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(Prefatory note and request: The following is suffuse with attribution, URLs to YouTube videos and news stories. Put this post in “printer friendly” mode. Keep a folded copy of it with you, so that when you encounter someone thoroughly ignorant and stupid, claiming they like John McCain and are planning to vote for him, you can ask, “What do you really know about John McCain?” You’ll have his voting record and a host of other referenced material that cannot be debated. If they don’t want to see it . . . STUPID, STUPID, REALLY STUPID!!!) 

  

The “it” I’m asking about was the CBS Sunday interview program, Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer.  If you missed the interview, if that’s what any honest journalist can dare call the serving up of not soft balls, but slow-pitch whiffle-balls, here’s your chance.

 

Talk about being some con’s jailhouse “b*tch,” Schieffer just needs to be careful he never gets tossed in the slammer, and has to share a cell with Bubba. This wasn’t an interview designed to ferret answers to questions the guest really doesn’t want to answer, it was he closest thing you can get to a free kiss-ass infomercial for the Republican nominee.

 

No, I’m not about to serve up some of the nauseating tidbits. You have the URL. Go and suffer the indigestion yourself.

 

If anyone ever had any doubts that there’s a lie to the first suggestion of a “liberal bias” in the mainstream media, this week’s FTN is all the evidence needed.  But it’s not only how the media has cowed to genuine genuflecting under the chronic slapping it’s received from wholly unsubstantiated attacks by the right. It’s how Democrats have been letting them get away with it . . . since Reagan cocked his head and complained, “there you go again.”

 

The Democrats: “Oh please don’t hurt me, I’ll be nice.”

 

The Dems took it from Newt; we were unpatriotic, god and America hating, gay baby-killers. The party didn’t fight back. It rolled over, “Oh please don’t hurt me, I’ll be nice.”  They took it again in 2000. Then again in 2004. “Oh please don’t hurt me, I’ll be nice,” or running, crying, “Mommy, mommy, they’re not playing fair.”

 

And the Obama campaign is letting them do it all over again!

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Look, McCain does not support the active military or the veteran community. He missed 59.2% of all votes, but of those he cast that pertained to supporting the troops, here are the ones he did vote on, all “Nay”!

And the immediate below noted does NOT include how he sided with George Bush and fought strenuously against the New GI Bill because it was "too generous" and would hurt "re-enlistments." 

 September, 2007, (S.Amdt 2909, 2910, 2910; 9/19/2007,  5:30 pm) to provide all troops returning from a combat duty tour to have at least as much time home and in training as in theater.   See Roll Call list.  May, 2006, (S.Amdt 3704; 5/4/2006, 11:34 am) to provide the VA with an additional $20 million for healthcare facilities.  See Roll Call list.  April, 2006, (S.Amdt 3642; 4/26/2006, 5:55 pm) to provide $430 million for VA outpatient care and facilities.  See Roll Call list.   March, 2006, (S.Amdt 3007 to S.Con.Res 83; 3/14/2006, 4:22 pm) to increase VA medical services funding in accord with Inspector General’s report guidelines. See Roll Call list.  March, 2004, (S.Amdt 2745 to S.Con.Res 95; 3/10/2004, 9:34 pm) to establish a VA reserve fund to treat veterans in accord with revised GAO/DoD estimates, due to greater than anticipated combat injuries.  See Roll Call list.  October, 2003, (S.Amdt. 1817 to S. 1689; 10/2/2003, 7:36 pm) McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd (D-CN) that called for an additional $322 million in safety equipment for soldiers in Iraq.  See Roll Call list.  April, 2003, (S.amdt 452 to S.762; 4/2/2003, 5:35 pm) to provide $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq theater. Roll Call list.  August, 2001 (S.Amdt. 1218 to S.Amdt.  1214; 8/1/2001, 6:02 pm) to increase amount available for veterans' medical care by $650 million. Roll Call list.   Advice to the Obama camp: “Take the fight to him. Kick the creep’s ass. You’ve got the weaponry.”    

Sarah Pollen (Do not try to correct me with Palin!) made a big show, how all American parents of special needs kids will have a “friend in the White House. Oh yeah? Well here are the bills McCain voted “Nay” on:

 

1. HR 2, increase minimum wage; voted “nay.”

2. S. Con Res. 21, increase funding for children with disabilities [Compare/contrast with Sarah Palin’s convention speech asserting that families with special needs children “will have a friend in the White House.”]; voted “nay.”

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3. S. 1082, protect children from unsafe medications; voted “nay.”.

4. HR 976, SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) reauthorization; voted “nay.”

5. HR 2669, College Cost Reduction Act; voted “nay.”

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