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  •  Jeez. List is mostly crap...focus on real issues. (2+ / 0-)
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    NoMoreLies, dolphin777

    A real issue for example is McCain current campaign manager being a principal in Burston Marsteller, the same lobbying firm running Clinton's campaign.

    Whoever wins, lobbyists win is the world of John McCain.

    Diary brings up one good point and that is McCain's Keating Five corruption scandal which resulted in US taxpayers paying $500B to bail out corrupt S&L's left unregulated by Reagan/Bush.

    Similar to current mortgage disaster where McCain supports an ideology that fails to regulate mortgage companies and then US taxpayer has to provide $500B to bail them out while losing their homes and jobs...same  as McCain's original S&L lobbying mess.

    The arch of McCain's career is defined by lobbyist ties that cost US economy and US taxpayers billion$. McCain form S&L corruption to Mortgage corruption, all due to failure of government promoted by McCain.

    •  I think the "arch" (0+ / 0-)

      is a central part of the list.

      "The way out is via the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?" - Confucius

      by Blue Intrigue on Sun Apr 06, 2008 at 05:59:47 PM PDT

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      •  "List" is mostly mindless name calling and... (0+ / 0-)

        attacks on McCain's military service which is why the list is not only total crap but would work to drive voters to McCain, not away.

        McCain has enough real weaknesses (lobbyist ties, Iraq, taxes) that Obama does not need to resort to name calling and attacks on McCain's service record as does this diary.

        •  If you can refute (0+ / 0-)

          the so-called "attacks", go right ahead. Personally, I think McCain's behavior at the Academy, his poor performance in flight, and his wild lifestyle speak volumes about his character.

          "The way out is via the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?" - Confucius

          by Blue Intrigue on Sun Apr 06, 2008 at 06:10:25 PM PDT

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          •  Refute name calling? (2+ / 0-)
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            dolphin777, petral

            Following offers nothing to refute. It is mindless name calling that is counter productive.

            1.  John McCain is willing to sacrifice his principles for personal ambition.

             17. John McCain even changed religions to further his ambitions.

             18. John McCain is ignorant about AIDS prevention.

             19. John McCain is ignorant about Al Qaeda and Iran.

             20. John McCain was corrupt then.

             21. John McCain is corrupt now.

    •  Let us not forget Neil Bush's role in S & L! n/t (0+ / 0-)

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