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
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?
“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.
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