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  • McCain: Obama Would Be Impeached for 'Boots on Ground' in Syria

    09/08/2013 7:20:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 63 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Semptember 6, 2013 | Todd Beamon
    Sen. John McCain has warned that President Barack Obama could face impeachment if he put “boots on the ground” in Syria. "No one wants American boots on the ground," the Arizona Republican told Phoenix CBS affiliate KFYI-TV on Thursday. "Nor will there be American boots on the ground because there would be an impeachment of the president if they did that. "The fact is [Syrian President] Bashar Assad has massacred 100,000 people," McCain added. "The conflict is spreading … The Russians are all in, the Iranians are all in — and it’s an unfair fight."
  • Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

    05/16/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain is talking with Democrats about a joint effort to require outside groups that have spent millions of dollars on this year’s elections to disclose their donors. McCain (R-Ariz.), once Congress’s leading champion of campaign finance reform, has kept a low profile on the issue in recent years. He raised the ire of many Republicans a decade ago for pushing comprehensive reform, and many Republicans still held it against him during his 2008 presidential campaign.
  • GOP freshman: McConnell 'ran over us'

    12/23/2011 11:59:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-23 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is incensed that Republicans caved in the payroll-tax debate, and is putting the blame squarely on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “I don’t think there’s a revolt with respect to Speaker Boehner,” Gowdy said Thursday night on Fox’s "Your World With Neil Cavuto." "I think the license tag of the truck that just ran over us has Kentucky license tags. For the life of me, I cannot understand when the Senate is going to find something they care enough about to stand on policy and principle.”Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a...
  • McCain: I Haven't Endorsed Romney

    12/07/2011 6:39:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    Former presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain says he has made no decisions on endorsing Mitt Romney in the 2012 race for the White House, contrary to an earlier story by The Hill. McCain had previously said he would not endorse during the primary, and officially says he has not made up his mind. His staff denied The Hill story is true, and this afternoon tweeted the Senator's response: "To clear up any confusion, I haven't made a decision on whether to endorse in the primary."
  • McCain: Arizona 'up for grabs' in 2012 (McCain says GOP must pander to Hispanics, calls for amnesty)

    12/04/2011 7:33:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-04 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said his home state could be "up for grabs" in the 2012 presidential election, due in large part to the growing numbers of Hispanic voters. "The demographics are clear that the Hispanic vote will play a major role in national elections," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." However, higher numbers of Hispanic voters does not guarantee Obama an edge according to McCain, who said his inability to meet some campaign promises on immigration makes that voting bloc competitive. The most recent GOP candidate went so far as to say New Mexico, Colorado, and even...
  • McCain blocks WNYers’ bid to rebury sailors in U.S.

    12/03/2011 9:40:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY ^ | 2011-12-02 | Jerry Zremski
    WASHINGTON — Two hundred and seven years after their deaths, 13 of the Navy’s first fallen heroes this week came closer than ever to returning home from the shores of Tripoli — thanks in part to the efforts of two veterans’ advocates from Western New York. But then Sen. John McCain got in the way.
  • Lindsey Graham calls for using military against American citizens (Call Your Senators Now!)

    11/28/2011 2:08:59 PM PST · by Bokababe · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/28/11 | Kyle Rogers
    The US government has been slowly eradicating the Posse Commitatus Act of 1878. That act banned the US government from using the US military in domestic law enforcement. Over the past few decades the US government has repeatedly violated the act. However, many Republicans have insisted that the Posse Comitatus Act needs to be respected to protect the rights of American Citizens. South Carolina's left-wing Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, however, is supporting provisions to eradicate Posse Commitatus and dramatically expand the powers of the Federal government. The US Senate Armed Forces Committee, led by Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain...
  • John McCain rips GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann on waterboarding

    11/15/2011 12:50:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective. BY ALIYAH SHAHID Republican Sen. John McCain is ripping presidential candidates in his party who insist waterboarding is an effective technique for interrogating suspected terrorists. The Arizona lawmaker—who was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam — said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective on Monday evening. “Very disappointed by statements at SC GOP debate supporting waterboarding,” he tweeted. “Waterboarding is torture.” McCain, who ran for President in 2008, elaborated on CNN later,...
  • Meghan McCain speaks to UConn students (McCain attacks conservatives as "people who don't evolve")

    10/12/2011 5:00:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    (snip) McCain, who identified herself early in the program as heterosexual, spoke candidly about her own support for a battery of LGBTQ issues on stage...at one point, McCain even indicted pro-Don't Ask, Don't Tell politicians as being "dangerously out of touch.""I support equality," she said. "You can't call this country free if people are being discriminated against. "I'm scared by people who don't evolve," said McCain later on, frustrated by the static nature of conservative politics. The blogger, whose views contradict much of the religious rights' stance on homosexuality, suffered extreme backlash from news pundits throughout her father's campaign. (snip)
  • John McCain feels protesters' pain ("I understand their frustration")

    10/12/2011 4:56:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-10-12 | Manu Raju
    The Occupy Wall Street movement is getting sympathy from an unlikely person: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The 2008 GOP presidential nominee said he understands the growing protest movement’s concerns over Washington bailouts of major financial institutions. “Down in Arizona today, Maricopa County has the highest number of homes underwater of any place in this country,” he told reporters Wednesday. “And it’s disgraceful that we took care of the financial institutions, and we did nothing about the housing crisis. So I understand their frustration.” He later quipped that he may be the “only” Republican does.
  • McCain and Cheney differ on interrogation stance (McCain defends Obama, attacks Bush)

    10/03/2011 11:02:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-10-03 | Kevin Liptak
    Sen. John McCain said Monday he disagreed with former vice president Dick Cheney's assertion that the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki could be equated with enhanced interrogation techniques. "They're two entirely different things," McCain said Monday on CNN's "American Morning." "One is that this was specifically authorized by Congress after 9/11. And it's action that is taken against a declared enemy of the United States of America. I'm glad they did it. I'm glad that they will continue." On Sunday, Cheney said on CNN's "State of the Union" that President Barack Obama owed the Bush administration an apology for criticizing enhanced...
  • McCain to Obama: 'Let's sit down' (McCain calls for joint Dem-RINO rape of US taxpayers)

    10/02/2011 6:40:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-10-02
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to "sit down" with Republicans to find solutions to the nation's struggling economy.
  • McCain, Feinstein Agree on Need for Military Presence in Mideast

    09/12/2011 8:28:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-09-11 | Napp Nazworth
    On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) appeared separately on “Fox News Sunday” to warn that the United States needs to stay active in the Middle East in order to fight the War on Terror. McCain said that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were correct, but also talked about mistakes that were made. “I don't think we should ever forget that those [Sept. 11, 2001] attacks originated in Afghanistan. I think we did the right thing there, but I also think we've learned a lot of lessons,” McCain said. McCain...
  • Russia needs democracy just like Libya does - Senator McCain (McQaeda Alert)

    08/24/2011 8:27:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Russia Today Moscow ^ | 2011-08-25 | Russia Today/ Novosti Staff
    US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain has lashed out at Russia, saying it could be the next country to experience a Libya-style uprising. ­But Senator McCain has a very far-fetched outlook, believes RT's Washington correspondent Gayane Chichikyan. McCain is sure that the Arab Spring will rage on and will make it to countries like China and Russia, which according to him “need democracy” just as Libya does. At some point he even said that Libya has already achieved democracy, which is far from reality according to the situation on the ground.
  • McCain Addresses Issues At Goodyear Town Hall ("Folks, I’m ready to compromise" with Dems)

    08/24/2011 5:32:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Daily News-Sun, Glendale, Ariz. ^ | 2011-08-24 | Jeff Dempsey
    (snip) McCain said he is aware of the perception of Congress at the moment, noting the current approval rating of 10 percent and adding, “I’ve yet to meet anyone in that 10 percent at these meetings.” He said he has heard time and again from people who want him to reach compromises with the other side of the aisle, that Washington is polarized and unproductive. “Folks, I’m ready to compromise,” he said. “But not on principle.” (snip)
  • McCain: Qaddafi's WMDs must be secured

    08/23/2011 5:59:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-08-23 | David Morgan
    Sen. John McCain said that as Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi faces an "inevitable" end, the U.S. should concern itself with helping contain weapons from Qaddafi's arsenal. "We've got to secure these weapons depots," the Arizona Republican said on CBS' "The Early Show" Tuesday. "that have huge, huge numbers of weapons, and apparently mustard gas and other weapons of mass destruction."
  • McCain: US should lead the way in Libya aid (McInsane Alert)

    08/22/2011 7:31:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Arizona Sen. John McCain said the United States must lead the world in providing support to Libya as they begin their post-Gadhafi era. "I think we would be well-served if we make sure that there is not an extremist takeover or hijacking of this revolution," McCain said. McCain appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room", where he said an earlier and stronger showing of power by the U.S. in the air could have shortened the conflict significantly. "The only thing that was holding [Gadhafi] in power was money and fear," McCain said. "Once those are dissipated by military strength, it is...
  • McCain Explains ‘Hobbit’ Dig (McCain unrepentant for attacks on conservatives)

    08/21/2011 12:22:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2011-08-21 | Melanie Starkey
    Sen. John McCain was put on the defensive Sunday for comparing some of his GOP colleagues to hobbits during the debt ceiling debate. The Arizona Republican had taken to the Senate floor in July to admonish conservatives for “unrealistic” expectations and quoted a Wall Street Journal editorial that compared them to the characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” “What I was talking about, quoting from a Wall Street Journal editorial, was that there was a segment of the Republicans in the Senate — Republican Senators — that said we cannot raise the debt limit until we pass...
  • McCain: Palin would be "formidable" in 2012

    08/21/2011 9:29:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | August 21, 2011 | Lucy Madison
    August 21, 2011 12:11 PM McCain: Palin would be "formidable" in 2012 By Lucy Madison Sen. John McCain says Sarah Palin has not solicited his advice on running for president - but he says she would make a "very formidable" challenger if she did jump into the race. McCain, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," declined to say whether or not he thought Palin, his running mate in the 2008 election, should run. "That's a decision that is so personal," he noted. But, he said, "I think she would be very formidable." The former presidential candidate pointed out that...
  • FREEP McCAIN: McCain Town Halls - Mon. Aug. 22 (Prescott, Ariz.), Tue. Aug. 23 (Goodyear, Ariz.)

    08/20/2011 6:59:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    The Arizona Republic / The Daily Courier, Prescott, Ariz. | 2011-08-19
    Sen. John McCain to hold town hall Tuesday in Goodyear Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3 pm Goodyear Justice Center 185 North 145th Avenue, Goodyear, Ariz. McCain town hall here Monday Monday, August 22, 2011 Noon First Congregational Church 216 East Gurley Street, Prescott, Ariz.
  • Senators McCain, Lieberman and Graham praise President Obama (Partial Headline)

    08/18/2011 8:11:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement applauding President Obama for calling on Bashar al Assad to leave power in Syria, and urging other nations to also call for and take action to end the Assad regime: “We applaud President Obama for calling on Bashar al Assad to leave power, a position we have long argued should be the policy of the United States.(snip) “We urge other nations to join the United States in demanding an end to the Assad regime, whose legitimacy is clearly exhausted. We...
  • McCain faces rowdy crowd in Tucson (Torches and Pitchforks Alert)

    08/09/2011 6:56:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies
    TUCSON-U.S. Republican Senator John McCain was in Tucson Tuesday for a town hall meeting. And, boy did he get an earful from constituents. McCain expected a rough meeting and he got it. The meeting room at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road, was packed. The crowd was mixed with people on all sides. There were Tea Party conservatives, moderate Republicans and liberal Democrats. All sides challenged McCain. Asked about entitlements, McCain said, "With Social Security we should be raising the retirement age gradually, not for present day beneficiaries." And some in the audience yelled back "no". The...
  • McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)

    08/09/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    GILBERT - Arizona Sen. John McCain held a town hall in Gilbert this morning and the economy took center stage. The town hall was focused on the nations' economic troubles and McCain said the on-going financial problems would be much greater had Congress not passed a bill to keep the country from defaulting on its debt. McCain said he is very concerned with the recent S&P downgrade of the United States' credit rating and views it as a wake-up call to the nation. "It will cost more to borrow money and it is a very serious situation," McCain said. McCain...
  • Kerry, McCain say bipartisan work needed post-S&P downgrade, differ on who to blame

    08/07/2011 8:52:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-08-07 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators and former presidential candidates say Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating speaks to the need for more bipartisan compromise — but they also say the blame lay with the other party.
  • McCain: Obama Just Wants to Spend More Money (McCain: "I’m not a Tea Partier")

    08/03/2011 9:03:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    Fox ^ | 2011-08-03
    (snip) MCCAIN: ... just wants to spend money. Hello? He just wants to spend more money. You and I are -- remember when Ronald Reagan said the worst deal he ever made was when he sat down with the Democrats and said they would cut spending $3 and raise taxes for every $1. Guess what? They raised taxes and they didn’t cut spending. That’s why the Tea Partiers and others would – I’m not a Tea Partier -- but the fact is, we need a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. We couldn’t get it through the Senate as the...
  • Why I'm Still Glad John McCain Lost in 2008

    08/02/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2011-08-02 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Our country is in crisis. Not the kind of crisis liberals invent out of mid air but the kind that results from the implementation of their policies and brings a country to its knees (and proves the president a rank amateur and many of the legislators unsuited for office). We are in debt, we have an energy crisis, we have high unemployment, and we’re more worried about whether our enemies think we’re nice that we are with crushing them with our military might. In a word: times are crazy. Yet in the middle of all this, I can honestly say...
  • McCain says he'll 'swallow hard' and support deal

    08/01/2011 5:59:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-08-01
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he'll vote for compromise legislation averting a government default, although "I will probably have to swallow hard."
  • McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")

    07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 153 replies
    The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz
    Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor. McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible." (snip) "...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."
  • McCotter calls for a truce between Republicans, Tea Party

    07/30/2011 5:50:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 100 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-07-30 | Peter Kasperowicz
    Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), a Republican presidential candidate, called Saturday morning for Republicans and the Tea Party to stop fighting and work together to help save the country, presumably from Democratic policies, although he was not specific. "On the right, take note," McCotter said on the House floor. "It is as unwarranted and injurious for a Republican to call a Tea Partier a hobbit as it is for a Tea Partier to call a Republican a RINO."McCotter was referring to a comment earlier this month from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who compared Tea Partiers to hobbits. That sparked rebukes from...
  • McCain erupts: Conservatives are lying to America

    07/27/2011 8:06:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/27/11 | Greg Sargent
    So the debt limit debate has come to this: John McCain, who you may recall was the GOP’s 2008 standard bearer, is now openly accusing conservatives of actively misleading America with their completely unrealistic demands, which he labeled “deceiving” and “bizarro.” In a seminal moment in this debate, here’s some video of McCain on the Senate floor today, unleashing an angry tirade at conservatives who are still holding out for a balanced budget amendment as part of any compromise on the debt ceiling. McCain accused them of “deceiving” America into believing such a thing can pass the Senate:
  • McCain vs. the Tea Party

    07/27/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 209 replies
    Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling. By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial. “This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party...
  • McCain on the Debt Limit (McCain stabs Bachmann, calls on GOP to surrender to Dems)

    07/14/2011 4:06:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-07-14
    As rain splatters the windows of Sen. John McCain’s second-floor office on Capitol Hill, the 74-year-old Arizona Republican leans back, clasps his hands, and recalls the Nineties. Brinksmanship, he says, cost the party then, and it could cripple Republicans this summer — especially if Rep. Michele Bachmann gets her way. Over in the House, “I am told that it is very difficult,” McCain says. “There are Republicans who are committed, like Michele Bachmann, to vote against raising the debt limit under any circumstances.” Bachmann, he warns, is acting “sort of like Senator Obama did.”(snip) Yet as poorly as Obama has...
  • McCain praises McConnell backup debt plan

    07/13/2011 6:56:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-07-13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) praised a backup plan by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to raise the debt ceiling. “I strongly support Senator McConnell’s efforts to avoid a default on our nation’s debt, and the last-case emergency proposal he outlined yesterday to ensure that Republicans aren’t unduly blamed for failure to raise the debt ceiling," McCain said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • McCain: Obama blame game to ‘scare game’

    07/13/2011 5:45:06 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-07-12
    Sen. John McCain accused President Obama of using scare tactics by saying that he cannot guarantee older Americans will continue to receive their Social Security checks if there is no deal to raise the debt ceiling. “The president has now gone from the blame game to the scare game,” McCain said Tuesday in an interview on CNN’s “In The Arena.” “It's really, really unfortunate and it's demagoguery.” The Arizona Republican said he agrees with statements made on the Senate floor Tuesday by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said “as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a...
  • Senator John McCain ON THE RECORD at 10pm tonight

    07/12/2011 5:36:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    Fox / Greta ^ | 2011-07-12
    Too short to excerpt.
  • McCain calls to keep 13,000 US troops in Iraq

    07/06/2011 4:58:54 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2011-07-04 | Anna Fifield
    The US should keep as many as 13,000 troops in Iraq beyond the end-of-year deadline for ending its eight-year combat mission there to help keep the peace around hot spots, according to John McCain, the influential Republican senator. (snip) “I understand the war weariness of the American people ... but I also believe that our interests are our values, for one thing,” he told the FT, adding that he was “puzzled” when people say the US should not act when Muammer Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has been promising to go house to house and kill Libyans who oppose him. “We...
  • McCain: Voters won’t accept tax increases in debt ceiling deal ("They don't want compromise")

    07/03/2011 10:53:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-07-03 | Daniel Strauss
    The American people won’t accept tax increases as part of a debt ceiling increase compromise, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday.

 In an interview on CNN's “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley McCain said even proposed increases on specific taxes was not something Republicans could agree to. "Well, I think that if we did those small things you're talking about it would have a very small impact but the principle of not raising taxes is something that we campaigned on last November and the results of the election was that the American people don't want their taxes raised and...
  • Kerry, McCain Allied in Expanding U.S. Role in Middle East (by redistributing your $$$ to Islamists)

    06/30/2011 5:09:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-06-30
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are working together to expand the U.S.' role in the Arab Spring, according to The Washington Post. Kerry and McCain traveled to Egypt last weekend with eight Fortune 500 executives to explore how the U.S. can expand economic investment in that country after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. They envision similar plans across the Middle East in the aftermath of the Middle East revolts that would be similar to the U.S.' “Marshall Plan,” in which the U.S. invested billions of dollars in war-torn European nations after World War II.
  • Libya mission brings John McCain and John Kerry together again (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    06/28/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-28 | Paul Kane
    For 25 years, war has fortified — and nearly destroyed — the ties binding John McCain and John F. Kerry. (snip) Concerned about what they see as an isolationist and fearful drift in both of their parties, Kerry (D-Mass.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) are advocating an even more forceful role for America in the world. (snip) Kerry and McCain are leading the fight in Congress to shore up support for U.S. action in Libya... (snip) The elder statesmen are also hoping to forge something resembling a Marshall Plan for the Middle East... (snip) But the Kerry-McCain partnership was derailed when Kerry...
  • Video: McCain: U.S. ‘ready to invest’ in Egypt (McCain gives away your tax dollars to Islamists)

    06/25/2011 1:18:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-06-25
    U.S. Senator John McCain, joined by business leaders on a visit to Cairo, says the U.S. is ready to invest in Egypt. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
  • Graham: Without victory in Libya, NATO's finished (RINOs claim oil prices to increase without wars)

    06/23/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-23 | Josiah Ryan
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday the survival of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime could spell the end of NATO. “Logically you can exact that if he [Gadhafi] outlasts NATO, the Arab spring is over,” said Graham. "…He will take it out on his people, I think it will affect the price of oil and would be the end of NATO because NATO taking on Gadhafi and losing -- its going to be very hard for that organization to go off to another war and be taken seriously.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Graham and...
  • John McCain’s never-ending war (McCain calls for war to defend U.S. "values")

    06/22/2011 7:36:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-06-22 | George F. Will
    Elevating the fallacy of the false alternative to a foreign policy, John McCain and a few others believe Republicans who oppose U.S. intervention in Libya’s civil war — and who think a decade of warfare in Afghanistan is enough — are isolationists. This is less a thought than a flight from thinking, which involves making sensible distinctions. Last Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” McCain warned that the GOP has always had “an isolation strain.” He calls it “the Pat Buchanan wing,” which he contrasts with “the Republican Party that has been willing to stand up for freedom for people all...
  • McCain hits 'isolationist' field (McCain attacks conservatives)

    06/18/2011 2:40:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-18 | Maggie Haberman
    Via Playbook, John McCain raps the Republican presidential field for what he sees as an isolationist strain that's emerging as the candidates shift away from strict hawkishness on foreign policy, and which cropped up at the New Hampshire debate last Monday. From the pre-taped interview with "This Week:" McCAIN: “Well, I was more concerned about what the candidates in New Hampshire the other night said. This is isolationism. There's always been an … isolation strain on the Republican Party — that Pat Buchanan wing of our party. But now it seems to have moved more center stage, so to speak....
  • John McCain keeps up Libya push

    06/14/2011 10:56:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-15 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that a resolution he’s spent months crafting on Libya will likely call on the White House to increase its communication with Congress, an addition that could help pick up support for the stalled measure. Last week the Foreign Relations Committee postponed a mark up of McCain’s resolution, written in partnership with Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), fearing the measure would not get enough votes. “I think as the situation has evolved in Libya, and frankly the lack of consultation and reporting to Congress has gone on, then we will be working on more...
  • Sen. Graham: Military intervention in Syria should be ‘on the table’

    06/12/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2011 | Ben Gelman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that it’s time to consider international intervention in Syria to avoid the further “slaughter” of people there by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. “If it made sense to protect the Libyan people against Gadhafi, and it did because they were going to get slaughtered if we hadn’t sent NATO in when he was on the outskirts of Benghazi, the question for the world [is], have we gotten to that point in Syria,” Graham said on the CBS' "Face the Nation."
  • Senate committee delays Libya debate (McCain defends Obama against criticism from conservatives)

    06/07/2011 8:39:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-06-07
    WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has postponed debate on a resolution on U.S. involvement in the military mission in Libya, led by NATO, a spokesman said. The resolution, sponsored by committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., and John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the committee, would generally express Senate approval of the U.S. role in Libya, Politico reported, citing senators familiar with the proposal. (sni;) McCain said he spoke with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Monday about a vote on his resolution, adding that he believes the resolution will pass handily and should satisfy...
  • Giuliani met with McCain as former mayor mulls 2012 bid (Rudy praises McCain for respecting Obama)

    06/02/2011 5:01:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-02 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said he met in recent weeks with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as Giuliani mulls a second run for president. Giuliani said on conservative talker Sean Hannity's radio show that he'd met recently with McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, and come away with the conclusion that it'd be better to focus on primary states if he were to run again.Giuliani's campaign is widely seen to have stumbled because of his focus on the Republican primary in Florida, at the expense of earlier, traditional contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. By the...
  • McCain, Graham to Congress: 'Stay the course'

    05/28/2011 6:43:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies
    The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, SC ^ | 2011-05-28 | Brad Dickerson
    (snip) During the comments, talk turned briefly to whether McCain would support former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin - his running mate during the 2008 presidential election - in a bid for the White House in 2012. McCain said it is all hypothetical at this point, as Palin has not officially announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination. "I'm proud of Sarah Palin. I'm proud of the campaign that she ran and she invigorated our campaign," McCain said. "I think she will be a very formidable candidate if she decides to seek the nomination of the Republican Party." The New...
  • McCain: Obama mistaken on Mideast

    05/20/2011 5:01:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-05-20
    WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Obama is repeating a mistake he made at the beginning of his administration with his call for a Palestinian state, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Friday. McCain, R-Arizona, the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, was interviewed by Sean Hannity, the ultra-conservative Fox News commentator. McCain said the president was wrong in his speech on Middle East policy to say that Israel should agree to a Palestinian state based on its borders in 1967. "I think they're making the same mistake that they made at the beginning of the administration," McCain said. "As you may...
  • John McCain: Libya vote unlikely (McCain attacks the Constitution, supports Obama's Libya war)

    05/11/2011 7:36:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2011-05-11 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday he does not believe Congress will act before the May 20 deadline to authorize military engagement in Libya and he does not “recognize” the constitutionality of the War Powers Act that sets the timeline, in any case. “No president has ever recognized the constitutionality of the War Powers Act and neither do I,” McCain said. “So I don’t feel bound by any deadline. It’s pretty obvious there’s no consensus in the Senate or in the Congress now to move forward with a resolution. I respect that.”McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee,...