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  • 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 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 rips Republican candidates for 'isolationism'

    06/19/2011 4:08:32 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | updated 6/19/2011 1:02:16 PM ET | Thomas Ferraro and Dave Clark
    WASHINGTON — Republican Senator John McCain, his party's 2008 presidential nominee, ripped into the current crop of Republican White House contenders, accusing them of breaking party tradition by preaching "isolationism." McCain said if former President Ronald Reagan were still alive he would have been disappointed in last week's Republican presidential debate in which candidates voiced impatience with U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya. "He would be saying: That's not the Republican Party of the 20th century, and now the 21st century. That is not the Republican Party that has been willing to stand up for freedom for...
  • McCain rips Republican candidates for 'isolationism'

    06/19/2011 4:08:27 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | updated 6/19/2011 1:02:16 PM ET | Thomas Ferraro and Dave Clark
    WASHINGTON — Republican Senator John McCain, his party's 2008 presidential nominee, ripped into the current crop of Republican White House contenders, accusing them of breaking party tradition by preaching "isolationism." McCain said if former President Ronald Reagan were still alive he would have been disappointed in last week's Republican presidential debate in which candidates voiced impatience with U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Libya. "He would be saying: That's not the Republican Party of the 20th century, and now the 21st century. That is not the Republican Party that has been willing to stand up for freedom for...
  • Senate committee delays Libya debate (McCain defends Obama against criticism from conservatives)

    06/07/2011 8:39:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-06-07
    WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has postponed debate on a resolution on U.S. involvement in the military mission in Libya, led by NATO, a spokesman said. The resolution, sponsored by committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., and John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the committee, would generally express Senate approval of the U.S. role in Libya, Politico reported, citing senators familiar with the proposal. (sni;) McCain said he spoke with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Monday about a vote on his resolution, adding that he believes the resolution will pass handily and should satisfy...
  • McCain believes Obama has changed since campaign (McCain wants to negotiate with Obama) (HURL ALERT)

    01/24/2011 6:06:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 111 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Two years after running against President Barack Obama, Senator John McCain says he sees a change. Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," McCain expressed optimism that Obama will lead Democrats and Republicans to find common ground on key issues.(snip) Asked if the push to repeal health care reform is a waste of time -- because Senate Democrats will block repeal and, should it pass, the president would veto it -- McCain said, "We need to have a vote on it because we promised the people we would. We campaigned that we would `repeal and replace'. We have to...
  • Senator John McCain's born identity (McNasty is "filled with endless rage")

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

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

    08/22/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-08-22 | David Catanese
    John McCain holds a comfortable lead in the contentious Arizona Republican Senate primary, according to the most recent public polling, making him the strong favorite against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday. But it’s been a costly road to a fifth term for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, and the experience is likely to leave a lasting and unsightly stain on his legacy. It’s not just the $20 million he’s spent already this election or the scorched earth campaign that he’s run. Rather, it’s the choices he’s made and the positions he’s embraced — and what it reveals about him...
  • New ad quotes McCain admitting to lying in past

    08/05/2010 8:11:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-05
    PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's Republican primary challenger has released a new ad using McCain's own voice admitting to lying in the past. Former congressman J.D. Hayworth's campaign released the commercial Thursday. It uses McCain's voice from the recording of his 2002 book, in which McCain recalls publicly supporting South Carolina's right to fly the Confederate flag, even though he personally opposed it. McCain says on the recording: " ... it could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying." The ad suggests McCain is again lying about his record on illegal immigration.
  • (Juan) McCain stakes out a harder line on illegal immigration (FLIP FLOPPIN' RINO BUM ALERT!)

    07/30/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2010-07-30 | Todd J. Gillman
    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Sen. John McCain hasn't always talked tough on immigration. That haunted his presidential ambitions, and now his political survival hinges on whether he can show that his conversion is genuine. It hasn't been easy. Boycotts, vigils and a legal fight over the state's attempted crackdown on illegal immigrants have kept voters attuned to each nuance in his run for re-election. "Since 2007, I've said we have to secure the border first. I said it in 2008 and 2009 and 2010," McCain told 120 people at a town hall meeting in suburban Phoenix. Leaning against the back wall...
  • McCain outspends Hayworth 10 to 1 (McCain spending money that he refused to spend fighting Obama)

    07/23/2010 10:17:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies · 20+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-07-23 | Rhonda Bodfield
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has spent an unprecedented $16 million to date fending off a challenge from former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth. Hayworth, so far, has spent $1.5 million, according to campaign finance reports filed July 15. Hayworth’s spokesman, Mark Sanders, said the expenditure proves Hayworth is such a strong candidate that McCain pulled out all the stops with phone banking, mailers, radio and TV. “I think that the senator was really fearful of losing this race and he decided to just dump as much as he could into it to buy it,” he said. While candidates are allowed to...
  • John McCain on the Democratic Party ("I think that the Democratic Party is a fine party")

    06/26/2010 7:47:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies
    (snip) CHRIS MATTHEWS: Senator McCain, here's what you said about the Republican Party in the Boston Herald: "I believe my party has gone astray. I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy." Did the Herald get you right? SEN. MCCAIN: No. CHRIS MATTHEWS: You didn't say that? SEN. MCCAIN: I said that, but let me put it in the proper context. I was speaking to some constituents of Congressman Marty Meehan. The question [was]: Why don't you run as Senator Kerry's running mate? I am a...
  • McCain campaign says he will debate Hayworth

    06/09/2010 6:20:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 704+ views
    The News & Sun, Green Valley, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-09 | Dan Shearer
    Sen. John McCain will debate GOP rival J.D. Hayworth this summer, his campaign spokesman said Wednesday. Brian Rogers, McCain’s campaign communications director, said a newspaper report indicating McCain was “busy with his job as a senator” and would not debate Hayworth was “not accurate.” “What we said all along is that Sen. McCain will obviously debate — he’s always debated,” Rogers said, adding, but “he has a day job. Folks want him doing his job during the week, so he doesn’t have, unlike Congressman Hayworth, unlimited time on his hands.” Hayworth, who served 12 years in the House before he...
  • McCain’s Last Stand?

    05/31/2010 5:54:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,252+ views
    Fox ^ | 2010-05-31 | Carl Cameron
    While corporations, non-profit organizations, and neighboring communities bicker and boycott over Arizona’s tough new anti-illegal immigration law, the two Republicans locked in a bitter U.S. Senate primary agree the law is fine. And that’s where the agreement stops. After four terms in the U.S. Senate, a presidential campaign in 2000, capped by the GOP nomination in 2008, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., faces a serious challenge from J.D. Hayworth a former sportscaster turned six-term firebrand congressman from the Hill class of 94’, to conservative radio talk show host. Make no mistake, McCain still leads the polls comfortably. Real Clear Politics gives...
  • (RINO) Senator McCain now says border soldiers should be armed ("I've never been for amnesty")

    05/29/2010 10:45:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 195 replies · 3,448+ views
    TUCSON, AZ (KGUN - TV) - Arizona Senator John McCain now says soldiers sent to the border should be armed. This revelation comes one day after Senate democrats shot down McCain's border plan to send 6,000 soldiers to the border. At a town hall meeting in Tucson, McCain first told 60 of his supporters in attendance that President Obama's plan to send 1,200 soldiers would not work because the soldiers would only be assigned to "desk jobs." (snip) Nunez asked: "What do you say to the those who accuse you of throwing out numbers, sending 6,000 troops to the border,...
  • Senator McCain on SB1070 (Juan McCain talks out of both sides of his mouth) (BARF ALERT)

    05/27/2010 1:35:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 280+ views
    TUCSON - Lawmakers from Arizona have been thrust into the heart of the debate over the state's new illegal immigration law. Senator John McCain is using the issue as a spearhead for his re-election campaign. He said one of the charges against him is that he's changed his position on the issue. But McCain insists he's always been in support of a secure border, fences and technology to stop the flow of illegal immigration.
  • The stranger than truth files bite McCain (MCCAIN WILL BACK AMNESTY AFTER SW BORDER 'SECURED')

    05/20/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 2,252+ views
    ABC News / GOPUSA ^ | 2010-05-20
    From ABC News... (snip) "McCain was supportive of the Dream Act in the past... we saw him as a champion in some ways, and we hope that comes back," said Abdollahi. Now the next paragraph is the money paragraph and I certainly hope Arizona voters are paying attention. McCain has been on all sides of this issue and now that he is facing reelection he is trying to convince voters that he will protect the borders. Let's see what he says when under pressure from the left. A McCain spokesperson told ABC News the senator will support the so-called "Dream...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain to hold town hall meetings this weekend (as he refuses to debate J.D.)

    05/14/2010 8:22:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 924+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-05-14
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain is holding town hall meetings in the West Valley this weekend. The first town hall will be at the Goodyear Justice Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The second will be at Sun City West at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • McCain: Bipartisanship largely dead the rest of this Congress

    04/30/2010 7:29:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 600+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-30 | Michael O'Brien
    Bipartisanship in Washington is largely dead this Congress, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Friday. After warning in March that Republicans wouldn't cooperate on legislation for the rest of this year, a claim he had subsequently backed off, McCain said bipartisanship was "for all intents and purposes," dead. "I would say that, largely so," McCain said of whether bipartisanship was dead this Congress during an interview with the conservative Newsmax magazine. "There are certain areas where we can work together," McCain added, pointing to his work on the Armed Services Committee. "But for all intents and purposes, yes."
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Arizona immigration bill may be unconstitutional (BARF ALERT)

    04/27/2010 10:47:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 3,217+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-04-26 | Manu Raju
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that the tough new Arizona immigration law will probably be struck down by the courts on constitutional grounds. "In my view it's all uphill under the law," Graham told reporters. "I think they'll have a hard time upholding this law, that's my view." Graham, who quipped that he was "not the brightest lawyer in town," said he had a "reasonable suspicion if it comes down to the color of your skin or the ethnic background as the dominant reason, it shouldn't hold up." His position creates some daylight with his close friend Sen....
  • McCain: Arizona had to crack down on immigration (McCain in panic, says it's all Obama's fault)

    04/27/2010 5:21:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 111 replies · 3,296+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-04-27
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain says Arizona had to pass a tough immigration law because the Obama administration has failed to "secure our borders." The Arizona Republican called the situation in his state "the worst I've ever seen," saying ineffective border enforcement has resulted in drugs pouring into the southwestern United States from Mexico.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: J.D. calls on McCain to reject friend (and liberal, pro-illegals Democrat!) Gordon

    04/26/2010 12:41:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 669+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-04-26 | Scott Wong
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  • McCain: I won't support Crist if he runs as an Independent candidate ("I support Republicans")

    04/20/2010 11:07:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 733+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-20 | Molly K. Hooper
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he will not support Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) in his Senate race if he runs as an Independent. Crist, who helped McCain win Florida in the 2008 presidential GOP primary, has recently indicated he is mulling an Independent bid. McCain has backed Crist, but made it clear Tuesday that his endorsement will not stand if Crist is not the Republican candidate. Asked if he will support Crist as an Independent, McCain told The Hill, "No." Pressed further, McCain said, "I support Republicans."
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain says he prefers 'great American' over maverick or partisan labels (BARF ALERT)

    04/18/2010 10:32:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 732+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-17 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he wasn't picking sides between "maverick" and "partisan" in response to his primary fight against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. When asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether he'd gone from his maverick stance toward a position further on the right, McCain said, "Now that I'm fighting against this administration... then I'm a partisan. But I'm a fighter and that's what I am." "...I prefer 'great American' myself," the 2008 presidential candidate quipped. McCain said he passed the "litmus test" of being a true conservative over Hayworth because of his opposition to earmarks and pork-barrel spending. "I...
  • Citizens United Foes Seek a McCain Stand-In (McCain may attack conservatives after beating J.D.!)

    04/15/2010 9:36:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 2,371+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2010-04-16 | Matthew Murray
    (snip) Elias and other observers say that the day of reckoning for possible McCain support is Aug. 24, when Arizona voters take to the polls to decide the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s fate against his primary opponent, GOP former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. Many observers speculate that after the primary, McCain may pivot toward the middle and could ultimately back a Schumer-Van Hollen bill.“Perhaps he’s planning on voting for it, but because of political considerations or other things he just doesn’t want to be out front,” Elias said. “At the end of the day, it may very well be that he...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain taking heat for campaign video (DESPERATE MCCAIN ATTACKS CONSERVATIVES)

    04/13/2010 9:37:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,397+ views
    PHOENIX - Arizona Senator John McCain is getting some heat because of video made by his campaign. A Web video just released by the McCain campaign is under the guise of being a message from his U.S. Senate race opponent former Congressman J.D. Hayworth. "I've stood up against the grave threat of man-horse marriage," the announcer says on the video, followed by Hayworth's own comments, "if you really had affection for your horse, you could marry your horse." CNN's Anderson Cooper says the video attacks Hayworth on things that some Republicans take seriously. Republican strategist Ed Rollins says McCain should...
  • Maverick enough? McCain's reputation for crossing party lines is costing him with the home base

    04/09/2010 5:01:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 775+ views
    WORLD magazine ^ | 2010-04-09 | Meghan Basham
    TUCSON—Among lawmakers threatened with losing their seats this November because of federal expansions enacted under President Barack Obama is the man who was his presidential challenger, Sen. John McCain. Arizona's August primary was considered a lock for the elder statesman just months ago. But his record of reaching across the aisle on legislation ranging from immigration to climate change has left some Republican voters wondering whether they can depend on him to fight Democrats on key issues. The title McCain once prized as an asset, "maverick," has left the door open for a challenge from former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth....
  • John McCain’s attack on liberty

    03/19/2010 3:49:10 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1,096+ views
    Small Gov Times ^ | 2010-03-18 | Chuck Baldwin
    Anyone paying attention knows that John McCain has been a Big-Government Globalist Neocon (BGGN) for virtually his entire senatorial career. As with many BGGNs hiding out in the Republican Party, McCain likes to talk about smaller government, but his track record is littered with the promotion of one big government program after another. But, what else would one expect from a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)? Lately, however, McCain has outdone himself. He has introduced two bills in the US Senate that are about as Machiavellian as they could be. I am referring to S.3081, a bill...
  • Arizona Senator John McCain talks immigration with LA Area Chamber of Commerce (MCAMNESTY ALERT)

    03/16/2010 1:42:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,402+ views
    This weekend, dozens of Southern Californians plan to march in Washington for immigration reform, joining thousands of activists from around the country. Today, a different group of Southern Californians – members of the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce – heard from a U.S. senator who took a lot of political heat for his efforts at immigration reform. The question arose at lunch during the Chamber’s annual lobbying trip to Washington. What did Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona think the U.S. should do about the “flood of immigrants” “running over” California? McCain cosponsored the last major immigration reform bill with...
  • McCain, Palin to campaign together in Arizona

    03/15/2010 8:25:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 211 replies · 3,423+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-03-15
    PHOENIX (AP) — John McCain and Sarah Palin are scheduled to campaign together in Arizona next week for the first time since they conceded the presidential election in Phoenix in 2008. Palin and McCain will be at a rally and picnic in Tucson on March 26, followed the next day by a rally in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Dietary-supplement firms fight McCain (J.D. jumps into the fray against McCain)

    02/27/2010 8:50:08 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-02-27 | Rhonda Bodfield
    The dietary-supplement industry is fighting a bid by U.S. Sen. John McCain to force it to disclose ingredients and register with the Food and Drug Administration. The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 would also strengthen recall authority of any dietary supplement the FDA finds to be hazardous. Opponents say subjecting manufacturers to increased reporting requirements could drive up prices and restrict the availability of vitamins and supplements. They contend the FDA is hostile to supplements because they don't go through the drug approval process - but that's an expensive process for natural substances that can't be patented. Tucson's Food...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: State GOP looking to close its primary to independents (impact on McCain?)

    02/19/2010 9:41:12 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 986+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-02-19 | Rhonda Bodfield
    Lawyers for the state Republican Party are huddling to try to find out how they can close their primary election. Republican leaders who attended a mandatory state meeting last month voted to put a halt to the state's quasi-open primary system. Voters in 1998 approved allowing independents and voters in minor parties to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary. The move is coming at a time of heightened interest in the Republican primary. The Democratic ballot will be relatively tame compared with the GOP, where voters will make picks in high-profile races, like the McCain-Hayworth Senate match, and the...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain explains why we can't get along (he still wants to "get along" with Dems)

    02/18/2010 9:41:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 480+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-18 | E.J. Montini
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  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Dem rips Hayworth's 'violent fantasies,' defends McCain (BARF ALERT)

    02/17/2010 7:35:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-17
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  • McCain appears to shift stance on 'don't ask, don't tell' policy (McCain flip flop alert!)

    02/02/2010 2:35:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 955+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-02-02 | Michael D. Shear
    Three years ago, Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) was pretty clear about his stand on the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. A former war hero, McCain said he would support ending the ban once the military's top brass told him they were okay with it. "The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, 'Senator, we ought to change the policy,' then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it because those leaders in the military are the ones we give the responsibility to," McCain told an audience of college students during the "Hardball"...
  • Was John McCain Brainwashed While Imprisoned In North Vietnam? (he called U.S. vets "criminals")

    01/31/2010 9:11:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 188 replies · 2,168+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 2010-01-31 | Dave Gibson
    It is nothing short of incredible that a combat veteran who has claimed to be a conservative Senator has led the fight to reward with amnesty, the millions of Mexican and Central American nationals who have entered this nation illegally. While the betrayal of the American people on behalf of foreign invaders by Sen. John McCain may be puzzling to most, the former POW actually has somewhat of a history of betraying his fellow citizens in favor of a foreign enemy. The question of McCain's true motives should be examined. On October 26, 1967, U.S. Navy Lt. John McCain was...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain has low favorable rating in Arizona survey (lowest since Keating Five)

    01/28/2010 6:54:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 1,175+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-01-28
    PHOENIX (AP) - A recent statewide survey of Arizona voters found U.S. Sen. John McCain with his lowest favorable job rating in 16 years but that he still does fairly well among registered Republicans. The Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center said Thursday that McCain had a favorable rating of 41 percent among voters statewide, vs. 21 percent unfavorable. That's his lowest favorable rating since 38 percent in 1994, when he was still shaking off effects of the Keating Five scandal.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Challenger: McCain an Obama 'enabler' (J.D. Hayworth attacks McCain) (GO J.D. GO!!!)

    01/25/2010 12:21:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies · 4,459+ views
    Presidential nominee in 2008 faces GOP primary fight. BY JOSEPH WEBER Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican, said in an interview Monday that his planned primary challenge to Sen. John McCain will portray the four-term incumbent as a not-so-conservative Republican who has "enabled" President Obama and his failed economic and security policies. "I'm giving Arizona Republicans a clear choice between a consistent, common-sense conservative . . . or someone who describes himself as a maverick but is a moderate," the outspoken Mr. Hayworth told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show. Mr. Hayworth, 51, quit his job Friday as...
  • Hayworth challenging McCain

    01/23/2010 2:18:37 PM PST · by AKReportz · 219 replies · 3,254+ views
    Hayworth faced ethical scrutiny during his unsuccessful reelection campaign for his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose Native-American clients contributed $100,000 to his campaigns. He is still paying off legal debt that he accumulated preparing for a possible federal investigation in connection with the Abramoff scandal.
  • Yes, Sarah Palin is a RINO.

    01/23/2010 10:19:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 509 replies · 7,648+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 2010-01-23 | Zbigniew Mazurak
    Paul Streitz has decided to call Sarah Palin by her real name, because she endorsed John McCain (who is trying to win a fifth term as Senator) and said she will campaign for him. Fanatic Palinites, such as the editors of the misnamed „conservatives4palin.com” website (they should rename it „liberals4palin.com”), lambasted him and called him a “backstabber”. “If Paul Streitz’s support of Governor Palin is contingent upon his agreeing with every decision she makes or her selling out her deeply-held values, that’s unfortunate. While all support is appreciated, the governor has never been for sale. Ask the Alaska establishment, who...
  • JD Hayworth Off the air?

    01/22/2010 5:14:01 PM PST · by BookaT · 612 replies · 14,378+ views
    Holy smokes! JD is telling us this is his last hour on the air! He is saying he will be heard from again in the public arena.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: AZ Sen Poll: McCain Opens Primary Lead (over Hayworth) (thanks a lot, Sarah)

    01/22/2010 8:02:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 379 replies · 7,125+ views
    Sen. John McCain (R) has known from an early stage that he could face a tough primary in his bid for re-election this year, and acted on it. He already launched radio ads touting his effort to block President Obama's "extreme left wing crusade." And just this week, Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R) recorded robocalls that went out to voters in Arizona. Now, a Rasmussen poll (502 LVs, 1/20, MoE +/- 4.5%) shows the Maverick just over 50 percent in a potential matchup against former Rep. JD Hayworth -- not the best position for an incumbent to be, but an improvement...
  • Straight Talk from Sen. McCain (McCain says he wants bipartisan health care reform)

    01/15/2010 2:14:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 930+ views
    Fox ^ | 2010-01-14
    (snip) VAN SUSTEREN: Would you be willing, and this is maybe a given, but let me ask you anyway. Would you be willing to sit down with the president? Are Republicans willing to? Democrats say you Republicans are obstructionists, that you won't talk you and are just trying to abort the whole process. What are you willing to do? MCCAIN: We are willing to sit down. He wanted to be in on the takeoff. If you want us in on the landing, let us in on the takeoff. The fact is this process was partisan totally throughout. I've been a...
  • McCain says Dems will pay dearly for health care (LOL ALERT)

    12/26/2009 9:18:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 2,098+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-12-24
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain is criticizing passage Thursday of the health care overhaul bill saying sleazy deals were cut behind closed doors. In an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR-FM, McCain said "the lobbyists and special interests have won. The American people have lost. But the battle isn't over." (snip) He predicts Democrats will pay a very heavy price for passage of health care overhaul that he estimates will add another $2.5 trillion debt on future generations of Americans.
  • The Opposition: Douglas Holtz-Eakin (McCain was "willing to disappoint Republicans")

    12/23/2009 1:15:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 853+ views
    Newsweek / The Washington Post ^ | 2009-12-21 | Robert J. Samuelson
    (snip) SAMUELSON: If John McCain had won, would there be more bipartisanship?HOLTZ-EAKIN: I think so. One reason is mechanical: it would have been a Republican president and a Democratic Congress. You have to operate in a more bipartisan fashion. It's also about style. McCain is more willing to disappoint Republicans than Obama is to disappoint Democrats.(snip)
  • (Meghan) McCain advocates for youth voice in politics (talks about voting for Kerry in '04)

    11/17/2009 10:21:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 908+ views
    Former 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, talked to students about fitting into the political spectrum and the evolution of politics. She spoke at 7 p.m. Monday in Pruis Hall. Building Better Communities, College Republicans, The Excellence in Leadership Program, Spectrum and The Office of Student Life sponsored her speech. McCain said Americans’ differences are what make the country great. She said politics can bring out the best, as well as the worst, in people. “Politics don’t have to be dirty,” she said. McCain addressed how she used to be registered as an Independent, voted for...
  • McCain says Chrysler unlikely to survive

    11/15/2009 6:58:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 2,677+ views
    The Detroit News | 2009-11-15
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • History of McCain "Grimace" photo

    02/04/2008 8:14:31 AM PST · by WL-law · 66 replies · 3,670+ views
    self | 2-4-08 | WL-Law
    Many FR threads have included the infamous picture of John McCain, teeth-gritted and looking at "somebody" with pure hatred and contempt. In fact, the picture has been seen by many as strong evidence of McCain's personality 'flaw', and certainly it's representative of that. But what's MISSING from the picture is at least as important as the picture itself. Here's a best-available full view -- but you still can't see the full context. Who's the object of McCain's nasty grimace? -- well, you can't see it in the picture. For those not aware, the "object" was none other than -- candidate...
  • CO 2010: Norton announces Senate run; brushes off Tancredo attack [says McCain convinced her to run]

    09/15/2009 6:00:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 943+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 2009-09-15 | Tim Hoover
    Saying she was "alarmed about the direction our nation is headed," former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton officially launched her bid today as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Surrounded by hundreds of supporters in a ballroom at the Marriott Tech Center, Norton, who has been serving as the executive director of the Denver Police Foundation, said she wanted to stop what she saw as an out-of-control government in the nation's capital. "At every turn, Washington's giant hand seems to be grabbing everything in sight," said Norton, who served as lieutenant governor under former Gov. Bill Owens. "Seizing control of...