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  • McCain visits Obama team in Arizona to thank them for support on gun bill

    04/24/2013 1:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had a warm meeting with Obama for America Organizing for Action volunteers in Arizona, as the senator and the members of President Obama’s former campaign apparatus thanked each other for their alliance in support of Obama’s desired gun legislation. “The speakers commended Senator McCain for showing leadership on this issue, and made it clear that we’re still hopeful that, with his help and support, we will get a bipartisan law to protect our country and our local community,” OFA’s Erin Kelly wrote in a blog post today. “We were shocked and excited to see Senator McCain...
  • McCain Helps Push Romney’s Mourdock Headaches Into Day Two

    10/24/2012 11:06:35 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 39 replies
    EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO OCTOBER 24, 2012, 11:01 PM 8102 If Mitt Romney was hoping the Richard Mourdock story he’s deeply entwined in would go away fast, he apparently didn’t get the memo to one of his top surrogates. Just as Democrats and the Obama campaign began amping up their effort to highlight Romney’s ties to Mourdock after the Indiana Senate candidate uttered his claim that pregnancies caused by rape are “something that God intended to happen” — and Romney and the Republicans worked to put the moment behind them — John McCain sat down with CNN to throw a wrench in...
  • McCain to endorse Romney tomorrow

    Via Ben Smith, John McCain will endorse his '08 rival Mitt Romney tomorrow: Arizona Senator John McCain, his party's 2008 nominee, will endorse Mitt Romney in New Hampshire tomorrow, a well-placed former McCain aide told BuzzFeed Tuesday. McCain and Romney were bitter foes in 2008, but Romney repaired the relationship after his defeat with a season of determined campaigning for his former rival.
  • McCain Photo - McCain drinking in the Bahamas with Charles Keating

    07/08/2002 7:05:25 PM PDT · by AZ Righty · 27 replies · 591+ views
    07-08-02 | AZ Righty
    Do any of you remember when the gold ‘ol American boy Sen. John McPain got caught with his hand in the cookie jar? I’m looking for the photo of McCain and Charles Keating in the Bahamas. If you know where I can find it please let me know. Thanks! AZ Righty
  • McCain: tea-party 'foolish' on balanced budget (McCain rips Tea Party - THANK YOU, SARAH PALIN!)

    07/27/2011 6:19:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 188 replies · 8+ views
    Politico ^ | 2011-07-27
    Veteran Sen. John McCain has had enough with tea-party-aligned lawmakers who have vowed not to vote to raise the debt ceiling before passage of a constitutional balanced budget amendment. The Arizona Republican, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, described their position as “foolish,” “deceiving, even bizarro,” given Americans’ anxiety about the sliding stock market, a halt on hiring and the possibility of higher interest rates related to the looming default.
  • Republican Group Targets Its Own Party (McCain attacks conservatives, defends Lincoln Chaffee)

    06/18/2011 3:04:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | 2011-06-16 | Liz Halloran
    It wasn't long ago that the conservative, free-market Club for Growth was viewed by a swath of Republicans as a furtive, well-heeled enemy whose efforts to purge moderates from the GOP had to be thwarted. The club and its agenda are "not representative of the Republican Party," the director of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group of moderate GOP congressional members, once said, adding: "We raise money on a daily basis to defeat them." When asked this week about the Republican animus the group faced in the recent past, Club for Growth executive director David Keating replied: "That sounds...
  • McCain: Libyan rebels seek U.S. recognition, might pay for war costs

    04/23/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2011-04-23 | Byron York
    (snip) "I reminded them that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia reimbursed us after Operation Desert Storm," McCain says. "They said they'd be glad to discuss that.(snip) "They're very good people," he says. "Mainly well-educated, a number of women in the [Transitional National Council] -- very normal, dedicated people." (snip) McCain dismissed concerns that rebel forces include some veterans of al Qaeda. "I'm sure that there may be some element there, but I guarantee you that they didn't rise up because they wanted to be al Qaeda fighters," McCain says. "They rose up because they wanted to throw off the yoke of...
  • McCain fears 'stalemate' in Libya (McNuts alert)

    04/18/2011 8:11:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-04-18 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday he feared a "stalemate" has developd in Libya that would lead to a more radical government in that country. McCain, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the U.S. should revive its air attacks to incapacitate forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi's regime. "All we need to do is get sufficient air power in there to really nail Gadhafi's forces, and we can succeed," McCain said on KFYI radio. "A stalemate is a terrible outcome, because if you have a stalemate you open the door for radical Islamists to come in and...
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • John McCain's $21 million campaign (against conservatives, Tea Party)

    08/23/2010 5:43:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-23 | Chris Cillizza
    Sen. John McCain has raised and spent better than $21 million in advance of tomorrow's primary fight against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a massive amount of money that has helped to ensure that the Arizona Republican will win easily. McCain's eye-popping spending -- putting aside self-funders he has spent the most money of any Senate candidate this cycle --is the most obvious evidence of the threat that the 2008 Republican presidential nominee perceived in Hayworth -- a six term Congressman who lost a re-election bid in 2006. McCain spent millions (and millions) on television ads aimed at blocking Hayworth from...
  • Hayworth: "Cynical" McCain a "Political Shape-Shifter"

    08/23/2010 5:40:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-08-23 | Lauren Seifert
    Sen. John McCain may have a comfortable lead over J.D. Hayworth going into Tuesday's Arizona Republican Senate primary, but he didn't get there without a fight. McCain spent $21 million in an effort to bury Hayworth in the primary and shifted to the right on immigration and other issues, even shedding the "Maverick" label he once embraced. Hayworth joined CBS News' John Dickerson on "Washington Unplugged" Monday in this week's installment of "Behind the Ballot." The host brought up McCain's latest anti-Hayworth campaign ad tying the former congressman to convicted ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The ad claims "Hayworth received $150,000 from...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Senate hopefuls make debate plans a debate (McCain too busy to debate J.D. Hayworth!)

    06/13/2010 2:58:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 750+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-06-13 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • MSNBC's Mike Barnicle Smears John McCain: More Afraid of J.D. Hayworth Than North Vietnamese

    04/18/2010 8:34:36 AM PDT · by AuntB · 43 replies · 1,095+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Arpril 14, 2010 | Scott Whitlock
    During a discussion of John McCain's drift rightward on Wednesday's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle smeared the Arizona Senator as more scared of Republican primary challenger J.D. Hayworth than he was of his Vietnamese torturers. Barnicle mocked, "The ultimate sadness is that, here, in the 21st century, running for re-election, he shows more fear of J.D. Hayworth than he showed toward his captors in North Vietnam." [MP3 audio available here] A transcript of the exchange, which aired at 8:05am EDT, follows: JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is he angry and bitter, Mike Barnicle? MIKE BARNICLE: To me, there is a sadness to...
  • 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.
  • Tea Party prominent: Palin not presidential (Tancredo says McCain "nasty, mean" and "unstable")

    02/28/2010 9:45:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 134 replies · 2,954+ views
    (snip) His loathing for McCain has a long history. “I don’t like him,” Tancredo said. “He is not a very pleasant person. He is nasty, mean; the skin of an onion would look deep compared to his. He has a short fuse, he is almost peculiarly unstable.” He still remembers his first encounter with the senator from Arizona. In 1999, Tancredo was elected to the House with 54 percent of the votes in his Colorado district. “When you win with less than 55 percent of the vote, you are seen as vulnerable. So then the party will go out to...
  • 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...
  • Va.'s McDonnell to endorse McCain in reelection bid, advisers say

    02/23/2010 2:21:42 PM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 1,064+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 2/23/10 | Anita Kumar
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will endorse Arizona Sen. John McCain in his GOP primary battle with former congressman J.D. Hayworth, advisers to the governor say. McCain asked McDonnell for his backing after having campaigned for the Virginian last year. The 2008 presidential nominee, who is being portrayed by some critics as too moderate, undoubtedly hopes McDonnell can help him in conservative circles.
  • Hayworth vs. McCain -- Primary Headline Roundup [humble vanity -- please help]

    02/21/2010 12:45:59 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 349 replies · 3,252+ views
    Please help. I plan to keep this thread alive until McCain loses the primary. Let's NAIL THAT RINO! Please help scout for headlines to bring here. I will ping people here once a week with choice headlines and links. [Since it's the OPPOSITE of high volume, several have already signed on.] If you would like to be on this once-a-week ping list, please let me know. Any helpful links will be appreciated. "The most recent online scores from the American Conservative Union are from 2008. In that year, John McCain scored 63 and had a lifetime average of 81.43. ......
  • RINO FREE AMERICA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW TO RETIRE JOHN MCCAIN

    02/19/2010 12:11:30 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 151 replies · 2,694+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT | February 19, 2010 | MestaMachine
    When we conceived the RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT ON FREE REPUBLIC, we envisioned Conservative activism that would send RINOs packing and replacing them with true Conservatives worthy of our support. NOW we need your help to defeat the biggest RINO of all. Many of us here on Free Republic have been cheering JD Hayworth on because John McCain is possibly the worst, (and most powerful,) RINO serving in the Senate today and he simply MUST be defeated lest he betray us again as he has so many times throughout his less than stellar tenure. While "the force" might be...
  • 10 Questions for U.S. Senator John McCain (crashing four Navy planes his "greatest success")

    02/16/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 1,341+ views
    (snip) 10 Questions for U.S. Senator John McCain 1. What’s on your iPod? iPhone - Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, ABBA 2. What’s the best gift you ever got? Freedom from prison in Hanoi. 3. What do you consider your greatest success?Managing to crash four Navy airplanes.4. Did you ever have a nickname? If so, what was it and what did it mean. Yes, “The Mac.” It originated in New Hampshire when I won the primary there and people chanted “Mac is Back.” 5. What is your favorite movie of all time? Viva Zapata 6. If you...
  • Dems Submit Bill for COnstitutional Amendment to Limit Free Speech

    02/03/2010 7:44:26 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 46 replies · 1,224+ views
    ECR ^ | 3 Feb 10 | EC
    Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland introduced today a constitutional amendment bill to overturn the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing unlimited corporate money in elections. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is a co-sponsor of the amendment bill.
  • 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"...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain, Hayworth release dueling polls

    01/30/2010 9:06:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 990+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-01-30 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Senate primary fight between Arizona Sen. John McCain and former GOP Rep. J.D. Hayworth continued to heat up Friday, with both sides firing off dueling polling data. Hayworth’s campaign released a polling memo Friday morning showing McCain leading Hayworth 49 to 33 percent among Arizona Republican primary voters. The poll also showed a plurality of primary voters – 49 percent – identifying McCain as a “moderate,” with 50 percent identifying Hayworth as a conservative. “John McCain is vulnerable to a challenge by J.D. Hayworth in Arizona’s Republican primary election for U.S. Senate,” pollster John McLaughlin wrote in the polling...
  • Graham: Congress Needs A Win On Climate Policy

    01/29/2010 9:37:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 164 replies · 4,598+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2010-01-27
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said today that skeptical Republicans and Democrats should throw their support behind climate change legislation not only because it's good for the economy and the environment, but because Congress desperately needs a win under its belt. "We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again," Graham somberly told a luncheon audience of energy and climate advocates on the Hill. "On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to...
  • 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.
  • J.D. Hayworth has John McCain Sweating in Arizona

    01/26/2010 2:40:00 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-26-10 | Scott Martin
    “I think we all know John McCain’s place in history is safe, but some of these attacks are a sign he’s been there too long,” added Hayworth, who said he is in the process of assembling a campaign team and will make a formal campaign announcement in the next several weeks. “This is a textbook example of what not to do in a campaign. All these actions did was to make me listen to the people who wanted me to run.” “One might have thought with all the time spent away from Arizona over the years, Sen. McCain might have...
  • 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...
  • McCain Would Not Use Cheney's Words ["I want to support the president"]

    10/25/2009 4:41:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies · 2,363+ views
    CBS ^ | 2009-10-25 | Michelle Levi
    Senator John McCain made clear that he and the Republican Party should send the message that they support whatever President Obama's strategy in Afghanistan ends up being, rather than send messages that the U.S. is "waffling" or "dithering." In response to former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent remarks, in which he said, "signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries," McCain said, "I wouldn't use that language." Speaking Wednesday evening while accepting an award from the conservative Center for Security Policy, Cheney said, "The White House must stop dithering while America's armed forces are in...
  • McCain to give speech for Constitution Week [as SCOTUS debates landmark McCain-Feingold]

    09/17/2009 7:32:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 422+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-09-17
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt rules
  • Meghan McCain: Joe the Plumber "Is a Dumbass"

    07/16/2009 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 135 replies · 4,206+ views
    Meghan McCain: Joe the Plumber "Is a Dumbass"McCain daughter blasts man who has become GOP mouthpiece By XANA O'NEILL Updated 8:30 AM EDT, Thu, Jul 16, 2009 Meghan McCain ripped into the man who rose to stardom during her father's failed presidential bid as a "dumbass" who should stick to his day job. "Joe the Plumber -- you can quote me -- is a dumbass," she told Out.com. "He should stick to plumbing." During an interview with gay rights magazine Out, the daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain, a same-sex marriage advocate, blasted Ohio plumber Samuel Wurzelbacher, who said...
  • Senior McCain aide: The GOP is a 'shrinking entity' [praises Zero, says Palin token conservative]

    04/23/2009 6:43:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 3,015+ views
    (CNN) — John McCain’s general election campaign began as “the strategic equivalent of throwing a football through a tire at 50 yards” – and was doomed weeks before Election Day, his former chief strategist said Thursday. “We were running a campaign under extra difficult circumstances — the state of the Republican Party, the president’s unpopularity, the economy — a lot of issues that were not John McCain’s fault, but were John McCain’s problem in this race,” Schmidt told an audience at the University of Delaware, according to Politico. “When Lehman Brothers collapsed in the fall I knew pretty much right...
  • John McCain's daughter in foul-mouthed Twitter rant

    04/22/2009 11:04:12 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 2,072+ views
    The Telegraph, London, UK ^ | 2009-04-22 | Tom Leonard
    The eldest child of John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate during last year's US election, has launched a foul-mouthed and extended defence of herself on the "microblogging" service Twitter after she was accused of having accomplished nothing in her life. Meghan McCain, 24, used her Twitter account, which limits users to messages of no more than 140 characters, to send out a long string of "tweets" in which she listed her achievements. The curriculum vitae apparently includes teaching children at church, delivering flowers to hospital patients, and writing a best-selling children's book about her father's life.
  • McCain backs Obama's call to end nuclear weapons

    04/10/2009 1:10:48 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 2,087+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-04-10
    TOKYO (AFP) — US Senator John McCain Friday backed a call by President Barack Obama, his former rival for the White House, for a planet free of nuclear weapons and this should start with North Korea and Iran. The Republican senator from Arizona was speaking in Japan on the last leg of an Asia tour, after Tokyo was angered by Pyongyang firing a rocket over its territory Sunday. "Concerning President Obama's commitment to the removal of nuclear weapons from the Earth, I certainly support that ambitious goal," McCain told a Tokyo press conference.
  • McCain will run for Re-Election to the Senate

    02/10/2009 4:11:16 PM PST · by Danae · 79 replies · 1,367+ views
    Email ^ | 2/10/2009 | Danae
    From an Email I just received: Being the Republican nominee for President was one of the great honors of my life and an experience I will never forget. Some have wondered, after my hard fought presidential campaign, if I plan to run for re-election to the United States Senate. Join my re-election team I want you to know that I do intend to seek re-election. The magnitude of the financial crisis that many American families are facing makes it clear to me that I want to continue to serve our country in the Senate. The economic challenges currently confronting our...
  • McCain Starts ‘Country First’ PAC

    01/07/2009 11:35:04 AM PST · by AuntB · 123 replies · 2,475+ views
    The Caucus NY Times Political Blog ^ | Jan. 7, 2008 | Michael Falcone
    Less than two weeks from the inauguration that he hoped would usher in his own presidential administration, Senator John McCain announced the formation of a new political action committee that will work to promote Republican causes. Borrowing a slogan from his campaign, Mr. McCain is calling the committee, “Country First,” and it is likely to help lay the foundation for his 2010 re-election bid. In an e-mail message to supporters on Wednesday, Mr. McCain described it as a “grassroots organization” that would take up the challenge of defining “our Republican ideals and message” and support G.O.P. candidates. “With your help...
  • 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.
  • McCain calls for Unity [barf]

    12/12/2008 10:03:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1,295+ views
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Tex. ^ | 2008-12-12 | Elliott Blackburn
    Arizona Sen. John McCain continued a call for national unity in his first speech since losing the presidential election. Though the Republican presidential nominee has made television appearances as recently as Thursday night, his remarks at the Texas Tech commencement ceremony Friday were part of his first address since his conciliation speech, Tech Chancellor Kent Hance said in his introduction. The senator's remarks to 350 Tech masters and doctoral graduates of a conservative campus in a conservative state echoed the call for cooperation he asked of his voters that night in November. Americans must argue and defend their vision for...
  • 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 PolitickerAZ.com 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.
  • BlackBerry: $20, McCain-Palin's Contacts: Priceless

    12/12/2008 8:22:06 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 31 replies · 1,870+ views
    gizmodo.com ^ | Dec 12 2008 | Andi Wang
    In order to get back some of the money spent on the McCain-Palin campaign, items from the campaign were sold today at a yard sale, including a $20 BlackBerry, fully loaded with confidential information. When reporters from Fox 5 stopped by the McCain-Palin headquarters today, they were excited to find BlackBerry phones being sold for $20 each. Because the phones came with dead batteries and no chargers, it was only after the reporters had returned to their office and had charged the phones when they realized what $20 actually bought them. Hundreds of e-mails from early September through early November,...
  • McCain Remarks on His Political Career [commitment to amnesty]

    11/25/2008 2:47:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 1,629+ views
    QUESTION: Considering you were one of the leading advocates of immigration reform in 2007, do you intend to take up on that role again with President Obama? Or is it too much of a political liability, considering you're running for re-election? MCCAIN: Running for re-election has never been a concern of mine as far as issues like that are concerned. I intend to discuss that with the president-elect. It's pretty clear that our agenda, that all Americans are, is our economy, but I still am committed to comprehensive immigration reform, with the need to secure our borders and a guest-worker...
  • Obama and McCain agreed to move forward on immigration, says Reid

    11/25/2008 2:41:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1,543+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2008-11-25
    Via the Standard. This is what they’re going to do to pass the time in Congress between bailouts? Jerk around with a hot-button issue guaranteed to enrage all sides and exacerbate Democratic infighting while the economy’s melting down and the Iran nuclear clock ticks on? Why not toss social security onto the table too, just to really get the juices flowing?
  • Call Senator McCain and demand that he defend Sarah Palin!!!

    11/07/2008 1:46:36 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 188 replies · 4,335+ views
    luoamerican.com ^ | November 07, 2008 | Baldilocks, AKA Juliette Akinyi Ochieng, SSgt, USAFR (ret.)
    Phoenix Office: 5353 North 16th Street Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Main: 602-952-2410 Fax: 602-952-8702 Tempe Office: 4703 South Lakeshore Drive Suite 1 Tempe, AZ 85282 Main: 480-897-6289 Fax: 480-897-8389 Tucson Office: 407 West Congress Street Suite 103 Tucson, AZ 85701 Main: 520-670-6334 Fax: 520-670-6637 Washington Office: 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Main: 202-224-2235 Fax: 202-228-2862 I call on Captain John S. McCain, USN (ret.), Republican, Senior Senator from Arizona, to put a stop to the public smearing of your erstwhile running mate, Governor Sarah L. Palin, Republican from Alaska. Governor Palin committed herself and her...