Saturday :: Sep 13, 2008

Another Day, Another McCain Lie, Another McCain Flip-Flop


by Turkana

McCain is so mavericky, he can do it in two languages. According to McClatchy, McCain's running a Spanish-language television ad that accuses Barack Obama and the Democrats of undermining immigration reform.

What that's wrong: Media accounts cited two votes as effectively killing immigration reform last year — and Obama was on the same side as McCain in both.

McClatchy says it was the Republicans who were largely responsible for the second vote.

Meanwhile, the Army Times has the latest McCain flip-flop:

On Sept. 8, the Republican presidential candidate told a rally crowd in Lee’s Summit, Mo., about an Obama video message to a liberal advocacy group.

“He promised them he would, quote, ‘slow our development of Future Combat Systems,’” McCain said, according to wire reports. “This is not a time to slow our development of Future Combat Systems.”

Flashback to July, however, when his campaign furnished McCain’s economic plan to The Washington Post, declaring that “there are lots of procurements — Airborne Laser, [C-17] Globemaster, Future Combat System [sic] — that should be ended and the entire Pentagon budget should be scrubbed.”

In fact, McCain has long criticized the over-budget, behind-schedule FCS program.

ThinkProgress has a list of 42 McCain flip-flops. Steve Benen keeps a running tally that now totals 76 McCain flip-flops. You can also check this Master List of McCain Flip-Flops and Gaffes. I haven't cross-checked them, for overlap.

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