Wednesday, June 11, 2008

McCain Makes Stuff Up

By Robert Parry
June 12, 2008

For years now, the U.S. political press corps has traveled with John McCain on his “Straight Talk Express,” buying into his image as a paragon of truth-telling. But the real truth is that McCain routinely makes stuff up, as he did on June 11 in lying about Barack Obama’s “bitter” comment.

During a political talk in Philadelphia, McCain claimed that Obama had described “bitter” small-town voters as clinging to religion or “the Constitution” – when the second item in Obama’s comment actually was “guns.”

Read on.


Anonymous said...

I was shocked recently to learn that Common Cause, an organization I thought was squeaky clean, has links to McCain going back to the fight to pass McCain-Feingold and, according to my source, McCain still vets a number of board members. I agree with this article that McCain seems to be channeling George Bush in his dealings with the media, and they seem to be going along with him, too.

Anonymous said...

As long as McCain hasn't been a member of a church that has a minister "God Damning America", and has had a close personal and financial relationship with Mr. William "I wish we had bombed more government buildings" Ayers, and hopefully his wife has been proud of America for the first time in her adult life before 2007, and he did actually serve his country in the military, I think I can crossover (former Hillary supporter) and vote for him. As Larry Pinkney of BlackCommentator wrote about Obama:

This is a man who has enjoyed the fruits of America at the blood and expense of Black Americans and others, but who has paid virtually no dues.

This is a man whose father had also enjoyed the fruits of university schooling in America but subsequently returned to his native Kenya.

This is a man, who also like his father before him, neither served in a branch of the US military nor in any organization in America opposed to US military adventurism.

This is a man who as a deeply corporate military industrial complex US Presidential candidate, has called for “unilateral” US military actions in other nations. [And why not? After-all, his father, himself, or his wife and children were not and will not be the ones killing and being killed.]