McCain's a "Liberal" - True or False?

@anniepa (27121)
United States
May 26, 2008 2:26pm CST
I've been reading and hearing for months now, especially here on myLot but other places as well, that Senator John McCain, the GOP Presidential nominee is a "RINO" and that he's actually a "liberal". Conservative Republicans will swear by this statements but most Democrats I know will disagree very strongly. Some Independents and some who aren't really all that politically inclined will also agree and some just don't really know the difference. So I'm asking everyone here to weigh in on this, and please, let's keep this a friendly and civil discussion if possible. Please just let us know, do you think Senator McCain is a liberal or a conservative (or a "moderate") and on what issue or issues do you base this opinion and also please tell us what you are or consider yourself to be. Annie
4 responses
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
28 May 08
Most conservative Republicans at least the ones I know don't like the fact that he wanted to open the borders. I have only heard this in passing and will admit since I don't like him, I don't know much about his stances. He has been compared to Giuliani which is also on the liberal side of the Rep. party because of his same border views. There's my 2 cents.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
28 May 08
I agree with those who say Rudy is a rather liberal Republican but it's not just about immigration it's about many other social issues such as the right to choose and his stance on gay marriage. When he was still in the race the one thing I disagreed strongly with him on was the Iraq war, because, like McCain, he was also in lockstep with Bush. As for McCain's views on open borders, he and Bush are pretty much in agreement on that issue too. Thanks for your 2 cents, Hon, these days every penny counts! Annie
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks Mark, it makes things a little clearer. I have to say your right too...he has no idea whose side he is on.
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@ElicBxn (60185)
• United States
26 May 08
He's a RINO - but that's more conservative than the Dem's line up.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
27 May 08
I know he's much too conservative for me! Annie
• Canada
26 May 08
I don't think he is as liberal as many of the Democarats are but I do think he has a tendency to swing to the left more often than to the right. The one thing that I would deem him more liberal than a conservative is that he is in favor of opening up the borders. He is in favor of one world order. He does not hold our language as a strength to our nation. I understand why he does not believe in water boarding for any reason but I do believe that in certain situations it is important to the safety of our nation. There are many other reasons that I feel would consider him a Liberal but I hate to bore you! I am a Consevative.
@anniepa (27121)
• United States
27 May 08
No, you wouldn't bore me, I asked you, remember? You mention the water boarding, well on that issue he made it a point to be "outraged" by the thought of it in the one GOP debate but when he had the chance to vote to outlaw it he wouldn't do it and said he agreed with Bush's veto of the bill. It seems he likes to have it both ways and he just hope nobody knows it. It seems like McCain is a man that neither side really wants - I'm a liberal and I swear he's not one of my side and you're a conservative who doesn't think he's one of yours either...lol. Annie
@snowy22315 (36381)
• United States
26 May 08
I don't really know enough about McCain's positions to make a determination about this, but from what I have heard most of his positions are pretty similar to Bush's so if you consider Bush a conservative, McCain probably is also.
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