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  • Sen. Graham urges GOP presidential candidates to avoid isolationism (RINO wants Bigger Government)

    04/08/2011 8:02:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-04-07 | John T. Bennett
    He urged GOP candidates to support foreign aid to Middle Eastern countries and said they should be ready to criticize President Obama if he fails to force Moammar Gadhafi to vacate power in Libya.Graham, one of his party’s most forceful voices on foreign policy, warned that presidential candidates will encounter a “war-weary” public that wants to troops to return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Candidates also will find that pitching increases in foreign aid to key Middle Eastern nations like Egypt “goes over like a lead balloon.”The reason such public sentiments worry Graham is “because it doesn’t take long before the...
  • John McCain: Hillary Clinton is an 'international star' ("she has done a really tremendous job")

    04/07/2011 10:28:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 2011-04-06 | Dave Cook
    Washington - Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, calls Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton an “international star” but sharply criticizes the Obama administration’s policy on Libya. At a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters on Wednesday, Senator McCain, the 2008 Republican candidate for president, was asked to rate President Obama’s national security team. “I think the international star is Secretary Clinton,” McCain said. “She has done a really tremendous job.”
  • McCain, Hatch Introduce Bill To Wind Down Fannie, Freddie (MCRINO ALERT)

    04/03/2011 9:24:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    Dow Jones ^ | 2011-03-31 | Alan Zibel
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Two Senate Republicans joined an effort to rapidly wind down government controlled mortgage titans Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC), hoping to put pressure on Democrats to take action soon. Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) introduced a bill Thursday to wind down or privatize Fannie and Freddie over the next five years. Their bill mirrors one introduced earlier this month by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R., Texas). "The events of the past three years have made it clear that never again can we allow the taxpayer to be responsible for poorly managed financial...
  • McCain pushes Qaddafi ouster by "any means"

    03/29/2011 1:22:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | March 29, 2011
    (CBS News)- Sen. John McCain continued to press President Barack Obama for a more forceful strategy to remove Muammar Qaddafi from power in Libya, saying that the U.S. should be willing to use "any means" necessary to accomplish that goal and comparing the current strategy of limited air power combined with diplomatic pressure to the post-Gulf War strategy in Iraq that kept Saddam Hussein in power. Mr. Obama laid out his case for intervention Monday night, saying that he authorized the use of missile and airstrikes in an international military action to protect civilians from a "massacre." However, while the...
  • Senator John McCain praises US-Vietnam relations (BARF ALERT)

    03/27/2011 8:48:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    Voice of Vietnam ^ | 2011-03-27
    (VOV) - The fine relationship between the US and Vietnam plays an important role in maintaining peace and stability in the region, said US Republican senator, John McCain at a meeting with Vietnamese ambassador to the US, Le Cong Phung in Phoenix, Arizona. Senator McCain said that the US-Vietnam relationship has made significant progress, especially in economics, defence and education in recent years. He said he is proud of being able to contribute to accelerating normalizing the relationship between the two countries and emphasized the need to develop the relationship into a strategic partnership.
  • McCain: Border still not secure

    03/25/2011 5:16:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 2011-03-25 | Brady McCombs
    Arizona's stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border is still not secure despite improvements, and ending the National Guard mission there is ill-advised, Sen. John McCain said Thursday. (snip) McCain spoke to reporters after a border tour he took alongside four fellow Republican lawmakers from Arizona: Rep. Jeff Flake, Rep. Paul Gosar, Rep. Ben Quayle and Rep. David Schweikert. The group toured the border near Nogales and Douglas and met in Tucson with officials from the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA. While in Douglas, they met with the widow of rancher Robert Krentz who was killed a year ago...
  • McCain: I hope U.S., others arm Libyan rebels (McCain wants to create the next Osama bin Laden)

    03/23/2011 6:55:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-03-22
    With a non-fly effectively put into place over Libya, Sen. John McCain says momentum in the fighting between the Muammar Qaddafi regime and rebel fighters can now swing back to anti-Qaddafi forces, but acknowledges they will need more weapons and better training. McCain, R-Ariz., said on CBS' "The Early Show" that he hopes the United States, or others in the international community, supplies rebels with arms, as it once did insurgents fighting the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. (snip) "If the goal then is to get him out, does that ultimately mean that the U.S. could end up arming the rebels...
  • (RINO) McCain: Bomb Libya, enforce no-fly zone

    03/06/2011 11:49:57 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2011-03-06
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain called Moammar Khadafy "insane" today as he reaffirmed his call for a US-backed no-fly zone over Libya to prevent its embattled leader from using aircraft to slaughter its citizens. During an interview on ABC News' "This Week," McCain told Christiane Amanpour that the US cannot "risk allowing Gadhafi to massacre people from the air, both by helicopter and fixed-wing [aircraft]." McCain (R-Ariz.) furthered reiterated his support for imposing a no-fly zone, saying Ghadafi's air assets were "not overwhelming." "Let's just call a spade a spade. A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to...
  • John McCain: Gadhafi Is 'Insane'

    03/06/2011 8:52:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-03-06 | Joshua Miller
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reiterated his call for a U.S.-backed no-fly zone over Libya this morning and called Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi "insane."
  • Vanity: Tipping Point Against McCain

    06/11/2008 3:59:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 166 replies · 1,242+ views
    06/11/208 | C19fan
    I was going to put on the gas mask and pull the lever for McCain this November but events of the past few days have led me not to vote for him. 1: McCain speaking at the racist, reconquista La Raza conference. 2: McCain still opposed to drilling in ANWR and comparing it to drilling in the Grand Canyon despite $4 + and climbing gas prices. Accoring to NRO Corner when asked about this he seemed peeved someone would have the audacity to ask him that question. 3: McCain giving veto power to coastal states on offshore drilling. The US...
  • McCain Rejects Idea That U.S. Can’t Afford No-Fly Zone in Libya (McCain wants to intervene in Libya)

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

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

    02/22/2011 7:55:57 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    The Greenville News | 2011-02-22 | David Dykes
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  • Graham: White House 'very inconsistent and timid' on Iran (RINO praises Obama's handling of Egypt)

    02/20/2011 10:20:08 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-02-20 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) charged Sunday that the White House has been "very inconsistent and timid when it comes to Iran." On NBC's "Meet the Press," Graham welcomed the pro-democracy fervor that has ignited protests in nearby countries after the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. "I'd like to see regime change in Libya," he said. "I'd like to see regime change in Iran." While criticizing its handling of Iran, though, Graham said that "generally the administration has handled Egypt well."
  • McCain: Obama Should Call for Mubarak to Resign

    02/10/2011 5:17:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2011-02-10 | David A. Patten
    Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain is warning that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s decision not to step down could touch off “a much more dangerous situation,” and he called for the Obama administration to tell Mubarak he must resign immediately. “The volatility of the situation was already very high,” McCain said on Fox News, “and I think it’s been ratcheted up dramatically. “I think the United States had better be more clear in our message to President Mubarak, that we are very clear in our message that he needs to step down,” McCain said. Asked by host...
  • Sen. McCain offers new pilots some fatherly advice (RINO says crashing plane was "fun")

    01/30/2011 9:02:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 97 replies
    (snip) McCain admitted while he felt invincible as a 20 year old testing himself and the very expensive planes the government allowed him to operate. “I wasn’t even very distressed when I found myself in my airplane sitting on the bottom of Corpus Christi Bay one fine day,” McCain confessed in front of his son and other young aviators. “I swam to the surface, went to my quarters, changed my clothes, took a couple aspirin and headed out for another night’s entertainment with my fellow bachelor officers. “Kick the tires and light the fires.” I loved the image of a...
  • McCain urges open elections in Egypt

    01/30/2011 11:11:29 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-01-30
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday that elections planned for September were a key to maintaining stability in Egypt. McCain, a conservative and ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said a plan to ensure fair elections in the fall needed to be laid out promptly and stuck to in order to ensure the Egyptian people their grievances were being addressed. "There is also a good chance for a real functioning democracy and arguably the most important nation in the middle East," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."
  • Is Meghan McCain the Best They Can Do?

    01/27/2011 6:17:23 AM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 18 replies
    1/27/11 | Repulican Donkey
    Since when is Meghan McCain an expert?
  • After Tucson, a thaw between Obama and McCain? (McCain reaches across the aisle to Zero)

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

    01/06/2011 10:57:43 AM PST · by stompk · 36 replies
    TPM ^ | 6 jan 2011
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who over the past year made himself into the Senate's most rabid opponent of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, has softened his tone and now says he'll do anything he can to help repeal go smoothly.
  • McCain: 'Don't ask' repeal will work (MCCAIN RETURNS TO SUPPORTING HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA, MARXISM<)

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

    01/05/2011 7:26:33 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Congress should take up work on comprehensive immigration reform once the U.S. borders are secure, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday. McCain, a longtime proponent of comprehensive reform who had tacked right in his race for reelection last year, said that an immigration deal could be an area of compromise between Republicans and Democrats. "Once we get the border secured — and we can get the border secured — I would look forward to working on comprehensive immigration reform," the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said on NBC's "Today" show. The Arizona senator had in the past favored legislation that would...
  • Graham: Reduce benefits for wealthy seniors

    01/02/2011 10:24:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 729 replies
    Charleston City Paper ^ | 2011-01-02 | Greg Hambrick
    Seniors should be older before the receive Social Security and wealthy Americans should receive less benefits across the board, says Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. He made the argument in an interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, but it's a position Graham has advocated for on the stump in South Carolina, including a 2009 stop at The Citadel with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "What I'm going to do is challenge this country to make some hard decisions," Graham said at the time, telling the crowd of cadets, Tea Partiers, and Graham supporters that they shouldn't give Congress a pass on the...
  • Graham: 2012 hopefuls all have their problems, but Romney probably best (BARF ALERT)

    01/02/2011 10:07:36 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-01-02 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was clear Sunday on what he wants in a 2012 GOP presidential nominee: "the most electable conservative." But the senator was pressed on NBC's "Meet the Press" on specifically which of the current names believed to be in the ring would deliver. "Probably [Mitt] Romney," Graham said. "He's got his problems as a candidate, but so does everyone else," he said.
  • 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...
  • John McCain's Lasting Anger (McAmnesty aides say McCain "hurt" by voting against DREAM Act)

    12/27/2010 10:06:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-12-27 | Shushannah Walshe
    (snip) Woods said McCain would be more helpful if the White House reached out to him, but "they haven't talked to him at all."McCain also voted no Saturday on the Dream Act, which would have granted citizenship to thousands of foreign-born college students. He initially sponsored the legislation. Gullett said McCain constantly faced voters on the campaign trail last year asking about border security and that affected his stance. His communications director, Brooke Buchanan, explained that on immigration, McCain believes the border needs to be secured above all else, citing the increasing border violence over the last four years. "His...
  • Graham: Tea Party faces test now to be problem-solvers (Grahamnesty, YOU are the problem!)

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

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

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

    12/16/2010 4:16:50 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator John McCain made the following statement regarding Brian A. Terry, a Border Patrol Agent who was killed in the line of duty last night in Rio Rico, Arizona: “My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Agent Brian Terry after yesterday’s tragic shooting near Rio Rico, Arizona. This event is yet another reminder of the dangers the men and women of the Border Patrol face every day as they put their lives on the line to protect the American people. The increased violence in the border region demands that Congress provide the...
  • What Did It All Mean? (McCain says Tea Party midterm victories "revolt" and "not a revolution")

    11/21/2010 5:02:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-22 | Alan Murray
    (snip) ALAN MURRAY: Sen. McCain, I wonder if you could tell us, from where you sit, what the message of this election in the United States is. JOHN MCCAIN: It was a revolt. It was not a revolution. Revolutions take a long time. It was revolt on the part of the American people who believe that their government has lost touch with them and they have lost touch with their government. And any Republican who thinks that it was a vote in favor of Republicans should look at our approval ratings. Last time I checked, it's around 17%. When you...
  • Karzai open to Sen. Lindsey Graham's idea of 2 permanent U.S. bases (in Afghanistan)

    11/16/2010 12:53:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies
    The Greenville News, Greenville, SC | 2010-11-16 | Clark Brooks
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  • McCain worries about US isolationism, protectionism (McCain attacks Rand Paul, Tea Party)

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

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

    11/14/2010 9:26:48 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-11-14 | Sara Jerome
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) does not regret his decision against campaigning with then-President Bush during the lead-up to the 2008 election, the senator said during an interview on Sunday. "It was a decision we made and I hope he respects it," McCain said on "Meet the Press." McCain said the choice to distance himself from Bush reflected the "realities of the political situation at the time." "President Obama was doing everything he could to tie me to President Bush," McCain said. He added that during the campaign, he called Bush "a friend."
  • Bush: McCain’s Mistake (McCain fumbled GOP handling of financial crisis)

    11/09/2010 4:02:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-09 | Louise Radnofsky
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain cornered President George W. Bush into convening a White House summit on the financial crisis – one that top administration officials thought could hurt the administration’s response to the crisis, Mr. Bush says in a new memoir. Mr. Bush writes that Mr. McCain, trailing in the polls and seeking to appear on top of the crisis, asked him to convene a special meeting to discuss a rescue package for the financial markets. Mr. Bush says he told the Arizona senator that he would first check with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to make sure a meeting...
  • McCain fights White House on 'don't ask' (McPain was for repeal of DADT before he was against it)

    11/09/2010 8:28:48 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-09 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Obama administration reiterated its support Monday for repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) worked to strip language repealing the ban from the annual defense authorization bill. "The White House opposes any effort to strip 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' from the National Defense Authorization Act," said White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer. The written statement came as gay rights groups working to end the ban and liberal bloggers raised concerns that McCain would succeed in stripping repeal language from the massive defense policy bill. McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services...
  • Top GOP senator: Obama's 2012 odds are tied to national security (SUPER-RINOS MCCAIN/GRAHAM ALERT)

    11/08/2010 11:36:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-07 | Karen DeYoung
    President Obama stands a good chance of being reelected in 2012 if he makes progress in Afghanistan, he adopts a tougher line against Iran, the economy improves and there are no major terrorist attacks in the United States, a senior Republican said Saturday. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), who has become a leading GOP national security spokesman, said that if Obama is looking for cooperation with Republicans, a continued U.S. military effort in Afghanistan is "one area where Republicans feel comfortable standing by the president" and are likely to give him more support than many in his own party. Although...
  • McCain shares Palin's view on tea party influence (self-serving RINO McCain alert!)

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

    10/20/2010 6:15:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 132 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-20 | Kasie Hunt
    National Democrats have asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Arizona Sen. John McCain violated campaign finance laws when his campaign paid to run ads for Republican House candidates in Arizona — charges the McCain campaign said are “baseless.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee filed a FEC complaint Tuesday against McCain and his campaign committee, Friends of John McCain, because of recent ads backing Ruth McClung, the GOP nominee in Arizona’s 7th District, and Jesse Kelly, who is running in the 8th District. The complaint also asks the FEC to investigate whether McClung, Kelly and their respective campaign committees...
  • Meghan McCain: O'Donnell seen as 'nut job' (Meghan McCain attacks Tea Party)

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

    10/12/2010 4:03:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-12 | Andy Barr
    California GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina is skipping a chance to appear with Sarah Palin at a major Republican National Committee fundraiser so she can campaign with Sen. John McCain instead. Fiorina has not yet announced the Saturday campaign appearances with McCain, but a campaign source tells POLITICO that she will be spending her time on the stump with the 2008 GOP presidential nominee rather than his running mate, the former Alaska governor. POLITICO reported last week that both Fiorina and GOP gubernatorial Meg Whitman would be skipping the RNC fundraiser in Anaheim, citing scheduling conflicts. The RNC is heavily...
  • Reagan and Goldwater Would Be Considered 'RINOs' Today, Says Meghan McCain

    10/02/2010 2:12:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies
    CNN / Newsbusters ^ | 2010-10-01
    Meghan McCain apparently thinks there will be a "bloodletting" in the GOP in the next election, because the party has no room for controversial socially liberal figures like her. Appearing on CNN's "American Morning" Thursday, McCain criticized the current state of the Republican Party, which she believes is too conservative and narrow-minded... (snip) When the subject of "RINOs" (Republican-In-Name-Only) surfaced, McCain asserted that conservative icons Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan "would both be called that today." In addition, McCain had dark predictions for the GOP in the "next election," predicting a party purge of sorts. (snip) CNN co-anchor Kiran Chetry...
  • Arizona - Here Is A Candidate That Will Give McLame A Run For His Money

    09/30/2010 8:59:01 PM PDT · by Enough_Deceit · 24 replies
    Self ^ | 9/30/10 | Enough_Deceit
    Meet Ian Gilyeat, a Conservative candidate that puts Principles over Party!
  • Devastating Review of Meghan McCain’s Dirty, Sexy Politics

    09/13/2010 8:04:55 AM PDT · by absentee · 53 replies
    The New Ledger ^ | 9/13/2010 | Leon Wolf
    On June 20, 2002, the United States Supreme Court decreed, in the case of Atkins v. Virginia, that the mildly mentally retarded were categorically exempt from capital punishment, reasoning that fully functional adults of diminished mental capacity were as a matter of law not as culpable for their acts. Writing eloquently in dissent, Justice Scalia drew a sharp distinction between the severely mentally retarded (who are truly not responsible for their actions), and the merely stupid (the category into which Mr. Atkins undoubtedly fell). Scalia argued forcefully that, with respect to the merely stupid, at least sometimes they deserve to...
  • Arizona's new senator, same as their old senator

    09/16/2010 12:21:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Fresh Ink (GOPUSA) ^ | September 16, 2010 | The Scribe
    John McCain met recently with the children of illegal aliens to discuss the Dream Act, among other aspects of amnesty. McCain sounded very tough on illegal immigration during his recent primary campaign but now he has won and is a shoo-in for reelection in November. Harry Reid has tacked the Dream Act onto a defense bill which will be voted on before the election. What do you think, Arizona? How will McCain vote? Note that McCain explains in the beginning that there are other senators who do not support the Dream Act and that will make passage difficult. He promises...
  • McCain calls for securing border

    09/12/2010 8:33:19 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    The Rio Rancho Observer, Rio Rancho, NM ^ | 2010-09-12 | Christopher Ortiz
    SANTA ANA — Securing the border and comprehensive immigration reform are two different things, said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) after speaking with sheriffs from border states at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort Wednesday. (snip) McCain spoke at the Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition. “We are a nation of immigrants unless you’re Native American,” McCain said to a roomful of law enforcement officials. “We are a proud nation of immigrants... but immigration has to take place legally.” (snip) “I think we are safer (since 9/11),” he said. (snip) “If the federal government had secured the border, which is their responsibility, Arizona wouldn’t...
  • McCain speaks to New Mexico law enforcement (McQueeg admits he supports amnesty, disses Americans)

    09/08/2010 10:16:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 78 replies
    Arizona Senator John McCain was in New Mexico Wednesday night as the guest speaker at the border sheriff’s conference held in Sandoval County. The Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition annual conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort. The alliance includes law enforcement from 26 counties along the U.S.-Mexican border, from Texas to California, whose goal is to help combat violence along the border. McCain’s frustration was obvious as he addressed the law enforcement officials, saying the president isn’t making border security a high enough priority. “It’s not appropriate, in my view, for the president to tie securing the border...
  • Brown in Illinois to raise Senate money for Kirk (RINO ALERT)

    09/04/2010 7:55:54 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 82 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2010-08-27 | John Chase
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is in Illinois today to raise money for fellow Republican Mark Kirk. Brown made national headlines when he won the seat long held by liberal lion Edward Kennedy. In two fundraising events today in Chicago and later in suburban Lisle, Brown is expected to raise about $200,000 for Kirk, officials with Kirk’s campaign said.
  • Charlie Crist: I "Misspoke" When I Said I Would Have Backed Health Care Bill (RINO TRAITOR ALERT)

    09/04/2010 7:47:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-08-27 | Brian Montopoli
    Florida governor and Republican-turned-independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist said in an interview on an Orlando television station today that he would have voted for the health care overhaul passed earlier this year - and then promptly claimed he "misspoke" and actually opposes the bill. "I would have voted for it, but I think it can be done better," Crist said in the interview, the relevant portion of which which you can see at left. The comment seemed to reflect a change in position by the governor, who had stated previously he would have opposed the bill. Not long after the...