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Fed up! McCain predicts rise of third political party
Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Steve Holland & David Alexander

Posted on 11/08/2011 4:51:01 PM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party."

The Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics.

The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans.

"Unless both parties change, then I think that it's an inevitability. We aren't doing anything for the people," McCain said in blunt remarks at the Reuters Washington Summit.

(snip)

"No, I don't think so," he said when asked whether he would saddle up with a third-party movement. "I will continue to complain about things but ... I still haven't given up on the Republican Party."

(snip)

"The Tea Party was a movement, not an organization, as we know. And so they've kind of receded. There was never any permanency to them," he said.

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


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1 posted on 11/08/2011 4:51:03 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain IS a 3rd political party, and has been for years!


2 posted on 11/08/2011 4:52:23 PM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: rabscuttle385
"The Tea Party was a movement, not an organization, as we know. And so they've kind of receded. There was never any permanency to them,"

Keep thinking that.....

3 posted on 11/08/2011 4:53:39 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rabscuttle385

John, about the most partiotic things you can do are
#1 Shut up
#2 plan on retiring early


4 posted on 11/08/2011 4:54:25 PM PST by veritas2002
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is an idiot.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 4:55:18 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rabscuttle385

RINOs like him will be the CAUSE of the ultimate rise of a 3rd party.

For your opinion about the Tea Party, Senator - screw you very much.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 4:55:41 PM PST by bigbob
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To: central_va

The Beltway Elites are clueless about the mood of the country. They are why we need congressional term limits.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 4:56:28 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385

“...We aren’t doing anything for the people,”

John, you will never get it. We don’t want Washington to do anything for us. The problem is you won’t leave us alone.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 4:56:31 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: rabscuttle385
“The Tea Party was a movement, not an organization, as we know. And so they've kind of receded. There was never any permanency to them,”

You just watch Sen. Gollum.

9 posted on 11/08/2011 4:56:42 PM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sure Juan , and if a third party does happen we all know you won't line up with conservatives. You'll still be lined up with the go-along-get-along wing of the GOP.

P.S. Thanks again for 2008.

10 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:16 PM PST by YankeeReb (Even in front of 3rd graders, 0bama is still the least qualified person in the room.)
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To: rabscuttle385

11 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:16 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: rabscuttle385
FUJM.

And the donkeys you fellated to get into power.

And whatever Manchurian thoughts your Commie captors put into your head.

12 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:19 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McInsane has inside knowledge of the attitude of the RINO ruling elite Republicans, and knows they would rather destroy the entire party than win with a true conservative candidate.
13 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:41 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: rabscuttle385

Mr Irrelevant cant stand to be out of the spotlight. He’s like the crazy uncle who lives in the attic and only comes down to complain about all the Nazis at the local K Mart.


14 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:59 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: central_va

The only thing he said that was true is the Tea Party has disppeared to the eyes of the people.

I suggest the Tea Parties get back out there.

Sitting back is now giving ground to the left.


15 posted on 11/08/2011 4:59:28 PM PST by dforest
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To: veritas2002

Bump!


16 posted on 11/08/2011 5:05:52 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: rabscuttle385
FU, McCain!
17 posted on 11/08/2011 5:05:59 PM PST by dangus
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To: rabscuttle385
"The Tea Party was a movement, not an organization, as we know. And so they've kind of receded. There was never any permanency to them," he said.

Dream on dummy. You elitist pukes will see if "We the People" have "receded". hee hee hee

18 posted on 11/08/2011 5:07:28 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: rabscuttle385
We aren't doing anything for the people," McCain said

Well can't imagine what would give him that idea! Jerk!

19 posted on 11/08/2011 5:08:09 PM PST by caww
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s a democrat, why does he want a third party?


20 posted on 11/08/2011 5:12:10 PM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: bigbob

Politics in America is like the foreign policy of Great Britain for centuries - based on a balance of power in which no power is allowed to be too much stronger than the other powers.

In the case of our politics, the people who are in charge of society make certain that the parties have relative parity over time so that we all feel as though our votes matter.

Since the left is not working too well lately, the Conservatives stand to gain, possibly too much, so the middle-of-the-roaders need to bring the conservative down a peg or two.

The inside the beltway Rockefeller Republicans are the ones who are trying to dilute conservative principles, because they cannot have a landslide. Carl Rove, Perry, and Romney, along with Juan McCain, are some of the balance of power elite that will never permit a clear verdict by the people.

They will maintain the conflict, and the charade that we all matter in an election.

We need to repeal the 17th Amendment.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 5:15:21 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: goldstategop

They are why we need congressional term limits.

Long before that happens, we need a return to Constitutional governance. When that happens, we won’t need term limits nor will we have two bodies of representatives, neither one doing what the Constitution demands of them. States will be re-enthroned in their proper position, and we the people will be in control of the limited power we loan to public servants, state and federal. “I have a dream”.


22 posted on 11/08/2011 5:16:10 PM PST by wita
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To: Fzob

Good post.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 5:17:04 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Navy Patriot
Well, yes. The fact is that the victory of a true conservative American candidate at this point would spell the end of the GOP as these assholes know it.

For the first time in many years shitballs like McCain, Boehner, McConnell, Snowe, Collins, et al would have to go out and actually work for a living.

24 posted on 11/08/2011 5:18:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385
"Unless both parties change, then I think that it's an inevitability. We aren't doing anything for the people," McCain said

One of the most intelligent things that John has said in years.
25 posted on 11/08/2011 5:19:02 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Fzob
You just nailed it right there.
26 posted on 11/08/2011 5:22:07 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385
If Myth is the nominee, Sarah will run as a third party candidate and win.

It's been her plan all along. She knew the Democrat/RINO/state-controlled media cabal would choose the GOP candidate again, which would leave the field wide open for an actual Tea Party conservative candidate, no matter what flag he/she was running under.

27 posted on 11/08/2011 5:22:07 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Unless both parties change, then I think that it's an inevitability. We aren't doing anything for the people," McCain said in blunt remarks at the Reuters Washington Summit.

Senator, if you really believe that, why have you been such a useless twit for the past twenty years?

More recently, if you really believe that, why did you choose to run such an ineffectual campaign in 2008?

Finally, why should we believe anything you say, given your history of calling us 'assholes' and 'bigots'?

Go away, John. Just go away...

28 posted on 11/08/2011 5:22:47 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Navy Patriot

“McInsane has inside knowledge of the attitude of the RINO ruling elite Republicans, and knows they would rather destroy the entire party than win with a true conservative candidate.”

Post of the day. Bears repeating.


29 posted on 11/08/2011 5:24:48 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: rabscuttle385

Will McCain and his daughter PLEASE get off the stage... PLEASE.


30 posted on 11/08/2011 5:26:11 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: rabscuttle385

In other news, I am now forming the Fed-Up With John McCain Party!


31 posted on 11/08/2011 5:26:39 PM PST by RecoveringPaulisto
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32 posted on 11/08/2011 5:27:50 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Reddy

McCain is one of the greatest reason Republicans are fed up.

We are damned sure fed up with him and his idiot daughter.


33 posted on 11/08/2011 5:28:31 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Fzob
If McCain wants to ‘do’ for the people - RATHER than protect us from the idiots who want to ‘do’ for us - on our dime - then he should join the dems and constantly criticize them.
34 posted on 11/08/2011 5:29:08 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: indylindy

I suggest the Tea Parties get back out there


I suggest just the opposite, think Sun Tzu: let the enemy think you are weak when you are strong.

If you get polled, like 180 about your intentions.

Run under the radar. Do NOT let the left know what kind of votes they have to cook up to ~match their canvassing and polling. Keep your ground game quiet but growing.

Let the RINOS and RATS think last November was much an anomaly as November 2008 was.


35 posted on 11/08/2011 5:33:11 PM PST by txhurl (If Perry's a RINO, so are Gingrich and Cain.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I look forward to celebrating McCain ‘s last birthday.


36 posted on 11/08/2011 5:37:21 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~... Newt/Cain 2012..."Save a pretzel for the gas jets.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Trying to keep the tired old status quo going.


37 posted on 11/08/2011 5:38:47 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: txhurl

I meant ‘lie’ 180 about your intentions. Remember that Wisconsin clerk that TWICE delayed her precinct’s tallies which screwed the rats their victory.

THAT’S civil disobedience, in the time of Zero, Acorn and SEIU.


38 posted on 11/08/2011 5:39:19 PM PST by txhurl (If Perry's a RINO, so are Gingrich and Cain.)
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s funny, since the day it became apparent that the formerly grand old party was going to nominate John Judas McCain was the day I decided to start a new party.

http://www.selfgovernment.us/


39 posted on 11/08/2011 5:45:06 PM PST by EternalVigilance ("Si vis pacem, para bellum." "If you wish for peace, prepare for war.")
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To: indylindy
I suggest the Tea Parties get back out there.

Patience. It's going to be a long, hot summer next year. Let this OWS nonsense go to its inevitable flaming, fiery death and remind people next summer that taxpayers and ordinary Americans will speak with a united voice next November.

40 posted on 11/08/2011 5:45:14 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: G Larry
Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party."

WOW...Do I get founders rights or naming royalties?...LMAO

41 posted on 11/08/2011 5:46:29 PM PST by fedupjohn ("JUST LIKE YOU, I'M NOT FOR SALE!....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: central_va
"The Tea Party was a movement, not an organization, as we know. And so they've kind of receded. There was never any permanency to them,"

This describes exactly how the political and punditry elite think concerning the great unwashed. This nation needs to be purged of the likes of McCain and his ball of rats.

42 posted on 11/08/2011 5:48:42 PM PST by TADSLOS (Gov Jan Brewer has more balls than Rick Perry.)
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To: rabscuttle385

One word for McCain “retire and go away”


43 posted on 11/08/2011 5:56:44 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t know about Juan’s reasoning, but if the media and the opposition researchers manage to sink Herman Cain’s campaign, it would not be at all surprising to see a Third Party effort. I don’t see Tea Partiers and conservatives in general rallying around Mitt or Perry or Newt. They all have issue stances that will not sit well, and Bachmann seems too far back now to make a run during the primaries.


44 posted on 11/08/2011 6:24:45 PM PST by Will88
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To: rabscuttle385
"Unless both parties change, then I think that it's an inevitability. . ."

Yeah, well . . ol' McLame does have a small point (on top of his head!), but his prescription for change I'm not buying.

One party needs to change or it will vanish off the face of North America: the GOP.

We currently have Socialist Party A and Socialist Party B, War Party A, War Party B, Big Business/Wall Street Party A and Big Business/Wall Street Party B.

If it keeps up this way, there could be a merger in their future.

Republicans need to differentiate their party from the established big-government, nanny-state, security-state order if they intend to stay in business and bring this country around.

Winning the next election is about all they care about these days, while a fast-growing minority of Americans is more concerned about where this country is headed with its 14+ trillion dollar national debt, a less-than-replacement birth rate and millions of baby boomers planning to retire in the near future.

Who's going to pay the bills when they come due? Who will fight the wars McCain and his cronies are trying to foist on us?

McCain has done all he can to encourage a third party--or former Republicans leaving to be unaffiliated--and now he worries about it, or predicts it will happen? I guess he is the expert on such things.

46 posted on 11/08/2011 6:36:07 PM PST by logician2u
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To: rabscuttle385
Remember this America: Anybody speaking of a third party at this time is the enemy of America and a friend of obama!
47 posted on 11/08/2011 7:47:05 PM PST by parisa
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To: GeronL

What does this say about the “leadership” of AZ: McPain, Napolitano, DeConcini, Babbitt, Udall, etc.


48 posted on 11/09/2011 4:05:18 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: rabscuttle385

” “I will continue to complain about things but ... I still haven’t given up on the Republican Party.” “

He hasn’t completely destroyed it yet......


49 posted on 11/09/2011 4:31:42 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Unless both parties change, then I think that it's an inevitability.

The thing is Sen. McCaniac the parties have changed; changed in that they now both have just one single minded goal. To change America into a social welfare state where the smurfs are totally dependent on the government for their daily piece of bread. Senator, why don't you do us all a favor and shrivel up and blow away already.

50 posted on 11/09/2011 12:29:18 PM PST by Ron H. (Conservatives have the Tea Party. The Liberals have the Pee Party.)
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