McCain Abandons Concerns Over Bush Tax Cuts To Get 2008 Nomination
"I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of middle-class Americans who need tax relief."--John McCain, May 2001
"He voted against tax cuts in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005, and this year he's for the tax cuts in the reconciliation bill. It looks like he did it for political reasons."
--Grover Norquist, on McCain’s conversion, now
If you need further evidence that John McCain will do anything to get elected president, note his conversion to the right wing orthodoxy on Bush’s tax cuts. McCain opposed the tax cuts previously, but with a need to convince the base that he is one of them, McCain has tossed aside his previous concerns about who benefits from the tax cuts, and is now appearing to endorse making these tax cuts permanent, at a time when the gap between rich and poor is wide, and at a time of incredible deficits.
Sure, the GOP nomination may be his to lose, but McCain may find that in his whoring to get the nomination and blessing from the man who smeared him and his family in 2000 that he long ago lost the soul and integrity needed to reach beyond the GOP base and win in 2008. I mean, he's just another GOP politician willing to sell out national security for business when he showed how out of touch he was yesterday with over 75% of the country when he dismissed concerns about Dubai running our ports. Even his former aide Marshall Wittman thinks that the Dubai ports issue can be a loser for the GOP this fall, but to McCain, it's simply another chance to put on the kneepads for W and throw his integrity and concern for this country into the dumpster.