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  • McCain refers to 'tea party hobbits,' blasts Bachmann-backed idea (Worthless RINO Alert)

    07/27/2011 7:30:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 93 replies
    cnn ^ | 7/27/2011 | Shannon Travis
    On the same day that House Speaker John Boehner told Republicans to "Get your asses in line" and support his debt ceiling proposal, Sen. John McCain also blasted fellow Republicans. In a Senate floor speech laced with sarcasm and stings, the Arizona Republican aimed especially harsh fire at the tea party Wednesday. McCain said the movement is "foolish" to think a balanced budget amendment could pass before the August 2 deadline. At one point, McCain read from an op-ed in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal. That article referred to activists as "tea party hobbits" – the little people who inhabit Middle-earth...
  • Meghan McCain responds to ‘bile trash’ from Kari Lake about John McCain

    11/08/2022 9:15:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2022 | CHLOE FOLMAR
    Political analyst Meghan McCain, the daughter of former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), responded on Monday to comments made by Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R) about her father, calling them “bile trash.” “Everyone has been asking me for comment on this bile trash from Kari Lake,” wrote McCain over Twitter in response to an article discussing Lake’s remarks. Lake referred to McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee for president who died of cancer in 2018, as a “loser” at a campaign event on Friday. “We don’t have any McCain Republicans in here, do we?” former television anchor Lake asked the event’s...
  • McCaskill: GOP Lives in ‘Slimy Little Dark Corner Where All they Want to Do Is Lie’

    11/01/2022 5:43:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/01/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill claimed Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that the Republican Party lived in a “really slimy little dark corner where all they want to do is lie.” Discussing the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) during the 2008 presidential campaign, McCaskill said, “It wasn’t that long ago when we had a Republican candidate for president, where there was a town hall, and a woman said, well, you know Barack Obama is a Muslim. And that Republican candidate right there in real time said, ‘No, ma’am, no. That’s not correct. No. He and I may not agree on things, but...
  • What John McCain Would Say About Putin and Ukraine

    10/14/2022 10:01:14 AM PDT · by NeverCheney · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/14/22 | Mark Salter
    Usually I’m reluctant to put words in the mouth of my late employer, Senator John McCain, other than those he instructed me to write at some point during our long association. Yet since his death I have so missed not only his company, but his voice in our national affairs, that I have at times been tempted to conjure it from my knowledge of the values and views that animated his distinctive appeals to Americans and the world. I wanted to hear him during President Donald Trump’s two impeachment trials. I wanted to hear him react to the travesty of...
  • Emails show how Trump admin asked Navy to keep McCain ship name covered

    09/30/2022 7:39:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/30/2022 | Caitlin Doornbos
    WASHINGTON – Before then-President Donald Trump visited a US Navy base in Japan in 2019, his team asked officials to keep a ship named for one of Trump’s Republican rivals – the late Sen. John McCain – out of sight, newly released Navy emails confirm. When reports of the White House request initially surfaced, Navy officials told reporters a painting tarp that obscured the ship’s name from view in the days before Trump’s visit was placed there for maintenance reasons – but the documents released Wednesday confirm that was untrue. “The name of USS John S. McCain was not obscured...
  • Once McCain’s party, Arizona GOP returns to far-right roots (back to Goldwater)

    09/18/2022 6:00:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 9/18/22 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    Simmering discontent among a segment of Arizona Republicans over John McCain’s famous penchant for bucking his party boiled over in the winter of 2014 with the censure of the longtime U.S. senator. McCain’s allies responded with an all-out push to reassert control over the Arizona Republican Party. Censure proponents were ousted or diminished, and McCain went on to defeat his far-right challenger in a blowout during the 2016 primary. Less than a decade later, the right wing forces that McCain marginalized within the Arizona GOP are now in full control, with profound implications for one of the nation’s most closely...
  • The Highs and Woes of Alcohol’s Three-Tier System

    09/14/2022 6:31:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wine Enthusiast ^ | September 6, 2022 | Jeff Siegel
    In New York, its supermarkets can’t sell wine, and its wine shops can’t sell potato chips. In North Carolina, wine can be purchased in supermarkets, but you have to go to a state-owned store to buy spirits. And don’t expect to find sale prices on alcohol in Michigan, where minimum prices are set by the state. Looking to buy wine, beer or spirits from an online retailer like Amazon? It’s illegal in almost every state. Welcome to the three-tier system, the almost 90-year-old set of laws that governs how wine, beer and spirits are sold in the United States. Each...
  • EPIC! Trump-Endorsed Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake On Primary Opponent:”If John McCain Had a Baby With Liz Cheney, And That Baby Married a 95-Year-Old Billionaire, That’s What We Got Here” (VIDEO)

    07/15/2022 12:08:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2022 at 12:00pm | Jordan Conradson
    Trump-Endorsed Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake pulverized her primary opponent, RINO billionaire wife Karrin Taylor Robson, while celebrating the first anniversary of her campaign launch on Wednesday, June 1. Lake has previously called out Karrin’s terrible liberal record of support for transgender restrooms, abortion, and gun control, her anti-America comments, and her affiliations with the Arizona swamp. Because of this and many other reasons, Karrin Taylor Robson refuses to defend her positions in a debate Lake.It doesn’t matter how much of her husband’s money she spends — Arizona does not want another Open-Borders, Globalist RINO. Sorry, Karrin! pic.twitter.com/YNoF4rZOsh— Kari Lake...
  • Cindy McCain says late husband John 'wouldn't recognize' today's Republican Party

    07/07/2022 2:39:22 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 126 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/07/22 | Emily Goodin
    Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Senator John McCain, said her husband wouldn't recognize today's Republican Party.
  • Biden to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gabby Giffords, Simone Biles, John McCain, Denzel Washington, Megan Rapinoe among others

    07/01/2022 11:12:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 07/01/2022 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Joe Biden will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 people, including former Rep. Gabby Giffords, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe, the White House announced Friday. Biden will present the medals at a White House event on July 7. The medals, the country’s highest civilian honor, are awarded at the discretion of the president to people who have made a significant cultural impact or great contributions to the country or world. Biden will also awards medals to actor Denzel Washington; Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen Muslim U.S. Army captain; and Sandra...
  • Former John McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt Says He Didn’t Vote for Him

    05/13/2022 8:54:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/13/2022 | Joseph Choi
    Steve Schmidt, cofounder of the disgraced Lincoln Project and former presidential campaign manager for the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), admitted Friday that he did not actually vote for McCain in the 2008 election, won by Barack Obama.
  • New DOJ Notes Reveal FBI Panic After Trump Tweeted He Knew He Was Being Spied On

    05/10/2022 7:27:57 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-10-2022 | Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times,
    Newly released notes taken by high-level Department of Justice (DOJ) officials during a March 6, 2017, meeting with FBI leadership expose some of the lengths the FBI engaged in to cover up its spying on the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. The notes were released on May 8 by lawyers representing former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann as part of an effort to clear him on charges of having lied to the FBI. The notes, in reality, appear to do little to exonerate Sussmann but do provide quite a bit of information on the FBI. The meeting at...
  • John McCain tells Ukraine protestors: 'We are here to support your just cause' [flashback from 2013]

    04/30/2022 1:46:39 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 15, 2013 | Guardian staff and agencies
    Senator John McCain on Sunday told thousands of Ukrainian protesters camped on Kiev's main square that Ukraine's destiny lay in Europe and that it would make Europe better. "Ukraine will make Europe better and Europe will make Ukraine better," he said to crowds protesting against President Viktor Yanukovich's U-turn in trade policy away from Europe towards Russia. "We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe," said McCain, a leading Republican voice on US foreign policy. The presence of McCain...
  • John McCain in Georgia [and Ukraine]: US 'must stand up to Vladimir Putin' [flashback from 2017]

    04/30/2022 1:35:19 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 1, 2017 | Reuters News Wire
    The Republican senator John McCain on Sunday repeated his call for stronger sanctions against Russia and said the US could only improve its relations with Moscow by taking a tough stance against President Vladimir Putin. [...] Earlier, in Kiev, McCain vowed continued US support for Ukraine, from which Putin annexed Crimea in 2014 and where conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia militia has lingered. US-Russia tensions rise as malware found at Vermont electric utility Read more “I send the message from the American people – we are with you, your fight is our fight and we will win together,” McCain...
  • Trump Jr. Shares Video Shredding Mandel for Establishment Ties

    04/25/2022 6:44:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | April 23, 2022 | Peter D'Abrosca
    With the Trump family squarely in the camp of J.D. Vance, running for U.S. Senate in Ohio, Donald Trump Jr. shared a video of Vance’s main opponent lying about his involvement with “establishment Republicans.” “Ohio friends – Meet the real @JoshMandelOhio. The Club for Chinese Growth backed establishment candidate in the #OHSen race,” Trump Jr. said in a Tweet, sharing the video. In the video, Mandel is first depicted describing himself as something of a political outsider, claiming that he is standing up to the “squishy establishment” GOP. He mentions Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) as one of those “squishy” Republicans....
  • MEGHAN MCCAIN: My father John McCain warned us all about the threat posed by Vladimir Putin, if we had listened then maybe Russia would not be on the march today

    04/10/2022 3:40:29 PM PDT · by RandFan · 71 replies
    dailymail ^ | Feb 24 | By MEGHAN MCCAIN
    American presidents for the past several decades, since the end of the presidency of Ronald Reagan, have had a pretty abysmal record when it comes to the U.S. geopolitical relationship with Russia and Vladimir Putin. Of course, some presidents are worse than others, but none have really seemed to understand or want to understand the great existential threat posed by Putin and his blood lust for the glory days of the U.S.S.R. President George W. Bush infamously said that he looked into Putin's eyes and saw his soul. When my father was campaigning for the 2008 Republican Party presidential primaries,...
  • 'Tech Exec-1' says he pleaded the Fifth to John Durham’s grand jury

    03/07/2022 8:04:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    https://gazette.com ^ | Mar 2, 2022 | Jerry Dunleavy
    The "Tech Executive-1" in John Durham's indictment of a Democratic cybersecurity lawyer testified in a lawsuit that he had invoked his Fifth Amendment rights when asked to testify by the special counsel. Rodney Joffe, former senior vice president at Neustar, coordinated in 2016 with Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who was indicted last year for allegedly concealing his clients, including Hillary Clinton's campaign and Joffe, from the FBI in September 2016 when he pushed debunked claims of a secret back channel between the Trump Organization and Russia's Alfa Bank. Alfa Bank filed a "John Doe" lawsuit and deposed Joffe in...
  • You're Being Lied to About Ukraine & Russia —PART 2 — The Truth with Pedro Gonzalez

    03/19/2022 4:49:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 130 replies
    The Charlie Kirk Show ^ | March 18, 2022 | Charlie Kirk
    Back by popular demand, Charlie welcomes back to the show Pedro Gonzalez, Associate Editor of Chronicles Magazine, for a second, in-depth talk about the truth regarding Ukraine, America's involvement in the country, and how our own nation shares, at least in part, for how Ukraine arrived at this fateful moment in history. Who exactly is Victoria Nuland? How was the US State Department involved in the Maidan Protests and subsequent violent and killing that ultimately resulted in the removal of a democratically elected president? Was the CIA involved in the so-called "Revolution of Dignity" in Ukraine? What role did neocons...
  • Petro Poroshenko Outlines the Importance of American Payments to Ukraine Politicians

    03/06/2022 3:49:43 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 29 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 6, 2022 | Sundance
    Senators and DC officials from both parties participated in the Ukraine influence process. Part of those influence priorities was/is exploiting the financial opportunities within Ukraine while simultaneously protecting the background activity of Joe Biden and his family. This is where Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham were working with Marie Yovanovitch You might also remember Marie Yovanovitch, George Kent and U.S. chargé d’affaires to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testifying against President Trump in the ridiculous impeachment effort surrounding Ukraine. It was former Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor who engaged in carefully planned text messages with EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland to set-up...
  • Levin: the birther tactic is crap, here's the relevant statute

    02/28/2022 12:40:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 182 replies
    247Sports ^ | Jan 7th, 2016
    WVUfan222:Levin: the birther tactic is crap, here's relevant statute: https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Board/103782/Contents/Merk-Levin-the-birther-tactic-is-crap-heres-relevant-statute-71403365/ --------------------------------------- 8 U.S. Code § 1401 - Nationals and citizens of United States at birth.... https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1401RDMercEER:It didn't matter where Obama was born, it doesn't matter where Ted Cruz was born, it didn't matter where John McCain was born, it didn't matter where George Romney was born. The phrase “natural born Citizen” has a specific meaning: namely, someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time. If one of your parents was a US citizen, which is the case...