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"Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance," - John McCain, February 2000.

McCain, this weekend:

Speaking at the 2nd annual Tucson Tea Party rally Saturday, McCain was greeted with a warm reception. And he proceeded to compliment the right-wing base for “changing America.” McCain also proudly celebrated the Republican accomplishments of obstructionism, borrowing a line from his former running mate Sarah Palin. “You know the President says that, quote, we’re the party of no,” McCain told the tea partiers. “No, we’re not the ‘party of no.’ We’re the ‘party of hell no.’” In his opening remarks, McCain also thanked Fox News for its strong support of Republican causes, endorsing Fox as “the best place to get your news.”

(Photo: U.S. Sen. John McCain hugs supporter Kathi Korth during a visit to a campaign office one day before Arizona's primary election on August 23, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. By Eric Thayer/Getty.)

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