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McCain lauds Obama as a 'patriot' (*BARF*)
The Hill ^ | 1/14/11 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 01/14/2011 1:10:25 PM PST by markomalley

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — one of President Obama's most strident critics — praised the president's speech in Arizona at a memorial service for the victims of the Tucson shooting spree. 

The Arizona senator and Obama's 2008 opponent penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying Obama "comforted and inspired the country" by calling for greater civility in the nation's political discourse.

"I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause," McCain wrote. "I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals. And I reject accusations that Americans who vigorously oppose his policies are less intelligent, compassionate or just than those who support them."

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Juan, you've had a long and distinguished career. Why don't you move to Sun City West and retire. Now.
1 posted on 01/14/2011 1:10:29 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

STFU. Until all parties cease to combine the two incidents Tucson and discourse. Do not talk to me. The two dont have a damn thing to do with each other. Im offended and am increasingly becoming more and more pissed buddy.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 1:12:27 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: markomalley

McCain is just trying to diminish support for zero amongst democrats.


3 posted on 01/14/2011 1:12:53 PM PST by Schnucki
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To: markomalley

McCain did enough damage by running against Obama in the presidential election. He needs to shut up and stop helping.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 1:13:20 PM PST by HushTX (I have finally started reading The Federalist Papers. Great stuff!)
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To: markomalley
McCain cut short his congressional delegation trip to South America to attend the ceremony.
Now there's a motive. Maybe there's a South American connection to the shooter. Anybody looking into that?
5 posted on 01/14/2011 1:14:26 PM PST by samtheman
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To: markomalley
McCain lauds Obama as a 'patriot'

He sounds like he did on the campaign trail.

6 posted on 01/14/2011 1:14:53 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: markomalley

It’s a chess game. Don’t take this as some defection.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 1:15:13 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: markomalley
To all the people in Arizona who voted for Mc Nuts; SUCKEEEERRRRS!
8 posted on 01/14/2011 1:16:08 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2! (Cause I'm a nutcase....))
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To: markomalley

where is his condemnation on behalf of Palin. Where? He didnt speak for her at all. Dick


9 posted on 01/14/2011 1:16:20 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: markomalley

Such statements are exactly why Obama is president and not McCain.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 1:16:32 PM PST by Jvette
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To: markomalley

McCain = USEFUL IDIOT (to the left)


11 posted on 01/14/2011 1:16:43 PM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: markomalley

Reading this rekindles my anger at Palin for her over-the-top praising of this leftist nimrod during his primary. She had to endorse him, yes... but she didn’t have to call him a conservative. I’ve long since forgiven and forgotten all that... but reading this brings it back to mind.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 1:16:48 PM PST by samtheman
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To: markomalley
one of President Obama's most strident critics
13 posted on 01/14/2011 1:16:49 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: markomalley

McCain appears to enjoy the scraps from Longshank’s table.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 1:16:52 PM PST by Be_Politically_Erect (Sailing Against My Will On A Ship Of Fools)
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To: markomalley
"I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause"

But he's sincerely intent on advancing the country's cause with many policies you disagree with... huh??

15 posted on 01/14/2011 1:17:08 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: markomalley

And it is upon whether Sarah allows lord McCain to step up into her chariot as to her political success or flop.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 1:17:09 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: markomalley

Just one more step for Juan away from his harsh campaign year rhetoric, now that he’s hoodwinked his way to another six years in the Senate. Here we see the old Juan, back to supporting comity and harmony among the various political factions, and getting ready to stab conservatives in the back at the next opportunity.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 1:17:20 PM PST by Will88
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To: markomalley

Further proof McCain is as smart as his daughter.


18 posted on 01/14/2011 1:17:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: markomalley

That sick old guy never stops the Azz Kissing of our mortal Enemy!


19 posted on 01/14/2011 1:18:16 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Just mythoughts

Quiet John, the election is over.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 1:18:33 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: OpusatFR

I just can’t see that, it is a real stretch for me
did you mean that sarcastically


21 posted on 01/14/2011 1:18:46 PM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: markomalley

McCain was reprogrammed at the Hanoi Hilton. Why else would he be such a big defender of a commie trying to single-handedly destroy this nation?


22 posted on 01/14/2011 1:19:54 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies ('Stop the Political Vitriol' translates: 'PLEASE do not look at the man behind the curtain')
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To: markomalley

FUJM


23 posted on 01/14/2011 1:20:32 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Jvette
Such statements are exactly why Obama is president and not McCain.
You are absolutely right.

I don't think he wanted to win. He was doing the work of the left, helping ensure an "historic" new president... while at the same time collecting a bunch of campaign cash for the only thing he really cared about, his 2010 Senate reelection campaign.

And he had a lot of fun at the same time.

The happy nimrod leftist useful idiot, busy bilking Americans of their hard-won freedoms, while keeping a mental-retardation smile on his face all the while.

25 posted on 01/14/2011 1:20:37 PM PST by samtheman
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To: markomalley

Can anyone explain what Obama meant when he urged the nation that we must “sharpen the instinct for empathy”

This is the kind of unadulterated sophomoric rhetoric that wins thunderous applause and plaudits from some who claim to be members of the conservative commentariat.

We are in serious trouble when this campaign-style speech is now hailed as a national landmark by the left as well as the McCain-types.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 1:20:39 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: DocH

Echo’s of Neville Chamberlin


27 posted on 01/14/2011 1:20:55 PM PST by ipsofacto
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To: markomalley
I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause,..

His cause?

His cause is the destruction of the Republic, the rendering of the Constitution as so much hot air from the Founding Fathers, his cause?

Good God, Man. Are you insane?

28 posted on 01/14/2011 1:21:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: markomalley

The people of AZ were fools to vote for McSlime over JD. I refuse to go to Scottsdale even when people offer free trips and free golf. Let em eat cake.


29 posted on 01/14/2011 1:22:33 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Doogle

Really, that’s where I stopped reading.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 1:22:35 PM PST by hometoroost (From Hope and Change to Gropin' Some Strange)
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To: Doogle

That’s as far as I got.

When they lie right from the start there’s no need to go any further.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 1:24:03 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: markomalley

Great Caesar’s Ghost! These people are good at patting each other on the back. Unfortunately, that’s all they’re good at.


32 posted on 01/14/2011 1:24:11 PM PST by stevem
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To: massgopguy
Quiet John, the election is over.

It is quite obvious lord McCain has not a clue what the word 'patriot' literally means. I just hope (little obamaism there) and pray Sarah is NOT politically obligated to keep giving this user of women her covering.

33 posted on 01/14/2011 1:24:20 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: markomalley

FYI, off topic:

BP CEO Dudley is about to let Russia buy huge stake in the company.

Bush’s fault.

Oh, and Steele dropped out of RNC race.


34 posted on 01/14/2011 1:26:04 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: ipsofacto
I’m thinking of a certain Norwegian traitor :^(
35 posted on 01/14/2011 1:26:20 PM PST by investigateworld (Buy Ammo!)
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To: markomalley
John McCain's discredited mouth tragically continues to speak disloyal and counter-productive phrases long after his brain has died.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

36 posted on 01/14/2011 1:27:34 PM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: markomalley
McCain is truly mentally disturbed. He needs a competency hearing and assignment of a guardian to keep him from embarrassing himself in public and harming the nation even more than he has already.
37 posted on 01/14/2011 1:30:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley
McCain lauds Obama as a ‘patriot’ (*BARF*)


38 posted on 01/14/2011 1:31:16 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: markomalley

Jeez Johnny, why don’t you just switch to the Democratic party and be done with it?


39 posted on 01/14/2011 1:31:45 PM PST by BuffaloJack (What rights will the Obama's regime take from us today?)
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To: samtheman
McCain cut short his congressional delegation trip to South America to attend the ceremony

Just like he "suspended" his campaign in 2008 to go wander around the senate cloakroom like a lost idiot--until Harry Reid told him to just get lost for real--and to just about as much purpose.

40 posted on 01/14/2011 1:32:52 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley

I’ve been hearing the same drivel on Fox News from people as diverse in opinion as Juan Williams and Rick Santorum. The only person I’ve heard call it crap was Laura Ingrahm. I don’t know what they put in the water at FNC.


41 posted on 01/14/2011 1:33:22 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: samtheman

Well I do think he was more surprised than anyone that he was the nominee:)though I think he did want to be president. It seemed that once Obama was named, he was resigned to losing and had to helplessly watch as his hopes were washed away by the relentless deluge of an historic election to which he was only an observer with zero to stop the inevitable.


42 posted on 01/14/2011 1:34:31 PM PST by Jvette
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To: markomalley

Some people don’t just know when to keep their stinking pie holes shut.

Ubama is a a Third World socialist. His father was an African Marxist and his mother a leftist slut. Nothing in his background or experience - far left community organizer, 20 years with the hate-monger Pastor Wright, friendship with terrorist Bill Ayers, shady real estate deal with Syrian (now jailed) swindler Tony Rezko, associations with Louis Farrakhan and black militants - makes him a real American in terms of values or world view. He spent 150 days in the U.S. Senate, about 120 of them campaigning. He spent a few years in the Illinois state legislature voting “present.”

Ubama has a barely concealed hatred for traditional America and its values. Ubama is a communist piece of sh!+, and if McCain is with him, then he is against normal America. This latest diarrhetic spew from the mouth of McCain once again points up what a crappy choice America had in 2008.

America cannot afford to make that mistake again.


43 posted on 01/14/2011 1:34:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard (Thanks, freeper TLSink!)
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To: Steelfish
I like this doozy:

"Let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations"

44 posted on 01/14/2011 1:34:50 PM PST by Third Person
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To: DTogo
Exactly. If such a thing is to be said at all it should only be the smile as you twist the knife with.....

“sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause” BUT he is misguided and his policies are destructive to those aims.

Just as when he said “America has nothing to fear from an 0bama Presidency” and you could hear the entire crowd exhale at the same time.

What should have been said was......

“Nothing to fear from 0bama, as a person he is affable and professorial; but America has EVERYTHING to fear from the implementation of such misguided policy and the placing into positions of power in the Executive and Judiciary, the rabid ideologues his entire career has been associated with.”

45 posted on 01/14/2011 1:36:15 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: markomalley
The fact that McCain is still in office is testimony of how gullible people can be. Or is that stupid?
46 posted on 01/14/2011 1:42:34 PM PST by drypowder
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To: markomalley

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — one of President Obama’s most strident critics

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


47 posted on 01/14/2011 1:43:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: markomalley

boy is his nose browned out lately.


48 posted on 01/14/2011 1:43:39 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: drypowder

The entire state of AZ suffers from mental illness if you ask me.


49 posted on 01/14/2011 1:43:55 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: markomalley

Insanity inherited from his daughter.


50 posted on 01/14/2011 1:53:12 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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