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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

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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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