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  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team — yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players that...
  • Did John McCain Just Say He Might Run for President Again?

    12/02/2014 1:56:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 2, 2014 | Marina Koren
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Forget Mitt Romney. Another former Republican presidential candidate is stoking 2016 rumors. It seemed like another run-of-the-mill interview with a politician on late-night television. Sen. John McCain was on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night to talk about his love of deep-frying turkeys and his new book with Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War. At the end of the show, host Stephen Colbert asked McCain if he wanted to be the next Defense secretary. And then McCain dropped the mic. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again," he said. "What do you...
  • What will you ask US Senator John McCain?

    11/19/2014 5:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    EuroNews ^ | November 19, 2014
    Vietnam veteran John McCain began his career in the US army and survived five brutal years as a prisoner of war, years after his release he moved into the world of politics. Currently serving as senior United States Senator from Arizona, McCain is known for his maverick style and straight-talking attitude. In 2008 he was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate alongside his contentious running mate Sarah Palin, losing out to President Barack Obama. Today McCain is reputed for his long-standing criticism of the Obama administration, in particular his foreign affairs and defence policies. McCain has lashed out at Obama...
  • McCain says he's likely to run in 2016 despite Tea Party 'target' on his back

    11/13/2014 1:03:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill's Campaign Blog ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) said Wednesday he’s planning on running for reelection in 2016. “We’ve already talked with finance people in the state, we’ve already talked to different groups and organizations ranging from the Arizona Chamber to the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance to build the coalitions we need to build,” McCain told MSNBC News. The 78-year-old, five-term Republican senator, who has at times clashed with Tea Party conservatives, said he fully expects a challenge from the right. “You have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst,” he said to MSNBC. “I definitely think that I would have...
  • John McCain attacks Ted Cruz in… Salon?

    11/11/2014 1:44:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Just days after Salon.com published a tasteless screed in which a relatively unknown author attacked the military and insisted that his freedoms were more threatened than protected by the armed forces (a piece delightfully eviscerated by our own Jazz Shaw), this online magazine has the strange honor of publishing an exclusive interview with incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Beyond McCain’s odd decision to give the race and sex-obsessed Salon an exclusive interview, the senator made the even more perplexing decision to obliquely attack a fellow Republican in that interview. McCain spoke with Salon’s...
  • AZ insiders: McCain’s already decided to run for Senate again in 2016, will announce early next year

    11/07/2014 10:38:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Supposedly ol’ Mav himself told the AP yesterday that it’s “very likely” he’ll run but I can’t find that quote in the actual video. Fun fact, though: When the clip was first posted last night, some outfits like Yahoo News titled it, “McCain: ‘Very Likely’ Will Run for President in 2016.” I knew it was a mistake, of course, but for one soaring moment I thought I might have something even better than another Mitt Romney candidacy with which to troll the Hot Air faithful. Ah well. The headline’s corrected now. For now, for the record, he’s merely “leaning towards”...
  • Sarah Palin: Hopefully I’ll be running for office in the future (Look at his prediction)

    10/29/2014 7:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Not the near future, necessarily, just “the future,” so if you’re taking this as a hint that she’s ready to shock the field by jumping into the 2016 race, readjust your expectations. If Cruz weren’t in the race she could try to fill the tea-party niche; even if she ended up losing, she might pull enough votes to re-establish herself as an electoral force within the party, the way she was circa 2009 as the GOP’s unrivaled grassroots conservative superstar. But Cruz will be in the race, almost certainly, and Palin will just as certainly end up supporting him. Besides,...
  • John McCain Touts Jeb Bush’s 2016 Potential

    09/18/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | September 18, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) touted former governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) as a potential contender in the 2016 presidential elections while discussing the merits of nominating a governor as opposed to a senator. “I think that governors who are successful obviously have a cachet that is probably helpful to them, particularly, since the Congress is held in low esteem,” McCain tells National Review Online. “I think there will be some who are very competitive, including Jeb Bush if he decides to run.” McCain says he hadn’t decided to back Bush. “I keep hearing that he may be considering a...
  • Can This Democrat Win on a No More "Trayvon Martin Tragedies" Platform?

    08/26/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tim Murphy
    Wilcox for Congress In a close primary duel, Arizona congressional candidate Mary Rose Wilcox targets her opponent's support for Stand Your Ground.Could the 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin prove a deciding factor in an Arizona Democratic congressional primary? Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox certainly hopes so. Seeking to gain an edge over her rival, ex-state Rep. Ruben Gallego, in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's primary, Wilcox's campaign has invoked Martin's shooting and her opponent's past support for a controversial Stand Your Ground law. "America doesn't need more Trayvon Martin tragedies," read a mailer distributed by...
  • Has John McCain Lost His Mind?

    08/07/2014 8:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2014 | Bryan Pruitt
    In the August issue of Townhall Magazine, where this column originally appeared, RedState director Bryan Pruitt makes the case for why it's far past time for Arizona Republicans to find a real conservative to represent their state. It seems that you can’t go a day lately without Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on television advocating the United States invade another country. On a recent particularly snarky appearance, when asked to name one country we absolutely shouldn’t invade no matter what the circumstance, an answer eluded him. Not even Canada, really? Now of course, the context for the conversation was the...
  • Sarah Palin: 'Doug Ducey is the conservative leader Arizona needs'

    08/06/2014 9:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KTAR-FM ^ | August 6, 2014
    PHOENIX -- Sarah Palin has endorsed Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey for state governor. "Doug Ducey is the private sector job creator and proven conservative leader that Arizona needs as its next governor," the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate said on her Facebook page. Ducey's endorsement came hours after the announcement of an event hosted by former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Gov. Jan Brewer, where she is expected to officially endorse Smith. Palin joins Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and many other conservatives who also endorse Ducey for governor. "Through his efforts as CEO, Doug grew Cold Stone Creamery...
  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 5:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s big trouble in little Progressivetown, folks. That’s trouble with a capital T, which rhymes with We, as in We (meaning Daily KOS) won’t be going to Netroots Nation next year because it’s being held in Arizona. Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference. I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos’ attendance or assistance. I made very clear in the wake of Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 that I would not be setting foot in the state, nor spending a dime in it until the...
  • Extremism in the defense of liberty is still no vice

    07/16/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Rick Manning
    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." —Barry Goldwater The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater's clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater's message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy's assassination. The establishment Republicans, then known as Rockefeller Republicans, played...
  • 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...