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John McCain

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    July 19, 2012

    John McCain Understands Nothing Says 'I'm in the Muslim Brotherhood!' Like Marrying a Jew

    If you are one of those Democrats or Republicans who, regardless of party, actually liked John McCain once upon a time, and who found that -- until he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate -- he was the kind of fellow inclined to put country before party on important matters, take note. That John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    The People Trying To Ruin The Internet: John McCain

    At the Voice, we have been regularly following internet policy developments. We figured it would be cool -- maybe even a public service? -- to ID people who keep pushing for web-killing proposals such as CISPA, SOPA, and PIPA in this new, occasional feature: "The People Trying To Ruin The Internet." ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Mark Salter Wrote O, the Obama Novel; The Daily Launching For Real This Time

    ​O: A Presidential Novel is the fictitious telling of the 2012 presidential campaign from an anonymous insider -- or at least "someone who has been in the room with Barack Obama" -- which has been met with a pretty collective "meh" from the media, both when it comes to its mysterious creator a ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Cindy McCain Flip-Flops on Gay Rights

    ​Cindy McCain, the wife of Senator John McCain, is a little less outspoken right now than a couple of days ago. Just the other day, she was part of an all-star anti-bullying video in which she criticized the government's failure to let gays be open in the military.

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    September 12, 2010

    Meghan McCain Gets Liberal Media-ed

    ​"Daughter of John McCain Is a Rebel," declares the New York Times on Sunday. She couldn't have said it better herself. The 25-year-old Meghan fancies herself the zany future of the Republican party (loves the gays!), but has made more splash for her image and cultivation thereof than her poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Jersey Shore's Snooki and Senator John McCain Confront Tanning Tax and Other Things That Are Totally Ruining America

    ​Okay, so this reality television personage known as "Snooki" (a/k/a Nicole Polizzi, you probably know her as "the girl who got punched in the face on the Jersey Shore") said some things about President Obama's proposed, totally bogus tanning tax during the second season's first episode. Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Video: 'Complete The Danged Fence' McCain Campaign Apparently Not a Joke

    If John McCain is trying to advocate for (A) Arizona as a state that isn't looked at as the most ass-backwards place in America at this very moment (B) Ageism as something not to be laughed about, but to be taken very seriously. (C) Himself as a political voice who can still speak on a national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    John McCain and Sarah Palin: Together Forever, Again

    ​The supposed definition of insanity is when people do the same things over again, and expect different results.

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    January 24, 2010

    John McCain is shocked to discover that campaign finance reform is dead.

    Campaign finance reform is, after this week's Supreme Court decision equating corporate political spending with first-amendment protected political speech, essentially dead, and the most recent Republican candidate for president has decided that he's not happy about that. John McCain, who was initia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Meghan McCain's Romantic Life Cursed by Politics, Losers

    We had managed to keep a mercifully vague impression of John McCain's daughter Meghan as a blandly cheerful young woman, and would have been pleased to keep it that way, but someone thrust in front of us this Daily Beast feature she wrote about her dating life, and now we are genuinely concerned for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008
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    November 12, 2008

    How Obama's Hopesters Took Ohio

    An ailing factory town votes for change

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    November 11, 2008

    Stop Blaming Sarah Palin!

    As the Republicans scramble to deal with the death blow of the recent election, all their focus in the last week has been on how Sarah Palin was the root of the party's public demise. And she was! But even with a more seasoned running mate, McCain would have crumbled in defeat since there was such a ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    November 5, 2008
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    November 5, 2008

    Gum Election = The Poor Man's FiveThirtyEight.com

    Should you want to see this bigger, click. So not only did FiveThirtyEight.com nail the outcome of last night's election, this highly scientific Gum Election found by our pals in St. Louis totally picked the winners too! The votes weren't proportional—seven gum dollops to two, and there's some de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Barnes, Kristol, Marva Call It For McCain

    On Fox News Fred Barnes, decrying the "laughable" bias of the media (from which class the veteran commentator is somehow exempt), calls today's election for McCain, saying that the electorate will split evenly but McCain will eke out a win in the Electoral College. Foremost among his reasons: people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Obama-Wright Ad Brainchild of Moonie Scribe

    In recent days you've probably seen this last big McCain attack ad, which resurrects Reverend Wright to scare nervous honkies. Stef from Daily Kos discovers that the PAC that sponsors it, the "National Republican Trust," was founded by Scott Wheeler, previously a writer for the Unification Church's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Closely Watched Polls: '08 Election Cops Observant, Specific

    Give credit to Our Vote Live: They're not letting anything get past them. Their feed is recording trouble tickets such as, "Didn't get his sample ballot, and was worried he wasn't registered. We verified that he was registered, and let him know where to vote." McCain supporters have for the moment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Rightbloggers Not Enjoying Election Day

    Watchman, what of the Right? The current mood: dour and retributive! At National Review the rightbloggers trade optimistic emails. One correspondent says there were fewer black people at her polling place than in 2004, so "there's still hope!!" Kathryn J. Lopez is so in need of affirmation that sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    McCain Winning!!1! 8-3

    The bobbleheads have called Kentucky for McCain and Vermont for Obama. That means McCain is ahead 8-3, and if the election gets rained out, McCain is our new President. Update: MSNBC is downright weird. When Chris Matthews says South Carolina results are "too close to call," Eugene Robinson (a form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    South Carolina Adds to McCain Landslide Honorable Defeat

    South Carolina, the screen-talkers say, is going for John McCain. That mean the Maverick is running up the score on Obama. 16-3, liberal bitches! You're going doowwwwwwn... Hold on -- Obama gets Massachusetts (12), Illinois (21), Connecticut (7), NJ (15) Maine (3; 1 to McCain), Delaware (3) Marylan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    McCain Concedes

    McCain's concession featured many encomiums to Obama, which might have seemed more gracious were the gang of angry honkies he addressed in Phoenix less frighteningly surly; their truculent response -- boos, grudging applause, and random bellows -- made it seem as if McCain were exercising crowd cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Bartle's Bull: Old Voice Guy Goes McCain

    With more and more names added to the stunning list of prominent Republicans who have shunned John McCain and endorsed Barack Obama -- the most notable, of course, being former Secretary of State Colin Powell -- you knew there just had to be at least one Democrat out there crossing lines in the oppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Get Off Election Day: Free Sex Toys for Voters

    Earlier in the campaign we saw Obama and McCain condoms sponsored by Trojan. Tomorrow through November 11, if you go to Babeland with evidence that you voted ("your word of honor" is acceptable), you will receive free either a "Maverick sleeve" or a "Silver Bullet" mini-vibrator, depending on your p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    John McCain's Final Plea to America will be a Skit with Fred Armistead

    In the final days of the 2008 Presidential Campaign, John McCain is counting on his traditional fan base: celebrities and viewers of late-night television. McCain will appear on Saturday Night Live, marking his third SNL appearance of the election season. Christianity Today has mixed feelings, says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Giuliani Attacks Sarah Palin, Others at Ohio McCain Show

    Joe "Obama will kill Israel" Theplumber couldn't make McCain's Hanoverton, Ohio rally, so Rudolph Giuliani took his place. AFP reports that the "hero of the September 11, 2001 attacks" told the crowd McCain was "the only one of the four people in the election who has actually fought for you," disreg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    New Argument Against McCain: Impending Death

    The next time one of your relatives forward you a mass email about how Obama is a socialist Muslim who won't say the Pledge of Allegiance, you might want to send her to He's Going to Die, a site which reminds us that the 72-year-old McCain will, if elected, "will be the oldest sitting President in U ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    October 29, 2008

    Breaking! Weekly World News Alien Calls It For McCain!

    When the Weekly World News alien came out for Obama in August, New York's Daily Intel reminded us that the interplanetary endorser "has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since Ronald Reagan won in 1980." But hold on! WWN has just informed us that the alien has pulled an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    James Bond Endorses Barack Obama for James Bond

    The current 007, Daniel Craig, is a British subject and so can only support U.S. candidates with witticisms. He tells Parade magazine that Barack Obama would make a better James Bond than John McCain :because -- if he’s true to his word -- he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2008

    Vets Vs. McCain

    The hypocrisy of the war hero

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Prole Reversal: GOP Bigs Sounding More Like Rightbloggers

    At first glance it looked like another bad week for the rightbloggers. There was a Presidential debate and, as has become customary, they scored it a success for McCain while non-blogger-Americans went the other way. Failing there, rightbloggers milked McCain debate prop Joe the Plumber, expecting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Midtown McCain Supporter Assaulted; Angry Left Blamed

    "Will the media run with a story of an Obama supporter who went berserk at the sight of McCain signs and repeatedly struck a woman volunteer on the head with a stick?" We're not sure if we qualify, but here goes nothin': at Pajamas Media Oleg Atbashian reports that in September a female McCain volun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    America Is Back!

    We just never get tired of saying that. Maybe they're reacting to John McCain's economic plan. Larry Kudlow liked it, so it must be even worse than it looks.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Debate 3: An Interview with Joe the Plumber

    We are watching the aftermath of tonight's debate, and have to ask: are you kidding? Pitting Mike Murphy against Harold Ford on MSNBC may make non-viewers think McCain held his own, but come on: the real winner was Joe the Plumber. We had the opportunity to interview Joe the Plumber after the deba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Rightbloggers' New Hope for McCain Victory: Bill Ayers and Herbert Hoover

    It was a hard week for John McCain: after his lackluster debate performance, an unflattering report on Sarah Palin's trooper business, and continuing turmoil in the stock market, he's down in the polls. His supporters are feeling the desperation: McCain rallies have grown so furious that some of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Homo-Haters Grumble as Conn. Gets Gay Marriage

    Be nice to your conservative friends (or, if you don't have any conservative friends, your conservative boss or banker) -- this has been a horrible week for them. First the crash, then Obama's growing lead, then they lost a Buckley, and now gay marriage in Connecticut. The state supreme court has ov ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008
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    October 8, 2008
  • Columns

    October 8, 2008

    John McCain's Vegas Getaway

    Did a felonious ex–Giuliani aide pick up the tab?

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    October 7, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    "If I am elected": McCain at the Clinton Global Initiative

    With Sarah Palin in attendance, John McCain gave opening remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative this morning. It turned out Bill Clinton was holding McCain's copy of the speech, and there was some humorous byplay between them about the mix-up. Maybe Clinton had read the address and wished to di ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    "If I Have the Opportunity to Serve as President": Obama at CGI

    Appearing via video feed at the Clinton Global Initiative, Barack Obama had a chance to follow John McCain's speech with one of his own. Owing to format, his address was more low key his predecessor's (though Obama was flanked by two American flags), but like McCain's it did not lack for political c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    McCain: No Multi-Tasking

    John McCain wants to delay/duck the first Presidential debate with Barack Obama scheduled for Friday because "It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem" of the financial crisis being debated in Washington. Obama replied that "Part of the president’s job is to deal with m ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    September 16, 2008
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    September 12, 2008

    Obama, McCain Say Nothing Interesting at Columbia

    Oh yeah, Obama and McCain were at Columbia yesterday. We were too busy with floating lanterns, and didn't have a ticket besides, so we defer to the Columbia J-School site devoted to the forum. Despite their academic background, the cubs find some interesting nooks and crannies. For example, they get ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 10, 2008

    Mike Bloomberg Is The Eternal Mayor

    How the mogul politician hatched his latest ploy to stay in play

  • News

    Richard Belzer, Ice-T Jack Up the Election

    Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...

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