Information About John S. McCain III UPDATED 5-24

Politicians Are Like Diapers; They Should Be Changed Frequently And For The Same Reason Author Unknown

Those of us who listened to the absurd demands of Mexico’s President, Philip Calderon, should have noticed that John McCain sat through the entire diatribe by Calderon. McCain did NOTHING. He didn’t get up and leave, didn’t object, and didn’t try to clarify the misconceptions of SB 1070. McCain proved just how useless he is. He has been very ineffectual as a Senator for the past 27 years. Let’s give him the bums rush come election time.

Important Notice for all Voters in Arizona!

The day for Arizona elections has been changed from August 31, 2010 to August 24, 2010.  Not sure of the reason why, but this is an important change to be aware of.

John Sydney McCain III AKA John McCain

John McCain has been in office since 1983.  He started out in the House of Representatives and moved to the Senate in 1987.  He is up for re-election this year.  As of today he hasn’t yet registered with the Secretary of State for Arizona.  But since there is already a website up to Re-elect John McCain, I somehow doubt he will miss the deadline of May 29, 2010 at 5 pm.  But I will keep checking on him and keep you posted. I could also go into much greater detail on this article, but I’m sure that many would find it too boring so I’ll just skim and highlight.

Wow, 1983 to the present!  Now that is a very lonooooooong time to be in office.  27 years to be exact.  And what has Arizona gotten for all his time in office?

So far in 2010 John McCain has voted no on every single plan to send money back to those who need it.  He voted No to extend unemployment benefits, No to a one time check for those receiving social security benefits; No to employment; infrastructure and transportation tax credits; and No to establishing a federal budget deficit commission. And while he voted Yes to ending the troubled asset relief program, (which did not pass), it means that mortgage holders will still be able to get help!

He voted Yes and No to an amendment to the Credit Rating Regulation Modification.  Explain that one!

Definition of Politics: Multiple blood sucking bugs http://www.idph.state.il.us/images/CDC_TickSizeComparison.jpg

McCain voted No on Debit Card Fee Regulations; No to Home Loan Regulation Modifications; No to Health Care Reconciliation Act; No to Craig Becker; Member of the National Labor Relations Board; No to Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman, (a very good thing); but then he has voted either NO or not cast a vote at all on all federal branch issues since 2006…

John McCain voted NO to the Health Care Reconciliation Act; No to Home Loan Regulation Modifications; No to Study on Ending the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

His Yes Votes for this year, 2010, include: Yes to Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program; Yes to Establishing Bankruptcy Process for Non-bank Financial Institutions, (applies to credit unions); Yes to Sunset for Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Authority; Yes to Federal Reserve Oversight of Certain Banks; Yes to Derivatives Regulation Modifications; Yes to Establishing New Mortgage Underwriting Requirements and Eliminating a Risk Retention Requirement; Yes to Termination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conservatorships; Yes to Authority for the Government Accountability Office to Audit the Federal Reserve Board of Governors or Banks; Yes to Consumer Financial Protection Division Within The FDIC, (just what we needed more federal bureaucracy).

All of this can be verified by going to VoteSmart.org and searching for McCain or clicking on this link: I love VoteSmart.  They make my life so much easier when trying to track what a politician is doing. I think I should mention that McCain helped found this group and was a member for a while.

McCain’s voting record in previous years is quite up and down.  For instance, he voted No to some abortion issues and Yes to others.  That is quite confusing to someone like me.  I’ve always thought that you either believe in abortions or you are against them.  But sitting somewhere in the middle makes no sense to me. Please note: I am NOT saying what Senator McCain believes in, in any way, this is only an observation.

The Constitution Wikipedia

His voting record for 2009; McCain voted Yes to emergency extension of unemployment benefits, the same thing he voted NO to in 2010. Why? While McCain voted NO on anything having to do with increasing the national debt, which is a good thing, he also voted Yes to all funding of the Military. Our largest expense, by far, is military spending. According to the Constitution: Article 1 Section 8:

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

It is obvious that neither congress nor John McCain pays any attention to this portion of the Constitution or the perpetual war machine, aka the Military Industrial Complex, would not have the funds it currently has.  Another example of how congress is flaunting, and disregarding, the Constitution. While McCain is not alone here, anyone who takes an oath to uphold, protect, and defend our Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic and then breaks that oath in ANY WAY, doesn’t deserve to be re-elected.

In 2009, McCain voted no to agriculture funding; appropriations for Homeland Security; Legislative appropriations; cash for clunkers; budget resolution; and tax law amendments. Most of the time McCain voted NO for the year.

McCain voted Yes to the following: Defense appropriations; repealing the funding for the F-22 Aircraft; public debt amendment; tax credit substitutions, and the Hollywood productions tax credit. I guess it is extremely important to support Hollywood, but not taxpayers…

He did not vote on ACORN.

For 2008 his voting record shows that he did not vote most of the time. This is probably due to his campaign for President, but since he was being paid to do THIS JOB, his failure to represent Arizona absolute. His campaign outweighed the needs of his constituents.

Organizations McCain belongs to:

Some of the organizations John McCain belongs to are very troubling.  Others are politically advantageous. McCain belongs to the following:

Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 1997-present

Chair, Board of Directors, International Republican Institute, 1992-present. I didn’t know there was an international Republican Institute… Not knowing what this was I looked it up. Here is what I found:

Founded in 1983, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is an organization, funded by the United States government, that conducts international political programs, sometimes labeled ‘democratization programs’.

Initially known as the National Republican Institute for International Affairs, the IRI’s stated mission is to expand what it interprets as freedom throughout the world. Its activities include teaching and assisting with political party and candidate development.

Member, The Alfalfa Club. This club is exclusive to the rich and powerful!  It is held in honor of Robert E. Lee.

Member, The Military Order of World Wars

Member, Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia I’m rather curious why a Senator from Arizona is a member of this group since it is a Virginia Chapter of a group known nation wide.  But there is nothing to tell me why.

Member of Board of Visitors, United States Naval Academy

Honorary Member / Board of Directors / Council of Notables, United States-Spain Council

Member, American Dream Political Action Committee, 1997-present

I found the group American Dream Political Action Committee to be particularly interesting in that the founder of Blackwater Worldwide is a member there also.  Robert Bork is also a member.  He was a judge who, according to the urban dictionary definition #7 to get completely screwed out of something for entirely LEGITIMATE reasons.

Judge Robert Bork was Borked out of his Supreme Court nomination because of his idiotic view of ‘original intent’ being the only correct way to interpret the Constitution. Did you know that according to ‘original intent’, the Supreme Court was engaging in judicial activism when it ruled against the constitutionality of segregation in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist putting that one in.  A bit of humor was needed when talking about political figures…

John S. McCain III is an Honorary member of several Hispanic and Black groups. These are obviously politically motivated since he isn’t an actual member of any of the groups.

Honorary Vice Chair, New Majority Council, 1997-present No information available.

Founding Member, Pacific Council on International Policy, University of South California, 1995-present.  This one troubles me in that it says it is, “Empowering Global Thought and Action”  When I hear this I think New World Order, Globalism, destruction of these united States of America…

All group affiliations may be found on Project VoteSmart’s website.

Sunrise in Phoenix

Here is a list of Caucuses and Non-Legislative Committees Senator McCain is a member of:
Environmental and Energy Study Conference

National Republican Senatorial Committee

Senate Co-Chair, National Security Caucus
Co-Chair, Porkbusters Coalition
Renewal Alliance
Senate Centrist Coalition
Senate Committee for American Indian College Fund
Senate Steering Committee
Senate Wilderness and Public Lands Caucus
Vietnam Veterans in Congress.

Committees:
Armed Services, Ranking Member
Energy and Natural Resources, Member
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Member
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Member
Indian Affairs, Member
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Member
Select Committee on Intelligence, Member
Subcommittee on Airland, Member
Subcommittee on Children and Families, Member
Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, Member
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Ranking Member
Subcommittee on National Parks, Member
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, Member
Subcommittee on Water and Power, Member

All this information is the hard work of those at Project VoteSmart. I couldn’t have put this all together without them.

Senators John McCain and Jon Kyle have also requested National Guard along the United States, Mexican border.  Perhaps Senator McCain and Kyle do not know that the Governor of the State of Arizona may also deploy the National Guard along the border and that it would better serve Arizona if the Governor did the calling…  The Obaminator and congress are not concerned about Arizona, as they have proven time and again, by the lack of response to our calls for help.

A great source for finding information on potential candidates in Arizona is the website of the Secretary of State in Arizona.  You can find out who is running, and what district they are in.  The same voter information is probably available in other States too.

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~ by justmytruth on May 22, 2010.

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