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John Mccain "I'd rather have clean government than the 1st amendment"
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Posted on 04/29/2006 8:04:53 PM PDT by SDGOP

"He [Michael Graham] also mentioned my abridgement of First Amendment rights, i.e. talking about campaign finance reform....I know that money corrupts....I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected, that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I'd rather have the clean government."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericansenator; dirtbag; lamemcvain; libertarians; mccain; mccainnewoverlord; mccastro; mcme; rinowatch
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Watch the mccainacs try and spin this one away..
1 posted on 04/29/2006 8:04:57 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: SDGOP

Here's the link to the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LPM_iYVoy4&eurl=


2 posted on 04/29/2006 8:05:17 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: SDGOP

He didn't really say that, did he?


3 posted on 04/29/2006 8:06:30 PM PDT by ibheath (Born again and grateful to God.)
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To: Gelato

You have GOT to check this out!


4 posted on 04/29/2006 8:07:05 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Being conceived is NOT a capital offense!)
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To: SDGOP

Uh, yeah! Taking one's ability to criticize government officials will clean up government!


5 posted on 04/29/2006 8:07:10 PM PDT by Smedley
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To: SDGOP
I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected, that has become corrupt.

OLTG shakes his head in suspended belief...

6 posted on 04/29/2006 8:07:52 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: ibheath

Watch the video..


7 posted on 04/29/2006 8:08:22 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: SDGOP
I'd like to eat ice cream all day and not expand.

"I'd rather have clean government".....this could only come from a self-important politician. He ought to know there's no such thing as clean government. How can an industry peopled by whores, megalomaniacs, and Kennedys possibly even hope to be clean?

8 posted on 04/29/2006 8:08:34 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: SDGOP

Oh but he's better than Hillary!!!!


9 posted on 04/29/2006 8:08:52 PM PDT by rintense
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To: SDGOP

I'd vote for Clinton over McCain, because the GOP will at least block what Clinton does, they lose their spines when one their own is a liberal.


10 posted on 04/29/2006 8:08:57 PM PDT by John Geyer
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To: SDGOP
I'd rather have clean underwear than...oh nevermind.

prisoner6

11 posted on 04/29/2006 8:09:10 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out)
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To: SDGOP

I did, un-freaking-believeable. Thankfully, he just sunk his presidential campaign.


12 posted on 04/29/2006 8:09:21 PM PDT by ibheath (Born again and grateful to God.)
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To: SDGOP

McCain is the American Hugo Chavez.


13 posted on 04/29/2006 8:09:21 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: SDGOP

There are Republicans
There are Democrats
There is McCain


14 posted on 04/29/2006 8:10:03 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: SDGOP
Just how did McCain get that head injury in NV? The VC must've smacked McCain around something awful. He's beyond looney, these days.
16 posted on 04/29/2006 8:10:26 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (The enemy within: Demoncrats and DSA.ORG Sedition is a Liberal "family value".)
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To: SDGOP
Despicable SoB...
17 posted on 04/29/2006 8:10:36 PM PDT by tubebender (Tagline...I don't need no stinking tagline...)
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To: SDGOP

Bad sound bite for McCain. One problem with McCain is that he shoots from the hip. That has its plusses and minues, but in a POTUS position, it might not be the best option.


18 posted on 04/29/2006 8:10:38 PM PDT by Torie
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To: SDGOP

If I had any sharea of McCain on the prediction markets, I'd start selling. He just lost the nomination. That one quote will destroy him.


19 posted on 04/29/2006 8:10:42 PM PDT by Jibaholic (The 2008 signature virus! Fight McGuiliani. Support Mike Pence in 2008.)
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To: SDGOP

He doesn't get that choice.


20 posted on 04/29/2006 8:10:46 PM PDT by kcar ( Where have you gone, Ronnie Reagan?)
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To: SDGOP
"If I had my choice, I'd rather have the clean government."

Well John, That leaves you out of the running for POTUS.....doesn't it!!!

21 posted on 04/29/2006 8:11:09 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: SDGOP

This is a good time to point out that the McCain political machine has been aiming for months to pile infamy on top of infamy when it comes to the First Amendment.

They have been using the Abramoff scandal as a springboard to so-called 'lobbying reform'...which is in fact meant to remold our unalienable right to petition our own government into his own warped vision of how things should be.

He's made it clear that he intends to define what a 'legitimate' Christian organizaiton is, for one thing.

Scary.


22 posted on 04/29/2006 8:11:35 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Being conceived is NOT a capital offense!)
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To: SDGOP
Watch the mccainacs try and spin this one away

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23 posted on 04/29/2006 8:12:40 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Jibaholic

McCain was not really in the hunt anyway. It is a Rudy and Mitt deal, unless someone else gains traction to add to the mix. I really don't see anyone.


24 posted on 04/29/2006 8:12:54 PM PDT by Torie
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To: SDGOP

Holy %^&* -- well we saw it coming with the McCain-Feingold anti-Constitution bill. Or should I say, anti-First-Amendment bill. McCain is typical of the lunacy and anti-Americanism that is being used as a political tool to GAIN POWER in Washington. McCain, like the rest, and even our own president, have no regard for America, our Constituion, the WILL OF THE PEOPLE and the RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE.

It should be clear by now...


25 posted on 04/29/2006 8:12:58 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: John Geyer

This is a really sad commentary as to how far the GOP has fallen. I don't even know these people anymore.


26 posted on 04/29/2006 8:14:08 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: SDGOP
This guy has no understanding whatsoever of what our freedoms are all about. Just who died and made him King and The One who can define "clean government"? All those years as a POW damaged a few of his brain cells.
27 posted on 04/29/2006 8:14:18 PM PDT by manwiththehands (No, usted no puede!)
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To: SDGOP

WELL...Thanks for FINALLY LETTING US KNOW, Johnnie boy...as the Pres said tonight at the Correspondents Dinner.....you ain't Republican.....or Conservative at all.


28 posted on 04/29/2006 8:14:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: John Geyer

I really think you're giving them too much credit.


29 posted on 04/29/2006 8:15:10 PM PDT by sangoo
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To: SDGOP

I can't believe he actually said it. I mean, I knew he believed it, but I can't believe he said it.


30 posted on 04/29/2006 8:15:32 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: SDGOP

For years,and now I reiterate, I will not vote for McCain for anything!


31 posted on 04/29/2006 8:15:55 PM PDT by rock58seg (The actual thing all illegal aliens will do, that over half of Americans won't, is vote Democrat.)
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To: SDGOP

I would rather have a clean gun than a government where politicians are respected.


32 posted on 04/29/2006 8:15:57 PM PDT by modhom
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To: bnelson44
There is McCain

Do not make McPain out to be something special in DC. He is not. He is the epitome of a politician.

He sticks his finger in the wind to see what is blowing by that day and how he can take advantage of it to get face time. No morals, no values. Just personal power. Conservative when it gets him face time, liberal when it gets him face time.

As you hear on the video, he will even abandon the Constitution, if it suits his needs. Yup, the same Constitution that he swore an oath to uphold.

Sorry McPain: You are a war hero and I appreciate that. But you are a typical power hungry, valueless politician that is in love with seeing his face on TV and you will crush anyone, anything, any Constitutional Amendment, any party, any religion, any value to keep your throne.

33 posted on 04/29/2006 8:16:29 PM PDT by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: SDGOP

34 posted on 04/29/2006 8:17:22 PM PDT by M203M4 (BEEEEEG gubermint to the rescue; or "how the nanny state ruins everything")
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To: SDGOP

This is nuts. Hell, following McCain's standards Alexander Hamilton and Jefferson would have been expelled from the government.


35 posted on 04/29/2006 8:17:23 PM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: kerryusama04
I can't believe he actually said it. I mean, I knew he believed it, but I can't believe he said it.

My thoughts exactly.

36 posted on 04/29/2006 8:17:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Being conceived is NOT a capital offense!)
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To: SDGOP

Obviously depends on the degree of corruption in question. If small - then he's wrong, if egregious - then right.


37 posted on 04/29/2006 8:17:53 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: SDGOP

He is such an idiot. Why want Arizona elect a really great conservative republican and send Cain where he belongs....retire this idiot, please.


38 posted on 04/29/2006 8:18:59 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: SDGOP

First Mitt with his socialist health care plan, and now McCain says this. Who's next?


39 posted on 04/29/2006 8:18:59 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: SDGOP
It's rather comical that this seething idiot would demand the sacrifice of the First Amendment after 900 FBI files, Chinese espionage, and Able Danger.

McCain is a dangerous nut.

40 posted on 04/29/2006 8:19:23 PM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: SDGOP
Most of us Freepers already know this.
41 posted on 04/29/2006 8:19:24 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: SDGOP

Well, I'd rather McCain just shut the hell up and retire.


42 posted on 04/29/2006 8:19:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: kerryusama04

The ironic part is that his form of restraint on free speech doesn't even result in the 'clean government' that he claims to subscribe to.

In fact, it does exactly the opposite. It doesn't do anything but protect corrupt and useless incumbents.


43 posted on 04/29/2006 8:19:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Being conceived is NOT a capital offense!)
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To: John Geyer
"I'd vote for Clinton over McCain, because the GOP will at least block what Clinton does, they lose their spines when one their own is a liberal."

Doesn't losing something require having had it in the first place?

44 posted on 04/29/2006 8:20:07 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Christianity and religion are two entirely different things.)
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To: Torie
One problem with McCain is that he shoots from the hip.

His thought out positions are even worse!!!! CFR and the present Illegal alien amnesty are just two examples. Don't forget he's a crook also..."Keating five".

45 posted on 04/29/2006 8:20:45 PM PDT by rock58seg (The actual thing all illegal aliens will do, that over half of Americans won't, is vote Democrat.)
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To: SDGOP

So, if the congresscritters can't be trusted, then the solution is to remove our 1st Amendment rights? Sure, that makes sense. Idiot.


46 posted on 04/29/2006 8:21:27 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Torie

Rudy isnt even running and the ken doll with plastic hair is going to sink faster then the titanic when people realise what a flaming Rino he is.

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/12-05/12-09-05/a03sr650.htm
Romney: Catholic hospitals not exempt from offering emergency contraception By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press writer

BOSTON -- Facing opposition from women, the Democratic Party and even his own running mate, Gov. Mitt Romney abandoned plans yesterday to exempt religious and other private hospitals from a new law requiring them to dispense emergency contraception to rape victims.

http://www.operationrino.com/web/newsperm.606
Mitt Romney supports AWB and Brady Bill

http://www.operationrino.com/web/newsperm.608

Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns.

''I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose. This choice is a deeply personal one," Romney wrote in answer to a NARAL questionnaire during the [2002] campaign. ''Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the government's."
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/07/03/clarity_sought_on_romneys_abortion_stance/

Summary of Romney abortion stances
http://romneyisafraud.blogspot.com/2005/02/dime-dropper-willard-mitt-went-to.html

"I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a US Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it."
"Regardless of one's beliefs about choice, you would hope it would be safe and legal,"

Tovia Smith of Boston University radio station WBUR asked: "Mr. Romney, you say you're a moderate on social issues. One who will defend abortion rights, equal rights for women, for blacks, and for gays. In fact you say you will do more to promote gay rights than Senator Kennedy. You also sit on the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, which has an exclusionary policy banning gay members. Do you support that policy, and if not have you ever done anything as a board member to oppose it?"

"...I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."
http://www.massnews.com/2002_editions/06_June/061802_mn_romney.shtml

"The Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, next month will be the first to open its arms to the gay community. Organisers of the 2002 Winter Olympics have actively gone out to get the gay community involved."
http://www.massnews.com/2002_editions/06_June/061802_mn_romney.shtml

he said he would support domestic partnership benefits, at one point saying they would become a "hallmark of my leadership as governor." ... Romney has broader goals in mind, and will use this opportunity to establish further rights for gay couples, Fehrnstrom said. "At the end of the day, same-sex couples will end up with more rights and benefits than they previously enjoyed," he said.
http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,525039435,00.html


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47 posted on 04/29/2006 8:21:57 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: SDGOP
John Mccain ?

clean government ?

Keating Five ?

48 posted on 04/29/2006 8:22:28 PM PDT by relee
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To: goodnesswins

Do you know if cspan.org will have the dinner on their website?


49 posted on 04/29/2006 8:22:41 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: SDGOP
There are fools and d*mn fools in politics; another d*mn fool outs himself.
50 posted on 04/29/2006 8:22:45 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Hanging and firing squad, was not deemed cruel or inhumane execution by the writers of that clause.)
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