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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    An elected official needs to make clear their beliefs on issues. More importantly they need to represent his/her constituents by listening to what they want or believe. Hence a good elected official will be flexible on issues and may vote differently that what they personally believe in. At least, IMO, is the way things should work. McCain is a good politician and honorable man. Since he represents people of Arizona, what really matters is what we think of him.
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    McCain has no integrity. He started catering to the radical right during the GOP primaries because he saw that as his in.
    Now he is again catering to the far right in order to fight against a challenge by a far right challenger.

    McCain will say whatever he feels he has to say to be popular. The man has no integrity.
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    McCain has no integrity. He started catering to the radical right during the GOP primaries because he saw that as his in.
    Now he is again catering to the far right in order to fight against a challenge by a far right challenger.

    McCain will say whatever he feels he has to say to be popular. The man has no integrity.
    That is your opinion and your entitled to it. Since your in CA, you must be proud of officials like Feinstien and Pelosi. guess they would never pander to the left to get elected?
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    No, more like this is McCain, and why he didn't inspire the Conservative base. Not this issue, but his inability to stick to his guns, to hold to his principles, to be someone that could be trusted.

    His stance changes with the winds.
    If he didn't inspire the conservative base then why did they elect him in the primaries to run for President?
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    McCain has no integrity. He started catering to the radical right during the GOP primaries because he saw that as his in.
    Now he is again catering to the far right in order to fight against a challenge by a far right challenger.

    McCain will say whatever he feels he has to say to be popular. The man has no integrity.
    There are lots of conservatives in this country, this forum, and even right here in this thread that believe McCain was not conservative enough and lost the votes of the far right. Apparently the far right wasn't excited enough to get out and vote for McCain.

    So I wonder which one it is? Was McCain too far right or not far enough?
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I suppose ignoring/denying one's own words and convictions could be considered "mavericky."

    I wonder if McCain's growing battle for his Congressional seat has anything to do with it?
    Ah, you noticed that too! Well of course to be a good Republican these days he has to mutate into the base expectations of what a Republican must represent.
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    If he didn't inspire the conservative base then why did they elect him in the primaries to run for President?
    He was the best they had to offer. And the field isn't looking too much better for 2012. Maybe Cosmo boy will be pushed forward. Yeahhh, Cosmo Boy and the Barracuda!
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    He was the best they had to offer. And the field isn't looking too much better for 2012. Maybe Cosmo boy will be pushed forward. Yeahhh, Cosmo Boy and the Barracuda!
    I just don't understand the republican voters complaints about McCain. THEY elected him to run. They had Huckabee, Ron Paul, Romney... I'm not saying they're great choices, but Huckabee and Paul were much more conservative choices than McCain. Especially a fiscal conservative like Paul.

    Some repubs say McCain is a RINO and that's why he lost. He's not conservative enough. Yet when they had a chance to vote for someone else they didn't. They elected McCain.
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    The new law will be called I KNOW NUTTINK, I SEE NUTTINK.
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    Re: McCain appears to shift on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    That is your opinion and your entitled to it. Since your in CA, you must be proud of officials like Feinstien and Pelosi. guess they would never pander to the left to get elected?
    Feinstein and Pelosi have never pretended to be anything that they are not.

    McCain on the otherhand....flip flops right and left depending on where the political barometer is....
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