Volunteers for MoveOn moved into the streets of my neighborhood yesterday. They were busy asking residents if they would take the McCain-Bush Challenge. That's a quick 5-question quiz that tests a person's knowledge of "the difference between Bush and McCain."
The MoveOn campaign "Take the McCain-Bush Challenge" tests people knowledge of the differences or similarities between the current president and the GOP's pretender to the throne.
Now just hold on a minute! I've been operating on the understanding that McCain was just a mere clone of Bush. In fact, I've taken to calling him McBush. Turns out that there are differences: on many issues he's, if you can imagine this, even worse than Bush!
Out on the streets of Park Slope, in Brooklyn, MoveOn members asked passersby to participate in the McCain-Bush Challenge.
You can take the McCain-Bush Challenge, and see for yourself.
In case you think you knew everything there is to know about John McCain, here's one of the questions:
Q: Who promised that U.S. troops would be greeted as "liberators" in Iraq?On a serious note, it's important to be well-armed on McCain's voting record. His slick PR is designed to present him as a moderate and an independent maverick - one who doesn't tow the GOP line on the crucial issues of the day. In reality, he's one of the most conservative members of the Senate. On each and every question of war (gung ho and would take us to war with Iran in a heartbeat), the environment (received a score of zero from the League of Conservation Voters), the housing crisis (he said the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a “second job” and skip their vacations! By the way, he owns nine houses!!) he's as bad or worse than Bush.
A: McCain. (Dick Cheney said that, too. In fact, McCain is more of a Bush-Cheney hybrid. Which is a pretty scary thought.)
Q: Who said "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned"? A: McCain. In fact, John McCain has gotten a rating of zero percent from NARAL Pro-Choice America for 6 years running.
MoveOn has taken a popular and light-hearted approach to exposing the real John McCain. Light-hearted it might be but the truth brought out by their Challenge quiz is this: McCain is a clear and present danger to our health and to the future of our country and world. Take the McCain/Bush Challenge and have your friends and family) who might be confused by the Republican spin) take it also. Click here to take the Challenge.