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McCain apology angers conservative host
CNNPolitics.Com ^ | 2/27/2008 | CNN

Posted on 02/27/2008 8:52:53 AM PST by F15Eagle

CINCINNATI, Ohio (CNN) -- A conservative radio talk-show host said that "he's had it up to here" with Sen. John McCain after the GOP presidential candidate repudiated the commentator's remarks about Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at a campaign event.

"John McCain threw me under a bus -- under the 'Straight Talk Express,' " Bill Cunningham told CNN on Tuesday, referring to McCain's campaign bus.

Earlier Tuesday, Cunningham spoke at a McCain campaign event in Cincinnati and called Obama a "hack, Chicago-style Daley politician."

"All is going to be right with the world when the great prophet from Chicago takes the stand, and the world leaders who want to kill us will simply be singing 'Kumbaya' around the table of Barack Obama," the commentator told the crowd.

Cunningham, known for his flame-throwing style, repeatedly used Obama's middle name -- Hussein -- during his remarks, made as a warm-up for the audience waiting to hear McCain speak.

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KEYWORDS: apology; arizona; barack; barackhusseinobama; billcunningham; elections; hussein; husseinobama; johnmccain; mccain; mccaint; obama; talkradio; thenewcword
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OK, confessing I snickered when I read the fourth paragraph above ... guilty I am ...
1 posted on 02/27/2008 8:52:55 AM PST by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

McCain insists on blowing this.

If he blows this any harder he should be below Bill Clinton on his knees doing the obvious so he is set for his fast approaching retirement.


2 posted on 02/27/2008 8:55:58 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: F15Eagle

He spoke my mind


3 posted on 02/27/2008 8:56:05 AM PST by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: F15Eagle

“Cunningham called Obama a “hack, Chicago-style Daley politician.”......

What’s the matter McCain? Has your fellow senator been offended with the truth?


4 posted on 02/27/2008 8:56:37 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: F15Eagle

I’m offended by McCain’s remarks. Then again, I was never a fan.


5 posted on 02/27/2008 8:56:59 AM PST by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: F15Eagle

http://2005.700wlw.com/cc-common/mlib/1209/02/1209_1204110925.jpg

:)


6 posted on 02/27/2008 8:57:24 AM PST by KingSnorky
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To: F15Eagle

McCain’s “Straight Talk Express” just got PWND.


7 posted on 02/27/2008 8:57:45 AM PST by TADSLOS ( McCain-Feingold: "Good for thee but not for me"- John McCain)
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To: F15Eagle
Will someone please explain what McCain apologized for?

Exactly what was wrong with what Cunningham said?

Cunningham said NOTHING that required an apology--absolutely nothing. In fact, if McCain had NOT apologized, Cunningham's clip would have NEVER even been newsworthy.

8 posted on 02/27/2008 8:58:09 AM PST by stockstrader
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To: F15Eagle

No! McCain threw a conservative under the bus? Would a RINO do that???


9 posted on 02/27/2008 8:58:22 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: F15Eagle

When you at the level of trying to be elected to the highest office in the land, it doesn’t pay to use such inflamatory language. Whether the crowd is pleased by it isn’t the issue. It’s how much air time it will receive across the rest of the country afterward. A cutsie comment could sink a Presidential campaign, and Mr. Cunningham should be smart enough to know this. Save the smart-@ss remarks for your on-air time.


10 posted on 02/27/2008 8:58:38 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: F15Eagle
I saw the Cunningham re-runs. Crass and classless to say the least. One expects that kind of behavior from Code Pink.
11 posted on 02/27/2008 9:00:01 AM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: SoldierDad
Whether the crowd is pleased by it isn’t the issue. It’s how much air time it will receive across the rest of the country afterward.

You obviously have never been to a campaign rally. A 'warm up act' to energize the crowd is normal--in fact, McCain's aides' asked for 'red meat'!!!

McCain should apologize to Cunningham.

12 posted on 02/27/2008 9:00:14 AM PST by stockstrader
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To: F15Eagle

McCain thinks he’ll gain support of the media by denouncing conservatives. Come election day, he’ll have the support of neither.


13 posted on 02/27/2008 9:01:20 AM PST by Spok (Ignorance is no excuse-it's the real thing.)
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To: F15Eagle
McCain is just not an attractive candidate, in fact I find him pretty repulsive. He never misses an opportunity to stab a conservative, never.

There has to be a lesson here somewhere, but God help me if I can find it.

14 posted on 02/27/2008 9:01:32 AM PST by Pietro
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To: F15Eagle

McCain has little chance of attracting conservatives, now add
kiss ass to his resume and that surely will help.


15 posted on 02/27/2008 9:02:13 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: stockstrader

To demostrate to obama about how sorry he is, he should fire campaign staff involved with bringing this loudmouth to the event./s/


16 posted on 02/27/2008 9:02:26 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: F15Eagle
McCain's strategy of defending Democrats while throwing his Conservative supporters, particularly those in talk radio with millions of listeners, under the bus is surely a winner for November.

(More sarcasm for today)

17 posted on 02/27/2008 9:02:51 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: SoldierDad
When you at the level of trying to be elected to the highest office in the land, it doesn’t pay to use such inflamatory language. Whether the crowd is pleased by it isn’t the issue. It’s how much air time it will receive across the rest of the country afterward. A cutsie comment could sink a Presidential campaign, and Mr. Cunningham should be smart enough to know this. Save the smart-@ss remarks for your on-air time.

Nuff said

18 posted on 02/27/2008 9:03:13 AM PST by Intimidator (Its not unilateral,just try saying you're a Progressive Dem in your typical Evangelical chur)
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To: A CA Guy
"If he blows this any harder he should be below Bill Clinton on his knees doing the obvious so he is set for his fast approaching retirement."

Don't worry about McCain and his approaching retirement. Besides what he's ripped the taxpayers and lobbyists off for over the years, he's going to be well paid for his 2nd place finish in Nov. Half of it is probably in some overseas bank already, in euros, of course.

19 posted on 02/27/2008 9:03:22 AM PST by penowa
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To: SoldierDad

“When you at the level of trying to be elected to the highest office in the land, it doesn’t pay to use such inflamatory language. Whether the crowd is pleased by it isn’t the issue. It’s how much air time it will receive across the rest of the country afterward. A cutsie comment could sink a Presidential campaign, and Mr. Cunningham should be smart enough to know this. Save the smart-@ss remarks for your on-air time.”

Exactly...have some dignity and civility...and don’t give me this line that “I’m just using his middle name.” The point is that you are using it to imply that Obama is a muslim and that his loyalty should be questioned, just as Hillary used the photo to imply the same thing. I think there is plenty to attack Obama on, without sinking to this crap.


20 posted on 02/27/2008 9:03:22 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: F15Eagle
It’s pretty much the same thing Hillary said on the previous day.
21 posted on 02/27/2008 9:03:47 AM PST by isrul
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To: pennboricua
Yep, the last thing in the world that McCain needs to do,,,,is to get conservatives energized and rallying behind him.....lol

He sure doesn't want anything like that! /s

22 posted on 02/27/2008 9:04:08 AM PST by stockstrader
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To: F15Eagle

I’m no McCain fan but I agree with him for once. I have seen this jerk on TV saying Hussein Obama in every sentence. It’s childish. I’m sure Obama doesn’t care and his voters don’t care. It’s annoying and childish to keep repeating that.


23 posted on 02/27/2008 9:04:44 AM PST by Gypssy (Smart, Womanly & Conversative! :-)~~~)
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To: F15Eagle

I don’t know how you have both straight talk and policed talk. John McCain is the speech police. But who polices him when he opens his gutter mouth and calls fellow republicans a-holes or says f-you to them (and he uses the full term which I would never use).


24 posted on 02/27/2008 9:06:00 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: All
I am getting "hints" from the bosses (mods?) of FR (By having pics of MACACA deleted without even a mention of it! :), that I - at least should not say or SHOW anything derrogatory from our new "Conservative Champion." Same as when the actor-politician was declared 'sacred' /s a few weeks ago :)

But.. hey, this is a private outfit, so that is ok... but I am just saying... :)

25 posted on 02/27/2008 9:06:39 AM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 -- I am proud to support this man for my president and may be Huck :))
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To: penowa
Well, I guess we can hope for an early natural death before the main campaign and then maybe we can get less of an idiot to represent the Republicans.

There’s only a war, economy, higher taxes, a bunch of justices and socialism versus democracy on the line.

26 posted on 02/27/2008 9:07:25 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: F15Eagle
It looks like LOTS of people here have never been to a 'campaign rally' and seen a 'warm up act'--to fire up the crowd.

If you listen to many here,,,,I guess that McCain's aides should be fired--for asking the 'warm up act' to use 'red meat' in the 'pep rally' before the main event. Amazing.

27 posted on 02/27/2008 9:07:42 AM PST by stockstrader
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To: stockstrader

Red meat? From McCain? Directed at RATS? I don’t think so.


28 posted on 02/27/2008 9:08:44 AM PST by isrul
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To: F15Eagle
I saw Cunningham last night on Hannity & Colmes, he's a blowhard egotistic nutburger, IMO.

Hannity himself, IMO, was trying to distance himself from Cunningham.

29 posted on 02/27/2008 9:09:05 AM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: stockstrader

Reminds me of a story where one young woman and I had lunch plans -— for which she failed to show or even call.

About a year later or so, my friend and I were at a restaurant where she happened to come by, pulled up a chair and begin to chat.

I was rather surprised but conversed as if nothing had happened. About 15 or 20 minutes into conversation she remarked she was having trouble finding someone to date.

My best friend caught my eye but neither of us said anything and continued on politely.

Later he told me he started to say “Well, if you’d show up for your dates once in awhile maybe things would go a lot smoother”.

I laughed, telling him I would have scolded him at the table immediately -— but thanked him privately later.

That was about 10 years ago or so. I received word from his family he passed away just a few days before Christmas. We had a lot of laughs together in our 22 years of friendship.


30 posted on 02/27/2008 9:09:21 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: SoldierDad

Inflamatory language? Barak Hussein Obama is his legal name. Would it have been better if he had used McCain type language and said “F-you Senator Obama, you a-hole”? (Of course McCain would have used the full words).


31 posted on 02/27/2008 9:09:23 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: F15Eagle

I think McCain was right to distance himself from what the radio guy said. At the moment, Barack is the teflon guy, something the clintons are finding out the hard way, it would be wise for McCain to realize that he treads a fine line when it comes to attacks against Barack. Stick to the issues, don’t make it personal.
I don’t think it’s wise to try to play up a muslim angle, it will only make republicans appear anti muslim, and it could backfire big time. And let’s not fool ourselves as to why the guy kept saying Obama’s middle name.


32 posted on 02/27/2008 9:09:23 AM PST by psjones (u)
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To: theDentist
It's his Sista Souljah moment. Clinton faked a repudiation of leftist blacks so he could look good to moderate whites. McCain is showing that he thinks of conservatives as kooks, and is trying to appeal to the mushy middle and dems.

In that balancing act, he will fail miserably. I predict a landslide.

33 posted on 02/27/2008 9:09:59 AM PST by Defiant (The new GOP: A slightly slower road to socialist authoritarianism. Hoorah!)
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To: pennboricua
Absolutely. Because there is nothing more important than showing Obama how sorry he is. That’s his path to victory, for sure.
34 posted on 02/27/2008 9:11:19 AM PST by isrul
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To: F15Eagle

Everything Bill Cunningham said was factual. It just wasn’t politically correct. The Cult of the Obamessiah permits no blasphemy.


35 posted on 02/27/2008 9:12:19 AM PST by Malesherbes
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To: Dane
I saw Cunningham last night on Hannity & Colmes, he's a blowhard egotistic nutburger, IMO.

So it is okay for you to call someone a blowhard egotistic nutburger? Why is that respectable but calling Barak Hussein Obama by his legal given name disparaging?

36 posted on 02/27/2008 9:12:22 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
But..but, it’s sure to attract all those independents, moderates and undecided that are soooo important. Right?
37 posted on 02/27/2008 9:13:10 AM PST by isrul
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To: Dane

You nailed Cunningham exactly! He’s a big turn-off, and he’s not going doing McCain any good at all.


38 posted on 02/27/2008 9:13:20 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: F15Eagle

Hmm. Seems the article leaves out how the crowd loved Cunningham’s presentation.


39 posted on 02/27/2008 9:14:01 AM PST by FoxInSocks
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To: F15Eagle

See my tag line - changed it during the earlier thread about this subject.


40 posted on 02/27/2008 9:14:52 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Barack Hussein Obama - Barack Hussein Obama - Barack Hussein Obama. There, take that.)
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To: Inspectorette
You said to Dane: You nailed Cunningham exactly!

So you approve of Dane calling someone a blowhard egotistic nutburger, but calling someone by his legal given name is over-the-line?

41 posted on 02/27/2008 9:15:31 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: F15Eagle

This is just one more reason why I can not support McCain. Putting on my tin foil cap I am thinking Cunningham was set up. McCain knew who Cunningham was and he knew what he would say. What I don’t understand is why McCain did it.


42 posted on 02/27/2008 9:15:32 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN
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To: F15Eagle
John McCain's campaign = Bob Dole II

"Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory," eh John?

43 posted on 02/27/2008 9:17:37 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: F15Eagle
Way to "fire up the base," Mr. McAmnesty.

We now know to never get between McInsane and his beloved Dhimmicrats.

44 posted on 02/27/2008 9:17:41 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: CIB-173RDABN

IF McCain did it or ordered (and I have no idea) maybe he wanted a two-for-one -— get the joke out there (and it’s really no joke in all seriousness) and then denounce it to try and look stately.

You know, in politics, ya just never really know what folks are up to.

McCain, of course, doesn’t have a good conservative history, but at this point, I’m preferring him over Hillary and WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY over Obama, especially in regard to CIC.


45 posted on 02/27/2008 9:18:25 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Inspectorette
You nailed Cunningham exactly! He’s a big turn-off, and he’s not going doing McCain any good at all

Yeah, but trying to tell that to the Cunningham like insular blowhards on FR, that will inhabit this thread.

You and I will have a more cogent conversation with a brick wall, IMO.

46 posted on 02/27/2008 9:18:40 AM PST by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: All

I too am disappointed, yet not surprised, by McCain’s response to Billy Cunningham. One can be sure when the campaign gets hot and heavy the Obama camp will not hesitate to trash McCain.

However (there’s always a but right), I cannot stand Cunningham. Have not been able to listen to Sunday night since he took over the Drudge slot. I now have to listen to a Canadian oldies station until he gets off the air. His constant yelling is just too annoying.

The good news is he got Obama’s middle name out there to the general public. I have a friend who, until 2 days ago, did not know Barack’s middle name. The more people who know that the better. Consequently, since this has made all the has been media reports it’s now out there. I think our side should keep reminding the American public that it might just be a little troubling to have a president with an Arab middle name, and one who grew up mostly in a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. It bears noticing.


47 posted on 02/27/2008 9:18:43 AM PST by kedd
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past; Dane
So it is okay for you to call someone a blowhard egotistic nutburger? Why is that respectable but calling Barak Hussein Obama by his legal given name disparaging?

You have to understand the Danester. He/She/It will throw down on anyone who shames the champion of shamnesty. It's an ingrained muscle reflex.

48 posted on 02/27/2008 9:18:56 AM PST by TADSLOS ( McCain-Feingold: "Good for thee but not for me"- John McCain)
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To: F15Eagle

When his little puppet Lindsey Graham called all those opposed to ILLEGAL aliens “racists” and “bigots”, John McCain was silent.

When Senate buddy John Kerry called all National Guardsmen cowards and draft-dodgers, John McCain was silent.

When Teddy Kennedy savaged Robert Bork, John McCain was silent.

When Chuckie Hagel slandered President Bush, John McCain was silent.

Day by day John McCain shows his hatred and contempt for conservatives, and his higher love and respect for the hate-America, welfare-state liberals of the Democrat party who share membership in his Senate club.

When election day comes and it is my turn to voice my choice, I too will be silent.


49 posted on 02/27/2008 9:19:11 AM PST by oldbill
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To: F15Eagle

McCain really needs to grow a pair.


50 posted on 02/27/2008 9:19:40 AM PST by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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