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John McCain, Useful Idiot

April 8th, 2013 - 12:17 pm

They won’t, of course; Schumer will stab him in the back the minute it’s politically expedient. The Democrats play rough and they play to win; McCain is the perfect Useful Idiot, whom they’re happy to embrace when he agrees with them in the name of “bipartisanship” and equally happy to savage when his usefulness is at an end.

But McCain’s the only one not in on the joke. He’s too busy calling far better men than he “wacko birds,” and collaborating with the Left as part of the Gang of Eight, who seem to think it’s perfectly okay for them to hammer out a “bipartisan” immigration deal and then present it to the rest of us as a fait accompli. So much for debate and deliberation.

If there’s a better argument for term limits than John McCain — at least on the nominally Republican side — I can’t imagine who it would be. First elected in 1986, McCain survived a primary challenge from former Congressman J.D. Hayworth in 2010, mostly by changing his positions on things like illegal immigration, in order to make himself appear to be more conservative than he actually is.

Alas, the Establishment rallied to his side, with the unhappy result that we now can’t get rid of him until the election of 2016. “I consider myself a person who serves the people of Arizona to the best of his abilities,” McCain said in his last campaign. If he really cared about the people of Arizona — not to mention the people of America — he’d do the honorable thing and resign before he can do any more damage to the country he professes to love.

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Words cannot describe how much I detest that bloviating jackass. As long as we have politicians like McCain parading around as Republicans the Republican label is dead. Someone ought to explain to him that a filibuster IS a debate. He's been there long enough to figure that out on his on if he were ever going to do so. No one is afraid of debate, except the Democrats who want to rush unexamined legislation through the Congress and state legislatures. What just happened regarding guns in NY and MD recently? Too much debate? I don't think so.

Shut up, McCain. Just shut up. Retire. You've been betraying conservatives for long enough.
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If you think McCain "represents" his constituents in any meaningful sense...
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McCain should share that dunce hat he so richly deserves with the equally stupid voters that keep returning this jerk to the '...world’s greatest deliberative body'...as he puts it. But for them we wouldn't have him. Which proves even the RINO party has its LIV.
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McCain is worse than “fundamentally flawed” in the political sense. There has always been something very wrong with his character, which is one of extreme “me-first-and-only” self-entitlement. He was wrongfully admitted to the Naval Academy with bad grades ahead of more qualified applicants because his daddy and granddaddy were admirals. Rules that apply to ordinary people don’t apply to him. He thumbed his nose at Annapolis because he couldn’t be kicked out or flunked out, because he was JOHN MCCAIN, son and grandson of ADMIRALS. He ignored orders and crashed planes, because he couldn’t be disciplined as the son and grandson of admirals. He ditched the wife who stood by him, when he wanted a rich blonde chick young enough to be his daughter, who could finance his political ambition.

He was caught taking bribes to his wife from the Keating 5, so tried to cover his tracks by imposing the McCain-Feingold nonsense on everyone else (laws only apply to everyone else, not to JOHN MCCAIN). He entertained a blonde lobbyist in ways that worried his staff, and improperly pressured the FCC for her in exchange for …., because he is JOHN MCCAIN!!!!!!. He yelled obscenities at other senators who questioned ramming his McCain-Kennedy amnesty through the Senate in the dead of night without debate, and screamed he knew more about it than anyone else - because he is JOHN MCCAIN, a legend in his own mind !!!!!! He has had secret no press allowed meetings to praise Mexico as our dearest friend and closest neighbor, calling enforcement of the laws “Rhetoric".
As president, McCain, like the man he helped elect. Barack Obama, would have tried to rule by fiat and would make Hugo Chavez look like George Washington. Like the Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts, if any GOP congresscritter disagreed with him “OFF WITH HER HEAD- I’m JOHN MCCAIN, KING OF THE UNIVERSE!!!” There has always been something consistently very wrong with McCain’s character. Through it all, this lying unreliable self-aggrandizing megalomaniac poses as a “straight talker", and is so sick, he probably believes it himself, because he is JOHN MCCAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!, son and grandson of ADMIRALS.
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He's a traitor and should be shot.
War hero, blah, blah blah. Says who? I think they turned him.
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When I was a youngin during WWII we would go to town about every other month to get a haircut from a skinny young barber who was the nicest guy you would ever want to meet. He clouldn't meet the physical to get in the army and he had written to the president asking for a waiver which of course, he never got any reply and it made him a bit angry from time to time. One night he wrote a letter to the president and told him he wished that if he (the president) went to visit the battlefield he would get shot. He was convicted and spent ten full years in prison.
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There is no 'compromise' possible on the 2nd Amendment, there can only be adherence to it or you can repeal it. So there is no reason to debate a bill that modifies this amendment. It is very concise and clear, "shall not be infringed." If you don't like it, man up and call for its repeal. Otherwise, piss off.
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Debate includes whatever a person considers to be useful to a debate in which a manuver or posture will diminish or exacerbate an argument. Senator McCain suffers from his exalted status from the time he was imprisoned in Vietnam as a POW who was nicknamed 'The Prince"by his guards. He seems to be running around Congress with the presumptions instead of as a republican senator closing ranks with his peers.
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John McCain serves John McCain period. I consider him a traitor to our constitution and traitor to this country. And yes, I can say that even though he was a prisoner of war.
1 year ago
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So John McCain is a useful idiot, terrible, no good in every way. And why shouldn't there be a debate on the gun control bills in the Senate? Our position is correct, the people know it, so what are we afraid of? Losing? A pox on the Republicans in the Senate, afraid to even discuss the issues and instead hide behind the filibuster in a cowardly fashion. It reminds me of the parent who when asked "why?" by their child, answers "because I said so". Cowards, all of them.
1 year ago
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Change the title to John McCain, Useless Idiot.
1 year ago
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"McCain survived a primary challenge .... in 2010, mostly by changing his positions on things like illegal immigration, in order to make himself appear to be more conservative than he actually is."

Maybe by 2016 (Because you know McCain ain't gonna retire. It's all about him, after all.) the voters of Arizona will have wised up and kick his arse out.
1 year ago
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I hate to speak poorly of a veteran but McCain is worthless. He was worthless for much of his Senate career, he was worthless when I held my nose and voted for him, and he's still worthless now.

He is the prime example of the "go along to get along" crowd. He doesn't represent the best interests of the State of Arizona, his constituents, or America. It's all about maintaining his place at the trough, I wish he'd bugger off.

Compromise. Dems and other useful idiots always mention "compromise", but every time Republicans "compromise" they give and the Dems take, that isn't compromise. We also are forgetting that compromise has another meaning, as in compromised integrity and principles. That often is the "compromise" of the RINOs.
1 year ago
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Clarification: I knew how bad the BO was going to be so I held my nose and voted for both McCain and Romney thoough neither one merited my vote. It's a sad day to vote not for the best candidate but for the bad so you don't get the terrible.
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