Friday, September 12, 2008

John McCain is a Liar

"The corporate media won't say it and the Obama campaign isn't saying it enough, so we're saying it loud and clear: John McCain is a liar."
-- Alternet, Sept. 12, 2008
John McCain has been brazenly lying to the American public during this election campaign. Repeatedly, as Isaac Fitzgerald and Tanya Ganeva have documented.

As we have observed before, presidential elections have consequences for our democracy. So, too, does the scurrilous way John McCain has been campaigning by trying to lie his way into the White House.

If the press won't call him on it, then every citizen who values our democratic form of government must. As John Hopkins ethics professor Hillary Bok ('Hilzoy') says:
I blame John McCain.
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If you choose to sacrifice your principles for the sake of personal ambition, you can absolutely be blamed. I'm doing it right now.
We should, too.

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