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    Default Another GOP operative hops off the Hate Talk Express

    Virtually certain now of McCain's imminent defeat Chris Shays effectively tosses McCain under the bus. In an interview with the Yale Daily News:

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. - The first ballot has yet to be tallied, but some Republicans are already hammering nails into the McCain-Palin campaign's coffin.

    Locked in a tight congressional race, Rep. Chris Shays of Connecticut's 4th district is the latest in a slew of Republican incumbents, including Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, to concede a near-certain victory to the Obama camp.

    "I just don't see how [McCain] can win," Shays said in an interview here on Sunday.

    Shays, the Connecticut co-chair of McCain's campaign, said he was disappointed by the standards of McCain's race, which has increasingly relied on mudslinging.

    "He has lost his brand as a maverick; he did not live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign," Shays said.

    And for AP :

    "He's taken the thing that is most valuable, his (maverick) brand, and he's not staying true to it," Shays said. "I admire John McCain more than you can imagine. He would make a great president."

    But, Shays added, "I don't see how he wins if he isn't true to who he is ... a straight shooter talking about the issues."

    I suppose this would be surprising coming from the co-chair McCain's Connecticut campaign if it were anyone else but Chris Shays. But right now survival is the name of the game and it's every man for himself.

    Connecticut Republicans tried to put on a brave face, at least in public.

    Connecticut Republican Party chairman Chris Healy said he didn't think Shays' comments were damaging to McCain's campaign.

    "Chris Shays is a loyal Republican, a great asset to the party," Healy said. "Chris Shays always speaks his mind, and that's why people like him. I think part of it is frustration with our message not getting out.

    "But like a lot of things about Chris Shays," Healy added, "he says
    things that give people something to reflect."

    Behind the scenes things were clearly different.

    Connecticut conservatives are furious and many are swearing off support for Shays. "I know he always votes the right way when we really need him," said a Republican elected official in Fairfield County, who asked to remain anonymous, "but this is the last straw. He's just so treacherous and hypocritical. We all know McCain is going to lose but does that mean you kick him in the teeth on his way down. Christopher Shays owes Republicans an apology."http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/node/23750

    Now why should this guy apologize for standing up and speaking the truth? Oh, right, that's not what being a repug is about these days.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
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    Oh fuck off. Your message got through loud and clear. Your message is hate lined with bullshit and wrapped in a big bow of fear.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Republicans haven't given anyone a clear reason to vote for McCain. All they're really saying is "Don't vote for Obama." Clearly a losing strategy when many are looking for some action to happen in the next administration.

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    It's interesting, isn't it? The repugs are all about hate and the boogy man while the Dems are about concrete ideas and looking forward. I guess when you don't have any real plans the next best thing is to amp up the hate.
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    "He has lost his brand as a maverick; he did not live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign," Shays said.
    It's nice to see a Republican acknowledge that McCain backed out of his promise to run a clean campaign. Obama backed out of his promise on public financing, so they're even.

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    They will put putting stories like this out all weekend to make people think that Obama has it in the bag so people won't go bother to vote, desperate last minute strategy, and I hope it doesn't work. People should have learned from the last two elections with such massive fraud that every single vote is needed, and go to the polls no matter what.

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    ^^ Exactly.
    Always trying to suppress the vote. It's such bullshit. The GOP was saying that VA shouldn't extend voting hours. Why not? If people want/need to vote, they should be able to. That's what elections are about. And it would give BOTH candidates, even the GOP one a chance to get more votes. They are so annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    It's nice to see a Republican acknowledge that McCain backed out of his promise to run a clean campaign. Obama backed out of his promise on public financing, so they're even.
    Mccain would also say the reason he decided to have a 100% negative campaign is because Evil Ethnic Terrorist Socialist Communist Does-He-Really-Have-A-U.S.-Birth-Certificate-The Anti-Christ Obama didn't agree to do a townhall debate with him.

    And when it did happen at the presidential townhall-style debate, Mccain spent most of his time wandering the stage, blocking the camera from the moderator in dire search of Mr. Puddles.



    Mr. Puddles! Where are you???!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdee View Post
    The GOP was saying that VA shouldn't extend voting hours.
    They'd be all for extending hours if McCain were ahead in the polls or if early voting benefited them.

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    ^^ And you KNOW THIS, man! HAHAHA

    It's called "voter suppression" and GOP is famous for it. I'm so sick of their bullying ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmmdee View Post
    Always trying to suppress the vote. It's such bullshit. The GOP was saying that VA shouldn't extend voting hours. Why not? If people want/need to vote, they should be able to. That's what elections are about. And it would give BOTH candidates, even the GOP one a chance to get more votes. They are so annoying.
    I'm so glad Oregon has a mail in voter system, no long lines to wait in. As long as you return your ballot by 8pm on election day your vote is suppose to be counted. I got my ballot a few weeks ago, along with the election guide we get to tell us all we "need" to know about the candidates. A much better way to vote, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymeman View Post
    They will put putting stories like this out all weekend to make people think that Obama has it in the bag so people won't go bother to vote, desperate last minute strategy, and I hope it doesn't work. People should have learned from the last two elections with such massive fraud that every single vote is needed, and go to the polls no matter what.

    I know. You're exactly right. Vote anyways people!! Don't let em steal this one!!!

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    Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote. I'm no spring chicken so I've see a few elections in my time and never in my life have I felt one was more important than this one. I don't care if your appendix bursts, you're run over by a car or your roots are showing and you finally got a time with the top celeb hairdresser of all time...none of it matters. Get your ass to the polling station and do something that will make a difference. Cupcake, you stay home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote. I'm no spring chicken so I've see a few elections in my time and never in my life have I felt one was more important than this one. I don't care if your appendix bursts, you're run over by a car or your roots are showing and you finally got a time with the top celeb hairdresser of all time...none of it matters. Get your ass to the polling station and do something that will make a difference. Cupcake, you stay home.

    I think she has already voted. But that line made me LOL.

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    Lol, Butt!

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