McCain Opposes Affirmative Action
Continuing his pronounced move to the extreme right, John McCain announced his support for an Arizona initiative to ban affirmative action:
Presidential candidate John McCain on Sunday endorsed a proposal to ban affirmative action programs in his home state, a policy that Democratic rival Barack Obama called a disappointing embrace of divisive tactics. In the past, McCain has criticized such ballot initiatives.
Barack Obama rightly notes that this is yet another reversal of McCain's position and a move to the extreme right:
"I think in the past he had been opposed to these kinds of Ward Connerly referenda or initiatives as divisive. And I think he's right," Obama said, referring to a leading critic of affirmative action.
John McCain continues to makes himself one of the most extreme Presidential candidates we have seen run for office. That he has reversed himself on so much to make this rightward move shows there is not an ounce of maverick in him. He is a prototypical extreme right wing Republican candidate.
By Big Tent Democrat, speaking for me only
|< Sunday Night Open Thread: IPhones | DOJ Releases Report on Political Hiring >|