John McCain caught in a YouTube lie

He’s having a difficult time, especially with all of the Internets out there keeping tabs on him. These Republicans haven’t got the memo that says “When you’re bullshitting your audience – They have YouTube and you and your lie will be found out!!”

In a move that’s reminiscent of George Allen’s “Mecaca Moment“, McCain has been caught lying about his support for African American’s equal rights and his alleged support of a national Martin Luther King Jr holiday. John Amato over at Crooks & Liars has McCain on the run, and I’m getting a kick out of it.

Amato does his homework:

McCain Defended Opposition Of Federal MLK Holiday By Saying He Supported Arizona’s State Holiday. During a press availability in Panama City, Florida, John McCain said, “I have supported hundreds of pieces of legislation, which would help Americans obtain an equal opportunity in America. I am proud of that record, from fighting for the recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday in my state to sponsoring specific legislation that would prevent discrimination in any shape or form in America today.” [McCain Press Availability In Panama City, Florida, 8/1/08]

  • FACT: McCain Supported Republican AZ Governor’s Decision To Rescind MLK Holiday. ABC News reported, “In Arizona, a bill to recognize a holiday honoring MLK failed in the legislature, so then-Gov. Bruce Babbitt, a Democrat, declared one through executive order. In January 1987, the first act of Arizona’s new governor, Republican Evan Mecham, was to rescind the executive order by his predecessor to create an MLK holiday. Arizona’s stance became a national controversy. McCain backed the decision at the time.” [ABC News, 4/3/08]
  • FACT: McCain Supported Gov. Evan Mecham’s Decision In 1987 To Rescind Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “In a vote likely to haunt him for the rest of his public career, executive order creating a state holiday for King, but later reversed his position.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/16/08] McCain voted against 1983 legislation establishing the third Monday in January as the federal holiday marking King’s birthday. Back home in Arizona, he supported Gov. Evan Mecham’s decision in 1987 to rescind an
  • FACT: McCain Voted Against Creating Martin Luther King Holiday. In 1983, McCain voted against a motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill to designate the third Monday of every January as a federal holiday in honor of the late civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The motion passed 89-77. [HR 3706, Vote 289, 8/2/83; CQ 1983]

Oops… Great Grandpaw McCain might get started on that Aricept prescription pretty soon!

Amato isn’t willing to let him off the hook either. Amato then gets a video from a fan who’s edited the even with three different camera shots.

Watching McCain crumble for that long pregnant moment while he’s walking to the lie is priceless. Especially when he says “lowering taxes” as the second greatest reason he supports the African American voters. By that time, you can see his brain is in overload and then he steps right on into the lie.

I mean, he could have said; “When I was a teenager, I almost fought against slavery by joining the Yankees and fighting in the South! But, I had my high school prom night coming up…and…and… Ummm… I had to give my mustang a good brushing …and… Ummmmmmm…. I didn’t go fight after all…”

And that would be a story that I would believe!!!

McCain…What a Ditz.

Trinket Jewelry Proves Patriotism

GOP White GuysMy husband life partner were watching Real Time with Bill Mahr with Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) desperately trying to sound like a buffoon. During the show, Kingston questions Barack Obama’s patriotism because he doesn’t wear a US Flag lapel pin on his jacket. The audience moans in utter disbelief, and yet both of us spotted that Kingston wasn’t wearing a lapel pin either!

“Hypocrite!”

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Yesterday, Congressman Kingston shows up on MSNBC’s Live with Dan Abrams who’s segment is a focus on the right-wing smear machine. “Home Skillet” immediately ponders the patriotism of someone who doesn’t wear such a lapel pin on his outer jacket, he thinks there’s cause to question one’s patriotism. This time, Dan Abrams catches him at it and points out to the Congressman that he’s not wearing one himself! Watch the sputtering here.

It might be pedantic of me to point out that in 1992, when Congressman “Home Skillet” ran for US House of Representatives in the 1st Congressional District of Georgia; he ran on the platform saying:Black Garbage Flywsd2

“I have a Democrat’s heart and a Republican’s brain. You have to have a heart, but a brain, too, to solve problems,”

These Republicans: Sometimes you want to shove your thumbs into their eyeballs and smack them upside their empty little heads. Enter DailyKos, Crooks and Liars and TPM and the rest of them to do just that:

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Red State Update: Apologizing to Fred Thompson

via Crooks and Liars, Travis has Jonathan in an arm-lock forcing him to apologize about Fred Thompson being such a terrible candidate (even though Thompson was supposed to be the “Great White Hope” for the GOP).

FruitFly 6In case nobody’s paying attention, Thompson came in behind the “write-in” in New Hampshire. Just make sure you don’t tell anybody… Speaking ill about the Republican’s is a felony in most states.

Mistress vs. Mister: Larry Craig’s “Snack on the Side”

He’s an I.T. Geek and he’s everybody’s favorite local bear. Let us all get to know David Phillips, one of many we’ll be getting to knowDavid Phillips who have allegedly had sex with Larry Craig. In this Wonkette exclusive, Phillips recalls a memory of years gone by at a gay bar in Washington DC where he was taken to Craig’s home and where they broke one of the Laws of Leviticus in a private residence’s guest room.

As we tiptoed from the back door to the stairs to the upper floor, as if somebody else was home, he turned to grope my crotch and brush my face with his hand.” The house’s decor led Phillips to believe that this was a married man: “The bric-a-brac with family pictures didn’t scream ‘old queen’ to me; it announced a woman’s influence. Still, we made our way upstairs.

Bric-a-brac indeed. Phillips continues with:

I let my eyes wander and saw on a table a small envelope, like one from a gift or a floral arrangement, with ‘Suzanne Craig’ neatly written on it. This memory,” Phillips insists, “I noted about three hours after hearing Craig’s voice again, the night before I saw a current picture of him and a good day before I heard of his wife in the news. ‘That’s who’s going to fuck me up if she finds out,’ I thought. As he reached for the door, he took a $20 bill from his wallet, shoved in my front pocket, adding ‘Remember, I can buy and sell your ass ten thousand times over. You were never here. Don’t try to come back here. You don’t know me.

This sounds like the familiar Larry Craig we all know and love. Shoving his personal authority on someone else and then trying to intimidate them into something he wants or needs.

Recall the police officer’s story in the MSP Intl Airport when after the arrest, Larry Craig:

At one point, police reports said, Craig handed the arresting officer a business card that identified him as a U.S. senator and said, “What do you think about that?”

We’ll see more and more of these gay men coming forward and telling their story for four reasons:

  • a.) it’s open hunting season for hypocritical Republican homophobes
  • b.) being gay and out of the proverbial closet isn’t a big deal anymore
  • c.) Craig’s homosexual lifestyle spans decades of closeted self-hatred and
  • d.) finding “celebrity” status by admitting you’ve literally fucked a Republican is worth cash.

Stay tuned everybody… There’ll be a coffee-table book published in a few years of the collected photographed works entitled: “All of Larry Craig’s Men“.

UPDATE: Howie Klein (Down With Tyranny) joins “Team Lucas” at Crooks and Liars with a video of alleged gayGiuliani In Drag Republicans in a photo collage put to music in a song called “Until the Boys” by Until December. It’s a snappy little tune – but it’s horribly disappointing they didn’t think to include Rudy Giuliani’s picture in drag. Brave New Films suggests the RNC include the tune in next year’s GOP National Convention in 2008. I have to disagree: Let’s face it – you can’t have a gay party of hot and hunky men without a drag queen somewhere within in the middle of it all acting as the emcee.

Howie also notes that the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) plans to meat gather at Sea Island, GA to perform oral sex on big money sugar-daddies because they’re so broke entering into the 2008 election cycle. The horror of this story is that the NRSC has told Larry Craig he isn’t invited to the suck-fest. Craig, burning up his election money on legal fees for his misadventures in the Twin Cities now has problems securing a legal team to file lawsuits against anybody like David Phillips or Wonkette for discussing this story.

FruitFlyUPDATE II: Zach over at MNPublius spotted a note on Examiner dot com (Minneapolis/St Paul) that Larry Craig is now using Denver Intl Airport to catch his connecting flights back to Idaho. We’re all so disappointed about this information. I mean, we’ve already sunk the money into re-installing new walls in the restroom!! What a waste of Minnesota tax-payer money…

UPDATE III: The Young Turks have now discussed this topic  as to keep the story with some air and their video is up on YoTube which you can see by clicking here.