Carnival of the Liberals with Senator John McCain

Carnival of the Liberals

It’s been a while since I participated in a Carnival of the Liberals, so I figured I was overdue. The latest edition is up over at Cult of Gracie. It’s a good source for a variety of liberal topics. Go check it out.

The one that caught my attention, though, was “The Evangelical Re-Invention of John McCain, and the Sad Paradox of Fundamentalist Family Values” over at Submitted to a Candid World. It says (in part):

McCain attempts to mask his endorsement of the religious right mainline by couching it in the rhetoric of “local control” – let the states/cities/towns decide issues like abortion, gay rights, and science. This is a thinly veiled attempt to pass the buck, and a tactic commonly used by McCain to exculpate himself from endorsing far-right positions by nominally devolving the issue to others who he knows will make the (religious-)right decisions. McCain won’t destroy women’s rights: his Supreme Court appointees will. McCain won’t endorse homophobic bigotry. But he will idly stand by [while] states do it. McCain won’t teach creationism. But he will subtly endorse it, and let others teach it if they want to.

16 Responses to “Carnival of the Liberals with Senator John McCain”

  1. S. Says:

    McCain is a coward! that says it all.

  2. Parrotlover77 Says:

    I’ve been meaning to make a bumper sticker: “McCain Epic Fail ’08″

    Also on the “epic fail” train of thought, I also wanted to make a response to Newt Gingrich’s “drill here drill now” lie… “Drill here! Drill Now! Epic Fail!”

  3. Lindsay Says:

    I used to like McCain back in 2000. I used to like him until a few years ago when the puppetmasters attached the strings and started to make him dance for the GOP sheep.

    What happened to being a “maverick” politician? What made him sell out? I think he’ll go down as one of the greatest dissapointments of this decade?

  4. vjack Says:

    Cool! I didn’t even realize the Carnival was up yet. Thanks for the heads-up.

  5. ericsan Says:

    Yeah, the carnival is up and they found their star ass-clown…

  6. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Lindsay – I don’t think he ever was a maverick. Yes he broke with the party line sometimes on votes, but most politicians do on some things. Really he just claims to be a maverick “man of the people,” corruption-free, and middle-roady, but he never actually was! LCV gives him horrendous scores on the environment, for example. Also, Keating Five, anyone? Of course that was in 1989, so it may as well have never happened, since apparently transgressions in the past only count if you are a Democrat.

  7. Lindsay Says:

    That is perhaps true PL77, but at the time he looked like a white knight compared most of the GOP.

    Forgive me if I wasn’t aware of the Keating Five, I was 8 years old at the time ;-). I haven’t done as much research on the candidates as I should (I live in the Obama epicenter…you don’t hear much McCain) but that doesn’t excuse me from looking further into it now that I’m aware :-)

  8. LadyRavana Says:

    Here’s an article about McCain…

    http://www.truthout.org/article/mcsexist-mccains-war-women

    It was quite informative about his feelings on us wimminfolk. And an oh-so-”charming” incident where he called his wife a cunt. Isn’t that sweet? Shows what a loving husband he is.

    Man, this guy’s an asshole. And there’s nothing remotely “moderate” about him.

  9. ericsan Says:

    LadyRavana, that’s not true at all. You’re discounting his intelligence, which is moderate on his best day ;)

  10. LadyRavana Says:

    True enough. I guess he’s slightly smarter than the lobotomized puppet we’ve got in the Whitehouse right now, whose IQ I’m almost certain numbers in the double digits. And that’s being generous.

  11. S. Says:

    McCain is nothing but Bush with a bad temper..he’s downright scary! woe is the US should he win…it could only go further downhill for us all.

  12. ericsan Says:

    I think we should keep taunting him about his thinning hair, I’m sure he’ll eventually blow up like he did when he called his wife a cunt (I believe the full quote is “at least I don’t plaster on the make-up like a trollop, you cunt”).

    I keep dreaming of the Doctor showing up and doing to McCain what he did to Harriet Jones, Prime Minister Extraordinaire, after she infuriates him by using a Torchwood secret weapon to blow up the now harmless, fleeing Sycorax ship: “I will destroy you, not with a weapon, but with words, just six, simple words,” which he then whispers into a reporter’s ears… and within hours Harriet’s career falls apart. The words: “don’t you think she looks tired?”

    Sorry, couldn’t resist a quick, completely off-topic quote of pure Russell T. Davies brilliance… and wishful thinking. Where’s the Doctor when you need him?

  13. Sue Blue Says:

    I’ve given up trying to keep track of anything this ‘tard says. You can bet that whatever it is, it’ll be the opposite tomorrow. There are only two things you can count on from McCain – the junkyard-dog temper and the constantly-changing position on every position.

  14. S. Says:

    yes,McCain is so wishy-washy,just a downright faking FLAKE.

  15. Barbara Says:

    He wasn’t wishy washy on the MLK holiday. He voted against it for, what was it, eleven years??

  16. Parrotlover77 Says:

    ericsan – Excellent reference! Any Davies or Who reference is welcome by me, and if you can combine the two, even better.

    That is the best part of Who, honestly. Here’s a guy who is basically the ultimate hero of the universe, and he detests using weaponry or force. He’d much rather use his mind. And on top of that, he even gives the “bad guys” a chance to go good — always!

    Oh, if only… If only…