McCain Rescinds Trump Endorcement

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    Oct 08, 2016 9:15 PM GMT
    [url]https://twitter.com/search?q=mccain&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Enews%7Ctwgr%5Esearch[/url]McCain rescinds Trump support

    After supporting Donald Trump through inflammatory statements for months, Sen. John McCain has had enough.




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    Oct 08, 2016 9:20 PM GMT
    John McCain is out: "Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump."

    http://www.johnmccain.com/statement-from-john-mccain-withdrawing-support-of-donald-trump/
    STATEMENT FROM JOHN McCAIN WITHDRAWING SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP

    Phoenix, AZ– John McCain issued the following statement today withdrawing his support of Donald Trump:

    “In addition to my well known differences with Donald Trump on public policy issues, I have raised questions about his character after his comments on Prisoners of War, the Khan Gold Star family, Judge Curiel and earlier inappropriate comments about women. Just this week, he made outrageous statements about the innocent men in the Central Park Five case.

    “As I said yesterday, there are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments in the just released video; no woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior. He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences.

    “I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated. He was not my choice, but as a past nominee, I thought it important I respect the fact that Donald Trump won a majority of the delegates by the rules our party set. I thought I owed his supporters that deference.

    “But Donald Trump’s behavior this week, concluding with the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy. Cindy, with her strong background in human rights and respect for women fully agrees with me in this.

    “Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump. I have never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate and we will not vote for Hillary Clinton. We will write in the name of some good conservative Republican who is qualified to be President.”
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    Oct 08, 2016 9:52 PM GMT
    ^
    Revenge is a dish...
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 08, 2016 9:59 PM GMT
    OK, I get what Senator McCain says and agree with him. But what would be most effective, is him saying he will vote for Hillary Clinton. That would really send a message to Donald Trump, and be the ultimate rebuke to Trump's outrageous sexist remarks about women.
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    Oct 08, 2016 10:15 PM GMT
    Republicans calling for Donald Trump to drop out

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk called Trump a "malignant clown — unprepared and unfit to be president of the United States."
    South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the first member of GOP congressional leadership to call for Trump to step aside.
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who never supported Trump, is asking him to "step aside & let Mike Pence try."
    Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, who had previously endorsed Trump, rejected his "disrespectful, profane and demeaning" behavior.
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who had already indicated he did not support Trump, dismissed him as "the distraction."
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who had very recently endorsed Trump, said "the time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket."
    Utah Rep. Mia Love, who had yet to endorse Trump, said she "cannot vote for him" and that he should "step aside."
    Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman said Trump should withdraw "for the good of the country."
    Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, withdrew his support for Trump, and said the "American people deserve better."
    Rep. Barbara Comstock called Trump's remarks "disgusting, vile, and disqualifying."
    Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said he "will support Governor Mike Pence for President."
    Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who never backed Trump, said he needs to make the decision to step down."I could not support his candidacy."
    Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner called Trump's "flaws ... beyond mere moral shortcomings."
    Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who previously endorsed Trump, said Trump needs "to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket"
    Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne, who previously endorsed Trump, said the comments were "were disgraceful and appalling" and that "it is clear that Donald Trump is not fit to be president."
    Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey said he is "appalled."
    Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner, who is withdrawing her support for Trump, said she must "condemn the predatory and reprehensible comments of Donald Trump."
    Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis asked to be withdrawn from his agriculture advisory committee and said Pence should be the nominee.
    Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer said it "would be wise" for Trump to step aside.
    South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said "enough is enough."
    Utah Rep. Chris Stewart said "I am willing to hold Mr. Trump accountable" and is asking Trump to step aside.
    Frmr Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, said this is "enough" and Trump should "withdraw."
    Hugh Hewitt, radio host and conservative commentator

    Republicans no longer voting for Donald Trump

    Arizona Senator John McCain is withdrawing his support for Trump, "Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump."
    New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte said she would write in Pence on her ballot.
    West Virginia Sen. Shelly Moore Capito said the "appropriate next step may be for him to reexamine his candidacy."
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ex-2016 contender, said It's clear that Trump "hasn't changed and has no interest in doing so."
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Trump lost his vote just a few hours after the damaging tape was released.
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who previously endorsed Trump, said he will no longer vote for him.
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who had endorsed Trump, became the first member of Congress to reverse course when he said Friday night he could no longer support the nominee.
    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who hadn't yet backed Trump, urged Republicans to vote for country over party.
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Trump has "forfeited the right to be our party's nominee."
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he "can no longer support him as my party's nominee."
    Nevada Rep. Crescent Hardy said he "will no longer support the guy at the head of the ticket."
    California Rep. Steve Knight, who never endorsed Trump, said his comments were "inexcusable" and that he "cannot support" him.
    Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, who has never supported Trump, said the comments were "disturbing."

    Republicans condemning Donald Trump's comments

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was "sickened" by Trump's comments.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Trump's "repugnant" comments.
    RNC chairman Reince Priebus said: "No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever."
    2012 nominee Mitt Romney condemned Trump's "vile degradations."
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an ex-2016 contender, said: "As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump's reprehensible comments degrading women."
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, ex-2016 contender who just recently came out for Trump, said:"These comments are disturbing and inappropriate, there is simply no excuse for them."
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Majority Whip, called his comments "disgusting."
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who is locked in a tough re-election bid.
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who, before Trump's "hot mic" leak, was leading in his tough Senate race.
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who is also up for reelection.
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been a consistently tough critic of Trump.
    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is leading in his re-election effort.
    Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, who faced difficult re-election race.
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who ran against Trump in the presidential primary and is now running for a second term in a race he is leading.
    North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who is locked in a competitive re-eelction bid.
    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who is also looking to get re-elected but trails in the polls.
    Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is leading his re-election effort by a slim margin.
    Indiana Rep. Todd Young, who is in a tight race but is looking to keep this open Senate seat red.
    New York Rep. Chris Collins, one of the first Congressional supporters of Trump.
    Idaho Sen. Joni Ernst called his remarks "lewd."
    Tennesse Sen. Bob Corker
    Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, one of the leaders of the right's evangelical movement, said Trump is the better option of the two.
  • mybud

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    Oct 09, 2016 4:34 AM GMT
    Like rats from a sinking ship.....
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    Oct 09, 2016 2:36 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidRepublicans calling for Donald Trump to drop out

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk called Trump a "malignant clown — unprepared and unfit to be president of the United States."
    South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the first member of GOP congressional leadership to call for Trump to step aside.
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who never supported Trump, is asking him to "step aside & let Mike Pence try."
    Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, who had previously endorsed Trump, rejected his "disrespectful, profane and demeaning" behavior.
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who had already indicated he did not support Trump, dismissed him as "the distraction."
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who had very recently endorsed Trump, said "the time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket."
    Utah Rep. Mia Love, who had yet to endorse Trump, said she "cannot vote for him" and that he should "step aside."
    Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman said Trump should withdraw "for the good of the country."
    Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, withdrew his support for Trump, and said the "American people deserve better."
    Rep. Barbara Comstock called Trump's remarks "disgusting, vile, and disqualifying."
    Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said he "will support Governor Mike Pence for President."
    Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who never backed Trump, said he needs to make the decision to step down."I could not support his candidacy."
    Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner called Trump's "flaws ... beyond mere moral shortcomings."
    Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who previously endorsed Trump, said Trump needs "to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket"
    Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne, who previously endorsed Trump, said the comments were "were disgraceful and appalling" and that "it is clear that Donald Trump is not fit to be president."
    Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey said he is "appalled."
    Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner, who is withdrawing her support for Trump, said she must "condemn the predatory and reprehensible comments of Donald Trump."
    Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis asked to be withdrawn from his agriculture advisory committee and said Pence should be the nominee.
    Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer said it "would be wise" for Trump to step aside.
    South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said "enough is enough."
    Utah Rep. Chris Stewart said "I am willing to hold Mr. Trump accountable" and is asking Trump to step aside.
    Frmr Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, said this is "enough" and Trump should "withdraw."
    Hugh Hewitt, radio host and conservative commentator

    Republicans no longer voting for Donald Trump

    Arizona Senator John McCain is withdrawing his support for Trump, "Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump."
    New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte said she would write in Pence on her ballot.
    West Virginia Sen. Shelly Moore Capito said the "appropriate next step may be for him to reexamine his candidacy."
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ex-2016 contender, said It's clear that Trump "hasn't changed and has no interest in doing so."
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Trump lost his vote just a few hours after the damaging tape was released.
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who previously endorsed Trump, said he will no longer vote for him.
    Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who had endorsed Trump, became the first member of Congress to reverse course when he said Friday night he could no longer support the nominee.
    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who hadn't yet backed Trump, urged Republicans to vote for country over party.
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Trump has "forfeited the right to be our party's nominee."
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he "can no longer support him as my party's nominee."
    Nevada Rep. Crescent Hardy said he "will no longer support the guy at the head of the ticket."
    California Rep. Steve Knight, who never endorsed Trump, said his comments were "inexcusable" and that he "cannot support" him.
    Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, who has never supported Trump, said the comments were "disturbing."

    Republicans condemning Donald Trump's comments

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was "sickened" by Trump's comments.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Trump's "repugnant" comments.
    RNC chairman Reince Priebus said: "No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever."
    2012 nominee Mitt Romney condemned Trump's "vile degradations."
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an ex-2016 contender, said: "As the grandfather of two precious girls, I find that no apology can excuse away Donald Trump's reprehensible comments degrading women."
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, ex-2016 contender who just recently came out for Trump, said:"These comments are disturbing and inappropriate, there is simply no excuse for them."
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Majority Whip, called his comments "disgusting."
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who is locked in a tough re-election bid.
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who, before Trump's "hot mic" leak, was leading in his tough Senate race.
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who is also up for reelection.
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been a consistently tough critic of Trump.
    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is leading in his re-election effort.
    Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, who faced difficult re-election race.
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who ran against Trump in the presidential primary and is now running for a second term in a race he is leading.
    North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who is locked in a competitive re-eelction bid.
    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who is also looking to get re-elected but trails in the polls.
    Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is leading his re-election effort by a slim margin.
    Indiana Rep. Todd Young, who is in a tight race but is looking to keep this open Senate seat red.
    New York Rep. Chris Collins, one of the first Congressional supporters of Trump.
    Idaho Sen. Joni Ernst called his remarks "lewd."
    Tennesse Sen. Bob Corker

    But from the hellmouth itself
    Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, one of the leaders of the right's evangelical movement, said Trump is the better option.


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    That list is stunning. Political science classes must be having a field day with this. I wonder if they show Trump's feature film in high school social studies?

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 09, 2016 3:09 PM GMT
    The list should be titled "List Of Self-Righteous Hypocrites Who Never Got It And Never Will"

    Voters are voting for Trump -- it has nothing to do with the fact that he's running as a Republican. They are voting Trump, not GOP. When I went to the Trump rally here last month, every time John McCain's name was mentioned the crowd gave an uproarious BOO.
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    Oct 09, 2016 3:33 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Voters are voting for Trump -- it has nothing to do with the fact that he's running as a Republican. They are voting Trump, not GOP.


    True, the die-hard Trump supporters will vote for him no matter what. But they aren't going to win him the election. The independent voters Trump desperately needs have been abandoning him in droves (even before Friday's story broke). He's toast.

    Independents break for Clinton ahead of crucial second debate

    Independent voters are fleeing Republican Donald Trump, helping Hillary Clinton open up a 5-point lead nationally as the candidates prepare for a pivotal second debate on Sunday night.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/independent-voters-ditch-donald-trump-for-hillary-clinton-poll