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RNC: McCain Won’t Choose Abortion-Supporting Running Mate
FOXNEWS.com ^ | 8/19/08

Posted on 08/19/2008 12:31:41 PM PDT by LdSentinal

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To: JennysCool

As soon as he admits McCain-Feingold was a HUGE mistake, gives up his quest for shamnesty, and stops agreeing with liberals to ‘get along’


51 posted on 08/19/2008 12:51:52 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: No Truce With Kings

LOL. True post.


52 posted on 08/19/2008 12:52:16 PM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: Mr. K
so...McStupid can take a hint...

"McStupid"? What's wrong with you...

53 posted on 08/19/2008 12:58:09 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: spacejunkie01

FWIW this is from an article on the new Alaska windfall profits taxes on oil production, which is forcing oil and gas companies (according to the companies) to cut back on new exploration in Alaska:

Things worked out far differently in the GOP stronghold of Alaska, a state whose economic fate is closely tied to the oil industry. Over the opposition of oil companies, Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Alaska’s Legislature last year approved a major increase in taxes on the oil industry - a step that has generated stunning new wealth for the state as oil prices soared.

At a time when Americans are feeling the pinch at the gasoline pump and oil companies are racking up record profits, Alaska’s choice foreshadows one of the sharpest debates in the upcoming presidential election.

Democrat Barack Obama supports a national windfall-profits tax, while Republican John McCain opposes it.

Alaska collected an estimated $6 billion from the new tax during the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the Alaska Oil and Gas Association. That helped push the state’s total oil revenue - from new and existing taxes, as well as royalties - to more than $10 billion, double the amount received last year.

While many other states are confronting big budget deficits because of the troubled economy, Alaska officials are in the enviable position of exploring new ways to spend the state’s multibillion-dollar budget surplus.

Some of that new cash will end up in the wallets of Alaska’s residents.

Palin’s administration this week gained legislative approval for a special $1,200 payment to every Alaskan to help cope with gas prices, which are among the highest in the country.

That check will come on top of the annual dividend of about $2,000 that each resident could receive this year from an oil- wealth savings account.

State Sen. Hollis French, an Anchorage Democrat who supported the windfall tax, said the oil companies “ ... were literally printing money on the North Slope. We decided to strike the balance a little bit more on our side.”

The industry, however, warns new taxes are already discouraging future exploration and development in newer, more expensive projects needed to boost waning production in Alaska’s oil patches. “Clearly, from the investor standpoint, Alaska has become a less attractive place to invest exploration and production dollars,” said Marilyn Crockett, executive director of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

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The Alaska tax is imposed on the net profit earned on each barrel of oil pumped from state-owned land, after deducting costs for production and transportation, which are currently estimated at just under $25 a barrel.

The tax is set at its highest rate in Prudhoe Bay, where the state takes 25 percent of the net profit of a barrel when its price is at or below $52.

The percentage then escalates as oil prices rise over that benchmark. Alaska gets about $49 of a $120 barrel, not counting other fees.

ConocoPhillips said that in total, once royalty payments and other taxes are added in, the state captures about 75 percent of the value of a barrel.

An accounting benefit eases the sting for oil companies. They get a huge deduction on their state taxes when calculating their federal taxes.

Still, oil-industry officials contend the tax already has affected investment decisions.

BP Alaska, which runs Prudhoe Bay, said earlier this year that it had delayed the development in the western region of the North Slope as a result of the tax. ConocoPhillips cited the same reason for scrapping a $300 million refinery project.

“What the tax has done is take away all the upside,” said Doug Suttles, president of BP Alaska. The U.K.-based oil company paid more than $500 million in taxes to Alaska last quarter - far more than it earned in profits from Alaskan oil, according to Suttles.

Investment dollars are flowing instead to places that have a better return, like the massive deep-water projects offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, where ConocoPhillips said the government take equals less than 50 percent of the barrel.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1525237/alaskan_tax_on_oil_companies_generates_wealth_controversy/


54 posted on 08/19/2008 12:58:30 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: goodnesswins

r sure about that?


55 posted on 08/19/2008 12:58:38 PM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: goodnesswins

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/07/28/goodling-condi-choice/


56 posted on 08/19/2008 1:00:23 PM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: Slapshot68

The Dims are doing a great job of turning McCain towards the base. Calling him a cheater seems to be related to the gloves coming off.

I think it is going to be Pawlenty or Palin. I like you prefer Palin and think she brings more to the ticket. Still presidential elections right now are decided in the midwest. The GOP gets the south and the mountain time zone. The Dims get the Northeast and the Pacific Coast less Alaska. So the issue comes down to who wins enough from W.Va. through Mo/Iowa to get to 270.


57 posted on 08/19/2008 1:05:47 PM PDT by JLS
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To: tobyhill
This means the MSM is trying to ruffle Conservative feathers by floating the idea. Once again they're trying to pick our candidates.

Garbage!

News that McCain was shopping a Pro-Abort VP came from a CONSERVATIVE web-site, National Review.

The National Review is not the MSM and this was not a ploy by the Liberals, unless you are being honest about John McCain being a Liberal.
58 posted on 08/19/2008 1:07:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: Slapshot68
Ah, my Sarah just moved up a notch or two.

Was she on one or two city commissions in her previous experience before being elected Governor? Or am I thinking of her city council experience?
59 posted on 08/19/2008 1:07:15 PM PDT by mkjessup ("People are going to begin to wonder if Russia can be trusted!" - SecState Maddy Rice, well DUH!!!!)
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To: LdSentinal

Thank Almighty God and the Lord Jesus. Well, thank them always. But thank them especially now that we don’t have to worry about McCain botching the VP pick.


60 posted on 08/19/2008 1:07:34 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: JennysCool

Some folks are so hate-obsessed they can’t get past the differences and acknowledge the good sides of McCain and his effort to reconcile with Conservatives. Now that a pro-Abortion candidate has been ruled out, all Conservatives concerned about the threat the Democrats pose to our country, should rally around McCain and crush Obamarx. John had won me over fully after Saddleback.


61 posted on 08/19/2008 1:07:59 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: LdSentinal

Then the pro-abortion Lieberman is out. Good.


62 posted on 08/19/2008 1:08:23 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: SolidWood

Correction: “a pro-Abortion candidate has been ruled out” = “a pro-Abortion running mate has been ruled out”.


63 posted on 08/19/2008 1:09:50 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: SolidWood

Saddleback was a great display of someone articulating the winning conservative viewpoint.

We’ve just been nutkicked by this guy too many times to take off our cups yet.


64 posted on 08/19/2008 1:09:56 PM 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: mkjessup

The office the VP isn’t “worth a bucket of warm spit” said John Nance Garner. I think anyone qualifies for that.

But I get your concern for her lack of experience. It doesn’t concern me if you’ve surrounded yourself with a good support staff.


65 posted on 08/19/2008 1:10:43 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: mkjessup

Hmmmm...

I wonder what Romney’s elected experience was before being Governor for one term.....

Gotta look into it.


66 posted on 08/19/2008 1:11:13 PM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: Slapshot68
The office the VP isn’t “worth a bucket of warm spit” said John Nance Garner. I think anyone qualifies for that.

Richard Bruce Cheney would disagree.

67 posted on 08/19/2008 1:11:33 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: airborne

Has Duncan been vetted? I haven’t heard his name brought up as a possible, but I share your belief that McCain could do no better.


68 posted on 08/19/2008 1:11:46 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: SoConPubbie
The MSM is taking single quotes and trying to make mountains out of mole hills.
NRO probably heard one McCain Adviser say that no one is out of the running until it's announced and then they follow up with something like, “Lieberman?” then the response was “no one”.

National Review has been known to be wrong from time to time and even if they have their facts correct to some extent I know the MSM is not being honest brokers.

69 posted on 08/19/2008 1:12:13 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: SolidWood

Agreed...I think the office is what one makes of it.


70 posted on 08/19/2008 1:12:29 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: LdSentinal

I thought it was a head fake.


71 posted on 08/19/2008 1:12:34 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Slapshot68
The office the VP isn’t “worth a bucket of warm spit” said John Nance Garner. I think anyone qualifies for that.

John Nance Garner lived in a pre-nuclear world, and before Islamic global jihad was declared against these United States, with enemies both within and without.

The Vice President of the United States can no longer be considered a position for OJT. Whoever serves in that Office must be ready to serve as President on a moment's notice, because America is at war, and our Republic deserves nothing less.
72 posted on 08/19/2008 1:12:34 PM PDT by mkjessup ("People are going to begin to wonder if Russia can be trusted!" - SecState Maddy Rice, well DUH!!!!)
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To: LdSentinal

The funny thing about politicians is that people too often don’t know who to trust about anything, even if it’s about who the final VP choices are going to be for both McCain and Obama.


73 posted on 08/19/2008 1:13:17 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: airborne

I’d LUV to see that. In fact, if he chose Hunter, I’ll WALK to vote and it’s uphill both ways, lol! Anyone know if there is somewhere online we can bombard McCain with Hunter’s name?


74 posted on 08/19/2008 1:13:50 PM PDT by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: SolidWood
Now that a pro-Abortion candidate has been ruled out, all Conservatives concerned about the threat the Democrats pose to our country, should rally around McCain and crush Obamarx. John had won me over fully after Saddleback.

Worth repeating.
75 posted on 08/19/2008 1:13:52 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: TitansAFC
Hmmmm... I wonder what Romney’s elected experience was before being Governor for one term..... Gotta look into it.

While you do that, I'll run to the kitchen and get some coffee, I figure five minutes tops? ;)
76 posted on 08/19/2008 1:13:56 PM PDT by mkjessup ("People are going to begin to wonder if Russia can be trusted!" - SecState Maddy Rice, well DUH!!!!)
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To: Slapshot68

yes, that is true regarding if she has a good support staff, but how does she handle herself say at a debate or news conference? We don’t need another “Dan Quayle” where the MSM makes her look like she is stupid because she is not a good speaker. Depending on her opponent, we don’t want her to get hammered in a debate.


77 posted on 08/19/2008 1:14:14 PM PDT by Babsig (Mark Sanford 2012)
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To: MrB
Saddleback was a great display of someone articulating the winning conservative viewpoint. We’ve just been nutkicked by this guy too many times to take off our cups yet.

You've got until November to gingerly protect your family jewels from all threats, real or imagined.
78 posted on 08/19/2008 1:16:15 PM PDT by mkjessup ("People are going to begin to wonder if Russia can be trusted!" - SecState Maddy Rice, well DUH!!!!)
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To: Slapshot68
Ah, my Sarah just moved up a notch or two.

Are you sure that's something you should be sharing on a public forum?
79 posted on 08/19/2008 1:17:26 PM PDT by BJClinton
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To: avacado

Neat she is wearing a flag pin on. Patriotic.


80 posted on 08/19/2008 1:17:46 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: seekthetruth

“After that statement, a pro-life VP . . . .”


You mistyped there; you meant “a pro-abortion (or pro-choice) VP.”


81 posted on 08/19/2008 1:17:52 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Grunthor

I called the RNC today and said I am holding the letter asking for money for McCain campaign but I am only sending it in if McCain picks a prolife conservative - after I had listened to Rush say they were floating Lieberman’s name. The lady who answered said she would pass message along and took my name. Any one else?


82 posted on 08/19/2008 1:18:01 PM PDT by LYSandra
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To: avacado
“I think the rumor is that Alaksa takes 75% of the value of a barrel of oil. Don't take my word on it. I am not sure.”

Wrong. Alaska get 75% of the “Royalties” on the oil and the US gov get the other 25%.

Its no more than oil companies pay for drilling on private land.

83 posted on 08/19/2008 1:18:14 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Dionysius
Has Duncan been vetted?

I honestly don't know.

84 posted on 08/19/2008 1:20:43 PM PDT by airborne (If ignorance is bliss, why are liberals such miserable jerks?)
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To: Beagle8U
Thanks for the correction. Are you saying that Alaska out maneuvered the US government in getting a bigger share of the royalties?
85 posted on 08/19/2008 1:21:39 PM PDT by avacado
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To: tobyhill
The MSM is taking single quotes and trying to make mountains out of mole hills. NRO probably heard one McCain Adviser say that no one is out of the running until it's announced and then they follow up with something like, “Lieberman?” then the response was “no one”.

OK, well here is John McCain basically saying the same thing as quoted by another conservative web-site, the Weekly Standard:

"I think that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party," McCain said. "And I also feel that--and I'm not trying to equivocate here--that Americans want us to work together. You know, Tom Ridge is one of the great leaders and he happens to be pro-choice. And I don't think that that would necessarily rule Tom Ridge out."


Research, Research, Research.

And given John McCain's "Maverick" and "Reach-across the aisle" past, why anyone would question the veracity of this type of behavior on the the part of the RINO McCain is beyond me.
86 posted on 08/19/2008 1:21:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: bcsco

Ping


87 posted on 08/19/2008 1:23:35 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: mkjessup

It was a great big town, pop. 6000. She was the freakin’ MAYOR! And she is sooooo hot!

Do I really need to /s it?


88 posted on 08/19/2008 1:24:10 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: avacado
Yes, they get a larger share of royalties. They may also get more it taxes but that is a state matter.
89 posted on 08/19/2008 1:25:30 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: LdSentinal

If Obama picks a male, McCain will run the table if he picks Meg Whitman.


90 posted on 08/19/2008 1:25:35 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Grunthor
According to Hannity, the domain name “McCain - Palin 08” has been purchased.

Hannity failed to mention that all the McCain-xx 08 domains have been purchased. Cyber Squatters have been sitting on them for months hoping to cash in.

91 posted on 08/19/2008 1:25:59 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

“You mistyped there; you meant “a pro-abortion (or pro-choice) VP.”

Thank you for pointing that out! Of course I did! Thanks again.

Now hoping for a McCain/Romney ticket and would not mind a McCain/Steel ticket either! Just think Romney would be better at this time. Looking for Michael Steel to be more well known by 2012.


92 posted on 08/19/2008 1:26:56 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: LdSentinal; All
FREEPER CALL TO ACTION- Just say NO to Pro-Choice VP!
Now is not the time to stop the pressure.
93 posted on 08/19/2008 1:27:43 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: LdSentinal

Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich.....one of these guys would fire up the base.


94 posted on 08/19/2008 1:30:15 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Mr. K

Walter Williams is also too old, and having “two old guys” would truly hurt McCain’s chances, IMHO. Like it or not, McCain truly needs to pick somebody younger than him to be his VP, and the majority of people would agree with this.


95 posted on 08/19/2008 1:30:55 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: Grunthor

Woo-woo! I did it! Icalled and told them no donation if he picks a pro choice candidate!


96 posted on 08/19/2008 1:31:11 PM PDT by LYSandra
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To: TitansAFC; meandog; onyx; MARTIAL MONK; GulfBreeze; Kuksool; freespirited; Salvation; furquhart; ...
The McCain List.

This ought to be welcome news to the base!

97 posted on 08/19/2008 1:31:26 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: mnehrling

Thanks for the ping. I was here earlier. There’s a couple of these threads now.

From what I can see the RNC is saying the McCain campaign was floating this for awhile; before his remarks at Saddlebrook, certainly. So does this reflect an attempt to test the waters but his remarks indicate he’s decided against such a move? Or does this reflect a continued testing the waters regardless of what he said? Who knows?

At this point I don’t trust anything or anybody. McCain has not shown fidelity to his conservative base on other issues and I see no reason to blindly accept anything now. I am, however, inclined to believe the first option I outlined is the correct one. But I’m not going to run with it. My inclination has well defined limits.


98 posted on 08/19/2008 1:31:44 PM PDT by bcsco (Contact McCain today. NO to pro-choice VP!)
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To: airborne
!! McCAIN/HUNTER 2008 !!

If I'm forced to vote for McCainiac to prevent a socialist president from taking office, then from your lips to GOD's ears.

99 posted on 08/19/2008 1:32:26 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Choosing between McInsane and Obamapalooza is like choosing to ingest a slow or fast-acting poison.)
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To: SoConPubbie
As much as I don't particularly like the choices we have I also don't believe McCain wants to commit political suicide. To not rule someone out doesn't mean they are going to be picked.
The MSM played this “Who Do We Want?” game for two years and now we're stuck with McLame so it ain't going to fly with us anymore and McLame has to know it unless he's mentally challenged.
100 posted on 08/19/2008 1:34:42 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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