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  • Republicans Are Trying To Trick The American People Into Supporting Another Iraq War (Huh?)

    08/11/2014 8:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” or as George W. Bush said, “fool me once…you fooled me, can’t get fooled again.” However one puts it, the proverbial definition is that after being tricked once, one should be very wary so a person cannot trick one again. Republican warmongers certainly understand they fooled Americans in 2003 and lied through their teeth to take the country to war against a sovereign nation with no connection to al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or the terror attacks on 911. Now, they are back again lying,...
  • Who Are These ISIS Guys and Why Is Obama Willing to Bomb Them?

    08/08/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Michael Ledeen
    It may well be that ISIS is one of at least two too-clever-by-half operations masterminded by our enemies. At the beginning, ISIS spun off from Al Qaeda because, we were told, Zawahari was too moderate for them. AQ didn’t slaughter enough, didn’t crucify enough, wasn’t psychotic enough for their taste.
  • Lined up and executed, their severed heads: Horrific new photographs of ISIS (Graphic)

    08/08/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2014 | Tom Wyke
    The latest victims of the Islamic State campaign of terror in Syria and Iraq have been revealed in a shocking new set of photos published online by the jihadist group's media arm. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Sunni tribesmen were from Shaitat, near Deir ez Zor, which has long been considered a key strategic target for the Islamic State owing to the eastern province’s considerable oil revenue. Rounded up and marched into the desert, they are made to kneel on the dusty grouind before being systematically shot in the head. Others aren't so lucky. One image shows...
  • Has John McCain Lost His Mind?

    08/07/2014 8:46:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2014 | Bryan Pruitt
    In the August issue of Townhall Magazine, where this column originally appeared, RedState director Bryan Pruitt makes the case for why it's far past time for Arizona Republicans to find a real conservative to represent their state. It seems that you can’t go a day lately without Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on television advocating the United States invade another country. On a recent particularly snarky appearance, when asked to name one country we absolutely shouldn’t invade no matter what the circumstance, an answer eluded him. Not even Canada, really? Now of course, the context for the conversation was the...
  • 'A little Graceland, a little Scarface..'70s' Meghan McCain reveals the inspirations..L.A.

    08/04/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 4, 2014 | David McCormack
    The daughter of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain is adamant she isn’t about to join daytime chat show The View and instead is too busy enjoying the new life she has made for herself in Los Angeles, including a new job and settling into a fabulous new apartment that she has just had decorated.
  • Why Sarah Palin Needs A Branding Makeover (Unless Her PBI, Personal Branding Idea, Is Kook)

    08/02/2014 9:06:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 2, 2014 | Marian Salzman
    When Sarah Palin stormed onto the scene in 2008, there was no denying the power of her brand. Whether you loved her or hated her, whether you thought she was the future or rolled your eyes at her moose hunting and seeing Russia from her house, you knew what she stood for, and you had some begrudging respect for her positioning as a hockey mom who didn’t believe in wasting a civic nickel. (You gotta remember the stuff on pigs and pork?) The previously unknown Alaska governor quickly became a new breed of working mother. A strong conservative woman. An...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Doug Ducey's governor campaign

    08/02/2014 12:36:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced in a Friday press release he is endorsing State Treasurer Doug Ducey's gubernatorial campaign. The move doesn't necessarily come as a surprise, as both Arpaio and Ducey are very focused on illegal immigration and the border. "I'm supporting Doug (Ducey) because he's the right leader for Arizona, and he'll do the right thing as governor," Arpaio said in the release.
  • Immigration Hawks Prepare for Showdown on House Border Bill (McCain Amnesty Aide writes House Bill)

    07/29/2014 7:38:00 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 38 replies
    The latest critique circulating among opponents of the package is that Rebecca Tallent, a former staffer to Senator John McCain (R. Ariz.) who currently works for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), has played a significant role in drafting the Granger proposal. “[Tallent] is writing the House plan for Kay Granger,” a well-placed congressional source. “She more than almost anyone has her fingerprints on President Obama’s immigration plans and is very close with the amnesty community, with the White House, with Democratic offices.”
  • New ISIL Mag Touts Ethics of Execution, Targets Sen. McCain ISIL vows to ‘fight the barbaric

    07/28/2014 9:50:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/28/14 | Adam Kredo
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) promotes the stoning of women, targets “the enemy” Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), and vows to bring its violent campaign to Israel in the latest issue of its propaganda magazine, Dabiq. As ISIL continues to wage war across Iraq and forcefully promulgate its extremist version of Islam, the group’s public relations arms is making an effort to justify the terror group’s violent campaign and bloody public executions. The magazine, published by the Al-Hayat Media Center, ISIL’s PR wing, mandates the forced conversion to Islam for people across the globe...
  • Exclusive: Bachmann Leads Congressional Call To Outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

    07/25/2014 6:47:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25, 2014
    Late Thursday evening Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, with the co-sponsorship of seven other House Representatives, released a bill to finally designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The Breitbart News Network has obtained a copy of the potentially historic document that links the MB to Al Qaeda and the global jihadi movement. Titled the ‘‘Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014,’’ the proposed legislation provides extensive evidence proving why the organization, which has recently been designated a a terrorist group by both Egypt and Saudi Arabia, satisfies the federal requirements to be placed on the official FTO...
  • Gang of Eight Republicans Promise: We're Not Trying to Sneak Our Bill Through

    07/24/2014 5:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 24, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate “Gang of Eight” Republicans are vowing not to try anything sneaky, as Congress considers legislation to address the border crisis. In a statement that underscores the remarkable distance the immigration debate has traveled since their bill passed the Senate with 68 votes last year, the four Republican authors say they do not support bringing up such a bill this year. “Last year, we helped lead the effort to pass immigration reform legislation that received 68 votes in the United States Senate,” Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said in a joint...
  • Univision anchor: No government should be in the business of deporting children

    07/23/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP, it’s Jorge Ramos, a guy so deep in the tank for illegal immigration that even other members of America’s pro-amnesty media are known to grumble about it. The most revealing thing about this clip is how little his argument depends on the particular hardships being suffered by kids in Central America. They face gangs, drugs, and violence if they’re sent back, he allows, but there’s no sense that this is some unique crisis requiring a more forgiving policy than might otherwise be advisable. He’s making a straight-up argument, essentially, that if a kid makes it across the border,...
  • MH17: Pinning Everything on Putin Is Too Easy

    07/22/2014 2:04:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | July 21, 2014 | M.E. Synon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The British newspapers, like the British government, are pinning the blame for the Malaysian Airlines disaster on Putin. Most Americans, whether Democrats or Republicans, would see things the way these UK headlines do: "Putin is a pariah – he must be treated as such" "Britain and America implicate Russia in Flight MH17 missile attack" "Two British families killed by 'Putin the terrorist'" And over a column written by Prime Minister David Cameron, this headline: "This is an outrage made in Moscow" However, some well-informed conservatives in Britain are pointing the finger for the war in Ukraine not at Putin, but...
  • A blow to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as Israel crushes Hamas

    07/22/2014 5:53:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
    Experts in the Middle East conflict expected to see a demand on Israel to liberate particular terrorists as a ransom for the kidnapped boys. Such exchanges have been typical of the past. But why not this time? The answer: Hamas wanted to entice Egypt into warfare with Israel in order to help the Muslim Brotherhood regain power in Egypt. Hamas had a broader agenda for the kidnappings, murders, and rocket fire into Israel. Its aggression stirred up pro-Palestinian, pro-Hamas opinion by Egypt’s politicians, journalists and media in order to put pressure on Al-Sisi’s new government to help the “oppressed” Gazans....
  • Egypt still holds the key in cease-fire talks [Israel and Hamas]

    07/21/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014 | Zvi Ba'r'el
    “I take my hat off to Israel, and I say to the army, the people, and the Israeli leadership – you’re good men,” enthused Tawfik Okasha, owner and anchor of the Egyptian television channel Al-Faraeen. Although it’s true that Okasha has a personal vendetta against the Muslim Brotherhood, which closed down his channel during their rule, statements such as these haven’t been heard in Egypt in generations. There’s no doubt that the official and public discourse in Egypt is more favorable to Israel than it is to Hamas, but it’s still too early to rejoice about any kind of miracle...
  • US to send $47m in humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip

    07/21/2014 2:34:51 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 45 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 21 July 2014 | AP & Gavriel Fiske
    CAIRO - The US is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians.....
  • UNREAL: Obama Tells Israel to Cut Back on Fighting Terrorists

    07/21/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 52 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 21 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    Barack Obama is trying his best to stand in between Israel and the destruction of one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations. The president has made it clear since the conflict in Gaza began heating up a few weeks ago, that his support of Israel begins and ends at the podium, as his actions outside of his famously scripted and egocentric speeches demonstrates a hidden hostility toward the Israelis. President Obama warned Israeli leaders to use “restraint” in dealing with terrorists who were bombing their country, doing untold amounts of damage and putting people’s lives in danger. After a...
  • Worst. Ever.

    07/21/2014 1:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | July 21, 2014 | Oscar
    Remember when Obama was runnin’ for president back in 2007 and 2008, how the Usual Suspects turned out in force with stupid songs and artwork and empty slogans? And how the rubes ate all that up and turned him into some kinda God they’d worship? Obama was turnin’ out 70,000 dope-smokers, illegal aliens and union goons at his campaign stops and they made him a lot more of a cultural icon than a political figure. They made Obama ABOVE politics, see, so you couldn’t even really criticize him even though the guy’s background was better suited for a blacklist than...
  • Obama’s Border Game, and Why Republicans Are Doomed to Lose It

    07/19/2014 10:30:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | July 15, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    President Obama has deliberately provoked the current crisis along our nation’s southwestern border in an effort to force House Republicans to pass the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty plan. Illegal immigrants are pouring in by the trainload, and the violent MS-13 gang is recruiting in detention centers. Polls show that voters strongly disapprove (58%) of Obama’s handling of the crisis he caused, but an even larger majority — 66% — disapprove of how Republicans in Congress are dealing with the immigration problem: Almost as many Republicans disapprove of their party’s handling of the issue as say they approve, with negative...
  • McCain: Had I won in 2000, Iraq War might not have happened

    07/19/2014 10:25:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, made a surprising suggestion Thursday night: If he had been elected in 2000, there might not have been a war in Iraq. The Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, who lost his race for the GOP nomination that year but went on to become his party’s nominee in 2008, made his comments in a far-reaching interview in CNN and National Journal’s “Politics On Tap” event, after this reporter asked him what would be different if he had won either in 2000 or 2008. On 2008, McCain said “national security” would be different, and he delineated...
  • 'This is what we call A-W-O-L': John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather….

    07/18/2014 11:51:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 18, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and DAVID MARTOSKO
    'This is what we call A-W-O-L': John McCain blasts Obama for going to fundraiser rather than showing leadership over MH17 tragedy GOP Senator said only places in the world that are more tranquil because of Obama are those that have fundraisers Came after President was criticised for giving just 40-seconds of 16-minute transportation speech to the crash By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and DAVID MARTOSKO 18 July 2014 U.S. Senator John McCain has blasted President Barack Obama for going 'A-W-O-L' and utterly failing to show leadership in the wake of the attack on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in which 298 were killed...
  • Hunting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 56)

    07/16/2014 9:51:57 PM PDT · by wetphoenix
    Vice News via Youtu.Be ^ | July 17, 2014
    Although Pro-Russia separatists have been largely driven out of Donetsk and Luhansk, they still control significant parts of eastern Ukraine. In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky goes hunting for separatists with Oleh Lyashko, a Ukrainian politician who placed third in the most recent presidential election. Ostrovsky embeds with Lyashko's personal security forces as they successfully track down Viktor Rybalko, a pro-Russia separatist who organized the referendum in Luhansk calling for independence and allegiance with Russia. What Lyashko does is technically illegal, but he believes that the police are not doing their job and has taken it upon himself...
  • McCain wants ankle bracelets for those awaiting deportation hearings

    07/12/2014 7:03:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/12/14 | FoxNews/AP
    Arizona’s two Republican senators are set to introduce legislation next week to deal with unaccompanied children and others illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that includes ankle-bracelet monitors for those awaiting deportation hearings, an alternative to President Obama’s request for an additional $3.7 billion to help with the continuing surge of illegal immigrants. “Today we face a humanitarian crisis along our southern border,” said senior Sen. John McCain. “Congress must act to amend our immigration law and provide law enforcement the ability to return these children home as safely and expeditiously as possible.”
  • Sarah Palin’s big flame-out

    07/12/2014 2:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 12, 2014 | Aliyah Frumin
    How could someone filled with such promise plunge so far, so fast? How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock? That’s exactly what has happened to Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Once arguably the GOP’s most charismatic celebrity, Palin is now better known for “thriving in this role of right wing shock jock” as Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser for the John McCain-Palin campaign, now puts it. It’s a far cry from Sept. 3, 2008, when Palin, then the largely unknown Alaska governor, confidently strode onto the stage at the Republican National Convention as...
  • Palin the constitutional expert (She must be right over the target)

    07/11/2014 8:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | A.B. Stoddard
    It has been a while since former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) embarrassed herself, but staying out of the news isn't good for her livelihood, which relies on lucrative speeches, television appearances and a regular stream of news accounts of her Facebook posts where she offers up her special brand of leadership. So since things have been a bit quiet for her, this week she insisted that everyone who resists impeaching President Obama must go. In her words, "we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," and this other...
  • McCain: 'No chance' of impeachment success

    07/10/2014 9:58:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of the president’s fiercest critics, says President Obama shouldn’t be impeached. On “Imus in the Morning” Thursday, McCain was asked to react to Sarah Palin’s call this week for Obama to be impeached. “Well, I don't agree and I remember going through an impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton,” he said. “There are not votes here in the United States Senate to impeach the president of the United States and I think that we should focus our attention on winning elections.
  • The Republican who has followed Ted Kennedy's path (I'll give you three guesses)

    07/07/2014 9:34:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2014 | David M. Drucker
    It's a story that's been told before. After a failed bid for the White House, the long-serving senator returned to Capitol Hill. As the years wore on, he sparred with the president, used his name recognition to push his pet causes and became a power broker able to step in when party leadership failed. In many ways, Sen. John McCain has followed the path laid out by Sen. Ted Kennedy after his unsuccessful attempt to wrest the Democratic nomination from Jimmy Carter in 1980. But there are differences between the Arizona Republican and the Massachusetts Democrat, and not just those...
  • John McCain: I’ll gladly work with Hillary if she becomes president (VIDEO)

    07/07/2014 9:09:29 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 43 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 7 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Yesterday John McCain was asked about being Hillary’s favorite Republican: There’s a reason Hillary likes him and it’s the same reason most of us don’t like him. His claim to fame is being a maverick against his own party and his mavericky ways always seem benefit the Democrats. He’s an old fool and that’s why Democrats love him. He’s often times indistinguishable from one of their own. (VIDEO@SITE)
  • Under The Hammer (Musings on current events)

    07/03/2014 7:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Greensboro Rhino Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | John Hammer
    Three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed by Hamas. One of those teenagers was also an American citizen. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas would pay for kidnapping and killing three innocent teenagers who were hitchhiking home. US President Barack Hussein Obama, the leader of the most powerful nation in the world, urged restraint. The world is becoming a dangerous place for Americans. Obama recently traded five top al Qaeda leaders for one American deserter, making American troops, State Department personnel and any other employee of the American government in the Middle East or Afghanistan a target for...
  • Arizona Gubernatorial hopefuls back amnesty at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; except Thomas & Riggs

    07/02/2014 9:08:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Asked whether they would have signed SB1070 in 2010: Christine Jones – ‘…There are millions upon millions of people living in the shadows in this country…’ Frank Riggs – ‘…I support the employer sanctions law and the detention of individuals under the show me your papers law…’ Scott Smith: ‘…Whether you like it or not this is a federal issue.’ The best way to secure the border is by expanding legal trade…’ Andrew Thomas – ‘…We need to put the National Guard on the border, we need to build a fence, and we need to deal with liberal judges who...
  • Obama's New Border Strategy: Reaction from Congressional Candidates

    07/01/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Tucson Weekly ^ | Jim Nintzel
    President Barack Obama brought together two of the GOP’s favorite topics yesterday when he assailed House Speaker John Boehner for not acting on immigration reform and vowed to use whatever executive authority he had to push through administrative actions. (SNIP) Asked for a response to Obama’s comments, Kwasman took a shot at Tobin, who had previously told Capitol Media Services that he believed that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to remain in the United States as long as they registered with federal authorities and passed a background check. “The best way to secure this border is by sending our national...
  • McCain says Obama weakened America, encourages donations to RNC

    06/30/2014 1:12:35 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30 2015 | Washington Examiner
    Because “friends and foes” view President Barak Obama’s America as weak, people should donate to the Republican National Committee, says U.S. Sen. John McCain. McCain On Monday, the RNC sent out a mass email to supporters containing a letter from the Republican senator from Arizona, in which he blasted the president. “President Obama’s policies continue to cost millions of Americans jobs and access to health care,” McCain says in the email. “When the world needs American leadership, our President fails to lead. As a result, friends and foes alike are coming to see America as weak, unreliable and lacking credibility....
  • John McCain: Cochran's Tactics against Tea Party in MS Worth Emulating

    06/30/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 105 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Awr Hawkins
    One week after traveling to Mississippi to do his utmost to help Senator Thad Cochran (R) beat Tea Party rival Chris McDaniel, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the strengths he saw in Cochran's approach to campaigning. According to AZ Central, McCain dismissed criticism over the tactics the Republican Establishment used to get black Democrats to cross over and vote for Cochran. Said McCain, "There are some people complaining that African-American voters voted. [But] I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans." He described...
  • Terri Lynn Land campaigns with McCain

    06/30/2014 1:18:27 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 20, 2014 | Terri Lynn Land
    What an honor it was to have Senator John McCain come to Michigan and join me for a chat with Paul W this morning on the radio.
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is “key” to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • Shoebat: Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army (and Benghazi video connection to Obama)

    06/28/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | June 27, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Walid Shoebat says that quagmire that is going on in Iraq is just going to increase and there isn’t much America can do about it at this point. But when it comes to what started this quagmire in Iraq, Walid blames the US for ‘aiding and abetting’ the Free Syrian Army in Syria, which we all know is a terrorist group: We’re indirectly aiding and abetting an Al-Qaeda like operation, when it comes to Syria, and that’s what started the quagmire. Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army — which is a terrorist group and we’ve been showing this...
  • Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help “moderate” Syrian rebels

    06/27/2014 2:30:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/26/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Doesn’t Obama know that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has bulldozed the part of the Syria/Iraq border that it controls? Doesn’t he know that there are no significant forces in Syria that want a secular state, but only various bands of pro-Sharia Islamic supremacists? Doesn’t it occur to him how incoherent it is to want to arm these people in Syria and fight against them in Iraq? For there is no significant difference between the “rebels” fighting Assad and the “extremists” fighting Maliki.“Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels,” Reuters, June 26,...
  • AZ República’s Phil Boas outs SOS candidate Michele Reagan

    06/23/2014 11:51:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Editorial page editor and amnesty supporter Phil Boas is late to the political reality table with his Quick Hit titled, “Reagan taking hard line on migrants but is a moderate.” He writes, “Despite her latest pose, Secretary of State candidate Michele Reagan is an immigration moderate. Understanding the mess SB 1070 created, Reagan worked largely behind the scenes to kill five follow-up immigration bills. If leading Republicans such as U.S, Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake could recast themselves as border hardliners to win primary elections, it’s no surprise down-ballot Republicans such as Reagan would do the same.” In this...
  • Thad Cochran’s Liberal Daughter Rails Against McDaniel Supporters (A Revealing Rant)

    06/23/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 6/22/14
    Kate Cochran chooses to make her Facebook profile viewable to the public. And she has revealed herself to be a far-left progressive. Among the items she “likes” on Facebook-none of them are conservative in nature-are Organization for Action-Mississippi (Obama grassroots) , Barack Obama, Al Franken, Campaign for Southern Equality (homosexual movement), and Not having George Bush as President (by Leftake.com). She has written two “notes” regarding her father’s Senate race. Here are some highlights from the first one titled “June 3, 2014 Primary Election”: “On July 18, 2006, Cochran voted, along with 19 Republican Senators, for the Stem Cell Research...
  • Republican schism pits former running mates McCain and Palin against each other

    06/23/2014 7:29:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The establishment wing of the Republican party Tuesday will mount a last-ditch effort to prevent the Tea Party from winning a major victory in a high-profile Senate race in Mississippi. Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s long-serving 76-year-old senator, is fighting for his political life against Chris McDaniel, a Right-wing challenger backed by Sarah Palin. With polls showing Cochran heading towards defeat, the Republican leadership has rushed money and reinforcements to Mississippi to try to stave off another win for the conservative grassroots. John McCain, the former presidential candidate and one of the party’s most recognizable faces, campaigned for Cochran yesterday in the...
  • McCain Unable To Attend Cochran Rally

    06/23/2014 1:36:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was scheduled to appear at a campaign event at the airport here in south Mississippi for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) on Sunday evening, but wasn't able to attend. But even though McCain wasn’t here today, Cochran’s campaign implied in an email to supporters that he was. “Thad was thrilled with the turnout tonight on the Gulf Coast,” Cochran’s campaign wrote in a mass email. “If you know folks who weren’t able to be there, they can still meet John McCain tomorrow morning in Jackson.” Brian Rogers, McCain's spokesman, said McCain's “flight connection to Gulfport delayed and...
  • [Year Old Associated Press] Photos of McCain Yukking-it-Up with ISIS Rebels, Rand Paul Says It's WE

    06/22/2014 10:27:58 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 June 2014
    Then there's this one ISIS just posted on their website. The guy in the mustache/striped shirt posting with McCain is General Salim Idris, who was the Free Syrian Army's Chief of Staff at the time.  An East German-trained electronics professor, he was a general in the Syrian Army under Assad when he defected to the rebels in July 2012.Idris was thought by McCain to represent the moderate elements of Syria's armed opposition, who subscribed to the pro-democracy Proclamation of Principles. But ISIS kicked him -and other 'moderates'- out and went on the savage offensive we all now are witnessing. The ISIS claims that...
  • Jim Greer book 'The Chairman' takes aim at Charlie Crist, tea party

    06/21/2014 1:57:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 12, 2014 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE — Jim Greer found a way to get even with Charlie Crist, but the question is how many people will believe it — or pay $32.95 to read about it. The disgraced and imprisoned former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is the subject of a new book by St. Petersburg author Peter Golenbock. The Chairman: The Rise and Betrayal of Jim Greer is largely a 400-page rant by Greer, who went to prison more than a year ago after pleading guilty to stealing party money. Now at a halfway house in Orlando, he's due to be released...
  • Former presidential candidate John McCain to campaign for Cochran in Biloxi Sunday

    06/19/2014 3:13:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Mississippi Press ^ | June 19, 2014 | Warren Kulo
    BILOXI, Mississippi -- U.S. Senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain will campaign for his longtime colleague Thad Cochran this weekend on the Mississippi coast. McCain and Cochran will make an appearance somewhere in the Biloxi/Gulfport area on Sunday. The time and place are still being determined, according to Adam Buckalew with the Cochran campaign. In a bit of political irony, McCain's former running-mate, Sarah Palin, has endorsed Cochran's opponent, state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville. Cochran and McCain have served together in the U.S. Senate for the past 27 years. Also, late Wednesday the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,...
  • McCain will campaign for Cochran on Sunday on Coast: [ Palin campaigns for McDaniel Same Day ]

    06/19/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT · by rface · 49 replies
    SunHerald - Mississippi Gulf Coast ^ | June 19, 2014 | Crawdaddy
    Sen. Thad Cochran will have a rally Sunday in either Gulfport or Biloxi (Mississippi) featuring Sen. John McCain,....., a campaign official said Thursday. ...Sarah Palin, has endorsed Cochran's opponent Chris McDaniel. McDaniel will have a rally at Hobby Lobby in Biloxi that same day ..... Details of McCain's visit are being worked out and will be announced soon.....
  • Meet the Syrian Islamist Organization Controlling Senator McCain’s Agenda

    06/17/2014 9:31:09 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Sep 4, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mouaz Moustafa is a Palestinian Arab and the Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force which arranged for McCain’s visit. Senator McCain called Moustafa a “patriot”, but it’s not clear which country he’s a patriot of, since it’s not Mouaz Moustafa’s first time around on the regime change bus tour. Before the Syrian Emergency Task Force, Moustafa was the Executive Director of the Libyan Council of North America, which like the SETF existed to help push regime change. Before that, he mentions working with “rebels” in Egypt. On his Twitter feed, he denounces the overthrow of Morsi making it...
  • McCain Calls for Obama's National Security Team to Resign Over Iraq

    06/12/2014 12:41:58 PM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 12, 2014 | Kevin Baron
    Roaring onto the Senate floor as swaths of Iraq fall to insurgent control, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the entire Obama administration national security team, including Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, should resign for failing to keep Iraq secure. "Could all this have been avoided? …The answer is absolutely yes," McCain said. "If I sound angry it's because I am angry."
  • McCain: Accusing Bergdahl Platoon Mates of 'Swift-boating' Is Unacceptable (VIDEO)

    06/10/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 10 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday after a Senate intelligence briefing, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to criticisms being leaked out about U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon mates after having criticized him for being a "deserter." "I have one other comment that doesn't have anything to do with the hearing and that is I understand attacking people who disagree with the president's decision," McCain said. "I do not agree with attacking the reputation of these young men who served in the same platoon with Sgt. Bergdahl. to accuse them of swift boating is unacceptable'" The former Vietnam prisoner of war was referring to reports...
  • Candy Crowley to McCain: Was Bergdahl “Less Worthy of Rescuing” Than You as a POW (Video)

    06/08/2014 3:18:48 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit | June 8 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Candy Crowley compared former POW John McCain with the traitor and deserter Bowe Bergdahl. She actually had the audacity to ask Sen. McCain if Bergdahl’s life was less worthy than his. While retelling the stories of Bergdahl’s desertion and conversion to Islam Crowley asked, “Does that make this young man less worthy of rescuing from his circumstances than the young John McCain as a POW?” Via The Right Scoop: Whatever you may think of McCain’s career as a Republican senator, it’s reprehensible to make a comparison between his captivity and Bergdahl’s desertion. When...
  • ‘We’re Laughing at You’: Maddow Slams GOPers Who Skipped Bergdahl Briefings to Do TV Hits

    06/08/2014 1:06:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 8, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    On Friday evening, Rachel Maddow tore into several Republican lawmakers who skipped private briefings on the Bowe Bergdahl swap to hold press conferences or make TV appearances lamenting the lack of information on the administration’s actions. Maddow noted that on Wednesday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) left a private Senate briefing on Bergdahl early to hold a press conference demanding more information. “I learned nothing in this briefing,” he told reporters.