Absolute Disgrace Video

Here's the video of John McCain calling Social Security an "absolute disgrace":



Another thing for his campaign to complain is being taken out of context, I suppose. McCain's just the sort of candidate who's too awesome to be quoted accurately lest the public understand his agenda, something we must be shielded from at all costs by war stories and vague stuff about patriotism and reform.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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