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  • McCain: Homeowners need help with burden of loans [plus guest workers, remarks on Tea Parties]

    04/16/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Tucson Citizen, Tucson, Ariz. | 2009-04-16
    Link only, per FR copyright and posting rules
  • I'm done with John McCain

    12/16/2008 10:58:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 202 replies · 5,361+ views
    The Daily Kenoshan, Kenosha, Wis. ^ | 2008-12-17 | Lisa Loring
    I normally don't stay up late enough to watch Late Night with David Letterman, but I happened to catch a little of it Thursday night, when Sen. John McCain was on. David Letterman make a rude joke about Gov. Sarah Palin, and John McCain laughed at it. That is when I realized I am done with John McCain. . . . . . If I were Rod Blago, I'd use some nice four-letter words to describe how I feel about Sen. McCain, but I'm not, so I won't. . . . . . I'm glad Sen. McCain didn't win the...
  • Long list before short list for veep

    02/10/2008 1:24:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 286+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | February 10, 2008 | Nancy Benac
    Yes, yes, yes, it's much too early to start thinking about running mates. Too bad. People are doing it anyway. And even though they won't admit it, odds are that Sens. John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are giving it at least some thought. So, too, are people who turn up their noses at the suggestion they might be a good fit, yet secretly harbor ambitions of getting the nod. Veepstakes speculation - always an undercurrent with a presidential election afoot - intensified this past week after Mitt Romney dropped out of the race, helping to clear McCain's...
  • Why many conservatives can't vote for McCain

    02/10/2008 2:42:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 224 replies · 694+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | February 10, 2008 | Mona Charen
    I posted a squib on the National Review Web site about a robo call I received from John McCain. (Virginia's primary is Tuesday.) The call stressed that he would, if elected, be a down-the-line limited government conservative who would never raise taxes, would defend life, would enforce immigration laws and would win the war on terror. The candidate is trying, I said, to meet conservatives "more than halfway." The response of readers was, shall we say, emphatic. One lady wrote that she would never vote for him as "He is the most disloyal, ill-tempered man and he brings out the...
  • Mitt Romney Can Crush McCain

    02/06/2008 3:11:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 393 replies · 328+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 6, 2008 | John LeBoutillier
    Despite what the pundits, talking heads, and self-annoited experts say about the Republican race, it is more muddled and more up in the air than at any time since Iowa. Why? Because 60 percent of the Republican Party is against John McCain. And the more a dour Tim Russert or an arrogant Chris Mathews says that, “the Republican race is, for all intents and purposes, over,” or this one, “it is very hard to see how John McCain can be stopped,” the more agitated conservatives get. That translates to “we lefty pundits who dominate the TV airwaves want McCain so...
  • McCain / Bloomberg !! - love it. (Zots often have that effect)

    02/05/2008 11:58:57 PM PST · by yovoy · 40 replies · 211+ views
    This country needs two things... foreign policy leadership and economic reform. Where McCain may be week with the economy, Bloomberg can help make the U.S. an economic power house again. I'll go door to door for McCain if he chooses Bloomberg.
  • John McCain: La Raza's voice in Washington

    02/04/2008 10:57:51 AM PST · by tanaka · 76 replies · 241+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The McCain campaign continues to perpetuate its Big Lie in the run-up to Super Tuesday. And thanks to MSM enablers and open-borders Republicans rooting for a McCain win, voters are swallowing the Big Lie. The Big Lie is that McCain can be trusted on immigration and border security .. You want straight talk? McCain’s tongue says he’s “listened and learned.” But his heart is with La Raza, the militantly ethnocentric, anti-immigration enforcement Hispanic lobbying group that honored him in 1999 and whose annual conference he keynoted in 2004. Go back and watch McCain on the Senate floor during the amnesty...
  • Why I'll vote for Romney

    02/03/2008 3:27:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 625+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 3, 2008 | Paul Mirengoff
    The rest of the Republican world has pretty much decided whether it prefers John McCain or Mitt Romney. Now, finally, I have too. Both candidates have major strengths and distinct weaknesses. Either would have my vote in November. But I believe Romney is the better choice. This view may seem odd in light of the following comment I made a few weeks ago: Every time it looks like McCain will break away from the pack, I panic in anticipation of four years of watching him stick it to conservatives on a more than occasional basis. When things seem to be...
  • McCain a risky commander-in-chief?

    02/01/2008 2:08:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 223+ views
    Visalia Times-Delta | January 31, 2008 | Ernest Norsworthy
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues, link only: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080131/BLOGS15/80131010
  • The McCain Sieve, or The SwiftTalk Express

    01/30/2008 9:19:26 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies · 4,809+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 1-30-2008 | grey_whiskers
    With John McCain’s victory in the Republican Primary in Florida, a lot of attention has come his way. The reaction of the pundits and the blogosphere has been all over the map. Some, such as Michael Medved, are enthusiastic about the candidate and his chances in the general election; others, such as Rush Limbaugh, are concerned that a McCain candidacy will spell the end of the Republican party as we know it. And with the cheering for and against him, so to have his past actions and policies come under scrutiny. Everything, from the Keating Five, to the Gang of...
  • Some folks shouldn't be voting

    01/27/2008 12:44:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 274+ views
    The Cartersville Daily Tribune ^ | January 26, 2008 | Chuck Shiflett
    If any recent day typifies life in this crazy modern world, it was probably this past Tuesday. World financial markets were in a meltdown and the Federal Reserve held an emergency meeting to cut the interest rate a massive three quarters of a point in an attempt to stave off a precipitous stock market drop. President Bush was working with congressional leaders on an economic stimulus package to reduce the likelihood of a recession. Meanwhile the U.S. presidential campaign was in full swing with Hillary and Obama having just ripped each other to shreds at a debate, and Fred Thompson...
  • In Iowa, [Fred]Thompson teases Fredheads (Barf Alert)

    08/19/2007 7:22:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 981+ views
    The Politico ^ | August 17, 2007 | Richard Allen Greene
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Fred Thompson let another silk drift gently to the straw-covered ground of the Iowa State Fair on Friday as he continued his Dance of the Seven Veils toward declaring his candidacy for president. “If things play out the way I’ve got in mind, we’ll be seeing a bit more of each other” in the next couple of months, Thompson said at the end of a low-key, 20-minute speech to a crowd of supporters, the media and the curious. It wasn’t anywhere near the outright declaration of candidacy the Fredheads in the throng were hoping for, but...
  • [John]McCain: Immigration Issue Led to [Death] Threats

    08/15/2007 9:16:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,632+ views
    Breitbart ^ | August 15, 2007 | STEVEN K. PAULSON
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday that the issue of illegal immigration angered people unlike no other, including the unpopular war in Iraq, and sparked unprecedented death threats against him. "It is unbelievable how this has inflamed the passions of the American people," the Arizona senator said in remarks at The Aspen Institute, a public policy forum. In an interview, he declined to elaborate on the threats he had received. Still, McCain said, he continued to support a temporary worker program for the 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Derided by critics as amnesty, the program was...
  • McCain changes course on immigration

    08/02/2007 4:48:28 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 99 replies · 2,480+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 2, 2007 | Jennifer Talhelm
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Thursday backed a scaled-down proposal that imposes strict rules to end illegal immigration but doesn't include a path to citizenship. The move away from a comprehensive measure is an about-face for the Arizona senator, who had been a leading GOP champion of a bill that included a guest worker program and would have legalized many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. It failed earlier this year. "We can still show the American people that we are serious about securing our nation's border," McCain said in a statement,...
  • GOP Field Appears To Narrow

    07/23/2007 9:22:57 PM PDT · by Doofer · 146 replies · 2,745+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 24, 2007 | Linda Feldmann
    <p>He's hiring staff, raising money, making public appearances, and doing nicely in the polls – all without announcing even an exploratory committee for his presidential campaign. In fact, Fred Thompson might consider never formally entering the 2008 presidential sweepstakes, he's doing so well – or at least wait "until after he's wrapped up the [Republican] nomination," quips pundit Stu Rothenberg. But in the end, the former senator from Tennessee, lawyer/lobbyist, and TV actor does, by many press accounts, plan to announce in early September that he is running for president; he may formalize an "exploratory" phase before then. One point is already clear: GOP nomination race 2.0 has begun. "It's down to three [candidates]. Some would say 2-1/2. I would say three," says Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The half-candidate would be former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who still leads in national polls, but whose numbers have been falling steadily for several months – in direct proportion to the steady, upward trajectory of Mr. Thompson's, according to Pollster.com. The campaign of Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona, once seen as the GOP heir apparent, is nearly bankrupt, and with Thompson entering the race, that makes his money chase all the more difficult. Mr. Giuliani could remain strong if there's continued national focus on terrorism – and especially if the US is attacked again before the primaries. But failing that, the race may well boil down to Thompson and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, analysts say. Despite Giuliani's longstanding position at the top of the GOP heap in national 2008 presidential polls, political experts have attributed that lead to name recognition. As conservative base voters have learned about Giuliani's liberal positions on abortion and gay rights, the former mayor's overall support has declined.</p>
  • Statesman McCain - Senate Floor a few minutes ago

    07/17/2007 1:10:06 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 48 replies · 1,853+ views
    NRO ^ | 7/17/07
    No matter where my colleagues came down in 2003 about the centrality of Iraq to the war on terror, there can simply be no debate that our efforts in Iraq today are critical to the wider struggle against violent Islamic extremism. Already, the terrorists are emboldened, excited that America is talking not about winning in Iraq, but is rather debating when we should lose. Last week, Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda’s deputy chief, said that the United States is merely delaying our “inevitable” defeat in Iraq, and that “the Mujahideen of Islam in Iraq of the caliphate and jihad are advancing with...
  • Bleeding coffers signal new McCain meltdown

    07/16/2007 10:55:01 PM PDT · by gpapa · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 16, 2007 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Even as John McCain's presidential campaign struggled to streamline after disappointing fundraising in the first quarter, it continued to add payroll, rent and other expenses to what became a bloated operation that couldn't support itself. During the past three months, McCain added $229,900 in rent payments, about 20 aides and $434,100 in salaries, according to a finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission just before Sunday's midnight deadline.
  • [John]McCain Derails

    07/10/2007 2:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,750+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2007 | Kevin Drum
    I guess the Straight Talk Express is finally melting down. After returning from a trip to Iraq — something hardly likely to have lifted his spirits — John McCain apparently blew up at campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver over their out-of-control spending. In the end, he fired Nelson and Weaver then resigned: Weaver's resignation was the most surprising. He has been McCain's chief strategist and confidant for many years, playing a role as central to the Arizonan's political operations as White House senior adviser Karl Rove has played in President Bush's. The only other person in...
  • 'Happy Warrior' Goes Negative (heh)

    06/20/2007 1:40:49 PM PDT · by Baladas · 10 replies · 383+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2007 | The Associated Press
    Republican John McCain struck a positive tone throughout much of his first presidential campaign, assailing rival George W. Bush only after the Texas governor engaged in nasty politics in South Carolina. Eight years later, the Arizona senator is mixing it up with rival Mitt Romney with increasing intensity after largely ignoring the former Massachusetts's governor's criticisms -- a full six months before voting begins, and as McCain, once considered the Republican to beat, finds himself struggling to regain momentum. His support in early primary state surveys has been static or slipping; this week, polls in Iowa and South Carolina showed...
  • McCain's Obsession

    06/20/2007 1:43:07 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 31 replies · 762+ views
    MyManMitt.com ^ | 06/20/07 | Jason Bonham
    McCain's Obsession posted by: jason | posted at: 6:58 AM | permalink here McCain seems to be literally obsessed with Romney. I guess it's that whole dying gasp thing. First he was going to open www.mittvstruth.com, then he was thinking about it, now it's definitely off the table. Now he is in Massachusetts taking pot shots at Romney, all the while sinking himself into presidential obscurity: BOSTON - Sen. John McCain said Monday he hopes to take advantage of former Gov. Mitt Romney's sagging support at home and lead a resurgence of the Republican Party in the northeast during...
  • Put an Onion on His Belt

    06/14/2007 12:09:57 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 27 replies · 732+ views
    Hugh Hewitt at Townhall.com ^ | 06/14/07 | Dean Barnett
    Count me among those perplexed by John McCain’s decision to go negative. Does the Senator think he’s not coming across as curmudgeonly enough? Does he think he’ll reap some benefit from turning himself into the political version of Grandpa Simpson? If I were McCain, I’d go upbeat and explain my own positions and repair my own relationships with the party faithful. That’s what he has to do. Honestly, is there any Republican candidate out there that McCain would defeat (other than Larry Libertarian) in a head-to-head match-up? He has to tend to his own image. Knocking down nine other...
  • Immigration's anti-reformers **BARF ALERT**

    06/12/2007 2:40:42 AM PDT · by Cyropaedia · 15 replies · 699+ views
    signonsandiego.com ^ | 6/10/2007 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    True to his reputation as a maverick, Sen. John McCain is obviously fed up with the jabs he's taking from conservatives on the immigration issue. And he's hitting back – hard. It's about time. Since the beginning of this debate, McCain has been both correct and courageous. But now he has made it clear that he's not going to be anyone's punching bag. McCain is correct about the need for comprehensive immigration reform as opposed to what's behind door No. 2: the “faith-based” enforcement-only approach of building walls, hoping illegal immigrants self-deport and calling it a day. Congress did something...
  • Beating Back Amnesty Bill Will Be Great for Conservative Movement [Rush Limbaugh]

    06/11/2007 12:25:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,552+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | June 7, 2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's what happened last night on the immigration bill, as written up by the AP and then I will give you the correct analysis of this. "A fragile compromise that would legalize millions of unlawful immigrants risks coming unraveled after the Senate voted early Thursday to place a five-year limit on a program meant to provide American employers with 200,000 temporary foreign workers annually. The 49-48 vote came two weeks after the Senate, also by a one-vote margin, rejected the same amendment by Senator Dorgan. The North Dakota Democrat says immigrants take many jobs Americans could fill." Now, why...
  • (Fred)Thompson Vs. (Tommy)Thompson (also Juan McCain)

    06/09/2007 1:23:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 970+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 8, 2007 | Joel Roberts
    Former Sen. Fred Thompson still hasn't formally entered the presidential race, but he's already posing a serious threat to some of his potential GOP rivals. The Washington Post reports the likelihood of a Thompson candidacy is pulling major donors away from Sen. John McCain's already struggling campaign. While Thompson is trying to woo conservatives who may be unsatisfied with GOP triumvirate of Giuliani, Romney and McCain, he "appears to present the most challenges for McCain," says the Post. As Thompson "builds his team of major fundraisers … the challenge for McCain will be to collect the millions of dollars necessary...
  • McCain Without Money (also, news of Fred Thompson campaign)

    06/08/2007 12:43:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 2,092+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 8, 2007 | Robert Novak
    George W. Bush's 2004 campaign fund-raisers and contributors are being bombarded with appeals for money by Sen. John McCain's heavy-spending, money-short 2008 campaign. McCain is concentrating heavily on the rich target of lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C. They have been invited to multiple McCain fund-raising events held in the nation's capital, currently a $1,000-a-ticket reception June 26 at the Capitol Hill Club with a potential "event co-chair" asked to raise $50,000. A large percentage of the Bush fund-raising team remains uncommitted, a signal that the Republican establishment is not satisfied with the present field seeking the party's nomination. McCain's...
  • (John)McCain loses an SC county chair over immigration

    06/07/2007 7:08:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 418+ views
    The Politico ^ | June 7, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    Despite his best case for the immigration compromise -- and he made a good one at the debate the other night -- the unalterable fact is that the issue is right now a major problem for the McCain campaign. To wit, one of the first tangible signs of the damage it's doing, as supplied by Romney's camp: Subject: RE: TIME TO CALL RADIO Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 22:15:22 -0400 From: David Nix To: 'Adam Temple' CC: Mike Gibbons Adam, Please consider this my resignation as Aiken County chair for McCain. I am too far from him on the Amnesty...