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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-14-08 04:11 PM
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66. There are many reasons to vote against McCain.
Here:

Project VoteSmart has issues breakdowns, voting records, endorsements, and interest group ratings.
Here are some ratings.


http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_...
John McCain

Abortion
2007 In 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Senator McCain a grade of 0.
2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2006.
2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2006.
2005-2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 75 percent in 2005-2006.

Arts/Humanities
2005 Senator McCain supported the interests of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 0 percent in 2005.
2004 Senator McCain supported the interests of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 0 percent in 2004.

Civil Liberties
2007 In 2007 American Civil Liberties Union gave Senator McCain a grade of 50.
2007 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights 15 percent in 2007.
2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State 33 percent in 2006.
2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now 13 percent in 2006.
2005-2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 33 percent in 2005-2006.
2005-2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 7 percent in 2005-2006.

Education
2007 In 2007 National Education Association gave Senator McCain a grade of F.
2007 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 0 percent in 2007.
2006 Senator McCain supported the interest of the National Association for College Admission Counseling 0 percent in 2006.
2007 Senator McCain supported the interests of the English First 100 percent in 2007.

Environment
2007 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to League of Conservation Voters's position, Senator McCain received a rating of 0.

Health
2007 Senator McCain supported the interests of the American Academy of Family Physicians 0 percent in 2007.

Labor
2007 Senator McCain supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 0 percent in 2007.
2007 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 8 percent in 2007.
2007 Senator McCain supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 0 percent in 2007.

Vets
2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 20 percent in 2006.
2006 In 2006 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave Senator McCain a grade of D.
2006 Senator McCain sponsored or co-sponsored 18 percent of the legislation favored by the The Retired Enlisted Association in 2006.

Women's Orgs
2005-2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the American Association of University Women 20 percent in 2005-2006.
2005-2006 Senator McCain supported the interests of the National Organization for Women 13 percent in 2005-2006.
2005 Senator McCain supported the interests of the National Organization for Women 0 percent in 2005.

http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_...
Barack Obama

Abortion
2007 In 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Senator Obama a grade of 100.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2006.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2006.
2005-2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association 100 percent in 2005-2006.
2005-2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2005-2006.

Arts/Humanities
2005 Senator Obama supported the interests of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 100 percent in 2005.

Civil Liberties
2007 In 2007 American Civil Liberties Union gave Senator Obama a grade of 80.
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights 85 percent in 2007.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State 100 percent in 2006.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now 100 percent in 2006.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights 93 percent in 2006.

Education
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the National Association for College Admission Counseling 100 percent in 2007.
2007 In 2007 National Education Association gave Senator Obama a grade of A.
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 100 percent in 2007.
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the English First 0 percent in 2007.

Environment
2007 Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to League of Conservation Voters's position, Senator Obama received a rating of 67.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the American Wind Energy Association 100 percent in 2006.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2006.

Health
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the American Academy of Family Physicians 100 percent in 2007.
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2006.
2005-2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine 100 percent in 2005-2006.

Labor
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the AFL-CIO 100 percent in 2007.
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Service Employees International Union 75 percent in 2007.
2007 Senator Obama supported the interests of the United Auto Workers 62 percent in 2007.
2007 In 2007 Utility Workers Union of America gave Senator Obama a grade of 100.

Vets
2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 80 percent in 2006.
2006 In 2006 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave Senator Obama a grade of B+.

Women's Orgs
2005-2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the American Association of University Women 90 percent in 2005-2006.
2005-2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Business and Professional Women USA 100 percent in 2005-2006.
2005-2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the Federally Employed Women 100 percent in the 2005-2006.
2005-2006 Senator Obama supported the interests of the National Organization for Women 91 percent in 2005-2006.


I wouldn't vote for John McCain, period.
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