More Lies About McCain

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I am watching Meet the Press from July 13. Senator Claire McCaskill is ... amazing.

And not in a good way.

Much of what she is saying is simply bald-faced lies. The most clear example:

"[I]t was interesting that Carly referred to the boom years. That's when we had a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress. Those were the boom years."

Obviously, the "boom years" were in the mid-to-late 1990s, which had a Republican Congress. Everyone knows this.

She also offered a lot of extremely dishonest rhetoric:

"... talk about a shifting position, I mean, John McCain used to be very positive about George Bush's leadership in Iraq."

Except that McCain was a significant critic of how Bush was handling the war, all the way back to 2003. He did say some positive things, and some negative things.

"[McCain]'s saying we're going to stay in Iraq."

Only to the same extent that Obama is saying we're going to stay in Iraq.

"John McCain's economic policy was drafted in a corporate boardroom. Barack Obama's economic policy was drafted at a kitchen table."

Both literally and metaphorically false.

"... there's a very clear difference between the two economic plans. One represents change and one doesn't."

Meaningless tripe.

"What we have done with No Child Left Behind is squeeze the creativity out of the classroom because teachers have begun to just teaching to the test."

This has nothing to do with NCLB, and everything to do with choices made by the individual states. If the states wanted to allow more creativity, they could. The WASL is not problematic because of the NCLB. It is problematic because of Washington State's own choices.

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