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66. There are many reasons to vote against McCain.
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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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  -Just this once... I'm back. And you might want to help me. lwcon  Jun-14-08 12:01 PM   #0 
  - McCain is a Republican  blogslut   Jun-14-08 12:11 PM   #1 
  - For starters I got this:  tularetom   Jun-14-08 12:20 PM   #9 
     - Worth 1000 words, as they say n/t  lwcon   Jun-14-08 12:58 PM   #24 
  - Bush  merh   Jun-14-08 12:11 PM   #2 
  - Cannot name the major players in Iraq  realpolitik   Jun-14-08 12:12 PM   #3 
  - Thanks.  lwcon   Jun-14-08 12:30 PM   #21 
     - "Energy policy may be a tough sell as an Obama contrast, given {his} vote for Bush's energy bill"  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:33 PM   #43 
        - Pretending away the weak points of arguments...  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:01 PM   #57 
           - Pretending to seek arguments against McCain but using the thread to trash Obama is called...  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 03:05 PM   #59 
  - If you want to gripe about Obama, go back to wherever you came from.  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 12:14 PM   #4 
  - I think this person is looking for links to take back with him  musicblind   Jun-14-08 02:17 PM   #35 
     - This person is looking for ways to sneak anti-Obama crap into DU  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:20 PM   #38 
        - This person has...  lwcon   Jun-14-08 02:35 PM   #45 
           - You're full of it  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:37 PM   #46 
              - A and B  lwcon   Jun-14-08 02:45 PM   #50 
                 - It's absolutely an anti-Obama thread and you know it.  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:47 PM   #52 
                    - This is what makes DU so toxic these days  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:15 PM   #68 
                       - You are clearly neither so what is your point?  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 03:16 PM   #69 
                       - So leave!  Pavlovs DiOgie   Jun-14-08 03:35 PM   #78 
                       - When you say "your" candidate, don't you mean THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE  genna   Jun-14-08 03:55 PM   #89 
                          - "Why bother?"  lwcon   Jun-14-08 04:30 PM   #100 
  - Hypocrite!  TexasBushwhacker   Jun-14-08 12:15 PM   #5 
  - Good stuff, thanks n/t  lwcon   Jun-14-08 12:59 PM   #25 
  - You can't find enough by searching this site? Or the internet?  blondeatlast   Jun-14-08 12:16 PM   #6 
  - Way to reach out to millions of disaffected Dems!  lwcon   Jun-14-08 12:50 PM   #22 
     - "our motivation to find reasons to hold our noses and vote for Obama isn't very high"  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:41 PM   #48 
        - That would be nice  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:03 PM   #58 
           - I doubt they'd provide you with a desk.  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 03:07 PM   #61 
  - roe v wade, scotus, corporate welfare, thousands dead in Iraq,  daninthemoon   Jun-14-08 12:17 PM   #7 
  - This site has great links to much of the info....  mcctatas   Jun-14-08 12:19 PM   #8 
  - Thank you for the link!  wlucinda   Jun-14-08 12:24 PM   #12 
  - Thanks! I just posted it at my blog  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:06 PM   #60 
     - link?  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 03:07 PM   #62 
        - Just so you don't have to google it  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:20 PM   #71 
           - That's the "meta-discussion"?  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 03:23 PM   #75 
              - That's the post within the discussion, to which I alluded  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:30 PM   #76 
  - If after 8 years you can't get up for a Obama Presidency..  sellitman   Jun-14-08 12:21 PM   #10 
  - I'm sorry but...  Life Long Dem   Jun-14-08 12:23 PM   #11 
  - This campaign is not even a one issue campaign its a one word campaign  grantcart   Jun-14-08 12:26 PM   #13 
  - Iran is a strong issue  lwcon   Jun-14-08 02:30 PM   #42 
  - Thanks for the thread! And thank you to those who are actually contributing to it..  wlucinda   Jun-14-08 12:27 PM   #14 
  - back at you! n/t  lwcon   Jun-14-08 04:30 PM   #101 
  - FISA  Hatchling   Jun-14-08 12:27 PM   #15 
  - What? Really?  musicblind   Jun-14-08 02:21 PM   #39 
  - Why respect McCain? I don't get it.  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:41 PM   #82 
  - I do hope you find that. Thanks. n/t  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:41 PM   #83 
  - Do you want McCain appointing...  bain_sidhe   Jun-14-08 12:27 PM   #16 
  - Google it.  papapi   Jun-14-08 12:28 PM   #17 
  - Thread is appreciated, bookmarked, recommended.  JohnnyLib2   Jun-14-08 12:28 PM   #18 
  - Democrats are "questioning what to do"? Um...how about vote for the Democrat?  wienerdoggie   Jun-14-08 12:29 PM   #19 
  - Remember any of the thousands of posts here that...  lwcon   Jun-14-08 12:56 PM   #23 
     - "many Dems don't consider {Obama} a legitimate Democrat"???  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:26 PM   #41 
  - "Not the sharpest potato in the refrigerator" /nt  Youphemism   Jun-14-08 12:29 PM   #20 
  - What I wanna know is... you left DU & are advertising another board in your sig line-  Melinda   Jun-14-08 01:45 PM   #26 
  - It's a lame-ass thought experiment. End of story. n/t  LowerManhattanite   Jun-14-08 01:47 PM   #27 
  - Get off your high pony, friend  lwcon   Jun-14-08 02:57 PM   #55 
     - IF the situation were reversed and Clinton were the nominee...  Liberal Veteran   Jun-14-08 03:23 PM   #74 
        - A request for your favorite oppo is asking you to genuflect?  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:36 PM   #79 
           - I'm just not sure I understand why one must convince democrats to vote for the democratic candidate.  Liberal Veteran   Jun-14-08 03:54 PM   #88 
  - It looks as if the stage is set... the lights are "just so" and your script is written  crankychatter   Jun-14-08 01:50 PM   #28 
  - your contempt for the nominee is fucking insufferable - nt - go away  crankychatter   Jun-14-08 01:53 PM   #29 
  - I see Operation Chaos is still in Operation  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:34 PM   #44 
     - they hide behind the "constructive criticism" clause  crankychatter   Jun-14-08 02:38 PM   #47 
  - Feingold actually voted for Roberts  undeterred   Jun-14-08 01:54 PM   #30 
  - This from someone with "Party Unity My Ass" on their website.  bunnies   Jun-14-08 02:09 PM   #31 
  - I didn't go there... no SHIT? click twice from his link and you're at PUMA?  crankychatter   Jun-14-08 02:16 PM   #34 
     - I dont know if its a link.... just a dumb ass graphic...  bunnies   Jun-14-08 02:19 PM   #36 
  - "CUNT!" and his passion to overturn Roe vs Wade...  quantass   Jun-14-08 02:11 PM   #32 
  - Has McCain ever promised me a pony?  Symarip   Jun-14-08 02:12 PM   #33 
  - McCain doesn't think Habeus Corpus is important  rox63   Jun-14-08 02:19 PM   #37 
  - No, I missed that  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:13 PM   #67 
  - Serious anger management issues  thecatburgler   Jun-14-08 02:24 PM   #40 
  - I was disappointed when I looked into it  lwcon   Jun-14-08 02:43 PM   #49 
  - "the SCOTUS argument... isn't a super-strong one, given Obama's flirtation with John Roberts"  Stephanie   Jun-14-08 02:46 PM   #51 
  - yes  blogslut   Jun-14-08 02:49 PM   #54 
  - The two words that stop me fastest: Supreme Court.  calimary   Jun-14-08 02:48 PM   #53 
  - Might try to pilot Air Force One  dems_rightnow   Jun-14-08 03:00 PM   #56 
  - just wont be happy till you get a dirt nap will you  Pavlovs DiOgie   Jun-14-08 03:09 PM   #63 
  - Your concern is duly noted, and Obama is leading McCain by 7 points right now...  Hippo_Tron   Jun-14-08 03:10 PM   #64 
  - I hope you're right  lwcon   Jun-14-08 04:28 PM   #99 
     - Well I read your blog post and frankly wasn't all that impressed  Hippo_Tron   Jun-14-08 04:38 PM   #102 
  - Nice to meet a well put together argument from  intaglio   Jun-14-08 03:11 PM   #65 
  - There are many reasons to vote against McCain.  tofunut   Jun-14-08 03:11 PM   #66 
  - "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?"  Buck Rabbit   Jun-14-08 03:16 PM   #70 
  - Wow. Simply wow. n/t  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:22 PM   #73 
  - Hello.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-14-08 03:20 PM   #72 
  - Here ....... there is plenty here for you to start with .........  kevinmc   Jun-14-08 03:32 PM   #77 
  - Thanks!  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:38 PM   #80 
     - Here's another site ..... John McCain Revealed  kevinmc   Jun-14-08 03:50 PM   #86 
  - Kick for tenacity.  JohnnyLib2   Jun-14-08 03:40 PM   #81 
  - Much appreciated!  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:53 PM   #87 
     - Good and loyal Democrats  Emit   Jun-14-08 03:56 PM   #92 
        - Fundamentally, I agree with that, but...  lwcon   Jun-14-08 04:17 PM   #96 
  - Given your comments about Obama...  Duder   Jun-14-08 03:43 PM   #84 
  - Please don't lead with condescension n/t  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:55 PM   #91 
     - Then perhaps you should leave out the bs such as...  Duder   Jun-14-08 04:07 PM   #94 
        - Um, no, it's the truth  lwcon   Jun-14-08 04:19 PM   #98 
           - Your Hillary-centric blog post was from April 21st  Duder   Jun-14-08 04:53 PM   #103 
  - What utter bullshit. I thought we were past this garbage.  K Gardner   Jun-14-08 03:44 PM   #85 
  - "Troops coming home isn't important"  27inCali   Jun-14-08 03:55 PM   #90 
  - Thanks, I added the "troops" quote to the list n/t  lwcon   Jun-14-08 03:59 PM   #93 
  - Also against equal pay for women  tofunut   Jun-14-08 04:09 PM   #95 
  - McCain Doubles Down On His Social Security Privatization Bamboozlement  DogPoundPup   Jun-14-08 04:17 PM   #97 
  - Locking.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Jun-14-08 04:54 PM   #104 
 

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