Skip to comments.Oh my: McCain hinting at retirement in 2016?
Posted on 09/13/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Lindsey Grahams reportedly polling under 50 percent in South Carolina and now heres Maverick wondering aloud if this is his last rodeo in the Senate. Without the two of them around, who will speak for the dubious pro-democracy Sunni insurgents of tomorrow?
At long last, the day of rejoicing is at hand. Or is it?
[At this point two supporters of President Obama cut in to thank McCain for being on "our president's side for once in your life." McCain tells them, "The president and I, he's in his last term, I'm probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good. Quite good."]
Is this really your last term?
Nah, I dont know. I was trying to make a point. I have to decide in about two years so I dont have to make a decision. I dont want to be one of these old guys that shouldve shoved off.
What he decides will depend, I think, on whether the GOP spends the next two years trending towards Rand Pauls version of a modest foreign policy. Incumbents often retire if it looks like their party, or their views within the party, are headed for a long spell in the wilderness. Maybe Maverick doesnt want the aggravation of battling, and losing to, isolationists on the Senate floor. With McCain, though, I think hed consider it his duty to stay and fight for interventionism, especially if the odds of Paul winning the nomination increase. Hed probably relish the opportunity to lead a band of hawks against the new semi-isolationist establishment, especially if President Rand is at the head of it....
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It’s time. I will always honor McCain the Veteran for his military service and the hell he went through as a POW, but it is long past time for McCain the Politician to go into retirement.
He will merely return to space to gather power, returning once a century to attempt to destroy humanity.
Don’t waste time Johnny, those fish are biting right now, you might not make it to 2016. None of can foresee God’s plan. And besides if you retire this year just think of the Christmas present you will be giving to Conservatives.
he’ll probably go into journalism upon retiring. maybe even replacing the TIme Editor who just quit to go to work at Obama’s Just Us Department....
If he runs again I will flipping move to AZ and do everything in my power to rid him (election wise) from the face of America.......
he is now as he has always been a collaborator.
McCain is a collaborator today and yesterday.
He’ll do what most former members do and become a lobbyist and continue screwing America without the media looking over his shoulder.
He needs to retire while he still has a modicum of hero left in him. He’s looking more like Megan everyday.
I think it’s very unlikely that McCain is NOT involved in the Bengazi matter.
Maybe Miss Lindsay also..?
Please. Go now.
Of course he is and his little dog too.
McLame should have done us all a favor and retired in 2010. He ain’t done anything worth jack squat since.
I wish he had that thought 12 years ago.
LOL. McCain is Apocalypse?
It’s long past time he went away. He is the poster child for term limits. When the Old Guard Republicans nominated him for president, everybody knew that it guaranteed Obama’s win. He was too old, too sick, and too liberal. Even Sarah Palin, with all her youth, energy and charisma, couldn’t drag his tired old carcass across the finish line.
Expect even worse Rinoism if during his remaining time if he is retiring.
John McCain will NOT be missed.
I thank him for his service, but I’m not sure he was EVER a good Senator. He certainly is NOT now.
The Democrats lose another seat...
I read this on FB earlier today. The people who made comments said that was a very good idea.
McCain could retire now and I doubt too many people would be displeased. Certainly not conservatives.
McCain has destroyed the respect people have had because of his military service and his dreadful experiences as a POW. Today all we can see is his increasing liberalism and his collaboration with our enemies. He has lost touch with America. Time for him to step aside.
And then it was the “band of six”
The sooner we’re rid of Jihad Johnny, the better.
good riddance to bad rubbish
We can only hope . . . . . . . and pray . . . . . . . . and vote as many times (or more) than the Dems to replace them with ANY Tea Party candidate!!
When both are gone, I will believe it then. The problem we have are uninformed primary voters in AZ and SC.
is anyone taking up a collection to help the good Senator retire early, perhaps?
His wife owns the beer monopoly for the Southwest or something and he has both his Navy and Congressional pensions, including a Rolls-Royce completely free medical and dental plan for himself and his family. He doesn’t need another dime.
After switching to the Democrats in 2014 so the dems can keep the Senate.
oh, i see.
well i would still contribute if he would retire early, like this week maybe?
i think he needs a good mental evaluation, actually...
his behavior has been riddled with irrationality and inconsistencies these past several months especially
Oh please McCain give us an early Christmas present. Retire NOW!
Goodbye,just leave now.
Not soon enough. He’s senile, unprincipled, and gutless. He should stop ruining America.
be still, my heart.
We’ll donate a super, parting gift.
Let it be. let it be let it be
and, finally....happy days are here again!
Why wait ya old fool?
GET OUT NOW.