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What Did It All Mean? (McCain says Tea Party midterm victories "revolt" and "not a revolution")
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-22 | Alan Murray

Posted on 11/21/2010 5:02:19 PM PST by rabscuttle385

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ALAN MURRAY: Sen. McCain, I wonder if you could tell us, from where you sit, what the message of this election in the United States is.

JOHN MCCAIN: It was a revolt. It was not a revolution. Revolutions take a long time. It was revolt on the part of the American people who believe that their government has lost touch with them and they have lost touch with their government.

And any Republican who thinks that it was a vote in favor of Republicans should look at our approval ratings. Last time I checked, it's around 17%. When you get down that low, it's blood relatives and paid staffers.

I predict that unless Republicans act in response to the American people, they will reject Republicans. And they have every reason to be skeptical because when we were in charge, we let spending get out of control. We engaged in the earmarking and pork-barreling, which is corruption. So if the Republicans use their power in the fashion, frankly, that we did when previously we were in the majority, then I think you will see the emergence of a third party.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; backstabbermccain; juanmccain; mcbama; mccain; mccain4himself; mccain4mccain; mccain4obama; mccainantiteaparty; mcinsane; mclame; mcqueeg; mcrino; rino; teapartyrebellion; traitormccain
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It was a revolt. It was not a revolution. Revolutions take a long time.

That's what you think, Juan. The revolution has just begun.

1 posted on 11/21/2010 5:02:24 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

JOHN: You are KLOOOOOOO-LESSSSSS!!!!!!


2 posted on 11/21/2010 5:06:43 PM PST by SERKIT (TSA-Form 2 Lines: Irradiation or Humiliation)
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To: DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; EternalVigilance; roamer_1; indylindy; ...

3 posted on 11/21/2010 5:08:59 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Republican’s ratings are low because people feel betrayed by them every time they get into office. Years and years of RINO/establishment big government.


4 posted on 11/21/2010 5:10:12 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Years and years of RINO/establishment big government.

Like McLame, right?

5 posted on 11/21/2010 5:10:53 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t think what mccain said was wrong. Its indeed a revolt and we can’t really claim a revolution has taken place until it actually happen. Nothing has changed yet


6 posted on 11/21/2010 5:12:43 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: rabscuttle385
It was a revolt. It was not a revolution.

It ain't over until Kate Smith returns. Believe it Juanito. Lo veo 24/7

7 posted on 11/21/2010 5:15:40 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rabscuttle385
The definition of a revolution:"A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed."
8 posted on 11/21/2010 5:16:43 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: rabscuttle385

If it was really a “revolution”, why are Boxer, Reid and me still here in the Senate?

Now pay your taxes and have a nice day. :)


9 posted on 11/21/2010 5:17:06 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: rabscuttle385

What is happening in this country is revolt-ing.

We need a full scale cleanup of the marxists and marxist lites. The latter is very close to McCain.

He likes to surrender just before the win.


10 posted on 11/21/2010 5:17:44 PM PST by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385
Notice how this clown forgets his Amnesty and Reach Arounds to the Liberal ‘Rats. The AZ LIBERAL is the PROBLEM. Just RETIRE McLoser, you stoopid statist.
11 posted on 11/21/2010 5:17:54 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: rabscuttle385
Ah, John... just dry up and blow away you old turd.


12 posted on 11/21/2010 5:19:10 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: rabscuttle385

Of all people, he would certainly know what it was to be revolting.


13 posted on 11/21/2010 5:19:32 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: rabscuttle385

As usual, he’s got it all wrong.

It’s a counter-revolution.

It’s McCain and liberals friends who have been working for years trying to overthrow our form of government. They’re the revolutionaries. And that’s not a compliment.


14 posted on 11/21/2010 5:20:05 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain is a clown’s clown.


15 posted on 11/21/2010 5:20:26 PM PST by stevem
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To: rabscuttle385
This the same John McCain that got fighter aircraft shot out from under him in Vietnam? I think he has a problem with either recognizing or respecting his opponents.

/johnny

16 posted on 11/21/2010 5:21:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yes McStain is an enemy AFAIC.


17 posted on 11/21/2010 5:24:25 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: JRandomFreeper

McCain was never a fighter pilot. During his Naval Aviation career, he was an attack pilot, he was shot down in a light attack aircraft, the A-4 Skyhawk. Back in the 1960s, Naval Aviators who were Fighter pilots were a different breed.

dvwjr


18 posted on 11/21/2010 5:27:32 PM PST by dvwjr
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To: rabscuttle385

I think King George had a similar outlook.


19 posted on 11/21/2010 5:27:51 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: rabscuttle385

IT was a revolution, Juan.

It ain’t over yet. It’s just beginning. 2012 is next. 2014 is after that. Then 2016 when we boot your bony ass out.


20 posted on 11/21/2010 5:27:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

To clean out the Senate will take three election cycles so to that extent he is right.


21 posted on 11/21/2010 5:28:52 PM PST by Average Al
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To: dvwjr
Thanks for the correction. Didn't he lose a couple of AC?

/johnny

22 posted on 11/21/2010 5:31:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 4rcane

I’m sure he and the rest of the RINO’s are trying to assure their leader Barry, that all is not lost. Only senile, brain dead frauds would ever vote for McLame. He probably figures with six more years we will either forget or he will be dead and will have given his chair to Megan. How lame is Arizona?


23 posted on 11/21/2010 5:42:24 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“So if the Republicans use their power in the fashion, frankly, that we did when previously we were in the majority, then I think you will see the emergence of a third party.”

The RINOs seem to want that third party. They don’t seem to like losing in primaries.


24 posted on 11/21/2010 5:51:30 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: R_Kangel
The definition of a revolution:"A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed."

NOVEMBER 04, 2008

25 posted on 11/21/2010 6:03:58 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: rabscuttle385

Blah, blah and more blah.


26 posted on 11/21/2010 6:06:11 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: 4rcane

I don’t think what mccain said was wrong. Its indeed a revolt and we can’t really claim a revolution has taken place until it actually happen. Nothing has changed yet

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A rare moment when he is correct in every particular. A revolt at present, and revolution to come if the GOP does not mend its ways.

Whether a lucid interval, a reality check, or the broken clock being right at this particular moment, McCain has a correct overview.

The GOP is not popular, it is simply less detested than the Democrats. Without reform in governing style, a third party will emerge. That, in a nutshell, is what he has said here.


27 posted on 11/21/2010 6:16:19 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Steamburg

It wasn’t senile, brain dead frauds who voted for him. It was young, stupid Democrats and Independents. He’s got them all fleeced and they LOVE him.


28 posted on 11/21/2010 6:24:14 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: EternalVigilance
[ It’s McCain and liberals friends who have been working for years trying to overthrow our form of government. They’re the revolutionaries. And that’s not a compliment. ]

Thats why the TpCaucus should NEVER become a party..
The stealth democrats in the republican party are dangerous turncoats.. moles.. poseurs.. shills..
AND McLaim is the head of the cell group..

29 posted on 11/21/2010 6:45:13 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"This the same John McCain that got fighter aircraft shot out from under him in Vietnam? I think he has a problem with either recognizing or respecting his opponents."

McCain tried real hard to be a Vietnamese ace.

30 posted on 11/21/2010 6:46:55 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: rabscuttle385

No more RINOS!


31 posted on 11/21/2010 6:52:36 PM PST 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: rabscuttle385

Some people just look for a reason to be unhappy!!


32 posted on 11/21/2010 6:52:41 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
My guess one of the reasons McCain won the primary — a lot of AZ residents figured he could get them all sorts of other taxpayers money for AZ projects. Also, J.D. Haworth had some major problems and yet McCain spent over $20 million in the primary alone. The RINO RSC and RNC supported him was a factor, too.

McCain was and remains a glittering jewel of total ignorance. He IS that stupid, really.

33 posted on 11/21/2010 7:04:25 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: rabscuttle385

“... we let spending get out of control. We engaged in the earmarking and pork-barreling, which is corruption.”

Gee, Juan, doe that include your vote for the Bailout Bill?

Since you ADMIT to engaging in corruption, then I guess it is time for you to resign... or are you willing to RAT on your RINO buddies?


34 posted on 11/21/2010 7:06:56 PM PST by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: Psalm 144
Without reform in governing style, a third party will emerge.

The GOP Sheeple on FR will tell you, "Don't support the conservative, support the Rove approved RINO! If you don't support the RINO, Obama will win!"

35 posted on 11/21/2010 7:14:34 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: hosepipe

McCain and his pals run the GOP, they’re not just a “cell.” That’s why Palin endorsed him in 2010, and campaigned hard for him, and lied for him. That’s why the Republican Senatorial Committee put their money behind liberals like Kirk, and Murkowski, and Crist, and Castle, et al. That’s also why Michael Steele, a long time political associate of Christie Todd Whitman in the pushing of hard left Republican candidates, has been running the RNC. Etc.


36 posted on 11/21/2010 7:16:58 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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To: 4rcane
Revolutions can take a long time but they all begin somewhere. The American Revolution arguably began in response to the Boston Massacre of 1770, then the Boston Tea Party,1773, and the Battle of Concord in 1775, all well before the true revolutionary acts of 1776.

Only time will tell whether this election will mark the Beginning of a new Revolution or a short-lived revolt. Certainly no one of these obtuse politicans and pundits is smart enough to read the future and tell us.

37 posted on 11/21/2010 7:21:05 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

who’s got the Chump picture?


38 posted on 11/21/2010 7:24:49 PM PST by right way right
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To: MasterGunner01
Insane Mccain should have been turned out to pasture a long, long time ago.
39 posted on 11/21/2010 7:40:31 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Steamburg

It was Sarah supporters.


40 posted on 11/21/2010 7:45:06 PM PST by donna (Sarah Palin: ...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...)
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To: rabscuttle385; Redleg Duke; andy58-in-nh; LibertyCalendar; Scarchin; Miss Maam; Stark; ...
NH Ping, we have a 3 to 1 majority are we revolutionaries or do we talk allot?
41 posted on 11/21/2010 7:50:52 PM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hey McCainiac, we get it, you're a liberal Democrat.

You don't need to keep repeating yourself.

42 posted on 11/21/2010 8:28:01 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: rabscuttle385

“It was not a revolution. Revolutions take a long time.”

Perhaps he hasn’t been paying attention.


43 posted on 11/21/2010 8:28:27 PM PST by HollyB
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To: rabscuttle385

Someone tell me - what exactly about McCain makes him a Republican other than the ‘R’ next to his name.


44 posted on 11/21/2010 8:30:04 PM PST by HollyB
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To: rabscuttle385

The proof that it is a revolution, not a revolt, is that I and everyone I know who was involved are just a p!ssed today as we were in the months leading up to the election.

Nothing has changed, including McCain’s blithering.

Viva la revolucion!!


45 posted on 11/21/2010 8:37:52 PM PST by RobinOfKingston
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To: Grizzled Bear

It is a hard thing for some people to face, that they have been played for decades of years, and for thousands of dollars.

Some never will, and will wear the livery to their graves, as stubborn and willfully obtuse as any yellow dog Democrats.


46 posted on 11/21/2010 8:54:24 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Don Corleone

I agree. McCain is revolting!


47 posted on 11/21/2010 9:28:30 PM PST by jedgarlives (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Tw)
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To: rabscuttle385
...Republicans should look at our approval ratings. Last time I checked, it's around 17%. When you get down that low, it's blood relatives and paid staffers.

I AGREE with him on this part.

48 posted on 11/21/2010 9:32:27 PM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: donna

Nice try but we now see you are a MSM mimic - a dime a dozen.


49 posted on 11/22/2010 12:53:06 AM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: HollyB

He went on the Asian junket with his friend, Barry. Didn’t see where any other R’s were invited.


50 posted on 11/22/2010 12:56:31 AM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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