Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

McCain seeks to quash fears on the right
Financial Times via Drudge Report ^ | May 6, 2008 | Andrew Ward

Posted on 05/06/2008 3:51:26 PM PDT by RDTF

John McCain promised on Tuesday to nominate conservative judges to the Supreme Court and for other judicial vacancies, seeking to quash doubts among some Republicans about his conservative credentials.

-snip-

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservativevote; mccain; rino
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last

1 posted on 05/06/2008 3:51:26 PM PDT by RDTF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Good idea on Juan’s part - they are getting very shaky due to his latest comments.

He wants to be POTUS, not Mexico.


2 posted on 05/06/2008 3:53:23 PM PDT by Baladas (M)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF
John McCain promised on Tuesday to nominate conservative judges to the Supreme Court and for other judicial vacancies, seeking to quash doubts among some Republicans about his conservative credentials.

Next step - figure out how to skip out appearing before La Raza.

3 posted on 05/06/2008 3:53:26 PM PDT by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF
McCain seeks to quash fears on the right
4 posted on 05/06/2008 3:54:24 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Fear isn’t the right word.

TRUST

And he will never have that fully from conservatives.

However, he can make some pledges now and take some action too. He IS a sitting senator afterall.

I am voting for him, but I would rather feel better about it by November.


5 posted on 05/06/2008 3:55:13 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

sneeze... sounds like horse.....spit....


6 posted on 05/06/2008 3:55:19 PM PDT by xcamel (Forget the past and you're doomed to repeat it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF
McCain seeks to quash fears on the right

The right side of Mexico? He's got you covered, amigos!

7 posted on 05/06/2008 3:57:26 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Good job. Now take illegal immigration on and we might have something for ya.


8 posted on 05/06/2008 3:57:39 PM PDT by romanesq
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

The question is, what is his definition of “conservative?”


9 posted on 05/06/2008 3:58:56 PM PDT by MrsPatriot (W...Still the President!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

If I trusted what he said, I wouldn’t be voting for the Constitution Party in November.


10 posted on 05/06/2008 3:59:10 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

so far I’ve gotten 2 fundraiser letters from him and where it asks you to sign (after putting in all your credit card stuff) I just wrote a little diatribe about how I’d love to send money if he would just BE a conservative and quit all his liberal nonsense;fire juan hernandez, quit saying we torture, quit talking about closing gitmo, etc etc.


11 posted on 05/06/2008 3:59:40 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF
Nah, Juan McCainiez can't be trusted.
12 posted on 05/06/2008 4:00:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: romanesq
Two threads from yesterday:

McCain still has immigration on his future agenda

Related article, with some statements by McCain:

McCain courts Hispanic voters
 
05/05/2008 2:04:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies · 547+ views
CNN ^ | May 05, 2008 | CNN
Sen. John McCain said Monday the tenor of the immigration debate has hurt the way Hispanic voters view the Republican Party. "I believe the majority of Hispanics share our view that the border must be secured, and the border must be secured first," McCain said in Phoenix, Arizona. "But they also want us to have an attitude which I think most Americans do, that these are God's children and they must be taken care of." The senator from Arizona used Cinco de Mayo as a launching pad for a new Spanish-language Web site on Monday, and he emphasized his stance...

13 posted on 05/06/2008 4:01:08 PM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Names Ash Housewares
I am voting for him, but I would rather feel better about it by November.

If you are already voting for him, why should he care how you feel about it. HE ALREADY HAS YOUR VOTE!

14 posted on 05/06/2008 4:01:30 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Hey Juan, that’s nice...but what about sealing the border from illegal aliens and stop trying to stomp out the 2nd Amendment for starters?


15 posted on 05/06/2008 4:01:49 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF
John McCain promised on Tuesday to nominate conservative judges to the Supreme Court

We'll see how THAT works when they have to stand before the largely democrat-controlled senate. We all saw how much trouble the libs gave Bush's nominees

16 posted on 05/06/2008 4:02:16 PM PDT by BloodOrFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Well, he must be getting sound advice then. The specter (NPI) of a RAT appointing Justices to SCOTUS is enough for us to choke down another excrement sandwich and vote for Juan over Hillary or Barry.


17 posted on 05/06/2008 4:05:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF; All
If McCain and conservatives were up to speed with the Constitution and its history, not only would they understand that the honest interpretation of the Constitution is decidedly conservative without needing more conservative justices, but they would understand that there's a major need for a shakeup in the USSC.

Although I despise activist judges as much as McCain does, McCain either doesn't understand or is ignoring the main problem with our courts.

The biggest problem with the courts is actually the people. The people are the problem because ignorance of the Constitution and how the government is supposed to work is epidemic. Widespread constitutional ignorance is evidenced by the following links.

http://tinyurl.com/npt6t
http://tinyurl.com/hehr8
The consequence of widespread constitutional ignorance is that the people are impotent to stop activist judges from walking all over our constitutional freedoms.

The way that we got into this mess with respect to activist judges versus constitutional ignorance, in my opinion, is as follows.

Judicial activism took a turn for the worst in the days of FDR's dirty politics. This is because FDR got the USSC to give the green light to his constitutionally unauthorized New Deal programs; the Court scandalously politically repealed 10th A. protected state powers in order to give FDR what he wanted. And by politically nuking 10th A. protected state powers, FDR foolishly created a political situation where there's now "nothing" in the Constitution that stops corrupt justices from allowing the feds to interefere with state affairs. And decades of activist justices ignoring 10th A. protected state powers has ultimately weakened traditional family values.

This post (<-click), while addressing tax issues, provides more details as to how the 10th A. stood in the way of FDR establishing his New Deal programs.

And this post (<-click), while addressing abortion, gives examples of how corrupt justices then began using FDR's "license" to ignore 10th A. protected state powers to eventually stifle traditional family values. The USSC's scandalous legalization of abortion and today's suppression of ID discussion in public school classrooms are examples of this corruption.

Again, because of widespread ignorance of the Constitution and its history, it seems that the best that response that people have given to Constitution-ignoring activist judges is to sit on their hands with their mouths wide open.

The bottom line is that, instead of putting all the blame for the USSC's injustices on activist justices, the people need to reconnect with the Founder's intentions for the division of federal and government state powers. The people then need to get in the faces of the feds, demanding that the feds start respecting the Constitution that they have sworn to defend, particularly where wrongly ignored 10th A. protected state powers are concerned. This not only includes allowing religion-related discussions in public schools while respecting people's 14th A. protections, for example, but also putting a stop to all constitutionally unauthorized federal spending while appropriately lowering federal taxes.

18 posted on 05/06/2008 4:08:25 PM PDT by Amendment10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded

If McCain wants my vote he should name an ultra conservative VP and begin to look ill, maybe clutch his chest every now and then.


19 posted on 05/06/2008 4:09:13 PM PDT by DaveyB (Land of the taxed and home of the slave)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: nonliberal

I am voting AGAINST Obamanation or the Hildabeast and he knows it.

What choice do I have? The time is well passed now for bitching about it.

However, McCain can build some much needed mojo for himself by taking action in the months to come.


20 posted on 05/06/2008 4:12:29 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

John McCain is the luckiest Presidential candidate,he can seem move to the right and Republicans will jump on board,but if obama or hilliary try it,all hell will break loose.


21 posted on 05/06/2008 4:30:12 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

A great start would be to denounce “The race” and announce plans to double-up construction of the border fence.


22 posted on 05/06/2008 4:34:53 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Q: How can you tell MacCain is lying?

A: His lips are moving.

If he lies about one thing, only a fool would believe he won’t lie about others.


23 posted on 05/06/2008 5:02:37 PM PDT by E. Cartman (Ronald Reagan's single biggest mistake: Picking Poppy Bush to be his veep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Cartman

It doesn’t seem to make a difference to folks if he’s lying or not.

I used to think it was that they simply prefered McCain(R) to McCain(D).

Now it’s evident they’ll merely settle for ScrewUsOverUnMercifully(R) vs ScrewUsOverUnMercifully(D).

Who cares if the nation goes down as long as there is an (R) at the helm, it will be bliss.


24 posted on 05/06/2008 5:32:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Who opposes John McCain's leftist agenda? The RNC, Rep Congress members, the Democrats? Good luck!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

McCain seeks to quash the right

much more truthful


25 posted on 05/06/2008 5:47:29 PM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin445.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrsPatriot

“The question is, what is his definition of “conservative?”

Lindsay Graham?


26 posted on 05/06/2008 5:48:50 PM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin445.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Names Ash Housewares

“What choice do I have?”

www.constitutionparty.com


27 posted on 05/06/2008 5:50:01 PM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin445.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

“The Republican presidential candidate said he would use John Roberts and ­Samuel Alito, who were appointed to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush, as his “model” when choosing nominees”

What did mclame say, something about someone wearing their Conservatism on their sleeve?

I believe what mclame says just as much as I would believe a serial killer telling me “I won’t hurt you if you don’t scream”.


28 posted on 05/06/2008 6:11:42 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (A Lesser Evil Is Still Evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Towed_Jumper
Hey Juan, thats nice...but what about sealing the border from illegal aliens and stop trying to stomp out the 2nd Amendment for starters?

He's never been very fond of the First Amendment either.

29 posted on 05/06/2008 6:32:38 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

Comment #30 Removed by Moderator

To: RDTF

“John McCain promised on Tuesday to nominate conservative judges to the Supreme Court and for other judicial vacancies...”

And he’ll bend like a pretzel the second that Sen. Kennedy or Schumer say boo. If Sen. McCain is elected, what we’ll ultimately end up with are Justices to the left of David Souter.

Why Senator McCain’s promises have any credibility at all given his record is beyond me.


31 posted on 05/06/2008 7:19:49 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF
McCain seeks to quash fears on the right

The Right is unafraid. The RINOs and Moderates however, need to change their shorts.

[...] seeking to quash doubts among some Republicans about his conservative credentials.

His conservative credentials are not in doubt, they are not in evidence.

Go sit on your porch, McCain. You'll get no vote from me.

32 posted on 05/06/2008 7:33:56 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: spacejunkie01

I mail in the empty envelope with “Build the Fence” printed on both sides. I believe they are getting a lot of those.


33 posted on 05/06/2008 7:44:23 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Baladas

He should run for President of Mexico!


34 posted on 05/06/2008 7:55:41 PM PDT by TheLion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Ingtar

How can you vote for a pro-surrender party like the CP?


35 posted on 05/06/2008 10:26:13 PM PDT by Antonio C (God bless John McCain, George W. Bush, and our troops)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Grunthor

The Constitution Party are a bunch of extremist anti-American nutjobs who want to surrender the world to al qaeda.


36 posted on 05/06/2008 10:30:56 PM PDT by Antonio C (God bless John McCain, George W. Bush, and our troops)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Grunthor

That may be a choice in another ten years.
Maybe.


37 posted on 05/06/2008 10:48:34 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: nonliberal
I suggest name calling not be in your debate repertoire.
38 posted on 05/06/2008 10:49:43 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Antonio C
Then try this:

http://falconparty.com

For pro-life, pro-gun, pro-border, pro-military, pro-security, red meat-eating Americans.

39 posted on 05/07/2008 1:06:53 AM PDT by Lexinom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

Comment #40 Removed by Moderator

To: MrsPatriot

“The question is, what is his definition of “conservative?”

A cross between Lieberman and Lindsay Graham.


41 posted on 05/07/2008 4:41:02 AM PDT by Luke21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Antonio C

I’ll either vote for them or write in, I will not vote for a surrender party like the McCain version of the Republican Party.


42 posted on 05/07/2008 6:16:47 AM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Antonio C

I would call you a liar but you are just spouting your opinion.


43 posted on 05/07/2008 8:08:05 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin445.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Names Ash Housewares

“That may be a choice in another ten years.
Maybe.”

I another ten years the GOP will be putting forth candidates in the mold of Ted Kennedy.


44 posted on 05/07/2008 8:08:59 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin445.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

The only thing McCain will quash is his colostomy bag.


45 posted on 05/07/2008 8:12:11 AM PDT by jetson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grunthor

Perhaps.
I meant another party may have someone who could win in ten years if it could grow large enough.
There is no conservative “Perot” even right now as any kind of realistic viable option to McCain.


46 posted on 05/07/2008 8:14:12 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Antonio C

The Constitution party won’t take American half-way around the world to fight radical islam, but they would close the border in a very kick-ass fashion. Of course, there are those would not approve of closing the border aren’t there?


47 posted on 05/07/2008 8:27:24 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Save your dignity and vote third party conservative.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Reaganwuzthebest

“He’s never been very fond of the First Amendment either.”

Man, you got that right too...I forgot about “McCain-Fiengold.”

Also, if you want to see what illegal aliens are doing to my beautiful state of Arizona, take a look at this:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354398,00.html

I’ve seen this “in person” while hunting down near the Mexican border.


48 posted on 05/07/2008 10:54:52 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: RDTF; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Calpernia; calcowgirl; indylindy; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; ...
Fuhgeddabatit, Senor Juan.

"Saying" you will name conservative judges is chump change compared to what you MUST to do to court conservatives.

We demand Juan name conservatives with proven credentials to top positions in his campaign.

Juan must lose hernandez, the Azatlan sucker attached to his campaign.

Juan MUST denounce Reconquista NOW in all print and brodcast media venues.

Then we'll talk.

49 posted on 05/07/2008 11:55:31 AM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liz

McCain has already taken up the fight for Illegal Immigrant Amnesty again. Is he totally insane?


50 posted on 05/07/2008 11:58:21 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson