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McCain Back in Front As Republican Leader
The Ledger ^ | July 22, 2013 | Alex Leary

Posted on 07/22/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT by kevcol

WASHINGTON | As fellow Republicans slipped into a room in the Capitol for a private meeting, Arizona Sen. John McCain held court outside, surrounded by a flock of reporters.

” What about you, jerk?” he teased Kasie Hunt of NBC News, who gave it back: ” Do you take offense to the term ’Old Bull?’?”

McCain’s eyes lit up and he laughed.

” Is that Sen. McCain? Oooooh,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was passing by, whispered in faux awe.

The 76-year-old, twice-failed presidential candidate is back in front, reprising his role as a bipartisan dealmaker, occasional irritant to his own party and quote machine.

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Facing a conservative challenge in his 2010 Senate re-election, McCain rushed to the right, changing his tone on immigration and global warming, only to veer back to where he sits today, reclaiming the sobriquet ” maverick.”

” I never liked that moniker,” McCain said. ” When I called for (Secretary of Defense Donald) Rumsfeld’s resignation and I disagreed with Bush and I voted against the tax cuts, then I was the maverick. And then after I lost to Obama, I was the angry, bitter old man. It’s interesting how all of a sudden John McCain’s personality changed so much.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: idiot; idiotmaverick; idiotmccain; johnmccain; lsm; maverick; mccain; rino

1 posted on 07/22/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
McCain Back in Front As Republican Leader

In his own mind maybe. And in the minds of a few of his sycophants. But I doubt that a majority of the Republican senators look on him as a leader. McConnell either. Certainly none of the new arrivals seem to.

2 posted on 07/22/2013 8:16:39 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: kevcol

I don’t like old bull, either. It should be old bull-sh***er.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 8:16:54 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: kevcol
Meanwhile, more than a few Republicans smoldered and a conservative group attacked him for ” appeasement.”

It might be a liberal view that he's "back in front", but the reality on the ground/truth is something very different. [bold emphasis above is mine]

4 posted on 07/22/2013 8:18:15 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: kevcol

Wish he would just go away.


5 posted on 07/22/2013 8:19:18 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: kevcol
Keating Five.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/22/2013 8:19:55 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kevcol

McCain, back in front because we (media) think he can be useful in pushing amnesty.

McCain, back in front, has no idea he is fully back in media employment as a tool for the media. However, he is not of interest as a Republican but as a destroyer of Republicans and, especially, regular Americans.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 8:21:28 AM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: kevcol

             

FUMcLame

Turncoat Bastard

8 posted on 07/22/2013 8:21:30 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: JRandomFreeper

His family should show some compassion and involuntarily commit this drooling degenerate...for the good of their family name and for the good of the country.


9 posted on 07/22/2013 8:22:16 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MamaB
Wish he would just go away  shoot himself

/.02

10 posted on 07/22/2013 8:22:47 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: kevcol
The old bull is only good for one thing anymore:


11 posted on 07/22/2013 8:23:33 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: kevcol

“Back in Front” as in leading from behind?


12 posted on 07/22/2013 8:24:36 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: kevcol
McCain Back in Front As Republican Leader

Sadly, this is accurate.

And it is more of a commentary on what the Republicans are these days, than anything else.

13 posted on 07/22/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (11/?/2009-7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kevcol

He is a leader with no followers outside the MSM boot-lickers.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 8:25:04 AM PDT by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
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To: kevcol

The Rat’s choice.


15 posted on 07/22/2013 8:28:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: 0.E.O

It’s too bad the damned North Vietnamese gave him back; should have kept him.

The POS should be bombarded with the quote that most fits the fine fantasy put forth in this article: “Well, hello, Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you, pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things right now: Jack and shit... and Jack left town.”

worthless jackass.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 8:29:11 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kevcol
Who here really GAS what the republican party does or what asshat rino is leading it now?

The GOP/RNC/repub party is mostly made up and comprised of a bunch of LOSER rino's!

17 posted on 07/22/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: kevcol

Maverick?? TRAITOR would be a better term

Old Bull?? Old Bull shytter more like it.

McCain isn’t leading Republicans, he is leading Democrat Lites.

McCain is leading the destruction of the Republican party.


18 posted on 07/22/2013 8:32:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: JRandomFreeper

Both McCain & Glenn weren’t content with that. They had to go on and on to wreak even more havoc on the country.


19 posted on 07/22/2013 8:36:08 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 0.E.O

Though, literally, I had no choice a the time, still holding my nose over that vote.


20 posted on 07/22/2013 8:36:54 AM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: kevcol

” Is that Sen. McCain? Oooooh,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was passing by, whispered in faux awe.’

That one sentence reveals so much that is wrong.


21 posted on 07/22/2013 8:37:58 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cdcdawg

FREEDOM PARTY?????????????


22 posted on 07/22/2013 8:39:30 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: kevcol

The Communist media would like nothing more than to have McCain run again. Who better than him to continue the destruction of the Republican Party. McCain is about the only candidate that could make me not vote, or vote for a third party, and that is exactly why the media and the Democrats love him.


23 posted on 07/22/2013 8:39:31 AM PDT by pallis
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To: JRandomFreeper

Keating Five.
/johnny


Precisely.

I respect his service and his time as a POW, but I don’t respect him as a doctor, dentise, car repair man or senator.


24 posted on 07/22/2013 8:46:01 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: kevcol

Leader of the Senile Dementia diaper brigade.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 8:48:49 AM 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: kevcol

He damned sure isn’t going to lead me.


26 posted on 07/22/2013 8:49:20 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kevcol
Deciding to refer to the cow's tail as a leg, does NOT result in a 5 legged cow!

(apologies to Lincoln)

McCain is NOT a true “Republican” and capitulation is NOT leadership!!!!

27 posted on 07/22/2013 8:49:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: kevcol


28 posted on 07/22/2013 8:51:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: 0.E.O

If true, the Republican Party is lost,leaderless and on the way to 100% obscurity.


29 posted on 07/22/2013 8:53:39 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: kevcol
McCain back in front means (more) bad news for Americans. This attention whore needs to retire.
30 posted on 07/22/2013 8:53:43 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: kevcol

who the hell is calling him “old bull”?

Is that the new term they are trying to impress him with?

I am reminded of the Shakespear line about telling the king that he is not one to be swayed by flattery, which both moves and flatters him...


31 posted on 07/22/2013 9:01:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: kevcol
WHERE'S THE BARF ALERT On second thought the headline give it away.
32 posted on 07/22/2013 9:03:01 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: JRandomFreeper

OK As much as I detest McLame, I object to using the Keating scandal against him. He was railroaded on that one by a political appointee who refused to indict 4 Democrats alone and needed at least one Republican to add to the list.

Even the prosecution was finally forced to find McLame did nothing and should not be involved, but the democraps had done their damage

It should have tought him a lesson, though...


33 posted on 07/22/2013 9:07:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: kevcol
Facing a conservative challenge in his 2010 Senate re-election, McCain rushed to the right, changing his tone on immigration and global warming, only to veer back to where he sits today

Which only goes to show how truly stupid most voters are.

34 posted on 07/22/2013 9:11:15 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: kevcol
Vichy Republican ......................... Progre$$ive Bolshevik


35 posted on 07/22/2013 9:11:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Mr. K
Lay with dogs, wake with fleas.

/johnny

36 posted on 07/22/2013 9:14:48 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kevcol

McCain IS the GOPe leader. What does this say about the Republican Party?


37 posted on 07/22/2013 9:17:37 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: kevcol

Sorry. Not playing this time. The MSM and the elites do not get to tell me how I can vote for or even who can run. WE will decide that. No more rino’s, no more wannabe democrats, no more choice of the lesser of two evils..............


38 posted on 07/22/2013 9:18:34 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: MissMagnolia

He doesn’t speak for me.


39 posted on 07/22/2013 9:33:48 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: kevcol

The smirk and the smile in the pic on these two peas in the pod say it all. McLame does odongo’s bidding...always has, always will.
IF he, in fact, it is the leader of the GOPe, then this country definitely needs a third party that’s savvy enough to pick up the Hispanic vote as well as all the conservative vote. This guy is a back-stabbing POS that just needs to go away.


40 posted on 07/22/2013 9:45:04 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: kevcol

This little exchange is a perfect description of the problems with DC. These a-holes don’t care a bit about the average American, instead they simply like to yuck it up with each other as they destroy our lives. They simply love being an east coast elitist that gets to lord over you and me!


41 posted on 07/22/2013 10:00:31 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: kevcol

McCain is criticizing conservatives and the GOP, which makes him voila a Republican Leader. I so tired of the BS.


42 posted on 07/22/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (The Stupid Party, they've earned it.)
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To: kevcol

No.


43 posted on 07/22/2013 2:36:41 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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