McCain To ACORN: You Are 'What Makes America Special'

John McCain used to like ACORN, back when it was convenient for him to do so. Here's a video of him heaping praise on ACORN.

McCain had no trouble fraternizing with ACORN in 2006 when their political interests coincided with his. Now, his campaign is writing e-mails in his name bashing ACORN as a tool of the Obama machine.
McCain To ACORN: You Are 'What Makes America Special'


  1. ZOMG!!

    I’m never reading Boing Boing again! I come here for gadget news, blah blah blah.

    Just getting that out of the way.

    Haters can just reference my post number – less typing for you that way.

  2. @#1: Try to save yourself from reading anything outside your narrow scope of interest :)

  3. Takuan@4: Ha ha! I’m tempted to post that video with your headline! Or how about “McCain pals around with transvestite exhibitionist organization!”

  4. He is not typifying ACorn as tools of Obama but as as bolt holes of Domestic terrorism.

    So it looks like he’s also ….palling about with terrorists.

  5. Hypocrisy has always been a well-oiled, ill-maintained component of all political engines. Nothing really new or edifying to see here. Forked-tongues politicos are ubiquitous. Some things will never change. The only weapon against the onslaught you have is an ‘informed’ vote. Good luck.



    /not insane

  6. BEHOLD! Political expediency. The question to you, the American voter, is whether you can trust McCain to stand by you, and stand by what he says he’ll do for you. YOU DECIDE. Now vote, whatever you vote, because we are all Americans, and we OWN the result.

  7. Deadmeat, thank you for getting that out of the way.

    Another fun fact about McCain’s ties: the head of his transition team is a former paid shill for Saddam Hussein.

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  10. I thought changing your mind was a sign of a mature, nuanced politician? Is McCain a *gasp* flip-flopper?

  11. “heaping”??????????

    on the radio this morning thom hartmann and rush limbaugh were spewing hideous fluff to attack their respective enemies (obama and mccain). the closer we get to the election, the more any media discussion of it becomes a flailing effort to push one candidate to the top. all these issues about acorn and ayers are a waste of so many peoples time.

    this post wasn’t so bad, but “heaping” fits the trend

  12. “I Was Saddam’s Love Pumpkin, McCain’s Current Boy-Toy Touts To Liberal Media!!! Sort Of! McCain Again Fails to Deny!!!!!”

  13. Now I hear Barack Obama’s been palling around with unlicensed plumbers! How did Old Man McCain’s vetting crew miss that one?

  14. Um . . . it’s a normal and rational thing to congratulate, encourage, and work with people and organizations when they do good things, then to rebuke them and distance oneself from them when they do bad things like voter fraud. That’s not hypocritical. Hypocrisy means claiming to be someone you’re not or claiming to have certain characteristics you don’t have. Or vice versa.

    And anyway, he didn’t say ACORN is what makes America special, he said that “what is in this room” is what makes America special. That’s a pretty common way to speak about things like spirit or the willingness to work for a common goal or something.

    Acting like this is a big deal or that it means McCain sucks is only going to benefit the Republicans. If you want to help the Democrats you’ve got to have clearer evidence and make your comments accurate and relevant instead of throwing around labels like “hypocrite” when they’re not applicable.

  15. ObsidianBean, it’s significant because John McCain is making accusations he doesn’t think are true. If you want documentation on the point, start here. If you need more after that, I can provide it by the cartload.

  16. OBSIDEANBEAN: It is hypocrisy to accuse someone of doing something that you are simultaneously guilty of. It is hypocrisy to assume guilt by association, yet not accept any responsibility for your own associations, past and present. For the best assessment of this ACORN business I have read, please see the moderator’s comment on a related thread. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Teresa: Looks like you beat me to it. Still, the link to your synthesis in the related thread was worth my time. =D

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