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McCain says it hurts to lose the election
AP via Google ^ | 2009-01-25

Posted on 01/25/2009 8:31:35 AM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (AP) — Of course it hurts to lose.

And John McCain also says that after losing the election to Barack Obama, the easiest thing to do would have been to feel sorry for himself.

But the Arizona Republican is back in the Senate, part of what he calls the loyal opposition to Democrats in power, and ready to work with Obama.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; idiot; manchurianmccain; mcbama; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mcqueeg; rino
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To: svcw
OOOP sorry that post was a little rambling. I need more coffee, hope you can make some sense out of it.

You did fine. And accurate.

101 posted on 01/25/2009 9:17:54 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thanks for the nice thread. I was feeling a little down what with the ascendency last week.

Some good old McLame bashing seems to always perk my spirits up.

If there is a serious conservative running against McLame, we should send him some bucks...right after we feed Mr. Robinson of course!


102 posted on 01/25/2009 9:17:56 AM PST by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: Cedric

My vote is for naive.


103 posted on 01/25/2009 9:18:34 AM PST by GreyMountainReagan (Liberals do not view the book 1984 as a warning but as a guideline.)
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To: Cedric

I believe McCain wanted to win. I believe he also has a sense of honor that forbids him to use certain weapons at his disposal in a political fight.

The problem is, that sense of honor has morphed into hideous political correctness (e.g., not using the word “Hussein”) and to McCain, it became more important to be politically correct than to win.

McCain’s staff undermined Palin at every opportunity during and after the campaign. McCain must have known about it. McCain’s staff and McCain’s political correctness and RINOism are what did in his campaign.


104 posted on 01/25/2009 9:19:45 AM PST by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: GreyMountainReagan
Is McCain helping Palin now?

That kind of help Governor Palin neither needs nor wants.

105 posted on 01/25/2009 9:20:18 AM PST by Cedric
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To: sauropod

“Bite” on these, maybe ...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/25/palin.tension/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/27/palin.tension/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/07/mccain.palin/index.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2169526/posts


106 posted on 01/25/2009 9:24:35 AM PST by maggief
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To: Cedric

It is logical to connect the reprehensible treatment McCain aids gave Palin after the election to McCain himself. You want to say McCain was ignorant of his henchmen sabotaging her during the election? Fine, then he’s a moron.


107 posted on 01/25/2009 9:26:48 AM PST by DManA
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To: Cedric
I'm a lot of things; phenomenally handsome, incredibly witty, amazinglingly intelligent, sexy and virile, but not naive.

Just the mere fact you think any of those things proves you're naive.

...oh yeah, /extreme sarc> ;)

108 posted on 01/25/2009 9:27:15 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Cedric

“That kind of help Governor Palin neither needs nor wants.”


Exactly how McCain ran his campaign.


109 posted on 01/25/2009 9:27:39 AM PST by GreyMountainReagan (Liberals do not view the book 1984 as a warning but as a guideline.)
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To: maggief

Maggie, I will check out your links.

The “bite” comments were directed at Newsweek, not you.

I have always enjoyed your posts on FR and hold you in high regard.

If what you posted causes me to change my opinion based on available evidence, I will publically state so.

v/r, ‘Pod.


110 posted on 01/25/2009 9:27:56 AM PST by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: sauropod

I meant no disrespect, that’s why I put the word in quotes.

I apologize if it was offensive.


111 posted on 01/25/2009 9:32:16 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Unfortunately, with the computer i have at home right now, the CNN pages would not load. I will have to review tomorrow from work. ‘Pod.


112 posted on 01/25/2009 9:32:42 AM PST by sauropod (An expression of deep worry and concern failed to cross either of Zaphod's faces - hitchhiker's guid)
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To: DManA; raybbr
The “attacks” on Sarah Palin did not emanate from McCain's staff.

They were planted stories, launched as preemptive strikes against Palin, by Obama operatives.

How's that for naivete?

113 posted on 01/25/2009 9:32:45 AM PST by Cedric
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To: Cedric
Ok.
114 posted on 01/25/2009 9:33:31 AM PST by DManA
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To: GreyMountainReagan

I think they both hurt. That is why I brought 2000 up.
McLame thought he a better man than G.W. and all he has become is a bitter old RINO turd.


115 posted on 01/25/2009 9:36:13 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Cedric
Ahhh, liberal mentality. Let someone else do ALL the work, and then collect all the credit.

Lets look at the reality of the situation.

Sarah, before the campaign, was a nobody on the national stage. McCain was throwing a bone to try to appear conservative. He never expected Sarah to be the driving force behind the campaign.

Sarah is a conservative, and she fired up the conservative base, more than McCain figured.

McCain has NEVER been a conservative. Look at who his political mentor was. Morris Udall.

116 posted on 01/25/2009 9:37:52 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man
Let someone else do ALL the work

McCain spent years and years and years on the "rubber chicken" circuit, New Hampshire, Iowa and countless weekend trips to campaign for other Republicans, no doubt to build coalitions and create political IOUs.

This, too, proves my point that McCain really, really, really wanted to be POTUS.

117 posted on 01/25/2009 9:45:11 AM PST by Cedric
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To: Cedric

OK, Just not a conservative one.


118 posted on 01/25/2009 9:47:18 AM PST by GreyMountainReagan (Liberals do not view the book 1984 as a warning but as a guideline.)
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To: rabscuttle385

More “loyal” than “opposition,” I’ll wager.


119 posted on 01/25/2009 9:52:08 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: sauropod
I believe McCain wanted to win. I believe he also has a sense of honor that forbids him to use certain weapons at his disposal in a political fight.

The problem is, that sense of honor has morphed into hideous political correctness (e.g., not using the word “Hussein”) and to McCain, it became more important to be politically correct than to win.

Then he should have looked at being POTUS as something MORE than political ambition.

He should have viewed winning the election as patriotic duty. Either I win, and keep this nation what is is/has been. Or that marxist wins, and destroys what this country has always stood for.

If its about him, then PC is fine. If its about the nation, and its good, and the good of the people, then the gloves come off.

For McCain the gloves never came off.

The use of Hussein was/would have been childesh. There was so much to ATTACK Obama on the issues and character.

120 posted on 01/25/2009 10:01:49 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: GreyMountainReagan
To be sure.

I think McCain (with Mike Murphey’s heavy influence) thought he could remake the GOP in his image.

Wrong.

121 posted on 01/25/2009 10:04:37 AM PST by Cedric
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To: mountn man
Exactly. McCain fought that battle the way DC fought Vietnam. I don't know how in the hell he expected to fire up the base when he supported amnesty for illegals, Soros Enhancement Reform, constantly tried to undermine foreign policy, went after Rumsfeld, supported that assinine bailout bill, supports another, and was on the attack against his own party more than he was Obama.

I have absolutely no use for the GOP right now, or the leadership, until they grow a pair. A serious house cleaning is in order on our side.

122 posted on 01/25/2009 10:23:13 AM PST by GOPyouth ("Scientologists actually believe this." -South Park)
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To: rabscuttle385
Booohoo, RETIRE!

McEGO is a pathetic DEMOCRAT.

123 posted on 01/25/2009 10:38:22 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: taxlady
Two days here and every one of your posts is simply McCain a** kissing. Are you his mistress?

Are you familiar with the term "ZOT!" ? Soon, you may know it very well.

124 posted on 01/25/2009 10:41:19 AM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: taxlady

You have CDS. Conservative Derangement Syndrome. You can’t win without us so just join the Democratic Party.


125 posted on 01/25/2009 10:41:58 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Cedric

Why are you spreading McCain crap here?

Only you are blind to his liberalism.

Are you going to continue to support McCain when he votes against the 2nd Amendment for the Kenyan Klown? I notice you cannot address this issue.


126 posted on 01/25/2009 10:56:14 AM PST by Eaker (All bow to the baby killing, muslim Kenyan Klown.)
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To: PhilDragoo

—but you two should get a room.

Or a limo.

Rapier like wit, skewers the McCainiac through and through.


127 posted on 01/25/2009 11:02:05 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: rabscuttle385

You never should have ran in the first place McCain.
Your biggest support was from the MSM and you KNEW IT!
You knew without them, you never would have gotten the nod.
Open primaries must be stopped!


128 posted on 01/25/2009 11:02:35 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve

Must hurt him doubly bad...

He repeated the same things and expected a different result!


129 posted on 01/25/2009 12:54:28 PM PST by potlatch
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To: rabscuttle385

He did’nt lose the election, he sold out all those who trusted him at his word but mainly S. Palin his running mate.


130 posted on 01/25/2009 3:12:04 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Cedric; mountn man
If you picked Michael Jordan to be on your team it would prove that you wanted to win, wouldn’t it?

If you picked Michael Jordan to be on your team and consistently prevented him from scoring it would prove that you are John McCain.

131 posted on 01/25/2009 3:17:40 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Cedric

He tried to win, all the way up to the point that the convention ended. From there on out he fell mysteriously silent, allowed the attacks on Sarah to go on without muttering a word, tied the Bullet David Schmidt’s hands behind his back, ended the youtube ads that were so effective, criticized his own party for running attack ads and wanted to give peace a chance. It was as if he grew old and tired all of a sudden and just wanted to sit back and relax.


132 posted on 01/25/2009 3:29:02 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: rabscuttle385
STFU McCain. HOw do you think the rest of us fell. It hurt to watch you lose the election. It was like a slow motion train wreck. One could see it coming but we were all helpless to do anything about it because the RINO eleites decided it was your time. Go sell some Viagra you jerk!
133 posted on 01/25/2009 3:40:51 PM PST by suijuris
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To: suijuris

‘No maa’m he’s not a muslim, he’s an honorable man.’

‘We have to do something about global warming.’

‘I oppose the Guantanamo interrogations, water boarding is torture.’

Etc etc etc...

He ran as a democrat my friends, my friends, my friends...


134 posted on 01/25/2009 4:03:14 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: Doug TX

BINGO Wow-that was a Good One.


135 posted on 01/25/2009 10:20:14 PM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney (Stuck Between Barack and a Hard Place.)
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To: PhilDragoo

** Juan, Juan, Hussein isn’t going any place conservatives want to go—

—but you two should get a room. **

- - - - - - -

Yep! Amen to that.

bump! bump! bump!


136 posted on 01/25/2009 11:02:12 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Obama, WHO is Bill Ayers and WHY are you still friends with him? Please RSVP asap!)
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To: maggief

Now that there are stories about Sarah writing a book, suddenly McCain wants to meet with her and is praising her.

Hah!

She’s got too much class to attack him, but he wouldn’t know about class.


137 posted on 01/26/2009 4:59:46 AM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: rabscuttle385
But the Arizona Republican is back in the Senate, part of what he calls the loyal opposition to Democrats in power

Oh, please.
138 posted on 01/26/2009 5:01:30 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Dissent Is Patriotic)
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To: rabscuttle385; All
Who knew ED hurt?

Can't JM get a sideline like Dole and get free Viagra?

Why won't Cindy buy it for him?
139 posted on 01/26/2009 11:45:06 AM PST by mike.musculus
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To: svcw; All
Add:
when he refused to point out the constant falsehoods from Obie; when he made the hallmark of his run anti-earmarks, but twisted arms in favor of a bill adding more than $100B in pork; when he commanded the state GOPs not to run accurate ads, in Obie's own words, which are now turning out to be prophetic; when he... oh forget it, I'll be here a week if I touch each point...

BTW: Don't get discouraged, you're always going to have McCainninites yipping at your ankles. You can lay facts out in complete detail, and they'll not see it.
I've decided JM's pov doesn't matter: the results of his actions are the same as if he were a traitor, so go with that.
140 posted on 01/26/2009 12:00:39 PM PST by mike.musculus
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To: DManA; All
Ok, we can explore that, only, how could someone that moronic and incompetent win reelection?
He'd have to be both, because he'd have to not just be a moron, but pick a Chief of Staff who was just slightly less so.
And, it doesn't explain his FL "mistatement"... you know, the one about Romney that JM wouldn't back down from while a hardcopy of Romney's actual statement was being waved in his face.
That incident alone shows that the people who claim it was a problem of running an "honorable campaign" are off-base. He was too honorable to tell the truth about OB, but not honorable enough for the primaries?
How does that square?
141 posted on 01/26/2009 12:11:46 PM PST by mike.musculus
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To: Cedric; All

uhh, some of those were widely distributed video. Were they planted too?


142 posted on 01/26/2009 12:13:20 PM PST by mike.musculus
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