Video: McCain hammered at Arizona town hall for pushing Syria intervention

posted at 11:21 am on September 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Blaze and TPM, a small but welcome comeuppance for a guy whose big problem with Obama’s plan to intervene Syria is that it’s not ambitious enough. He held two town halls yesterday, in fact, and the video below apparently captures the less rowdy of the two. According to the Arizona Daily Star, the “mostly unsympathetic” crowd in Tucson included two people who had to be removed and one veteran who “walked out of the meeting during McCain’s answer to his question because he didn’t like what he was hearing.”

Don’t accuse Maverick of being implacably pro-intervention, though, no matter what video games you see him playing during congressional hearings on Syria:

McCain grew impatient with a journalist who asked a question suggesting that he had made up his mind on Syria.

“Do you think I would be having a town-hall meeting if I had my mind totally made up? Do you?” McCain responded. “Well, you’re asking a dumb question. You’re really asking dumb questions.”

This is, by the way, not atypical in how constituents are reacting to Republicans on Syria. Your morning read is this NYT piece in which several GOP congressmen marvel at the near-unanimity of opposition to intervening that they’re hearing from people they talk to.

Mr. Cole’s constituent experience is not isolated. Representative Mick Mulvaney, a Republican swept into power in 2010 in military-focused South Carolina on a platform of small government, said that in his three-plus years in Congress, no issue had elicited as passionate a response as Syria. And, he added, “to say it’s 99 percent against would be overstating the support.”

Of the 1,000 or so calls and e-mails he has received, three supported some kind of response. And two-thirds of the correspondents have never reached out to him before.

Representative Candice S. Miller, Republican of Michigan, said she was at a peach festival parade last weekend in her district, an event that does not typically draw the type of constituent who is overly political. But as she made her way down the parade route, one person after another urged her to vote no on any authorization of force in Syria.

“It was not a political event at all,” Ms. Miller said. “But there were a lot of people, older veterans especially in their hats, all saying, ‘No on Syria!’  “

Senior Republican aides in the House tell Politico they expect, at most, 50 to 60 GOPers to vote yes. We’ll see what happens after O’s big speech on Tuesday night, but right now that seems optimistic.



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“We didn’t send you to make war for us. We sent you to stop the war.”

While I agree with them, I have to question their mental faculties.

What did they expect when they sent Senator Senile, the consummate warmonger, back to Congress?

Seriously?

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Sit down and shut up, you Citizens, the State will decide what is best.

Bishop on September 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

“Do you think I would be having a town-hall meeting if I had my mind totally made up? Do you?”

Yes…yes I do.

Pale Rider on September 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

They re-elected the effing guy, right?

catmman on September 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

McCain responded. “Well, you’re asking a dumb question. You’re really asking dumb questions.”

Every question seems dumb to a dumb person.

Flange on September 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Dear Megan McCain,

I think it’s time you put dad in a home.

Pale Rider on September 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Arabs seem hellbent on killing each other. Who are we to stand in their way?

rbj on September 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

While I agree with them, I have to question their mental faculties.

What did they expect when they sent Senator Senile, the consummate warmonger, back to Congress?

Seriously?

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

That’s what I was thinking.

I hope he’s getting the message.

WisRich on September 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Depressing to think that at one time, this man was our hope to defeat Obama.

Jack_Burton on September 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

McCain hammered at Arizona town hall

If I were McCain, I’d be drinking heavily about now, too.

Sad, his legacy will no longer be about that heroic young man in Hanoi.

His legacy will be that senile old surly curmudgeon who worked hard enable a clueless idiot to prosecute an illegal war against a people who did us no harm.

coldwarrior on September 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Please, Arizonans, sent this lunatic home in 2016.

Doughboy on September 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Who the hell claps for McCain these days???

Oil Can on September 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Depressing to think that at one time, this man was our hope to defeat Obama.

Jack_Burton on September 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I had this senile buffoon’s campaign sign on my lawn. Nothing grows there anymore.

Pale Rider on September 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Dear Megan McCain,

I think it’s time you put dad in a home.

Pale Rider on September 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

She cant. They would wanna keep her there too.

Valkyriepundit on September 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I am impressed that McCain actually held townhalls at all. Two of them. My two pathetic Senators never held any. It’s just as if the constituents do not exist. They do whatever Obama wants them to do. They are just like robots. It’s truly amazing.

BetseyRoss on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

“My Friends, My Friends!! Fight with me”!!!!!

“But Senator, what about these Heart Eating Cannibals
you met with”??

“They’re Moderates, Next Question.”

ToddPA on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The Republican establishment needs to understand that their party faithful is now more Rand Paul than John McCain.

PleaseFlyOver on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The Republican establishment needs to understand that their party faithful is now more Rand Paul than John McCain.

PleaseFlyOver on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

They’re going to learn that the hard way in 2014. Retiring Grahamnesty would be a great start.

Doughboy on September 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I am impressed that McCain actually held townhalls at all. Two of them. My two pathetic Senators never held any. It’s just as if the constituents do not exist. They do whatever Obama wants them to do. They are just like robots. It’s truly amazing.

BetseyRoss on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I’m gonna guess your two pathetic Senators were at least smart enough to know they’d have gotten hammered. Before you get too impressed with McCain, his town halls were put together with the belief that people would come out and support his position.

Pale Rider on September 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

McCain received $176,000.00 campaign donations from defense contractors.

Look at the contributions of every Senate committee member who voted for Syrian Intervention…and compare these amounts to those that opposed intervention.

workingclass artist on September 6, 2013 at 11:37 AM

After this McCain’s going to want to build a fence around future Town Hall meetings to keep his constituents out.

jon1979 on September 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

McVain is a fool. Kerry is too.

The woman they’ve both repeatedly cited as their “expert” on Syria, and with whom McVain apparently traveled to Syria is both a paid tool of the Syrian rebels and also not, apparently, a PhD (as she has been repeatedly characterized). What she is is a newly minted (spring 2013) masters grad, without distinction.

Kerry and McVain need to find a new expert. If she’s their only one, they are stupid and foolish to have used her opinions as support for their arguments. Most of us here are probably better qualified to talk about military intervention in Syria than she.

MTF on September 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Someone should have thrown a raw liver at the guy.

Bishop on September 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM

McCain hammered at Arizona town hall

If I were McCain, I’d be drinking heavily about now, too.

coldwarrior on September 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

(golf clap)

Oh, bravo old sport…

JohnGalt23 on September 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I remember the town hall meeting where people were screaming at him about amnesty. That didn’t change a thing. He’s never cared what his constituents think and he’s not going to start now.

Mark1971 on September 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Depressing to think that at one time, this man was our hope to defeat Obama.

Jack_Burton on September 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Yep.

Just tried three nights ago to rewatch Palin’s 2008 convention speech on it’s 5th anniversary — my wife hadn’t seen it … and had to stop it within the first few minutes as we both became ill owing to the then effusive praise for McCain …

ShainS on September 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM

SHUT UP! (he argued)

Sugar Land on September 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Depressing to think that at one time, this man was our hope to defeat Obama.

Jack_Burton on September 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I had this senile buffoon’s campaign sign on my lawn. Nothing grows there anymore.

Pale Rider on September 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I comfort myself with knowing that I didn’t vote for him, I voted for what was on the other half of the ticket. And I hope I can be forgiven for wishing at the time that if they’d gotten elected, he might have left this mortal soil early by natural means, and the other half would have become president.

theotherone on September 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Build the dang fence!

Around Syria!

ajacksonian on September 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Funny how the Maverick looks more like My Little Pony after these folks get through with him. It is way past time for the good folks of Arizona to primary this guy and put the Maverick out to pasture.

neyney on September 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM

McCain is not a hero. He is a traitor. He wants to be king over us. Send us to fight against Christians in support of the Muslim kingdom.

Mormontheman on September 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I had a moderate friend call me last night to get my take on Syria. I told him to think about Egypt and Libya, what happened when we helped create the power vacuum there.

He said “so what you’re saying is that Obama wants to foster Radical Muslim countries.”

I said “no I didn’t say that, you did”.

Him, “I don’t see any other conclusions to his actions”.

PleaseFlyOver on September 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

It’s all for show. He couldn’t care less.

Senior Republican aides in the House tell Politico they expect, at most, 50 to 60 GOPers to vote yes.

They should all lose their jobs.

rrpjr on September 6, 2013 at 11:47 AM

McCain is not a hero. He is a traitor. He wants to be king over us. Send us to fight against Christians in support of the Muslim kingdom.

Mormontheman on September 6, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I’m sure some of it is about the oil pipeline.

tetriskid on September 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

“Do you think I would be having a town-hall meeting if I had my mind totally made up? Do you?” McCain responded. “Well, you’re asking a STUPID dumb question. You’re really asking STUPID dumb questions.”

There…now Obama will approve your message, you little dickens you.

timberline on September 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Even if you were in favor of intervening in Syria considering the long delay in action does anyone really expect the attack would actually do any harm? You just know that the targets would be stocked with women and children and the PR campaign that would be generated by Assad afterward would make the US the villain in this sordid mess instead of Assad. WTF are we doing?

inspectorudy on September 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

these Rs are really clever with their rationales to support the Won. Dan Henninger was on FNC and thought that the GOP should give the support to barry..it would make him man up

The pusillanimous newswer he had this morning just means that he needs to focus. Right..this is the theory that since middle class people have homes, you should give a racthed loser class person a home to develop their ‘middleclassness’…which we know works real well.

Then there’s the lies…always with the lies. The business about a proxy war…that seems to be on the barry/RINO talking points memo

There has been an axis between syria/iran/russia for a long time. Now there is a counter force from…? Qatar, Al queda? MB? yes to all above.

so we’re supposed to involve ourselves in this? MB is our proxy? No. I think they mean that Qatar want’s *us* to be their proxy.

r keller on September 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Anyone thinking that barky will not attack syria even if congress gives him a no vote? I’ll setting the odds at minus 200 that sh!tface still attacks. And he will say that one of his girls asked him “daddy, have we bombed syria yet?”.

VegasRick on September 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM

It’s so tragic that here’s John McCain, the guy that was the poster child of Vietnam POWs, a symbol of American military bravery, and now this is going to be his final legacy. A moronic US-underminer. It just goes to show, it’s never over till it’s over. Stay strong folks. This fight for common sense to prevail is going to be a fight to the grave.

John McCain should take the time to read a book or two about what Islam actually is. My grandmother, who recently died, was just like him. She knew nothing about this, yet spewed the same type of garbage anyway.

RETIRE NOW MCCAIN.

WhatSlushfund on September 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Senior Republican aides in the House tell Politico they expect, at most, 50 to 60 GOPers to vote yes. We’ll see what happens after O’s big speech on Tuesday night, but right now that seems optimistic.

Tuesday is going to make a big difference because nothing has swayed public opinion in the last few years more than a rousing Obama speech.

The only reason why this speech is worth watching is the gymanstics that the rat-eared one is going have to go through to explain why there is a moral obligation to bomb and kill these Syrians because those Syrians might have been behing a gas attack in a country where there is absolutely no national interrest.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Seriously…check out the photo

Here’s the caption and the link

“Elections have consequences: Obama’s staff at the G-20 conference served him coffee in paper cups emblazoned with the presidential seal”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414017/Obama-plans-address-Americans-Tuesday-hes-set-lose-big-House-vote-White-House-aide-hints-wont-strike-Syria-Congress.html#ixzz2e82xpIXB
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*facepalm*

workingclass artist on September 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Yeah, folks. Let’s get McCain out of there so we can vote in the next round of corruptocratic bums. You people in Arizona realize that, for all his faults, you could have had J.D. Hayworth instead of this, right?

gryphon202 on September 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I remember the town hall meeting where people were screaming at him about amnesty. That didn’t change a thing. He’s never cared what his constituents think and he’s not going to start now.

Mark1971 on September 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

If you look at the list of YES Republicans in the Senate on Operation Fredo, isn’t there a pretty good correlation with YES votes on Amnesty? Why is this?

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Putin said to reporters at the summit “We stuck to our guns”

“A Senate vote on a war powers resolution – one that’s likely to pass – is expected before then, setting up a showdown between the White House and Republican leaders on the other side of the U.S. capitol.

‘This will go down as one of the biggest foreign policy blunders in U.S. history,’ predicted a staffer to another Foreign Affairs Committee member. ‘Support is dwindling every day, and phone calls into our Hill and district offices are running about 100-to-1 against taking military action of any kind.’

A congressional aide to a Democratic member of the Foreign Affairs committee said that many of the president’s usual supporters are wavering.

‘When the CBC [the Congressional Black Caucus] is your only solid base, and even they won’t go out and sell the idea for you, you’re in real trouble,’ the aide said.

But Obama said he and his staff plan to ‘systematically’ speak with every single member of Congress in the coming days, with an eye toward convincing them that going after Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons will be a ‘limited’ military operation that won’t involve U.S. ground troops.

However, MailOnline has reported that a little-known Defense Department assessment from early 2012 determined that 75,000 American troops would be required to secure the chemical weapons themselves, and the facilities where they are made.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414017/Obama-plans-address-Americans-Tuesday-hes-set-lose-big-House-vote-White-House-aide-hints-wont-strike-Syria-Congress.html#ixzz2e856Y0js
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workingclass artist on September 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

If you look at the list of YES Republicans in the Senate on Operation Fredo, isn’t there a pretty good correlation with YES votes on Amnesty? Why is this?

slickwillie2001 on September 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Cause the Republican Party is led by a bunch of corruptocrats. Put that in your “no shit, Sherlock” category.

gryphon202 on September 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

ToddPA on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

You forgot:

‘Would you have a problem with an American Christian saying, ‘Thank God, thank God’?’

‘Cuz, like, um, ya know, ‘Allahu Akbar means ‘Thank God, thank God’ like Christians say!

It doesn’t.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

John Kerry and John McCain are both out there defending the kill Syrians position by citing their own Vietnam experiences. Could we agree that these experiences are not really all that relevant in 2013.

Kerry spent four months in Vietnam in 1968-69. McCain returned from Vietnam in 1973. Isn’t 40+ years in the past time to let go of that past? When I see John McCain, I don’t see a guy who spent nearly 6 years in a POW camp. I see a dithering old liberal. And John Kerry telling a Congressional panel that “he knows a few things about combat” this far beyond his sham Naval career is insulting.

To either of them all I can say is- Thank you for your service John. Now shut up.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Senator Senile, remember when you wrote this?

DEFCON-McCAIN

Judgment!

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

They re-elected the effing guy, right?

catmman on September 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM

That’s what the paperless trail, computerized voting machines said happened.

bgibbs1000 on September 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM

These politicans need an IN YOUR FACE wake up call
They do not tell us what is going on in washington
THIER JOB IS TO TELL WASHINGTON WHAT WE WANT
The citizens overwhelmingly are against a Syrian war, so McCains job is to vote against it. Not to tell the citizens why the elites in washington think its a good idea.

PERIOD.

Furthermore this Syrian attack is being pushed by obama who LIED about benghazi and is still hiding the truth.

Also to attack Syria is an act of TREASON because TREASON is giving aid or support to the enemy. And to attack Assad is giving military aid to the al-queada terrorists, thus it would be an act of treason as it would be aided enemies of AMERICA

sniffles1999 on September 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Resign McCain and take Jeff Flake with you!

GarandFan on September 6, 2013 at 12:14 PM

The Republican establishment needs to understand that their party faithful is now more Rand Paul than John McCain.

The Republican establishment is much more reflective of the views of the Democrat party then the one they purport to lead.

The question is, how can you rouse the average Republican voter to this fact?

As long as conservatives allows liberals to be their leaders nothing will change…well until the liberals manage to collapse the economy that is…

18-1 on September 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM

And John Kerry telling a Congressional panel that “he knows a few things about combat” this far beyond his sham Naval career is insulting.

Hey, Kerry fought NAZIs using Zkylon-B gas in Cambodia under Nixon – the man knows about WMDs and he has the hat to prove it!

18-1 on September 6, 2013 at 12:24 PM

ToddPA on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

You forgot:

‘Would you have a problem with an American Christian saying, ‘Thank God, thank God’?’

‘Cuz, like, um, ya know, ‘Allahu Akbar means ‘Thank God, thank God’ like Christians say!

It doesn’t.

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Good catch. Forgot that one.

ToddPA on September 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

I get the sense that all this just kind of washes over the old fool. I envision him standing in front of his mirror at night in his pajamas and stocking cap, giving himself a thumb’s up while whispering, “Maverick!”

CaptFlood on September 6, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Showdown Over Ground Troops: McCain Says Impeachment On The Table For Obama

Sure, Senator Senile, sure. You’d lead the charge, too! ///

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Although I’m not a big “fan” of Maverick I will make two points..(1) Maverick is being consistent..He has always been a war hawk..(2) I don’t think he is going to run again so he probably does not care what folks think..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Depressing to think that at one time, this man was our hope to defeat Obama.

Jack_Burton on September 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

He was never my hope for anything; he was simply the “hold my nose and pull the lever” alternative to an obvious fraud and charlatan.

ghostwalker1 on September 6, 2013 at 12:35 PM

The Republican establishment needs to understand that their party faithful is now more Rand Paul than John McCain.

The Republican establishment is much more reflective of the views of the Democrat party then the one they purport to lead.

The question is, how can you rouse the average Republican voter to this fact?

As long as conservatives allows liberals to be their leaders nothing will change…well until the liberals manage to collapse the economy that is…

So what you are saying is that Republicans are just like the African American community…….I’ll agree with that.

Sad, Really Sad!!

PleaseFlyOver on September 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

The Republican establishment needs to understand that their party faithful is now more Rand Paul than John McCain.

The Republican establishment is much more reflective of the views of the Democrat party then the one they purport to lead.

The question is, how can you rouse the average Republican voter to this fact?

As long as conservatives allows liberals to be their leaders nothing will change…well until the liberals manage to collapse the economy that is…

18-1 on September 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM

So what you are saying is that Republicans are just like the African American community…….I’ll agree with that.

Sad, Really Sad!!

PleaseFlyOver on September 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM

But Obama said he and his staff plan to ‘systematically’ speak with every single member of Congress in the coming days, with an eye toward convincing them that going after Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons will be a ‘limited’ military operation that won’t involve U.S. ground troops.

workingclass artist on September 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I can just imagine some of the conversations:

“No way can I authorize another invasion into another country! I’ll look like a fool if I do. What you don’t realize is that I gave speech after speech about the evil of being in Iraq. All of these old speeches are on YouTube. You just don’t understand…”

“Oh, but I do understand. Now let’s talk real. What can I give you for your vote. What will it take?”

“Now you’re talking!”

Burke on September 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM

What will it take to make this guy understand that he serves at the pleasure of and for his constituents?

rplat on September 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Hey, Kerry fought NAZIs using Zkylon-B gas in Cambodia under Nixon – the man knows about WMDs and he has the hat to prove it!

18-1 on September 6, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Yeah Yeah. Four months on a SWIFT boat and in 2013 he’s telling Congress that they should just shut up and go along with him because “he knows a few things about combat.” His mysterious DD-214s, his boomerang medals, his arrival at the DNC convention by SWIFT boat……. I wonder if we’ve ever had a chance not to be reminded that Kerry was in Vietnam for a few months. Ever.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

I’m hoping he will retire before he further tarnishes his reputation – but I am thinking that his ego is such that he will not until he is voted out of office by the people of Arizona…..and then he will blame them as opposed to understanding that his own feckless behavior would be the reason.

In fact, his ego is such, that he doesn’t give a damn what people say now – as evidence just look at his hubris when caught playing video poker during a ‘critical’ Senate Foreign Relations hearing.

If the lamestream media didn’t suck up to him, knowing he will say something stupid pretty much in every interview, he would be just another irrelevant senile politician – the GOP’s Robert Byrd without the KKK on the resume.

Athos on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Although I’m not a big “fan” of Maverick I will make two points..(1) Maverick is being consistent..He has always been a war hawk..(2) I don’t think he is going to run again so he probably does not care what folks think..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Addendum: I do NOT agree with Maverick that we need to attack Syria..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Four months on a SWIFT boat and in 2013 he’s telling Congress that they should just shut up and go along with him because “he knows a few things about combat.” His mysterious DD-214s, his boomerang medals, his arrival at the DNC convention by SWIFT boat……. I wonder if we’ve ever had a chance not to be reminded that Kerry was in Vietnam for a few months. Ever.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

It was a ROFLMFAO moment when the dim bulb State Dept spokesperson yesterday answered a question by citing Lurch as a ‘decorated combat veteran’ – making him sound like Sgt. Rock as opposed to someone who gamed the system to pad his resume.

Athos on September 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Although I’m not a big “fan” of Maverick I will make two points..(1) Maverick is being consistent..He has always been a war hawk..(2) I don’t think he is going to run again so he probably does not care what folks think..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

To your first point. True he has been consistent but what is really meant by that. Warfare is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Yet, no matter the crisis or nation, McCain wants bombing and boots-on-ground. I’d say he has been consistently wrong.

To your second point, I think you’re right. No more elections so he doesn’t give a damn about pretending to like Republicans.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I don’t think he is going to run again so he probably does not care what folks think..:)

Most people his age don’t care what folks think of ‘em. And ol’ Juan only plays up to the voters around voting time which is a short window. He could run again with his current attitude and win unless a worthy opponent primaried him and won. I don’t see him retiring. DC is in his blood and feeble mind. He’ll die stubbornly clutching to his senate seat.

hawkeye54 on September 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

It was a ROFLMFAO moment when the dim bulb State Dept spokesperson yesterday answered a question by citing Lurch as a ‘decorated combat veteran’ – making him sound like Sgt. Rock as opposed to someone who gamed the system to pad his resume.

Athos on September 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

I saw that exchange. You would have thought from the spokesperson’s emphasis on the medals he got for his four months in Nam that he turned down the fourth Medal of Honor they wanted to give him because any more than three would be immodest.

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM

The Republican establishment is much more reflective of the views of the Democrat party then the one they purport to lead.

The question is, how can you rouse the average Republican voter to this fact?

As long as conservatives allows liberals to be their leaders nothing will change…well until the liberals manage to collapse the economy that is…

18-1 on September 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I work with guys and gals between the ages of 22 and 65. The 65 year old will vote Democrat like her pappy taught her until she slips this mortal coil. The 22 year old and his peers know every conceivable thing there is to know about sports and entertainment, but tend to get whatever political ideology they have from John Stewart, Pink, and MTV, so tend to lean left. The folks in the middle tend to split pretty evenly, but even then, there’s only three of us out of twenty who even have a clue about current events and issues like Syria.

Until something truly life-effecting happens, something that actually filters down and touches the day to day lives of these people, I’m not sure the electorate at large is rousable.

CaptFlood on September 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Maybe it is time McCain started asking a few ‘dumb’ questions himself.

pat on September 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

He needs a Royal Flush…heh.

d1carter on September 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Happy Nomad on September 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I see your points..He hasn’t had a great track record..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 1:01 PM

hawkeye54 on September 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I hear you..But I just think he is starting to show small signs that he is leaving and going home to spend Cindy’s $$$..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

McCain, Graham and Ayotte cannot seem to grasp that they are being played by Obama. Get their votes in the Senate, rack up a large majority, and move to the Left once the measure moves to the House.

Obama has no intention whatsoever of honoring any promises he has made to the hawks in the Senate.

matthew8787 on September 6, 2013 at 1:04 PM

“We didn’t send you to make war for us. We sent you to stop the war.”

While I agree with them, I have to question their mental faculties.

What did they expect when they sent Senator Senile, the consummate warmonger, back to Congress?

Seriously?

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Yeah, crazy.

JR on September 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Arabs seem hellbent on killing each other. Who are we to stand in their way?

rbj on September 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Instead, I want more funding for popcorn.

Ward Cleaver on September 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Thanks for the link..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Thanks for the link..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

“Salivating”? LOL!

Ward Cleaver on September 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Athos on September 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Very nice post..Good points..:)

PS..Soon Maverick will have to visit the “Law of Diminishing Returns” and pull back from the table..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

If we’re going to bomb Syria, we need to bomb all of it. Both sides are evil and need to be annihilated.

jediwebdude on September 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

To quote Steve Raichlin, “That sounds like barbecue to me”

birdwatcher on September 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Ward Cleaver on September 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

LoLz..Good article link to Andrew McCarthy article..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Dear Megan McCain,

I think it’s time you put dad in a home.

Pale Rider on September 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

She cant. They would wanna keep her there too.

Valkyriepundit on September 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Ohhh, and it would make father/daughter visits sooooo much easier.

stukinIL4now on September 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM

My states stupid too We could have chosen Herman Cain but we reelected Saxby Chambliss Voting yes on Syria, yes on the Immigration boondoggle and He won’t defund Obamacare. Every Georgian I’ve asked including left leaning and one married to a Lebonese man all say no on Syria I’m guessing support here is less than 10% and Saxby is still a yes. I’m wondering how big the payoff is or what the WH has hanging over his head. It’s not even close an overwhelming landslide majority against How can they vote against over 90% of their constituency? What does it take to get through??

ldbgcoleman on September 6, 2013 at 1:49 PM

He doesn’t listen to them regarding Amnesty, why would they think that he’ll listen to them about Syria?

Another Drew on September 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM

He doesn’t get paid extra to do those townhall meetings, ya know.

BobMbx on September 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Arizona deserves this POS….he’s sold them out on immigration and now Syria.

Time to depose this donkey.

Twana on September 6, 2013 at 3:10 PM

The Republican establishment needs to understand that their party faithful is now more Rand Paul than John McCain.

PleaseFlyOver on September 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

They’re going to learn that the hard way in 2014. Retiring Grahamnesty would be a great start.

Doughboy on September 6, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Want to retire Grahmnesty, then make a contribution to Nancy Mace. She needs your money and support. Go to her website, contribute and sign up to help. Graham can be defeated but Mace needs money. Graham has over 6 million dollars from special interests who want cheap illegal labor.

http://nancymace.org/

they lie on September 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I hear you..But I just think he is starting to show small signs that he is leaving and going home to spend Cindy’s $$$..:)

Dire Straits on September 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

I hope so. Attractive wife with lotsa money, nice places to kick back and indulge in all the cold beer he could possible guzzle. I mean, if I were Juan, that would have been the path I would have chosen long ago. Suffer the BO in DC or a enjoy a laid back retirement in AZ, or wherever. What is there to compare really.

Teh overinflated ego and sense of importance has kept him in DC about 10 years too long.

hawkeye54 on September 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

THE GOOD PEOPLE OF AZ:

You MUST boot this FOOL from office!

TX-96 on September 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Map: All The Countries John McCain Has Wanted to Attack

Resist We Much on September 6, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Hah! Instead of poker, Juan should have been playing the
“Call of Duty: World at War” app on his phone. Maybe that could have satiated his appetite for wanting to go to war around the world and lighted up a bit for the real thing.

hawkeye54 on September 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

THE GOOD PEOPLE OF AZ:

You MUST boot this FOOL from office!

TX-96 on September 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Fools themselves to have kept falling for Juan’s “I’m really and truly a deep down conservative” routine every election cycle.

hawkeye54 on September 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM

…how senile can he get?

KOOLAID2 on September 6, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Bet he didn’t contemplate this kinda push back. heh heh heh.

Kissmygrits on September 6, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Hey John, I have an idea. Let’s just wait around until one side eliminates the other and then bomb the winners. There will be a lot fewer of them by then and Tomahawks aren’t cheap. Sheesh!
/s

yesiamapirate on September 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM