Lobbyist Ties Threaten McCain Image

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John McCain has pitched himself to the American people as a reformer and an agent of change, someone equipped through years in the Senate and an air of integrity to clean up Washington politics.

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Roy

Tucson, AZ

#1 May 21, 2008
I guess your honeymoon with the MSM is over...
Simbledun

Raleigh, NC

#2 May 21, 2008
No one can run as a major candidate for the Republican Party anymore without getting slimy. He should know that by now.
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#3 May 21, 2008
He can weather this no problem. It is BO and his 57 state gaffes that are going to get him in trouble.
Will

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

#4 May 21, 2008
Awww shucks, too bad for old fart McCain with only 54 lobbyist working for his campaign now. He should hire the unemployed lobbyist that were let go after the Bear Stearns mess.
Zippy

Tampa, FL

#6 May 21, 2008
JCD wrote:
He can weather this no problem.
Sure, all hypocritical Republican politicians seem to survive, sort of like a virus does.

“Constitutional warrior”

Since: May 08

Snydertown, PA

#7 May 21, 2008
The Constitution Party's stance on Congressional Reform
The Congress of the United States has become an overpaid, overstaffed, self-serving institution. It confiscates taxpayer funds to finance exorbitant and unconstitutionally determined salaries, pensions, and perks. Most members of Congress have become more accountable to the Washington establishment than to the people in their home districts. Both houses of Congress are all too often unresponsive and irresponsible, arrogantly placing themselves above the very laws they enact, and beyond the control of the citizens they have sworn to represent and serve.
We seek to abolish Congressional pensions.
It is time for the American people to renew effective supervision of their public servants, to restore right standards and to take back the government. Congress must once again be accountable to the people and obedient to the Constitution, repealing all laws that delegate legislative powers to regulatory agencies, bureaucracies, private organizations, the Federal Reserve Board, international agencies, the President, and the judiciary.
The U.S. Constitution, as originally framed in Article I, Section 3, provided for U.S. Senators to be elected by state legislators. This provided the states direct representation in the legislative branch so as to deter the usurpation of powers that are Constitutionally reserved to the states or to the people.
The Seventeenth Amendment (providing for direct, popular election of U.S. Senators) took away from state governments their Constitutional role of indirect participation in the federal legislative process.
If we are to see a return to the states those powers, programs, and sources of revenue that the federal government has unconstitutionally taken away, then it is also vital that we repeal the Seventeenth Amendment and return to state legislatures the function of electing the U.S. Senate. In so doing, this would return the U.S. Senate to being a body that represents the legislatures of the several states on the federal level and, thus, a tremendously vital part of the designed checks and balances of power that our Constitution originally provided.
We support legislation to prohibit the attachment of unrelated riders to bills. Any amendments must fit within the scope and object of the original bill.
We support legislation to require that the Congressional Record contain an accurate record of proceedings. Members of Congress are not to be permitted to rewrite the speeches delivered during the course of debates, or other remarks offered from the floors of their respective houses; nor may any additional materials be inserted in the Record, except those referred to in the speaker's presentation and for which space is reserved.

CP platform http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platfo...
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#8 May 21, 2008
You have it backwards. The GOP is facing an election disaster this November in the house and senate. BO would have had it made if it were not the whole Rev Wright issue. The GOP is spineless and does not stand up for there principles. I am not a republican, but I do believe in liberty and that government is not the answer to fix all ills. More government means less freedom.
Zippy wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, all hypocritical Republican politicians seem to survive, sort of like a virus does.

“Constitutional warrior”

Since: May 08

Snydertown, PA

#9 May 21, 2008
Bring Government Back Home

The closer civil government is to the people, the more responsible, responsive, and accountable it is likely to be. The Constitution, itself, in Articles I through VI, enumerates the powers which may be exercised by the federal government. Of particular importance is Article I, Section 8 which delineates the authority of the Congress.

The federal government was clearly established as a government of limited authority. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution specifically provides that: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Over time, the limitations of federal government power imposed by the Constitution have been substantially eroded. Preservation of constitutional government requires a restoration of the balance of authority between the federal government and the States as provided in the Constitution, itself, and as intended and construed by those who framed and ratified that document.

We pledge to be faithful to this constitutional requirement and to work methodically to restore to the States and to the people their rightful control over legislative, judicial, executive, and regulatory functions which are not constitutionally delegated to the federal government.

We stand opposed to any regionalization of governments, at any level, which results in removal of decision-making powers from the people or those directly elected by the people.

CP platform http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platfo...

“Constitutional warrior”

Since: May 08

Snydertown, PA

#10 May 21, 2008
The Constitution Party's stance on Congressional Reform
The Congress of the United States has become an overpaid, overstaffed, self-serving institution. It confiscates taxpayer funds to finance exorbitant and unconstitutionally determined salaries, pensions, and perks. Most members of Congress have become more accountable to the Washington establishment than to the people in their home districts. Both houses of Congress are all too often unresponsive and irresponsible, arrogantly placing themselves above the very laws they enact, and beyond the control of the citizens they have sworn to represent and serve.
We seek to abolish Congressional pensions.
It is time for the American people to renew effective supervision of their public servants, to restore right standards and to take back the government. Congress must once again be accountable to the people and obedient to the Constitution, repealing all laws that delegate legislative powers to regulatory agencies, bureaucracies, private organizations, the Federal Reserve Board, international agencies, the President, and the judiciary.
The U.S. Constitution, as originally framed in Article I, Section 3, provided for U.S. Senators to be elected by state legislators. This provided the states direct representation in the legislative branch so as to deter the usurpation of powers that are Constitutionally reserved to the states or to the people.
The Seventeenth Amendment (providing for direct, popular election of U.S. Senators) took away from state governments their Constitutional role of indirect participation in the federal legislative process.
If we are to see a return to the states those powers, programs, and sources of revenue that the federal government has unconstitutionally taken away, then it is also vital that we repeal the Seventeenth Amendment and return to state legislatures the function of electing the U.S. Senate. In so doing, this would return the U.S. Senate to being a body that represents the legislatures of the several states on the federal level and, thus, a tremendously vital part of the designed checks and balances of power that our Constitution originally provided.
We support legislation to prohibit the attachment of unrelated riders to bills. Any amendments must fit within the scope and object of the original bill.
We support legislation to require that the Congressional Record contain an accurate record of proceedings. Members of Congress are not to be permitted to rewrite the speeches delivered during the course of debates, or other remarks offered from the floors of their respective houses; nor may any additional materials be inserted in the Record, except those referred to in the speaker's presentation and for which space is reserved.

CP platform http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platfo...
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#11 May 21, 2008
I hear you Dan, but the DNC/GOP have a strangle on government at the federal level.
DAN CLEMENTS wrote:
Bring Government Back Home
The closer civil government is to the people, the more responsible, responsive, and accountable it is likely to be. The Constitution, itself, in Articles I through VI, enumerates the powers which may be exercised by the federal government. Of particular importance is Article I, Section 8 which delineates the authority of the Congress.
The federal government was clearly established as a government of limited authority. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution specifically provides that: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Over time, the limitations of federal government power imposed by the Constitution have been substantially eroded. Preservation of constitutional government requires a restoration of the balance of authority between the federal government and the States as provided in the Constitution, itself, and as intended and construed by those who framed and ratified that document.
We pledge to be faithful to this constitutional requirement and to work methodically to restore to the States and to the people their rightful control over legislative, judicial, executive, and regulatory functions which are not constitutionally delegated to the federal government.
We stand opposed to any regionalization of governments, at any level, which results in removal of decision-making powers from the people or those directly elected by the people.
CP platform http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platfo...

“Constitutional warrior”

Since: May 08

Snydertown, PA

#15 May 21, 2008
jujubee editor wrote:
Then change it...no not your underwear.
Hmm...now that you've been unmasked why not change your pic to an anti Obama pic. I saw a picture of Obama with horns and goatee and thought of you.
Change the system and vote in independents and other party candidates to the HofR and senate. You foolish people keep trying to send up a 3rd party candidate for Prez. Not gonna happen. You need to get the right people in place to tear down the electoral college...then you can have nonpartisanship. And if you listen to the end of the world fanatics then you only have until 2012 to make these changes...lol
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Can't hurt to try to send a presidential candidate to the white house, and along the way build the party! Go Constitution Party

“Constitutional warrior”

Since: May 08

Snydertown, PA

#16 May 21, 2008
JCD wrote:
I hear you Dan, but the DNC/GOP have a strangle on government at the federal level.
<quoted text>
Grassroots grassroots, put forth a presidential candidate and continue to build the party.
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#17 May 21, 2008
I consider this accurate picture of HRC a masterpiece, thanks for you interest in it.
jujubee editor wrote:
Then change it...no not your underwear.
Hmm...now that you've been unmasked why not change your pic to an anti Obama pic. I saw a picture of Obama with horns and goatee and thought of you.
Change the system and vote in independents and other party candidates to the HofR and senate. You foolish people keep trying to send up a 3rd party candidate for Prez. Not gonna happen. You need to get the right people in place to tear down the electoral college...then you can have nonpartisanship. And if you listen to the end of the world fanatics then you only have until 2012 to make these changes...lol
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Bryce Williamson

Saint Petersburg, FL

#18 May 21, 2008
The nearly 72 year old pooper has muliple skeletons in his closet but just one of many things that will bite him in the a$$ in November.
He visably ages more by the day with the strain of travel and trying to remember what he's flip/flopped on.
Assuming Obama will be his November foe, he'll get ripped apart silly in televised debates and look like the village idiot.
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#20 May 21, 2008
It is scary to think he is only 4 years younger than 'The Swimmer' Ted Kennedy.
Bryce Williamson wrote:
The nearly 72 year old pooper has muliple skeletons in his closet but just one of many things that will bite him in the a$$ in November.
He visably ages more by the day with the strain of travel and trying to remember what he's flip/flopped on.
Assuming Obama will be his November foe, he'll get ripped apart silly in televised debates and look like the village idiot.
jimmy farter

Lakeland, FL

#21 May 21, 2008
and obama - on the take from rezko for $800,000 after denying & lying about it!!!

obama - on the take for $239,000,000 from soros & his internet hatesites!!!!

obama - voting for the newest $300,000,000 farm bill with over $139,000,000 in pork!!! It includes a AMNESTY proposal for ILLEGAL immigrants!!!

obama IS THE GREAT DEVIDER, RACIST, LIAR, AND THIEF!!!!!!!!

If I hear one more time about how obama pretends to be against the war - after voting to extend it & fund it since he became senator - obama is a LIAR!!!!!!

obama has a terrible image & soros' liberal-socialist media makes obama look weak & pathetic!
YoungerThanMcCai n

Clinton, MA

#22 May 21, 2008
The invention and patent of Duct Tape is younger than McCain.

Who will be really running things were he to become a doddering national figurehead?

“Bounce Barry in 12, Dems in 10”

Since: Mar 08

AZ, Sonoran Desert

#23 May 21, 2008
Oh stop. For years and years, "Maverick" McCain has been held up as the Straight Talking ideal of the GOP by the media. He's the same guy he always was. Unfortunately, the media sees a chance to get a REAL socialist in, so suddenly McCain is Mr. Corrupt. Besides, whatever they said McCain did pales in comparison with the corrupt and disgusting people Obama is around.
Schmetterling

Sacramento, CA

#24 May 21, 2008
While the liberal extremists HUSSAIN OSAMA OBAMA and HILLARY THE WITCH are sweating out of all pores, Mr McCain just sits back and smiles.

He wil KO the contender in November.

“VOTE OBAMA 2008”

Since: Apr 08

White House DC

#25 May 21, 2008
HAHAHAHA like he even had a respectable image to start with. Can you say CROOK!!!

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