McCain Must Go…A Rant!


Originally, I was going to write a hit piece on Sen. McCain, as I can’t believe he has been resurrected by the media as a potential GOP nominee, but in researching the multitude of reasons I am opposed to him, I found things I didn’t know and others I had forgotten about. As a result, trying to craft a meticulous piece, loaded with links to substantiate my argument, I felt the urge to unload a rant too strong.
Before any thongs get twisted, let me state clearly, I have always respected his service to our country as a Navy officer, and as an elected official. Few in our society could accomplish those things, even if they wanted to. I also appreciate his support for our military, and the surge that President Bush was able to initiate with Gen. Petraeus.
My grievances with him are serious matters that have effected this country, and many will for a long time. That he could seriously still be considered a strong candidate with his record in the Senate, and his personality, baffle and anger me.
Here is a partial list of the many things he’s been involved in.
1)The Keating Five scandal, of which he was the only Republican.
2)McCain-Feingold or campaign finance reform. The pimp of the Democrats, George Soros, thanks him…I don’t.
3)Sarbanes-Oxley. Thanks for sending IPO’s overseas Senator, our investment community will never be the same.
4)Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
5)Opposed the Bush Tax cuts, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003.
6)Opposed definitions of torture by the Bush administration.
7)Believes in man made global warming.
There are a few other things about him that really irritate me, and that is his temper, and his diarrhea of the mouth. Not as many know about his temper, as he has courted the liberal media as a ‘maverick,’ and has become something of a darling to them when he speaks ill of his party or President Bush. However, for those who have known him for a while, have worked with him, or opposed him, his temper is legendary, or as this gentleman said:

“He is a vicious person,” LeBoutillier said. “Nearly all the Republican senators endorsed Bush because they knew McCain from serving with him in the Senate. They so disliked him that they wouldn’t support him. They have been on the hard end of his behavior.”

Here are a few other comments about his behavioral traits when he is angry:

“As portrayed by the mainstream media, McCain is an engaging war hero, a man of political moderation positioned between the left and the right,” Kessler wrote. “But to insiders who know him, McCain has an irrational, explosive side that make many of them question whether he is fit to serve as president and be commander in chief. Nowhere is that sentiment stronger than in the Senate, where McCain has few friends or supporters. In fact, when McCain ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, only four Republican senators endorsed him.”

“I have witnessed incidents where he has used profanity at colleagues and exploded at colleagues,” Kessler quoted former Senator Bob Smith, a New Hampshire Republican who served with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee and on Republican policy committees, as saying. “He would disagree about something and then explode. It was incidents of irrational behavior. We’ve all had incidents where we have gotten angry, but I’ve never seen anyone act like that.”

Perhaps some of you may remember McCain’s reaction to losing the South Carolina primary to President Bush in 2000, I certainly do, and it impressed me then that McCain is quite possibly unhinged. There was a widely read article concerning McCain’s concession speech to then Gov. Bush, by Jeff Greenfield of CNN, titled McCain’s Harsh Words, where he penned this phrase:

On Saturday night, Sen. John McCain, stung by his double-digit defeat in South Carolina, gave a concession speech written by a pen dipped in acid.

Many believe, me among them, that it was McCain’s bitterness at President Bush, after his defeat, that caused him to oppose the President’s agenda. McCain has been known to say he regrets the angry comments he makes, and I’ll give him that. One example is his attacks on the Christian right, after his loss in South Carolina in 2000, where he was extremely critical of Jerry Falwell, but a few years later apologized with Reverend Falwell, and even spoke at a commencement ceremony at Falwell’s Liberty University. But his grievances with Christian conservatives goes back much further than 2000. Does the name Paul Weyrich ring a bell? Mr. Weyrich founded the Heritage Foundation in 1973, co-founded Christian Voice in 1977, and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979. Beyond those organizations, he has helped create dozens of councils and organizations that promote conservatiism, and he was instrumental in grassroots organizations that helped create the support that became the Reagan coalition. When McCain got angry at this icon of the conservative movement for opposing John Tower(a Democrat) for Sec of Defense, McCain called him “a pompous self-serving son of a bitch.” One of those pot calling the kettle black moments.
Then there is his mouth, or rather, his inability to control it over the strange things that go on in his head.
Take for example this charming joke about a retirement center in Arizona, Leisure World, which McCain referred to as Seizure World. Or this knee-slapper, “The nice thing about Alzheimer’s is you get to hide your own Easter eggs.” Then there was this joke that the liberal media wouldn’t report on, “”Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father.” There are more, many more examples, but you get the idea, he has no control over his inner monologue, he has diarrhea of the mouth. This is fine as long as he is some harmless Uncle that you only see at holidays, weddings, and funerals, but we are talking about a man that is in a position to run against very weak Democrat candidates, and could conceivably become President.
Does someone who has a record of going against the will of his own party, and the people that support it, deserve the nomination? I say HELL NO!
Does a man that needs to use good judgement, be predictable in his reactions to a crisis, and diplomatic with allies and enemies alike, yet cannot control his temper or his tongue, deserve consideration as the leader of the Free World, and the most powerful political office in the World? Not by a DAMN SIGHT!
That he is even still in the race at this stage is baffling enough, considering that just a few months ago, he had to lay off nearly all of his staff, due to a lack of funds. His resurgence is mostly due to one good performance in New Hampshire, which he also had in 2000, and because Michigan and South Carolina are coming up, where Democrats and Independents can vote in the Republican primaries in those states, and that the Old Media still loves to promote his divisive party politics as a ‘maverick.”
I plea with all of you, and with God himself, don’t put our party, and indeed our country in a position of electing such an unsteady…no, tottering fool, that can neither hold his tongue when necessary, nor of holding fire on friendlies when he is disagreed with.
I have faith that he will be halted by the reasonable minds of conservative voters on Super Duper Tuesday. I pray that will be the case, other wise I would have to consider breaking my own vow to vote for the nominee of the Republican party, irrespective of who it is.

*UPDATE* This excellent link was added in the comments, by our friend Robert D.

Linkage:
John McCain Wiki
Ann Coulter-2000
McCain’s Temper
Sarbanes-Oxley Quotes of the Day
McCain-The debate is over on global warming
McCain’s Costly Tax on Energy

25 Responses

  1. BAM!!
    That’s gonna leave a mark.

  2. Henh.
    I hope so, I was using a knotted plow line.

  3. I would hate to have to vote for him too. But the other options, Hussein Obambi or Her Royal Thighness, really scare me. (edwards don’t stand a chance)

  4. Sadly, we don’t have a strong candidate to take him out, we have a group of competents, which allows him to hang in longer. He was still hanging after SC in 2000, but his campaign was in shambles due to the loss there. With Michigan and SC coming up, he will probably still hang until SDT, when I think he will finally get to shuffle off. Still, I want him gone, out, finished, and placed in file 13. As long as he is in it, he has a chance to win it, and bleed the funds the other candidates badly need to win.

  5. Good find, Robert D.
    An update is in order.

  6. Thanks n2l. 🙂

  7. Thanks nuke. 🙂

  8. Now dangit, Robert D.
    You had it right the first time.
    /pssst….check author of post

  9. Oh shiite!! 😳

  10. That’s it! I’m only lurking ’til I awake tomorrow.

  11. Interesting post, N2L! I had no idea McCain was anything like that. I kind of liked him for his foreign policy views, although I knew about his opposition to the Bush tax cuts.

    So here’s a – predictable – question to you: who do you support? To be honest, none of the Republican candidates seem really strong to me; all, except for Ron Paul, are more or less big spenders, while the latter is a weakling with regards to foreign policy.

    On top of that, conservatives are on the defensive due to domestic opposition to the war in Iraq and gloomy economic prospects. To a foreign observer, it looks like we’re in the 1970s again, and the Republican candidates lack pride and self-confidence. (Need I add which former great U.S. president did, in contrast, have these characteristics?) But then again, I’m not an American, and just curious about your thoughts on this… 😉

  12. Thanks for dropping by, Mark.
    First of all, Paul is not a serious candidate, he’s a lunatic.
    Actually, for the other candidates, except McCain, they all have strengths and weaknesses, and if we could just find one with all of the best attributes, we would have no worries. Politics, when you get down to it, is self-interest, and so you will find those who view fiscal conservatism as the acid test, while others consider social matters the most important, and for others, personal liberties are the most important.
    I disagree with your assessment that conservatives are defensive due to the war in Iraq, and the fear of recession. We are gaining esteem from the results W has gotten in the past year with the Petraeus surge, and the rapid progress that is taking place there. The Federal Reserve is set to cut the prime by one half a percent in a few weeks, and the markets are already encouraged, while the weak dollar in Europe has actually helped some U.S. companies exceed their earnings forecast.
    Right now, I’m leaning toward Mike and Fred, but as I have said many times before, I will vote for the nominee of the GOP, whoever that is, as the Marxist candidates the Democrats are running are completely unacceptable.

  13. Maybe I talk to the wrong people when in the U.S., but I really fear Americans are going to vote a Democrat into office… Do you guys think a Republican will gain the presidency? I truly hope you’re right, even if John McCain is going to be the one. 😉

  14. I think the GOP will win the White House. The Lame Stream Media is doing their best to insure that the voters are properly brainwashed to believe the only salvation for this country is a donk, but I believe the donk candidates are very weak. Remember, you were in the New England area, when you visited, an area dominated by donks. While we may have many things in common with those folks, the vast differences that exist in this country can only be found when you move further into the heartland.
    If, God forbid, McCain were to win the nomination, I think he has an excellent chance of beating the donk candidate. He is, after all, a liberal big government type.
    McCain may be having an easy time of it right now, but I think it will change soon, which is why I felt the need to rant here.

  15. “The Lame Stream Media” — what a great term! 🙂

    I hope you’re right. For now, it’s been interesting to read something about McCain’s nasty personal attributes. I knew he’s a big spender, but not that he’s such a bully as well. The Dutch LSM, not surprisingly, don’t report on either of these issues; they seem to think these elections are about Obama and Hillary only.

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  17. Well, the LSM is consistent, no matter where you go, as they would like us all to believe it’s between Her Royal Thighness, and Obambi.
    What’s funny(but not ha-ha funny) is that people really don’t know much about Obambi. That should change real soon, as the uncivil war within the donk party is heating up, and the HRT campaign will be giving him a thorough proctology exam. If she doesn’t, and he becomes the donk candidate, you can rest assured he will get a thorough exam from the Republicans.
    One other thing about McCain that has gotten little mention, is his age. If he were to be sworn in as POTUS, he would be 72yoa, the oldest ever to be sworn in. Think how that would play in the election if he was running against a young energetic Obambi, with his endless stream of flowery rhetoric, and platitudes.

  18. I think his age is definitely going to play against him. The Dems tried (and fortunately failed) to attack “Dutch” on his age before…

    By the way, Obama got smashed by Charles Krauthammer the other day: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/01/will_obama_finally_get_scrutin.html. A rather instructive article on the not so pleasant side of this seemingly charming young man.

  19. Mark, link is not found, which is too bad, I love Krauthammer’s work.
    As for Obambi goes, did you know his cousin is Raila Odinga, the loser of the Presidential election in Kenya, which caused the mass riots, killing hundreds and displacing as many as a quarter of a million people? It’s true, and Obambi even went to Kenya and campaigned for his cuz back in Aug 06. You hear Obambi say he wants to bring real change to America, well so did his cuz in Kenya. He promised to bring Sharia Law to Kenya if elected.
    Here is one source, and here is another.
    All this is interesting, because Obambi, by birthright, and early childhood training, is a Muslim. He now claims to be a Christian. In Sharia Law, he is an apostate, and is to be executed on sight by any true believer in Islam. So how is it he went to Kenya and came back alive? And what would this portend if he were to visit say, Egypt or Saudi Arabia? The alleged Church he attends in Chicago, claims to be a church of Christ, but it is really a church of black separatism-black supremacy, which is actually a practitioner of what is known as ‘liberation theology.’
    Here’s the about page at his alleged church.
    The word is slowly getting out on Obambi, even from some of his admirers.

    Back to McCain. Romney just won the Michigan primary, which really doesn’t mean a great deal, because of the way it is structured, and because the nutroots at one of the larger far left blogs had encouraged it’s goons to vote for Romney, just to help create confusion in the GOP race, because they could. After SC this weekend, the remaining primaries will be along party line votes, not just open. But, with McCain losing in Michigan, it does deprive him of some of the front running status the media has been touting, and combining that loss with the loss that is looming in SC, could put his campaign in shambles like it was in 2000. Watch for his “volcanic temper” to erupt in SC. One of the reasons I think he will get trounced in SC is because of his trying to push the immigration reform bill down our throats ast year. He was supported by Sen. Graham of SC, and the conservatives in SC were so outraged at their own Sen., they started calling the immigration bill “Grahamnesty.” When they are given the opportunity to express themselves at the SC primary, I think McCain gets slapped down…hard!

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  21. I was wrong.
    McCain will wreck the GOP if he isn’t stopped.

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