The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Sen. McCain Fears Crazy Birds Dumping Whitewash On TSA Security Theater

by Smitty Are Piers Morgan and John McCain the New Hotness? Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is calling for congressional hearings to see if a new rule allowing airline passengers to carry knives and bats on flights should be blocked. His intervention comes after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) relaxed post 9-11 rules to allow blades […]

Republican Auto-Demoralization

It’s amazing how Obama and the Democrats have persuaded John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Marco Rubio to help them destroy the morale of the Republican Party grassroots at the very beginning the 2014 mid-term election cycle. Democrats know that John McCain’s push for “comprehensive immigration reform” (i.e., amnesty) in 2006 andf 2007 demoralized Republicans and […]

Apparently, John McCain Doesn’t Think He’s Done Enough Yet to Destroy the GOP

During Saturday’s panel on immigration at the National Review Summit, Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies made the point that a Republican-backed “comprehensiive” bill would not only fail to win Hispanic support for the GOP, but would actually hurt the party. If any such bill becomes law, Obama and the Democrats would take credit for its […]

Blogger Shocked — Shocked! — to Learn That John McCain Would Employ Backstabbing GOP Campaign Operative

Of course, John McCain is a man who has long cherished backstabbing as a fundamental principle of his political career, and yet R.D. Brewer at Ace of Spades HQ is nonetheless surprised by the perverse pride that the McCain campaign’s “chief strategist” Steve Schmidt takes in having helped destroy the GOP’s chances in 2008: “For […]

Podhoretz Writes a Powerful Paragraph

Actually, he writes far more than a paragraph, but he really brings home his point in this one: Yes, if ever you wanted circumstantial evidence that the sources within the McCain campaign who spent October 2008 dumping on Palin anonymously might have included [Nicolle] Wallace and [Steve] Schmidt, you need look no further than HBO’s […]

‘Swarmin’ With Mormons’

John McCain, Luis Fortuno and Mitt Romney during rally at Lanco & Harris, Orlando, Jan. 27, 2012 ORLANDO, Fla. If you don’t vote for Mitt, why do you hate America? That was the fundamental theme of Friday’s super-patriotic rally for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at an industrial warehouse here. After a three-hour drive from Jacksonville, […]

‘F*** JOHN McCAIN!’

That was the complete text of a Twitter message — except I spelled out the first word — I sent when I heard about this: Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans […]

John McCain’s Idiotic Advice on Libya

Obama never saw a problem that couldn’t be solved by tax increases. By the same token, John McCain never saw a problem that couldn’t be solved by more bombing: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday he feared a “stalemate” has developed in Libya that would lead to a more radical government in that country. McCain, […]

A Fine Point Of Correction For Thrasymachus

by Smitty Over on the Meghan McCain appreciation thread, Thrasymachus offers the following: Meghan is a juvenile egomaniac and attention whore, just like her father. Sir, there is a difference between juvenile and Juvenal, whose birthday roughly equates to that of Meghan’s father. Subtle, I know. Anyway, back to the video editing. Come back in […]

The $21 Million Arizona Sell-Out

The Keen Observer at Townhall.com: It only took a measly 21 million dollars for John McCain to buy yet another 6-year term in the most exclusive club of aristocrats the world has ever known: the United States Senate. And all for a job that pays 174K a year, plus a few fringes. Fuzzy math indeed; but nice “work” if […]

Dear Michelle Malkin

Guess who’s coming to Colorado? DENVER (AP) – Arizona Sen. John McCain is headed to Colorado this weekend to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Jane Norton. A spokeswoman for Norton says McCain will be in Grand Junction and the Denver suburbs Sunday for fundraisers and public rallies for Norton. Gee, Mrs. Malkin, we know how much […]

NRA Endorses John McCain, Prompts Outrage Among Membership

 Barbara Espinosa is furious at the NRA sell-out: Yesterday we posted the endorsements U.S. Senate candidate J. D. Hayworth received from former NRA President Bob Corbin and from the Gun Owners of America. Yet the NRA, which has previously referred to John McCain as “one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the […]

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