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  • Vanity thread. Why I voted for Obama (ZOT!)

    10/28/2014 5:51:47 PM PDT · by uvw · 84 replies
    John McCain is a loser who's a loser at life. His policies are wrong and he has an awful personality. This is why I voted for Obama.
  • I actually agree with McCain--Vanity

    02/25/2010 5:24:29 PM PST · by ElenaM · 13 replies · 425+ views
    When McCain said to treat all Americans equally under the law regardless of geographic location, I was shocked to learn that I actually agree with John McCain on something! Miracles never cease.
  • FREEP! Vote For Sarah!

    02/22/2010 8:17:08 AM PST · by AKReportz · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Who should have won CPAC's straw poll?
  • McCain: Palin Legal Bill Was For "Troopergate"

    11/17/2009 4:54:09 AM PST · by steve-b · 27 replies · 1,940+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/09 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who spoke to The Hill Monday evening, denied Sarah Palin's allegation that his campaign stuck her with a $50,000 legal bill to pay for the cost of vetting her as a potential vice presidential candidate. McCain said the bill was for legal work related to allegations that Palin made improper use of her influence as Alaska's governor to press for the dismissal of a state trooper named Mike Wooten. Wooten was embroiled in a custody dispute with Palin's younger sister, Molly McCann. "That was addressed by Trevor Potter," said McCain, "That was over the troopergate." In...
  • Hayworth nurses grudge vs. ex-McCain aide

    10/11/2009 9:00:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 2,784+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-10-11 | Dan Nowicki
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  • Campaign Finance: McCain, Shelby Taketh, Martinez Giveth [McCain/Palin donations used for 2010 run]

    07/16/2009 4:35:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 510+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-07-16 | Greg Giroux
    (snip) Arizona: John McCain's presidential campaign ended in defeat, but it had enough leftover cash to help McCain boost his campaign coffers as he seeks a fifth term in 2010. McCain raised $1.6 million in the second quarter, of which $900,000 came from his 2008 presidential campaign account. McCain also took in $166,000 from McCain Leadership Fund, a joint fundraising committee that shares its proceeds between McCain's campaign committee and his leadership PAC, Country First PAC. (snip)
  • McCain: Obama has 'done well' as president so far [Barf alert]

    06/21/2009 8:26:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 185 replies · 4,225+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-06-21
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says his opponent in last year's presidential campaign, Barack Obama, has "done well" in his first five months in the White House. The Arizona Republican says that using a legislative scorecard to judge the presidency so far, Obama has achieved all his legislative goals.
  • McCain's voice must be part of reform effort [huge barf] [AZ Republic on its knees for McQueeg]

    06/13/2009 10:43:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 928+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-06-13
    Link only, per FR posting policy
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year. Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary. From a forthcoming release: "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over...
  • Border patrol agent held at gunpoint

    08/06/2008 7:59:44 AM PDT · by homeguard · 95 replies · 302+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 6, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist. Agents assigned to the Border Patrol station at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the international border in an isolated area about 100 miles southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who was not identified.
  • Nevada GOP Cancels Convention, Opts for Conference Call

    07/22/2008 6:42:55 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 27 replies · 119+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/18/08 | Brad Haynes
    Citing a lack of interest, the Nevada Republican Party has called off its state convention and will instead pick its delegates to the national convention by private conference call. The state party broke up its original convention in April when supporters of Ron Paul hijacked the proceedings and tried to elect delegates for their candidate to the national GOP convention in September. Party officials tried to reconvene on July 26, but they needed a quorum of 675 and received only 300 RSVPs, according to local reports. “With so many people concerned about the economy, it simply wouldn’t be fair for...
  • McCain in 2005: Gitmo Detainees Deserve Trials Or Should Be Released

    06/24/2008 9:20:08 PM PDT · by van_erwin · 30 replies · 96+ views
    NBC News Transcript ^ | June 20 2008 | Mark Nickolas
    NBC News Transcripts June 19, 2005 Sunday SHOW: Meet the Press 10:00 AM EST NBC MR. RUSSERT: Let me turn to Guantanamo. In October--excuse me, December of 2003, "John McCain said he is concerned about the failure to move ahead with prisoners' trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. ...`These cases have to be disposed of one way or another. After keeping someone two years, a decision should be made.'" That was a year and a half ago. It's now been three and a half years. Should we close it? SEN. McCAIN: I don't think necessarily. But I think the important thing...
  • This Way to the Apocalypse, Mr. McCain

    06/13/2008 6:10:03 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 14 replies · 93+ views
    pajamasmedia ^ | June 12, 2008 | Rick Moran
    This Way to the Apocalypse, Mr. McCain June 12, 2008 - by Rick Moran I sometimes feel a great deal of pity for John McCain. He really seems like a super guy — someone you could sit next to at a bar and toss back a few with while swapping amusing stories. He has served in Washington during some of the most consequential times in our nation’s history and been a leader of some stature among the small group of lawmakers who appear to take a realistic view of America and her role in the world. He has supported presidents...
  • Welcome to the party John McCain

    06/03/2008 5:48:57 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 44 replies · 99+ views
    Welcome to the party John McCain PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW By Salena Zito Spokesperson Jeff Sadosky said tonight that Sen. John McCain is not your typical Republican, which explains the non-traditional geographic pick of New Orleans for the launch of his general election campaign for president. "We believe Senator McCain's vision for reforming government is particularly meaningful for the people of Louisiana who know all too well the tragic cost of government's failure to act," said Sadosky. It's the same city where Democrat John Edwards launched and docked his candidacy for president. Sadosky said McCain's speech tonight on the occasion of the...
  • McCain Should Run Against Congress

    05/30/2008 8:34:54 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 38 replies · 61+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 May 2008 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    With Congress's approval rating at record lows, the time is ripe for a slam campaign. Barack Obama won't do it, since his Democratic colleagues are running the joint. But it's a huge opportunity for Mr. McCain, who could play Congress's failings off his promises for reform. Mr. McCain could take encouragement from history. Harry Truman managed a 1948 victory by trashing the "Do Nothing Congress." Upstart Barry Goldwater in 1952 told Arizonans that Majority Leader Ernest McFarland represented the mess in Washington, and snatched the Democrat's seat. Tom Daschle followed McFarland, after being pilloried for turning the Senate into a...
  • Is it Possible that California Could Go for McCain?

    05/30/2008 7:15:09 AM PDT · by no dems · 79 replies · 123+ views
    May 30, 2008 | no dems
    Is it possible that California could go for a Republican for the first time since 1988? One of the cable news networks reported last night that McCain had come within a few percentage points of B. Hussein Obama in CA. What could make this happen? #1. The referendum on the ballot that would reverse the State Supreme Court Ruling on same-sex marriage. This will bring Conservatives out in droves. (Hopefully out of their hatred for McCain they won’t vote for B. Hussein Obama.) #2. The craziness that keeps going on in B. Hussein's church. I've got to believe that the...
  • Meet the New Barry Goldwater [McCain]

    05/30/2008 6:20:25 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 53 replies · 123+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 5/30/2008 | Quin Hillyer
    Many conservatives realistic enough to know there will never be "another Reagan" nevertheless wish at least for another Barry Goldwater. They don't realize that we already have one. His name is John McCain. {snip} AS WITH GOLDWATER, so with McCain. Irascible, iconoclastic, sometimes a bit profane, always his own man and nobody else's, McCain is a curmudgeon's curmudgeon -- but still with much to offer his country. We all know, of course, why so many of us are so often so angry with McCain -- his sometimes bizarre heresies from conservatism, his insulting language and hair-trigger temper toward conservatives who...
  • McCain Camp Touts Break with Bush on Nukes

    05/27/2008 7:06:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 107+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/27/08 | staff
    ABC News' Teddy Davis and James Gerber Report: The McCain campaign played up its differences with President Bush on nuclear security on a Tuesday conference call with reporters. "I think it's fair to characterize this as a significant departure from the nuclear security policies of the Bush administration," said McCain advisor Randy Scheunemann. Scheunemann said that the differences between McCain and Bush covered not only a discrepancy on the "ultimate goal" of a "nuclear-free world" but also McCain's openness to further testing limits, his openness to treaty-based discussions with Russia, his openness to talking with China, and his support for...
  • McCain talks issues as troubles pile up

    05/23/2008 7:53:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 74+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/8 | Carla Marinucci,John Wildermuth
    Union City -- Facing a pile of controversial campaign troubles - including incendiary comments by televangelist John Hagee that forced him to reject Hagee's endorsement - Sen. John McCain tried mightily to shift the focus to economic issues and his Democratic opponent Barack Obama on Thursday during a California campaign swing. McCain, speaking at a Silicon Valley forum on economic issues alongside Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, issued a renewed call for "comprehensive immigration reform" as a top agenda item for the next president. He called for a "temporary agricultural program," saying, "We need a way for an ordinary person to apply...
  • McCain spends months on standby; Democrats rev up

    05/23/2008 9:27:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 254+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/23/8 | PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
    Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Republican John McCain has been slow to take advantage of his potential head start for the presidency against Democrats, who are better organized and generate more excitement among voters. McCain enters a November-focused campaign with distinct disadvantages, his aides and advisers acknowledge: his party's unpopular incumbent president, his unwavering support for the war in Iraq and the Democrats' unmistakable fundraising potential. Yet the Arizona senator and his party have inched toward blunting the shortcomings instead of racing to erase them. "This has given us time," said Frank Donatelli, vice chairman of the Republican National Committee and...
  • Shamnesty John McCain is back in full force: No, he never “got the message”

    05/22/2008 11:46:28 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 148 replies · 744+ views
    Michelle ^ | 05/22/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    First, my friends, a reminder of what was printed right here on January 23, 2008: After spearheading a disastrous, security-undermining illegal alien amnesty bill last year with Teddy Kennedy, “straight-talking” GOP Sen. John McCain claims he has seen the light. In TV appearances, he vows to put immigration enforcement first. On the campaign trail, he offers a perfunctory promise to strengthen border security and emphasizes the need to restore Americans’ trust in their government’s ability to defend the homeland. “I got the message,” he told voters in South Carolina. “We will secure the borders first.” But how can McCain cure...
  • McCain Praised Pastor Who Called Islam "A Conspiracy of Spiritual Evil"

    05/22/2008 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 135+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    America was founded in order to destroy Islam? Statements like that give the anti-jihad movement a wingnut patina that, of course, ABC is happy to perpetuate in this anti-McCain hit piece, which breezes by the fact that his campaign has strongly disavowed these statements. But when McCain's campaign strongly disavows these statements, is he disavowing them all -- including the manifestly true statement that some Muslims quite obviously intend to conquer and Islamize the world? Is McCain completely unaware of the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document, An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America," in...
  • John McCain lauds Barack Obama's strategy on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    05/22/2008 10:44:29 AM PDT · by indcons · 99 replies · 208+ views
    LA Times ^ | Scott Martelle
    We can't tell if this is a barometer of how the fall general election might feel, but John McCain today compliments Barack Obama on his political acumen in a televised interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," a curious appearance for a candidate still trying to gather support from the Republican Party's social conservative base. Host Ellen DeGeneres asks McCain about Obama's contention that "a vote for you is basically a vote for" a third George W. Bush term. Says McCain: Good strategy. "I think it's a very intelligent campaign tactic. Obviously the president's popularity and approval ratings are low. So...
  • Remarks By John McCain in Columbus, Ohio

    05/20/2008 9:10:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 454+ views
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks as prepared for delivery at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH, today at 10:00 a.m. EDT: Thank you. The hectic but repetitive routine of presidential campaigns often seems to consist entirely of back and forth charges between candidates, punctuated by photo ops, debates and the occasional policy speech, followed by another barrage of accusations and counter accusations, formulated into the soundbites preferred by cable news producers. It is a little hypocritical for candidates or reporters to criticize these deficiencies. They are our creation. Campaigns and the media...
  • John McCain, Multiculturalist - Immigration is just one problem

    05/20/2008 2:23:36 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 80 replies · 862+ views
    National Review ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Krikorian
      We all know John McCain is terrible on immigration. For years he held America’s sovereignty and security hostage to amnesty and increased immigration, and his newfound support for “enforcement first” is so insubstantial and transparently insincere that it insults our intelligence. He’s so bad that Americans for Better Immigration ranks his performance in office as the worst of all the presidential candidates — including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. (See the GOP grid here and the Democratic one here.) And as Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation has pointed out, passage of McCain’s bill “would represent the largest expansion...
  • McCain spells it out: This is how America will change with me at the helm

    05/15/2008 7:50:49 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 120 replies · 157+ views
    primebuzz ^ | 05/15/08 | McCain
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today gave the following remarks at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. In it, he spells out how a McCain presidency will change America. *** Thank you. The hectic but repetitive routine of presidential campaigns often seems to consist entirely of back and forth charges between candidates, punctuated by photo ops, debates and the occasional policy speech, followed by another barrage of accusations and counter accusations, formulated into the soundbites preferred by cable news producers. It is a little hypocritical for candidates or reporters to criticize these deficiencies. They are our...
  • McCain courts blue-collar Democrats

    05/07/2008 8:07:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 154+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | May 7, 2008 | Ariel Sabar
    His lead strategist says if McCain were to get 20 percent of these voters he will win. WASHINGTON - With the other party still waist-deep in its presidential nomination fight, John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, has been quietly courting the white working-class Democrats who have proved elusive for Barack Obama, his most likely rival in the fall. In the two weeks since Senator Obama's loss in Pennsylvania, Senator McCain has visited the struggling steel town of Youngstown, Ohio, to promote programs to retrain workers. He has gone to Allentown, Pa., to push a gas-tax holiday and argue that the...
  • John McCain and War

    05/06/2008 1:11:25 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 151 replies · 401+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 04, 2008, 5:00 p.m. | Andrew C. McCarthy
    McCain MirageThe senator is not ready-for-prime-time commander-in-chief.By Andrew C. McCarthySenator John McCain’s ascendancy in the Republican presidential race has been truly remarkable. Yet, it’s no groundswell. To this point, about two out of every three primary and caucus participants have voted against him. If the Democrats and independents some states permit to crash the Grand Old Party were factored out, his standing in the Republican base would be even less impressive. Still, you have to hand it to his admirers: They have parlayed his thin support into an aura of inevitability. The glow could intensify this week, when McCain is...
  • Getting to Know John McCain

    04/30/2008 10:30:39 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 44 replies · 228+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 April 2008 | Karl Rove
    ...As we ate near the Days' home in Florida recently, I heard things about Sen. McCain that were deeply moving and politically troubling. Moving because they told me things about him the American people need to know. And troubling because it is clear that Mr. McCain is one of the most private individuals to run for president in history. ...Mr. Day relayed to me one of the stories Americans should hear. It involves what happened to him after escaping from a North Vietnamese prison during the war. When he was recaptured, a Vietnamese captor broke his arm and said, "I...
  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."
  • All in the Family (Who is the real John McCain?)

    02/04/2008 9:50:23 AM PST · by spacejunkie · 20 replies · 913+ views
    JOHN McCAIN Who is the real John McCain? McCain dumped his first wife after she had been disabled in an auto accident. Although this woman had worked tirelessly to get him released from captivity as a POW in Vietnam, he did not hesitate to betray her with other women upon finding her crippled when he returned home. In fact, McCain developed a serious reputation as a womanizer during the years following his release. Finally, he acquired a fortune through his second marriage and settled down with his second wife, Cindy. According to the Phoenix Gazette of May 19, 1987, "the...
  • McCain, Republicans, and "Global Warming"

    03/09/2008 11:10:05 AM PDT · by Billg64 · 100 replies · 1,330+ views
    town hall ^ | 3/9/08 | Austin Hill
    Think you can sidestep the issue of “global warming,” simply by voting Republican? Think again. Now that Senator John McCain is officially the Republican nominee for President, global warming is, whether anyone likes it or not, an “issue” for both of our nation’s dominant political parties. McCain has been gravitating towards this issue for several years, and made his mark with it during his chairing of the U.S. Senate hearings on global warming back in 2004
  • To the GOP's self-righteous Purists

    03/05/2008 10:14:20 PM PST · by RussP · 362 replies · 2,174+ views ^ | March 5th, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    ... If there's a single thread that runs through the e-mails I receive from peevish Republicans, it's that none of the current candidates possesses the conservative purity of Ronald Reagan. One could almost get the idea that Dutch was betrayed by Pontius Pilate and crucified on Calvary. But that wasn't exactly the case. The fact of the matter is that Gov. Reagan gave Gov. Jerry Brown a run for his money – or should I say our money? – when it came to raising taxes here in California. But, in spite of the additional revenue, he was responsible in large...
  • McCain Now Trying To Woo Conservatives By Talking "Border Security"

    02/28/2008 8:34:27 PM PST · by levotb · 52 replies · 387+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 2/28/08 | levotb
    WARNING TO CONSERVATIVES!!! When the AP quotes Open Borders moll Tamar Jacoby, Arlen Specter, RINO/Bushie/McCainite Charlie Black as saying McCain is "looking strong" or good on immigration" and no conservatives or anti-Invasion advocates or experts are quoted in the [following] story, you know the fix is in! McCain is on a major media effort to try to make conservatives like him enough to vote for him and he knows he's in deep trouble. So he's going to try to pull the wool over our eyes by saying he's going to get tough on the Border--if elected. What he WON'T discuss...
  • Florida Sen. Mel Martinez to endorse McCain

    01/25/2008 11:03:35 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 290+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/25/08 | Liz Sidoti - AP Reporter
    Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will endorse John McCain on Friday, The Associated Press has learned, a move likely to give the Republican presidential candidate a crucial boost with the state's Cuban-Americans just days before the primary. The decision is a blow to Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor in a close fight with McCain for support of voters in the Cuban-American community _ and to keep his candidacy alive. Two Republican officials disclosed the upcoming endorsement on the condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting the announcement. As recently as Thursday night, Martinez indicated he would remain neutral in the...
  • Ted Nugent: McCain has two battles he must win

    02/17/2008 6:58:18 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 169 replies · 808+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | 2/17/08
    Ted Nugent: McCain has two battles he must win Sunday, February 17, 2008 Now that Mitt Romney has thrown in the towel and endorsed him, the Republican nominee for president will almost certainly be Sen. John McCain. Attempting residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is surely tough enough without turning your friends into enemies. There are plenty of enemies on the other side who wear different political stripes altogether. McCain faces a distrustful, dissatisfied, frustrated, and in some cases, downright angry conservative base. Conservatives are not happy with McCain. He has not always carried the conservative torch on immigration, taxes, First...
  • Lieberman Asks Dems and Independents To Vote McCain

    01/15/2008 3:22:20 PM PST · by prolifefirst · 17 replies · 48+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/15/08 | ABC News
    ABC News' Bret Hovell Reports: Sen. Joseph Lieberman called on Michigan's Independents and Democrats on Tuesday to come out and vote for Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary, saying he is convinced that McCain will "become our next great American president." "I urge them to come out today and stand for a man who is a great American patriot," Lieberman said at a joint town hall meeting with McCain in Ann Arbor, Mich. "There's no competitive Democratic primary," Lieberman added. "I know there's some other moderate and conservative Democrats like myself." Lieberman, an Independent Democratic senator from Connecticut, crossed...
  • Lieberman: McCain Will Get Tough With Castro, Chavez

    01/18/2008 1:58:35 PM PST · by bill1952 · 19 replies · 72+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 17, 20 | Paul Crespo
    Lieberman: McCain Will Get Tough With Castro, Chavez January 17, 2008 By: Paul Crespo Joe Lieberman was dispatched to Miami's Little Havana on Thursday to woo influential Cuban-Americans to back GOP presidential candidate John McCain. Lieberman, a longtime friend of the Cuban-American community, said that McCain is the best candidate to champion the cause of freedom ... Most importantly, Lieberman said, McCain would be able get bipartisan support for these measures. And McCain will take on more than just Fidel Castro. Across the board, McCain will engender trust in our friends and fear and respect from our enemies, said Lieberman.......
  • McCain a 'True Conservative,' Bush Says

    02/10/2008 6:37:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies · 502+ views
    McCain a 'True Conservative,' Bush Says Feb 10 09:36 AM US/Eastern WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain is a "true conservative," President Bush says, although the presumptive Republican presidential nominee may have to work harder to convince other conservatives that he is one of their own. McCain "is very strong on national defense," Bush said in an interview taped for airing on "Fox News Sunday." "He is tough fiscally. He believes the tax cuts ought to be permanent. He is pro-life. His principles are sound and solid as far as I'm concerned." But when asked about criticism of McCain by conservative...
  • GOP banks on McCain to lure Hispanic vote

    02/27/2008 7:24:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 83 replies · 404+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 27 Feb 2008 | Stephen Dinan
    Two years ago, Republicans fought over immigration and hemorrhaged Hispanic voters. Now they are poised to nominate the one man who can rebuild the Hispanic voter coalition that pushed President Bush twice to victory, the architects of that coalition say. "I think the only candidate that Republicans have running for president who could retain those votes is in fact Senator McCain," said the Rev. Luis Cortes Jr., president of Esperanza USA, founder of the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and a key player in helping Mr. Bush connect with Hispanic voters during his two runs for office. Democrats have traditionally enjoyed...
  • McCain Retools Immigration Stance

    02/27/2008 12:37:03 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 140 replies · 500+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 27, 2008 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain faces a dilemma on immigration as he works to persuade conservatives he's tough enough on the issue without erasing his historic appeal to Hispanic voters. Once a crusader for offering the nation's roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants a way to get legal status, McCain now says his first priority is fortifying U.S. borders. The metamorphosis reflects McCain's intensifying effort to consolidate his support among conservatives, who deride the Arizona senator's past proposals on immigration as offering amnesty to lawbreakers, and bitterly resent his work with Democrats, including Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, on the issue....
  • McCain uncomfortable with TN GOP anti-Obama release [Mega barf alert]

    02/27/2008 4:57:40 PM PST · by indcons · 163 replies · 528+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mosheh Oinounou
    <p>For the second time in as many days, Sen. John McCain was forced to rebuke members of his own party for over-the-top attacks on Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama.</p>
  • "Mr. P.C." McCain: How he wants our votes but not our introductions

    02/27/2008 7:12:55 PM PST · by levotb · 118 replies · 443+ views
    self | 2/27/08 | levotb
    John McCain couldn't handle the outstanding rebel-rousing introduction by Cincinnati conservative talk show host, Bill Cunningham the other day--a man the McCain Campaign had hired to introduce the Senator. Instead, Wussie McCain immediately "apologized" profusely to Obama for Cunningham's using Obama's full name over and over during the intro. This shows how "p.c." and how "wussie" John McCain is when it comes to worrying about how the left is going to perceive him. Instead of concentrating on gaining base support which he sorely needs and can't win without, he's playing to the left and saying to conservatives, "S**w you! I...
  • Why unite with McCain? He never united with us

    02/24/2008 10:37:58 AM PST · by WyCoKsRepublican · 151 replies · 518+ views
    Senator John McRINO aka John McCain is seeking the conservative base to unite with him. Many of us haven't forgotten that he never united with us. Whether it be on his kneepads courting Ted Kennedy or spearheading the ramming of amnesty down our throats, we haven't forgotten. This election offers little or no choice. In the words of Billy Preston "Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing."
  • Bush predicts GOP will hold White House

    02/25/2008 6:34:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 85 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will "keep up the fight" in Iraq. "I'm confident we'll hold the White House in 2008," Bush told donors at the Republican Governors Association annual dinner, which raised a record $10.6 million for GOP gubernatorial candidates. "And I don't want the next Republican president to be lonely," Bush said. "And that is why we got to take the House, retake the Senate, and make sure our states are governed by Republican governors." The pep talk came in the midst of a presidential campaign that...

    02/25/2008 5:34:34 PM PST · by ovrtaxt · 133 replies · 794+ views ^ | Feb 25 2008 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Feb 25 2008 MEMO TO CONSERVATIVES: THE FIGHT IS JUST BEGINNING by Richard A. Viguerie   The time has come for conservatives to move on, to shift priorities, and to work to elect conservatives at all levels now and in the years to come.     For too long, conservatives have done most of the work necessary to elect Republican candidates, but, once elected, most of those Republicans have ignored conservatives’ concerns or have opposed conservatives outright.   These Republicans have taunted us: “What are you going to do? Vote for the liberal Democrats? Calm down and grow up, and keep...
  • Ban On Waterboarding Wins Approval

    02/14/2008 5:32:18 AM PST · by jdm · 25 replies · 65+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 14, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The Senate narrowly passed a ban on waterboarding as part of their intelligence bill, setting up a showdown between Congress and the White House on limitations for interrogation techniques. The bill clearly states approved and disapproved procedures, ending the ambiguity that has created much of the controversy over whether anyone has ever broken the law in interrogating terrorist suspects. And surprisingly, one of the figures at the head of the controversy opposed the bill: The Senate voted yesterday to ban waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics used by the CIA, matching a previous House vote and putting Congress on a...