in my own motivation to participate makes me hope that there are many others determined to translate their frustration into active participation in the democratic process.

    Thank you very much for your comment.

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