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John McCain Concerned About "Negative" Tone in GOP Race
Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 02/19/2012 3:04:21 PM PST by Kaslin

Arizona Senator John McCain, the man who lost to Barack Obama after trying to pull the "my friends" card on both his opponent and the media, is expressing concern about the negative tone of the GOP primary race.

Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) said Sunday he’s worried the negative tone in the GOP campaigns could help President Obama win a second term in the White House.

“I think there's reason to be concerned about it,” said McCain on ABC’s This Week.

"I've been in very tough campaigns. I don't think I've seen one that was as personal and as characterized by so many attacks as these are.”

Reality check: McCain wasn't tough against Obama, hence the reason he lost. Romney would be smart not to take McCain's advice on this issue.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaigning; mccain; mclame; obama; rino; traiter
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Reality check: McCain wasn't tough against Obama, hence the reason he lost.

This says it all

1 posted on 02/19/2012 3:04:24 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

McCain = RINO = we don’t care what you have to say about anything...........


2 posted on 02/19/2012 3:07:30 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Kaslin

Aw shaddup you losin’ old coot, McCain


3 posted on 02/19/2012 3:07:55 PM PST by dforest
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To: Kaslin

STFU Old man- and people of FR, please excuse my language.

McCain- I personally believe you INTENTIONALLY threw the election. I mean, what candidate would dare to offer the OTHER candidate to the American public DURING THE CAMPAIGN, saying, THE OTHER GUY WILL MAKE A GREAT PRESIDENT.

And then to foist your saggy mammaried daughter, with her inept language skills, on us??!!

Work on your marriage and leave this to serious adult Americans.

There is a reason your wife was pictured kissing someone else. And I believe we have ringside seats.


4 posted on 02/19/2012 3:09:02 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Kaslin
Shut up John.

/johnny

5 posted on 02/19/2012 3:09:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kaslin

JM must hate me. He wants my head to explode.


6 posted on 02/19/2012 3:09:23 PM PST by onona (Dicky Betts is one ramblin man !)
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To: Kaslin

This says it all:

McCain said. “I admire Senator Obama and his accomplishments... he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States.”


7 posted on 02/19/2012 3:09:39 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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8 posted on 02/19/2012 3:09:48 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Yet he is not concerned with the state of the union? Just the bad words the GOP will use in this election cycle..

Pfffffft!


9 posted on 02/19/2012 3:10:13 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Kaslin

McCain needs to go.

I suggest that he lead the charge into Syria since he’s so hopped up to intervene.


10 posted on 02/19/2012 3:10:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin
John McCain Concerned About "Negative" Tone in GOP Race

HEY MCCAIN!

Shut the hell up!

(Is that negative enough?)

11 posted on 02/19/2012 3:11:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Kaslin; Jim Robinson; b9; Marguerite

GO TO HE//.

ROMNEY STARTED IT, YOU GRATUITOUS, PONTIFICATING, SANCTIMONIOUS, HYPOCRITCAL, FOSSIL IMCUMBENT, LYING, ROMNEY-BACKING BUSTARD.

GO NEWT!!!!!


12 posted on 02/19/2012 3:13:25 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Kaslin

Has he noticed the mouth on his daughter?


13 posted on 02/19/2012 3:13:37 PM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: Kaslin

This ain’t a freakin game McCain, it’s about the survival and future of this country!


14 posted on 02/19/2012 3:14:12 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: musicman
B T T T ! ! ! ©

15 posted on 02/19/2012 3:14:28 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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Can’t be said enough : FU McCain


16 posted on 02/19/2012 3:15:47 PM PST by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: Kaslin

This guy lost Indiana. Why the foxtrot would I take his advice?


17 posted on 02/19/2012 3:16:20 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Kaslin

I’m concerned that any conservative listens to this piece of dung.

Go away, McRino.

Your pal Dead Ted needs someone to help him ward off the flames.

Go!

Now!


18 posted on 02/19/2012 3:16:55 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin
"I've been in very tough campaigns. I don't think I've seen one that was as personal and as characterized by so many attacks as these are.”

Darn it that AZ sheriff caught multitasking was not on his radar. I heard NONE of his concerns with 17 + million that was spent in Florida recently to LIE about Newt.

19 posted on 02/19/2012 3:17:26 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Kaslin
Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) said Sunday he’s worried the negative tone in the GOP campaigns could help President Obama win a second term in the White House.

Coming strait from the winner that knows....

20 posted on 02/19/2012 3:17:38 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: onyx

ROMNEY STARTED IT, YOU GRATUITOUS, PONTIFICATING, SANCTIMONIOUS, HYPOCRITCAL, FOSSIL IMCUMBENT, LYING, ROMNEY-BACKING BUSTARD. --- GO NEWT!!!!!

Worth repeating
21 posted on 02/19/2012 3:18:56 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Kaslin

John McCain, just shut up and go away.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 3:19:07 PM PST by LucyT (Think about it. ... You would rather have a second 0bama term?)
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To: Kaslin

Hey John, Go find that anonymous Senator that said if Romney lost Michigan the ring leaders of the RINO party should pick a new candidate and have a talk with that MF.

He is hurting the party.


23 posted on 02/19/2012 3:20:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Question of the ****ing century.

24 posted on 02/19/2012 3:21:51 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Kaslin

Oooh, call the concern council...McShame is now also using the Alinsky tactics of Rombama, SanFranNan and the like.

I'm concerned about why McShame defends Bamster more than he defends our liberties.

25 posted on 02/19/2012 3:22:57 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Venturer
Hey John, Go find that anonymous Senator that said if Romney lost Michigan the ring leaders of the RINO party should pick a new candidate and have a talk with that MF.

He is hurting the party.

It would not surprise me in the least if McLame found that anonymous Senator in the mirror.

26 posted on 02/19/2012 3:24:02 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: Kaslin

FUJM......


27 posted on 02/19/2012 3:24:26 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Kaslin

WE take everything seriously Juan

28 posted on 02/19/2012 3:26:16 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kaslin
Rockefeller v. Goldwater

In the words of Nelson Rockefeller's public relations head, Stuart Spencer, "We had to destroy Barry Goldwater as a member of the human race."

I recall that following the 1964 election a small number of liberal media types asking did they go too far trying to destroy Goldwater.

It don't git no more personal than that.

29 posted on 02/19/2012 3:28:55 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin; All
Well, well, well, here we are again Kaslin, I'm going to say it again whether anybody likes it or not, but this latest garbage out of McCain's piehole proves once more what I said this past week, which is that America WOULD be better off if the guy firing that NVA missile at him in '67 had been a better shot.

Our esteemed Founder himself has properly and correctly labeled McCain as a "treasonous bastard" and for that reason alone I have absolutely no compunction at all for calling it the way it is.

In a parallel universe somewhere, I can fondly picture Senator John Effin 'I Served In Vietnam' Kerry posturing for the cameras and saying "I call upon the government of Hanoi to provide a final accounting for Lt Commander John Sidney McCain, we need to know where his remains are, and bring them home to Arlington National Cemetery".

Now go on and call me 'evil'.
30 posted on 02/19/2012 3:29:14 PM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: Kaslin; TigersEye; Beckwith; LucyT; Fred Nerks

John McCain is very upset. The GOP RINO-plasty is about to dissolve, and this really upsets John-oh. A major paradigm shift, Washington GOP POLS are about to loose their “common ground” of selling our nation down the tubes and destroying the Constitution.

The more McCain whines, the more its good for our nation.I love the sound of McCain whining!

Santorum HO!


31 posted on 02/19/2012 3:29:21 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Kaslin

Look CDR Queeg no one stole the strawberries. You gave them away.


32 posted on 02/19/2012 3:30:16 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

I thought airheaded McKeating’s airheaded daughter was Senator now?


33 posted on 02/19/2012 3:30:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

LOL I was thinking that too.


34 posted on 02/19/2012 3:32:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SECURE AMERICA

‘I don’t think I’ve seen one that was as personal’...

What was he asleep during his 08 campaign????


35 posted on 02/19/2012 3:32:40 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Kaslin

Too stupid to realize his own shame.


36 posted on 02/19/2012 3:36:03 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Darren McCarty

The moron also lost a (by congressional district) electoral vote in NEBRASKA.

a failure !


37 posted on 02/19/2012 3:40:25 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Kaslin
Are you deeply concerned John? Stfu Manchurian.
38 posted on 02/19/2012 3:42:02 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Kaslin

Good point. And McCain should bring it up with state run media who want all the help they can get for Democrats to win.


39 posted on 02/19/2012 3:42:43 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: bgill

Plus add to it that the SRM never vetted that arrogant, lazy, lying pos. Otherwise he would have never been elected


40 posted on 02/19/2012 3:47:22 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) said Sunday he’s worried the negative tone in the GOP campaigns could help President Obama win a second term in the White House.

In other news, McCain is also worried that too much thrust might endanger NASA rockets; that too much bouyancy might enganger Navy ships; that too much reading might harm children's ability to learn; and finally, that too much common sense might utterly, completely destroy the election process.

41 posted on 02/19/2012 3:49:12 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t know why McCain is always picking on us HOBBITS!!


42 posted on 02/19/2012 3:50:40 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

John, go back to sleep. Nothing to see here.


43 posted on 02/19/2012 4:00:12 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: Kaslin

STFU, McLettucehead!


44 posted on 02/19/2012 4:00:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Kaslin

“Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) said Sunday he’s worried the negative tone in the GOP campaigns could help President Obama win a second term in the White House.”

In other words, Senator Inane is upset there is a GOP primary and his buddy Milt wasn’t simply annointed from the start.


45 posted on 02/19/2012 4:07:43 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Kaslin
Looking forward for the day when, in honor of McCain...


46 posted on 02/19/2012 4:08:13 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Kaslin

If McPain is worried about negativity, he ought to start cleaning up in his own house. He ought to quit paying for his hefty daughter’s - oops, I mean, he ought to quit paying the hefty fees on his daughter’s phone/twitter account.


47 posted on 02/19/2012 4:10:32 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Johnny Baby!

Sit TFD and STFU!! You simple minded, brain dead old sh*t!!

I think they really DID do a lobotomy on you in the Hanoi Hilton!!

Johnny, just GTFA!

(texteez for go the blip away)

Sorry mods, I’m calm down now. /rant>


48 posted on 02/19/2012 4:12:42 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ((According to muzslimes, my handle is a hate crime.))
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To: House Atreides

Yeah, I was thinking he had a lot of nerve criticizing anybody for a “negative tone” after this:

“Sen.John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday refused to apologize for calling Tea Party lawmakers “hobbits” in a speech last month.

“I am sorry if it was misunderstood. I am not sorry for what I said,” McCain said at a town hall meeting in Gilbert, Ariz.

“Why should I when it’s the facts?” McCain said when asked to apologize, according to a video posted by Arizona’s local 3TV News.

At the end of July, during the debt-limit debate, McCain criticized some members of the Republican Party for not supporting House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) deficit plan by making a “Lord of the Rings” reference on the floor of the Senate.

At the time, McCain eviscerated some members of Congress as “foolish” and “deceiving” for believing that refusing to raise the debt ceiling would give Democrats no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment. McCain described that scenario as a fantasy, saying then “the Tea Party hobbits could return to Middle-earth having defeated Mordor.”

To our exalted Senators, we in flyover country are a bunch of hobbits who should stay in the shire.


49 posted on 02/19/2012 4:13:40 PM PST by ngat
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To: Kaslin

Hey McCain (Rino, Loser) - “concern about negative tone” begins at home. Rein in your daughter first.


50 posted on 02/19/2012 4:15:47 PM PST by citizencon
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