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  • Convention Delegates Show Lukewarm Support for McCain Reelction (Frank Luntz stunned!)

    07/23/2016 5:35:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month's primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as a part of a presentation on the last day of the convention on the challenges facing the party - one of which was party unity. "Oh my God," Luntz said. "Where's the chairman? You should have told me this before."
  • John McCain Avoids Republican Convention To Focus On Re-Election

    07/21/2016 7:28:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    There are many prominent Republicans who have stayed away from the Republican National Convention this week. Prominent among them is former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, who says he's not even watching the convention and is focused instead on winning re-election.
  • Pighan McCain almost lets it slip. [Vanity]

    07/12/2016 1:43:03 PM PDT · by Trod Upon · 43 replies
    So last night, while driving and channel surfing, I came across Pighan McCain's horrific radio show. It is occasionally a good source of unintentional humor, interspersed with nausea. She was just beginning to lament how she dreaded going to Cleveland for the convention (So why go? It's not as though anyone would miss her.), and she specifically stated that it wasn't anything about Cleveland, but that it felt as though she was going there to "watch something very sad." She went on to ask her co-RINO, "what if Trump supporters are there and they become aggressive, like they have in...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Leads Mitt Romney, John McCain with Hispanics

    07/09/2016 9:06:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has more support from Hispanic voters than both 2008 GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney had during their general elections in 2008 and 2012.
  • Will Jan Brewer's Endorsement Help John McCain?

    07/07/2016 1:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | Miriam Wasser
    As former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer appears to take a short break from campaigning for Donald Trump in order to announce her official endorsement of Senator John McCain in his bid for re-election, some wonder whether it will help him finally win some support with the conservative wing of the Republican party whose votes he desperately will need come November. In a video paid for by McCain and uploaded to YouTube, Brewer, who's revered by Trump and right-wingers alike, delivers a scripted speech about why she supports McCain. "In this time of great instability in our world, I am comforted...
  • McCain Criticized for Spending Independence Day in Islamabad

    07/04/2016 6:18:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    "While most American families are spending their July 4th holiday weekend reflecting on the principles that have sustained this nation since the Declaration of Independence, Arizona's senior senator is palling around in Islamabad," stated Ward. Ward asked, "Does he really know who-is and who-is-not associated with terrorist groups?" Ward notes that "Libya, Syria, and Iraq would not be The Islamic State's "Harvard of terrorism" if he had not worked with Hillary Clinton to arm so many militant groups as part of Barack Obama's failed foreign policy." "Senator McCain has been dangerously distracted with his "Invade the World, Invite the World"...
  • McCain Promises Hearings on Military's New Transgender Policy, Including the Cost

    07/01/2016 7:06:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 1, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees say they want answers from the Obama administration on its new transgenders-in-the-military policy. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is questioning whether transgender troops will meet military readiness requirements. And Sen. John McCain, his Senate counterpart, is promising hearings on the matter. “It’s very hard for me right now to make a judgment,” McCain told Fox News on Thursday. “I will be calling up the chiefs of the services, those men in uniform who are the heads of the military, and asking their views,...
  • McCain: Delegates Free to 'Make Up Their Own Minds' on How to Vote at Convention

    06/29/2016 7:38:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    As a group of Republican delegates continue their push for the freedom to vote their conscience when casting presidential nominating ballots at the Republican National Convention, John McCain said Tuesday that it's within their rights to vote how they see fit. "I think it's up to every delegate to make up their own minds," McCain told THE WEEKLY STANDARD in the Capitol. "I do not tell them what to do, I never have." Although McCain said he wasn't expressing an opinion on what delegates should do, the former GOP presidential nominee's words of support for the delegates' freedom of conscience...
  • Dr Kelli Ward vs McCain (My title - first hand report)

    06/28/2016 3:51:48 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 36 replies
    Kelli Ward for Senate ^ | 28 June 2016 | Kelli Ward
    Above url goes to the Kelli Ward for Senate site dedicated to Attacks and Facts. Today she held a campaign event in her primary fight with John McCain in a restaurant in Tempe. Attended by about 50 and CNN -- I was also there. The McCain campaign realizes (from polling that they are doing in AZ) that Kelli is a threat. They are running nasty attack ads and putting up nasty attack websites, in fact, Bing gives the McCain promoting attack site when you put in her url. These attack ads are actually helping her because so many are tired...
  • John McCain's desperate flailing in primary against Kelli Ward (and Ryan's against Nehlen)

    06/28/2016 11:09:24 AM PDT · by Javeth · 20 replies
    Gilbert Watch ^ | June 26, 2016 | Patrick O'Malley and Anita Christy
    McCain-Assisting PAC Misleads Voters about Conservative Opponent Kelli Ward... The Arizona Grassroots Action PAC has been running a negative ad about Kelli Ward for weeks on radio stations and FaceBook. The ad claims she failed to support our military with the funding needed to pay the troops. It also claims she sponsored a bill to prevent law enforcement in Arizona from cooperating with the feds to prevent terrorism. Both claims are false.
  • McCain is "Directly Responsible" for ISIS

    06/23/2016 6:30:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/16 | Dr. Kelli Ward
    John McCain's primary opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward, says John McCain, Obama, Hillary and others armed, funded and supported ISIS. She shows videos of him in Libya, pics in Syria, State Department Memo, etc. Please help spread the word. Ward is currently tied with McCain in the polls 41%-41%. There is a real chance of getting rid of the old war monger. If you are in Arizona, then vote for her. If you aren't in Arizona, donate to her campaign. She's got 200k to McCain's $8 million and she's tied with him. [link to www.kelliward.com]
  • The Bush Administration Is In Rescue Mode For GOP Politicians Endangered By Donald Trump

    06/18/2016 5:46:52 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 6-18-2016 | Michelle Mark
    Michelle MarkJune 18, 2016 Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state for the Bush Administration, is "not interested" in being Donald Trump's vice president, her chief of staff told Yahoo News on Friday. Instead, she reportedly plans to assist incumbent Republicans on the ballot in state elections, whose seats are thought to be in jeopardy due to Donald Trump's controversial White House bid. "(Rice) plans on doing a few events to help her friends in the Senate," one source familiar with Rice's plans told Yahoo News. "She's concerned about down-the-ballot races and wants to be helpful where she can." Rice...
  • McCain Says Obama 'Directly Responsible' for Orlando Attack

    06/17/2016 6:04:53 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Thursday that President Obama was "directly responsible" for the Orlando attack, a comment he later clarified as a criticism of the president's national security policies
  • McCain backtracks after blaming Obama for shooting in Orlando

    06/17/2016 5:28:52 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday walked back comments that President Obama was "directly responsible" for the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead. "I misspoke," McCain said in a statement. "I did not mean to imply that the President was personally responsible. I was referring to President Obama's national security decisions, not the President himself."
  • Senator John McCain Wants To Destroy the Govt Surplus of 1911 Pistols

    06/16/2016 6:05:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 82 replies
    RedState ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    But Senator John McCain had other ideas, as now he's introduced legislation in with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that will have the 1911's destroyed and recycled into components or different firearms. SEC. 331. REPURPOSING AND REUSE OF SURPLUS MILITARY FIREARMS.(a) Army Transfers.—(1) REQUIRED TRANSFER.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the Secretary of the Army shall transfer to Rock Island Arsenal all excess firearms, related spare parts and components, small arms ammunition, and ammunition components currently stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Alabama,...
  • McCain: Obama 'directly responsible' for Orlando shooting

    06/16/2016 12:10:44 PM PDT · by McGruff · 81 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2016
    Republican Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is "directly responsible" for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because Obama has allowed the growth of the Islamic State group on his watch. McCain — who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election — made the comment to reporters Thursday while Obama was in Orlando visiting with the families of those killed in Sunday's attack and some of the survivors.
  • Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft (McConnell, McCain for; Cruz against)

    06/15/2016 8:31:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 225 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18. On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties. The United States has not used the draft since 1973 during the Vietnam War. But...
  • Democrats, LGBT Groups Look To McCain On Defense Bill

    06/13/2016 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Republican senator who once campaigned against gays serving openly in the military is now the civil rights community's greatest bulwark against undoing LGBT protections in this year’s defense policy bill. Democrats and LGBT rights advocates will be keeping a close eye on Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) during upcoming negotiations on the defense measure. House and Senate leaders could clash over language concerning whether religious organizations with federal contracts should be exempt from nondiscrimination orders covering gender identity and sexual orientation. The shooting incident Sunday that killed 50 people in a popular Orlando gay bar and...
  • John McCain: Arizona’s sellout senator is the godfather of dark money

    06/10/2016 6:35:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 11 May, 2016 | DARIN DAMME
    U.S. Sen. John McCain wrote the rules on dark money when he sponsored campaign finance reform, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act. Now he’s using millions of dollars in dark money in a bid to hold on to his tightly contested Arizona seat. An investigation into the various PACs supporting McCain brought to light some stunning conclusions. First, the vast majority of McCain campaign donations are not from the Arizonans he represents but from people and corporations outside of Arizona with a vested interest in McCain’s continued support and votes for their interests. Second, several of the PACs supporting McCain...
  • AZ: Kelli Ward to Second Amendment Supporters Retire McCain

    06/10/2016 5:11:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Dr. Kelli Ward is a former Arizona state senator who is running in the primary against John McCain.  She is a strong Second Amendment supporter, and a political outsider to Washington, D.C.  Her campaign is focusing on a number of issues, among them that it is time for John McCain to leave office, and her contrast with the Senator on the Second Amendment. John McCain has been a reliable "I support the Second Amendment, but" Senator.  He has supported bans on "assault weapons". He supported severe restrictions on gun shows, which would have effectively destroyed the popular gun culture...
  • Elon Musk Earmark in Defense Authorization Bill Would Hurt National Security

    06/08/2016 4:21:45 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016 | Edward Woodson
    The Senate is debating the Defense Authorization Bill, a bill to provide the annual legislation to map out defense spending priorities for the year, and is going to consider an idea that would hurt national security. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is pushing an earmark for Elon Musk that would make him, effectively, the sole distributor of rockets to launch new satellites into space. In a battle between two potential defense contractors, McCain is trying to pass an amendment that would prevent the United Launch Alliance from continuing to provide rockets so that his pal Musk can take over that contract.
  • McCain gets testy with Cruz over defense bill that would make women register for draft

    06/07/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' TrailBlazers Blog ^ | June 7, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    Ted Cruz’s first Senate speech since he dropped his presidential bid led to a testy exchange with an old nemesis, the GOP’s 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain. McCain called Cruz a “wacko bird” early in the Texan’s tenure. He recently swatted away as ridiculous the idea that he might welcome Cruz’s support in his own re-election campaign. And on Tuesday, McCain accused Cruz of looking for a pretext to distance himself from a bipartisan defense bill that McCain has worked on for months and of which he was proud, and said he’d be much more open to Cruz’s ideas...
  • McCain seeks sixth term in uncertain terrain

    06/06/2016 8:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 6, 2016 10:47 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    At age 79, running what may be his last campaign, Sen. John McCain finds himself on treacherous terrain. A household name in Arizona and still beloved by many, the Republican is also confronting hostile and unpredictable forces this election year: The swirling voter anger that propelled Donald Trump to the brink of the GOP presidential nomination, and the resulting backlash from other groups, particularly Latinos, a growing force in his state. The combination has left McCain to grasp for answers about his own political fortunes as he seeks a sixth term, and has set up what may be his toughest...
  • Biden, McCain awarded Allegheny College's civility prize

    06/06/2016 6:49:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Paul J. Gough
    Allegheny College this week will award Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. John McCain Prizes for Civility in Public Life in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Tuesday's event will include former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and Allegheny College President James H. Mullen Jr. "These two political giants – one from the left and one from the right – have demonstrated throughout the course of their distinguished careers the benefits of civil behavior, and who showed remarkable moments of civility during recent presidential campaigns," the college said in a statement when the announcement was initially made in April.
  • John McCain slams key veterans’ advocacy groups

    06/02/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Most of the time, major political figures try to stay on the good side of the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations, but Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is comfortable going in a different direction. The Republican senator appeared on his daughter’s radio show late last week – just a few days before Memorial Day – and Meghan McCain asked about the need for improvements in the VA system. The GOP lawmaker, facing a tough re-election fight this year, didn’t hold back. JOHN MCCAIN: I blame some of the old veterans’ service organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American...
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • John McCain chides Trump over Nato: 'We ought to show appreciation'

    05/23/2016 6:15:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 May 2016 | David Smith
    Speaking in Washington, the former Republican presidential nominee pushed back at Trump’s criticism of Nato by praising the alliance’s response to 9/11 Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential nominee, has taken a swipe at Donald Trump’s hostility to Nato by praising the alliance’s response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I agree with him to this extent, that our Nato allies should pay more and I’ve been urging all of that, all of us have, for years and years. But let’s not forget that after 9/11, the United States of America was attacked, Europeans weren’t attacked, and yet we invoked...
  • Meghan McCain: ‘Millennial Women are Going to Flock’ to Donald Trump

    05/20/2016 7:47:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Fox News’ Outnumbered co-host Meghan McCain predicts that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will see a surge of support from younger female voters ahead of November’s election. “I actually think millennial women are gonna flock to [Trump],” McCain said during Wednesday’s episode of Outnumbered. “Especially after all the things about Bill Clinton and his past start coming up, and you know Donald Trump is gonna go there, and he’s gonna go there hard.”
  • John McCain Goes Negative as Dr. Kelli Ward Surges in AZ GOP Senate Primary

    05/19/2016 5:10:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/16 | Dustin Stockton
    Arizona GOP Senator John McCain’s reelection campaign is lashing out with negative attacks against his Republican primary opponent, State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward, as new polling shows trouble for McCain’s attempt for a sixth Senate term. A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Dr. Ward and Senator McCain tied at 41 percent in a head-to-head matchup. The poll has even more bad news for McCain, showing the aging Senator with just a 35 percent approval among Republican primary voters. With such high negatives, it’s no surprise McCain’s campaign would shift from ignoring Ward to attacking her. Their goal,...
  • McCain In Deep Trouble in GOP Primary; Trump, Clinton Close in AZ

    05/17/2016 12:42:34 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 75 replies
    PPP ^ | 5/17/16 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new Arizona poll finds that John McCain has a negative approval rating with Republican primary voters, and is at pretty serious risk of losing nomination for another term. Only 35% of GOP voters approve of the job McCain is doing to 50% who disapprove. He's in particularly poor standing with conservative voters. Among 'somewhat conservative' voters his approval spread is 33/52, and among 'very conservative' voters it drops all the way down to 18/67.
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • What Donald Trump SECRETLY Told Paul Ryan Has Him Changing His Tune…

    05/13/2016 10:50:06 PM PDT · by letswakeupamerica · 48 replies
    Lets Wake Up America ^ | 12 May 2016 | Mike McCain
    It is happening ya’ll. Paul Ryan is backing down, but he can’t show it fully yet. He’s trying to find the right station to get on the Trump Train from. “With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning. While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground,” Trump and Ryan said. “We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal. “This was our...
  • John McCain Slips in Provision to Draft Women in Defense Bill [With Updates]

    05/13/2016 8:32:22 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 132 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 12, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Pregnant, female, Navy SEALs was something many of us used to joke about as a way of exaggerating the absurd social engineering in the military. Yet, placing women in special operations and direct combat units has now become a reality under the Obama-led Pentagon. Sadly, not only have Republicans like John McCain refused to use their perches on the Armed Services Committees in the House and Senate to block this social engineering, they are now codifying it with a provision that could lead to a mandatory draft of all women. Earlier this week, I noted that the final House version...
  • Trump Civil War: Republican brothers John McCain and Lindsey Graham on different sides of battle

    05/12/2016 11:07:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2016 | Paul Kane
    Sen. Lindsey Graham paused for five full seconds and stumbled over his words pondering the question: When is the last time he split with fellow Republican Sen. John McCain on a major issue? “I don’t know, let me think about it,” Graham (S.C.) finally said of his closest Senate friend. “There have been several. I just can’t recall right now, right off the top of my head.” Yet that’s what has happened in the wake of Donald Trump’s ascendancy to presumptive Republican nominee for president. In the Republican civil war over Trump, this is perhaps the most glaring example of...
  • McCain: GOP must 'listen to people' who back Trump

    05/09/2016 11:11:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/8/16 | Dan Friedman
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, broke Sunday with GOP colleagues including ally Lindsey Graham by suggesting Republicans rally behind Donald Trump. "You have to listen to people that have chosen the nominee of our Republican Party," the Arizona senator and 2008 GOP nominee said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. "I think it would be foolish to ignore them." McCain recently said privately that with Trump as the GOP's nominee, his re-election chances this year in Arizona are in danger. "This may be the race of my life," McCain said at an Arizona fundraiser in April.
  • McCain on Trump: 'Foolish' to ignore will of GOP voters

    05/08/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2016 | Manu Raju,
    Sen. John McCain is chastising GOP leaders for failing to embrace Donald Trump as the choice of millions of voters, laying out his most extensive views to date about Trump at the top of the ticket. He's also repudiating some of the presumptive nominee's comments -- particularly about prisoners of war. In a wide-ranging "State of the Union" interview in his campaign office in Phoenix, McCain criticized party leaders who are reluctant to back Trump, saying they are "out of step" with voters who have chosen the controversial businessman as the GOP standard-bearer. He defended Trump for being a strong...
  • McCain resents media's 'disgraceful' treatment of Palin

    05/08/2016 9:40:42 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 79 replies
    This is CNN ^ | 05.08.2016 | CNN Politics
    Sen. John McCain reflected on his 2008 run with Sarah Palin: "The only thing I will ever resent about my presidential campaign is her treatment by the media. It was disgraceful."
  • McCain Getting Fenced In by Trump

    05/06/2016 2:26:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 93 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 5/1/16 | Patricia Murphy
    No dynamic better embodies the internal conflict roiling the Republican Party today than the squeeze Trump is putting on McCain, the original independent and maverick of the party. On a larger scale, nobody has been a more consistent voice on American foreign policy for the GOP than McCain, whose views on conflict, diplomacy, and America's role in the world Trump has largely rejected. In McCain's home state of Arizona, the latest Rocky Mountain Poll shows Kirkpatrick tied with McCain at 42 percent, with 16 percent of voters still undecided. But the same poll shows the biggest hurdle between McCain and...
  • There’s no Trump without Palin: Meghan McCain scolds conservatives for backing Trump

    05/06/2016 11:35:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 125 replies
    Donald Trump’s coronation as the GOP nominee will present plenty of opportunities for Republican amnesia and short-sightedness. The easiest thing to do, if you’re a conservative Republican, is to dismiss Trump as an aberration, as if his candidacy emerged out of a whirlwind. But that’s the work of revisionist historians, not honest observers of the last decade of Republican politics. Consider this recent tweet by Meghan McCain, the daughter of John McCain and now a commentator for Fox News: I hope history remembers those who gave up their conservative principles for the cult of personality and celebrity. And those who...
  • McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

    05/05/2016 2:19:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/5/16 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters. “If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state...
  • Ward Clobbers McCain in AZGOP Straw Poll

    05/05/2016 5:50:52 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 74 replies
    Kelli Ward Campaign ^ | 5/4/2016 | Press Release
    Dr. Kelli Ward clobbered 30 year incumbent John McCain 75% to 11% in the straw poll sponsored by the Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals at Saturday’s Arizona Republican State Convention. The poll was not paid for or conducted in coordination with any campaign. McCain has previously been censured by the Arizona Republican Party for abandoning conservative values and being “eerily silent against Liberals,” while publicly reprimanding conservatives in his own party. After 34 years, Arizona Republicans can see right through his six year cycle of campaign conservatism. They’ve had enough of his broken promises and the constant compromise and capitulation...
  • McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

    05/05/2016 5:03:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 78 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 5, 2016 | BURGESS EVERETT and SEUNG MIN KIM
    Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters. “If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state...
  • Lieutenant David Nartker must be Court-Martialed

    04/30/2016 9:40:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In January, two US Navy high speed Riverine boats were apparently underway from Bahrain to Kuwait when they strayed into Iranian waters, while attempting to contact a vessel to refuel. The Pentagon first said that they had engine trouble. Yet, if that was the case, why didn’t the other boat tow the boat with mechanical problems to international waters and safety? Then, the Pentagon said that they had navigational issues. How is this possible in 2016, with each boat having an array of GPS and radar equipment? Even if one boat’s systems completely shut down, couldn’t they rely on the...
  • Meghan McCain: Carly Fiorina is great because she ‘warms up Ted Cruz’

    04/29/2016 1:48:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 96 replies
    Fox News host Meghan McCain argued on Thursday that GOP hopeful Ted Cruz had been smart to choose Carly Fiorina as his runningmate because she “warms up” the Texas senator. “I love Carly Fiorina,” McCain explained on the Thursday edition of Fox’s Outnumbered. “She has gone after Hillary Clinton the hardest. She rips out her jugular and serves it to me on a platter, which is what I want coming up in the election.” “What I like about Carly Fiorina is she warms up Ted Cruz,” she continued. “She’s going to reach out in Indiana to moms to women. How...
  • John McCain Fundraiser Arrested In Major Drug Bust

    04/28/2016 8:37:16 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Law enforcement authorities arrested a member of the Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) campaign team and her live-in boyfriend on Tuesday as a search of their home revealed drugs and drug paraphernalia in the same living in the same living space as small children.
  • John McCain fundraiser arrested in Phoenix meth lab bust

    04/27/2016 3:12:32 PM PDT · by knak · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/27/16 | staff
    PHOENIX --A Phoenix woman who has worked for top Arizona Republicans and as a consultant arranging fundraisers for Sen. John McCain is facing numerous felony drug charges after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies raided her home. Sheriff's spokesman Det. Doug Matteson says 35-year-old Emily Pitha was arrested Tuesday afternoon after her live-in boyfriend signed for a package containing more than 250 grams of Ecstasy. The couple shares the home with two children. Authorities were first alerted to possible drug activity by the parcel in transit from the Netherlands, reports the Arizona Republic. Undercover detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors raided the north-central...
  • Smokescreen on the Potomac: Pentagon and Congress deliberately ignoring $36 million USMC study

    04/19/2016 11:35:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The United States of America is in mortal jeopardy and most Americans, tucked away in their beds tonight don’t even understand why or who is responsible for their peril. Those responsible are not from North Korea, China, Iran, Russia or ISIS. They are Department of Defense bureaucrats, members of Congress and senior leaders in the US military. The US military is committing suicide. We are in the first stages of beginning a process that is going to decimate the speed, lethality and combat power of the Marines and the US Army combat arms and special operations. The US military is...
  • McCain will skip GOP convention to campaign for reelection

    04/20/2016 8:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2016 | John Sexton
    Senator John McCain will not attend the GOP’s convention this summer. Instead he plans to use the time to campaign for reelection. Politico reports: “I have to campaign for reelection, and I have always done that when I’m up,” McCain said. “We have a late primary in Arizona.”Though the GOP convention is scheduled for July 18-21, the Arizona lawmaker also faces an Aug. 30 primary against state Sen. Kelli Ward and business owner Alex Meluskey. McCain’s real problem is his likely Democratic opponent Ann Kirkpatrick. Though polling is sparse, the RCP average suggests the head-to-head match-up is currently a...
  • [From November 13, 2014] GOP honcho Bruce Ash imitates threatening street thug

    04/16/2016 7:54:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    McSally promoting Ash menacingly calls for “kneecapping” Wooten supporters When a conservative site such as Townhall goes after a Republican National Committeeman, it’s worthy of notice. This article provides the shocking details of the events leading up to the thuggish not-so-veiled threats issued by Tucson businessman and longtime activist Bruce Ash —- a man who should know better. The Arizona Daily Independent fills in the rest of the story, detailing that Ash actually called for violence against leading Southern Arizona afternoon drive time radio show host, James T. Harris. The bad blood goes back to this year’s primary election when...
  • U.S. Senate race in Arizona: Ann Kirkpatrick in dead heat with John McCain

    04/15/2016 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 14, 2016 | Earl de Berge
    Phoenix, Arizona, April 15, 2016. Incumbent U.S. Senator John McCain is locked in a dead heat with Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick as both receive 42 percent of a test vote taken statewide in April. This leaves only 16 percent undecided as of the time of this survey, compared to 25 percent in January. It also appears that at least one traditional voting pattern is changing in Arizona. For many years, rural voters have tended to lean Republican in most races, but in 2016 Kirkpatrick is outpolling McCain by 43 to 39 percent in the state’s rural counties in a modest but...