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John McCain: I want Ted Cruz to apologize to Bob Dole
Hotair ^ | 03/07/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/07/2014 12:02:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Via Matt Lewis, here’s Maverick once again demonstrating that “cordial relationship” in politico-speak means “two people who can’t publicly admit to hating each other but obviously do.”

And it’s a cheap shot. Cruz’s point yesterday at CPAC was that Dole, McCain, and Romney lost because they weren’t conservative enough. That’s not because they’re gutless — he said specifically that they were “good” and “decent” men — but because they’re not committed, full-throated ideologues, even less so when they’re fighting for purple states in a national election. We can debate whether that’s true but there’s nothing offensive in raising the subject. I assure you, in McCain’s circle, it’s received wisdom that Cruz and Rand Paul are way too ideological to beat Hillary. Nothing offensive about that theory either. McCain, though, can’t resist seizing on Cruz’s point as an opportunity to demagogue him as being somehow contemptuous of military service. Evidently, if you think Bob Dole would have done better against Clinton by drawing a more vivid philosophical contrast, you’re accusing a war hero of cowardice. That’s a very Maverick-y take, given that McCain’s own campaign six years ago heavily emphasized biography over ideology. It still galls him, I’m sure, that a guy who spent years suffering for his country in the Hanoi Hilton lost to the community organizer turned law prof. I can sympathize with that, but election outcomes aren’t an award for heroism. And disgruntlement over that fact is no license to distort Cruz’s point in order to score a cheap point on him.

And by the way, despite what he says, McCain obviously takes great offense that he himself was included in the triad named by Cruz. He’s playing it off like he’s offended only on Dole’s behalf because that makes him seem magnanimous, especially given Dole’s age and the fact that he’s no longer part of the political fray. Everything he says here, though, logically applies just as much to him. If you think it’s bad form per se to accuse a veteran of being a RINO, regardless of how he votes in Congress or what positions he takes on the stump, then you’re on Team Mav. If not, not. Exit question: If you want to challenge Cruz on this point, why not knock the fact that it’s easy for a red-stater to be myopic about it?

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KEYWORDS: bobdole; johnmccain; retirenowjohn; tedcruz
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1 posted on 03/07/2014 12:02:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey McCain you need to apologize to us and leave politics.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 12:03:09 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: SeekAndFind

STFU, John.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 12:03:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m so tired of politicians playing apology politics. If you apologize, it illegitimates whatever you said, which was generally the truth. Whatever happened to saying “Kiss my *ss!?”


4 posted on 03/07/2014 12:03:40 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s funny... I want Ted Cruz to give both of you the finger.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 12:04:14 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey McNut, get over yourself.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 12:05:07 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: SeekAndFind

I want Juan McCain to go away.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 12:05:16 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut up you fool!


8 posted on 03/07/2014 12:05:31 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey Johnny Boy:

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9 posted on 03/07/2014 12:06:05 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I want John McCain to ESAD.

I am so tired of this dangerous old fool.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 12:06:46 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: SeekAndFind

Old saying, “a hit dog howls”


11 posted on 03/07/2014 12:06:49 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looking back to 2008, it still catches in my throat when I say the words “I voted for John McCain”.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 12:06:50 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: SeekAndFind

People have had it with mclame!


13 posted on 03/07/2014 12:07:40 PM PST by plainshame
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To: SeekAndFind

McStain, you fall into that group yourself you amnesty loving Democrat boot licker.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 12:08:18 PM PST 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: jmaroneps37
Shut up you fool!

Fixed it

15 posted on 03/07/2014 12:08:39 PM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

yeh — right after the voters of Arizona apologize for reelecting McCain.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 12:09:07 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Sans-Culotte
Looking back to 2008, it still catches in my throat when I say the words “I voted for John McCain”.

I console myself by saying that I voted for the girl.

As for John McCain, when he apologizes for shutting down the POW/MIA investigation and to the 600 POWs we left behind in Southeast Asia, then he can talk. Until then, STFU,AH.

17 posted on 03/07/2014 12:09:29 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SeekAndFind

Go to a nursing home where you belong. Eat your pureed food, sh** your drawers and watch Price is Right all day! Maybe a little Bingo every now and then.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 12:09:30 PM PST by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish McCain had left his head in Viet Nam.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 12:11:34 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: ColdOne

I don’t care if he apologizes. I’ll settle for him setting himself adrift on an ice floe.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 12:12:27 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

He did in a way.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 12:13:21 PM PST by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here, Pharaoh.)
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 03/07/2014 12:13:30 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Brady Bill” Bob Dole?

What apology does that RINO deserve?


23 posted on 03/07/2014 12:13:35 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mkay, John.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 12:14:12 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

Then McCain should ask Pryor to apologize to him and Dole.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 12:15:02 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SeekAndFind

26 posted on 03/07/2014 12:16:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

And people in hell want ice water!


27 posted on 03/07/2014 12:16:29 PM PST by woodenickel
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To: SeekAndFind

28 posted on 03/07/2014 12:18:52 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Bobalu

YOu must be former military.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 12:20:39 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hold your breath until he does, John. Hold your breath.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 12:25:34 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bob Dole needs to apologize for not retiring 20 years sooner. McCain just needs to go away


31 posted on 03/07/2014 12:25:53 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

John... McLame .... just GO AWAY.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 12:26:47 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Johnnie - now you know why you’re the least popular senator.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 12:28:12 PM PST by jersey117
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To: SeekAndFind

“Bob Dole would have done better against Clinton by drawing a more vivid philosophical contrast, you’re accusing a war hero of cowardice.”

I would, I will and I did. If I remember right Jimah Carta
was an xo on a sub. Didn’t and still doesn’t mean kack to me.
Communists have war heroes too. Kack.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 12:30:48 PM PST by Slambat
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To: SeekAndFind

35 posted on 03/07/2014 12:32:56 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

I want Ted Cruz to tell the nutbar John McCain to go p*ss up a rope.


36 posted on 03/07/2014 12:34:14 PM PST by skeeter
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To: RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; The Cajun; musicman; Jim Robinson; SeekAndFind

Look at the venue! Sleazy McCain goes on PSMNBC to whine to Andrea Mitchell about Senator Ted Cruz.

GTH McCain.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 12:35:58 PM PST 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: SeekAndFind

So a Republican rising star is being picked on by a Republican star that never was? Hmmm!


38 posted on 03/07/2014 12:36:07 PM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: SeekAndFind

The NVA douchebag needs to retire.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 12:41:53 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: onyx

I second that!


40 posted on 03/07/2014 12:42:52 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And people in hell want ice water-STFU McCain...


41 posted on 03/07/2014 12:43:03 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Rock N Jones

So the least popular Senator in the WORLD is a little jealous about how much attention a young upstart Senator is getting,,isn’t that the REAL issue?

You guys are cracking me up.


42 posted on 03/07/2014 12:43:46 PM PST by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain is truly bipartisan. He is hated equally by Democrats and Republicans.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 12:44:01 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: onyx
GTH McCain.

Believe me, I'm not as kind in what Johnny boy should do, not as kind at all :)

44 posted on 03/07/2014 12:45:59 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

So did I, but I was also hoping for a heart attack to take him out at his inaugeration, giving us President Palin. And. I doubt I am the only one.


45 posted on 03/07/2014 12:46:22 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: SeekAndFind
John McCain: I want Ted Cruz to apologize to Bob Dole

Me: I want John McCain to go away.

46 posted on 03/07/2014 12:50:19 PM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: onyx

Agreed. GTH Juan!


47 posted on 03/07/2014 12:50:25 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ColdOne

He couldn’t beat a one term us senator barely three years on the job who rarely held a committee meeting, who had never before accomplished anything of significance, who supported legislation that allows infanticide, who said he just wanted to spread the wealth around, 57 states, had a wife who was only proud of the us for the first time in her adult life, wouldn’t release his transcripts, etc,

And he wonders why we question him.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 12:52:37 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SeekAndFind
John McCain - Your patriot card expired about 20 years of open-borders advocacy ago.

Now STFU.

49 posted on 03/07/2014 1:03:10 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Before McCain was playing grabass here with Her Heinous, you know he didn't say anything to her about all the nasty things her husband and their minions said about Bob Dole in the 96 campaign. The only reason he said anything now is because Ted Cruz is against the GOPe.


50 posted on 03/07/2014 1:05:11 PM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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