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  • Byron York: The real bias of 'Game Change' (GOP base filled w/hatred, racism & xenophobia)

    03/10/2012 1:03:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 10, 2012 | Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent
    Several critics, most of them conservatives, have complained that Game Change, the new HBO movie made from the best-selling 2008 presidential campaign book, portrays Sarah Palin as profoundly stupid. And it does. Those critics have also complained that the picture sometimes portrays John McCain and his top advisers as deeply craven. It does that, too. And then there's the fact that Game Change, the movie, focuses on a negative portrayal of Palin while ignoring the dramatic and divisive primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that made up the biggest part of the book. So there's a lot of...
  • Al-Qaeda in Rebel Syria (McCain's call for airstrikes could lead to Al Qaeda-ruled Syria)

    03/08/2012 4:54:53 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    On Monday, in calling for airstrikes on Syria, Senator John McCain reprised much the same role he played one year ago at the outset of the Libyan war. (snip) With Senator McCain again pushing from the right, America risks yet again lending support to its old nemesis on ostensibly “humanitarian” grounds. (For perhaps the only serious attempt yet made to assess the solidity of those grounds, see Sharmine Narwani’s analysis of the Syrian casualty figures here.) If, this time, the senator is not pushing on a fully open door, the door is clearly not shut either. Apparently in an effort...
  • Civil libertarians slam McCain cybersecurity bill

    03/06/2012 6:07:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 6, 2012 | Joseph Menn
    A cybersecurity bill introduced by Republican Senator John McCain could dramatically expand the domestic reach of U.S. intelligence agencies and potentially give them massive troves of emails, civil liberties advocates said. "This is a privacy nightmare that will eventually result in the military substantially monitoring the domestic, civilian Internet," said Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Majority Leader Harry Reid, the McCain bill stresses voluntary information sharing instead of regulation of critical industries by the Department of Homeland Security. McCain's bill was introduced last week.
  • Finally a book about RINOs

    03/06/2012 9:39:27 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies ^ | March 6, 2012 | donjuanluis
    After providing lists of RINOs for the last several years, is now proud to present The RINO List 2012, available March 14, 2012 only at You can go to the Amazon Listing page, and Wish List an order of the book. On March 14, the Kindle version will go live as well, so watch for them both!
  • Sen. McCain condemns Limbaugh's 'totally unacceptable' remarks

    03/05/2012 10:50:02 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday said Rush Limbaugh’s recent use of the word “slut” on his conservative radio show to describe a woman’s policy position “should be condemned by everyone.” “He’s an entertainer,” McCain said on CNN, acknowledging a defense used by some conservative bloggers. “But his remarks are totally unacceptable, totally and completely unacceptable. And there’s no place for it.”
  • McCain to call for air strikes on Syria

    03/05/2012 10:58:02 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies ^ | March 5, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Later today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services, will become the first U.S. senator to publicly call for U.S. led air strikes to halt the violence and atrocities being committed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "After a year of bloodshed, the crisis in Syria has reached a decisive moment," McCain will say Monday afternoon in a speech on the Senate floor, according to excerpts obtained in advance by The Cable. "What opposition groups in Syria need most urgently is relief from Assad's tank and artillery sieges in many cities that are...
  • McCain: Limbaugh outburst 'totally unacceptable'

    03/05/2012 11:54:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain says it's "totally unacceptable" for Rush Limbaugh to call a law student a "slut" in the political furor over requiring that women get birth control coverage free of charge. Speaking Monday on the CBS program 'This Morning,' the Arizona senator said Limbaugh's statements were unacceptable "in every way" and "should be condemned" by people across the political spectrum...
  • Meghan McCain Slams HBO's "Game Change" and Tom Hanks

    03/03/2012 7:51:20 PM PST · by ak267 · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/3/2012 | Meghan McCain
    HBO's 'Game Change' won't be broadcast till March 10, but Meghan McCain has seen the clips and isn't happy. Here she vents about the film, Tom Hanks, and shares a bit of gossip.
  • McCain: Romney May Be Too Wounded to Win in November

    02/29/2012 1:35:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 85 replies · 1+ views
    newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 12:55 PM | Martin Gould
    Mitt Romney could be too wounded from the drawn-out and increasingly bitter Republican primary battle to be an effective candidate against President Barack Obama, leading supporter Sen. John McCain suggests. And the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate called on all four candidates left in the race to tone down the intra-party attacks and concentrate on policies. “This is like watching a Greek tragedy,” McCain told the Boston Herald, saying that negative campaigning and increasingly personal attacks “should have stopped long ago.” “Any utility from the debates has been exhausted, and now it’s just exchanging cheap shots and personal shots followed by...
  • Sarah Palin, trashing ‘Game Change’ to stay in the game

    02/28/2012 8:04:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | February 27, 2012 | Suzi Parker
    Sarah Palin has been mocked, among other things, for being too dumb to know that the more her former aides trash “Game Change,” a made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential campaign, the more viewers the movie is likely to draw. But Palin is no slouch at PR. Last week, her aides spoke out angrily, calling “Game Change” “sick.” What a brilliant move. The more they protest, the more attention Palin gets. Beautiful, smart Julianne Moore, who’s been called one of the best actresses of her generation, plays the former governor of Alaska in the movie, based on the book of...
  • John McCain 'was urged to mount legal challenge to Barack Obama's presidential victory'

    02/27/2012 10:41:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies · 3+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 27, 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    The Republican presidential candidate was reportedly advised by aides to take the dramatic step of seeking an injunction to prevent the results in Ohio and Pennsylvania from being certified, a move that would have plunged the election night into chaos. His campaign staff were said to have believed they had evidence of voter fraud in the two battleground states and could challenge the results in the court. According to an analyst at Stratfor, the political intelligence company whose hacked emails are being published by WikiLeaks, Mr Mcain's staff were still pleading with him to take legal action in the moments...
  • Rush: America Likes Santorum

    02/24/2012 6:21:48 PM PST · by writer33 · 112 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/24/12 | Michelle Lopata
    The fact that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a “good family man” is why he has gained traction recently with voters, according to radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. “My guess [why Santorum’s popularity is rising] might have to do with the fact that it’s now widely known that Santorum is a loving, devoted father,” Rush argued. A recent Washington Post/ABC News story stated that Santorum is winning more support from Republican women and is “less unpopular” among Democrat and independent women than his GOP rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich despite his views on abortion, contraception, and prenatal screenings...
  • McCain to Newsmax: Attacks on Palin ‘Unrelenting, Merciless’

    02/26/2012 2:14:33 PM PST · by Altariel · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 24, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano and Ashley Martella
    Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain lashed out at the “unrelenting, merciless attacks” on his former running mate, Sarah Palin, in an exclusive interview evening with Newsmax.TV. He also fired opinions on President Barack Obama's Quran burning apology, lagging solidarity with Israel, aiding the Syrian rebels, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's immigration reform. “The unrelenting merciless attacks by the liberal left on Sarah Palin since the day she was the nominee for vice president of the United States is something that continues to confound and frankly sadden me because it just doesn’t stop,” declared McCain...
  • John McCain won't watch HBO's 'Game Change,' stands by Palin pick (Only thing he got right!)

    02/25/2012 4:48:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | February 25, 2012 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Reporting from Tempe, Ariz.— Count one less viewer in the audience when HBO airs "Game Change," its dramatization of the 2008 presidential campaign, which features a scathingly negative portrayal of vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin. "This new movie that comes out, (people) ask me if I'm gonna watch it," Arizona Sen. John McCain told a group of Republican activists on Saturday. "I tell them it'll be a cold day in Gila Bend, Arizona." (For the uninitiated, Gila Bend is a Sonoran Desert town that often appears on weather maps as the nation's hot spot). The made-for-TV movie, based on the...
  • Top McCain Advisor on ‘Game Change’: Palin Didn’t Cost GOP the Election – Obama’s Fundraising Did

    02/25/2012 10:18:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    In an in-depth exclusive interview with Big Hollywood, T. Michael Andrews, a former adviser to the McCain presidential campaign defends Governor Sarah Palin, saying that the premise of HBO’s ‘Game Change’ is dead wrong – that she was not the reason the Republicans lost the election – Obama’s fundraising is. Andrews, a former lawyer for the Bush administration, left his position at the Department of Homeland Security in 2008 and recently authored a book, “The Border Challenge” about his experience fighting the drug war for the U.S. His interview with Big Government in January can be read here. Andrews left...
  • Senators Back Netanyahu in Pentagon Row

    02/25/2012 8:27:00 AM PST · by Library Lady · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | Gavriel Queenann
    US Senator John McCain backed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week in a growing divergence of views with Washington on how to confront Iran's nuclear program. On Tuesday, Netanyahu charged that US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey was "unwilling to aid Israel" in ensuring Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons. Netanyahu added that Dempsey's assertion a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "destabilizing” for peace talks and “not prudent” for America’s efforts "served the Iranians." Siding with Netanyahu, McCain told reporters in Jerusalem “There should be no daylight between America and Israel in...
  • McCain’s Troubling Outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/22/2012 10:57:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | Feb 22nd 2012 | Frank Gaffney
    Republican John McCain has been traveling the Mideast with a bipartisan delegation of his Senate colleagues. He seems to think the region’s ascendant Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood are people America can do business with. Call it pragmatism. Perhaps it is simply a cynical bid to secure the release of sixteen U.S. hostages, some of whom work in Egypt for the International Republican Institute, a non-governmental organization Sen. McCain has long chaired. Whatever his rationale, John McCain’s warming to the Brotherhood is strategically catastrophic. It fails to recognize that group’s determination to destroy infidel nations like ours. It signals bipartisan...
  • Who Could Emerge As The GOP Compromise Candidate At The Convention?

    02/21/2012 12:48:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Ology ^ | February 21, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Even without a competitive Republican primary, the GOP’s presidential nominee would not have been able to lock down the required 1,144 delegates required to cinch the nomination until May. Given the trajectory of the Republican presidential race, it is more than likely that the nominating contest will go on until the summer and may even stretch all the way to the convention. There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the possibility of a brokered convention where no candidate has the required delegates to secure the nomination outright. In that scenario, multiple ballots would be required by...
  • John McCain Concerned About "Negative" Tone in GOP Race

    02/19/2012 3:04:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies ^ | February 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Arizona Senator John McCain, the man who lost to Barack Obama after trying to pull the "my friends" card on both his opponent and the media, is expressing concern about the negative tone of the GOP primary race. Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) said Sunday he’s worried the negative tone in the GOP campaigns could help President Obama win a second term in the White House. “I think there's reason to be concerned about it,” said McCain on ABC’s This Week. "I've been in very tough campaigns. I don't think I've seen one that was as personal...
  • Egypt risks 'disastrous' rupture in ties: US senators

    02/07/2012 6:14:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 2/7/12 | AFP
    A trio of leading US senators on Tuesday warned Egypt that the risk of a "disastrous" rupture in ties had "rarely been greater" amid an escalating row over the planned trial of US pro-democracy activists. Republican senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte, joined by independent Joe Lieberman, also warned that US congressional "support for Egypt -- including continued financial assistance -- is in jeopardy." "The current crisis with the Egyptian government has escalated to such a level that it now threatens our long-standing partnership," the three senators wrote in a joint statement. "There are committed opponents of the United States...