McCain abandoned GOP principles?

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    Hellooo!!! I think we do.. Yep!
     
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    Of course John McCain abandoned GOP principles, he's a liberal neo-con just like George W. Bush. This election cycle we had Big Government (McCain) vs. Bigger Government (Obama). I saw no evidence of a "dramatic move to the right" from John McCain.
     
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    Please...He was against the tax cuts, then he was for them. He was against Iraq war, then he was for it. He was adamantly against torture, and suddenly he fell silent. You think no one noticed his movement toward gw? I did and I was one person that was ready to vote for McCain until he abandoned being a maveric.
     
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    The GOP needs to move further to the right.

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    Ravi, that is what they are saying! Can you believe that?
     
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    Tax cuts aren't a bad thing, because the private sector is where wealth creation occurs. Compared to the government which can only tax and spend, borrow and spend, or inflate and spend; none of which creates any kind of wealth. What the government needs to do is cut taxes and cut it's own out of control spending.

    Being for the Iraq war is not a conservative ideal, it is a neo-con ideal. There is nothing conservative about subverting the Constitution and going to war for no reason. Torture falls under the same umbrella, it's a neo-con ideal.
     
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    To be honest, we can't blame it all on McCain. Things were going McCain's way until the economic meltdown.
     
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    The GOP abandoned conservatism when they nominated Ronald Reagan.

    The last GOP conservative nominee for President was Gerald Ford.
     
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    I think the GOP's problem is they were not far enough to the right!

    They need to move even further, and make sure to be more vocal about

    their stance on immigration, and let us know where pro america is again.

    These are the keys to the gop winning again. :D
     

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