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  • The Blaze To Expose John McCain Benghazi Involvement

    04/30/2014 9:53:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/30/14 | N/A
    The Blaze's Investigative Reporting Show "For the Record" has been investigating Benghazi for a year. The hour long special will air tonight on The Blaze TV. Today, on The Blaze Instagram, they have been dropping hints that John McCain may be involved somehow. Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4
  • McCain: Cruz 'Not Representing Us'

    10/12/2013 6:17:14 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 106 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/11/13 | t lee
    On Friday, after blaming conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Obama administration's mishandling of military death benefits, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Cruz simply did not represent the GOP. Fox News host Martha MacCallum mentioned that Cruz would be visiting President Barack Obama along with other Republican senators like Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) at the White House on Friday. She asked McCain, "How do you feel about him representing you there?" In response, McCain smirked before saying, "First of of all, Martha, please, he's not representing us there." Also in the interview,...
  • McCain To Fox News: No, The Shutdown Is The GOP's Fault

    10/11/2013 9:54:23 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 117 replies
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) channeled his inner-maverick Friday during an appearance on Fox News Channel, repeatedly reminding the conservative network that the government shutdown was brought about by the quixotic effort to halt the Affordable Care Act. When anchor Martha MacCallum asked him about the White House's handling of the suspension of death benefits to military families, McCain said that while the administration deserves blame it was a GOP-induced shutdown that caused the problem in the first place.
  • Sen McCain: Sorry About That Whole “Wacko Birds” Deal, Guys:Apologizes Calling Tea Party "Wackos"

    10/10/2013 8:14:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 131 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 10, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Sen. John McCain said Thursday that he’s worried about the Republican Party’s future and the infighting that is dividing it, calling efforts by conservatives to unseat incumbent Republican lawmakers “wrong.” The famously wry McCain, R-Ariz., said he regretted calling the Tea Party wing of the Republican Senate conference “wacko birds” during budget negotiations, saying he’s learned to “never get personal” in political disputes… “I do worry about the Republican Party,” he said at the Hero Summit hosted by The Daily Beast. “It’s the first time I have ever seen Republican senators running ads, raising money that is being used to...
  • McCain Adviser to 'GQ': 'He [edited] Hates Cruz'

    09/24/2013 5:50:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 9-23-2013 | Tony Lee
    For refusing to be co-opted by the Republican establishment and the permanent political class while trying to honor his campaign promises, particularly on defunding Obamacare, "top" Republicans actually sent opposition research on Cruz to Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace before Cruz's appearance. This was the type of backstabbing that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin predicted in an exclusive op-ed for Breitbart News on Saturday in which she said she and Cruz should compare "shiv marks" the next time they meet. Palin subsequently called on Wallace to release the names of the "anonymous sources."
  • 'Catastrophic' John McCain: GOP's worst nightmare

    09/03/2013 5:14:34 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 9/3/2013 | Pamela Geller
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Monday, according to Bloomberg News, that “the U.S. must follow up with more assistance to Assad’s opponents to shift the balance of power in the conflict … dismissing concerns that some rebels have militant ties. ‘Those who say we don’t know who the opposition are, they are either not telling the truth and they know the truth or they are badly mistaken.’” This is rich coming from a man who posed with known jihad kidnappers in Syria. Back in May, McCain went to Syria to meet with the opposition. While there, he posed for a...
  • McCain Says Congress Blocking Strike on Syria ‘Would Be Catastrophic’

    09/02/2013 1:43:17 PM PDT · by Errant · 188 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2 September, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican foreign policy hawks said Monday that President Barack Obama needs to make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad’s Syria if he wants to win congressional backing.</p> <p>At the same time, Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said it would be a mistake for Congress to reject Obama’s request.</p>
  • Sarah Palin On Fox News: 'I Was Forbidden From Telling The Truth About Obama In 2008.'

    07/26/2013 6:57:45 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 156 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | July 26, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Former Governor Sarah Palin in an exclusive interview that will air tonight on Greta Van Susteren state she was forbidden to bring up anything negative about Barack Obama on the campaign trail back in 2008. She states that the GOP elite interfered with the McCain camp and prevented them, especially her to not talk about Jeremia Wright, Bill Ayers and most likely Obama's eligibility problem and shady past. Sarah Palin has had the reputation of being a viscous campaigner who went for the jugular when attacking her political opponent. She went up against two well seasoned professional politicians by the...
  • Tea party vs. old guard in Senate GOP rift

    05/23/2013 2:58:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2013 5:51 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor and Charles Babington
    A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party. How to deal with the government’s debt and spending became the latest quarrel between the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate and tea party champions such as Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. …
  • Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

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

    04/21/2012 10:36:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-20-12 | Michael Kelly
    John McCain's 2008 campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night, but McCain chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal Stratfor emails published by WikiLeaks. In an email sent on November 7, 2008, and titled " Insight - The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only - Pls Do Not Forward **," Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote: 1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight....
  • GOP freshman: McConnell 'ran over us'

    12/23/2011 11:59:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-23 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is incensed that Republicans caved in the payroll-tax debate, and is putting the blame squarely on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “I don’t think there’s a revolt with respect to Speaker Boehner,” Gowdy said Thursday night on Fox’s "Your World With Neil Cavuto." "I think the license tag of the truck that just ran over us has Kentucky license tags. For the life of me, I cannot understand when the Senate is going to find something they care enough about to stand on policy and principle.”Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a...
  • McCain: Arizona 'up for grabs' in 2012 (McCain says GOP must pander to Hispanics, calls for amnesty)

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

    11/28/2011 4:44:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, expresses her excitement over a potential Obama/Hillary ticket: "The problems that he [Obama] is having with women would automatically be solved. She's a statesman. I like Hillary Clinton, even though I am a Republican, just simply for the fact that she's a woman that kicks ass in politics."
  • Fed up! McCain predicts rise of third political party

    11/08/2011 4:51:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Steve Holland & David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party." The Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics. The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans. "Unless both parties change, then I think...
  • S.C. Sen. Graham fights to save foreign aid programs (Big Government™ RINO Alert)

    10/30/2011 9:27:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-10-31 | James Rosen
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s taken on tough tasks from immigration reform to climate change, faces another one as he calls for spending billions of dollars overseas on unpopular foreign aid programs that he insists are vital to U.S. national security. With Congress facing mandatory spending cuts and previously sacrosanct military programs on the chopping block, Graham is trying to protect funding for foreign aid even as most Americans oppose it – 71 percent in a recent poll – and other Republican leaders call for focusing U.S. resources at home. “It is a tough sell, but you can be...
  • McCain eyes barring retirees from Tricare Prime (McCain stabs America's veterans in their backs)

    10/28/2011 7:18:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    Navy Times | 2011-10-25 | Rick Maze
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  • US Senator Talks About Military Option in Syria (McInsane Alert)

    10/23/2011 5:16:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-10-23
    U.S. Senator John McCain says now that NATO military intervention in Libya is ending, military action to protect civilians in Syria might be considered.
  • McCain urges more US help for wounded Libyans (Big Government™ Alert)

    10/18/2011 4:06:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 2011-10-18
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States should step up efforts to aid wounded Libyan rebels by deploying a hospital ship to treat them and helping them get to European medical facilities, US Senator John McCain said Monday. "This is an urgent humanitarian need," McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement after Libya's transitional government and NATO inked a deal opening part of the country's airspace. "I continue to urge the administration to take immediate steps, including the deployment of a US hospital ship to Libya or Malta and transporting wounded Libyans to US...
  • Top senators open to changes in military health (McCain Alert)

    10/15/2011 9:18:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-10-14 | Donna Cassata
    The top lawmakers on the Senate’s defense panel on Friday recommended that a special committee searching for ways to slash the deficit consider some of President Barack Obama’s proposed changes to health and retirement benefits for the military. In separate letters to the bipartisan panel, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., signaled they were open to cost-saving steps in military benefits, recommendations that have already attracted fierce opposition from powerful groups of retired officers and veterans resistant to change.
  • McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)

    In 2008, John McCain's campaign team discussed whether they should let Sarah Palin be sworn in as vice-president if they were to win the election, according to campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace. "There certainly were discussions -- not for long because of the arc the campaign took -- but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for her to be sworn in," Wallace tells Time's Claire Suddath. In her new novel, It's Classified, Wallace has a character -- a mentally ill female vice-president -- which she says is based on her experience working...
  • McCain to Obama: 'Let's sit down' (McCain calls for joint Dem-RINO rape of US taxpayers)

    10/02/2011 6:40:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-10-02
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to "sit down" with Republicans to find solutions to the nation's struggling economy.
  • McCain: GOP will rally behind a nominee (video)

    10/02/2011 10:49:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    Video at link.
  • Lindsey Graham on 2012 (McLame's lap dog pushes Rudy for VP) (Barf Alert!)

    09/17/2011 3:04:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-09-16 | Robert Costa
    (snip) Beyond South Carolina, Graham thinks the GOP should look to all corners of the country, “our pretty deep pool,” for its vice-presidential nominee. The Northeast, he predicts, could be the place to find a leader who balances the ticket. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, he says, would be excellent. Or, if Republicans were looking to Florida, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, “a good guy, would obviously be very helpful.” Those two names, I say, are obvious. Graham smiles and floats another: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor. “I know it would create problems on the social side,” he...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCain praised Libyan rebels at site of their gruesome public beheading

    09/15/2011 8:43:56 PM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | John Rosenthal
    Evidence collected by a young London-based organization called Human Rights Investigations indicates that when Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain went to Benghazi in April to express his support for Libyan rebels, he visited the site at which the rebels publicly beheaded an alleged pro-Gaddafi “mercenary” only weeks before. [ ... ] Arizona senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, made a surprise visit to Benghazi in order to publicly call for stepped-up American support of the rebellion. McCain spoke glowingly of the rebels and their cause, even saying of the Libyan rebels: “They are my heroes.” Now a new...
  • Cheney Slams McCain

    08/28/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-08-28 | Robert Costa
    <p>Cheney writes that in 2008 he was puzzled about GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign and request a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the financial crisis at the White House.</p> <p>“Senator McCain added nothing of substance,” Cheney writes about the now-famous meeting. “It was entirely unclear why he’d returned to Washington and why he’d wanted the congressional leadership called together. I left the Cabinet Room when the meeting was over thinking the Republican presidential ticket was in trouble.”</p>
  • McCain Addresses Issues At Goodyear Town Hall ("Folks, I’m ready to compromise" with Dems)

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

    08/24/2011 5:23:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2011-08-24 | Tom O'Connell
    Sen. John McCain disagreed with Fox News hosts who said President Barack Obama’s announcement of the end of Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s reign over Libya was premature. “He’s on his way out,” the Arizona Republican said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” “We’ve got to concentrate on making sure there’s not the kind of Baghdad experience we had [after the liberation of Iraq]. We need reconciliation to get the arms depots under control . . . and get in there and help them set up a functioning government. That’s what we should be focusing on.”
  • McCain: US should lead the way in Libya aid (McInsane Alert)

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

    08/21/2011 12:22:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2011-08-21 | Melanie Starkey
    Sen. John McCain was put on the defensive Sunday for comparing some of his GOP colleagues to hobbits during the debt ceiling debate. The Arizona Republican had taken to the Senate floor in July to admonish conservatives for “unrealistic” expectations and quoted a Wall Street Journal editorial that compared them to the characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” “What I was talking about, quoting from a Wall Street Journal editorial, was that there was a segment of the Republicans in the Senate — Republican Senators — that said we cannot raise the debt limit until we pass...
  • FREEP McCAIN: McCain Town Halls - Mon. Aug. 22 (Prescott, Ariz.), Tue. Aug. 23 (Goodyear, Ariz.)

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

    08/18/2011 8:11:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement applauding President Obama for calling on Bashar al Assad to leave power in Syria, and urging other nations to also call for and take action to end the Assad regime: “We applaud President Obama for calling on Bashar al Assad to leave power, a position we have long argued should be the policy of the United States.(snip) “We urge other nations to join the United States in demanding an end to the Assad regime, whose legitimacy is clearly exhausted. We...
  • McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)

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

    07/27/2011 5:37:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Shannon Travis
    On the same day that House Speaker John Boehner told Republicans to "Get your asses in line" and support his debt ceiling proposal, Sen. John McCain also blasted fellow Republicans. In a Senate floor speech laced with sarcasm and stings, the Arizona Republican aimed especially harsh fire at the tea party Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • The old McCain rides again (BARF ALERT)

    08/02/2011 7:33:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    Scripps Howard ^ | 2011-08-02 | Martin Schram
    An old friend came back to town last week and it was good to see him again after all these years. Because we really needed him, now more than ever. John McCain -- the old straight-talking, tough truth-telling John McCain -- stood up on the floor of the U.S. Senate and picked up just where he'd left off some four years ago: Telling it like it really is. Never mind that he was ticking off fellow conservative Republicans. Even the ones who knew in their hearts he was right. For months, Republican leaders had allowed themselves to be led by...
  • Why I'm Still Glad John McCain Lost in 2008

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

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

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

    07/28/2011 6:10:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2011-07-28 | Gabriella Hoffman
    SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2011—As debt talks heat up in Washington, D.C., tensions continue to unfurl between the Republican establishment and Tea Party Movement. To motion support for the Boehner plan, the Speaker of the House called out fellow Republicans and told them, “Get your [expletive] in line.” Additionally, comfortable and equally seasoned politicians like Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have expressed their dismay in the Tea Party Movement. Accordingly, McCain lashed out at conservatives on the Senate floor Wednesday and called them “tea party hobbits” for proposing a balanced budget amendment. Does this mean war? You betcha. It is time...
  • Mccain References Tea Party Hobbits On Senate Floor

    07/27/2011 9:36:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 96 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 27, 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    You’ll have to watch this to believe it. In a harsh criticism of House Republicans and think tanks critical of Rep. John Boehner’s plan to raise the debt limit, the 2008 Republican Presidential nominee, who chose Tea Party darling Sarah Palin for VP, said about this about a faction of his own party: Granted, Sen. McCain was quoting a Wall Street Journal opinion piece this morning when he recited this passage: “The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and...
  • McCain erupts: Conservatives are lying to America

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

    07/27/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 209 replies
    Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling. By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial. “This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party...
  • Bachmann Is Not the Radical in the Room (McCain is smearing Bachmann!!)

    07/17/2011 6:37:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 87 replies
    NRO ^ | July 16th | Andrew McCarthy
    There is a dismaying symmetry about the debt-limit controversy. Today’s Left creates phony crises to rationalize action on its radically transformative program; today’s Right creates phony rationalizations to avoid addressing actual crises. Incrementally, yesterday’s radicalism becomes today’s norm. The Right talks a good game about small government, constitutional government. But that is all it is: talk. When it gets down to brass tacks, like now, with our nation sinking into a death spiral of unsustainable, incalculable debt, the Right's solution is to grow government while trusting that government will constrain government — at some future date, of course. And when...
  • McCain on the Debt Limit (McCain stabs Bachmann, calls on GOP to surrender to Dems)

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

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

    07/06/2011 6:09:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 191 replies
    VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions,Nexstar Broadcasting,OzarksFirst.com ^ | July 06 2011 | VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions,Nexstar Broadcasting,OzarksFirst.com
    (Washington, DC) -- Republican congressional leaders are reportedly agreeing to billions of dollars in revenue increases as federal deficit discussions continue. Republican Senator Jon Kyl announced the move today saying revenue increases don't necessarily mean tax hikes. On the Senate floor Kyl said, quote, "If the government sells something and gets revenue from it, that's revenue." He also suggested user fees for government services could provide additional revenue. He says all the revenue increases Republicans have agreed to amount to between 150 billion and 200 billion dollars.
  • McCain calls to keep 13,000 US troops in Iraq

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

    07/03/2011 7:30:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 147 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/03/11 | JOHN M. BRODER
    July 3, 2011 2 Republicans Open Door to Increases in Revenue By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — Two senior Republicans said Sunday that they might be open to raising new government revenue as part of a deal to resolve the dispute over the federal debt ceiling, but they warned that there was little time to enact a comprehensive deal. One of the senators, John Cornyn of Texas, said he would consider eliminating some tax breaks and corporate subsidies in the context of changes in the tax code, provided there was not an overall increase in taxes. “I think it’s clear...
  • Libya mission brings John McCain and John Kerry together again (EPIC BARF ALERT)

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