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Old 03-28-2006, 06:34 PM   #1
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McCain: bending over for Falwell

[q]McCain, February 28, 2000, Virginia Beach, Virginia:

I am a pro-life, pro-family fiscal conservative, an advocate of a strong defense, and yet Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and a few Washington leaders of the pro-life movement call me an unacceptable presidential candidate. They distort my pro- life positions and smear the reputations of my supporters.

Why? Because I don't pander to them, because I don't ascribe to their failed philosophy that money is our message.

Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP.../28/se.01.html

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[q]Press release from Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, March 28, 2006:

American military hero and Arizona Sen. John McCain will deliver the Commencement message at Liberty University on May 13, at 9:30 a.m., in the Liberty University Vines Center.

While Sen. McCain and Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell have had their share of political differences through the years, the two men share a common respect for each other and have become good friends in their efforts to preserve what they see as common values. This will mark his first ever appearance at Liberty University.

http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=6848&NewsID=131

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[q]More from the Lynchburg, Virginia News & Advance:

Falwell said McCain's appearance at LU's graduation is another sign that McCain is wooing evangelical Christians.

"He is in the process of healing the breech with evangelical groups," Falwell said.

Falwell said McCain has expressed a willingness to support a Federal Marriage Amendment, an issue dear to conservative Christians.

http://www.newsadvance.com/servlet/S...34984968&path=

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guess who just lost my vote as one of only 2 Republicans i could possibly vote for (the other being the pro-gay, pro-life former mayor of New York)?



[q]And if you're going to win a national election, we're going to need to see some real proof that you're stupid enough to carry Kansas. Sorry, but if you think that issues like creationism or flag-burning or boys kissing are more important than messing up Iraq, the state of health insurance and the evaporating planet earth, then I have two words for you: the Sylvan Learning Center. Okay, that's four words, but the point remains...

The vote that frontrunners McCain and Hillary Clinton have already made very clear they're going after the wedge-issue cement-heads. McCain, who once called Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson "forces of evil," has now come out for teaching "intelligent design." That is sad, when smart people have to pretend to be so dumb to get elected. ~ Bill Maher, 3/17/06
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yeah

the bloom has been off the rose for some time now for me, too

in 2000 I had high hopes for a true, third way populous revolution
led by McCain

but when one panders to haters
they have been compromised
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I hope McCain goes down in flames.

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I really do hope the GOP nominates George Allen in 2008. Warner v. Allen... An almost orgasmic scenario for me.
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then maybe
your room mate would have cause to complain
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That is sad, when smart people have to pretend to be so dumb to get elected.
This is the worse aspect of current politics, pandering to the dumb.

It's a growing trend I've seen recently, and it will destroy America.

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I'm ready to cast a vote for Rudy Giuliani. Does anyone know if there is a campaign to draft Rudy? If we have to elect Republican presidents he's my clear-cut choice right now.
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he will never get the nomination

to even be in contention

he will have to pander
and flip-flop like Romney and McCain
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I had such high hopes for McCain.
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I just laughed out loud...wow...deep you're great
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Sorry kids...

but...

you have to play the game to win.....

that is the reality of POLITICS......
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Sorry kids...

but...

you have to play the game to win.....

that is the reality of POLITICS......
Then it's time to cross off this loser.

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Sorry kids...

but...

you have to play the game to win.....

that is the reality of POLITICS......
With a simple commencement address.

If we knew all the back office political connections and the money flowing into campaigns - no one would pass this level of scrutiny. Unless, of course, Falwell is just different.
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Unless, of course, Falwell is just different.
Marketing yourself as a political maverick and sucking up to Jerry Falwell is a conflict of interest. That's generally the issue here.

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Believe me I would like to have a candidate that did not have to kiss some ass.....

but....

his ass got handed to him last time....and he apparently wants the job.
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