Two quotes from McCain’s campaign.
A TV ad, for the general population, promotes stem cell research:
“They’re the original mavericks. Leaders. Reformers. Fighting for real change. … John McCain will lead his Congressional allies to improve America’s health. … Stem cell research to help free families from the fear and devastation of illness. … Change is coming.”
On his website, for click-to Republicans, he’s against it:
“As president, John McCain will strongly support funding for promising research programs, including amniotic fluid and adult stem cell research and other types of scientific study that do not involve the use of human embryos.“
McCain doesn’t mind breaking his word to get a vote.
SPENDING: The McCain campaign has said that it will balance the budget by the end of McCain’s first time.
But McCain chief economic adviser, who was President Bush’s chief economist, Douglas Holtz-Eakin said McCain would balance the budget by the end of his second term.
CLIMATE CHANGE: In 1999, McCain opposed lifting the ban on offshore drilling, saying that it was just the “special interests in Washington” that advocated it.
In 2008, McCain announced that “there are areas off our coasts that should be open to exploration and exploitation.”
IRAQ CONDUCT: He said in 2004 that Donald Rumsfeld was doing “a fine job” and was “an honorable man.”
But in 2008, McCain was arguing that he was “the only one that said Rumsfeld had to go.”
TORTURE: In 2005, McCain pushed President Bush to sign a bill that would prohibit “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” of anyone in U.S. government custody.
But in 2008, McCain voted against the Intelligence Authorization Bill, which bans waterboarding.
See “The Flip-Flop Document” – not in major media.
Change is coming
John McCain is getting caught with a very bent morality and a worrisome scorn for our democracy. Now that’s change we need.