Elder Patriot – Arizona Senator John McCain should just go away. He has won election six times to the U.S. Senate based on the myth that he was a war hero. He wasn’t. He served neither with distinction nor valor. Unfortunately, the same is true of his 30 years in the Senate.
The fact is if he had served with distinction he wouldn’t have lost the 2008 presidential election to a junior senator with a history of sketchy associations and who was espousing Marxist ideology.
McCain has always been a proponent of the globalist movement and that has demanded he vote more often with Dems on major issues than with Republicans.
To call McCain a RINO does a disservice to the actual RINO’s in the Republican Party.
The real “Straight Talk Express,” the one that Donald Trump rode to electoral success, has exposed McCain as a fraudulent conservative. After the release of the FISA memo yesterday, McCain finished the job himself.
McCain, who saved Obamacare from repeal, further proved his lack of principles when he released this statement:
“American election and undermine our democracy. Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro, and beyond. Putin’s regime launched cyber attacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and weakening faith in our institutions. And while we have no evidence that these efforts affected the outcome of our election, I fear they succeeded in fueling political discord and dividing us from one another.
“The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.”
One would be forced to wonder if Adam Schiff had written it for him except for the fact that McCain has been smearing his opponents for doing Putin’s work well before this.
In March of 2017 McCain accused fellow Senator Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin because Paul disagreed with him on Montenegro’s admission to NATO.
What does McCain’s support for Hillary Clinton in 2016 say about him? After all, he was silent when Hillary signed off on selling control of our Uranium reserves to Russia. McCain never challenged Clinton for her lobbying to lift sanctions against Russia by repealing the Magnitsky Act. When Hillary transferred IT technologies to help Russia develop Skolkovo – its equivalent to Silicon Valley – McCain was mute.
The statement McCain released is long on innuendo but lacking even a single provable fact to support the assertions he makes in it.
“And while we have no evidence that these efforts affected the outcome of our election, I fear they succeeded in fueling political discord and dividing us from one another.”
That’s right senator no evidence. The political discord you refer to is being fueled by false innuendos from both the Democrats and you.
“The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s.”
Wrong again Senator. If the facts set forth in the memo are correct – and no one has stepped forward to contest them – then the investigation into the Obama administration’s corruption of the FBI and the Department of Justice is absolutely justified.
Moreover, it’s necessary if we are to restore the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections that evidence suggests was trampled by the past administration.
McCain has long put himself ahead of the Constitution as his vote for funding the establishment of a Global Engagement Center – a ministry of truth – proved in December of 2016 while Donald Trump was waiting to be inaugurated.
Once Hillary lost McCain led the fight to rein in Trump’s Straight Talk Express by establishing mechanisms for the government to determine what is, or is not, true.
As for special counsel Robert Mueller no one has stood in the way of his investigation. But, if Mueller was appointed without evidence of an underlying crime just to create political leverage over a duly elected president then that would represent a Constitutional crisis of massive proportions on many fronts – not just for the president but for everyone reading this as well.
Mueller has been given sufficient time to have established at least some facts to present to Congress and to the American people so that we can be assured this isn’t a witch-hunt and that some purpose – other than a political one – is being served.
And, McCain should just go away. He no longer adds anything of substance to the debate. By McCain’s standards, the fact that he’s trashed more American fighter jets than Vladimir Putin has makes him a Russian agent too.
I would like to try to find the best in John McCain and wish him well in what time he has left. Unfortunately, he’s making that impossible.