DNC – McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and the Republican Party

DNC – McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and the Republican Party
On the campaign trail John McCain likes to call himself a maverick Republican who bucks the Party line whenever possible. But the fact is, McCain is far from a moderate. In the same week that we found out that McCain has never voted against a Republican judicial nominee during his entire time in the Senate, the Arizona Republic reported that he rarely bucks his party on close votes. According to the papers analysis of his Senate votes, McCains “voting pattern seems at odds with the popular narrative that McCains maverick tendencies make him an unreliable conservative” and a political scientist who analyzes Senate votes said, “He is a conservative who votes conservative on most issues…[b]y no means is he a liberal or even a moderate.” [Arizona Republic, 5/7/08]

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