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  •  yeah (2+ / 0-)
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    daulton, imchange

    that's referenced in the diary.

    Duncan Hunter, Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich backed this bill too.

    "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

    by RBH on Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 06:16:42 PM PDT

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    •  The Democrats on McCain's Record (4+ / 0-)

      McCain's record on civil rights per the Democratic Party -

      McCain's push to cozy up to far right extremists is not surprising, given his contradictions in the past. In the 2000 presidential campaign, McCain reversed himself on the confederate flag first calling it "a symbol of racism and slavery" but then pandering the very next day by calling it a "symbol of heritage." In past efforts to pander to a far right base that doesn’t trust him, McCain campaigned in Alabama for George Wallace Jr., a popular speaker at a white supremacist hate group, continues to employ a strategist who denounced the creation of a Federal holiday honoring Dr. King as "vicious" and "profane," and even hired the man responsible for the racist ads against Harold Ford in the Senate race in Tennessee in 2006. [New York Times, 4/20/00, San Diego Union Tribune, 1/18/00; Associated Press, 11/17/05, Southern Poverty Law Center, Intelligence Report, Summer 2005; AP, 6/6/05; New York Times, 10/27/06; New York Times, 10/26/06; Union Leader, 12/8/06]

    •  So McCain is THE most conservative Senator. (2+ / 0-)
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      rlharry, imchange

      Just the the GOP is trying to call Obamba the most liberal.

      McCain is more conservative than Duncan Hunter, Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich.

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