McCain and Bush – Bosom Buddies

While claiming to be the “original maverick” of the Republican Party, John McCain voted with his party – and President Bush – 95 percent of the time in 2007.

According to  Congressional Quarterly’s Voting Studies, John McCain has followed Bush’s lead much more often than he’d like the American public to believe.

To be fair, FactCheck.Org did some fact-checking and found that McCain hasn’t always voted with President Bush 95 percent of the time, but in recent years his voting record has gotten more and more in line with the president’s (and the Republican Party’s) wishes.  Gee, that’s odd for a so-called maverick.  For example:

…McCain’s support of President Bush’s position has been as low as 77 percent (in 2005), and his support for his party’s position has been as low as 67 percent (2001).

Wondering how often Barack Obama has voted with President Bush?

In 2006 he voted alongside the president 49 percent of the time, and in 2005, the year before Democrats took control of the Senate, Obama voted with the president only 33 percent of the time.

So, when John McCain claims to be the original maverick and tells you that he has challenged his party on a regular basis, just remember that McCain voted with George H.W. “Mission Accomplished” Bush 95 percent of the time, while Barack Obama voted with him less than half of the time.  Now, who’s the real maverick?

~Vulcanella

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September 7, 2008. Election 2008, John McCain.

One Comment

  1. It’s all in the approach « Superheroes For Democracy Weblog replied:

    […] to McCain campaign manager Rick Davis. I guess this isn’t all that surprising, since McCain voted with President Bush 95 percent of the time in 2007.  The real difference, Davis said on Fox News Sunday, is in the […]

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