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McCain promises war over Supreme Court
Drudge Report ^ | 07/12/2005 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 07/12/2005 11:02:02 AM PDT by Imani

Sen. McCain [R-AZ] Strong Words On Supreme Ct Nomination at Dallas Fundraiser: 'During the campaign, President Bush said he will appoint judges who will strictly interpret the constitution... thinking anything else is either amnesia or ignorance... elections have consequences... whomever he nominates deserves an up or down vote and no filibuster... and an up or down vote is what we will have'...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; filibuster; johnmccain2008; judicialnominees; mandate; mccain; nuclear; scotus; supremecourt
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Let's go nuclear!
1 posted on 07/12/2005 11:02:03 AM PDT by Imani
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To: Imani

We will have to do something.


2 posted on 07/12/2005 11:02:55 AM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: Imani

Is that a quote from McCain, or just a fantasy?


3 posted on 07/12/2005 11:03:56 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: MJY1288; Mo1; cyncooper; McGavin999; OXENinFLA; onyx; spectre

Well, this is surprising.


4 posted on 07/12/2005 11:04:27 AM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: Mo1

Lookie here.


5 posted on 07/12/2005 11:05:02 AM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: MamaB
McCain is actually going to be on OUR side on this one? Excuse me while I collect myself......Uh..Hmmm.....I suppose this is a good thing. Its been so long since McCain has been on our side that I forgot what it was like. Even in November he was on the fence for John Kerry.

I will grant him leave to change his mind and oppose W at some point during this whole process. I'm sure he will need it.

6 posted on 07/12/2005 11:05:06 AM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: Imani

Oh goodie. McCain's on our side, today.


7 posted on 07/12/2005 11:05:39 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: bpjam

Do you really think so? If true that will be a change.


8 posted on 07/12/2005 11:06:41 AM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: Imani
Hmmm interesting... Wonder if someone stole his medication?
9 posted on 07/12/2005 11:06:59 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Imani

Unfortunately, this SCOTUS opening will not be filled IMHO.

It will go the way of the Bolton nomination and will be vacant until HRC is elected in 2008.

Senate RINOs, including my very own Howdy-Dowdy Lugar, have no cajones, they are girlie-men who will start to cry once Teddy, Joe, Chuck, Hillary and Patrick raise their voices.

Wait and see.


10 posted on 07/12/2005 11:07:01 AM PDT by wrathof59 ("to the Everlasting Glory of the Infantry".........Robert A Heinlein)
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To: Howlin
Well, this is surprising.

Not really. He saw the conservative reaction to the gang of 7 and he wants to be president. In particular, he saw what happened to Pat DeWine's son in the primary.

The big question now is, did the President notice? And if he did, will his legendary stubborness make him appoint Gonzales anyway?

11 posted on 07/12/2005 11:07:03 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Imani
Uh, I think that is nuculer. :)
12 posted on 07/12/2005 11:07:31 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Is that a quote from McCain, or just a fantasy?

He knows Gonzales is one of the nominees. Once he "fights" for Gonzales, it'll give him plenty of cover to torpedo anyone else who is nominated afterwards.

13 posted on 07/12/2005 11:07:36 AM PDT by rmmcdaniell
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Is that a quote from McCain, or just a fantasy?

He knows Gonzales is one of the nominees. Once he "fights" for Gonzales, it'll give him plenty of cover to torpedo anyone else who is nominated afterwards.

14 posted on 07/12/2005 11:07:37 AM PDT by rmmcdaniell
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I'm stuned! Stuned, I tell you. This is hugh!


15 posted on 07/12/2005 11:07:49 AM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Imani

McCain is sounding very presidentially hopeful...


16 posted on 07/12/2005 11:07:53 AM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: bpjam

McCain isn't really a liberal, he just plays one on TV.

When it comes time to vote, he'll vote with us virtually all the time.

Not saying I like the man all that much, he's got an ego the size of the Titanic, but this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.


17 posted on 07/12/2005 11:08:10 AM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: Howlin

I'll believe McCain when I see it

He has a history


18 posted on 07/12/2005 11:08:15 AM PDT by Mo1 (We will stay in the fight until the fight is won ~~~ President G.W. Bush)
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To: Imani

Does McCain realize that he saying he wants a justice who will declare the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law unconstitutional?


19 posted on 07/12/2005 11:08:17 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Imani

McCain certainly won't help Bush for more than five minutes. He must have had something strange for breakfast this morning.

As for the war over SCOTUS, if Bush nominates Alberto Gonzalez, he will be fighting without the support of his conservative base. Gonzalez is wrong on abortion, guns, immigration, religious freedom, and just about any other important issue you can think of.

Let's hope the story posted here this morning that he was going to be interviewed for the job was not true, because if it is, Bush can fight his war to appoint this pro-abort RINO all by himself without any help from most of us.


20 posted on 07/12/2005 11:08:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Howlin
I don't know...he might forget he said this by tomorrow.

sw

21 posted on 07/12/2005 11:09:11 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Imani
This settles it for me. I am now convinced that McCain wears TWO electronic collars at all times. Or two implants. There is no other way to explain the facility with which he switch-hits. The man is definitely torn between two clickers.

Unless his mother works for the Red Chinese. ;)

22 posted on 07/12/2005 11:09:57 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: ModelBreaker

I think the repbs in AZ. sent him a message.


23 posted on 07/12/2005 11:10:09 AM PDT by jocko12
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I'm thinking it's the start of his presidential run.


24 posted on 07/12/2005 11:10:14 AM PDT by stylin19a (Suicide bomber ??? "I came to the wrong jihad")
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To: Imani
Was McCain coherent when he said this?
25 posted on 07/12/2005 11:10:46 AM PDT by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: zbigreddogz

Note that he said this at a fundraiser, not on Meet the Press. Still, it's nice to hear. He knows this is important since he is running for prez.


26 posted on 07/12/2005 11:10:51 AM PDT by mbraynard (Mustache Rides - Five Cents!)
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To: Imani

Well, all righty now.


27 posted on 07/12/2005 11:11:10 AM PDT by katieanna (Address the Public More Often, Mr. President. Thanks.)
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'whomever he nominates deserves an up or down vote and no filibuster... and an up or down vote is what we will have'

well now...
28 posted on 07/12/2005 11:11:25 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: Fantasywriter

Please note that campaign contributions from Indian Tribes are exempt from McCain-Feingold. Arizona's Navajo's reportedly have deep and grateful pockets to fund Senator McCain in his self righteous and devisive political adgenda.


29 posted on 07/12/2005 11:11:30 AM PDT by Broker
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To: Imani

McCain is lurching to the right. Looks like he is serious about trying to win the GOP nomination in 2008 (for today anyway).


30 posted on 07/12/2005 11:11:43 AM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: Fantasywriter

The John McCain decision making process is to flip a coin. Heads he sides with Republicans, Tails he is with the Jackass Party. Either that, or schizophenia.


31 posted on 07/12/2005 11:12:02 AM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: bpjam
McCain is actually going to be on OUR side on this one? Excuse me while I collect myself......Uh..Hmmm.....I suppose this is a good thing. Its been so long since McCain has been on our side that I forgot what it was like. Even in November he was on the fence for John Kerry.

We'll see, actions speak louder than words.

32 posted on 07/12/2005 11:12:04 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Sgt_Schultze

"Is that a quote from McCain, or just a fantasy?"

I wonder if Liz Taylors ex-husband and my senator will have an equal change of heart?


33 posted on 07/12/2005 11:14:57 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: stylin19a
You may be correct. The last of the Keating 5 is trying to purty-up his image and make good with the "right-wing" yokels. The trouble is, the person who wins the Republican nomination will have to be hard-line anti illegal immigration and will have to have a plan to deal with those already here that doesn't include naturalization.

McCain fails that test.

34 posted on 07/12/2005 11:15:10 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Imani
Interesting blurb in the Washington Times this morning

Thompson and McCain One-to-one salesmanship will still be required in the upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle, and that's where former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee enters the picture, Howard Fineman and Holly Bailey write in Newsweek

Mr. Thompson, a Republican, will act as a "Sherpa" for the president's nominee.

"Avuncular and deeply knowledgeable about the folkways of the Senate (he was the minority counsel of the Watergate committee in the 1970s, and a senator from 1994 to 2002), Thompson is widely liked on both sides of the aisle. But perhaps his closest relationship is with Sen. John McCain, for whom he campaigned in 2000," the writers said.

"These days McCain is a key leader of the 'Gang of 14,' who forged a centrist peace treaty this spring over Bush's judicial nominations. If Bush picks the kind of conservative court nominees who will have little chance of winning Democratic support (which could be just about any of them), then help from the GOP side of the 'gang' will be crucial.

"Thompson is scheduled to visit McCain's vacation cabin in Arizona later this month. If the usual ritual is followed, the two of them will end up by the senator's aircraft-carrier-size outdoor gas grill, as McCain cooks skinless chicken. At some point they'll probably discuss the Supreme Court -- and it's hard to imagine they won't -- but you won't hear the conversation on a conference call."

Washington Times
35 posted on 07/12/2005 11:15:12 AM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: Sgt_Schultze

What the hell is he talking about ?


36 posted on 07/12/2005 11:15:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: Imani

After screwing Frist with the "Deal", now McCrazy is stealing his thunder by getting out first with the Nuclear option. The guy is a self-aggrandizing snake.


37 posted on 07/12/2005 11:16:05 AM PDT by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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To: Imani

McCain talks tough now. Mr. Keating 5 will go weak in the knees when his Democrap buddies start talking in his ear. All it takes to turn McCain is a steak dinner and a percentage of the next scam that the DemonRats think of.


38 posted on 07/12/2005 11:16:52 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." -- G.W. Bush, regarding Sen. Kerry's lack of vision)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
McCain promises war over Supreme Court

Gee, I would have guessed he meant a war against Bush's appointments. Why don't i believe this guy when he makes a comment like that at a Republican fund raiser?
39 posted on 07/12/2005 11:18:02 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Seaplaner
Oh goodie. McCain's on our side, today.

The key word, of course, is today. McCain cannot be relied upon to be consistent on any political issue ... he can be relied upon to be arbitrary, incoherent and a first class flake.

40 posted on 07/12/2005 11:18:20 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Imani

McCain's seen the polls. He knows which side is most politically expidient to be on.


41 posted on 07/12/2005 11:19:13 AM PDT by marsh_of_mists
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Maybe McCain has balls after all. We'll see.


42 posted on 07/12/2005 11:19:26 AM PDT by Duffboy
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To: Mo1

I wouldn't go to the window to see MeeemememeCain if he was standing in the street YELLING my name , watch him morph , sorry, its a tired act


43 posted on 07/12/2005 11:19:35 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: Seaplaner
Oh goodie. McCain's on our side, today.

He's trying to make up for giving it to us in the shorts on illegal immigration.
44 posted on 07/12/2005 11:20:05 AM PDT by kingu (Not all that stupid, really, but I didn't want to tell her that most Indians were racist.)
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To: Seaplaner
Oh goodie. McCain's on our side, today.

He has to be if he has any chance of becoming POTUS.

45 posted on 07/12/2005 11:20:12 AM PDT by Hacksaw (Real men don't buy their firewood.)
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To: Dad yer funny

*L* .. Same here


46 posted on 07/12/2005 11:20:31 AM PDT by Mo1 (We will stay in the fight until the fight is won ~~~ President G.W. Bush)
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To: rmmcdaniell
He knows Gonzales is one of the nominees. Once he "fights" for Gonzales, it'll give him plenty of cover to torpedo anyone else who is nominated afterwards.

That makes the most sense.

47 posted on 07/12/2005 11:20:41 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: Sgt_Schultze

McCain may be crazy but he's not stupid. He'll need to spend much or all of the next two years re-labeling himself as a card carrying conservative to stand any chance in the '08 primaries.


48 posted on 07/12/2005 11:21:03 AM PDT by katana
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To: RFEngineer
I always thought that Warner was reliably, ardently conservative. After his capitulation with my wuss-boy senator, I found out about collegiality. It sucks. What are the chances your boy will lose to his junior namesakes the next go-round?
49 posted on 07/12/2005 11:21:51 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Imani

L I B!

Even McQueeg can get it up over the Rats if they pork him hard enough.


50 posted on 07/12/2005 11:21:55 AM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over a year now)
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