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McCain: Republicans could lose seats if omnibus passes (McCain says he is speaking for Tea Party)
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-16 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 12/16/2010 8:42:53 AM PST by rabscuttle385

Republicans could relinquish a significant portion of the gains they made in the midterm elections if they "allow" the omnibus spending bill to pass, Sen. John McCain said Wednesday.

The Arizona Republican said that Tea Party activists who helped the GOP make large inroads on Democrats are "enraged" about the $1.1 trillion measure to fund the government that contains nearly $8 billion in earmarks.

"They gave us a second chance last November ... And if we Republicans allow this thing to go through, then I'm not sure they're going to give us another chance," McCain said during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity.

McCain's comments put in stark relief the political dangers Republicans, and some Democrats, could face if the appropriations bill passes the Senate as is during the lame-duck session.

The 2008 GOP presidential nominee said there are five or six senators from his party who "may vote for it," leading him to say that the bill "may pass."

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has introduced an alternative to the omnibus: a one-page continuing resolution that would fund the government until Feb. 18, at which point the new Congress could pass a comprehensive spending measure.

McCain also warned Democrats that they could feel voter backlash if they support the bill. Democrats must defend a whopping 23 Senate seats, some in swing and red states, in the 2012 elections.

The senator urged Tea Partiers to make their voices heard even louder against the bill.

"I was on the phone with the Tea Partiers all over Arizona today," he said. "They are enraged. They are outraged. I want to see an uprising all over this country from the same people who caused our [gains]."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 111th; biggovernment; captainobvious; idiot; juanmccain; mcbama; mccain; mccain4himself; mccain4mccain; mccaintruthfile; mcinsane; mclame; mcqueeg; mcrino; obama; omnibus; rino
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Go to hell, you treasonous bastard.

1 posted on 12/16/2010 8:42:55 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

ditto that and also send to hell his beer swiggin wife and gay luvin daughter....skanks all


2 posted on 12/16/2010 8:45:32 AM PST by advertising guy (the PITTSBURGH OBAMAS........crap that's funny)
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To: rabscuttle385

Given what’s transpired so far, they’re going to lose seats anyway, Juan. The tragedy is that you won’t be among the ones shown the door.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 8:46:03 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Republicans will lose seats to the Tea Party soon.
4 posted on 12/16/2010 8:46:25 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla; DoughtyOne; AuntB; exit82; TigersEye; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; cripplecreek; ...

McCain...speaking for Tea Partiers? Now I have seen everything.


5 posted on 12/16/2010 8:47:42 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
Go to hell, you treasonous bastard.

I was going to say something, but you just spoke for me!
6 posted on 12/16/2010 8:49:48 AM PST by hiredhand
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To: rabscuttle385

actually they go onto the ash heap of history right next to the Whigs and the Bullmoose Party


7 posted on 12/16/2010 8:49:59 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rabscuttle385
WE HAVEN'T EVEN TAKEN OVER YET!!!

Why are we listening to these people???!!?!!

What is going on in this world???

8 posted on 12/16/2010 8:49:59 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: Arm_Bears

The tragedy is that you won’t be among the ones shown the door.

At least for the next 6 year.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 8:50:24 AM PST by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: rabscuttle385
Dr. Jekyll on fiscal issues.

Mr. Hyde on immigration issues.

10 posted on 12/16/2010 8:51:00 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain does NOT speak for the Tea Party...BUT he is right about most any Tea Party members position on the omnibus spending bill....it must NOT allow to pass
11 posted on 12/16/2010 8:51:17 AM PST by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: rabscuttle385
His vote for the “tax and steal” bill proves he is just an evilcrat playing politics as usual.

LLS

12 posted on 12/16/2010 8:52:05 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: hiredhand

:)


13 posted on 12/16/2010 8:52:26 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain does NOT speak for the Tea Party...BUT he is right about most any Tea Party members position on the omnibus spending bill....it must NOT be allowed to pass
14 posted on 12/16/2010 8:52:28 AM PST by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: mountainlion

YOU BETCHA!

LLS


15 posted on 12/16/2010 8:52:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: rabscuttle385

You KNOW I dislike McCain, but when he’s right, he’s right. I DESPISE the RINO sellouts in the senate who are preparing to give us another bloated spending bill, a treaty with who knows what in it, and open sodomites in the US military! To his credit, McCain appears to be standing firm with those attempting to stop this lame duck madness.

Bottom line: the Democrats no longer have a mandate from We The People to rule. They are rushing things through because they know they are working against us. RINO quislings like Brown, Collins, and Murkowski are actively supporting our enemies on the left. An honorable person would wait for the new congress, but Brown, Collins, Murkowski, and their RINO ilk are NOT honorable.

Say what you will about McCain, but I’m loving the man right now for voting with us. Go Maverick! Be even MORE Mavericky and filibuster or delay everything in sight!


16 posted on 12/16/2010 8:52:49 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Consider me a "Domestic Extremist" for believing, "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!")
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To: rabscuttle385

FU McLaim. The main reason the Tea Party exists is to throw RINO’s like you out of office.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 8:53:31 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is pure theatre. He’s clearly having a field day posing as a conservative for laughs. A villain to conservatives, but borrowing their sheepskin to parade through the airhead media who still bother to parade him out for...well, for what? His entire constituency can be found in his daughter Mega McCain, a very few others, but ALL are confined to the state of Arizona. Why he gets face time outside of the Phoenix buy-sell-or trade rags, I’m sure I don’t know.


18 posted on 12/16/2010 8:53:36 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain doesn’t speak for the tea partiers, but he may be right. I do hope the Republicans will have the backbone and sense to stand against this.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 8:55:44 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Enraged is an understatement.

We will take names and not stop until anyone GOP’er that votes for this is permanently banished from elective office.


20 posted on 12/16/2010 8:55:55 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: rabscuttle385

I would rather face a known enemy than to have a traitor in my ranks.


21 posted on 12/16/2010 9:00:08 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McKennedy;

This is a sword.

Place the pointy end on your abdomen.

Place the handle on the floor.

Fall forward.

You will then have done more service to your country than the sum of all the rest of your sorry, smelly, pitiful life.


22 posted on 12/16/2010 9:01:49 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: RitaOK

ANY senator can request that the full bill be read out loud. John, YOU can do it, too.


23 posted on 12/16/2010 9:02:20 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Actually, I don't think the next series of reactions to Washington ignoring their bosses is going to be just a change at election time. For some reason, I have the feeling that a lot of elected officials could face the kind of disdain and fear for their own safety that they faced in a much earlier era of our history.

It's sad that it may come to that, but it's even sadder that making the elected service dogs heel is so long overdue.

Regards

24 posted on 12/16/2010 9:05:05 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“ANY senator can request that the full bill be read out loud. John, YOU can do it, too.”

Good point.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 9:06:51 AM PST by Qbert
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To: rabscuttle385
" . . . And if we Republicans allow this thing to go through. . .."

So which is it, Johnny Turncoat? Tea Party or Republican?

Still posing as both, eh? We got yer number, oh crafty one, and you rolled snake eyes again.

26 posted on 12/16/2010 9:07:53 AM PST by Eastbound (3-7-77)
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To: CitizenUSA

because they know they are working against us.

IMO, the people leaving office should be reminded every day about the reason why they are not in office. Just because they were defeated, doesn’t let them off the hook for their blatent disregard of the will of the people. Every holiday they should be sent a card saying “Glad you’re not there”!


27 posted on 12/16/2010 9:08:08 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: rabscuttle385

If the GOP stays on kits current course I can foresee a major third party forming.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 9:09:49 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: rabscuttle385

Please McCain- Just shut up.

All you’re going to do in the end is grumble something about “earmarks”...and then vote for it anyways. GO AWAY.


29 posted on 12/16/2010 9:09:51 AM PST by Qbert
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain...speaking for Tea Partiers? Now I have seen everything.

Something certainly is just not quite right here.

30 posted on 12/16/2010 9:11:15 AM PST by MyIndianNameIsSwimsWithSharks (There are no friends in politics. We are all sharks; circling, waiting for blood in the water)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Blood of Tyrants: “ANY senator can request that the full bill be read out loud. John, YOU can do it, too.”

C’mon John! You can do it. Reclaim that Maverick title by being one! As much damage as you’ve done to the Republican Party, you still have time (6 years in fact) to make amends and save your legacy!

With many Republicans caving, GO MAVERICK! Buck the lame duck trend!

(I can dream, can’t I?)


31 posted on 12/16/2010 9:12:19 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Consider me a "Domestic Extremist" for believing, "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!")
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To: rabscuttle385

What annoys me are not the RINOs, but Conservative voters that constantly say we MUST VOTE RINOS so that we could get a majority, than whine about being betrayed. Rubbish, this is what you WANT!


32 posted on 12/16/2010 9:14:28 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Fedupwithit
But Republicans currently in office have the power to stop it.

WE HAVEN'T EVEN TAKEN OVER YET!!!

33 posted on 12/16/2010 9:14:51 AM PST by DManA
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To: 4rcane

Its not just the DEM thats are spending like drunken sailors, but RINO Republicans.


34 posted on 12/16/2010 9:16:36 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: rabscuttle385

(McCain says he is speaking for Tea Party)

Yes, but out of which side of his mouth?


35 posted on 12/16/2010 9:18:01 AM PST by Grunthor (Silence is golden, Duct Tape is silver.)
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To: Bitsy

When an incumbent loses, it says a lot. As bad as most of them are, the vast majority are (unfortunately) reelected. A politician usually has to be a real jackass to lose. Fortunately, many incumbents are working day and night in this lame duck session to improve their jackassivity!


36 posted on 12/16/2010 9:18:26 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Consider me a "Domestic Extremist" for believing, "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!")
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To: rabscuttle385

Blind squirrel, acorn, etc.

I don’t have much use for the guy, but he’s dead solid on target with this one.

}:-)4


37 posted on 12/16/2010 9:19:23 AM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: DManA

DManA: “WE HAVEN’T EVEN TAKEN OVER YET!!!”

Do you not understand the concept of a filibuster? I’m thinking there are 41 Republican senators right now. That’s a filibuster UNLESS one of the Republicans votes against not only their party but the will of the people as expressed last elections.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 9:23:47 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Consider me a "Domestic Extremist" for believing, "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!")
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To: CitizenUSA

I think you meant to reply to the guy I was replying to.


39 posted on 12/16/2010 9:27:29 AM PST by DManA
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To: mountainlion

Bingo. I have never been this motivated. EVER. And I trust I am not alone.


40 posted on 12/16/2010 9:31:41 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Blood of Tyrants; rabscuttle385
ANY senator can request that the full bill be read out loud. John, YOU can do it, too.

Exactly. Thats what I want to see. Make them read it out loud.

And then explain to me, senators, why you didn't demand that they read the health bill before jamming it through unread.

Repubs should have made the decision that, during the lame duck session, "nothing" gets done. Nothing.

41 posted on 12/16/2010 9:33:50 AM PST by marron
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To: CitizenUSA

As bad as most of them are, the vast majority are (unfortunately) reelected.

Tell me about it - we have Mary Landrieu and New Orleans HAD Ray Nagan. They managed to get rid of one and got Cao (a big rhino). The other, Landrieu, is like bad grass.


42 posted on 12/16/2010 9:33:56 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is considered a RINO by the TEA Party.


43 posted on 12/16/2010 9:36:18 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: SC_Pete; mountainlion
I trust I am not alone.

I have never been interested in any third party; I have tended to see them as a con game.

But if the Repubs cave this coming term, I will seriously consider it. There is a short list of constitutionalists, some in office, some out, who I will be watching. If they decide to go, I'll go too.

The GOP needs to understand that they are hanging by a thread here. They either learn to fight for their supposed principles, or prepare to be abandoned on the shelf of historical oddities, right next to the whigs. Not some day, but real soon.

44 posted on 12/16/2010 9:42:17 AM PST by marron
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To: BuffaloJack
Calling John McCain a traitor to the US shows a blatant and willful disregard for the man's biography.

Sen. McCain has always and I'm sure will always do what he thinks is best for the people he represents. As staunch conservatives we may disagree with him on some important issues.

On this issue he is right and we should support him. Would you rather throw your support behind the Bobbsie twins from Maine instead?

He did try too hard in the early part of this century to be moderate but he has heard the voice of the people in AZ and is working on their behalf now. Calling his constituents and responding to what they say. Not only that, he is speaking loud and clear in the national media about the dangers of this lame duck congress.

Now Freepers are hanging him out to dry because of his stance on amnesty which he himself has called a mistake.

This is not the time to alienate every single person from our ranks because they don't pass 100% of your litmus tests.

I did not vote for him in the primaries nor would I again, but he is correct in what he says here.

45 posted on 12/16/2010 9:45:36 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: 4rcane

Didn’t that disaster pass 85-15 votes. I don’t think that we have 41 Republican RINOs. Only five voted no for the bill. Could it be that we only have 5 Conservative Senators?


46 posted on 12/16/2010 9:45:49 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SpringtoLiberty; BuffaloJack
will always do what he thinks is best

That's the problem with government. Congress does what they think is best, irrespective of what the U.S. Constitution demands. Congress rules the people as their master rather than governs them as their servant.

47 posted on 12/16/2010 9:50:10 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: SC_Pete

I was so motivated against kerry that I actually was getting sick. Obama will be gone soon and it is time for the people to get back in government. don’t go too far.


48 posted on 12/16/2010 9:50:36 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: SC_Pete

I was so motivated against kerry that I actually was getting sick. Obama will be gone soon and it is time for the people to get back in government. don’t go too far.


49 posted on 12/16/2010 9:50:43 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain: Republicans could lose seats if omnibus passes (McCain says he is speaking for Tea Party)

McCain lies. A lot.

50 posted on 12/16/2010 9:53:53 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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