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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 09:08 PM
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McCain Now Running Robocalls Attacking Obama In Home State Of Arizona
Source: Talking Points Memo

John McCain and the Republican National Committee are now running robocalls attacking Obama as weak on terrorism -- in McCain's home state of Arizona, according to multiple readers from the state.

The call signals genuine worry about McCain's home state at a time when several polls show the race to be much closer than expected there.

McCain's robocall, which was played to us over the phone by Mary Joe Bartel, a retiree who lives south of Tucson, attacks Obama as unprepared to defend the country from terrorism, singling out Joe Biden's recent remarks about the likelihood of Obama being tested by an international crisis early in his first term.

Here's the script:

I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC because Barack Obama is so dangerously inexperienced, his running mate Joe Biden just said, he invites a major international crisis that he will be unprepared to handle alone.

If Democrats win full control of government, they will want to give civil rights to terrorists and talk unconditionally to dictators and state sponsors of terror. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the experience and judgment to lead America. This call was paid for by the Republican National Committee and authorized by McCain-Palin 2008.


Two other Arizona readers -- David Lorti, a Phoenix realtor, and Jerry Mooers, a retiree from Sun Lakes -- confirm to us that they received the same call today.


Read more: http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_now_running_robocalls_i.php



Think McCain's laying awake at nights?
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 09:10 PM
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1. robocalls are cheap 30 minute ads are not.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 09:12 PM
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2. Seems like Desperation if he is doing this in his own state!!
Ha..ha..ha...
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 08:19 AM
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13. Yep. This is very good news. Money spent in Arizona cannot be spent somewhere else.
And Obama does not need Arizona but McGrumpy does.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 09:34 PM
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3. I'm hoping....
PLEASE, Arizona... GO BLUE for me. PLEASE!!!!!
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 09:47 PM
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4. it smells of flopsweat
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 09:55 PM
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5. AZ residents are pissed off about those $50/hour lettuce picking jobs that were promised by McCain,
Edited on Wed Oct-29-08 09:56 PM by Crowman1979
but nevered delivered. He is screwed BIG TIME! Especially in Yuma, where unemployment is staggeringly high.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:00 PM
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6. Ha! I got one of those this afternoon.
I called my husband at work and told him that McCain must be REALLY worried, if he's spending $$ on robocalls for Arizona!
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StarryNite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 12:12 AM
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11. All I've gotten is Dennis DeConcini
telling me to vote for Joe Arpaio. :eyes:
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 08:48 AM
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14. Wha? I thought better of Dennis than that!
That's disappointing.
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StarryNite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 03:18 PM
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33. Disappointing indeed.
My dad got the same call the same day that I got it. Of course we're both voting for Dan Saban. I'm sick of that media whore arpaio.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 09:00 AM
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16. What the fuck is wrong with that man? Dementia?
He was one of Keating 5 you know. :eyes:
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:03 PM
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7. Hmmm...lie ...lie... omg what a lie! ...lie... Well, no surprise re the lies; John McCain admits
he's a liar.

But I could tell from the desperate looks of my staff that we had an enormous problem. And that it could come down to lying or losing.

I chose lying.


-John McCain; Flag of Our Fathers
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:11 PM
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8. Ah, Arizona... Al-Qaeda's launch pad in America
Where they arrived while McCain was handing out "freedom fighter" plaques to Taliban warlords.

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 09:01 AM
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17. Isn't that just curious. I mean really!
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 02:54 PM
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31. Can we say he pals around with terrorists?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 06:29 PM
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34. He doesn't need no stink'n terrorists! He's got the mob!
:evilgrin:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 10:28 PM
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9. Spending his dwindling campaign funds on . . .
Robocalls in his home state. Delightful.
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 02:58 PM
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32. it is delicious isn't it?
After all the mud he's slung. What's that biting you in the ass, John? don't worry it's just your karmic comeuppance
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 11:50 PM
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10. I gotone of those this morning

I'm on the national do not call list. Can I sue? or does it not count for political campaigns?
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 04:18 AM
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12. Political ads are exempt
I was talking to a friend in Phoenix (very conservative - but we never talk politics) when he got a robo-call. Not sure if it was McCain's but it sure pissed him off to be interupted.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 08:56 AM
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15. It's probably easy to find volunteers there
unlike CA
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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18. McCain launches defensive robo-calls (in home state of Arizona)
Source: Arizona Capitol Times

In the wake of several new polls, both public and private, that show John McCain just a few points ahead of his Democratic opponent in his home state, the Republican presidential nominee has launched a new round of automated calls in his own state, according to media reports and sources in Arizona.

Describing Illinois Senator Barack Obama as "dangerously inexperienced," the so-called robo-calls are the first step in persuading voters to back the Arizona senator, according to several sources familiar with presidential politics and McCain's campaign in particular.

Several recent polls, including and Arizona State University poll released Tuesday night, have showed McCain leading but by a statistically insignificant margin. The Cronkite/Eight poll released Tuesday showed McCain leading his home state by just a 46%-44% margin.

"If Democrats win full control of government, they will want to give civil rights to terrorists and talk unconditionally to dictators and state sponsors of terror," the caller says. "Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the experience and judgment to lead America. This call was paid for by the Republican National Committee and authorized by McCain-Palin 2008."

GOP strategists from across the country are increasingly concerned that McCain's poll numbers are dipping below a point at which the Republican can make a comeback. Obama is competing virtually exclusively for formerly Republican states, including Nevada, Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana, along with perpetual swing states Florida and Ohio.

Read more: http://www.azcapitoltimes.com/story.cfm?id=9716
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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19. "they will want to give civil rights to terrorists"
We will give terrorists the right to vote.
We will allow same sex terrorist marriage.
We will allow terrorists to serve in the military in exchange for citizenship.

:crazy:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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20. "they will want to give civil rights to terrorists"
Code for - but I fully support torture , so vote for me
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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21. Oh just fucking die of old age already
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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Lorentz Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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22. Defensive robo-calls?...
Edited on Thu Oct-30-08 10:41 AM by Lorentz


"You have 20 seconds to vote for McCain!"
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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25. LOL! okay, you owe me a new screen!
heh
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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23. for people like me that are asked to register to read the story at the site
i just went to google news: http://news.google.com/

and searched for "McCain launches defensive robo-calls"

which brought up the article (same source) and then when you click to it from googlenews, you are no longer asked to register first.

Google has set up these arrangements with the sources so that users coming from their site are not bothered with registration screens.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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24. I love that John McCain has to spend money to defend his own state
outstanding
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Realityhack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 07:51 PM
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35. Where did you get the map in your sig line? n/t
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 08:34 AM
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38. here
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Realityhack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 11:15 AM
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39. Thanks n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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29. We can be consistent on wishing fucks like you would piss off
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 11:28 AM
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28. Yeah, that should work
It should do very nicely pissing off those who are targeted by a recorded fucking message.

I know I just love getting a phone call that kicks off a recording when you say hello. I usually hang up no the damn things.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 02:51 PM
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30. Waiting
for my call from the RNC,(rotten,nutty,clowns),just want to listen and have a good laugh.Here in the Bisbee area most of the voters are dems,but up the road in Sierra Vista/Ft Huachuca,the hatefull rethugs are as everywhere,mostly demented retired soldiers.
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Realityhack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 07:54 PM
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36. What are they seeing in their internals?
Seems to me like he is fairly safe there. Must be something I am not seeing.
:shrug:
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-30-08 08:00 PM
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37. Great Mccain, annoy people EVEN MORE than they already are with you
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