Comments on: Maverick family to McCain: No way are you one of us! http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-383048 Sun, 26 Oct 2008 21:41:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-383048 Terrellitta is old money Texas Yellow Dog Democrat liberal elite. Never worked a day in her life and has never been face to face with her principles to see if they can really walk on their hind legs. They just “know” better than the rest of us, like the Kennedy Family.

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By: Helfrick http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-381128 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:13:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-381128 According to the washington post, McCain has voted along party lines 88% of the time. He was also accused of corruption in the keating five scandal in 1989. He then claimed that he would not align himself with “agents of intolerance” who were “pandering to the outer reaches of American politics.” That didn’t stop him from giving the commencement speech at Jerry Fallwell’s Liberty University six years later. He is against gay rights. He is against abortion. He is for expanded government wiretapping. He believes the 10 commandments “would bring virtue to our schools”. That sounds like GOP politics to me.

Besides, it’s the Mavericks name. If they say he doesn’t represent the values they hold dear, then he doesn’t.

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By: Mover http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-381125 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:57:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-381125 In today’s loose usages of words, McCain qualifies as a maverick because of his many divisions with the Republican Party. Most notably, his refusal to use the earmark system that is popular with both parties (It’s how they buy support back home). Then there is campaign finance reform, that Republicans did not support it. He voted to give President Clinton the authority to veto by line item. On the Iraq War, he voted along with Harry Reid, H. Clinton, Joe Bidden, and 27 other Senate Democrats. He went against President Bush on “the Surge” in Iraq. He went against the Republicans to form the “Gang of 14″ to prevent the Senate from losing the filibuster when considering nominated judges.

BTW, he’s been referred to, in admiring terms, as maverick by both Democrats and the legacy media since at least 1993. That is 15 years now.

Why is it all of a sudden not a true characterization?

Election year politics, eh?

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By: Jim Newman http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-381105 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:21:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-381105 I know the Mavericks. One of them is a neighbor here in San Antonio. She lives in a streetcar on the remains of the Sunshine Ranch.

John McCain and Sarah Palin are NO Mavericks.

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By: Maury Maverick Harms http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-380945 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 23:50:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-380945 Even the KSAT news in San Antonio said at the end of their piece (where they interview my grandmother) they say” Now the Maverick family is NOT non partisan. They have a long history of voting Democratic.”. Maudie and Houston… stop acting like you represent anywhere near the majority in this family. You know very well that we ARE the MAJORITY and liberal ideas have all ways been at the cornerstone of our tradition.

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By: Anais http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-380924 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:07:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-380924 So amusing to see conservatives bring up Clinton here for the umpteenth time. Let us remember that under Clinton, World Trade Center terrorists of 1993 were arrested, tried and convicted. Bin Laden, whom the Bush administration ignored when a report on him was shown to them, is still at large seven years after 9/11/01, still releasing tapes taunting the US and reminding all of GOP incompetence. As for the Maverick family name, I appreciate knowing that it has a PROGRESSIVE history in Texas and admire the family for standing up for their family ideals. McCain-Palin regularly steal from progressives, even trying to appropriate the “change” label from Obama. Now that their ideas are shown to be empty and the deregulated economy McCain advocated is tanking, they are reduced to attacking Obama personally. I don’t think mudslinging is working well, though.

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By: steve http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-380913 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:56:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-380913 hmmmm, hasn’t anyone noticed that Mcain acts like he is out of his friken mind? Come-on, is this the both the parties have to offer? i voted for bush in 2000… that was a big mistake..

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By: kyle http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-380885 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 01:11:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-380885 All of the vilification, personal attacks, outright lies, and character asasisanation (rats! forgot how to spell that word)from both the candidates for our nation’s highest office leave me a little disturbed. Neither candidate can guarantee that his legislative proposals will be enacted, it takes a congress to do that! Whatever your beliefs,in the goodness of either of them, or their qualifications, exercise your right to vote. I spent over twenty years of my life trying to protect that right for you. Use it wisely, please.

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By: nanabelle http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-380857 Thu, 09 Oct 2008 19:23:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-380857 McCain got the moniker “Maverick” because he voted with the Democrats against his own party. However he hasn’t done that in a while because he votes 90%+ of the time with Bush. McCain – A failure at the Naval Academy, a “crash” pilot, a cheater on his first wife, and the gigolo to his second wife…a man who spent most of his life living off someone…either the goverment or a woman…boy that’s some “maverick”

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By: Mark http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/comment-page-2/#comment-380852 Thu, 09 Oct 2008 18:56:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/06/maverick-family-to-mccain-no-way-are-you-one-of-us/#comment-380852 This family needs to get off it, I’m sorry their family name has become a generic term but is nobody allowed to use this word if they do not follow the moral path of this family? It is ridiculous that subjects like this even come up in an election. “Oh my goodness he says Maverick, oh and Obama smokes, and McCain has foreign cars, and Obama’s pastor said….” Let’s focus on the real issues, we don’t want an election decided on a catch phrase, smoking preferences, or brand choices.

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