<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">John McCain: I'm NOT A Maverick -- Or Am I? (VIDEOS)
John McCain, the maverick? Apparently not anymore.
<span style='font-size: 20pt'>"I never considered myself a maverick,"</span> McCain told Newsweek's David Margolick in an interview in which he seems to distance himself from his trademark moniker. "I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities."
But as recently as last month, McCain's 2008 running mate, Sarah Palin, touted the Arizona senator's "maverick" status, referring to "McCain the Maverick" four times in 15 minutes at a campaign rally in Tuscon.
(The Newsweek piece, is ironically subtitled "A maverick fights for his political life--and his soul.")
Until now, McCain was never reluctant to embrace the "maverick" label. Here's a look at some of his past ads and appearances that tout his maverickiness:
black is white......how many fingers can you see? (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/05/john-mccain-im-not-a-mave_n_525600.html)
the original Maverick.........."I'm John McCain and I approve this message (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylJkmMR8Fek&feature=player_embedded)
Q .........GOP = hypocrite
Actually ... it was the demokrooks who gave him the term "MAVERICK" because he would so often side with them.
As far as McCain being a hypocrite ... I agree. Obama lite. That's why he lost.
04-06-2010, 06:28 AM
There seems to be an unending string of pointless threads posted by the lefties here. I wonder if there is some sort of defense mechanism in their small brain that shoots some vile goop to ensnare the innocent whenever their raison d'etre shows itself to be completely without substance. Let's just change the subject from the incompetence on a massive scale that is wrecking the greatest country on earth and attack some straw man again and again.
04-06-2010, 07:45 AM
It's all part of the plan!
4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."
5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."
8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."
10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign."
11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There seems to be an unending string of pointless threads posted by the lefties here. </div></div>
Lying in a Presidential debate is pretty serious, don't you think? <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Purposely deceiving the watching public!</span>
<span style='font-size: 20pt'>He was either lying then or now, what do you think?</span>
04-09-2010, 06:21 AM
A Liberal Guide to Debating Conservatives
Mar 31, 2010 Author Scot Cerullo
Liberals have long since learned that debating Conservatives can be a challenging endeavor, since Conservatives have a penchant for fortifying their arguments with facts, statistics, history and other elements that create convincing and thoughtful arguments.
Not to worry. The following are several tips Liberals can use right away to begin defeating Conservatives in every debate, every time.
Lib Tip # 1: Drop the Race Card: The moment your Conservative opponent begins crafting a cogent, air-tight argument buttressed in fact, drop the race card. This technique is designed to stifle further discussion, impugns your opponent and puts him on the defensive. Often, this is enough of a distraction to direct attention away from your lack of qualitative, quantitative evidence.
Lib Tip # 2: Impugn the Source: When debating a Conservative, content is less important than character. When your Conservative opponent states a compelling argument, do not address the argument and instead attack the Conservative personally. Since we are all sinners, it shouldn’t take long to find something wrong with your opponent. Use it.
Lib Tip # 3: Social Justice Trumps Logic: Argue every issue from a “Social Justice” or “Moral” high-ground. The Conservative will attempt to show that your ideas are unworkable, unsustainable or downright illogical. Don’t worry about any of that. Just stay on message by arguing from the moral, social justice perspective.
Lib Tip # 4: Exploit the Weakest Link: Define your opponent by his weakest link. If 10,000 Tea Partiers hold a rally, and one guy has a placard that is inappropriate, that is all you need to characterize the entire group as radical, racist militants. See how that works? It’s simple and fun and, most importantly, deflects all those awkward facts and articulate points away from the discussion and leaves the Conservative in a defensive mode.
Lib Tip # 5: Use “New Speak”: If health care is not a right according to the Constitution, and you want it to be a right, claim it is and then raise your voice. Raising your voice is always the best course of action in lieu of a good argument. Redefine words to suit your needs, and always be on guard for any stray, powerful fact or statistic the Conservative may use to support their position.
Lib Tip # 6: State the Opposite of what you believe: If you are in favor of taking money from producers and giving it to non-producers, that’s fine, but make sure your wording is a bit more obtuse than that. Try saying you are in favor of moral and social justice, and characterize everyone who earns a good living as somehow having won the lottery in life, and all those who want as being desperately hard-working folks who have an almost allergic reaction to hand-outs. Never imply or point out in any way that people can change their situation simply by making better decisions.
Lib Tip # 7: Define America by it’s Errors, not its Successes: Taking a cue from Lib Tip # 4, it is important to characterize America by it’s errors in judgement and misdeeds. It is critical that you completely overlook the good things America has done, and the manner in which it has beaten back one dictatorship after another. In fact, you must go to some lengths to divert people from the notion that without America, the world would be a far more dangerous, hostile, sad place. So talk about Indians and Slaves.
Lib Tip # 8: Blame talk radio and FOX news for fanning hate and racism: Avoid at all costs the fact that both talk radio and FOX news stand in defiant refutation of an otherwise fully agreeable media that presents only one template, a liberal template. Also, attempt to divert attention should someone ask why Conservative Talk Radio and FOX news is growing exponentially, while traditional, liberal media is closing offices, thinning their employees and running deficits like, you know, the government.
Lib Tip # 9: Government is Good: Insist that a massive expansion of government is a good thing. Assert that it is our patriotic duty to pay ever more in taxes so that a centralized government comprised of east and west coast Liberal elites can decide what is best for the unwashed masses, since it would be sheer lunacy to allow individuals the right to make decisions for themselves. If you run into problems, see Tips 1-8.
Lib Tip # 10: Assign Blame away from Yourself: Always assign blame to the other guy, preferably a Conservative. This may require rewriting history so that people may one day believe that Reagan did NOT usher in 25 years of prosperity, or it may require still more retooling of the content of public school text books. But over time we’ll get there.
Remember: The ends justify the means. No matter how cruel and violating the means may be, if it results in a mediocre society where all citizens ultimately suck off the the government for their most meager needs, it will all be worthwhile.
There is of course the small matter of where all the money for all these programs will come from. Right now, they come from spirited entrepreneurs, dreamers with drive and other people whose passion poses a direct threat to the new world we want to usher in.
But first things first. Learn the ten tips to squelch free speech, hurt your opponent with the intellectual equivelant of a kick to the groin and avoid facts, statistics and studies altogether, as those will get you in trouble.
Good luck Liberals! Battle on and remember what Dennis Prager said: The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen. Oh wait, no. You don’t want to remember that. My bad. Here, try this: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. Yeah, that’s the one. Whew!
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