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McCain: Congrats to Kennedy...But the Fight Goes On
ABC News ^ | 2010-03-22 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 03/22/2010 5:52:23 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Edited on 03/22/2010 6:36:21 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

When I asked John McCain what he would say to his old friend Ted Kennedy this morning, he smiled and said "Congratulations."

But he had nothing good to say about the legislation that passed the House late last night.

Calling it "a massive government takeover of the health care system," he promised the GOP would fight it on all fronts: challenging the reconciliation "fix" bill in the Senate, moving more broadly to repeal the bill later this year, questioning its Constitutionality in the courts and, of course, hoping to reap electoral gains come November.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; mccain; mckennedy; moron; obamacare; rino; traitor
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1 posted on 03/22/2010 5:52:23 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
See, the problem with McCain is he had no real "fire in the belly" and wasn't fit to be President.

Of course his opponent wasn't fit either, but for different reasons.

Next time Time magazine backs a candidate IGNORE THEM and HIM.

2 posted on 03/22/2010 5:54:06 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: rabscuttle385

Congratulations? For what? Stealing my liberties? McCain is a tool and is one of the main reasons we are in the fix we are.


3 posted on 03/22/2010 5:54:33 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ...
Two down, one to go. FUJM!


4 posted on 03/22/2010 5:54:49 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: muawiyah

McCain gave us McCain Feingold which gave us a Dem congress 2006/2008 and Obama 2008.

We are here thanks to McCain. Bush should have veto’ed the law too.


5 posted on 03/22/2010 5:55:08 AM PDT by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: mort56

I hope JD uses that comment in his campaign.


6 posted on 03/22/2010 5:55:31 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: mort56

All bulletins to Sarah Palin... WAKE UP YOU IDIOT!!!


7 posted on 03/22/2010 5:55:59 AM PDT by dps.inspect
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To: dps.inspect

and of course like clockwork...the media had mccain on this morning. he was so humble...so gracious...(sarcasm).


8 posted on 03/22/2010 5:57:10 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: rabscuttle385

John, you just alienated more AZ voters. Not too smart.


9 posted on 03/22/2010 5:57:15 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: muawiyah

>> See, the problem with McCain is he had no real “fire in the belly” and wasn’t fit to be President.

The House was handicapped because of the 2008 POTUS campaign.


10 posted on 03/22/2010 5:57:19 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Just ban me now.


11 posted on 03/22/2010 5:57:37 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385

Well there you go folks. Congratulations> Beat McCAin regardless of Palin


12 posted on 03/22/2010 5:58:13 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: rabscuttle385

question, the IRS will keep track of those who have health insurance, and whomever doesn’t will be fined. what about all the ILLEGALS who are here and don’t FILE tax returns. another law that will violate the Equal Protection Clause. those who thumb their nose at our immigration laws, taxes, id fraud, will have NO FINES. am i right about that?


13 posted on 03/22/2010 6:00:21 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dear King George,

Congrats on that whole Boston Massacre thing.

John Adams


14 posted on 03/22/2010 6:00:50 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Duty, Honor, Country - not Diversity)
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To: machogirl
what about all the ILLEGALS who are here and don’t FILE tax returns. another law that will violate the Equal Protection Clause. those who thumb their nose at our immigration laws, taxes, id fraud, will have NO FINES. am i right about that?

Yes.

15 posted on 03/22/2010 6:00:57 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Only the little people are subject to this horrid socialist health care Teddy, certainly not you and I. Shall we have another round of drinks, Swimmer?”, sayeth McRINO


16 posted on 03/22/2010 6:01:00 AM PDT by webschooner (Lincoln Freed the Slaves ... Obama Enslaves the Free)
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To: rabscuttle385

Think I’d have said “How’s the weather down there?”


17 posted on 03/22/2010 6:01:21 AM PDT by organicchemist
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To: rabscuttle385

i am so disgusted, i haven’t been able to sleep all night.


18 posted on 03/22/2010 6:01:36 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: newfreep

I agree. Purge McCain.


19 posted on 03/22/2010 6:01:37 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: newfreep

It’s as good as there, he’s a smart man, JD. McCain, the all collegial, makes me sick to my stomach... like drinking tepid, slightly salty water makes you feel like throwing up. “I would that you were hot or cold, but because you are lukewarm I spit you out of my mouth” ...God.


20 posted on 03/22/2010 6:01:50 AM PDT by dps.inspect
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To: rabscuttle385

I have added a “RINO” stamp to my RAT Hunting License.


21 posted on 03/22/2010 6:02:01 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385

are we going to have to hear what megan mccain thinks now?


22 posted on 03/22/2010 6:03:06 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: rabscuttle385

His reaction reveals that this is all just a personal game to him. It’s all about him, his power, his prestige, his self-aggrandizement. Just a game. Congratulations indeed.


23 posted on 03/22/2010 6:03:35 AM PDT by all the best
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To: rabscuttle385

I would say to Kennedy: “Hot enough for ya? Well... Better make room for Stupak”.


24 posted on 03/22/2010 6:04:15 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (The shattered skulls of tyrants should be used for traction under the boots of justice. T. Nugent)
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To: Blue Turtle

That McCain... likes the moniker Maverick... more like and old worn out petting zoo pony.


25 posted on 03/22/2010 6:05:00 AM PDT by dps.inspect
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To: rabscuttle385
Dear Senator McCain, you served this country valiantly and well, beyond the call of duty, in Vietnam. For that service, I am eternally indebted to you.

Please, for the sake of yourself, us, and posterity, do not tarnish that record of selfless service anymore with your fatal attraction to the statists and totalitarians in our Congress. These are the same people who, if they had their way, would have quite happily made common cause with your jailors at the Hanoi Hilton - as some of them in fact did. Please retire, and do so in a timely fashion so that we may choose a worthwhile successor to continue taking the fight to the fascists who now infest the very halls of Congress.


26 posted on 03/22/2010 6:05:15 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: rabscuttle385
Was trying to think of the first place to contribute money this morning after last night. Was thinking either Stupaks’s opponent or J.D. Hayworth for starters.
27 posted on 03/22/2010 6:06:35 AM PDT by throwback (o)
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To: muawiyah
Oh, he'll find some "fire" when a fellow Republican (ie, Hayworth) opposes him.

I swear, this is why I get so cynical about the whole thing. Even taking into account the times I see them at their most impassioned, deep down I can't help wondering if they (our Republican representatives) really care as much as we do, and if they can and will sustain deep opposition to this imposition of marxism upon us, or if what we're not seeing on the TV screen is the usual back-slapping and "collegiality" with the rats. To me, this is WAR, and I wonder if they realise that, or if they really care enough.
28 posted on 03/22/2010 6:06:59 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL......new ad for Hayworth.


29 posted on 03/22/2010 6:07:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: newfreep

Excellent idea, I hope he does too.


30 posted on 03/22/2010 6:08:15 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rabscuttle385
Ted is probably not in a good mood this morning....


31 posted on 03/22/2010 6:08:27 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: rabscuttle385

Are you listening Sarah Palin?


32 posted on 03/22/2010 6:08:32 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: muawiyah

I wondered where the Obamacare’s mandate to cover offspring on their parents’ policy through age 26 came from until I read this morning that Romneycare has the exact same thing (or through two years past IRS-filing dependency, whichever comes first).

I think we already know one MSM candidate we need to avoid in 2012.


33 posted on 03/22/2010 6:09:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: all the best

This reminds me of a monment after he was defeated. He was interviewed on Leno or Letterman (not sure which), and was asked about losing the election and he said:

“Oh, I’ll be fine.”

I was ALWAYS about him.


34 posted on 03/22/2010 6:09:27 AM PDT by Never on my watch (Duty, Honor, Country - not Diversity)
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To: machogirl

According to the WSJ this morning, that is correct.

“Exemptions for economic hardship, religious objections, American Indians, those without coverage for less than three months, undocumented immigrants, incarcerated individuals.”

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/st_healthcareproposals_20090912.html


35 posted on 03/22/2010 6:09:27 AM PDT by cookiedough
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To: muawiyah
Dear McLoser,

Your time for "the fight" was during the last election cycle.

Thanks for nothing.

36 posted on 03/22/2010 6:09:33 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (We are all nine meals short of total anarchy.....think about it.)
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To: machogirl

From what I’ve read, the illegals are “entitled” (as usual) to the benefits, but exempt from the penalties. That right there should be enough to stir Americans to see we are being tyrannised, but it’s not.


37 posted on 03/22/2010 6:10:04 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Man50D

Much of her (specious) argument for supporting McCain was that we need him to help lead the fight against Obamacare. I wonder what her pitch will be now. Surely not that we need to help fight amnesty or cap and trade?


38 posted on 03/22/2010 6:10:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mrsmel

the msm will ignore that little discrepancy. if we point it out we are “racist”.


39 posted on 03/22/2010 6:11:25 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: dps.inspect

Didn’t Sarah make some statement last week about what a hero Stupak was for “standing up for life?”

Poor judgement. I WAS a supporter, still am, but I don’t think she has the judgement to be President now.

McCain could be explained away as “loyalty” (I never bought it) but the Stupid Stupak thing was over the “bright” line.


40 posted on 03/22/2010 6:11:27 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: cookiedough

Good Lord, on that alone it’s unconstitutional.


41 posted on 03/22/2010 6:12:28 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dear John McCain

STFU!


42 posted on 03/22/2010 6:12:38 AM PDT by TSgt (USA - Born: July 4, 1776, Died: Jan. 20, 2009, Buried: Mar 21, 2010)
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To: Oceander

He won’t leave until forced to leave. He’s not there to serve the public (most of them aren’t), he’s there because it’s a great club to belong to and it makes him feel “special” and privileged.


43 posted on 03/22/2010 6:13:04 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Reagan69
Apparently Sarah was echoing thousands of Conservatives when she said that....

I guess, thousands of Conservatives...wanted to believe it.

I'd guess you did also........

44 posted on 03/22/2010 6:13:52 AM PDT by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: rabscuttle385
When I asked John McCain what he would say to his old friend Ted Kennedy this morning, he smiled and said "Congratulations."

Congratulations for dying, maybe.

45 posted on 03/22/2010 6:14:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: mrsmel
Which is a shame, really, because that means we're going to have to drag him out of there, kicking and screaming, and that is just going to tarnish his record of service. That's something that I really would prefer did not have to be done, but my daughter's future is more important than the memory of his record of service, so ....


46 posted on 03/22/2010 6:15:07 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Reagan69

Palin isn’t it. McCain, Rand Paul, Stupak... she’s in so far over her head she can’t see daylight.


47 posted on 03/22/2010 6:16:18 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: cookiedough

Does it ask what your religion is on the cencus form?

I just became an Amish.


48 posted on 03/22/2010 6:16:21 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: Oceander

It’s amazing that this guy who was shot down fighting for his country and crashed in a rice paddy found anything in common with a rich punk who crashed an Oldsmobile into a lagoon and left his female companion to drown while he and his lawyers fabricated a cover story. Did the Commies break McCain and brainwash him into serving their purposes?


49 posted on 03/22/2010 6:17:16 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain....missing in action on this fight and any other fight that was important to the American people. What an ineffective jerk.


50 posted on 03/22/2010 6:17:40 AM PDT by McGavin999
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