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McCain to launch new PAC [to "help define the future of the GOP"]
CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2009-01-07

Posted on 01/07/2009 10:12:00 AM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (CNN)—Arizona Senator John McCain is adopting a major 2008 campaign slogan for a new political action committee designed to support not only his own planned re-election run in two years, but help him put his stamp on the rebuilding of the Republican Party.

The formation of the “Country First” PAC is to be announced Wednesday, two sources familiar with the plans tell CNN.

One of the sources called it the “first official step” of the GOP Senator’s re-election campaign. McCain made it clear not long after losing the presidential election that he intended to seek re-election to the Senate in 2010.

The second source said that in addition to supporting his own political ambitions, “Country First” would be a financial vehicle to help McCain “help define the future of the GOP by recruiting candidates and driving the agenda.”

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McCain is still an ass.
1 posted on 01/07/2009 10:12:01 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: MaggieCarta; indylindy; roamer_1; calcowgirl; djsherin; Sunnyflorida; SoConPubbie; Sybeck1; ...

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—John McCain, October 2, 2008

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2 posted on 01/07/2009 10:12:23 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Going nowhere fast....


3 posted on 01/07/2009 10:12:58 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Liz; Arizona Carolyn

McCain must be stopped before 2010 at all costs.


4 posted on 01/07/2009 10:13:15 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
The formation of the “Country First” PAC is to be announced Wednesday...

Anyone out there who doesn't think that a more accurate name for McCain's PAC would be "Me First"?

5 posted on 01/07/2009 10:13:44 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: rabscuttle385
Why should I support McCain and his PAC if he couldn't even stand up for Palin?

McCain, please just change your party affiliation and be done with it.

6 posted on 01/07/2009 10:14:42 AM PST by frogjerk (Welcome|Goodbye to|from Free|Fairness Doctrine Republic!)
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To: rabscuttle385

And he always will be.


7 posted on 01/07/2009 10:14:52 AM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Surprised it won't be named "RINOPAC".
8 posted on 01/07/2009 10:14:56 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: rabscuttle385

NO MORE MCLAME!


9 posted on 01/07/2009 10:15:09 AM PST by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does Juan plan on running for president of Mexico?


10 posted on 01/07/2009 10:15:16 AM PST by Fred (Obama Happens!!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Let me guess McLame... you have some “New Ideas” to take the party in a “New Direction” and “Reach out to democrap voters”

If they are as bad as your old ideas, no thanks.


11 posted on 01/07/2009 10:15:19 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: rabscuttle385

Go AWAY, Juan.


12 posted on 01/07/2009 10:15:39 AM PST 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: rabscuttle385

He was stopped...in 2008. He’ll never run again.


13 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:03 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: rabscuttle385

14 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:03 AM PST by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: prismsinc

I want an apology from all those who flamed me for calling him McStupid


15 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:13 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: rabscuttle385

Opt out of McCain’s RNC. How does the loser think he has the right ideas?


16 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:22 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
He was stopped...in 2008. He’ll never run again.

Well, he's running for reelection in 2010, along with a bunch of other RINOs.

17 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:47 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Country First” ? That comes across as some sort of collectivist, anti-individualist slogan. National socialism. The individual is not paramount but the “country”, the collective. FREEDOM FIRST!!!!!


18 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:54 AM PST by all the best
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To: rabscuttle385

Go ahead and LET the screen door hit you on the way out! Maybe it’ll propel you further into oblivion.


19 posted on 01/07/2009 10:17:21 AM PST by albie
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To: rabscuttle385

Send Juan the money, so he can distribute it?

No, thanks.


20 posted on 01/07/2009 10:17:30 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Hoping y'all have a Happy and Prosperous New Year)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey McCain, you had your chance. Your last chance.

Get lost!


21 posted on 01/07/2009 10:17:33 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: rabscuttle385; MaggieCarta; indylindy; roamer_1; calcowgirl; djsherin; Sunnyflorida; SoConPubbie; ..
Please join me in telling this superannuated jet jockey to go away. Far away and don't bother us again.*

His ineffectual campaign was a disgrace and a waste of money.

*Oh Yeah, Take the RNC with you.

22 posted on 01/07/2009 10:17:37 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Featured Inaugural Guest-Marxist Muslim Church-burner from Kenya and BHO's pal, Raile Odinga.)
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To: rabscuttle385

he won’t get another nickle from me.


23 posted on 01/07/2009 10:17:38 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: rabscuttle385

You’re a loser, McCain. You’re 72. RETIRE, DAMN YOU!!!!!!


24 posted on 01/07/2009 10:18:34 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh great.

It’s not enough that the mushy moderates have the party- now they need a private club too?


25 posted on 01/07/2009 10:18:50 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dittoed and bumped. (-:


26 posted on 01/07/2009 10:19:20 AM PST by MahatmaGandu (Remember, remember, the twenty-sixth of November.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain needs to be defeated. He is either incredibly stupid or he threw the election. GOP is better off without him. The only thing he had going for him was choosing Palin - and then his people started trashing her.
27 posted on 01/07/2009 10:20:12 AM PST by Dante3
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To: rabscuttle385

Anybody who donates to this PAC is a traitor to the GOP.


28 posted on 01/07/2009 10:20:20 AM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: rabscuttle385
TimesEdited
29 posted on 01/07/2009 10:20:50 AM PST by FelixFelicis (When can we *change* back? [Get yer bumper sticker at www.cafepress.com/deepright!])
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To: rabscuttle385

The GOP is heading down Whig highway.


30 posted on 01/07/2009 10:20:53 AM PST by mysterio
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To: rabscuttle385

This is like Joe Hazelwood asking for money to continue to captain the Exxon Valdez.


31 posted on 01/07/2009 10:21:26 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Actually, John co-opted Conservatives across this nation to sell out their values just so an “R” could have a chance at the Oval Office. He doesn’t have to run again, to seriously screw up the drive to return to our Conservative roots.

John is nowhere near done with his efforts to destroy Conservative influence on the Republican party. As such he is clearly a serious threat to the values you and I share.

I am not convinced he won’t try to run again in 2012. The man is mad.


32 posted on 01/07/2009 10:21:49 AM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, I needed a good laugh!

If the GOP is putting their eggs in McCain’s basket....they’re in more trouble than I thought.
Is McCain delusional???????


33 posted on 01/07/2009 10:22:15 AM PST by 4integrity
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McCain to launch new PAC [to "help define the future of the GOP"]

Gee, thanks, Juan, but you can save yourself the trouble of doing ANYTHING with a new PAC to define ANYTHING about the GOP.

Ya see, Juan, the PAC already exists - it's called the Democrat Party and the people you have been buddying up to for so many ways to get your way in the Senate, have not only defined who the GOP is, if they get their way they hope to define the future of the GOP as "nonexistent".

So, Juan, spare us anymore of your political influence and just go away. You were a lousy presidential candidate who ran an inept and mediocre campaign that, despite your experience, abilities and knowledge, you couldn't defeat the emptiest of empty suits that the Dems put up to run against you.

Frankly, Juan, we're just not all that impressed with your politics and don't need anymore "help" from you defining the GOP past, present OR future.

34 posted on 01/07/2009 10:22:40 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Meet the new boss...


35 posted on 01/07/2009 10:22:43 AM PST by null and void (Amendment 28: Islam is not recognized as an established religion in the United States. ~ farmer18th)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why is McCain driving something like this and not a tried and true conservative?

GOP conservatives need to step up or they will wake up under a pile of rotting RINOs from which there is no digging out. And 3rd parties are VERY hard to build in today’s dumbed-down America.


36 posted on 01/07/2009 10:22:52 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Good luck with that, John. I don't think you'll need much bandwidth for your website. There's only a future for the GOP if you aren't connected to it.

PS: Can I have my money back that I donated once Sarah Palin joined your campaign? Since you have no need for her, you don't have any need for my dollars and they sure as hell weren't spent on an effort to win the White House.
37 posted on 01/07/2009 10:24:42 AM PST by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: SoConPubbie

The GOP? I like to refer to it as the GAP party these days. It is God Awful.

I have seen no evidence whatsoever that the party leadership has a single thread connection to Conservatism these days.


38 posted on 01/07/2009 10:24:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (I see that Kenya's favorite son has a new weekly Saturday morning radio show.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain is still an ass.

he's an ass with an agenda. The destruction of the (R)epublican party and giving aid and comfort to the enemies of America, namely the (D)emonrats.

mcloon, you've already put your stamp on the (R)epublican party, your planned incompetence succeeded in electing the marxist messiah, just as you intended and damaging the (R)epublican brand almost beyond any hope of recovery this coming decade.
39 posted on 01/07/2009 10:25:58 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: VictoryGal
Why is McCain driving something like this and not a tried and true conservative?

Because he was nominated to the role by John McCain, seconded by John McCain, and approved by unanimous approval of John McCain.

He and his new PAC are easily ignored.

40 posted on 01/07/2009 10:26:17 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I would like to start the naming contest for the new PAC, you know, to help McCain out, if he’s going to have any hand at shaping the future of the Republican Party.

I propose FLUSH-PAC.


41 posted on 01/07/2009 10:26:19 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I have a “pac” for Juan.

It’s a backpack containing an anvil. He should use it as a personal floatation device.


42 posted on 01/07/2009 10:26:31 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Excellent example. This one’s in the running for the new name.


43 posted on 01/07/2009 10:26:59 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Call it SpackPAC. I swear, if McCain were a conscious liberal mole, he might act exactly as he has.


44 posted on 01/07/2009 10:27:02 AM PST by Mogwai (Standing by to repel boarders)
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To: rabscuttle385
So leading a disorganized, self-referential, and failed campaign for President is not enough to define the GOP in McCain's image?
45 posted on 01/07/2009 10:27:51 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: rabscuttle385

46 posted on 01/07/2009 10:28:01 AM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Freepers, this is being reported by CNN. I don't believe that McCain is planning to run again, no matter what “sources” say. CNN made this part up to make the Republicans look weak and to irritate conservatives. Let's not play into their hands.
47 posted on 01/07/2009 10:29:16 AM PST by utahagen
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To: rabscuttle385

John. You will probably be succeeded by a democrat when you give up your Arizona senate seat. Why don’t you worry about something that you can potentially influence, rather than revisiting your lost battlefield.


48 posted on 01/07/2009 10:29:56 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: rabscuttle385

We’ve seen what McCain’s vision for the Republican Party offers, ...defeat and destruction of the Republican Party. McCain has been the worst enemy the Republican Party has had for the past ten years. I wish I could draw, because I have this cartoon image of a donkey pulling a cart with Obama, Pelosi and Reid standing in the cart shoveling out happy dreams to the sheeple while McCain, half elephant, half Rino, stands on a the street corner holding out his nickel bag of the same thing.


49 posted on 01/07/2009 10:30:16 AM PST by pallis
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To: 4integrity
Is McCain delusional

No, I think he's fully in command of his faculties. He's simply a (D)emonrat saboteur in place to do the maximum damage possible.
50 posted on 01/07/2009 10:30:35 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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