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  • McCain: Except for that Benghazi thing, Hillary was an awesome SecState

    10/28/2013 1:43:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 28 | BY ED MORRISSEY
    Sometimes, there just are no words. Unfortunately, John McCain supplied them anyway. In an interview with Bloomberg out today, Senator McCain offered high praise to the Secretary of State whose philosophy on accountability for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was, “What difference at this point does it make?” “Being a loser, I’m not sure what I have to say would be very impactful,” McCain told reporters, alluding to his 2008 loss to President Barack Obama. Then, the Arizona Republican offered plenty of praise for Clinton, who is also making an appearance in Chicago today. “I don’t think there’s...
  • McCain Reaches Out: Can John return to his old bipartisan self? (Obama "a patriot")

    01/14/2011 7:26:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | January 14, 2011 | John Dickerson
    John McCain has extended a hand to his old rival. Writing in the pages of the Washington Post, McCain praises President Obama for his remarks at the Tucson memorial on Wednesday and makes his own commitment to not let his passion get the best of him. He also bears witness. Referring to the president, McCain writes: "He is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals." McCain also defends Sarah Palin, though he...
  • After the shootings, Obama reminds the nation of the golden rule (McCain says Obama "a patriot")

    01/14/2011 2:00:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-14 | U.S. Sen. Juan McCain, RINO-Ariz.
    (snip) I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals.(snip)
  • McCain approaches $20 million in campaign spending

    08/13/2010 4:08:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 99 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-08-13
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain spent another $3.6 million last month in his bid to secure re-election. He's now spent almost $20 million on the race, nearly all of it since former Congressman J.D. Hayworth began challenging him in the Republican primary earlier this year.
  • Tom Tancredo to Tea Partiers: ‘Thank God John McCain Lost’

    02/05/2010 1:10:28 PM PST · by pissant · 125 replies · 2,032+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/5/10 | Sue Davis
    <p>If Tea Party activists are unhappy with President Barack Obama, it would have been a lot worse under President John McCain, Tom Tancredo declared Thursday in opening remarks at the convention in Nashville, Tenn.</p> <p>“Thank God John McCain lost the election,” the former GOP congressman from Colorado and 2008 presidential candidate said to cheers and applause from the 600 grassroots activists in attendance.</p>
  • 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 „” website (they should rename it „”), 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...
  • McCain takes up 'death panel' charge on floor

    11/21/2009 4:56:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1,478+ views
    McCain takes up 'death panel' charge on floor By J. Taylor Rushing - 11/21/09 06:24 PM ET Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain (Ariz.) used Saturday's Senate floor debate on healthcare reform to repeat the controversial "death panel charge" that his running mate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has been heavily criticized for. In a scripted exchange with Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.), McCain assailed a recent recommendation by a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel that women receive regular mammograms once they reach 50 years of age, instead of the traditional 40. McCain used that to revive...
  • Family feud roils Republican Party [McCain defends Romney, hints at Romney run in 2012] [hurl]

    05/13/2009 11:14:47 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 1,540+ views
    CNN ^ | 2009-05-13
    (snip) The latest matchup: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele vs. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and a likely frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Steele cast doubt on Romney's conservative credentials Friday and said the Republican base rejected Romney because "it had issues with Mormonism" and was unsure of Romney's commitment to opposing to abortion rights. Romney's camp took issue with the suggestions that the most reliable Republican voters are intolerant and fired back Tuesday, with spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom saying, "Sometimes when you shoot from the hip, you miss the target." Sen. John McCain, Romney's former rival...
  • Meghan McCain warns of looming civil war in the GOP [says conservatives "obsolete," should give up]

    04/18/2009 9:37:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 222 replies · 6,500+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Meghan McCain warned a group of gay Republicans Saturday that there was "a war brewing in the Republican Party" – a war between the past and the future. "Most of the old school Republicans are scared s***less of that future," she told a gathering of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of gay and lesbian party members. The 24-year-old daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain pushed back against critics upset over her comments to CNN that she wanted President Obama to succeed, and played down her recent headline-grabbing feuds with conservative commentators Ann Coulter and...
  • Is John McCain our generation's Benedict Arnold?

    01/13/2009 4:29:06 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 66 replies · 1,415+ views
    I just saw YET ANOTHER news clip from..... I dunno, human events. The source doesn't matter. What's happening? Amnesty. Who's involved? Of course, McCain. I just cannot figure it out. I can't. Why? If he gets amnesty passed, that by far overshadows every heroic/patriotic action he's ever done in his life. Why would he do this?
  • Report: McCain ducking media to avoid questions about Palin

    01/10/2009 11:57:36 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 95 replies · 2,399+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 8, 2009 | Allahoundit
    Sen. John McCain doesn’t want to talk about the presidential campaign, and he certainly doesn’t want to discuss Sarah Palin… During a GOP-senators retreat this week at the Library of Congress, McCain told his colleagues that Republicans need to reach out more to diverse groups, rather than just relying on Christian conservatives, if they want to regain majority status, according to sources who attended the event. “[McCain] talked about the lessons he learned on the campaign trial, and the ‘discussion’ he had with the American public and what he learned from it,” said one GOP insider. But the man who...
  • The secret friendship of Hillary Clinton and John McCain

    12/24/2008 5:14:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,939+ views
    It's one of those things that sneaks up on you in politics, a sense of things happening not quite as you expected. It started in April when our Times colleague Louise Roug called with a quote from Sen. Hillary Clinton.
  • Familiar John McCain taking middle of road [massive barf]

    12/20/2008 10:12:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Yuma Sun, Yuma, Ariz. ^ | 2008-12-20 | Terry Ross
    Remember the John McCain that many Arizonans grew to like over the years - the one who stuck by his principles but was not politically dogmatic or doctrinaire, and instead tried to represent the interests of people in general? Well, that John McCain seems to be back after a long journey into the dark jungle of presidential politics where he seemed to veer from his familiar middle-of-the-road approach to politics - an approach that a lot of Arizonans prefer, based on their long support for him.
  • McMaverick is back in the saddle

    12/16/2008 1:21:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 1,456+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 2008-12-16
    Having blown his presidential bid, John “Lettuce” McCain is back in his former job: toady to Democrats. True to his old pandering form, he went on This Week recently to denounce fellow Republicans for criticizing the way the Moonbat Messiah has mishandled the Governor Blago revelations.
  • Fox and Friends talking about McBackstabber

    12/16/2008 5:18:11 AM PST · by redk · 39 replies · 1,941+ views
    12/16/08 | redk
    They got a statement from Sarah, of course she took the high road.
  • McCain pledges to work with Obama on tough issues

    12/14/2008 7:35:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies · 1,847+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain says he's ready to work President-elect Barack Obama on economic and national security issues. McCain, who lost the presidential election to Obama, says there will be some areas of disagreement. But he says the nation's problems are too big for political divisiveness. The Arizona senator says people want the government to unite and work together.
  • McCain opposes auto bailout bill [omg]

    12/11/2008 7:08:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,833+ views
    PolitickerAZ ^ | 2008-12-11 | Evan Brown
    U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Phoenix) is opposed to the bill passed by the House Wednesday night, a McCain spokeswoman told Thursday. "The senator is opposed to the bill as it is written," said Leah Geach of McCain's Washington, D.C. office. She said she didn't have any further details to offer at present.
  • McCain discusses Irish visa issue [amnesty for illegal Irish]

    12/08/2008 9:10:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 40,427+ views
    Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 2008-12-09 | Pat Flynn
    The undocumented Irish in the United States were discussed at Shannon airport last night when the Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea TD met former US Republican presidential candidate senator John McCain. After the meeting, Mr O'Dea said: "We met for about 40 minutes and it was very productive and cordial. Senator McCain has committed to raising the issue of the undocumented Irish with president-elect Obama on his return to the US." Mr McCain's aircraft made a refuelling stop at Shannon on his way back to the US after spending the past week on a regional tour with two other members...

    11/25/2008 7:24:57 PM PST · by andrew roman · 21 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | 25 Novemner 2008 | Andrew Roman
    At least John McCain is back to his old self. This assumes, of course, at some point he wasn't.Believe me, he was. (See the entire 2008 campaign).He's back to being the crotchety old Republicrat spitfire, Mac the Mav.That reach-across-the-aisle, strolling-down-the-median joie de vivre he possesses (and can beckon at will) is throttling up for the new administration.Goodie gumdrops.Since the time is just about right for McCain to ride the wave of ascendancy back into the good graces of the media (who, you'll recall, once upon a time, had rockets in their pockets for him when he was still their beloved...
  • McCain for Energy Sec: The Rumor Starts Here [TNR]

    11/14/2008 5:36:49 PM PST · by mathprof · 47 replies · 999+ views
    the new republic ^ | 11/14/08 | Jonathan Chait
    Today, Barack Obama is meeting with John McCain. Jonathan Martin and Jake Tapper seem confident that a Cabinet position is not in the offing. They're probably right. But why not? Specifically, I could see McCain as Energy Secretary, tasked with playing a major role in helping Obama pass legislation to deal with global warming. If Obama is going to do something on this front, he'll absolutely need bipartisan help, given the pain and dislocations it would entail. Getting a high-profile Republican to lead the charge would be smart, possibly even essential. And McCain likes both bipartisanship and big, crazy-sounding gambits....