Sen. McCain Needs to Retire. What Do You Think?

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  1. Paul Wingert profile image59
    Paul Wingertposted 13 years ago

    Right in the middle of the 2008 presidential campaign, McCain suspended his campaign on the excuse that the economy was going "down the tank". Now he opposes Don't Ask, Don't Tell, even though the military brass and others agree to repeal the bam, because our economy is "down the tank", I personally think McCain common scense is "down the tank". He chose a dingbat for a running mate in 2008, that does that tell you?

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      He's not the worst, but he's lost whatever integrity he had and is on a downhill slide to oblivion.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      He opposes DADT, or he opposes the repeal of it, which do you mean?
      Guess I'd better check it out....

      And by the way, that "dingbat" he had for a running mate is no more ditzy than the guy we now have in the highest seat in the land.

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    ahorsebackposted 12 years ago

    While you liberals drink your cool-aid and blame Bush and Macain , the country falls apart under you're new choice of leasership! Blah , Blah , Blah blame .......John Macain is just what a polarized system needed.  Its just that the far left and far right would rather blame each other for your own  inability to take a chance on reality.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      With zero cooperation from the GOP Obama is doing his best to dig the country out of the huge hole Bush put us in: two wars, uncontrolled government budgets, big tax cuts and failure to regulate the banksters.

      1. Jim Hunter profile image61
        Jim Hunterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Obama had two years and a majority to get things done.

        He got health care passed without cooperation from the republicans.

        It seems he (and you) blame the "party of no" when you can't get your hate filled democrat crooks to get something passed on gays in the military.

        Here's a newsflash Ralph, there is another election in two years and your side including Obama is running scared.

        Your side will be defeated again if they don't move to where the majority of Americans are.

        So here's to two more years of meaningless drivel and whining from the congressional democrats.

        The only difference is NOW they really wont be able to get anything done.

        Thank God and the American voter.

        1. tobey100 profile image61
          tobey100posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Not to get too politically incorrect by injecting a little religious reference but.......AMEN

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          On this issue they are with the majority, the wingnuts are against the American people (as expected).

          The majority of Americans want DADT repealed.

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            Brenda Durhamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            I doubt that.

            If it were voted on, and all the conservatives actually felt like their vote would count, so they'd vote, I betcha it would stay in effect.
            Just like Prop 8 did.
            But those of you who rebel would of course take it to a liberal judge who would go against the majority anyway, just like with Prop 8.  Conservatives are under the thumb of Obama's crappy agenda that pretends to want our opinion, then when our opinions don't fall in line with his agenda, we're told to shut up.

            How does it feel, Ron, to be part of the liberal agenda that's bullying America into making immoral laws?

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              How much nonsense can you fit into one post? 

              Homophobic nitwits do not constitute a majority of our population.  The American people, the military-leadership as well as rank and file-are against it, who's left to oppose it?  A gaggle of morons who are living in the dark ages.

              How does it feel to be supporting the forces of hatred and mockery of the teachings of Jesus?

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                Brenda Durhamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                Jesus taught Love, and repentance leading to Salvation. He did not teach us to make laws condoning immorality.   He did not teach us to have a free-for-all at the expense of what is right.

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                  So why do you hate so many of his worshipers?

              2. OpinionDuck profile image60
                OpinionDuckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                How do gays get away with inflammatory, derogatory words like Homophobic.

                We heterosexuals aren't allowed to call them fags, queers and all the other words that they made famous, so why can they get away with it.

                I am not afraid, as the word suffix indicates phobia, I just don't agree with their militant 21st Century way of pushing themselves like a square peg in a round society.

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                  Your reference to pushing pegs into holes indicates a possible source of your fears.

                  Your assumption that only gays are observant enough to recognize Homophobes is incredibly ignorant.

        3. Mike Dale profile image61
          Mike Daleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Let's take it further. This side will win, that side will win, ad nauseum.

          Neither side gives a dang about the people.

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        C.J. Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Doing his best?

        Lets look at that:

        He promised to end the wars. So far he is simply continuing the Bush strategy.

        He promised to end pork. So far he has made excuses.

        He continued the flawed idea of stimulus. Another failed idea from Bush.

        He bested Bush's 800 billion spending increase by 200 billion. So I guess in the warped view of some this is an improvement.

        And we thought McCain was just another Bush!LOL

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    Brenda Durhamposted 12 years ago


    Okay, so McCain opposes the repeal, at least at this time.  Very good!  Because as he said, the "survey" is representative of only a small portion of troops.  Typical carp; apparently the gay agenda is influencing this big-time.  There are probably oodles of troops who are scared to sound off against the gay agenda, given the harrassment and denial of their freedom of speech these days.

    My only problem with McCain is that he (like Sarah Palin and most other people with influence) is that he's too soft.  Lieberman's a politically-correct putz who claims morality but really hasn't any in this situation.

    America needs representatives who refuse to fall into the modern politically-correct step.   McCain, for years, has tried to do the right things, but he always ends up backing off instead of taking an outright bold stance.   If he had taken a bold stance just before the Election, that usurper Obama might've been booted out of the arena like he should've been.  But....I understand how hard it would've been.  And McCain would've been blamed for the riots that would've followed.  So.....he did what he thought was best at the time to PROTECT the AMERICAN PEOPLE from a civil war.

    He's got some integrity, indeed.
    But he's in the minority when it comes to taking a bold conservative stance.  He has not enough backing in Congress, even with the other conservative leaders.  They're all cowed down by the Left, in fear for their reputations and their jobs.

    He has said this is his last term in Office; gonna retire after this.   I would wish he could be part of keeping DADT in effect.

    And to all responses who oppose my views, so what!
    I have no qualms about saying DADT should stay in effect.  Either that, or else a MORE STERN policy should be put in effect.   This carpy issue should NEVER even be at the forefront of military issues.   The Left's agenda even has our soldiers in an uproar over a thing that should be kept in the closet, not thrown in the face of men and women who're laying their lives on the line for ALL of America.

    Who needs to retire?
    Obama needs to retire.
    Pelosi needs to retire.

    And BUSH needs to come OUT Of retirement and use his influence to LEAD this Nation BACK to some common sense and morality, instead of saying "oh well, being President is a hard job and I won't say anything negative about Obama".

    Instead, he rests on his laurels while America goes down the toilet.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 12 years ago

    McCain and most of the other doddering fools as well!

  5. Amez profile image66
    Amezposted 12 years ago

    I believe its time we place a few worthy apprentices under him so he can teach them the true structure and orginal reason our goverment was created and what the orginal processes that were adopted that brought this great nation to be loved and respected by most of the world. Some say that sense the world has place the senior citizens in seperate commuties and retirement homes, that the family of this greatnation have become somewhat burden with allot of enternal problems. So lets not send our Leaders to pasture before thier time, lets placed stronger postions of need before them.

  6. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    I really like and respect McCain, but I'm disappointed with his stance on DADT. He never wanted Palin, but the far right thought he was too moderate (not conservative enough), so they made him take Palin to appease the super-right. We should have had McCain instead of W in the first place! Thank you, Karl Rove.

  7. nflagator profile image70
    nflagatorposted 12 years ago

    Wow, how did I get in here?  Oh yes, politics. 
    I’ll tread softly here.

    I believe this started with:   
    Sen. McCain Needs to Retire. What Do You Think?

    Answer: Yes
    I wish to offer my thanks to Senator McCain for his many years of service.  I look forward to reading the autobiography. 

    OH, While I’m here, did anyone else see the movie CASINO JACK, where Kevin Spacey plays Jack Abramoff, the Washington Super-Lobbyist who was busted in 2002?  OMG, EXCELLENT movie!  I think it perfectly depicts the goings-on in Washington and how things REALLY work on the Hill.


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