But where’s Johnny Mac?
October 9, 2008 4 Comments
So I saw a McCain ad today in the Washington Post:
And according to Factcheck.org, “McCain misrepresents Obama’s tax proposals again. And again, and again.”
Let me pull a Biden here and say that again: Did not vote on the budget resolution in question. In March, he was one of four to not vote (there was one ‘present’ vote) and five in June (two ‘present’). In fact, so far this year, McCain has missed 81 percent of the votes including 98 percent in the second quarter and every single vote in the third quarter.
(To be fair, Obama has missed 64 percent of the votes this year.)
Now, this happens all the time, but McCain and his ilk have been attacking Obama for voting ‘present’ during his time in Illinois, a vote that in the Illinois state senate actually means something (I don’t live in Illinois and it seems a bit odd to me too, but so do a lot of other state’s laws…).
I had already decided that voting present does not really matter to me as it is a procedural vote, but McCain seemed jazzed about it, so it really seems hypocritical to me considering the facts at hand. At least you have to actually be there to vote present.
But this is another example of the McCampaign attacking Obama on something and then doing it themselves.
For example, saying Obama does not have the experience to be president and then putting Sarah Palin on the ticket.
I don’t particularly think Sarah Palin is qualified to be mayor of Wasilla, let alone president (which the veep really should be qualified to do…), but if your whole gig is to say your opponent is not experienced enough for the job, why would you pick someone with even less experience as your back-up?
Or in a debate, saying “I’ll actually answer your question” as if your opponent didn’t, and then spend the next 90 seconds not even remotely attempting to say whether or not you’ll set a two-year time goal on shoring up Social Security and Medicaid.
Or in a debate saying ‘you can work on all three at once,’ when you “had to” suspend your campaign because of the bailout negotiations.
Or going from ‘fundamentals are strong’ to ‘economy is in crisis’ in three hours.
The reason John McCain is dropping in the polls, more than anything else, is that people are literally seeing him say one thing while doing another. It makes it so much harder to believe his vagaries and bullshit.