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John Mccain Lies

McCain's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.

Top 10 Lies, Non-truths, Half-truths, Stretches, Reaches and Fibs Proving McCain Will Say Anything to Be President

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

This is a compilation of statements and allegations made by McCain or campaign surrogates that have been refuted, supported by the proof that they are mostly, partially, or completely false.

McCain and Palin In Their Own Words: 25 Laughable Quotes

Daniel Kurtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kurtzman

1. "Our economy, I think, is still ― the fundamentals of our economy are strong." ―John McCain, Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 15, 2008 (Source) 2. "T...

McCain's Desperate Smears Signal His Failure as a Leader Under Pressure

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

McCain's decision to personally smear Obama with lies and distortions should go down in history as the final nail in his political coffin.

John McCain: The Eddie Haskell of Politics

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Again and again, the article details what a self-aggrandizing two-faced liar McCain is. A particularly salient incident is his ambush of Rose Mofford.

John McCain's Surging Lie

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

McCain wants us to talk solely about whether the surge of US troops last year has been successful. But a hole was just blown in that argument -- and blood is rushing through.

McCain's "Absolute Truth" Claim Taken Apart

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain told the Des Moines Register this week that he always tells "100 percent absolute truth," even in campaign ads. There's one big problem wi...

Why I'm Voting for John McCain & Sarah Palin

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

I'm voting for McCain because he's a straight talker and I often agree with his view on things, and when I don't, usually if I wait a few days he comes around.

It's the Democracy, Stupid: Campaigns of McCain and Palin Show How They Would Govern

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The disconnect between McCain's words and his actions, all in an effort to distort his record, is the central approach to his campaign. And it smells a lot like the last eight years of Bush.

Distract and Detract: Team McCain Follows Form In Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

In a political crisis, Team McCain moves to change the subject and stay away from what may be unfriendly issues and instead switches back to a negative focus on Obama's personality and image.

Drill ... Lower Gas Prices ... Build SUVs: Lies to an Ugly Future

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A. Siegel

The Palin-McCain campaign's latest ad is, not surprisingly, dishonest on multiple levels and offers ugly prospects for the future.

New McCain Ad Repeats Discredited "Celeb" Claim That Obama Will Raise Taxes On Electricity

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

After releasing an ad earlier this week that contained debunked lies about offshore drilling and gas prices, John McCain unveiled a new ad today, "Dom...

Richard Cohen: McCain "Has Become The Sort Of Politician He Once Despised"

Washington Post | Richard Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following his loss to George W. Bush in the 2000 South Carolina primary, John McCain did something extraordinary: He confessed to lying about how he f...

John McCain's Yellow Talk Express

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

John McCain is a coward. We have heard countless invocations of Senator McCain's courage during his 1,966 days in captivity, but it is time for the S...

McCain's Dirtiest Ads (VIDEO)

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A collection of McCain's nastiest attack ads. When even Karl Rove is calling out your ads for being over the top lies, you know things have turned ug...

Why Did "Straight-Talk" McCain Lie About Jack Abramoff?

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Before launching his probe into Abramoff, McCain claimed that he had never heard of or met Abramoff. This claim certainly stretches credulity.

Who is Barack Obama? Atticus Finch.

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

So who does Barack remind me of? He's a civil rights lawyer who taught Constitutional law and is bringing up two girls the right way. When bullies gather, he stands up for what's right, he stands up for the rule of law, he stands up.

McCain Team: He Created the Blackberry (with Bonus Personal Experience)

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Last year, I was asked for help by McCain's staff regarding Internet issues. They didn't know what Net Neutrality was, but that contradicts the claims here.

McCain's New Spanish Ad A "Gross Distortion" (VIDEO)

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a post titled "What's Spanish For 'Lies'?" the New York Times' Editorial Board Blog comments on John McCain's latest Spanish ad. It's a gross dist...

New McCain Ad on Economic Crisis Repeats Discredited Claim on Drilling and Gas Prices

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

This comes after McCain claimed last week that Sarah Palin "knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America."

Marvin Gaye On The 2008 Elections: A Musical Interlude

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

Many commentators have said that Obama's coalition has many similarities to the McGovern campaign. But there is a key difference. Demographics have shifted strongly away from Nixonland.

McCain Tacitly Admits Lies -- Then Distorts Facts

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

So, all the bluster last week that anyone called Sarah Palin a "pig" wasn't really based in truth, McCain admits. Yet, he never stopped his campaign from lying.

McCain Campaign Lie Strategy -- Will It Work?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The McCain campaign is being called out on some of the lies they have been telling. The campaign spokesman says that they are in this to win and don'...

You Can't Fool All the People All the Time

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

What's the best strategy when your opponent lies? The obvious move is to call them on it, but analyses of viewers reveals that "he said, she said" arguments leave observers confused and apathetic.

McCain Is No Longer A Knight-Errant, But An Errant Knight

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Mark McKinnon quit the McCain campaign when Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination because of his respect for Senator Obama. Now we know why he felt the need to do so.