Category Archives: John McCain

John McCain is constantly morphing, yet consistently testy, immigration edition

I will freely admit that I don’t understand John McCain. The irascible Arizona Senator, who has made a career out of being nasty to anyone who opposes him (nastier still to anyone who beats him — just as George W. … Continue reading

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This was not John McCain’s finest hour…

Senator McCain came to the Senate hearings to bury his former friend and brother in arms Chuck Hagel, and to demand that Hagel bow down before the awesomeness of McCain’s beloved Iraq “surge.” And in so doing, he further buried … Continue reading

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Thank you, John McCain

Yes, that John McCain. The Arizona Senator, who in recent years has seemed to veer so far off his “maverick” persona as to be unrecognizable (at least to the media), and who brought us Sarah Palin, this week took a … Continue reading

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Politics at the water’s edge? McCain and Lieberman conduct parallel foreign policy on Libya

John McCain and Joe Lieberman gave interviews to U.S. media outlets during a trip to Egypt Sunday, in which the two neoconservative Senators seemed to be conducting their own foreign policy; criticizing the president from foreign soil, calling on him … Continue reading

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In op-ed, glimpses of the mythical John McCain

ver the last several years, many journalists have watched the John McCain we admired in 2000 — perhaps unrealistically — slip away, replaced by an increasingly angry, scowling figure who in 2008, gave the world Sarah Palin, complete with those … Continue reading

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Has John McCain lost it?

He tapped a clearly unqualified Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running-mate, and now can’t seem to walk back from that disastrous decision … he veered so far to the right during his re-election campaign, few recognize him anymore … Continue reading

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Thump: McCain serves Hayworth

Well that was interesting… After all that… all the money John McCain spent (some $20 million…) and all he did to his reputation in his desperation to hang on to his Senate seat, it wasn’t even close.

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What McCain threw away

Politico has a top of the fold piece on John McCain, and the ways in which his “by any means necessary” primary against J.D. Hayworth could damage his legacy. The article could have been written about the 2008 election, in … Continue reading

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McCain dumps Crist; Rubio, Florida GOP face federal probe

How much does it suck to be John McCain these days? He can’t even enjoy back-stabbing Charlie Crist to glomm onto Marco Rubio (the way he glommed onto that young Palin gal) for a full day without his new ticket … Continue reading

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Grumpy old man: McCain buries the ‘maverick’

Somebody better send the revised talking points to Sarah Palin: John McCain really, really doesn’t want to be a maverick any more. Now get off his lawn!

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