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McCain Blasts GOP Super PACs, Calls Supreme Court Ignorant For Citizens United Decision
Mediaite ^ | February 19, 2012 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 02/19/2012 7:16:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Senator John McCain appeared on This Week today from Afghanistan, but before getting onto matters of foreign policy, he weighed in on the Republican contest going on in the United States and continued to speak out forcefully on an issue that has been part of his political identity for over a decade: campaign finance reform. McCain has not been the biggest fan of Super PACs, and McCain today blasted the Supreme Court for its decision in the Citizens United case two years ago.

When Jake Tapper asked McCain about how the GOP’s divisive contest may end up handing the election to President Obama, McCain admitted he was concerned about that possibility, but explained that despite all the negativity in the race, it really boils down to the influence of Super PACs.

“I’ve been in very tough campaigns. I don’t think I’ve seen one that was as personal and as characterized by so many attacks as these are. And, quite frankly, one of the reasons is the Super PACs. And why do we have the Super PACs? Because of the ignorance and naïvete of the United States Supreme Court in the Citizens United campaign.”

Watch the video below, courtesy of ABC:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Arizona; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; afghanistan; andyrooneymccain; arizona; citizensunited; firstamendment; johnmccain; mccainfeingold; scotus; supremecourt
To think that someone even worse than this may easily be our nominee this time.
1 posted on 02/19/2012 7:16:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's still stuck on that Fascism stuff ~ he seems to like it.

No, I prefer free speech.

2 posted on 02/19/2012 7:18:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

title should be ‘Long time deranged Senator insults a separate but equal branch of the US Government’.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 7:21:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: muawiyah

Super PACs are the only way a normal person can be part of the political advertising discussion. Without them, only candidates’ campaigns and the networks can speak.

You’ll see Super PACS in 2012 come out with ads and if those are ads you want folks to see, you will be able to contribute to those ads being run.

Its not perfect, and many of the Super PAC ads are awful, but it’s better than controlled speech by creeps like McCain.


4 posted on 02/19/2012 7:22:18 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain need not worry about camopaign finance, His
McCain- Feingold bill has worked out so well. /s/


5 posted on 02/19/2012 7:22:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor washed up, mentally challenged, RHINO McCain thinks his personal vision of right and wrong trumps the First Amendment.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 7:25:25 PM PST by iontheball
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps if McLame wasn’t such an enemy to the 1st Amendment in the first place he might have been president.

It’s still haunting him, losing to a Marxist and he thinks the problem is words, not deeds.


7 posted on 02/19/2012 7:25:31 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When is he going to go away? When?


8 posted on 02/19/2012 7:33:18 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does he think about George Soros, Peter Lewis, Wafrrfen Buffett, Bill Gates, AFL-CIO and leftwing NGO’s funded by government getting out the cash for the left??

He probably has no problem with that


9 posted on 02/19/2012 7:33:33 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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10 posted on 02/19/2012 7:35:15 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: quantim

I don’t think it haunts him. Weeks before that election he was talking up Obama!


11 posted on 02/19/2012 7:37:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
And why do we have the Super PACs? Because of the ignorance and naïvete of the United States Supreme Court in the Citizens United campaign.
No, McCaink, you lying jackoff -- the reason we have Super PACs is McCain-Feingold. If there were no law which pretended to reform campaign finance, which is what McCain-Feingold pretends to do, Super PACs wouldn't be around. Or rather, they'd STILL be around, because they were around before McCain-Feingold, which doesn't address them one iota. What a touch-hole he is.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 7:37:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is getting time to expel this dwarfish, bile spewing, rabid, chimpanzee from the {s}enate and put him over in St. E’s. He has now lost all interest in doing anything constructive for the country, if he ever had such. His Tourette’s disease is ramping up bigtime and he has a high octane security clearance. Wonderful. Terrific. Lock the little weasel up.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 7:39:39 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Establishmedia organ grinder monkey does as he is trained to do. Glad to see they are back on his side and vice versa.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 7:55:15 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...he weighed in on the Republican contest going on in the United States and continued to speak out forcefully on an issue that has been part of his political identity for over a decade: campaign finance reform.

Oh, yeah, I remember that. Campaign Finance Reform. McCain-Feingold. The biggest attack on the 1st Amendment in the history of the nation.

15 posted on 02/19/2012 8:00:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

mcCain is a liar. It was myth who started all this bs against Newt that turned this entire race into a mess, Same w what myth did w perry.


16 posted on 02/19/2012 8:02:02 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MCCAINSBRAIN
17 posted on 02/19/2012 8:03:41 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

“When is he going to go away? When?”

Excellent question. I hope it’s soon and that he takes his fat, idiotic daughter with him.

John McCain: A lying, duplicitous, traitorous, senile old bastard.


18 posted on 02/19/2012 8:07:46 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If congress hadn’t wasted their time and violated our rights by restricting our ability to directly give money to candidates, we wouldn’t have SuperPacs — because people would give millions directly to the candidates, and the candidates would then be responsible for what is said in the advertisements.


19 posted on 02/19/2012 8:08:51 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GlockThe Vote
mcCain is a liar. It was myth who started all this bs against Newt that turned this entire race into a mess, Same w what myth did w perry.

What you said is true. Maybe he is afraid of what can be or will be advertised about his guy Romney by the super pacs he does not approve. See old Lord McCain is NOT opposed to destroying other candidates, he just wants to be in control of who it is that gets destroyed.... Now he is supposed to 'save' Mitt. So old Lord McCain is worried about something????

20 posted on 02/19/2012 8:10:12 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This douchebag is so unworthy of his father’s legacy. What a disgrace.


21 posted on 02/19/2012 8:18:48 PM PST by montag813
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To: driftdiver

No fool like an old fool. old fool=Mccain

Wonder if he said anything following SOTU when Obama slammed the court.

If any other Senators are anywhere near like him we are in serious trouble.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 8:22:16 PM PST by taterjay
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To: driftdiver

Cannot understand the voters that keep that senile old buzzard in the senate. LIke the way you worded it...


23 posted on 02/19/2012 8:29:03 PM PST by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain doesn’t care if Obama is reelected.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 8:31:52 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Venturer

Funny thing is, McCain spent more money in one primary race against another Republican (21 million) than he has in all of his general election fights against Democrats put together. And all AFTER his wonderful McCain Feingold was going to get money out of politics.

Senile old bastard.


25 posted on 02/19/2012 8:32:50 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain is a hardcore Vichy Republican who doesn't want to change anything.
He and all the Vichy Republicans surrendered to the fascists and are happy to have the trappings of power without any real responsibility in return for their going along with fascist dictates. McCain whined and cried as much as any democrat when Newt forced a balanced budget and welfare changes on the democrat fascists and he's still whining and weeping over why we can't just all get along. We got along with the fascists as the majority for almost eighty where has that led?

McCain and all the Vichy Republicans have to go.

26 posted on 02/19/2012 8:34:06 PM PST by Rashputin
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To: fortheDeclaration
"McCain doesn’t care if hopes that Obama is reelected."

Fixed it.

27 posted on 02/19/2012 8:39:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Dog gone it. We need a like button!


28 posted on 02/19/2012 8:42:24 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Dog gone it. We need a like button!


29 posted on 02/19/2012 8:42:24 PM PST by MamaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senile imbecile.

Does he impress anyone he doesn’t pay? His pool boy? The Mexican at MacDonalds? He makes Obama sound smart.


30 posted on 02/19/2012 8:42:54 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like daughter, like father...


31 posted on 02/19/2012 8:47:28 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, when Juan “Lettuce” McBackStabbingRINO calls you ignorant, you have to know you’re doing something right.


32 posted on 02/19/2012 8:50:48 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: TigersEye
Oh, yeah, I remember that. Campaign Finance Reform. McCain-Feingold. The biggest attack on the 1st Amendment in the history of the nation.

Which George Bush signed, although he claimed he believed it to be unConstitutional, because surely SCOTUS would strike it down. D'oh!

33 posted on 02/19/2012 8:54:43 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Arguably one of the lamest things W Bush ever did given his rationale for it. The reason presidents have veto power over legislation is so they can exercise Executive Branch authority over what they believe is un-Constitutional. Passing the buck to the SCOTUS in spite of your own convictions is just weakness.


34 posted on 02/19/2012 9:07:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

I absolutely agree. There is no valid sentence that begins “I’m signing this unConstitutional bill into law because...”


35 posted on 02/19/2012 9:14:22 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Nope. It negates the whole purpose of our three branch government as well as the oath to defend the Constitution.


36 posted on 02/19/2012 9:20:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is full of it. This year is no worse than any other election year. Its always rough and tumble and there is always a lot of negative advertising. Look what Dubya did to McCain in SC in 2000. Talk about dirty politics.

If it wasn’t for the Super Pacs Mitt would have run over everyone by now. Juan is all ticked off at the SCOTUS for stepping on his McCain Feingold campaign reform.


37 posted on 02/19/2012 9:30:09 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: muawiyah

He’s helping Barack chip away at the constitution in many other ways, too. Homeland inSecurity is his playground. What a disaster reelecting him to the Senate.


38 posted on 02/19/2012 10:16:20 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: quantim

But he told those old people that were afraid of the Marxist not to be afraid—the Marxist was going to make a fine president.


39 posted on 02/19/2012 10:35:32 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who is posting that crazy old guy (McCAIN) anyway? In dodge ball the slower oldsters really can not handle it. The speed is just too much.

Someone take him out to a nearby pasture over that grassy hill and let him play with the 8th graders. But keep him shut up.

Megan can be the water girl for the Dem team.
40 posted on 02/20/2012 1:33:20 AM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: goat granny

This is the result of open primaries. JD had the base and then along came the interlopers and the same dirty tricks campaign that Mitt is waging against his opponents was waged against JD.


41 posted on 02/20/2012 3:12:17 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Still Thinking

In 8 years Bush never vetoed anything and was hoping the SC would do the dirty work he didn’t want to be the bad guy...


42 posted on 02/20/2012 5:06:46 AM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Since most new government laws range somewhere between unnecessary and disastrous, if I were President, my paradigm would be that I had to be convinced on a case-by-case basis not to veto EVERYTHING (and I might attach a policy that any new law presented for signature had to be accompanied by the repeal of x number of old laws).


43 posted on 02/20/2012 7:23:50 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Funny thing is, McCain spent more money in one primary race against another Republican (21 million) than he has in all of his general election fights against Democrats put together. And all AFTER his wonderful McCain Feingold was going to get money out of politics.

And most of that money was given by conservatives and other Republicans who assumed he was running a sincere campaign against the one. Then, in act of almost infinite perfidy, he turned around and used the money and ran an effective campaign when he's up against a conservative. Yeah, it's not hard to figure out what Juan is all about if you watch him.

44 posted on 02/20/2012 7:27:31 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SaraJohnson
What a disaster reelecting him to the Senate.

Arizonans didn't really "reelect" him, at least not for the most part. He cheated in numerous ways.

45 posted on 02/20/2012 7:30:25 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

You got my vote and don’t forget to negate all previous presidents executive orders.....


46 posted on 02/20/2012 9:48:26 AM PST by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain hates free speech.


47 posted on 02/21/2012 3:02:48 PM PST by DNA.2012
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