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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...
  • McRINO Talks Down Fear of The Muslim Brotherhood And Sharia Law In Egypt…

    02/14/2012 4:32:36 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Weasel Zippers /Washington Examiner ^ | February 2012 | weasel Zippers
    Egypt’s Christian population begs to differ.Via Washington Examiner:Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talked down fear of the Muslim Brotherhood’s control in Egypt, as he defended United States foreign aid to Egypt, suggesting that secularists might block the worst forms of Sharia law. “I’m not clear whether — how the Muslim Brotherhood is going to be,” McCain told Sean Hannity last night. “There are other representatives in parliament. I know that they will be an elected government,” he said. McCain struck an optimistic tone when Hannity observed that the Egyptian people support Sharia law. “Well, first of all, I’m not clear what...
  • FBI Announces that Americans Are Now a Threat to America

    02/10/2012 8:27:20 AM PST · by opentalk · 39 replies · 1+ views
    RLC ^ | February 7, 2012 | Dave Nalle
    Following the pattern of other provocative statements about potential domestic terrorist threats from the Obama Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a statement exposing the threat of “hundreds of thousands” of “sovereign citizens” who can turn violent “at the drop of a hat” during encounters with the police. Citing three specific cases in three years and a trend of an increase in arrests of believers in individual sovereignty from 10 to 18 cases per year, mostly for non-violent crimes, the FBI declared law enforcement to be “inundated” with threats. This may be the most exaggerated and offensive...
  • McCain: US must act to help Syrians under siege

    02/09/2012 5:52:56 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    AP via Townhall ^ | February 9, 2012
    Sen. John McCain says the United States should find ways to help the Syrian people under siege from President Bashar Assad, without putting American "boots on the ground." McCain tells "CBS This Morning" there are several options available, ranging from medical care and technical assistance to safe havens for refugees of the violence.
  • Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    02/08/2012 8:11:18 AM PST · by rarestia · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
  • Administration names official advocate for illegal immigrants

    02/07/2012 11:01:30 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 27 replies ^ | February 7, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a new "public advocate" charged with listening to immigrants' concerns about its law enforcement policies — but Republicans said the position amounts to an official mouthpiece for illegal immigrants being deported.
  • Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill - replace with a coin

    02/01/2012 6:46:31 PM PST · by opentalk · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2012 | Josiah Ryan
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) have introduced legislation that would permanently discontinue the $1 dollar note and replace it with a coin. Harkin and McCain penned The Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings (COINS) Act in response to reports from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) that indicate that abandoning the note could save around $5.5 billion over the next 30 years. Specifically the COINS Act would require that Federal Reserve Banks discontinue the $1 note four years after enactment or once circulation of $1 coins exceeds 600 million annually.
  • Senator McCain,"Mitt Romney is the Nominee." [Dole, McCain, Romney... pattern developing here]

    01/31/2012 6:59:23 AM PST · by DakotaRifle · 83 replies
    On the Neil Cavuto show Senator John McCain was interview by Neil. The video is titled,"Sen McCain: Gingrich watching the sun set on his campaign." About 2:45 into the video McCain makes this statement,"Mitt Romney is the nominee."
  • Meghan McCain on Why Newt Gingrich Should Quit After Florida Primary ("Daddy, make bad man leave!")

    01/31/2012 6:13:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 31, 2012 | Meghan McCain
    Today is the day of the Florida primary, and it will most likely be the day that Mitt Romney clinches the 2012 Republican nomination for president. I admit that I have a terrible track record of predicting the outcome of elections, but I think it’s pretty safe to say Romney is going to win Florida. The most recent Rasmussen poll has him leading Gingrich by 16 points. The right wing of the party might have fought tooth and nail against Romney, but after a long and arduous primary process, he has now proven that he is in fact the strongest...
  • John McCain and Sarah Palin: Like Two Peas in a Pod - Not Anymore

    01/29/2012 4:22:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | January 29, 2012 | Dorian De Wind
    Of course two people — even if they were once on the same ticket for president and vice president of the United States — can, three years later, change some of their views and root for and endorse different candidates in the GOP presidential primaries. It happens to the best of us, and in the best of families, including husband and wife — just look at James Carville and Mary Matalin … Thus it should not be surprising to see, today, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, John McCain, fervently endorsing Mitt Romney for President and his running mate, Sarah Palin,...
  • Sarah Palin accuses GOP of 'Stalin-esque' attack on Newt Gingrich

    01/29/2012 2:21:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 28, 2012 | Russell Berman -
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) sharply criticized the Republican Party “establishment” for using what she called a “Stalin-esque rewriting of history” to tar Newt Gingrich as he fights for the GOP presidential nomination. Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, posted a nearly 1,400-word statement on her Facebook page on Friday in which she accused Republican party elders of employing “tactics of the left” to derail the Gingrich campaign. “The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the...
  • Resolution 511 McCain born to American citizens (PLURAL)

    In 2008, the Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent declaring John McCain to be a "natural born citizen" and thus eligible to run for President. Ironically, this bill was co-sponsored by both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Below is the full text of the resolution. Third paragraph from bottom refers to prior presidents born "outside the US" being eligible for the office. However, it is my understanding that this applied to only one individual (Chester Alan Arthur ?) and his place of birth (still disputed) was not known at the time of his candidacy. I believe Leo Donofrio has...
  • Romney Supported by Three Moderate GOP Presidential Losers--and this is supposed to help?

    01/27/2012 12:01:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Friday, January 27, 2012 | Kristinn
    Mitt Romney, whose liberal past and questionable conservative credentials are at the heart of his problems securing the Republican presidential nomination, is being supported by three prior Republican nominees--all of whom lost their bids for the presidency while running as moderates.Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee who lost to Barack Obama, endorsed Romney on January 4 heading into the New Hampshire primary.Former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 nomineee who lost to Bill Clinton, endorsed Romney in December before the Iowa caucus.Former President George H.W. Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, 'unofficially' endorsed Romney in December in remarks to...
  • McCain backs Brewer in tarmac tiff, calls Obama 'prickly'

    01/26/2012 2:37:19 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 43 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Jan. 26, 2012 | Christi Parsons
    Reporting from Las Vegas— President Obama is spending the day in Las Vegas and Colorado trying to sell his vision for America's energy future, but he's going to have to work to overshadow the buzz around his personal clash with the Arizona governor the day before. On Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came to the defense of Gov. Jan. Brewer in a conversation with Fox Business Network, where he suggested that President Obama can be a little abrasive. "Apparently Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, had a similar exchange with the president," McCain said Thursday morning. "It is very well-known...
  • Maverick alert: McCain to campaign for Romney in Florida on Thursday

    01/25/2012 3:27:06 PM PST · by publius321 · 50 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 1/25/2012 | by George Bennett
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who effectively ended Mitt Romney‘s 2008 presidential hopes by defeating him in that year’s Florida primary, will hit the campaign trail for Romney on Thursday..." I know you all will get a laugh out of that one. "Maverick elert" LOL. I actually think it's a -PLUS- for Newt when McCain shows up to campaign for Mitt. All McCain can do is rally the 25% RINOs - and remind the 75% conservatives in the party that they are doing the right thing supporting Newt. It's amazing how different the effect is since most of the conservatives did...
  • The Book On Mitt Romney: Here Is John McCain's Entire Opposition Research File

    01/17/2012 9:51:23 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 34 replies · 1+ views
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1*17*12 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A document found online by BuzzFeed appears to be John McCain's entire, 200-page opposition research file — or “book” — on Mitt Romney from 2008, the year they were bitter rivals. Segments of the book have been posted on, but this the first time the document has been shared for public consumption in its entirety.
  • McCain Hit Romney On Bain in 2008

    01/13/2012 3:45:14 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/13/2012 | Staff
    John McCain heartedly defended Mitt Romney's private sector record today. "These attacks on, quote, Bain Capital is really kind of anathema to everything we believe in" said John McCain. "We believe in job creation, and the record of Bain Capital is to take companies that would otherwise fail and restore them to some kind of viability, and sometimes that doesn't work, but you know, when it always works is a thing called communism." But that's exactly not what McCain was saying in 2008, when the rapaciousness of Bain was part of the end game he and his aides pressed against...
  • ohn McCain: SuperPACs Will ‘Destroy Political Process,’ Predicts ‘Scandal’ Because of Them

    01/13/2012 12:29:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2012 | David Muir
    One of the biggest headlines of the Republican primary race so far – and the point Stephen Colbert is trying to make with his satirical campaign – is the story of SuperPACs. ....................................................... On the campaign trail, we asked McCain about the ads from the SuperPAC that supports Romney. He told us these SuperPACs will “destroy the political process,” and predicted “scandal” because of them.
  • Meghan McCain: Ronald Reagan ‘Would Be Called a Dirty Moderate Like Me’

    01/12/2012 9:27:16 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 54 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-12-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Meghan McCain, MSNBC’s newest contributor with a growing laundry list of outlandish comments to her credit, appeared as on Wednesday’s Tonight Show. During the broadcast, the quirky McCain compared herself to conservative icon President Ronald Reagan, asserting that if he were in the presidential race today, “he would be called a dirty moderate like me, unfortunately.” McCain, who identifies herself as a “big proponent” of same-sex marriage, said that her views have isolated her in Republican circles. “People don’t think I’m Republican enough because I’m a big advocate of marriage equality in this country. But I’m very proud to do...
  • John McCain: Choosing Sarah Palin was the 'best decision I ever made'

    01/12/2012 9:15:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The State Column ^ | January 12, 2012 | Staff
    Arizona U.S. Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain reflected on his 2008 campaign earlier this week, saying choosing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has his running mate was “the best decision” he has ever made. Mr. McCain made the comment during an appearance on Fox News, where he also took time to promote his 2008 rival, Mitt Romney, whose Republican presidential candidacy he endorsed last week, after Mr. Romney won the Iowa caucus by eight votes. The Arizona Republican has previously said he stands by his decision to choose Ms. Palin as the Republican presidential candidate for vice...
  • John McCain: Choosing Sarah Palin In 2008 'The Best Decision I've Ever Made'

    01/10/2012 8:54:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post | January 10, 2012 | Max J. Rosenthal
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  • Crowd boos mentioning of McCain’s name at Santorum event

    01/10/2012 12:57:05 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/12 | Josh Lederman
    SOMERSWORTH, N.H. — Drawing an implicit contrast with Mitt Romney on the eve of the first-in-the-nation primary, Rick Santorum on Monday implored New Hampshire not to settle for a centrist, establishment candidate. And when Santorum reminded them of the 2008 Republican nominee, the people of this small New Hampshire town bordering Maine wanted none of it. “Let’s put up Bob Dole, because it’s his turn,” Santorum said ironically of the 1996 GOP nominee. “Let’s put up John McCain, because it’s his turn.” Some in the crowd started booing, while others cried out “No!” The former Pennsylvania senator continued the call-and-response...
  • McCain goofs, confuses Obama, Romney (McCain sees Obama in Romney)

    01/07/2012 10:17:00 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 40 replies · 1+ views
    FOX Toledo ^ | Friday, 06 Jan 2012, | John McCain
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNN/) - A funny moment happened on the campaign trail Thursday when former Republican presidential candidate John McCain mistakenly endorsed his former White House rival(s). (both of them) Here is an exchange between Senator McCain, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, and GOP presidential candidate and former Gov. Mitt Romney: SEN. MCCAIN: “I am confident with the leadership and the backing of the American people, President Obama will turn this country around. We believe in America. We believe that our best days are ahead of us...” GOV. HALEY: “President Romney.” SEN. MCCAIN: “President Romney. Excuse me! President Romney. President Romney....
  • Hilarious! McCain mistakenly refers to Romney as Obama

    01/06/2012 8:23:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 5, 2012
    Oh man, this is classic. McCain totally referred to Romney as “President Obama” and went on for a few seconds before Gov. Haley corrected him. Hilarious!
  • Sarah Palin Lays Into "Unscrupulous, Gimmicky Thuggery" of "Obama Ticket Machine"

    01/06/2012 10:34:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Hollywood Gossip ^ | January 5, 2012 | "Free Britney"
    Sarah Palin weighed in on the race for the White House last night. You were dying to hear from her, we know. You're so welcome. Appearing on Fox News' Hannity, Palin, who hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate in the 2012 campaign, offered general praise for the field after Tuesday's Iowa caucus results, reserving the red meat for President Barack Obama. (VIDEO AT LINK) "My concern is for the GOP candidate who wins this primary as they go forward to face the Obama presidential ticket machine and really the thuggery that is involved in that," Palin said, segueing to John McCain's...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama and dictatorship

    01/06/2012 5:45:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 108 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | Editors
    Sorry, defense authorization isn’t opening the door to a liberal police state Can a mundane defense authorization law create an Obama dictatorship? Many people on the political right and left have been alarmed by language in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that they argue authorizes the president to use military force to capture, detain, torture and kill Americans at home and abroad. The furor centers on Sections 1021 and 1022 of the law, which deal with detaining terrorist suspects. Specifically at issue is to what extent the law allows the government to treat American citizens like enemies of...
  • Romney Campaigns in S.C. With McCain, Who Misspeaks: ‘President Obama’ Will Turn Things Around

    01/06/2012 4:26:06 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 61 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | January 5, 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a strong play for votes in conservative South Carolina's primary on Thursday, . . . --snip-- McCain drew chuckles from the audience with a slip of the tongue near the close of his speech. "And so I am confident with the leadership and backing of the American people, President Obama will turn this country around," he said, inadvertently referring to the Democratic incumbent before repeatedly correcting himself with a grimace.
  • Meghan McCain Predicts ‘Bedlam And Hysteria’ If Santorum Becomes The Nominee

    01/05/2012 10:36:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 4, 2012 | James Crugnale
    On Wednesday’s edition of Now with Alex Wagner, the eponymous host asked MSNBC commentator Meghan McCain if her party was in crisis. McCain trashed the Iowa caucus and dreaded the rise of surging Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. “My father did not become the nominee having anything to do with the Iowa caucus. I find it completely irrelevant. If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee of this party, I mean, it is going to be bedlam and hysteria like you have never seen.” With her over-the-top prognostication for the pending apocalypse in that scenario, McCain appeared to be channeling Bill Murray...
  • Meghan McCain: ‘Would Be, Like, Slitting My Wrists’ If Dad Had Endorsed ‘Moron’ Santorum

    01/05/2012 10:15:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 5, 2012 | Frances Martel
    Meghan McCain is a person who gets paid to think and say intelligent things about politics on cable news. The daughter of Sen. John McCain, who before joining MSNBC was famous for tweeting a provocative photo of her breasts, joined Lawrence O’Donnell last night to discuss her father’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. Other than stating the obvious about Romney (“[his sons] are just perfect and beautiful”) she took the time to call someone else a “moron”– namely, Rick Santorum who, had Sen. McCain endorsed him, “I mean, I’d be, like, slitting my wrists” over it. RELATED: Meghan McCain Predicts ‘Bedlam...
  • Meghan McCain on MSNBC: If Dad Endorsed ‘Moron’ Santorum ‘I’d Be, Like, Slitting My Wrists’

    01/05/2012 12:05:03 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 76 replies ^ | Posted on January 5, 2012 at 12:57pm | Jonathon Seidl
    We’ll leave you to decide for yourself what you think of the political analysis Meghan McCain — daughter of Sen. John — offered on MSNBC Wednesday night with Lawrence O’Donnell. In short: O’Donnell was trying to convince her that everyone hates Mitt Romney, but McCain explained that she really doesn’t like the “moron” Rick Santorum. She followed that up by saying what she would have done had Sen. McCain, who just endorsed Romney, endorsed Santorum.
  • Mitt Romney out of control

    01/04/2012 9:45:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — If this is Mitt Romney’s idea of a victory rally, one shudders to think what would have happened if he had lost the Iowa caucuses. The day after his impossibly thin eight-vote victory, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination flew here for a town hall meeting at Manchester Central High School, where he was to bask in the endorsement of his 2008 arch rival, John McCain. But the senator grimaced when he was introduced, and as Romney delivered his own stump speech, an increasingly impatient McCain pulled up his sleeve and checked his watch. McCain gave...