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Is John McCain Stupid?
Wall Street Journal Online ^ | July 31, 2008 | DANIEL HENNINGER

Posted on 07/30/2008 7:10:15 PM PDT by dr_who

Is John McCain losing it?

On Sunday, he said on national television that to solve Social Security "everything's on the table," which of course means raising payroll taxes. On July 7 in Denver he said: "Senator Obama will raise your taxes. I won't."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; mccain; mccainlist; mccaintruthfile; poorpoorrinos; rino
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Sigh.
1 posted on 07/30/2008 7:10:15 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

No fan of McCain... but... yawn.


2 posted on 07/30/2008 7:11:57 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ping


3 posted on 07/30/2008 7:12:05 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: dr_who

John McCain is clever as all hell. He defined Obama while staying out of the media....


4 posted on 07/30/2008 7:12:32 PM PDT by Porterville (would you rather live in today's britain or yesterday's CCCP?)
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To: dr_who

Privatizing SS. Is that on the table John?


5 posted on 07/30/2008 7:12:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: dr_who

Yes he is but we’re stuck with him.


6 posted on 07/30/2008 7:12:50 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: dr_who

In response to the headline; It would appear so.

Thus we are stuck voting not for the lesser of two evils, but voting against the eviler of two lessers.


7 posted on 07/30/2008 7:12:58 PM PDT by MCCRon58 (Freedom does not mean you are free from the consequences of your own freely made decisions.)
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To: dr_who

yes


8 posted on 07/30/2008 7:14:05 PM PDT by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: dr_who
Is John McCain Stupid?

Stupid ? No ! Corrupt ? Maybe ! Confused ? Quite Certainly !

9 posted on 07/30/2008 7:16:08 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Geeze now if i could only learn how to spell)
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To: dr_who
Is John McCain Stupid?

Yes. And a tool.

10 posted on 07/30/2008 7:16:16 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy)
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To: MCCRon58

Depends on your point of view.


11 posted on 07/30/2008 7:16:50 PM PDT by csmusaret (McCain and Obama represent the evil of two lessers.)
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To: dr_who

And Obama is a bastion of straight talk?


12 posted on 07/30/2008 7:18:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dr_who
This isn't a flip-flop. It's a sex-change operation.

Henninger is pretty clever (unless he's talking about amnesty for illegal aliens, then he's a rodent.)

13 posted on 07/30/2008 7:20:06 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: DManA

Not only is it on the table, it’s in McCain’s platform!


14 posted on 07/30/2008 7:20:11 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates; DManA
Not only is it on the table, it’s in McCain’s platform!

Of course I'm referring to privatizing SS - not raising payroll taxes.
15 posted on 07/30/2008 7:21:19 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: dr_who
Is John McCain Stupid?

As in days gone by, it depends on what the definition of "is" is

16 posted on 07/30/2008 7:23:14 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: dr_who

17 posted on 07/30/2008 7:24:07 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If you couldn't stand to be in a packed room of RINOs & LIBERALS for 3+hours DO NOT VOTE for McObama)
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To: dr_who

Just praying someone who is ‘smart’ makes John read this article!

Sigh.....


18 posted on 07/30/2008 7:25:06 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: dr_who

Yes, he keeps digging a deeper hole upon opening his mouth.


19 posted on 07/30/2008 7:29:18 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (No mas Juan "Traitor Rat" McAmnesty)
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To: dr_who

I just heard McCain on TV saying it’s Obama, and not McCain, who wants to raise payroll taxes.

McCain has rejected raising payroll taxes as a fix for social security. In fact, one could make a case that that would not fix social security.

Social security’s problems need things on the table that will actually fix it.

It needs to be restructured.


20 posted on 07/30/2008 7:32:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: dr_who
Is John McCain losing it?

A long time ago.

I've never been a conspiracy theorist, but when the American electorate is given a choice between a token socialist and global warming "conservative," it makes me think there are things you just can't understand unless you've slept overnight in the coffin.
21 posted on 07/30/2008 7:36:16 PM PDT by farmer18th (Iraqi Nation Building GWB-Style: "No law that contradicts.. Islam may be established")
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To: dr_who
Is Daniel Henninger stupid? He's picking flyspecks out of pepper. As are numerous myopic freepers. Grow up swee'peas, there's a future at stake-- and trust me, you don't want it in the tender hands of the Obama meister.
22 posted on 07/30/2008 7:41:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: dr_who
Is Daniel Henninger stupid? He's picking flyspecks out of pepper. As are numerous myopic freepers. Grow up swee'peas, there's a future at stake-- and trust me, you don't want it in the tender hands of the Obama meister.
23 posted on 07/30/2008 7:43:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

What is wrong with you people?

McCain could be the ultimate retard and run circles around Obama for love of this Country!

I vote the stupid Patriot over the slimy socialist any day of the week.


24 posted on 07/30/2008 7:48:09 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: dr_who

Is John McCain Stupid?

YES!


25 posted on 07/30/2008 7:48:11 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Porterville
“John McCain is clever as all hell. He defined Obama while staying out of the media....”

I intend to vote for McCain because the alternative would ruin this country. However, McCain is not even close to clever much less smart. Even worse, he is both arrogant and dull (as in not smart). To top it off he is a sarcastic wise ass - and has never outgrown these deficiencies from his academy days. Butttttt, nevertheless, I will vote for him I suppose. I sure wish his handlers would put a shorter leash on him though...

26 posted on 07/30/2008 7:51:58 PM PDT by snoringbear ('Just so to get the terminology correct; it goes like this; the federal government is the Pimp, the)
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To: dr_who

I can’t put into words how much I hate this bloody election.


27 posted on 07/30/2008 7:54:55 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Best. Press Secretary. Ever. ~~ RIP, Tony)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I can’t put into words how much I hate this bloody election.

The fix is in. We're screwed no matter what.

28 posted on 07/30/2008 7:56:27 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: dr_who

Is this a trick question?


29 posted on 07/30/2008 7:58:18 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: dr_who

If you work in government and aren’t confused, then you must be stupid.


30 posted on 07/30/2008 7:59:27 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: dr_who

Yes, I think he is “dumb as a box of hammers”. But whadayagonnado.

Where is Bob Dole when you need him. Isn’t it his turn yet?


31 posted on 07/30/2008 8:07:53 PM PDT by RobRoy (This is comical)
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To: dr_who
to solve Social Security "everything's on the table," which of course means raising payroll taxes.

Hey Daniel, don't put words in McCain's mouth. That's the problem with the media. They think they know everything. How could he possibly know what McCain is saying? McCain doesn't even know. LOL

32 posted on 07/30/2008 8:12:32 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: dr_who
SmileyCentral.com
33 posted on 07/30/2008 8:17:35 PM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: dr_who

The author managed to have an article appears on WSJ only based on a very vague answer, “everything is on the table”?


34 posted on 07/30/2008 8:23:53 PM PDT by paudio (Like it or not, 'conservatism' is a word with many meanings. Yours may be different from mine.)
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To: MCCRon58
As usual one has to understand that it was the Media that interpreted “...everything is on the table” to mean “higher taxes.” Please see Mr. McCain's unequivocal response in
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/jul/30/john-mccain-says-he-wont-raise-taxes/
35 posted on 07/30/2008 8:25:48 PM PDT by francesco525
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To: hinckley buzzard
Grow up swee'peas, there's a future at stake-- and trust me, you don't want it in the tender hands of the Obama meister.

Nobody here does, and you McCain sycophants need to get over that delusion. The fact that Obama is an outright Marxist doesn't somehow make McCain a great guy, though. McCain's an arrogant moron, and a terrible candidate; I'm convinced he'll make a terrible president. That doesn't mean I won't vote for him (I might), and it doesn't mean I like Obama (I most certainly don't). But McCain is a steaming turd of a candidate.

36 posted on 07/30/2008 9:03:41 PM PDT by xjcsa (Has anyone seen my cornballer?)
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To: dr_who
John McCain puts the "stupid" in The Stupid Party.

What did we do, exactly, to deserve this?

37 posted on 07/30/2008 9:03:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: dr_who
Is John McCain stupid? Why yes, yes he is.
38 posted on 07/30/2008 9:05:25 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: francesco525; paudio; NRA2BFree

Have you guys seen the video? There’s no other way to interpret it - McCain was clearly and obviously leaving the door open to higher payroll taxes. Whether he meant it or not (apparently not), whether it was a senior moment or a lapse of some kind or whatever, he said what he said in a rather extended conversation. He steadfastly refused to take tax increases off the table when given the chance. He has now repudiated the idea, but don’t try to deny the interview happened or that he was misunderstood.


39 posted on 07/30/2008 9:07:20 PM PDT by xjcsa (Has anyone seen my cornballer?)
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yeah mccain can raise taxes and a few rs will say HE”S NOT OBAMA!!!!HE WILL GIVE US CONSERVATIVE SCOTUS JUDGES. I will laugh when hillary is a supreme court judge or someone like her. hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha

why so serious!!!!!!


40 posted on 07/30/2008 9:11:58 PM PDT by Liberty2007 (Here's Dr. Savage's analysis on the POTUS race"The Afro-Leninist vs The Sarcophogus)
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To: xjcsa
Have you guys seen the video?

OK.....what video? I went back and checked but I didn't see a video?? I usually watch videos when I see them.

41 posted on 07/30/2008 9:19:02 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: NRA2BFree
OK.....what video? I went back and checked but I didn't see a video?? I usually watch videos when I see them.

The interview in question (where McCain insists repeatedly that "everything is on the table") was televised on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. I don't know if the interview is available online (couldn't find it in a quick search), but Stephanopoulos tried to pin McCain down on the question of tax increases; McCain just repeated that all options were on the table. There was no ambiguity as to what he was talking about; he was talking about tax increases.

I don't think he meant it, but yes, McCain is stupid.

42 posted on 07/30/2008 9:22:53 PM PDT by xjcsa (Has anyone seen my cornballer?)
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To: dr_who
Is John McCain Stupid?

John McCain dropped bombs on communists. That's not stupid. Barak Obama made friends with communists like Bill Ayers. Now that is stupid.
43 posted on 07/30/2008 9:55:33 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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Funny how so many people are delusional over McCain. The guy is a liberal.

Even funnier is someone here really thinks that McCain is going to appoint conservative SCOTUS justices...man how do people forget McCain was one of the Gang of 14 liberals blocking Federal Court judges.


44 posted on 07/30/2008 10:02:58 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (McBama....Over 300 Million Screwed)
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To: snoringbear
I will vote for him I suppose.

We all will if we are smart. Obama is just too terrible in too many ways, especially when I think of how he will invigorate our enemies and inspire more ruthless attacks on innocents, not too mention placing our troops in increased jeopardy. We will vote for McCain because it is our civic duty to keep someone with Obama's character and intentions of the office. I agree with you that John McCain is absolutely the worst candidate of my life time and I am an old hag. But know the right thing to do.

That is why I am supporting Ann Coulter's movement to Get Drunk and Vote For McCain. I don't drink but I am assisting other people in getting drunk enough to vote for McCain and driving them to the polls.

45 posted on 07/30/2008 10:15:55 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
The guy is a liberal.
Please, don't hollow out the term.
When people on the right start labeling everyone they have a disagreement with a "liberal", it renders the term meaningless and powerless.
Like the little boy who cried "wolf", you damage all of our credibility everytime you cry "liberal".
 
46 posted on 07/30/2008 10:22:08 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain - For the LOVE of Country)
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To: Zevonismymuse

People who are drunk are far more likely to have impaired judgement and motor skills.
A certain percentage of drunk McCain voters will emerge from the voting booth having voted for Obama, accidentally or otherwise.

And yet another percentage will have mistakenly voted for Pat Buchanan.


47 posted on 07/30/2008 10:25:16 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain - For the LOVE of Country)
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To: dr_who

Listen, he is a genius. He knows that the media will not pay attention to anything he says, unless it is provocative. This way, he gets some cameras pointed at him, at the very least. He can “explain” his “real” position-—and he gets some free face time with the news outlets.

Obama has tons of money, and loads of love from the media, who cover up his mistakes.

McCain has to be sly in how he spends his money.

At least that is what I hope is going on!


48 posted on 07/30/2008 10:32:40 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: RobRoy

Bob Dole had his turn...or did you blank out the whole 1996 election?


49 posted on 07/30/2008 10:38:01 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: dr_who

McCain is dumb as dirt, yes. He thinks he can solve oil prices by regulating speculators. The man is no genius that’s for sure. And no fiscal conservative either.


50 posted on 07/30/2008 10:47:46 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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