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*ANN COULTER:'STRAIGHT TALK' EXPRESS TAKES SCENIC ROUTE TO TRUTH* (
Ann Coulter Website ^ | Jan 23, 2008 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 01/23/2008 2:57:16 PM PST by Syncro

'STRAIGHT TALK' EXPRESS TAKES SCENIC ROUTE TO TRUTH
January 23, 2008


John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth. Like McCain, pollsters assured us that Dole was the most "electable" Republican. Unlike McCain, Dole didn't lie all the time while claiming to engage in Straight Talk.

Of course, I might lie constantly too, if I were seeking the Republican presidential nomination after enthusiastically promoting amnesty for illegal aliens, Social Security credit for illegal aliens, criminal trials for terrorists, stem-cell research on human embryos, crackpot global warming legislation and free speech-crushing campaign-finance laws.

I might lie too, if I had opposed the Bush tax cuts, a marriage amendment to the Constitution, waterboarding terrorists and drilling in Alaska.

And I might lie if I had called the ads of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth "dishonest and dishonorable."

McCain angrily denounces the suggestion that his "comprehensive immigration reform" constituted "amnesty" -- on the ludicrous grounds that it included a small fine. Even the guy who graduated fifth from the bottom of his class at the U.S. Naval Academy didn't fall for this a few years ago.

In 2003, McCain told The Tucson Citizen that "amnesty has to be an important part" of any immigration reform. He also rolled out the old chestnut about America's need for illegals, who do "jobs that American workers simply won't do."

McCain's amnesty bill would have immediately granted millions of newly legalized immigrants Social Security benefits. He even supported allowing work performed as an illegal to count toward Social Security benefits as recently as a vote in 2006 -- now adamantly denied by Mr. Straight Talk.

McCain keeps boasting that he was "the only one" of the Republican presidential candidates who supported the surge in Iraq.

What is he talking about? All Republicans supported the surge -- including Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. The only ones who didn't support it were McCain pals like Sen. Chuck Hagel. Indeed, the surge is the first part of the war on terrorism that caused McCain to break from Hagel in order to support the president.

True, McCain voted for the war. So did Hillary Clinton. Like her, he then immediately started attacking every other aspect of the war on terrorism. (The only difference was, he threw in frequent references to his experience as a POW, which currently outnumber John Kerry's references to being a Vietnam vet.)

Thus, McCain joined with the Democrats in demanding O.J. trials for terrorists at Guantanamo, including his demand that the terrorists have full access to the intelligence files being used to prosecute them.

These days, McCain gives swashbuckling speeches about the terrorists who "will follow us home." But he still opposes dripping water down their noses. He was a POW, you know. Also a member of the Keating 5 scandal, which you probably don't know, and won't -- until he becomes the Republican nominee.

Though McCain was far from the only Republican to support the surge, he does have the distinction of being the only Republican who voted against the Bush tax cuts. (Also the little lamented Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who later left the Republican Party.) Now McCain claims he opposed the tax cuts because they didn't include enough spending cuts. But that wasn't what he said at the time.

To the contrary, in 2001, McCain said he was voting against Bush's tax cuts based on the idiotic talking point of the Democrats. "I cannot in good conscience," McCain said, "support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of middle-class Americans who need tax relief."

McCain started and fanned the vicious anti-Bush myth that, before the 2000 South Carolina primary, the Bush campaign made phone calls to voters calling McCain a "liar, cheat and a fraud" and accusing him of having an illegitimate black child.

On the thin reed of a hearsay account, McCain immediately blamed the calls on Bush. "I'm calling on my good friend George Bush," McCain said, "to stop this now. He comes from a better family. He knows better than this."

Read more at AnnCoulter.Com


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KEYWORDS: anncoulter; charmlessdole; coulter; election; election2008; elections; mccain; romney
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1 posted on 01/23/2008 2:57:18 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

It has all been said before about McCain so I will say, McCain Sucks.


2 posted on 01/23/2008 2:58:42 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: bmwcyle

I agree with Ann. I have problems electing him.


3 posted on 01/23/2008 3:00:22 PM PST by AZFolks
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To: Syncro

4 posted on 01/23/2008 3:01:15 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: AZFolks

I can’t vote for him.


5 posted on 01/23/2008 3:03:51 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: RonDog; jellybean; Rummyfan; Ann Coulter
Coulter Weekly Column.

I tried to put in parenthesis (McCain Attacks) but it looks like there was only room for the (

Ann, leave room for my comments in the title, OK? LOL

6 posted on 01/23/2008 3:03:55 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Sigh, it takes someone like McCain to make Romney look good. How I miss Fred.


7 posted on 01/23/2008 3:04:17 PM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: AndyTheBear
Sigh, it takes someone like McCain to make Romney look good.

Yea that lesser of two evils thingy is the pits.

Slick doesn't do it any more than grouchy.

8 posted on 01/23/2008 3:09:09 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

9 posted on 01/23/2008 3:09:48 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: bmwcyle

*phew*

I though for sure you were going to say this belongs in chat.


10 posted on 01/23/2008 3:09:56 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Rummyfan

11 posted on 01/23/2008 3:10:42 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Syncro

Remind me to slap you next time I see you.


12 posted on 01/23/2008 3:11:05 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: Syncro
Of course, I might lie constantly too, if I were seeking the Republican presidential nomination after enthusiastically promoting amnesty for illegal aliens, Social Security credit for illegal aliens, criminal trials for terrorists, stem-cell research on human embryos, crackpot global warming legislation and free speech-crushing campaign-finance laws.

I might lie too, if I had opposed the Bush tax cuts, a marriage amendment to the Constitution, waterboarding terrorists and drilling in Alaska.

And I might lie if I had called the ads of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth "dishonest and dishonorable."

John McCain in a nutshell!

13 posted on 01/23/2008 3:12:06 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: bmwcyle

Ditto that in spades.


14 posted on 01/23/2008 3:14:43 PM PST by PeterFinn (A muslim in the White House would be an Obamination.)
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To: Rummyfan

Bump to that!

Great comments those


15 posted on 01/23/2008 3:16:40 PM PST by Syncro
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To: bmwcyle

It’s hard to get a good swing from the floor, but give it your best shot.


16 posted on 01/23/2008 3:16:49 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
If Ann is very concerned about the truth, why did she endorse the biggest liar and flip-flopper in the race -- Willard Romney? Ann has a lot of gall supporting that RINO and acting as if he is somehow better than the other RINOs.

Ann really owes an apology to Bill Clinton if she is going to support someone that is just as bigger a liar and flip-flopper.

17 posted on 01/23/2008 3:16:55 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky
someone that is just as bigger a liar and flip-flopper.

You should hire a grammaratician

18 posted on 01/23/2008 3:18:50 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Ol' Sparky

And who should she support?


19 posted on 01/23/2008 3:18:54 PM PST by rmlew (Huckabee flip flops so much it makes Romney cringe)
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To: bmwcyle

“Remind me to slap you next time I see you.”

And the same goes for anyone who suggests that Ann should “eat a hamburger or something”.


20 posted on 01/23/2008 3:19:50 PM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Syncro

Ann rarely misses the mark in her columns. This time she has hit the RINO right between the eyes!!!


21 posted on 01/23/2008 3:20:51 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee...if you've seen one Arkansas governor then you've seen them all.)
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To: Syncro

Bob Dole likes peanut butter. Bob Dole's never made a secret of that.
22 posted on 01/23/2008 3:21:31 PM PST by Lucky9teen (A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. Harry Truman)
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To: Syncro

LOL


23 posted on 01/23/2008 3:21:35 PM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: AZFolks

I cannot believe this goon is even close to getting a Republican nomination. It makes no sense.


24 posted on 01/23/2008 3:22:57 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Syncro

Brutal, but accurate. The rest of the article is great, too.


25 posted on 01/23/2008 3:23:36 PM PST by B Knotts (If McCain wins, we lose.)
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To: Syncro

26 posted on 01/23/2008 3:25:41 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AndyTheBear

Romney was a solid candidate before the South Carolina fallout.


27 posted on 01/23/2008 3:27:20 PM PST by Terpfen (It's your fault, not Pelosi's.)
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To: Syncro

Does this mean Ann doesn’t trust John Benedict Arnold McCain?


28 posted on 01/23/2008 3:29:28 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth.

Ouch!! That had to hurt.

29 posted on 01/23/2008 3:29:30 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: potlatch; Syncro


30 posted on 01/23/2008 3:31:23 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: Jim Robinson

Subtle, huh?

:>)


31 posted on 01/23/2008 3:33:32 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro


"A deadlock Republican convention turns to the most qualified Republican of them all to be president on the fifth ballot, Dick Cheney. And he wins in a landslide in November."
BILL KRISTOL

32 posted on 01/23/2008 3:37:00 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Syncro
In other political news, check out the heads popping on THIS thread:
Duncan Hunter Endorses Mike Huckabee
  Posted by TitansAFC
On News/Activism 01/23/2008 12:29:02 PM PST · 905 replies


National Review Online ^ | 1-23-08 | Byron York

33 posted on 01/23/2008 3:41:23 PM PST by RonDog
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To: kellynla

Draft Gen Pace...


34 posted on 01/23/2008 3:44:57 PM PST by Yorlik803 ( The Democrats are a stench in the nostrals of honest citizens.)
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To: devolve; All

Wonderful McCain graphic!!

John McCain’s Skeleton Closet;

http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm


35 posted on 01/23/2008 3:45:40 PM PST by potlatch ("Kindness is more important than wisdom, the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom" - Rubin)
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To: Syncro

I think I’ll cut and paste this into my “Why I won’t vote for McCain” folder, which is a sub folder to my, “Why I won’t vote for Rudy” folder. Since Rudy is all but out of this, I should make the “Why I won’t vote for McCain” folder the main one.


36 posted on 01/23/2008 3:47:57 PM PST by pallis
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To: Syncro

Great article.


37 posted on 01/23/2008 3:48:53 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Syncro
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38 posted on 01/23/2008 3:49:09 PM PST by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: potlatch

Old John McCain is the new Bob Dole!


39 posted on 01/23/2008 3:50:02 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: devolve; Thommas

And both passe in the minds of most of us!!


40 posted on 01/23/2008 3:57:01 PM PST by potlatch ("Kindness is more important than wisdom, the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom" - Rubin)
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To: Syncro

Ann,

I know you read this forum and you know me...(we won’t go into that :-) ). Please, please get the word out to Mitt. Tell him to visit Rush. Go to his house in Florida. Knock on his door. Take his toughest questions. Take it straight and give honest answers. PLEASE ANN, TELL HIM TO DO THIS....PLEASE?

nikos


41 posted on 01/23/2008 3:57:11 PM PST by nikos1121 (Thank you again Jimmy Carter)
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To: Rameumptom
Wow. That is a really BAD photo of Ann with Mitt.

This one, from the series posted at www.talkingpointsmemo.com, is a LITTLE better:


42 posted on 01/23/2008 3:58:13 PM PST by RonDog
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To: nikos1121

Mitt already did his Missionary work, in France when he “saw” his father march with MLK.


43 posted on 01/23/2008 4:00:37 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

STRAIGHT TALK = Ann Coulter


44 posted on 01/23/2008 4:01:18 PM PST by Feldkurat_Katz (What no women's magazine ever offers to improve is women's minds - Taki)
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To: Syncro
She's right about the reasons for concern about McCain, and her article is informative, but there's some junk in it.

Was McCain wholly out of place in criticizing the conduct of the war? Weren't some serious mistakes actually made?

Were those 2000 push polls in South Carolina totally fictional? Apparently it's not established exactly who authorized the poll, but Coulter's conclusion is no more authoritative than McCain's in the matter.

McCain's stand on illegal immigration probably does disqualify him for the presidency, but Ann might cut McCain at least a little slack, as a fellow sufferer from "foot in mouth" disease. What's the world come to when two loose cannons can't get along.

45 posted on 01/23/2008 4:01:22 PM PST by x
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To: Syncro
So Annie berates one liberal and supports another. Kinda makes you wonder.

U.S. Army Retired


46 posted on 01/23/2008 4:01:47 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: Syncro

Can he play Solitaire?

47 posted on 01/23/2008 4:05:11 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Rummyfan

She is so freakin’ hot.


48 posted on 01/23/2008 4:07:12 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything)
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To: AndyTheBear

How we all miss Fred...........might have to write in Gingrich


49 posted on 01/23/2008 4:19:45 PM PST by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: potlatch

.

Bumperoooooo!


50 posted on 01/23/2008 4:21:53 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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