Operation McCain Open Link Dump

Update: Political contributions and bio

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Please post all links of interest for McCain.

I’m going to leave the thread open for the next couple of days, please post your links in the comments section. After the link library is ready to go, I’ll take the thread private, at which time you will need to be signed in with your registered nic in order to view it.

While the thread is public, please direct any questions to nuke(dot)gingrich85@gmail(dot)com

Why is this necessary? Here is n2l’s explanation.

OK folks, we’ve only got 10 days till Florida.

Useful research sites:

from: sunlight foundation


Kathy Ramsey

McCain on Guns- Not a reliable gun advocate.


Supporter of Amnesty for illegal immigrants:



Supporter of anti-competitive fuel-emissions standards.


Weak on Intelligence Gathering and Enemy Interrogations:



Active suppressor of Free Speech for Political Action Groups.


Member of the infamous “Gang of 14”, which impeded the President’s ability to nominate conservative justices.


Consistently bucking his own party for matters of own self-interest:



Flip Flops on issues just like Romney, but does not own up to them.


54 Responses

  1. I’m hearing many talking heads with their explanos about why McCain won in SC.
    I think it is his position on Iraq, and the number of active duty and retired military, but no one knows for sure.
    What I do know is, many like me will have a very difficult time voting for this big government liberal, with a bad temper, and a foul mouth.
    Some have claimed that Mike would wreck the GOP, if he was elected. Phyllis Schafly’s comment that he did just that in Arkansas, without backing up that claim, has been out there for months, and has now become considered a fact.
    With McCain, I believe he will destroy the party, as many I’ve seen, have claimed that they definitely will not vote for him, and will just leave the blank by his name on the ballot unmarked.

  2. No, actually, you don’t. Many in Florida have already voted via absentee ballot or early voting as the polls actually opened last Monday. I agree, though, that many people probably waited to see how their candidate did in the other states before they make their final selection.

  3. Dang, nuke.
    New banner pic is interesting, and all, but the first time it caught my eye, I thought it was Ol’Lucifer looking in on us.

  4. I agree that McCain got a lot of the military vote in South Carolina solely because of his stand on Iraq. He is doing well here for that reason, plus he had a lot of support in Florida when he was battling W for the nomination but withdrew before Floridians had a chance to vote for him.

  5. Mark Levin takes McCain to the woodshed, while taking a back-handed swipe at Mike.

  6. Well…at least ol’beezelbub is gone.

  7. POS Chicago lawyer gets his day in court.

  8. I’m looking for a link, if y’all see it please post it.
    A list of campaign contribution “bundlers”
    The reformer, Senator McCain, had more bundlers than anybody on the right. He’s the king of bundlers, makes sense because he wrote the rules

  9. Hmmm…did not know that.
    I’ll keep my eyeballs on it.

  10. lot to chew on over here,

  11. that’s it! thanks

  12. King of the Republican Bundlers

  13. WP is mighty slow today

  14. Yeah, wp seems a little persnickety. Must be maintenance day.

  15. loading up vodpod

  16. geo will on mccain

  17. Here’s Hucks Army Linkdump


    Thu Dec 20 2007 10:56:57 ET

    Just weeks away from a possible surprise victory in the primaries, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz has been waging a ferocious behind the scenes battle with the NEW YORK TIMES, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, and has hired DC power lawyer Bob Bennett to mount a bold defense against charges of giving special treatment to a lobbyist!

    McCain has personally pleaded with NY TIMES editor Bill Keller not to publish the high-impact report involving key telecom legislation before the Senate Commerce Committee, newsroom insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

    The paper’s Jim Rutenberg has been leading the investigation and is described as beyond frustrated with McCain’s aggressive and angry efforts to stop any and all publication.


    The drama involves a woman lobbyist who may have helped to write key telecom legislation.

    The woman in question has retained counsel and strongly denies receiving any special treatment from McCain.

    Rutenberg, along with reporter David Kirkpatrick, has been developing the story for the last 6 weeks.

    Rutenberg had hoped to break the story before the Christmas holiday, sources reveal, but editor Keller expressed serious reservations about jounalism ethics and issuing a damaging story so close to an election.

    McCain campaign officials Rick Davis, Charlie Black and Mark Salter are also said to have met with the NEW YORK TIMES in an effort to halt publication.

  19. McCain/Boeing articles

  20. McCain and the telecom lobbyist misdealings?

  21. More on the telecom lobbyist

  22. I’m not sure why McCain enjoys such a high rating in Florida polls….however, it could be explained, I suppose, by the high proportion of navy/retired navy who regard McCain as one of their own, as well as there were a great many southern Democrats turned Republican because of the wuss factor of the NE liberal Dems. McCain, in my view, is tough on terror but has the more liberal social views of a Democrat.

  23. More telecom, here
    and here

    Plus, telecom money

    Plus, John McCain, was the deciding vote AGAINST Internet freedom during a key vote this week in the Senate Commerce Committee.

    Whether or not McCain turns out to be guilty of any crime, he certainly appears guilty of the same corrupt beholdenness to K Street as any of Washington’s worst.

  24. More from McCain. If elected, “the background music would be ABBA in the elevators all over the White House.”

  25. No….NOOOOO!!!
    Not ABBA.
    There ain’t a dimes worth of difference between him and Hillary, ‘ceptin the GWOT.

  26. hmmmmmm……..”several possible candidates from these firms for the mysterious “woman lobbyist” mentioned by Drudge: Lisa Kountoupes formerly of Clark & Weinstock, now of Kountoupes Consulting; Julie Hershey Carr of Kountoupes; Kathleen M. (Kathy) Ramsey of Fritts Consulting (pictured at left); and Mary Tripp and Anne Wexler of Wexler & Walker. Of the firms and lobbyists named by Wonkette here, Fritts Consulting has been most closely associated with Cyren Call by authors such as Jeffrey Birnbaum in the Washington Post, Fritts CEO Edward O. (Eddie) Fritts the former CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), chief lobbyist Kathy Ramsey the former Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for NAB. Of the woman lobbyists named by Wonkette, port and the specific background in broadcast lobbying one would expect of a candidate for the mystery “woman lobbyist” named by Drudge. According to contribution reports publically available online, Lisa Kountoupes and Anne Wexler are both Democrats, with no significant links either to John McCain or to the telecom industry. Though Republicans, neither Julie Hershey Carr nor Mary Tripp have significant links either to John McCain or to the telecom industry. Only Kathy Ramsey has all the ingredients: A strong record of support for Republican PACs, including PACs that have contributed to John McCain campaigns, and the background in lobbying for broadcasting concerns as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for NAB necessary to “write key telecom legislation” such as that to which Drudge refers above and Wonkette elaborates here. In cases such as that cited here, NAB has long lobbied for carriers’ ownership and profitability rights over the public good and the principle of net neutrality. Beyond her work with NAB, Ramsey has also contributed to such Republican PAC’s as the New Republican Majority Fund, which in turn like NAB has been a McCain contributor. If it is, therefore, from among the candidates listed by Wonkette above that we must choose Most Likely to be John McCain’s Mysterious “Woman Lobbyist,” my vote goes to Kathy Ramsey.”

  27. Prior to joining The Fritts Group, Kathleen M. Ramsey was the Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the NAB. In this role, she was responsible for the organization’s grassroots lobbying operation, corporate communications and national campaigns. Kathy previously served as the Director of Human Resources for the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms and worked for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc. where she was involved with legislative issues ranging from nutrition labeling and food safety to corporate tax.
    Kathy Ramsey

  28. I know how to take McCain off message, and it is by using his basic unhingedness and his temper.
    Remember how he reacted to the dirty campaign in SC? It doesn’t have to be much, either get down and dirty with him, or continually confront him with his past record, and his behavior.
    If someone will provoke him, in whatever manner necessary, and make him explode and expose his true character as a bully, then the voting public will turn on him, just like they did in 2000.
    Call him a liar about his now denying his jamming immigration reform down our throats. Call him a liar about his other legislative accomplishments, as well. Bring up his abandoning his wife. Point out some of the bizarre jokes he has made. Anything, but make him get off message, and out of his comfort zone. Make him mad!
    Make him spend what money he has on ad buys to refute those claims, which can’t be that much, seeing as how his campaign was almost broke at the start of fall.
    Whatever it takes for him to blow his cool and spend his money, is what must be done to expose him, and render him unelectable.

  29. the Drudge story got to him back in December.

  30. I think I’ll have to wait ’til after the elections to chat here…….:neutral:

  31. 😳 musta misspelled that.

  32. drudge vs mccain

  33. the real mccain record

  34. no comments necessary on this thread robert d.
    Just collecting interesting links.

  35. but, as always, comments are welcome!

  36. mccain praises madeline albright

  37. blogsforfredthompson linkdump

  38. Mccain;s support not deep.
    mccain counting on short memories Link
    mccain “train wreck” Link

  39. Well, that’s a pretty good start.
    plenty to chew on.

    If y’all find any more, please post it before tomorrow night.
    thanks, Nuke

  40. Well, I got nothin’. McCain is in Jax today, as are Giuliani and Romney. You can meet Giuliani and Romney for free; for McCain, you have to pay $1,000 for a fundraiser at Mussallem Gallery.

  41. Huckabee, oddly enough, is not in Florida and of course the Dems are not campaigning here either.

  42. Of the people in town, I believe Giuliani has a great plan for the future of the country and government.

  43. Romney is doing quite well among the business people.

  44. As is McCain among the rinos.

  45. […] on January 20th, 2008 at 1:42 pm Said: Edit […]

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