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Words do have consequences

March 23, 2014

To the editor: I find the most unfortunate and intemperate choice of words uttered recently by 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen....

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Hagrid

Mar-23-14 12:49 AM

Wow. Our problems overseas couldn't possibly be due to Obama ticking off our allies, siding with the wrong sides in the mideast, setting "red lines", then doing nothing when they are crossed, or telling Russia that we would not defend our allies?

Our failed foreign policy is McCain's fault.

Get real.

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bKnees

Mar-23-14 6:10 AM

I have to agree with you Mr. Hord. This atmosphere of hate swirling around our president is a direct reflection of the kind of person you are talking about...these self-named "patriots", so out-spoken, critical, condemning, AND so blinded by hate, they can't even bring themselves to rally behind our leader in time of national need. It's all really boils down to a self serving political performance. Shameful.

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RPG0340

Mar-23-14 10:50 AM

How can this issue be McCain's fault? McCain lost the election of 5+ years ago? bKnees, please explain all this "hate" you see everywhere. Herman Cain is black, was an early frontrunner in the presidential race until the DNC dived head first into his personal life for what they would consider to be a resume enhancement. Dr. Ben Carson, a black man is another presidential candidate for the upcoming election, conservatives do not hate him. Allen West is a black conservative. Conservatives do not speak critically of him. How come "hate" only applies when someone disagrees with your and your party's view? Could it be that skin color has nothing to do with it, and policy is the reason we cannot stand Obama?

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Hagrid

Mar-23-14 10:54 AM

bknees, please provide links to where Putin, the Ukraine, Israel, or any other foreign country or leader blames McCain for America's failed foreign policy.

'K?

Then explain why intelligent folks should follow an inexperienced, failing, narcissistic person to destruction.

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RPG0340

Mar-23-14 10:56 AM

We have been in a time of national need since Obama was elected. What has he done?

Well, he passed obummacare that brought our country further into debt, covered none of the people that paid for it, and made it possible for kids to live with mommy and daddy to become good little content slaves as they beg for handouts.

He, allowed an ambassador and his security detail to be slaughtered, then he blamed it on an innocent American citizen's video, raided his home, and had him jailed.

He allowed guns to be moved into Mexico to cause murder and mayhem, resulting in the death of a border patrol agent.

He granted a loan to Solyndra, a company owned by his buddy. The company flopped and the loan was never repayed.

He bows to foreign leaders.

What has he done to benefit this country because I have yet to see it?

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Arnold

Mar-23-14 11:05 AM

John McCain is a patriot and national hero. Read about him. End of conversation.

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Hagrid

Mar-23-14 12:46 PM

How's the Clinton/Obama "RESET" (or "OVERCHARGED" in Russian) going?

Don't you think Obama's apology to Romney for making fun of Romney's warning about Russia is long overdue?

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Echobravo

Mar-23-14 5:11 PM

Mccain is a patriot and national hero MILITARILY SPEAKING only. As far as representing America as a congressman, GET REAL. He is worthless and only concerned with the republican party. That is NOT a patriot when you only represent one part of your state. That goes for democrats as well. He IS still BITTER that he lost to Obama, thus making the entire country pay for it. He S U C K S in my book as a congressman and a representative for this country in foreign affairs.

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Echobravo

Mar-23-14 5:18 PM

rpg - What has he done?

Killed Osama Bin Laden AND other high ranking foreign terrorist.

Fattened your bank account if you have your money in the markets.

The auto industry is thriving again.

Whether you want to believe it but jobs are growing (slowly, but consistent).

People like you should move to another country (maybe russia since you give an impression admiration of putin's strength. YOU and OTHERS ONLY FOCUS on what's wrong in America without acknowledging what's right. Has anything every went wrong in other presidencies republican included.

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Hagrid

Mar-23-14 6:17 PM

EB, you obviously know nothing of McCain's accomplishments. Only concerned with the Republican party you say? He broke with Bush on HMO reform, opposed Bush's tax cuts, defended Jim Jeffords when he left the Republican party and became an independent, stating he was defending Jeffords against "self-appointed inforcers of party loyalty".

eb, where DO you get your wealth of misinformation?

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Echobravo

Mar-23-14 6:35 PM

I am very AWARE of mccain's past accomplishments, NOW he is one of the grumpy old white men of the republican (as well known by most of the country). He is in the elite group of obstructionist and a contributor as to what's wrong in America. It is what it is...but you still don't see that with all your wealth of knowledge and insight.

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Hagrid

Mar-23-14 8:42 PM

What has he obstructed?

More federal spending?

Obamacare?

Weakening of our nation's standing around the world?

Dependence on foreign oil?

Using food (corn) to produce engine-clogging fuel, and subsidizing this mistake?

Killing innocent unborn children?

Which of these McCain's obstructionist views are you opposed to?

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RPG0340

Mar-23-14 8:50 PM

EB, Obama didn't kill anyone, except a border patrol agent, and a US ambassador and his security team.

As for the OBL raid, he could have droned him, he could have authorized and airstrike both of which would be minimal risk to US forces. However, he chose the DEVGRU raid because bringing bin dirtbag's body back would score him some election points. Do you think he authorized the raid for the country or himself? Be honest! The economy is still in the crapper. The auto industry (GM) is still garbage. And he did create jobs well, if you count firing one full time employee and hiring two part timers in their place because of Obamacare.

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RPG0340

Mar-23-14 8:52 PM

EB you should read or watch "Atlas Shrugged." You've got some real growing up to do.

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Echobravo

Mar-23-14 10:45 PM

Good fox/drug boy talking points. One day you all will get your hate blinders off and see what's good about this country. Its KILLS you and fox news that he killed "High Profile" terrorist including Bin Laden. Go ahead and say benghazi...Our infrastructure is crumbling and until another bridge collapses and kill Americans congress will continue to obstruct that. WHEN YOUR CONGRESS UNDERMINES A PRESIDENT. THAT IS WHAT MAKES AMERICA WEAK. By way the killing of unborn babies sounds like an AMERICAN social issue (religion). Blame it on America's declining morality this includes YOUR CONGRESS.

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TomSays

Mar-24-14 5:18 AM

Racists and Bigots continue to dog President Obama especially among the rich white Republicans like the negative comments here. They hate the fact that we have a black president for the first time in our history who happens to be a Democrat. They call him many bad names, and that behavior is just plain wrong. As for John McCain - he's just showing his sour grapes because the president whipped him good in the 2008 election.

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PimpDaddyBoss

Mar-24-14 7:50 AM

Hey Tom I would not accuse anyone of being a bigot if I were you. Do you still have a fetish about a certain football coach being taken off the field in handcuffs?

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Hagrid

Mar-24-14 7:56 AM

When a person spouts so much hate (calling us names, claiming a great American like McCain is worthless, a grumpy old man, bitter, s u c k s, obstructionist, and that is just one page) then calls others haters, psychologist s call it PROJECTION.

Killing unborn children is a "social issue". Wow.

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RPG0340

Mar-24-14 9:26 AM

Echobravo and Tomsays, that is the best you guys can come up with? Looks like the conservatives pulled off an early victory here once again. You guys contribute nothing of substance. Calling us bigots and racists are hallmarks of a liberal losing an argument.

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RPG0340

Mar-24-14 9:39 AM

EB you know what really makes me laugh? After all of what is going on in the world, Obama still makes time to get on TV and fill out his college basketball bracket. Yes, truly the mark of a great leader, take time to go screw around and play flippin games. What a loser.

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bKnees

Mar-24-14 10:37 AM

That is a very good point, Echobravo, regarding the positive accomplishments of our president that somehow get overlooked in the need to focus on their vitriol.

I can deal with it – to an extent - from the ordinary population, but when it is on display in some of our elected officials, who admittedly have an organized agenda to obstruct and damage the president’s term of office, I am offended. They clearly do not care for our country; they are currently NOT patriots, regardless of their past contributions; they do not have a sense of fair play, sportsmanship, or compromise; and in my opinion are dishonorable.

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Hagrid

Mar-24-14 10:42 AM

tomsays, Democrats weren't to nice to Herman Cain when he was running for the same seat, were they?

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Hagrid

Mar-24-14 10:49 AM

RPG0340: "Calling us bigots and racists are hallmarks of a liberal losing an argument."

Next they will call us Nazis.

"Our president is a crackhead."

True. What say you eb? bknees? tomsays?

bknees: "our elected officials, who admittedly have an organized agenda to obstruct and damage the president’s term of office"

You are obviously talking about the Democrats, who have left the Republicans out of virtually every decision, who have blocked virtually every bill coming out of the House, and not allowed conservative bills in the Senate to even reach the floor.

"I am offended."

As you should be. Problem is, as proved by your inability to support any of your statements/views, you have no idea who is really to blame.

"They clearly do not care for our country; they are currently NOT patriots, regardless of their past contributions; they do not have a sense of fair play, sportsmanship, or compromise; and in my opinion are dishonorable

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Hagrid

Mar-24-14 10:57 AM

I almost forgot. Richard, have you found all those reports of foreign countries/leaders blaming McCain for our troubles overseas?

eb, bknees, tomsays, can you help him out?

Without a preponderance of proof, your supposed points are just personal beliefs, stated publicly, some might call them lies.

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Echobravo

Mar-24-14 4:13 PM

Why would anyone be nice to Herman Cain. His morals were a little/alot shakey with all the "sexual harassment" complaints against him. Didn't he "settle" on at least one?

rpg - EB, Obama only drones people to get him in the news. AT LEAST YOU ARE GIVING OBAMA CREDIT FOR KILLING TERRORIST. GO FIGURE..LOL. You would down him if he was not, but your acknowledgement of him doing so is enough.

Carson, Allen, Cain (all minorities) can't get the minority vote because they are right wing nuts saying what other nuts say. Their rhetoric is name calling WITHOUT ONE GOOD SOLUTION FOR THE COUNTRY. Oh, just like the rest of the republican party. Repeal Obamacare (then what??), create jobs (when).

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