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Democrats say McCain nearly abandoned GOP
The Hill ^ | 03/28/2007 | Bob Cusack

Posted on 01/31/2008 7:52:48 PM PST by Hoodat

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To: Mr. Brightside
I didn’t start with all of the financial advantages of Mitt Romney, but I did employ about a dozen people this past year. I have to make payroll every other week. How about you?

I would bet my last dollar you didn't start out with the intellectual and a whole host of other benefits of a Mitt Romney either, lol. But, that being said, congrats to you. Just don't be jealous or covet. Not cool. Playing the bitter victim is not the American way, unless of course, you jump on the Dem train to no where.
51 posted on 01/31/2008 8:50:07 PM PST by khnyny (MSM IS BUSY Propping Up "Weekend at Bernie's" John McCain)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Romney is spending millions of his own money, has put a hold on his life, so he could run for President on a platform that conservatives would drool over. That’s what he has done for us.

IN response, we have questioned his sincerity, doubted his motives, he has been attacked for making money, castigated for his faith, and ridiculed because he has changed his positions to the right ones.


52 posted on 01/31/2008 8:50:49 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I missed you on the previous thread where the rest of the “stay home and screw america” crowd was languishing about in their gloom and despair.


53 posted on 01/31/2008 8:52:20 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Mr. Brightside

He should do NOTHING for us. It is not the job of politicians to do “STUFF” for people. I don’t vote for who does the most for me. I vote for who will get out of my way, hold the line socially and change the Constitution and the American Way the least.

A politician the does the least, from a Washington perspective anyway, probably is governing the best.

And yes, I am a former Thompson supporter going to vote for Romney. He’s the best of the worst out their and the one who, if he is nominated and is elected, owes something to conservatives, not Washington insiders and the plethora of lobbyists. Less than the others anyway.


54 posted on 01/31/2008 8:53:16 PM PST by morkfork (Candygram for Mongo)
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To: CharlesWayneCT; Hoodat; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave; pookie18; ...

55 posted on 01/31/2008 8:53:35 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Hoodat

Well, aren’t the dems glad he didn’t do that... they’ve got the whole game rigged in their favor.


56 posted on 01/31/2008 8:53:43 PM PST by Kevmo (We need to get rid of the Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party. ~Duncan Hunter)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I do find it amazing all the folks around here who seriously think McCain is worse than Romney. Mass hysteria. Are you gonna sit out November if he's the nominee ?
57 posted on 01/31/2008 8:55:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I’ve known him 14 years

Still with that false description of your relationship of 3 months trying to get him elected and 13+ years of stalking him.

58 posted on 01/31/2008 8:55:29 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Don’t be deceived by people who claim they “know” something.


59 posted on 01/31/2008 8:56:10 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Hoodat

This is really disgusting. I never knew this and I am a political junkie.


60 posted on 01/31/2008 8:56:42 PM PST by lone star annie (McCain hates me and I'm glad he does)
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To: Tired of Taxes

This story has been around for years. At one time it was said McCain was upset because he was going to “save” the senate and then Jeffords got the credit and the plumb assignments from the democrats.


61 posted on 01/31/2008 8:57:26 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Hoodat
The morons will still dutifully vote for the war “hero”. Even though he hasn’t been anything but a lying, dishonorable, back stabbing devil for years.
62 posted on 01/31/2008 8:59:13 PM PST by isrul
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To: ncalburt

I’m pretty much resigned to the GOP losing in ‘08 anyway. Romney or McCain makes no difference. Compared to the Dem debate tonight, the Reagan debate yesterday was absolutely pathetic. There was no energy in the crowd and the sniping between the candidates was ridiculous.

After eight years of Bush disappointment, this is their moment. Ours will come again in another eight years, perhaps.


63 posted on 01/31/2008 9:00:14 PM PST by RegT
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To: Hoodat

I guess McCain decided it would be funnier to wait. Watch him switch parties if he wins the presidency.


64 posted on 01/31/2008 9:01:58 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Proof of my stalking him, asshat. Put up or shut up.


65 posted on 01/31/2008 9:03:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I do find it amazing all the folks around here who seriously think McCain is worse than Romney. Mass hysteria. Are you gonna sit out November if he's the nominee ?

I will never vote for McCain. I believe on the domestic front we would be better off with Hillary Clinton. It would give Republicans something to unite against. If McCain gets elected there WILL BE AMNESTY and there will be a GREATER chance of National healthcare than there would be with Hillary. McCain does not say much about national healthcare but be assured, whatever legislation Teddy Kennedy wants to write McCain will accept.

66 posted on 01/31/2008 9:05:02 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Amen. (Just for informational purposes, IIRC, amen is ancient aramaic for “yes, I agree”.)

Imho, Romney does not “need” the US, but the US may need Romney. Watching the vultures picking at Romney reminds me of how rare it actually is that a decent, humble, viable American will actually subject themselves and their family to this bs.


67 posted on 01/31/2008 9:08:05 PM PST by khnyny (MSM IS BUSY Propping Up "Weekend at Bernie's" John McCain)
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To: kbennkc

It’s too bad he didn’t switch, like jumpin’ Jim Jeffords, he would have gone from maverick superstar to nobody overnight.


68 posted on 01/31/2008 9:09:58 PM PST by sinanju
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To: khnyny
"Watching the vultures picking at Romney reminds me of how rare it actually is that a decent, humble, viable American will actually subject themselves and their family to this bs."

Romney decent ? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !!!! Tell that to the Mauck family. What a maroon !

69 posted on 01/31/2008 9:10:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
So now its Bush’s fault? Think again. He does’nt control the nominees or the voters.
70 posted on 01/31/2008 9:11:00 PM PST by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: Hoodat
Is John McCain a war hero ?

Served US Army 1958 - 1964 E5 SP-5


71 posted on 01/31/2008 9:11:41 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redheemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Biblebelter

You’re probably right. But I guarantee you as bad as McCain is, we already know Romney is worse. He’ll have gay marriage, $50 abortions, liberal judges, socialized medicine and a dead national GOP within 4 years. The shamnesty will probably be a gimme, too.


72 posted on 01/31/2008 9:12:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Hoosier-Daddy; SE Mom; rintense; Bahbah; Fudd Fan; maine-iac7; Shortstop7

McCain is a NIGHTMARE and UNFIT
to be the GOP nominee, and especially
to be CIC.

PLEASE let Romney include this
opportunist thought of lousy
betrayal in his commercials.


73 posted on 01/31/2008 9:18:23 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Hoodat

McCain-Kennedy was an attempt to totally destroy the GOP through numbers. It is clear to me now what this vengeful, spiteful man is up to.


74 posted on 01/31/2008 9:19:03 PM PST by lone star annie (McCain hates me and I'm glad he does)
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To: Mr. Brightside
What has Romney done for us?

What entitlement program are you on?

75 posted on 01/31/2008 9:22:00 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Kellis91789

I should add to your excellent assessment that McCain also attempted to block amendments that would have denied Social Security benefits for work done illegally here in the US by those using fraudulent IDs to obtain said work.

Amnesty wasn’t enough for McCain. He wanted the whole treasure chest open.


76 posted on 01/31/2008 9:24:52 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; Interesting Times; Kellis91789

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Cindy McCain’s huge Budweiser huge distributorship has the deal to market Mexican Corona beer in the USA

Keep it simple and you’ll see John McCain in Keating Five deals thruout his whole taxpayer paid career

Look at Kerry & McCain on the Vietnam MIA-POW whitewash

Both made big financial deals with Vietnam Commies tied to their traitorous conspiracy


77 posted on 01/31/2008 9:29:30 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Proof of my stalking him, asshat.”

I’m going to jump in here and declare that your posting history ought to be proof enough.


78 posted on 01/31/2008 9:29:35 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: RegT

Don’t you think voters should be fully informed before casting their lots in the presidential primaries?


79 posted on 01/31/2008 9:32:42 PM PST by newzjunkey (CA: HELL NO on 93! Protect Term Limits from MORE of Núñez, Perata & others.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

I’d watch your mouth, newbie. Exposing the agenda of a liberal isn’t stalking. But you seem to have mastered the art of spamming for a liberal candidate.


80 posted on 01/31/2008 9:33:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

He disdains and almost mocks Romney’s money (which he earned) and being a businessman, but, his (her) wealth is surely not chopped chicken liver ..

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http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/30119.html

McCain, the ‘common’ man, criticizes Mitt Romney for having money, a cynical maneuver on his part. Mr. McCain’s considerable wealth can be attributed to his second wife Cindy who runs an investment portfolio worth an estimated $36.6 to $53.4 million and chairs the third largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch, Hensley, according, to Tim Middleton of TheStreet.com.

According to Nat Worden, also of TheStreet.com, John McCain is the 7th richest Senator in the United States Senate. Mr. McCain married Ms. Anheuser-Busch. His thirty to forty page financial report makes for an interesting read. Yeah, he’s one of us. Now let me sell you some swamp land.

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http://tinyurl.com/33mcbo

McCain’s wife controls family’s riches

The candidate’s spouse runs an investment portfolio of an estimated $36.6 million to $53.4 million and chairs one of the nation’s largest beer distributorships.


81 posted on 01/31/2008 9:34:19 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Hoodat
Democrats say McCain nearly abandoned GOP

I wish to goodness he would have; we wouldn't have to worry about him being the Standard Bearer of the Party this year.

He will get his butt kicked in November.
82 posted on 01/31/2008 9:35:10 PM PST by no dems (Politcal Correctness is Fascism)
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To: devolve; potlatch; ALOHA RONNIE; backhoe; Alamo-Girl; snippy_about_it; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; ...
Why Families Say Kerry Betrayed POWs and MIAs
83 posted on 01/31/2008 9:37:31 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Me thinks that you are such a disgruntled Fredhead ( I liked him too) that you can no longer see the forest for the trees.

As for your Mauck family comment rendering Romney indecent...hmmm lets see, Romney appoints a Superior Court judge named Kathe M. Tuttman, who independently decides to allow the release this guy named Tavares whho had completed his 16 year sentence for murder and was elligible for release, despite the prosecutors wanting to hold him without bail for an alleged assault that occurred while he was still in prison. So Tavares skips on his parole officer, leaves Massachusetts and kills the Mauck couple in the state of Washington and Mitt Romney is to blame despite his having nothing to do with the judges decision and his public statement that it was a wrong decision and she should resign.

Yep, that makes Romney indecent in my book, lets boil him in oil and all vote for Benedict McQueeg instead.

84 posted on 01/31/2008 9:37:31 PM PST by True-Stu
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To: RegT

A good butt kicking in ‘08, following the one we took in ‘06, might just be the only thing to cause us to rebuild the GOP or organize THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE PARTY.


85 posted on 01/31/2008 9:40:31 PM PST by no dems (Politcal Correctness is Fascism)
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To: Hoodat

nearly? how about abandoned.


86 posted on 01/31/2008 9:41:09 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: devolve; ALOHA RONNIE
Thus one of the dirtiest secrets of the Vietnam era - that the US government knowingly abandoned some 300 American POWs to the Laotian communists - was allowed to slip into the record with little to no national fuss.

This is the issue that has angered veterans who are aware of it, and one way or another, John McCain is going to have to face these allegations head on. He of course was in no position to know what transpired between negotiators in Paris and Washington in 1972 and 1973, but he certainly was in a position to take a strong stand on resolving the issue when he joined the POW-MIA select committee in 1991.

Were his actions above board and simply the result of hard cold facts about the war in Indochina? Or was there a "move ahead" mentality driven by a desire after the Russians left Vietnam to regain use of the ports we had constructed at Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay?

The "Other" 300; US Vietnam War POWs - Discarded, Disregarded, Abandoned and Betrayed! Will Hillary Use Them Against McCain?

87 posted on 01/31/2008 9:45:29 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: newzjunkey

By all means. I understand that Drudge is trying to compensate for the free pass that McCain gets from the media. This story is fair game, although common knowledge to anyone who follows the news.

The Gook comment “flashback” from earlier, though, was preposterous. I mean let’s pick our fights wisely, right?


88 posted on 01/31/2008 9:46:59 PM PST by RegT
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To: tear gas
“Their love affair with Rudy made it impossible for them to openly support the only two conservative candidates in the race - Thompson and Hunter.”

Hunter is no conservative, he’s a “fair-trader.”

89 posted on 01/31/2008 9:47:43 PM PST by Moral Hazard (Fred Thompson/Joe Don Baker in 08, because America needs bald, beefy character actors!)
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To: Hoodat

He should hvae done it. it would have been the only honest thing he has done in his entire political career.


90 posted on 01/31/2008 10:13:24 PM PST by TBP
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You’re probably right. But I guarantee you as bad as McCain is, we already know Romney is worse.

Is Romney as mentally unstable as McCain? If not, he's better.

91 posted on 01/31/2008 10:22:35 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: supercat
I don't know why the Democrats would be trying to undermine McCain at this stage of the game. It makes no sense. Not to say they wouldn't do it anyway...

Maybe they think that they would have an easier time beating Romney.

I think it's time all the conservatives left the GOP. They don't want us, they don't think they need us (except for our ca$h), and we have no place in the party any more.

I can't vote for McCain, even to prevent a Hitlery or Osamabama, because I CANNOT SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO ME.

As someone else stated on this or another thread, at least Hillary stabs you in the front when you can see it coming. God knows what kind of dung McCain will start throwing around if he gets the office.

92 posted on 01/31/2008 10:29:28 PM PST by PosterQue (How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside. - Zell Miller)
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To: PhilDragoo

Good post Phil.


93 posted on 01/31/2008 11:20:39 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: devolve

Bumparoooo


94 posted on 01/31/2008 11:21:28 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: Kellis91789

BUMP!!!

BUMP!!!

BUMP!!

I don’t know WHY Americans cannot see this. It would be a f**king economic DISASTER.


95 posted on 02/01/2008 2:33:08 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: tear gas
Ah someone with the intellect of a five year-old speaks...
"Way too many perverts and degenerates fell in love with Rudy Giuliani and either openly supported him (e.g., Ted Olsen, Steve Forbes) or climbed into the closet with him (e.g., Rush Limbaugh, Club for Growth, Sean Hannity and the others at Fox News)."
Now let me get this straight...anyone who supported Rudy is a pervert and degenerate...interesting statement. So...how long have you been off your medication?
96 posted on 02/01/2008 4:34:03 AM PST by Sudetenland (Mike Huckabee=Bill Clinton. Can we afford another Clinton in the White House...from either party?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t believe anyone here (or at least very many here) believes that Mitt Romney “is the Second Comint,” more like the best...or only...of a bad lot.


97 posted on 02/01/2008 4:36:50 AM PST by Sudetenland (Mike Huckabee=Bill Clinton. Can we afford another Clinton in the White House...from either party?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Yea well if Fred had gotten up off of his lazy A$$ and run a competitive campaign, he would have been the nominee in a cakewalk. But he was on some sort of ego trip and thought he was smarter than all of those who entered the fray early. Then he allowed rumors that he would enter in July the 4th to go unanswered. Had he entered into the race at that time and run a good campaign, we would not be here arguing over Romney and McCain.

Thompson didn't even put in any effort at all until South Carolina. Oh, wait...that's right...he charged into Iowa well after it was too late and put on the full court press long after it was useful.

Fred Thompson acted like he was royalty...someone who merely had to raise his head and he would be annointed the nominee. Sorry...we don't have royalty in our country.

In South Caronlina, where Fred apparently thought he was "the Second Coming," he put in one appearance a day for every 3-4 that McCain[e] put in. You make a half-a$$ed effort, you get a half-a$$ed result.

Fred made some very poor decisions at a very critical time. He doesn't deserve any sympathy or loyalty. He failed us, we didn't fail him.
98 posted on 02/01/2008 4:50:01 AM PST by Sudetenland (Mike Huckabee=Bill Clinton. Can we afford another Clinton in the White House...from either party?)
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To: lonestar
What has Romney done for us?

What entitlement program are you on?

Let me clarify. What has Romney done for us conservatives?

Take as many posts as you need to list everything Mitt has accomplished for the conservative movement.

(....crickets.....)

99 posted on 02/01/2008 5:00:11 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Well...why don’t we start with building a business and creating hundreds of jobs for the American people. That’s pretty much the most Conservative thing a person can do. How many jobs have you created?


100 posted on 02/01/2008 5:05:32 AM PST by Sudetenland (Mike Huckabee=Bill Clinton. Can we afford another Clinton in the White House...from either party?)
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