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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:12 PM
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McCain calls for respectful campaign
Source: Breibart.com

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Sen. John McCain called Saturday for a presidential campaign that is more like a respectful argument among friends than a bitter clash of enemies, and said he is better able than either of his Democratic rivals to govern across party lines.

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8VRUCK01&show_...



Imagine my surprise. If I were a warmongering piece of shit, I'd be begging for civility too.
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NJSecularist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:14 PM
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1. He'll just have the 527s do his dirty work for him. n/t
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 06:30 PM
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15. That was my first thought,
he will stand there with that stupid grin on his face claiming someone else who he has no control over did it.
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NJSecularist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 06:41 PM
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16. We can all thank McCain's campaign finance bill for the increased role of 527s.
Thanks, McLame. :eyes: :eyes:
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 06:45 PM
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17. yep - he's fooling NO ONE...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:18 PM
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2. gee, maybe you should have said something like that these last seven years?
he reminds me of listening to chuck hagel the other day-- "we NEED to have a bi-partisan cabinet, etc" (sure, now that the dems are going to take control. I didn't hear him saying anything like that when the repukes had all three branches.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:19 PM
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3. Don't let anyone tell him about THIS place! nt
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:21 PM
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4. What's the matter John,
Don't want anyone stirring up that pool of shit you're swimming in? Can't say that I blame you.
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:39 PM
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5. Respect?? You get
sh*t from me. Even if you did vote your conscience, that's so dam scary. I'll bet he is our next president. By hook or by crook. Crooks, all of them. Cheaters, all of them.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:54 PM
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6. We should have a respectful campaign that is about the issues
Why are so many people jumping all over McCain for saying this?

Didn't McCain slap down Bill Cunningham, for his vile racists tinged tirade against Obama?

Didn't McCain support Kerry, when he was being Swift Boated?

I support what McCain said and think it would be better for the Country if such campaigns took place.
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:59 PM
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8. That's true... he also kept things clean
in the primary race with Romney who he despises.
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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 03:58 PM
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7. Good point. 527's will do his dirty work, and with Rove on his side?...is it possible?
Almost a joke, and delusional, like everything else that comes out of his mouth.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 04:00 PM
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9. lol....surre. We'll Make Sure We Put on the Kids GLoves and Not Hit You Too Hard
because we know you have too many "soft" spots.... or skeletons and your closet.
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BrainRants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 04:22 PM
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11. Respect this, torture boy...
Edited on Sun Apr-06-08 04:23 PM by BrainRants
You aren't my friend, and my bill for your pro-torture votes is overdue.

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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 04:26 PM
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12. 10 things to know about McCain (From Moveon)
10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don't):

1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1

2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."2
3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.3

4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."4

5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.5

6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.6

7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."7

8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.8

9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."9

10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0yes, zerofrom the League of Conservation Voters last year.


Sources:
1. "The Complicated History of John McCain and MLK Day," ABC News, April 3, 2008
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/04/the-com...

"McCain Facts," ColorOfChange.org, April 4, 2008
http://colorofchange.org/mccain_facts /

2. "McCain More Hawkish Than Bush on Russia, China, Iraq," Bloomberg News, March 12, 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aF2...

"Buchanan: John McCain 'Will Make Cheney Look Like Gandhi,'" ThinkProgress, February 6, 2008
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/06/buchanan-gandhi-mcc... /

3. "McCain Sides With Bush On Torture Again, Supports Veto Of Anti-Waterboarding Bill," ThinkProgress, February 20, 2008
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/20/mccain-torture-veto /

4. "McCain says Roe v. Wade should be overturned," MSNBC, February 18, 2007
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17222147 /

5. "2007 Children's Defense Fund Action Council Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard," February 2008
http://www.childrensdefense.org/site/PageServer?pagenam...

"McCain: Bush right to veto kids health insurance expansion," CNN, October 3, 2007
http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/10/03/mccain.interview /

6. "Beer Executive Could Be Next First Lady," Associated Press, April 3, 2008
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h-S1sWHm0tchtdMP5LcL...

"McCain Says Bank Bailout Should End `Systemic Risk,'" Bloomberg News, March 25, 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aHM...

7. "Will McCain's Temper Be a Liability?," Associated Press, February 16, 2008
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=4301022

"Famed McCain temper is tamed," Boston Globe, January 27, 2008
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/01/27/f... /

8. "Black Claims McCain's Campaign Is Above Lobbyist Influence: 'I Don't Know What The Criticism Is,'" ThinkProgress, April 2, 2008
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/04/02/mccain-black-lobbyi... /

"McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man," ABC News, January 29, 2008
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4210251

9. "McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam," Mother Jones Magazine, March 12, 2008
http://www.motherjones.com/washington_dispatch/2008/03/...

"Will McCain Specifically 'Repudiate' Hagee's Anti-Gay Comments?," ThinkProgress, March 12, 2008
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/03/12/mccain-hagee-anti-g... /

"McCain 'Very Honored' By Support Of Pastor Preaching 'End-Time Confrontation With Iran,'" ThinkProgress, February 28, 2008
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/28/hagee-mccain-endors... /
10. "John McCain Gets a Zero Rating for His Environmental Record," Sierra Club, February 28, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/environment/77913 /
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 05:57 PM
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13. Screw That Old Goat! I'm not the least bit friendly to that bunch!
Right-Wing-Assholes!
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 06:20 PM
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14. I have a counter suggestion.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 06:53 PM
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18. Remember his mean joke about Chelsea Clinton?
So much for civility
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 07:56 PM
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19. He has been calling us the Democrat party now for years the lying piece of shit
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-06-08 08:00 PM
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20. Which is code for...
..... "please don't trash my mentor Shrub Bush!".
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