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After Tucson, a thaw between Obama and McCain? (McCain reaches across the aisle to Zero)
The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-16 | Dan Balz

Posted on 01/18/2011 9:17:54 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Could the long-icy relationship between President Obama and his 2008 presidential opponent, Sen. John McCain, be thawing?

McCain (R-Ariz.) took a significant step toward reconciling with the president in a graceful op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post. If that article marks a genuine fresh beginning, it would be one positive thing to come out of the horrific shooting spree in Tucson eight days ago.

McCain and Obama will never be comrades in arms. They have too much history, too much mutual ill will and too many philosophical differences for that. In the two years since McCain went down in defeat against Obama, the tension between them has been evident in almost every public setting in which they've appeared.

But in praising the president's speech at Wednesday's memorial service in Tucson, McCain has reached out to Obama with an open hand. Not since his gracious concession speech on the night of the election has McCain spoken so generously of his rival.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; bipartisan; giffords; insane; juanmccain; mcbama; mccain; mccain4himself; mccain4mccain; mccain4obama; mccaintruthfile; mcinsane; mckook; mclame; mecain; msmbs; rino; rinos4obama; vichy; working4obama

1 posted on 01/18/2011 9:17:56 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

White House coordinated attacks on TEA Party after AZ shooting according to the Spectator.

POLITICAL LOCK AND LOAD
For more than a week, the White House, several political appointees inside the Department of Justice, and former Obama campaign staffers associated with Organizing for America have been coordinating on how President Barack Obama’s administration can capitalize on the Tucson shooting tragedy and the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).


2 posted on 01/18/2011 9:19:11 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

In that picture, “the One” is saying to John, “I WON”.

Projectile Vomit.


3 posted on 01/18/2011 9:19:39 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain has been in Obama’s pocket since the 2008 debates.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 9:20:11 AM PST by oldbill
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain gives Obama a reach-around.

Please go away, McCain. You were held prisoner by Communists, now you are capitulating to a Communist President.


5 posted on 01/18/2011 9:20:10 AM PST by Squidster
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To: rabscuttle385

Correction:

“After re-election, Faux Conservative Comrade Juan McNuts returns to his RINO roots.”


6 posted on 01/18/2011 9:20:16 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Punish Success, Reward Failure. Destroying America is the point.)
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To: rabscuttle385
(McCain reaches across the aisle to Zero),

And he'll pull back a bloody stump.

7 posted on 01/18/2011 9:20:25 AM PST by digger48
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To: GeronL

And McCain won’t even bother asking Obama for a ‘reach-around’.


8 posted on 01/18/2011 9:20:42 AM PST by AU72
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To: AU72

Retire, john, you loser RINO. Retire immediately.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 9:21:23 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rabscuttle385

One thing about McCain,he never fails to disappoint.


10 posted on 01/18/2011 9:21:46 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: rabscuttle385

Double reacharounds? What’s he doing down there anyway?


11 posted on 01/18/2011 9:22:37 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385
Juans arms must be 20' long by now!

Damn Juan, at least make 'em take you to dinner and a movie before giving it up so easy!

12 posted on 01/18/2011 9:23:47 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: rabscuttle385
Be still my heart. I'm always watching to see what Juan is doing.

Are we gonna let the SOBs at the WaPo select our standard bearers? Haal no!

13 posted on 01/18/2011 9:27:36 AM PST by skeeter
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To: rabscuttle385

Major chunk hurl alert.


14 posted on 01/18/2011 9:28:12 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: rabscuttle385
The people of Arizona have published their collective IQ.

McCain has to be one of the smarmiest politicians I have seen in my lifetime.

15 posted on 01/18/2011 9:28:55 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: skeeter
McCain ran the most inept Presidential election campaign in my life time. He pissed away a lead gotten after Sarah Palin electrified the base by suspending the campaign and going to Washington to watch Obama grandstand during the financial meltdown.

Asked if he supported the 700 billion dollar bailout, his answer was 'whatever'.

He could not have done worse if he was trying to throw it.
Which I call an open question.

16 posted on 01/18/2011 9:35:12 AM PST by AU72
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To: oldbill

Yea, right after he stabbed his running mate in the back after a meeting with mac daddy.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 9:44:29 AM PST by chiefqc
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An abbreviated McCain time line -

Act like a RINO

Senate 50-50 - become a (D) but “Jumping Jim” beat him to it.

Act RINO - write bills with Kennedy and Feingold

Need to get reelected - move to the right, act tough

2010 Election over - back to RINO

It's actually quite predictable - what's next, Amnesty?

18 posted on 01/18/2011 9:49:31 AM PST by az_gila
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To: rabscuttle385
It's the ruling class circling the wagons.
19 posted on 01/18/2011 9:51:27 AM PST by JayAr36 (Education is what we had before educators. Mark Steyn)
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To: rabscuttle385

MaObama’s right, WE LOST!


20 posted on 01/18/2011 9:52:15 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: rabscuttle385

Who are they kidding — McCain pretty much campaigned FOR Hussein in 2008.


21 posted on 01/18/2011 10:51:17 AM 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: az_gila

“It’s actually quite predictable - what’s next, Amnesty?”

He’s already said that it’s time to address “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” after the Dream Act vote.

He couldn’t support the Dream Act because it only gave amnesty to 2 million illegals, not all 20-30 million of them.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 10:58:07 AM PST by oldbill
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To: rabscuttle385

According to the polls, the only Democrat who might have beaten McCain in 2010 was Governor Napolitano — who, instead of running against McCain, ended up in the Cabinet. WHAT a coincidence.


23 posted on 01/18/2011 3:19:11 PM PST by Eagle Forgotten
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To: rabscuttle385
Someone needs to give McCain a bottle of decent scotch, a loaded pistol, and a room by himself for enough time to do the honorable thing.
24 posted on 01/18/2011 6:54:36 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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