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  • When John McCain Was a Democrat (Almost) [News Flash: He Still Is One!]

    12/20/2010 5:50:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2010-12-20 | Joshua Green
    ...my nutshell case for why McCain was functionally a Democrat: As a war hero who's hawkish on foreign policy, he more than matches Bush on the military front. As a reform-minded foe of corporate welfare, Big Tobacco, and the Republican right, he is peerless. McCain is Bush's most vociferous critic, voted against the president's tax cut, forced his hand on campaign finance reform, and federalized airport security in the face of White House opposition. He has co-sponsored numerous bills with Democrats--many of them in the presidential-aspirant class--requiring background checks at gun shows (Lieberman), a patients' bill of rights (Edwards), better...
  • McCain defends his conservatism

    06/12/2010 10:07:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 120 replies · 2,122+ views
    The Yuma Sun, Yuma, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-12 | Chris McDaniel
    Senator John McCain's record as a staunch conservative came under fire during his Yuma town hall meeting Friday evening at Booth Machinery, prompting the senator to fire back in his own defense with a level of fiery passion reminiscent of his younger days. “It seems to me that every time you run for election you tack very much to the right…” Steve Replogle, a member of the Colorado River Tea Party, told McCain during the town hall. “I have personal questions in regards to your positions. You have at times advocated cap and trade… amnesty, and the McCain-Feingold Bill made...
  • McCain’s election year amnesia; Hayworth could be best bet to tackle Obama’s socialist regime

    05/26/2010 6:36:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 86 replies · 1,776+ views
    Sonoran News ^ | 2010-05-26 | John Hoeppner
    “Senator Obama is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.” – John McCain – Oct. 10, 2008, Town Hall in Lakeville, Minn. U.S. Senator John McCain must be confident Arizona voters have amnesia regarding his approval of Barack Obama’s presidential timber. Never mind that Barry Soetoro, aka, Barack Obama had a prolonged record of close associations involving socialists, communists, militants, racist clerics, labor unions, ACORN and the corrupt Chicago political machine reminiscent of Boss Tweed’s Tammany Hall. Forget how Senator McCain continues to confer the President...
  • A Detention Bill You Ought to Read More Carefully (permits indefinite detention of U.S. citizens)

    03/06/2010 7:34:53 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1,437+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2010-03-05 | Marc Ambinder
    <p>Why is the national security community treating the "Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010," introduced by Sens. John McCain and Joseph Lieberman on Thursday as a standard proposal, as a simple response to the administration's choices in the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing attempt? A close reading of the bill suggests it would allow the U.S. military to detain U.S. citizens without trial indefinitely in the U.S. based on suspected activity. Read the bill here.</p>
  • STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON CLIMATE CHANGE("I know it is real")

    02/24/2010 3:35:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 54 replies · 1,545+ views
    SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ^ | February 23, 2010 | SENATOR JOHN McCAIN
    Madam President, I come to the floor to discuss for a few minutes with my colleague from South Carolina the issue of climate change. We all know the budget will be forthcoming. We already understand there will be some $650 billion included in the budget for general revenues that would go as revenues from climate – here it is: $646 billion over 8 years. According to some aides to the administration, it could be as much as $2 trillion. Remarkable. What we have done is we have gone from an attempt to address the issue of climate change through cap...
  • Hayworth vs. McCain -- Primary Headline Roundup [humble vanity -- please help]

    02/21/2010 12:45:59 PM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 349 replies · 3,252+ views
    Please help. I plan to keep this thread alive until McCain loses the primary. Let's NAIL THAT RINO! Please help scout for headlines to bring here. I will ping people here once a week with choice headlines and links. [Since it's the OPPOSITE of high volume, several have already signed on.] If you would like to be on this once-a-week ping list, please let me know. Any helpful links will be appreciated. "The most recent online scores from the American Conservative Union are from 2008. In that year, John McCain scored 63 and had a lifetime average of 81.43. ......
  • RINO FREE AMERICA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW TO RETIRE JOHN MCCAIN

    02/19/2010 12:11:30 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 151 replies · 2,694+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT | February 19, 2010 | MestaMachine
    When we conceived the RINO FREE AMERICA PROJECT ON FREE REPUBLIC, we envisioned Conservative activism that would send RINOs packing and replacing them with true Conservatives worthy of our support. NOW we need your help to defeat the biggest RINO of all. Many of us here on Free Republic have been cheering JD Hayworth on because John McCain is possibly the worst, (and most powerful,) RINO serving in the Senate today and he simply MUST be defeated lest he betray us again as he has so many times throughout his less than stellar tenure. While "the force" might be...
  • McCain, 10 Other Senators Diss The Climate Bill [still wants "rational" action on climate change]

    08/07/2009 9:31:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,068+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2009-08-07 | Jay Yarow
    Before the Senate takes its summer break, a handful of Senators are taking a chance to trash the climate bill. A group of moderate Senators wrote a letter to Barack Obama telling him that they cannot support the climate bill unless it's further weakend ease the burden of cap and trade policies. Seperately, John McCain ripped the bill while talking to Stephen Moore at the Wall Street Journal. . . . . . Over at the Wall Street Journal, John McCain takes a harder stance, saying, "this 1,400-page bill is a farce. They bought every industry off—steel mills, agriculture, utilities...I...
  • How to (Maybe) Make Money Out of Thin Air

    01/17/2009 4:40:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 400+ views
    Barron's ^ | January 19, 2009 | David Schutt
    ... At least three regional U.S. [cap-and-trade] groups are in various stages of development: Reggie, the Western Climate Initiative and the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord (the latter two won't be operational till 2012). A mandatory cap-and-trade program is in its fourth year in Europe. Trading volume there doubled last year, and prices have fluctuated, hitting $43 a ton at one point before sliding to $13 recently. How would a federal program work? A regulator, possibly the EPA, would set an overall emissions goal. Obama has said he'd like to see emissions at 1990 levels (about 15% below current levels)...
  • The Commissars Of Climate Change

    10/23/2008 12:59:04 PM PDT · by milwguy · 8 replies · 581+ views
    forbes ^ | 10.23.08, | Claudia Rosett 10.23.08,
    It's not just income taxes that might trash the dreams of Joe the Plumber. Ready or not, Joe and the rest of us are also about to get mugged by the commissars of climate change. On this, I've got a bipartisan beef, since both John McCain and Barack Obama have bought into the panicked Al Gore storyline that the earth has a man-made "fever." Both candidates are promising to meet it with dramatic and costly new forms of government control. This comes even as Europe, after its fling with the Kyoto treaty, is backing off from grand pledges to cut...
  • Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster

    08/27/2008 3:04:19 PM PDT · by 21stCenturyFreeThinker · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Real Clear Politics / Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 27, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Reports of strong support within John McCain's presidential campaign for Independent Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Republican candidate for vice president are not a fairy tale. Influential McCain backers, plus McCain himself, would pick the pro-choice liberal from Connecticut if they thought they could get away with it. But they can't get away with it -- and this has been made clear to McCain by none other than Joe Lieberman himself.
  • ABC: McCain “now seriously considering” Lieberman for VP

    07/30/2008 7:22:26 PM PDT · by maccaca · 11 replies · 70+ views
    ABC News' Jan Crawford Greenburg Reports: McCain's tough new "celebrity" ad campaign, designed to portray Obama as an empty suit who -- like Paris Hilton -- is devoid of substance, is the first part of a broader strategy that ultimately could have ramifications for McCain's VP selection. ... This pick would be someone who, like McCain, has taken the unpopular stands, made the hard calls and stood firm on principle. A person who fills that bill, these advisers say, is Joe Lieberman.
  • Lieberman: U.S. May Face Terror Attack In 2009

    06/30/2008 2:04:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 92+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | June 30, 2008 | Rick Pedraza
    Sen. Joe Lieberman warns the United States will likely face a terrorist attack in 2009 and feels Republican presidential nominee John McCain will be better prepared to handle the imminent attack than Democratic rival Barack Obama. "Our enemies will test the new president early,” Lieberman says during on interview Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Remember the truck bombing of the World Trade Center happened in the first year of the Clinton administration, and 9/11 happened in the first year of the Bush administration," he notes. Lieberman, a four-term former Democratic incumbent from Connecticut who now aligns himself with the...
  • New York Times Makes Factual Blunder on Global Warming

    05/28/2008 2:28:06 PM PDT · by EPW Comm Team · 9 replies · 150+ views
    Inhofe EPW Press Blog ^ | May 28, 2008 | Marc Morano
    May 28, 2008 Posted By Marc Morano – 3:33 PM EST – Marc_Morano@EPW.Senate.Gov New York Times Makes Factual Blunder Paper erroneously claims Senate last voted on global warming bill in 2003 A New York Times editorial today arguing in favor of the Senate’s upcoming mandatory global warming cap-and-trade legislation committed a blatant factual error. The May 28 Times editorial incorrectly claimed, “The Senate last addressed climate change in 2003 when it cast 43 votes in favor of a bill sponsored by Mr. McCain and Mr. Lieberman.” (LINK) In their apparently hasty Google search of Senate history, the editors at the...
  • McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice

    03/24/2008 9:40:28 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 74 replies · 1,435+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 24, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice March 24, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Senator McCain has not wrapped up the Chuck Hagel endorsement yet, and I wanted to mention this to you. Hagel was on This Week with Stephanopoulos on Sunday, and Stephanopoulos said to him, "Senator McCain is a good friend of yours. Why haven't you endorsed him?" HAGEL: When I work for someone or commit to someone, I want to be behind that person in every way I can. I've obviously got some differences with John on the Iraq war. That's no secret. I want to understand a...
  • MCCAIN WRAPS UP OVERSEAS TRIP IN PARIS

    03/21/2008 1:08:03 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 18 replies · 471+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 21, 2008 | Chuck Todd
    PARIS -- John McCain wrapped up his five-country swing to the Middle East and Europe by meeting with two familiar faces- one old and one new. In London this morning, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and McCain had breakfast together at the swanky Mandarin Oriental hotel. A quick photo-op for reporters before the official visit quickly became a reflection of McCain's recent travels. On the friendship with Britain, McCain said, "What I've learned from our trip is that our alliance and our relationship is still strong. There are areas such as climate change, transparency of international financial institutions, Israeli-Palestinian peace...
  • McCain and Blair discuss Middle East, climate change: spokesman

    03/21/2008 10:22:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 405+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain Friday discussed the situation in the Middle East and global warming with former British prime minister Tony Blair, the ex-premier's spokesman said. Blair met with McCain in London as well as US senators Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, McCain's colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee who are travelling with him, the spokesman told AFP. "They met, but also, obviously with Senator Lieberman and Senator Graham. The subjects they spoke about were the Middle East and climate change," he said. McCain, who is on a week-long tour of Europe and the...
  • FACTBOX: presidential candidates on climate change (McCain: I know that climate change is real...)

    03/20/2008 9:38:23 AM PDT · by rightinthemiddle · 47 replies · 673+ views
    Rooters ^ | Thu Mar 20, 2008 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here's what leading presidential candidates have said about climate change and energy policies, and what they want to do. REPUBLICAN ARIZONA SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: "I know that climate change is real ... we've got to address it, we can do it with technology, with cap and trade, with capitalist and free enterprise motivation." Co-authored bill to cut emissions by 65 percent by 2050, favors unspecified fuel efficiency increase and overall energy efficiency. DEMOCRATIC NEW YORK SEN. HILLARY CLINTON: "We need to start on a path to slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions." Supports...
  • Global warming is the real deal, not 'Hollywood' myth, sez McCain

    04/24/2007 8:08:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 116 replies · 2,220+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 24th 2007 | Richard Sisk
    Without exactly being like Mike, Sen. John McCain yesterday join-ed Mayor Bloomberg in calling global warming a reality to be dealt with by weaning the U.S. off Mideast oil. "The world is already feeling the powerful effects of global warming," McCain said in calling for caps on carbon emissions, and "the problem isn't some Hollywood invention." The Arizona Republican did not directly address Bloomberg's environmental plan, which includes $8 tolls on cars south of 86th St. But a McCain spokesman said the mayor and the senator were in sync on facing up to a greenhouse gas effect that many in...
  • John McCain's 'Global Warming' Hearings Blasted by Climatologist (McCain Archives - Nov. 2004)

    03/11/2008 3:09:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 918+ views
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2004 | Marc Morano
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Recent U.S. Senate hearings into alleged global warming, chaired by Arizona Republican John McCain, were among the "most biased" that a noted climatologist has ever seen - "much less balanced than anything I saw in the Clinton administration," he said. Patrick J. Michaels is the author of a new book "Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media." He is an environmental sciences professor at the University of Virginia who believes that claims of human-caused "global warming" are scientifically unfounded. Michaels spoke with CNSNews.com Thursday following a panel discussion sponsored by the...