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McCain applauds veto of 'birther' bill
The Hill ^ | 04/19/11 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 04/19/2011 5:30:05 PM PDT by Qbert

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) applauded his state's governor, Jan Brewer (R), Monday for vetoing a controversial "birther" bill.

The legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, would have required presidential candidates to prove their citizenship to be included on the state's ballot. 

McCain, President Obama's GOP opponent in 2008, tweeted:

Proud of @GovBrewer for her veto of the "birther bill" - it was the right decision.

The bill stemmed from suspicions of some of Obama's opponents that he is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus ineligible to be commander in chief.

McCain's 2008 campaign investigated "birther" claims against Obama, but found them to be baseless. In 2010, the senator ran a campaign ad during his Senate reelection bid against his Republican primary opponent, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, tying him to top figures in the "birther" movement. In a letter explaining her veto, Brewer said the proposal, "creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona," according to the Arizona Republic.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: birthcertifigate; brewer; certifigate; mccain; mccain4obama; mccainantigop; mccaintruthfile; rino; rinos4obama
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He's baaaaack...
1 posted on 04/19/2011 5:30:12 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

FUJM


2 posted on 04/19/2011 5:31:09 PM PDT by hattend (How much do you have to invest in the future before you've spent it and no longer have one? - Steyn)
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To: Qbert

He would, wouldn’t he, given that unlike Obama he actually was born outside the U.S.


3 posted on 04/19/2011 5:31:48 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Qbert
This guy is like a hemorrhoid, he's a perpetual pain in the ass.
4 posted on 04/19/2011 5:31:55 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Qbert

shocker


5 posted on 04/19/2011 5:32:10 PM PDT by apastron (I miss the good old days - when bankers just jumped out of a window...)
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To: Qbert

What a shocker.

He loves his Obama buddy.


6 posted on 04/19/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: hattend

Well said. ;-)


7 posted on 04/19/2011 5:32:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: Qbert

How I despise that old RINO.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 5:32:53 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Qbert

Wow I really had a lot of respect for Jan Brewer. What happened? Why did she not sign it? Anyone know?


9 posted on 04/19/2011 5:32:53 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: NWFLConservative

A hemoroid can be sugurically removed, a McCain can’t be removed...


10 posted on 04/19/2011 5:33:21 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Qbert

Time for an override.


11 posted on 04/19/2011 5:34:04 PM PDT 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: Qbert

What a complete waste of protoplasm.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 5:34:16 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Qbert
I must be really dense, just why is proving you are qualified to be president controversial?
13 posted on 04/19/2011 5:34:18 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Qbert

Soros will send him a fruit basket for following orders so well.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 5:34:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Qbert

Thank God Obama won.

right?


15 posted on 04/19/2011 5:34:46 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Qbert

Well ... if Brewer didn't realize she'd stepped in a warm pile of it before, having McCain's endorsement should drive the point home for her. I hope she is encouraging the legislature to override her veto.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 5:34:46 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: svcw

“why is proving you are qualified to be president controversial?”

Because obama is black.


17 posted on 04/19/2011 5:35:47 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Qbert
I have a question for Sarah Palin. Do you still think McLame is a rock ribbed Conservative like you claimed in the '10 election? He has really been proving it since his reelection.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 5:36:22 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: bushwon

Maybe the Obama criminal machine got to her like they did Beck, Coulter, Hannity, Limbaugh ad naseum


19 posted on 04/19/2011 5:36:26 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Qbert

Juan McLame once again reminding all of us on what a lousy nominee he was.


20 posted on 04/19/2011 5:37:16 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: svcw

I have no clue. And if Obama really has nothing to hide, then what’s all the fuss about with this bill?


21 posted on 04/19/2011 5:37:25 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: NWFLConservative
This guy is like a hemorrhoid, he's a perpetual pain in the ass.

What you said! I know one Republican vote in Arizona that he DIDN'T GET last November. For all the good it did me. LOL!

22 posted on 04/19/2011 5:37:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The "Rich" is not obligated to provide anyone with a BIG nanny state government.)
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To: Qbert
Have problems with the Constitution, McLame?
23 posted on 04/19/2011 5:38:05 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Qbert

McCain leaves liberal RINO scat all over America. He is our Benedict Arnold, but we have no George Washington to indict him for his treason.


24 posted on 04/19/2011 5:40:39 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: Qbert
He will forever be known to me as .....

Obama's BUTT-BOY!


25 posted on 04/19/2011 5:41:22 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Qbert

26 posted on 04/19/2011 5:43:44 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: The Bronze Titan
0bummer is not the master he is just another puppet. A much newer puppet than McLame.

John McCain funded by Soros since 2001

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

McCain/Soros by Rabbi Areyh Spero

McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006

Soros' "Reform" (an article about Soros‘ instrumental hand in McCain/Feingold)

John McCain: George Soros' Useful Idiot?

Through The Weeds; John McCain, George Soros and the Reform Institute

McCain’s Reform Institute donor list: (From the WayBackMachine. RI removed it in 2006)

Lining the Pockets of McCain’s Reform Institute

Reform Institute greatfully acknowleges Sen. McCain as past Chairman:

27 posted on 04/19/2011 5:45:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: NWFLConservative
This guy is like a hemorrhoid, he's a perpetual pain in the ass.

--------------------------

Right you are NWFL!

John McCain - The RINO with no message and a big ego.

When is this old turd going to dry up and blow away?


Doh!

28 posted on 04/19/2011 5:45:58 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Qbert

McCain’s middle name is BOHICA and he likes it.


29 posted on 04/19/2011 5:46:05 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Howie66

“Juan McLame once again reminding all of us on what a lousy nominee he was.”

I think he’s ticked that Trump and others are finally revealing to the public who Barack Obama really is, while his I’ll-let-Obama-punch-me-in-the-face-repeatedly-and-never-once-strike-back ways are being relegated to the dustbin.


30 posted on 04/19/2011 5:47:08 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: NWFLConservative

LOL

I think he really gets off being that way, too.


31 posted on 04/19/2011 5:49:28 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: paulycy

Former war hero, “you have nothing to fear from Barack Obama” POS John McLame......

Oklahoma eligibility bill has PASSED the Senate, has gone to House Committe........REPUBLICANS HOLD A 70-31 EDGE in the house!

Legislature is IN SESSION THRU LAST FRIDAY IN MAY!


32 posted on 04/19/2011 5:54:41 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: so_real
Don't be fooled, Brewer and McCain are the best of buddies and I would bet McCain had a little hand in her veto decision.

They campaigned together and both jumped on the Border issue stealing the issue from their more Conservative opponents. They knew the Border issue was a winning game maker.

I'd bet that Jan would give her eye teeth to be rid of that issue as easily as McCain let it go pretty much by the wayside since his re-election. The difference is that Brewer couldn't slough it off. Brewer is a clone, politically speaking, of McCain.

33 posted on 04/19/2011 5:57:47 PM PDT by Kate_Malloy
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To: Qbert

Such a gentleman that John McCain. So willing to just get along. Isn’t it great to to be John McCain? Mr. Nice Guy.

I’ll take Trump or Palin or Bachmann or anybody with a real pair. This guy would have been a disaster of a President.


34 posted on 04/19/2011 6:01:03 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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To: BobP

If there’s a God, McAmnesty will be killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien.


35 posted on 04/19/2011 6:03:16 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: arasina

What does BOHICA mean? Enlighten me.


36 posted on 04/19/2011 6:05:12 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: InterceptPoint

“Such a gentleman that John McCain. So willing to just get along. Isn’t it great to to be John McCain? Mr. Nice Guy.

I’ll take Trump or Palin or Bachmann or anybody with a real pair. This guy would have been a disaster of a President.”

Yep. I mean, is it such a dastardly thing to root for the good guys just once?


37 posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:23 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

What does McCain know and when did he know it?


38 posted on 04/19/2011 6:12:56 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Qbert
McCain's 2008 campaign investigated "birther" claims against Obama, but found them to be baseless.

I call BS!

39 posted on 04/19/2011 6:21:05 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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McCain's 2008 campaign investigated "birther" claims against Obama, but found them to be baseless.

I call BS!

40 posted on 04/19/2011 6:21:15 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: flaglady47

Bend over, here it comes again.


41 posted on 04/19/2011 6:32:26 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Jeez John, every time you open your mouth, I just freakin' cringe inside

42 posted on 04/19/2011 6:53:52 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Qbert
I have no clue. And if Obama really has nothing to hide, then what’s all the fuss about with this bill?

Exactly. If there is no problem, Just let those retarded Republicans pass all the stupid legislation that they want, and it will only backfire on them./S Why would anyone oppose this bill?

43 posted on 04/19/2011 6:54:36 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: flaglady47
Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
44 posted on 04/19/2011 6:55:25 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: scbison
I keep wondering why that melanoma of his has not metastasized yet. Or, maybe it has, and has gone straight to his brain bucket.
45 posted on 04/19/2011 6:58:29 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Qbert

fact is the Vietcong destroyed him.......he will cave to anything anyone anytime.


46 posted on 04/19/2011 7:04:41 PM PDT by tioga ( Proud Proofer)
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To: Qbert

And there you have it. THOSE people spewing insults at the birthers are the same people that called the Minutemen racists. Karl Rove, John McCain and anybody else you may remember that was for “Immigration Reform” are also against the birthers and definately against Donald Trump*. Don’t be surprised if George W Bush will be the next one to come out and insult the birthers. They support undocumented workrs even if that worker is in the White House.

Will “president” Obama recuse himslef from any future dealings and debates over “Immigration Reform”?

*Strict conservatives are also not supportive of Donald Trump and rightfully so. But they should be careful and not put the “birthers” and Donald Trump in the same category.

The majority of birthers value the US constitution and conservatism and are for the most part the majority of Tea Party and Minutemen issue voters.

When was the last time you ever heard John McCain or Karl Rove say something good about the Tea Party?


47 posted on 04/19/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Qbert

The GOP is committing Obamacide.


48 posted on 04/19/2011 7:26:49 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: tsowellfan

What amazes me about Rove and the other critics is that they don’t see the utility of the BC issue in political terms. Clearly- for whatever reason- it really gets under Obama’s skin, and that’s when his surly, churlish real personality starts gradually exposing itself. If you know that your opponent has a bizarre Achilles heel on something, shouldn’t you use it to your advantage to knock him off his game (even if just in jest)? The idea is to win. And he’s an aloof, lazy, rude, weirdo- and he needs to be called out on it...

I’m tired of hearing this boor bash Bush, Palin, Tea Party supporters, white police officers, and so on, all the while he gets a pass as being this “really nice guy”. Rove was one of the first people on a national scale to comment on Obama’s personality as being the kind of guy who stands in the corner at the cocktail party making rude remarks about everybody else in the room- why doesn’t he listen to himself?


49 posted on 04/19/2011 8:20:18 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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What amazes me about Rove and the other critics is that they don’t see the utility of the BC issue in political terms.

You've said a mouthful there. Especially Rove. I just saw a headline from Newsmax. Something like 68% would vote for Trump over Obama. Rove is a numbers man. He should be loving that! But he does not.

Much of Trump's popularity stems from his stance on Obama's eligibilty. Karl Rove has never met an undocumented worker he did not like. Neither did McCain. You will see a pattern of this. The anti-Minuteman crowd is back against the "birthers".

50 posted on 04/19/2011 8:33:22 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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