Skip to comments.NH/AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain tackles health care, spending at forum (McCain becomes a conservative)
Posted on 03/14/2010 10:34:12 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
NASHUA Health care reform and government spending were on the minds of those who turned out for a town hall meeting with Sen. John McCain, who was visiting New Hampshire to support U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte.
Ayotte, a Republican and Nashua native, is seeking the seat Sen. Judd Gregg will vacate at the end of this term.
McCain called the Democrats health care legislation a train wreck that is full of budget gimmicks and full of assumptions that cant be realized. McCain also criticized Democrats for adding trillions to the national deficit, which he said would increase by another $2.5 trillion under the current health care proposal.
Weve committed generational theft on our children and grandchildren, McCain said.
McCain won the New Hampshire primary in 2008, but lost the election to Barack Obama. In his first visit to New Hampshire since the election, McCain pledged to do everything in his power to ensure New Hampshire retains its first-in-the-nation primary status.
Responding to a question about what is being done to control illegal immigration, McCain criticized Obama for proposing a budget for 2011 that reduces the number of border patrol agents.
That is unacceptable, McCain said.
Farrell Seiler, of Littleton, asked McCain and Ayotte for their thoughts on whether climate change is being caused by human activity.
Its an inexact science. Theres been more and more questioning about conclusions that have been reached, said McCain, who stressed the importance of focusing on the creation of nuclear power to reduce greenhouse gases.
Afterward, Seiler, who believes human activity is causing climate change and identifies himself as an independent, said McCain and Ayotte both dodged his question.
I didnt get an answer, Seiler said. I just got a lot of talking points.
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He makes me sick.
“McCain becomes a conservative’
And hell just froze over...
“Responding to a question about what is being done to control illegal immigration, McCain criticized Obama for proposing a budget for 2011 that reduces the number of border patrol agents.
“That is unacceptable,” McCain said. “
So you don’t agree with him?
Why aren’t you glad that he is making these statements and criticizes Obama policies? It sounds like you are frustrated and would PREFER that he would agree with Obama?
Are you a conservative or just a McCain hater?
(McCain becomes a conservative)
Happens every six years during re-election campaign-when will AZ voters learn? BTW, I puked three times typing these two sentences.
He was a conservative before he became a liberal before he became a conservative.
You been here for 2 years, and you ask that?
"I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have
no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 02 APR. 2004
"I have to tell you, [Obama] is a decent person, a person that you
do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 10 OCT. 2008
[McCain] would be "...comfortable with a homosexual
as president of the United States."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 21 DEC. 1999
"I would rather have a clean government
than one whose quote First Amendment rights
are being respected that has become corrupt.
If I had my choice, Id rather have a clean government."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 24 APR. 2006
"I think that gay marriage should be allowed,
if theres a ceremony kind of thing,
if you want to call it that."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, FEB. 2007
"But certainly in the short term, or even the long term,
I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade,
which would then force women in America
to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 24 AUG. 1999
On senior citizens: a group "that makes demands without contributing."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 20 JUN. 1986
"I'm not a socialist."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 18 FEB. 2010
"I believe climate change is real."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 23 FEB. 2010
"I have great respect for Al Gore."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 02 OCT. 2008
"In the long term, if you alienate the Hispanics,
youll pay a heavy price. By the way,
I think the fence is least effective.
But Ill build the G****mned fence if they want it!"
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, FEB. 2007
"We need to sit down as Americans
and recognize these are Gods children as well.
And they need some protection under the law;
they need some of our love and compassion
I want to assure you that Ill enforce the borders first.
Well solve this immigration problem."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 28 NOV. 2007
"There are jobs that Americans will not do,
so we have to make it possible for someone to come
to this country to do a job that an American wont do
and then go back to the country from where they came."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 16 OCT. 2004
McCain is only acting conservative to get re-elected.
I didnt get an answer, Seiler said. I just got a lot of talking points.
And that’s all you’ll get from this faux conservative during his reelection year. Then, if he wins (may the Good Lord forbid!), then you’ll have the vintage McStrange back again—amnesty, cap and tax, and “reaching across the aisle” for the Kenyan’s extremist judicial nominees.
Two years ago, right after Kosovo declared independence. McCain sent Cindy to congratulate Thaci.
Six months later, the Albanian Mafia donated a cool $1M to McCain's presidential campaign saying that "John gave us everything we asked for", including "supplying arms" to support their sex-slaving, drug-running Mafia Kosovo Empire.
Hashim Thaci (AKA "The Snake") is a Mafia Don -- not exaggeration, fact. And that McCain would openly do business with Thaci says to me that they are cut of the same cloth -- evil and corrupt.
[snip]McCain supports radical muslims in Kosovo By Cliff Kincaid ⋅ March 27, 2008
If the media are on the lookout for gaffes by the presidential campaigns, they missed a big one on Wednesday, when Cindy McCain met with Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci in Kosovos capital Pristina, while her husband was giving a major foreign policy speech calling for new foundations for a stable and enduring peace. Kosovos declaration of independence, which McCain accepts and was implicitly recognized by Cindy McCains visit to Pristina, is a major threat to global peace and security. It could spark a U.S. war with Russia.
Hayworth vs. McCain — Primary Headline Roundup
Urg, I mean’t to add this: Thank you, AuntB!
Now if you were as diligent at compiling quotes by Obama and Nancy Pelosi, to help Republican defeat the Dems... we would have something.
Thank YOU, Arthur.
“Now if you were as diligent at compiling quotes by Obama and Nancy Pelosi, to help Republican defeat the Dems... we would have something.”
Have at it! Who is stopping YOU?
Picking at the splinters in their eye, while ignoring the log in our own won’t help anyone.
McCain is a Democrat.
DITTO! purge this RINO along with the demwits in NOV. I held my nose and voted for him, didn’t like to, but knew he was the lesser of two evils.
Did he mention the CUT & GUT of Medicare, SS and Tricare For Life (retired over 65 Military’s health ins.)?
Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts.
KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE
Code Red - House Target List on Health Care
The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obamas announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the fixer bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.
Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)
On the Bubble (Major developments from the yes and no columns in the House)
Congressional Dems on Twitter
And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.
At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote yes for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senators office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.
When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senators office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senators answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!
We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!
He only becomes a Conservative when running for election. Otherwise he’s a RINO...PURGE HIM OUT in Nov.
He is the quintessential opportunist.
McCain lying thru his teeth....everyone knows McCain is Open Borders/Pro-Illegal....a Global Warming Hoax believer....and pro-terrorist (closing Gitmo).
What a fraud
One year of every six, Juan does the things he was elected to do. Of course, during the remaining 5 he is a pompous, arrogant, self-important sell-out and traitor.
full of budget gimmicks and full of assumptions that cant be realized.
full of ridiculous budget gimmicks, and full of laughable assumptions that cant be realized.
“I have to tell you, [Obama] is a decent person, a person that you
do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States.”
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 10 OCT. 2008
Thanks, John, ya jerk.
He will bash Obama on border issues until the votes are counted, then he'll jump right back in bed with the open borders crowd.
McDemocrat is a Soetoro boot licking LIAR.
“We can’t attack and destroy the enemy unless and until we are willing to flush out and rid ourselves of our own turncoats, traitors and Quislings like McStain.
Now THERE is some ‘smart insight’ if you’re sharp enough to pick up on it. “
I was just reading that ‘R’ Ray LaHood is urging everyone to get behind Obamacare.
This is what is going on, and has gone on too long. We keep being told that we have to support these squishy R’s to keep out a Democrat. Fact is, these guys are democrats, but they can’t win as one in their conservative districts, so they become ‘R’s’..’to WIN’.
We have no representation when we elect these party infiltrators. That’s all McCain is or ever will be.
Some of the biggest lefties on this forum just love to call themselves ‘conservative’ and bust their butts to convince everyone that the rest of us aren’t!
Every time someone accuses you of being ‘a rabble rousing bottom feeder’, like this guy, you know you’ve found one.
“Free Republic is a site dedicated to the concerns of traditional grassroots conservative activists. We’re here to discuss and advance our conservative causes in a more or less liberal-free environment. We’re not here to debate liberals.”
Pride cometh before the fall...and McCain will fall... along with a lot of others. Nobody can stay that arrogant and be such an asshole all at the same time and survive professionally.