A Fruit Fly Field Trip: Flip-Flopping McCain

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BeachBizarre? No way. Find a gaggle of GOP politicians flip-flopping on they’re issues after each stop-over and each junkette.

Let’s face it; every politician will flip-flop on a few things; they learn new information on a subject after they’re elected or they have their own personal “epiphany” and realize their few was pretty screwed up. Anybody can understand that, and crucifying a politician for that kind of flip-flop really isn’t necessary. But when it comes to Sen John McCain (R-AZ), I always have to “erp” with a little bit of vomit in the back of my mouth while watching him flip-flop on just about everything, especially on his Torture Policies to name just a few.

green flipflopTorture: In December ’05, McCain introduced and managed to pass a bill that banned all forms of torture. Lots of fanfare, lots of hollering and screaming, but the bill did manage to pass all the way through Congress. Thank you Senator. Thank you very much!

McCain said while the confetti and balloons were falling all around him:

“(It) basically says that if a person, a reasonable person, would feel that someone was acting under orders … then it could be a defense in case of accusation,” McCain said. “And there is a provision for legal counsel for those who are accused (of torture), both civilian and military.

Emphasis is mine… In March, Bush was already complaining about his inability to rape and torture those poor souls in Gitmo, so McCain started on his compromised. Just nine months later, McCain published a Torture Compromise Bill to appease his “good fella” Bush. McCain decided his original design wasn’t giving Bush enough leg room to torture Iraqi prisoners, and so he began working out “a compromise“. Bush wanted to be allowed to have his prisoners sodomized and so McCain let him sodomize them.

John McCain built his career using his own time as a POW in Viet Nam who was tortured. He’s milked that story for all it’s worth until it has become irrelevant. Yet, when faced with others being tortured and brutalized, McCain scrambles for a compromise.

Newsmax detailed some of McCain’s own admittance to being tortured while in Hanoi, Viet Nam:

He described the day Hanoi Hilton guards beat him “from pillar to post, kicking and laughing and scratching. After a few hours of that, ropes were put on me and I sat that night bound with ropes.”

“For the next four days, I was beaten every two to three hours by different guards . . . Finally, I reached the lowest point of my 5 1/2 years in North Vietnam. I was at the point of suicide, because I saw that I was reaching the end of my rope.”

McCain was taken to an interrogation room and ordered to sign a document confessing to war crimes. “I signed it,” he recalled. “It was in their language, and spoke about black crimes, and other generalities.”

“I had learned what we all learned over there,” McCain said. “Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine.”

“Beaten”? “Knocked Around”? He was beaten every two to three hours? Oh phishaw! Get along now!

Please tell me Senator McCain, you caved after getting clipped from a few knuckle sandwiches for a few hours at a time. That’s mighty tragic, I’d agree. But when you’re deciding compromises for allowing this Bush Administration to sodomize, brutalize, rape, beat Iraqi citizens that’s gone on for the past three years – doesn’t that make you nothing more than the monsters that this country, the United States of America, has always fought against??!

McCain has no worries. Did you remember that important phrase from earlier?! “And there is a provision for legal counsel for those who are accused (of torture), both civilian and military.” In October 06, just one month later, McCain pens the next “compromise” to allow Bush to get rid of Habeas Corpus so his forgotten tortured prisoners would never have the chance to even be told why they’re being tortured, raped and enslaved.

McCain struggles with other social issues facing the United States.

green flipflopAbortion: Nobody’s been able to nail McCain down on this issue. He’s for pro-choice (under certain conditions) and then he’s anti-abortion (whenever he’s hanging out with the Religiously Insane). As a matter of fact: McCain in 1999 (aug 22, 1999) said that, “even in the long term,” he would not support the repeal of Roe v. Wade because “thousands of young American women would be performing illegal and dangerous operations.” But last November he said that he now favored repeal because “I don’t believe the Supreme Court should be legislating in the way that they did on Roe v. Wade.”

green flipflopTax Cuts for Rich People: McCain in 2000 assailed Bush’s proposed tax cuts as a sop to the rich., Yes, he actually used the word “sop“. I thought it was interesting because it a year later, with Bush in office, he voted against those cuts, declaring that “the benefits go to the most fortunate among us, at the expense of middle-class Americans.” But a year ago, he switched sides and voted to extend tax cuts for the wealthy.

Read the Washington Times piece entitled: “McCain looks presidential on taxes“. It’ll make your stomach turn so you end up with that little “erp vomit” in the back of your throat too.

green flipflopDealing with his own Republican Big Business Buddies: McCain in 2000 was incensed when a pair of Texas businessmen, Sam and Charley Wyly, bankrolled some Bush-friendly TV ads that distorted McCain’s record. McCain declared at the time that their “dirty money” did not belong in national politics. But last year, McCain decided that their dirty money belonged in his campaign; he took $20,000 and allowed them to chair a McCain fund-raiser. (McCain later had to give back the money, because, it turns out, his new friends are reportedly under federal investigation.)

I personally believe this country has lost their respect for Senator McCain. Realizing that he’s willing to tout his own POW and tortured past in theViet Nam war to garner sympathy votes makes him a hypocrit of his own history. He own history shows him as a charlatan to the good people of Arizona and to the United States.Me

So, did you get a good look at the four-legged duck? Did you think about the duck in terms of duck a l’Orange or perhaps Peking duck? Perhaps you thought; “Well, looking at a freaky looking duck is sure a lot better than running around with that littleerp of vomit in the back of my throat whenever I have to think about Senator McCain from now on.”

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