Skip to comments.McCain Back in Front As Republican Leader
Posted on 07/22/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT by kevcol
WASHINGTON | As fellow Republicans slipped into a room in the Capitol for a private meeting, Arizona Sen. John McCain held court outside, surrounded by a flock of reporters.
What about you, jerk? he teased Kasie Hunt of NBC News, who gave it back: Do you take offense to the term Old Bull??
McCains eyes lit up and he laughed.
Is that Sen. McCain? Oooooh, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was passing by, whispered in faux awe.
The 76-year-old, twice-failed presidential candidate is back in front, reprising his role as a bipartisan dealmaker, occasional irritant to his own party and quote machine.
Facing a conservative challenge in his 2010 Senate re-election, McCain rushed to the right, changing his tone on immigration and global warming, only to veer back to where he sits today, reclaiming the sobriquet maverick.
I never liked that moniker, McCain said. When I called for (Secretary of Defense Donald) Rumsfelds resignation and I disagreed with Bush and I voted against the tax cuts, then I was the maverick. And then after I lost to Obama, I was the angry, bitter old man. Its interesting how all of a sudden John McCains personality changed so much.
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In his own mind maybe. And in the minds of a few of his sycophants. But I doubt that a majority of the Republican senators look on him as a leader. McConnell either. Certainly none of the new arrivals seem to.
I don’t like old bull, either. It should be old bull-sh***er.
It might be a liberal view that he's "back in front", but the reality on the ground/truth is something very different. [bold emphasis above is mine]
Wish he would just go away.
McCain, back in front because we (media) think he can be useful in pushing amnesty.
McCain, back in front, has no idea he is fully back in media employment as a tool for the media. However, he is not of interest as a Republican but as a destroyer of Republicans and, especially, regular Americans.
His family should show some compassion and involuntarily commit this drooling degenerate...for the good of their family name and for the good of the country.
“Back in Front” as in leading from behind?
Sadly, this is accurate.
And it is more of a commentary on what the Republicans are these days, than anything else.
He is a leader with no followers outside the MSM boot-lickers.
The Rat’s choice.
It’s too bad the damned North Vietnamese gave him back; should have kept him.
The POS should be bombarded with the quote that most fits the fine fantasy put forth in this article: “Well, hello, Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you, pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things right now: Jack and shit... and Jack left town.”
The GOP/RNC/repub party is mostly made up and comprised of a bunch of LOSER rino's!
Maverick?? TRAITOR would be a better term
Old Bull?? Old Bull shytter more like it.
McCain isn’t leading Republicans, he is leading Democrat Lites.
McCain is leading the destruction of the Republican party.
Both McCain & Glenn weren’t content with that. They had to go on and on to wreak even more havoc on the country.
Though, literally, I had no choice a the time, still holding my nose over that vote.
Is that Sen. McCain? Oooooh, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was passing by, whispered in faux awe.’
That one sentence reveals so much that is wrong.
The Communist media would like nothing more than to have McCain run again. Who better than him to continue the destruction of the Republican Party. McCain is about the only candidate that could make me not vote, or vote for a third party, and that is exactly why the media and the Democrats love him.
I respect his service and his time as a POW, but I don’t respect him as a doctor, dentise, car repair man or senator.
Leader of the Senile Dementia diaper brigade.
He damned sure isn’t going to lead me.
(apologies to Lincoln)
McCain is NOT a true “Republican” and capitulation is NOT leadership!!!!
If true, the Republican Party is lost,leaderless and on the way to 100% obscurity.
who the hell is calling him “old bull”?
Is that the new term they are trying to impress him with?
I am reminded of the Shakespear line about telling the king that he is not one to be swayed by flattery, which both moves and flatters him...
OK As much as I detest McLame, I object to using the Keating scandal against him. He was railroaded on that one by a political appointee who refused to indict 4 Democrats alone and needed at least one Republican to add to the list.
Even the prosecution was finally forced to find McLame did nothing and should not be involved, but the democraps had done their damage
It should have tought him a lesson, though...
Which only goes to show how truly stupid most voters are.
McCain IS the GOPe leader. What does this say about the Republican Party?
Sorry. Not playing this time. The MSM and the elites do not get to tell me how I can vote for or even who can run. WE will decide that. No more rino’s, no more wannabe democrats, no more choice of the lesser of two evils..............
He doesn’t speak for me.
The smirk and the smile in the pic on these two peas in the pod say it all. McLame does odongo’s bidding...always has, always will.
IF he, in fact, it is the leader of the GOPe, then this country definitely needs a third party that’s savvy enough to pick up the Hispanic vote as well as all the conservative vote. This guy is a back-stabbing POS that just needs to go away.
This little exchange is a perfect description of the problems with DC. These a-holes don’t care a bit about the average American, instead they simply like to yuck it up with each other as they destroy our lives. They simply love being an east coast elitist that gets to lord over you and me!
McCain is criticizing conservatives and the GOP, which makes him voila a Republican Leader. I so tired of the BS.