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McCain in the middle: Can Senate's GOP elders solve shutdown mess?
NBC News ^ | October 4, 2013 | By Tom Curry

Posted on 10/04/2013 5:20:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Arizona Sen. John McCain and other like-minded Republican senators could end up reprising roles as key deal-makers as the party seeks a final negotiated solution to the government shutdown.

With a core group of House Republicans sticking together in their chamber, and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell taking a low public profile in the fight, that leaves McCain and similar-thinking GOP senators to look for a deal.

McCain has argued over and over again that this is one battle that the Republicans simply cannot win.

And most Republican senators seem to agree with him, but there is little evidence that their GOP counterparts in the House can be convinced, at least not yet.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collaborator; fool; mcalzheimers; nomccain; obamacare; recall; rino; sellout; shutdown
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Noooooooo!
1 posted on 10/04/2013 5:20:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BBBBwwwwwaaaaahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Elders LOL

Like its supposed to denote something respectable or wise.


3 posted on 10/04/2013 5:22:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

McCain is not a leader.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 5:22:44 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My God, please keep the country safe from such lunatics as John McCain.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 5:23:07 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The 27 GOPe RINO Senators already surrendered and showed Cruz what they think of him and the American Public.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 5:23:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, yes they could. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for them to resign, however.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Can Senate’s GOP elders solve shutdown mess?”

I’ll take an out of my ass guess that the answer is No Alex. Is that the Daily Double?


8 posted on 10/04/2013 5:23:35 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am thoroughly convinced that John McCain can lead the surrender.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 5:24:09 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: RedMDer; musicman

Please, please, please, post the suitable graphic with links to our FReepathon.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:00 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

11 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

12 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:13 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cripplecreek

Now that the Smithsonian is closed, tourists asking where to find historical relics are directed to Juan’s office.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

14 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:27 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

15 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:43 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

16 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:54 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OMG, the MSM knows that if McCain gets dragged into this, the GOP is over.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


17 posted on 10/04/2013 5:26:08 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer







18 posted on 10/04/2013 5:26:09 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs
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19 posted on 10/04/2013 5:27:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

20 posted on 10/04/2013 5:27:54 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sure we can count on a lot of the “elders” to stab us in the back in order to enrich themselves.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 5:27:56 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

22 posted on 10/04/2013 5:28:04 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

McDemocrat has STFU. The media trying to call out the surrender monkey from AZ. We don’t need a reach around from that POS.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 5:30:33 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The best thing for the McCain faction to do is get the hell out of the way. Let the adults handle this. If the “elders” want to bend over and drop their pants for the Kommie Kollege Kids, they can have at it. Just leave the rest of us out of it.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 5:30:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

McCain and Graham couldn’t lead a gaggle of randy homos through a gay bath house with a wad of thousand dollar bills and a wallet full of credit cards. However, Graham does look like a pig in lipstick.


25 posted on 10/04/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why haven't they summoned "the female McCain?"


26 posted on 10/04/2013 5:31:35 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Can Senate's GOP elders solve shutdown mess?

No. They're the problem.

27 posted on 10/04/2013 5:32:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

28 posted on 10/04/2013 5:35:12 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nope. Elder is done, and so is the younger.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 5:35:19 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

30 posted on 10/04/2013 5:35:32 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Go away McCain.

Run back to Arizona. They are the only fools that have not figured you out.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 5:36:16 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

mccain, when will you point out obama/dem incivility


32 posted on 10/04/2013 5:38:50 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

John McCain IS this mess.

Had his Rino herd voted down cloture a week ago THERE WOULD BE NO MESS!


33 posted on 10/04/2013 5:39:44 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

McCain is right. With republicans like him in the mix, they can’t win.


34 posted on 10/04/2013 5:48:20 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The only way McCain could save the nation right is by popping 50 Valiums and then going to bed.


35 posted on 10/04/2013 5:48:34 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: cripplecreek

No. In McCain’s case, Elder = Senile.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 5:49:42 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a stupid inane column. Totally useless in relation what has been unfolding. This is no longer in the hands of that freak Mccain, or Mcdonnell, it now rest with US.

Check your twitter little currey, learn the truth and see the light.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 5:50:12 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NBC getting concerned with Obamas plummeting poll numbers and blame being directed at not just Repiblicans - as well as the steadfast resolve in House. Hence the begging for McCain to rescue Dems. Not Republicans.


38 posted on 10/04/2013 5:50:32 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: LyinLibs
Don't underestimate McCain

He's perfectly capable of eating a guy's organs too.

39 posted on 10/04/2013 5:52:23 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Looks like NBC has chosen their guy to led the retreat.


40 posted on 10/04/2013 5:54:03 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NBC says “Bring out the Gimp!”

Whenever the Dems are in trouble, the media bring him out.


41 posted on 10/04/2013 5:55:13 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bloody old farts need to go away.


42 posted on 10/04/2013 5:55:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey NBC, you forgot to mention Marxism is not popular in America and may fail horribly after Hitler tried it 75 years ago.

FAIL!


43 posted on 10/04/2013 5:57:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: onyx; RedMDer; All
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"Following Obama out of the restroom,
McCain suddenly realized he missed a spot."


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44 posted on 10/04/2013 6:05:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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45 posted on 10/04/2013 6:07:18 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

McCain couldn’t find his ass with both hands.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 6:07:47 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

GOP elders should retire or more honorably, they should resign.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 6:10:55 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 353FMG
Great photoshop commentary!!!
When the Mainstream Media inflates the thoughts and prestige of this phoney old fart, it makes my teeth hurt.
TWB
48 posted on 10/04/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OMG, he’s going to reach across the aisle again.


49 posted on 10/04/2013 6:21:48 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As much as I hate to say it MCCain may be right. We make our stand and remind the people that this thing is not over and when it gets out of hand McCain can help save it. Then the rank and file will be so mad at the establishment (and McCain) that they would not dare to support the amnesty bill that this backstaber and his friend are pushing. That would be worth the whole thing.


50 posted on 10/04/2013 6:25:11 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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