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  • Old people are not dying fast enough for RINO Specter

    02/24/2009 11:17:45 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 49 replies · 1,734+ views
    you tube ^ | Naked Emperor News
    GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE NIGHTMARE Old people are not dying fast enough for RINO Specter
  • Be Afraid. Please.

    07/27/2008 10:28:31 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 50 replies · 456+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2008 | Bill Kristol
    The (Spiegel) article ("No. 44 has spoken")'s premise was that an Obama victory is a foregone conclusion: "Anyone who saw Barack Obama at Berlin's Siegessaule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the 44th president of the United States." Later that day, I read a report of a fund-raising letter from Obama on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, arguing that "We must have a deadlock-proof Democratic majority." Yikes. But then it occurred to me that one man's "deadlock-proof" Democratic majority is another's unchecked Democratic majority. And McCain will then assert that if you don't like the...
  • Who is McCain's Base? (Vanity)

    07/27/2008 1:53:14 PM PDT · by wastedpotential · 273 replies · 273+ views
    Vanity | 7/27/2008 | Wasted Potential
    I have been in sackloth and ashes ever since the end of the Republican primary season dwelling on the mess we find ourselves in. Conservatives have watched the Republican nomination process get hijacked from them while they were debating whether our candidate should be socially conservative (Huckabee) vs economically conservative (Romney). Now we have McCain, who has historically proven to be mediocre at best on both sets of issues. His only strength was his view on the Iraq war. Now that we appear to have turned the corner in Iraq, the whole withdrawal argument may be moot. If things continue...
  • The Long Run: After 2000, McCain Learned to Work Levers of Power

    07/20/2008 10:45:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 244+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2008-07-21 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    Senator John McCain was all but a sworn enemy of Senator Trent Lott, the former Republican leader. Mr. Lott had quashed Mr. McCain’s most cherished legislative goals. And, worse, Mr. McCain believed that in the 2000 Republican primaries, Mr. Lott had spread rumors about his colleague’s mental stability on behalf of his rival for the nomination, George W. Bush. --snip-- Over the next eight years, he mastered the art of political triangulation — variously teaming up with Mr. Lott against the president or the new Republican leaders, with Democrats against Republicans, and with the president against the Democrats — to...
  • Could 2008 Be a McCain Landslide? - the 2 issues: Supreme Court & our war against IslamoFascism

    07/20/2008 1:19:35 PM PDT · by Righting · 116 replies · 835+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | Jul 12, 2008
    <p>Could 2008 Be a McCain Landslide? American Thinker, WA - Jul 12, 2008 Ah yes, dear readers, this title has nailed me. I'm an unconventional thinker, a woman who is wont to go madly against the grain, in nearly all matters. I'm usually in the unpopular camp, the one who disdains conventional wisdom and consensus science. I'm just too darned independent-minded for my own good sometimes.</p>
  • Crippled Conservatism

    07/16/2008 1:49:25 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 31 replies · 234+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7/16/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Have you noticed that Barack Obama is actually running unopposed for the Presidency? Not since 1996 has it been this dispiriting, this embarrassing to be on the right. A dozen years ago, we all knew Bob Dole didn’t stand the proverbial snowball’s chance of becoming President, since the conservative base loathed the former Kansas Senator and independent voters regarded the veteran as too old for the job. Now, twelve years later, we’re in the exact same spot with John McCain. I hate to say this, but I have abandoned all hope for a McCain victory in November. The candidate is...
  • Remarks by John McCain at the 2008 National Council of La Raza Convention (full text)

    07/14/2008 3:54:11 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 53 replies · 487+ views ^ | July 14, 2008 | John McCain
    July 14, 2008 ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain will deliver the following remarks as prepared for delivery to the 2008 National Council of La Raza Convention in San Diego, CA, today at 12:45 p.m. PT (3:45 p.m. ET): Thank you, Jane, for that kind introduction. Thank you, also to the leadership of the National Council of La Raza, and its board of directors. I'm very pleased to be with you again to discuss some of the issues in this campaign that most concern you. As you know, this isn't my first address to La Raza. I'm proud to...
  • McCain & La Raza

    07/12/2008 10:19:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies · 199+ views
    John McCain today is poised to make the biggest mistake of his 2008 presidential run. The presumptive Republican nominee will address the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza in San Diego. La Raza is billed by too many as simply "the nation's largest Hispanic rights group." But this is perhaps the most radical apologist group for illegal immigration and the "rights" of illegal aliens -- and worse.
  • Back off John McCain Vanity, but it just needs saying...

    07/10/2008 9:06:44 PM PDT · by prov1813man · 170 replies · 179+ views
    McCain Email | july 10, 2008 | prov1813man
    Stop sending me stuff. It's because of your "maverick" behavior that we are in the condition we are in. You stabbed a great President in the back on numerous occassions. You, and the gang of 14 rendered our congressional majority into a bunch of eunuchs, singing soprano for the media and the beltway crowd. I'll probably be forced to vote for you, given the alternatives, however, just barely and only because you may not totally screw us on judges. Meanwhile, leave me alone.
  • Social conservatives warming to McCain: Evangelicals flocking to formerly 'unacceptable' candidate

    07/05/2008 10:45:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 208 replies · 385+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2008 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Sen. John McCain is making surprising headway with religious conservatives - that part of the Republican electoral coalition he was expected to find the most resistant. For a campaign that Republican critics have called ill-managed, disorganized and message-challenged, the Arizona senator's organization has, from all outward appearances, been doing things right in its appeals to evangelicals and other religious conservatives. In the past week, Mr. McCain won over a major group of social conservatives, thanks to personal appeals, and the campaign has made personnel moves appealing to religious voters. In Denver last week, a meeting of nearly 100 religious conservative...
  • [McCain's]Progress with Christian conservative elites (Please read)

    07/03/2008 2:02:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 97+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 02, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    A good sign for the McCain camp from an absolutely essential constituency. It's not so much that these leaders can move thousands of votes, but to have them off the reservation and teeing up unhelpful quotes for the next four months would have been a huge problem for the GOP. Reports Michael Scherer: At a meeting Tuesday in Denver, about 100 conservative Christian leaders from around the country agreed to unite behind the candidacy of John McCain, a politician they have long distrusted, marking the latest in a string of movement that bodes well for McCain's general election prospects among...
  • It's become pretty clear that pundits love John McCain

    07/02/2008 7:29:15 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 20 replies · 114+ views
    shotgun e-mail sent out by can't make this stuff up... Dear MoveOn member, It's become pretty clear that pundits love John McCain. "We're his base," MSNBC host Chris Matthews famously said. So if you're looking for some, er, straight talk on Senator McCain—where's a person to go? That's why we're launching McCain Watch—a zippy email with the presidential news you most need to know (but won't hear elsewhere) about Senator McCain. The good folks at The Huffington Post will publish it and we'll deliver it to your inbox. It'll be fair, clear, and tough—the way news is supposed to...
  • Report: McCain Meets With President Of Log Cabin Republicans

    06/25/2008 8:27:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | June 25, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Unconfirmed as yet by the campaign, but the LCRs say it’s so: A source with close ties to the Log Cabin Board of Directors provided information about the meeting to GayPatriot earlier this week. This source disclosed that the Log Cabin meeting was not reflected on Senator McCain’s published schedule in advance and the meeting…Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon confirmed the meeting with Senator McCain in email correspondence with GayPatriot earlier today…Based on published news reports, the meeting with Senator McCain would be the first between any national-level gay Republicans and a Republican Presidental nominee since “The Texas 12″ met...
  • McCain meets with Hillary backers at HQ

    06/18/2008 3:24:28 AM PDT · by Man50D · 24 replies · 38+ views ^ | June 15, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    Ben Smith has good detail on a post-conference call powwow between McCain and some Hillary backers yesterday: "He stayed for a good almost half hour afterwards shaking hands, listening to our concerns, talking to us," said PUMA founder Will Bower, who said he thought many of the people there would vote for McCain. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina stayed to mingle with the crowd, whose members also included Clinton backer Harriet Christian, made momentarily famous on YouTube for getting ejected from the Rules & Bylaws press area. Bower said he'd liked McCain's answer on judges, in which he "pointed out...
  • McCain VP short list should be minus one (Crist)

    06/18/2008 3:08:46 AM PDT · by BigAlPro · 22 replies · 64+ views ^ | June 13, 2008 | Alan Helvig
    John McCain's short list for VP assumedly still includes one name that should be scrubbed immediately. Florida Governor Charlie Crist is not worthy of the honor and McCain would be wise to drop him hard and fast. Crist knowingly and deliberately violated the rules and bylaws of both the RNC and the DNC by holding Florida's presidential primary prior to February 5th, 2008. He is guilty of stealing votes from the citizens of Florida and needs to be held accountable, not rewarded. It should not matter if you are a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent. Americans cannot allow our state...
  • McCain and the Bitter Conservatives

    06/15/2008 12:57:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 213 replies · 200+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2008 | Andrew Sumereau
    John McCain is clearly the preferable option for conservative voters come November. Although liberal in his views toward immigration, government intrusion in free speech, environmental issues, campaign finance reform, health care, education mandates, and a host of other issues that run contrary to conservative orthodoxy, McCain is solid on two (alas, two) vital issues that make the difference; spending and judges. From the frustration of eight years of a Republican Administration that began with so much hope and promise it pains one to say it, but there it is. Against the prospects of a President Obama, McCain wins. A victim...
  • John McCain: Let Them Eat Honor

    06/13/2008 2:37:36 PM PDT · by Delacon · 38 replies · 73+ views ^ | June 12, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    The price of everything, not just driving, is going up in the era of $130-a-barrel oil, but our presidential candidates have a hopelessly thumbless grasp of pocketbook politics. Their mutual slogan could be "Let them eat abstractions." Barack Obama famously couldn't connect with working-class voters in the primaries, offering them an airy diet of hope and change. John McCain rose on his personal honor, which is why on energy he's fumbling away the GOP's best domestic political opening in years. For a politician whose forte has never been domestic policy, McCain has a peculiar taste for complex, verging on unworkable,...
  • McCain Asks Supporters To Campaign On Blogs

    06/13/2008 11:53:12 AM PDT · by FreeInWV · 28 replies · 54+ views
    Slashdot ^ | June 20, 2008 | CmdrTaco
    "McCain is not the stranger to technology some think him to be. McCain is now asking supporters to stump for him on blogs. Republican Web 2.0 consultant David All was effluent with praise for this outreach, calling it 'smart' and 'unique.' McCain's blogger outreach section has a handy list of political blogs which might be interested in hearing about McCain, such as the DailyKos, Crooks and Liars, and Think Progress. You can even report your posts to the campaign and 'receive points for your success,' though the page doesn't say what exactly the points are good for." Slashdot is not...
  • John McCain's Ohio disconnect

    06/11/2008 4:10:28 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 40 replies · 123+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 9, 2008 | Peter Wallsten
    CINCINNATI -- As the architect of Ohio's ballot measure against gay marriage, Phil Burress helped draw thousands of conservative voters to the polls in 2004, most of whom also cast ballots to reelect President Bush. So Burress was not surprised when two high-level staffers from John McCain's campaign dropped by his office, asking for his help this fall. What surprised Burress was how badly the meeting went. He says he tried but failed to make the McCain team understand how much work remained to overcome the skepticism of social conservatives. Burress ended up cutting off the campaign officials as they...
  • No Way Out

    06/10/2008 5:35:44 PM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 65 replies · 83+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/10/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Few things are more troubling than the notion that the conservative movement and the Republican Party will somehow magically come back to life after four years of a Barack Obama presidency. Some folks on the right are being willfully naďve by embracing the idea that a President Obama will fail on such a spectacular level that the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan will emerge in four years, trounce Mr. Chump Change and restore order and morality to the United States. While Obama’s failure is certainly likely, it is not guaranteed. If Obama actually exhibits common sense and governs from the...