Skip to comments.[Benedict Arnold] McCain Ditches Combative Role to Become Obama Senate Ally
Posted on 07/25/2013 12:36:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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Bingo. It is a DELIBERATE strategy on the part of the Dems in Red Hampshire to 'crossover' and elect the weakest GOP contender.
But a wilder, happier celebration you shall never see.
Yes, and those evil tyrants seem to live forever. Kissinger is another one. They probably have secret factories for new body parts, or at least the very best medical care we’ll never see.
I think he is just trying to stay relevant.
My hanging with O he gets talked about.
I’ve been calling him the Manchurian Candidate for years.
If he was ever Conservative, that was tortured and brainwashed out of him. He is an obvious traitor and has been for a very long time.
He should be thanked for his service and then retired with a fat pension to a place where he will never again pull the levers and switches of power in our country.
It took a lot of courage, intelligence and honor to survive what McCain survived in Vietnam. In fact, it took all he had. Then he became a senator.
I contend that McLame was the Viet Congs SNITCH at Hotel Hanoi..
Like he is now for the democrats.. he had AND has, NO HONOR...
Wonder what they dug up on him?
While we're at it, let's reschedule the Iowa caucus to about two months after the Texas Primary.
McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006
McCains Reform Institute donor list: (From the WayBackMachine. RI removed it in 2006)
Reform Institute greatfully acknowleges Sen. McCain as past Chairman:
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I voted against the braindead McCain in the 08 R primary.
when a man runs for the presidency financed by his own leftist campaign finance law; saves 10’s of millions from that campaign on the tax payer’s dime; loses; and then turns around and drops 20 million of that smearing a conservative opponent to keep his clutches on a senate seat he’s held for decades, well, you get the sense it isn’t going to end well for us.
I think the NVA reprogrammed his brain when he was a POW, and now 0bama has the controls.
I can't possibly believe that that was not his plan from the start.
The evidence is in full view, but concealed by the remarkable agitprop campaign, using the full power of the media with complicity of both political parties to mislead a low-information society. Barack Obama and his campaign co-chair filed Senate Bill 2678 in February of 2008, the Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act to guarantee the cover provided by the silence of Republicans about McCain's eligibility problem. No Republican would dare raise questions about eligibility with McCain their candidate. The bill failed, and needed to be a Constitutional amendment to have effect anyway, though it was a principal most would support, including this writer.
So Obama campaign co-chair along with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Pat Leahy sponsored Senate Resolution 511, The Senator John Sidney McCain Natural Born Citizen Act just two months later, in April 2008. They made no secret of their intention. A resolution is not legally actionable. It doesn't make law, but it does make for talking points and affect public opinion. The public, those few who cared, thought SR 511 had rendered McCain eligible.
The Obama team got former judge and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to testify, and included a letter from Obama’s Harvard Constitutional Law professor, Larry Tribe, who was still hoping for a Supreme Court Appointment. Chertoff said My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen, Chertoff replied. That is mine, too, said Leahy. Obama signed it, even though he was not born to “American parents”, and never claimed otherwise; nor did he, Obama, assert that he was natural born. He told the truth, that he was born British, but with McCain as his opponent, no one in either party would allow the question to be asked.
McCain has clearly broken campaign laws, certainly violated his oath to preserve and protect, though “Treason”, the only word defined in the Constitution, is probably hard to prove. This writer believes that any legislator who voted to confirm a Wahhabi Muslim convert, John Brennan, for CIA Director has committed treason. Only Republican congressman Nathan Deal of Georgia hat the courage to ask for confirmation of Obama’s eligibility in writing. Deal was quickly dispatched in 2009 using the IRS, which dug through Deal’s tax returns. Deal knew he couldn't fight the specious ethics charges and resigned to become Georgia's Governor. Charges were dropped and so were any future eligibility questions from someone with standing in Congress.
McCain is certainly a collaborator. The attorney defending McCain against challenges that he ran for president illegally in 2000 was partner Christopher Landau from Kirkland & Ellis, a close political ally of Obama in Chicago. Landau's new legal aid, Sarah Herlihy, wrote a Chicago Kent Law Review article lambasting the Natural Born Citizen requirement in 2006, while her boss was head of “The McCain Justice Advisory Committee.” A major contributor to the McCain Justice Advisory Committee was George Soros. Going back at least to the Keating 5, McCain has been compromised many times. He is a tool for whomever has the goods, either on him, or for him.
John McCain is”LIVING PROOF”that “TORTURE WORKS”!While I will Always respect his service(in uniform)to our country,he has been a grave disservice to the country as a US Senator!!His father(Admiral McCain)must be very troubled by his son’s behavior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks TigersEye. Excellent collection of citations.
I’m beginning to think that if McCain had been elected POTUS in 2008 the country would be in about the same bad shape it is under Obama.
” I has to be a tossup between the Saudis and George Soros as to who has more control of McCain.”
And you would be correct, and the Republicans would be blamed ..... oh wait.............
“And what does that say for 2008 Republican primary voters?”
And how many Freepers voted for him in the general?
Republicans should have done two things when the Party bosses put in McCain or that idiot Romney as the nominee : laughed him off the staged or rioted in the streets. When they acquiesced and went along with the fraud they legitimized the fraud and allowed it to perpetuate. Its that simple.
Ubama's Chicago mob predecessor, Al Capone, was never nailed for any crimes. He had everybody - - the cops, the judges, the District Attorney, most of the feds - - in his pocket through blackmail, bribery, extortion, and violent intimidation. Eliot Ness finally nailed Capone on a stinking tax evasion charge (/facepalm) and Capone did a relatively short stretch in prison. Capone ended up dying poolside at his Florida mansion.
That was in 1947.
Can you imagine how refined and artful the Chicago mob has become over the past 65+ years? There's a reason Ubama was able to have his entire life whitewashed. There's a reason nobody can find anybody who went to school with Ubama. There's a reason nobody knows anything about the little scumbag, including where he was born, where he lived, who his benefactors are.
There's a reason some candidates' divorce records get mysteriously unsealed on the eve of an election.
And there's a reason so many Republicans (including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court) act like cowards when it comes to standing up to the African communist piece of sh** Ubama.
Remember what the Clintons did with those 1,000+ FBI files? Pikers. I can't begin to imagine what Ubama and the Chicago mob will be able to do for at least a generation with the NSA intelligence in their hip pocket.
McCain ... he be all eat up with the dumb ass .
At the Academy, aside being known as a “rowdy, raunchy, underachiever” who resented authority, Midshipman McCain became infamous as a leader among his fellow midshipmen for organizing “off-Yard activities” and hard drinking parties. Robert Timberg wrote in his book, The Nightingale’s Song, that “being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck.”
McCain’s grades were “marginal.” He drew so many demerits for breaking curfew and other discipline issues that he graduated fifth from the bottom of the class of 1958. Despite his low “class standing,” and no doubt because of the influence of his family of famous Admirals, McCain was leap-frogged ahead of more qualified applicants and granted a coveted slot to be trained as a navy pilot.
Good Party Animal - Bad Pilot:
He spent the next two and a half years as a “naval aviator in training” at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas, flying A-1 Skyraiders.
While a pilot trainee, McCain continued to party hard. He drove a Corvette and dated an exotic dancer named “Marie the Flame of Florida.” Timberg wrote that McCain “learned to fly at Pensacola, though his performance was below par, at best good enough to get by. He liked flying, but didn’t love it.”
McCain Lost Five Military Aircraft
McCain, the “below par” pilot, eventually lost 5 military aircraft, the first during a training flight in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi Bay while trying to land. The Navy ignored the crash and graduated McCain in 1960.
While deployed in the Mediterranean, the hard partying McCain lost a second aircraft. Timberg described the crash: “Flying too low over the Iberian Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral.”
Unscathed, McCain returned to Pensacola Station where he was promoted to flight instructor for Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi. The airfield at Meridian, McCain Field, was named in honor of McCain’s grandfather.
In 1964 McCain became involved with Carol Shepp, a model from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he had met at Annapolis. They were married in Philadelphia on July 3, 1965.
Flight instructor McCain lost a third aircraft while flying a Navy trainer solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. Timberg wrote that McCain radioed, “I’ve got a flameout” before ejecting at one thousand feet. McCain parachuted onto a beach moments before his plane slammed into a clump of trees.
The Navy dismissed the crash as “unavoidable” and assigned McCain to the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in December 1966, which was patrolling the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In Spring 1967, the Forrestal was assigned to join the Operation Rolling Thunder bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
McCain lost his fourth plane on board the Forrestal on July 29, 1967 when a rocket inadvertently slammed into his bomb laden jet. McCain escaped, but the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors. McCain was transferred from the badly damaged Forrestal to the USS Oriskany. Shortly afterwards, on Oct. 26, 1967, he was shot down and captured by the Vietnamese.
Post-POW Years: Political Ambition and a New, Young, Rich Wife
Upon his release from North Vietnam and return to the United States in 1973, McCain reunited with his wife, Carol, who had been permanently crippled in a car accident while he was a POW.
Still yearning to become an admiral, McCain enrolled in the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. and underwent physical therapy in order to fly again. The Navy excused his permanent disabilities and reinstated him to flight status, effectively positioning him for promotion.
Timberg described McCain’s advancement: “in the fall of 1974, McCain was transferred to Jacksonville as the executive officer of Replacement Air Group 174, the long-sought flying billet at last a reality. A few months later, he assumed command of the RAG, which trained pilots and crews for carrier deployments. The assignment was controversial, some calling it favoritism, a sop to the famous son of a famous father and grandfather, since he had not first commanded a squadron, the usual career path.”
While Executive Officer and later as Squadron Commander McCain used his authority to arrange frequent flights that allowed him to carouse with subordinates and “engage in extra-marital affairs.”
This was a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice rules against adultery and fraternization with subordinates. But, as with all his other past behaviors, McCain was never penalized; instead he always got away with his transgressions.
Timberg wrote, “Off duty, usually on routine cross-country flights to Yuma and El Centro, John started carousing and running around with women. To make matters worse, some of the women with whom he was linked by rumor were subordinates . . . At the time the rumors were so widespread that, true or not, they became part of McCain’s persona, impossible not to take note of.”
In early 1977, Admiral Jim Holloway, Chief of Naval Operations promoted McCain to captain and transferred him from his command position “to Washington as the number-two man in the Navy’s Senate liaison office. McCain was promptly given total control of the office. It wasn’t long before the “fun loving and irreverent” McCain had turned the liaison office into a “late-afternoon gathering spot where senators and staffers, usually from the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, would drop in for a drink and the chance to unwind.”
In 1979, while attending a military reception in Hawaii, McCain met and fell in love with Cindy Lou Hensley, 17 years his junior, who was the daughter of James W. Hensley, a wealthy Anheuser-Busch distributor from Phoenix, Arizona. McCain filed for and obtained an uncontested divorce from his wife in Florida on April 2, 1980 and promptly married Cindy on May 17, 1980.
He resigned from the Navy in 1981 and went to work for his father-in-law in Phoenix; where he used the opportunity to make powerful and wealthy friends in Arizona including banker Charles Keating and Duke Tully, the editor-in-chief of the Arizona Republic. Keating was later convicted of fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy and Tully was disgraced for concocting a phony military record of combat in Korea and Vietnam including medals for heroism.
McCain ran for Arizona’s First Congressional District in 1982. McCain won the congressional seat. In 1987 McCain was elected to the Senate.
Perhaps the administration has had a friendly talk about releasing the debriefing files on the POW’s and other material the CIA and others gathered on him. He has fought the release of this material for years and viciously gone after anyone who even suggested this material be released. I wouldn’t put it past this administration to use anything they can lay their hands on to get their way
Nothing ever surprises me anymore.
I reckon they work it out for their mutual benefit.