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McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)
Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet

After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals.

"We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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Well, I guess that means anyone who supports McPain had better toe the line or else....

Me, though I don't support His Emperor, have nevertheless, taken the high road and have taken to refer to B.O. as "Barack ("Peace Be Upon His Middle No Name") Obama.

For all who have (and continue to) criticize those of us (as well as Rush for suggesting same) who voted for The Beast, this is just more proof that unless the Dhummy nomination process is extended thru the convention, and Hitlery and her surogates such as Geraldine Ferraro, take the fight to B.O., no one on the Republican side will dare lay a glove on The Presumptive Annointed One.

The tumult, confusion and chaos which is being exibited within the DemoRat party is something to be savored and encouraged and cannot but help hurt them and could even end up splintering them if it ends up getting out of hand. We can only hope and pray.

1 posted on 03/12/2008 11:27:17 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Nothing gets between McCain and his beloved Democrat masters.
2 posted on 03/12/2008 11:28:14 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

McCain has morphed in to a pansy or is senile. Neither of which we need as CiC.


3 posted on 03/12/2008 11:29:31 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Sorry, Maverick John.

This conservative is not addicted to aisle-crossing, especially when one considers the historically odious bunch across the aisle.


4 posted on 03/12/2008 11:30:52 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Resolute Conservative

Reminds one of an NVA officer shoving papers in front of POWs and telling them to read it into radio microphones now doesn`t it ( ahem..songbird) .


5 posted on 03/12/2008 11:31:19 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today...

Pathetic journalism. The campaign manager was not FORCED to respond. The campaign manager and his candidate CHOSE to respond, because they are afraid of taking on the real enemy. Instead, McCain's campaign seems inclined to attack CONSERVATIVES instead of liberals.

6 posted on 03/12/2008 11:31:33 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
"We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff [...]

Well that counts me out.

7 posted on 03/12/2008 11:32:07 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Conservative always, Republican no more.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Calling Obama by his middle name is okay on Talk Radio and FR. In the real world, it is best to attack Obama’s Marxist record. Obama poses a challenge for conservatives. Any criticism of Obama is seen thru a racist smell test.


8 posted on 03/12/2008 11:32:19 AM PDT by Kuksool (Hussein Obama will Change America for the worse.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

So McCain is now outlawing mavericks?

No fair!


9 posted on 03/12/2008 11:32:57 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

10 posted on 03/12/2008 11:33:45 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: All

"Just shut up and hold your nose, you filthy conservatives!
Nothing gets between me and my buddies in the Democrat Party!"


11 posted on 03/12/2008 11:33:59 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Resolute Conservative

He just lost my vote. I’ll vote for the Libertarian candidate - he’s GOT to be more conservative than this.


12 posted on 03/12/2008 11:34:19 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Good girl. You have been set free.


13 posted on 03/12/2008 11:35:37 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
He forgot to give us global warming and evil pharmaceutical talking points. And where are the amnesty and Republican Campaign Finance Reform talking points? How will I know what to tell all those Republicans I'm gonna try to convince to vote for McCain?
14 posted on 03/12/2008 11:35:45 AM PDT by Perchant
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To: Digital Sniper

That’s a wide stance....I wonder if McCain and Larry Craig are buddies.....


15 posted on 03/12/2008 11:37:37 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

sí señor McCain

16 posted on 03/12/2008 11:37:53 AM PDT by MaxMax (I need a life after politics)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Ok. Now I had to change my tagline. It used to start with “I’m no fan of McCain” but that is too much of an understatement! Soon it will probably morph in to “I can’t stand..”

Lucky for Juan, short of his advocating surrender and infanticide, I could never prefer the opposition.


17 posted on 03/12/2008 11:38:01 AM PDT by marinamuffy (I really dislike McCain but I'll crawl over broken glass to vote against Hillary or the Obamanation.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Yes, sir, Maverick, Sir!

Wait...I’m not an ally. So screw that.

I haven’t taken shots at his name but if it irritates McCain so much I’m tempted to do so. But I’m certainly not going to insult people who do choose to do so.


18 posted on 03/12/2008 11:38:07 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (If Fox were part of the VRWC they wouldn’t be shilling for Rudy.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Every day, McCain shows why he will not win this election. He keeps censoring others and shooting his allies in the back.

You know, like he has done to us Conservatives for the last eight years.

Please,Lord, have mercy on us and let this dolt politically implode before September’s convention.We need a non-Manchurian cnadidate.


19 posted on 03/12/2008 11:39:20 AM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
"He just lost my vote. I’ll vote for the Libertarian candidate - he’s GOT to be more conservative than this.

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. lol

20 posted on 03/12/2008 11:39:57 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: Resolute Conservative

“McCain has morphed in to a pansy or is senile. Neither of which we need as CiC.”

I disagree. We should allow Barack and Hillery to continue their hair-pulling, eye-poking bed wetting tantrums. On some level, most rational voters will realize the difference between an adult and pandering, pathetic little children.

Obama is trying to stay on point, but Hillery keeps dragging him into the cess pool, which is her natural environment. Their squallering will continue for months. Why should Mc Cain voluntarily enter the food fight?


21 posted on 03/12/2008 11:40:00 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: Right Cal Gal

I’m starting to agree. The day I thought a Libertarian would be more conservative then the Republican on the top of the ticket...this is crazy.

Three blasted liberals without a saving grace among them.


22 posted on 03/12/2008 11:40:47 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (If Fox were part of the VRWC they wouldn’t be shilling for Rudy.)
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To: Eurale

McCain supporters just do not get it, the man is senile and/or has been neutered. He will not stand up for this country and will fail as CiC just as bad as any Dim will.

Mark my words. McCain is not CiC material he will sell us out with inaction in a Arizona non-daylight savings minute whe it comes to fighting our enemies .


23 posted on 03/12/2008 11:42:54 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The campaign manager and his candidate CHOSE to respond, because they are afraid of taking on the real enemy. Instead, McCain's campaign seems inclined to attack CONSERVATIVES instead of liberals.

That is because conservatives ARE the real enemy, to them.

24 posted on 03/12/2008 11:44:10 AM PDT by thulldud (Insanity: Electing John McCain again and expecting a different result.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

well said. how in the world did we get in this fix?


25 posted on 03/12/2008 11:45:02 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: rrrod

Open primaries. That’s how.

Now, this needs fixed before 2012.

In the meantime, everyone needs to understand that McCain is not going to do what it takes to defeat either dhimmirat.

Right now, fortunately, we’re seeing a huge rat-fight.


26 posted on 03/12/2008 11:46:37 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Eurale

He won’t fight an obvious anti-American candidate for President what makes you think for one minute he will fight offshore enemies? Changing his spots at the age of 72?


27 posted on 03/12/2008 11:47:09 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rrrod

#26 basically and apathy on the part of Americans who are afraid of being label racist, bigot, homophobe, or insensitve.


28 posted on 03/12/2008 11:48:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rrrod

“how in the world did we get in this fix?”

Failure on the part of Republican leadership, most notably President Bush, to keep the conservative message and idea set before the AMerican people.

Most Americans lean conservative, they just don’t know it.


29 posted on 03/12/2008 11:53:15 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Resolute Conservative

“He won’t fight an obvious anti-American candidate for President what makes you think for one minute he will fight offshore enemies? Changing his spots at the age of 72?”

And Hillery or Obama would? First of all, it’s not time to fight them because they’re fighting each other. And secondly, I can find no correlation between political fights and defending this country against its enemies.

So, what are the options? Vote for Hillery or Obama, or Mc Cain, or don’t vote, or throw your vote away by voting for someone who can’t win. The democrats couldn’t do a better job of splintering the Republican base if they planted operatives on FR to accomplish that objective.

A vote for Mc Cain is not the same as voting for a democratic contender. Not even close.


30 posted on 03/12/2008 11:58:11 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Free political speech is a foreign concept to John McCain.

Maybe he’ll give it amnesty...


31 posted on 03/12/2008 11:59:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (“The Dem. Party is a fine party. I have no problems with their views and philosophy.“ - John McCain)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I am absolutely no fan of McCain; however, I will hold my nose and vote for him. I think the reason the McCain campaign is trying to keep the insults to a minimum is because there is a very good chance that Hillary will kneecap BOH and get the nomination. Blacks will be incensed. They will have two alternatives: stay at home or vote Republican. If they do the latter, they can realize that they can vote for a Republican and the Earth will still spin on its axis. It’s a play for the black vote.


32 posted on 03/12/2008 12:05:07 PM PDT by Free State Four
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To: MaxMax

HUSSEIN


33 posted on 03/12/2008 12:18:20 PM PDT by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: Eurale

“First of all, it’s not time to fight them because they’re fighting each other”

It is always the time to fight them. What is he suppose to do for 6 months play golf? If he won’t let his supporters call a man by his given name or question another candidates’ stated position then he has a resolve problem. I’d hate to see that resolve problem manifest itself when Iran is loading warheads.

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke. So many of our GOP faithful are satisfied with doing nothing and have been for years. If McCain wants to win in November and even have a prayer of drawing real conservatives back in he’d had better go or get out of the bathroom. He needs to start his campaign now and stop thinking we’ll vote for him because we have to. I DO NOT have to vote for anyone and I won;t vote for him unless he shows some sort of a spine and conservative strategy for dealing with amnesty and other issues.

If he waits until late summer to start trying to expose their agenda via the MSM he will be silenced and lose in a 2 to 1 margin.


34 posted on 03/12/2008 12:22:42 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
OK Senor MaCaniac I will try my Boy Scout best not to mention Osama Mamma's middle name.

Lets see was that Husein, Insane, Ursine, Ursine, AllahAkbarHusieene gosh I don't have the foggiest as to what he should be called.

One thing for damn sure he will like most Democrat black politicians play the despicable race card each and every time humanly possible, whether necessary or not.

I find this to be a good reason not to vote for a man who has a Robert Mugabbe, Zimbabwe attitude towards whites and America.

35 posted on 03/12/2008 12:27:01 PM PDT 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: Conservative Vermont Vet

McCain, you better WAKE UP! When the general election begins, the RATS will eat you alive if you continue with the “Gentleman John” pansy attitude. You BETTER go for the throat and draw lotsa blood, and fast. Liberals are your enemy.........oh, wait........I forgot. You are one. We are soooo doomed! No matter who wins. It’s over! The train wreck of amnesty is coming down the tracks!


36 posted on 03/12/2008 12:29:07 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

“We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign.”

IIRC, Rep. King was speaking only for himself, not the McCain campaign. Since when does McCain get to tell all Republicans what they may or may not say? We’re electing a President, not a dictator!


37 posted on 03/12/2008 12:33:06 PM PDT by LadyNavyVet (“I will offer a choice, not an echo.” Barry Goldwater)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I think he is quite delusional. His self righteous sanctimony is pathological. His attempt to control what everyone says is frightening of his contempt for freedom of speech. He must not be the nominee of the GOP. If here are any sane Republicans left, they must step forward and stop this. even if it means seizing control of the convention by peaceful bu irresistible means. The establishment must be made to understand hat if they dare foist this deranged old fool on us, we will not elect him. They need to be slapped upside the head until they get the message.
38 posted on 03/12/2008 12:33:24 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
They're not afraid of taking on the real enemy. The real enemy is the conservative. Anyone who doesn't understand this, by now, hasn't been paying attention.
39 posted on 03/12/2008 12:35:40 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Kuksool
I'm sure you're not following the little dictator's talking points if you use Marxist to describe anything regarding his honorable, good, Marxist friend. It is McCain who is not in the real world. I have never seen a candidate behave in this manner.
40 posted on 03/12/2008 12:39:09 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: marinamuffy
Juan's good fortune is America's misfortune.
41 posted on 03/12/2008 12:41:13 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I believe it’s pretty fundamental that when your enemy is digging a hole, you don’t offer to jump in and help them dig. The only way McCain can get MSM coverage at this point is to engage in personal attacks like his opponents are doing almost daily. If he did that, the MSM would focus entirely on McCain’s nagative personal attacks, thus creating a ceasefire between his opponents. Remember that even questioning a liberal is seen my the MSM as an attack.

McCain is not my first choice either, but I’ll never demand that he slit his throat at the alter of the all-too-eager liberal MSM chihuahua’s.


42 posted on 03/12/2008 12:42:30 PM PDT by Eurale
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To: exit82
He doesn't care that much about winning an election. This is about settling a score. McCain would be quite comfortable with a RAT (other than himself) in the White House. He works o well with them.

This is all about wiping out any conservative influence in the GOP.

43 posted on 03/12/2008 12:44:01 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Eurale
McCain is already in a blood fight. A blood fight with those masochistic enough to support him. I never remember any candidate spending his time abusing his supporters the way this self righteous fool does. There's nothing adult about it.
44 posted on 03/12/2008 12:46:52 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: isrul

And, if I were a liberal stooge who just got his marching orders at 3AM from Hillery or Barack to get on websites like FR and do everything to question and dismantle everything McCain -— it would look just like the kind of comments being posted herein.


45 posted on 03/12/2008 12:52:17 PM PDT by Eurale
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To: Eurale
There is no reason for any conservative to expect anything but abuse and betrayal from McCain. Either as a senator, a candidate, or a president. In the White House, he would accommodate, placate and collude with his good friends across the aisle. Iraq is not the only problem facing the US. There are actually things much closer to home and more immediately dangerous. And McCain is on the wrong side.
46 posted on 03/12/2008 12:54:16 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Eurale

Arrrg! When did it become a personal attack to point out what someone has stated he/she will do if elected and what they have said or done in the past? It is drawing contrast and you cannot do it in the 3 weeks before the election and expect to get any attention drawn to it.

The truth is sometimes ugly and not pretty.


47 posted on 03/12/2008 12:54:23 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Free State Four
When it comes to conservatives, McCain isn't keeping insults too a minimum. It's as if e was running against his own party. And in his demented mind, he probably thinks he is.
48 posted on 03/12/2008 12:56:26 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Resolute Conservative
What on earth makes you think he will change his tactics in late summer. He's running against the Republicans and he will continue to do so.
49 posted on 03/12/2008 12:58:16 PM PDT by isrul (Help make koranimals an endangered species)
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To: Eurale

“And, if I were a liberal stooge who just got his marching orders at 3AM from Hillery or Barack to get on websites like FR and do everything to question and dismantle everything McCain -— it would look just like the kind of comments being posted herein.”

And if I were a McCain campaign shill with a recent sign on date my posts might look exactly like yours.


50 posted on 03/12/2008 12:58:48 PM PDT by LadyNavyVet (“I will offer a choice, not an echo.” Barry Goldwater)
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