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McCain to Close Club Gitmo "The first day I am President"
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Posted on 02/21/2007 5:33:23 PM PST by advance_copy

Over the weekend, John McCain said in Iowa, "One of the things I would do, the first day I am President of the United States, is close Guantanamo Bay. I would close it and I would move those prisoners to Fort Leavenworth. It's become a symbol, which is very bad for America."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; gitmo; manchuriancandidate; mccain; mclame; mentalillness; rinoenemysympathizer; rinomcinsane; rinowhacko; senility; wot
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To: hosepipe
"And to think!... McLaim is to the right of Giuliani... "

Not on the WOT he isn't.
51 posted on 02/21/2007 6:10:07 PM PST by ShawTaylor
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To: advance_copy

According to gw....McCain is a bad symbol for AMERICA!


52 posted on 02/21/2007 6:10:47 PM PST by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: Pox

Pox,

Well said. I wish you were running.

POX FOR POTUS!!!!


53 posted on 02/21/2007 6:12:30 PM PST by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: alarm rider; Nuc1; Enosh

I can't claim credit for the idea since Lincoln would have done the same. :)


54 posted on 02/21/2007 6:16:38 PM PST by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: westmichman

Can you imagine what this character would do if he were President with the Red button? That scares me!


55 posted on 02/21/2007 6:18:44 PM PST by MamaB
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To: rintense

Yup and Gitmo is safe.


56 posted on 02/21/2007 6:21:22 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: advance_copy

It will be a cold day in hell when senator McCain becomes president of the United States. I don't care what dummy runs against him if he is nomonated I'll stay home.

McCain does not deserve that office.


57 posted on 02/21/2007 6:23:12 PM PST by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: advance_copy

Just one more reason, if another were needed, to avoid that silly S.O.B. like the plague.


58 posted on 02/21/2007 6:24:57 PM PST by Redbob
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To: advance_copy
Anybody who sided with the KLA, as McCain did, would logically wany to close gitmo. He''s being very consistent in his appeasement of muslim terrorists, and the correct thing to do is never forget that, and pay him back at the voting booth.
59 posted on 02/21/2007 6:26:21 PM PST by gitmogrunt ("Democrat and Republican, not a Dimes bit of difference."- quote from the late George C.Wallace)
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To: advance_copy
McCain to Close Club Gitmo "The first day I am President"

Look for more head scratching stories from the media with headlines like "McCain Loses Popularity In Spite of Tough Stance Against War on Terror".

60 posted on 02/21/2007 6:27:47 PM PST by gridlock (Isn't it peculiar that matter what the problem, the government's solution is always "more taxes".)
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To: advance_copy

Only, if he drops the in the Gulf of Mexico on the way to Leavenworth.


61 posted on 02/21/2007 6:31:52 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the party of what if and whine.)
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To: Redbob

I seriously think that the poor man's brain was damaged while he was a POW.


62 posted on 02/21/2007 6:32:35 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: rintense

"McCain is nuts."

Well said - my first thought was - he's a freaking idiot!


63 posted on 02/21/2007 6:32:44 PM PST by Bobibutu
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To: rintense

John McCain - meet - Howard Dean

Two lunatics - same ultimate outcome.

John McCain will blow - and when he does - it will make Howard Dean look like an amateur.


64 posted on 02/21/2007 6:39:54 PM PST by Jake The Goose
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To: advance_copy

Johnny, why not use the bully pulpit to DISPUTE THE UTTER LIES ENDLESSLY TOLD ABOUT GITMO!?@!


65 posted on 02/21/2007 6:46:34 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: advance_copy

Cool. That means it will never close.


66 posted on 02/21/2007 6:47:35 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Why yes, I do have a stupid picture for any occasion)
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To: advance_copy
He will say or do anythng just to "BE" president.

He doesn't want to lead he just wants the damn title, which makes him damned dangerous.

67 posted on 02/21/2007 6:48:27 PM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

Sorry he became an embarrassment to all who elected him. I wonder if there are any real McCain supporters left out there. The press sure wants us to think so.


68 posted on 02/21/2007 6:50:18 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Rudder
And McCain would move them all to Kansas! What a dolt.

Really. Anyone knows it's Iowa that has all the experience handling herds of swine.

69 posted on 02/21/2007 6:55:48 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: basil

70 posted on 02/21/2007 6:55:49 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: rintense

Dear Senator Wannabe McClaim:
How can I not vote for you?

Let me count the ways:

1.The Campaign-Finance Reform Act.Anybody smart enough to be President of the US would be smart enough to know a bill proposed by Feingold was/is bad for the US.
2. Your statement that the debate over global warming is OVER. We haven't even begun to debate.
3. Your statement about Gitmo. For starters, that is a slap at Bush and you don't need to pile on with the Dems.
4. Remembering your unconscionable behavior in 2000 when you wanted to be Pres.
5. You trust the media too much, having been their maverick darling.

And the above is just for starters.

vaudine


71 posted on 02/21/2007 7:02:59 PM PST by vaudine
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To: rintense

mcstain is "insane in the membrane".
Too much exposure to the sun or just downright reprogramed.


72 posted on 02/21/2007 7:14:23 PM PST by BOBWADE ("Nothing in life can be achieved without a little sweat and hard work")
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To: hinckley buzzard

In Iowa, Pigs R Us, is the rule.


73 posted on 02/21/2007 7:17:24 PM PST by Rudder
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To: advance_copy

I think McCain is a bad symbol for America.


74 posted on 02/21/2007 7:19:18 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: GSlob

Pig fodder would work for me.


75 posted on 02/21/2007 7:20:21 PM PST by Rudder
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To: Dog Gone
He's the only Republican candidate I will actively work to defeat.

Hey. Just a few months ago on FR, he was eveyone's favorite.

Ever since the McCain/Feingold bill, I've known he's a moron.

76 posted on 02/21/2007 7:22:54 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: MittFan08
Kansas isn't too far from Iowa. Wonder how the primary voters there will like the idea of terrorists being kept nearby.

Not at all.

It's not everyday that you get see a national politician shoot himself in the head...McCain is truly bizarre.

77 posted on 02/21/2007 7:23:21 PM PST by Rudder
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To: advance_copy

Not to worry. McCain will NEVER be President.


78 posted on 02/21/2007 7:24:15 PM PST by Palladin (You cannot glorify God better than by a calm and joyous life.--Spurgeon)
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To: SevenofNine

79 posted on 02/21/2007 7:26:17 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: advance_copy

I didn't think it was possible to despise this man more than I had already.


80 posted on 02/21/2007 7:27:08 PM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: Cobra64

I don't know what you're talking about.

He's NEVER been the favorite here. In 1999 and 2000 he had a following.

They're mostly gone now.


81 posted on 02/21/2007 7:27:53 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: advance_copy
McCain is the Ross Perot of the campaign. McCain will run as a third party candidate to get the death-eater elected. The man is that demented. The death-eater will reward him, someway, and he will be happy.
82 posted on 02/21/2007 7:28:26 PM PST by Urbane_Guerilla
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To: rintense

He's in free-fall. He won't make third place in the primaries at this point.

The top three will be Gingrich, Giuliani, and Romney. Assuming Newt does run, that is, and I think he will. McCain will come in fourth at best.


83 posted on 02/21/2007 7:29:01 PM PST by RockinRight (When Chuck Norris goes to bed at night, he checks under the bed for Jack Bauer.)
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To: advance_copy

Due to this statement there is absolutely no chance I will now vote for McCain. I thought about it as a lesser of evils because he's usually pro-military. I guess now it'll be one of the others - Rudy, Romney, or maybe Duncan Hunter.


84 posted on 02/21/2007 7:29:01 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: xcamel
"McGruff "

Don't denigrate McGruff The Crime Dog. The creation of Jack Kiel, McGruff presented a positive approach to fighting crime.

McCain's idea of a positive approach is to restrict political speech.
85 posted on 02/21/2007 7:33:07 PM PST by DBrow
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To: monkapotamus

DAMN Monk you should entire photoshop on that movie maybe having Hillary Clinton photo impose on Janet Leigh

I think you could probably put Rudy on Sinatra face he is Italian american


86 posted on 02/21/2007 7:33:31 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: advance_copy

Mccain spelled sideways is maniac....almost.


He is out there with the Pleiadians.


87 posted on 02/21/2007 7:36:05 PM PST by Radix (Remember.......)
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To: advance_copy
"According to John McCain, Club Gitmo is a bad symbol for America."

He would get more votes if he wore some of Rush's Club Gitmo items. Club gitmo has been great because it exposes all the idiots out there.

John was just exposed. One more reason NOT to consider him for President.... as if I needed more.
88 posted on 02/21/2007 7:36:41 PM PST by JSteff
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To: advance_copy

John McCain, is playing to the lefties, the liberals, the dims, very actively. McCain is another Ralph Nader "spoiler" type.


89 posted on 02/21/2007 7:37:13 PM PST by onyx eyes ( .....scientists found a seemingly-live, bacteria type, in rocks- (Discovery Science channel))
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To: Trteamer

"I have never actually met a real McCain supporter. I don't think they actually exist."

Oh you can meet them at any DNC meeting.


90 posted on 02/21/2007 7:38:18 PM PST by JSteff
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To: advance_copy
"One of the things I would do, the first day I am President of the United States,..."

Silly coming out of that mouth!

91 posted on 02/21/2007 7:38:28 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Cobra64
McCain on the First Amendment isn't going to help him either:

McCain and 'the Constitution'

"I work in Washington and I know that money corrupts. And I and a lot of other people were trying to stop that corruption. Obviously, from what we've been seeing lately, we didn't complete the job. But I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I'd rather have the clean government."

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Recall that McCain, under McCain-Feingold CFR, has tried two different times to restrict voters' rights:

FEC Won't Regulate Internet Politics

Posted 03/27/2006

The Federal Election Commission decided Monday that the nation's new campaign finance law will not apply to most political activity on the Internet. In a 6-0 vote, the commission decided to regulate only paid political ads placed on another person's Web site. The decision means that bloggers and online publications will not be covered by provisions of the new election law. Internet bloggers and individuals will therefore be able to use the Internet to attack or support federal candidates without running afoul of campaign spending and contribution limits. "It's a win, win, win," Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said, adding that...

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McCain-Feingold's Electioneering Communication Prohibition Held Unconstitutional as Applied to Genuine Grassroots Lobbying

Posted on 12/21/2006

Today the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that the ban on corporate electioneering communications is unconstitutional as applied to the three grassroots lobbying ads for which Wisconsin Right to Life ("WRTL") sought judicial relief in WRTL v. FEC. Judge Leon wrote the opinion and was joined by Judge Sentelle in the majority of the three-judge court.

Look for more attempts by McCain, and possibly Hillary and Jon Carry, to restrict voters' rights and Internet use during the coming year.

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McCain Looked into Caucusing with Democrats

Posted on 01/05/2007

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.

Conservatives to Sen. McCain: Stop your efforts to limit political free speech
  Posted by Spiff
On 02/15/2007 9:58:09 PM CST


American Conservative Union & 18 Other Conservative Organizations ^ | 13 February 2007
February 13, 2007 The Honorable John McCain United States Senate 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator McCain:      On behalf of millions of grassroots Americans represented by the organizations listed below, we write to express our stark opposition to any legislation that further curtails free political speech. Specifically, in a January 26, 2007 article published in The Politico, a top aide in your office announced that you will introduce legislation in the 110th Congress “to further clamp down on independent ‘527’ groups.”      The irony, of course, lies in the fact that the ‘527’ organizations you now...

92 posted on 02/21/2007 7:38:43 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Beagle8U

"A child that snacked on lead based paint chips until the age of 14 comes to mind for me."

LOL!


93 posted on 02/21/2007 7:39:14 PM PST by JSteff
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To: advance_copy

"It's become a symbol, which is very bad for America."



MCCAIN and people who THINK like him ..have become a BAD SYMBOL for America.


94 posted on 02/21/2007 7:39:31 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Dog Gone

That's why I will settle for Rudy.


95 posted on 02/21/2007 7:40:04 PM PST by patriciamary
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To: advance_copy

McClain: You will never be president.

Get that through Cindy's head.


96 posted on 02/21/2007 7:40:20 PM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: mass55th
McCain hasn't realized yet that the majority of Americans could give two $hits about Gitmo. Typical RINO way of thinking...wasting time on unimportant stuff.

Well stated. My compliments.
97 posted on 02/21/2007 7:41:24 PM PST by gipper81 (in case you didn't know, we are STILL cleaning up Jimmy Carter's crap from the 1970s)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; ...

PING!


98 posted on 02/21/2007 7:42:03 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Republican primary field SUCKS!!!)
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To: advance_copy
Gitmo irritates the weak Europeans and Democrats, every reason it should remain open.
99 posted on 02/21/2007 7:45:21 PM PST by wilmington2
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To: advance_copy

Maybe he can invite all the detainees over to his house for milk & cookies? Just who in the Republican Party is he trying to impress with a statement like this?


100 posted on 02/21/2007 7:49:54 PM PST by Tallguy
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