McCain Forgeting Just How Absent He Has Been in Senate

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John McCain is really pushing my buttons right now. He’s slamming Obama for being weak on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard by saying this:

“This is the same organization that I voted to condemn as a terrorist organization when an amendment was on the floor of the United States Senate. Senator Obama refused to vote.”

Hahaha, Obama is totally screwed! He’s soft on those crazy terrorist Iranians who want to kill American babies!

Oh, wait. John McCain missed that vote, too.

So (1) John McCain is soft on terror, and (2) he’s too out-to-lunch to remember that he’s soft on terror. What’s worse?

And if you don’t know McCain’s history with vote-skipping (it’s basically all he does), check out this and this.

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