Thursday, June 19, 2014

John McCain will Support Thad Cochran in MIssissippi on Sunday: Cochran Just as well Shoot Himself in the Foot

Months before McCain won the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, Cochran, who supported Mitt Romney, told the Boston Globe about the Arizona senator: “The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He’s erratic. He’s hot-headed. He loses his temper, and he worries me.”

According to "The RINO List":
John MCain helped to create the Gang of 14 which did not help to solve the on-going problems in the Senate’s rules for the confirmation of judges.  Major portions of McCain-Feingold were struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional.  McCain-Feingold was supposed to keep the lobbyist money out of politics, but was ultimately problematic for McCain as he had 83 lobbyists that worked in his Presidential CampaignMcCain even chided Conservative Justice Alito.   Supported liberal Senator Ted Kennedy and President Bush’s failed Immigration Policy.  Voted for the extremely unpopular TARP Bailouts, though now claims he was misled.  McCain’s openness for rewriting the 14th amendment is even more clownish than his immigration reform bill.  John McCain even “entertained” the notion to leave the party, as well as join the DEMOCRAT John Kerry’s Presidential Ticket at the VP Candidate.

In 2008, the Washington Post's Robert Novak asked: "Is McCain a Conservative?"
"As John McCain neared his momentous primary election victory in Florida after a ferocious campaign questioning his conservative credentials, right-wingers buzzed over word that he had privately suggested that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was too conservative. In response, McCain said he recalled saying no such thing and added that Alito was a "magnificent" choice. In fact, multiple sources confirm that the senator made negative comments about Alito nine months ago.
McCain, as the "straight talk" candidate, says things off the cuff that he sometimes cannot remember exactly later. Elements of the Republican Party's right wing, uncomfortable with McCain as their prospective presidential nominee, brought the Alito comments to the surface long after the fact for two contrasting reasons. One was a desperate effort to keep McCain from winning in Florida. The other was to get the party's potential nominee on record about key issues before he is nominated."

In Jan 2014, it was reported that "A few weeks ago, Senator John McCain was censured by the Maricopa County GOP, the largest Republican group in the state, for or “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.” Today, McCain faced a continuation of the censure for his liberal voting record with a censure from the Arizona Republican Party.The AP reported today that “the resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate.”
Many see this statewide rebuke of Senator McCain as a telling sign that some Republicans may be just as susceptible to re-election as Democrats are based upon their voting history. Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, said the censure showed that McCain was losing support from his own party. “We would gladly embrace Sen. McCain if he stood behind us and represented us,” Schwartz said.

Towards the end of Ted Cruz’s marathon speech, Harry Reid attempted to get Cruz to yield some of his time to John McCain. Cruz, knowing what that would bring, didn’t fall for it. When Cruz wouldn’t give up Republican time, after his speech, the Dems had 15 minutes of time, and yielded some of that to John McCain: McCain delivered… for the Democrats of course. Senator John McCain spoke on the Senate floor soon after Senator Ted Cruz left it, arguing that even if a senator doesn’t like Obamacare, President Obama was reelected and we should all “respect the outcomes of elections which reflect the will of the people.”

Walid Shoebat wrote in February: 
"Who better to explain what’s going on in Syria these days than the victims of the Jihadists? You can put Syrian Christians at the top of the list. Christian leaders from that country recently paid a visit to Capitol Hill and none other than Jihad-apologist, Senator John McCain (RINO-AZ) apparently gave the clergy a dress down for having the gall to accuse his Jihadist allies of slaughtering Christians in Syria. The outburst was so bad that McCain’s sidekick clown, Lindsey Graham, had to calm him down. [ John McCain Chooses Jihad; Yells at Syrian Christians]

In March McCain told Time Magazine about his dinners with Obamas:  “I thought when he had a couple of dinners with Republican senators, we really had a good environment there.  Because he is a very, very articulate and attractive guy in a setting with eight or nine senators and him.  Because he was smarter than the rest of us.  But I don’t see that now.  I don’t see any of that.  There are some things that he could find that we could do on a bipartisan basis, and that may not be his top agenda items, but he’s got to do more outreach.”

Last August  John McCain revealed that he thinks former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a "rock star" and if she faces GOP Senator for Kentucky Rand Paul in the 2016 presidential elections, it will be a "tough choice" on who he'd vote for. Responding to questions in a recent interview with New Republic, during which he was asked about how he would vote on a projected face-off between Clinton and Paul, McCain quipped: "It's gonna be a tough choice."