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McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« on: July 29, 2013, 07:24:14 PM »
McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
7/29/13
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2013/07/29/obama-and-the-suck-up-senator/?subscriber=1

WASHINGTON - There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals in the 2008 presidential campaign and foes over health care and national security to bipartisan partners.

Yet in recent months, an alignment on high-profile domestic issues - not to mention an eye on their respective legacies - has transformed Obama and McCain into Washington's most unexpected odd couple. The Arizona senator is a regular visitor to the West Wing and in near-daily contact with senior White House officials.

McCain, in an Associated Press interview, said that he and Obama "trust each other." White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, among the Obama advisers who speak regularly with McCain, praised the lawmaker as a "refreshing" partner who "welcomes a debate and welcomes action."

Like any good business arrangement in the nation's capital, the secret to the new Obama-McCain alliance ultimately comes down to this: Both sides believe that working together is mutually beneficial and carries little political risk.

For Obama, the senator has become a rare Republican backer of important elements on the president's second term agenda, including immigration overhaul, stricter background checks for gun buyers, and perhaps a fall budget deal.

In return, McCain has secured increased access to the White House and an opportunity to redeem his reputation as a Capitol Hill "maverick." That image was tainted when McCain tacked to the right during his failed 2008 presidential run against Obama.

"I've told the people of Arizona, I will work with any president if there are ways I can better serve Arizona and the country," McCain said. "That seems to be an old-fashioned notion but it's the case."

Indeed, the level of attention lavished on a functional working relationship between the Democratic president and the Republican senator underscores how rare such partnerships have been during Obama's tenure.

Lawmakers, including some Democrats, long have chafed at Obama's distant dealings with Capitol Hill and his supposed lack of understanding about how Congress operates.

It's unlikely that Obama and McCain's partnership will lead to a larger detente between the White House and congressional Republicans. While McCain may have sway over some like-minded members of the Senate Republican caucus, he has considerably less influence with his party's more conservative wing, particularly in the GOP-controlled House.

Still, the White House is hopeful that forging policy breakthroughs with McCain and other Senate Republicans will isolate the House GOP and perhaps persuade them to act.

The first test of that strategy probably will be the White House-backed immigration overhaul. McCain helped write and shepherd the bill through the Senate last month. Its future in the House is deeply uncertain.

The administration also will try to work with McCain ahead of impending budget battles, McDonough said, given that the senator and the White House agree there is a negative impact from across-the-board federal budget cuts, particularly on the military and defense industry.

McDonough said it's not just a shared view on policy that has made McCain an attractive partner to Obama on these and other issues. It's their mutual disdain for Washington meetings that never move beyond the standard talking points.

"Part of what's great to work with him is his impatience with that," McDonough said. "You can kind of get into the meat of the matter very quickly"

Obama and McCain were never close during the president's brief tenure in the Senate. While McCain is a creature of Capitol Hill, Obama largely saw Congress as a stepping stone to bigger things. The relationship deteriorated during frequent clashes in the 2008 presidential campaign, and it often appeared during Obama's first term like it would never recover.

In 2010, the two sparred during a televised negotiating session on health care. McCain chastised Obama for brokering deals behind closed doors, to which the president snapped, "We're not campaigning anymore. The election is over."

McCain replied: "I'm reminded of that every day."

White House advisers still bristle over McCain's accusations that the administration covered up details of last year's deadly attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, as well as his relentless criticism of former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's role in that alleged effort.

McCain's criticism contributed to Rice's decision to withdraw from consideration as Obama's secretary of state. She now serves as White House national security adviser, a post that does not require Senate confirmation.

McDonough acknowledged that McCain's role in keeping the Benghazi controversy alive has been a source of frustration. But he credited the senator with largely shelving his criticism of Rice once she joined the White House staff.

"The way he's worked with her since she became national security adviser speaks to his interest in making sure that even where we disagree, we're finding a way to work together when we can," McDonough said. "I know the president has appreciated that."

McCain said his stronger ties with the president on domestic issues won't keep him from challenging the president on national security issues, including Syria, where McCain backs a more aggressive U.S. response than does the administration. But he said there's a way to strike an appropriate balance.

"He is the president of the United States," McCain said. "You can strongly disagree and still be respectful."

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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 07:49:55 PM »
  Why doesn't LIL Johny bring in his crew of TaliBan to reinforce his stance.
  He allready has!

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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 07:54:33 PM »
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"Bedfellows" is a short story by Harry Turtledove, first published in Fantasy & Science Fiction, (June, 2005), and reprinted in Atlantis and Other Places (December, 2010). It is a sharp and none-too-subtle political satire, depicting a same-sex marriage between two characters known only as "O" and "W". Although never named, characteristics displayed by both characters make it abundantly clear that the newly married couple is Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush.

The satire's fundamental point is that, for better and for worse, the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, which were in part masterminded by bin Laden, defined Bush's presidency and bin Laden's status a hero among extremist Muslims. Turtledove takes that inextricable link between the two men, and takes it to its most illogical extreme.

Small excerpt....

BEDFELLOWS
When I was at ComicCon a few years ago, I got to talking with a fine San Diego poet, Terry Hertzler. We agreed that, in an odd way, the then-President and a certain terrorist leader had done more for each other than to each other. Stretch that to its illogical extreme and what you get is “Bedfellows.” I owe the title and several other fine suggestions to Gordon van Gelder, who bought it for Fantasy & Science Fiction. It’s not real. Of course it’s not real. It could never, ever happen. Nahhh.
HT

There are photographers. There are strobing flashes. They know ahead of time there will be. They leave their rented limo and walk across the Boston Common toward the State House hand in hand, heads held high. They’re in love, and they want to tell the world about it.

W is tall, in a conservative—compassionate, oh yes, but conservative—gray suit with television-blue shirt and maroon neck-tie. O is taller, and his turban lends him a few extra inches besides. His shalwar kamiz is of all-natural fabrics. He’s trimmed his beard for the occasion—just a little, but you can tell.

“How did you meet?” a reporter calls to the two of them.

They both smile. O’s eyes twinkle. If that’s not mascara, he has the longest eyelashes in the world. Their hands squeeze—W’s right, O’s left. “Oh, we’ve been chasing each other for years,” W says coyly. Joy fills his drawl.

“It is so. Inshallah, we shall be together forever,” O says. “Truly God is great, to let us find such happiness.”

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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 09:06:52 PM »
  Why doesn't LIL Johny bring in his crew of TaliBan to reinforce his stance.
  He allready has!
Mr. Jones may I add: 'The Song Bird is Still Singing the Same Old Song'

 McCain not only crosses aisles: He also speaks with a Forked Tongue  :P
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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 09:55:26 PM »
McLame might have actually been a worse President than Ovomit.
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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 09:59:04 PM »
McLame might have actually been a worse President than Ovomit.
BULLSEYE and very funny! thanks Monkeypox  ;D
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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 10:08:47 PM »
McLame might have actually been a worse President than Ovomit.

But not worse enough to matter.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UthMHjoNyjA (Giant Douche vs. Turd Sandwich)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUfpYPdDDnA (The BEST of the SNL Presidential Debates!)

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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 10:28:19 PM »
But not worse enough to matter.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UthMHjoNyjA (Giant Douche vs. Turd Sandwich)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUfpYPdDDnA (The BEST of the SNL Presidential Debates!)

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s08e08-douche-and-turd




For the record, I liked Giant Douche.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 10:33:05 PM »
For the record, I liked Giant Douche.
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 10:55:26 PM »
He has been bouncing around so much, I am suprised there is not a pinball game named after him.
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 11:20:19 PM »
He has been bouncing around so much, I am suprised there is not a pinball game named after him.
KD7ONE: There is a Game named for McPain...

It's called: 'I Lie and they believe'

 
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 01:41:46 AM »
Bitter rivals?  Who is smoking what?  The 08 presidential election… smelled… BOTH big party candidates were NOT eligible based on their controversial birth location?
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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 01:58:30 AM »
There is no aisle... Party politics is DEAD! There are only individuals now and it is up to us, the People, to make sure our representatives see them themselves as Representatives FOR their constituents, their electorate, working in accordance with and in defense of the Constitution and our Republic, or we must recall them!

We must make sure they DO NOT see themselves as "lawmakers"... that moniker is such a malignant misnomer when referencing these arrogant bastards... It makes me rage every time it is used to describe anyone but God Almighty.

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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2013, 02:10:45 AM »
Bitter rivals?  Who is smoking what?  The 08 presidential election… smelled… BOTH big party candidates were NOT eligible based on their controversial birth location?
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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 02:40:03 AM »
South Park on McCain versus Obama:

The subplot of the episode is where Obama and McCain turns out to be jewel thief leaders of a heist club known as the "Presidential Crime Syndicate" and staged the entire election so that one of them could gain access to the Oval Office

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_Last_Night..._%28South_Park%29
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2013, 02:47:38 AM »
South Park on McCain versus Obama:

The subplot of the episode is where Obama and McCain turns out to be jewel thief leaders of a heist club known as the "Presidential Crime Syndicate" and staged the entire election so that one of them could gain access to the Oval Office

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_Last_Night..._%28South_Park%29
Very interesting Monkeypox:  8) and it is not a coincidence that the Script was written before the event...Mind Control all day long... ;D
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2013, 03:33:42 AM »
Very interesting Monkeypox:  8) and it is not a coincidence that the Script was written before the event...Mind Control all day long... ;D

Those South Park boys know what's up, even though they might dress a little funny.   ;)



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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2013, 10:08:02 AM »
Those South Park boys know what's up, even though they might dress a little funny.   ;)




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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2013, 10:15:53 AM »
Ha-Ha Men In Drag?--not my bag!! ???

 ( Flaming Photo Monkeypox---well worth the laugh :D)

LOL yeah, they wore that to some sort of awards ceremony.

Those two are just not right.
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Re: McCain crosses aisle to stand with Obama
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 10:23:02 AM »
Matt and Trey were actually poking fun at Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow in that pic.



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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2013, 10:29:19 AM »
Matt and Trey were actually poking fun at Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow in that pic.





Really? I thought Jennifer and Gwyneth wore those outfits because of Matt and Trey.   :D
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2013, 11:51:13 AM »
related:

John McCain meets with Al Qaeda rebels in Syria


Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,
a proponent of U.S. military action in Syria - and a vocal opponent of President Obama's Syrian policy - sneaked across the Syrian border and met with rebels there, CBS News has learned.

The trip was in the works "for weeks, if not months," the executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force told CBS News' Clarissa Ward. "It's something the senator has wanted to do for quite some time because he's pro-active on the subject of the U.S. being more directly involved in Syria and helping to create the necessary changes on the ground to end the conflict."

While on a trip to Turkey, McCain met with the leader of the Syrian rebels, Gen. Salem Idris, who accompanied the senator across the border at Bab Salameh and facilitated a series of meetings with assembled leaders of the Free Syrian Army.

McCain's visit was first reported by The Daily Beast.

The Daily Beast reports that during the meetings, rebel leaders called on the U.S. to increase its support to the Syrian opposition and provide them with heavy weapons, a no-fly zone, and airstrikes on the Syrian regime and Hezbollah forces.

"The visit of Senator McCain to Syria is very important and very useful especially at this time," Idris told the Daily Beast. "We need American help to have change on the ground; we are now in a very critical situation."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57586327/mccain-sneaks-across-turkey-syrian-border-meets-with-rebels/
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2013, 05:00:17 PM »
Matt and Trey were actually poking fun at Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow in that pic.





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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 08:03:13 PM »
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has asked two senior Republican senators to travel to Egypt to meet with its military leaders and the opposition, as Cairo's allies struggle with how to address the turmoil convulsing the country.

Senator John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hope to travel to Egypt next week, Graham said on Tuesday.
                  Just the fact that Oby  has put LIL Johny McCain in the big dogs muppet crew is not a good sign.
                           Did Johny get the hard word from the elites or was it an invitation.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 08:27:29 PM »
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has asked two senior Republican senators to travel to Egypt to meet with its military leaders and the opposition, as Cairo's allies struggle with how to address the turmoil convulsing the country.

Senator John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hope to travel to Egypt next week, Graham said on Tuesday.
                  Just the fact that Oby  has put LIL Johny McCain in the big dogs muppet crew is not a good sign.
                           Did Johny get the hard word from the elites or was it an invitation.
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Great insight Mr. Jones and may I say: 'McPain is a mess and a traitor!
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2013, 06:18:45 AM »
Great insight Mr. Jones and may I say: 'McPain is a mess and a traitor!

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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2013, 09:03:08 AM »
That's what globalist minions, LIKE MCCAIN, do. They support whatever their GLOBALISTS MASTERS TELL THEM TO SUPPORT. JOHN DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WORDS LIKE: integrity, and being loyal to the American people.

MCCAIN CROSSED THE AISLE LONG AGO - HE IS A RINO (REPUBLICAN IN NAME ONLY)! HE IS PROVING IT ONCE AGAIN!


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