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AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain, The Disappearing Maverick (Michelle Malkin)
National Review Online Via NPR ^ | 2010-04-23 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/23/2010 10:25:53 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

I need a Dramamine to cover Sen. John McCain's reelection bid. With his desperate lurch to the right, he's inducing more motion sickness than a Disneyland teacup. McCain's campaign represents the same self-serving political cynicism that American voters have grown tired of stomaching from the current White House. We need choices, not carbon copies.

After decades of embracing the liberal-media moniker "maverick," for his frequent derision of the conservative wing of the Republican party, McCain has now abandoned the label. He told Newsweek magazine earlier this month: "I never considered myself a maverick." But countless YouTube videos show McCain and vice-presidential running mate Sarah Palin invoking the "M" word. Here's a typical bit of self-puffery from a McCain stump speech on Oct. 14, 2008:

It's well known that I have not been elected Miss Congeniality in the United States Senate, nor with the administration. I have opposed the president on spending, on climate change, on torture of prisoners, on . . . on Guantanamo Bay. On a . . . on the way that the Iraq War was conducted. I have a long record, and the American people know me very well, and that is independent and a maverick of the Senate, and I’m happy to say that I’ve got a partner that’s a good maverick along with me now.

With veteran tough-on-illegal-immigration primary challenger J. D. Hayworth (whom I support) just five points behind McCain in the latest Rasmussen poll, Not-Maverick has now abandoned (or rather re-abandoned) his notoriously long-held open-borders stance. Just a few short years ago, Not-Maverick was attacking Rush Limbaugh as a "nativist" for opposing the Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty plan.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 04/23/2010 10:25:53 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t vote for anyone who is “endorsed” by the liberal, state run “media”. Like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, J.D. Hayworth has everyone in the liberal “media” pissed of at him. Go J.D.!!!!!


2 posted on 04/23/2010 10:27:40 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: rabscuttle385

blessedistruth Says:

April 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm |

Governor rumored to be signing immigration bill TODAY

blessedistruth Says:

April 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm |

Link:

http://www.abc15.com/content/news/phoenixmetro/central/story/Governor-rumored-to-be-signing-immigration-bill/VNapFEWhCUKmnwrI1RAh3Q.cspx

blessedistruth Says:

April 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm |

Open Letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: Sign Arizona Bill SB 1070

http://www.borderfirereport.net/john-w.-lillpop/open-letter-to-arizona-governor-jan-brewer-sign-arizona-bill-sb-1070.php


3 posted on 04/23/2010 10:33:11 AM PDT by rosettasister
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To: rabscuttle385
John McCain's Whimsical World of Conservatism
Food for thought for the George Soros, Teressa Heinz Kerry, Tides Foundation et al  wing of the Republican Party.

1958/00/00 McCain graduates from Annapolis, 894th out of a class of 898.  McCain had conflicts with higher-ups, and he was disinclined to obey every rule.
1958/00/00 McCain loses the first of five aircraft he will lose over the period of his career as a Naval Pilot, contributing to him becoming a reverse Ace.  Poore states circa 1960.  Article here states 1958.  Ace McCain 
1960/00/00 McCain graduates from flight training.  He is required to do six arrested landings aboard the Training Aircraft Carrier, the USS Antietam, in the Gulf of Mexico to be certified.  He completes two.
1979/04/00 McCain meets Cindy Hensley.  She is 24, he is 42.  They start dating shortly thereafter. "I persuaded her to join me for drinks at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. By the evening's end, I was in love."  Source: Dan Norwicki and Bill Muller LINK
1980/01/07 McCain officially ended cohabiting with Carol his first wife according to court documents.
1980/02/19 McCain sues Carol his first wife for divorce. Ronald and Nancy Reagan are not amused and rush to Carol's aid. Ed Meese and others step in to help Carol with jobs and lodging.
1980/03/06 McCain obtains marriage license to marry Cindy Hensley
1980/04/02 McCain's divorce to Carol is granted  (Carol does not contest this divorce, and doesn't enter into the procedings at all)
1980/05/17 McCain marries Cindy Hensley
1982/00/00 McCain enters Congress, with his family accepts first of nine trips some aboard Keating's leer jet, three of which include stayovers at Keating's Caribbean resort (goes unreported for up to 7 years)
1983/09/28 McCain joins 26 other Republicans to vote with the Majority Party Congressional Democrats to demand U.S. Troops exit Lebanon, winds up on the losing side
1986/04/00 McCain's wife Cindy and her father invest $359,100 in a Charles Keating strip mall
1987/00/00 McCain has received $112,000 by this time for Congressional and Senate campaigns, from Charles Keating, his relatives, and his employees, the largest amount to any Keating 5 member
1987/04/02 McCain joins four Democrats to intercede on behalf of his S&L Owner friend Keating with Ed Gray, chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and also banking regulators (2 meetings)
1988/02/11 McCain votes to affirm Anthony Kennedy as a justice for the SCOTUS
1989/00/00 McCain discloses Keating trips as his involvement in the S&L scandal breaks, reimbursing $13,433.00 with no repercussions as late as seven years after the fact
1990/10/02 McCain votes to Confirm Justice David H. Souter from New Hampshire to be an Associate Justice on the SCOTUS Court
1993/01/13 McCain and John Kerry release the Select Committee report urging the MIA issue be put to rest so that Vietnam could be granted normalized relations with the U.S., over objections by MIA family and veterans groups.  Video1  Video2  ( I do not endorse all of the information presented in video1 here.  The video does touch on a number of topics, and I think most are germane )  If I could have found video that contained most of this information without touching on McCain's POW experience I would have posted it instead.  Still, there are parts of McCain's POW experience that are troubling.  I'd just rather not go there.  Video2 shows how one MIA family rep is treated, confirming some of the reports in Video1.
1993/08/10 McCain joins the Democrats and most Republicans voting to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the worst justice on the court today.  Three Republicans vote Nay.
1993/10/10 McCain co-sponsors an unsuccessful bill to cut off funding of United States troops in Somalia
1994/07/24 McCain joins with the Democrats to confirm nominee Stephen Breyer to be an Associate Justice on the SCOTUS.  Nine Senators voted Nay...
1995/09/07 McCain/Feingold first start pushing for and submitting bills for Campaign Finance Reform, and although it crashes and burns a number of times, they dogedly keep reintroducing revamped legislation for that purpose Feingold
1997/00/00 McCain leads the opposition to the Coats Amendment, preventing government funded fetal tissue research ( derived from "a legal act" [abortion] )  Amendment defeated!
1999/04/02 McCain advocates sending our ground troops into the Balkins.
1999/08/19 McCain stated, "Certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade,"
2000/00/00 McCain joins Democrat Russ Feingold to introduce Campaign Finance Reform, an effort funded by George Soros  Article
2000/00/00 McCain was the keynote speaker at the ultra-liberal Philadelphia convention sponsored by George Soros while John F. Kerry keynoted at another Soros event on the same day...
2000/11/20 McCain participates in the production of a gun control spot for Oregon's Proposition Five.  (Circa this date, prior to the November election.)  Article
2001/00/00 McCain founded the Reform Institute funded by George Soros' Open Society Institute, Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation, several other non-profits.  CapnsQtrs  Malkin WND  Contains information on Juan Hernandez and numerous McCain Campaign staff from 2000, that found potitions at the Reform Institute  Contains information on who funded McCain's efforts on Campaign Finance Reform, Comprehansive Immigration Reform and a number of Global Warming bills listed in this timeline
2001/05/15 McCain introduces the Gun Show Loophole bill S890, with Carper, Lieberman, DeWine, Clinton, and Schumer co/sponsoring. Analysis
2001/05/25 McCain defends Jeffords for switching parties and caucusing with the Democrats, saying the Republican party treated him and others unfairly, who wouldn't tow the party line.  This remained true to form for McCain as he had been shooting his mouth off at the expense of the Bush administration on just about any public forum he could claw his way into since Bush had secured the White House in December of 2000.  McCain was very bitter that Bush had bested him in the primaries of 2000, and he determined to take his pound of flesh from the Bush administration at every opportunity.  See also Peak Maverick and other here.
2002/03/27 McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform is enacted, becomes law 2003 01 01
2003/03/18 McCain takes the floor of the Senate to speak out against Bush tax cuts.
2003/03/19 McCain joins Democrats to vote against drilling in ANWR
2003/10/30 McCain joins Lieberman again, this time to introduce the Climate Stewardship Act (Gorebal worming et al) it falls short in the Senate vote on this day  Thomas  Bill S139  LINK
2003/10/30 McCain Lieberman bill is addressed by Kit Bond
2004/03/10 McCain states he would entertain an offer to be John Kerry's Vice-President, but doesn't see a realistic scenario where he would be asked.  Later denies he would leave the Republican party.  YouTube
2004/03/18 McCain Defends John Kerry on Defense matters
2004/03/30 McCain joins Lieberman again, this time to introduce another Climate Warming bill with ten Democrat and ten Repbulican cosigners.
2004/04/02 McCain states, "I believe my party has gone astray, I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy, but I also feel the Republican Party can be brought back to the principles I articulated before."
2006/04/04 McCain offers anybody in the crowd $50 an hour to pick lettuce in Arizona. Shouts of protest rose from the crowd, with some accepting McCain’s job offer. “I’ll take it!” one man shouted. McCain supporting guest worker program
2004/06/04 McCain signs letter with 58 Senators, "We write to urge you (President Bush) to expand the current federal policy concerning embryonic stem cell research."
2004/08/05 McCain announces he deplores the Swift Boat adds against Senator John Kerry, and asks the White House to refute them  LINK2
2005/00/00 McCain resigns from the Reform Institute he founded with George Soros.  His top advisors remain on the Reform Institute payroll, making big dollars.
2005/01/12 McCain introduces a bill (S1033) on the floor of the Senate, during the first session of the 109th Congress.  It's co-authors are Ted Kennedy, Brownbeck, Lieberman, Graham, and Salazar.  The bill among other things, initiates a study (Section 1004) on how to set up a system where U.S. health insurers can become bi-national, providing health insurance to U.S. and Mexican citizens.  McCain was trying to set up a road to health care for Mexican nationals. Is this more infrastructure being 'harmonized' in the effort to establish a one hemispheric entity, the North American Union?  One must ponder, Is John MeCain our Senator, a Mexican Senator ruling from our side of the border, or a representative of the United Nations assigned to relegate the United States to a nation whose citizens have absolutely no way to affect the laws they are subject to?  If we're just part of the North American Union, what real sovereignty will we have?  What ability will we have to demand our laws be changed, if two other nations want those laws because they favor them?
2005/01/28 McCain declares, "I want us in the ICC (International Criminal Court)", but I would like to see more safeguards first
2005/05/12 McCain joins Ted Kennedy to introduce McCain/Kennedy immigration legislation that would wind up making illegal immigrants citizens
2005/05/24 McCain joins 13 other Republican and Democrat Senators to form the Gang of 14, foolishly opting to preserve an undemocratic Senate rule instead of following the Constitution and historical precedent.  Analysis1  Analysis2  Analysis3
2006/02/20 McCain addresses immigration reform ralley of mixed group including SEIU and ACORN(in support of immigration reform bill) by saying, "What makes America special is what's in this room tonight." additional video
2006/03/30 McCain makes a lengthy statement on the floor of the United States Senate, addressing immigration reform, lauding the illegal alien with sympathetic stories, insulting U.S. workers, and focusing on those who die coming across the border.  He fails to call for repatriation, or national guard troops on the border.  Within weeks President Bush announces he will send 6,000 nation guard troops to the border.
2006/04/28
McCain states, "I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected that has become corrupt."
2006/09/06 McCain joins Dole to write op-ed for the Washington Post, states in part, "We should publicly remind Khartoum that the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes..."
2006/12/01 McCain writes letter to the incoming defense secretary Robert Gates stating Airbus Government subsidy issue "may risk eliminating competition before bids are submitted,..." The Air Force changed the criteria four days later, eliminating subsidy consideration.  As of 2008/03/11, top current advisers to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign last year lobbied for a European plane maker that beat Boeing to a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, taking sides in a bidding fight that McCain has tried to referee for more than five years.  Two of the advisers gave up their lobbying work when they joined McCain's campaign. A third, former Texas Rep. Tom Loeffler, lobbied for the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. while serving as McCain's national finance chairman.
2007/02/05 McCain joins Joseph Lieberman to introduce the Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act.  See related energy tax analysis here 2008/01/10
2007/02/17 McCain states he will close Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainment center on his first day in office  Video  (same as date link on the left)
2007/03/22 McCain gets the pledged support of Chuck and Sue Cobb, Jeb Bush's Florida Director of the Free Trade of the Americas Agreement effort
2007/06/00 McCain joins Baldwin, Shays and Meehan to file an amicus brief against the Wisconsin Right to Life organization  brief  The wrong side of a pro-life issue, helping pro-abort Feingold
2007/06/18 McCain's Gitmo problem, close the base, grant some Geneva Convention status reserved for lawful combatants, stop water boarding...
2007/10/25 McCain still wants us to sign the L.O.S.T. treaty in time, but does have concerns over sovereignty issues.
2007/12/17 McCain gets the Boston Globe's endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/01/10 McCain Lieberman energy tax is addressed in National Review.  Intoduced here 2007/02/05
2008/01/16 McCain's Top 10 Class-Warfare Arguments Against Tax Cuts Human Events touches on them all here.  He's sounding like a Democrat again...
2008/01/25 McCain gets the New York Times' endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/01/25 McCain and Hillary share a lot of political views says Bill Clinton.  No comment from the McCain camp.  YouTube
2008/02/03 McCain gets the Los Angeles Times' endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/03/00 McCain makes his first attempt to tell a state (North Carolina) Republican Party what to do.  The RNC joins him.  (North Caroline tells him to pond sand)
2008/03/24 McCain hires Meg Whiteman to cochair his Presidential campaign.  Whiteman is another wishy washy at best Independent, who has donated to leftist candidates and still doesn't have a clue what side to come down on with regard to illegal immigration.  She is leaning toward running for Governor in California and being courted by it's Republican leadership.  Links to CalCowGirl's comments regarding Whiteman's donations.  Article above.
2008/03/26 McCain speech to the World Affairs Council, Europe may get veto power over some of our foreign policy...
2008/03/26 McCains, John and Cindy telegraph support for the independent state of Kosovo.  Cliff Kincaid at AIM comments...
2008/04/08 McCain casts last Senate vote during his Presidential Campaign.  By the EOBD 06/30/08, he has missed 373 votes or 61.8% of the Senate votes in the 110th Congress.  His has cast one vote since 03/14/08.  It was on April 8th.  LINK
2008/05/09 McCain's interview with O'Reilly... I won't drill in ANWR... it's pretty... I'm an environmentalist.  (note: there's a good chance he may have an environMental disorder)
2008/05/12 McCain Joins the Goreball Worming Cult, sounding more like Al Gore every day...  McCain's Oregon add Video
2008/05/13 McCain takes an Environmental walk, with the leader of the Cascade Land Conservancy... (another series of fruit loop moments)
2008/05/13 McCain calls for green-house gas cuts, and criticizes the Bush administration (AGAIN), using Democrat talking points sounding just like Al Gore.
2008/05/15 McCain states he will appoint Democrats to his administration, during a Republican teleconference and during a Columbus stump speech
2008/05/27 McCain announces support for severe cutbacks on our nuclear weapons, withdrawing battlefield nukes from Europe and giving our nuclear waste to an international body
2008/06/04 McCain states, "I disagreed strongly with the Bush administration's mismanagement of the war in Iraq."
2008/06/14 McCain tells Clinton supporters they should back him because he voted for Ginsberg and Breyer  Said this to Conservatives on 2008/05/07
2008/06/18 McCain joins Barack Obama today in signing on to sponsor Joseph Bidens Global HIV/AIDS bill.  This monstrosity would cost the U.S. in excess of $50 Billion dollars of taxpayer money  S.2731
2008/06/21 McCain and Obama are to address open borders group in Los Angeles on July 18th, 2008, Communists and worst of U.S. Illeagal Alien appologist groups...  It was announced on this date.
2008/06/21 McCain and team realize he has so little credibility on judicial appointments, that they announce he will let Fred Thompson vet his judges.  That's 06/21/08's version of truth...
2008/06/28 McCain declares, "I will make comprehensive immigration reform my “top priority,” during my first 100 days in office.  He assures Latino leaders that they will have an ally in the White House.  As of this date, Conservatives know they won't have one.
2008/07/03 McCain Allies Find Financing Loopholes, Governors' Fund Recruits Big Donors; Bid to Catch Obama  LINK  Another do as I say, not as I do moment.  Well, a long series of moments over time would be more like it.
2008/07/16 McCain and Obama's cosponsored (Joe Biden Originated) Global HIV/AIDS bill passes the Senate in a vote of 80 to 16.  It now has to go back to the House for reconsiliation.  Bush actively lobbied for this $50 billion dollar monstrosity.  S.2731
2008/08/25 McCain offers $50 dollars an hour to Americans who will pick lettuce. Audience members immediately raise their hands, and McCain gets snippy.  He says, "You must work all season, and you can't do it!", insulting the American workers.  Mark Levin covers it on his show.  LINK
2008/10/10 McCain states Obama is a decent person and you don't need to be scared of him being president. Video1  Tells folks to be respectful of Obama. He respects Okama and his accomplishments.
Video2
2008/11/20 McCain supports Barack Obama's pick of Gov. Janet Napolitano as director of homeland security
2009/04/28 McCain states he could understand why Spector would change parties, being behind in the primary race.  What does this bode for McCain in 2010?  If he's understands so well, is he willing to switch parties?
2009/07/01 McCain's camp gets skewered by Tammy Bruce in her commentary titled, "McCain's Camp Praises Sanford and Trashes Palin?"
2009/07/12 McCain plans to lead an effort to reverse the decision in committee that would add $1.7 billion for 12 additional F-22s next year. 
2009/07/13 McCain, in an unusual alliance with the Obama administration, moved Monday to eliminate $1.75 billion recently inserted into the proposed 2010 defense budget for more (F22) fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.
2009/07/14 McCain backs Obama on F-22 cuts, but advocates vow fight
2009/07/21 McCain gives credit to President Obama for standing firm, on cutting F22 funding
2009/09/24 McCain Palin break on F-22 cuts
2009/10/21 McCain says, “I haven’t looked at him that carefully because I haven’t been around,” regarding Arpaio’s well-publicized exploits in the Phoenix area, when asked what he thought of him. However McCain had known enough about
Arpaio around 2004 to back Mesa police Cmdr. Dan Saban over him.
2009/10/25 McCain defends Obama against Cheney's comments on his Afghanistan dithering, calls for unity with president
2009/11/18 McCain defends campaign staff against Palin
2009/12/02 McCain criticizes Obama for proposal to cut Medicare to fund health care, but fourteen months ago... this.
2009/12/06 McCain defends Palin while referring to her as irrelevent, then lauds her work
2010/01/10 McCain Strategist Schmidt trashes Palin, says McCain had planned to name Lieberman as his VP choice in 2008
2010/01/20 McCain coopts Palin for his own purposes.
2010/01/21 McCain and Brown meet, McCain's office... coopting alert
2010/01/21 McCain/Feingold Finance Reform takes big hit from SCOTUS, as Conservatives had first predicted Malkin
2010/01/22 McCain coopts Brown for his own purposes. Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome
2010/01/23 McCain's PAC supports California's former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for U. S. Senate, likes Jessie Jackson and gender politics.
2010/01/26 McCain, U.S. Supreme Court overturns bulk of McCain/Feingold Act (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
2010/01/26 McCain, Bayh team up on spending freeze bill to back Obama, and to grant him line item veto.
2010/02/03 McCain introduces the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010.  Bill S3002.  The U.S. Government and the pharmaceutical industry have been trying for decades to clamp down on dietary supplements, to protect people from God knows what, to reduce competition with their medications, and also to gain market share in this arena.
2010/03/04 McCain introduces the Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 (S.3081) on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Within this bill, it is directed that U.S. Citizens can be declared an enemy of the state, and held without charges indefinitely.  Read it.  This is your government on steroids.  John McCain, a deeply flawed individual...
2010/03/24 McCain joins other Senators to form a caucus on Global Internet Freedom.  While sounding rather benign, McCain's past inability to see things clearly, causes concern regarding any effort he decides to become a part of, especially if it's as important as a tool of freedom of speech.  One can only wonder if this will come back to haunt us like so many other things he's become involved in have.
2010/03/25 McCain calls for civility in debate over the Health Care bill, echos Democrats call for peace.  RNC head Steele refuses to buy in.
2010/03/26 McCain is taken to task by Andrew C. McCarthy in a commentary titled, "the Mark of McCain".  It seems McCain offered (and Graham was involved too) an amendment that had terrible ramifications, in all likelihood leading to the release of Mohamedou Slahi, one of the 9/11 plotters.  Read the detailed summary at the link.
2010/03/26 McCain, even the L.A. Times has his number.  They herald his movement to the right (during re-election bid).  They also touch on how McCain coopted (my term, not theirs) Palin and Brown for his benefit.
2010/03/26
McCain appears with Palin on FoxNews' "On the Record", with Greta Van Susteren.  Among other things, Palin states, "I support his position on immigration."
2010/03/27 McCain calls in his favors from Palin, and she spends the day lavishing praise on him at appearances.
2010/04/12 McCain's "FRIENDS" place this video on YouTube, making fun of Republican concerns on a number of issues, utilizing juvenile tactics to smear J.D. Hayworth.  The attacks come off precisely the way a Democrat attack would on each issue.  I'm sure the Democrats will appreciate this when they face Hayworth after he wins the primary.
2010/04/14 McCain gets testy, "Agitated McCain: Don't call me a maverick" saying he never thought of himself as a 'Maverick'.  Strangely the last few days are the first times he has objected to the title.  His face used to light up with an ear to ear grin when they began labeling him as one eight to ten years ago.  He was the darling of the leftist Talking Head shows for nearly a decade for this reason alone.  He was willing to carp at the expense of his own party and fellow members, buttressing the leftist paradigm.  More links (1) (2) (3)  See also: Peak Maverick this LINK, explaining in part why McCain was first called a Maverick.  It started in 2001, and McCain reveled in it.
2010/04/14 McCain is described by former Congessman Tom Tancredo as "a squish", "a liberal Republican".  Harsh comments at link, explaining what McCain would have been like if elected president.
2010/04/16 McCain, a search of his big donors in 2008, reveals some interesting figures.  Mr. Campaign Finance Reform himself, always a big mouth about how much money floats around Washington, D.C. corrupting other politicians, and himself pushing through un-Constitutional legislation to limit such donations, had a sure fire method to make sure he got his.  Speaking of crooked, I can only wonder, was he speaking from experience?

v 2010/04/22

4 posted on 04/23/2010 10:34:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If McCain is only 5 points ahead now..he’s toast..


5 posted on 04/23/2010 10:37:42 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

To The Glue Factory !!


6 posted on 04/23/2010 10:38:06 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: rabscuttle385

I posted Michelle a few months ago and got some real heat for it. But she was critical of someone else besides McCain. Code phrase “See you at the signing”


7 posted on 04/23/2010 10:39:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=taxes delayed")
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To: rabscuttle385

Where is Hayworth in the polls with this guy?


8 posted on 04/23/2010 10:43:19 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: sickoflibs

Michelle is okay by me. She’s a real firecracker, and I’m a big fan. She’s got more common sense and backbone than just about any of our nitwits on Capital Hill.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 10:44:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: ken5050
If McCain is only 5 points ahead now..he’s toast..

Go J.D. Go.
10 posted on 04/23/2010 10:46:39 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I think McCain accurately reflects the movers/shakers of the Republican party. They certainly don’t represent me as a conservative nor cold they speak for me. While McCain isn’t my Senator Corker & Alexander are. I don’t see any substantive difference between the three. Then you have Mr Steele yapping about why the Republican party doesn’t have anything to offer the black community. Honestly I think most of these guys/gals would be far happier in the D party.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 10:46:50 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: rabscuttle385
After decades of embracing the liberal-media moniker "maverick," for his frequent derision of the conservative wing of the Republican party, McCain has now abandoned the label.

LOL! Right on!

Anyone in Arizona who calls themselves even moderately conservative and votes for this guy again is delusional!

12 posted on 04/23/2010 10:47:45 AM PDT by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

B U M P


13 posted on 04/23/2010 10:51:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: TexasCajun

I guess not many people in AZ are buying his flip flops?


14 posted on 04/23/2010 10:52:23 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: sickoflibs

“I posted Michelle a few months ago and got some real heat for it. But she was critical of someone else besides McCain. Code phrase “See you at the signing””

UGH!!

I thought it might have been for “You betcha”


15 posted on 04/23/2010 10:53:17 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Doughty One,

I hope you sent this to Hayworth and he USES it!


16 posted on 04/23/2010 10:54:24 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: DoughtyOne

“Michelle is okay by me. She’s a real firecracker, and I’m a big fan. She’s got more common sense and backbone than just about any of our nitwits on Capital Hill.”

Simple. She’s not for sale.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 10:55:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Agree. It’s time to dump mcLame.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 10:57:59 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: ken5050; All

Flush the John!!!

MUST SEE! FLUSH THE JOHN! Johnny’s got to go!

This one is hilarious and VERY accurate! (4 minutes!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJobkdeho88


19 posted on 04/23/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB

HILARIOUS

B U M P


20 posted on 04/23/2010 11:01:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: rabscuttle385

A detailed history of McCain voting JUST on amnesty…
2007: Voted on Senate floor in favor of motion to invoke cloture on S. 1639, a bill to reward illegal aliens with amnesty Sen. McCain voted in favor of a second motion to invoke cloture on S. 1639 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Edward Kennedy), a bill to reward up to 6 million illegal aliens with amnesty. The motion to invoke cloture would have limited further debate on the bill and moved it to a final vote. A vote for cloture was effectively a vote in favor of passing the amnesty-guestworker bill. The motion to invoke cloture failed by a vote of 46 to 53.
2007: Voted on Senate floor in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens Sen. McCain voted in favor of a motion to invoke cloture on S. 1639 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Edward Kennedy), a bill to reward illegal aliens with amnesty. The motion to invoke cloture was a move to initiate debate on the proposal and limit further discussion of amendments to a previously-agreed upon set of proposals — thus a vote against cloture was effectively a vote in favor of killing the amnesty-guestworker bill. The motion to invoke cloture passed by a vote of 64 to 35.
2007: Voted on Senate floor against reducing amnesties for illegal aliens Sen. McCain voted in favor of a motion to invoke cloture on the substitute amendment (SA 1150) to S. 1348, a bill to reward illegal aliens with amnesty. The motion to invoke cloture would have ended debate on the proposal and limited further discussion of amendments to a previously-agreed upon set of proposals — thus a vote in favor of cloture was effectively a vote in favor of the amnesty-guestworker bill. The motion to invoke cloture failed by a vote of 45 to 50.
2007: Voted on Senate floor in favor of amendment to create a disincentive to apply for amnesty Sen. McCain voted in favor of the Cornyn Amendment (SA 1250) to S. 1348 to discourage applicants from applying for amnesty by eliminating the provisions protecting the confidentiality of the information contained in amnesty applications and, instead, requires the sharing of application-related information upon the request of a law enforcement agency, intelligence, or national security agency, or DHS component when requested in connection with a duly-authorized investigation of a civil violation. The Cornyn Amendment passed by a vote of 57 to 39.
2007: Voted on Senate floor against amendment to bar certain criminals from amnesty Sen. McCain voted against the Cornyn Amendment (SA 1184) to S. 1385 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Harry Reid) to bar criminal aliens from receiving amnesty. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has estimated that 15% of illegal aliens are criminals. The Cornyn Amendment failed by a vote of 46 to 51.
2007: Voted against amendment to strip amnesty provisions from S. 1348 in 2007 Sen. McCain voted against the Vitter Amendment to strip the amnesty provisions from S. 1348 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Harry Reid). The Vitter Amendment failed by a vote of 29 to 66.
2007: Cosponsoring S. 774 to reward illegal aliens with amnesty S. 774 (whose main sponsor is Sen. Dick Durbin) would reward illegal aliens under the age of 21 who have been physically present in the country for five years and are in 7th grade or above with amnesty. An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 illegal aliens would qualify for this amnesty.
2007: Cosponsoring S. 340 to grant amnesty to illegal aliens (AgJOBS) Sen. McCain is a cosponsor of S. 340 (whose main sponsor is Sen. Dianne Feinstein) to encourage more illegal immigration by rewarding certain illegal aliens who work in agriculture with amnesty.
2006: Voted on Senate floor in favor of S. 2611 to reward illegal aliens with amnesty Sen. McCain voted in favor of final passage of S. 2611 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Arlen Specter) which includes an amnesty (both immediate and deferred) for 10.2 million illegal aliens (6.7 million illegal alien workers and 3.5 million illegal alien spouses and/children). S. 2611 passed by a vote of 62 to 36.
2006: Voted in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens Sen. McCain voted in favor of a motion to invoke cloture on S. 2611 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Arlen Specter) which includes an amnesty (both immediate and deferred) for 10.2 million illegal aliens (6.7 million illegal alien workers and 3.5 million illegal alien spouses and/children). The motion to invoke cloture passed by a vote of 73 to 25.
2006: Voted against amendment to reward 2 million illegal aliens with amnesty Sen. McCain voted against the Feinstein Amendment to S. 2611 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Arlen Specter) to create an “orange card” that would allow an estimated two million illegal aliens to pay a fine, and after 6-8 years, adjust to Lawful Permanent Resident status. The Feinstein Amendment failed by a vote of 37 to 61 .
2006: Voted against amendment to kill amnesty provisions Sen. McCain voted against the Vitter amendment (SA 3963) to S. 2611 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Arlen Specter) to remove provisions authorizing the “earned legalization” and “agricultural worker” amnesty schemes that would grant amnesty to an estimated 16 million illegal aliens and their families (according to a May, 2006 study by the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector). The Vitter amendment failed by a vote of 33 to 66.
2006: Voted against procedural move to reward illegal aliens with amnesty Sen. McCain voted against cloture on SA 3424, a “compromise amnesty” proposal by Sens. Hagel (R-NE) and Martinez (R-FL). The purpose of voting against allowing a final vote on this proposal varied from Senator to Senator, with many of them favoring the proposal but not willing to bring it up without a lot of votes on amendments. At the least, those voting against cloture were insisting on a chance for opponents of the bill to make their case with amendments. The Hagel-Martinez proposal would reward illegal aliens with amnesty. S. 2611 includes an amnesty (both immediate and deferred) for 10.2 million illegal aliens (6.7 million illegal alien workers and 3.5 million illegal alien spouses and/children). The cloture motion failed by a vote of 38 to 60.
2005-2006: Cosponsored S. 2075 to reward illegal aliens with amnesty S. 2075 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Dick Durbin) would reward illegal aliens under the age of 21 who have been physically present in the country for five years and are in 7th grade or above with amnesty. An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 illegal aliens would qualify for this amnesty. The bill died in the Judiciary Committee.
2005-2006: Cosponsored S. 1033 to reward illegal aliens with amnesty Sen. McCain was a cosponsor of S. 1033 to reward virtually all illegal aliens (except those with criminal records or terrorist connections) with amnesty. This could potentially reward 9 million illegal aliens with amnesty. This bill died in the Judiciary Committee.
2005: Voted in favor of amnesty for agricultural workers Sen. McCain voted to invoke cloture, a procedural move requiring 60 votes to limit debate and ensure a vote on the AgJOBS amnesty amendment for up to 3 million illegal aliens, introduced by Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), to the Iraq supplemental spending bill. The Senate voted 53 to 45 not to invoke cloture, effectively keeping the amnesty off of the final bill.
2005-2006: Cosponsored S. 359 to grant amnesty to illegal aliens Sen. McCain was a cosponsor of S. 359 to encourage more illegal immigration by rewarding certain illegal aliens who work in agriculture with amnesty.
2003-2004: Cosponsored S. 1645 to grant amnesty to illegal aliens Sen. McCain cosponsored S. 1645 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Larry Craig) to encourage more illegal immigration by rewarding certain illegal aliens who work in agriculture with amnesty. This bill died in the Judiciary Committee.
2003-2004: Cosponsored S. 1545 to reward illegal aliens with amnesty S. 1545 would have rewarded illegal aliens under the age of 21 who have been physically present in the country for five years and are in 7th grade or above with amnesty. An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 illegal aliens would have qualified for this amnesty.
2003-2004: Cosponsored S. 1461 to encourage reward illegal aliens with amnesty Sen. McCain cosponsored S. 1461, to create a legalization process for almost all illegal aliens who will then be eligible for green cards after 6 years. Amnesty has been shown to increase rates of illegal immigration. The bill did not come to a vote.
2000: Voted against an illegal immigration amnesty. Sen. McCain voted against including an amnesty for illegal aliens from Central America in the Senate H-1B bill (S.2045). This not necessarily a vote against the amnesty, but rather a vote against including it in the H-1B legislation. The move to attach the amnesty failed 43-55.
1997: Voted for an amnesty to illegal aliens from Nicaragua and Cuba. Sen. McCain voted for a procedural move that helped allow the Mack Amendment to be included in S.1156 (the District of Columbia Appropriations bill). This amendment granted amnesty to illegal aliens from Nicaragua and Cuba and is expected to add close to one million people to U.S. population. 96 N/A N/A
1990: Voted for a bill that included an amnesty. Sen. McCain supported S.358 (whose main sponsor was Sen. Edward Kennedy), which provided an amnesty for up to 165,000 spouses and minor children of illegal aliens who were granted amnesty in 1986. Ultimately, the 1990 bill passed 81-17.


21 posted on 04/23/2010 11:02:10 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: rabscuttle385; All
And let's not forget about this little doosie!:

Text of McCain's S. 3081: Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010!!!

(HINT: it gives ObamaNation the power to imprison up US citizens indefinately without charge or trial)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496940/posts

22 posted on 04/23/2010 11:05:26 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: All
From McCain's un-American Senate bill: (2) CRITERIA FOR DESIGNATION OF INDIVIDUALS AS HIGH-VALUE DETAINEES- The regulations required by this subsection shall include criteria for designating an individual as a high-value detainee based on the following: (A) The potential threat the individual poses for an attack on civilians or civilian facilities within the United States or upon United States citizens or United States civilian facilities abroad at the time of capture or when coming under the custody or control of the United States. (B) The potential threat the individual poses to United States military personnel or United States military facilities at the time of capture or when coming under the custody or control of the United States. (C) The potential intelligence value of the individual. (D) Membership in al Qaeda or in a terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda. (E) Such other matters as the President considers appropriate.
23 posted on 04/23/2010 11:10:37 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Don’t forget about what is contained in reply #22 and #23!!!


24 posted on 04/23/2010 11:13:29 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: 556x45

“I think McCain accurately reflects the movers/shakers of the Republican party. “

I disagree. McCain is for McCain and you can go back to his dealing with Charles Keating to see the pattern. He sucked up to a money guy and then in DC found out he could gain fame by sucking up to the liberals and the media. Now in past 10 years he’s a Soros guy.

There are many solid conservatives in the GOP leadership who are nothing like that.
Time to get rid of the RINO baggage and let real conservatives and stalwarts lead the party out of the wilderness and back to power.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 11:28:02 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

WOBBLY

BUMP


26 posted on 04/23/2010 11:29:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: WOSG

Then why do we have Mr Steels in charge of the GOP?


27 posted on 04/23/2010 12:03:17 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: rabscuttle385

Meanwhile back at the ranch:

HAYWORTH PICKS UP KEY ARIZONA POLICE ASSOCIATION ENDORSEMENT
Phoenix, AZ (April 23) - Republican U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth today was endorsed by the influential Arizona Police Association.

“I am honored to accept this endorsement,” Hayworth said. “Clearly the men and women who are putting their lives on the line protecting us know who the conservative, anti-crime candidate is in this race.”

The Association is made up of 18 individual associations of line officers, detention officers, corrections officers and border patrol agents, with nearly 9,000 members.

Executive Director Brian Livingston, joined by officers, announced the endorsement.

They join the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the National Association of Police Organizations in endorsing Hayworth.

“Police men and women will be key to our victory in the Primary and the General Election,” Hayworth said.

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For more information, please visit http://www.JDforSenate.com or contact the campaign at info@jdforsenate.com.

JD has gained every endorsement that matters.


28 posted on 04/23/2010 12:57:47 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: rabscuttle385

Please! Please! Please, Arizona voters!

RETIRE JOHN MCSHAME!


29 posted on 04/23/2010 1:33:30 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: AuntB

Nice!


30 posted on 04/23/2010 3:03:41 PM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hopefully, after the Republican primary, he’ll be known as “lame duck Senator.”


31 posted on 04/23/2010 4:31:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Exactly. I do give her safety some thought at times though. These days, you never know.


32 posted on 04/24/2010 9:21:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: DoughtyOne

That thought has crossed my mind as well.


33 posted on 04/25/2010 5:32:50 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yes, and that certainly is a damning reality in today’s political environment.


34 posted on 04/26/2010 9:56:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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