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John McCain feels protesters' pain ("I understand their frustration")
Politico ^ | 2011-10-12 | Manu Raju

Posted on 10/12/2011 4:56:24 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

The Occupy Wall Street movement is getting sympathy from an unlikely person: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The 2008 GOP presidential nominee said he understands the growing protest movement’s concerns over Washington bailouts of major financial institutions.

“Down in Arizona today, Maricopa County has the highest number of homes underwater of any place in this country,” he told reporters Wednesday. “And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis. So I understand their frustration.”

He later quipped that he may be the “only” Republican does.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: keatingfive; mcbama; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mclame; mcshame; mcstain; rino
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1 posted on 10/12/2011 4:56:28 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Anyone who merely scratches the surface of what McCain is about politically will know that this kind of support out of him is anything but “unlikely”.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 4:57:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: rabscuttle385

Yep dumbass, you are the only one. He is an idiot.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 4:59:56 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: rabscuttle385

This idiot redefines the term ‘tone deaf’. He has not a clue.


4 posted on 10/12/2011 5:00:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rabscuttle385

He later quipped that he may be the “only” Republican does.

I would hope so McLame as they are Marxist Authoritarians! Sadly your little lap dog Graham will probably be along shortly.......C’mon 2012 and 2014!


5 posted on 10/12/2011 5:01:19 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: GoCards

Oh geez, Senator McCain....................

I seriously doubt that the twenty somethings, the college kids, and other assorted kooks and crackpots hanging out at these Occupy Wall Street protests lost a house to foreclosure. What the heck is he talking about???????


6 posted on 10/12/2011 5:01:40 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain feels protesters’ pain (”I understand their frustration”)

Good J-Boy. Resign today and ease the pain of millions.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 5:02:16 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: rabscuttle385
I held my nose and voted for him. He deserves a good retirement imo. He aint takin it :) So what should I think?
8 posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:04 PM PDT by allmost
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To: rabscuttle385

Union thugs and paid agitators are feeling no pain, mcdumass


9 posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: liberty or death
He's still trying to reclaim his 'maverick' moniker.

No one cares. McCain fails to understand he has outlived his usefulness to the media because he has lost his credibility with the public.

10 posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:58 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rabscuttle385

I suggest Mr.1% should go meet with the 99% they will eat him up:)


11 posted on 10/12/2011 5:05:09 PM PDT by funfan
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To: rabscuttle385
And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis.

Sayeth a member of the Keating Five.

12 posted on 10/12/2011 5:05:21 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: rabscuttle385
He later quipped that he may be the “only” Republican does.

Wow, Mr. McCain... maybe you should... I dunno - run for PRESIDENT? Being as you're all "empathetic" and all!

13 posted on 10/12/2011 5:06:31 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Juan McCain, pack off to the country of your loyalties - Mexico.

Take the fat girl with you.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 5:06:40 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (PERRY - Special Needs for Special Times)
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To: rabscuttle385
“And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis. So I understand their frustration.”

Wait. Wasn't this the guy that wanted to delay a debate so he could come back and vote for TARP, the 'original sin' of bailouts that set the precedent that we have to pass every bill presented as bailing out Main Street, because we took care of Wall Street?

15 posted on 10/12/2011 5:07:07 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: rabscuttle385
It appears from his stay in North Vietnam that McCain was brainwashed by the Communists there. Attacking Romney for firing workers to save what was a failing business? Voting for the bailout and then expressing sympathy for the bolshevik creeps who are doing a kabuki dance for Obama on Wall Street?

If McCain is not brainwashed, maybe he agreed with the North Vietnamese 95% of the time.

ps That kabukie-entertainment-for-Obama that craps on police cars; etc., is a giant advertisment for Ann Coulter's new book:


Demonic

John McCommunist may be an advertisment for Ann Coulter's book, too.

16 posted on 10/12/2011 5:07:28 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: rabscuttle385

Did he call them Hobbitts?


17 posted on 10/12/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: rabscuttle385

I find it hard to believe that Mr Mavrick is still calling himself a Republican. To what purpose? Perhaps being elected to public office in AZ? May he retire soon, and be replace by someone with a lick of sense. Good Golly can anyone look back to his presidential campaign and see why we are blessed with barack Obama.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 5:08:24 PM PDT by wita
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain could be moron of century.

...took care of banks but not the housing crisis!

TARP was all about troubled assets caused by taking care of the housing crisis nitwit!


19 posted on 10/12/2011 5:08:48 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 - 35)
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To: GoCards
Yep dumbass, you are the only one. He is an idiot.

Actually he's not.

“I look at what’s happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,” he (Mitt Romney) said at a town hall event in Hopkinton, N.H.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-wall-street-20111011,0,3880513.story

20 posted on 10/12/2011 5:10:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: rabscuttle385

He is amiss if he doesn’t also point out that their anger is misdirected. Rich people, rich companies, usually help the economy because they don’t usually stuff the money they earn into mattresses. There’s not a whole lot that government does, especially today, to merit being paid money. National defense, public streets, a minimum of keeping order... all the rest is bureaucrats paid to sit on their hineys, push pencils, and trip up the private sector.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: rabscuttle385
At least they aren't


22 posted on 10/12/2011 5:13:23 PM PDT by McGruff (Still a member of Sarah's Army)
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To: rabscuttle385

ha ha ha mccain is a joke too bad his run for president was a laughing stock also and has ruined this country, as bad as i don’t like Romney i think the country would probably be on a better path now.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 5:14:19 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: rabscuttle385

ha ha ha mccain is a joke too bad his run for president was a laughing stock also and has ruined this country, as bad as i don’t like Romney i think the country would probably be on a better path now.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: rabscuttle385

ha ha ha mccain is a joke too bad his run for president was a laughing stock also and has ruined this country, as bad as i don’t like Romney i think the country would probably be on a better path now.


25 posted on 10/12/2011 5:14:35 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: McGruff

LOL!!!


26 posted on 10/12/2011 5:16:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Juan Mcbolshevik hates rich people who did not get their wealth from being an adulterer and a gigolo.


27 posted on 10/12/2011 5:18:11 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain (R-media whore) right on cue. He even gets in a trash of his own party.


28 posted on 10/12/2011 5:30:01 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: rabscuttle385

This man isn’t just a RINO’s RINO. He’s a joke.


29 posted on 10/12/2011 5:42:46 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: rabscuttle385; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; hiredhand; Squantos; stephenjohnbanker

Added Juan McCain to my “Goals” list:

13. Outlive Juan McCain.
14. Somehow Get a peek at Meghan’s rack.

I’m a very simple man...


30 posted on 10/12/2011 5:48:15 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: rabscuttle385
I also feel their pain.

Unfortunately, brains, common sense, and good hygiene are not currently transplantable...even if Obamacare would pay for the operations....so I guess they'll just have to continue going through life suffering the agony of liberalism.

31 posted on 10/12/2011 5:56:58 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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“I feel their pain”: mcnasty

No you do not john... you putrid festering puss filled sos... you have gas.

LLS


32 posted on 10/12/2011 6:01:41 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: rabscuttle385

This from a guy who suspended his campaign for President so he could finally come to the conclusion we needed TARP.


33 posted on 10/12/2011 6:20:01 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: allmost
I held my nose and voted for him. He deserves a good retirement imo. He aint takin it :) So what should I think?

About all you can do is watch in amazement when in 2015 he'll redo the "McCain Hustle": pretend to be conservative so he'll win re-election yet again.

34 posted on 10/12/2011 6:25:50 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McDemocrat is a soundbite whore. He thinks he’s relevant.


35 posted on 10/12/2011 6:26:57 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: rabscuttle385
Poor McLame...feeling a little irrelevant lately? There's nothing like sucking up to your Leftists Buds to try and remind yourself that you're still relevant.
36 posted on 10/12/2011 6:30:12 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791512/posts


37 posted on 10/12/2011 6:30:56 PM PDT by woofie
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” - - - “And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis. - - - “

WRONG, as usual Sen. John McRINO. Financial Institutions were forced at the point of Hank Paulson’s 45 minute gun to accept “The Fecal Federal Finger of Help.”

And the housing crisis was sealed by Clinton, Bush2, Greenspan, Sub-Prime Barney and Chrissie Dodd, to name just a few. What happened? The banks were forced by Federal law to loan to people that were a bad risk.

Then your stupid Federal Housing Authority went bankrupt, along with Freddie and Fannie.

Want to “help?” Simple, just privatize the bankrupt FHA, Fannie, and Freddie.

BTW, Sen. John McRINO, just shut up.


38 posted on 10/12/2011 6:34:38 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: COBOL2Java

He’s running again?


39 posted on 10/12/2011 6:35:15 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Graewoulf

Where is the “Aw, geez not this sh*t again” photo?? Anyone?


40 posted on 10/12/2011 6:39:17 PM PDT by Pardon Me (January 2013 can't come soon enough!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Just curious.

Is the pain McCain feels the pain and deprivation felt by rich, spoiled and nihilistic Ivy League wannabe revolutionaries and anarchists?

Or is it the pain McCain feels himself when his rich heiress wife puts his credit cards on suspension and yanks the keys to his Mercedes-Benz sports sedan?

41 posted on 10/12/2011 6:55:59 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: allmost
He’s running again?

You don't think he'll retire, do you?

On the other hand, maybe he can be "encouraged" to retire if South Carolina can get rid of his inamorato in 2014, and if enough conservatives win election in the Senate to render him useless.

42 posted on 10/12/2011 6:58:17 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I like your kindness. It is hard to maintain.


43 posted on 10/12/2011 7:04:59 PM PDT by allmost
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To: rabscuttle385

McClueless McPandering McHemerrhoid.


44 posted on 10/12/2011 7:13:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: NFHale

He’s brain dead an his rugrat mattress back Meghan tattoo of a hummingbird is already starting to look like a pelican.

You may want to ovehaul that bucket list my friend...:o)

Stay safe....


45 posted on 10/12/2011 8:17:05 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: allmost

“I held my nose and voted for him.”

I voted for Sarah Palin.


46 posted on 10/12/2011 8:32:06 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: NFHale

LOL!


47 posted on 10/12/2011 9:27:49 PM 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: jivin gene

That is how I justified it to myself.


48 posted on 10/12/2011 11:26:41 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Squantos

But...NICE Rack, though, either way....Hahaha!!!


49 posted on 10/13/2011 5:17:29 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Okay, you didn’t say it, so allow me....FUJM!


50 posted on 10/13/2011 5:35:19 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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