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McCain lauds Obama as a 'patriot' (*BARF*)
The Hill ^ | 1/14/11 | Jordan Fabian

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

What a ma-rooooon! < /Bugs Bunny voice >

51 posted on 01/14/2011 1:54:48 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs: the CANCER within the G.O.P.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I'm certain the voters who supported him will be very happy when he accepts a Cabinet Position in the Obama Administration. That appears where this is heading.
52 posted on 01/14/2011 1:57:18 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: OpusatFR

I’m inclined to agree. He’s gone a little overboard, but politically speaking, it’s clear what he’s trying to do.


53 posted on 01/14/2011 2:01:36 PM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: markomalley

Of course Obama is great on the campaign trail...what we saw was a candidate running for in 2012 it had nothing to do with being a patriot.


54 posted on 01/14/2011 2:02:34 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: markomalley

Hey, it’s OK. He’s a “maverick.”


56 posted on 01/14/2011 2:15:17 PM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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57 posted on 01/14/2011 2:15:55 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . Wagya Butt for only $100 pound . . . now nude and improved . .)
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To: markomalley

O
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GET A CLUE and for once in your life STHU.

It was a political speech on the coffins on the murdered innocents.


58 posted on 01/14/2011 2:16:14 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: devolve
B T T T ! ! !


59 posted on 01/14/2011 2:17:58 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: markomalley

Did he say such nice words.about Sarah’s speech?


60 posted on 01/14/2011 2:19:07 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: onyx
It was a political speech on the coffins on the murdered innocents.

All of that cheering must have rattled what remained of his brain.

61 posted on 01/14/2011 2:19:28 PM PST by AmusedBystander (Republicans may have helped drive the economy into the ditch, but Obama is driving it off the cliff.)
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To: AmusedBystander

Disgraceful and unconscionable that he enjoyed it!
A decent man would have realized that applause and cheering was improper.


62 posted on 01/14/2011 2:22:27 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: rintense

Haven’t heard a word, have you?


63 posted on 01/14/2011 2:27:52 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Steelfish
Can anyone explain what Obama meant when he urged the nation that we must “sharpen the instinct for empathy”

Empathy is a libtard code word for social justice and altruism.Many people are confused by it and think it means the same thing as kindness and benevolence when actually it means parasitism and oppression.

64 posted on 01/14/2011 2:32:02 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: markomalley

Like many other political/social conservatives, I realized John McCain was a total fraud and a closet Democrat years before he was, regretfully, nominated by the Republican party as their 2008 presidential candidate. I expected him to lose, although I voted for him because I wasn’t going to forgo my constitutional right to vote and I couldn’t vote for the communist, Obama. So, this latest butt-kissing of Obama by McCain isn’t much a shock to me, just the millionth piece of evidence that McCain is not on our side. I’m sorry Sarah Palin felt compelled to help him win re-election to the senate but even so, McCain is likely be retired - on his own or by nature - soon. For now, I can ignore his predictable fawning over Obama because it’s just what John McCain, a phony throughout his long political career, does.


65 posted on 01/14/2011 2:36:51 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: All

Whatever moral standard McCain used to hold himself to, he’s thrown them out the window. His one and only concern is getting elected and he’ll say and do anything he think will help.

He’s the worst kind of politician. At least unabashed evil has a plan, McCain is just... kinda pathetic.


66 posted on 01/14/2011 2:44:54 PM PST by Behemothpanzer (You are entitled to your own opinion. You are not entitled to your own facts.)
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To: markomalley

McCain, the suck ass chief of the republican party.


67 posted on 01/14/2011 2:46:26 PM PST by boomop1
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To: OpusatFR

Yes, it’s a chess game alright. Perhaps someone tell McCain to quit trying to stack his checkers every time he touches the Democrat base-line.

This as a defection? You mean you actually thought some Republicans might think he was coming back? Not hardly.

He’s lock stock and barrel sold his soul to the Marxists. He’s an unmitigated ass.


68 posted on 01/14/2011 2:51:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: markomalley

Oh yeah...Barry is a regular George Washington.


69 posted on 01/14/2011 2:57:47 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I can't afford anymore hope and change!!!!)
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To: markomalley
how in the world did that loser ever become out candidate in 2008?

I hate him with the passion of a 1000 suns.

70 posted on 01/14/2011 3:01:55 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: markomalley

“BARF” is not exactly the word I’d use. More like “spew” or “ralf” or maybe even “PUKE!”

McCain seems to be his own biggest admirer. He needs to quit and get a life.


71 posted on 01/14/2011 3:10:06 PM PST by Monkey Face (Tagline space for rent. Inquire within.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Thanks. I love AZ and have quite a few family members still there...trying to maintain their conservative views. Stop using blanket judgements when you’ve only heard of one or two people who are in opposition to your views.


72 posted on 01/14/2011 3:12:02 PM PST by Monkey Face (Tagline space for rent. Inquire within.)
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To: markomalley

McCain is a *JERK*.

I voted for this imbecile.

Never voting for a RINO again.

Principals matter.


73 posted on 01/14/2011 3:13:48 PM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Third Person

> “Let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations”

Oh, please. How maudlin.

Our politicians don’t just represent the lowest common denominator, they *ARE* the lowest common denominator.


74 posted on 01/14/2011 3:16:32 PM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: markomalley

McCain is just showing his gratitude for being omitted from the Left’s vitriolic murder-inducing hate speech list.

After all, one hand washes the other.


75 posted on 01/14/2011 3:17:21 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: markomalley

McCain is as big an idiot as his daughter.


76 posted on 01/14/2011 3:20:58 PM PST by devere
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To: markomalley

Of course, when the chips are down the ‘elites’ will rally together to protect their power.


77 posted on 01/14/2011 3:25:41 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: onyx

I think he’s the anonymous Republican, personally.


78 posted on 01/14/2011 3:30:06 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Westbrook
Principals matter.

So do principles.

79 posted on 01/14/2011 3:36:06 PM PST by jla
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To: markomalley

He hated Bush and did everything he could to stop Bush’s agenda but he loves Obama and does everything he can to help Obama’s agenda.


80 posted on 01/14/2011 3:39:01 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: markomalley

The more I hear him make comments like this the more I wonder what the people in Arizona, who voted him into office, are smoking?!?!?


81 posted on 01/14/2011 4:01:30 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
"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 believe you, Juan McAmnesty, are a senile, backstabbing old buffoon totally lacking in core principles. I bet I'm more right about that than you are about Imam Obama.

82 posted on 01/14/2011 4:06:54 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: markomalley
Just for the record: our buddy Juan was about the worst pilot ever seen in the USN. Laughable, actually. Not a yanker and banker, just a plain old wanker. What he had, just like that crazed lesbobimbo they just cashiered with pension, was family connections to get him into Annapolis, out of Annapolis, into flight school, and out of flight school (ruining the careers of the instructors who strenuously objected), and out of at least 100 wild man disciplinary scrapes.

McC just never got the hang of the stick and ball thing. Never knew where he was...got thoroughly lost over the Chesapeake! The switches and dials always confused him. All those blinking lights! His carrier landings ... fuggedabout it.

By keeping him on the ground, the NVA did us a favor. Make me SOD, I'll send the old fart a bill for all the equipment he broke, damaged, or lost before he was captured. I am sorry the he had such a bad time in captivity, but really, isn't it time for him to go somewhere less stressful... on us?

83 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:37 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Wanted: 1 Governor, 1 AG, to keep Obama off 1 state ballot in 2012.)
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To: markomalley

I think he meant to say Parrot not Patriot........


84 posted on 01/14/2011 4:41:39 PM PST by sniper63 (Did you plug the hole in the border yet daddy........)
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To: markomalley
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — one of President Obama's most strident critics
No he is not. Who writes this stuff?! Do they really expect people to take them seriously??
85 posted on 01/14/2011 4:42:03 PM PST by alexbg
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To: markomalley

Someone who hates America and all that for which it stands cannot be a patriot.


86 posted on 01/14/2011 5:00:06 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: samtheman; markomalley
Off topic, but I believe a comment is due. I ask for markomalley's forgiveness.

Maybe there's a South American connection to the shooter. Anybody looking into that?

Don't know about your fist part of your statement samtheman. I did read, on this forum I think, where there were sighs of relief in the Hispanic community when the shooter was Loughtner. There may be some merit to your thought, not because of the sighs of relief when Loughtner was shown to be the shooter, rather there may be some information which is being withheld, for some reason or a misdirection which has not been investigated. Of course I do not have a link, nor do I have any proof of any sort. I do have suspicions though, based on the sheriff maybe knowing something which has not been uncovered. I believe your question is valid.

87 posted on 01/14/2011 5:23:28 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: All

my spelling, fist should be first


88 posted on 01/14/2011 5:27:09 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: markomalley

I see he is tacking left again once comfortably re-elected.


89 posted on 01/14/2011 5:40:12 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: jla

> So do principles.

:)

DUH.

I usually get that one right!


90 posted on 01/14/2011 5:41:32 PM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: markomalley

>>”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,”

If John McCain believes this, then he is an idiot or he agrees with Obama on exactly what “our country’s cause” really is, which is to change that cause to one of a new form of Marxism that is a hybrid of socialism and fascism, with just a little communism thrown in.


91 posted on 01/14/2011 5:46:48 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Burn the Reichstag...check.)
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To: markomalley
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92 posted on 01/14/2011 6:14:17 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

My Friends, mclame was tortured too much.


93 posted on 01/14/2011 6:20:08 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley
McCain is a loser...I'm just sayin’
94 posted on 01/14/2011 6:25:12 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: markomalley
Haven't read thru the responses ... so I'm sure this point has been made many times. Is anyone surprised???
McPain after re-election has gone back to full RINO mode.
He misses being stroked by the liberal pundits ... he wants back on all the Sunday AM liberal political talk shows.
95 posted on 01/14/2011 6:29:09 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: markomalley
McCain lauds Obama as a 'patriot'

I don't mind a patriot, but next time I'd like an American patriot, one who loves our country more than Cuba, Indonesia, Kenya, or even North Korea.

96 posted on 01/14/2011 6:34:55 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Steelfish

What he meant was “sharpen the ability to fake empathy.”


97 posted on 01/14/2011 6:35:01 PM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: BluH2o

John McSpector


98 posted on 01/14/2011 6:35:36 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
"I don’t know what they put in the water at FNC."


99 posted on 01/14/2011 7:02:19 PM PST by Hunton Peck ("Round up the usual Tea Partiers!")
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To: Westbrook

Everyone makes mistakes, usually due to being distracted, if only for a second.


100 posted on 01/14/2011 7:04:17 PM PST by jla
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