Now we have the alt-reality.
Now we have the alt-reality.
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:
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
Arizona 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
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?
“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, 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.
Added by CtH cuz Pete will love it!
AS USUAL, THERE’S A BUNCH OF USELESS CRAP I POSTED IN THE COMMENT SECTION… JUST TO SATE MY OVERINFLATED EGO
Weekly update from Judicial Watch
Former Obama advisor David Plouffe has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of his post-White House employer, the Uber taxi company. His Democrat contacts made it easy for him to lobby for his employer with the Democrat mayor. The problem is that Plouffe never registered as a lobbyist.
Some college students are saying they will castrate themselves if Trump builds the wall. Yeah, right. And all those celebrities were going to leave the country if Trump got elected.
Judicial Watch is planning to sue the FBI, CIA, and NSA if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
More FAKE NEWS: Journos are claiming Trump referred to a terror attack in Sweden that never happened! Oh noes! Except Trump NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT A TERROR ATTACK. He said Sweden is having terrible problems because of all the refugees they took in, which is true.
Reuters interviewed a captured ISIS soldier who says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, something he said was encouraged and even considered virtuous by ISIS leaders. A total of 5,270 Yazidis were abducted last year, and at least 3,144 are still being held.
A woman Obama appointed to the FEC has submitted her resignation. She’s apparently been a no show at her job anyway since, it appears, Trump was elected. What a shocker. In 2014, she made an attempt to impose FEC regulations on online political web sites, including Drudge.
The Southern Poverty Law Center “reports” that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. They got this faux figure by counting the 45 chapters of a single organization as 45 groups. This same group was listed as a single group in the 2015 report and it’s not a hate group. They also counted a bar sign as a hate group, because it had a politically incorrect message on it for a while. They also counted as “hate groups” a store that had posted a sign saying they wouldn’t sell to Clinton supporters or Muslims and an artist who drew a cartoon mocking Mohammed. They also listed conservative bloggers, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the American College of Pediatricians, the Family Research Council, and the Jewish Political Action Committee as hate groups.
And we’re only on Day 27 of Trump’s first term.
Despite the Left’s hysteria, Trump’s approval rating among LIKELY VOTERS continues to rise. 53% today.
DEFCON prescribes five graduated levels of readiness (or states of alert) for the U.S. military. It increases in severity from DEFCON 5 (least severe) to DEFCON 1 (most severe) to match varying military situations.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has encouraged its followers to retweet their Valentine to President Trump.
Stay classy, Democrat Leadership! Please! Cuz we’re really looking forward to EIGHT years in power.
The myth of the “stolen seat” stems from the GOP-majority Senate’s refusal to vote last year on President Obama’s nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat.
But the standard of not confirming a Supreme Court nominee in the final year of a presidency was set by two prominent Democrat leaders, Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer.
Does anyone honestly think that, had the roles been reversed in 2016, and a Democrat-majority Senate faced a Republican lame duck president’s nominee, Sen. Harry Reid would have held a confirmation vote?
On Feb 7, 2017, the Washington Post ran an op-ed written by a woman who claims she worked for Hardee’s for many years.
In it, she argued that Andrew Puzder, CEO of the restaurant chain, is unfit to be head of the Labor Department, because he takes home millions while his employees allegedly live in homeless shelters.
How much should we believe about this woman’s story when she misspelled the name of her own son and claimed Puzder forced her to work during a non-existent hurricane?
How much should we care about this woman’s story, given the undeniable fact that counter workers at fast food joints get low wages and lousy benefits, because their jobs require virtually no education or skill?
These are entry level jobs, the kinds of work that teens and newcomers can get to establish that they’re reliable workers. After working at one of these jobs, people are supposed to advance to better paying gigs.
The family seems to have learned nothing about the work world, since she says her misspelled son now works for McDonald’s.
She says a minimum wage of $15 is a matter of “justice.”
No, honey. It’s a matter of economics, which is something Puzder understands and you clearly do not.
Trump’s immigration order was banned by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the SLOWEST of the 12 federal appeals courts.
Though they typically take 15 months to hand down a decision, they somehow or other found time to squeeze in an immediate judgment against Trump’s executive order, maybe because eighteen of the court’s 25 active judges have been appointed by Democrats.
Former President Barack Obama appointed seven of them.
The 9th is unaffectionately known as the “nutty 9th”, because it is the most liberal and MOST REVERSED court in the nation.
An average of EIGHTY PERCENT of its decisions get OVERTURNED!
Republicans in both House and Senate have introduced similar (though slightly different) bills to reduce the size of the 9th and create a new 13th circuit court.
Even if the 9th weren’t a ridiculous clown show of judicial activism, its jurisdiction needs to be pared down. Eleven of them cover 80% of the population; the 9th covers 20%. That’s just dumb and it needs to be rectified.
Judge Napolitano on travel ban ruling: “The Constitution assigns the decision-making for foreign policy exclusively to the President; even Congress has a subordinate role.”
“The President has a lot of tools that the Congress has given him. One of the tools is the statute that he read yesterday, which we’ve all been talking about, which was exercised by President Carter and by President Obama, a blanket ban on immigrants from given places. The statute specifically says ‘the President on his own by proclamation,’ meaning he doesn’t have to consult with anybody else, ‘can make this decision.’ The decision to ban is not reviewable; it’s not justiciable. Judges are incapable of second-guessing the President on it.”