Category Archives: John McCain

John McCain: From “Maverick” to Milquetoast

Washington “insider” Sally Quinn once said of Arizona Senator John McCain: Most people really like John McCain. I mean, he’s an extremely likable person, and he’s very admirable in many ways. One is that he says what he believes and he will cross the party line whenever he thinks that the Republicans are not on the right track. – Read the full article

Video Clips of the Week

Bernie Sanders – Read the full article

President Obama’s State of the Union & Real Time Public Reaction to Joni Ernst’s Response

I was impressed by President Obama’s State of the Union Address, SOTU, a report of generally good news. Granted, the economy and the country have room for improvement. He outlined a big step forward in the next two years.  Ironically, and I really hate this about Democrats; the President is bold and more outspoken after the crushing 2014 midterm results….WHY, why do progressives play this 4th quarter, ‘Johnny comes TOUGH’ after an election or loss?! – Read the full article

Hey RWNJs – Stop Saying Our Air Force Can’t Take Out ISIS

I’m sick to death of hearing RWNJs saying our Air Force can’t take out ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State without “boots on the ground”. Besides the fact that Americans are “war weary” (read: we won’t tolerate another “dumb war” that gives McCain and Graham something for their spank bank), our mighty Air Force is more than capable of turning any country into a fucking, uninhabitable wasteland without boots on the ground. – Read the full article

Benghazi Militant Captured, Success for Patriotic Americans…Others, Political Spin Crisis & Something Else

A triumph for President Obama, the Administration engineered by US Special Forces’ capture of a top Libyan leader, Ahmed Abu Khattala suspected in masterminding the September 11, 2012 attacks on the Benghazi consulate. Yesterday’s announcement implies a prospective US trial to mead out justice for the deaths of Sean Smith, Chris Stephens, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods  at the Libyan satellite compound and an opportunity to gather further intelligence on the Ansar al-Sharia militia.   – Read the full article

Navigating the Politicized Return of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl Sgt. Berghdahl in captivity Since Saturday’s prisoner exchange of Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl’s for five Guantanamo Bay, “Gitmo”detainees”, whose freedom was brokered by the Qartar government with Afghan insurgents, controversy and rehashing American policies in dealing with the enemy have plagued the Administration. – Read the full article

John McCain’s Legacy Strikes Again

When John McCain ran for POTUS in 2008 he made a supremely consequential decision for the nation. McCain’s decision to pluck Sarah Palin from arctic obscurity as his running mate will be the legacy he leaves America, much to his ongoing embarrassment. – Read the full article

McCain’s List of Countries to Attack Now Includes Russia

Last Fall, Mother Jones posted this map of the countries John McCain wanted to attack. You can now add Russia to that list. And like a gag reflex, McCain blames Obama. – Read the full article

Paul Ryan: Glutton For Punishment, Or Joe Lieberman Wannabe?

Paul Ryan is telling house Republicans to not support the proposal forwarded by Senate Republicans. That proposal will not make it to the house anyway, because Senate Democrats have rejected it. But the reasons Ryan gives his fellow inmates in the house asylum to not support the plan are just mind boggling: [I]n a private meeting with House Republicans, Ryan said that by kicking the can down the road, the GOP would lose “leverage” in their fight against Obamacare. – Read the full article

GOP Civil War Not Reflected In Votes.

Last week I wrote about the curious case of Representative Peter King. King spent several weeks leading up to the current crisis calling Senator Ted Cruz names and calling his tactics economic terrorism. When it came time to vote on the bill which defunded Obamacare to maintain government funding, which King loudly proclaimed he opposed, he voted for it. – Read the full article

Today’s Stupid Conservative Quotes

In the run-up to Ted Cruz’s non-filibuster sideshow, which seemed to irritate members of the Republican party more than Dems, Cruz made a statement criticizing the members of his party who were against his non-filibuster by comparing them to Nazi sympathizers, or appeasers, or whatever he was getting at: I suspect those same pundits who say it can’t be done, if it had been in the 1940s we would have been listening to them. – Read the full article

I’m An Obamacare Poll Truther, And Here Are The Reasons Why.

Poll truther was the derisive term used to describe those on the right who willfully disregarded (or reinterpreted to fit a hoped for result) the polls as the 2012 presidential election drew near. It really was fun for us lefties to heckle and jeer as the truthers on the right twisted themselves into pretzels trying to find justifications for how Obama was going to lose and Romney was on his way to a landslide victory despite what the polls were showing. – Read the full article