McCain Pain Accelerating!

It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned it but I’m not fond of Arizona Senator John McCain. Via Rhymes with Right, and a whole lot of others… McCain would rather take away freedom of speech, a First Amendment right, to ensure that we have “clean government.” He was on the Don Imus radio show and here’s what he said in response to criticism from radio host Michael Graham:

“He (Michael Graham) also mentioned my abridgment of First Amendment rights, i.e. talking about campaign finance reform… I know that money corrupts… I would rather have a clean government then one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected, that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I’d rather have the clean government.”

Shocking! Just how do we know what is a clean government? If Senator McCain became our president then we would have the perfect dictator for a fascist or communist government. And then none of us would have the right to say anything against him. I don’t mean any disrespect to Senator McCain, who suffered bravely at the hands of our enemies during the Vietnam War, but this sounds like something out of the movie “The Manchurian Candidate.”

Tons of bloggers are talking about this so I thought I would add my two cents worth.


  1. Garrett O'Hara
    Apr 30, 2006

    I mean the utmost disrespect for McCain. At this point in his career, he is simply a player of politics and nothing higher.

  2. Vanda
    Apr 30, 2006

    I didn’t like him when I lived in Arizona. I couldn’t vote so I guess in the long run it didn’t matter what I thougt.

  3. Fordee
    May 1, 2006

    I’ll tell you this much… if Mccain switched and ran as a Democrat he would win in a landslide. Most very conservative republicans don’t like him… but a lot of conservative dems do. He’s spoken out against Bush often, but is becoming very pro-Bush and pro-Religious right recently. Looks like he is looking for the Bush backing for 2008. Bush screwed him in their 2004 campaign in the primary. He’ll probably do it again!

    As for keeping money out of politics… it’ll never happen.

  4. TonyR
    May 1, 2006

    I even get to read some of Davids wisdom over here. Virtually everything McCain does gets on my nerves. It seems like he is always trying to establish a nanny state with the government controlling everyones life.

  5. Vox
    May 3, 2006

    I agree that McCain deserves recognition for his sacrifice during the Vietnam ‘conflict’. That does not, however, excuse his politicking since. I basically just feel, “what have you done for me lately?”, and the answer is – nothing good. He goes further and further the wrong direction every day.

  6. Jen
    Aug 12, 2006

    Sen. McCain’s POW status earned him a legislative seat. He had an enormous opportunity to bring together Dems and GOP’s on important issues of health care, education, veterans benefits, environment, affordable housing, immigration, and foreign policy. Instead, he focused on multi-million dollar sports figures not using steroids. Here in Arizona, he has done nothing to help combat vets who still struggle for benefits, nothing to stop ID thefts of VA files, nothing to improve education (our state scores are on the bottom nationwide), nothing to secure the border (Homeland Defense loses out to the higher priority of winning Bush supporters’ votes for President), nothing to stop the invasion from Mexico (other than posture), nothing to protect our dying rivers and desert habitats, nothing to stop the spiraling costs of medical insurance abuse (millions without health insurance), nothing to lay waste to the sitting Senate’s do-nothing-but-talk monopoly on our government’s out-of-control debt spending. And McCain, above all others, did nothing to oppose Bush’s Iraq/Afghanistan policy when the 911 Commission concluded that no weapons of mass destruction were imminent. Instead, he has supported every subsidy to big oil (now posting historical profits while working folks are gouged at the pumps). Gone by his vote are the people’s right to class action lawsuit to seek justice when companies like Enron wipe out entire life savings, gone the right to file bankruptcy when medical costs render a family penniless, gone the right to earn a decent wage and expect pensions to be protected. All McCain’s fault? In fairness, of course not. But has he been a champion of even ONE of these issues? No. When we vote for our next president, McCain will not have credibility with those of us who see our country moving toward a dictatorship.