McCain is palling around with a domestic terrorist

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Sorry for the cut and paste but this is a great article, by Carl Bernstein, and doesn't need a blogger's introduction:

"Does John McCain "pal around with terrorists?"

Certainly McCain's continuing "association" and relationship with the convicted Watergate burglar and domestic terrorist G. Gordon Liddy might suggest that is the case, if we are to apply the standards drawn by the McCain campaign.

In 1998, Liddy gave a fundraiser in his Scottsdale, Arizona home for McCain's senatorial re-election campaign -- the two posed for photographs together; and as recently as May, 2007, as a presidential candidate, McCain was a guest on Liddy's syndicated radio show. Inexplicably, McCain heaped praise on his host's values. During the segment, McCain said he was "proud" of Liddy, and praised Liddy's "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great." From the program:

Which of Liddy's "principles and philosophies" was McCain referring to? Liddy's advocacy of break-ins? Firebombings? Assassinations? Kidnappings? Taking target practice with figures nicknamed Bill and Hillary?

During the same period that Bill Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, Gordon Liddy was making plans to firebomb a Washington think tank, assassinate a prominent journalist, undertake the Watergate burglary, break into the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, and kidnap anti-war protesters at the 1972 Republican convention."


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Submitted by mudcat on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 5:29am.

Read your history. Liddy was a soldier in the war against whiny liberalism. The Democratic HQ that was broken into was George McGovern's for crying out loud (which he did and still does - even today) the pantywaist.

Comparing Liddy to Ayers is way over the top. Ayers' enemy was the U.S. Government.

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Submitted by birdman on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 8:39am.

So, it isn't a "crime" if you break into a place that we don't like? Wow, talk about selective. Was it illegal that the Reagan Administration sold missles to Iran and funded the Contra's even though our laws prevented it?

Hmmm.... interesting thought process mudcat

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Submitted by Main Stream on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 8:10am.

...and McCain said he was "proud" of G.Gordon Liddy and his "principles":

* Liddy was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for multiple crimes in connection in the Watergate break-in and the break-in at the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers.

* Liddy ended up serving four and a half years in prison.

* Liddy plotted to murder journalist Jack Anderson and also plotted with a “gangland figure” to murder Howard Hunt to stop him from cooperating with investigators.

* Liddy plotted to firebomb the Brookings Institution, think tank.

* He also planned on kidnapping anti-war protestors or what he called “leftist guerillas” at the 1972 Republican National Convention— a plan he outlined to the Nixon administration using terminology borrowed from the Nazis.

* After the 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, he endorsed the shooting of federal agents: "Kill the sons of bitches."

* Liddy instructed citizens to kill ATF agents stating: "Well, if the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms comes to disarm you and they are bearing arms, resist them with arms. Go for a head shot; they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests."

* Liddy has never expressed regret for his attempt to subvert the Constitution. Nor has he developed any respect for the law.

* Liddy has donated $5,000 to McCain’s campaigns since 1998, including $1,000 in February 2008.

* Liddy calls McCain an “old friend” and McCain praised Liddy’s “adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great,” said he was “proud” of Liddy, and said that “it’s always a pleasure for me to come on your (radio) program.”

So, Liddy called for the murder of federal agents, served time in jail, spied and burglarized, plotted murder, firebombing and kidnapping.... and even after all that, John McCain still applauds this man and takes his money while he blasts Obama for sitting on a board with Bill Ayers. Hypocrite McCain!


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Submitted by jettstream on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:42pm. and Google (source)
Check it out.

Very frightening.............. GOD help us all.

I hope every one is listening, before it is to late.

Perhaps there are SOME out there who are beginning to get 'the picture'. &n bsp;The following is a narrative taken from Sunday Morning's televised 'Meet The Press'. and the author is employed by none other than the Washington Post!! Yeah...the Washington Post of New York and Los Angeles Times fame!! Must say that I'm duly impressed...

From Sunday's Televised 'Meet the Press' Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance

Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,

Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, 'Stand and Face It'

Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, 'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we as a Nation of warring people, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails. Perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments. When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, ma ny years ago. She has her views and I have mine'. Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overw helm the United States of America .

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right. This could possibly be our next President.

I, for one, am speechless.

Dale Lindsborg ,

Washington Post

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Submitted by birdman on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 8:52am.

I went to as you suggested and they completely debunk your article (unless you were joking). You should check out your own resource. Here it is:

It's sad this country and especially a once proud Republican party who can't win on issues is relying on a campaign of lies to scare us. It is despicable.

Submitted by skyspy on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:16pm.

"It's my intention, if elected to disarm American to the level of acceptance to our middle east brethren"

What the??

Wow...there is just no way to spin that and make it sound good.

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Submitted by JeffC on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:26pm.

It's a lie made up by right wing kooks. Obama hasn't even been on MTP since July. Nor would he ever have said something so stupid.

Show it to us in the transcripts.

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Submitted by JeffC on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:14pm.

Can't you find anything real to write about instead of just making up a bunch of... ? Are you really that gullible?

Here's a link to the Meet the Press transcripts.

Find it and show it to us.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:09pm.

Check it out? I sure did! Guess what? IT'S A FAKE EMAIL! What a surprise! Debunking Obama's Flag Stance

You'll do anything to get that adulterous John McCain elected, won't you?

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:06pm.

IT'S A FAKE EMAIL! What a surprise!

Look at old Sniffer pontificating to us about fake emails. Does this same SHOCK apply when you post fake crap???? Like the fake Sarah Palin SAT scores you posted last Friday????

What a surprise that you are that stupid to call someone out on the very thing you do.....not really.

JeffC's picture
Submitted by JeffC on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:32pm.

How can people function in modern society without the ability to evaluate anything about anything? Obama was right when he said, "It's like they take pride in being ignorant."

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 6:53pm.

I believe the problem may be that many in our society are fixated on the "lowest cost" (without taking quality into account at all) being equal to a "good deal" or even the "best deal". Since ignorance and stupidity have no up front costs, as in "free", it is easy for me to see why so many are proud of their acquisition.

"I can't wait until tomorrow, because I get more lovable every day."

Submitted by winby1 on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 6:11pm.

Redistribution of wealth?? Nuff said!!
You will PAY for taking ALL of the risk and living the American dream of starting and operating your own business. Dare you make a good profit. If you do you will share that wealth!! You have no right to keep that money!! There are plenty of people in this country who want that money and I guess they are going to get it!! What ever happened to a simple tax system of paying the same tax % of dollars earned?? Dare to be a Capitalist!! Those days look to be over for a while!! I guess after 2fity you will start earning for others! Who want it.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:49pm. that these people walk among us and this one in particular is supposedly a teacher of small children. Shocked

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