• John McCain,  Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin Supports John McCain “100 Percent” Despite Blacked Out Sunvisor

    Photo Courtesy of TMZ

    This whole flap is pretty silly really but former Governor Palin issued a response to the story on TMZ.

    Declaring that she “was honored and proud to run with him,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation.

    The website TMZ accused Palin of “a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain” during a Hawaii vacation this week: “Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign — a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate’s name … that is, until Palin redacted McCain’s name with a black marker.”

    But Palin said in a statement to POLITICO that she was just trying to “be incognito” — to go unrecognized and shield her children and husband, Todd, from paparazzi.

    The hotel where she was staying had to chase away five photographers, a friend said.

    Palin said in the statement to POLITICO: “I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way. I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection. As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago. So much for trying to be incognito.”

    Well, the press is always trying to make a story and these stories sell. But, it is noteworthy tht Sarah Palin pushed back so hard and so quickly.

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  • Carly Fiorina,  John Kyl,  John McCain,  Tom Coburn

    Carly Fiorina Endorsed by Eight GOP Senators in California U.S. Senate Race Against Barbara Boxer

    Carly Fiorina last night in San Diego last night speaking as part of her California U.S. Senate announcement tour

    The endorsements are not really a surprise since I had this fundraising invitation last week. But, it does make the support offiicial.

    carlyfiorinainvitenov17 Carly Fiorina Begins Fundraising for 2010 U.S. Senate Race

    From the press release:

    Support for United States Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina grew today as she earned the endorsements of eight Republican United States Senators including Tom Coburn, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, Jon Kyl, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski and Olympia Snowe.

    “I am humbled to have earned the endorsement of each one of these distinguished Republican Senators. They are all dedicated public servants and it is a true honor to have their support. I look forward to working with each of these Senators to get our economy moving again and to restore fiscal accountability to Washington,” said Fiorina. “California is not getting the kind of representation it deserves in the United States Senate. In nearly 18 years, Barbara Boxer has only managed to get a handful of inconsequential bills signed into law and I don’t believe that is good enough for California. It’s time for a change.”

    What is most interesting to me is that Fiorina is being supported by a broad base within the Republican Party. There are liberal Republican, moderate Republican and conservative Republican Senators from the East Coast to the Far West who are endorsing Carly and most importantly will help her raise money for her campaign.

    Each Senator issued the following:

    • “One of Carly’s greatest strengths is that she has never served in elected office.  Her frame of reference was shaped by the real world, not politics.  Our nation is facing serious economic challenges because we keep rehiring the same failed career politicians who have proven themselves incapable of making hard choices.  Carly’s common sense and fiscal conservatism will be a welcome addition to the United State Senate.  I am glad to offer her my endorsement,” said Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.
    • “As a business leader and innovator, Carly Fiorina will bring great perspective to the United States Senate and she has my full support. She understands that Americans are concerned with the state of the economy and our expanding federal deficit and has the knowledge to help address those issues in a real way,” said Senator Susan Collins.
    • “Carly’s experience as a business leader has given her the knowledge and tools to help craft policy that will get our economy moving again. There is too much waste in Washington and we need leaders like Carly who can apply what they have learned in the business world to government. She is the best choice for Californians,” said Senator Lindsey Graham.
    • “During these tough economic times it is critical that we have leaders who can bring a dedication to fiscal discipline to Washington, and Carly is exactly that kind of leader. I am proud to endorse Carly Fiorina for Senate,” said Senator Jon Kyl.
    • “Carly Fiorina is a visionary Republican leader and I am proud to endorse her to represent the people of California as their next United States Senator. Carly is an outstanding business leader and I benefited from her no-nonsense way of getting things done when she served on my campaign last year. Carly dedicated her time, energy and intelligence to our cause working with Republicans at every level across the country,” said Senator John McCain.
    • “I believe that Carly has what it takes to serve as a U.S. Senator. She will serve the people of California and this nation with integrity, honesty and will fight each and every day to ensure that California is getting the kind of representation it deserves. I am proud to endorse Carly Fiorina,” said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
    • “Carly is a strong Republican candidate who will put ego aside, reach across the aisle and develop real solutions to the problems we are facing. Her style of innovative leadership and ability to bring people together is desperately needed in Washington. I hope the people of California send Carly to the U.S. Senate next November,” said Senator Lisa Murkowski.
    • “Carly will help us create policies that will put Californians and all Americans back to work. Washington needs business leaders with experience who can help us restore fiscal accountability and get our financial house back in order. I am pleased to endorse Carly and look forward to working to help send her to Washington, DC,” said Senator Olympia Snowe.

    And, three of the four Republican women Senators have quickly endorsed Fiorina. 

    The fundraising potenital of all of these Senators will translate into millions of dollars for campaign ads to use in the GOP contested primary election against Chuck DeVore and later in the general election.

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  • Afghanistan,  Barack Obama,  John McCain

    Day By Day by Chris Muir October 7, 2009 – Coin of the Realm

    Day By Day by Chris Muir

    Time is running out for President Obama on an Afghanistan troop deployment decision. The United States military wants MORE troops and Obama’s GOP opponent John McCain says a SURGE is needed. But, the fanatical Democrat Congressional LEFT who Obama needs for Obamacare and his domestic agenda are anti-war.

    Will Obama split the baby ala King Solomon or is it an all or nothing decision?

    Even though Obama entertained GOP leaders for a briefing and chat yesterday at the White House, the decision is his. There is NO political cover.

    A decision is necessary and NOW not later. Obama has to make up his mind.

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  • Afghanistan,  Barack Obama,  John McCain

    Senator John McCain’s Advice to President Obama on Afghanistan War: SURGE

    Senator John McCain on The Today Show this morning

    Linkage of Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and more troops are among the recommendations to the President.

    Sen. John McCain says Obama administration policy decisions in Afghanistan shouldn’t be based on viewing the insurgent Taliban and the al-Qaida terrorist network as separate and distinct issues.

    Interviewed Tuesday morning on NBC’s “Today” program, the Arizona Republican said, “You can’t separate the two. … If the Taliban returns, they will work with al-Qaida. It’s just a historical fact.”

    McCain is among a host of key congressional leaders slated to meet later Tuesday at the White House with President Barack Obama. The administration is debating what changes may be necessary in Afghan war-fighting policy amid increasing violence and a call by the U.S. commanding general for thousands of additional fighting forces.

    McCain’s recommendations will carry weight and an Obama divergence will heighten the partisan divide on war and peace.

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  • Barack Obama,  Glenn Beck,  Hillary Clinton,  John McCain,  Mark Levin

    Glenn Beck: “Obama BETTER Than McCain”

    Mark Levin Show 9/21/09

    As all of you know, Flap has been NO fan of John McCain. But, to say that Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton for that matter is better for the Presidency than McCain is NUTSOID.

    Marl Levin in the video above makes the case.

    Exit question: Will Glenn Beck recant or continue to RANT?

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  • GOP,  John McCain,  Mark McKinnon,  Nicolle Wallace

    Kick LOSERS like Mark McKinnon Out of the GOP

    Political strategist Mark McKinnon and Senator John McCain

    Flap agrees with Dan Riehl on this one.

    McKinnon’s piece in the Daily Backstabber is about enough to make me throw up in my mouth – not unlike McCain’s loser daughter, Meghan.

    I say kick his ASS out and any Republican using his political consulting services should be denied party financial support.

    Same goes for Nicolle Wallace also formerly of Bush and McCain – but that is another story.

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  • Barack Obama,  Day By Day,  John McCain,  Obamacare

    Day By Day by Chris Muir August 2, 2009 – Effete Elites

    Day By Day by Chris Muir

    Well, the grades on Obama’s Presidency are coming out and the Grade of “F” is coming from the President’s Republican rival John McCain.

    The Congressional Democrats and the President with their massive majorities have lost touch with the American people – as if the anti-Bush and anti-GOP sentiment was ever a mandate for left-wing “hope and change” anyway. Their legislative and political agenda is clear – more government.

    Is MORE what the American people desire?

    Uh – NO

    But the “elites” of the Democrat Party know what is best for Americans. They tell you so.

    I don’t think this is going to fly.

    And, Obamacare?

    Read what John McCain has to say about the lack of bipartisanship.

    Sen. John McCain has some advice for Democrats: have a “true sit-down” with Republicans on health care reform legislation.

    “Well, first of all, unfortunately, there was no input by Republicans in the writing of the bill,” McCain said of the version of the legislation that came out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “It was all a Democrat proposal. That’s not the way you want to begin if you’re really interested in a true bipartisan result.”

    “It’s got to be a true sit-down,” McCain added. “OK, what are you going to concede … how we can come together? Not: here’s the plan, how can we fix it so it satisfies enough of you to call it ‘bipartisan?’

    “That’s a huge difference.”

    Saying President Obama needs to be more specific about the reform proposals he favors, McCain also faulted how his former rival is handling health care reform.

    “The president has laid out some ideas,” McCain said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “But I think the president has got to be more specific when we come down to exactly what these proposals are.

    “And I don’t think he’s done that.

    “I think they may have over learned the lesson of the Clinton proposal in ’93, McCain added, “where they were totally specific proposals. Now there’s not enough.”

    When Obama goes on a health care reform campaign this August, he will be forced to answer specific questions on specific issues.

    Good luck with that.


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  • John McCain,  Meg Whitman,  Steve Poizner

    John McCain to Endorse Meg Whitman for California Governor Tomorrow

    Romney McCain and Whitman

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., flanked by former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, makes a statement on the economy after an economic roundtable in Cleveland, Ohio, Octoober 27, 2008

    In a political tit for tat, Senator John McCain will endorse former eBay CEO Meg Whitman for California Governor tomorrow.

    Although Whitman hasn’t officially announced her candidacy, McCain will endorse the Republican at a town hall meeting in Orange County and then join her in Fresno for a news conference. Whitman’s spokesman Mitch Zak said that McCain’s support “continues the campaign’s momentum.”

    “John McCain is an American hero,” Zak said of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. “We’re honored and humbled to have his endorsement. We’re looking forward to working with him to improve California.”

    Whitman served as national co-chair of McCain’s presidential campaign. She received another endorsement Thursday when House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, announced that he was backing her.

    “The state needs a leader with a creative vision, with a formula for success that can address the fiscal challenges that you face and there is no one better than Meg Whitman,” Cantor said in a statement posted on Whitman’s web site. “I’m very honored to be part of her team.”

    Meg Whitman has positioned herself well with national GOP leaders McCain, Mitt Romney and Eric Cantor endorsing her before a contested primary. Although this will be a blow to California Republican Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner candidacy it will not necessarily be a fatal one. The other GOP candidate Tom Campbell can only hope that the ad war between Whitman and Poizner turns off California voters.

    Steve Poizner continues with an overwhelming majority of endorsements from state GOP leaders but unless he makes a positive case soon, the ads from McCain and Mitt Romney supporting Whitman will simply overwhelm his candidacy.


    Here is video with Eric Cantor endorsing Whitman:

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  • John McCain,  Rush Limbaugh

    Rush Limbaugh Strikes Back at John McCain’s Mother Who Dumped on Him During The Tonight Show

    John McCain’s mom bad mouths Rush on the tonight show, lol Rush says shes right and thats why Republicans keep losing.

    The McCain’s are all alike.

    Rush Limbaugh responded to Roberta McCain’s criticism of his tough radio persona Thursday, joking over the fact “McCain’s mother is dumping on me.”

    “She is absolutely right” in her assessment that that she belongs to a different Republican Party than he does, Limbaugh said during his radio show: “The Republican Party she belongs to gets shellacked election after election after election.”

    In an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Wednesday, the outspoken 97-year-old mother of Sen. John McCain said, to cheers from the audience, that Limbaugh “does not represent the Republican Party that I belong to.”

    Excuse mongers……

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  • John McCain

    Poll Watch: 50 Per Cent of Arizona GOP Voters Say Senator John McCain Out of Touch with Republican Party Base

    The latest Rasmussen poll.

    Arizona Republican voters don’t see Senator John McCain having much trouble winning the GOP Senate Primary next year, but 50% believe he has lost touch with his party’s base. Conservatives are even more critical of the longtime incumbent.

    Forty-three percent (43%) of Arizona Republican voters offer a more positive assessment and say McCain has done a good job representing GOP values, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state.

    Nationally, 69% of GOP voters believe that Republicans in Congress are out of touch with the party’s base. A recent analysis by Scott Rasmussen suggested that the Beltway GOP is on a continuing “path to irrelevance.

    Among all voters in Arizona, 45% say McCain has lost touch with GOP voters in the state, while 38% say he’s done a good job representing the party’s values.

    But, even so, Senator John McCain is a heavy favorite for re-election next year. He is viewed favorably by 65 per cent and unfavorably by 35 per cent.

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