McCain made the startling statement earlier this week that he always tells “100 percent absolute truth”, even in his campaign ads.
The problem with that statement is that it’s a lie, and for all of you McCain-apologists out there, consider these, courtesy of Politico.
- Claiming Palin didn't take or ask for federal earmarks as governor of Alaska. In her first year, she actually took $256 million worth.
- Claiming Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere, when she didn't until the project would have to be paid for strictly from state funds.
- Claiming Obama's health care plan would cost jobs, reduce wages, and would force people to abandon their existing coverage.
- Claiming Obama wants to raise taxes on electricity and home heating oil.
- Claiming Obama wants to raise taxes on individuals making as little as $42,000 per year.
- Claiming he would never raise taxes, then admitting that his health care plan would raise taxes.
- Claiming Rick Davis had left his lobbying firm, and had never received lobbying fees from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Turns out that Freddie Mac was paying Davis $15,000/month for doing nothing, and he still is a director in his firm.
- Claiming he had never requested a federal earmark for Arizona, when he has.
- Accusing Obama of voting to cut off funds for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Accusing Obama of skipping a visit to a military hospital in German because he wasn't able to bring news crews along.
Also the fact that he says he voted for every investigation regarding Hurricane Katrina (he didn’t)… claimed he didn’t back privatizing Social Security (he did)… said he was going to suspend his campaign (he didn’t).
McCain lies… any questions?