Tag Archives: John McCain

Bullies Won…Susan Rice withdraws her name for nomination

John McCain is probably crowing with glee. He suceeded at driving Susan Rice out of consideration for the nomination to be Secretary of State. McCain has been nursing his hurt from 2008 like it is still a fresh wound, and his vendetta against Rice was ongoing and unfounded. This was personal, and sadly today McCain and his band of bullies scored a victory at the expense of a qualified black woman. The irony is she had not yet been nominated but she and the president knew her confirmation would be brutal and she did what was best for the administration she stepped aside.

Susan Rice to meet with John McCain…is this a good idea?

John McCain and Lindsey Graham have been criticizing Ambassador Rice for weeks regarding the statements she made after the Benghazi attacks. Rice repeated the talking points that she had been given by the intelligence community. McCain has basically said she is unfit for her current office and definately not fit to be Secretary of State. Rice has requested a meeting with her two chief critics to discuss the Benghazi tragedy. Is this a good idea?

When Mitt Romney Embraces Donald Trump he Embraces Birtherism

Senator John McCain stood up to extremism, but Mitt Romney invites you to sit down with it…Mitt Romney invites supporters to sit down with birther Donald Trump for a fundraising dinner. Note to Mitt Romney “you’re known by the company you keep.”

Bristol Palin’s “Memoir” takes a bite out the McCains

Sarah Palin and her entire family owe John McCain a debt that they will never be able to pay, but one thing they can do is stop talking about his family. Bristol Palin has written a memoir and please know I use this term loosely. What 20 year old do you know that has lived enough life to pen a memoir, but that is not the point of this post. The point is without John McCain we would not know Bristol Palin and she should not go after the man’s family. McCain is the one that unleashed the Palin brood on the lower 48. So his wife might walk around like she owns the world so what! “According to ABC, Palin writes that the first time she met Sen. John McCain’s daughter she “ignored us during the entire visit.” She also “had a sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back. Palin goes on to say “Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining,” Palin writes. “Oh the complaining.” Palin also criticized the senator’s wife and said she carried herself “like a queen” and held “herself like royalty.” So Bristol Palin takes her shots at the McCains, but by doing it she makes herself look bad not them.

Cindy McCain Slams Glenn Beck for dissing her daughter

What a difference 3 years makes. Glenn Beck used to be the darling of the conservatives, but now they have abandaoned him and are criticizing him for just being himself. Beck made disparaging remarks about Meghan McCain. McCain has made some PSAs regarding skin cancer and Beck made fun of her size and suggested that she needed to put on some clothes.  It is so funny to see his former friends deserting him. He was an asset in 2008 when he was carrying the GOP water bucket, but now he is vile. Where was the outcry for his head when he criticized the intelligence of one of the president’s daughters? Selective outrage is the bedfellow of hypocrisy. So yes Beck is vile, but this is not a new development. Now more of his former friends are calling him that.


Sarah Palin Speaks to Fox News Sean Hannity

Last night Sarah Palin got the opportunity to speak her mind. She selected the friendly confines of Fox News.  Was she a victim of the “lamestream media” or is she simply getting exactly what she deserved?

Joe Scarborough calls Sarah Palin out

Last week Sarah Palin made some disparaging remarks about fellow Republicans. She diminished the legacy of Ronald Reagan by saying he made movies like “Bedtime with Bonzo”. Whereas, this was factually correct this was way before he truly carved out his professional political resume. She also refered to the first President Bush and his family as “bluebloods.” This reference was made after Barbara Bush advised the former governor to stay in Alaska. Most Republicans are afraid of Palin and fear that any criticsm of her will alienate her base, but finally someone had the nerve to stand up  and called her out.  MSNBC Joe Scarborough wrote an excellent piece for Politico this morning. Tell me what you think. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45687.html

Did John McCain compare Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan?

I read a number of headlines that said John McCain had dared to compare Sarah Palin to President Ronald Reagan. I thought that’s quite a stretch. Reagan had an impact on this country. Whether you agreed with him or not you had to respect him as a change agent. So I listened to the clip and McCain’s answer was to a specific question. Candy Crowley asked McCain if he thought Palin was “divisive”. He then said some people felt Reagan was divisive. So this is not a direct comparision as headlines have suggested. Sometimes you simply need to hear the soundbite for yourself.

Get your tickets to Obama The Tour

There are 4 weeks left until Election Day and the president is making the tour. He is appearing at universities, town halls, and backyards and he still can excite a crowd, but how does this translate into Democratic votes? It doesn’t and that’s a real problem. The president is an eletrifying speaker so people will come to see the show but it is going to take more than a real good talk to inspire voters to come to the polls. The primaries in my state drew less than 10% of the registered voters to the polls. People are discontented, disengaged and simply depressed and the majority of the people really don’t believe their vote will truly make a difference and that’s the real problem. In 2008 people were really ready for a change and they believed that Barack Obama was the change agent, but things have changed they are worse. I am not faulting the president because I don’t believe John McCain would have done any better, but some people are so disillusioned they don’t plan on going to the polls in November. I will be voting in November because if you don’t vote you have no right to complain. I won’t be at any of the president’s tour dates, but I will be going to the polls and I encourage others to do likewise.

Is Unemployment Compensation the New Welfare…It is According to Newt Gingrich

Former Congressman Newt Gingrich seemingly equates welfare with unemployment compensation. He believes people become satisfied with unemployment checks and only go through the motions of actually looking for a job. In an email to supporters Gingrich cited a Wall Street journal article and said this “For instance, the extension of unemployment benefits has given people a perverse incentive to stay on unemployment rather than accept a job. The part-owner of a machine parts company, Mechanical Devices, is looking for as many as 40 new engineers, but is quoted in the article as saying many applicants at job fairs were “just going through the motions so they could collect their unemployment checks.” The article also quotes an engineer who admits he turned down more than a dozen offers because the salary would have been less than he made on welfare.” So the 9.5% of Americans on unemployment are living the good life? Please give me a break. The conservatives constantly accuse the president of being elitist but this kind of thinking is the very definition of elitism. Gingrich who has a Congressional pension and healthcare for life is in no position to take potshots at the unemployed. Sadly, they are still the ones stuck paying his pension.