John Sidney McCain III, son and grandson of admirals, the epitome of a “fortunate son,” as John Fogerty termed it. Shot down in 1967, he was imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton until 1973. Has been praised endlessly for his service while others who suffered the same fate got nothing but scorn. Retired from the Navy in 1981 after marrying multimillionaire beer heiress, Cindy Hensley, and was elected to the House in 1982. There he served two terms until he won a Senate seat in 1986, which he still, sadly, occupies.
He has long been a favorite of the media, given his willingness to bash the political party he feigns to be a part of. There has never been a single important piece of legislation that he has not chosen to collude with the Democrat party on. He lost the presidential primary to George W. Bush in 2000 and had to wait until 2008 for it to be “his turn.” It was the most pathetic display of a presidential race in modern history. He chose Alaska governor Sarah Palin because he knew the conservatives he needed for their money and their votes despised him. When he saw how popular she was among the grassroots, he and his staff joined the leftists in treating her with utmost contempt. Nobody I know that voted for him did it because they liked him, but rather wanted to see Sarah as VP.
He now suffers from an inoperable brain tumor that will ultimately take his life. Rather than accept his fate with the quiet dignity of a Ronald Reagan or Barbara Bush, he’s written a book called “Restless Wave” where he settles old scores against the party he routinely betrayed. To publicize this pathetic tome, he’s made some outrageous comments to create some buzz and try to get people talking about him.
McCain says he regrets choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate
While he continues to defend Ms. Palin’s performance, Mr. McCain uses the documentary and the book to unburden himself about not selecting Mr. Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent, as his running mate. He recalls that his advisers warned him that picking a vice-presidential candidate who caucused with Democrats and supported abortion rights would divide Republicans and doom his chances.
John McCain Regrets Not Picking Joe Lieberman for VP in 2008
McCain thought Lieberman would have been a good choice. Absolutely mind-boggling. Senator John McCain is getting very candid with his upcoming book and the HBO documentary coming out about him. As has been reported previously, The Restless Wave features McCain, among other things, criticizing President Trump‘s outlook on the world and reflecting on his own life following his cancer diagnosis.
McCain says Trump should skip his funeral, wants Pence to attend
John McCain, who has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for more than a year, doesn’t want President Trump to attend his funeral and prefers Vice President Pence to be there, according to a New York Times report.
In addition, former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been asked to deliver eulogies at McCain’s funeral, sources close to both former presidents and McCain told CNN.
The Arizona senator, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, cast a crucial vote against the repeal of ObamaCare in July, singlehandedly scuttling one of the Trump administration’s major policy goals, a move that provoked the ire of Trump but earned him a thank you call from Obama.
John McCain encouraged Joe Biden to stay in politics
Republican Sen. John McCain encouraged former Vice President Joe Biden to stay in politics as the Democrat considers a possible run against President Trump in 2020.
Biden told the news publication. “We talked about how our international reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out.”
John McCain Goes Negative as Dr. Kelli Ward Surges in AZ GOP Senate Primary
A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Dr. Ward and Senator McCain tied at 41 percent in a head-to-head match up. The poll has even more bad news for McCain, showing the aging Senator with just a 35 percent approval among Republican primary voters. With such high negatives, it’s no surprise McCain’s campaign would shift from ignoring Ward to attacking her. Their goal, obviously, is to make Ward more unpopular than McCain and hope that the anti-McCain vote doesn’t coalesce behind the energetic State Senator with a proven conservative record in Arizona’s statehouse.
[CtH: AS IF all of the above weren’t bad enough, he’s RUNNING? With an inoperable brain tumor? WHT is wrong with this man?!]
I hope Ebenezer McCain gets a visit from three spirits before he dies
McCain is also looking for validation and praise from the mainstream news media.
To be fair, he’s always been looking for that. But now that he’s not long for this world, it’s become even more important to him. After all, they’re the ones who will be writing his obituaries. And McCain knows the best way to secure fawning, praiseworthy tributes is to side with the progressive Left.
[CtH: He’s really got his priorities upside down. God won’t read the obits before passing judgment on this man.]
The McCain Death Watch
According to a published report by Time, McCain has “amplified his call for more civil politics since his diagnosis.” The sanctimony and insincerity of that statement isn’t lost on a vast number of Americans. After all, it was he who dispatched David Kramer, Senior Director of the McCain Institute, to London in November of 2016 to meet with former MI6 officer Christopher Steele and bring back copies of the dossier to view “the pre-election memoranda on a confidential basis” and summarily turned them over to the FBI.
There are certain people of whom it can be said that the world is better without them — Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and Ted Kennedy, to name a few. In due course we can add the name of John Sidney McCain III.