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  • Here’s the ugly truth about McCain’s record:
    -IMMIGRATION: he wrote the bill granting amnesty to illegal immigrants (co-sponsored by Ted Kennedy)
    -SOCIAL SECURITY: he voted to give your social security money to illegal immigrants
    -TAXES: he voted against the Bush tax cuts multiple times (he has since flip-flopped and has campaigned as a lifelong tax-cutter)
    -RHETORIC: he routinely engages in Democratic class warfare against big companies in America, particularly the “evil” drug companies who research cures to debilitating diseases for a profit
    -ECONOMY: as recently as December 2007 he admitted “he does not know the economy very well” and needed to get better at it
    -1ST AMENDMENT: he wrote the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill that was declared to be an unconstitutional infringement of the 1st Amendment (co-sponsored by ultra-liberal Democrat Russ Feingold)
    -2ND AMENDMENT: he was called the “worst 2nd amendment candidate” by the president of the NRA
    -EQUAL PROTECTION: lifelong supporter of affirmative action
    -ENERGY TAX: wrote a bill (co-sponsored by his buddy Lieberman) imposing a massive tax on energy which, according to the Department of Energy, would drastically raise the price of gasoline and put 300,000 Americans out of work
    -GLOBAL WARMING: supports radical global warming legislation which involved him voting with every Democrat; think only America is responsible to take action, not other superpowers
    -JUDGES: he joined forces with Democrats (Gang of 14) to block the Senate Republican’s attempt to confirm conservative, strict constructionist judges; also said Alito was too conservative for his liking
    -WAR ON TERROR: fought with Hillary Clinton to demand that terrorists be given a full American trial
    -GAY MARRIAGE: he joined liberals to fight against a federal marriage amendment supporting the institution of traditional marriage
    -CHRISTIANS: campaigning in 2000, he famously described Christian leaders as “agents of intolerance”
    -PRO-LIFE: he filed an amicus brief against pro-life advocates in Wisconsin
    -BI-PARTISANSHIP: he met with leading Democrats in 2004 to discuss the possibility of being John Kerry’s Vice-President; publicly considered leaving the Republican Party in 2001 after he lost the primary
    -INTELLECT: finished 894 out of 899 in his class in the Naval Academy.
    -PROFESSIONAL ETHICS: ringleader of the infamous Keating 5 ethical scandal which cost US tax payers $160 billion (Google it)
    -PERSONAL ETHICS: McCain cheated on his first wife after she had a severe accident that left her partially disabled. He then divorced her and married his multi-millionaire mistress, whose daddy bought McCain a spot in the Congress