1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Discuss politics - join our community by registering for free here! HOP - the political discussion forum

McCain gets paid off by oil industry

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Popeye, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington state
    Ever wonder why John McCain did such a turnaround on offshore oil drilling? If you take a look at some numbers you'll get a pretty good idea:

    Yeah, McCain gave the usual reasons for the change of heart, rising gas prices etc. but:

    I guess you could look at it this way...the Republican party has been in bed with the fossil fuel industry from the beginning, why should John McCain be any different?

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/27/MN4I120EGN.DTL
     
  2. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,151
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your own post belies your claim;

    Moral of the story: You have cause and effect ass backwards.

    Better go back to the fake "McCain has cancer" slurs.
     
  3. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington state
    Are you suggesting McCain didn't know that advocating offshore oil drilling would ignite a flurry of contributions from the fossil fuel industry? You can be sure McCain and the oil industry had talks before McCain made his drilling pitch. We're talking about a Republican party that has the energy industry virtually write policy. Remember Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force?

    The timing of McCain's announcement is remarkable and certainly not a coincidence:

    Give me a break.

    Seems pretty cut and dried to me.
     
  4. not2needy

    not2needy New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    McCain is all about money for McCain! Major reason he walked off and left his first family. He could care less about this country, he just wants his piece of the pie.
     
  5. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington state
    He left a disabled wife. John McCain has no character, no morals:

    Ross Perot, who paid Carol McCain's medical bills all those years ago, now believes that both Carol McCain and the American people have been taken in by a man who is unusually slick and cruel:

    ‘McCain is the classic opportunist. He’s always reaching for attention and glory,’

    ‘After he came home, Carol walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona. And the rest is history.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html
     
  6. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    6,245
    Likes Received:
    501
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    ={CaLiCo}= HQ
    Perot calling McCain an opportunist... I guess it if it takes one to know one, Perot is qualified to pass that judgment.

    John McCain has Character and Moral problems? You don't say...
    [​IMG]
    He's STILL better than Obama on policy... the stuff that really matters.
     
  7. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,151
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ewwwwwww - Mr. Megaslander goes into backpeddle mode! :) First, it was no wonder McCain was "pro-oil company" - he got contributions. Now it's HE KNEW he would get contributions! :D
     
  8. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington state
    I don't see any "backpeddle":

    Perhaps you would like to dispute my previous comment. Or do you just accept the fact that the Republican Party and Big Oil are so close they overlap and are virtually one in the same?
     
  9. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,151
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You first claimed that McCain was pro-oil BECAUSE he got contributions. When I pointed out FROM YOUR OWN REFERENCE, that you had the cause and effect ass backwards, you feebly replied duh, well he knew it would get him some contributions. :) In this slander thread, you're like one of those clowns on a unicycle that goes back and forth and round and round, peddling and backpeddling, as your illogic gets picked to pieces. :D
     
  10. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,023
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Washington state
    You can try to pick apart my post all you like. I don't blame you, because the relationship between McCain's change of heart on offshore drilling and oil industry contributions to his campaign is irrefutable.

    Lets take one more peek at the relevant numbers:

    Oil and gas industry executives and employees donated $1.1 million to McCain last month - three-quarters of which came after his June 16 speech calling for an end to the ban - compared with $116,000 in March, $283,000 in April and $208,000 in May.

    Remember as well that McCain delivered the speech the day before a series of fund-raisers with energy industry executives in which he raised over 1 million.


    I guess you think that's just coincidence. This time I'll make my position real clear since you, like many of your ilk, have been dumbed down by the constant viewing of Faux News......I have absolutely no doubt that McCain called for an end to the offshore drilling ban, with the full knowledge and approval of the oil industry.
     
  11. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    12,009
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    land of 10,000 lakes and 2 senators again

    yea cuz it would never work like, if you vote for this, after that will will Do X y Z....

    do you realy not know how the world works? Im not saying thats the reason he shifted, but anyone with half a brain can see threw your lame "moral"
     
  12. XCALIDEM

    XCALIDEM Active Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Isn't McCheese the only candidate who decided to take public campaing funding and kept his word about keeping a cap on the total contributions...

    Obama is the biggest liar that I've ever known.... MR. FLIP FLOP!!

    CHECK THIS OUT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOFEdFpGF8I
     
  13. XCALIDEM

    XCALIDEM Active Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Pay attention on how your candidate gets unmasked by John Edwards on taking private contributions...:mad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE0NNXOHUcs
     
Loading...

Share This Page