Category Archives: McCain BS

VIDEO: THIS MAN CAN’T WIN IN NOVEMBER

John McCain has endorsed Mitt Romney? Just more evidence that we should never have nominateed the former last time around. Look at this ad McCain ran against Romney in 2008. How in the world did he suddenly reach the conclusion that such a brazen flip-flopper, complete with RomneyCare boondoggle, can possibly beat Obama in November?! [ht Sister Toldjah]

INSIDE STRAIGHT: MCCAIN 273, OBAMA 265

OK, here’s the inside straight that can make John McCain the president elect by the time we wake up on Wednesday morning. This scenario allows McCain to give up three Bush states, while requiring him to pick only one Kerry state. I “borrowed” this map from Nate Silver, a confirmed Obamaton who thinks this outcome is very unlikely but [...]

OBAMA’S LATEST HEALTH CARE LIE

Not satisfied with his egregious misrepresentation of John McCain’s Medicare proposal, Barack Obama has deployed another whopper about how McCain’s health care tax credit would compare to employer-based insurance: This morning, we were offered a stunning bit of straight talk – an October surprise – from [McCain's] top economic advisor, who actually said that the [...]

THE FEAR WE NEED

Barack Obama, the ostensible candidate of “change,” is using the usual Democrat scare tactics to round up votes for his ticket. To that end, he has been lying through his teeth about McCain’s health care policies. My latest article for AmSpec fleshes out the details: The Democrat standard bearer has expanded the usual narrative of Republican perfidy to [...]

OBAMA’S MEDICARE WHOPPER

Barack Obama has added another whopper to the growing list of lies he tells about John McCain’s health care plans. He has now begun accusing McCain of wanting to cut Medicare benefits: Senator McCain would pay for part of his plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare -$882 billion worth. Thus, the candidate of “change” reverts to the [...]

SENATOR GOVERNMENT REPEATS “20 MILLION” LIE

It’s clear that the Obama campaign believes it has found an effective scare tactic in its claim that John McCain wants to take away everyone’s employer-based health insurance. We heard it from Joe Biden in the VP debate: You’re going to have to pay—replace a $12,000 plan, because 20 million of you are going to be dropped. And [...]

PROGRESSIVES FOR THE STATUS QUO

Phillip Klein points out an interesting development in the health care debate: When it comes to health care, it’s actually conservatives who are offering change, and liberals who are offering more of the same failed policies (only on a much grander scale). McCain’s health care plan calls for the elimination of the horribly inequitable and inefficient [...]

A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE

Writing in the Boston Herald, Michael Gerson succinctly sums up the essential difference between John McCain and Barack Obama on health care. It’s all about “the vision thing”: There are really only two visions of health care reform: using government to increase private insurance coverage, or using government to provide health care on a larger scale. McCain takes the first approach. [...]

DEBATE: OBAMA REPEATS “HEALTH CARE TAX” LIE

A trademark lie that has been consistently promoted by the Obama-Biden campaign is that  John McCain will tax everyone’s health care benefits. Joe Biden said it during the recent VP debate, and Barack Obama repeated it in tonight’s Presidential debate: Now, Sen. McCain has a different kind of approach. He says that he’s going to [...]

20 MILLION WILL LOSE THEIR COVERAGE?

Arguably, the most consistently successful stratagem ever devised by the Democrats is their perennial campaign to frighten the elderly into voting for them by claiming that Republicans want to do away with Social Security. Every election, with the grim inevitability of Greek tragedy, “the party of Jefferson? deploys this canard. And it has been so [...]