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John McCain Is a Conservative Hack (Updated) 2

As I have mentioned before.

And, like most politicians who call themselves “conservative,” he has no principles. Just conveniences.

Josh Marshall has more.

Addendum, 4/27/2008:

Trudy Rubin. Follow the link for the complete analysis:

As the Democratic candidates battle each other, McCain’s ideas about America and the world have gotten too little coverage. Some see him as George W. Bush redux; others say his opposition to torture and his concern about global warming show he’s more open-minded.

In an obvious effort to distinguish himself from Bush, McCain describes himself as “realistic idealist.” Yet his speeches and comments reveal a disturbing lack of realism about the world, especially the Middle East.


Has the Arizona senator not noticed the world has changed since George W. made similar pronouncements at the turn of the century? The illusion that America alone can shape the globe should have passed.


Yet, when McCain lays out how he’d exercise American power in Iraq and elsewhere, he seems unaware of the consequences of seven years of Bush policies.



  1. chris the plumber

    April 27, 2008 at 4:58 am

    your pen is almost done frank. . .you will like this!!!! I will blog on it later, it’s drying now. I will do linda’s the same way.

  2. Opie

    April 27, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Instead of changing the title to "John McCain Is A Conservative Hack (Updated)", shouldn’t you have just made a new post and called it "John McCain Is STILL A Conservative Hack"?