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McCain Recruiting Pragmatists, Moderates to Remake GOP [Manchurian McCain has been activated]
Politico / Politics Daily ^ | 2009-10-02

Posted on 10/02/2009 12:11:16 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is taking the opposite route of most defeated presidential candidates: rather than quickly bow out of national politics, McCain is working to become a transformative force in the Republican Party, Politico reported Friday. Concerned about the GOP's direction, McCain has been recruiting and raising money for candidates who share his pragmatic center-right style.

McCain has been a particularly generous advisor to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who he encouraged to run for Senate and threw a $500,000 fundraiser to support.

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1 posted on 10/02/2009 12:11:17 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: lulu16; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ...

The Juan McCain Truth File.

"I have great respect for Al Gore."
—John McCain, October 2, 2008

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2 posted on 10/02/2009 12:12:23 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385

FO JM


3 posted on 10/02/2009 12:13:16 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender)
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To: TigersEye; TADSLOS; cripplecreek; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; Squantos; Gilbo_3; ...
Ugh.
4 posted on 10/02/2009 12:13:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385

To paraphrase Obama:

You lost. Sit down.


5 posted on 10/02/2009 12:13:22 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain, please, fade away.


6 posted on 10/02/2009 12:13:31 PM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: rabscuttle385
Dear John,

You lost because you're a spineless moderate. Without Gov. Palin, your defeat would have rivaled Mondale's and McGovern's.

Please shut up and go away.

Thank you.

7 posted on 10/02/2009 12:13:44 PM PDT by wny
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To: rabscuttle385

I think this is great.

Lets have a bunch of McCain clones against a bunch of conservatives in GOP primary races for 2010.


8 posted on 10/02/2009 12:14:41 PM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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To: rabscuttle385

Kind of makes you wonder if McCain might have voted for Obama. As long as the Republicans try to be middle-of-the-road, the Dems will have a much better chance of winning.


9 posted on 10/02/2009 12:15:20 PM PDT by newheart ("It will keep the government out of your health care decisions..." Barack Obama, July 23, 2009)
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To: rabscuttle385

Anyone who thinks they can honestly restore Conservatism to the OP wing of the socialist Republicrat party with McAmnesty trying to reshape it needs to stop drinking the Kool Aid.


10 posted on 10/02/2009 12:15:44 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: frogjerk
McCain, please, fade away.

And take Meghan with you...please.

11 posted on 10/02/2009 12:15:56 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: rabscuttle385

Glenn Beck was right!

FUJM


12 posted on 10/02/2009 12:16:03 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Jimmy Carter is America's hemorrhoid)
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To: rabscuttle385

If Steele allows this to continue, it’s time to bolt from the GOP as they head right off the cliff


13 posted on 10/02/2009 12:16:15 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: goodnesswins

Not one more penny to anyone who does not acknowledge Sarah Palin as the leader of the Republican Party!


14 posted on 10/02/2009 12:16:39 PM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: rabscuttle385
-"McCain is working to become a transformative force in the Republican Party"


15 posted on 10/02/2009 12:17:12 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: wny

Maybe Palin shouldn’t have accepted the VP spot. Then we really would have seen what a lousy GOP he is and maybe he would have actually gotten the hint.


16 posted on 10/02/2009 12:18:46 PM PDT by pctech
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To: crescen7

Bingo.

And it starts with Rubio v Crist.


17 posted on 10/02/2009 12:19:25 PM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: SubMareener

McCain can do what he wants with the Gross Old Party. As soon as Sarah founds the Conservative Party it will be a ghost anyway, the Dems can take the RINOs. Good Riddance!


18 posted on 10/02/2009 12:19:38 PM PDT by AUH2O Repub (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: wny

You lost because you’re a spineless moderate. Without Gov. Palin, your defeat would have rivaled Mondale’s and McGovern’s. Please shut up and go away.

John that’s ditto from me!


19 posted on 10/02/2009 12:19:45 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: rabscuttle385
"I think he's endorsed people with center-right politics because he has an understanding that the party is in trouble with certain demographics and wants to have a tone that would allow us to grow," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, McCain's closest friend and Senate ally.

What's this *certain demographics* thing? This stinks of the old *certain people* slam. And a "tone" that would allow the GOP to grow? This coming from people who demonstrate they are completely TONE DEAF to a true winning strategy, ideology??

Good luck with that, Graham.

20 posted on 10/02/2009 12:20:18 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: rabscuttle385

Will this pathetic excuse for a man EVER go away?!!!


21 posted on 10/02/2009 12:20:33 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: All
Do not give directly to the RNC.

Especially, right now.

22 posted on 10/02/2009 12:20:34 PM PDT by right way right
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To: rabscuttle385

Has anyone ever considered that there are a lot of hidden Democrat sleepers passing as republicans at the higher levels?

I mean really. It would not be past them.

That said, the fight is in the primaries. I hope the TeaParty people start turning that grassroots energy into joing the repubcs and fighting it out in the primaries.

I live in a red state so no point here.


23 posted on 10/02/2009 12:22:07 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: rabscuttle385

JM and the GOP...blind fools.


24 posted on 10/02/2009 12:22:28 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Lloyd227

Seems to me that McCain is sensing the need to redefine himself outside of Arizona. Folks there aren’t too keen on reelecting him. He certainly isn’t raising much money in-state. Ergo, he’s attempting to go global. Maybe he hired Axelrod as his political guru???


25 posted on 10/02/2009 12:22:34 PM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Out doing the bidding of Mr. Soros again, huh Juan????


26 posted on 10/02/2009 12:23:33 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: rabscuttle385

LOSER, LOSER, LOSER. John McCain, aka “The Loser”, can only offer a LOSING strategy for Republicans. Did I mention he was a LOSER?

Please go away and take the stench of LOSING with you.


27 posted on 10/02/2009 12:24:29 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: rabscuttle385

Go away Juan, and take your duffus daughter with you... mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmm


28 posted on 10/02/2009 12:26:41 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: rabscuttle385

Captain Strawberries is a monster that MUST be stopped.


29 posted on 10/02/2009 12:27:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m beginning to agree, too, that Beck was right. With McCain, it would have been a slow death into Socialism. At least with Obama, it’s in your face, and we have stark examples to counter.


30 posted on 10/02/2009 12:29:51 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: rabscuttle385

This moron still believes he lost because he was too conservative. If the GOP even allows his stinking carcass through the door, shame on the party.


31 posted on 10/02/2009 12:31:06 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does he plan to transform the entire GOP into the reason HE lost? I suspect so.


32 posted on 10/02/2009 12:31:15 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: McKayopectate

Easier to fight the enemy standing in front of you with a gun than the one standing behind you with a dagger.


33 posted on 10/02/2009 12:34:05 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: rabscuttle385
I for one welcome these moves by John McCain. I know they will arouse a great deal of resentment, and justifiably so, from good, solid conservatives. But I welcome McCain's attempt to veer the party toward the left for the reasons set forth in a reply I wrote before the last election. We need to have a debate so that we can define ourselves. We need to have something against which we can distinguish ourselves. We need to have a fight for the soul of the party and we need to have a clear-cut winner. That is, a philosophy which triumphs and which is indisputably the guiding moral philosophy of the conservative movement and Republican party.

John McCain is unwittingly providing conservatism an indispensable service by opening a battle he cannot win but which provides conservatism the very contest it must have. Here is the reply:

Prior to the election, indeed prior to the first debate, I sat down my thoughts about the period of agonizing reappraisal conservative movement must now experience as we are cast into outer darkness. If we are to find our way back into the light we must be rigorous in the basics which build winning armies, winning football teams and winning political parties.

To me, that means that we must be ruthless in our search for virtue. This is not a time to paper over differences. This is the time when we have nothing to lose so we should come to a clear understanding of what it means to be a conservative.

As we conservatives drag the remnants of our movement into the wilderness with no idea how we will emerge or whether we will ever emerge as an electoral force in America which is recognizable by my generation, we must inevitably engage ourselves in the most soul- searing inquiry of what went wrong. This will be an agony but equally it will be effective only to the degree that it hurts. It will not succeed without bloodshed. There must be finger-pointing and bloodletting. We must carve to the bone. The process must be Darwinian. Those whose ideas are false must be bayoneted on the trail and left behind.

The object is to find our soul - nothing less. In a come to Jesus sense we must get absolutely clear what it means to be a conservative. Only at this point do we look to the tent flaps and open them. Those who cannot subscribe to the hard-won consensus, to a confession of faith as to what is a conservative, should walk out through that flap. Those who are attracted from the outside to the core message of conservatism should be encouraged to walk through the flap and enlarge the tent. What the left wants us to do is to expand the census in the tent prematurely and thus turn a movement into a menagerie.

We conservatives as early as immediately after the debate and certainly no later than after election eve will unavoidably come to grips with the desperate straits of the movement. The Republican Party at the end of this election cycle will be reduced to the citadel of the old Confederacy and a few Rocky Mountain states.

We will be virtually leaderless, President Bush has already been discredited in the public mind and John McCain will have been cast aside as an eccentric loser who is past his prime.

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Events have borne out this prediction, John McCain has indeed been discredited and he cannot be rehabilitated by his own efforts or by the efforts of the media who have always been ready to side with him against the Republican Party. Let him bring on his crusade to move the Republican Party left. He will fail and the conservative movement will triumph.


34 posted on 10/02/2009 12:36:28 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: rabscuttle385

Screw you McCain.


35 posted on 10/02/2009 12:37:15 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sounds to me like John needs to start his own third party.

Any suggestions on what he should name it.

How about DNClite.


36 posted on 10/02/2009 12:37:31 PM PDT by blf1776 (The Left is ruthless, the GOP is spineless.)
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To: rabscuttle385

This man needs to take a vacation and stay out of my life forever. It is time to leave, you have over stayed the position and you must go now. Go retire with all your money and stay out of politics. Thank you.


37 posted on 10/02/2009 12:37:49 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: Lloyd227
If Steele allows this to continue

There is absolutely nothing Steele can do about McCain that you couldn't do yourself.

38 posted on 10/02/2009 12:39:49 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (He said red, yellow, black or white, All are equal in his sight, Mmm, mmm, mm!, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; All

Kirk, voted for “cap-N-trade” and being pushed by certain forces in Illinois including WLS’s Don Wade & Roma am 890 on their morning show..Kirk is also a recipient of the Association of The Association of Pseudo Scientists Annual “Pope Urban VIII Keep The Faith Alive” award for 2010
http://www.theusmat.com/


39 posted on 10/02/2009 12:41:19 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (We don't need no stinkin video clips unrelated to the subject)
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To: squarebarb

Has anyone ever considered that there are a lot of hidden Democrat sleepers passing as republicans at the higher levels?
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When McStain loses his primary bid and gives up on this I want a copy of his mailing list and the candidates he is wanting to back ,,, it’ll be the best “negative indicator” we can get...we’ll know who to forever ban from any position of authority ,, they’ll never get a penny in funds...


40 posted on 10/02/2009 12:44:08 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: blf1776

“Sounds to me like John needs to start his own third party.

Any suggestions on what he should name it.”

Yeah.

How about “The REPUBLICAN’T Party”


41 posted on 10/02/2009 12:45:03 PM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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To: goodnesswins

www.simcoxforsenate.com


42 posted on 10/02/2009 12:45:39 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: JSDude1

http://www.simcoxforsenate.com/index.php?p=contact


43 posted on 10/02/2009 12:49:32 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: rabscuttle385

Get out of Dodge McCain!...You’re the reason we lost!


44 posted on 10/02/2009 12:49:36 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AUH2O Repub

NO! We have to starve out the RINOs ASAP, then take the party back. A third party will only ensure that the Marxists are in power for ever.


45 posted on 10/02/2009 12:53:25 PM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: mosesdapoet

That Socialist Combiner pig makes me sick. He has no business anywhere near the GOP ticket.


46 posted on 10/02/2009 12:53:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: nathanbedford
I agree completely. We must have, and not fear a public debate to properly resolve the question of what it means to be a Republican. A delay in doing so will only add to our present confusion and encourage the opponents of liberty, both here and abroad.

President Lincoln famously remarked that a house divided against itself cannot stand. It was true then of the Nation and is true now of the Republican Party, whose old walls have been propped up by makeshift supports that do not match the original design and which in any event will not stand up for long against the elements.

By all means, let us settle upon and resolve the central, core beliefs that define us, and resolve to bid farewell to those who cannot bring themselves to support them, also. Reasonable people can, and do differ about many things, but those are not the sort of issues upon which we need demand conformity. Rather on the overarching principles: free enterprise, limited government, a strong military, sound money, secure borders - to suggest a few - I believe the discussion must be had and the battle joined.

47 posted on 10/02/2009 1:14:58 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: rabscuttle385; TigersEye; TADSLOS; cripplecreek; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; Squantos; ...

Done with him. Go away, Juan.

Sarah, rise up, girl. Kick RINO and commie dem ass.

Hey GOP: Will. Not. Vote. RINO.

I will write in my vote in a choice is not provided.

LFOD


48 posted on 10/02/2009 1:35:55 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain, go away, just go away.


49 posted on 10/02/2009 1:46:32 PM PDT by concernedforusa
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To: SubMareener

I agree with you.


50 posted on 10/02/2009 1:46:33 PM PDT by concernedforusa
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