Skip to comments.McCain lauds Obama as a 'patriot' (*BARF*)
Posted on 01/14/2011 1:10:25 PM PST by markomalley
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) one of President Obama's most strident critics praised the president's speech in Arizona at a memorial service for the victims of the Tucson shooting spree.
The Arizona senator and Obama's 2008 opponent penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying Obama "comforted and inspired the country" by calling for greater civility in the nation's political discourse.
"I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause," McCain wrote. "I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals. And I reject accusations that Americans who vigorously oppose his policies are less intelligent, compassionate or just than those who support them."
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STFU. Until all parties cease to combine the two incidents Tucson and discourse. Do not talk to me. The two dont have a damn thing to do with each other. Im offended and am increasingly becoming more and more pissed buddy.
McCain is just trying to diminish support for zero amongst democrats.
McCain did enough damage by running against Obama in the presidential election. He needs to shut up and stop helping.
McCain cut short his congressional delegation trip to South America to attend the ceremony.Now there's a motive. Maybe there's a South American connection to the shooter. Anybody looking into that?
He sounds like he did on the campaign trail.
It’s a chess game. Don’t take this as some defection.
where is his condemnation on behalf of Palin. Where? He didnt speak for her at all. Dick
Such statements are exactly why Obama is president and not McCain.
McCain = USEFUL IDIOT (to the left)
Reading this rekindles my anger at Palin for her over-the-top praising of this leftist nimrod during his primary. She had to endorse him, yes... but she didn’t have to call him a conservative. I’ve long since forgiven and forgotten all that... but reading this brings it back to mind.
McCain appears to enjoy the scraps from Longshank’s table.
But he's sincerely intent on advancing the country's cause with many policies you disagree with... huh??
And it is upon whether Sarah allows lord McCain to step up into her chariot as to her political success or flop.
Just one more step for Juan away from his harsh campaign year rhetoric, now that he’s hoodwinked his way to another six years in the Senate. Here we see the old Juan, back to supporting comity and harmony among the various political factions, and getting ready to stab conservatives in the back at the next opportunity.
Further proof McCain is as smart as his daughter.
That sick old guy never stops the Azz Kissing of our mortal Enemy!
Quiet John, the election is over.
I just can’t see that, it is a real stretch for me
did you mean that sarcastically
McCain was reprogrammed at the Hanoi Hilton. Why else would he be such a big defender of a commie trying to single-handedly destroy this nation?
Such statements are exactly why Obama is president and not McCain.You are absolutely right.
I don't think he wanted to win. He was doing the work of the left, helping ensure an "historic" new president... while at the same time collecting a bunch of campaign cash for the only thing he really cared about, his 2010 Senate reelection campaign.
And he had a lot of fun at the same time.
The happy nimrod leftist useful idiot, busy bilking Americans of their hard-won freedoms, while keeping a mental-retardation smile on his face all the while.
Can anyone explain what Obama meant when he urged the nation that we must “sharpen the instinct for empathy”
This is the kind of unadulterated sophomoric rhetoric that wins thunderous applause and plaudits from some who claim to be members of the conservative commentariat.
We are in serious trouble when this campaign-style speech is now hailed as a national landmark by the left as well as the McCain-types.
Echo’s of Neville Chamberlin
His cause is the destruction of the Republic, the rendering of the Constitution as so much hot air from the Founding Fathers, his cause?
Good God, Man. Are you insane?
The people of AZ were fools to vote for McSlime over JD. I refuse to go to Scottsdale even when people offer free trips and free golf. Let em eat cake.
Really, that’s where I stopped reading.
That’s as far as I got.
When they lie right from the start there’s no need to go any further.
Great Caesar’s Ghost! These people are good at patting each other on the back. Unfortunately, that’s all they’re good at.
It is quite obvious lord McCain has not a clue what the word 'patriot' literally means. I just hope (little obamaism there) and pray Sarah is NOT politically obligated to keep giving this user of women her covering.
FYI, off topic:
BP CEO Dudley is about to let Russia buy huge stake in the company.
Oh, and Steele dropped out of RNC race.
Jeez Johnny, why don’t you just switch to the Democratic party and be done with it?
Just like he "suspended" his campaign in 2008 to go wander around the senate cloakroom like a lost idiot--until Harry Reid told him to just get lost for real--and to just about as much purpose.
I’ve been hearing the same drivel on Fox News from people as diverse in opinion as Juan Williams and Rick Santorum. The only person I’ve heard call it crap was Laura Ingrahm. I don’t know what they put in the water at FNC.
Well I do think he was more surprised than anyone that he was the nominee:)though I think he did want to be president. It seemed that once Obama was named, he was resigned to losing and had to helplessly watch as his hopes were washed away by the relentless deluge of an historic election to which he was only an observer with zero to stop the inevitable.
Some people don’t just know when to keep their stinking pie holes shut.
Ubama is a a Third World socialist. His father was an African Marxist and his mother a leftist slut. Nothing in his background or experience - far left community organizer, 20 years with the hate-monger Pastor Wright, friendship with terrorist Bill Ayers, shady real estate deal with Syrian (now jailed) swindler Tony Rezko, associations with Louis Farrakhan and black militants - makes him a real American in terms of values or world view. He spent 150 days in the U.S. Senate, about 120 of them campaigning. He spent a few years in the Illinois state legislature voting present.
Ubama has a barely concealed hatred for traditional America and its values. Ubama is a communist piece of sh!+, and if McCain is with him, then he is against normal America. This latest diarrhetic spew from the mouth of McCain once again points up what a crappy choice America had in 2008.
America cannot afford to make that mistake again.
"Let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations"
“sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause” BUT he is misguided and his policies are destructive to those aims.
Just as when he said “America has nothing to fear from an 0bama Presidency” and you could hear the entire crowd exhale at the same time.
What should have been said was......
“Nothing to fear from 0bama, as a person he is affable and professorial; but America has EVERYTHING to fear from the implementation of such misguided policy and the placing into positions of power in the Executive and Judiciary, the rabid ideologues his entire career has been associated with.”
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) one of President Obama’s most strident critics
boy is his nose browned out lately.
The entire state of AZ suffers from mental illness if you ask me.
Insanity inherited from his daughter.