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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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To: machogirl
You know, we're going to just have to accept being called "racist" until the term no longer works. It's been weakened a little, but we are still allowing ourselves to be held hostage by it. If considering citizens entitled to rights and privileges that illegals aren't (not that I consider this cr*p to be either) makes me a racist, then I am. We've got to stop letting the fear of that word shut our mouths from speaking the truth, or we'll be bashed and silenced by it through to the end of this country.
51 posted on 03/22/2010 6:17:54 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rabscuttle385

McRino is going to help pass Immigration “Reform” and Cap and Tax...


52 posted on 03/22/2010 6:18:15 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: mrsmel

you’re right. that’s what gets the republicans in trouble, the “fear factor”, which msm is happy to play along.


53 posted on 03/22/2010 6:19:49 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Oceander
Oh well, the future and direction of America and the ability of a representative to affect those things is not about McCain. He won't understand that until he's defeated.
54 posted on 03/22/2010 6:20:04 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Potomac Fever is contagious, it seems.


55 posted on 03/22/2010 6:20:44 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rabscuttle385

....and congratulations for drowning a woman and running from the scene of the crime.


56 posted on 03/22/2010 6:22:07 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: hellbender

No, what happened to him happens to most of them, especially when they’ve been there for donkey’s years and think they “own” their seat-they become part of the “club” and see their loyalty to the club as a priority over the very reason they supposedly went there in the first place-to serve their constituents.


57 posted on 03/22/2010 6:22:35 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: rabscuttle385

This is sickening.


58 posted on 03/22/2010 6:23:06 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: Reagan69

Well loyalty to idiocy is not what I consider honorable or brilliant. I liked her when she showed the semblance of “going rogue”... but by supporting the old petting zoo pony (not Maverick) she is showing she is NOT going rogue, not really, she has allowed herself to be politicized and it has damaged her in my mind. GO JD, you da MAN.


59 posted on 03/22/2010 6:23:21 AM PDT by dps.inspect
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To: GoCards

He MUST go-

and in the meantime, I wish he would just SHUT UP and crawl under a rock...


60 posted on 03/22/2010 6:23:53 AM PDT by homegroan (*Vote Kitteh & Squirrel 2012*!....ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: Reagan69

No, it does not.


61 posted on 03/22/2010 6:23:57 AM PDT by cookiedough
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To: Reagan69
To 40 - She, as did a lot of others, gave Stupak the benefit of the doubt. Stupak's capitulation should not be used to cast aspersions on Palin or any others on the Right who hoped Stupak would stand strong.

Palin has no excuse for endorsing, supporting, and campaigning for McCain when McCain's opponent is the conservative in the race.
Perhaps more Republicans and conservatives should take a good, hard look at Mike Pence. Though he may not be interested in seeking the '12 GOP nomination.

62 posted on 03/22/2010 6:25:51 AM PDT by jla (Obama & Co. vs. Jefferson & Madison - my money's on the latter)
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To: machogirl

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

I had to take a sleeping pill to fall asleep. It was bad.


63 posted on 03/22/2010 6:27:20 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: muawiyah

F.U.J.M.!!!!

Millions of Americans were hopeful, yet suspicious of Obama. he wasn’t passing the smell test. They wanted to vote for him but their instincts told them something wasn’t right. YOU gave millions of Americans sitting on the fence permission to vote for Obama when you told them they have nothing to fear in an Obama Presidency.

Nothing to fear!?! How stupid could you have been!?!

I’m tired of saluting you for your sacrifice. I hate you. Go to hell!


64 posted on 03/22/2010 6:27:24 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: GoCards

I think that I need a “nerve tonic”.


65 posted on 03/22/2010 6:28:50 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: windsorknot

Ted didn’t seem to particularly concerned about Mary Jo’s health care.


66 posted on 03/22/2010 6:30:39 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: rabscuttle385

What on earth is wrong with McCain?!


67 posted on 03/22/2010 6:30:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Attention whore?


68 posted on 03/22/2010 6:31:33 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Unlike McCain, some of us do not care to suck up to our political enemies who demonize us at every turn, and totally ignore us. We are aware and sophisticated enough to realize that the clucks at dailyKos, MoveOn, and the DU are not in any way, shape, or form our friends, and we view them accordingly.


69 posted on 03/22/2010 6:32:22 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: machogirl

Yes, that and more.


70 posted on 03/22/2010 6:34:00 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wish McCain was our president.


71 posted on 03/22/2010 6:34:07 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thought you’d be interested to know what McShame would say to Kennedy if he were alive. I hope JD uses it in his upcoming ad.


72 posted on 03/22/2010 6:34:26 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: Tribune7
I wish McCain was our president.

Why? So he could engage in "bipartisan compromise" with the Democrats all day long?

73 posted on 03/22/2010 6:37:22 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: machogirl
Ted didn’t seem to particularly concerned about Mary Jo’s health care.

Nor are Dems for Obamacare particulary concerned about our health care.

74 posted on 03/22/2010 6:38:37 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: rabscuttle385

McPain is also for amnesty


75 posted on 03/22/2010 6:40:30 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree with McCain! Repeal that bill!!


76 posted on 03/22/2010 6:43:18 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree with McCain! Repeal that bill!!

In the meantime, support the AG’s in having Barry’s bill ruled unconstitutional.


77 posted on 03/22/2010 6:44:19 AM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: rabscuttle385
"...problem with McCain is he had no real "fire in the belly"

A reasonable conclusion if you don't realize McCain - like his mini-me Graham - are double dealing. Graham was once caught leaving a secret meeting with Democrats and is quoted as responding "Republican by day. Democrat by night."

McCain shows plenty of fight when it comes to McCain-Feingold. He even continued to defend and advocate it even after SCOTUS found it unconstitutional. He did not congradulate oponnent of McCain-Feingold

Ditto for Amnesty. In fact in the middle of the fight against this Obamacare travesty, McCain's mini-me was working out a deal with Schumer for an Obama Amnesty. And if McCain was running for reelection he'd be fighting that Amnesty fight with plenty of "fire in the belly" - all in memory of his old pal Teddy.

78 posted on 03/22/2010 6:44:42 AM PDT by drpix
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To: windsorknot

We are their “Mary Jo”


79 posted on 03/22/2010 6:44:49 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Never on my watch
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence: nor is the law less stable than the fact; if an assault was made to endanger their lives, the law is clear, they had a right to kill in their own defence;

John Adams and the Boston Massacre :-)

80 posted on 03/22/2010 6:45:38 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: rabscuttle385
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81 posted on 03/22/2010 6:45:38 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: rabscuttle385
CORRECTION:

if McCain was running for reelection = if McCain was NOT running for reelection

82 posted on 03/22/2010 6:46:41 AM PDT by drpix
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To: rabscuttle385
I wish McCain was our president. . .Why?

Because he wouldn't be signing tomorrow the abomination that was just passed last night.

83 posted on 03/22/2010 6:47:11 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: Frantzie

And, Juan soothed us during the 08 campaign with assurances that Obama “wasn’t a socialist”, “was a patriot”, and we “didn’t need to be frightened about a President Obama”! And, according to Juan, Obama didn’t even have a middle name!!!


85 posted on 03/22/2010 6:52:28 AM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: rabscuttle385

we have nuthin to fear of a kenyan islamocommie...


86 posted on 03/22/2010 6:55:11 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: rabscuttle385

Its nice to see John McCain campaigning for JD

Go JD!!


87 posted on 03/22/2010 6:55:14 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: rabscuttle385

Once again, John McCain burnishes his credentials as the Democrats’ (ABC’s) favorite Republican.


88 posted on 03/22/2010 6:55:17 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: mrsmel

What McCain refuses to recognize is that - for the libs, this is a WAR! For McCain and his ilk, it’s a parlor game - “you win some, you lose some.... now, let’s go have a drink..”. The other side takes no prisoners, wants no collegiality, defines “bipartisanship” as accepting their will. We won’t take back this country until we understand the level at which this is being played.


89 posted on 03/22/2010 6:57:25 AM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: Oceander

His service record was not too stellar. Ask anyone who was on the USS Zippo.


90 posted on 03/22/2010 7:00:30 AM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: nuvista

I think that almost all of them don’t care. They are “wealthy enough”, have Congressional benefits and this won’t effect them. They can move to another country after they ruin this one.


91 posted on 03/22/2010 7:01:07 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Tribune7
Because he wouldn't be signing tomorrow the abomination that was just passed last night.

What makes you so sure?

I believe he would have gone bipartisan and bent over to help the Democrats craft the bill.

92 posted on 03/22/2010 7:01:21 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: genetic homophobe
Maybe so, but there's no sense in being ungracious when it's not necessary.


93 posted on 03/22/2010 7:02:51 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey McCain, The Swimmer’s grave is right by ya in DC, who don’t you go “reach out” to him as usual?


94 posted on 03/22/2010 7:08:28 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: jla

Let’s get down to it. Democrats are the ENEMY of this republic. You don’t respect or congratulate your enemy. You expose them to ridicule, opprobrium and derision.

McCain, Graham, et. al., still don’t see the enemy. They see debate teams. Everyone has drinks together after work.

I don’t think that way. These people are my mortal enemy and are destroying my kids’ future.

Obama is a communist, McCain, and we have MUCH to fear from him. McCain is without any principled game plan to defeat the enemy.


95 posted on 03/22/2010 7:11:06 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: rabscuttle385

There are few words sufficient to express the loathing I have for the character of John McCain, save to state it is unfortunate that when he made it out of the Hanoi Hilton he left his mind there.


96 posted on 03/22/2010 7:12:16 AM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: All

mccain on kfyi at 7:30 (15 minutes)


97 posted on 03/22/2010 7:17:03 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: mort56
He usurped the “leadership” position of the Rep. Party.
It is time to strip him of that position. Vote him OUT!
99 posted on 03/22/2010 7:20:56 AM PDT by Marty62 ( Marty60)
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To: dps.inspect
All bulletins to Sarah Palin... WAKE UP YOU IDIOT!!!

Good luck with that. "Pragmatic" politicians like her are the reason why this country has economic and liberty deficits. McCain is a liberal false flag operation personified, and if Palin's loyalties to it are stronger than her political philosophy (or brainpower), she's not part of the solution. She's in my rear view mirror.

100 posted on 03/22/2010 7:25:49 AM PDT by qwertypie
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