John McCain: lying extremist

Cory Doctorow:
John McCain gets a bit of a free ride from lefties -- if he can show up on The Daily Show and pitch jokes at Jon Stewart, he can't be all bad, right? Wrong. Check out McCain's record of changing his position to whatever whacko Rapture Republican belief will get him closer to the White House. He's a lying opportunist who'll say or do anything to sell himself to the GOP apparat.

* McCain went from saying he would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade to saying the exact opposite.

* McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as “an agent of intolerance” in 2002, but has since decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans “deserved” the 9/11 attacks. (Indeed, McCain has now hired Falwell’s debate coach.)

* McCain used to oppose Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.

* In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending “dirty money” to help finance Bush’s presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.


(via Making Light)

(Via Boing Boing.)