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Alamo City Pundit | 259 Annoyed Texans Couldn’t Have Been Wrong . . .

May 9, 2014 1 comment

…..Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to Be McCain’s Campaign Manager?, And Why the Republican Trashing of Sarah #Palin Continues Today.

May 7, 2012 by Johnny Alamohttp://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608025373338439109&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

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English: Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala in Manhattan on May 4, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a great article over at Breitbart.com today HERE that makes some very good points about why John McCain lost the Presidential race in 2008. Namely, that Steve Schmidt, McCain’s race manager, was too self-absorbed and inexperienced to run such a campaign; NOT that Sarah Palin was any kind of liability to the ticket.

 

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Video: McCain delivers the Democratic response to Cruz

September 25, 2013 3 comments

Video: McCain delivers the Democratic response to Cruz

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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:26:04 PM by chessplayer

That headline is Justin Amash’s joke, not mine, but it’s not much of an exaggeration.

 

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(Reader Response-GyG #75) ~ McCain wants to speak on the Senate floor for 15 minutes

September 25, 2013 2 comments
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Aide Says McCain ‘F*cking Hates Cruz’

September 23, 2013 2 comments

Aide Says McCain ‘F*cking Hates Cruz’

TPM ^ | 9/23/13

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 1:29:06 PM by Nachum

 

 

A lengthy profile on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the October issue of GQ may compound his already-contentious relationship with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

In the piece by Jason Zengerle, an unnamed adviser to McCain explained the Arizona senator’s aversion to Cruz.

“He fucking hates Cruz,” the adviser told Zengerle. “He’s just offended by his style.”

But Cruz made it clear that he’s no fan of McCain either with a thinly veiled shot at the 2008 GOP presidential nominee.

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Charleston Voice: John McCain: Professional Crook videos2

September 6, 2013 1 comment

McCain is a charter member of the “Me Firsters”.

 

Ridding our congress of traitors one-by-one is ineffective, drawn-out, inconclusive, and expensive. Presumably So. Carolina is making a concerted effort to expunge itself of the Sen.

 

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McCain being pulled from Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi “John McCain (center) being captured by Vietnamese civilians in Truc Bach Lake near Hanoi Vietnam”, Library of Congress (May 26, 2004). Retrieved December 28, 2007. dead link on October 26, 1967 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

Graham horrors. Our enemies can readily install another dozen to take the place of any deposed politician.

 

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[Benedict Arnold] McCain Ditches Combative Role to Become Obama Senate Ally

July 25, 2013 2 comments

[Benedict Arnold] McCain Ditches Combative Role to Become Obama Senate Ally

 

Bllomberg | July 25, 2013 | By Kathleen HunterPosted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:36:40 PM

 

 

 

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by Jim RobinsonMcCain drops veil and all pretense, reveals self as complete traitor.

 

 

 

 

Yes and Benedict Arnold was a war hero before he turned traitor too.

 

 

 

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The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides(dealing with a backstabber)

July 25, 2013 2 comments

The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides(dealing with a backstabber)

 

vvof ^ | unknwon | Sydney Schanberg

 

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:41:03 AM by amnestynone

 

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The voters who were drawn to John S. McCain in his run for the Republican presidential nomination this year often cited, as the core of his appeal, his openness and blunt candor and willingness to admit past lapses and release documents that other senators often hold back. These qualities also seemed to endear McCain to the campaign press corps, many of whom wrote about how refreshing it was to travel on the McCain campaign bus, “The Straight Talk Express,” and observe a maverick speaking his mind rather than a traditional candidate given to obfuscation and spin.

 

 

 

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John McCain: Women should avoid military service until sexual misconduct crisis solved… “Sen. John McCain, who built a potent political career on his record as a Vietnam veteran and ex-prisoner of war, on Tuesday told the leaders of every military branch he cannot in good conscience advise women to join the service as the military grapples to contain and curb its sexual assault epidemic.”

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John McCain: Women should avoid military service until sexual misconduct crisis solved

 

NBC News ^ | June 4, 2013 | Bill Briggs

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 11:09:28 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

 

Sen. John McCain, who built a potent political career on his record as a Vietnam veteran and ex-prisoner of war, on Tuesday told the leaders of every military branch he cannot in good conscience advise women to join the service as the military grapples to contain and curb its sexual assault epidemic.

 

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Friction between McCain, Paul underscores divide within Republican Party

June 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Friction between McCain, Paul underscores divide within Republican Party

 

Fox News ^ | June 2, 2013

 

Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:18:13 AM by Zakeet

 

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Arizona Sen. John McCain are once again banging heads – this time over whether to arm Syrian rebels – in the latest dispute that underscores a divide in the GOP and intensifies the fight over what the party will represent in 2016 and beyond.

 

 

 

 

Party leaders are split over how to broaden their appeal to voters .

 

 

 

Paul, a first-term senator and Tea Party favorite surging in popularity, took the latest shot by opposing aid to the rebels – a key part of McCain’s plan to end the two-year Syrian civil war in which 70,000 civilians and others have been killed.

 

 

 

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“Vet Hating” McCain Caught Meeting Al Qaeda Kidnapper | Veterans Today

May 30, 2013 2 comments

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Hawkish US Senator John McCain (C) poses with infamous kidnapper in Syria, Mohamed Nour (seen with his hand on his chest and holding a camera)

 

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McCain Sneaks Across Syria Border, Joins Al-Qaeda | Veterans Today

May 29, 2013 1 comment

Sen. John McCain, chewing on the raw heart of a Syrian soldier

by Kevin Barrett

According to unconfirmed reports, former Republican presidential candidate and current Senator John McCain has joined al-Qaeda.

Informed sources report that McCain slipped across the Syrian border last night and joined the al-Nusra front, an Israeli-supported al-Qaeda affiliate that is waging war against Syria.

 

McCain issued the following statement explaining his actions: “In the name of Yahweh, the benevolent, the merciful, I hereby declare allegiance to Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri and to the Zionist entity he represents. I have always wanted to grow a beard, cut off some heads, and devour the raw internal organs of my victims, especially since I had a bad experience in a POW camp, so this represents the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I am grateful to Sheikh al-Zawahiri, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Adam Gadahn, and the other heroic mujewhideen who have made this possible.”

 

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Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?… “Where might the “new Republican internationalists” go if Paul wins this intra-party battle? Considering that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped engineer the U.N.-backed military coalition that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and reportedly pushed Obama to directly arm the Syrian resistance, it’s not hard to envision a “Republicans for Hillary” campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.”

May 2, 2013 20 comments
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46th Munich Security Conference 2010: Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ri) and Senator John McCain (le). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?

The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matt K. Lewis

Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:38:59 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

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English: United States Senate candidate , at a town hall meeting in Louisville, . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday, I noted Sen. John McCain’s recent comments, where he lamented: “There are times these days when I feel that I have more in common on foreign policy with President Obama than I do with some in my own party.”

Today, my bloggingheads colleague Bill Scher ups the ante, positing the theory that a Rand Paul nomination for president might cause the McCains of the world to jump on the Hillary bandwagon.

From his column at The Week, Scher asks:

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Where might the “new Republican internationalists” go if Paul wins this intra-party battle? Considering that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped engineer the U.N.-backed military coalition that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and reportedly pushed Obama to directly arm the Syrian resistance, it’s not hard to envision a “Republicans for Hillary” campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.

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President Harding Sends the Marines to Attack Gettysburg – 1922… “Once upon a time where was no political correctness about the Civil War. There were differences of opinion yes, but they were not exploited for political reasons like they are today.” | Veterans Today

April 15, 2013 10 comments

Once upon a time where was no political correctness about the Civil War. There were differences of opinion yes, but they were not exploited for political reasons like they are today.

Throughout the ’90′s and into the new century many Democrats and Republicans alike competed over who could wipe their feet the hardest on Southern heritage to make themselves more attractive to the black vote. The Republicans have always lost big, and never learned.

A classic was John McCain playing Mr. Veteran, who understood about the sanctity of battle flags in the South Carolina primary. But Carl Rove just gutted McCain there. (Editor’s note: Ted Sampley told me Rove gave him $37,000 to attack McCain. Later, when Rove tried to get Sampley to stop, he refused. We miss Ted, cut out of better cloth than both.)

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FBI Witness Murdered Who Had Access & Was To Testify In Obama/Soetoro Passport FBI Investigation. « Political Vel Craft

April 11, 2013 3 comments

Another day, another creepy murder related in some way to Barack Obama. There is something about this guy that leads to unusual murders wherever his name arises. The most recent unusual death involves the fatal shooting of a key witness in the passport file fraud investigation. If you recall, during the campaign it was discovered that Obama, Hillary and McCain’s passport files had been breached.

 

 

 

 

 

700 Military Special Ops Tell Congress To Form Select Committee On Benghazi ~ IOWs, Do Your Job!

 

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McCain emerges as key senator for expanding background checks

March 24, 2013 13 comments

McCain emerges as key senator for expanding background checks

The Hill ^ | March 24, 2013 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:27:25 PM by jazusamo

McCain attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis.

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has emerged as a key player if Senate Democrats are to have any chance of passing legislation to expand background checks for private sales of firearms.

 

McCain and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are at the top of a list of Republicans considered most likely to sign on to legislation expanding background checks after talks with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) stalled earlier this month.

 

 

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has signaled he will likely support the yet-to-be-finalized proposal he negotiated with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to expand background checks to cover private gun sales, according to Senate sources.

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The proposal includes modifications to attract Republican support. One would let rural gun owners conduct background checks from their home computers. Another would give military veterans who have been declared mentally unfit to own a gun a process for appealing that finding.

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Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney

March 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney

 

Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2013 | Melanie Hunter

 

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:16:14 AM by Olog-hai

 

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Conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday that the Republican establishment had given America a series of losers as presidential candidates over the last two decades—and the last time they picked a winner, George W. Bush, he was a bigger spender than the Democrats.

 

“Why is it that the establishment has given us this bunch of losers?” Schlafly said. “The establishment has given us a whole series of losers: Bob Dole and John McCain and Mitt Romney.” …

 

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Ground Shifting Rapidly Under His Feet, McCain’s Made Himself About as Relevant as the Whig Party

March 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Ground Shifting Rapidly Under His Feet, McCain‘s Made Himself About as Relevant as the Whig Party

 

Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican

 

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 8:16:28 AM by Reaganite Republican

 

McCain attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis.

McCain attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

For glaringly obvious reasons (ego, ego, + ego), John McCain chose not to retire after leading the GOP to defeat in 2008. This ushered-in the radical, damaging, and bizarre Obammunist era he’s done so much to collaborate with since.

 

 

 

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Matthews on McCain’s grilling of Hagel: I think he might have been having a Vietnam flashback

February 1, 2013 Leave a comment

You’re better off reading the transcript at Newsbusters than watching the clip, which, for some reason, excludes two of Matthews’s references to “flashbacks.” Halfway through it, I thought he was using “flashback” and “nightmare” as some sort of extremely ill-advised metaphor for what McCain was feeling yesterday while interrogating Hagel. Tasteless, yes, but just a metaphor. Quote:

 

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John McCain holding Bush’s head. (Photo credit: Antijingoist)

 

 

 

A resentment not against the North Vietnamese who imprisoned and toured him all those years, not against George W. Bush and his political henchmen who tried to stain McCain’s reputation back in 2000, but against a guy who fought against fear and rallied against wounds just like he did in the same army of America’s long nightmare in Vietnam, Chuck Hagel. A nightmare by the way whose flashbacks must haunt still the mind and heart of John Sidney McCain.

 

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How Many 2008 McCain Voters Went Libertarian in 2012?

November 19, 2012 2 comments

Campaign Spot reader Michaelwrites in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McCain did.

 

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POST TURTLE JOKE!! lol! Don’t read obama lovers!!? – Yahoo! Answers

October 20, 2012 1 comment

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While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President.

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Chuck Baldwin — A Wasted Vote… (As John Quincy Adams said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”)

October 9, 2012 5 comments

 

When asked why they will not vote for a third party candidate, many people will respond by saying something like, “He cannot win.” Or, “I don’t want to waste my vote.” It is true: America has not elected a third party candidate since 1860. Does that automatically mean, however, that every vote cast for one of the two major party candidates is not a wasted vote? I don’t think so.

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In the first place, a wasted vote is a vote for someone you know does not represent your own beliefs and principles. A wasted vote is a vote for someone you know will not lead the country in the way it should go. A wasted vote is a vote for the “lesser of two evils.” Or, in the case of John McCain and Barack Obama, what we have is a choice between the “evil of two lessers.”

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I felt Mitt Romney was planning on pulling a “John McCain” on us and losing the next election to Comrade Obama ~ Revised History…

October 1, 2012 9 comments

 

By Al Benson Jr.

 

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English: John McCain official photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

On July 14th of this year I wrote an article for this blog spot in which I stated that I felt Mitt Romney was planning on pulling a “John McCain” on us and losing the next election to Comrade Obama.

 

At the top levels of the two major parties, which are both controlled by the Council on Foreign

 

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Relations/Trilateral Commission group I have the feeling that this is what’s going on. We have to have an “election” to keep the average person in the dark as to what is happening to his freedoms and so we stage this “election” in which two people seems to be running for the same office but in reality it has already been decided who will get the office in smoke-filled back rooms and the public is given the illusion that both candidates are really running when the result has already been determined.

 

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The Christian Nonvoter by Jim Fedako… (“Now, if a truly good man was on the ballot, such as the one who ran in my state primary (Ron Paul), I would have no issue with voting However, when faced with a lesser of evils option, I will make my “no” a “no” and vote for none. And I will let evil takes its course… “)

September 10, 2012 2 comments

 

Enough with the moral indignation. I am not votingfor president, plain and simple.

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Whenever I mention my stance on voting, many of my fellow Christians are taken aback – horrified. I typically get a knee-jerk response along the lines of, “When good people don’t vote, evil triumphs.” As a Christian who believes in God’s word, I can dismiss such comments out of hand. Evil exists, that is true, but my vote will not bind Satanin chains.

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To believe otherwise – to believe one’s vote holds that power – is to suffer from pride. And pride – the fatal conceit – is a chief cause of our current condition.

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Something is rotten in the U.S

August 6, 2012 1 comment

 

The Huma Abedin flap, as I noted last week, illustrates how unserious Washington’s political establishment remains about the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamism.

Huma Abedin is deputy chief of staff in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office, and the troubling aspect of this flap is Republican Sen. John McCain’s conduct. Instead of questioning the Obama administration’s embrace of MB, McCain was quick to condemn those House Republicans raising concerns over Huma Abedin’s position in government.

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What Happened the Last Time the GOP Asked Him?

June 15, 2012 4 comments
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Before election day in 2008, Ron Paul held a press conference in DC, featuring the third party candidates for president; Ralph Nader Green, Chuck Baldwin Constitution and, in absentia, Bob Barr Libertarian.

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ron urged his supporters, as well as all who were frustrated and fed-up with the two-party monopoly to vote for anyone of the third party contenders, rather than the lesser of two evils.In this video, he recounts the story of what happened when the McCain campaign called asking for Ron’s endorsement. He said: “Well, I don’t like the idea of getting two or three million people angry at me”. The McCain people countered with the argument that he would do less harm than the others.

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Did Democrats hack the 2008 Obama election?

April 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Did Democrats hack the 2008 Obama election?

Stratfor, the US-based private intelligence company, says that Senator John McCain’s campaign knew that electoral fraud was going on in 2008 but chose to do nothing. What is going on now as President Obama faces changed circumstances?

Friday, April 20, 2012 By Martin Barillas

According to emails obtained by WikiLeaks, which is led by the embattled Julian Assange, Republican Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night. However, the candidate chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal emails obtained from the private intelligence and analysis firm, Stratfor.

Stratfor regularly reports on geopolitics, narcotics, security and terrorism, particularly overseas. The company, which was founded by George Friedman, has high-level subscribers including at least one former U.S. Secretary of State, various foreign governments, and intelligence agencies. The U.S. Marines and the Department of Homeland Security are also customers. In recent months, Stratfor was in the news because a still unknown party hacked the Stratfor website and obtained subscribers’ names.

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John McCain, the 2008 Election, and Civil Unrest

April 21, 2012 1 comment

John McCain, the 2008 Election, and Civil Unrest

J. Christian Adams

There is an interesting story about the 2008 election coming out of Wikileaks. Memos from Stratfor released by Wikileaks say that widespread voter fraud occurred in Ohio and that “black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly.” The McCain campaign knew about the fraud but feared taking action because of the “possibility of domestic violence” if they challenged the results in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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The memos say campaign staff urged candidate John McCain to act in court:

“Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process.”

One of the Wikileaked memos says: “Sen. McCain chose not to fight.” The reason?

The memo states:

“McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence.”

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Admiral Fallon On The USS Saratoga During USS Liberty Attack…was born in East Orange

April 19, 2012 3 comments

He Was A Carrier Pilot On The Saratoga Fallon was a young US Naval Officer serving aboard the US Aircraft Carrier Saratoga in June, 1967, when Israel launched a surprise war against its Arab neighbors.

He saw the valiant F-4 Phantom pilots rocket off the Saratoga to save the crew of the USS Liberty, only to return 15 minutes later.

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TO ANSWER A QUESTION (Re John McCain, POW, Candidate for President, Etc.)jmquestions.htm

March 24, 2012 Leave a comment

TO ANSWER A QUESTION

In my opinion, there are no “sacred cows” when it comes to the office of the President of the United States of America. At this point, there is a “flying squad” of returned POWs from the Vietnam War protecting the image of Senator John S. McCain. One can but wonder why Senator McCain would require such a team. He is not under attack or even serious scrutiny by the “liberal media.” TV commentators who usually attack anyone who shows a less than pristine bent for the most part are mum on the Arizona Senator.

My concerns are simple. I believe that any and all of the intelligence held by U.S. Government agencies on Senator McCain’s time as a POW must be made available to the media and public. There is too much danger of a President being held hostage by things in the files of Intelligence agencies and, even more dangerous, held in the files of foreign governments in Asia and Europe.

My intentions have nothing to do with any feelings I may harbor toward John McCain personally. I have none. My intentions in all of this have to do with him professionally. They have to do with his treatment of Bui Tin, who I consider nothing more than a “sent agent.” They have to do with his simplistic attitude toward the issue of MIAs and his utterly vile behavior toward those who disagree with him, including family members. Lastly, I feel for any of the “Keating Five” to have the audacity to make “Campaign Reform” the cornerstone of his platform is the height of hypocrisy. He took the money right along with the others. To claim he did not know is not the type of answer one who aspires to be President should give in my opinion. He was responsible, but he did everything in his power to shift the blame. He sounded too much like Clinton for me. He disappointed me in that.

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McCain Urges War on Syria (“The dogs of war are straining at the leash once again. Senator John McCain, who never met a military intervention he didn’t like, is now calling for…”)

March 6, 2012 2 comments
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The dogs of war are straining at the leash once again.

Senator John McCain, who never met a military intervention he didn’t like, is now calling for the United States to begin bombing Syria.

Saying that “the time has come for a new policy in Syria,” McCain called Monday for the United States to “lead an international effort to protect key population centers in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad‘s forces.”

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(SEE READER RESPONSES) …Sen. John McCain blocks return of the body of Richard Somers, (1804) namesake of Somers Point

December 25, 2011 1 comment

Sen. John McCain blocks return of the body of Richard Somers, (1804) namesake of Somers Point

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The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville, NJ ^ | December 24, 2011 | Rob Spahr

Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2011 12:33:36 AM by rabscuttle385

SOMERS POINT — Master Commandant Richard Somers will have to wait a little longer to come home, if it happens at all.

Efforts to repatriate the remains of the city’s namesake and U.S. Naval hero — killed with his crew aboard the USS Intrepid in 1804 in Tripoli Harbor during the First Barbary War — date to the 1840s.

Spurred by this year’s political upheaval in Libya, the movement seemed to finally have the congressional backing it needed to order the Department of Defense to take action regarding the return of the bodies of Somers and his men to the U.S.

However, the language in an amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill that ordered the return of the bodies was changed at the last minute in favor of a diluted order for the issue to be further evaluated.

And this was done, supporters of the measure say, at the request of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a former Navy prisoner of war.

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Meghan McCain: If We Nominate Gingrich It Is ‘The End Of The Republican Party’

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Meghan McCain: If We Nominate Gingrich It Is ‘The End Of The Republican Party

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Mediaite ^ | 12/19/11 | James Crugnale

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 2:31:04 PM by markomalley

On Monday’s Now with Alex Wagner, MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain was beside herself over Republican frontrunner Newt Gingrich‘s physical absence from Iowa, just weeks away from the caucuses, also expressing disgust over his comments on judicial activism. “I can’t handle it!” McCain exclaimed. “As a Republican, this is the end of the Republican Party if we nominate this man.”

McCain was responding to a report that Gingrich was staying home for the holidays, watching his wife play the French horn at a Christmas concert and noted that when her father was campaigning for President, he didn’t take a break.

“That’s the thing I can’t understand, someone on the road –you are on the road! I don’t think we spent Christmases at home. I think I spent Christmas in New Hampshire if I remember correctly,” McCain observed. “It is baffling! Everything he does, it’s like, ‘hit me again, crazy!’ I literally can’t get enough. This judge thing is my new favorite thing. It’s clearly insane. It’s out of a science fiction novel.”

Watch McCain’s jab at Gingrich, that he would spell doom for the Republican Party below via MSNBC:

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via Meghan McCain: If We Nominate Gingrich It Is ‘The End Of The Republican Party’.

 

Putin says US involved in Kadhafi killing

December 16, 2011 1 comment

Putin says US involved in Kadhafi killing

AFP ^ | December 15, 2011

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 3:39:57 PM by Tailgunner Joe

MOSCOWRussia’s Vladimir Putin implicated Washington on Thursday in the killing of Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi and launched a tirade against Senator John McCain in an extraordinary attack on US policies.

The Russian premier used his annual televised phone-in to unleash the type of no-holds-barred attack that characterised his 2000-2008 term as president and threatens to shadow his expected return to the Kremlin in March polls.

Putin turned stone-faced when asked about a tweet from McCain — one of Washington’s fiercest critics of Putin — warning Russia it faced an “Arab spring” revolt over the disputed December 4 parliamentary elections.

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Sens. Paul, McCain clash over terrorist detainee amendment

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Sens. Paul, McCain clash over terrorist detainee amendment

The Hill ^ | 11/29/2011 | Josiah Ryan

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:02:26 PM by B Knotts

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Republican Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and John McCain (Ariz.) battled on the Senate floor Tuesday over a proposed amendment to the pending defense authorization bill that could allow American citizens who are suspected of terrorism to be denied a civilian trial.

Paul argued the amendment, which is cosponsored by McCain, “puts every single American citizen at risk” and suggested that if the amendment passes, “the terrorists have won.”

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With McCain’s help the Senate will vote on stealing our rights to trial; conviction before prison

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

With McCain’s help the Senate will vote on stealing our rights to trial; conviction before prison

coachisright.com ^ | NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 10:45:02 AM by jmaroneps37

As early as today the Senate could vote to strip us our 6th Amendment rights!

In a move that would make Joseph Stalin proud, Arizona Senator John McCain has joined Michigan’s Carl Levin in crafting a section of a bill designed to take away our rights to face an accuser and have a fair trial before being placed in prison.

A section of S. 1867 The National Defense Authorization Act bill, written by McCain and Levin would in effect give the President arrest powers. “… authorize the Chief Executive to order our military personnel to forcibly- if necessary- take any one, regardless of guilt or innocence, into custody without charges or a trial.

These “McCain – Levin” detainees could be held indefinitely with no due process or speedy trial.

As if this sneaky piece of garbage was not bad enough cowardly McCain and Levin pushed this bill through a Senate Committee in total secrecy with no public hearings or “leaks”….

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Anti-Obama sales outpace pro-Obama nearly fourfold at popular

November 22, 2011 1 comment

Anti-Obama sales outpace pro-Obama nearly fourfold at popular

Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2011 | Caroline May

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:22:50 AM by rightwingintelligentsia

This past week, anti-Obama merchandise outpaced sales of pro-Obama merchandise 79 percent to 21 percent at the online clothing store CafePress, which has been tracking sales of election-relevant items.

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VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support

VFW Washington Weekly ^ | 11/18/2011 | Teresa Morris

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 5:29:23 PM by katiedidit1

VFW Presses Senator McCain on Support: VFW National Commander Richard DeNoyer expressed the organization’s strongest opposition today to ongoing efforts by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to further balance the budget on the backs of military service members, their families, and retirees. In a letter, the Chief wrote that McCain’s acceptance of proposals to examine the current retirement system along with military pay, allowances and their tax implications, plus to suggest excluding military retirees from TRICARE Prime, implies that his unwavering support of the military exists only as long as you are wearing the uniform. “Troops are of one voice against cutting their pay and benefits,” wrote DeNoyer. “That is why we are so adamantly against any proposal that would have those who sacrifice the most to sacrifice even more.”

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Debate Flashback ’08: Obama and McCain on Specific Programs They’d Cut

November 10, 2011 1 comment

Debate Flashback ’08: Obama and McCain on Specific Programs They’d Cut

Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 10, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 6:16:46 PM by Kaslin

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McCain predicts rise of third political party

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Could Retirees be Forced Off Tricare Prime?

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Could Retirees be Forced Off Tricare Prime?

Military.com ^ | 11/07/2011 | Terry Howell

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 7:48:35 PM by katiedidit1

Look­ing to kick retirees out of TRICARE Prime, Sen. McCain told the 12-member Joint Select Com­mit­tee on Debt Reduc­tion, that restrict­ing working-age retirees and their fam­i­lies from par­tic­i­pat­ing in TRICARE Prime would help them avoid spend­ing cuts that would directly impact readi­ness.

As Tom Philpott recently reported, McCain was once a cham­pion for expanded TRICARE ben­e­fits to retirees. But, he now feels elim­i­nat­ing retiree TRICARE Prime is more accept­able than alter­na­tives to cut equip­ment, train­ing or key weapon pro­grams needed by the cur­rent force.

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History of McCain “Grimace” photo…

November 1, 2011 1 comment

History of McCain “Grimace” photo
self | 2-4-08 | WL-Law
Posted on 02/04/2008 11:14:31 AM EST by WL-law
Many FR threads have included the infamous picture of John McCain, teeth-gritted and looking at “somebody” with pure hatred and contempt.

In fact, the picture has been seen by many as strong evidence of McCain’s personality ‘flaw’, and certainly it’s representative of that.

But what’s MISSING from the picture is at least as important as the picture itself. Here’s a best-available full view — but you still can’t see the full context.

Who’s the object of McCain’s nasty grimace? — well, you can’t see it in the picture.

For those not aware, the “object” was none other than…

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A WARNING TO ALL AMERICANS By TERRI CARRIO on September 02nd, 2009

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment

As for you, why, youll be shocked because you didnt see it coming. And eventually youll be saddened when you see that we have truly lost the way of life with which you grew up. Youll be saddened that your children and grandchildren live in a socialist, government-controlled gulag where their every movement from cradle to grave is tracked by the government. But most of all, youll be saddened by the death of friends and relatives who are brave enough to fight and die for something they believe in.

You know, McCain wasnt much of a candidate. Ill give you that. He was the lesser of two evils for most of us. I dont blame you for not voting for him since, at the time, you didnt know what we all know now. But at least John McCain was an American. He was a supporter of the American way of life and he understood that you cant negotiate with terrorists. He understood and appreciated the sacrifice made by my father and other members of the Greatest Generation.

Mark my words friends. All across America…..

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via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G ~ YES.1984+ IS UPON US.RIGHT NOW! : A WARNING TO ALL AMERICANS By TERRI CARRIO on September 02nd, 2009.

Debate Over – NOT Natural Born – Period| The Post & Email

October 3, 2011 1 comment

…..So there is no avoiding the fact that ALL members of the US Senate know what Natural Born Citizen means, that John McCain is one, and that Barack Hussein Obama isn’t.

The McCain Resolution was based upon the official legal opinion of Tribe & Olson, posted here in pdf form. The Tribe & Olson opinion states clearly –

“We conclude that Senator McCain is a “natural born Citizen” by virtue of his birth in 1936 to U.S. citizen parents who were serving their country on a U.S. military base in the Panama Canal Zone. The circumstances of Senator McCain’s birth satisfy the original meaning and intent of the Natural Born Citizen Clause, as confirmed by subsequent legal precedent and historical practice.”

The Tribe & Olson opinion further states –

“These sources all confirm that the phrase “natural born” includes both birth abroad to parents who were citizens, and birth within a nation’s territory and allegiance. Thus, regardless of the sovereign status of the Panama Canal Zone at the time of Senator McCain’s birth, he is a “natural born” citizen because he was born to parents who were U.S. citizens.”

In short, Natural Born Citizenship is based upon the blood of the parents, without regard to “native born” status, or the birthplace, or soil, according to Tribe & Olson and the historical legal documents Tribe & Olson relied upon in their review……………

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