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Archive for the ‘John McCain’ Category

McCain speaks out against Columbia’s Invitations to the Iranian President

Posted by Reuben Ingber on September 23, 2007

Sen. John McCain tonight spoke at the Mackanic Republican Leadership Conference, and according to Rob Bluey, received a standing ovation for taking a hard line when it came to the President of Iran scheduled visit and speech at Columbia University. McCain said,

“And I certainly think a man who is directing the maiming and killing of Americans troops should not be given an invitation to speak at an American university.  Rather than rolling out the red carpet for the leader of a terrorist-sponsoring regime, Columbia should be welcoming the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps back on campus to honor the men and women who put their lives on the line every day defending our freedom.”  

Sen. McCain is completely correct here. President Ahmadinajad, should be granted his right to speak at the U.N. and then should be brought back by the U.S. Secret Service (Unfortunately we have to provide) to his plane. Otherwise the U.N. should indite him for inciting genocide, he has said repeatedly that he wants to “wipe Israel off the map”.



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Posted by Reuben Ingber on September 17, 2007

Although this is a week old, the advertisement, “General Betraeus or Betray Us” is an unforgivable advertisement. Democrats really need to question their asssociation with the Political Action Committee, I feel that this group really tries to feed on incompetent Americans, by creating catch phrases, and simple attacks, that are easy for people to jump on the band wagon with. RudyGiuliani has come out and said; 

“Being attacked by the Democratic character assassination machine is something Rudy Giuliani will wear as a badge of honor. This is, after all, the same liberal group whose website compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler, the same liberal group that wanted no military response against the Taliban in Afghanistan in the aftermath of September 11th and the same liberal group that consistently opposes funding for our troops in the theater of war.” 


McCain has said;

“In today’s New York Times, the anti-war group launched a McCarthyite attack on an American patriot and our commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus. This is a man who has devoted his life in service to our nation and has defended America in many battles over many years. Now he is the target of a despicable attack in one our nation’s most visible newspapers. No matter where you stand on the war, we should all agree on the character and decency of this exceptional American. I would hope that the Democratic Congressional leadership and Democratic presidential candidates would also join me in publicly condemning this kind of political attack ad and the organization responsible for it in the strongest terms possible.” 

 The advertisement is an egregious  attack on Gen. Petraeus and should be ashamed of themselves. As well Democratic candidates should question the motives of the political action committee before excepting endorsements, and money. 


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2nd Republican Debate-Giuliani WINS

Posted by Reuben Ingber on May 16, 2007

Although I enjoyed the feud between McCain and Romney, over each others record and Romneys changing opinions on election years, I really think that Giuliani shined and showed his stuff.

Ron Paul, the 2nd tier candidate, who really isn’t a Republican said“Have you ever read about the reasons they attacked us? They attack us because we’ve been over there. We’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We’ve been in the Middle East…”

Such comments raised the antennae of Fox moderator Wendell Goler who asked, “Are you suggesting we invited the 9/11 attack, sir?”

Rudy Giuliani stepped up to the plate and hit the ball over the white fence after this question by interjecting and stopping the debate.

“That’s really an extraordinary statement,” Giuliani observed. “That’s an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that before, and I’ve heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11th.”

At that moment Giuliani drew the loudest applause of the night.

Giuliani then drew more applause by asking, as though the two were jousting on the House floor, that Paul “withdraw that comment and tell us that he didn’t really mean that.”

Giuliani really hit it hard, this is a personal issue for him and it would be for any mayor who had to deal with it. “The war on terror is personal to him. He’s not going to sit there and let somebody say that [9/11] was our fault,” said Mike DuHaime in the Spin Room.

In my opinion Rudy came out as the clear victor in last nights debate.

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Blog The Vote- McCain in GQ.

Posted by Reuben Ingber on May 12, 2007

So I got on the train today in Albany, NY to come home for the weekend, at the newstand I bought the latest GQ Issue. I was intrigued by the Stephen Colbert cover. However upon further examination I found an interestng article about Sen. McCain.
In the interview Sen. McCain asserts his position on key issues, including the war in Iraq. I think he came off as an interesting character for the GQ readers.

Read the entire GQ article here.

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Blog The Vote- McCain: Show me the money

Posted by Reuben Ingber on May 11, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) — After disappointing first quarter fundraising numbers, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is boosting his efforts with a money-raising binge all over the country. Read the entire article here.

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Blog The Vote-McCain Tries to be “anti-Bush”

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 26, 2007

In his official announcement speech, Sen. McCain separated himself from the Bush administration.

They won’t accept government’s failure to deliver bottled water to dehydrated babies or rescue the infirm from a hospital with no electricity. They won’t accept substandard care and indifference for wounded veterans. Read the entire speech here.

Sen. McCain needs to separate himself from the administration in order to appeal to the moderates in New Hampshire, who are permitted to vote in the primaries. McCain furthered his “anti-Bush” position in an interview wth Mike Allen at The Politico.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Politico that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, becoming the most prominent Republican to desert the White House over the bungled firing of U.S. attorneys.

“Out of loyalty to the president, he should obviously step down,” McCain said. “He’s not serving the president well. I reached that conclusion a long time ago. I just haven’t been asked.” Read more here.

McCains, new “anti-Bush” stance is not a surprising one. Sen. McCain has been loyal to the President for a long time, but in order to win, he must begin to point out the flaws that we all know exist. His new stance on Iraq, is something that many Americans have been waiting for. He has been a proponent of the surge, but now he has come clean and recognized that America has made a mistake, and must never make that mistake again.

Sen. McCain again said in his official announcement speech:

But in the many mistakes we have made in this war, a few lessons have become clear. America should never undertake a war unless we are prepared to do everything necessary to succeed, unless we have a realistic and comprehensive plan for success, and unless all relevant agencies of government are committed to that success. We did not meet this responsibility initially. And we must never repeat that mistake again.

What do you think? 

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Blog The Vote-McCain Heads on an Announcement Tour

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 23, 2007

Although Sen. McCain has been running for President for months since his announcement  on David Letterman, McCain will official announce he is running for President Wednesday from New Hampshire.

The he will had to South Carolina and  will make stops in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston on Thursday as part of his national presidential campaign announcement tour.

McCain has been running for president unofficially for months, but this week’s tour will mark the start of his official campaign. The difference is mostly important for complying with certain parts of federal campaign laws, but is also an opportunity for candidates to reassert their intentions.

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Blog The Vote- MoveOn giving McCain a helping hand?

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 21, 2007 Reports:

Doesn’t MoveOn cutting an ad attacking John McCain help him? I think that Michael Goldfarb nailed it:

As the Hotline points out, “The more liberals bash McCain, the more comfortable conservatives tend to get.” Truer words were never written. The idea that this ad could do any damage to McCain in a primary is absurd. Republicans don’t take their cues from the defeatist advertising of–images of burning American tanks? Do they seriously think that will help them get their message across in Red America?

64 percent of Republicans approve of the president’s handling of the war in Iraq. How does tying McCain to Iraq hurt him in the primary? If really wants to go after McCain, they should endorse him as the Republican most likely to take action on global warming. But this…this is a gift. I’m feeling more comfortable about a McCain presidency already.

After all, the air mail line got an applause from the veterans. Of course, MoveOn edited that out. But hey, no one ever accused them of being honest…

Now, my friend Matt Lewis makes an important point:

Give McCain credit for taking it to Iran. I might add that Mitt Romney has also done a good job of this as well. Moveon appears to be afraid of a McCain candidacy — at least, that’s what this attack implies to me

Are they making the calculation that McCain will be the nominee? This stuff does work with independents. Are they being strategic for the general?

And McCain’s response:

“Please, I was talking to some of my old veterans friends,” he told reporters. “My response is, lighten up and get a life.”

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