The mccain Wafffling

While we expect some consistency from those who want to be president if it seems to be missing from time to time it just might be because these folks are more interested in power than truth:

What runs consistently through John McCain’s lifetime of discourse on the use of his country’s military might is his own desire to win—not any war, but his own, personal battles. And, since the early 1980’s, those battles have been for higher and higher public office. If there appear to be inconsistencies in McCain’s positions, it is because deep down, at his core, John McCain is a man that wants above all else to be president—and his positions need to serve that ambition.

The closer it gets to election time the more politicians seem to exude this behavior.

Sometimes verbally, sometimes by their actions.

Is obama Morphing Into An Articulate Bush?

Both clinton and obama have regularly played the faith card that colored so much of w’s time in office. Now obama has added a page out of the huckabee playbook to his campaign.
As the NPR article linked above shows, obama has been preaching this message throughout his campaign. It really shouldn’t have taken the Kentucky flier to quell PZ’s support a bit. Really, the dems have been pandering to this demographic for years now.
Regular readers know I place little faith in government and none in politicians. Nevertheless, I will admit to attending a democratic caucus and voting for obama. Why? Because of his opponent’s early and long support for the Iraq invasion and ongoing debacle. Failure to see through the bush veil of lies should itself preclude someone from this office.
Now, while obama still says he will end the war quickly he has started wearing the adornments of the bush administration war machine:
Really, his uniform was just fine without the lapel pin.

BTW, it might be reasonable for voters to trust democrats more than republicans however trusting politicians of any ilk is much like the chickens trusting the fox. Both parties are interested in taking care of the citizens voters only to the extent necessary to maintain power.

The Straight Shot Express Flip-Flops

john, prove it isn’t so!
Steve Benen reports that there are “some inconsistencies” in mcain’s record:

And if we’re playing by Republican rules, McCain’s “inconsistencies” should be a fairly serious problem.
With this in mind, for the first time in months, I thought now would be a good time to update the list of John McCain’s Biggest Flip-Flops. There have been some key additions since the last time I did this (in November).

Uhhh, more than a few. Consider your top 2-3 issues and then go look at the lists of flip-flops.
You may agree with his most recent position but can you trust him to hold that position a year from now?

Via Kevin Drum.