McCain's "Read My Lips - No New Taxes" Moment

@anniepa (27241)
United States
July 30, 2008 6:46pm CST
So, what's the story? There have been many comparisons of McCain to the current President Bush, hence the nickname I thought I'd made up but since others in the media have been using it as well, I guess great minds run in the same channels...lol (that IS a joke, for those of you who call me stupid but aren't smart enough to get that!); however, it now appears he may also have something in common with the first President Bush of "Read my lips, no new taxes" fame. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25926448/ He's repeatedly said he won't raise taxes, that he believes in tax cuts, although he was against Bush's (the current one) tax cuts before he was for them. He's done all he can to scare people about how Obama will raise taxes, although that's not true unless they happen to earn more than $200,000 per year. The other day, though, McCain surprised his own campaign when he said on ABC's This Week that everything is on the table. One of his own campaign spokesmen said that McCain wasn't speaking for the campaign - say WTF???!!!??? McCain doesn't speak for his OWN campaign? Here's an excerpt from the article linked above: Speaking with reporters on his campaign bus on July 9, he cited a need to shore up Social Security. "I cannot tell you what I would do, except to put everything on the table," he said. He went a step farther Sunday on ABC's "This Week," in response to a question about payroll tax increases. "There is nothing that's off the table. I have my positions, and I'll articulate them. But nothing's off the table," McCain said. "I don't want tax increases. But that doesn't mean that anything is off the table." (End of excerpt) There's nothing that's off the table, that's what he said. Tuesday, when asked by a little girl if he would raise taxes, his answer was very simple; "No," McCain said. What should we believe? Is everything on the table or not? I guess we'll alll just have to stay tuned because we can be sure of one thing - what he said on Sunday or on Tuesday has nothing to do with what he may say today, tomorrow or the day he takes office! Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
31 Jul 08
OMG! Do you think that he doesn't listen to the question he just blurts out whatever comes to mind??? He changes his mind as often as women do. Oh, that makes me think of Billy Joel's song- She's Always a Woman to Me. If you changed it alittle McCain could use it as his campaign song. The third line fits him perfectly "She can ruin your faith with her casual lies" just change she to he. But, I'm sure now the media will pick up on that thought LMAO (joke for all the people that don't know what humor is.). But, ok seriously please tell me when doesn't the person running for office speak for his campaign? Is it only when they are in a drunken stuper? Seems to me they would always speak for their campaign unless of course that it, they are just a puppet in the campaign. He will probably be for and against tax increases 500 times before November, he will be for an against abortion, off shore drilling, and campaign finance, 300 plus times before November as well. At least(wish I could get bold to work for me At least should be bold lol), Obama doesn't change his mind 25 times a day! Could you imagine if McCain was elected..."push the button, no don't push the button, push the buttom, no wait, no go ahead, wait stop," Iran would be so pi$$ they would have already bombed us by the second wait lol.
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@anniepa (27241)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I've been listening to the talking heads on TV as I post here and it amazes me how they continue to say some Americans think Obama is "risky". I don't know about anyone else but someone who is quite likely to get us into World War III either by accident or on purpose is the one who poses the most risk! He does this $hit, changing his mind from one day to the next then laughs it off like it never happen - AND HIS SUPPORTERS BELIEVE HIM! Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
31 Jul 08
He is a horse that talks with both sides of his mouth. I finally figured out what my dad was trying to say when he said this lol. Risky...hmmmm...I would think that someone that changes their mind that much would be risky. Ya know Annie, if what I have said before happens, about McCain being elected, I will ROFLMA if he changes his mind and goes against everything that he claims all together, no tax cuts, abortion can stay the way it is, the economy can continue to go to the crapper, ect ect. That would be the party's just reward, especially with the way that they treated McCain during the past election with Rove's whispers and whatnot. People do say and do whatever it takes to get into office, and it's not like politicans haven't ever changed party after being elected.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Thanks for the best response.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
31 Jul 08
McCain wouldn't recognize truth if it bit his big toe. He can't say what he'll do; he can only lie about Obama. He is the biggest risk running. Perhaps he can't remember what he said; he is an old guy. Scary? Yes, McCain is terribly scary. Just think about what he'll do to the Supreme Court. He has no respect for women at all. He just couldn't figure out why men's insurance should pay for Viagra and a woman's not pay for birth control. He huffed and huffed over the answer to that. Now, that doesn't take real intellengenc to figure out, does it? Anyone who votes Republican isn't listening at all.
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@anniepa (27241)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I couldn't agree more about McCain being the scary one! I really wonder if it's his memory that's going or if he really is so arrogant as to think he can get away with all his gaffes and flip-flops. I don't even want to think about what the Supreme Court would look like after he got to make a couple appointments. It's not something I would wish on my 11 year old granddaughter and other girls her age for the future, I can tell you that much. Annie
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I have granddaughters, too, ages 10 and 7. I do want a better world for them. McCain is not the answer.
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Bottom line is that you can't trust him!
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@anniepa (27241)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Now THAT says it all! Annie
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
1 Aug 08
Annie, the only people making the comparisson of McCain to Bush are democrats. There are STARK differences. But that isn't the point of your post. so onward to that. If he plans on raising taxes, I want to hear whattaxes will be raised and by how much. I would honstly hate to see McCain fall in to the trap of making promises to get elected. Granted, it's what politians do to one degrea or another. but there remains a vast difference. We have on one hand, McCain leaving everything on the table. We have Obama PROMISING EVERYTHING sparkly and glittery to EVERYONE. The man is truly putting himself in a dangerous position of pushing one base or another towards McCain
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