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McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)
KTAR-FM 92.3 News Talk Radio Phoenix, Ariz. ^ | 2011-08-09 | Jim Cross

Posted on 08/09/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

GILBERT - Arizona Sen. John McCain held a town hall in Gilbert this morning and the economy took center stage.

The town hall was focused on the nations' economic troubles and McCain said the on-going financial problems would be much greater had Congress not passed a bill to keep the country from defaulting on its debt.

McCain said he is very concerned with the recent S&P downgrade of the United States' credit rating and views it as a wake-up call to the nation.

"It will cost more to borrow money and it is a very serious situation," McCain said.

McCain also expressed his disapproval of certain Tea Party members who demanded that Congress pass a balanced budget amendment before they would act on the debt ceiling before the deadline.

"It's unrealistic and unfair to the American people to tell them that we have to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution before we would act," McCain said.

The Tea Party has taken offense with McCain, who recently was quoted in a Wall Street Journal editorial calling Tea Party members hobbits. Many people in the audience came to the town hall to express their anger at McCain's comments and ask for an apology.

McCain refused to apologize to Tea Party members.

"I am sorry if it was misunderstood. I am not sorry for what I said," McCain said. "I mean, why should I when it's a fact? But if it was misunderstood, I'm sorry."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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FUJM!!!

1 posted on 08/09/2011 5:29:04 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party

In my best Yoda voice "You will be.."
2 posted on 08/09/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Love to see some dressed as Hobbits showing up.


3 posted on 08/09/2011 5:36:58 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (BE BOLD SARAH)
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To: rabscuttle385

someone ask him if he fears an obama presidency yet..


4 posted on 08/09/2011 5:49:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: GonzoGOP

McCain is approaching the end of his usefulness to anybody.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 5:53:25 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hobbits are cool and virtuous. McCain is ignorant.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 5:59:38 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: rabscuttle385

Who in the heck keeps reelecting McCain? He has even gone way beyond being merely a RINO and should do what Arlen Specter did, just become a Dem.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 5:59:48 AM PDT by livius
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To: rabscuttle385

Anyone who attends a McCain town hall meeting at this point deserves the pain and frustration this turd brings them. He should be ignored outright.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 6:01:59 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: rabscuttle385

And this is the thanks Sarah gets for backing him in the primaries? She needs to take him off her website as “supportive”. Then take him to the woodshed.


9 posted on 08/09/2011 6:03:04 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is a moron. I’ve been around him in AZ and in Texas. He won’t change what he is saying even if you disprove what he says with facts and figures to his face. He is a weird old fart and needs to get himself a bowl of Viagra, go back to AZ and hit the old lady until he keels over. The keeling part should happpen pretty soon....


10 posted on 08/09/2011 6:03:37 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: livius
Who in the heck keeps reelecting McCain? He has even gone way beyond being merely a RINO and should do what Arlen Specter did, just become a Dem.

I don't think he would have won the primary if Sarah hadn't endorsed him and endorsed JD instead.

11 posted on 08/09/2011 6:05:32 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: GonzoGOP
McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party

No! You are just plain SORRY!

12 posted on 08/09/2011 6:08:53 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: rabscuttle385

Who gave this senile old coot the label “Maverick?” Does anyone know if it was the MSM?


13 posted on 08/09/2011 6:09:14 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: rabscuttle385

Hobbits, if you’ve read the books, is actually a fitting complement. Hobbits basically had no government but all lived in a perfectly capitalist system and lived within the bounds of common decency. When Saruman the White was freed from Isengard, and even before that, he worked to enslave the Hobbits, out of revenge, by imposing heavy handed and SOCIALIST government on them. Instead of keeping the fruits of their labor he forced them to bring it to him and his thugs for distribution (hardly any of it made it back to the Hobbits). The Hobbits, though not given to passions and being disinclined to confrontation, were roused and dealt severely with their oppressors at the Battle of Bywater.


14 posted on 08/09/2011 6:26:41 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rabscuttle385

15 posted on 08/09/2011 6:41:14 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: demshateGod

If the Battle of Bywater is replicated in the US, you can bet that McCain will fill the role of Wormtongue.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 6:44:34 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Evil Slayer

That’s unfortunate. I guess she felt she had to be loyal, but sometimes, ya know...


17 posted on 08/09/2011 6:45:16 AM PDT by livius
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To: rabscuttle385

You idiot, McCain, the Hobbits are the good guys.

You were a good guy once, but you grabbed the ring of power, and it turned you into a worthless scumbag.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 6:48:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: littleharbour; Halfmanhalfamazing; Fresh Wind

It is amazing how well he fits the role of Wormtongue.


19 posted on 08/09/2011 6:52:09 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: RoadTest
McCain is approaching the end of his usefulness to anybody.

He's still useful to Soros and anyone in the Political Class who would like to see us reduced to serfs while they become the new "Royals".

20 posted on 08/09/2011 7:13:59 AM PDT by Sal (Charlie Brown, ignore the football. Kick Lucy in the head instead. HARD!)
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To: rabscuttle385

FU Juan!


21 posted on 08/09/2011 7:42:53 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: All

!!!!!!

This makes me wonder if this is a codependency thing with john mccain. like the cliche movie boyfriend with the foolish girlfriend.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 7:46:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SanFranDan

mccain gave it to himself, the media reporting him as maverick, and then mccain said “they” call me a maverick.

remember the absurd video at the GOP convention? two mavericky mavericks leading a maverick path. it was as pathetic as mccain himself.


23 posted on 08/09/2011 7:52:11 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rabscuttle385
Typical RINO scumbag. Sucked up to The Tea Party to get re-elected in 2010 and then he turns right around and stabs them in the back.

I'd rather be a Hobbit than a Smurf like McCain.

24 posted on 08/09/2011 7:54:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey McAinal, get over it. If the tea party hadn’t been here our worthless bonds would be in worse shape:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2760708/posts

Rick Santelli Goes Off: “We’d Be BBB Without Tea Party!” (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | August 8,2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on Monday, August 08, 2011 5:03:44 PM by Hojczyk

From the Video: Rick Santelli reacts to President Obama’s blame game when it comes to the downgrade of the United States of America’s credit rating. Santelli says that if it wasn’t for the tea party movement, America’s credit would have been downgraded to BBB.

He also responds to the argument that we have a revenue problem by comparing it to if his wife spending 30% more money then telling him to get 2 more jobs. Hat Tip Ed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XifNbkwJUz0&feature=player_embedded


25 posted on 08/09/2011 8:00:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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“My wife has enough money to keep buying me a senate seat until they have to scrape my decomposing remains out of it. That last guy to challenge me, I bought enough attack ads against him so that his own mother wouldn’t vote for him! Bwahahahaha! Money talks, you peasants! I do what I want, and nobody can stop me! I don’t give a flying fig what any of the hoi polloi think!”


26 posted on 08/09/2011 9:08:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Somewhere J.D. Hayworth is quietly thinking, “I told you so”. The Arizona voters were stupid to believe anything McCain had to say.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 10:53:41 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: rabscuttle385

Did anyone show up? What would anyone attend such an event. Whata waste of time!


28 posted on 08/09/2011 10:58:22 AM PDT by stevem
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To: rabscuttle385

Did anyone show up? What would anyone attend such an event? What a waste of time!


29 posted on 08/09/2011 10:58:57 AM PDT by stevem
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To: littleharbour

Nobody could hear anything J.D. said underneath the din of McCain’s multi-million dollar professional grade libel campaign. He was buying up maybe one in four ads on TV and radio, all to tear down Hayworth. No effort at all to tout whatever it was McCain stood for, other than in the most general of terms.

I like to remind people that McCain isn’t even an Arizonan. His beer heiress wife is, and she buys him the seat, though neither of them spend any appreciable time at all in Arizona, when they don’t have to.

McCain is closest to being a Virginian, but they certainly don’t want him back. And his temper is such that he is probably still trying to destroy Hayworth from afar, in any way he can.

In many ways, he is the Republican version of John Kerry, but less squishy liberal, more mean and angry.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 11:09:52 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: rabscuttle385

The S&P crew want a balanced budget amendment too. Time for McCain to retire.... He is just too tired for this kind of work, he is always caving to the opposition...


31 posted on 08/09/2011 10:57:17 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'..An Obamaism)
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