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  • McCain in Senate election debate says Obamacare has to be scrapped and Congress needs to start over

    07/30/2017 7:25:08 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 32 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | 10/10/16 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Incumbent John McCain found himself on the defensive Monday over the fact it took months for him to conclude that Donald Trump is not fit to be president. http://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/much-of-mccain-kirkpatrick-debate-is-about-trump-clinton-obama/article_3071ba38-490d-570d-9a8f-9756ab117b75.html
  • McCain: A National Disgrace

    02/06/2011 9:17:12 AM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 79 replies
    Rant | Feb 6, 2011 | TRT
    John McCain, so called maverick who at every turn has used his political capital to move this nation far left in the name of moderation. I worked for his campaign in 2008 because of his VP choice, and knew the background of the person he was running against. Immediately, I saw how unorganized his operations were and it seemed to me they were just going through the motions. The more I heard John say we need to tone down the rhetoric, the harder it became to show up and make calls. But once again I knew there was a promising...
  • Obama, McCain end long-running feud (Obama, McCain meet to plot next amnesty push)

    02/02/2011 7:11:04 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-02-02 | Steve Holland
    (snip) Having a better relationship with Obama allows McCain to have the president's ear on his key priorities, while Obama can gain a clearer picture of what is happening on the Republican side by talking to McCain. While there was no doubt they have differences on many policy issues, Obama and McCain discussed areas where common ground between Democrats and Republicans might be found. McCain spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan said they discussed the situation in the Egypt and the Middle East, immigration reform and border security, free trade and ways to end pet spending projects called "earmarks" that are tucked into...
  • McCain releases Spanish language ad (McCain claims he is "getting economy...back on its feet")

    09/24/2010 5:15:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-24 | Rhonda Bodfield
    U.S. Sen. John McCain launched a 60-second, Spanish-language radio ad Friday, saying he’s working against higher taxes, to help rebuild the economy and protecting Arizona’s military bases. The ad comes as McCain and three challengers vying for his seat — including former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman — face off Sunday in a televised debate, which is expected to be the only one this election cycle. The debate, held in Phoenix, begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised live on KTTU Channel 18 in Tucson. (snip) Here’s the English translation: These are tough times in Arizona. Takes strong men...
  • McCain Considering Support for the Democrats' DREAM Act

    09/15/2010 1:23:39 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 140 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/15/10
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmoMGrBs5wc Are we really surprised?
  • John McCain -Aiding the liberals land grab & illegal alien incursion

    09/07/2010 3:50:59 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Thetowncrier
    Don't you wonder what ELSE McCain has been up to since he bought his Arizona senate seat AGAIN????? Time will tell! (Yes..I said bought...about $75.00 per vote!) Sept. 7, 2010 - Twenty-three Senators gave their support to a deceptive bill S.B. 1689 that will, among other things, create an illegal immigration superhighway, remove access to natural resources, and strip ranchers of their grazing rights, all under the excuse of “preserving” wilderness. 23 voted to move S.B. 1689 to the floor including, McCain, Alexander, Landrieu, and Lincoln. Headline: Senators support illegal immigration super highway SB 1689 [snip]When New Mexico's Senators Jeff...
  • McCain wants Obama to visit border (McCain admits U.S. has failed to secure border with Mexico)

    09/05/2010 7:40:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 130 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-09-05 | Meredith Shiner
    If President Barack Obama made time to travel to southern Arizona, he'd realize the urgency of securing America's border, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday. "I'd love for the president to come and visit the border, unfortunately he hasn't seemed to have time to do so," McCain said on "Fox News Sunday." "If anybody hasn't seen what's happening south of our border, they have been oblivious to the terrible, terrible struggle that's down there." "We've got to get our border secured," the senator declared. (snip) The senator slammed the lawsuit as another example of the disconnect between the beltway and...
  • McCain drops by Kingman to speak with area Realtors (where he touts amnesty, mortgage bailouts)

    09/04/2010 7:25:03 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Daily Miner, Kingman, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-03 | Suzanne Adams
    (snip) Aid to the housing market should have been included with the plan to bail out the banks, McCain said. But several in Congress felt that once the banks were bailed out, the banks would turn around and offer loans and other help to the real estate market. That didn't happen, McCain said. The real problem is Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, he said. The federal government has dumped $45 billion into the two programs, the same outfits that caused the housing crisis by giving out loans to people who couldn't afford to pay them back, he said."I want everyone...
  • Will the Real John McCain Please Stand Up?

    08/23/2010 12:24:45 PM PDT · by AuntB · 59 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Aug.23, 2010 | Suzy Khimm
    A Senator’s journey from bipartisan maverick to right-wing ideologue—one flip-flop at a time. In theory, John McCain's right-wing madness could come to an end on Tuesday, when he is expected to prevail over former Rep. JD Hayworth in Arizona’s Senate primary. Faced with a stiff conservative challenge, McCain has spent this election cycle defying many of his long-held moderate positions. In fact, his transformation from aisle-crossing, party-bucking maverick (see this 1998 Mother Jones interview) to cookie-cutter conservative has been years in the making. During his 2008 presidential bid, he began to lurch rightward on a litany of issues in his...
  • In upcoming primaries, establishment candidates may prosper (WaPo cheering for McCain)

    08/22/2010 10:05:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-22 | Dan Balz
    Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Florida appear likely to deliver a few surprises -- surprises, that is, for anyone who accepted the conventional wisdom of just a few months ago. Back then, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) was considered in danger of becoming the next victim of a tea party uprising that was threatening Republican candidates who were seen as straying from conservative orthodoxy. In what was taken as a sign of his nervousness, he brought in his 2008 vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, who vouched for his conservative bona fides. Now he enjoys a double-digit lead in the...
  • 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...
  • Why John McCain isn't in more trouble for Arizona Senate primary

    08/21/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 42 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 20, 2010 | Lourdes Medrano, Tucson, Ariz
    The whispers in the spring were that Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2008, was vulnerable to an upset from the right when he sought reelection to the Senate this year. Now, in the home stretch toward Arizona’s primary election on Tuesday, such talk has largely faded.   -SNIP-   Like Hayworth, there are others who don't buy the notion that McCain has given up on enacting comprehensive immigration reform, which includes a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. For instance, Americans for Legal Immigration political action committee (ALIPAC) announced Thursday it’s mobilizing a network of...
  • McCain: 'I have not changed in my positions'

    08/17/2010 12:59:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/17/2010 | Jill Lawrence
    Former presidential nominee slams 'Eastern press' QUEEN CREEK, ARIZ. — It's dark, but still an oppressive 102 degrees, when Sen. John McCain agrees to talk to me in a parking lot next to his campaign SUV (flex-fuel and energy efficient, I'm assured). It's revved and running, no doubt for the air- conditioned comfort of those inside, but perhaps also for a quick getaway if needed. I have a feeling our time will be short, so I plunge quickly into questions about the upcoming Aug. 24 Republican Senate primary . "Why are you spending so much money?" I ask ( nearly...
  • Standing at the border, Hayworth slams McCain on immigration

    08/15/2010 5:45:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-08-15 | Jeff Simon
    (CNN) - At a Tea Party rally Sunday on the U.S.-Mexico border in support of tough immigration laws, Arizona Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth slammed his opponent, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and turned McCain's words back on the veteran senator. On a ranch in Hereford, Arizona, and with the border fence visible several hundred yards behind him, Hayworth also praised Arizona's new immigration law that was signed by the state's governor, who has spent the last two days campaigning with McCain. Pulling a word from a McCain letter on immigration which first surfaced in April, Hayworth said it was time to...
  • McCain tries to align Hayworth with Obama (McNasty Alert)

    08/14/2010 5:46:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-08-14 | Rhonda Bodfield
    In a rapid turnaround trying to capitalize on a J.D Hayworth comment at a tea party rally earlier this week, U.S. Sen. John McCain released a new web video drumming Hayworth for reportedly preferring President Obama to the Republican incumbent senator. The video begins with a picture of President Obama and lists a litany of criticisms, from the 9.5 percent unemployment rate, to the $13 trillion national debt and the lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration law. The text interrupts with, “but J.D. says he’d rather have Barack Obama as president.”
  • In fight for re-election, John McCain takes on harder conservative persona

    08/13/2010 2:56:26 PM PDT · by devane617 · 45 replies
    TampaBay.com ^ | 08/13/2010 | Alex Leary
    GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. — Times are strange for a recovering maverick. "You've been the first one who's run across the aisle," a woman seated in front of Sen. John McCain said accusingly. "Do you have a question?" he snapped. "Do you have a question, really?" "How can we believe you now if in the past you were so different?" The question could have come from any of the 150 people who filled a rec center in this retirement community 30 minutes south of Tucson. Even among loyalists, it looms. Who is the real John McCain? The 2008 Republican presidential nominee...
  • McCain discusses issues in visit to Go Daddy (McCain denies pushing amnesty for illegals)

    08/12/2010 3:37:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-08-12 | Jane Larson
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  • McCain, Brewer to campaign together this weekend

    08/11/2010 6:03:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 178 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-11
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - Both were once considered vulnerable but recently have found stronger footing in their Republican primary races.</p> <p>Now, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer will campaign together at six events in five communities on Friday and Saturday.</p>
  • McCain worries about Snooki after her arrest

    08/11/2010 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8-11-10 | Christina Wilkie
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) expressed concern on Tuesday for his pal Snooki Pallozzi after the "Jersey Shore" star was arrested last week for disorderly conduct on a Seaside, N.J., public beach. The senator was speaking to a radio host of KTAR Radio in Arizona, who asked McCain what his thoughts were on Snooki's arrest. The raunchy reality star was held in jail for a few hours, then released.
  • Hayworth suggests McCain would be worse than Obama

    08/10/2010 7:24:42 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-10
    PHOENIX (AP) - John McCain's Republican primary challenger suggests the country would be worse off had McCain won the 2008 presidential election. (snip) Responding to a question from the audience at a Phoenix tea party meeting Monday, Hayworth says he doesn't like President Barack Obama, but a moderate Republican would be even worse than the Democrat. Speaking of the Arizona senator, Hayworth says: "I think the last thing we needed was a progressive trying to wear a Republican cloth coat as president of the United States."