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Republicans Call For Banks To Fail

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Banks, McCain, Republicans

And so it begins… “Close them down, get them out of business. If they’re dead, they ought to be buried,” Sen. Richard Shelby, the Ranking Republican on the banking committee, told ABC’s This Week. “We bury the small banks — we’ve got to bury some big ones, and send a strong message to the market.” […]

March 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

McCain Loses Fight to Stem Earmarks

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Congress, McCain

In 2008, both major presidential candidates promised to curtail earmarks. The only one who has yet to blink on the issue lost his fight today to reign in the excesses of the new spending bill. John McCain just can’t win. The story: The Senate voted overwhelmingly to preserve thousands of earmarks in a $410 billion […]

March 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

John McCain Agrees With Barack Obama

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Iraq, McCain, Obama

On a strategy for troop withdrawal and residual presence in Iraq, at least: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), President Obama’s campaign opponent, went to the White House Thursday for a briefing on the president’s plan for a timetable for a troop drawdown in Iraq. Before heading down Pennsylvania Avenue, he said he was already largely on […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, History, McCain

“I’m here tonight to say a few words about an American hero I have come to know very well and admire very much — Senator John McCain. And then, according to the rules agreed to by both parties, John will have approximately thirty seconds to make a rebuttal.” – President-elect Barack Obama’s intro to his […]

January 19th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

McCain And Gingrich Slam RNC For Obama/Blago Ad

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Newt, Republicans

McCain did it a couple days ago when the RNC released an ad essentially trying to raise questions about the language Obama used during press conferences, and today Gingrich sounds the same alarm. From Politico: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is denouncing Republican attempts to link President-elect Barack Obama and disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. […]

December 16th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

McCain Pollster: Wright Attacks Would’ve Backfired

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Polls

I never understood why Republicans were so hot to talk about Reverend Wright in the general election when so much had been said in the primaries, but many in the GOP are still slamming McCain for not “getting tough.” Well, guess what? McCain’s own people said that “getting tough” could have destroyed him. From Politico: […]

December 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Senate Report: Rumsfeld to Blame for Detainee Abuses

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Iraq, McCain, Senate, Terrorism, Torture, War

A new report from the Senate Armed Services Committee places significant blame for abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay on former Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld The report’s executive summary, made public by the committee’s Democratic chairman Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan and its top Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, said Rumsfeld contributed […]

December 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Joe The Plumber “Appalled” By McCain

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain

More evidence that Joe Wurzelbacher knows little more than what his gut tells him: Wurzelbacher told conservative radio host Glenn Beck that he felt “dirty” after “being on the campaign trail and seeing some of the things that take place.” Recalling a conversation he had with McCain about the $700 billion financial industry bailout in […]

December 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The Unaired Reverend Wright Ad

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, History, McCain, Video

It’s a bit of a snoozer, and outside groups created numerous Wright ads that had absolutely ZERO effect, but let Republicans keep telling themselves that McCain lost because he wouldn’t play tough and run this. At the end of the day, this election didn’t come down to character. McCain’s campaign tried to make it about […]

December 9th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

What Was It Like For Reporters During 2008?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Media, Palin, Video

Two CBS reporters, one who covered Obama and one who covered McCain, talk about it… I do think one of the biggest reasons McCain started seeing more negative coverage in the last half of the campaign is he went negative and cut off press access, so the press were left to report on nothing but […]

December 1st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »