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Shays among Republicans upset with McCain campaign
NY Newsday(Long Island) ^ | 10/29/08 | Dave Collins

Posted on 10/29/2008 12:42:54 PM PDT by DallasBiff

HARTFORD, Conn. - Locked in a tough re-election campaign in a district that overwhelmingly supports Barack Obama, Connecticut Rep. Christopher Shays has joined some fellow Republicans in publicly voicing frustration with John McCain's presidential campaign.

Shays told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Republican nominee's campaign has gone too negative against Obama, and has muted his message of being an independent thinker with the best ideas and experience needed to solve the nation's problems.

With the tone of the campaign and Obama's lead in the polls, McCain will have a difficult time winning the presidency, Shays said, although he believes it's still possible.

"He's taken the thing that is most valuable, his (maverick) brand, and he's not staying true to it," Shays said. "I admire John McCain more than you can imagine. He would make a great president.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mccain; obama; palin; rino; shays
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Can anyone say RINO weenie, Christopher Shays.
1 posted on 10/29/2008 12:42:55 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Let Mr. Shays go pound sand..........


3 posted on 10/29/2008 12:44:26 PM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: DallasBiff

Mr Shays - “It’s all about me, not the country.”

Time to cowboy up Mr Shays.


4 posted on 10/29/2008 12:44:48 PM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: DallasBiff

We won’t have Chris Shays to kick around anymore.


5 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:21 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: DallasBiff

Chris Shays is a wuss.

We’d be better off without him.

In 2010, perhaps we can elect real GOPers and not RINOs?


6 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:21 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: DallasBiff

S.T.F.U


7 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:30 PM PDT by MES401067 (Lenin called them "useful idiots" I for one have no use for them.)
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To: DallasBiff

After this election cycle RINOs should be extinct.


8 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:39 PM PDT by AU72
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To: DallasBiff

I remember him bailing on George HW Bush during the 1992 election when his numbers didn’t look good.


9 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:44 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: DallasBiff

I’ll bet the whiney Olympia Snowe and the pitiful Susan Collins are unhappy, too. The sooner conservatives start a new party, the better.


10 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:56 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: DallasBiff

Vichy Republican Shays attacking McCain in order to ingratiate himself with Obamaniacs going into his re-election bid.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:03 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: DallasBiff
"Shays told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Republican nominee's campaign has gone too negative against Obama,..."

Out of touch for a so called Republican.

12 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:04 PM PDT by Radix (If Alaska were to secede from the Union it would probably become a power player in OPEC)
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To: DallasBiff

Yeah, that’s the ticket. Let the marxist win so Shays can hold on. Puleaze.

Shays is the very last House GOPer in New England.

Say goodbye, Chrissie.


13 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:08 PM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: DallasBiff

Vichy Republican Shays attacking McCain in order to ingratiate himself with Obamaniacs going into his re-election bid.


14 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:08 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: DallasBiff

Shays is a Republican?!


15 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:14 PM PDT by pabianice (Inexplicable and infuriating.)
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To: DallasBiff

Another phony “Republican” heard from, courtesy of the Democrat Propaganda Media.


16 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:38 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: DallasBiff

Chris is going to be defeated eventually. He has a major target on him. He should take his big fat taxpayer funded pension and retire.


17 posted on 10/29/2008 12:47:06 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: DallasBiff

“Shays told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Republican nominee’s campaign has gone too negative against Obama”,

...uh, yeah. McCain would be MUCH better off if he were still wasting time with his “crossing the aisle”, “bi-partisan” bullsheist. ~sarc


18 posted on 10/29/2008 12:47:06 PM PDT by albie
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To: DallasBiff

Shut up, Shays..


19 posted on 10/29/2008 12:47:27 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: DallasBiff

I’m from Ct. Shays represents the adjacent district. If I lived a few miles south, I could vote against him.

If we get beat, might as well make lemonade. One good thing about this election is that “moderates” like Shay will be exterminated.

Reminder: Shays voted against Clinton’s articles of impeachment.


20 posted on 10/29/2008 12:48:26 PM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: DallasBiff

He has a point though. McCain is running a campaign that didn’t offer much more then “Vote for me cuz the other guy sucks.” I really wish he had done his homework on the financial side and offered a consevative yet pro-business vision. I wish he had given people a vision to follow. Obama sold a lot of people on some empty “hops” and “change” crap that has ni substance.


21 posted on 10/29/2008 12:48:45 PM PDT by misterrob (Obam-Spreading the Wealth To Those Who Didn't Earn It.)
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To: DallasBiff

HA...the housecleaning continues....


23 posted on 10/29/2008 12:49:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Socialism is great until you run out of someone else's money (M. Thatcher))
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To: trumandogz

I’d take him over this dork: http://www.himesforcongress.com/


24 posted on 10/29/2008 12:49:29 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: DallasBiff

Criticism from Chrissie-Whissie tells me that McCain is saying the right things.


25 posted on 10/29/2008 12:49:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: DallasBiff

Chris, Johnny Mac’s playing to win.


26 posted on 10/29/2008 12:49:41 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: DallasBiff

he’s a RINO who only cares for himself and his job

he should be caring for this country but alas another selfish RINO


27 posted on 10/29/2008 12:50:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: DallasBiff

Ahh yes, Chris Shays, a voice just like the one’s who urged our party to nominate McCain and then promptly endorsed Obama.


28 posted on 10/29/2008 12:50:59 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: manc

Let’s see...closing in on Obama, polls tightening...


29 posted on 10/29/2008 12:51:06 PM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: DallasBiff

To Shays:

I am so sick of Trolls and whiners about being
behind in fake polls or RINOS switching sides.

Vote for McCain/Palin and quit playing to the
beat of the MSM and democrat party.


30 posted on 10/29/2008 12:51:11 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama and ITS thugs are made paranoid by Sarahnoia. (stole from molly_jack2007))
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To: DallasBiff

Shays always seems like he’s walking around with a pertually wet diaper. Good riddance, squishy!


31 posted on 10/29/2008 12:53:19 PM PDT by RightGuy
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To: pabianice

“Shays is a Republican?!”

LOL! You beat me to it!


32 posted on 10/29/2008 12:53:43 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: y6162

I remember his town hall meeting on the subject. What an ass this guy is. I hope he’s defeated. He does us no good anyway.


33 posted on 10/29/2008 12:53:55 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: DallasBiff
Shays’ behavior proves he's for 0bama!
34 posted on 10/29/2008 12:54:11 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Reject the media. Reject Hollywood. Reject socialism. Reject Obama. Vote McCain!)
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To: DallasBiff

Shays is from my blue district. I put this rhetorically to Freepers—who’s better- him or a “real” democrat. and the answer seems to be- people don’t know— so he keeps on getting re-ealected. I


35 posted on 10/29/2008 12:54:19 PM PDT by Wegotsarah.com (WE WIN- WE HAVE SARAH, AND THEY DON'T!)
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To: nhwingut

that part of the country might as join Quebec and let them have their liberal utopia

bet in 10 years after their illegals, homo’s, high tax;s, big govt, nanny laws, etc etc the majority of that area will wake up and realise that they want to move to normal America


36 posted on 10/29/2008 12:54:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: DallasBiff

I think the north eastern states are losing conservative middle-income voters because of cost-of-living issues, leaving behind high-income limo liberals and no-income welfare state parasites, who deserve each other. Republicans will have a tougher and tougher time defending seats in the area. I don’t blame him for doing what he’s doing - his political career’s circling the drain. Losing means he becomes a panhandler, either on K street or on Wall Street, dependent on the whims of corporate supporters.


37 posted on 10/29/2008 12:55:03 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: manc

minus NH though as it is a beautiful state


38 posted on 10/29/2008 12:55:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: DallasBiff
From the man who put that phony *paid volunteering* Americorps back into the fiscal budget when it had died a necessary death.

I am so sick of this "too negative" baloney from these idiots, Powell included, when all that is going on is a candidate telling the voter things about his opponent that said voter has a RIGHT TO KNOW in order to assess his choices. Shays, we are voting to endow someone with the Public Trust here, the voter needs all the information available to determine whether or not the candidate is TRUSTWORTHY.

39 posted on 10/29/2008 12:56:08 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Wegotsarah.com

I think it’s generally better to get our way some of the time than to get it none of the time.


40 posted on 10/29/2008 12:56:08 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: DallasBiff

Shut up Shays! McCain’s internal polling is way up after he decided that he finally wanted to fight and unleashed Sarah Barracuda.


41 posted on 10/29/2008 12:57:07 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: misterrob

Quote: “He has a point though. McCain is running a campaign that didn’t offer much more then “Vote for me cuz the other guy sucks.” I really wish he had done his homework on the financial side and offered a consevative yet pro-business vision. I wish he had given people a vision to follow. Obama sold a lot of people on some empty “hops” and “change” crap that has ni substance.”

While I agree that his response to the financial crisis was slow, the MSM would never have covered it or given any plan voiced by McCain fair treatment. Instead, the MSM would demagogue any plan McCain came up with and do what they always do.

What McCain should have done, and I still can’t for the life of me figure out why he did not do this, was to make Fannie and Freddie the villians and tie them to the democrats. The democrats sure did not hesitate to make Bush the villian and tied McCain to Bush. He should have pointed to his attempt to fix Fannie and Freddie and note that his attempts were shot down by Obama.


42 posted on 10/29/2008 12:58:29 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: DallasBiff

McCain needs to get more negative info out there on Obama and Wright and Ayers....etc!


43 posted on 10/29/2008 12:58:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: y6162

Isn’t Shays the guy who held a town hall meeting during the gubmint shutdown back in ‘95, Paul Newman pounding on the door to be let in, though he’d shown up way late for the thing??


44 posted on 10/29/2008 1:00:16 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: DallasBiff

Hope this wh+re loses his seat.

One less RINO


45 posted on 10/29/2008 1:01:20 PM PDT by stockpirate (Vote for the hero not the zerO.)
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To: y6162
Reminder: Shays voted against Clinton’s articles of impeachment.

He turned the whole thing into the death scene from La traviata.

46 posted on 10/29/2008 1:01:34 PM PDT by Stentor (Obama is Bill Ayers' Renfield.)
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To: DallasBiff
Wow. Are his undies in a bunch.


47 posted on 10/29/2008 1:02:43 PM PDT by McGruff (Grid your loins!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Don’t forget that we are also retaining (especially in New Jersey) government employees, with everyone’s mentally challenged brother/cousin seemingly employed by the state, county, or township.


48 posted on 10/29/2008 1:02:43 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: DallasBiff
Can anyone say RINO weenie, Christopher Shays.


49 posted on 10/29/2008 1:04:37 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: DallasBiff

Too negative? About the campaign whose chief ruled out of bounds mention of the single most effective legitimate campaign issue — Obama’s 20 year connection with a racist Black Liberation Theology church and pastor? Give me a break.


50 posted on 10/29/2008 1:06:51 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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