Barack Obama Chooses To Opt Out Of “Broken System” Of Public Financing

By: Thursday June 19, 2008 11:16 am

Obama announces in this video from his website that his reasoning for rejecting public financing is that 527s will smear him. This is obviously a political decision with Obama’s wanting to possess a financial advantage, let’s not fool ourselves, but knowing McCain’s record as I do, I must say I understand Obama’s thinking.

The Real McCain Contributes To The Campaign Conversation

By: Tuesday June 17, 2008 6:24 am

Depending upon your definition of “contributes.”

Seriously, I am glad everyone is doing their part to make sure this important story–broken in The Real McCain–is covered. How much have we been forced to hear about idiotic issues like flag lapel pins? So thanks to the Public Service Administration guys and gals (who are comics based in LA–and obviously quite talented as you can see)

The Real McCain Makes The Daily Show

By: Wednesday June 11, 2008 9:09 pm

Somewhere my publisher is smiling…

The Human Rights Campaign Releases A Blistering Critique Of John McCain

By: Tuesday June 3, 2008 8:02 am

I have received an advance copy of their report going out today. And it ain’t pretty:

The key graph:

As the general election kicks off, Senator John McCain will tout his reputation as a maverick, an independent, a moderate who will work with both parties to get things done. However, a look at Senator McCain’s record paints a very different picture.

Come Hear Me Talk About My Book The Real McCain At The AFL-CIO This Friday

By: Wednesday May 28, 2008 8:48 pm

Here are all the details you could ever want: Join author/blogger Cliff Schecter
in a book discussion aboutTHE REAL McCAIN
Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and
Why Independents Shouldn’t
Sen. John McCain opposed making President
George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy permanent.
Now he supports this boondoggle for the rich.
McCain, a POW, stood against torture.
This year, he voted to allow water boarding.
McCain once was a campaign finance reformer.
Now, he’s a candidate whose campaign

Harkin On McCain: Everything is looked at from his life experiences, from always having been in the military, and I think that can be pretty dangerous.”

By: Tuesday May 27, 2008 7:52 am

This is a very interesting comment. As I chronicle in The Real McCain, because of his Vietnam experience, McCain was reflexively against using military force during his early military career. He chastised

Bob Barr Officially Becomes The Libertarian Party Nominee

By: Monday May 26, 2008 6:34 am

This can’t make Republicans happy. And this can’t make John McCain happy:Barr took issue with McCain’s Iran policy. “I’m not going to go around making up songs about such a serious matter as going to war with a sovereign nation, as Senator McCain did,” the former congressman said, tut-tutting McCain’s “Barbara Ann/Bomb Iran” episode.

John McCain Says He Can Save $100 Billion In Earmarks; Heritage Foundation Analyst Says He Is Exaggerating By 1000%

By: Friday May 23, 2008 11:48 am

Oh those liberals at The Heritage Foundation! It turns out McCain is only exaggerating by roughly 1000%. First, here’s what McCain said:John McCain boasts that he can save $100 billion a year “immediately” by eliminating the so-called earmarks that legislators attach to spending bills to finance pet projects, usually in their home state.

McCain’s Questionable Association Of The Day: Randy Scheunemann

By: Wednesday May 21, 2008 2:02 pm

This is from USA Today. But make sure to read below the quote, as he has played a much larger role in the corruption of our government and McCain’s ability to reason, which I covered in The Real McCain:WASHINGTON — John McCain’s top foreign policy adviser lobbied the Arizona senator’s staff on behalf of the republic of Georgia while he was working for the campaign, public records show.

“Fire Charlie Black”

By: Monday May 19, 2008 8:13 am’s new ad pointing out what we did in “McCain’s Murderers Row,” namely that Charlie hasn’t met many interests he wouldn’t happily advocate for if the check were big enough.Even if Black were to be fired (and I wouldn’t bet the house on it), this is only one of the many lobbyist stories hitting print that the McCain people must be worried about right about now.