Tag: John McCain

What Would Have Happened if John McCain Won the Election?

Filed in National by on February 22, 2012 6 Comments

If John McCain had won, and he had sticked to current Republican austerity dogma and done nothing to rescue or stimulate the economy in early 2009, what would have happened? We don’t have to guess. Because the conservative governments of Germany, France, the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe have provided us with our parallel universe.

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Christine O’Donnell Smites Her Enemies, Part 2

Filed in National by on July 29, 2011 2 Comments

Once again it’s Christine O’Donnell versus the Establishment. This time it’s John McCain who has earned her wrath.

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Is The Bar This Low?

Filed in National by on January 17, 2011 13 Comments

John McCain wrote an op-ed where he praised Obama’s speech and called Obama patriotic. Apparently, this is news.

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McCainology: From Hero to Zero

Filed in National by on December 20, 2010 10 Comments
McCainology: From Hero to Zero

Watch how John McCain goes from the American hero of the Hanoi Hilton to a Rip Torn caricature who stands in his bath robe on his front lawn waving a shotgun at passerbys as he rants incoherently.

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Fear is the Mindkiller — The Complete Failure of John McCain

Filed in National by on December 6, 2010 3 Comments

This video is a compendium from Think Progress of John McCain’s performance last week during one of the hearings on ending DADT.

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He Was For It Before He Was Against It

Filed in National by on March 27, 2010 10 Comments

As you might have read, President Obama has finally pushed through some recess appointments. Republicans are “upset”. John McCain said he was “very disappointed” and: Once again the administration showed that it had little respect for the time honored constitutional roles and procedures of Congress Let’s take the Hot Tub Time Machine back to 2005 […]

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How Will We Tell The Difference?

Filed in National by on March 22, 2010 86 Comments

Republicans are grumpy: GOP senators emerged Monday to caution that the health debate had taken a toll on the institution, warning of little work between parties the rest of this year. “There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year,” McCain said during an interview Monday on an Arizona radio affiliate. “They have […]

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The Ghost Whisperer

Filed in National by on March 6, 2010 7 Comments

DADT repeal has been a hot topic this year, and surprisingly uncontroversial. The repeal is supported by more than 70% of Americans. John McCain has become one of the leaders in Congress against DADT-repeal. At one point during the hearing, McCain showed a letter which he claimed had been retired military officers against the repeal. […]

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Maverick

Filed in National by on February 24, 2010 4 Comments

John McCain is facing a competitive Republican primary for his U.S. Senate seat. He’s facing wingnut former Rep. J.D. Hayworth and even wingnuttier Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Some of McCain’s previous votes are getting him in trouble so he’s trying to Castle. His latest move is to pretend he didn’t really vote for bank bailouts. McCain […]

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Two-Faced John McCain

Filed in National by on February 3, 2010 19 Comments
Two-Faced John McCain

McCain’s duplicity is so obvious that even the mainstream media noticed the disconnect and left McCain’s spokeswoman scrambling for an explanation.

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Will Sarah Get Scozzafava’d?

Filed in National by on January 27, 2010 1 Comment

Former presidential candidate John McCain is facing a tough primary this year against uber-wingnut former Congressman J.D. Hayworth. The polls show McCain leading by more than 20% but he is vulnerable. Last week he announced that Sarah Palin would campaign for him in Arizona (oh how the might have fallen). Some Palin fans are not […]

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Flip Floppin’ McCain

Filed in National by on December 1, 2009 3 Comments

I’m not even sure of the best word to describe this story. Is McCain just lying and hoping nobody can remember his health care plan from last year? Is he just become senile? Is he just a douchenozzle? Is McCain bitter, a hypocrite, a liar, a hypocritical liar? John McCain, yesterday, while introducing an amendment […]

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McCain Vulnerable For Senate Re-election

Filed in National by on November 20, 2009 3 Comments

Just over one year ago, John McCain was the Republican nominee for president. Today he is vulnerable in his home state’s senate primary: Rasmussen Reports finds Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) clinging to a two-point lead over a possible challenger, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.). Chris Simcox, the leader of the anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Project who’s […]

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Blame McCain For Palin

Filed in National by on November 17, 2009 2 Comments

Andrew Sullivan points out something obvious that has been missed. McCain was the one who brought Sarah Palin into the spotlight – she owes all her recent success in enriching Sarah Palin to him. Has McCain apologized yet? We knew that about a charlatan like Kristol and a nihilist like Rove. But what I didn’t […]

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I Weep At This Tale Of Woe

Filed in National by on November 3, 2009 3 Comments

Does anyone remember the McCain health care plan? Yeah, I didn’t either. On the campaign trail, Holtz-Eakin promoted McCain’s plan to eliminate the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance and give tax credits to individuals to buy their own coverage. Republicans love them some tax credits! Anyway, McCain’s economic advisor Douglas Holtz-Eakin is still unemployed […]

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When Left Is Right And Right Is Just Lunacy

Filed in National by on July 13, 2009 3 Comments

John McCain on Sarah Palin: “I don’t think she quit.” Um… that’s exactly what she did.

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Requiem for a Maverick

Filed in National by on December 2, 2008 12 Comments

Which is the name of this tour de force piece by Matt Taibbi in the latest Rolling Stone. A bit: John McCain and Sarah Palin, after all, represented two completely different approaches to Republican conservatism. McCain comes from the school of politicking that goes after as many votes as possible by waving a flag and […]

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What If McCain’s Gaffes Were Obama’s

Filed in National by on November 4, 2008 3 Comments

What’s frightening is the amount of gaffes.

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UPDATE: What to Expect From DelawareLiberal This Week

Filed in Delaware by on November 3, 2008 20 Comments

Obviously, this is the biggest week on the calendar for political junkies.  We are here to make sure you get your fix of Delaware politics during the next few days.  So here is a rundown of what we will be doing. Tomorrow, at least, Jason and I will be filing reports from the field during […]

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McCain on SNL

Filed in National by on November 2, 2008 7 Comments

Below the fold is SNL’s take on Keith Olbermann. The Richard Wolffe (?) impression is great.

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When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Their Baghdad Bob On

Filed in National by on November 1, 2008 5 Comments

This is from a McCain campaign memo from last night (h/t TPM): Expanding the Field: Obama is running out of states if you follow out a traditional model. Today, he expanded his buy into North Dakota, Georgia and Arizona in an attempt to widen the playing field and find his 270 Electoral Votes. This is […]

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Let’s Recap

Filed in National by on October 31, 2008 6 Comments

Josh Marshall (TPM) compiles McCain’s greatest hits. I had honestly forgotten how despicable the McCain Campaign has been.  Tell me, John, was it worth it?

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New Yorker Debunks Socialism Charge

Filed in National by on October 28, 2008 7 Comments

Over at The New Yorker, Herdrik Herzberg lays out the socialism argument in all of its glory and they shows us that there isn’t much difference between McCain2000 and Obama2008 on that front.  Oh and the real socialist candidate is Sarah Palin. Let me forewarn Dominique, the author uses the word cudgel.  For Dominiques’ convenience, […]

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Culture War Greatest Hits

Filed in National by on October 25, 2008 2 Comments

Chris Hayes over at The Nation writes: The New York Times Magazine previews a piece from this week’s issue about the strangely careening tactical path of the McCain campaign as it’s bounced incoherently from message to message over the last several months. One thing occurred to me: The Right’s attacks on Obama over the last […]

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The Significance of Insignificant People

Filed in National by on October 24, 2008 20 Comments

The insignificant person that I am speaking of is, of course, Ashley Todd.  Ms. Todd, a Texan working on the McCain Campaign was in Pittsburgh when she made the accusation that a black Obama supporter had attacked her for her choice for President.  Drudge jumped on it.  This is to be expected.  Drudge’s stock and […]

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