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  • McCain snubs Barletta

    03/19/2008 10:02:08 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 79 replies · 1,214+ views
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 3/19/08 | Borys Krawczeniuk
    Arizona Sen. John McCain has rejected Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta's invitation to come to the southern Luzerne County city and discuss illegal immigration. "Senator McCain truly appreciates your invitation and the valuable opportunity it represents," a scheduling official, Jo Black, in the presumptive Republican nominee's presidential campaign wrote in a letter. Barletta's congressional campaign released the letter today. "Unfortunately, I must pass along his regrets as I do not foresee an opportunity to add this event to the calendar." Black said McCain has "tremendous demands on his time" and because of "the large volume of similar requests, events such as...
  • McCain: "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican." (VIDEO)

    02/29/2008 8:31:26 PM PST · by MeanGreen2008 · 161 replies · 700+ views
    "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican."
  • McCain Now Trying To Woo Conservatives By Talking "Border Security"

    02/28/2008 8:34:27 PM PST · by levotb · 52 replies · 387+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 2/28/08 | levotb
    WARNING TO CONSERVATIVES!!! When the AP quotes Open Borders moll Tamar Jacoby, Arlen Specter, RINO/Bushie/McCainite Charlie Black as saying McCain is "looking strong" or good on immigration" and no conservatives or anti-Invasion advocates or experts are quoted in the [following] story, you know the fix is in! McCain is on a major media effort to try to make conservatives like him enough to vote for him and he knows he's in deep trouble. So he's going to try to pull the wool over our eyes by saying he's going to get tough on the Border--if elected. What he WON'T discuss...
  • Florida Sen. Mel Martinez to endorse McCain

    01/25/2008 11:03:35 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 290+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/25/08 | Liz Sidoti - AP Reporter
    Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will endorse John McCain on Friday, The Associated Press has learned, a move likely to give the Republican presidential candidate a crucial boost with the state's Cuban-Americans just days before the primary. The decision is a blow to Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor in a close fight with McCain for support of voters in the Cuban-American community _ and to keep his candidacy alive. Two Republican officials disclosed the upcoming endorsement on the condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting the announcement. As recently as Thursday night, Martinez indicated he would remain neutral in the...
  • McCain Slams Swiftboat Vets (McCain Scrambles to Control Backers)

    02/27/2008 9:27:03 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 167 replies · 428+ views
    McCain Slams Swiftboat Vets Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 1:19:32 pm PST Has anyone ever really shown that the allegations made by the Swift Boat Veterans against John F. Kerry were false? If someone has refuted the charges conclusively, I’ve never seen it—which makes John McCain’s continuing antipathy toward the Swiftboaters inexplicable: McCain Scrambles to Control Backers. Speaking to reporters aboard his campaign tour bus late Tuesday, McCain acknowledged that conservative independent groups pursuing a similar line to Cunningham’s could be impossible to control. “I think you have to worry about that, particularly the 527s,” McCain said, referring to the...
  • McCain MirageThe senator is no ready-for-prime-time commander-in-chief.

    Senator John McCains ascendancy in the Republican presidential race has been truly remarkable. Yet, its no groundswell. To this point, about two out of every three primary and caucus participants have voted against him. If the Democrats and independents some states permit to crash the Grand Old Party were factored out, his standing in the Republican base would be even less impressive. Still, you have to hand it to his admirers: They have parlayed his thin support into an aura of inevitability. The glow could intensify this week, when McCain is likely, finally, to rack up some more impressive numbers...
  • McCain defends Kerry on defense

    01/27/2008 3:38:52 PM PST · by B Knotts · 32 replies · 1,331+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | 3/18/2004
    Arizona senator says GOP rhetoric 'not helpful' WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday he did not believe Democratic candidate John Kerry, a friend and Senate colleague, was weak on defense or would compromise national security if elected president. This kind of rhetoric, I think, is not helpful in educating and helping the American people make a choice, McCain said on The Early Show on CBS. You know, its the most bitter and partisan campaign that Ive ever observed. I think its because both parties are going to their bases rather than going to the middle. I regret it....
  • If McCain Is Nominee, Bush Will Help McCain (Interesting Colin Powell Comments)

    02/11/2008 7:30:24 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 41 replies · 176+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 11, 2008 | Maura Reynolds and Peter Spiegel, Staff Writers
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush pledged Sunday to assist Sen. John McCain's campaign for the presidency assuming he wins the Republican Party nomination -- but acknowledged that the Arizona senator has "got some convincing to do" among the party's conservatives. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday" at his retreat at Camp David, Md., Bush was careful to note that two Republicans are still competing for the nomination, and he did not express a preference. But Bush made clear that he was willing to set aside the tensions he has had with McCain in the past, and he praised the front-runner...
  • Ted Nugent: McCain has two battles he must win

    02/17/2008 6:58:18 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 169 replies · 808+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | 2/17/08
    Ted Nugent: McCain has two battles he must win Sunday, February 17, 2008 Now that Mitt Romney has thrown in the towel and endorsed him, the Republican nominee for president will almost certainly be Sen. John McCain. Attempting residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is surely tough enough without turning your friends into enemies. There are plenty of enemies on the other side who wear different political stripes altogether. McCain faces a distrustful, dissatisfied, frustrated, and in some cases, downright angry conservative base. Conservatives are not happy with McCain. He has not always carried the conservative torch on immigration, taxes, First...
  • McCain a 'True Conservative,' Bush Says

    02/10/2008 6:37:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies · 502+ views
    McCain a 'True Conservative,' Bush Says Feb 10 09:36 AM US/Eastern WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain is a "true conservative," President Bush says, although the presumptive Republican presidential nominee may have to work harder to convince other conservatives that he is one of their own. McCain "is very strong on national defense," Bush said in an interview taped for airing on "Fox News Sunday." "He is tough fiscally. He believes the tax cuts ought to be permanent. He is pro-life. His principles are sound and solid as far as I'm concerned." But when asked about criticism of McCain by conservative...
  • Bush Signals Support for McCain (to declare him a true conservative)

    02/07/2008 8:18:24 PM PST · by bshomoic · 130 replies · 291+ views
    Bush Signals Support for McCain By Peter Baker President Bush plans to give an implicit endorsement of onetime rival John McCain's conservative bona fides tomorrow as the Arizona senator seeks to consolidate the party behind his candidacy. In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in the morning, Bush plans to say that the nominee of the party will be a strong conservative, according to excerpts released by the White House tonight.
  • Conservatives Have Stepped In It Again!

    02/27/2008 6:04:33 AM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 406 replies · 596+ views
    NewsByUs ^ | February 27, 2008 | JB Williams
    When searching for answers as to how we got here in America - here being a steadily accelerating march into Democratic Socialism - there is plenty of blame to go around. Personally, I dont see an innocent individual in the lot. Those who consider themselves to be the most politically astute people in America, conservatives, have once again been out-foxed by those they call ignorant. Forest Gumps momma was right; stupid is as stupid does! Steeped in worthy principles, yes. Politically astute? You must be kidding America has exactly the mess of a government it deserves because it always has...
  • GOP banks on McCain to lure Hispanic vote

    02/27/2008 7:24:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 83 replies · 404+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 27 Feb 2008 | Stephen Dinan
    Two years ago, Republicans fought over immigration and hemorrhaged Hispanic voters. Now they are poised to nominate the one man who can rebuild the Hispanic voter coalition that pushed President Bush twice to victory, the architects of that coalition say. "I think the only candidate that Republicans have running for president who could retain those votes is in fact Senator McCain," said the Rev. Luis Cortes Jr., president of Esperanza USA, founder of the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and a key player in helping Mr. Bush connect with Hispanic voters during his two runs for office. Democrats have traditionally enjoyed...
  • McCain Retools Immigration Stance

    02/27/2008 12:37:03 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 140 replies · 500+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 27, 2008 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) John McCain faces a dilemma on immigration as he works to persuade conservatives he's tough enough on the issue without erasing his historic appeal to Hispanic voters. Once a crusader for offering the nation's roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants a way to get legal status, McCain now says his first priority is fortifying U.S. borders. The metamorphosis reflects McCain's intensifying effort to consolidate his support among conservatives, who deride the Arizona senator's past proposals on immigration as offering amnesty to lawbreakers, and bitterly resent his work with Democrats, including Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, on the issue....
  • McCain uncomfortable with TN GOP anti-Obama release [Mega barf alert]

    02/27/2008 4:57:40 PM PST · by indcons · 163 replies · 528+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mosheh Oinounou
    <p>For the second time in as many days, Sen. John McCain was forced to rebuke members of his own party for over-the-top attacks on Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama.</p>
  • "Mr. P.C." McCain: How he wants our votes but not our introductions

    02/27/2008 7:12:55 PM PST · by levotb · 118 replies · 443+ views
    self | 2/27/08 | levotb
    John McCain couldn't handle the outstanding rebel-rousing introduction by Cincinnati conservative talk show host, Bill Cunningham the other day--a man the McCain Campaign had hired to introduce the Senator. Instead, Wussie McCain immediately "apologized" profusely to Obama for Cunningham's using Obama's full name over and over during the intro. This shows how "p.c." and how "wussie" John McCain is when it comes to worrying about how the left is going to perceive him. Instead of concentrating on gaining base support which he sorely needs and can't win without, he's playing to the left and saying to conservatives, "S**w you! I...
  • Voinovich self-destructs on Hannity

    06/27/2007 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Baladas · 161 replies · 5,216+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 27, 2007
    WASHINGTON Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, misunderstood the results of a vote on an amendment to the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill being debated in the upper house today. He also is apparently unfamiliar with efforts to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters operating on the public airwaves. But it was nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Sean Hannity's persistent grilling about the senator's intentions on key cloture votes leading to a showdown on what is characterized as an "amnesty" bill that caused Voinovich to melt down before millions of listeners today. The normally low-profile Republican hung up on the No. 2...
  • Senate votes 64 - 35 to proceed to debate on immigration bill on "clay pigeon" rule

    06/26/2007 9:38:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 241 replies · 8,709+ views
    CSPAN | 6/26/07
    Senate will reconvene at 2:30pm to argue cloture. CSPAN indicates that Sen. Reid will use a "little known procedure known as the 'clay pidgeon rule'" to limit the number of amendments to as few as one.
  • [Rasmussen:]Just 22% Favor Stalled Immigration Bill

    06/25/2007 3:41:07 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 43 replies · 1,305+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 25, 2007
    Just 22% Favor Stalled Immigration Bill Monday, June 25, 2007 As the Senate prepares to resume debate the comprehensive immigration reform bill, the legislation continues to face broad public opposition. In fact, despite a massive White House effort, public opinion has barely moved since the public uproar stalled the bill just over two weeks ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 22% of American voters currently favor the legislation. Thats down a point from 23% a couple of weeks ago and down from 26% when the debate in the Senate began. Fifty percent (50%) oppose the...
  • Ingraham Melts Snow in Immigration Smack

    06/15/2007 5:58:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 204 replies · 5,140+ views ^ | June 15, 2007 | staff
    White House spokesman Tony Snow ran into a little more than he perhaps was expecting when he appeared on the Laura Ingraham show, as she relentlessly asked the American public's No. 1 question: What is the U.S. government doing to stop the invasion from Mexico? "Sixty-nine percent of Americans, 85 percent of the GOP, 55 percent of the Democrats want the border enforced," said Ingraham. "Does that affect you guys, or do you guys just blow it off?" Snow repeated, several times, the Bush administration's talking points on the issue how the failed comprehensive immigration reform bill, which fell...