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  • 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...
  • 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..."
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Senators move to authorize Libya mission (Losers unite!)

    06/21/2011 11:31:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Two top senators on Tuesday introduced a resolution giving President Obama explicit authorization to continue aiding the NATO mission in Libya, seeking to strengthen the White House’s hand at a key moment in the brewing constitutional tug of war with Congress. Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, who is Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who is the ranking GOP member on the Senate Armed Services Committee — and, coincidentally, the last two losing presidential nominees — are co-sponsoring the resolution, which would grant Mr. Obama “limited” authorization to continue using force. “This is not...
  • McCain: Mexicans behind Arizona fires (McCain says illegal aliens set the fires)

    06/19/2011 8:51:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    CNN / UPI ^ | 2011-06-19
    PHOENIX, June 19 (UPI) -- Illegal immigrants from Mexico are responsible for starting some of the huge wildfires in Arizona, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., alleges. At a Phoenix news conference, the right-wing senator claimed illegal immigrants light fires in the wilderness for warmth, to send signals and to distract border agents, CNN said. "There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," McCain said. "The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border." However, he offered no evidence to substantiate his claim.
  • McCain says he will not endorse in 2012 GOP race

    06/12/2011 8:00:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    The Arizona Republic | 2011-06-12 | Dan Nowicki
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  • Mark Begich to Sarah Palin: John McCain's your senator

    06/08/2011 5:18:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-08 | Darius Dixon
    Sen. Mark Begich is turning a deaf ear to Sarah Palin's demand that he make drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a condition for his vote to approve raising the nation's debt ceiling. "She's not really on my radar screen to take advice from," the Alaska Democrat told reporters Tuesday. "Let me put it this way. It's always interesting to read what she has to say," Begich said. But, he added, "Someone who quit Alaska is not someone I look for to get Alaska policy decisions on." In discussing the debt ceiling vote on "Fox News Sunday," Palin said:...
  • 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 says torture did not lead to bin Laden

    05/12/2011 11:00:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, a leading Republican senator insisted Thursday. Sen. John McCain, who spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, also rejected the argument that any form of torture is critical to U.S. success in the fight against terrorism.
  • McCain: Libyan rebels seek U.S. recognition, might pay for war costs

    04/23/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2011-04-23 | Byron York
    (snip) "I reminded them that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia reimbursed us after Operation Desert Storm," McCain says. "They said they'd be glad to discuss that.(snip) "They're very good people," he says. "Mainly well-educated, a number of women in the [Transitional National Council] -- very normal, dedicated people." (snip) McCain dismissed concerns that rebel forces include some veterans of al Qaeda. "I'm sure that there may be some element there, but I guarantee you that they didn't rise up because they wanted to be al Qaeda fighters," McCain says. "They rose up because they wanted to throw off the yoke of...
  • Lindsey Graham: The Little Metrosexual That Could

    04/12/2011 3:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2011 | Stuart Schwartz
    Call him the little metrosexual that could. The fussy, fastidious, and pampered senator from South Carolina just keeps chugging along supremely impressed with the face looking out from the mirror in his posh Senate office and his status as the Beltway insiders' favorite Republican. "I'm [...] at the front of the line" for Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, he brags to the New York Times, which describes his "delight" in letting "people know" how important he is. After all, he is Lindsey Graham and he is Washington, nestled among the Beltway's palace courtiers like a flea on a Carolina Dog....
  • McCain travels to Libya to meet with rebel forces

    04/21/2011 11:16:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 121 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the U.S. military intervention in Libya, is heading to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi for a meeting with forces fighting to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi, an aide told The Associated Press. McCain was scheduled to arrive in Benghazi on Friday, said Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for the senator.
  • McCain fears 'stalemate' in Libya (McNuts alert)

    04/18/2011 8:11:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-04-18 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday he feared a "stalemate" has developd in Libya that would lead to a more radical government in that country. McCain, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the U.S. should revive its air attacks to incapacitate forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi's regime. "All we need to do is get sufficient air power in there to really nail Gadhafi's forces, and we can succeed," McCain said on KFYI radio. "A stalemate is a terrible outcome, because if you have a stalemate you open the door for radical Islamists to come in and...
  • McCain: Obama Must Avoid Reagan's Mistakes in Budget Strategy

    04/14/2011 5:37:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2011-04-13
    (snip) MCCAIN: I think there's a lot there. I don't think there's any doubt. I mean, there's some 32 different bureaucracies that do the same job, for example, in, quote, "job training." And there's -- in Defense, there's outrageous cost overruns. Our latest fighter aircraft, the F-35, is almost double in original costs. That's true. But we also have programs that we should eliminate. Why are we subsidizing ethanol? Billions of dollars a year. There's no reason for it. Many of the agricultural subsidies -- why are we subsidizing sugar? So there's so many areas where we have programs that...
  • Video: McCain endorses 'pork-barrel spending' on AZ TV

    03/27/2011 6:53:10 PM PDT · by inkling · 22 replies · 1+ views
    12 News (Phoenix) ^ | March 27, 2011 | Brahm Resnik
    In order to keep the NHL's Coyotes in their town, the City of Glendale, Ariz., is paying a millionaire Chicago businessman $100 million of taxpayer money to "buy" the team. The businessman, Matthew Hulsizer, has hired former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to lobby for this taxpayer ripoff, and guess who shows up at his side? Woods' longtime friend Sen. John McCain. The only group in town standing against the Senator and his sweetheart deal is the Goldwater Institute, a conservative watchdog that noticed the plan violates the Arizona Constitution. Needless to say, Sen. McCain has decided to attack those...
  • McCain intensifies Goldwater criticism (McCain attacks opponents of his Big Government schemes)

    03/27/2011 1:59:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    The Arizona Republic | 2011-03-27
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  • McCain Rejects Idea That U.S. Can’t Afford No-Fly Zone in Libya (McCain wants to intervene in Libya)

    03/02/2011 6:45:11 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies
    Fox ^ | 2011-03-02
    (snip) "We are spending over $500 billion dollars, not counting Iraq and Afghanistan, on our nation's defense. Don't tell me we can't do a no fly zone over Tripoli," the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services said at the Atlantic Council Tuesday evening. "I love the military, I love it, it's been my life, but they always seem to find reasons why you can't do something rather than why you can," Sen. McCain said. (snip) On Libyan leader Qaddafi, McCain said, "This guy's days are numbered. The question is -- is can we shorten those number of days to...
  • McCain's Shift Makes Him Senate's Most Conservative (HURL ALERT)

    02/24/2011 5:25:56 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 2011-02-24 | Reid Wilson
    The politician who once best exemplified the idea of a "maverick" independent has shifted so far to the right that he is now tied for the title of the Senate's most conservative member, according to National Journal's 2010 vote ratings. According to a comprehensive examination of 96 Senate votes taken in 2010, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., along with seven of his colleagues, voted most often on the conservative side. His 89.7 composite conservative score ties him with stalwarts like Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and gives him a more conservative score than Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (snip)...
  • After Tucson, a thaw between Obama and McCain? (McCain reaches across the aisle to Zero)

    01/18/2011 9:17:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-16 | Dan Balz
    Could the long-icy relationship between President Obama and his 2008 presidential opponent, Sen. John McCain, be thawing? McCain (R-Ariz.) took a significant step toward reconciling with the president in a graceful op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post. If that article marks a genuine fresh beginning, it would be one positive thing to come out of the horrific shooting spree in Tucson eight days ago. McCain and Obama will never be comrades in arms. They have too much history, too much mutual ill will and too many philosophical differences for that. In the two years since McCain went down in defeat against...
  • After the shootings, Obama reminds the nation of the golden rule (McCain says Obama "a patriot")

    01/14/2011 2:00:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-14 | U.S. Sen. Juan McCain, RINO-Ariz.
    (snip) I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals.(snip)
  • McCain: 'Don't ask' repeal will work (MCCAIN RETURNS TO SUPPORTING HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA, MARXISM<)

    01/06/2011 5:20:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-01-06 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday he would work to help implement the repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, despite his opposition to that legislation. McCain signaled he had made peace with the lame-duck bill to do away with the military's ban on openly gay and lesbian service members, which he had sharply criticized. "I think I have to do everything I can to make sure that the impact on the morale, retention, recruitment and battle effectiveness of the military is minimized as much as possible," McCain said on Fox Business. "It is a law and I...
  • Senator John McCain's born identity (McNasty is "filled with endless rage")

    12/30/2010 9:39:59 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 85 replies · 114+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2010-12-30 | Cliff Schecter
    What does he want? Revenge. For what? Being born. This is the way famous gunslinger Doc Holliday answers equally famous lawman and good friend Wyatt Earp’s inquiry - in their depiction in the movie Tombstone - into why their sworn enemy, Johnny Ringo, is such a misanthrope. Sadly, this description would be equally accurate in explaining the actions of another Arizona transplant filled with endless rage: Senator John McCain. I first encountered the seething side of McCain when I was writing my 2008 book, The Real McCain, which was critical of him while pointing out a then-controversial fact, one no...
  • When John McCain Was a Democrat (Almost) [News Flash: He Still Is One!]

    12/20/2010 5:50:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2010-12-20 | Joshua Green
    ...my nutshell case for why McCain was functionally a Democrat: As a war hero who's hawkish on foreign policy, he more than matches Bush on the military front. As a reform-minded foe of corporate welfare, Big Tobacco, and the Republican right, he is peerless. McCain is Bush's most vociferous critic, voted against the president's tax cut, forced his hand on campaign finance reform, and federalized airport security in the face of White House opposition. He has co-sponsored numerous bills with Democrats--many of them in the presidential-aspirant class--requiring background checks at gun shows (Lieberman), a patients' bill of rights (Edwards), better...
  • Graham: Tea Party faces test now to be problem-solvers (Grahamnesty, YOU are the problem!)

    12/19/2010 10:57:26 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-19 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Tea Party needs to commit to being problem-solvers in the new Congress. On "Face the Nation," Graham was asked about the prospects for bipartisanship come January. "The House is in revolt," he said of the difficulty of extending the Bush-era tax cuts. "People are pissed off in the House at the estate tax. That's going to carry over a bit." Graham said that big government and spending is on the "run and retreat," but that the coming months will test the grass-roots movement that helped turn the tide in the midterm election. "The...
  • John McCain at his fieriest before 'don't ask, don't tell' vote (McLame throws temper tantrum)

    12/18/2010 10:02:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 112 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-12-18 | Dana Milbank
    (snip) Saturday's debate on the repeal of the "don't-ask-don't-tell" policy was only half an hour old when the Arizona Republican burst onto the floor from the cloakroom, hiked up his pants and stalked over to his friend Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). Ignoring Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who had the floor, McCain hectored the men noisily for a few moments, waving his arms for emphasis. When McCain finally stormed off, Durbin shook his head in exasperation and Lieberman smiled. A minute later, McCain returned - he had apparently remembered another element of his grievance -...
  • Graham: DREAM Act push damaged wider immigration reform effort (RINO planned amnesty push in 2011)

    12/18/2010 2:57:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-18 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that the failed Democratic effort to pass the DREAM Act in the lame duck session dealt a blow to future talks on a wider immigration bill. “It was an exercise to try and taint Republicans with Hispanic voters, knowing that the DREAM Act under these circumstances could never pass,” Graham told reporters in the Capitol after the bill sputtered on the floor. “What they have done on the DREAM Act is hurt overall comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. The DREAM Act, which would give legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country...
  • McCain: Republicans could lose seats if omnibus passes (McCain says he is speaking for Tea Party)

    12/16/2010 8:42:53 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-16 | Jordan Fabian
    Republicans could relinquish a significant portion of the gains they made in the midterm elections if they "allow" the omnibus spending bill to pass, Sen. John McCain said Wednesday. The Arizona Republican said that Tea Party activists who helped the GOP make large inroads on Democrats are "enraged" about the $1.1 trillion measure to fund the government that contains nearly $8 billion in earmarks. "They gave us a second chance last November ... And if we Republicans allow this thing to go through, then I'm not sure they're going to give us another chance," McCain said during an interview with...
  • What Did It All Mean? (McCain says Tea Party midterm victories "revolt" and "not a revolution")

    11/21/2010 5:02:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-22 | Alan Murray
    (snip) ALAN MURRAY: Sen. McCain, I wonder if you could tell us, from where you sit, what the message of this election in the United States is. JOHN MCCAIN: It was a revolt. It was not a revolution. Revolutions take a long time. It was revolt on the part of the American people who believe that their government has lost touch with them and they have lost touch with their government. And any Republican who thinks that it was a vote in favor of Republicans should look at our approval ratings. Last time I checked, it's around 17%. When you...
  • McCain worries about US isolationism, protectionism (McCain attacks Rand Paul, Tea Party)

    11/15/2010 4:54:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 138 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 2010-11-15
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Senator John McCain said Monday that he worried about eroding Republican support for the war in Afghanistan and "the rise of protectionism and isolationism" in his party. "I worry a lot about the rise of protectionism and isolationism in the Republican Party," McCain, President Barack Obama's Republican rival for the White House in 2008, told a foreign policy forum. (snip) The Arizona lawmaker cited incoming Republican senator Rand Paul, stressing "already he has talked about withdrawals from, or cuts in defense, et cetera, And a number of others are." "There's no doubt that this new group...
  • White House, GOP look for middle ground on taxes (McCain says yes to tax hikes) (BARF ALERT)

    11/14/2010 11:31:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 198 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-11-14
    (snip) ...Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential contender in 2008, said he could fathom a short-term extension of all the tax cuts. McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts, saying they disproportionately benefited wealthy Americans and did not rein spending. "They should be extended until we are out of this recession," McCain said. "At such time we can look at other tax hikes. But when we're in a serious recession I cannot believe that raising taxes is a good thing on anybody." In fact, the recession officially ended in June 2009, but the recovery has been markedly slow,...
  • Cindy McCain tweets support of John McCain's standing on Don't Ask Don't Tell, despite recent video

    11/13/2010 1:14:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2010-11-13 | Nina Mandell
    Cindy McCain announced that she is against the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" one day after she appeared in a video where she lends her support to end the ban on gays openly serving in the military. Earlier this week, the former Presidential candidate's wife appeared in a video campaign for the group NOH8 railing on the United States' controversial military policy – a policy that her husband supports. "Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future ... They can't serve our country openly," she said on the video. (snip) But on Friday night,...
  • Bush: McCain’s Mistake (McCain fumbled GOP handling of financial crisis)

    11/09/2010 4:02:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-09 | Louise Radnofsky
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain cornered President George W. Bush into convening a White House summit on the financial crisis – one that top administration officials thought could hurt the administration’s response to the crisis, Mr. Bush says in a new memoir. Mr. Bush writes that Mr. McCain, trailing in the polls and seeking to appear on top of the crisis, asked him to convene a special meeting to discuss a rescue package for the financial markets. Mr. Bush says he told the Arizona senator that he would first check with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to make sure a meeting...
  • McCain: It's up to Obama to cooperate with GOP (Vichy RINO McCain stabs conservatives) (BARF ALERT)

    11/03/2010 5:59:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-03
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says it's up to President Barack Obama to decide whether he wants to work with Republicans to solve America's financial woes and other problems.</p> <p>He maintains that he has been willing to work with Obama all along, but that the president hasn't shown the same cooperation.</p>
  • John McCain: GOP must heed voters' anger (Juan "Bailout" McCain wants to ride the Tea Party wave)

    11/02/2010 4:36:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-02 | Meredith Shiner
    John McCain said Tuesday that tea party supporters are "the messengers" — and the message they're sending at the ballot boxes today is not an "affirmation" of Republicans but rather a rejection of the president. McCain, the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, who is expected to handily win a fifth Senate term today, said his party must deliver on cutting spending, repealing health care reform and eliminating earmarks if it is to continue its political upswing in 2012. Though tea party activists have drawn much media attention, he said their complaints are the same held by the "majority of Americans." "That...
  • John McCain to stump for Nevada’s Sharron Angle (BARF ALERT)

    10/28/2010 9:39:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain is coming to Nevada to stump for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle. McCain spokesman Brian Rogers confirmed the 2008 GOP presidential nominee will attended a rally for the tea party favorite at a Las Vegas casino on Friday.
  • McCain shares Palin's view on tea party influence (self-serving RINO McCain alert!)

    10/22/2010 7:46:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-22
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he shares Sarah Palin's opinion that Republican congressional candidates could suffer at the polls if they stray from the tea party's anti-spending, anti-tax message. (snip) The Arizona Republican said that when Republicans gained majorities in Congress in 1994, "they betrayed our base, particularly in the area of fiscal responsibility" and were repudiated in the next two elections. McCain said, "What Sarah is saying is, 'We've got to get fiscally responsible Republicans in.' "
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Pledges to Repeal, Replace "Obamacare" (RINO Graham praises parts of Obamacare)

    10/22/2010 5:58:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Obamacare will be a disaster for South Carolina if it’s allowed to be completely implemented in 2014, so he’s going to introduce legislation to repeal and replace the health care law. (snip) Instead of the Obama health care plan, Graham says under his plan, "The government would buy policies for every Medicaid recipient and their family in the private sector to give them better access to health care." (snip) Graham says his replacement plan would include parts of the Obama health care law. He likes that it allows parents to keep a child on their health...
  • John McCain: 'I'm the Same Person' (McMaverick defends Obama, sucks up to Palin, pushes Big Tent)

    10/18/2010 5:37:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2010-10-18
    (snip) ...as McCain again said he supported his former running mate former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. "I haven't seen anyone since Ronald Reagan that with certain individuals and large groups of individuals who really have this passionate belief and support for her," he said, "It's really a remarkable thing to observe." (snip) "I couldn't be more proud of the campaign she waged," he said. "I couldn't be more proud of her or her performance and her continued performance. So, I think, you begin to think about legacy and I think that Sarah Palin will play a very big role in...
  • Meghan McCain: O'Donnell seen as 'nut job' (Meghan McCain attacks Tea Party)

    10/17/2010 8:28:03 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-17 | Abby Phillip
    “Dirty, Sexy Politics” author Meghan McCain slammed Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell on ABC's “This Week” on Sunday, calling her candidacy “scary.” "I speak as a 26-year-old woman, and my problem is that, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office," McCain told host Christiane Amanpour. "She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business." McCain said that O'Donnell's lack of experience sends the wrong message to her generation that “one day you can just wake and run for Senate, no matter how [much of] a lack of experience...
  • Carly Fiorina picks John McCain over Sarah Palin (FIORINO ALERT)

    10/12/2010 4:03:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-12 | Andy Barr
    California GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina is skipping a chance to appear with Sarah Palin at a major Republican National Committee fundraiser so she can campaign with Sen. John McCain instead. Fiorina has not yet announced the Saturday campaign appearances with McCain, but a campaign source tells POLITICO that she will be spending her time on the stump with the 2008 GOP presidential nominee rather than his running mate, the former Alaska governor. POLITICO reported last week that both Fiorina and GOP gubernatorial Meg Whitman would be skipping the RNC fundraiser in Anaheim, citing scheduling conflicts. The RNC is heavily...
  • McCain endorses Kurt Warner over Bristol Palin on 'Dancing with the Stars' (McCain says no to Palin)

    10/05/2010 3:36:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-10-05 | Elise Viebeck
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) weighed in on the competition on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night after contestant Kurt Warner appealed to the senator to tweet his hotline number for the show "1 Cards fan 2 another..Vote 4 me 2nite!" Warner tweeted at McCain. The former NFL quarterback and Phoenix resident included instructions on how to vote and added "Pls RT!," prompting McCain to later tweet "Vote for @kurt13warner!!" Warner and partner Anna Trebunskaya earned a standing ovation for their foxtrot and a score of 23. The endorsement is particularly noteworthy given Warner's competition on the show: Bristol Palin,...
  • McCain still a relevant, global figure (AZ Republic says McCain will "lead and set terms") (BARF!)

    10/02/2010 9:38:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-10-03 | Unsigned Editorial
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  • McCain to NH vets: Won't run for president again

    10/02/2010 10:45:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-02
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — If John McCain hadn't made it clear before, he's leaving no doubt that the presidency is a dream gone by. Addressing a veterans rally for a Republican Senate candidate in Nashua on Saturday, the Arizona senator was reminiscing about his presidential campaigns in New Hampshire, where he won the Republican primaries in 2000 and 2008. He told the audience of 200 that "this may surprise you, but I will not be running for president again." He promised, though, that he will do everything in his power to make sure New Hampshire maintains its first-in-the-nation presidential primary...
  • McCain to give NRSC $1 million (Cornyn praises McCain)

    09/29/2010 4:12:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 2010-09-29
    (CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee blasted out an email to reporters Wednesday afternoon with the headline that Sen. John McCain has offered $1 million to the organization. The promise comes as the party committee is looking to pick up at least 10 seats in order to take back a majority in the Senate. NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn praised McCain, saying, "It's very encouraging to see Sen. McCain step up and do this. Republicans have historically not done this like Democrats have, and that has been a real competitive advantage that they have had." (snip) McCain's resources are...
  • McCain releases Spanish language ad (McCain claims he is "getting economy...back on its feet")

    09/24/2010 5:15:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-24 | Rhonda Bodfield
    U.S. Sen. John McCain launched a 60-second, Spanish-language radio ad Friday, saying he’s working against higher taxes, to help rebuild the economy and protecting Arizona’s military bases. The ad comes as McCain and three challengers vying for his seat — including former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman — face off Sunday in a televised debate, which is expected to be the only one this election cycle. The debate, held in Phoenix, begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised live on KTTU Channel 18 in Tucson. (snip) Here’s the English translation: These are tough times in Arizona. Takes strong men...
  • McCain sees lots of Republicans running in 2012 (and is quiet about backing Palin)

    09/22/2010 6:29:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2010-09-20 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain expects many U.S. Republicans to seek the party's presidential nomination in 2012. "I think there's going to be 1,000 flowers bloom," he said Monday at the annual Washington Reuters Summit. McCain, who won the nomination in 2008 and went on to lose to Democrat Barack Obama in the presidential election, did not predict who he thought might run. "I think it's too early," he said. (snip) McCain's advice to Republicans: Keep your eye on New Hampshire. (snip) "For Republicans it seems to me that New Hampshire is still the very key place," McCain...
  • McCain: Obama playing politics with security; GOP can take Senate (McCain wants to lead Senate, GOP)

    09/14/2010 8:32:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-09-14 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. John McCain on Tuesday became one of the highest-profile Senate Republicans to say that his party could take control of the upper chamber in the midterm elections. In an interview on the "Imus in the Morning" show, McCain (Ariz.) criticized President Obama on national security issues and said that if Republicans win the Senate, he would become chairman of the Armed Services Committee and could further influence the debate. "I thought the important thing is, particularly on national security issues, but other issues — I think I have a lot to contribute. If we, and I think we can,...
  • GOP presidential candidates lying low (McCain advisors say there is "no obvious front-runner")

    09/12/2010 7:32:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | 2010-09-12
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates seem to be playing a game of chicken, with contenders waiting for someone to move first, observers said. Some 2012 GOP hopefuls this year seem more reticent about promoting themselves before the midterms in November while others are keeping mum for more strategic reasons, Politico reported Sunday. GOP 2008 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former Republican National Committee chief and current Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels are among those who are jockeying behind the scenes, leaving Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty virtually...