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McCain Looked into Caucusing with Democrats
1/5/07 | Freespirited

Posted on 01/05/2007 8:25:35 AM PST by freespirited

Some of us have joked that McCain would be a great candidate--for the Democrat ticket. But it turns out that there is an element of truth to the joke. This month's Vanity Fair has a long fawning profile of McCain entitled Prisoners of Conscience. It says that the Bush-McCain relationship was so frayed after the 2000 election that in 2001, McCain strategist John Weaver actually sounded out Democratic Senate leaders about having McCain caucus with them. That would have given the Democrats control of the Senate.

The piece goes on to say that it became a moot point when Jeffords left the GOP.

IMO, the GOP establishment has lost its mind to embrace McCain so madly as the Party's 2008 nominee.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: changingparty; johnmccain; mccain; mctraitor
You can read the entire story here:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/02/mccain200702

1 posted on 01/05/2007 8:25:36 AM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Why not? He votes with them anyway.


2 posted on 01/05/2007 8:27:24 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: freespirited

"McVain" is not such a misnomer after all, then...........


3 posted on 01/05/2007 8:28:29 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: freespirited
IMO, the GOP establishment has lost its mind to embrace McCain so madly as the Party's 2008 nominee.

What's your evidence that they've done so?

4 posted on 01/05/2007 8:28:48 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Brilliant

Let him. Nothing will go more to galvanize true Conservatives behind a candidate that has half a chance of beating Hillary than McCain becoming the front-runner.


5 posted on 01/05/2007 8:29:26 AM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: freespirited

IMO, the GOP establishment has lost its mind to embrace McCain so madly as the Party's 2008 nominee.
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McCain does not care about the GOP, nor our Constitution, nor the American people, nor much of anything, except POWER and the Oval Office...very much like Hitlery. It will be a tragedy to have to vote for him, just to keep Hitlery out of the Oval Office. God, what has America degenerated into??


6 posted on 01/05/2007 8:29:26 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: freespirited
That would have given the Democrats control of the Senate.

Basically, McCain did that anyway with the formation of the Gang of 14.
7 posted on 01/05/2007 8:30:05 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

The Democrats controlled the Senate by having their willing accomplices, the RINOs, on their side. The GOP was never in control.


8 posted on 01/05/2007 8:32:56 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: EagleUSA

It is scary that the two leading candidates for each party are a couple of power-hungry leeches who will do anything for the job. Unfortunately, it makes Guiliani almost a refreshing change, but I pray we don't have to go there.


9 posted on 01/05/2007 8:35:32 AM PST by Always Right
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To: freespirited

"McCain Looked into Caucusing with Democrats"

He'll need to take penicillin afterwards.


10 posted on 01/05/2007 8:37:40 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: TomGuy

That despicable 'deal' actually subverted the will of the people. There should have been a vote to bust the nominating filibuster... win or lose, it should have happened. Every time this POS creates legislation... it's to the detrement of the Republic.


11 posted on 01/05/2007 8:38:37 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: freespirited
In some ways it made no difference. McJerk was so ticked in 01 his ACU rating was a pathetic 68.
Some of his 'low lights'...

Accelerated Elimination of Marriage Penalty - voted NO
Capital Gains Tax Rate Reduction - NO
Tax Cut Bill - NO
Medical Savings Accounts - NO
Waiver of the Right to Sue - NO
Campaign Finance Overhaul - Union and Shareholder Consent -- NO
Campaign Finance Overhaul - Union and Corporate Disclosure -- NO Campaign Finance Overhaul - Non-Severability -- NO

He's scum

12 posted on 01/05/2007 8:39:40 AM PST by Condor51 (Mayor Daley (D-Chi) For POTUS. Really, why not? He's more conservative than Rudy! /s)
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To: freespirited

McCain caucuses with one thing and one thing only, his ego. He serves himself in any and everyway he can. Thus, he votes with the dems because reading and seeing favorable things about himself in the MSM feeds his ego. Maverick my arse.


13 posted on 01/05/2007 8:43:01 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: EagleUSA

I doubt McCain's campaign will gain much traction. His only win was Michigan and his MI. supporters have already jumped ship to Romney.

I got an email from Scott Romney the other day( Mitt's brother) asking for support. That could have only came from a listing at the Michigan Republican party.


14 posted on 01/05/2007 8:44:09 AM PST by Beagle8U
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

He is like a carrier of hepatitis (the anti-American strain). No problems himself but he infects others with weak immune (morals and ethics) systems. We need to immunize ourselves against this fifth columnist.


15 posted on 01/05/2007 8:46:37 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist
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To: freespirited

He must have decided that he could be more effective and destructive if he caucused with the Republicans.


16 posted on 01/05/2007 8:53:18 AM PST by Dolphy
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To: freespirited
The media loves McCain because he (1) can be reliably counted on to take a position harmful to the Administration and (2) he cooks up bills, like McCain-Feingold, even further to the left than the Dems would!

Look how he made the President kowtow to him in 2004. He probably loved all the rumor that he would be Kerry's veep, or serve as SecDef in a Kerry Admin!

17 posted on 01/05/2007 8:54:42 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Dog Gone
IMO, the GOP establishment has lost its mind to embrace McCain so madly as the Party's 2008 nominee....

What's your evidence that they've done so?

Well, for starters, 70% of Bush's big donors have already pledged their support to McCrackpot. He's already picked up some major endorsements too.

18 posted on 01/05/2007 8:58:33 AM PST by freespirited (Honk for disbarment of Mike Nifong.)
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To: Brilliant

McCain is a Democrat. All RINO's are. They just use the Republican label because the people are too stupid to vote for the Conservative in the primaries.


19 posted on 01/05/2007 8:58:47 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Lenin)
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To: EagleUSA
It will be a tragedy to have to vote for him, just to keep Hitlery out of the Oval Office. God, what has America degenerated into??

That's why we must not let McNut be nominated for the 2008. He is totally insane and past evidence shows he is not to be trusted in anything he says.

20 posted on 01/05/2007 9:27:12 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: freespirited
.."Prisoners of Conscience."...

Hell, McCain is still a prisoner of his own ego and the Vietnamese Communists...

I have NO DOUBT whatsoever - that the Communists have video tape and audio tape that McCain will do ANYTHING to keep from being released.

NOTHING else could possible explain his behavior on Senate action dealing with MIA/POW issues and "Normalization" with Vietnam.

Semper Fi

21 posted on 01/05/2007 9:49:27 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: freespirited
The Real McCain

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO"

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO" Part II

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

John McCain Is No Hero

U.S. Sen. John McCain is no War Hero

John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate

JOHN MCCAIN, WARTS AND ALL

John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts... (thread by Jim Robinson)

McCain Is Booed by Labor Activists

McCain Rides to Kerry's Rescue: "John Kerry is Not Weak on Defense" (Today Show alert)

John McCain SCREAMS AT 9/11 FSA MEMBERS FOR OPPOSING HIS BILL TO GIVE AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS

John McCain's Skeleton Closet

A number of articles on McCain. (some the same as above)

McCain/Soros by Rabbi Areyh Spero

Soros' "Reform" (an article about Soros‘ instrumental hand in McCain/Feingold)

Not Child‘s Play [McCain/Schumer bill could effect FR?]

McCain's Letter (McCain aligns with Global Enviro activists)

22 posted on 01/05/2007 5:35:35 PM PST by TigersEye (This post is a coded message of the VRWC.)
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To: river rat

That is a major scary thought.


23 posted on 01/05/2007 5:48:14 PM PST by TigersEye (This post is a coded message of the VRWC.)
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