1, 2008, Volume 16 Nr. 12, Issue 243
McCain: The Candidate Of, For, And By The People.
He's Just Like You And Me. Right?
The 2008 United States presidential
election is shaping up to be a monumental, earth-shattering event
that will determine the future course of the nation, the most important
election of our lifetime....yet again. Where have we
heard this before? We heard it in 2004, and 2000, and
1996, 1992... Oh well, here we go again.
It is now June 2008, and not since the
Great Depression has Wall
Street's performance been so dismal. War with Iran is
appearing more and more probable, perhaps inevitable, the closer
we come to election day in November. Making war to
influence the outcome of a presidential election has been a
long-time tradition in the USA. The media inform us daily
that there are only two candidates: John McCain and Barak Obama,
both trying to convince the people that they are, like us,
struggling day to day, feeling the pain of our collective
economic woes. Really? Let's examine John McCain to
see if that is the case and discover what a mensch he really is. John McCain just another
salt of the earth is he?
On June 27, 2008, Chris Kelly,
writing in Huffington Post, reported that Senator John McCain
"kind of stepped in it the other day" during a
telephone interview with Martin Wisckol of the Orange County
Register. Mr. Wisckol asked, "When was the last
time you pumped your own gas and how much did it
cost?" John McCain, ever trying to relate to the working
man that he is not,
- Oh, I don't remember. Now
there's Secret Service protection. But I've done it for
many, many years. I don't recall and frankly, I don't see
how it matters.
- It doesn't matter to John
McCain because he doesn't know. He is part of the
elite, ruling, rich class that includes George Herbert Walker Bush, George W.
Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, et al. George Bush,
Sr., when running for president back in 1992 did not know the cost of a
loaf of bread. John McCain does not know the cost of a
gallon of gasoline. I'm willing to bet John McCain
doesn't know the cost of a Budweiser beer. Worse still,
John McCain would be hard
pressed to articulate how many hours the average worker in the
U.S. has to work to make enough to fill their gas tank or
to put food on
their table. Perhaps, John McCain can ask the folk in his
neighborhood near the Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix,
They should know, don't you think? In Phoenix, John McCain lives in a $4.72 million
luxury condo. He and his neighbors must surely be very
concerned about the
rising cost of food as they shop for food at the local
supermarket. No? But listen to this.
Post of June 28, 2008, reports that,
Newsweek has published a highly
embarrassing report on Sen. John McCain, revealing that the
McCains have failed to pay taxes on their beach-front home in
La Jolla, California, for the last four years and are
currently in default, The Huffington Post has learned.
Under California law, once a
residential property is in default for five years, it can be
sold at a tax sale to recover the unpaid taxes for the
The McCains own at least seven
homes through a variety of trusts and corporations controlled
by Cindy McCain.
Seven homes! Imagine
that. Don't you own seven different million
dollar homes? Don't you, like John McCain, fail to pay taxes on
your home for four years? Don't you, like McCain, get
away with it? Don't you, like John, get a pass on paying a
non-compliance penalty? John McCain and his wife Cindy are
deadbeats. And John McCain wants YOU to vote for
HIM. But wait. There is more that shows that John
McCain is just a regular Joe like you and
- The website, TheHill.Com in an
article entitled, "McCains
report more than $100,000 in credit card debt"
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and his
wife reported more than $100,000 of credit card liabilities,
according to financial disclosure documents released Friday.
presidential candidate and his wife Cindy reported piling up
debt on a charge card between $10,000 and $15,000. His
wife’s solo charge card has between $100,000 and $250,000 in
debt to American Express.
- McCain's wife also has a
second American Express charge card listed on the
senator's financial disclosure that was carrying $100,000
to $250,000 in debt.
Another charge card with
American Express, this one for a “dependent child,” is
carrying debt in the range of $15,000 and $50,000.
- Not only are John McCain and
his multi-millionaire wife Cindy tax cheats for four years,
they are elitists living high on the hog.
Why would any hard-working person vote for
John McCain? John McCain, like the buddy that he loves
to hug, George W. Bush, doesn't give a flying enchilada
about you and me. John McCain is a corrupt, unethical
leech following in the footsteps of George W.
In 1997, the U.S. Veteran
that John McCain wanted to be president. Being married to
a multi-millionaire helps very much. However, the U.S.
Veteran Dispatch reports that John McCain's.
- ...younger and richer wife
(she's an heir to Hensley & Co., the second largest
Anheuser-Busch beer distributor in the United States) got
caught after stealing drugs for two years from a
charitable organization of which she was president.
The U.S. Veteran Dispatch article
also describes "that the senator's wife and father-in-law
invested $359,100.00 in one of Mr. [Charles] Keating's projects
in 1986 . . ." The Phoenix Gazette - November 13,
1989. Media Matters for America reveals
- ...financier Charles H.
Keating Jr. The Phoenix resident raised more than $100,000
for McCain. (Keating went to prison in the 1990s for his
role in the failure of Lincoln Savings & Loan.)"
Yet while noting Keating's role in the Lincoln Savings
& Loan scandal, the Times ignored McCain's
own alleged involvement; a Senate Ethics Committee
investigated allegations that McCain -- along with four
Democratic senators, together called the Keating
Five -- had exerted improper influence when he met
with federal bank regulators on behalf of Keating. The
that while McCain didn't break any rules, he
"exercised poor judgment in intervening with the
The relationship of John McCain
with Charles Keating is just as interesting as his relationship
to the Bush crime family. It was, after all, Neil Bush,
...engaged in conflicts of
interest as a director of the Silverado Bank, Savings and Loan
Association. Mr. Bush served as an outside director from 1985
to 1988. (NY
Times, June 19, 1991)
We really should not be
surprised. Should we?
Lets take a little closer look at
John McCain. John Sidney McCain III attended and graduated
from the U.S. Naval Academy. In other words, he was the
beneficiary of a college education paid for by the tax payers. The TAX
PAYERS! The U.S. Veteran Dispatch in
"John McCain: Unfit to serve as Commander-In-Chief"
states that even though McCain "drew so many demerits for
breaking curfew and other discipline issues that he graduated fifth
from the bottom of the class of 1958" that "because of the influence of his family of famous Admirals,
McCain...leap-frogged ahead of more qualified applicants and
granted a coveted slot to be trained as a navy
- As a U.S. Navy pilot, John
McCain lost five military aircraft, a huge burden to tax
payers who paid for them. The U.S. Veteran Dispatch
He resigned from the Navy in
1981 and went to work for his father-in-law in Phoenix; where
he used the opportunity to make powerful and wealthy friends
in Arizona including banker Charles Keating and Duke Tully,
the editor-in-chief of the Arizona Republic. Keating was later
convicted of fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy and Tully was
disgraced for concocting a phony military record of combat in
Korea and Vietnam including medals for heroism.
- In John McCain's book, Faith
of Our Fathers he reveals that when Speaking to the
Annapolis Class of 1970, he put a twist
onto the anti-war slogan "make love, not war." McCain stated that U.S. naval officers "were men enough
to do both." Touché Senator McCain, you certainly
did that. Now how about being man enough to pay your
property taxes and your credit card debt? How about
being man enough to care what the hurting people in the
street are paying for gasoline, for bread, for health care, for just staying
alive. Of course, one doesn't have to be "a
man" about these issues if one does not shive a git as
John McCain obviously does not.
- In 1982, John McCain was
elected to the U.S. House. In 1987, he was elected to
the U.S. Senate. In other words, since at least 1958,
John McCain, the fortunate son of privilege, a
multi-millionaire, as a result of his second marriage to
Anheuser-Busch heiress, Cindy Hensley, has been on the
taxpayer's dole living it up and taking the U.S. public for
chumps. And, John McCain, doesn't pay his property
taxes. What the hell people? You are going to
vote for this guy to be president of the United
States? What is the matter with you?
Et tu, Barak Obama? Ah, a
subject for another issue.