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  • Arizona Sheriff Says Cops Are Being Killed by Illegal Aliens; Joins Call for U.S. Troops at Border

    04/20/2010 9:41:44 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 53 replies · 2,712+ views ^ | 04202010 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    Law enforcement officials from the Arizona counties hardest hit by illegal immigration say they want U.S. troops to help secure the border, to prevent the deaths of more officers at the hands of criminals who enter the country illegally. “We’ve had numerous officers that have been killed by illegal immigrants in Arizona,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Monday at a Capitol Hill news conference. “And that shouldn’t happen one time.” Babeu said the violence in Arizona has reached “epidemic proportions” and must be stopped. “In just one patrol area, we’ve had 64 pursuits -- failure to yield for an...
  • Statement by Senator John McCain ["seek comprehensive immigration legislation"]

    04/23/2009 5:06:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 712+ views
    Washington, D.C. – In advance to the Homeland Security field hearing on border security in Phoenix on Monday, April 20, 2009, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made the following statement: “The unfortunate reality is our Southwest border remains unsafe due to the drug cartels, and now more than ever, we must focus first and foremost on securing our borders,” said Senator John McCain. “The current plan being developed by the Administration and organized labor calls for immigration reform that does not adequately address either securing the border or a legal temporary worker program and is a plan I cannot support,”...
  • McCain: People voted 'mostly for Sarah Palin' last year

    03/26/2009 11:02:38 AM PDT · by redk · 125 replies · 3,317+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 3/26/09 | Martina Stewart
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has no illusions about the 2008 White House race. "God bless them," McCain said Thursday at the Heritage Foundation when reminded of the tens of millions of people who voted for him last year. "Over 50 million people voted for me and Sarah Palin - mostly for Sarah Palin," McCain said to an eruption of laughter. But "there was a sizable majority of the other party returned to Congress. And, elections have consequences. Elections have consequences. And these consequences we are seeing now in full display."
  • Let's Learn What Caused This Crisis [McCain-Dorgan]

    03/09/2009 10:22:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-03-08 | U.S. Sens. Byron Dorgan & John McCain
    More than $9 trillion -- in taxpayer dollars -- has been pledged, committed, lent or spent by the federal government in response to the economic crisis. Some say that if the economy continues to deteriorate, trillions more might be necessary to prevent another Great Depression. Yet no one has investigated how this crisis happened. That is irresponsible. A comprehensive investigation is essential to prevent this from happening again.
  • McCain Starts ‘Country First’ PAC

    01/07/2009 11:35:04 AM PST · by AuntB · 123 replies · 2,475+ views
    The Caucus NY Times Political Blog ^ | Jan. 7, 2008 | Michael Falcone
    Less than two weeks from the inauguration that he hoped would usher in his own presidential administration, Senator John McCain announced the formation of a new political action committee that will work to promote Republican causes. Borrowing a slogan from his campaign, Mr. McCain is calling the committee, “Country First,” and it is likely to help lay the foundation for his 2010 re-election bid. In an e-mail message to supporters on Wednesday, Mr. McCain described it as a “grassroots organization” that would take up the challenge of defining “our Republican ideals and message” and support G.O.P. candidates. “With your help...
  • McCain to launch new PAC [to "help define the future of the GOP"]

    01/07/2009 10:12:00 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 196 replies · 4,196+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN)—Arizona Senator John McCain is adopting a major 2008 campaign slogan for a new political action committee designed to support not only his own planned re-election run in two years, but help him put his stamp on the rebuilding of the Republican Party. The formation of the “Country First” PAC is to be announced Wednesday, two sources familiar with the plans tell CNN. One of the sources called it the “first official step” of the GOP Senator’s re-election campaign. McCain made it clear not long after losing the presidential election that he intended to seek re-election to the Senate...
  • Oh, No! It's 2009 [the Year of the RINO Hunter]

    01/01/2009 4:48:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 886+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2008-12-31 | Jed Babbin
    According to the Chinese calendar, 2008 was the “Year of the Rat.” But that’s a completely inadequate monicker for the year of Eliot Spitzer, Jeremiah Wright, Chris Matthews, Rod Blagojevich, Somali pirates, the Obama boom and the McCain bust. 2008 wasn’t the year of the Dark Knight. It was the year of the Joker: why so serious? What could be funnier than the possibility of Al Franken in the US Senate? Ok, ok. Banking Queen Barney Frank is, and maybe Sen. Caroline Kennedy would be. And if those images aren’t bizarre enough for you, how about the facts that --...
  • Letter: McCain rolls out the welcome mat [for "God's children"]

    12/27/2008 7:56:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2008-12-27
    Link only per FR copyright and linking policy
  • Did McCain Botch the Sarah Palin Pick?

    12/23/2008 12:23:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies · 3,365+ views
    The Sarah Palin backlash—or comeback—is underway. Misused by the McCain campaign, then dissed by anonymous McCainiacs as a haughty diva, those who think the senator and his staff are to blame are starting to speak out. And we're not talking about those who traveled with the Alaska governor who quickly took a shining to her and chafed when the McCain team botched her coming out on the campaign trail. Now I'm hearing from key Republicans on Capitol Hill and GOP pollsters who believe that the McCain campaign should have put her out to talk about energy and political independence—her two...
  • McCain’s Torture Mess

    12/22/2008 7:02:33 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,419+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2008-12-22 | Jed Babbin
    Sen. John McCain (?-Ariz.), joining with liberal Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), issued a report last week on the abuse of terrorist detainees. The report accuses former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former Defense Department General Counsel Jim Haynes, and David Addington, Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, of causing the torture of terrorist detainees. But the report is a clumsy calumny, contradicting the factual conclusions of earlier, far more credible investigations. Predictably, it was enough for the New York Times to call for the appointment of a prosecutor to consider criminal charges against Rumsfeld and the others....
  • Familiar John McCain taking middle of road [massive barf]

    12/20/2008 10:12:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Yuma Sun, Yuma, Ariz. ^ | 2008-12-20 | Terry Ross
    Remember the John McCain that many Arizonans grew to like over the years - the one who stuck by his principles but was not politically dogmatic or doctrinaire, and instead tried to represent the interests of people in general? Well, that John McCain seems to be back after a long journey into the dark jungle of presidential politics where he seemed to veer from his familiar middle-of-the-road approach to politics - an approach that a lot of Arizonans prefer, based on their long support for him.
  • A RINO vs. El Rushbo

    12/18/2008 1:40:32 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,865+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2008-12-18 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Since the presidential election, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has not been making rounds on Sunday morning talk shows with the frequency he did when supporting Barack Obama for president. But last Sunday, he popped up on CNN to criticize Rush Limbaugh for misleading, if not destroying, the Republican Party. Powell tried to make the rejection of Limbaugh the path Republicans need to take to win elections again. Thus he asked rhetorically, “Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh?” Of Limbaugh’s supposed influence on the Republican Party, Powell said: “Is this really the kind of party that we...
  • I'm done with John McCain

    12/16/2008 10:58:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 202 replies · 5,361+ views
    The Daily Kenoshan, Kenosha, Wis. ^ | 2008-12-17 | Lisa Loring
    I normally don't stay up late enough to watch Late Night with David Letterman, but I happened to catch a little of it Thursday night, when Sen. John McCain was on. David Letterman make a rude joke about Gov. Sarah Palin, and John McCain laughed at it. That is when I realized I am done with John McCain. . . . . . If I were Rod Blago, I'd use some nice four-letter words to describe how I feel about Sen. McCain, but I'm not, so I won't. . . . . . I'm glad Sen. McCain didn't win the...
  • McCain unsure of immigration priority from Obama

    12/16/2008 5:21:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,001+ views
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain, back in his home state, says he looks forward to working with President-elect Obama on the country's economic ills. McCain, talking Tuesday to the Tucson Citizen's editorial board, said the incoming president will be setting the nation's legislative agenda, and he's not sure where immigration reform falls among Obama's top priorities. But McCain said it's an issue that needs to be addressed.
  • Fire Sale on All McCain-Palin Campaign Equipment

    12/11/2008 7:43:57 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Washington Post - The Sleuth ^ | 2008-12-10 | Mary Ann Akers
    Run, don't walk, to John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va., for an amazing Blowout Sale! Computers, blackberries, televisions, desks, you name it - everything must go. Hurry while the offer lasts! That's right, the failed McCain-Palin campaign is having a fire sale this week on leftover equipment. Everything is on sale at reduced prices. An email sent over the weekend to all campaign staff, which was subsequently forwarded to the Sleuth, reads: "Starting Monday December 8, 2008 the prices will be slashed to 36% of the original price for furniture, office supplies, blackberries, and many campaign computers....
  • Editorial: Election was no sweeping mandate

    12/07/2008 12:46:17 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,684+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2008-12-07 | John Yoo
    Chief Justice William Rehnquist liked to take small groups of Supreme Court law clerks to lunch at the Monocle, an old Capitol Hill watering hole near the Senate. He ordered the same meal every time, a hamburger and a beer. Just as predictably, one of the young clerks would ask the chief justice of the United States for career advice. "Go home," he would say. It was only the mischievous twinkle in Rehnquist's eye that persuaded the listeners not to immediately clean out their desks right after lunch. As the chief justice would explain, the states, not Washington, presented the...
  • How McCain blew it with Hispanics [Juan Hernandez alert]

    12/07/2008 12:22:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,648+ views
    The Press-Telegram, Long Beach, Calif. ^ | 2008-12-07 | Ruben Navarette
    Members of the cultural right have called Juan Hernandez a "border obliteration activist," an "American traitor," and an "agent of the Mexican government." John McCain's presidential campaign called him something different: director of Hispanic outreach. For 14 months leading up to the election, the Fort Worth, Texas, native was a high-level volunteer at McCain '08 headquarters, where he attended daily senior staff meetings and advised the Arizona senator and his top lieutenants about how to appeal to Hispanic voters. Part of that strategy was highlighting McCain's record of championing comprehensive immigration reform. Meanwhile, down the hall, another portion of the...
  • Senate Dems look to GOP moderates for help [McCain, RINOs]

    12/01/2008 12:59:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,583+ views
    UPI ^ | 2008-12-01
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats say they likely will have a working filibuster-proof majority on key issues that could give early wins for President-elect Barack Obama. Although the number of Democrats remains unknown -- two Senate races are undecided -- vote-counters indicate support from Republican moderates will free up bills such as healthcare reform or immigration reform halted by the current Congress by GOP maneuvering, The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) reported Monday. Democrats picked up seven Republican seats in last month's election to add to their majority when the next Congress convenes in January. In the current Congress,...
  • What's Next For Sen. John McCain? [single-handedly destroying the GOP?]

    11/27/2008 8:37:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies · 4,058+ views
    NPR ^ | 2008-11-26 | David Welna
    Sen. John McCain avoided reporters during the lame-duck session of Congress last week. But Tuesday, shortly after President-elect Obama had his own news conference about the economy, McCain broke his silence by speaking with reporters in Phoenix. This came after the two former contenders met last week, and Tuesday, McCain continued to make nice. When asked what advice he had for right-wing supporters who say the prospect of an Obama presidency terrifies them, he was categorical. "Respect this landmark election, respect the fact America faces great challenges, and Americans expect us to work together. That does not mean we won't...
  • GMU Analyst Offers Insight On McCain's 'Big' Mistakes; Hard-Right Appeal, Financing, Palin Cited

    11/27/2008 7:37:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1,612+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-11-27 | Jennifer Buske
    Republican Sen. John McCain made three "big" mistakes while campaigning. Add those to the fact he had to follow in the footsteps of an unpopular president, and the Democrats were almost guaranteed a win Nov. 4, a political analyst said Friday. "It was a very unusual election, and almost all trend lines said it would be a Democratic victory," said Jerry Mayer, associate professor at George Mason University's School of Public Policy and director of the master's of public policy program. "It was not your year, Republicans."
  • McCain back in the Senate

    11/18/2008 12:34:39 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 519+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-11-18 | Amie Parnes
    The Mac is back. After nearly two grueling years on the presidential campaign trail, Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.) is quietly returning to his old job in the Senate today during a week-long lame duck session.
  • Obama and McCain say they'll work together

    11/17/2008 10:16:44 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 139 replies · 3,563+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | 11/17/08 | BETH FOUHY
    President-elect Barack Obama says he and Republican Sen. John McCain plan to work together to "fix up the country." The two former rivals met in Obama's transition office Monday in Chicago. Rahm Emanuel, Obama's incoming White House chief of staff, participated in the meeting, as did McCain's close friend, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • GOP senator: Republicans would 'love to have' Lieberman [Juan Kyl]

    11/16/2008 11:06:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 1,225+ views
    CNN ^ | 2008-11-16
    (CNN) – Two members of the Senate’s Democratic caucus have called for Joe Lieberman to lose his committee chairmanship. On Sunday, North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan didn’t go that far — but did say the Connecticut senator’s actions during the campaign were “not acceptable,” as Republican Sen. Jon Kyl said the GOP would “welcome [Lieberman] with open arms.”
  • Clinton, Richardson on Short List for Secretary of State [Lindsey Graham approves]

    11/16/2008 9:20:18 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 812+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-11-14 | Anne E. Kornblut & Michael D. Shear
    President-elect Barack Obama met Friday with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in Chicago, Democratic sources said, who is under consideration to be Secretary of State in the Obama administration. News of the meeting comes after a similar face-to-face meeting Thursday between Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) sparked a day-long frenzy of speculation about the possibility that she could be Secretary of State.
  • Ex-foes Obama, McCain to seek common ground [immigration, Social Security, stem cells]

    11/16/2008 9:12:56 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,257+ views
    McClatchy via The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2008-11-15 | Margaret Talev & James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — John McCain’s close friend and ally from South Carolina, fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, will be on hand in Chicago Monday as McCain meets with his former rival, President-elect Barack Obama. Also attending will be Obama’s new chief of staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill. In an interview Friday, Graham said Emanuel asked for the meeting about a week ago. “We were talking about some things that we could work together on,” Graham said.
  • MCCAIN'S TARNISHED HONOR (He has damaged his own reputation for no apparent reason)

    11/15/2008 1:45:14 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 68 replies · 1,569+ views
    Greens Real World ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2008 | THE HISTORIAN
    He is an American hero. He has a history of putting country first. On balance, there is no doubt that he is a man of honor. But he has tarnished that honor, unnecessarily, in recent times. The McCain campaign for President was so burdened with contradiction as to appear to be almost bipolar. To the degree that a campaign is a reflection of the candidate, it is little wonder that McCain could not win out over his much more inspirational and charismatic opponent. More importantly, it is the inside operation of his campaign as a manifestation of the man wherein...
  • Why the GOP lost the election.

    11/15/2008 6:39:12 AM PST · by old patriot · 66 replies · 1,613+ views
    Old Patriot
    I know that many of you were as disappointed in the last election as I was. But why was the election lost by the GOP? There were a number of factors contributing to this, and early on with the Northern states allowing open primaries for Democrats and Moderates to "cross-over" and vote for "their" candidate of McCain. Taking nothing away of the man's military service, these early primaries ensured that all we got as a candidate was a Democrat-Light who made a name for himself of "reaching out and across the aisle." And he then went so far as to...
  • GOP Senator: McCain Betrayed Republican Principles

    11/15/2008 8:34:34 AM PST · by TennTuxedo · 98 replies · 2,361+ views
    CNN Political Ticker Blog ^ | November, 14, 2008 | Peter Hamby
    MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint on Friday became one of the first high-profile Republicans to publicly criticize John McCain following his electoral defeat, blaming the Arizona senator for betraying conservative principles in his quest for the White House.
  • GOP to file suit to undo McCain rules

    11/13/2008 5:10:54 AM PST · by HastertFan · 111 replies · 7,198+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/13/08 | Ralph Hallow
    The Republican Party will file federal lawsuits Thursday seeking to overthrow the McCain-Feingold federal campaign finance regulations, Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan revealed Wednesday night at a private dinner with the nation's Republican governors. The move is considered a slap in the face of the Republican Party's failed 2008 presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who was dramatically outspent by Democrat Barack Obama, and of President Bush, who signed McCain-Feingold into law in 2002. "We will bring two federal suits tomorrow to strengthen the Republican Party," Mr. Duncan told The Washington Times. Mr. Duncan said one...
  • Will John McCain be the Republican in Barack Obama's cabinet?

    11/12/2008 2:31:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 236 replies · 3,049+ views
    The Telegraph, London, UK ^ | 2008-11-12 | Toby Harnden
    It's standard fare for a president to make a bipartisan gesture by including one member of the opposing party in his cabinet - just as it's always the case (lest we forget) that every president-elect vows to change the tone in Washington and reach out magnanimously to his vanquished opponents. But John Podesta, the former Bill Clinton former chief of staff who's spearheading the transition for the 44th president, said today that there would be independents and Republicans in Barack Obama's cabinet and "not just at a token level".
  • Commentary: GOP Should Ask Why U.S. is on the Wrong Track

    11/12/2008 7:27:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 77 replies · 1,784+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/12/08 | Ron Paul
    (CNN) -- The questions now being asked are: Where to go from here and who's to blame for the downfall of the Republican Party? Too bad the concern for the future of the Republican Party had not been seriously addressed in the year 2000 when the Republicans gained control of the House, Senate, and the Presidency. Now, in light of the election, many are asking: What is the future of the Republican Party? But that is the wrong question. The proper question should be: Where is our country heading? There's no doubt that a large majority of Americans believe we're...
  • Boehner Wants Transparency on Bailout Money [Bloomberg FOIA]

    11/12/2008 12:53:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,050+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 2008-11-12 | Stephen T. Dennis
    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a whack at the Bush administration on Wednesday for failing to disclose all of the financial institutions that are getting emergency loans under the $700 billion bailout. Boehner said the Treasury and Federal Reserve should comply with a Freedom of Information Act request into who is receiving taxpayer money, and “they must begin providing lawmakers and taxpayers all information about how they are using federal tax dollars.” Boehner said the bipartisan negotiations behind the financial bailout package stressed the need for meaningful oversight of how the money was being spent.
  • South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford: Conservatives didn't lose election, GOP did

    11/11/2008 6:11:43 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 58 replies · 1,474+ views
    CNN ^ | November 11th, 2008 | Mark Sanford
    COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- For all Americans, this election represents another glass ceiling broken, and in the words of my 16-year-old, "That's very cool." The election of the first black president is an inspiring and transformational moment for our country. I am happy for President-elect Barack Obama, and for many who supported him. They and, in many cases, their ancestors fought for this day for centuries as they experienced first-hand the unthinkable wrong of segregation. As an American, I wish him every success. Beyond the presidential race, it goes without saying the Republican Party took a shellacking nationally. Some...
  • A repudiation, but of what? [Big Government "conservatism"]

    11/10/2008 7:00:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 388+ views
    Tuesday’s massive Democratic landslide cannot be seen as anything but a repudiation of the Republican Party’s tenure in power. Combined with the equally large Democratic victory in 2006, Republicans have now lost the presidency, more than 50 House seats, and at least a dozen seats in the Senate in just two years. Pundits on both left and right are saying that this represents a final verdict on the Bush administration’s eight years in office. But, how far beyond the Bush presidency does the voters’ desire for change go? If voters have clearly rejected Republicans, have they also turned against the...
  • Editorial: Thin the RINO herd

    11/09/2008 9:37:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 178 replies · 1,170+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2008-11-09 | Lowman S. Henry
    Now what? The Republican Party -- nationally and in Pennsylvania -- lies in tatters. Having lost the White House to Barack Obama, suffered historic losses in congressional elections, been almost shut out in statewide races and experienced further erosion in the state House, there is no doubt the GOP has hit rock bottom. It is, most significantly, a loss for so-called moderate Republicanism. Party moderates have opined time and again that a more middle-of-the-road presidential candidate could win Pennsylvania. McCain was touted as that candidate. It was a double-digit trouncing.
  • Graham: Tainted GOP lost to Obama's positive view

    11/07/2008 7:05:59 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 2,417+ views
    AP via Google ^ | 2008-11-07 | Bruce Smith
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday the GOP lost the White House because the party was tainted by corruption, overspending and "sometimes came across as a bunch of grumpy old men." . . . . . "All we have to do is go back to the basics of fiscal conservatism, with a smile and come up with new ways to communicate with the younger voter," said Graham, who captured 58 percent of the vote in winning re-election against a little-known opponent.
  • Lowry: For Republican McCain, the center did not hold

    11/07/2008 6:28:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 78 replies · 2,809+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2008-11-07 | Rich Lowry
    Republicans are consoling themselves by telling anyone who will listen that we still live in a "center-right country." They're right. That's the good news. The bad news is that they've lost the center. According to exit polls, Barack Obama won moderates by a whopping 21 points on Tuesday, 60-39 percent. That more than doubled John Kerry's nine-point margin over George W. Bush among moderates in 2004. The ideological composition of the electorate was remarkably unchanged from 2004. The percentage of self-identified conservatives and moderates -- the center-right -- held steady. Conservatives were 34 percent of voters and moderates 44 percent,...
  • Call Senator McCain and demand that he defend Sarah Palin!!!

    11/07/2008 1:46:36 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 188 replies · 4,335+ views ^ | November 07, 2008 | Baldilocks, AKA Juliette Akinyi Ochieng, SSgt, USAFR (ret.)
    Phoenix Office: 5353 North 16th Street Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Main: 602-952-2410 Fax: 602-952-8702 Tempe Office: 4703 South Lakeshore Drive Suite 1 Tempe, AZ 85282 Main: 480-897-6289 Fax: 480-897-8389 Tucson Office: 407 West Congress Street Suite 103 Tucson, AZ 85701 Main: 520-670-6334 Fax: 520-670-6637 Washington Office: 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Main: 202-224-2235 Fax: 202-228-2862 I call on Captain John S. McCain, USN (ret.), Republican, Senior Senator from Arizona, to put a stop to the public smearing of your erstwhile running mate, Governor Sarah L. Palin, Republican from Alaska. Governor Palin committed herself and her...
  • Lamont thinks Lieberman will join GOP [no more RINOs]

    11/07/2008 5:59:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies · 2,488+ views
    Greenwich Time, Greenwich, Conn. ^ | 2008-11-07 | Brian Lockhart
    Ned Lamont, the Greenwich Democrat who challenged U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman two years ago, believes his former opponent will soon join the Republican minority in Congress. Lamont declined to say Thursday whether the junior senator from Connecticut and self-described "independent Democrat" should be punished for backing U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential bid. "My sense is he's psychologically moving into the Republican column," Lamont said. "I think he'll probably jump."
  • Latinos push for Cabinet posts [La Raza alert]

    11/07/2008 5:42:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,140+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-11-07 | Gebe Martinez
    Weeks before Barack Obama won the presidency, he met privately in Washington with his former Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Latino political leaders who had fervently backed her bid. The cards were laid upon the table, according to one of the participants. The Hispanic leaders said they expected at least two Latinos to be named to an Obama Cabinet — meeting the standard set by President-elect Bill Clinton in 1992 — but preferred three. Of course, they also wanted sub-Cabinet-level posts. In return, Obama needed assurances that Hispanics — who had overwhelmingly voted for Clinton...

    11/07/2008 4:10:56 AM PST · by IbJensen · 100 replies · 3,005+ views
    GrassTopsUSA (EMail) ^ | 11-06-08 | Don Feder
    If someone had told me last year that, come the fall of 2008, I would be praying for John McCain to become the next president of the United States, I would have had three words for him – seek psychiatric help. (McCain is my kind of Republican the way “rap” is my kind of music.) But, in the last four months of the campaign, that’s exactly what I was doing – praying for a McCain victory – not because McCain is so good (any resemblance between the Arizona Senator and a conservative is purely coincidental), but because I would have...
  • McCain fails to win Latino support

    11/06/2008 1:47:21 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 2,003+ views
    Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ ^ | 2008-11-05 | Mike Sunnucks
    Arizona Sen. John McCain was hammered by the Latino vote, hurting him in battleground states of Florida, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico as he lost his presidential bid to Barack Obama. Obama took two-thirds of the overall Hispanic vote and McCain got 32 percent, according to exit polls conducted by NBC News. George Bush got 44 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2004. McCain also didn’t fare well among younger and working-class voters and did not do as well as Bush with whites, middle-class and older voters.