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Obama slammed by speakers at McCain rally ( McCain repudiates the Speakers...???)
Los Angeles Times ^ | February 26, 2008 12:46 PM PST | Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Staff Write

Posted on 02/26/2008 2:22:52 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

McCain says he will 'absolutely repudiate' comments by an introductory speaker who says Obama sympathizes with 'world leaders who want to kill us.'

CINCINNATI -- In a possible foreshadowing of a potentially bruising general election campaign, a speaker who introduced presidential candidate John McCain at a rally here today accused Barack Obama of sympathizing with "world leaders who want to kill us" and invoked Obama's middle name -- three times calling him "Barack Hussein Obama."

Local conservative radio talk show host Bill Cunningham described Obama as "a hack Chicago Daley-style politician who is picturing himself as change. When he gets done with you -- all you're going to have in your pocket is change," he said.

McCain quickly distanced himself from the remarks, which he did not hear, saying that using Obama's middle name in repetition like that was inappropriate. "I absolutely repudiate such comments and again, I will take responsibility," he said, calling the use of Obama's middle name inappropriate. "It will never happen again. It will never happen again."

Cunningham, warming up a crowd of about 400 people in the ornate green and gold Hamilton County Memorial Hall before McCain's arrival, accused the "stooges from the New York Times" and "sycophants in the media" of conspiring to elect Obama.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; billcunningham; lendmeyourears; mccain; obama; obambi; oh2008
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1 posted on 02/26/2008 2:22:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All
He is a typical Chicago Political Hack:

Typical Chicago Politics Will Come Back To Haunt Obama ( New Revelations from London )

And his money used to buy his House has Middle East Connections....

2 posted on 02/26/2008 2:25:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Shi*. Its his NAME. Its not like the guy used a four letter word to refer to him. NAME.

This is mind boggling.


3 posted on 02/26/2008 2:25:22 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

About time ho-hum McCain had a little spice in his ho-hum campaign. That said, I’ll vote for him.


4 posted on 02/26/2008 2:25:25 PM PST by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

McCain. Not to be trusted.


5 posted on 02/26/2008 2:25:47 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

"I absolutely repudiate such comments and again, I will take responsibility," [McCain] said, calling the use of Obama's middle name inappropriate. "It will never happen again. It will never happen again."

6 posted on 02/26/2008 2:26:20 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: The_Republican; SE Mom

See link at #2.....


7 posted on 02/26/2008 2:26:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
- ...accused the “stooges from the New York Times” and “sycophants in the media” of conspiring to elect Obama.

Erm, that would be McCain.

8 posted on 02/26/2008 2:27:08 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mike Huckabee: ‘I Majored In Miracles’)
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To: Rennes Templar

Someone needs to whisper in McInsane’s ear that he needs the conservative vote. He’s not doing well so far. I guess ego-maniacs who are power hungry don’t listen to anyone anyway.


9 posted on 02/26/2008 2:27:32 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I love it. Good cop, bad cop! Obama will be so dizzy he can’t walk.
10 posted on 02/26/2008 2:28:02 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Past Your Eyes

McHusain....


11 posted on 02/26/2008 2:28:34 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
McCain better learn real quick that politics isn’t a sport of apologies.
12 posted on 02/26/2008 2:29:03 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Rennes Templar

McPain nees to hire Bob Dole to stir up the crowds!


13 posted on 02/26/2008 2:30:17 PM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Lefties want Obama....

They picked McCain as the weakest in the Republican camp to run against him....

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Individual chapters are included on the Patriot Act (I was persuaded that it is a GOOD thing); the democratic flip-flop on Iraq once G.W. Bush implemented what they agreed with Clinton needed to be done; the driving components of the current anti-war movement; as well as chapters on individual personalities who are major spokespeople of the Left. Horowitz covers a lot of ground, and he covers it concisely and clearly. Unholy Alliance is richly informative without ever being boring or plodding.

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14 posted on 02/26/2008 2:31:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Iguess ego-maniacs who are power hungry don’t listen to anyone anyway.

You said it well.

15 posted on 02/26/2008 2:31:13 PM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: Theodore R.

So Buraq (Mohammed’s horse) was against invading Iraq for the same reasons as the French and the Russians. They were paid off.


16 posted on 02/26/2008 2:32:29 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tobyhill

Before the campaign ends, I can see McPain frequently admonishing his own “excessive” supporters while he gives passes to “My friend Senator Obama”. Jack French Kemp did that with “My friend Al Gore, and I sincerely, sincerely mean that.”


17 posted on 02/26/2008 2:32:58 PM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: puroresu

If McCain thinks he’s going to win the election based on who has the more likeable persona, then he should drop out now and release all his delegates.


18 posted on 02/26/2008 2:33:13 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: All; SJackson; SandRat; NormsRevenge; blam; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Allegra; tobyhill; ...

pingaroo!


19 posted on 02/26/2008 2:33:23 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

McCain is still reaching across aisle! What an idiot.


20 posted on 02/26/2008 2:33:33 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Theodore R.
McPain nees to hire Bob Dole to stir up the crowds!

LOL! And Kemp could always come out afterwards to apologize if Dole got too rough with the Dems.

21 posted on 02/26/2008 2:34:19 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Theodore R.

True, but I’ll still vote for him, to save the country from the curse of HillBama.


22 posted on 02/26/2008 2:34:41 PM PST by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
***Bill Burton, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, applauded McCain’s remarks.

“It is a sign that if there is a McCain-Obama general election, it can be intensely competitive but the candidates will attempt to keep it respectful and focused on issues,” Burton said.***

As soon as McCain turns his back he will get sucker punched by Obama. McCain will never learn.

23 posted on 02/26/2008 2:34:58 PM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"I absolutely repudiate such comments and again, I will take responsibility," he said, calling the use of Obama's middle name inappropriate. "It will never happen again. It will never happen again."

Actually, I agree with McCain on this. To stoop to such tactics will only work against him. There is a difference between tough politics and gutter politics.

24 posted on 02/26/2008 2:37:37 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Vigilanteman

Wait’ll they debate!

OBAMA: I want to commend Senator McCain for supporting amnesty. It’s a refreshing change from the racists and extremists in his party.

MCCAIN: Thank you, I agree. And I want to apologize to you and millions of Americans for the behavior of those extreme xenophobes.


25 posted on 02/26/2008 2:39:14 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: paul51
With facts as they are appearing he has much better ammunition....see my link...at #2.
26 posted on 02/26/2008 2:40:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Driving me nuts. Cunningham was right on the money, if anything McCain should have let it go. I am voting for him holding my nose, but this guy is trying to drive me away.


27 posted on 02/26/2008 2:42:02 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Many of the voters who attended the rally were talking about Cunningham's remarks as they left the building. "I was mortified," said Beverly Weeks, a 59-year-old nurse who identifies herself as an independent. "I'm born and Cincinnati-raised, and to go up and make it comedy. ... I felt sorry for McCain, because he had to keep apologizing profusely for something he's not responsible for

God help us if the rest of the country has become as spineless Beverly Weeks.

This is about being the leader of the FREE WORLD, The President of the United States of America.

It's not some community church pitch in where we all hold hands, B. Hussein, is the enemy, of that there is no doubt.

28 posted on 02/26/2008 2:42:18 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Here is the real SHAME - a crowd of 400 people.

Hussein has 4000 people who wait outside his events because the Stadium inside is full.


29 posted on 02/26/2008 2:42:28 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Driving me nuts. Cunningham was right on the money, if anything McCain should have let it go. I am voting for him holding my nose, but this guy is trying to drive me away.


30 posted on 02/26/2008 2:42:34 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: All

Bill Cunningham, Doing the job McCain will not do....


31 posted on 02/26/2008 2:44:17 PM PST by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
If McCain pussy-foots around during this election, playing into O’s hand, he will loose. If he follows his friends in the MSM and the Drive-by’s, he will loose.

STOP APOLOGIZING!!!!!!!!!

Sheeessh..

32 posted on 02/26/2008 2:47:11 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does this mean the McCain supporters here at FR are going to stop these disparaging remarks about Obama and show him their respect? No more accusing Barack Obama of sympathizing with “world leaders who want to kill us”. McCain said, “Whatever suggestion was made that was in any way disparaging to the integrity, character, honesty of either Sen. Obama or Sen. Clinton was wrong, and I condemn it.”
So, Mccain condemns his supporters. What new?


33 posted on 02/26/2008 2:48:28 PM PST by e-male
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
With facts as they are appearing he has much better ammunition....see my link...at #2.

All McCain has to do is say he doesn't know anything about it other than what he reads in the paper. The investigators and snoopers will do the rest.

34 posted on 02/26/2008 2:48:53 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I guess McCain forgot to tell Billy C. to “calm down” before he came on stage. :D


35 posted on 02/26/2008 2:50:47 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Don't give up your ideals, don't compromise, don't turn to expediency..."Ronald Reagan, 1976)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If McCain insists on playing patty cake while the ‘Rats play hardball, he will have his ass handed to him in a sling in November.


36 posted on 02/26/2008 2:52:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: puroresu; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Now it’s politically incorrect to use a person’s middle name? Okay..they had better stop using previous presidents’ middle names too. (/sarcasm off)


37 posted on 02/26/2008 2:54:28 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: The_Republican

i agree,it’s even hard for me to keep my tagline.....


38 posted on 02/26/2008 2:54:39 PM PST by Minnesoootan (attn John McCain,select a solid conservative VP,NOW!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s amazing to me that he’s the lead candidate. Unreal.


39 posted on 02/26/2008 2:55:41 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

McCain’s in danger of having all his potential supporters say something like, “Fine, have it your way John, you’re on your own.”


40 posted on 02/26/2008 2:56:21 PM PST by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It was a very politically astute move for McCain to distance himself from the remarks. It’s one thing for a speaker to make the remarks at a rally when the candidate himself isn’t there, but if s/he is and doesn’t repudiate the remarks, it’s as if he himself made them.

By distancing himself, McCain takes the high road, and his attacks on Obama will be all the more powerful, based experience, issue and policy. Personal remarks would make him look small and petty like Obama’s opponent heretofore. Those disenchanted with that Obama opponent will look more favorably upon McCain after she drops out.


41 posted on 02/26/2008 2:57:09 PM PST by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Obama Slammed by Speakers at McCain rally

1. What was Obama doing at a McCain rally?

2. Were his ears injured by the speakers?

3. Was he slammed by woofers or by tweeters?

42 posted on 02/26/2008 2:59:08 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I absolutely repudiate McCain.


43 posted on 02/26/2008 2:59:18 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Me thinks McSTUPID has a “walking on egg shell” mentality! Get over it bozo and grow a few! The mediaWHORES will never love you the way YOU love them! This is one reason I am voting for the SHE-DEVIL...for sweet Revenge against all the freakin liberals that gave us McSTUPID. Come March I will return the favor! SCREW YOU RATS!!
44 posted on 02/26/2008 2:59:41 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

McCain performs his now patented Democrat reach around.


45 posted on 02/26/2008 3:02:10 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Rennes Templar

You can waste your vote for McCain.....then again you could write in Don Quixote’s name. Both have an equall chance of beating Obama.


46 posted on 02/26/2008 3:02:26 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Speaking middle names is now a hate crime. LMAO


47 posted on 02/26/2008 3:08:30 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: e-male

Great point! We keep being told that we have to vote for McCain to keep Obama from winning, and to make their point they unleash a verbal tirade against the wickedness of Obama. McCain may show up here at FR and order his followers to apologize.


48 posted on 02/26/2008 3:10:07 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Was this supposed to be McCain’s Sistah Souljah (or whatever) moment? If so, it’s lame. The guy said nothing out of line, for Obama himself has indicated that he’d sit down with any of those maniacal dictators without any pre-conditions.


49 posted on 02/26/2008 3:10:35 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: paul51
Is it gutter politics to call someone by their middle name?? This has got to be a first in modern politics !!
50 posted on 02/26/2008 3:10:54 PM PST by bestrongbpositive
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