McCain has been on my radar for some time mainly because he's a Viet Nam War vet. But he's been on my shit list since his run for the presidency in 2000. That's when he used a racial epithet offensive to just about every yellow brothah and sistah out there, "gook"! As a former MIA, McCain explained he only meant his captors in the Communist Vietnamese prison camps when he said, "I hated the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live."
"Gook" for Asian Americans is akin to "Niggah" for African Americans, and yet this presidential candidate used "gook" publicly without apology even when he was made fully aware of the historical and social implications of its usage. What will this racist relic say next, "Oriental" or "colored"? Age is but one concern. Check out the age debate on thingsyoungerthanmccain.com. He's older than the polio vaccine and penicillin, by the way.
McCain is dangerous not just because he's a delusional SOB who probably cannot remember his own lies, but mainly because he's successfully duped people into thinking he's a moderate Republican. Maybe he got help from the same advisers that brilliantly marketed DubW as just an average Joe (not born with a silver spoon in mouth at all). Corporate media has not adequately reported on McCain's clear rightwing stance nor are they highlighting his many contradictions. Below are some of his major flip flopping.