Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Flippity Flop

For a while now I've been meaning to write about McCain's flip flops, but I couldn't keep up with the list. Last night, Keith Olbermann summarized them in rapid fire. [click here if the video doesn't show.]

Trying to catch them all made my head spin: GI bill, campaign finance reform, immigration, gay marriage, abortion, storing nuclear waste, negotiating with North Korea and Cuba, unilateral action against terrorists in Pakistan, warrantless wiretapping, torturing of detainees, holding prisoners indefinitely, Iraq war, tax cuts for rich, estate tax, privatizing social security, balanced budget, windfall profits tax, offshore drilling, favorite "agents of intolerance," MLK day, South African divestment, confederate flag, and evolution.

The one flip flop I will never understand is on the torture of detainees. I would think he would hold deep convictions on a matter so personal to him, but even on that issue his loyalty isn't to his own principles. His only loyalty is to the Republican party.

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