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McCain turns vulnerable label into front-runner
al-AP ^ | August 23, 2010 | JONATHAN J. COOPER

Posted on 08/24/2010 5:42:37 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople

GILBERT, Ariz. — The cast of "Survivor" has nothing on Sen. John McCain.

Once labeled a vulnerable incumbent, the four-term Arizona Republican is the clear front-runner against challenger J.D. Hayworth after spending some $20 million and casting his GOP opponent as a late-night infomercial huckster in a series of devastating ads. The primary is Tuesday.

McCain, who turns 74 on Aug. 29, has survived the deadly 1967 explosion on the USS Forrestal, 5 1/2 years in a Vietnam POW camp after being shot down near Hanoi and skin cancer. Politically, he has persisted through the Keating Five savings and loan scandal, and two failed bids for the White House.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: election; hayworth; mccain
I think it's horrible that McCain has harsher words for Conservatives than he does for "his good friend Barack Obama", "his special friend John Kerry", "His really really 'close' friend Bawney Fwank". I knew the 2008 election was over when he assured American voters that Barack Obama would make a good President....IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS CAMPAIGN!

Just wish he had as kind words for Conservatives. I predict that, should the GOP win a slim majority in the Senate this fall, McCain changes parties to make himself kingmaker.

1 posted on 08/24/2010 5:42:38 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

I don’t get how the people of AZ can support their laws AND support McCain.


2 posted on 08/24/2010 5:46:18 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Any Arizonans who think McCain is going to be a conservative after he defeats JD are going to be surprised shortly after the election

He will drift left as the needs of the race dictate. And when back home in Washington DC, he’ll be the back in his role as one of America’s liberal rulers.

It’s disgusting, but that’s who he is.


3 posted on 08/24/2010 5:47:04 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

McCain lied, The Republic died.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 5:51:07 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: MuttTheHoople
McCain is a political whore who will say anything to stay in office.
5 posted on 08/24/2010 5:56:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: MuttTheHoople
This just goes to show how important it is to have a good challenger. McCain labeled Hayworth a second rate clown and, quite frankly, the label had some truth to it and stuck. Arizona voters, who are reliable conservatives, would rather have a backstabbing “maverick” than a clown representing them in the Senate.
6 posted on 08/24/2010 5:57:39 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: MuttTheHoople

Well, this is probably McCain’s last term - he’ll be free to do as much damage as he can - with no consequences to pay. GOD save our country!

I don’t live in Arizona, so I don’t know what type of ads each candidate was putting out there. But if I were Hayworth, I would have been airing McCain saying “Obama would be a fine president”, over and over again. Did he?

Also, did he ask the voters why anybody would spend 21 million dollars for a job paying a little over $100,000?

How can Arizona voters be so stupid?


7 posted on 08/24/2010 6:02:36 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: alicewonders

It ain’t over yet. We’ll see.


8 posted on 08/24/2010 6:08:06 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

The msm is having conniption fits that McC moved to the right.

He’s not their maverick anymore......wwwwwwwwaaaaahhhhhhhhh

They loved him when he spoke against President Bush.

Now he’s speaking against President Obamao and they’re furious at him. Look for the msm to work against him in the general election in November.


9 posted on 08/24/2010 6:09:29 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: alicewonders

There is bitter irony is McC gaining so much traction by moving to the right.

He must know that if he had done so during the presidential election he might have been president.


10 posted on 08/24/2010 6:10:55 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Rummyfan

I’m praying for a surprise upset. It’s not just Arizona’s problem, they’re foisting this SOB on the whole country.


11 posted on 08/24/2010 6:10:59 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: Carley

I’ll go to my grave believing that McCain purposely threw that election.


12 posted on 08/24/2010 6:12:29 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

AZ voters - PLEASE wake up, get up off your couch, go vote JD, get your neighbors, your family, your friends ALL out today to vote out McCain. Only you can get rid of him. Use JD as a stepping stone to get McCain into retirement. Juan McPain will turn sharp left, as soon as the polls close.

Call and e-mail ANYONE you know in AZ to get them out to vote today. It’s not too late. Just DO IT ! Please, for the rest of us in this great nation.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 6:12:47 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Keep up the pressure - we ARE making a difference! This is OUR time to shine.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

14 posted on 08/24/2010 6:16:02 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: alicewonders

McC morphed into a wannabe uniter.

He never counted on his friends in the msm to slash him at every turn.


15 posted on 08/24/2010 6:17:58 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Perhaps this treasonous scumbag will simply tip over from old age.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 6:20:43 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: alicewonders

Yes I know. We have McCain to thank for McCain-Feingold and the Gang of Fourteen judicial compromise, among many other instances where he ‘crossed the aisle’. Believe me, I’d love to say goodbye to his senatorial career. If the people in Arizona can’t see it however, what can we do?


17 posted on 08/24/2010 6:23:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: alicewonders

I will too! I’m totally disgusted with the way McJuan ran this campaign. A constant, 20 million dollar clubbing of J.D. Hayworth. Who says Americans don’t love a good smear and mudslinging campaign. Arizonans just got 20 million dollars worth and if we’re to believe the polls, the mudslinger is about to be sent back to the District of Corruption. The state run “media” is going to be celebrating tonight as they watch their beloved “maverick” pull it out. The “throw the bums out” thing was nothing more than some hot air. I’m disgusted.


18 posted on 08/24/2010 6:24:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: xzins

McCain is who he is b/c the voters of AZ allow it. If they reelect him then so be it. They arent the only state stuck on stupid.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 6:37:05 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: MuttTheHoople

Dear AZ,

You have done many courageous things in your history, the most recent of which was to enact, pass and enforce SB1070.

Please do one more courageous thing today. Please retire John McCain. He is bad for conservatives, bad for America, and bad for AZ. We need REAL conservatives in the Senate, NOT faux conservatives like McCain who are only conservative during election season.

Please, retire the man.


20 posted on 08/24/2010 6:44:08 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Rummyfan; et al

Like I said, it is early and the polls in AZ are just opening. GET OFF THE COUCH, get OFF the soap box and DO SOME WORK to get out the vote today = make phone calls and e-mail to ANYone in AZ that you know. Remind them of what the real Juan McPain has done for - actually against the USA. Call local talk shows, make your voices heard EARLY today. Stop the whining and get moving. PLEASE dump McCain.

Here in Wisconsin we have a terrific man - Ron Johnson that will defeat Russ “I Love the Teacher’s Union money” Feingold in November. Our primary is in September. Watch for little old cheeseheads in Wisconsin to make a difference. So do YOUR part in AZ - GET on it! I rest my case.


21 posted on 08/24/2010 6:44:55 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Keep up the pressure - we ARE making a difference! This is OUR time to shine.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
Like I said, it is early and the polls in AZ are just opening. GET OFF THE COUCH, get OFF the soap box and DO SOME WORK to get out the vote today = make phone calls and e-mail to ANYone in AZ that you know.

This.

McInsane sponsored the first amnesty bill. If he is re-elected, you can be damn sure he'll try it again... and if it passes, that bill WILL BE THE END OF THE UNITED STATES. For this reason alone he should be retired.
22 posted on 08/24/2010 6:56:34 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Fool me once!!!!


23 posted on 08/24/2010 7:01:04 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: MuttTheHoople

mark


24 posted on 08/24/2010 7:04:20 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Amen!

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Mr. “Get the money out of politics” has just spent $20 million in an attempt to get his lying carcass back to DC

Today is the day to tell the world our core principles are NOT for sale!

Log off and get down to your polling place RIGHT NOW to vote, and then stick around and clearly show just where you stand.

Go, Arizona, go!!!!


25 posted on 08/24/2010 7:18:33 AM PDT by Walrus (My congressman is toast in 2010 --- how about yours?)
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To: MuttTheHoople

26 posted on 08/24/2010 8:02:37 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Its time to retire, Captain John.

I have rto hand it to you. Your a survivor, up til now.

You cudda' been a contenda'. You cudda' been sombody.
Now you are gittin' a one way ticket to Palukaville.

27 posted on 08/24/2010 8:54:06 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

$20 million for re-election.

How’s that campaign finance reform - “there’s too much money in politics” -working for McCain?


28 posted on 08/24/2010 10:24:44 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I find it hard to trust Sarah Palin after this disaster ...................


29 posted on 08/24/2010 12:20:43 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: xzins

*Any Arizonans who think McCain is going to be a conservative after he defeats JD are going to be surprised shortly after the election*

You are so right. If they vote for him today against JDH, they will soon find out that he would do or any say anything to get elected. He’s not going to change.


30 posted on 08/24/2010 2:05:54 PM PDT by Jennikins (It matters not what we want, as we are being ruled, not governed.)
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