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RECALL MCCAIN CAMPAIGN ENDS
Recall John McCain Committee ^ | September 17, 2001 | Marcia Regan

Posted on 09/17/2001 11:34:47 AM PDT by dittomom

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE RECALL JOHN MCCAIN COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 17, 2001

PHOENIX - This is a time when Americans must rally behind all their leaders, set differences aside, and unite against the forces of evil that have perpetrated and supported the savage attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. These deplorable acts of war committed against the United States have caused Americans to reassess their priorities and recognize once again that those who live in freedom must also be called upon to defend freedom.

This committee's purpose was to counter legislative threats to the constitutional freedoms guaranteed to all Americans. It is now apparent that there is a more immediate external threat to the freedoms we cherish. This country is at war, and as President Bush has stated, it is a very different kind of war. It is a war against enemies who hide themselves, but we will use every resource to seek them out for retribution. This is a war against enemies who covertly plan their despicable acts for years and we must be prepared for a long and difficult fight to defeat them. This is a war against enemies who have a fanatical belief in their cause, but they will soon learn they have severely underestimated our resolve for the cause of freedom.

With this moral cause in mind, our committee has decided that although our original goal was important, it is no longer in our state and nation’s best interest to remain divided over legislative differences. We began the recall effort to defend our constitutional rights. Now, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is under clear and immediate danger from a well-organized international network of evil. Senator McCain has spoken out strongly against those who have attacked this nation and we pray that he will stress the need for us to set aside internal disagreements and demonstrate support for the Commander-in-Chief during this time of national crisis.

We are suspending our recall petition signing activities and will donate a significant amount of our remaining funds to The Arizona Republic Disaster Relief Fund (http://disasterrelief.azcentral.com). We strongly encourage others to do whatever they can to aid the victims of the September 11th attacks.

Our committee will maintain its database of volunteers in the event that Senator McCain's behavior warrants the continuation of the recall campaign. We will continue to maintain our website to monitor Senator McCain's public statements and legislation. The offices of The Recall John McCain Committee will remain open on a limited basis until September 28th to accept mail and phone messages After that time, we will continue to answer all inquiries via our internet website.

We are very grateful to all our recall volunteers, contributors and thousands upon thousands of petition signers for their efforts in the support of our constitution. While our nation is in turmoil, we will not continue the recall. Now is the time for us to focus our energies in demonstrating a united front against those who would threaten our national sovereignty.

Marcia Regan
Chairwoman


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I have faxed and e-mailed this statement out to local and national news outlets.

A special thank you to all the Freepers who have supported this recall effort is certainly in order. It has been very encouraging to have your support as we fought to preserve our constitutional rights.

I realize there are those who think we should have continued the recall, but those of us who have been out there actively circulating petitions have encountered more and more resistance from Arizona's registered voters. Before September 11th, the committee was confident that we could put on the final push to gather the required signatures. After the "Day of Infamy," the sentiment against McCain, although genuine, has been put on the back burner.

Right now, Congress will have its hands full taking care of the primary function of government - protecting its citizens.

However, should the country get back to normal and John McCain and his liberal friends decide to again attack our rights to free speech and to defend our families, this committee has a long list of reliable volunteers who will be prepared to launch another recall.

For now, proposed legislative threats to our freedom have been trumped - BIG TIME - by Osama's legions of terror.

1 posted on 09/17/2001 11:34:47 AM PDT by dittomom (mjregan@home.com)
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To: dittomom
RECALL MCCAIN CAMPAIGN ENDS

Good.

It would be especially bad to go after him now when he supports Bush and a full-scale military response.

It would be disruptive and harmful to our country, and I know the "Recall McCain"ers don't want that.

2 posted on 09/17/2001 11:40:01 AM PDT by xm177e2
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To: dittomom
I agree with your decision. I was wondering on the way to work what you planned to do. The answer came quickly.
3 posted on 09/17/2001 11:40:48 AM PDT by Spiff
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To: dittomom
Thanks for your hard work! Start gearing up for someone to run a primary against him next time he is up for re-election!
4 posted on 09/17/2001 11:41:08 AM PDT by Rodney King
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To: dittomom
Although I didn't completely agree with the campaign, I am proud to call you and other recall comitte members freeper bretheren. I applaud your stance on McCain...and I appluad your decision here.
5 posted on 09/17/2001 11:41:42 AM PDT by francisandbeans
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To: dittomom
You've done a Wondeful job, gal. THANK YOU!!!!! You have no other choice, right now.
6 posted on 09/17/2001 11:45:26 AM PDT by Gracey
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To: dittomom
I don't have to start liking him now, do I?

(you made the right call)

7 posted on 09/17/2001 11:46:09 AM PDT by dead
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To: dittomom
You did the right thing.
8 posted on 09/17/2001 11:48:04 AM PDT by truthkeeper
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To: dittomom
Smart move, mom.
9 posted on 09/17/2001 11:48:09 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Spiff and all Arizona Freepers
If you're looking for something positive to do today, there is a Constitution Day ceremony at the state capitol this afternoon at 4:30PM. Click the link below for more information.

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3ba5393a571f.htm

10 posted on 09/17/2001 11:49:52 AM PDT by dittomom
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To: dittomom
I agree. If nothing else, you were able to remind Sen McCain that he is accountable.

But, I must concede that as much hell as FREEPERs have given McCain over the past few months, it pales in comparison to the kind of hell McCain would like to give Osama and his pals right about now.

I appreciate that Sen. McCain has really rallied behind the President.

11 posted on 09/17/2001 11:49:54 AM PDT by mattdono
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To: dittomom
Disappointed. Enemies are enemies. Too bad we have to stop recognizing certain enemies of the Constitution (which is the only thing worthy to bind all Americans together) in order to carry out a war against other enemies of the Constitution. I noticed that the media has already used this assault on our nation to bolster McCain. Damn all enemies of the US Constitution! The terrorists sure have done a number on us. It seems to get worse every day. A patriotism based on no foundation is worse than worthless.
12 posted on 09/17/2001 11:50:59 AM PDT by agrandis
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To: dittomom
I saw McCain on TV and felt good about what he said and how he handled it. Thanks for doing what you're doing. Yahoo! For victory & freedom!!!
13 posted on 09/17/2001 11:50:59 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: mattdono
But, I must concede that as much hell as FREEPERs have given McCain over the past few months, it pales in comparison to the kind of hell McCain would like to give Osama and his pals right about now.

Yup. Re: The terrorists, McCain said last week, "May God have mercy on their souls, because we won't."

14 posted on 09/17/2001 11:52:36 AM PDT by dittomom
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To: dittomom
Great work by you and so many others!
15 posted on 09/17/2001 11:56:14 AM PDT by Coop
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To: dittomom
Good call.
16 posted on 09/17/2001 11:56:40 AM PDT by b4its2late
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To: dittomom
Exactamundo! I am sure that if Sen McCain could have his way, he would be willing to push the button on a few Cruise missles right about now.
17 posted on 09/17/2001 11:57:14 AM PDT by mattdono
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To: dittomom
It was a great effort, and a worthy one. Hopefully it will bear greater fruit the nexttime it is necessary.

On a personal note, I'm giving McCain a break just for that one line on the floor of Congress,
"God may have mercy on you, but we won't."

18 posted on 09/17/2001 12:00:44 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: dittomom
Applause, Marcia. What a class act you are! You are entirely right, now is no longer the time.
19 posted on 09/17/2001 12:01:13 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: dittomom
God bless you, dittomom. Well done.
20 posted on 09/17/2001 12:01:48 PM PDT by Clinton's a liar
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To: xm177e2
Traitor McCain can change as often as the wind changes direction in Texas. Kick his Butt out!
21 posted on 09/17/2001 12:05:03 PM PDT by Texbob
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To: dittomom
Hope this does not mean Condit is getting off the hook also.
22 posted on 09/17/2001 12:06:31 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dittomom
Good move, Dittomom. As usual, you're a class act.

It's too bad that took something this horrific for McWhineyBoy to finally back his president. I still don't trust him--he still has too much of an eye on how HIS career is being affected by all of this. I really do get sick of seeing his smarmy face on TV.

23 posted on 09/17/2001 12:07:56 PM PDT by RooRoobird14
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To: dittomom
Great! We need Senator McInsane to push the button on IRAQ!
24 posted on 09/17/2001 12:16:01 PM PDT by truth_eagle
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To: dittomom
The full magnanimity of your gesture only becomes clear when I consider the amount of time, effort and emotion you have invested in the cause you are setting aside. It is a piece of yourself that you are offering to your country. Yours is a deep patriotism, and I honor and thank you for it.
25 posted on 09/17/2001 12:17:27 PM PDT by Physicist (sterner@sterner.hep.upenn.edu)
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To: dittomom
This is a great decision, dittomom. Now, all Americans must work together to find these evil, murdering barbarians and eradicate them and obliterate their chances to repeat these cowardly attacks upon the USA.

McCain has reported to duty so far, lined up behind our Commander in Chief. I expect that he will use this opportunity to grow into a true patriotic American now that we all understand "What Really Matters" and it isn't petty personal goals and partisan posturing...

Welcome Back to the GOP, Sen. McCain! Support our President. Noble Eagles Up!

26 posted on 09/17/2001 12:17:56 PM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: dittomom
If I'm not mistaken, McCain is now supporting legislation that will allow the FBI and other federal agencies to read our email and track our Internet habits (using "Carnivore"), without a federal search warrant. He remains a very dangerous man and, over the long term, may be more dangerous to this country than the terrorists who attacked us last week.
27 posted on 09/17/2001 12:21:12 PM PDT by Un-PC
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To: dittomom
Congratulations on seeing the light, FINALLY. I've never suupported McCain and would like to see him removed from office, but through an election and not by a recall campaign.

BTW, how about ending the hate campaign against Congressman Condit as well. Surprising, isn't it, in view of earlier factless speculation surrounding Condit's alleged "murder", that Faux News still hasn't yet linked Condit to the WTC terrorists or a Bin Laden cell operating in California or DC.

28 posted on 09/17/2001 12:22:13 PM PDT by MurryMom
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To: dalebert
Hope this does not mean Condit is getting off the hook also.

If Condit had any respect for this country, he would resign immediately. If he does not, he should be expelled from the Intelligence Committee and placed in charge of cleaning the Capitol toilets (but not emptying garbage cans-- the information in the trash is too sensitive for Gary Condit) until he has the sense to resign. He is a blackmail threat and cannot be trusted in times of War.

29 posted on 09/17/2001 12:23:51 PM PDT by RobFromGa
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To: MurryMom
how about ending the hate campaign against Congressman Condit as well.

How about convincing him to leave the young interns alone?

30 posted on 09/17/2001 12:24:37 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: dittomom
I back this decision wholeheartedly dittomom!
I just finished a phone interview with Jeremy from our local "Independent" newspaper, who phoned me after getting your notification.
31 posted on 09/17/2001 12:25:16 PM PDT by Kate_Malloy
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To: dittomom
I disagree... RECALL THE RINO
32 posted on 09/17/2001 12:26:21 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: MurryMom
Do you bash your head against a hard object ten times before writing crap like that? Or does it just splurt out?

Dan

33 posted on 09/17/2001 12:26:28 PM PDT by BibChr
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To: dittomom
Looking on the bright side, the same national crisis that has spared McCain has also boosted Bush. His popularity has soared and many of his legislative initiatives, such as drilling, have a better chance of being passed. The same may be true of the treatment his nominees receive. Biden, Kennedy, Daschle and their minions will undoubtedly have to pull in their horns a bit.
34 posted on 09/17/2001 12:29:13 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: dittomom
Wow, what a tough decision. Very classy of you, I think; I very much doubt that the liberals will follow suit with their petty issues (as opposed to your REAL issues).

I still worry, however. McCain is SUCH a nutcase -- he's supportive today, but what will he be tomorrow? You know that if he disagrees with something W does, he'll find a mike and a camera, and shoot off his gigantic mouth, and the adoring media will love pitting this DECORATED WAR HERO over against W.

I think you did what you needed to, but still I worry.

Dan

35 posted on 09/17/2001 12:30:18 PM PDT by BibChr
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To: BibChr, MurryMom
The stuff MurryMom spurts on these threads doesn't come from her head.
36 posted on 09/17/2001 12:30:42 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: dittomom, all
Even though I STRONGLY disagree with everyone involved with this attempt to remove a courageous patriot, I am happy to pledge my unity again with FReepers of different political philosophies...If there was any silver lining in the dark cloud that came on Sept. 11 it was the greatness of Americans pulling together...BTW, Sen. McCain will be on Larry King tonight to speak more about the terror bastards who inflicted so much destruction.
37 posted on 09/17/2001 12:31:33 PM PDT by meandog
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To: kattracks
ba da bing
38 posted on 09/17/2001 12:31:35 PM PDT by BibChr
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To: MurryMom
MurryMom, with your post, you are the Weakest Link, Goodbye!
39 posted on 09/17/2001 12:31:34 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: dittomom
McInsane, and Barbara Lee who voted AGAINST using force against the terrorists responsible for the attacks on this nation, are NOT assets to it's defense. The sooner we get traitors like this out of office the better!

My patriotism does not extend to supporting scumbags in office.

40 posted on 09/17/2001 12:31:56 PM PDT by TERMINATTOR
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To: dittomom
Very classy move. Well written and well thought.
41 posted on 09/17/2001 12:32:42 PM PDT by discostu
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To: truthkeeper
Just wait and get the fool at the ballot box next time.
42 posted on 09/17/2001 12:34:06 PM PDT by RetiredArmy
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To: MurryMom
...that Faux News still hasn't yet linked Condit to the WTC terrorists or a Bin Laden cell operating in California or DC.

43 posted on 09/17/2001 12:34:15 PM PDT by Registered
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To: dittomom
The right decision, imo. Thank you for all of your hard work.
44 posted on 09/17/2001 12:34:53 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: MurryMom
BTW, how about ending the hate campaign against Congressman Condit as well

As long as the sc*mbag is a Democrat, then its only about sex, right?

The guy's a creep, and youre a leftist apologist for bad behavior. Why dont you take a sabbatical, you hypocrite, you?

45 posted on 09/17/2001 12:36:51 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: dittomom
Thanks for all the hard work.
46 posted on 09/17/2001 12:37:06 PM PDT by blam
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To: dittomom
The right decision, but come back hard at re-elect time. Thanks for the hard work to Dittomom and all you others in AZ who worked so hard.
47 posted on 09/17/2001 12:37:41 PM PDT by putupon
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To: MurryMom
BTW, how about ending the hate campaign against Congressman Condit as well.

Because in the worst thing McCain is accused of is a loosely-sourced rape in his early PTD/Manchurian Candidate days, when he was *really, really* psycho -- there's a reasonable case that Condit is guilty of at least one, maybe two murders. And even in the shadow of all the death rained from the sky last Tuesday, the serial killer schtick is still pretty ghastly.

Hope this helps.

48 posted on 09/17/2001 12:38:11 PM PDT by Plummz (That's my analysis, anyway.)
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To: Rodney King
I imagine the recall effort was failing so badly (AZ is moving steadily to the left.) that the courageous organizers had to back away, and this was a perfect face-saving gesture. It's like when Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766 and passed the Declaratory Act instead.
49 posted on 09/17/2001 12:39:56 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: dittomom
Very dignified. I feel it does make clear, however, that McCain will be watched carefully. Good.
50 posted on 09/17/2001 12:40:14 PM PDT by 2Jedismom
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