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  • McCain: ‘Stop Listening to the Bombastic Loudmouths on Radio, Television and the Internet’

    07/26/2017 11:01:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 146 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/25/17 | Pam Key
    McCain said, “I hope we can again rely on humility, on our need to cooperate, on our dependence on each other, to learn how to trust each other again, and by so doing, better serve the people who elected us. Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, television and the internet. To hell with them. They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood.” He concluded, “We tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors in consultation with the administration and then springing it on skeptical members, trying...
  • John McCain slams prospect of Trump ‘reset’ with Russia

    11/15/2016 3:25:47 PM PST · by McGruff · 148 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2016 | Guy Taylor
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain issued a sharp warning Tuesday against the prospect of reset in U.S.-Russia relations — a day after President-elect Donald Trump engaged in an extensive phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. McCain, who switched back and forth between supporting and criticizing Mr. Trump ahead of last week’s election, said in a statement that he distrusts Mr. Putin, and the idea of pandering to Russia will come at a high price for U.S. interests in the Middle East and beyond. “With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladimir Putin has said in recent days...
  • Fireworks: Man At McCain Town Hall Tells Him "I'd Have You Arrested For Treason"

    09/07/2013 5:21:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 85 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 7, 2013
    <p>On Friday, a man attending a town hall hosted by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in Prescott confronted the senator and told him he should be arrested and charged with treason for supporting al Qaeda in Syria.</p> <p>"We the people want you to be representative of the people and for this great nation, but for far too long now on the rest of Congress, including the executive branch of government, along with the judicial and legislative have turned your back on the American people and their core values and principles. I can say with great confidence and speak on behalf of all Americans that your actions against this country are treasonous. All of you -- against the will of the American people -- have aided and abetted the enemy," said the town hall attendee.</p>
  • McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama

    07/29/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 116 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 7/29/2013 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON - There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals in the 2008 presidential campaign and foes over health care and national security to bipartisan partners. Yet in recent months, an alignment on high-profile domestic issues - not to mention an eye on their respective legacies - has transformed Obama and McCain into Washington's most unexpected odd couple. The Arizona senator is a regular visitor to the West Wing and in near-daily contact with senior White House officials....
  • Cheney Slams McCain

    08/28/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-08-28 | Robert Costa
    <p>Cheney writes that in 2008 he was puzzled about GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign and request a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the financial crisis at the White House.</p> <p>“Senator McCain added nothing of substance,” Cheney writes about the now-famous meeting. “It was entirely unclear why he’d returned to Washington and why he’d wanted the congressional leadership called together. I left the Cabinet Room when the meeting was over thinking the Republican presidential ticket was in trouble.”</p>
  • McCain: Tea Party Members Had ‘Mandate’ to Oppose Tax and Spending Hikes

    08/07/2011 9:38:13 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-08-07 | Katrina Trinko
    Sen. John McCain defended the Tea Party against Sen. John Kerry’s “tea party downgrade” remark on Meet the Press this morning. “We could have reached an agreement a lot earlier, but the members of the House of Representatives had a mandate last November, and it was jobs and the economy and it was spending. And for them to then agree to tax increases and spending increases was obviously a repudiation of the mandate they felt they had from last November,” McCain said. He said that much of the “dysfunction” in the current political system could be attributed to “the failure...
  • Afghan drawdown must be 'very modest': McCain

    06/08/2011 4:56:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | 2011-06-08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Barack Obama should begin only a "very modest" withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan next month and not bring home any combat troops, senior US Senator John McCain said Wednesday. "I'm in exact agreement with (US Defense) Secretary Gates that it should be very modest," McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters. "He said, basically, no combat troops and that's what I agree with," McCain said amid a political battle in the US Congress over the size and speed of Obama's planned withdrawal from Afghanistan.
  • McCain: If U.S. uses torture, nation will suffer (US in Afghanistan for "rest of the 21st century")

    05/13/2011 6:01:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-05-13 | David S. Morgan
    Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years, has rejected the argument that torture was necessary to successfully combat terrorism - and denied claims that waterboarding detainees provided intelligence that helped end the manhunt for Osama bin Laden. (snip) On CBS' "The Early Show" Friday, McCain denied claims made by Rep. Peter King, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, who said earlier this week that through the use of such tactics, a courier for the al Qaeda leader was identified. (snip) "Through normal, conventional...
  • 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...
  • What Did It All Mean? (McCain says Tea Party midterm victories "revolt" and "not a revolution")

    11/21/2010 5:02:19 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2010-11-22 | Alan Murray
    (snip) ALAN MURRAY: Sen. McCain, I wonder if you could tell us, from where you sit, what the message of this election in the United States is. JOHN MCCAIN: It was a revolt. It was not a revolution. Revolutions take a long time. It was revolt on the part of the American people who believe that their government has lost touch with them and they have lost touch with their government. And any Republican who thinks that it was a vote in favor of Republicans should look at our approval ratings. Last time I checked, it's around 17%. When you...
  • Meghan McCain: O'Donnell seen as 'nut job' (Meghan McCain attacks Tea Party)

    10/17/2010 8:28:03 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-17 | Abby Phillip
    “Dirty, Sexy Politics” author Meghan McCain slammed Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell on ABC's “This Week” on Sunday, calling her candidacy “scary.” "I speak as a 26-year-old woman, and my problem is that, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office," McCain told host Christiane Amanpour. "She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business." McCain said that O'Donnell's lack of experience sends the wrong message to her generation that “one day you can just wake and run for Senate, no matter how [much of] a lack of experience...
  • Meghan McCain opens up about campaign, Palins (Meghan attacks conservatives as her father cheers)

    08/31/2010 7:27:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-31 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    PHOENIX (AP) — John McCain's daughter says in a new book released Tuesday that Sarah Palin brought drama, stress and uncertainty to her father's failed bid for the presidency in 2008, but she doesn't blame the vice presidential nominee for losing the race. (snip) In her book, released by Hyperion, Meghan McCain shows an itch to adopt her father's persona as a "maverick" delivering "straight talk."She calls religious conservatives the "intolerant far right," evoking her father's famous remark a decade ago that GOP religious leaders were "agents of intolerance." The elder McCain has since backed off from those statements. (snip)...
  • McCain beats Hayworth; Tea Party wins; Welcome back to the GOP, Senator McCain (BARF ALERT)

    08/31/2010 4:16:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 2010-08-25 | Richard Viguerie
    Richard Viguerie comments on Senator John McCain’s re-nomination in the Arizona Republican Primary: The John McCain of 2009-10 was a McCain we had not seen since the mid-1990s. The Senator owes his victory to the pressure he received from conservatives and Tea Partiers. To receive that support, he had to give up his maverick positions that have sometimes given aid and comfort to the liberals. I’m sure Senator McCain knows very well that he would not have won if he had continued his reputation as the Democrats’ favorite Republican. McCain ran an aggressive, hard-hitting campaign against former Congressman J. D....
  • LIVE THREAD: RINO Juan McCain vs. J.D. Hayworth, Tea Party (Ariz. US Senate GOP Primary 08/24/2010)

    08/23/2010 6:36:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 267 replies
    FR | 2010-08-24
    Results TBD 08/24/2010 Late PM PDT/MST.
  • Interview with Senator John McCain

    06/27/2010 6:50:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 3+ views
    (snip) MR. GREGORY: Is immigration reform in a comprehensive way possible this year or in this term?SEN. McCAIN: Not until we get the borders secure. By the way, on that issue, why is it that Phoenix, Arizona, is the number two kidnapping capital of the world? Does that mean our border's safe? Of course not. Why is it that the police chief in Nogales reported that his police officers are being told they're going to be murdered by the drug cartels on the other side of the border? The, the rise of violence and the influence of the drug cartels...
  • McCain, Hayworth, Deakin to face off in July 16 debate (second debate on July 17)

    06/25/2010 3:23:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | 2010-06-25 | Jim Carr
    PHOENIX -- Senator John McCain, former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth, and conservative hopeful Jim Deakin will face off in the first of two debates on July 16 in Phoenix. The three candidates are vying for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by McCain. The debate will take place at KTVK-3TV Studios in Phoenix on Friday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m and will be simulcast on KTTU in Tucson and azfamily.com. A second debate to be held in Tucson is planned for the following night at KUAT PBS-6.
  • McCain campaign says he will debate Hayworth

    06/09/2010 6:20:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 704+ views
    The News & Sun, Green Valley, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-09 | Dan Shearer
    Sen. John McCain will debate GOP rival J.D. Hayworth this summer, his campaign spokesman said Wednesday. Brian Rogers, McCain’s campaign communications director, said a newspaper report indicating McCain was “busy with his job as a senator” and would not debate Hayworth was “not accurate.” “What we said all along is that Sen. McCain will obviously debate — he’s always debated,” Rogers said, adding, but “he has a day job. Folks want him doing his job during the week, so he doesn’t have, unlike Congressman Hayworth, unlimited time on his hands.” Hayworth, who served 12 years in the House before he...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: (RINO) McDonnell hosts fundraiser for (RINO) McCain's Senate bid

    06/01/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 725+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-06-01 | Ajay Kumar
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will host his first fundraiser for Arizona Sen. John McCain, facing a tough primary battle against former congressman J.D. Hayworth, at a McLean home later this month, advisers to the governor say. The June 14 fundraiser will be at the home of Bobbie Kilberg, president and chief executive of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Kilberg, an adviser to McDonnell, is a member of McDonnell's new government reform commission. Other hosts include businessman Fred Malek, the commission chairman who has been under fire in recent weeks because of questions that have been raised about his past, former...
  • (RINO) Senator McCain now says border soldiers should be armed ("I've never been for amnesty")

    05/29/2010 10:45:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 195 replies · 3,448+ views
    TUCSON, AZ (KGUN - TV) - Arizona Senator John McCain now says soldiers sent to the border should be armed. This revelation comes one day after Senate democrats shot down McCain's border plan to send 6,000 soldiers to the border. At a town hall meeting in Tucson, McCain first told 60 of his supporters in attendance that President Obama's plan to send 1,200 soldiers would not work because the soldiers would only be assigned to "desk jobs." (snip) Nunez asked: "What do you say to the those who accuse you of throwing out numbers, sending 6,000 troops to the border,...
  • McCain is 'father of birther movement' (McCain paved the way for Obama)

    04/12/2010 11:13:48 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 2,022+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2010-04-13 | Joseph Farah
    (snip) Hayward should turn the tables on McCain. You see, aside from Obama, no one is more to blame for the continuing controversy over the missing birth certificate and the eligibility issue than is … John McCain. In fact, you could easily call John McCain "the father of the birther movement," or "the author of the birther movement." Why? Because McCain did something very strange during the 2008 campaign. When the press and obviously partisan groups like FactCheck.org and even McCain's colleagues in Congress raised questions about his constitutional eligibility to become president as a "natural born citizen," McCain quietly...