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McCain says he'll 'swallow hard' and support deal
AP ^ | 2011-08-01

Posted on 08/01/2011 5:59:26 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he'll vote for compromise legislation averting a government default, although "I will probably have to swallow hard."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; backstabber; backstabbermccain; bho44; biggovernment; debt; fujm; mcbama; mccain; mccainswallows; mccaintruthfile; mcinsane; mclame; mcnuts; mcqueeg; obama; rino; traitor; vichy

1 posted on 08/01/2011 5:59:31 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
"I will probably have to swallow hard."

Gee, that's funny; it's the same thing I had to do before voting for him in '08.
2 posted on 08/01/2011 6:00:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rabscuttle385

A party on the way to oblivion.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 6:00:53 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: DoughtyOne; Avoiding_Sulla; stephenjohnbanker; BufordP; calcowgirl; indylindy; Kimberly GG; ...
"I will probably have to swallow hard."

With McInsane, the jokes just write themselves.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 6:02:03 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, McLame, join the club, then. That’s pretty much what I had to do when I voted for YOU.


5 posted on 08/01/2011 6:02:29 AM PDT by lawley
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Personally, I had to hold my nose. McCain was a throw-away candidate. Loser.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 6:02:38 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: rabscuttle385
MCCAINSBRAIN
7 posted on 08/01/2011 6:03:48 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: rabscuttle385
Yeah, I'm sure all those legislative nods to the Tea Party Hobbits make the deal unpalatable to Señor McCain.
8 posted on 08/01/2011 6:05:10 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain can always be counted on to stab the right wing in the back. He should never be left off the list of RHINOs.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 6:05:28 AM PDT by y6162
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain says he'll 'swallow hard'

After he bends over - eh?

10 posted on 08/01/2011 6:06:48 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I always knew McCain was a worthless RINO.

It’s just that this past week I’ve been slapped in the face with it really, really hard.

What I can’t figure out is how he ever got the nomination for president. I sometimes think the PTB in the pub party want to lose every so often, hence Dole, McCain, and the latest one they are trying to foist on us Mittcare Romney.


11 posted on 08/01/2011 6:07:51 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Estimado Juan McBlame ... tragate esto!!


12 posted on 08/01/2011 6:08:06 AM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: rabscuttle385

If Obama and McCain are for it, you probably don’t want it.


13 posted on 08/01/2011 6:08:15 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: y6162

But, he is the Prince of Arizona. Each time they have a chance to return him to the Senate, they do. He may have his warts, but there are those who love him. Namely the voters of Arizona.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 6:08:23 AM PDT by sport
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain: "I will probably have to swallow hard."

Well, you worthless Soviet RINO dementia-dullard.....

..... Stop engaging in oral relations with Obama, and you might not need to swallow so much.

15 posted on 08/01/2011 6:10:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McInsane doesn’t like it? Good reason to support it.


16 posted on 08/01/2011 6:12:49 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rabscuttle385

He needs to stop talking. FOX should quit giving him air time.


17 posted on 08/01/2011 6:15:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: sport

“Namely the voters of Arizona.”

True. Doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t hate him though.


18 posted on 08/01/2011 6:16:03 AM PDT by y6162
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To: rabscuttle385

Of course it will bother him voting for it as there was no “grand bargain” that included massive tax increases. Mccain lost to bush which was sad enough until he was the best loser the GOP primary voters could come up with to go against obama. I’m sick of hearing about him and his daughter; it’s always something against the tea party, against the GOP, or against common sense in general.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 6:16:24 AM PDT by jimnm
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL!!


20 posted on 08/01/2011 6:17:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I will probably have to swallow hard.”

McLame, try Hemlock.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 6:19:49 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: rabscuttle385

McLame in his Tea Party mea culpa on Fox slipped up when he got flustrated and said the Tea Party gave us candidates like Christine O’Donnell. I submit the GOP and fossils like McLame gave us totally unqualified a$$e$ like Obama and Chris Coons.


22 posted on 08/01/2011 6:20:07 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: Lazamataz

” Well, you worthless Soviet RINO dementia-dullard.....”

Hey, that was pretty good!


23 posted on 08/01/2011 6:20:23 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rabscuttle385

While on his knees....


24 posted on 08/01/2011 6:20:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rabscuttle385

Make sure you use kneepads, Juan.


25 posted on 08/01/2011 6:21:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rabscuttle385
Okay, all the coming jokes aside (har), why exactly does he have to swallow hard? He just can't see that our Nation is bankrupt and it's time to cut up the credit card? Or he needs to feel relevant and hang with the crowd at DC functions?

What is this man's problem? I don't get his thinking. Seems like he tries to be sincere. But then again, he could just be another typical two-faced flip-flopping self-serving politician. What are the odds of that? 1 to 1?

26 posted on 08/01/2011 6:26:48 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: y6162

True.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 6:30:56 AM PDT by sport
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To: rabscuttle385

Somehow the idea of a $20 Hooker came to mind. LOL


28 posted on 08/01/2011 6:31:54 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain finds a point of commonality with your average street whore and for about the same price.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 6:36:06 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why are we hearing so much recently, from McCain?

The dweeb is not trying to run again is he?

That needs to be opposed.


30 posted on 08/01/2011 6:38:39 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: OrioleFan

He sure acted like he loved the Tea Party during his last campaign.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 6:40:14 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: A Navy Vet
-- ... why exactly does he have to swallow hard? --

From the linked article:

he's concerned about the impact of the deficit-reduction deal on defense spending.
Seems a nonsense reason to me, because the House and Senate are allowed to reject whatever the tax-'em-more commission comes up with; just as they are free to reject proposals that filter through house and senate committees.
32 posted on 08/01/2011 6:46:15 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: rabscuttle385

Well Juan, I voted for Sarah Palin, not for a RINO like you.


33 posted on 08/01/2011 6:48:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either. Holder hates Texas too.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Damn....those politicians suckered me in again. Good job, boys. Looks like 2012 is shaping up to be the big fight. May just take a few months off until the FY2012 budget debate and the Republican Presidential Candidate debates.


34 posted on 08/01/2011 6:51:43 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Cboldt
whatever the tax-'em-more commission comes up with

YAY! MORE money spent on another commission.
35 posted on 08/01/2011 6:53:56 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: rabscuttle385

Really - swallow hard. What is that like the - check is in the mail.
What a flipping idiot.


36 posted on 08/01/2011 6:59:42 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: opentalk

There needs to be a purge of “politicians” in the primaries and general election. I wish the other party consider doing the same. Until the DumbocRATs figure it out, we’re stuck with the same solutions that will destroy our economy.


37 posted on 08/01/2011 7:03:36 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: rabscuttle385

From this AM’s TN Eagle Forum alerts, sorry no link.

BOTH CHAMBERS HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT
From the Speaker Boehner’s office outlining the debt limit deal:

Emerging framework has three main features:
(1) cuts government spending more than it increases the debt limit;
(2) implements spending caps to restrain future spending;
(3) advances the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment Framework accomplishes this without tax hikes, which would destroy jobs, while preventing a job-killing national default.

No Tax Hikes
· Same as House-passed bill, the framework includes no tax hikes.
· Requires baseline to be current law, effectively making it impossible for Joint Committee to increase taxes.

Cuts that Exceed the Debt Hike
· Same as House-passed bill, framework includes spending cuts that exceed the amount of the increased debt authority granted to POTUS.
· Would cut & cap discretionary spending immediately, saving $917B over 10 years (certified by CBO) & raise the debt ceiling by less – $900B – to approximately February.
· Before debt ceiling can be raised, Congress and the president must enact spending cuts of a larger amount first.

Caps to Control Future Spending
· As in House-passed bill, framework imposes spending caps that would set clear limits on future spending & serve as barrier against gov’t expansion while economy grows.
· Failure to remain below these caps triggers automatic across-the-board cuts (“sequestration”). Same mechanism used in 1997 Balanced Budget Agreement.

Balanced Budget Amendment
· Same as House-passed bill, framework requires both House & Senate to vote on a BBA after Oct. 1, 2011 but before the end of year.
· Similar to House-passed bill, framework authorizes POTUS to request second tranche of debt limit increase of $1.5T if:
o Joint Committee cuts spending by greater amount than the requested debt limit hike, OR
o A Balanced Budget Amendment is sent to the states.
· Creates incentive for previous opponents of a BBA to now support it.

Entitlement Reforms and Savings
· Same as House-passed bill, framework creates a 12-member Joint Committee required to report legislation by November 23, 2011 that would produce a proposal to reduce the deficit by at least $1.5T over 10 years.
· Each chamber would consider Joint Committee proposal on an up-or-down basis without any amendments by December 23, 2011.
· If Joint Committee’s proposal is enacted OR if a Balanced Budget Amendment is sent to the states, POTUS would be authorized to request a debt limit increase of $1.5T.

Entitlement Reforms and Savings
· Sets up a new sequestration process to cut spending across-the-board – and ensure that any debt limit increase is met with greater spending cuts – IF Joint Committee fails to achieve at least $1.2T in deficit reduction.
· If this happens, POTUS may request up to $1.2T for a debt limit increase, and if granted, then across-the-board spending cuts would result that would equal the difference between $1.2T and the deficit reduction enacted as a result of Joint Committee.
· Across-the-board spending cuts would apply to FYs 2013-2021, and apply to both mandatory & discretionary programs.
· Total reductions would be equally split between defense and non-defense programs. Across-the-board cuts would also apply to Medicare. Other programs, including Social Security, Medicaid, veterans, and civil & military pay, would be exempt.
· Sequestration process is designed to guarantee that Congress acts on the Joint Committee’s legislation to cut spending.


38 posted on 08/01/2011 7:21:02 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: rabscuttle385

[”I will probably have to swallow hard.”]

How bad can you get if you have to steal Bawney Fwank’s lines.


39 posted on 08/01/2011 7:22:00 AM PDT by RetSignman (It's Summertime...the "Goebbles Warmers" are back from hibernation.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Me to, what is it with these wealthy millionaires and bad teeth? I’ve been ‘poor’ all my life, and have better looking teeth than those, a decent pair of choppers, high end are about $3,000. Ever notice he grimices, and not smiles?


40 posted on 08/01/2011 7:23:34 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Is his crazy daughter forcing him to consummate a gay marriage?
41 posted on 08/01/2011 7:26:20 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So McLame is giving Obama a birthday present too eh?


42 posted on 08/01/2011 7:36:22 AM PDT by ScottinSacto (If anyone will beat Obama, let's not send just anyone. Cain/West 2012)
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To: Libloather

What happened to the War Hero who would not surrender?

Now he surrenders before the vote is even taken!

Why did he allow the Press to turn him into a sniveling, boot licking, appeaser?


43 posted on 08/01/2011 9:06:56 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: FrankR

Indeed. If he only...

Yay, you.


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46 posted on 08/01/2011 10:35:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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