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McCain rebukes Cunningham
700WLW.com ^ | Feb. 26, 2008 | HOWARD WILKINSON AND JOHN KIESEWETTER (enquirer)

Posted on 02/26/2008 11:21:28 AM PST by KingSnorky

After his campaign rally in Cincinnati today, Republican presidential candidate John McCain apologized for remarks by conservative WLW talk show host Bill Cunningham that McCain said he thought were offensive to Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: billcunningham; cunningham; hussein; husseinobama; mccain; mccaint; oh2008; rebuke; talkradio
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The 2004 Democrat Vice Presidential hopeful throws another conservative under the bus.
1 posted on 02/26/2008 11:21:29 AM PST by KingSnorky
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To: KingSnorky

So the RINO supporters really think this guy can win, huh?


2 posted on 02/26/2008 11:23:12 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: KingSnorky

McCain is a kissy-face wimp. That’s the way the battle is fought, if McCain cannot fight the battle to win, he should step aside and let another take up the shield.


3 posted on 02/26/2008 11:24:39 AM PST by madison10
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To: KingSnorky

NOBODY get in the way of McCain’s love of Democrats.


4 posted on 02/26/2008 11:24:52 AM PST by sheana
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To: KingSnorky

Wow - This guy’s a REAL tiger! I’ll bet he plays hardball with Iran and enemy heads of state.


5 posted on 02/26/2008 11:25:40 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: KingSnorky; madison10
Cunningham told his listeners: ‘”I’ve had it with McCain. I’m going to throw my support to Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

Who is the wimp? McCain is an idiot for "apologizing" for Cunningham... but what kind of conservative is Cunningham to run screaming into Hillary's arms? Even greater fool.

6 posted on 02/26/2008 11:26:57 AM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: madison10

I have already emailed his website. I told them that I could not reward him with my vote if he refuses to recognize or explore Husseins connections to Islam. We are sunk if he is going to be this weak.


7 posted on 02/26/2008 11:27:07 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: KingSnorky

Nothing new here. McLame sticking up for his liberal Senate buddies.

Just when I think I might vote for this guy, he opens his mouth and reminds me why I shouldn’t.


8 posted on 02/26/2008 11:27:33 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: KingSnorky
OK, there it is.

President Barak Hussein Obama.

9 posted on 02/26/2008 11:27:38 AM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: Slump Tester

“Cunningham said later that he stood by his comments at the rally. He told his listeners: ‘”I’ve had it with McCain. I’m going to throw my support to Hillary Rodham Clinton.””

Yeah, vote for the Communist, that’s the way Cunningham.


10 posted on 02/26/2008 11:28:04 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: SolidWood
Who is the wimp? McCain is an idiot for "apologizing" for Cunningham... but what kind of conservative is Cunningham to run screaming into Hillary's arms? Even greater fool.

Well McAmnesty proved Cunningham right with his apology to Obama.
11 posted on 02/26/2008 11:28:12 AM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: roses of sharon

Already apologizing...and for comments HE didn’t say. Wow, white guilt goes a long way in this country.


12 posted on 02/26/2008 11:28:16 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: KingSnorky
How about McCain apologize to the conservative base by dropping out of the race now and endorsing a real conservative?
13 posted on 02/26/2008 11:28:56 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Republic of Texas

Sure. They figure that ‘Pubs and Conservatives will have no alternative but McCain when it comes time to vote. And between now and then they will put out so much stink on Obama that they figure the “moderates” will vote for the lesser of 2 evils. How they figure moderates will see that as McCain in anyone’s guess.


14 posted on 02/26/2008 11:29:07 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: KingSnorky
McCaniac has no love for the base but he better be careful because come November he may be crying in his beer because those despised conservatives thew his turn coat sorry ass under the bus.
15 posted on 02/26/2008 11:29:50 AM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: KingSnorky

“I will not tolerate anything in this campaign that denigrates either Sen. Obama or Sen. (Hillary) Clinton,’’ McCain said”

Woo hoo- Way to fire up the base.


16 posted on 02/26/2008 11:31:21 AM PST by Augustinian monk (Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin - Romans 4:8)
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To: SolidWood
I was listening to Bill when he said that...he said it tongue-in-cheek. At the moment, he's asking if he should support Nader
17 posted on 02/26/2008 11:31:42 AM PST by KingSnorky
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To: Blue Turtle

Soon he will begging to be Hussein’s VP.


18 posted on 02/26/2008 11:31:47 AM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: KingSnorky

McCain needs to grow up.


19 posted on 02/26/2008 11:33:25 AM PST by TBP
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To: roses of sharon
Soon he will begging to be Hussein’s VP.

I think even Hussein considers ol' Juan McAmnesty to be too much of a "maverick."

20 posted on 02/26/2008 11:33:25 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: KingSnorky
What’s Mccain going to do when Barack Hussein Obama criticizes McCain and the GOP policies in the fall campaign?? Apologize to Barack Hussein Obama for all the positions The GOP has taken since Reagan?? With fire in the belly like that..Barack Hussein Obama will be our next President. Man the squishy Rino wing has turned the GOP to Sh*t.
21 posted on 02/26/2008 11:34:12 AM PST by skully (Conservatives...carrying the GOP since 1980)
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To: KingSnorky
Republican presidential candidate John McCain apologized for remarks by conservative WLW talk show host Bill Cunningham

Sigh... At least I am not apologizing for my tagline, Senator ...

22 posted on 02/26/2008 11:34:34 AM PST by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: KingSnorky
I live in the greater Cincinnati area ... McPain should have saved his time and energy traveling here ... he did nothing to advance his cause with disgruntled conservatives. The very people that he needs to win in November and now this ... this ass**** is toast, at least in this area.
23 posted on 02/26/2008 11:35:45 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: KingSnorky

Mccain should have said those were Cunninghams remarks and not his and left it alone.


24 posted on 02/26/2008 11:36:13 AM PST by linn37 (phlebotomist on duty,its just a little pinch)
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To: KingSnorky

“Chicago-Daley mob.’’

And

referring to Barak Hussein Obama

as

Hussein.

OOHHHHHH! Tough stuff. McCain, get out of wuss mode. You will lose if you don’t let independent voices attack Obama, much less surrogates.


25 posted on 02/26/2008 11:36:34 AM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: SolidWood

Cunningham is a greater fool. Heard his last show on Sunday and turned it off.


26 posted on 02/26/2008 11:37:01 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

Cunningham deserves credit for bringing Larry Sinclair out of the shadows. Unfortunately, McCain just wants to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows instead of those who could demonstrate Obama’s corruption.


27 posted on 02/26/2008 11:41:35 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TBP
McCain needs to grow up

, and calm down.

28 posted on 02/26/2008 11:42:06 AM PST by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: KingSnorky

Ghastly!

I think I’m going to vomit.


29 posted on 02/26/2008 11:42:42 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Either you are an American, or you are a liberal)
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To: BigBobber

Nothing new here. McLame sticking up for his liberal Senate buddies.

Just when I think I might vote for this guy, he opens his mouth and reminds me why I shouldn’t.

Exactly. Not to mention, Barack doesn’t seem to be ashamed of his middle name, Hussein, so what’s the problem with Cunningham using. Anyway, I guess this is one way to get the name “Hussein” out there.


30 posted on 02/26/2008 11:43:25 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Slump Tester
Wow - This guy’s a REAL tiger! I’ll bet he plays hardball with Iran and enemy heads of state.

Yes, he is and he will.

Robert E. Lee was a fierce warrior on the battlefield but he was still a gentleman off of the battlefield.

There is a difference between being a warrior and being an insulting jerk.

It takes courage to be a warrior. All it takes is a microphone and your own talk show to be an isulting jerk.

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"I understand the polls show only 18 percent of the American people support my position. But I have to do what's right, what I believe is right and what my experience and knowledge and background tells me is the right thing to do in order to save this situation in Iraq ... In war, my dear friends, there's no such thing as compromise. You either win or you lose." - Sen. John McCain's reaction to the Iraq Study Group Report, 2006

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In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years.[52] In July 1968, McCain's father was named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), stationed in Honolulu and commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater.[5] McCain was immediately offered a chance to return home early:[47] the North Vietnamese wanted a worldwide propaganda coup by appearing merciful, and also wanted to show other POWs that elites like McCain were willing to be treated preferentially.[52] McCain turned down the offer of repatriation, due to the Code of Conduct principle of "first in, first out": he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well.[60] McCain's refusal to be released was even remarked upon by North Vietnamese senior negotiator Le Duc Tho to U.S. envoy Averell Harriman during the ongoing Paris Peace Talks.[61] In August of 1968, a program of vigorous torture methods began on McCain,

On Christmas Eve 1968, a church service for the POWs was staged for photographers and film cameras; McCain defied North Vietnamese instructions to be quiet, speaking out details of his treatment then shouting "Fu-u-u-u-ck you, you son of a bitch!" and giving the finger whenever a camera was pointed at him.[69] McCain refused to meet with various anti-war peace groups coming to Hanoi, such as those led by David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, and Rennie Davis, not wanting to give either them or the North Vietnamese a propaganda victory based on his connection to his father.[52]

McCain was finally released from captivity on March 15, 1973,[74] having been a POW for almost an extra five years due to his refusal to accept the out-of-sequence repatriation offer.[75]

31 posted on 02/26/2008 11:43:35 AM PST by Polybius
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To: Digital Sniper

Right on!


32 posted on 02/26/2008 11:44:36 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Changing things in Washington is not unlike changing a baby’s diaper. It gets dirty again.)
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To: Republic of Texas

Why is it that when Romney or Huckabee act like “gentlemen”....it’s GREAT...and When McCain does it...he’s a “loser”...

Irrational anger......McCain is a savy politicion...he’ll get Obama.......


33 posted on 02/26/2008 11:45:58 AM PST by HappyinAZ
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To: Greg F

Yes, McCain has spent decades apologizing for Republicans being racists, bigots, sexists and homophobes.

He is responsible for Dim dirty politics.

He is untrustworthy, and will cave the the leftists here and WORLDWIDE.

Just wait until he begins apologizing for the USA.


34 posted on 02/26/2008 11:47:17 AM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: KingSnorky

With this he’s probably lost the small amount of conservative goodwill he gained from the NYT attack story.


35 posted on 02/26/2008 11:50:40 AM PST by marinamuffy (I'm no fan of McCain but I'll crawl over broken glass to vote against Hillary or the Obamanation.)
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Dumb.

If the campaign didn’t want to hear Cunningham, they shouldn’t have asked him.


36 posted on 02/26/2008 11:55:00 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: KingSnorky

McCain didn’t get to be the old, mean dog that he is by lying on the track when something like the Obamarama is rolling down it. He is looking towards a cabinet position in Hussein’s administration. Democrats stick together.


37 posted on 02/26/2008 11:55:21 AM PST by pallis
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To: madison10

What cracks me up is this is a guy who apparently never passes up a chance to say “F U” in private to his opponents, but then whines about the lack of civility in political debates.


38 posted on 02/26/2008 11:57:45 AM PST by KingSnorky
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To: HappyinAZ
I have advocated folks to get out and vote for McCain in November, I've been flamed, called a troll and a few other things. McCain needs to knock this stuff off, every time he does the work of the Dems in the media he makes it more and more difficult for me to respond to a fellow FReeper with a coherent reason for choosing the Republican’s democratic nominee over the Democrats democratic nominee. I want to defeat Obama this election, but McCain just seems to keep giving me ammunition to stay home. Silence with regards to what talk show hosts are saying would be preferable. Every time I read something like this, its like getting an additional plate of egg all over my face. Its bad enough I have to selectivly forget that McCain came to John Kerry's resue and attacked the Swift Boaters. Its a long way to November, I believe McCain can beat Obama, if he shuts up.
39 posted on 02/26/2008 12:05:43 PM PST by America-The-Great-1967 (Don't fix the blame, fix the problem.)
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To: Polybius
There is a difference between being a warrior and being an insulting jerk.

Sorry, but McCain IS an insulting jerk to just about anyone who doesn’t agree with him, including fellow Senators who have to put up with his obscenity laced screaming retorts on the Senate floor itself.

And do McCain a favor and stop with the endless re-parading of his service in Vietnam.
I got pretty tired of hearing how Kerry served in Vietnam - and got 3 medals, don’t you know - and this is little different...

Of course McCain's service was infinitely more real than John Kerry's, but it is also telling how close the two are when Kerry himself explores the possibility of the two running together.

40 posted on 02/26/2008 12:06:47 PM PST by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: pissant
I liked you better when you were chasing women.

Larry Sinclair failed his polygraph, unfortunately.

41 posted on 02/26/2008 12:09:40 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Polybius
It is early in the campaign.

McCain is defining himself to the American people.

I like what I see.

42 posted on 02/26/2008 12:14:19 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: HappyinAZ

I hope so. But he hasn’t earned my vote yet.


43 posted on 02/26/2008 12:16:05 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Polybius
Robert E. Lee was a LOSER! He LOST!

Just like the Republican party will do this election cycle with RINO McCain. And now there will be even more RINOs in the future. There's no punishment, "Hell , we'll even put you on our ticket"!

44 posted on 02/26/2008 12:17:58 PM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: bill1952

Cunningham’s show was not on the local station this past Sunday night, where he replaced Drudge. I wonder what the reason for that was.

Anyway, if McCain thinks he is going to win this election by being civil, he is living in another world. If these stories are true about Obama supporters threatening Dems who are backing Hillary, then it is going to just keep getting uglier. He won’t denigrate his opponents but they will stop at nothing to destroy him.

Was there anything Cunningham said about Obama that is not true??


45 posted on 02/26/2008 12:18:14 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Polybius
McCain was immediately offered a chance to return home early: the North Vietnamese wanted a worldwide propaganda coup by appearing merciful, and also wanted to show other POWs that elites like McCain were willing to be treated preferentially.McCain turned down the offer of repatriation, due to the Code of Conduct principle of "first in, first out": he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well.

I have to call bull$hit on this one. During my Navy career I was a Brig Warden at one point. Stop for a second and imagine what would have happened if one of my prisoners declined to be released after three days of bread and water! Prisoners do NOT have the option of saying "No" to a release order. They could have easily put him on an airplane to a country which was not a party to the conflict.

What amazes me is that there are so many of the general public who don't think this kind of statement through....talk about naive. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised. After all, the liberals don't think there's anything wrong with homosexuality, but stop and think about the mechanics of what they're talking about.

46 posted on 02/26/2008 12:20:43 PM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: KingSnorky
Democrats know McLaim is like a Tasmanian Devil he can turn on THEM at any minute.. Its the republicans that are at risk.. those poor people are oblivious and in denial.. TAZ has a better chance at President than McLaim..

McLaim is getting the Curly(Howard) salute from many republicans the eye poke comes at the main election..

47 posted on 02/26/2008 12:21:33 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: pissant
Cunningham deserves credit for bringing Larry Sinclair out of the shadows.

That's kind of like saying Geraldo Rivera deserves credit for clearing up the mystery of Al Capone's safe.

48 posted on 02/26/2008 12:27:17 PM PST by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Sorry I can’t be a McCain fan. Haven’t been one since the late 1990s, frankly.

Yes, he did, but there is the “rest of the story” that will continue to be coming out in the days and weeks ahead. Stay tuned. Or not.


49 posted on 02/26/2008 12:28:42 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: King of Florida

Or FR and the blogosphere bringing out Rathergate. Time will tell. But one thing is certain, the Obamunists believe their man above reproach. It will be a hard fall for Barry when his shady past is exposed for the masses.


50 posted on 02/26/2008 12:30:45 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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