John McCain: Media’s Useful Idiot

They like him; they really like him. At least, that’s what he’s convinced himself of in his own delusional mind. Recall when he was defeated by George W. Bush for the Republican nomination in 2000 and had to wait his turn in 2008. At that time he famously stated that the media was his voting base. It never once dawned on him that the only reason they tolerated having him around was to bash his own party, especially for W., which they held in bitter contempt after the Democrats tried unsuccessfully to steal the Florida vote, hence the presidency.

McCain has never met a media ass he wouldn’t kiss or an ally he wouldn’t betray. I did a piece about him on this blog a few months ago. In case you’ve forgotten, he was Russ Feingold’s co-conspirator on the infamous legislation to “get money out of politics.” Even though the problem was politicians who could be swayed by the filthy euchre. Including the self-serving, sanctimonious prick himself:

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John McCain and the Keating Five Scandal

Just what is the Keating Five scandal?

Senator John McCain was one of five senators accused of corruption in 1989 in the Savings and Loan (S&L) crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The other four senators were Alan Cranston (D-CA), Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ), John Glenn (D-OH), and Donald W. Riegle (D-MI). The crisis was the failure of 747 S&Ls in the United States costing an estimated $160.1 billion, about $124.6 billion of which was directly paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

These five senators were accused of improperly intervening before the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) in 1987 on behalf of Charles Keating, chairman of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, which was a target of a regulatory investigation by the FHLBB. The FHLBB subsequently backed off taking action against Lincoln. By failing to take action, Lincoln was able to operate for two more years until its collapse in 1989, at a cost of $2 billion to the federal government. Some 23,000 Lincoln bondholders were defrauded and many elderly investors lost their life savings.

John McCain Slams Administration as in ‘Disarray’ at Munich Security Conference
WHY THE HELL DOES HE PRESUME TO SPEAK FOR AMERICA?

Sen. John McCain wasted no time at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday as he portrayed the Trump administration as being in a state of “disarray,” in contrast to the message of reassurance from administration officials.

John McCain Becomes Critic in Chief of the Trump Administration
“In many respects, this administration is in disarray, and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” he said.

A day later, in an interview for “Meet the Press,” Mr. McCain challenged Mr. Trump’s contention that the news media is “the enemy of the American people.”

“The first thing that dictators do is shut down the press,” he said, adding that while he was not calling the president a dictator, “we need to learn the lessons of history.”

YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DICTATORS, DICKHEAD; YOU JERKED ONE OFF FOR EIGHT LONG YEARS

John McCain’s “dictator” talk ignores reality and his own past with the media
91adc629db3997b25090d59b89bf51e2d0f804157642502618835622635dbe6bArizona Senator John McCain is a very popular figure with the mainstream media. (I bet that’s a sentence you never thought you’d read.) The latest reason for this newly emerging love affair between the press and the decorated war hero is his response to the speech given by President Trump during his rally in Florida yesterday. Following the brief but raucous event, McCain was ushered out to give the media his own take on the speech, during which he invoked the image of a “dictator” when discussing the president’s critique of political journalism. (CNN)

“I hate the press,” the Arizona Republican sarcastically told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” “I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It’s vital.”

McCain: Trump’s Attacks on Press Are ‘How Dictators Get Started’

TAPPER AND McSTAIN WERE BLOWING KISSES AT EACH OTHER

Rand Paul: We’re “Very Lucky” Trump Is in Charge and Not McCain

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted fellow Republican and anti-Trump Senator John McCain (R-AZ) this morning on ABC’s “This Week.”

Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy.

He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trump’s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.

Where was McCain when Obama attacked the free press?
feb20-march5_2017_mccain-nocrop-w710-h2147483647“That’s how dictators are made!” he shrieked. It was rich stuff, given that most of his European listeners do not have the same wide press freedoms found in the states. But more to the point, it was McCain up to his old tricks: Ingratiating himself to the anti-Trump press by playing its champion, in a bid to be the media’s darling.

What stands out here is the hypocrisy of his claims. He’s suddenly concerned about press freedoms and dictators?
Where was McCain when President Obama was systematically violating press freedoms every which way to Tuesday?

Seven examples of Obama’s attacks on a free press spring to mind and not one of them drew any significant criticism from McCain.

McCain has ‘more hope than belief’ that GOP can investigate Trump White House

McCain, R-Ariz., was asked if he was confident the GOP majority in Congress was able to thoroughly look into the relationship between members of the White House and Russia.

“I hope so. And I have to believe so,” he said in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that aired on Sunday. “More hope than belief.”
And I think the rollout of the, quote, ‘immigration reform’ was an example of a need for an orderly decision-making process in the White House. And that, I think, is probably what’s plaguing them more than anything else right now,” McCain said.

RINO John McCain says TWO WORDS about Trump, has conservatives laughing
As for understanding the issues, again I think that McCain seriously underestimates Trump and has read him completely wrong. What’s more, I think a lot of John McCain’s hot air is his attempt to stay relevant and be in the limelight.

The strains in the European Union over Brexit and refugees are strains of their own making. Trump puts America first and frankly, I don’t give a rat’s ass if that upsets them. And I’ll say it again, the Cold War never ended, it shifted. These bozos just don’t get it and it is very, very dangerous. The executive order on refugees could have been rolled out better, but the substance of that order was constitutional and something that is necessary for the survival of this country. McCain needs to stop dissing the President and start looking for how he can help improve things.

SORRY FOR THE RANT. I JUST GET SO TIRED OF THIS WORLD CLASS POMPOUS ASS BEING HANDED AN OUTLET EVERY TIME HE WANTS TO EMBARRASS HIS OWN PARTY AND PRESIDENT. HE HAD HIS CHANCE. HE GAVE IT AWAY TO LOOK “GENTLEMANLY.” FUCK HIM.

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AS USUAL, THERE’S A BUNCH OF USELESS CRAP I POSTED IN THE COMMENT SECTION… JUST TO SATE MY OVERINFLATED EGO

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25 responses to “John McCain: Media’s Useful Idiot

  1. Pistol Pete

    Chelsea Clinton Attends “I Am Muslim” Rally

    Chelsea Clinton Takes Daughter Charlotte, 2, to Her ‘First Protest’ in Support of Muslims
    Thank you to all who organized #IAmAMuslimToo today – Charlotte’s 1st protest rally. #NoBanNoWallNoRaids,” Chelsea captioned a snap featuring a popular protest sign that shows a woman wearing an American flag hijab.

    .@SusanSarandon and @lsarsour at the #IAmAMuslimToo rally in Times Square. Solidarity! #HeretoStay #NoBanNoWall #SundayMorning


    Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout ‘Allahu Akbar!’
    There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting Allahu Akbar which translates to ‘God is greater’ or ‘God is greatest’. They mean that their ‘god’ is greater than your God and or the government. This is a blatant act of Islamic supremacy.

    Islam has an unholy alliance with the left. They have come together over their hatred of freedom and Christianity. There is nothing feminist or liberal about Islam. Islam has the worst track record of abuses towards women and they believe in the death penalty for homosexuals. This is further proof that liberalism is indeed a mental disorder as they proudly celebrate an oppressive, medieval death cult.

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  2. Pistol Pete

    State Officials Want Trump To Reverse Obama’s Last-Minute Election Power Grab

    Election authority falls under secretaries of state in most states, but some states give the authority to their lieutenant governors. All were in attendance at the winter meeting.

    The Obama administration took state officials by surprise when only day before leaving office, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced he was permitting state and local election machinery to be placed under his federal cybersecurity program. Many state officials denounced the action.

    State officials initially felt they could count on DHS under Trump to rescind the designation, but now there are indications the new administration may be retreating from its early opposition to the policy.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/19/state-officials-want-trump-to-reverse-obamas-last-minute-election-power-grab/#ixzz4ZEY34Xhm

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Obama Appointed FEC Commissioner Behind Internet Censorship Forced To Resign

    FEC Commissioner Wanted To Shut Down The Drudge Report
    On Sunday, Federal Election Commissioner Ann Ravel tweeted out that she is resigning her position effective March 1, 2017. In her resignation letter Ravel voiced her concerns to President Trump about campaign finance reform.
    “Ravel had become a frequent no-show at Commission meetings since late last year, phoning into 4 public meetings (one from a train) and completely skipping two executive sessions in January,” a source close to the Commission said in an emailed statement. “That did not stop her, however, from requesting a special meeting to obtain Commission approval to travel to Ecuador, at foreign expense, a request she later withdrew after the Free Beacon wrote about the matter.”
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/fec-commissioner-pushing-internet-censorship-forced-resign/

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Scott Pruitt’s Game-Changing Call for Debate on Climate Science

    In light of charges by a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist that agency researchers are manipulating data to support climate alarmism, Scott Pruitt — President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency — is right to call for open debate on the science.

    At stake are trillions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if the climate scare is justified, the fate of the global environment. The public needs to have confidence that this is not just a politically convenient crusade devoid of solid scientific support.
    https://pjmedia.com/blog/scott-pruitts-game-changing-call-for-debate-on-climate-science/

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I saw Al Gore “debate” once. He stood alone on the stage and screamed out all the points we skeptics make, then after each point, he shouted with his audience, “BULLLLLLLLLLLLSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT.”

      Yeah, that was real convincing. NOT.

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  5. Pistol Pete

    Barack Obama’s presidential library may need $1.5 billion

    THE SHRINE TO HIMSELF WILL COST AT LEAST THAT MUCH
    The Obama Center is due to be so expensive because it will require the construction of both a presidential library and a museum about the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama. And federal requirements now stipulate that former presidents must have larger endowments to pay for annual operating costs at the libraries.

    “It won’t be easy,” Williams said. “It’s not just about preserving the past. It’s about the future.”

    The actual buildings were slated to cost $200 million. “But I told them it will cost $300 million,” Williams said.
    http://pagesix.com/2017/02/19/barack-obamas-presidential-library-may-need-1-5-billion/

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I hope leftists donate heavily. It’ll keep them from giving the money to Dem campaigns and protesters.

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Decline of Unions Under Right-to-Work Laws Levels Playing Field for Trump

    FOR DECADES REPUBLICANS WHO WERE FORCED TO PAY UNION DUES WATCHED THEIR MONEY BEING HANDED OVER TO DEMOCRATS WHO KICKED SOME BACK TO THE UNION BOSSES.THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND IT MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE LAST NOVEMBER.
    Donald Trump prevailed where other Republican presidential candidates failed in Midwestern states in part because of new right-to-work laws that have diminished the power and influence of the teachers’ unions, according to labor policy analysts.

    “Unions have been knocked silly in Wisconsin, thanks to the one-two punch of Act 10 and right-to-work,” @workerfreedom’s Matt Patterson says.

    Final election results have Trump narrowly winning Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes by a margin of 47.9 to 46.9 percent over Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate. Trump had 1,409,467 votes to Clinton’s 1,382,210.
    Two teachers’ unions, the Wisconsin Education Association Council and the Michigan Education Association, both experienced a significant drop in membership since those states passed right-to-work legislation. Such laws prohibit employers from entering into agreements that make union membership and payment of union dues a condition of employment.
    http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/19/decline-of-unions-under-right-to-work-laws-levels-playing-field-for-trump/

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  7. Pistol Pete

    The media doesn’t call the shots — Trump does

    He’s serving notice that he, and not the media, sets the nation’s agenda. And that when journalists behave like opponents, he will treat them like opponents, punching back harder than they punch him.

    That’s the meaning of the president’s epic press conference Thursday and his tour of the Boeing plant in South Carolina and Saturday’s rally in Florida. As Milton Friedman said in another context, everything else is detail.
    http://nypost.com/2017/02/19/the-media-doesnt-call-the-shots-trump-does/

    YESTERDAY ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY WAS VINTAGE RUSH
    ‘THE MEDIA DIDN’T MAKE HIM,THEY CAN’T BREAK HIM.’
    HE’S SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT HIMSELF FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Media Attacks ‘More Treacherous’ than Nixon’s

    THIS CLOWN WAS HANDED A GIFT AND NOW HAS A PRESIDENTIAL SCALP HANGING FROM HIS BELT;
    HE’S LIKE A HERO TO THE LEFTARDS
    On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, Bernstein unleashed a torrent of accusations about the president.

    Lowlights:

    •Trump’s attacks on the media “more treacherous” than Nixon’s.
    •Apophasis alert: “I’m not about to say anything comparing Hitler and Trump”, but Hitler and Stalin also used the phrase “enemy of the people” about the media.
    •Trump is “leading a demagogic attack on the institutions of free democracy.”
    •“This is a terrible time we’re living in.”
    •The media is “the last resort of the American people to a dictatorial, and authoritarian-inclined president.”
    •Trump expresses himself in “demagogic and frightening and treacherous words that have meaning in terms of threats to democracy.”

    The Washington Post‘s Dana Priest tried to talk poor Carl off the ledge, advising “I really think at this moment we should eliminate the adjectives and stick to the facts.”

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  9. Pistol Pete

    Obama’s Fmr. National Security Adviser: Not Enforcing Syria Red Line Was a ‘Colossal Mistake’

    ASSAD KNEW OBAMA WAS A LIAR,A COWARD AND A POSER.
    HE COULD ONLY STAND UP TO REPUBLICANS WITH AN ARMY OF MEDIA SUPPORTING HIM.
    President Obama said in 2012 that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons in the Syria conflict would cross a “red line” for him, adding that he would hold the regime “accountable” while implying the use of military force.

    The following year, the White House said the Assad regime used chemical weapons on Syrian civilians, but Obama chose not to act or punish the government for its actions.

    Jones said on Sunday that Obama should have penalized Assad by forcing him to “forfeit” territory “where refugees could have been handled.”

    He added that punishing Assad could have prevented refugees from entering Europe and triggering the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obamas-former-national-security-adviser-not-enforcing-red-line-mistake/

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  10. Pistol Pete

    When President Obama’s National Security Advisor Lied, The Media Laughed…

    WIN THE ELECTION AT ALL COSTS…EVEN THE SACRIFICE OF INNOCENT AMERICAN LIVES.
    Buried deep beneath the Michael Flynn hysteria this week was Judicial Watch’s release of newly obtained State Department documents related to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. One email confirms—again—that the Obama administration knew the day after the attack it was not a random act of violence stemming from an anti-Muslim video. That was the excuse shamefully propagated by top Obama administration officials (including the president himself) and swallowed whole by a media establishment desperate to help Obama win re-election six weeks later.
    http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/17/president-obamas-national-security-advisor-deceived-people-media-laughed/

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  11. Pistol Pete

    DANIEL WEBSTER HATES WHITE BOYS
    WATCH CAREFULLY:
    SUCKER PUNCHES THEN STOMPS WHITE KID

    D-III basketball player held on $50K bail after in-game fight
    IT’S SURPRISING THEY DIDN’T SUSPEND THE VICTIM FOR BLEEDING ON THE GYM FLOOR

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  12. Pistol Pete

    Donald Trump to speak at CPAC on Friday

    President Trump will speak at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week, organizers announced Monday.

    Mr. Trump is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Friday. He had been a CPAC regular in recent years, but skipped last year’s event in order to campaign in the midst of the 2016 GOP presidential primary contest.

    Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and top White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon are also scheduled to appear at the conference.

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  13. Pistol Pete

    Trump isn’t adjusting well to life in the White House — he’s reportedly experiencing ‘cabin fever’

    IT’S SAD THAT THEY HAVE TO RESORT TO THIS WEAK-ASS SHIT.
    OBAMA NEVER GOT CABIN FEVER BECAUSE HE WAS NEVER THERE!!!!
    HE WAS EITHER GOLFING OR VACATIONING ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S DIME.
    President Donald Trump reportedly isn’t adjusting well to life in the White House after his first month in office.

    That’s according to Axios’ Mike Allen’s latest newsletter, in which he writes that a Trump adviser told him the president is experiencing “cabin fever” in the White House.
    MIKE ALLEN IS THE SLIMY LITTLE TURD THAT USED TO BE AT POLITICO
    HE WAS A REGULAR ON MSLSD; THAT SHOULD TELL YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
    Trump is reportedly experiencing headaches and frustration that he can’t spend his evenings dining at restaurants like he could around Trump Tower in his old neighborhood in New York City.
    The rally was a chance for Trump to escape from the pressure-cooker environment in Washington after a month of turmoil, and bask in the adoration of his most passionate supporters.
    BARRY KNEW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT BASKING IN ADORATION, TOO, DIDN’T HE?
    DIFFERENCE IS, OBAMA HAD TO HAVE IT OR HE COULDN’T FUNCTION.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-isnt-adjusting-well-life-153656905.html

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    • This is pretty much all they have left to write about. Like high school gossip rags. Good for laughs, though.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I recall Michelle bitching about how awful it was living in the White House and she had her family with her. Trump’s wife and youngest son are still in NYC while Barron finishes out his school year. I’m guessing it’s damn lonely in the WH residence right now. They talked about getting a dog. Maybe that would help. 🙂

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  14. Pistol Pete

    Thousands expected at ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies


    I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS
    PROTEST SCHMOTEST;IT’S GOING TO BE IN THE 60’S TODAY AND I’M GOING TO KICK IT ON MY DECK AND ENJOY WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME
    Anti-Trump activists have seized on Monday’s federal holiday to organize “Not My Presidents Day” rallies in cities around the country.

    Protest leaders say they expect thousands to take to the streets in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and as many as two dozen other communities in the latest round of demonstrations to oppose the policies of President Donald Trump.
    ► In Los Angeles, activists plan a 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. protest outside City Hall.

    ► In Atlanta, organizers plan what they call an “ImPEACH Now” march.

    ► In Chicago, 3,700 people have indicated on Facebook that they will join Monday’s noon rally across the Chicago River from the Trump Tower and another 16,000 say they are interested in the event.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/thousands-expected-at-%E2%80%98not-my-presidents-day%E2%80%99-rallies/ar-AAn6Tky?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Sooooooooooooooo … people who hate Trump either have no jobs or work in fields that get President’s Day off (government, banks, schools). Trump supporters had to work today.

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  15. Not useless or overinflated, Pete. Thanks for the quality reporting, Man.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      ITA. Reposted a ton of this stuff to my FB feed. I keep acquiring new followers over there, total strangers who I’m guessing like my news and views. I have a niece who is busy with family and career. She told me years ago she counts on me to keep her informed cuz she doesn’t have time to read anything else. So thank you, Pete, for helping me keep a whole lot of other people informed!

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  16. Pistol Pete

    The fact that I do this every day points up the fact my life doesn’t ever change much.

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  17. chrissythehyphenated

    ” I think a lot of John McCain’s hot air is his attempt to stay relevant and be in the limelight.” Yup.

    TY for posting the Rand Paul interview. I have never agreed with him or his father on foreign policy, but on domestic, particularly medical, I trust his judgment.

    It just makes me kinda nuts to hear him dissing the Iraq War. I sent too many kids over there for too many years to listen to someone saying it was a waste. AND I heard from THEM how much good we did.

    Maybe it cost more than he thinks we should spend. But to say it destabilized the Middle East seems dim witted to say the least. For one thing, the Middle East has been “stable” since when exactly?!

    Plus, OBAMA WASTED all the good we did. If we’d stayed, we’d have a base in a democratic country that was a stable ally!

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