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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.