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  • Longtime McCain aide launches vitriolic attack on Trump, Cruz

    07/30/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/15 | Adam Lerner
    Longtime John McCain aide launched a scathing attack against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, calling the former a con man with bad hair and the latter his accomplice. Mark Salter, who has worked for McCain for approximately two decades and co-authored numerous books with the Arizona senator, writes in RealClearPolitics that “either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I’ve grown irremediably cynical in my old age” and that he was “referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”Trump, according to Salter, is a modern day P.T. Barnum, who enriched himself off of hoaxes and later started Barnum...
  • VOTERS TO G.O.P.: WE'RE JUST NOT THAT INTO IMMIGRANTS

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • Honest Don

    07/27/2015 5:55:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 2 replies
    iOTWREPORT ^ | 7-21-2015 | Big Fur Hat
    July 21, 2015Honest Donby BigFurHat Lindsey Graham? The guy’s a fag. You know it and I know it. My fish know it. But who cares? I don’t. But maybe he cares. The guy is gayer than a picnic basket but won’t admit it. That makes him a target for blackmail. Next.Jeb Bush? He’s the Rachel Dolezal of Mexicans. He wants to be Mexican so bad he mows his lawn 3 times a day. When he passes gas it sounds like La Cucaracha. I agree, he should be president… of Mexico. Next.Hillary Clinton? Is she finished with her menopause yet? I...
  • Four key reasons this liberal meme about Trump is off the mark...

    07/27/2015 3:14:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-27-15 | The Looking Spoon
    It looks like the Occupy Democrats Facebook page has a problem with making intelligent memes. (like this one)I'm NO FAN of John McCain, but you can count me as one of those who didn't like what Trump had said about him. I also wasn't a fan of the other comment, but there are 4 reasons this meme needs to XYZ, because it's stupid is showing: None of what Trump said is motivated race, people were outraged because he was disparaging the service of a POW, dubious as some think it might be. Leave it to liberals to elevate illegal immigration to what...
  • CNN/ORC poll: Trump elbows his way to the top

    07/26/2015 11:00:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)In the first national telephone poll since Donald Trump earned rebukes from Republican leaders over his comments about Senator John McCain's military service, the real estate mogul has increased his support among GOP voters and now stands atop the race for the party's nomination. The new CNN/ORC Poll finds Trump at 18% support among Republicans, with former Florida governor Jeb Bush just behind at 15%, within the poll's margin of error. They are joined at the top of the pack by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, with 10% support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote. Trump's backing...
  • John McCain: Delivering Results for Arizona

    07/26/2015 10:34:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ^ | 7/21/15 | Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Real leadership means delivering results. It means fighting to protect our country, support our veterans, tackle wasteful spending, and advance common-sense solutions that put jobs and growth first. That’s what John McCain provides in the U.S. Senate every day. And it’s why we’re partnering with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to launch a new ad and stand with McCain in 2016. Re-electing John McCain is critical to maintaining our pro-jobs majority in the U.S. Senate and building on the progress we’ve made in Congress this year.
  • Heller: McCain Blocked Amendment To Arm Troops on Bases Weeks Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/26/2015 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller knew it wasn’t a good idea to ban arms from our military bases and recruiting centers, which is why in June—weeks before the Chattanooga attack—he submitted an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which would “give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” Unfortunately, his amendment was blocked, by none other than Sen. John McCain. The Republican senator explained in an interview on the Lars Larson Show that McCain, who’s the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, “didn’t want the amendment as part of the [2016 National Defense Authorization]...
  • John McCain's Debate Advice for Donald Trump's Opponents (No, really!)

    07/25/2015 6:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KMBZ-FM ^ | July 25, 2015
    Former presidential candidate John McCain has some debate advice for the GOP candidates sparring with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump: Stick to your message. "Answer the questions," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in a moderated discussion Saturday at the Aspen Institute. "Do not ... not so much ignore something like a direct attack, you don't want to totally ignore him, but get your message out," he said. Trump, who leads the crowded Republican field in several recent polls, recently said the Arizona senator, a former prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, was only considered a hero because he was captured. Trump has also...
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • Donald Trump Surges To Commanding Lead In Post-McCain Backlash Poll

    07/24/2015 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    While his favorability rating took a hit, a new poll shows that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s comments about Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’s war record are not the silver bullet many in the GOP and media hoped. A YouGov poll taken after Trump’s ill-considered remarks show his support among Republican voters has surged by double digits and well-ahead of Scott Walker and Jeb Bush, his two closest competitors. During the week of July 4-6, Trump was in first place, with 15% choosing the billionaire businessman over the rest of the field. Bush sat at 11%, which tied with Kentucky...
  • Trump pads lead in latest poll, scoring 28%, has higher numbers among veterans than McCain!

    07/24/2015 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Real estate billionaire Donald Trump's recent showing in national polls looks less like a fluke with each passing day, and numbers from Friday's YouGov.Economist poll has him leading the pack with support from 28 per cent of Republican primary voters. The survey, which is based on Internet interviews, ranked Trump twice at high as second-place finisher Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who leads in the fundraising sweepstakes but will fall far short of competing with Trump's $10 billion personal wealth. Bush is the first choice of 14 per cent of Republicans in the poll; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is...
  • YouGov poll: Veterans view Trump more favorably than they do McCain

    07/24/2015 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23,2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    What makes those numbers even more amazing is that veterans are outliers on this. Among the wider public, McCain’s favorable rating is 40/45 while Trump’s is 34/60. You tell me: Why don’t vets prefer McCain, even as the lesser of two evils? One theory is that veterans tend to be conservative, which means they have many years of political grievances against ol’ Maverick piled up. If that were true, though, we should see McCain struggling among Republicans generally. We don’t. His favorable rating among GOPers is 57/36, slightly better than Trump’s at 57/39. Another theory: Maybe vets appreciate Trump for...
  • More Republicans Like Trump Than McCain, New Poll Finds (Rasmussen Reports)

    07/23/2015 8:11:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | July 23, 2015 | Miriam Wasser
    A recent poll found that more Republican voters have a favorable view of presidential candidate Donald Trump than they do of Arizona's long-time U.S. Senator, John McCain. The telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports polled 1,000 people on July 20 and 21 and revealed that at least 52 percent of likely Republican voters reported having at least a somewhat favorable view of Trump, while 51 percent feel that way about McCain. The margin of error for the study, +/- 3 percent, is greater than the difference in results, but when asked if they have a very favorable view of the...
  • The True Military Record of John McCain Written by an Active Marine

    07/23/2015 5:39:31 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    la steel ^ | 9/03/08 | anon
    McCain has never really earned anything. He is from a wealth pampered background and not fit to lead this nation. A “war hero” doesn’t finished 894th out of 899 and still get stationed at a Navy champagne unit and promoted ahead of all but two of his 898 other classmates. A “war hero” doesn’t crash three U.S. Navy jets out of sheer incompetence and ineptitude, including two during non-combat training sessions. A “war hero” doesn’t get written up on drunk-and-disorderly, fraternization, disobeying orders, and insubordination charges more than two dozen times in less than three years. A “war hero” doesn’t...
  • My promised article concerning McCain and the USS Forrestal(CV-59) Fire

    07/23/2015 12:28:26 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 82 replies
    23 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    I will not use Wikipedia as some people have BUTTHURT with Wiki. This is what is will use: http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/cv-59/59f-0729.htm
  • McCain on Military Budget Cuts: ‘This Madness Must Stop’

    07/23/2015 1:49:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2015 | Thomas Novelly
    Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R., Ariz.), said the declining size of active duty Marines will struggle as they confront new threats due to decreases in military spending during a nomination hearing on Thursday Morning. “The combination of budget cuts, force reductions, and rising demands on our Marines has reduced readiness, lengthened deployments, cut training and time at home with families, and put the Marine Corps under considerable strain,”McCain said. “This madness must stop.” The committee met on Thursday to consider the nomination of Lieutenant General Robert B. Neller to be general and commandant of the Marine Corps. Sen....
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    07/23/2015 10:58:46 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    The American Conservative .com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story.
  • Are we finally meeting the real John McCain?

    07/23/2015 9:36:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/23/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “None of that is true!. . .I used to meet with him (McCain) in my office at the end of the day and debate with him. . .we debated quite fiercely but there was never any personal prejudice between us; the debate was between two men in a manly style. But after that we were quite friendly. We didn’t take it personally,” said Tran Trong Duyet, McCain’s jailer, in 2008 when Duyet was aged 75. But after his release from the Hanoi Hilton (Hoa Lo Prison), John Sidney McCain, Navy pilot and son of Adm. John McCain, Jr., commander of...
  • Trump is Right about Songbird McCain and here’s why

    07/22/2015 7:11:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 123 replies
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is piling onto Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don't like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don't care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he certainly wins that contest, both at home and abroad....
  • Donald Trump and the Politics of Never Backing Down

    07/22/2015 5:19:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Grand Rapids Community College Collegiate ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Powers, Web Editor
    Ever since Donald Trump announced he was seeking the White House, his foot has rarely left his mouth. Yet voters are still enamored by him. Why? He couldn’t make it through his announcement speech without calling Mexican immigrants rapists and vowing to build a wall that he would make Mexico pay for to keep them out. This, of course, led to business partners including NBC and Macy’s to sever ties with Trump, but that didn’t stop him. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) While most candidates would realize their mistake and back down, Trump did exactly the opposite. In a way only he could, Trump...
  • Power Vs. Powerless: Trump Attacks McCain,McCain Attacks Everyday Americans

    07/22/2015 2:44:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | John Nolte
    The whole world is upside down, especially in the Republican Party. When a powerful United States Senator faces no Party repercussions after smearing everyday Americans, there is something horribly, terribly, and self-destructively wrong with the GOP. There is no question that Donald Trump took a cheap shot at Republican Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) It wasn’t as bad as some in the media and the GOP Establishment wanted it to be (the crusade was on to craft a silver bullet), but it was a cheap shot at a legitimate war hero’s record. Trump was out of line, no question. .
  • Trump is Right about Songbird McCain and here’s why

    07/22/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 07/21/2015 | Ed Wood
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is piling onto Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don't like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don't care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he certainly wins that contest, both at home and abroad....
  • : Trump Leads GOP Field with 22% in New Post-Iowa Poll; NO DROP After McCain Remarks

    07/22/2015 5:03:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/21/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    “New poll: Trump 22, Bush 15, Walker 12. We did NOT see Trump’s numbers decline after his attacks on McCain -” Wilson wrote about details of the survey, including an important observation that Trump has gained support from an earlier poll taken this month, passing Jeb Bush who has lost support. “The Morning Consult survey, conducted July 17 through July 20 among 1,978 registered voters, includes a subsample of 754 self-identified Republican and Republican-leaning voters who say they will participate in the party’s presidential nominating contest, for a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. “There is...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Still on the Rise, No Hit from John McCain Attack

    07/22/2015 1:48:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 21, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    In a poll conducted from July 17th to July 20th, support for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn’t taken a hit despite Trump’s comments about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Saturday, July 18th, while attending the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa. A recent Morning Consult poll reveals Trump leads all of the GOP contenders, with 22 percent of the vote. This places Trump seven percentage points ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who held 15 percent of the vote. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in third place with 12 percent of the vote. According to the poll, Dr. Ben...
  • Trump's name-calling must end: Nikki Haley

    07/21/2015 11:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    Trump's name-calling must end: Nikki Haley - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Tuesday came down hard on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying that the real estate mogul has gone too far with his personal attacks on political rivals, including him calling US Senator Lindsey Graham an "idiot" during a rally. "It's wrong," Haley said Tuesday during a Republican governors forum at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado. Haley added that though Trump is a supporter and friend, she said, "he's creating a very combative tone. Every day I feel like I'm hearing Mr. Trump attack another person personally."...
  • We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Donald Trump Actually Became President

    07/21/2015 11:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Vice ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Pearl, staff writer
    It's the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, and it's Inauguration Day. Donald John Trump Sr. has his hand on a Bible, and America looks on, agape, as he swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." How we got to this point isn't important. The question now is, what the [expletive] is about to happen? To come up with even the vaguest answer, we have to look back at history. Because as British TV science guy James Burke once said, "Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because...
  • If Trump doesn't apologize soon...

    07/21/2015 6:09:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 192 replies
    Jim Robinson
    If Trump doesn't apologize soon for speaking the truth about the criminal illegal aliens invading our country and for shoving it straight back into that RINO traitor's face we're going to have wimpy hyperventilating GOP-e RINOs flooding the emergency rooms all around the country. McCain (of the treasonous Gang of Eight and McCain-Feingold fame) shockingly admitted himself that he's no hero. End of big story. And for crying out loud, the America-hating communist traitors on the left (WashPost, etal) have been dumping on McCain's hero status for decades, not to mention all their years of directly aiding and abetting the...
  • New national GOP frontrunner: McCain is a hero, and if there was a misunderstanding,

    07/21/2015 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Journal calls it Trump’s attempt to make peace with the GOP after two days of heavy breathing over the McCain comments. It’s not an apology, but Mediaite is right that it’s probably as close as he gets to an apology. Which is good, because only RINOs apologize. He insists here that he didn’t really say what everyone heard him say this past weekend about McCain, which is interesting given that Trump fans have spent the last three days claiming that what he said was correct. Trump keeps pointing in interviews to this “fact check” by Sharyl Attkisson, who took...
  • The Daily 202: Trump vs. Kasich split screen

    07/21/2015 2:56:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Power Post's The Daily 202 ^ | July 21, 2015 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    THE BIG IDEA: CHARLESTON, S.C.—Donald Trump’s South Carolina kickoff, postponed because of the church shooting here last month, and John Kasich’s presidential campaign announcement at The Ohio State University both start at 11 a.m. this morning. Cable news will undoubtedly cover the New York businessman, under fire for his comment that John McCain is not a war hero, more than the sitting governor of Ohio, who could much more conceivably be the next president (or vice president). The split-screen contrast will show both sides of the now 16 candidate GOP field and reflect the extent to which Trump, who has...
  • Democrats use Donald Trump's remarks to castigate GOP

    07/21/2015 2:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | July 21, 2015 | Erica Werner, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's incendiary comments - and the GOP response - are proving political gold for Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid jumped on both Tuesday, first attacking Trump for his criticism of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., then pivoting to a larger target: the growing GOP presidential field and the entire Republican Party. Reid, D-Nev., noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing Trump's suggestion that McCain is not really a war hero, they were more tentative in responding to his criticisms of Mexican immigrants as "criminals" and "rapists."(continued)
  • How selective outrage over Trump is dooming the GOP (Because - White people)

    07/21/2015 11:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart, columnist
    In what seemed like a political nanosecond, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement on Saturday condemning Donald Trump’s callous assertion that day that Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero.” Senator McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period. There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably. The RNC is 100 percent correct. McCain is a hero. His sacrifice and service to this country when so many like Trump looked for ways to avoid the Vietnam...
  • POW case haunts McCain's image as war hero

    07/21/2015 4:13:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome R. Corsi
    Though he immediately backtracked, presidential candidate Donald Trump reopened the controversy over Sen. John McCain’s service during the Vietnam War and his subsequent handling of the post-war POW issue by questioning whether the Arizona Republican should be regarded as a hero. McCain, whose father and grandfather were four-star Navy admirals, has been commended throughout his career in the Senate for enduring five-and-a-half years in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison in North Vietnam. But various critics, including Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Sydney H. Schanberg, have charged that McCain, working with fellow Vietnam veteran and then-Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., suppressed information about...
  • The Superbowl of Superholes [Steyn on McCain]

    07/20/2015 7:42:45 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Steynonline ^ | July 20 2015 | Mark Steyn
    We are cursed, as the Chinese say, to live in "interesting times", about which there is much to say - the Iran deal, for example, or the Allaku Akbar guy running amok in Chattanooga. Yet the dead sloth that is the Republican Party has finally roused itself to spend the last 48 hours hammering Donald Trump for impugning the honor of John McCain. As his criminal-immigrant surge demonstrates, Trump's support comes almost entirely from Americans who feel the political class passes its time talking about nothing that matters to them. So feel free to spend the weekend talking about John...
  • McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    07/21/2015 7:13:52 AM PDT · by Homer1 · 13 replies
    Theamericanconsetvative.com ^ | 7/1/2010 | Sydney Schanberg
    John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence...
  • WHY WOULD WE ELECT PRESIDENT A GUY WHO...?

    07/21/2015 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 31 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7 21 2015 | Dick Bachert
    Why would this country elect as president some guy who was known to regale friends with nigger* jokes, had a history of depression, was suicidal from time to time and eventually started an internecine war that took over 600,000 lives and... What? Oh, yeah. THAT WAS LINCOLN! never mind! * A corruption of the word referring to the area near the NIGER River in Africa and now freely used by blacks around the world when referring to one another. To NOT have written the word here would be to accord the dark forces of political correctness an inappropriate and destructive...
  • John McCain: "I'm not a hero and I don't want Trump's apology."

    07/21/2015 4:36:32 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 39 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2015
    Sen. John McCain speaks out for the first time regarding comments made about him by 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump. "The best thing to do is to put it behind us and move forward, and express our gratitude to those who served and sacrificed," Sen. John McCain told Morning Joe. "Who are the real heroes? The 55,000" men who died in Vietnam. "Never murder a man who is in the process of committing suicide," McCain handlers told CNN Monday morning.
  • One True American Hero: Admiral James B. Stockdale (Hostage)

    07/21/2015 3:10:02 AM PDT · by Hostage · 10 replies
    Home of Heroes and Free Republic ^ | July 21, 2015 and 1976 | Hostage and Military Archives
    There are heroes and then there are charlatans. To detect who is which requires one to observe over time the sincerity of the person. Here are described the acts of one true American hero: ADMIRAL JAMES B. STOCKDALE The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to STOCKDALE, JAMES B.Rank and organization: Rear Admiral (then Captain), U.S. Navy. Place and date: Hoa Lo prison, Hanoi, North Vietnam, 4 September 1969. Entered service at: Abingdon, Ill. Born: 23 December 1923, Abingdon, Ill..Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the...
  • Des Moines Register calls on Trump to drop of out 2016 race

    07/21/2015 12:16:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2015
    Iowa's largest newspaper has called on Donald Trump to drop out of the 2016 presidential race amid the furor of the real estate magnate's weekend comments about Sen. John McCain's service during the Vietnam War. At a conservative summit in Iowa Saturday, Trump, whom several polls had shown to be leading the Republican field, dismissed McCain's reputation as a war hero, saying of the Arizona Republican who was held for five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, "I like people who weren't captured." In an opinion piece published late Monday, the Register said Trump's comments were "not merely...
  • Don't Be Fooled by the Media; This Isn't About Trump

    07/20/2015 9:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Is anyone concerned that the media have succeeded in using a flap between Donald Trump and John McCain to divert our attention from serious issues facing the nation? Trump has been very outspoken in recent weeks on certain issues, especially immigration. His unfiltered remarks have resonated with people, driving him high in the polls among the GOP hopefuls. I don't think for a second this means Trump has a realistic chance of getting the GOP presidential nomination, much less winning the presidency, but it is a powerful indication that people are tired of what's been going on in the country....
  • Meet Fox News latest contributor (Sarah Palin's replacement)

    07/20/2015 8:29:31 PM PDT · by Kazan · 75 replies
    https://twitter.com/meghanmccain ^ | 7/20/2015 | Meghan McCain
    Meghan McCain ‏@MeghanMcCain 21m21 minutes ago First day as a nationally syndicated radio host and an official @FoxNews contributor. Today was one for the books! 🇺🇸
  • Palin calls both McCain and Trump heroes

    07/20/2015 6:22:45 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 53 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jake Tapper
    Asked about the dispute between Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona -- the candidate at the top of the ticket when she was 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Monday afternoon called both men heroes. "I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well," Palin told CNN in an email. "Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation."
  • Attacking Donald Trump seems to only make him stronger

    07/20/2015 5:56:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eugene Robinson
    Don’t be sure the McCain episode is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s bizarre presidential campaign. Don’t even be sure it’s the end of the beginning. Attacking him with censure and shame is like trying to destroy Godzilla with electricity: It might just make him stronger. Why should anyone pay the slightest attention to the Trump circus? Because the most recent polls — to the GOP establishment’s great consternation — show him in first place. Also because Trump, rather than any of his more experienced rivals, is setting the agenda for the race. On Saturday, he committed what...
  • Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump is a ‘jackass’

    07/20/2015 5:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eliza Collins
    Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks real-estate mogul Donald Trump is a “jackass” and his comments about Sen. John McCain were the beginning of the end of his candidacy. “He’s bringing his name down and he’s not helping the process and he shouldn’t be commander in chief,” Graham said. The South Carolina senator was speaking on CNN’s “Out Front” on Monday, responding to Trump’s Saturday comment that McCain was not an American hero because he was taken prisoner by North Vietnamese forces. “He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who...
  • Veterans line up behind McCain against Trump

    07/20/2015 5:13:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 20JUL15 | Kristina Wong
    A group representing retired military officers called Monday for Donald Trump to apologize to Sen. John McCain and all veterans for his disparaging remarks about the Arizona Republican's military service during the Vietnam War. "We should acknowledge the facts: John McCain cares deeply about our men and women in uniform, and through his actions, he has made a real difference for our troops. Mr. Trump owes Senator McCain and all veterans an apology," said Retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, president and CEO of Military Officers Association of America. At a Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, the real estate...
  • Do you consider Sen. John McCain a war hero?

    07/20/2015 4:43:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 123 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7-20-2015
    Freep this poll...
  • 2 vets belittled, 2 different reactions

    07/20/2015 4:17:30 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 6 replies
    Bush defends McCain but backed those who attacked Kerry
  • Sign The Petition to Deport John McCain

    07/20/2015 3:37:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    John McCain advocates policies that pose a clear and present danger to the United States, including, but not limited to: Facilitated corruption in Keating Five scandal Opposed efforts to rescue POWs Worked with Marxist radicals Ted Kennedy and Marco Rubio on amnesty plan to flood America with hordes of far-left future Democrats. Blatantly lied to voters about building border fence during reelection campaign. Encouraged Lois Lerner to persecute Tea Party groups. Collaborated with Hillary Clinton to overthrow U.S. ally in Libya, installing Islamic radicals in its place. Encouraged illegal Nazi coup in Ukraine to benefit defense lobbyists friends. Created and...
  • Trump Teachable Moment: How Come Liberals Can Savage McCain's Service?

    07/20/2015 1:24:49 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh website ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: No, no, no, Trump can survive this. Trump is surviving this. You know, this is a great, great teachable moment here, this whole thing with Trump and McCain. But it's not the most important thing happening out there today. Now, you wouldn't know it by looking at the Drive-By Media. If you're looking at the Drive-By Media, you think the only thing happening is Trump-McCain. I just got my audio sound bite roster. You know how many audio sound bites I have today? I've got 18. Sixteen of them are about Trump. I have 18 audio sound...
  • Trump: Illegal Immigrants Are Treated Better Than U.S. Veterans And McCain Has Done Nothing To Help

    07/20/2015 12:29:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    HNGN ^ | July 20, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    "Frankly, illegal immigrants get treated better than many of our vets - it's a disgrace what's happening in this country. And John McCain has done nothing about it but talk," Trump said.Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump appeared on NBC's "Today" show on Monday morning, saying that illegal immigrants get treated better than many U.S. veterans and repeatedly accusing the hosts of taking his remarks about Sen. John McCain's military service out of context. Trump called the Department of Veterans Affairs a "scandalous, corrupt organization" and said the media "has done a false number, as usual," reported The Washington Times. Over...
  • Weekend Iowa poll: No Trump slump yet for McCain remarks

    07/20/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 20, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer and Jennifer Agiesta
    Donald Trump ignited a political furor with his weekend comments about Sen. John McCain's war record, but the first polling released since then shows no change in his standing. A Monmouth University poll of Iowans released Monday and conducted over the weekend showed Scott Walker continues to maintain a solid lead in the Iowa Republican caucus, though Trump has gained an edge over the rest of the field and now stands alone in second place. Of likely caucus attendees, 22% told pollsters that they'd support the Wisconsin governor in next winter's matchup, but 13% said they would back Trump, who...