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  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • U.S. Senator John McCain takes talkathoner Ted Cruz to woodshed

    09/25/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 256 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2013 | By Caren Bohan
    Senator John McCain lashed out at fellow Republican Ted Cruz on Wednesday over a Nazi appeasement comparison he made during his all-night, anti-Obamacare marathon on the U.S. Senate floor. McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, said the comparison was inappropriate. He said he had taken Cruz aside privately to tell him, and got a response he did not like: Cruz told him his appeaser reference applied not to distinguished members of the Senate but only media "pundits." "I resoundingly reject" Cruz's comments, said McCain, a senior Republican and former presidential candidate. "I think it's wrong and I...
  • Syrian Rebels Execute Sierra Leonean Immigrant ("tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army"

    09/19/2013 6:55:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    The Patriotic Vanguard (Sierra Leone News Portal) ^ | 9/19/2013 | Alpha Rashid Jalloh
    Amidst reports of chemical weapons and atrocities committed by the warring factions, one Sierra Leonean, Sheikh Mohammed Canah Bah (photo) [at URL] has been captured and tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army... Even though no reason has been proffered by the rebel faction for the capture and execution of the Sierra Leonean, reports generally indicate that such dispositions have been usually manifested against foreigners in the country, a situation akin to what happened to blacks in Libya during the rebellion against Muhamar Al Gaddafi. A representative of the Sierra Leone Students Union in Syria, now residing in the...
  • Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study

    09/15/2013 9:58:45 PM PDT · by DTA · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | 2013-09-16 | AFP
    Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study AFP - Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in Monday's Daily Telegraph. The analysis by defence consultancy IHS Jane's, due to be published in full later this week, puts the number of rebel forces at around 100,000, the Telegraph reported. But these fighters have split into as many as 1,000 bands since violence flared two years ago, the study concluded. Of the rebel forces, IHS Jane's estimates that around...
  • Amid contradictory reports || Israel, U.S. carry out joint missile test in the Mediterranean

    09/03/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies ^ | 9/3/2013 | Gili Cohen, Reuters and Jack Khoury
    Amid contradictory reports Israel, U.S. carry out joint missile test in the Mediterranean. Russia had detected the launch of two ballistic 'objects' toward the sea, Russian media reported earlier; U.S. Navy earlier denied having any involvement in the launch Israel and the U.S. carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean sea on Tuesday, Israel's Defense Ministry said in a statement, amid rising tensions in the region over the crisis in Syria. The confirmation came after morning reports indicated that Russia had detected two ballistic "objects" launched toward the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the same and a...
  • RINO McCain was the last person that needed to appear on Fox News today to pitch "immigration" bill

    06/30/2013 1:06:27 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/30/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It was he and progressive Democrat Sen. Schumer that appeared today on "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" and seemed to tag-team on why the "immigration" (cough) bill should be supported. I wonder who ran faster to get in front of the lens/microphone? A vote for S. 744 or a vote to send this to conference will end any chance of Republicans winning the presidency in 2016, given that it does not have wide-spread Tea-Party, Conservative & Libertarian support, and does not have the support of Conservative/Libertarian-leaning Independents. 2012 all over again... And thus: They WILL be energized to primary...
  • FREEP McCAIN: McCain Town Halls - Mon. Aug. 22 (Prescott, Ariz.), Tue. Aug. 23 (Goodyear, Ariz.)

    08/20/2011 6:59:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    The Arizona Republic / The Daily Courier, Prescott, Ariz. | 2011-08-19
    Sen. John McCain to hold town hall Tuesday in Goodyear Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3 pm Goodyear Justice Center 185 North 145th Avenue, Goodyear, Ariz. McCain town hall here Monday Monday, August 22, 2011 Noon First Congregational Church 216 East Gurley Street, Prescott, Ariz.
  • McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")

    07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 153 replies
    The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz
    Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor. McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible." (snip) "...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • When John McCain Was a Democrat (Almost) [News Flash: He Still Is One!]

    12/20/2010 5:50:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2010-12-20 | Joshua Green nutshell case for why McCain was functionally a Democrat: As a war hero who's hawkish on foreign policy, he more than matches Bush on the military front. As a reform-minded foe of corporate welfare, Big Tobacco, and the Republican right, he is peerless. McCain is Bush's most vociferous critic, voted against the president's tax cut, forced his hand on campaign finance reform, and federalized airport security in the face of White House opposition. He has co-sponsored numerous bills with Democrats--many of them in the presidential-aspirant class--requiring background checks at gun shows (Lieberman), a patients' bill of rights (Edwards), better...
  • 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...
  • The stranger than truth files bite McCain (MCCAIN WILL BACK AMNESTY AFTER SW BORDER 'SECURED')

    05/20/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 2,252+ views
    ABC News / GOPUSA ^ | 2010-05-20
    From ABC News... (snip) "McCain was supportive of the Dream Act in the past... we saw him as a champion in some ways, and we hope that comes back," said Abdollahi. Now the next paragraph is the money paragraph and I certainly hope Arizona voters are paying attention. McCain has been on all sides of this issue and now that he is facing reelection he is trying to convince voters that he will protect the borders. Let's see what he says when under pressure from the left. A McCain spokesperson told ABC News the senator will support the so-called "Dream...
  • John McCain gets serious about primary (McCain fights J.D. harder than he fought Obama)

    05/19/2010 6:01:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 116 replies · 2,752+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-05-19 | Shira Toeplitz
    Arizona Republicans say GOP Sen. John McCain’s recent staff shake-up is an acknowledgment of the seriousness of his Aug. 24 primary challenge — a contest in which he remains a clear — but nervous — front-runner. While recent polls have shown McCain with a double-digit lead over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, in an election year in which one Senate incumbent has already been taken down and several others are facing stiff primary opposition, the departure of two top campaign officials — campaign manager Shiree Verdone and deputy manager Mike Hellon — is being viewed as proof that McCain recognizes that...
  • McCain shakes up campaign staff as Arizona race tightens

    05/17/2010 10:34:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 3,271+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/10 | Holly Bailey
    It almost seems like a political tradition: the great John McCain campaign-staff shake-up. As the Arizona Republic's Dan Nowicki first reported Sunday, the top two staffers in McCain's Senate re-election effort — campaign manager Shiree Verdone and her deputy, Mike Hellon — have decamped. The two will work for the Arizona Republican Party, overseeing strategy for a "victory" fundraising effort for statewide candidates, including McCain. The move comes on the heels of a recent TV ad meant to tout McCain's border security credentials, including a push for a stronger fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. "Complete the danged fence," McCain says...
  • McCain shakes up staff in re-election battle

    05/15/2010 8:23:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 117 replies · 2,485+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-05-15 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: How much trouble is John McCain in? (McCain campaign panicking)

    05/12/2010 11:19:34 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 154 replies · 6,180+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-05-11 | Chris Cillizza
    For the last month, Arizona Sen. John McCain has been running his primary campaign against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth as if it was the final weekend of the 2008 presidential campaign. On a daily basis, McCain's team bashes Hayworth while simultaneously working to shore up the Senator's right flank through a series of symbolic acts ranging from the rejection of the "maverick" title he wore proudly during both of his presidential campaigns to his forceful support of Arizona's controversial new immigration law. (McCain released an ad recently in which he urges the federal government to "complete the danged fence", a...
  • McCain: Obama did 'excellent job' of leveraging technology on campaign trail (MEGABARF ALERT)

    03/01/2010 6:47:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 830+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-01 | J. Taylor Rushing
    President Barack Obama's savvy use of technology during the 2008 campaign helped pave the way to the White House, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) acknowledged during an interview with The Hill. When asked what Obama did right on the campaign trail that he wished he had done, McCain said, "I think President Obama did many things right. I think one was that he's an incredibly articulate speaker, and motivational, and I think that was extremely helpful to him, not only in the general election but in his primary."
  • 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...
  • McCain: I was misled on bailout

    02/22/2010 7:25:11 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 220 replies · 6,450+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-22 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year. Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary. From a forthcoming release: "John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over...
  • McCain's links to Scottish king shot down by experts

    03/20/2008 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 58 replies · 893+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | March 20 2008 | Paul Lewis
    Of all the claims in support of John McCain's bid for the White House, perhaps none is quite as grand as this. As he arrived in London today, the publishers of his new book insisted the Republican senator's family was descended from the Scottish king, Robert the Bruce. For a veteran war hero staking his presidential campaign on military credentials, an ancestral link to a warrior who overcame the English to reclaim Scottish independence in 1314 has obvious appeal. But according to experts, the story may be no more than that. Asked by the Guardian to investigate McCain's past, genealogists...
  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."
  • To the GOP's self-righteous Purists

    03/05/2008 10:14:20 PM PST · by RussP · 362 replies · 2,174+ views ^ | March 5th, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    ... If there's a single thread that runs through the e-mails I receive from peevish Republicans, it's that none of the current candidates possesses the conservative purity of Ronald Reagan. One could almost get the idea that Dutch was betrayed by Pontius Pilate and crucified on Calvary. But that wasn't exactly the case. The fact of the matter is that Gov. Reagan gave Gov. Jerry Brown a run for his money – or should I say our money? – when it came to raising taxes here in California. But, in spite of the additional revenue, he was responsible in large...
  • McCain Now Trying To Woo Conservatives By Talking "Border Security"

    02/28/2008 8:34:27 PM PST · by levotb · 52 replies · 387+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 2/28/08 | levotb
    WARNING TO CONSERVATIVES!!! When the AP quotes Open Borders moll Tamar Jacoby, Arlen Specter, RINO/Bushie/McCainite Charlie Black as saying McCain is "looking strong" or good on immigration" and no conservatives or anti-Invasion advocates or experts are quoted in the [following] story, you know the fix is in! McCain is on a major media effort to try to make conservatives like him enough to vote for him and he knows he's in deep trouble. So he's going to try to pull the wool over our eyes by saying he's going to get tough on the Border--if elected. What he WON'T discuss...
  • McCain defends Kerry on defense

    01/27/2008 3:38:52 PM PST · by B Knotts · 32 replies · 1,331+ views
    MSNBC/AP ^ | 3/18/2004
    Arizona senator says GOP rhetoric 'not helpful' WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday he did not believe Democratic candidate John Kerry, a friend and Senate colleague, was weak on defense or would compromise national security if elected president. “This kind of rhetoric, I think, is not helpful in educating and helping the American people make a choice,” McCain said on “The Early Show” on CBS. “You know, it’s the most bitter and partisan campaign that I’ve ever observed. I think it’s because both parties are going to their bases rather than going to the middle. I regret it.”...
  • Ted Nugent: McCain has two battles he must win

    02/17/2008 6:58:18 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 169 replies · 808+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | 2/17/08
    Ted Nugent: McCain has two battles he must win Sunday, February 17, 2008 Now that Mitt Romney has thrown in the towel and endorsed him, the Republican nominee for president will almost certainly be Sen. John McCain. Attempting residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is surely tough enough without turning your friends into enemies. There are plenty of enemies on the other side who wear different political stripes altogether. McCain faces a distrustful, dissatisfied, frustrated, and in some cases, downright angry conservative base. Conservatives are not happy with McCain. He has not always carried the conservative torch on immigration, taxes, First...
  • McCain a 'True Conservative,' Bush Says

    02/10/2008 6:37:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 243 replies · 502+ views
    McCain a 'True Conservative,' Bush Says Feb 10 09:36 AM US/Eastern WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain is a "true conservative," President Bush says, although the presumptive Republican presidential nominee may have to work harder to convince other conservatives that he is one of their own. McCain "is very strong on national defense," Bush said in an interview taped for airing on "Fox News Sunday." "He is tough fiscally. He believes the tax cuts ought to be permanent. He is pro-life. His principles are sound and solid as far as I'm concerned." But when asked about criticism of McCain by conservative...
  • McCain Retools Immigration Stance

    02/27/2008 12:37:03 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 140 replies · 500+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 27, 2008 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain faces a dilemma on immigration as he works to persuade conservatives he's tough enough on the issue without erasing his historic appeal to Hispanic voters. Once a crusader for offering the nation's roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants a way to get legal status, McCain now says his first priority is fortifying U.S. borders. The metamorphosis reflects McCain's intensifying effort to consolidate his support among conservatives, who deride the Arizona senator's past proposals on immigration as offering amnesty to lawbreakers, and bitterly resent his work with Democrats, including Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, on the issue....
  • McCain uncomfortable with TN GOP anti-Obama release [Mega barf alert]

    02/27/2008 4:57:40 PM PST · by indcons · 163 replies · 528+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mosheh Oinounou
    <p>For the second time in as many days, Sen. John McCain was forced to rebuke members of his own party for over-the-top attacks on Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama.</p>
  • "Mr. P.C." McCain: How he wants our votes but not our introductions

    02/27/2008 7:12:55 PM PST · by levotb · 118 replies · 443+ views
    self | 2/27/08 | levotb
    John McCain couldn't handle the outstanding rebel-rousing introduction by Cincinnati conservative talk show host, Bill Cunningham the other day--a man the McCain Campaign had hired to introduce the Senator. Instead, Wussie McCain immediately "apologized" profusely to Obama for Cunningham's using Obama's full name over and over during the intro. This shows how "p.c." and how "wussie" John McCain is when it comes to worrying about how the left is going to perceive him. Instead of concentrating on gaining base support which he sorely needs and can't win without, he's playing to the left and saying to conservatives, "S**w you! I...
  • Why unite with McCain? He never united with us

    02/24/2008 10:37:58 AM PST · by WyCoKsRepublican · 151 replies · 518+ views
    Senator John McRINO aka John McCain is seeking the conservative base to unite with him. Many of us haven't forgotten that he never united with us. Whether it be on his kneepads courting Ted Kennedy or spearheading the ramming of amnesty down our throats, we haven't forgotten. This election offers little or no choice. In the words of Billy Preston "Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing."
  • Bush predicts GOP will hold White House

    02/25/2008 6:34:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 85 replies · 431+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will "keep up the fight" in Iraq. "I'm confident we'll hold the White House in 2008," Bush told donors at the Republican Governors Association annual dinner, which raised a record $10.6 million for GOP gubernatorial candidates. "And I don't want the next Republican president to be lonely," Bush said. "And that is why we got to take the House, retake the Senate, and make sure our states are governed by Republican governors." The pep talk came in the midst of a presidential campaign that...

    02/25/2008 5:34:34 PM PST · by ovrtaxt · 133 replies · 794+ views ^ | Feb 25 2008 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Feb 25 2008 MEMO TO CONSERVATIVES: THE FIGHT IS JUST BEGINNING by Richard A. Viguerie   The time has come for conservatives to move on, to shift priorities, and to work to elect conservatives at all levels now and in the years to come.     For too long, conservatives have done most of the work necessary to elect Republican candidates, but, once elected, most of those Republicans have ignored conservatives’ concerns or have opposed conservatives outright.   These Republicans have taunted us: “What are you going to do? Vote for the liberal Democrats? Calm down and grow up, and keep...
  • John McCain Praises Pro-illegal Protests

    02/12/2008 5:44:17 AM PST · by Pistolshot · 67 replies · 136+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2006 11:58 a.m. EDT | From the Staff
    John McCain Praises Pro-illegal ProtestsSen. John McCain is praising the recent wave of pro-illegal immigration demonstrations, saying that if the protesters hang tough they will succeed in forcing Congress to liberalize immigration laws. "If such demonstrations continue, I think we will have a bill for the President to sign soon," the Arizona Republican told a New York City gathering on Friday sponsored by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. "The more debate, the more demonstrations, the more likely we will prevail," McCain added, in quotes picked up by the New York Daily News. The Irish group backs the McCain-Kennedy bill...
  • McCain Reaches Out To Conservatives [At CPAC] (Actions Speak Louder Than Words, McAmnesty

    02/07/2008 3:48:59 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 121 replies · 304+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/7/08 | Foon Rhee
    John McCain, the all-but presumptive Republican nominee, told conservative activists this afternoon that he cannot win the presidency without "dedicated conservatives." "I know I have a responsibility to unite the party," he said. He acknowledegd that he has had differences with many conservatives but said he hopes they will see that he has the record of a true conservative. "I am proud to be a conservative," McCain said. ... McCain spoke to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington just hours after Mitt Romney used the same venue to announce he is suspending his presidential bid...
  • John McCain hates Mitt Romney

    02/05/2008 9:29:10 AM PST · by Plutarch · 52 replies · 141+ views
    Salon ^ | February 5, 2008 | Mike Madden
    McCain spends the day before Super Tuesday in Romney's backyard, a poke in the eye that had more symbolic than strategic value.Feb. 5, 2008 | BOSTON -- There was no particularly good reason for John McCain to spend the morning before Super Tuesday here. Boston has been Mitt Romney's home for more than 30 years; he was governor for four of them. Polls show the state is probably out of McCain's reach. And with more than 20 states voting Tuesday -- some of them up for grabs -- hanging out on Romney's home turf would seem like a waste of...
  • McCain names [anti-gunner] Mike DeWine as Ohio campaign chair

    02/22/2007 8:37:00 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 27 replies · 501+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association (Ohio) ^ | 2/21/07 | Chad D. Baus
    Little more than three months after the anti-gun incumbent Mike DeWine lost the support of his conservative base and was tossed out of office, the Associated Press is reporting that Republican Senator John McCain has decided DeWine is the perfect man to lead his Presidential campaign in Ohio. They make quite a pair. McCain, who has favored outlawing inexpensive handguns (dubbed Saturday night specials by the anti-gun media), favored mandating safety locks on certain guns, and who once rallied Senate Republicans behind a Democratic measure requiring background checks at gun shows, is already on extremely shaky ground with skeptical gun...
  • McCain Bashes Cheney Over Iraq Policy

    01/24/2007 11:45:44 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 56 replies · 961+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 24, 2007 09:46 AM EST | Roger Simon
    With his presidential hopes tied to an administration whose Iraq policy he supports but cannot control, John McCain for the first time blamed Vice President Cheney for what McCain calls the "witch's brew" of a "terribly mishandled" war in which U.S. forces are on the verge of defeat. McCain also for the first time opened the door to the possibility of a U.S. troop pullback to the borders of Iraq should the president's planned troop surge fail. Although McCain had once lavished praise on the vice president, he said in an interview in his Senate office: "The president listened too...
  • McCain Bashes Cheney Over Iraq Policy

    01/23/2007 8:08:47 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 25 replies · 748+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 22, 2007 | Roger Simon
    With his presidential hopes tied to an administration whose Iraq policy he supports but cannot control, John McCain for the first time blamed Vice President Cheney for what McCain calls the "witch's brew" of a "terribly mishandled" war in which U.S. forces are on the verge of defeat. McCain also for the first time opened the door to the possibility of a U.S. troop pullback to the borders of Iraq should the president's planned troop surge fail. Although McCain had once lavished praise on the vice president, he said in an interview in his Senate office: "The president listened too...
  • Report: Foley tried entering pages' dorm

    10/11/2006 11:17:46 AM PDT · by TexKat · 39 replies · 1,218+ views
    UPI ^ | 10/11/06
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A former Republican worker in Washington claims former Rep. Mark Foley tried to gain entrance to the pages' dormitory while drunk, ABC News reports. The network said the testimony will be given to the House ethics committee on Thursday by Kirk Fordham, Foley's former chief of staff. A source said Fordham will testify he was told by House clerk Jeff Trandahl that Foley had been stopped by security staff a few years ago, and that Fordham said he notified the office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. Foley resigned when reports emerged he had been...
  • Vanity: "special" endorsements to the King of the RINOs (McPain endorses Chafee)

    09/30/2006 8:44:42 AM PDT · by Alex1977 · 13 replies · 510+ views
    Senator John McCain (R - Az.) “Senator Chafee is one of the most fiscally responsible members of the U.S. Senate,” said U.S. Senator John McCain. “He wants to cut excess government spending, and he is willing to make the tough decisions to eliminate the federal deficit. Senator Chafee has been a leader on environmental issues, he’s working to raise fuel efficiency standards and make America energy independent, and he’s an honest advocate for his state. He is an important member of the Senate and we need him to keep representing the people of Rhode Island in Washington.” ------------------------------------------------ Senator Elizabeth...
  • McCain Stand Comes at a Price

    09/21/2006 12:10:42 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 142 replies · 2,235+ views
    LA Times ^ | 09-19-06 | By Janet Hook and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
    WASHINGTON — Conservative activists are heaping criticism on Sen. John McCain for fighting President Bush over proposed rules for the interrogation of terrorism suspects, a dispute that has reopened long-standing divisions between the maverick Republican lawmaker and his party's establishment. The attack from the right, which coalesced over the weekend, could undercut McCain's effort to woo Bush backers and other party regulars for an anticipated 2008 presidential bid. His position on terrorism prisoners has fueled critics' skepticism about McCain's conservative credentials. "This very definitely is going to put a chilling effect on the tremendous strides he has made in the...
  • McCain Should Stick to His Principles (Barfer)

    09/19/2006 10:37:40 AM PDT · by freespirited · 32 replies · 774+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/19/06 | Richard Cohen
    In the early 1960's, Johnny Carson hosted an afternoon TV show called "Who Do You Trust?'' The title was grammatically incorrect, but I will use it anyway to pose a question regarding the current fuss over the Geneva Conventions: When it comes to George Bush and John McCain, who -- or whom -- do you trust? This is about as dumb a question as the Groucho Marx standard from "You Bet Your Life," yet another old TV show: Who's buried in Grant's Tomb? The contest, after all, is between a president who has repeatedly broken faith with the American people...
  • Rush Explains McCain Hopes to Cause Republican Defeat in '06 and Be Presidential Candidate in '08

    09/19/2006 2:35:24 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 58 replies · 3,592+ views ^ | September 18, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    "For Senator McCain, This Is Personal" -Snip- Look, folks, there is no question here that this is being seen as a political opportunity. Somebody raised the possibility last week, and I want to put it out there again because I did last week, too, but put it out there that there are those who are theorizing -- you know people in politics, analysts and pollsters and so forth who sit around and, you know, like global warming experts, try to predict the future and analyze why certain people are doing certain things. And there's a segment of the political analyst...
  • Alert: Miranda & McCain

    09/19/2006 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 53 replies · 1,216+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | Andy McCarthy
    Richard Miniter has an interesting article at Opinion Journal today, explaining that among the things that moved House Armed Services Chairman Duncan Hunter toward the president's proposal on military commissions and away from the McCain/Graham/Warner proposal which is more modeled on the Uniform Code of Military Justice is the outrage that the UCMJ would require us to give Miranda warnings at the moment of battlefield capture for an al Qaeda terrorist. This really demonstrates how irresponsible the passage and signing of the 2005 McCain Amendment was. I note in fairness that I believe Sen. Graham — who I have criticized...
  • McCain’s Dubious High Ground

    09/19/2006 9:08:26 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 22 replies · 628+ views
    National Review On Line ^ | 19 Sep 06 | McCain’s Dubious High Ground
    McCain’s Dubious High Ground John McCain and his band of Republican rebels defying President Bush on the issue of interrogation have a strange attachment to confused argumentation. By Rich Lowry For people supposedly occupying the moral high ground, John McCain and his band of Republican rebels defying President Bush on the issue of interrogation have a strange attachment to confused argumentation. They maintain that the United States can’t define more precisely its obligations for the treatment of unlawful combatants under the vague language of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions to allow the tough interrogations of terrorists, as Bush...
  • McCain's statement on War in Iraq

    08/28/2006 9:45:26 AM PDT · by meandog · 70 replies · 1,085+ views
    McCain website | 8.25.06 | Sen John McCain
    MCCAIN STATEMENT ON WAR IN IRAQ For Immediate Release Friday, Aug 25, 2006 Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John McCain released the following statement on the war in Iraq: “I agreed with the President’s difficult decision to go to war in Iraq. I remain fully supportive of his determination not to leave Iraq until the freely elected government of that country and its armed forces are able to defend their country from foreign and domestic enemies intent on thwarting the will of the Iraqi people to create a civil society in which the rights and security of all Iraqis...
  • Behind McCain's Blast At Bush Over the War

    08/23/2006 2:54:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 54 replies · 1,789+ views ^ | 24 August 2006 | JAMES CARNEY
    John McCain has been President Bush's indispensable political ally on the war in Iraq. So what was the Arizona senator and top-shelf 2008 presidential contender up to yesterday in Ohio when he unloaded on the Bush Administration's handling of the war in a speech that, with a few tweaks, could have been delivered by an anti-war Democrat? "I think one of the biggest mistakes we made was underestimating the size of the task and the sacrifices that would be required," McCain said. "Stuff happens, mission accomplished, last throes, a few dead-enders," he went on, citing some of the, ah, less-than-accurate...
  • McCain Signals Distance From Bush, Neocons

    08/23/2006 10:52:05 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 141 replies · 1,946+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 23 aug 06 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Senator McCain's unusually blunt attack on the Bush administration yesterday, including a claim that President Bush and other top officials led Americans to believe that the Iraq war would be "some kind of day at the beach," is fueling suspicions that the Arizona senator and potential 2008 presidential candidate is seeking to straddle rival foreign policy camps in the Republican Party.