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McCain Rejects Racially Tinged Attack on Obama (Barf/ It's Deja vu all over again...)
NYT ^ | 5/17/2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN

Posted on 05/17/2012 5:02:38 PM PDT by Qbert

Senator John McCain, who refused to make President Obama’s association with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright an issue during his 2008 presidential campaign, repudiated a proposal by Republican strategists to “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do” — open an incendiary, racially tinged attack on the president.

Mr. McCain also shrugged off the slights against him in a proposal for the political ad campaign, which was brought to light by The New York Times.

“I don’t know whether to be offended or not,” Mr. McCain said with a smile. “It is what it is. Look, my life has moved on.”

He added that such third-party attacks are “a way for political operatives to continue to make money.”

The authors of the ad campaign, timed to rock the Democratic National Convention in September, asserted that “if the nation had seen that ad, they’d never have elected Barack Obama.”

The proposed ad opened with a series of jabs against Mr. McCain, whose campaign was portrayed as punchless and befuddled. Written by former McCain campaign advisers, the ad’s opening paragraphs refer to him as “a crusty old politician who often seemed confused, burdened with a campaign just as confused.”

Speaking to reporters at the Capitol, Mr. McCain appeared untroubled Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jeremiahwright; mccain; mclame; romney; romneymccain2012
He's baaack....
1 posted on 05/17/2012 5:02:45 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Okay, what’s “racially tinged” about it? If Wright were as white as McCain, would that make it okay to say he’s an anti-American racist commie? If that’s all it takes, would it be okay to point out that Obama’s other bomb-throwing pal is lily-white Bill Ayres?

Juan should have just conceded pre-emptively in 2008 and let Sarah run for the top slot. She wasn’t afraid to tell it like it is.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 5:09:12 PM PDT by Argus
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To: MC CAIN

McCain, you Obama-eating dirtbag.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 5:11:13 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Qbert

McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt was out congratulating Myth for playing nice. Always great to hear from incompetent losers.

Fortunately that the PACs can do whatever they want, and Myth can say he asked them not to, so it could be a win-win.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 5:13:39 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Qbert

Sigh...

THANKS ARIZONA!!!!


5 posted on 05/17/2012 5:14:25 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Qbert

“I don’t know whether to be offended or not,” Mr. McCain said with a smile. “It is what it is. Look, my life has moved on.”

He added that such third-party attacks are “a way for political operatives to continue to make money.”

Well, you certainly know how to spend in a campaign, John..

McCain spent $21,600,000.00 to get re-elected.

J.D. Hayworth spent $1,600,000.00 to try to unseat you.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 5:18:26 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: Argus

“If Wright were as white as McCain...”
From the looks of Wright, he is Whiter (that be Caucasian) than McCain.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 5:18:30 PM PDT by BilLies (330,000 northern Union Whites died between 1861-65. How many Negros will remember?)
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To: Qbert

This is why he lost. He does not have the guts to say what should be said. Candidates must fight back if they are going to win. The Dems. know how to fight dirty. Being a nice guy will not win this election.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 5:21:15 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Qbert

Those communists really got to you, didn’t they John?


9 posted on 05/17/2012 5:24:27 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Qbert
McCain Rejects Racially Tinged Attack on Obama

Yet, he had no problem savaging J.D. Hayworth in the primary.

10 posted on 05/17/2012 5:30:15 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: Hugin

"McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt was out congratulating Myth for playing nice. Always great to hear from incompetent losers."

He, of course, will be nowhere to be found when the dirt flies against Romney..

11 posted on 05/17/2012 5:33:49 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Hugin

I don’t know who stated it first on FR but they were right. We’re going to get McCainja vu with Romney. After all, he thinks Obama’s a nice guy, just naive.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 5:44:22 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Qbert

I don’t like McCain any more than I do Obama. Does that make me racist?


13 posted on 05/17/2012 5:46:24 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Qbert
Mr. McCain said with a smile. “It is what it is. Look, my life has moved on.”

Yeah, John. But our lives out here in flyover country haven't. We are stuck with this little Kenyan POS who you refused to properly oppose when you had the chance and now he is taking this country hell bound into the toilet.

I know, I know, John. It's that Senate collegiality "reach across the aisle" bullshit again. It makes you guys feel soooo good - but it is royally screwing the rest of us.

Do your country a favor now and retire, John. Please. And shut up while you are at it.

14 posted on 05/17/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT by Gritty (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - GK Chesterton)
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To: SMM48

McCain always reserves his contempt for Conservatives.


15 posted on 05/17/2012 5:47:12 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Qbert

Dionne Warwick- Deja Vu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhS-JeZBms


16 posted on 05/17/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Qbert

I’ve got an idea. Let’s go ask the looser how to repeat his success in the upcoming election!


17 posted on 05/17/2012 6:41:32 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

When Obama wins again, McCain can take his naivety and his “Rodney King-can’t we all get along” mentality and join Romney as they blame the Tea Party and everyone but themselves and their rotten establishment GOP for losing. Yeah. and also Rove.


18 posted on 05/17/2012 6:45:01 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: Qbert

There’s no race involved. Reverend Wright’s statements are what they are. The Times doesn’t have the privilege of turning anything and everything into a racial matter. Liberals make me sick.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Qbert

If we’re not going to talk about what Obama is - an extreme leftist - what’s the point of having a campaign? The Republicans will play nicey while the Democrats and their surrogates screw them at every turn.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 7:00:44 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Qbert

This senile old fart would show up at a gun fight with a knife.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 7:08:55 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: All
I get this weird feeling that I have heard this song before... hmmm

Gayle Quinnell, a John McCain supporter calls Barack Obama an Arab at a campaign rally, October 10, 2008 in Lakeville, Minnesota. John McCain corrects her and takes away the microphone like an idiot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpE6ljPjSAk

A video of a town-hall meeting in Racine, Wisconsin, where an 18-year old woman told Sen. John McCain that Obama "terrifies me." She urged McCain to "call him on every shot," and not let Obama get away with "anything." McCain's answer is he respects and admires Obama like an idiot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn677ybssuo

McCain booed for expressing respect for Obama. McCain thinks Obama respects the constitution of the USA like an idiot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJmQxwfgyXE

McCain: Be respectful, Obama is a decent man. Crowd Boos because McCain admires Obama is an idiot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLlIigHg1v0

22 posted on 05/17/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: All

McCain: Tea Partiers Have Bad ‘Hobbit’ Of Not Raising Debt Ceiling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt5OE3_3zvM

AZ Tea Party Confronts McCain on Hobbit Comments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBI9fy7f1xc


23 posted on 05/17/2012 7:45:28 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Hugin

Schmidt has a need for there to be no attacks on obie using his past associations. Schmidt is the one who coordinated McLame’s campaign. If the Wright sound makes the rounds and obie’s numbers take a dive, Schmidt will have been proved incompetent. His blame on Palin for the loss will be revealed to all as excuse-making.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 8:24:37 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Qbert
Any "racism" in this discussion comes from Wright and his "church".

(From the TUCC's website -- before they "scrubbed" it...)


About Us

We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:

  1. Commitment to God
  2. Commitment to the Black Community
  3. Commitment to the Black Family
  4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
  5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
  6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
  7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
  8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
  9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community
  10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions
  11. Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System
  12. Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.
The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:

  1. A congregation committed to ADORATION.
  2. A congregation preaching SALVATION.
  3. A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
  4. A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
  5. A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
  6. A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
  7. A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF African PEOPLE IN DIASPORA.
  8. A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
  9. A congregation committed to RESTORATION.
  10. A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY.


The document is verbatim from the files of Jeremiah Wright's TUCC website, ca 2008 -- when Øbozo had been attending there for 20 years.

Any resemblance to Christianity is purely coincidental.

All I did was add emphasis.

25 posted on 05/17/2012 9:32:12 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: popdonnelly
"There’s no race involved. Reverend Wright’s statements are what they are"

There is plenty of "race" involved. See ,#25...

26 posted on 05/17/2012 9:42:23 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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