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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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To: Howlin

Sounds like somebody running for President on the GOP side...I guess he's decided not to run on the Dem side.


161 posted on 07/12/2005 4:00:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Imani

I just called his Arizona office and thanked him for his comments of strong support for the President's nominee. They took my name and address and are forward the comments to the D.C. office. Come on, folks, some of you might not like him very much, but if he does stand tall in this battle, give him kudos. You have plenty of time to blast him during the next battle.


162 posted on 07/12/2005 4:04:03 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: doug from upland
McCain Arizona office --- (602) 952-2410

D.C. office --- 202-224-2235

163 posted on 07/12/2005 4:05:19 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Imani

I find this hard to believe it came from McCain's own mouth. Did he and Teddy break up?


164 posted on 07/12/2005 4:06:24 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Howlin

Sorry I am so late getting back to you---babysitting was a rough one today...both grandkiddies...

Okay, when I saw John McCain say that he would NOT go along with the "nuke option", he was sitting in the ballpark, I thought it was a Red Sox game.. I may have been wrong about the team...

Maybe the Nationals...sorry, but I remember distinctly seeing him, cause he was wearing a baseball cap...it was hard to take him seriously...


165 posted on 07/12/2005 4:09:28 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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To: ModelBreaker
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.

Yup. He's got the squishy moderates and enough liberals Democrats are okay with him. He needs to attempt to get some conservative votes. He'll be in the tank if he opposes any conservative nominee.

166 posted on 07/12/2005 4:14:05 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Soul Seeker

Sorry it took so long to answer....

WE will not forget---

BTW, Chrissy on Hairball has his panties in the biggest wad in his life, I think...

He has this mad look on his face, like someone just stole his wife...David Gregory is lying totally about this Karl Rove story..and the one person on the show to speak up for Karl keeps getting cut off and interuppted by Chrissy and David Gregory...


167 posted on 07/12/2005 4:15:31 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice)
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To: Imani

I still don't McCain. Why oh why can't the good folks in Arizona vote him out?


168 posted on 07/12/2005 4:19:08 PM PDT by pctech
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To: Imani

If McCain could successfully use his influence to assure Scalia-like originalist judges and break any filibuster the Democrats might propose, he might just be on his way to becoming the Republican nominee in 2008. That is the one thing that could make the base forget about some of betrayals in the past.


169 posted on 07/12/2005 4:24:34 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Imani

170 posted on 07/12/2005 4:26:35 PM PDT by hattend (Alaska....in a time warp all it's own!)
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To: wrathof59
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.

I wouldn't bet on your premise. Bush will take this fight to the people, and will use it in the 2006 elections. The Democrat resistance will start to pi$$ the populace off to no end, because Bush can use all of the Democrat arguments over all the past issues, and call it simple obstructionism. Handcuffing the Supreme Court will not go over well.

171 posted on 07/12/2005 4:32:17 PM PDT by khenrich (Hillary is changing her colors. She's a chameleon. No, she's a liberal.)
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To: Seaplaner
It's smart, though, because this is, by far, the most important issue outside of the war on terror.

I think McCain got the message that he needs to be on the right side of this issue to have any chance in 2008.

Bush, for his legacy's sake and for the sake of the Republican party, needs to keep his promise on the issue as well.

172 posted on 07/12/2005 4:32:23 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: Fantasywriter
Does McCain realize that he saying he wants a justice who will declare the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law unconstitutional?

You bet he does. He has to realize just how bad the law was written, and how much it was abused in 2004.

173 posted on 07/12/2005 4:34:30 PM PDT by khenrich (Hillary is changing her colors. She's a chameleon. No, she's a liberal.)
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To: Imani

Perhaps he finally realized he'll need conservatives to get the GOP nomination in 2008. The fool doesn't realize it's too late for him.


174 posted on 07/12/2005 4:35:32 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Imani

Yeah John, put your actions where your mouth is fella.

I have a hard time accepting this from him, and he is the only reason why.


175 posted on 07/12/2005 4:54:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

McCain is the one who sabotaged the end of the filibuster that would have guarenteed constitutionalists on the Court because he didn't want his competitors for the nomination to get credit (Frist, Allen) after he foolishly put it out there he'd vote no, and couldn't take it back without losing face.

he won't win back the base with this blatant ploy, since he is the reason we're in this mess now rather than had it settled a couple months ago.

I'm willing to use him, but I don't trust him, and his motives are purely selfish.


176 posted on 07/12/2005 4:57:32 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: doug from upland
It's a little early to start slapping ourselves on our backs when you are counting on John McCain. Why is his own argument now not the one he had for the other jurists? I know a lightning bolt didn't just hit him, and a light bulb came on. What are his motives for making this move now? My guess is that his ego overran his brain concerning him being the ringleader of the 14. The great swell of support he expected never materialized for poor John, so now it's time to try and do some fence mending. Like I said in my earlier post, I will certainly take it, but don't expect people to get all teary eyed because John McCain has discovered how to please the base. It's all a big game for Senator McCain.
177 posted on 07/12/2005 5:06:41 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: bpjam

Don't you think McCain will be on "our" side on the Supreme Court because he expects Bush to nominate Alberto Gonzales anyway? So, it's a freebie for McCain and his 2008 nomination prospects.


178 posted on 07/12/2005 5:06:57 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
"whomever he nominates deserves an up or down vote and no filibuster... and an up or down vote is what we will have'..."

Sounds pretty impressive, doesn't it? I do believe that's one of McCain's best skills. Bluster...self-serving bluster. McCain may have made this imperial declaration, but he will switch lanes in a heartbeat if it benefits him politically.

179 posted on 07/12/2005 5:11:58 PM PDT by YaYa123 (@We Can't Trust McCain, And We Are In Deep Doo Doo with Spector At The Helm..com)
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To: Republican Red
the two of them will end up by the senator's aircraft-carrier-size outdoor gas grill, as McCain cooks skinless chicken.

I like this as a description of McCain.

180 posted on 07/12/2005 5:13:06 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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