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    Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick - washingtonpost.com

    Two and a half months removed from his defeat in the race for the presidency, colleagues say, McCain bears more resemblance to the unpredictable and frequently bipartisan lawmaker they have served with for decades than the man who ran an often scathing campaign against Barack Obama. In some instances, he's even carrying water for his former rival.

    "Mac is back!" one of his devoted friends in the Senate declared as McCain walked into the chamber Wednesday to deliver his first speech of the 111th Congress: a blunt admonishment of Republicans delaying Hillary Rodham Clinton's confirmation as secretary of state.

    "I remind all my colleagues: We had an election," McCain noted. "I think the message the American people are sending us now is they want us to work together, and get to work."


    So Dems, you like him again?


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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So Dems, you like him again?
    Yes I do. In fact, I never stopped thinking he was a great senator.

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    This man would have been a disaster as prez.
    I agree. The Senate is where he belongs.
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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Now here's the real McCain. Yes, he would have been a total disaster as President.

    I guess like Obama, Mccain thinks partisan differences are really just petty grievances, huh?

    I wonder how he squares that with his disagreement with Obama's policies?

    Unpredictable ain't the word. He's politically weak.

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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So Dems, you like him again?


    This man would have been a disaster as prez.
    His campaign obviously took a large toll on him. I don't think he is fit, physically, to be President of the United States. And I'd rather watch the Communist Party of America take the Presidency then Sarah Palin.

    McCain did not seem like his normal-self until his speech at the end of the election. I think he will once again be a great, if not the greatest, player in the Senate. His time for Presidency was 4 or 8 years ago, not this election.
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    I can't see why any informed person liked him. Between McCain-Feingold and his pandering during the election. He is a joke.
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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    I think McCain will be the new leader of the Obammunist faction of the Senate.
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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think McCain will be the new leader of the Obammunist faction of the Senate.

    Hey, I used that word first
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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is the new herald for the future "Have no fear, Government will assume all risk".
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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    McCain did not seem like his normal-self until his speech at the end of the election. I think he will once again be a great, if not the greatest, player in the Senate. His time for Presidency was 4 or 8 years ago, not this election.
    WHich is why I voted for him over George Bush in the primary eight years ago.
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    Re: Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Prove it, bubba. I first used the term on 10 Nov 08 (Obamunist)
    Last edited by American; 01-23-09 at 06:28 PM.
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