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  • 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...
  • This Way to the Apocalypse, Mr. McCain

    06/13/2008 6:10:03 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 14 replies · 93+ views
    pajamasmedia ^ | June 12, 2008 | Rick Moran
    This Way to the Apocalypse, Mr. McCain June 12, 2008 - by Rick Moran I sometimes feel a great deal of pity for John McCain. He really seems like a super guy — someone you could sit next to at a bar and toss back a few with while swapping amusing stories. He has served in Washington during some of the most consequential times in our nation’s history and been a leader of some stature among the small group of lawmakers who appear to take a realistic view of America and her role in the world. He has supported presidents...
  • McCain says gas prices won't drop and could rise

    06/11/2008 3:06:30 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 86 replies · 249+ views
    AP ^ | June 11, 2008 | Libby Quaid
    WASHINGTON - Record high prices for gasoline probably won't drop before the November election, Republican John McCain said Wednesday.
  • What Should McCain Do About [Vice President] Cheney?

    06/11/2008 6:37:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies · 63+ views
    Yahoooooo! ^ | June 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    He’s a highly effective fundraiser in an election cycle where Republicans are starved for cash, a hero to the wing of the party that views John McCain with the most suspicion. He has four decades of campaign experience, ranging from a short stint running Gerald Ford’s election bid in 1976 to two successful races on the presidential ticket. Yet despite that pedigree, Vice President Dick Cheney is unlikely to share a stage with McCain anytime soon’and may not be called on to play any role at all in the 2008 presidential campaign.In part, it’s a reflection of political expediency. Though...
  • Welcome to the party John McCain

    06/03/2008 5:48:57 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 44 replies · 99+ views
    Welcome to the party John McCain PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW By Salena Zito Spokesperson Jeff Sadosky said tonight that Sen. John McCain is not your typical Republican, which explains the non-traditional geographic pick of New Orleans for the launch of his general election campaign for president. "We believe Senator McCain's vision for reforming government is particularly meaningful for the people of Louisiana who know all too well the tragic cost of government's failure to act," said Sadosky. It's the same city where Democrat John Edwards launched and docked his candidacy for president. Sadosky said McCain's speech tonight on the occasion of the...
  • McCain Camp Touts Break with Bush on Nukes

    05/27/2008 7:06:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 107+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/27/08 | staff
    ABC News' Teddy Davis and James Gerber Report: The McCain campaign played up its differences with President Bush on nuclear security on a Tuesday conference call with reporters. "I think it's fair to characterize this as a significant departure from the nuclear security policies of the Bush administration," said McCain advisor Randy Scheunemann. Scheunemann said that the differences between McCain and Bush covered not only a discrepancy on the "ultimate goal" of a "nuclear-free world" but also McCain's openness to further testing limits, his openness to treaty-based discussions with Russia, his openness to talking with China, and his support for...
  • McCain talks issues as troubles pile up

    05/23/2008 7:53:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 74+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/8 | Carla Marinucci,John Wildermuth
    Union City -- Facing a pile of controversial campaign troubles - including incendiary comments by televangelist John Hagee that forced him to reject Hagee's endorsement - Sen. John McCain tried mightily to shift the focus to economic issues and his Democratic opponent Barack Obama on Thursday during a California campaign swing. McCain, speaking at a Silicon Valley forum on economic issues alongside Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, issued a renewed call for "comprehensive immigration reform" as a top agenda item for the next president. He called for a "temporary agricultural program," saying, "We need a way for an ordinary person to apply...
  • McCain spends months on standby; Democrats rev up

    05/23/2008 9:27:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 254+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/23/8 | PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
    Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Republican John McCain has been slow to take advantage of his potential head start for the presidency against Democrats, who are better organized and generate more excitement among voters. McCain enters a November-focused campaign with distinct disadvantages, his aides and advisers acknowledge: his party's unpopular incumbent president, his unwavering support for the war in Iraq and the Democrats' unmistakable fundraising potential. Yet the Arizona senator and his party have inched toward blunting the shortcomings instead of racing to erase them. "This has given us time," said Frank Donatelli, vice chairman of the Republican National Committee and...
  • McCain Praised Pastor Who Called Islam "A Conspiracy of Spiritual Evil"

    05/22/2008 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 135+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    America was founded in order to destroy Islam? Statements like that give the anti-jihad movement a wingnut patina that, of course, ABC is happy to perpetuate in this anti-McCain hit piece, which breezes by the fact that his campaign has strongly disavowed these statements. But when McCain's campaign strongly disavows these statements, is he disavowing them all -- including the manifestly true statement that some Muslims quite obviously intend to conquer and Islamize the world? Is McCain completely unaware of the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document, An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America," in...
  • John McCain lauds Barack Obama's strategy on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    05/22/2008 10:44:29 AM PDT · by indcons · 99 replies · 208+ views
    LA Times ^ | Scott Martelle
    We can't tell if this is a barometer of how the fall general election might feel, but John McCain today compliments Barack Obama on his political acumen in a televised interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," a curious appearance for a candidate still trying to gather support from the Republican Party's social conservative base. Host Ellen DeGeneres asks McCain about Obama's contention that "a vote for you is basically a vote for" a third George W. Bush term. Says McCain: Good strategy. "I think it's a very intelligent campaign tactic. Obviously the president's popularity and approval ratings are low. So...
  • High-court fears drive conservatives to rally around McCain, overlook flaws

    05/21/2008 12:15:27 PM PDT · by JZelle · 121 replies · 122+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-21-08 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Prominent conservatives and activists are indicating they will put aside their differences with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and rally their supporters to his side because of one issue: federal judgeships. In big gatherings and small, in e-mails and one-on-one conversations, conservative opinion leaders fear a Democratic president, especially Sen. Barack Obama, will use the presidential power to appoint federal judges who will remove references to God and religious symbols from public places. They predict the incoming president likely will fill more vacancies on the federal bench over the next four years than at any time in recent...
  • McCain incentivizing supporters to comment on blogs

    05/21/2008 11:40:52 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 118 replies · 587+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/21/08 | Jonathon Martin
    John McCain's campaign is using their campaign website to encourage supporters to post supportive comments on political blogs, including the most well-known liberal site in the blogosphere. And to make things easier, they're including talking points with which sympathizers can use to get out the McCain message. "Select from the numerous web, blog and news sites listed here, go there, and make your opinions supporting John McCain known," instructs the page. McCain supporters are asked to send the details of their comment to the campaign, which in turn will verify it and then reward the supporter with "points" (assumedly to...
  • McCain on the Issues - Climate Change

    05/21/2008 10:19:04 AM PDT · by Bob J · 77 replies · 141+ views
    Climate Change John McCain will establish a market-based system to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mobilize innovative technologies, and strengthen the economy. He will work with our international partners to secure our energy future, to create opportunities for American industry, and to leave a better future for our children. John McCain's Principles for Climate Policy • Climate Policy Should Be Built On Scientifically-Sound, Mandatory Emission Reduction Targets And Timetables. • Climate Policy Should Utilize A Market-Based Cap And Trade System. • Climate Policy Must Include Mechanisms To Minimize Costs And Work Effectively With Other Markets. • Climate Policy Must Spur...
  • Remarks By John McCain in Columbus, Ohio

    05/20/2008 9:10:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 454+ views
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks as prepared for delivery at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH, today at 10:00 a.m. EDT: Thank you. The hectic but repetitive routine of presidential campaigns often seems to consist entirely of back and forth charges between candidates, punctuated by photo ops, debates and the occasional policy speech, followed by another barrage of accusations and counter accusations, formulated into the soundbites preferred by cable news producers. It is a little hypocritical for candidates or reporters to criticize these deficiencies. They are our creation. Campaigns and the media...
  • John McCain, Multiculturalist - Immigration is just one problem

    05/20/2008 2:23:36 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 80 replies · 862+ views
    National Review ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Krikorian
      We all know John McCain is terrible on immigration. For years he held America’s sovereignty and security hostage to amnesty and increased immigration, and his newfound support for “enforcement first” is so insubstantial and transparently insincere that it insults our intelligence. He’s so bad that Americans for Better Immigration ranks his performance in office as the worst of all the presidential candidates — including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. (See the GOP grid here and the Democratic one here.) And as Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation has pointed out, passage of McCain’s bill “would represent the largest expansion...
  • McCain spells it out: This is how America will change with me at the helm

    05/15/2008 7:50:49 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 120 replies · 157+ views
    primebuzz ^ | 05/15/08 | McCain
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today gave the following remarks at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. In it, he spells out how a McCain presidency will change America. *** Thank you. The hectic but repetitive routine of presidential campaigns often seems to consist entirely of back and forth charges between candidates, punctuated by photo ops, debates and the occasional policy speech, followed by another barrage of accusations and counter accusations, formulated into the soundbites preferred by cable news producers. It is a little hypocritical for candidates or reporters to criticize these deficiencies. They are our...
  • Would John McCain be america's first mexican president?( is launched *PUKE*)

    05/11/2008 5:16:26 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies · 127+ views
    So if Bill Clinton was our first black president based on various things, considering all McCain has done so far to bolster the amnesty fight, I think that would make him our first mexican president.
  • Gloomy Republicans - For good reason?

    05/10/2008 11:40:00 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 27 replies · 72+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 10th, 2008 | Fred Barnes
    First, the good news. Conservatives won a sweeping victory in an enormously important election the week before last. Unfortunately, it happened in England, where Boris Johnson won the race for mayor of London and Conservatives trounced Labour all across the country. Now, the bad news. Prospects for Republicans in the 2008 election here at home look grim. The political environment isn't as bad as it was in 2006 when Republicans lost both houses of Congress and a lot more. But it's close. The empirical evidence is well known. More than 80 percent of Americans believe the nation is heading in...
  • Is GOP too biased to tap Huckabee for vice president?

    05/10/2008 11:04:45 AM PDT · by BplusK · 77 replies · 418+ views
    The Buffalo News OPINION ^ | 05/10/08 | Curt Smith
    While Democrats duel, the unofficial Republican nominee considers a vice president. John McCain should start by asking what he needs. The admiral’s son fits two legs of his own party’s three-legged stool: foreign policy (zinging terrorism) and economic (scoring spending). Alas, he is out to sea with social and cultural conservatives, the one group without which national Republicans once routinely lost, and will surely lose again. According to a new Pew Research Forum poll, 44 percent of the electorate terms itself “born-again.” Politically, these Christian, mostly Protestant, evangelicals are the Republican Party’s largest block: 35 percent of George W. Bush’s...
  • McCain Disputes Accounts, Says He Voted for Bush

    05/10/2008 8:23:34 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 111 replies · 229+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2008 | Juliet Eilperin
    Two Hollywood actors who dined with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in early 2001 at actress Candice Bergen's home confirmed reports that he told the assembled group he did not vote for George W. Bush in the 2000 election, but McCain denied the claim at a news conference. In separate phone interviews, Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff -- both of whom starred in television's "The West Wing" -- said late Thursday night that the senator made the remarks after he spoke at length about his reservations about Bush becoming president. Liberal blogger Arianna Huffington first wrote about the incident Monday, asserting...
  • McCain to make religious freedom a key foreign policy issue

    05/07/2008 9:06:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 124+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/7/08 | Carlos Hamann
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain vowed in a speech on Wednesday to make freedom of religion a key foreign policy issue if he is elected to the White House in November. "There is no right more fundamental to a free society than the free practice of religion," he said at Oakland University in the state of Michigan. "Behind walls of prisons and persecuted before our very eyes in places like China, Iran, Burma, Sudan, North Korea and Saudi Arabia are tens of thousands of people whose only crime is to worship God in their own way."...
  • John McCain and War

    05/06/2008 1:11:25 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 151 replies · 401+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 04, 2008, 5:00 p.m. | Andrew C. McCarthy
    McCain MirageThe senator is not ready-for-prime-time commander-in-chief.By Andrew C. McCarthySenator John McCain’s ascendancy in the Republican presidential race has been truly remarkable. Yet, it’s no groundswell. To this point, about two out of every three primary and caucus participants have voted against him. If the Democrats and independents some states permit to crash the Grand Old Party were factored out, his standing in the Republican base would be even less impressive. Still, you have to hand it to his admirers: They have parlayed his thin support into an aura of inevitability. The glow could intensify this week, when McCain is...
  • Getting to Know John McCain

    04/30/2008 10:30:39 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 44 replies · 228+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 April 2008 | Karl Rove
    ...As we ate near the Days' home in Florida recently, I heard things about Sen. McCain that were deeply moving and politically troubling. Moving because they told me things about him the American people need to know. And troubling because it is clear that Mr. McCain is one of the most private individuals to run for president in history. ...Mr. Day relayed to me one of the stories Americans should hear. It involves what happened to him after escaping from a North Vietnamese prison during the war. When he was recaptured, a Vietnamese captor broke his arm and said, "I...
  • PART VI - JUST SAY NO: To John McCain -- and not a PENNY to the RNC this election cycle

    03/24/2008 7:31:09 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 51 replies · 528+ views ^ | Monday, 24 March 2008 | David C. Osborne
    PART SIX -- in my JUST SAY NO SERIES: KeyWord: JustSayNo2JohnMcCain.... The focus of PART SIX in my "Just say no" series is on the RNC itself.. I have recieved several solicitations/phone calls from various RNC fund raising efforts, Have You? I would like to encourage you to JUST SAY NO - To the RNC this cycle... I would encourage you to send any contributions you have made in the past to the RNC to CONSERVATIVE candidates for the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. I know this will take extra time/effort, but we need to send the message that...
  • "The Conservative Man's Prayer" - CARTOON ...

    03/24/2008 5:23:17 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 44 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | 3/24/2008 | IPWGOP
      March 24, 2008   This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.
  • McCain’s Illegal Alien Madness: Ignoring Existing Immigration Laws

    03/21/2008 10:09:57 AM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies · 1,105+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2008 | John Lillpop
    As Senator John McCain slips further and further into the grips of age-realted dementia, his arguments in favor of legalizing 38 million illegal aliens become more and more specious. In 2007, for instance, McCain issued a very bizarre challenge to American patriots who oppose the amnesty travesty that McCain favors. Speaking at a fund-raiser in Houston, the senator said: "I think it’s (immigration reform) a matter of national security,” McCain said, “and to do nothing - to leave the status quo - would be an abrogation of our responsibilities to the American people.” The addled senator added, “If they’ve got...
  • McCain rejects Barletta invite

    03/20/2008 2:31:58 PM PDT · by radar101 · 30 replies · 715+ views
    Citizens Voice ^ | 03/20/2008 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who blamed illegal immigration Monday for Republican losses in major congressional races, has rejected Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta’s invitation to discuss the issue. “Sen. McCain truly appreciates your invitation and the valuable opportunity it represents,” Jo Black, a scheduling official in the presumptive Republican nominee’s presidential campaign, wrote in a letter to Barletta’s congressional campaign Wednesday. The letter cited “tremendous demands” on McCain’s time and a “large volume of similar requests.” Efforts to reach McCain’s campaign were unsuccessful. Last week, Barletta invited McCain and the Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to come...
  • John McCain: America must be a good role model

    03/18/2008 4:56:09 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 188 replies · 2,932+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 18 2008 | JOHN McCAIN
    Americans and Europeans share a common goal – to build an enduring peace based on free­dom. Our democracies today are strong and vibrant. Together we can tackle the diverse challenges we face, whether radical religious fanatics who use terror as their weapon of choice, the disturbing turn towards autocracy in Russia or the looming threats of climate change and the degradation of our planet. But the key word is “together”. We need to renew and revitalise our democratic solidarity. We need to strengthen our transatlantic alliance as the core of a new global compact – a League of Democracies –...
  • McCain Cautions GOP On Immigration

    03/17/2008 2:31:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 94 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Politico ^ | 17 March 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
    (The Politico) "The hot-button issue of immigration doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon – at least not in Republican circles. On NPR’s “Morning Edition” today, John McCain suggested that strong anti-immigrant rhetoric contributed to two recent, high-profile GOP Congressional losses – of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who badly lost to Sen. Bob Casey in 2006, and Jim Oberweis, who lost the heavily Republican seat of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this month in a special election.

    03/12/2008 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Christopher Schwinger · 54 replies · 727+ views
    To the Leaders of the Republican National Committee and the Members of the State Legislature in the state of_________________: We, the undersigned registered members of the Republican Party in the state of ____________________, hereby protest and reject the current and ongoing results of the 2008 Republican presidential primary selection process on the grounds that the incongruous methods, rules, and provisions set forth by the individual and various state Republican National Committee Leaders, and the members of the various State Legislatures, have failed to provide the members of the Republican Party across the nation with an effective primary election process, thwarted...
  • Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign

    03/08/2008 6:55:07 AM PST · by OnRiver · 187 replies · 2,361+ views
    Capitol News Company ^ | 03/07/2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Rove explained that he and McCain “got to know each other during the 2004 campaign.” In a separate interview, Mehlman noted that “McCain was completely loyal to the president in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to help him get elected.” According to Taylor, “The Bush Republicans here in town are excited for John McCain.”

    02/16/2008 1:49:07 PM PST · by Witch-king of Angmar · 396 replies · 1,347+ views
    Don Feder's Cold Steel Caucus ^ | 02/14/2008 | Don Feder
    I just got back from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., where conservatives began lining up behind a man who’s been sticking it to us for years. By a process of self-hypnosis, many have managed to convince themselves that McCain is actually one of us. Not for nothing did Benjamin Disraeli call conservatives the stupid party. What part of John McCain do we not get? McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Feingold, McCain-Lieberman, McCain-Edwards -- among other socialist, anti-speech, open-borders, enviro-Marxist measures he’s co-sponsored with the hardcore left of the Democratic Party over the years. If Il Duce had served with...
  • 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."
  • McCain aide linked to Russian billionaire

    02/20/2008 4:10:21 AM PST · by Man50D · 31 replies · 393+ views ^ | February 19, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Sen. John McCain has asserted his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin a number of times, going so far as joining with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., in 2005 to introduce legislation calling on President Bush to suspend Russian's membership in the Group of Eight. That opposition, however, is being called into question by links that have been established in various reports between McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, and Ukrainian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is suspected of having ties to organized Russian crime. Davis even arranged for McCain to meet Deripaska at a time when Davis' lobbying firm was working under...
  • Obama Raises $55 Million - Clinton $35 Million - McCain $12 Million

    03/10/2008 1:02:19 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies · 959+ views
    AP ^ | 09 March 2008 | Libby Quaid
    "Last month alone, Obama raised $55 million, and Clinton $35 million. McCain, in contrast, was on track to raise $12 million, about the same as in January, according to his campaign." Maybe it's time for McCain to say something ugly about Conservatives? That always helped before.
  • McCain Campaign Condemns Backer's Obama Remarks (Congressman Steve King gets the McCain treatment)

    03/10/2008 3:31:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies · 1,619+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 3/10/08 | Mike Shear
    A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain today condemned comments by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), who on Friday said terrorists would be "dancing in the streets" if Barack Obama is elected president. "The Senator rejects the type of politics that degrades our civics and this campaign will be about the future of our country," Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker said. "[Sen.] McCain could not be clearer on how he views these types of comments and obviously that view extends to Congressman King's statement." King, a three-term Republican, made the remarks to a radio station Friday as he announced his bid for...
  • McCain lashes Democrats for "NAFTA-bashing"

    03/11/2008 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 150 replies · 1,615+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | Steve Holland
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized his Democratic rivals on Tuesday for pledging to renegotiate a hemispheric trade treaty that Democrats blame for U.S. manufacturing job losses. At a town-hall meeting in St. Louis, the Arizona senator also called for the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress to approve a free-trade treaty with Colombia that is being stymied on Capitol Hill. "On trade, I'm a free trader," McCain told employees at Savvis Internet company, a session dominated by questions about the ailing U.S. economy. McCain, the likely Republican nominee to run in the November election, is spending the week...
  • No Way McCain: The Downgrading Of Conservatism

    02/11/2008 6:15:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 53 replies · 3,123+ views
    2/11/08 | Self
    John McCain is a "strong conservative." That's the message that President Bush put out on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday. How does one define "strong conservative?" Is it defining waterboarding of terrorists as torture like John McCain has? Is it when one wants to close down Gitmo like John McCain does and give suspected terrorists the rights of American citizens. And speaking of the rights of American citizens, is a "strong conservative" one who wants amnesty and a path to citizenship for people who enter America illegally. Well, that's one where President Bush and Senator McCain have been on the same...
  • (Video)McCain: United States Has Been Torturing POWs

    03/09/2008 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 15 replies · 614+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 10 Mar 08 | John Stephenson
    They don’t call him the Maverick for nothing. Its not inconsistent with what he has believed in the past. Its certainly in opposition to President Bush’s statement that the U.S. does not torture. Its quite an uncomforting statement to be saying of our own military. Most surprisingly, its the “Republican” candidate saying this stuff. Maverick… because he supported the President’s veto of the a bill banning it. That support may have been on technicalities, but still mavericky. Quite a statement for someone that should be trying to win over the conservative base. I don’t think he is too worried about...
  • Bill to improve health care…in Mexico!

    02/08/2008 2:25:14 PM PST · by angelcindy · 33 replies · 449+ views ^ | February 7th, 2008 | Brad
    What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? What would Americans think, then, of a member of Congress who introduced legislation, not to improve health care in the United States, but to improve health care in Mexico? Even more unbelievable, the senator who sponsored the bill is not on the verge of being thrown out of office for this odious piece of legislation. No, the senator who introduced the bill, Senator John McCain of Arizona, is on the verge...
  • Illegal Immigration, Amnesty Supporters Endorse McCain.

    03/01/2008 2:41:45 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 61 replies · 368+ views
    Illegals Hurt Us ^ | Feb. 4, '08 | staff
    Geraldo Rivera and Juan Hernandez, two of the most flagrant supporters of illegal immigration and amnesty in the media, have both announced their support for McCain. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) also known as the Council of the (Hispanic) Race has announced their positive feelings for McCain while labeling any group or personality opposed to amnesty as an ally of the KKK. Even Ruben Navarrette, a CNN columnist who constantly rants in support of illegal immigration, while slinging mud at anyone who stands up for immigration enforcement, loves John McCain. Every illegal immigration supporter is signalling they want...
  • Immigration split still hangs over McCain and Republicans

    03/06/2008 5:53:24 PM PST · by BGHater · 78 replies · 600+ views
    Politico ^ | 05 Mar 2008 | Patrick O'Connor
    While John McCain was being coronated as the heir apparent at a highly publicized White House meeting with President Bush, his colleagues on Capitol Hill couldn't resist rolling out what could be described as a Lou Dobbs dream package of immigration bills. It was one of those moments where one had to wonder if the right hand of the Republican Party was talking to the left, er, moderate hand. Immigration is the preeminent issue that has divided McCain from his party, as he has supported an ill-fated comprehensive immigration overhaul, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Since that...
  • Dear Senator McCain.... [middle east policy]

    03/07/2008 5:14:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 229+ views
    Arutz Shevza ^ | 3-7-08 | Gerald A. Honigman
    Dear Senator McCain.... by Gerald A. Honigman Here's my dilemma. Dear Senator John McCain, I have followed your career fairly closely over the years, often with pride. So, here's my dilemma. Coming home from work recently, I heard on the news that James Baker III has endorsed your candidacy. The problem emerges from your end of this story. Please read these excerpts from a Jason Maoz article on May 12, 2006 in McCain told Haaretz that as president, he would "micromanage" US policy toward Israel... would dispatch "the smartest guy I know" to the region.... Asked who that "smartest...
  • John McCain armed the KLA, Politika

    03/03/2008 2:30:57 PM PST · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    “He did everything that we asked of him, including arming the KLA”, said Albanian lobbyist Joe DioGuardi. The Albanians collected one million dollars for the presidential campaign of this senator. Americans of Albanian heritage collected a million dollars in one evening for the presidential campaign of Republican Senator John McCain, said the Albanian American Civic League yesterday, the lobby group headed by former Congressman Joe DioGuardi. A reception for McCain was held January 22 at the Saint Regis Hotel in Manhatten, and the senator, who is now leading in the runoff for the Republican party candidacy in the November elections,...
  • My FRiends!

    03/05/2008 5:08:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 265+ views
    John McCain 2008 email | 3/5/08 | John McCain 2008
    Dear Friend, Last night, we did it. We won the Republican nomination for President. It was a long, up and down journey, but we worked hard, spoke honestly to the American people, and our steadfast determination has paid off. As we come to the end of our party's primary contest, we begin what will certainly be a spirited and hard-fought campaign against the Democratic nominee. In November, Americans will have a clear choice to make. And I intend to fight as hard as I can to make it very clear that I am the candidate with the experience and leadership...
  • 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...
  • Ex-President Bush says attacks on McCain "unfair"

    02/18/2008 9:31:33 AM PST · by meandog · 123 replies · 328+ views
    Reuters (via Drudge) ^ | 2/18/08 | By Jason Szep
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush urged disgruntled conservatives on Monday to rally around John McCain, calling their criticism of the Republican presidential front-runner "grossly unfair." The father of President George W. Bush said he was annoyed by attacks within the conservative wing of the Republican Party against the Arizona senator, the all-but-certain Republican nominee to face Democrats in November election. Many conservatives distrust McCain because of his moderate views on illegal immigration and campaign finance reform and for having originally voted against President Bush's tax cuts. Persuading them all to vote for McCain in November will be...
  • McCain Wraps It Up (Mike Huckabee Drops Out!)

    03/04/2008 7:56:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies · 797+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 4, 2008
    CBS News projects Republican Sen. John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination for president. Click here for the state-by-state tally. McCain will win Republican primaries Tuesday in Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Rhode Island, CBS News projects. McCain's last Republican rival, Mike Huckabee, dropped out of the race after the results came in. "The most important race begins," McCain said. "It's a very humbling thing, and I say that with all sincerity." McCain will travel to the White House tomorrow where he will receive the endorsement of President Bush. The president and McCain will have lunch and then appear together in...
  • If principles matter, so does McCain

    03/03/2008 3:15:40 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 77 replies · 202+ views ^ | March 3, 2008 | Mark Hillman
    If principles matter, so does McCain By Mark Hillman Monday, March 3, 2008 It's not about John McCain. Nor is it not about Rush Limbaugh or Laura Ingraham or James Dobson, although their views harmonize more closely with my own and those of most conservatives than do McCain's. This election isn't about party or personalities, but about principles that will guide our country for the next four years or more. Will our nation trend in a direction that is generally conservative or one that reverses modest gains of the past 28 years and lurches toward cradle-to-grave paternalism? That's why, despite...
  • Calling all GOP Purists: It's time to support John McCain

    03/04/2008 12:01:44 PM PST · by jdm · 328 replies · 1,175+ views
    Red State ^ | March 04, 2008 | by Alexham
    Barring a political miracle, Senator John McCain will win the GOP primaries in Texas and Ohio today, and most likely garner enough delegates to lock up our party's presidential nomination. I know many of you aren't thrilled about supporting McCain, and some of y'all have even made blood oaths that you will never vote for "that man." And trust me. I get it. I know exactly where y'all are coming from. For some, it was McCain's opposition to President Bush's tax cuts. For others, it was McCain's cheerleading for patently unconstitutional campaign-finance legislation. For social conservatives, it was McCain's support...