It wasn’t good enough to watch Democratic Senate candidate (Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut) fall on his face in a batch of lies and half-truths concerning his service, or lack there of, in Vietnam John?
The spate of embarrassments plaguing your colleagues, ranging from affairs with their female aides to affairs with their male aides hasn’t been enough to keep you focused and in the game my lil’ “I never called myself a maverick“?
Nope, I guess not. Because now that you have flip-flopped on your stance on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” you are jumping in bed with some of the craziest sons of bitches I have ever had the displeasure of running across.
But we’ll get to those crazies a little bit later.
First I want to make sure you don’t feed me some shit that you haven’t flipped on this one.
Three years ago, you were pretty clear about your stand on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
A former war hero, you said you would support ending the ban once the military’s top brass told you that they agreed with the change.
“The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, ‘Senator, we ought to change the policy,’ then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it,” you said in October 2006 to an audience of Iowa State University students.
That day arrived February 2nd, with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen testifying to senators after President Obama‘s announcement that he would seek a congressional repeal of the 15-year-old policy.
Mullen called repealing the policy, which bans openly gay men and lesbians from serving, “the right thing to do” and said he was personally troubled by effectively forcing service members to “lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.”
Gates told the Armed Services Committee, “I fully support the president’s decision.”
In response, you declared yourself to be “disappointed” in the testimony. “At this moment of immense hardship for our armed services, we should not be seeking to overturn the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy,” you said bluntly, before describing it as “imperfect but effective.”
You came across as a bitter, angry, spiteful old man.
Next on your agenda was a trip down to Arizona, you know…that state you are rarely seen in anymore, like you were in Public Enemy or something.
You proceeded wander along the border with some sheriff from some non-border adjacent county to talk about completing “the danged fence” that would finally keep out all the Mexicans so that your home state could just go back to quietly seething with racial resentment instead of making that racial resentment a central feature of all public policy.
This after having adamantly opposed building a fence for your entire political career. But that’s okay, your fellow Senator from Arizona has got your back!
Oops, just saw this video. I guess he doesn’t. He seems to get a chuckle out your reversal.
Now, in a fight for your political life. You. Maverick. Mother-fucking-don’t-call-me-the-establishment John McCain is just pandering to anyone. ANYONE that can scrape up a few votes for his sorry ass.
Now one of the mindless twits you are so often cozying up to (Bryan Fischer) said on his radio show this week that Hitler surrounded himself with gays (not the effeminate kind, which he persecuted) because they were savage and brutal enough to carry out the genocide.
“So Hitler himself was an active homosexual. And some people wonder, didn’t the Germans, didn’t the Nazis, persecute homosexuals? And it is true they did; they persecuted effeminate homosexuals.
But Hitler recruited around him homosexuals to make up his Stormtroopers, they were his enforcers, they were his thugs. And Hitler discovered that he could not get straight soldiers to be savage and brutal and vicious enough to carry out his orders, but that homosexual solders basically had no limits and the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whomever Hitler sent them after.
So he surrounded himself, virtually all of the Stormtroopers, the Brownshirts, were male homosexuals.”
And you not only accept this guy’s support, but actually courted it? Really? Really John?
Have you become a flip-flopper due to senile dementia setting in? Because you seem genuinely confused on where you stand on literally everything.
I once knew a man named John McCain. The Arizona senator that was a bit rough around the edges. He seemed to have a quick, cutting temper. But I didn’t mind.
He was a war hero, a man who took on his own party’s leadership when it came to government pork spending. He was a maverick.
Where the hell is that guy?