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John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right
The Observer ^ | Sunday 11 July 2010 | Paul Harris

Posted on 07/10/2010 4:37:26 PM PDT by mdittmar

The Republican 'maverick' bends in the wind of Tea Party-style politics

When does being a maverick turn into a shameless flip-flopper? Pretty much about now, according to many observers of the long and storied political career of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Senator McCain, pictured, is now caught in one of the toughest political fights of his life, facing off in a primary fight against the Tea Party-style challenger JD Hayworth. And he is doing it in Arizona, which has just passed a strict anti-illegal immigrant law so controversial the White House is taking it to court.

All this means that McCain's traditionally liberal attitudes to immigration reform were always likely to take a bit of a hit. But few people can have predicted just how far McCain would go in rowing away from the previous positions that won him praise as recently as 2007 when he co-sponsored reform legislation with famed liberal Senator Ted Kennedy.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; az2010; hayworth; immigration; jd; jdhayworth; johnmccain; kneepadrepublics; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mclame; mcqueeg; mcstupid; reincarnation; rino; vichy; votejdhayworthaz
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Time to go home John.
1 posted on 07/10/2010 4:37:30 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

“John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right”

yeah...if you believe that....


2 posted on 07/10/2010 4:39:14 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: mdittmar

Retire, John, before someone does a poster of you with syrup all over because you flop like a pancake, and waffle as well.


3 posted on 07/10/2010 4:40:24 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: mdittmar

It is the nature of snakes to periodically shed their skin.


4 posted on 07/10/2010 4:41:07 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: mdittmar

Thanks for your lifetime of service, Senator McCain. It’s time to take a rest.


5 posted on 07/10/2010 4:41:25 PM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: mdittmar
In before the "Sarah's a RINO" thread hijack!
6 posted on 07/10/2010 4:41:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

lol....


7 posted on 07/10/2010 4:42:31 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well she is!!!


8 posted on 07/10/2010 4:43:13 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: mdittmar
"No amnesty," he told a Tucson radio station, adding: "Many of them need to be sent back."

More MSM lies and spin. The "many" that he claimed need to be sent back are the ones that have committed serious crimes. He put that at 17% of illegals. He said nothing about sending the other 83% back.

Hardly a big change in position. IIRC he has always been for sending criminals back.

Some days it is hard to decide who I cant stand more: RINOs or the MSM, but most days I'm sure it's the criminal media.

9 posted on 07/10/2010 4:43:39 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: mdittmar

He ditches his severe leftist vent every six years. Can anyone figure out why? This has sure seemed to stump the Republican party and the nation’s media outlets.

Isn’t it strange that Senate terms are about as far between as John’s stints at being a Conservative for about six months.

I’m sure there’s no connection. Go figure...


10 posted on 07/10/2010 4:43:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If McCain is a Conservative, there are no Leftists. Not Teddy K., John K., George S., Russel F...)
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To: mdittmar
And he is doing it in Arizona, which has just passed a strict anti-illegal immigrant law so controversial which made so much common sense the White House is taking it to court.

Crying out for a fix.

11 posted on 07/10/2010 4:46:37 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; rabscuttle385
It's okay, this thread wasn't started by Rabscuttle in order to do that so Ron Paul can climb .001% in the polls.

:-)

12 posted on 07/10/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: mdittmar
In the 2008 campaign, the term "maverick" was used prominently. Perhaps it should be replaced with "just another rightwing politician".

No. If he was right wing, he would have won.
13 posted on 07/10/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: mdittmar

PANIC time.


14 posted on 07/10/2010 4:46:52 PM PDT by Biggirl (AZ Is DOING THE JOB The Feds Should Be Doing, ENFORCING The Southern Border! =^..^=)
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To: mdittmar

....to the right... wow going where no john has gone


15 posted on 07/10/2010 4:48:21 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: mdittmar
Coalicion de Derechos Humanos (SEE: http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=12771195 ) says that since they started counting not too long ago 2,000 dead bodies have turned up in the border area ~ which is mostly open country!

Could be McCain finally paid attention to the evidence that the border is presently an open running sewer filled with dopers, dope and murderers.

No reason to take any stuff from any of the Leftwingtards about this. They are clearly all very sociopathic and have absolutely no sympathy for the people who are getting killed every day while Obama continues to dither.

When you elect a Chicago thug to political office this is what you're going to get every single time.

16 posted on 07/10/2010 4:48:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mdittmar

BTW, how is Jim Deakin doing, with his run for the same seat? I like, both, Jim Deakin and J.D. Hayworth. All of these political races, at every political level, where there’s more than one conservative running for the same political office, and non-leftist voters can, only, choose one non-leftist candidate for each race. In some ways, it’s a real shame, but in others, it’s a very good situation.


17 posted on 07/10/2010 4:48:58 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: mdittmar

18 posted on 07/10/2010 4:50:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mdittmar
“Turns Hard Right”?

Must mean that he is now about even with Chuckie Schumer.

19 posted on 07/10/2010 4:52:54 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: mdittmar

no new there, it happens every election cycle...


20 posted on 07/10/2010 4:53:06 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (They do not wish to govern us, they wish to RULE us!)
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To: mdittmar

“When does being a maverick turn into a shameless flip-flopper?”

Watching McShame’s obviously insincere and over-the-top impersonation of a conservative during the campaign season would be comical if there wasn’t a chance he would be elected. But the thought that some people are buying it tells you have uninformed and even stupid the electorate can be.


21 posted on 07/10/2010 4:55:54 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: mdittmar
John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right

He is sincere and solidly Conservative. Until November. Then it will be time to party with his lefty friends, both socially and politically.

22 posted on 07/10/2010 4:56:19 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson" to have your econ arguments effortlessly to hand.)
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To: freespirited

“’No amnesty,’ he told a Tucson radio station, adding: ‘Many of them need to be sent back.’”

If (heaven forbid!) McShame is reelected, we’ll find out that by “many” he means about 43 out of the 20,000,000 illegals here. The rest will deserve “a path to citizenship”.

Arizonans—you’ve led the way this year in great state legislation. Don’t throw away that sterling record by sending this jerk back to the Senate.


23 posted on 07/10/2010 5:01:13 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: mdittmar

Once re-elected he’s sure to turn left, as usual.


24 posted on 07/10/2010 5:05:21 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: mdittmar
John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right

Should be easy for McCain. He has no rudder.

25 posted on 07/10/2010 5:05:40 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: mdittmar

Seriously — why is it so hard for McCain to call it a day, and retire?


26 posted on 07/10/2010 5:05:43 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: mdittmar

For the election only.


27 posted on 07/10/2010 5:05:59 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: mdittmar

Yep to late to play that lie McCain.......

Dear Juan....
..... I just donated money to your opponent ya liar.

http://www.jdforsenate.com/


28 posted on 07/10/2010 5:06:10 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: GladesGuru
This company would make a fortune if they replaced the angel with a profile of McCain.


29 posted on 07/10/2010 5:08:00 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: mdittmar

John McPain and John Kerry(do you know he “served” in Viet Nam)...The Flip-Flop Twins.


30 posted on 07/10/2010 5:16:48 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: mdittmar

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, John.


31 posted on 07/10/2010 5:20:21 PM PDT by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: mdittmar
"Ah, but the strawberries! That's, that's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with, with geometric logic, that, that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox did exist."

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32 posted on 07/10/2010 5:25:53 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Palin needs to publicly eschew Juan.


33 posted on 07/10/2010 5:26:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar
Save your breath and your money John.

I ain't buyin it!

vaudine

34 posted on 07/10/2010 5:27:29 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: mdittmar
But few people can have predicted just how far McCain would go in rowing away from the previous positions that won him praise as recently as 2007 when he co-sponsored reform legislation with famed liberal Senator Ted Kennedy.

Many people who'd been objectively observing the weasel for many years could have and did predict it. But it is interesting that once again it seems a British newspaper will put things in plainer and more accurate terms than most any MSM outlet in the US.

35 posted on 07/10/2010 5:27:29 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Oatka

Hey, we have a new name;

“Weathervane McCain”


36 posted on 07/10/2010 5:28:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: mdittmar
Yeah, right, John. You were in le reistance, too.

Vichy Republican swine.

37 posted on 07/10/2010 5:30:34 PM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: mdittmar

It is the nature of snakes to periodically shed their skin.


38 posted on 07/10/2010 5:35:56 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: mdittmar

McCain is a POS. Just like John Glenn, anything McCain did while in the military has been negated by his anti-american acts after he turned into a politician.


39 posted on 07/10/2010 5:41:34 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: mdittmar

Build the dang fence PING!


40 posted on 07/10/2010 5:45:59 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: org.whodat
Everyone is a RINO except org.whodat. And, org.whodat isn't sure about himself.
41 posted on 07/10/2010 5:49:28 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: mdittmar

I’m trying to imagine a seventy-three year old bipolar pole dancer.

Yuk!


42 posted on 07/10/2010 5:52:01 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: billhilly
It is the nature of snakes to periodically shed their skin.

Oof. Good hit. Well played!

43 posted on 07/10/2010 5:53:59 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--I've gone rogue!)
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To: mdittmar

He makes me sick. Two faced weasel. But there are Republicans here in AZ who love their McCain. It’s like Kennedy in Massachusetts. It makes no sense. We are working so hard for JD, but it’s an uphill battle. The debate next week will be the telltale sign. If JD can put McCain on the Defensive, it might be a turning point.


44 posted on 07/10/2010 5:55:15 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“BTW, how is Jim Deakin doing, with his run for the same seat?”

Deakin is dishonest. Plays dirty, probably a McCain disciple.

Why replace McCain..one liar, with another?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2440173/posts

Rarely will you see a candidate, in writing, say something this stupid.

“I did not look to see if JD actually voted for any of these Laws. However, he did not stop them either.”

I suppose he thought no one would read the last line of his charade.

Jim Deakin: A VOTE FOR JOHN HAYWORTH IS A VOTE FOR JOHN McCAIN (JOHN Hayworth??? )

I scoured the Library of Congress and could find no significant differences in the voting record of John McCain and John Hayworth.

As a politician, it appears from the Library of Congress that Hayworth is politics as usual.

Hayworth served for 12 YEARS. I cannot list every vote (you are welcome to do your own research at http://thomas.loc.gov/ )

Amnesty laws and extensions passed during the Hayworth years in Congress. http://www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/illegalimmigration.pdf Page 14 and 15

1. Section 245(i) The Amnesty of 1994 – a temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.

2. Section 245(i) The Extension Amnesty of 1997 – an extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994.

3. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NA­SCARA) Amnesty of 1997 – An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America.

4. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA) of 1998 — An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.

5. Late Amnesty of 2000 – An amnesty for illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens.

6. Life Amnesty of 2000 – A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty that legalized an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens.

I did not look to see if JD actually voted for any of these Laws. However, he did not stop them either.

Jim Deakin
http://sonoranweeklyreview.com/?p=2441


45 posted on 07/10/2010 6:13:48 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Kimberly GG; All

FLUSH THE JOHN! McCain HAS to go!
(To the tune of Frankie & Johnny!)

Johnny and Teddy were Senators
On opposite sides of the aisle
They got together and drafted a bill
Guaranteed to make illegals smile
Amnesty was their game – and they had no shame

Johnny and Senator Feingold
Gave campaign finance a try
But then the highest court in the land
Said the 1st amendment must apply
Gotta play by the rules – now Johnny looks like a fool

Johnny and Mr. Obama
They both agree Gitmo should close
But bringing terrorists into the USA
Is a plan that we oppose
No, they don’t belong – and Johnny’s got it all wrong

Now Johnny and Senator Lieberman
Got together on cap and trade
Anemic hands across the aisle
Gonna send the country to its grave
It’s time to let him know – old Johnny’s gotta go

Johnny believes Global Warming
Limousine Liberals and all
Congressional junkets to Copenhagen
Everybody’s havin’ a ball
Just ask Al Gore - Johnny knows the score

S & L Man Charlie Keating
He came to Johnny one day
Said “the government boys are sniffing around
How much to make ‘em go away?”
Did Johnny take a bribe to join the Keating 5?

Now fast-forward 20 years later
Banks are in trouble again
Johnny says, “Let’s bail ‘em out
It’s just a trillion – or maybe ten.
Let’s put some wind in their sails – ‘cause they’re too big to fail.”

We know there’s oil in Alaska
Drilling won’t cause any harm
But Johnny agrees with the tree-hugging geeks
Gas is gonna cost a leg and an arm
Johnny why can’t you see what’s good for you and me?

Now everyone knows about ACORN
They get lots of taxpayers’ dough
Prostitution rings and voter fraud
And home loans to any old schmoe
No matter ACORN’s crimes – Johnny thinks they’re just fine

We’re tired of hearin’ your flip-flops
We’re tired of hearin’ your lies
You may think we’re all dummies but you can’t
Pull the wool over our eyes
You’re career’s hit a snag - so start packin’ your bags

‘Cause Johnny, you’ve worn out your welcome
It’s time to bid DC goodbye
Go write a book or learn to cook
And eat a little humble pie
Just ask Sheriff Joe – he says you gotta go

Yeah, go Johnny, go – it’s time to hit the road.
Good-bye

MUST SEE!! The ‘Flush the John’ Song has gone viral and is on YOU TUBE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJobkdeho88

also

http://www.theterryandersonshow.com/


46 posted on 07/10/2010 6:16:32 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Oatka
'Any way the wind blows'

Doesn't really matter to me,

to meeeee......

47 posted on 07/10/2010 6:18:17 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: mdittmar

He’s a lying pile of crap liberal!


48 posted on 07/10/2010 6:19:26 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Kimberly GG

Didn’t McCain lose a lot of fighter planes with that maneuver?


49 posted on 07/10/2010 6:21:47 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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