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  • #33
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    NO...The libertarians and tea party types MUST GO!---LOL..I keep telling you people, more and more we are going to see the grown-up of the republican party...TAKE back their party from the right wing extremist...And each and every day of the week we are starting to see more & more of this happening......Right wing extremist are destroying America...and the repub. party...Its more than about time, somebody stood up and did something about them!
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    @Sonny Only in America can someone that believe we should have a balanced budget be called an extremists. The extremists are the ones currently financing 46 cents on every dollar spent.
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    @IMAQT That's right. its extremist when doing so will do significant harm to individuals, families, and to the economy. Yes, if you don't care and think that your precious cuts are more important than all/any of that, then that makes you very much an extremist!
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    Actually McCain's stance is in line with traditional Republican beliefs here. Big strong military and a strong foreign policy. Cutting the military, downsizing, and less foreign involvement have mostly been wants of the liberal left and libertarians.

    Rand Paul seems to be more of a Rino on this issue than McCain.
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    But, Mr. McCain, what do your constituents want and believe? They are the ones who expect you to represent them. I personally wish you would just retire and shut up.
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    It's about time someone publicly disagreed with Sen Rand Paul's foreign policy notions. The isolationists may feel justified in their ideology, but as a practical matter an American retrenchment would create a huge international power vacuum, one that might well be filled with someone we don't like. I can't see how destabilizing the current pecking order does anyone much good.
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    Isolationist policies are bad most particularly now. Some scholastic political "wargaming" awhile back demonstrated to tendencies in a situation like today's. Either you will have a set of mega powers rise, or you may find a ultra power that causes jealousy, and war to bring it down. It wouldn't surprise me if Obama knows of this, but for me I would prefer to raise others to our level then kick ourselves down to theirs. Since you notice the mega power situation isn't coming on very well right now.
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    Calling Rand Paul an "isolationist" makes about as much sense as labeling your best neighbor a "hermit" because he doesn't do donuts on your lawn or throw bricks through your windows.
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    I love how anytime a republican shifts from the far right, to a more moderate stance, out comes the calls of Rino, from the small faction of Neo-Con puppets.
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    @Keyjo the funniest thing, is how they praise Reagan, but have nothing really in common. If Reagan were alive today, these same people praising him, would be screaming "Rino". They have this misguided idea that only far right, overtly religious, neo-conservatism is the only true Republican. Frankly is silly, delusional, and so e what disgusting.
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    @Bleeding_Blue
    And look how quickly they turn on their own once they say something of conciliatory or indicating a will to compromise or cooperate.
    Look at Christie; one minute he is the G.O.P. darling and the next, he is a RINO. The Republicans seem bent upon devouring themselves. Such a shame that it is becoming a party of the radical seniors.
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    @Keyjo exactly, before Sandy, Christie was sitting at the top of every republican list as the next GOP presidential candidate. But because he accepted help for his state, and had a few nice words to say about how Obama handled the situation, suddenly he's a Rino, and a hindrance for the GOP. These far right clowns has destroyed what credibility they had, and it's time for the more moderate, liberal, and real conservatives, to take back their party from the neo con extremist.
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    I love the way you leftists think you understand how to define the conservative/libertarian ideology. You call out Obama as a traitor to the left when he adopts the Bush policy in the middle east, yet when John McCain expresses his interventionist foreign policy is more akin to Obama/Bush, he's suddenly a "moderate". It's even more humorous when one remembers, as I do, the left's constant railing against John McCain back in 2008, labeling him a dangerous right wing war mongering senile old man. You people are incorrigible hypocrites...but good for a laugh nonetheless. I think I'll start calling you folks "McCainites".
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    "If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. "
    Ronald Reagan. Maybe one day, the republicans will finally get it.
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    Yep, both McCain/Nixon are military veterans with wartime service. Both Navy, both pilots. Rand/Obama...no service, none. So I can see where you could say that ;)...IMHO Nixon/McCain ≥ Obama/Rand Paul all day every day.
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    @callmecrazy-- I was thinking more that McCain and Nixon were/are Big Government Republicans and economic ignoramouses who stake their entire reputation on being foreign policy experts.
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    @callmecrazy minor quibble: Nixon was a supply officer in WWII, not a pilot, and by his own admission, mostly played poker and won a lot. Come to think of it, I'd rather have a poker pro handling foreign policy than a combat pilot. Nixon would have had Egypt giving *us* money.
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    I respect McCain, he speaks his mind regardless of party politics. His agreement with Obama is a step in healing the great divide between the President and Republicans. Maybe more in the Republican Party will notice how far right we are and being us back to the center again. I hate extremest that cannot see anyone else's point of view and work to a solution.
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    Mr McCain, is one of many "moderates".....they belong with the Democratic Party and i think they should go there.

    The Republican Party needs to go back to their "Conservative Platform" and stand for something rather than falling for everything.

    Go Rand Paul, Go Rick Santorum, Go Dr. Benjamin Carson, Go Alan West, Go Paul Ryan, Go ! the people of this country need you to lead and be strong.....and PLEASE all of you...DO NOT RUN AGAINST EACH OTHER.....come to a concensus of WHO is going to run....WHO has the best chance of being elected.....If you work against each other in this....the "Moderates" will win again and we will have another Democratic President and we cannot afford for this "mistake" to be made again.
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    McCain: part of the career bunch that has bankrupted the country, on board with prison for profit and supported NAFTA, which is why we are in this mess, and now leading the charge for pushing more Americans to the wall with amnesty for illegals.
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    Oh lord! We can anticpate a litany of raging, foaming-at-the-mouth attacks against McCain for voicing support of something/anything Obama is doing. The "Keep Hate Alive" faction of the Republican party is going to go berserk over McCain's transgression. Apparently the good Senator didn't learn anything by watching the extremist, rightwing kooks eviscerate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for merely giving President Obama a hug.
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    Most Republican politicians would side with McCain/Obama if they were honest and not dependent on getting elected by their deceived right-wing constituents.
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    Another sell out politician. What he is saying is that it's OK to give our enemies tanks and planes, as well dump billions into Muslim countries that often aid terrorism against us. Just get a big "T" for traitor and put it on his jacket too, because when you fund and aid terroristic countries you place US citizen lives at risk.
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    Obama's defense and foreign policy is more conservative than liberal. It's mostly been a continuation of the Bush years. It makes sense that McCain would have more in common with this policy than with the new wave of libertarians attempting to hijack the Republican party and slash the defense budget.
  • #56
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    Perhaps all those years of Communist indoctrination in Hanoi are coming to the surface.

    McCain is an American Hero from the Vietnam War; sadly, like many other heroes I know hero status, once bestowed, becomes like a free ride for the rest of their lives.

    For some, the free ride is used well and appropriately; for others it's like an entitlement. Audie Murphy is a great example of someone who USED his hero label selfishly; I guess we can add John McCain to the list of one trick heroes. SAD
  • #46
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    We should not as a country allow our federal government to further destroy this great country by giving 20 million illegal aliens a free ride to citizenship. We already have way to many people out of work and this will only add to the problem. This will add to the deficit and will drive down wages because these people will work for peanuts. Sorry if this offends anyone but I'm sick and tired of our elected officials ramming shit down our throats so they can get re-elected!
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    It seems DC has no problem killing people everywhere and what do you expect from a nation whose very existence was made possible only by cheating and slaughtering red skinned native inhabitants in wholesale masse?
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