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Solidarity Donating Member (518 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:07 PM
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John McCain: A Union Hating Strike Breaker
Senator (Right-To-Work Law) John McCain is anti-worker and anti-union. He is a key signer of a Senate bill that would make illegal any labor strike by any airline or railroad workers under any conditions.

And this labor hater has done a great deal more to harm working people and weaken labor unions.

How can anyone claiming to be a progressive even think of supporting this man for any political office?
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bigbillhaywood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:16 PM
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1. Because they are basing their opinions of McCain on his
perceived "character" and "honesty", without looking at his actual voting record. I'll take solid policy over character any day of the week, but many people don't look at it that way-- how do you think Bush got elected? Seemed like a nice, congenial guy who wasn't gonna get a blow job in the Oval office. Believe it or not, people actually choose candidates based on stupid shit like that.

Same reason the relatively conservative Bill Clinton is a hero amongst many liberals-- he beat the rap the Republicans tried to lay on him. Hillary? She's a strong woman so liberals like her. Big fucking deal! Seems like most people want to make their political choices on everything but someone's actual policy.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:24 PM
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2. Which is a huge part of the problems we are having right now
The media DO NOT cover issues--if they bother noting what the politician's stance is, it is only to use it as an 'insight' into his/her personality.
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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:30 PM
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3. MCCAIN IS DISGUSTING
if this union busting bill is passed I will be PISSED! I would NEVER vote for a ticket with any Republican...they all push the same agenda in the end!
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:31 PM
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4. Perfectly put Big Bill...people vote with their heads up their ass!
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:33 PM by Zinfandel
They do no fucking research...just want image..like they are fed and see on television...these are the same assholes who watch shit like American Idol, I suppose...quicky, flash, they seek autographs from "stars", cheer OJ when he's going by them on the "freeway chase" think Brintney is good enterainment...will switch to voting for Bush in a heartbeat if they heard on MTV it was the cool thing to do....

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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:06 PM
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7. Exactly-
It's frustrating that even here on a very active political board that so many people still can't connect the policies to the candidates. I don't know how far back in history the disconnect goes- but it extends at least into the Reagan administration.

You'd think after having had the wool pulled over their eyes time and again, people would learn to hold their representatives somewhat accountable for their actions. :shrug:

PS: Great nom de guerre. Big Bill, IWW. Gotta love that.
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bigbillhaywood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:16 PM
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10. Thanks. Let's keep it kicked for the DU McCain fans to read.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:31 PM
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5. THANK YOU
McCain is a mascot. We're using him & he's using us to give off the illusion to our respective sides that we're not so split after all. That's fine but good progressives on this board have actually bought into the charade.
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bigbillhaywood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:54 PM
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6. kick
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:11 PM
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8. cool, more dirt to bury the 'mccain myth' with.
he's never been anything less than a right wing wacko.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:13 PM
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9. What was his role in the S&L crisis?
Didn't he facilitate a big transfer of wealth from tax payers to his cronies?
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:20 PM
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11. mccain is a solid repuke
he gets it right once in a while, that's all..
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Astarho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:33 PM
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12. Not to mention his forced relocation of Navajo families
to Black Mesa, site of one of the worst radioactive spills in US history. I believe that would fall under the defination of genocide.

And I still wonder how much water that damn ranch of his uses.
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