A very unhappy Senator John McCain (R-AZ) rebuked Senator Ted Cruz for accusing his GOP allies of being “appeasers” along the line of Neville Chamberlain’s Munich deal with Adolf Hitler in 1938. “I resoundingly reject that allegation,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “That allegation, in my view, does a great disservice for those brave Americans and those who stood up and said what’s happening in Europe cannot stand…Amongst them were my father and grandfather.”
Comments: Not to put too fine a point on it, Sen. McCain is a dumb ass. Always quick to criticize his fellow Republicans and reticent to a fault when addressing Democrats, McCain has far outlived his usefulness in the Senate. I never liked him from the time I first heard him speak in the early 1980´s. A dim bulb in a light-challenged chamber. At least Sen. Cruz fights for what he believes. What does McCain believe?
“And those elections were clear, in that a significant majority of the American people supported the President of the United States and renewed his stewardship of this country. I don’t like it. It’s not something that I wanted the outcome to be. But I think all of us should respect the outcome of elections which reflects the will of the people.”
Hey dumbmass McCain, you represent the people of Arizona and they voted AGAINST Obama in 2012. Come on Arizona, throw this old has been out next time!
This after saying he would succumb to the threat that Reid would shut down the government unless the section defunding Obamacare was deleted. What do you call someone who succumbs to threats while using their terminology and propaganda?
So we are to understand that John McCain is the arbiter of what we need, not we the people ourselves, and certainly not an upstart newby who spent great effort to see that our views were represented. It is so easy to dislike this officious, full of himself has been. Did he go sit among the Democrats when he finished, as he was clearly speaking for them?
(With thanks to #3 for pulling this quote) FTA: "“And those elections were clear, in that a significant majority of the American people supported the President of the United States and renewed his stewardship of this country. I don’t like it. It’s not something that I wanted the outcome to be. But I think all of us should respect the outcome of elections which reflects the will of the people.”
HEY John!!! With 19.5 MILLION fake twitter followers, do ya´ think that maybe JUST MAYBE vote fraud had anything to do with 2012(and 2008)?????
McCain you are a bonafide loser. Bottom of your class at the Naval Academy which you couldn´t have attended wthout your family pull. Lost more of our aircraft than theirs. Divorced a wife to re-marry for money. Is the biggest RINO in the Senate, and will always be remembered as part of the Keating 5. My part of the country loves and supports a real hero from the Hanoi Hilton, MOH winner Col "Bud´ Day.
Want to talk about appeasement Senator McCain? Forget about Prime Minister Chamberlain and Herr Schicklgruber...Here´s a better example for you:
"I have to tell you he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as President of The United States"..."I admire Senator Obama and his accomplishments and I will respect him."
John Sydney McCain III Town-Hall Meeting Lakeville, Minnesota October 10, 2008
McCain sees himself as the voice of reason--he believes bucking his own party makes him "courageous" but it is the opposite of courageous. He is a coward and a fraud--a Democrat, in other words. Shame on AZ.
How this lying, backstabbing sack of excrement got re-elected in Arizona is absolutely beyond me. I think the Democrats have knowledge of criminal wrongdoing on McCain in his actions in the Keating Five scandal, and have simply blackmailed this sack of crap into doing their bidding over the decades. Note that McCain never, EVER attacks anyone in the Democrat Party. He always reserves a knife in the back for the Republican Party and the Conservative agenda. What I wish on this piece of filth isn´t even printable.
After our loss in 2008, I prayed that all would work out well; it didn´t. Obama is a disaster. The only redeeming outcome is that we didn´t get the blame for McCain; another disaster. He is no hero any more. It is one thing to be a captive and survive, but thereafter if you don´t live your life with any courage I think that it negates all of the past. McCain is a flop.
I am of McCain´s father´s generation. I do not see how the Chanberlain comment could dishonor either his father or myself. What is McCain talking about? Chamberlain was a gullible idiot. We don´t have to honor gullible idiots because they were elected by other gullible idiots.
Britain and France pursued a "policy of appeasement" in their hopes that Hitler would not drag Europe into another world war.
McCain has been "appeasing" the Dumocrats and Obama for years. You would think that a POW would fight like h*ell for Americans, but perhaps the North Koreans castrated him while he was in their prisons. Instead he attacks his own party and is helping Obama and the Dumbocrats destroy our country.
Arizona needs to get rid of this old useless bag once and for all.
It disgusts me to even see this loser´s name in the same sentence with Senator Cruz.
Like your boss Obama, you personalize everything so it´s about you. No, you dead stick, Cruz was not talking about your father and grandfather, both Admirals. If he were, he might have pointed out that their clout was THE ONLY REASON your sorry arse was allowed to finish at the USNA.
And you are still a slave to "Good Old Boy" mentality. This is why you purr so contentedly when you´re around Obama.
I would say, "Grow a pair, Johnny!" but it is far too late for that.
What´s the matter McCain ? Did Cruz get more camera time than you? Mc is green with envy. Oh how I dream of the day Mc will attack the dems with as much vigor as he does the repubs. He trashed Bush for eight years.
Wrote to him -again -and urged him to resign. His judgment is questionable-Taking advice from a 26 year old fraud on Syria and now attacking a conviction politician like Cruz. Arizona-how about a recall?
#13, our luck, the GOP elites will be wheeling McCain around in a wheelchair when he´s in a waking coma and someone on his staff will be pushing the voting buttons for him. You know, like Senator Byrd.
#21, agree. But as soon as he did it, he thought it was a mistake. And so did all his advisers. When he is wrong, he thinks he is right and when he is right, he admits to being wrong. I tend to agree w/ above poster´s 91 year old mother. He needs to get off the stage and take his ding-bat Columbia mis-educated offspring with him.
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