03.08.2013 18

McCain goes whacko bird

By Rick Manning — Senator John McCain went all whacko bird to the Huffington Post attacking fellow Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.  His fellow Republican Senators crime was to have had the audacity to actually stand up to power and force the Obama Administration to accept that the U.S. Constitution does not allow the random killing of its citizens on American soil.

The fact that this issue was even in question is stunning in and of itself, as Attorney General  Eric Holder’s month’s long refusal to reject the notion of the federal government assassinating its own citizenry without any semblance of due process brought it to a head during the confirmation debate over CIA Director John Brennan.

Since the Rand Paul filibuster, McCain has been In a pique of rage that Paul actually accomplished something by fighting for his beliefs and the basic American concept of innocence until proven guilty.

Not content to just take to the Senate floor to attack his colleague from Kentucky, McCain returned to his “maverick” roots by taking his attack to another level in the liberal blog Huffington Post.

Perhaps cementing his place as the most lamentable nominee for president in the history of the Republican Party, McCain’s Huffington Post whine included this gem, “It’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone,” in a story titled “John McCain: Getting Back To Maverick, With An Eye On Retirement.”

Ironic indeed given that McCain has made a political living being the politician who chased approval from the New York Times in exchange for criticizing Republican colleagues and policies.

Even more ironic is that the same media that McCain has coveted throughout his career abandoned him during his ill-fated presidential run, having found him no longer useful when he needed them most.

Sadly, it appears that nowadays the only time McCain gets energized is when he is attacking those within the Republican Party who are kicking at the good ole boy network to which the Senator from Arizona is now a charter member.

Too bad that he can’t work up the same vigor in fighting to defund Obamacare, defending the U.S. worker from the onslaught of environmental and labor regulations, or even stopping far left judicial choices who threaten to continue the deconstruction of the Constitution.

Instead, we see a venal John McCain who is having trouble adapting to the fact that his time is past, and rather than gracefully move out of the limelight that he has craved so voraciously, clings to it as his life preserver to relevance.

Quite a sad requiem that someone who could have spent the last four years of his public service fighting to preserve limited, constitutional government, instead has chosen to derogate those who are taking up the mantle that he gave up in his search for approval from the left.

Rick Manning (@rmanning957) is the Vice President of Public Policy and Communications for Americans for Limited Government

  • Gallatin

    I am so ready for mcshamnesty to be gone.

  • Poppo

    McCain abdicated any right to lead years ago. He is the perfect example of a RINO.

  • Jim Hodge

    “Jim Hodge – Allied Home Mortgage have been attacked by lawyers and the liberal press. A self made man of humble means is working hard to restore the jobs lost by these baseless attacks”


  • DE Navarro

    McCain – You’re a fool.

  • singer23

    It’s hard to believe that McCain served in the same seat as,
    Barry Goldwater! Goldwater was a man of,
    “Integrity” and “Courage!”
    McCain is nothing more than a, “Opportunist!” He parlayed his mediocre military career into
    a political career, which is just as mediocre!
    He’s RINO of the first order and a, “Wannabe, Democrat!” Just listen to his wife and daughter, they
    are just a much a Republican as he is, which is, they aren’t!

  • pduffy

    The fact that this is even being debated is proof that we are already living under tyranny. There’s not much time left. The 2nd Amendment is falling, which is probably the last brick in the wall before a total police state is implemented.

  • Maybe it’s about time for McCain to step down and retire to the Old Sailors Home.

  • WhiteFalcon

    McCain should have never been re elected in the past elections. His time is gone and he should be as well. He represents the “old guard” of the Republican Party and it is time they left. We need real conservatives now and he is not one of them. To bad he will be around for another five years. I don’t wish him ill, I just wish him gone.

  • D.C.

    What an idiot. McCain needs to retire, not seeing him be re-elected with this kind of bs.

  • Joan Schmidt

    Goes whacko bird? In what universe? He has BEEN whacko bird for quite a while now. I blame him for the person in the white house.

  • Donna

    time for the old “manocain” McCain to get the H*&L out of government. He’s an idiot and licker of the back side of obumbi. Get out…..take your paycheck and get out! Rand Paul has more guts than this old senile piece of dirt mccain could ever have. And the Repubs support an old idiot like this? What is it going to take for our real Constitutional women and men with a real backbone to kick these old idiot repub rear lickers of obumbi out of DC? They are equal to the demon communist loving dems. now serving to corrupt the USA.

  • Zardos

    Time for his retirement………….forced if necessary. Listen up Arizona. !! Make the choice.

  • Zardos


  • Brabado

    As long as Sen. McCain still in the Senate, Republicans will have an albatros around their neck.

    The Senator was a clear looser to Obama, in 2008 becoming his lapdog, till today.
    Retire this old man to pasture, and allow new and brightess legislators to replace him.

    McCain already exploited his Vietnam Hero role to its fullest with nothing more to contribute to our Party…

    Time to move on and dissapear…

    Sen. Rand Paul, Cruz, and Rubio represent the new blood our Republican Party needs, desperately. McCain and Graham are old histority… Go home!

  • Kerr Mudgeon

    Perhaps Senator McCain is close enough to the after life to have been advised on the
    matter by the members of the Weaver family who the rest of us thought had been
    gunned down by federal agents at the family’s Ruby Ridge, Idaho, home, and/or
    the 80 men, women, and children who we believed had been gassed and incinerated
    by a U.S. government paramilitary force at their Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.

    If McCain wants to maintain that those atrocities were not the result of official
    government policy he should tell us who was held responsible for them and how
    the responsible individuals were punished.

  • Ed

    John McCain and Lindsey Graham are self serving RINOS who are NOT representing the people (voters) who hired them and should be fired!!!! It is time “We the People” take back our party AND OUR Government before it is too late!!!

  • Pardon me. I had heard years ago that McCain actually SIGNED HIMSELF out of a POW camp by confessing to war crimes against North Korea. Is this true ?

  • JL Mealer is running -as a Libertarian- for John McCain’s US Senate seat.
    The GOP will put him through the primary as usual and a Democrat can’t take the seat, so please put your contributions where your brain and heart are…

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