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  • The Republican who has followed Ted Kennedy's path (I'll give you three guesses)

    07/07/2014 9:34:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2014 | David M. Drucker
    It's a story that's been told before. After a failed bid for the White House, the long-serving senator returned to Capitol Hill. As the years wore on, he sparred with the president, used his name recognition to push his pet causes and became a power broker able to step in when party leadership failed. In many ways, Sen. John McCain has followed the path laid out by Sen. Ted Kennedy after his unsuccessful attempt to wrest the Democratic nomination from Jimmy Carter in 1980. But there are differences between the Arizona Republican and the Massachusetts Democrat, and not just those...
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is “key” to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • Meghan McCain Joins GLAAD’s National Board of Directors

    06/23/2014 7:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Edge on the Net ^ | June 2, 2014
    GLAAD today announced that Republican political commentator, author, and TV personality Meghan McCain; Executive Vice President, Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide Jeff Diskin; Harvard Law School professor and venture capitalist with August Capital, David Hornik; and Managing Director at Opportunities for Women, Linda Riley will join the organization’s National Board of Directors. As the daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, Meghan McCain was propelled into the national spotlight at an early age, involved in everything from community events to national conventions. A powerful role model for young women and Republicans alike, she passionately discusses women’s issues, social issues, and marriage...
  • 'My father could've had Jesus as running mate' & he would've lost the presidency, Meghan McCain says

    05/22/2014 9:42:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin isn't to blame for the GOP's loss in the 2008 presidential election, Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, says. McCain told talk show host Larry King in an interview for his PoltiKING show that not even the Son of God could have saved her dad's campaign. 'I think my father could have had Jesus Christ as his running mate and it wouldn't have mattered in '07. I truly believe that,' she said. McCain wrote in her 2010 book Dirty Sexy Politics that Palin added 'drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of...
  • Sarah Palin Will Never Run for Office; Here’s Why

    04/28/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    WebProNews ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mike Tuttle
    Hillary Clinton is running for President. Oh, sure, she hasnÂ’t announced it yet. But all the signs are there: speeches to certain groups, third-party money-raising apparatus, little hints dropped by Bill Clinton on Twitter. Hillary can play coy, but no one in the Democrat Party believes for a second that she did not walk out of the offices of Secretary of State and right into a campaign meeting. But what about the other big female name in American politics? No, not Elizabeth Warren. She is going to run with Hillary for the VP job. WeÂ’re talking about Sarah Palin. Ever...
  • Here We Go… Republican Jeff Flake Agrees with Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Is an “Act of Love”

    04/21/2014 10:23:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    What a disgrace. Republican Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he agreed with former Governor Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an “act of love”. Flake posted the comments on Facebook Monday. The Huffington Post reported: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Monday agreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an “act of love.” Flake, in a Facebook post, praised Bush for speaking “so humanely and unapologetically about the motivations” of undocumented immigrants in a Fox News appearance that aired earlier this month. “Truth is, I agree with Jeb, and I applaud him for...
  • McCain: I want to name America’s new immigration reform law after Ted Kennedy

    03/28/2014 12:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A bon mot from his speech last night to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, preserved for posterity on Twitter by Benny Johnson of BuzzFeed. ItÂ’s a testament to MaverickÂ’s eagerness to pander to his audience that heÂ’d say something like this, knowing that House Republicans are already nervous about how amnesty will be received by conservative voters. In fact, a right-wing friend mine of who works in politics saw JohnsonÂ’s tweet and assumed McCain must have been joking. Surely, with immigration reform already imperiled by righty opposition, a GOPer already loathed by tea partiers wouldnÂ’t offer up the effort as...
  • Poll: John McCain’s low job approval

    03/06/2014 2:20:20 PM PST · by gooblah · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/6/14 12:30 PM EST | Tal Kopan
    Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats. Just 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of the job the Republican senator is doing, while 54 percent disapprove, according to a PPP release Thursday. That is the worst of any senator’s polling in the nation that PPP has found. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/poll-john-mccains-low-job-approval-104355.html#ixzz2vDwQ2KMU
  • Palin, McCain, and the Difference between Support and Agreement

    01/28/2014 6:33:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | January 28, 2014 | Whitney Pitcher
    Yesterday Governor Palin penned a post on her Facebook page expressing her support of Senator McCain in the face of censure by his own party in Arizona. In many ways, it echoed the op-ed she wrote for the Arizona Central when she endorsed Senator McCain’s re-election nearly four years ago. Governor Palin’s support of Senator McCain shows far more of her character than of his merit. As Governor Palin wrote last night: We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much...
  • Arizona GOP censures McCain for 'liberal' record

    01/26/2014 2:28:26 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 23 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | January 26, 2013 | Terry Tang
    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate. Sifert said no further action was expected. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure. But former three-term Sen. Jon Kyl told The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/1mIyKyy ) that the move was "wacky."
  • Christie’s tea-party problem (Mind-numbingly wrong)

    12/15/2013 2:50:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    The day after Chris Christie, the cuddly moderate conservative, won a landslide reelection as the Republican governor of Democratic New Jersey, I took the Internet Express out to Iowa, surveying its various newspapers, blogs and such to see how he might do in the GOP caucuses, won last time by Rick Santorum, neither cuddly nor moderate. Superstorm Sandy put Christie on the map. The winter snows of Iowa could bury him. From a Web site called the Iowa Republican, I learned that part of the problem with John McCain and Mitt Romney, seriatim losers to Barack Obama, “is they were...
  • McCain: Tons of people want me to run for president again (yeah, okay)

    11/11/2013 6:58:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 11, 2013 | Vince Coglianese, managing editor
    John McCain is apparently fielding a “spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls” from people who want him to run for president again. But, the Republican senator from Arizona told the Arizona Republic that he’s not really considering another run for the White House: “‘Particularly since the shutdown, I’ve had a spate of e-mails and letters and phone calls saying, ‘Run for president again,” McCain told The Arizona Republic. ‘As you know, I’m seriously thinking about running for re-election to the Senate. But I think, in the words of the late Morris K. Udall, as far as my presidential...
  • Meghan McCain: Some say ‘I’m the second coming’ of Republicanism

    11/06/2013 12:51:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>Meghan McCain said she’s already defied the odds by not disappearing from the public stage after her father’s failed 2008 presidential campaign, and that part of the reason is some regard her as the new face of the Republican Party.</p>
  • McCain: The people behind the “defund ObamaCare” strategy must be held “accountable”

    10/13/2013 11:01:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    The key bit comes at the very end, in response to a question about who’s responsible for the temporary suspension of death benefits to families of fallen troops. McCain’s answer: Everyone in Congress — but, implicitly, especially the “defund” caucus. You can tell how eager Maverick was to make that point by how quickly he turns a segment about the administration giving short shrift to the military — normally an easy lay-up for a Republican against a Democratic president — into a lament about Cruz et al. I’m not sure a guy who’s positioned himself as the lead Republican opponent...
  • McCain: We Should Be ‘Embarrassed’ About Shutdown, GOP Pushed ‘False Premise’ on Obamacare

    10/08/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 8, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Senator John McCain has been one of the strongest Republican voices in Congress opposing the conservative efforts to repeal, defund, or delay Obamacare. He took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to continue pressing that point, as well as scolding Congress and saying they should all be “ashamed” for allowing the government shutdown to keep going. McCain was set off by the news that during the shutdown, military benefits are being held up. He said Congress is so unpopular that “we’re down to blood relatives and paid staffers” at this point, asking his colleagues, “Shouldn’t we be embarrassed about this?...
  • McCain: 'The people spoke' (MSNBC cheers on McLame, of course)

    09/25/2013 1:36:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    MSNBC's The Maddow Blog ^ | September 25, 2013 | Steve Benen
    <p>Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) heard Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) argue last night that his critics remind him of Nazi appeasers, and to his credit, the Arizona Republican criticized his right-wing colleague this afternoon, calling Cruz's comments "a great disservice."</p> <p>But that's not all McCain said (thanks to my colleague Mike Yarvitz for the heads-up).</p>
  • Oh my: McCain hinting at retirement in 2016?

    09/13/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Lindsey Graham’s reportedly polling under 50 percent in South Carolina and now here’s Maverick wondering aloud if this is his last rodeo in the Senate. Without the two of them around, who will speak for the dubious “pro-democracy” Sunni insurgents of tomorrow? At long last, the day of rejoicing is at hand. Or is it?[At this point two supporters of President Obama cut in to thank McCain for being on "our president's side for once in your life." McCain tells them, "The president and I, he's in his last term, I'm probably in mine, the relationship we have had over...
  • For WSJ writer, Elizabeth O'Bagy, PHD stands for Piling it Higher and Deeper

    09/11/2013 6:22:00 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 16 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/11/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    The Syria researcher, who wrote the oft cited OpEd piece by Elizabeth O'Bagy, on the Syrian Conflict was fired for lying about having a PHD. from Georgetown University. She also failed to reveal one small little detail. She works for the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a nonprofit group who advocates for Al Qaeda and other opposing forces in Syria. And let us not forget the best part. Who pays for this propaganda? You do. The main problem is that she has caught the ear of many of our leaders. She has been cited by John McCain, John Kerry, and others....
  • Should Sarah Palin Call Out John McCain On Syria? The Tale of Two Rinos (Updated with a New Poll)

    09/07/2013 6:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | September 7, 2012 | Isabel Matos
    What are we going to do with John McCain who is helping Obama “save-face” by supporting his phony war on Syria? It is clear Americans do not want to get involved. Like Sarah Palin says, “Mr. President, please give America justification before you spend blood and treasure to intervene.” Sarah Palin and John McCain don’t have much in common, except being on the same ticket in 2008. They don’t agree on much politically, especially Syria. The Governor does what the Senator is supposed to do, but that is as far as it goes. John McCain’s transgressions seem to be getting...
  • VIDEO: Syrian Woman Rips Into McCain… McCain’s Response: Syrian Rebels Are “Moderates”

    09/06/2013 8:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 6, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    A woman at a McCain town hall explains that she used to live in Syria and has family and friends still in Syria. She becomes extremely passionate in her rebuke of McCain’s stance to back the rebels against Assad. McCain’s expressions are very interesting during this exchange. At the start of this exchange, McCain is sporting his typical simpleton smile. But the smile quickly turns to an uncomfortable frown as he realizes there is sufficient support in the audience for the woman’s statements. The clip ends with an extremely frustrating response. McCain proceeds to spew the typical statist talking points...
  • CURL: The Grand Old Party is about to go ‘Boom!’

    08/25/2013 6:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party will explode. When the smoke clears, there’ll be four (4!) new parties. First, there will still be the Republican Party, sort of, but it will change its name to the GOPPPP (Grand Old Party of Perennial Pathetic Putzes). The new name, though, won’t change the fact that the party has failed to win a majority of America’s voters in five of the past six elections or that it keep running candidates even its own members don’t like! It’s top contenders? Sen. Marco Rubio; Rep. Paul Ryan; Gov. Rick Perry;...
  • McCain On Palin: ‘She Excited Our Base’ In A Way I Couldn’t

    07/31/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | July 31, 2013 | Catherine Thompson
    In a wide-ranging interview with The New Republic published Tuesday, Sen John McCain (R-AZ) praised former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, his running mate in the 2008 presidential race, for "exciting" the GOP base in a way the senator couldn't achieve. Asked if it "bothered" him when people said his legacy was choosing Palin as his running mate in 2008, McCain said "no." "We were four points down when I chose her and three points up afterwards," he told the magazine. "She held her own and, some people said, won a debate with the vice president. She did everything I ever...
  • VIDEO – Border State Senator John McCain Slips Up; Admits to Amnesty

    06/13/2013 3:42:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | June 13, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    As a long time Senator from the border state of Arizona, John McCain knows all too well the immense negative ramifications that illegal immigration has had on his state. Still, today, as the Senate held discussions on the controversial ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill, one that both he and his fellow Arizona Senator Jeff Flake support and developed, McCain accidentally let the cat out of the bag. Though he meant to say “the rest of this legislation”, he clearly stated “path to citizenship” before realizing he revealed a truth that he meant to hide. Watch. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Laura Ingraham: ‘I’m thinking of moving to Arizona’ to ‘primary challenge Sen. Jeff Flake myself’

    05/22/2013 4:03:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 22, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On her Wednesday radio show, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham attacked a number of Republican senators that voted to support the immigration reform bill on Tuesday, saying that she was thinking about moving to Arizona to primary Sen. Jeff Flake, who is up for re-election in 2018. “Let me tell you — I am thinking of moving to Arizona,” Ingraham said. “You know why? I will primary challenge Sen. Jeff Flake myself, if that’s why this requires. Jeff Flake, living up to his last name, backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart. This is just...
  • Gun Control Advocates in Hysterics over Fading Chances of Legislation

    05/04/2013 8:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 4, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control advocates are in hysterics, using frenzied, emotional attacks against Senators who opposed gun control last month in hopes of changing the momentum. This explains why Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has been targeted in New Hampshire, and it's why Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly have been targeting Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in Kentucky. Staunch gun control supporters saw Sandy Hook Elementary as their opportunity to secure more gun laws, but now they see that opportunity fading away....
  • Does anyone know the process to recall Senator John McCain - TraitorPain, Pain in the ass McCain?

    04/28/2013 10:15:40 AM PDT · by jongaltsr · 67 replies
    I would like to start (IMMEDIATELY) the process to dispose of Rhino John McFrain McCain. I need to know the documents necessary to start that process (IMMEDIATELY - not tomorrow but TODAY). I need to know who to start the process with, Documents necessary and anyone who would be able to start a web site just to get signatures and get the ball rolling. JonGaltSr (Freeper since 1995 (or manybe it was 1996). Thanks
  • Biden talks gun control with McCain at Ariz. forum

    04/28/2013 2:30:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Vice President Joe Biden joined Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at a forum hosted by the McCain Institute in Arizona Friday, where the pair discussed the recently defeated gun-control measure. Biden told the crowd that last year’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., has changed American attitudes about guns, even though the Senate rejected legislation to expand background checks on gun purchases. “Newtown was, to sort of use that old cliche, the straw that that broke the camel’s back,” Biden said, according to the Arizona Republic. “There was a fundamental change, in my opinion, in public attitudes about guns....
  • McCain pleads with business leaders for help on immigration

    04/27/2013 8:08:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Sen. John McCain on Friday pleaded with business leaders to rally behind the immigration reform bill that he negotiated as part of the Senate’s Gang of Eight. Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's immigration reform summit, McCain (R-Ariz.) said the bill needs the full-throated support of industry to make it to President Obama’s desk. “We need your help. We need you to inform the people you represent. We need their active support, not just passive,” McCain said. “We need all of you, we need all of the people you represent to be actively engaged in the community.” Business groups...
  • McCain visits Obama team in Arizona to thank them for support on gun bill

    04/24/2013 1:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had a warm meeting with Obama for America Organizing for Action volunteers in Arizona, as the senator and the members of President Obama’s former campaign apparatus thanked each other for their alliance in support of Obama’s desired gun legislation. “The speakers commended Senator McCain for showing leadership on this issue, and made it clear that we’re still hopeful that, with his help and support, we will get a bipartisan law to protect our country and our local community,” OFA’s Erin Kelly wrote in a blog post today. “We were shocked and excited to see Senator McCain...
  • Senate cloture vote tells us one thing: the GOP as a national party is dead

    04/21/2013 6:42:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Protein Wisdom ^ | April 11, 2013 | Jeff Goldstein
    As some Newtown families, props being used by the very gun grabbers who have set up the kinds of gun-free shooting galleries in which their children were slain, held hands and prayed for more than 60 votes (having been flown in at taxpayer expense to lobby our representatives to take away our natural rights), it occurred to me that, with 16 Republicans voting that a debate on amending an unalienable right is perfectly in keeping with the Constitution, the Republican party then and there died. Went t*ts up. Ceased to be. If John McCain and Lindsay Graham and Lamar Alexander...
  • Palin and Brewer talk immigration reform

    04/14/2013 1:59:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | April 14, 2013 | Allyson Blair
    Gov. Jan Brewer and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin put their best feet forward Saturday afternoon in an effort tackle one of Arizona's biggest issues. "We're here highlighting the problem of child abuse and doing all that we can to strike it out," said Palin. However, Saturday's conversation wasn't just about protecting our children. It was also about protecting our border. This week immigrants living in this country illegally will likely find out what they need to do to become U.S. citizens. Lawmakers are days away from announcing details of the most sweeping immigration reform bill this country's seen...
  • Brewer, Palin to walk to stamp out child abuse

    04/09/2013 6:28:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | April 8, 2013
    PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer and Sarah Palin will join forces this weekend to fight child abuse. Both women will walk the streets of downtown Phoenix for the 4th annual Strike Out Child Abuse Walk....
  • McCain: ‘I don’t understand’ threats to block gun bill debate

    04/08/2013 12:22:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | April 7, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    Sen. John McCain said Sunday that he opposes the thought of filibustering a debate over gun legislation that will probably be brought to the Senate floor this week, despite threats of such action by fellow Republican senators. “I don't understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand,” Arizona's McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”A trio of first-term GOP senators–Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas–stated in a letter last month that they will block any gun control...
  • GOP rep with gay son: I’m still a no on gay marriage (Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona)

    04/01/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via NRO, Rob Portman was criticized by gay-marriage supporters for reconsidering his stance on SSM only after it affected him personally. This guy, naturally, will be criticized harshly for not reconsidering his stance after it affected him personally. His choice of words is interesting, though. Not only does he not think that his son chose to be gay, he uses a term more often heard from gay-rights supporters when he says he hasn’t “evolved” to the point of supporting SSM. More backstory via WaPo: Salmon voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and for a ban on gay adoptions in...
  • McCain To Piers: When I Buck GOP Leadership I’m A Maverick, Slamming Rand I’m ‘An Angry Old Man’

    03/09/2013 12:30:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 8, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    John McCain has gotten quite a bit of attention after he took to the Senate floor on Thursday to publicly rebuke (which is actually sugercoating it) a member of his own party, Rand Paul, for holding a 13-hour filibuster on the issue of drone strikes. McCain talked with Piers Morgan tonight about his objections to Paul, and observed that when he speaks his mind against GOP leadership he’s considered a brave maverick, but when he rebuts the filibuster of one junior senator he’s suddenly the “angry old man” who’s out of touch with reality. McCain explained to Morgan that he...
  • McCain Says He, Not Rand Paul, Represents ‘Party Of Ronald Reagan’ (VIDEO)

    03/09/2013 12:00:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | March 8, 2013 | Tom Kludt
    At a time when there appears to be a burgeoning rift in Republican ranks over the government's use of drones, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Friday argued that he, not Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), represents former President Ronald Reagan's true legacy in the party. In a tense interview on Fox News, anchor Shepard Smith brought up the emerging schism between hawks such as McCain and non-interventionists like Paul.McCain and his longtime ally Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) each blasted Paul earlier this week for the Kentucky libertarian's epic 13-hour filibuster over the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA. Smith...
  • Will the Left Finally Get the Tea Party Now?

    03/08/2013 2:14:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 7, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster against the confirmation of CIA Director and "drone czar" John Brennan offers a "teachable moment" to the media and the left about the Tea Party. As they seethe in outrage and confusion that it took a Republican to question the constitutionality of drone attacks, it is important to remind our friends on the other side that it wasn't just any Republican, but a--gasp!--Tea Party Republican who spoke "truth to power." Not only that, but the Senators who were first to offer their assistance were also Tea Party Republicans--the so-called McCarthyist Ted Cruz of Texas, and Marco...
  • President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)

    03/07/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Alexandra Dukakis
    President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” this evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.” McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a “very enjoyable evening,” but declined to discuss specifics. Obama invited 12 GOP senators to break bread as part of a larger effort to jump start budget negotiations and try to cut...
  • 7 Secretaries-of-State Criticize Michelle Obama for Claiming Voter Suppression Occurred in 2012

    12/15/2012 11:41:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 14, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged in voter suppression in the November election: “Unfortunately the First Lady’s comments continue the baseless attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections. This past election speaks for itself. In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter turnout was the highest in the state’s history. In Georgia, African American turnout has remained high in each election after the state adopted its photo...
  • McCain to GOP: Embrace ‘bigger tent,’ ‘leave the [abortion] issue alone’ [VIDEO]

    11/25/2012 2:25:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On “Fox News Sunday,” Arizona Sen. John McCain said the GOP has work to do, including embracing “a bigger tent” to attract a bigger constituency. “I think we have to have a bigger tent. That’s — no doubt about it,” McCain said. “And, obviously we have to do immigration reform. There is no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side. And, we are going to have to give a much more positive agenda. It can’t be just being against the Democrats and against Harry Reid and against Obama. You got to be for things, and we have...
  • Ron Paul and Tea Party supporters rally before Republican National Convention

    08/27/2012 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2012-08-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . NBC News : Free Republic's Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" at the Tampa 2012 GOP Convention ... Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" in Tampa ...(click) Internet Link: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbcnews.com/48798495 .
  • Kirk Adams BBQ and Picnic with Governor Sarah Palin – Monday August 27th – 4:00PM

    08/26/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Political Mafioso ^ | August 26, 2012 | Tony Goprano
    GILBERT, AZ- Kirk Adams and his campaign for Congress is proud and honored to announce Governor Sarah Palin will be in the Grand Canyon State Monday, August 27th, to support Kirk Adams. The event will include live music and a family BBQ. The BBQ is set to start at 3:30 pm and will be held at Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert, AZ. Adams and Palin will be serving the food as a way of saying thank you for all the support and encouraging people to get out and vote. Accompanied with the food will be refreshments, live music and several...
  • President says you didn’t build that

    07/20/2012 3:49:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Peoria Times ^ | July 19, 2012 | Rick Gray, AZ State Representative
    As a former business owner, I was shocked by the audacity of our President when he declared, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Someone else made that happen.” That statement not only shows his audacity, it also shows his naiveté. As a business owner, it was common for me to spend 70 to 80 hours a week working to build my business. It was also common to have my employees taking home a larger salary than I paid myself. In fact, I think it was 18 months before I took any salary out of my company just...
  • John McCain says Sarah Palin was a ‘better candidate’ than Mitt Romney for VP (Slap!)

    07/17/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The National Post ^ | July 17, 2012 | Staff
    Republican Senator John McCain says he chose Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney as his running mate in 2008 because she was a “better candidate,” not because of Romney’s much-discussed tax records. The McCain presidential campaign received 20 years of Romney’s tax records, much more than what the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has revealed to date. Democrats have suggested the McCain campaign passed over Romney because they found something politically damaging. “Of course not,” McCain told Politico when asked if the tax records hurt Romney...
  • Jon Kyl warns Obama: ‘Impeachment is always a possibility’

    06/26/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | June 26, 2012
    Arizona Senator Jon Kyl stated his belief that “impeachment is always a possibility” regarding President Barack Obama’s recent immigration policy shift, during an appearance Tuesday on the Bill Bennett radio show. “If the president insists on continuing to ignore parts of the law that he doesn’t like, and simply not enforce that law, the primary remedy for that is political,” said Mr. Kyl. “And you have it two ways: one is oversight through the Congress to demonstrate what they’re doing wrong and there are some potential criminal charges there for dereliction of duty. Although, I haven’t looked that up yet....
  • Kelly Won't Challenge Barber in November (AZ update)

    06/14/2012 5:19:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hotline ^ | June 14, 2012 | Scott Bland
    Two days after losing the special election for Gabrielle Giffords's old House seat, Republican Jesse Kelly has decided to forego a run for Arizona's new 2nd Congressional District this fall. "Looking at the results from Tuesday, we have decided to withdraw from the race for Congress in AZ-02 and to seek other opportunities," Kelly said in a statement Thursday."I will forever be thankful to our generous supporters and volunteers." Kelly's withdrawal vaults Air Force veteran Martha McSally to front-runner status for the GOP nomination in the new district. McSally finished second behind Kelly in the special Republican primary earlier this...
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz: Is Birtherism ‘Just Another Form Of Racism?’

    05/22/2012 9:19:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 22, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    On his show Tuesday night, Ed Schultz took on birthers — specifically those in Iowa and Arizona who have brought President Barack Obama‘s eligibility for office back into headlines recently. He asked, isn’t this just racism? The Iowa GOP chairman, Don Racheter, and Arizona’s secretary of state, Ken Bennett, have recently questioned Obama’s natural-born citizenship (though Bennett said he’s not a birther, he sought verification of Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii, saying it’s possible he’d take Obama off the ballot otherwise). Schultz asked his guest, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson, “Is this just another form of racism being played...
  • Why in the World Would John McCain Tell Mitt Romney to Pick Sarah Palin for His Running Mate?

    04/04/2012 2:36:00 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 18 replies
    Jezebel.com ^ | 4-4-12 | Erin Gloria Ryan
    Today, Arizona Senator John McCain told CBS This Morning that it's time for Rick Santourm to drop out of the race for the GOP Presidential nomination so Mitt Romney can get to focusing on the important stuff — like picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. Since John McCain probably hasn't forgotten about that one time he was running for President and picked Sarah Palin for his running mate and her abject stupidity kind of sank his Presidential campaign, there has to be some reasonable explanation as to why he'd encourage the Republican candidate for President to do the political...
  • Jeff Flake, Wil Cardon line up big business donors in race to replace Jon Kyl

    03/29/2012 4:00:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2012 | Mike Sunnucks
    Some big names in Phoenix business are offering financial support to both U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and Mesa philanthropist and businessman Wil Cardon in the Republican race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. Click the image to the right to see high-profile Phoenix business donors backing Flake and Cardon. Cardon just launched his first television ad in the race, in which Flake is the favorite in the primary and general election. Cardon has close to $1.3 million of his own money into the GOP race. Flake has raised $3 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Flake has financial...
  • John McCain won't watch HBO's 'Game Change,' stands by Palin pick (Only thing he got right!)

    02/25/2012 4:48:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | February 25, 2012 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Reporting from Tempe, Ariz.— Count one less viewer in the audience when HBO airs "Game Change," its dramatization of the 2008 presidential campaign, which features a scathingly negative portrayal of vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin. "This new movie that comes out, (people) ask me if I'm gonna watch it," Arizona Sen. John McCain told a group of Republican activists on Saturday. "I tell them it'll be a cold day in Gila Bend, Arizona." (For the uninitiated, Gila Bend is a Sonoran Desert town that often appears on weather maps as the nation's hot spot). The made-for-TV movie, based on the...