Skip to comments.Letters/AZ-Sen. 2010: John McCain looks like a frightened man
Posted on 04/20/2010 9:52:16 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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Excellent news! It appears that McCain is deathly afraid of J.D. Hayworth.
To be fair, I’d be scared if I was John McCain, too.
I’m sure he is not looking forward to having to retire and sit at home, listening to his daughter flap her gums over every inane topic she thinks she’s an expert on.
Talk about torture....yikes!
You have given me a whole new reason to hope for McCain’s defeat. ;^)
The old lady is going to put him in a pair of jodhpurs and sit him on a rocking horse in Green Valley. He’s crapping himself.
More like a lying sack of poop to me.
With all the free beer?!
Drink enough of it and he won’t hear a thing.
The wife is scary looking and the daughter I think is on lithium or or some anti-psychotic drug.
Is McCain afraid to debate JD? Stinking RINO McCain.
Good to hear.
I should think that the man would want to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labors, especially at his advanced age. What is it about being in D.C. that keeps people hanging on to a job that can’t be much fun. He’s got his lifetime pension. He should go travel the world or something.
Looks like the pro-amesty liberal AZ newspaper reporter (propagandist) is turning on McCain too.
Sir, I abhor the political actions of McCain. However mistaken his political beliefs are, please do not attack this man personally. He endured five years of hell and did not betray his country nor his fellow warriors in chains.
Please debate his political positions all you want. Do not debase and ridicule the man. I will not vote for John McCain, but I wish I were half the man he is.
PS-Jack was NOT the anchor man for 2009.
This is John McCain after his military duty has ended and he is a senator. I do not diminish his military service. However - he has caused INCREDIBLE damage to this country. You may have lost your country due to his actions and I am NOT over dramatizing anything.
McCain-Feingold helped elect the Dem 2006/2008 Congresses and Obama. He has stabbed conservatives at every turn. He has attempted to create an amnesty that would change your country forever and probably bankrupt this country.
Senator McCain deserves every bit of criticism. I have no doubt that he and Obama are on Soros payroll. He has caused terrible damage to teh republic.
His actions including McCain-Feingold have endangered his son’s lives. McCain knows what is going on but he toes the line for the usurper. The one who had MB moles in his campaign and also who are now in the govt and defense department. I am sure they are leaking intel back to Al Qeada and the Taliban to kill our soldiers.
I am amazed at how naive some people are especially those who have connections to the military. Folks you just don’t know what is going on. Open your eyes. Connect the dots.
I’ve never understood the motivations of people like McCain, who even at an age well beyond normal retirement (for most Americans), stay in the game of politics.
Personally, after the age of say, 65 or so, I think I’d be ready to give it up and do some living while I still had the chance.
For my money, there’s far too many shriveled old geezers in Congress for the good of the nation. Even my own House Rep is way too old, though he’s a good man.
My thoughts exactly. he’s way past normal retirement age, his wife owns a very large Budweiser distributorship, and from what I’ve read, he retires at 100% Senate salary-does he also get military retirement? Why is he hanging on?
Power -- the only thing that he has ever been in it for.
I only wish that he were the honorable man that you think that he is.
There were a group of 500 American pilots rescued from behind enemy lines during WWII, who sought recognition from the US government for those who saved them. Instead, the US State Department kept a lid on the story of their rescue in order to appease the communist government that had since taken over that country. These Airmen were represented by Retired Major Richard Felman of Arizona, and they had the support of Arizona State Legislature, the Arizona American Legion, the Tucson Veterans Affairs Committee, former Sen. Barry Goldwater, former U.S. Rep. Mo Udall, and former Gov. Rose Mofford.
Here is how Major Felman described his experience with John McCain in an article for The Tucson Citizen, November 9, 1992:
"My hopes for finally uncovering the truth were raised when we elected U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., to represent us. I felt he could identify with what it meant to be rescued, since he was shot down in enemy territory and endured five years of torture in Vietnam.
It took me almost seven years to get an appointment with him. While expressing sympathy for our effort, McCain told me he could do nothing. Instead of calling for the investigation I requested of our serious charges - withholding the truth from members of Congress and using taxpayer funds to disseminate communist propaganda are federal offenses he told me the only way to get at the truth would be for me to write the 435 members of the house of Representatives and get a majority of them to support our effort.
I thought the reason the people of Arizona elected politicians was to represent them in Washington.
At this point, our disillusioned group of aging veterans has given up trying to repay our nation's debt of honor to those on foreign soil who saved American lives. After risking our lives and watching our buddies in combat get their arms, legs and heads blown off, we returned home to find an uncaring bloated bureaucracy that treated our service to country with contemptuous disregard.
After 47 years of disappointments our noble effort has failed. How can we expect the government to level with the American people about the MIAs in Vietnam, when they are still covering up the truth about the MIAs from World War II? "
This was written in 1992. In 1999, Senator McCain made his name nationally known by bombing the very people that Major Felman had sought to honor, thereby empowering the jihadists who tried to bomb Fort Dix.
McCain suffered for his country and that is true, but so have many others -- not many of whom have spent their entire lives exploiting that military service as political capital the way John McCain has. He has had no sympathy for those who also served and suffered.
I am sorry but I don't share your respect for McCain. I think that he is a self-aggrandizing, cold-blooded, narcissist who needs to leave office now.
See post 26.
I just sent JD a check
it was only $25.00...But I havent been making much since King Obama Usurped the Country.
I wait with baited breath..to see the sick look on McCain’s face on Election night.
Why hang on in DC?
It is more addictive than any drug.
Don't lecture me not to attack the very useful idiot of the Demorats.
p.s. Probably the reason he "crosses the aisle" to vote with the Democrat Commies is that is the way he had to get along in North Vietnam and he is appeasing those with a Communist bent by near instinct alone.
Good, now perhaps he’ll go to church on Sunday instead of appearing on all the TV morning shows!
The idea that politicians will serve unto their death beds needs to stop. McCain needs to retire. Pelosi needs to retire. Any of them over the age of 65 need to let go of the reins of power. I have no doubt at one time McCain loved this country, but the times and man have changed.
J.D. has yet to hit McCains real hot buttons. He is saving those for a month prior to the primary ;-)
JD Hayworth! JD Hayworth! Yes!
Adding this thread to:
Hayworth vs. McCain — Primary Headline Roundup
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My thoughts exactly. hes way past normal retirement age, his wife owns a very large Budweiser distributorship, and from what Ive read, he retires at 100% Senate salary-does he also get military retirement? Why is he hanging on?
“Power — the only thing that he has ever been in it for.”
It is more than just power. Ever since McCain was “overlooked” in 2000, he has apparently dedicated the balance of his life to GETTING EVEN WITH CONSERVATIVES. He hates us!
I know someone's being sarcastic (or I hope so), but calling a bill "rabid anti-illegal-immigration". And saying AZ would be the 'Alabama of the West'?!?
Really. WTF is that! It is insulting in so many ways I don't know where to begin!
Rabs, thanks so much for the ping—you know my interest in MCStain and the Vietnam POW/MIAs an dhow he put the kabosh on that investigation.
And Bokababe, thanks for the background on theYugo leader who helped save the 500 American pilots.
MCLunatic was a pilot and a POW—you would think he would have jumped at the chance to lead the effort for this recognition.
But as it as always been clear—McLooney is always for the opposite of the personna he projects for public consumption.
In him, and him alone, I place the blame for the usurper we have now in the Oval Office.
“Fight with me!” was a hollow refrain at the 2008 GOP Convention. Sarah Palin campaigned her heart out, but McStupid was part of the Soros game plan, and took a dive for the team.
I will always believe that McWartonthefaceoftheRepublic was turned in Hanoi, because I cannot explain all of his anti-American actions since he came to the levers of power.
He cannot be trusted, he is not a conservative, and I can never forgive him for what he and Kerry did to the POW/MIA families in 1992. There is no excuse in the world I will accept from him.
It has been 18 years almost, and I am still enraged. Hundreds of his fellow prisoners we left behind in 1973 died off, one at a time, hoping and praying their country had not abandoned them.
McEnemy always traded on his POW experience in his political campaigns—it was the badge used by his supporters that he was a true blue American patriot.
His actions for the last 25 years have shown us that is one thing he is not.
I hope the last thing he sees while in his mortal coil is the faces of all of the POW/MIAs he abandoned when he had the chance to makes things right.
John McCain has done many things I did not agree with, but many more that I did.
Did JD get defeated in his reelection bid for Congress, or did he quit?
It would be nice to have a candidate that you agree with 100%, How does that happen? He agrees with you 100%, how can any candidate agree with all 100%..
MUST SEE! FLUSH THE JOHN! Johnnys got to go!
This one is hilarious and VERY accurate! (4 minutes!)
Well, guess what, as bad as Obama was, McCain was even worse.
[snip]Sen. John McCain (AZ) -- the only current Republican presidential candidate who is a sitting U.S. senator -- has missed more votes than any other senator since Congress convened in January, with the exception of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD), who spent months recuperating from a brain hemorrhage.
According to washingtonpost.com's U.S. Congress Votes Database, Obama has missed 74 out of 93 roll-call votes (79.6%) since the end of the August congressional recess. McCain has missed 63 out of 93 roll-call votes (67.8%) since the end of the August congressional recess. But for the entire year, McCain has missed 79 more votes than Obama; since January, McCain has missed 212 out of 403 (52.6%) roll-call votes in the 110th Congress, while Obama has missed 133 out of 403 (33.0%) roll-call votes.
June 29, 2008 Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) became the most absent member of the Senate. According to the Washington Post's votes database, McCain has "missed 367 votes (61.4%) during the current Congress." In fact, CQ reports today that McCain hasn't voted in the Senate since April 8.
On the other hand, J.D. Hayworth has missed only 1% of his votes in congress
John Hayworth missed 95 (1%) of 7,172 roll call votes between Jan 4, 1995 and Dec 9, 2006.
The absentee rate is in red. The two thin black lines provide a context for understanding the significance of the absentee rate. The lower dotted line shows the median value for all Members of Congress in that time period. The upper dotted line shows the 90th percentile. A Member who approaches the upper dotted line is in the worst 10 percent of Congress.
He scares me, and i’m fearless.
Probably true, he always has felt more comfortable on the Left side of the aisle than he has on the Right.
But make no mistake -- even if John McCain is out of office in Arizona, he will still be chair of one of the most powerful NGO's in the world -- The International Republican Institute. Just check their list of donors (beyond us taxpayers). The IRI has as much if not more political clout on US foreign policy, than the US State Department. McCain will continue on as Chairman there even if he is out of office.
Ditto post 26
Excellent news, can’t wait to see John McCain retire.
BP—thanks for the video links.
Makes me sad all over again. A man like McFlameout does not deserve the power he has been given.
And BP—thanks for your 20 years of honorable service to our country.
Thanks for the links, Buford!
18 million for “security” every year?
Maybe that is a “catch-all” Blackwater deal whereby they protect other endangered species......
From: Julia Gorin
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:28 PM
Subject: McCain and Kosovo
Im so glad to have stumbled upon The Conservative Voice, and to see that the blogosphere is waking up, albeit at the eleventh hour, to the disaster thats been nine years in the making in Kosovo. About John McCain, however, here is some info: He is what one might call an honorary Albanian. He was an early Albanian purchase and therefore an early, and very vocal, supporter of bombing Yugoslavia on behalf of the terrorists known as KLA. He is the worst possible choice for president, second only to Hillary. He is so deep into Albanian mafia/terrorist money that its funny to even think hell reverse coursewhen even Bush, who had no such Albanian connection until the heros welcome in June—couldnt reverse course on what is by now an institutionalized pro-terror policy in the Balkans. And this is in a post-9/11 world.