« When Someone Asks You If You Are a God, You Say "YES!" | Main | It's One Of Those Fridays Again. »
July 18, 2008

McCain Sorta Kinda Says Obama Just Might Be A Socialist

I'm guessing he won't be throwing himself under the bus for this later.

He also said Obama had the “most extreme” record in the Senate.

Asked later if he thought Obama was an extremist, McCain said: “His voting record … is more to the left than the announced socialist in the United States Senate, Bernie Sanders of Vermont.”

Does McCain think Obama is a socialist? “I don’t know. All I know is his voting record, and that’s what people usually judge their elected representatives by.”

Has it dawned on McCain that he might just need some conservative votes after all and that drawing some pretty sharp contrasts between him and Obama on an issue other than Iraq might be helpful?

Of course my excitment at McCain's near use of the 's' word is tempered by my dislike for his cap and trade scheme. Yes, I know it's not a socialist policy per se but it's still a huge regulatory burden on the economy.

Still, firing up the economic wing of the coalition is a good thing. Will he keep at it or backtrack when the inevitable whining about name calling begins?


digg this
posted by DrewM. at 01:55 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Vic[/i]: "248 *per new vehicle retailed* Posted by: Anon ..."

Diogenes: "fistbump* Jameson... a shot after every third hole ..."

Huck Follywood: "I am still stuck on yesterdays pet thread. With t ..."

Anon a mouse: "As a percentage of selling price, which is higher. ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i]: "" and profits PNVR are at record or near record le ..."

Tom Servo: "But the latest poll says every Dem wins in a lan ..."

vmom happy to have read a good book!: "seems like the answering service lady screened me ..."

Cannibal Bob: "*per new vehicle retailed* Posted by: Anon a mo ..."

That Guy From Sacramento: "A point of personal privilege! Have we kowtowed ..."

Traveling Man&&&&: "@ Cannibal Bob, In all seriousness, for me, it' ..."

fluffy: ">>> Flipped to Clown Cable News, seems President T ..."

CrotchetyOldJarhead: "[i]Kentucky has some stupid rule about only two be ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64