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In tough fight with Romney, Obama longs for McCain
Washington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2012 | By Bryon York

Posted on 06/02/2012 8:26:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz

Faced with deteriorating economic conditions and an unexpectedly aggressive Republican opponent, President Obama and his aides are expressing nostalgia for Sen. John McCain, the Republican opponent Obama defeated handily in the 2008 election.

At a rally in Minnesota Friday, Obama said Republicans today are in the grip of a "fever" that has caused them to oppose his initiatives virtually across the board. That "fever," Obama said, will make this presidential race against GOP nominee Mitt Romney particularly contentious -- in contrast to the last time, when Obama faced an opponent, McCain, who declined to engage in the kind of hard-hitting fight that many of his Republican supporters hoped he would.

"I mean, 2008 was a significant election, obviously," Obama told the audience at a Minneapolis restaurant called Bachelor Farmer. "But John McCain believed in climate change. John believed in campaign finance reform. He believed in immigration reform. I mean, there were some areas where you saw some overlap."

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Later Friday, at a fundraiser in Chicago, Obama made much the same point about his 2008 opponent. "The last time we ran, we had a Republican candidate who -- I had some profound disagreements with him, but he acknowledged the need for immigration reform, and acknowledged the need for campaign finance reform, acknowledged the need for policies that would do something about climate change," Obama said. "Now, what we’ve got is not just a nominee but a Congress and a Republican Party that have a fundamentally different vision about where we need to go as a country."

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


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Well of course OTrauma longs for McCain. McCain was Obama's number-one supporter.

Never had a tough campaign before, have you, champ?

1 posted on 06/02/2012 8:26:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz
If only Romney had some divorce records to unseal!
2 posted on 06/02/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Lazamataz; GeronL

Salve

This is going to be hell of the fight friend.

When pushed to the wall and with no exists, expect cat going wild.

Merci.


3 posted on 06/02/2012 8:33:05 AM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: MCSP2008

Curious: Why do you go ‘salve’ all the time?


4 posted on 06/02/2012 8:34:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Lazamataz
President Obama and his aides are expressing nostalgia for Sen. John McCain, the Republican opponent Obama defeated handily in the 2008 election.

Hardly surprising.

When you've got two "opposing" candidates both campaigning for the same person, it's hardly a surprise when that person wins.

5 posted on 06/02/2012 8:36:15 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Lazamataz

He likes you...


6 posted on 06/02/2012 8:36:52 AM PDT by captnorb
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To: Lazamataz
It would not matter if it is McCain or Romney both are not really loved by the people of this country..Dumb bells like you need to know It won't matter who runs against you they would win..You see you pathetic Communist everyone knows what you are now and what you are doing to our wonderful country
7 posted on 06/02/2012 8:37:54 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: Lazamataz
Salve according to wiktionary
8 posted on 06/02/2012 8:37:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Lazamataz

Salve

Because of respect I have friend and we do that saying Halo, Hello.

Merci.


9 posted on 06/02/2012 8:38:10 AM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Lazamataz
It would not matter if it is McCain or Romney both are not really loved by the people of this country..Dumb bells like you need to know It won't matter who runs against you they would win..You see you pathetic Communist everyone knows what you are now and what you are doing to our wonderful country
10 posted on 06/02/2012 8:38:33 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: Lazamataz

It’s a formal greeting. A show of respect.

(live it up, how much respect do any of us get anymore?)


11 posted on 06/02/2012 8:38:57 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Lazamataz

Many Freepers will be surprised that Romney does not act like a RINO and a wimp.


12 posted on 06/02/2012 8:39:11 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: captnorb

Salve

LMAOF, you just don’t do that to man , be nice :}}}}}

and that comment is very disturbing to me LOL

on serious note, please don’t do that again.

Merci


13 posted on 06/02/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Lazamataz
"John McCain stood up to the voices of extremism in his party," the video said. "Why won't Mitt Romney do the same?"

Maybe it's because he wants to win
14 posted on 06/02/2012 8:42:52 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: Lazamataz

15 posted on 06/02/2012 8:42:56 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Lazamataz
Romney is a mendacious RINO POS but he is a ruthless political warrior and too vain to lose either this election or his reelection so he will play conservative until the day of his second inauguration—after that he will go all Obama on us as is his true nature.

We should support him totally but keep a REAL conservative, like Sarah Palin,in the wings to primary his ass out in 2016.

Which explains why I'm predicting Mitt will pick Sarah as his Veep—so she can't challenge him in the primaries.

Allen West should be our back-up for 2016 just in case.

16 posted on 06/02/2012 8:43:14 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Light in the loafers Obama" not that there is anything wrong with that!!!)
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To: MCSP2008

Romanian
Etymology

From Latin salve.
Interjection

salve

welcome!, greetings!, cheerio!
so long!, bye-bye!


17 posted on 06/02/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Lazamataz
""I mean, 2008 was a significant el infection, obviously," Obama told the audience....."

Hence the fever.

18 posted on 06/02/2012 8:44:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: proxy_user

Romney certainly wasn’t wimpy when it came to the other GOP candidates, let’s see if he can be just as nasty when it comes to the Kenyan.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: proxy_user

Just ask Newt! Romney, for his calm, cool, almost too straight demeanor, is one tough fighter. He plays to win. Obama, Axelrod, Pflouffe, et al. have no clue how to react.

Team Obama had based this campaign on attacking Bain, (i.e., diverting attention from Obama’s record of failure). Now it’s the Dems who have supported what Bain has accomplished. And they don’t seem to have a Plan B.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 8:50:51 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: proxy_user
Many Freepers will be surprised that Romney does not act like a RINO and a wimp.

If that happens I will be flabberghasted.

21 posted on 06/02/2012 8:52:56 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Salve

Thank you.

Merci.


22 posted on 06/02/2012 8:53:10 AM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Lazamataz

He’s never had to campaign or work for anything. It has all been handed to him, affirmative action etc., unsealed records on opponents and that kind of stuff. He’s a tool, and not a very sharp one. He has been used, and will be thrown away soon.

The power brokers want Romney in now. We saw how McCain could fight politically against his primary opponent in AZ. Romney has been given the green light to go for it. As others in here have said, I think he will be a smart and aggressive campaigner. Zero isn’t prepared for this, he won’t know what hit him.


23 posted on 06/02/2012 8:58:08 AM PDT by CPO retired
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Salve

Most important thing is you take care of your country, and make sure that House of Representatives and Senate is under real conservative control.

Take your country in control as you want to. Obama hates real fights, for he knows he will loose. Do you have options, no, tough choices you have and it is not easy.

Country first, emotions are for later discussion.

Merci.


24 posted on 06/02/2012 8:59:58 AM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: All
FWIW

Kenya was pronounced “KEEN yah” until the Chinese Communist sponsored Mau Mau racist murderer of white women and children leader (and Obama’s father's commander) Jomo KEN yatta became president.

The country is now pronounced KEN yah.

Obama eating dog is nothing compared to what Obama’s daddy had to consume during his Mau Mau “oath” ceremonies...

...look them up—the face eating “bath salts” cannibal was a piker compared to what the Kenyan communists dined on.

Such histories help explain the evil of Obama.

25 posted on 06/02/2012 9:02:03 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Light in the loafers Obama" not that there is anything wrong with that!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
Never had a tough campaign before, have you, champ?

He went up against Bobby Rush (former Black Panther) in a 2000 primary for a House seat and got his ass handed to him - 61% to 30%. The Bobby Rush money quote on Obama: "Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Barack is a person who read about the civil-rights protests and thinks he knows all about it."

26 posted on 06/02/2012 9:03:16 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My girls sing in a Latin choir and are on their fourth year of Latin language studies. Although it is a dead language, it is the language of Science.

You are correct!!!


27 posted on 06/02/2012 9:15:27 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Happy Rain

KEENya.
Rhodesia.
Constantinople!


28 posted on 06/02/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by karnage
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To: EDINVA

Mitt’s waffle iron is always throwing curves. Now it’s throwing curves at Obama, who has already shown wonderful talent in stepping on his own je ne sais quoi without help.


29 posted on 06/02/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Lazamataz
The difference Obama is finding between Mitt and McQuig, Mitt fights. And that is something the man child has never had to contend with in an election. Methinks when it come to Obama, we might just come to appreciate what a down and dirty fighter Mittens can be. He will not hesitate to use strategies and tactics Obama thought he had a lock on.
30 posted on 06/02/2012 9:27:42 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery. I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.)
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To: Sea Parrot
McQuig fought damn hard, and nasty, when it was time to defend his Senate seat against a conservative. He wasn't really willing to fight for the presidency, which makes me wonder if Obama had something on McCain, which he threatened to expose.

Romney wants the Presidency, and he's willing to fight. Hopefully Romney wants the Presidency badly enough that he'll be willing to operate as a conservative, to forestall TEA Party opposition in 2016.

31 posted on 06/02/2012 9:37:46 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Lazamataz

He thinks Romney is tough??? Wow who has been running against in the past?


32 posted on 06/02/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: karnage
An historical sadness how the worthy build a glory and the unworthy but savage conquer and then exploit it while taking credit for the whole thing through a simple renaming.

Must not forget Jerusalem.

33 posted on 06/02/2012 9:55:11 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Light in the loafers Obama" not that there is anything wrong with that!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
Well of course OTrauma longs for McCain. McCain was Obama's number-one supporter.

My friend. Don't worry. I'll tell them they have nothing to fear from your presidency.

34 posted on 06/02/2012 10:22:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Lazamataz

I must say that while I’m not happy that Romney is the nominee, at least he ISN’T mclame, and is running like he wants to win.


35 posted on 06/02/2012 11:05:55 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Lazamataz

“President Obama and his aides are expressing nostalgia for Sen. John McCain, the Republican opponent Obama defeated handily in the 2008 election.”

Yeh who wouldn’t want to run agains’t an opponent with senile dementia?


36 posted on 06/02/2012 11:21:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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LOL. So Obama is trying to paint Romney as a far right extremist?

Well, that is only going to energize the far right, many of whom might otherwise stay home and refuse to vote for Romney because they thought he was a socialist.

Obama works against himself yet again.

37 posted on 06/02/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by what's up
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I long for the good old days when Rat Bastard Commie Wannabes were labeled “extremists”.

I guess growing up with the belief system that the only good Commie is a dead Commie is now passe.

I actually hate Pharaoh Obama, and I have never truly hated anyone in my lifetime. Dislike is too kind a word for how he repulses me.

Just another Proud Member of the Obama Enemies List.

38 posted on 06/02/2012 12:01:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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>”makes me wonder if Obama had something on McCain, which he threatened to expose”<

Obama must have gotten a copy of Meghan McCain's Diary.

39 posted on 06/02/2012 12:05:15 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: MCSP2008

Didn’t mean any offense. Sorry.


40 posted on 06/02/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by captnorb
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To: PapaBear3625

I think McCain honestly believed all the fawning ink written about him: how he was a moderate, “hands-across-the-aisle” sort of figure. A “maverick” in his own party. He figured that that if he didn’t say anything that could be construed remotely as “racist”, he’d win. And he kept his Senate seat, knowing he had power to return to if he lost. So he never even really tried. He spent more time telling folks what a “good guy” and “nice man” that Obama was than taking any clear stand against him.

Then he lost and JD Hayworth ran against him in a Senate primary and the gloves were off. Suddenly, McCain _really_ had something to lose (all that Senate power, seniority, and gravy) and he wasn’t about to let a radio talk show host come even close to beating him.


41 posted on 06/02/2012 1:19:52 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: captnorb

bene :}}}}}}}}}}}}

I pray for you friends, for really this is going to get really nasty, knowing Obama and his cohorts in media, wait; you will start hearing words of racism and more.

If he’s sweating already, and getting nervous, think what will happen at the end of the run.

He has made United States laughing country on international geo-political arena. I have read a lot on this forum about his opponent, can I write about it - no, for this is your house and you know what has to be done.

Same time reality can be cruel as well, but your country first, I notice many fighting and as I have written before, time for emotions is for later, now unite and fight, do not let enemies take advantage of you, don’t divide yourselves, move forward to make sure true conservatives are in two important chambers of your government.

Merci

Merci


42 posted on 06/02/2012 4:29:23 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: captnorb

Salve

It is all good friend, it is all right :}}}}}}

It was funny though :}}}}}}

No offense at all.

Merci.


43 posted on 06/02/2012 4:33:07 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: PapaBear3625
That or McCain and obama work for the same boss or close enough.

No doubt about Mitt, though. He wants it. Bad.

And, he needs obama and obama's record to run against.

He'd be beaten by almost any other potential demonrat other than Biden, especially by Hillary.

He needs obama.

44 posted on 06/03/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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